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Jul 11, 2019


It's just a matter of days before the French Striker joins Barcelona, and the latest information confimrs it to be done by Saturday



Antoine Griezmann to Complete Signing with Barcelona by Saturday?

Antoine Griezmann signing is becoming a reality by every passing day. The latest information emerging is that the signing would be completed by the end of this week. There has been a lot of rumors regarding this, but looking at what's happening around Barcelona and the French star, this seems pretty authentic.


Griezmann made his intention clear by not joining Atletico Madrid squad for pre-season training. It was clear that the Frenchman is not going to return to Madrid. Now it needs to see how Atletico Madrid will react. They will definitely lodge a complaint against Barcelona for poaching their player. But Barcelona may not be that much worried about that!

May 31, 2019


Gerard Pique has been the corner stone of Barcelona's defense for some time. But is his presence actually destabilizing Barcelona? Should Barcelona look past him?




Gerard Pique has been the cornerstone of Barcelona's defense for some time. His performance in most of the matches this season showed how important he is to the team. Maybe we have lost the count of the number of times Pique has saved us with that last minute tackle or the crucial interventions.


Pique is the closest we have as a leader in the pack. Messi might be the captain, but Pique is the one players look up to in times of a crisis. And that's been his problem also, in the spectacular debacles of recent times, Pique remained a mere spectator. Is it time to seek a replacement for him? In this artcile, I will detail the reasons why Barcelona should look to replace Pique.

May 27, 2019


Some of the fans have started to seriously doubt whether Valverde and his Boss (Partner in Crime), Bartomeu is actually planted by the Club's enemies to destroy Barcelona's Legacy.




Most of us fans are one of the most blessed people in the history of FC Barcelona. We were lucky to witness Barca's 'Golden Generation' in action and also even more lucky to see an era of unparalleled success. Without a doubt, Barcelona redefined how Football was played in the past two decades.


But has that success gone to our head? We expect this team to win all the trophies in the season. is it a fair demand? Os it like some believes, there have been moles implanted in the Club to destroy Club's legacy from within. Bartomeu's and Valverde's action makes one think so!


May 24, 2019


Josep María Bartomeu, Barcelona Club President rebuked those fans who are angry with the Club and Management for the Anfield Collapse!




Josep Maria Bartomeu, the current incumbent in the President's throne at Barcelona have once again nacked the current Club Manager and the season's performance. In an event where he addressed the Oldest Season ticket holders and the club members, he played out to the gallery by calling the season an incredible season.


Quite surprising to hear Bartomeu having the courage to call a season, where we were treated and squashed like schoolboys in one of the biggest tournament in Europe. But then it doesn't come as a surprise?


May 20, 2019


So Barcelona ended the La Liga season witha 2-2 draw away from home at Eibar. The inept leadership of Valverde was in full display in this match too.




May be it's too much to ask! Barcelona churned out another disappointing performance aagainst Eibar drawing their last match of the La Liag 2018-19 season. I know we have already been crowned Champions and that may have resulted in a relaxed attitude. But this wasn't a relaxed attitude at work, but another totally inept performance.


If you expected Barcelona to rise like a hurt lion after the 4-0 drubbing at Anfield, you were absolutely wrong. The following results have shown us that the 4-0 wasn't the aberration, but actually, the 3-0 at Camp Nou Was!.


May 17, 2019


With Board and Players backing Valverde, Barcelona fans have been praying for a pretty bad defeat in Copa Final to get the sack the manager.




Some times it is not that bad to wish for self harm, if it achieve the ultimate good for them. That's what's going on in many of Barcelona fans ind and hearts right now. especially after Bartomeu came out and made a statement of Valverde having the backing of the players and management.


With Bartomeu backing, Valverde will most probably remain at Barcelona for at least a year. That means we get one more chance to experience Barcelona getting humiliated in Europe. Now most of us don't want that to happen and will be paying dearly for his sacking without any delay.



With Bartomeu confirming the continuation of Valverde, Barcelona is looking for more humiliation in Europe. What is behind this sinister move, is it done to drive away non-catalan fans?




A 4-0 drubbing at the hads of Liverpool at Anfield constitutes a great season as per Barcelona's current President, Josep Maria Bartomeu. This happens to all clubs who are governed by mediocre people like ours. In any other scenario, even if he wants to retain Valverde, he would have put it in some polished way. But this guy has the audacity to call this season a 'magnificent season’


Just to remind us all, we did win the League courtesy of one guy and the main rival playing like shit. And we failed in spectacular fashion in Champions League, a competition which was the No.1 priority for the Club (maybe only the Club Captain). How badly we wish that Real Madrid somehow reached the final and win it! Had that the case, the reaction would have been different.


May 16, 2019


With the impending arrival of Griezemann, Barcelona board is planning to give Valverde one more chance. Is that the right move?




Antoine Griezmann's impending arrival at Barcelona is the hottest topic in footballing circles now. His signing is pretty much expected and will be completed in the first week of the transfer windo itself. Barcelona is expected to trigger the release clause, and Atletico also confirmed that the paleyr will leave.


The only thing to know is whether some club like Real Madrid or PSG intent to hijack the deal. As per the latest reports emerging from France and Madrid, the player has set his sight on joining Barcelona. He is eager to play alongside Lionel Messi and try to win that elusive Champions League.


