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Showing posts with label FC barcelona. Show all posts
Showing posts with label FC barcelona. Show all posts

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!

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.

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.

Dec 14, 2020

Barcelona is drawn against French Champions PSG in the first knock-out stage of this season's UEFA Champions League.



A mouth watering contest between FC Barcelona and PSG awaits everyone in the next round of UEFA Champions League competition. PSG will start favourite in the tie, courtesy of playing the second leg at home and Barcelona's poor season so far.

PSG is not flying in full cylinders so far this seaosn. So Barcelona definitely have a chnace. But a lot will depend on whether Koeman remains in charge. With the Dutchman in charge, we may not have any hope!


It is safe to say that this season has not gone to plans for Barcelona. Not as per the fans plans nor as per the coach's plans. The season has been a very disappointing affair so far.

Barcelona is in all kind of serious problems. Lying a whole mighty 9 points behind the League leaders, Barcelona's hopes of challenging for the League is virtually non-existent. Nor Barcelona's performances have shown any signs of a resurgence or an ambition to do so.

Nov 22, 2020


The most hurting part of all this wasn't the result, it's the realization that there is no end of this suffering in near future.



It doesn't surprise us any more, these defeats. We have come to terms with these horrible results. Now the immediate prayer on everyone's mind would be to see a series of not-so-bad results, which would help us to qualify at least for Champions League.

That's how the situation has turned for worse under Koeman. Despite the horrible last few matches under Setien, we all would admit that he at least got us dreaming in the first few matches undercharge. Still, to date, we wonder why he changed from that initial orientation and how it would have all changed had he remained true to that.

With Koeman there was not such pretence! This guy's unique selling point was that 'He knew How to Fix Things'. At the moment he doesn't look capable of doing anything other than going down under the weight of his ego.

Nov 16, 2020

It has been a tough 18 months for Barcelona and after a difficult start to the 2020/21 campaign, the big concern for the Catalan club is that this season is going to end in a similar way.

New manager Ronald Koeman has not had the start he would have been looking for, which means that Barca are going to have to play catch up. Despite all the doom and gloom, we have decided to look at some positives which will hopefully keep spirits up for those who follow the most prestigious club in the world.

Oct 29, 2020

Do the Catalan Giants have a realistic chance to win the league title this season? Or is it just plain obvious that they will struggle?



Hope re-kindles in strangest fashion, when you least expect! That was the feeling we got when we were hit with the rather positive news of Bartomeu resigning last night. Now that's a lot of rarity in one episode - first of all, the very fact that fans felt good regarding news about the Board, that's a true rarity.

The second has to be the realization that Bartomeu eventually got around the idea of resigning rather than throwing the Club into the deeper abyss with the impending 'Vote of Censure' process. Third would be the fact that after so long, we have finally got rid of 'The Unwanted One'. What is left to be seen is the state of affairs he has left! It would not be surprising if we start seeing things tumbling out of the closet now!

Oct 7, 2020

Ronald Koeman's tenure at Barcelona has got to a good start till Sevilla came calling. That match exposed a lot of fault lines in Barcelona's armour and also hinted that the problems from last season hasn't disappeared completely, ifyou were hoping so

The match against Sevilla exposed the Fault lines at Barcelona in terms of tactics and personal. Koeman needs to fix the same to solve these issues as early as possible. In this podcast we take a deep look into 3 of the main issue affecting Koeman's Barcelona.

Oct 5, 2020

Sevilla exposed the folly of limiting Lionel Messi in a false-9 role! Is practically possible to use the false-9 role in the 4-2-3-1 formation, Koeman's preferred choice?

Why Messi as False-9 Experiment should Stop Immediately!

So it all went back to square one for Barcelona, once again! The Euphoria of the Koeman fanboys on the social media lasted two matches, exactly two matches. Now it's been replaced by self-doubts across the internet. The match at times resembled how Barcelona played under Valverde, and that's making a lot of people nervous.

Still, the Koeman fanboys are full out in support. They understand that the match presented serious questions about the Dutchman's tactical acumen, but none of it matters. Right now, they are going after their favourite scapegoat - Lionel Messi. As I explained earlier, even if Messi was the one creating any kind of move, he will be always be blamed this season.

High flying Koeman's Barcelona was brought down to reality by a very sturdy and efficient Sevilla side. In the end, everyone agrees that the 1-1- draw was a just result as both teams showed their pedigree.

After keeping two clean sheets and scoring a ton of goals in their first two matches, Barcelona were reminded of their fragility today when Sevilla was held to a draw at Camp Nou. Luuk de Jong opened the scoring for Sevilla before Coutinho equalizing within minutes.

