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Jul 27, 2021

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If you believe the papers, FC Barcelona is in the midst of a nasty crisis. The wage bill is too high, there’s no money for transfers, and the club’s reputation is in tatters after the Super League revelations. Fans of one of the biggest brands in world football have certainly had happier days when the trifecta that was Andres Iniesta, Xavi Hernandez, and Leo Messi controlled the sport.

Still, the idea that Barca is in turmoil is a little farfetched. Yes, money is a problem at the moment, yet the good news is that every cloud has a silver lining.

Jul 22, 2021

The Salary Cap was introduced to make sure that no Clubs in the League is living beyond its living means. But has La Liga made a huge mistake in insisting on it in a Pandemic time?

Barcelona is indeed in a crisis! Some of it's making and other due to the ongoing pandemic. The salary cap which has been imposed on Barcelona is the death blow to Barcelona's ambition to remain as Europe's Powerhouse. Without any doubt, it was this necessity that forced Laporta to accept the European Super League concept.

Barcelona's wage cap was €671 million before the pandemic. Last year it was reduced to €348 which we naturally went over. This year we need to reduce further the wage bill as the cap has been reduced further.

Jul 21, 2021

Barcelona Fans are agitated that Atletico Madrid is not properly evaluating Griezmann. My simple question to these fools will be - WHY SHOULD THEY?



If there is a fan base that is slowly becoming the synonym of fools, it has to be the Barcelona fan base. The kind of garbage the bunch of fools are ready to swallow baffles even the dumbest person on Earth. Count me out of it!

In my last post, I wrote why the Cules should not get excited much about the Griezmann and Saul deal. Now I feel like a brilliant oracle as the deal is currently rumoured to be off. It still may go on, but the chances of it failing is much higher than success.

Jul 20, 2021

Lionel Messi has provided Barcelona with a massive boost by committing his future to the club and taking a significant pay cut to ease their financial woes. The Argentine was out of contract at the end of June, and Barca’s financial issues left his tenure at Camp Nou in doubt. However, Messi agreed to take a 50% reduction on his contract to secure a five-year deal with the Catalonian club.

Barca is undergoing a rebuild of their squad due to their problems off the field. Junior Firpo, Jean-Clair Todibo, and Matheus Fernandes have all been allowed to leave in a desperate bid to balance the books, while further departures are to be expected. Sergio Aguero, Eric Garcia, and Memphis Depay have all been added to the squad on free transfers, highlighting how prudent Barca has become in the transfer market.

Jul 15, 2021

From what point this deal to swap Griezmann and Saul brings any benefit to Atletico Madrid is beyond common sense. The only one who needs this deal is FC Barcelona, not Atletico Madrid nor Griezmann. Is this some kind of SCAM/FRAUD?

"With Barcelona, Everything is Possible". That literally ought to be our club's motto. At least we should replace our great motto with this during the transfer window. Deals which makes you head spin with amazement, deal which makes you wonder whether the other party is governed by fools; those are absolute normalcy at Barcelona during a transfer Window.

We had the endless rumours of how we were going to sign Neymar, actually, he always was on a private jet back to Barcelona. Then there was the always present Lautaro Martinez deal. Hopefully, everyone has sweet memories of the done deal to sign Georginio Wijnaldum. Then how many others, I have lost count. The latest entrant is the Griezmann - Saul swap deal between FC Barcelona and Atletico.

Jul 14, 2021

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Futbol Club Barcelona have been attracting supporters, setting records and winning trophies for more than a hundred years. Established in 1899, the Spanish football team survived political turmoil, civil war, occupation and numerous other challenges to be the world-class contender they are today.

Together with long-time rivals Real Madrid, they’re one of the most successful European clubs, consistently performing well in the continent’s top five football leagues.

Jun 30, 2021

Euro 2020 will take place from 12 June to 12 July 2021. A total of 24 countries will take part in this tournament. This grand European football party was supposed to be held in 2020. However, it had to be delayed by a year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

There is something different in this edition of the Euros. The four-year event will be held in 11 cities from 11 other countries.

The participating countries have released the players who will perform at Euro 2020. Many star players are ready to help their teams win. So, which country is the strongest candidate to become the champion? In our prediction England and Belgium, this is the reason why. By the forecast, it seems that a win is highly anticipated. Make sure you’re not losing this moment and try to win some football betting, as the leverage is quite high this time around.

Jun 18, 2021

For Football fans of Barcelona, it has been quite a disappointing season with Barcelona Men's football team struggling to come third in the League. Normal clubs will be thrilled after winning the King's Cup, but for a Club like Barcelona, the failure of the other tournaments dampens that spirit. That's the consequence of having enormous success in the past and also have the World's Best Player in the ranks.

In all this doom, it would be criminal for us to ignore the success of the two other department of Barcelona's Sporting Fraternity - The Men's Basket Ball Team and the Women's Football Team. They made sure that we had enough to celebrate at the end of the season if one can look past 'Messi and Boys'.

Jun 15, 2021

As Lionel Messi said in his post-match press-bite, they would have loved to start the opening match with a victory but still it's not a bad result. A draw against Chile in the opener of the Tournament is a good result, considering that you gifted the equalizing goal to your opponent.

Lionel Messi produced a brilliant piece of magic just after the half-an-hour mark to give Argentina a deserving lead. Argentina should be disappointed after wasting a lot of chances, especially Nicolas Gonzalez, who wasted a lot of chances. In a very tight match against an organised Chilean defence, Argentina could only manage to convert one of their many shots on target. That would be something to work out for Messi and boys.

May 14, 2021

As things stand, the 'European Super League' experiment is very much alive. Only three of the founding members are still in it, but against everyone's expectation, they continue to remain steadfast on the idea.

Maybe a change of tone is in offing, but still, these three Clubs, Real Madrid, FC Barcelona and Juventus remains committed to the idea. Gone are those arrogant announcement and the disastrous press appearance by Perez, now there is an attempt to play the victim card. They seldom realize that the ship has sailed away from the port.

May 3, 2021

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For many years now, Barcelona have been at the top of La Liga, and, over their years of success, academy products have been vital in providing a youthful vigour that has put them on top of the footballing pyramid, However, they have, in part, experienced a drought of talent within the last few years, choosing instead to arguably waste money on signings such as Andre Gomes and Martin Brathwaite. At the same time though, La Masia has begun to take more of a front seat, and it could be the academy once again that brings Barca some success.

Barcelona shook off the surprising mid-week defeat with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Valencia at the Mestella. Lionel Messi scored twice and Griezman once to secure Barcelona a vital three points. This victory keeps us on the hunt for the title.

Watch the highlights of the match below:

Apr 23, 2021

How would the Supporters of the European Super League react if tomorrow Government decide to adopt a similar strategy (if they haven't already). Will they support the rich appropriating most of the resources of a nation? Maybe they will, provided they can feel benefitted!

This is a rant piece against those staunch supporters of the European Super League, who cannot see anything other than their club and its future. They technically don't care about what happens to other clubs, the nations footballing structure. They live in a bubble where they worry about only one thing, the profit statement of their club. Even if your club makes colossal stupid financial decisions that put them in a dire situation!

These clubs are like those blood-sucking parasites who feed on the poor and average joe. Even a club like FC Barcelona, who are found on the principle of 'More than a Club', couldn't resist this move. That proves that 'Power Corrupts, Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely.

Apr 20, 2021

Cryuff would be turning over in his grave with the recently announced plan of Barcelona and another 11 clubs to form a European Super League. The idea itself runs against the core belief which the Club has held dearly over the years. Is there anyone who could get Barcelona out of this Self-Destructing path?

In one stroke of the pen, Barcelona once again erased everything they ever stood for in its amazing history of all these years. Those beliefs and ideals saw their Club presidents being tortured, their fan base ridiculed and also all those unfair treatments from the ones with power and money. It was as if none of them matter, if anything genuinely was left out of that motto 'Mès Que un club', then it was the time to erase that too. It was unfortunately the time of the European Super League.

For all those fans, who genuinely believed that Barcelona will at least attempt to get back to its roots after Laporta victory, the hopes were mercilessly squashed. Laporta who before the election preached against the concept of Super League, joyfully accepted and dragged Barcelona into the messy setup. This is not the Barcelona we Know.



Apr 9, 2021

Even though Antoinne Griezmann is one of the premier strikers in the World, his ideal place in this Barcelona setup could be on the bench. Here are the reasons why!

The 'El Clasico' is all upon us, with the match taking place tomorrow at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stéfano Stadium in Madrid. Barcelona will be looking to get even with Real Madrid, after losing the first Clasico of the La Liga season 3-1- at home.

Contrary to the earlier encounter in the season, Barcelona looks in really good shape. It is safe to say that Barcelona is the inform team in Spain, cutting the lead at the top to just one point. The performance has been so good that there are talks of a 'Domestic Double' on the horizon. That was something that could not even appear in our wildest dreams earlier.