Both teams failed to add another to the tally, even though they had enough chances. In the end, both teams were equally balanced. Barcelona had the better of possession, but the Sevilla had the better of Shots taken. The differences in all these between the teams were very minute. And that's how well these two teams were balanced!

Sep 28, 2020


Sensational Ansu Fati scores twice and creates another to help Koeman open his Barcelona Managerial era in some style.



Much was expected of Ansu Fati who officially became a first-team player this season. And he didn't disappoint. Surrounded by all proven stars, the 17-year old produced sensational football securing Barcelona a brilliant victory in the season opener. He scored twice, secured a penalty and was a threat throughout on the left-wing.

The opener against Villareal was considered a very tricky affair. But then Barcelona had Ansu Fati, who along with Alba was in full flow on the left-hand side of the pitch. Messi whose commitment will be questioned from many corners this season scored one goal via a penalty and created the chance which ended in the fourth goal.

Sep 22, 2020



Messi got a glimpse of how he will be treated this season by the Board and the President when Bartomeu spoke finally about the 'Messi Burofax' saga. His statement had the euphoria associated with a victor fo battel. Indeed he emerged victorious in a battle we expected him to lose hands down. Congrats to that!

The statement was indeed a taunt on Messi, especially the part where he decided to congratulate himself in keeping Messi at Barcelona. To an extent, Messi deserves this. He deserves this for not showing any will to fight!

Is there a calculated plan behind all the missteps Bartomeu is taking at Barcelona? It's very difficult to assume that there isn't one! Bartomeu may be trying to protect his Legacy in the long run, and he may have a simple and effective solution!


Is Bartomeu Trying to Sabotage the Next President's Tenure at Barcelona?

Every day we Barcelona fans wakes up to a new mess created specifically by the President and the Board. Lats night I went to sleep after being assured about the departure of Luis Saurez to Atletico Madrid. He is a Club Legend in all aspect, but his time has come to an end at Barcelona. The news of Mess

But then as only a Barcelona fan can expect, one woke up to the real possibility the entire move being sabotaged from within the club itself. In the end, all this could turn out to be mere rumours, but everyone will admit that this won't be beyond the capacity of this President and the Board!

Sep 20, 2020


Koeman believes the 4-2-3-1 formation to be the iodeal one for Barcelona. In fact, he believes that it's a formation for all seasons! Does such a thing ever exist?


Is Koeman a One Strategy Man? Will this be his Down Fall?

Koeman's belief in the 4-2-3-1 formation was hailed as something revolutionary by the fanboys. Now the reality is slowly taking a bite! People have started questioning whether the formation suits the Catalan side!

People are quite agitated about the reports suggesting that Puig is not in the plans of Koeman. It's strange how people are so naive to not see the obvious. I wrote a couple of posts back, why Riqui Puig will never have any role with Koeman and his 4-2-3-1 formation.

Sep 16, 2020

Koeman's biggest challenge will be to integrate some of the promising youngsters into the line-up, at the same time using the best of the proven stars. Riqui Puig's role is still not clear in the line-up and will be the primary focus for the new coach.

Why Shifting Immediately to a 3 Man Defense will help Riqui Puig and Barcelona?

Many Barcelona fans are slowly waking up to the prospect of seeing very less of Riqui Puig this season. That was unthinkable for many fanboys, a week before but slowly and steadily the reality is dawning upon them.

In every sense, it is quite disastrous for the Club and the youngster, if he ends up not being a first-team regular this season. The five-man substitute allows him to see some playing time, but then he is not yet promoted to the first team. Only Ansu Fati is promoted.

Sep 14, 2020

Koeman's biggest problem could effectively integrating Francisco Trincão to play efficiently with Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Captain. It may seem so simple, but we have seen how players struggled earlier! Will it happen again?

Francisco Trincão entertained all in Barcelona's first outing of the 2020-21 season. Even though the opposition was a below-average side, and we should refrain from going euphoric about that display; even then Barcelona fans were quite impressed by what they saw of Francisco Trincão.

The second half display was quite brilliant, especially if we compare with the first-half display. The second half had the young and the new kids, and that was the difference-maker. But the brightest spot was Trincão.

Sep 13, 2020


Many consider him to be one of the brightest spots from a rather disappointing season. Will this be the Season where he genuinely becomes one of the starters. Or is he going to struggle with new manager around!



Riqui Puig was one of the rare bright spots along with Ansu Fati, from a rather disappointing last season. He was quite good and we all demanded more and was disappointed when we didn't see enough of him towards the end of the season.

It was surprising why Setien failed to use him after he looked pretty bright in many of his outings. Naturally, everyone expects him to showcase his talent more this season. Is that going to happen? Maybe not, and don't be surprised!

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