Apr 6, 2021

Ousmane Demebele emerged as the hero of a night, which could turn out to be the most pivotal night in Barcelona's 2020-21 season. It was a late 90th minute strike by Ousmane Demebele which gave Barcelona a deserved and precious 1-0 victory against Real Valladolid. This win is crucial as the League leaders Atletico Madrid lost a day before. This victory closes the ap between Barcelona and Atlectico to mere one point, a far-cry from the 10 point difference we had some 8 games ago.

Enjoy the highlights of the match below:

Mar 22, 2021

FC Barcelona produced one of the most sensational performance of this season last night, in a stadium where they normally struggle to dominate. Barcelona kept up the good work they have been displaying in recent matches, with a 6-1 demolition of Real Sociedad at Anoeta Stadium. Lionel Messi was once again in sensational form scoring twice and assiting one.

Enjoy the highlights from the match below:

Mar 17, 2021

Lionel Messi was in sensational form against Heusca at home, something which has been a regularity in 2021. His two goals and one assiste helped Barcelona closed the gap at top to 4 points. With only four points adrift, we could all say 'There is a League'!

Enjoy this beutiful video of Lionel Messi in action against Huesca below:

Mar 16, 2021

FC Barcelona closed the gap between Atletico Madrid and themselves to mere four points with a victory over Huesca. This was expected to be an easy outing, even though at times Barcelona made life tougher for themselves. Once again, they had Lionel Messi in impeccable form. He scored twice and created another in the 4-1 victory.

Enjoy the highlights from Barcelona's 4-1 victory over Huesca below.

Mar 12, 2021

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Barcelona were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League on Wednesday evening following a double-leg defeat to French champions PSG. The damage was done in the opening game at the Camp Nou where the Parisians hammered Ronald Koeman’s men 4-1 to the disbelief of fans watching around the world.

Barca were one of the pre-tournament favourites with many leading soccer to be crowned kings of Europe for the sixth time but that wait rumbles on. It has been six long years since FCB last claimed the top prize in European football. Hardly a drought but for fans accustomed to glory, it will feel like an age.

Mar 4, 2021

Barcelona did the unthinkable, staged a dramatic fightback which saw them secure the Cop Del Rey final spot. Once again Barcelona fans could dream of silverware, something which was unthinkable a week back.

Unbelievable has been this week, if you happened to be a Barcelona fan, maybe better a Messi fan. The week started with 'Music to the Ears' news of Bartomeu getting arrested, and that too for setting up a campaign to smear the players and their families. If he had walked unhurt from the 'BarcaGate' scandal, fans would have simply given up on the hope of a God or 'The Ultimate Truth'.

As it stands, the scoundrel was charged and taken to prison temporarily, Barcelona kind of kept their League alive, maybe by a shoestring, but alive it is! And now Barcelona against all odds produced another master class to secure a place in the final, against all beliefs!

Barcelona's 2-0 victory over Sevilla on Saturday reignited the visitor's hopes to clinch the La Liga title. Lionel Messi and Ousman Dembele reignited Barca's hopes with their two goals, putting them only two points behind leader's Atletico Madrid. Currently, Atletico has one games in hand. Even though they won against Villareal this weekend, they have been a bit wobbly lately..

Barcelona's hope seemed very dim a few weeks ago, but their victory in their nine games out of 10 La Liga games raised their hopes. Keep in mind that Athletico Madrid is set to compete against Real Madrid coming weekend, presenting an excellent soccer betting opportunity at Betway.

FC Barcelona produced another Remontada, this time against Sevilla in the second leg of Copa del Rey semi-final. Goals from Dembele, Pique and Braithwaite secured Barcelona a 3-0 victory, which takes them to the final of Copa del Rey. This one is a significant result considering the issues the team is having.

Enjoy the highlights video from the Match below. This one is one to treasure for each Barcelona fans.

Feb 22, 2021

This was billed as the moment Barcelona gets back into the La Liga title race by the Catalan media, but alas like we have seen the umpteenth time. They screwed it all. Barcelona may have dominated in all aspects, but then that's a testimony of how bad Cadiz was. This time maybe it's for Good.

Short story first, Atletico Madrid gave Barcelona and Real Madrid a chance to get back into the league title race and as expected the current reigning champions took that with open arms. For the team from Barcelona, they managed to once again shoot themselves on their foot, drawing 1-1- against Cadiz at home.

Barcelona were lethargic, complacent, uninspiring and hurtful to watch yesterday. To be honest, Real Madrid weren't great either, but they most importantly managed to get away with three points after another horrendous performance. They were being just classic 'Real Madrid'.

Feb 17, 2021

By the end of the night, there were no feeling of being hurt. When something becomes routine and expected, people get adjusted to that. The hopes were all ended in the first few minutes.

Barcelona suffered yet another humiliating defeat at Camp Nou going down 4-1 to a KMbappe inspired PSG. KMbappe scored a hat-trick, which many believe indicate a change of guard in World of Football. Honestly, I believe last night's performance doesn't prove KMbappe's greatness, but only a testimony of how bad this Barcelona side is.

By the end of the night, there was no feeling of being hurt. When something becomes routine and expected, people get adjusted to that. The hopes were all ended in the first few minutes. Midway through the match we were going through the motions and were worried about how it will all end in Paris. Luckily there is no hope left for you to be worried about!

Feb 1, 2021


Despite Bartomeu's attempt to distance himself from the leaking of Messi's contract to El Mundo journalist, everyone knows that he and Tusquets are behind it. The Catalan People don't want Messi around and it may be time for Messi to move away from Barcelona, the Club and the City.


Lionel Messi did what he does the best, answer his critics on the pitch. So it was natural to see Messi making the statement with a brilliant free kick on the Camp Nou pitch. That free-kick was some kind of a legend's stuff, there was one person lying on the ground, a fully packed wall, and a man on the line; in case he breaches all those defences. Breach he did, he had to.

But the build-up to the game was some of the toughest he had to face so far this season. He was hurt more or less about the manner in which the leak was made and the way it was portrayed, rather than the leak itself. The financials were never supposed to be fully secret, it will leak at some point. Especially if he leaves.

Jan 19, 2021

Even though Barcelona let go of this Super Cup from the jaws of victory, one have to agree that it doesn't come as a huge surprise. What surprised us was that Barcelona was winning the Trophy with just a minute to go. They didn't deserve that!

Barcelona's Super Cup Defeat was not a Surprise, Considering Koeman's Tactic

In the end, there was that familiar heartbreak story that we (Barcelona Fans) were all so accustomed to now. It has to go this way. Barcelona just simply can't go and lose, they need to build up hope and then shatter it is the unkindest fashion. This time that came via Jordi Alba ducking! Why Jordi, WHY?

A day is a good measure to sink this feeling in and use the objective side of your brain if one has one! Yesterday, it was all about rage on Alba and his stupidity, which grabbed defeat from the jaws of triumph. But today with the rage settling in, one has concluded that Barcelona deserved to lose this more than winning it.

Now we wonder whether the hope which got rekindled at the start of New Year was a genuine false-hope. Most of the bookmakers like Meta.reviews still expect us to make the top four, but if this final is a testimony, Barcelona may have to work hard to make them true!

Jan 12, 2021

With turn of the new year, Lionel Messi has come back to his usual self scoring goals and terrorizing opposition. Let's take a look at what went right for Barcelona's captain so suddenly.

It all starts to come back slowly, atleast for Lionel Messi. The turn of New Year has brought a new Lionel Messi, who is sudddenly once again the greatest player on earth. He currently leads the La Liga scoring charts, in a season which is considered his worst ever!

Barcelona still is a long way away from making a legitimate challenge for League, but if Messi has unleashed himself, we all could dream. But what happened so suddenly that we see a different Lionel Messi.



The story of Martin Braithwaite going from EFL Championship club Middlesbrough to signing for Barcelona in the space of 13 months is one of football's most curious.

Driven by necessity, that mother of invention, the Catalan giants got special dispensation to sign the Denmark forward from lowly Leganes, who went on to be relegated without him. An injury crisis at the Camp Nou left Barca short on attacking options if you can believe it, and a release clause of €18,000,000 seemed a small price to pay for a stop-gap solution.

Jan 8, 2021

Barcelona have experienced an average season by their high standards and they have already dropped points in eight of their 17 La Liga games. That sees them already seven points behind league leaders Atletico Madrid and the deficit could extend further with Diego Simeone's side having two games in hand.

Hence, the Blaugrana face a stiff task of reclaiming the Spanish crown and they find themselves in a position where they could miss out on the title for the second season running, something which has not happened to them since 2008 when Real Madrid won the league for successive years under two different managers in Fabio Capello and Bernd Schuster.

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