May 13, 2019


Despite all the heroics he has performed over the years, it may be time for Barcelona to make the toughest of decision regarding their Marquee player.




Barcelona Football Club is going through a crisis by it's own standards. The emphasize here is on 'Crisis by it's Standard'. In any othre club winning a domestic double would mean an extremely successful campaign, but not at Barcelona, especially this season.


If we win the Copa del Rey on 25th, how should we judge this season? Will it be considered a success or a failure based on Barca's humiliating Champions League exit?


May 12, 2019


All the indication coming out of Barcelona points to the possibility of Valverde continuing at helm at Barcelona, at least for one more year.




Ernesto Valverde has been receiving a fair share of stick from Barcelona fans, esepcially in the social media. The immediate reaction after the 4-0 at Anfield was a war cry to sack him. But situations have subsided now heavily and there seems to be a bit of calm in the club despite the social media going bunkers still!


There is a lot of people who believe that he will be fired by the club at the end of the season. But their wishes may not be granted and here is the reason why Valverde could remain as the manager, come next season.



Ivan Rakitic's Presence in the midfield of Barcelona, when it got overrun raises questions about the Croatians ability to control the game.




Ivan Rakitic is in the middle of the storm at Barcelona following the spectacular, but a humiliating loss at Anfield. To an extent, the fans are justified to raise fingers at the Croatian. He was literally 'Missing in Action' on the pitch of Anfield.


With him and Coutinho literally going invisible, Barcelona was reduced to a two-man midfield when the initial needs were for four men. Is there more to the presence of Rakitic in midfield and all those spectacular collapses in midfield?


May 8, 2019



Barcelona should ideally look to reinforce their rooster following the pathetic showing at Anfield.




Barcelona managed to be the laughing stock of the entire footballing world with a spineless display at the Anfield. There have been far greater collapses in football history, but the way we collapsed made us the worst of all. The side which had the 'Best Player in the World' looked worse than a second division side.


No side other than us would have given up a sizeable lead like that, especially when the opposition was missing key players. The Manager takes the majority of the blame, but there is a sizeable amount of players who have to take the blame too. Maybe the time for them at the club is over.


May 2, 2019



Lionel Messi and Saurez gave Barcelona a valuable 3-0 victory, which has put them in a great position to play the Champions League final in Madrid. In a very tight match, Barcelona's attacking players quality proved crucial, with Messi scoring twice and Saurez scoring the opener.


Enjoy the highlights below:

Mar 7, 2019


The Unexpected Exits of both Real Madrid and PSG shows why Barcelona's progress to next round is not a a foregone conclusion.




At the end of the first round of the first knockout stage of this year's UEFA Champions League tournament, Real Madrid's and PSG's progress was more or less a foregone conclusion. Many considered Barcelona's chances as a tricky one, but one the current Spanish Champions was expected to go through.


But all those Foregone conclusions were torn apart by a combination of extreme complacency and a determined opponent. In this background, it is safe to say that Barcelona's progress to the next round may not seem simple as I have thought earlier.


Mar 1, 2019


Despite the 3-0 drubbing handed out to their arch-rival, Barcelona has to introspect why they had to suffer so much in defense.



3 Reasons Why Barcelona Struggled Defensively against Real Madrid? #Barca #FCBarcelona

Santiago Bernabeu has been one of the toughest arenas to visit as a team in the whole of Europe unless you are the current Barcelona team. Somehow FC Barcelona appears to have mastered the art of taming Santiago Bernabeu. In recent seasons, we have seen more success at the Bernabeu than in Camp Nou when it comes to Clasicos.


So when the match ended 3-0 in Barcelona's favor on Wednesday night, none was surprised. After all, Barcelona has been the better team in this season, and they were playing at their favorite training ground! But the scoreline shouldn't mask the problems which were on display, especially concerning tactics involved.


Feb 24, 2019


Lionel Messi produced a masterclass act scoring his 50th Career hattrick and assisting the other in a hard-fought victory against Sevilla.



MESSI saves BARCELONA with an Out of the World Performance #Barca #Messi #BarcaSevilla

Barca - 4 | Sevilla - 2 ( Messi - 4 | Sevilla - 2 )

In the end, this battle was all about one man, Lionel Messi. And that's a familiar feel for Sevilla fans as they are his favorite opponents. We have lost count of the number of times Lionel Messi has become the tormentor for Sevilla - even at the Sánchez Pizjuán Stadium.


In reality, Barcelona didn't do much to win this match, apart from having the World's Best Player; or the fifth Best player as per FIFA. Sevilla was the better team throughout the match, especially in the first half. But then Barcelona had Messi and that decided everything!


Feb 23, 2019


Barca vs Sevilla Match Highlights #Barca #BarcaSevilla

Lionel Messi saved Barca once again as we are all used to to script a 4-2 victory against Sevilla at one of the toughest grounds in Spain. Messi scored three and assited the other one to secure Barca the victory.

Check out the Highlights below:

Feb 13, 2019


Why Barcelona should look to move Lionel Messi from the right, and how it could improve their chnaces in Champions League!



 3 Reason Why Barcelona should not Use Messi on the Right!


Majority of the fans, who watched the performance against Bilbao are left wondering whether things have actually improved from our last season's Champions League exit? We felt toothless for most of the game. Even though the second half was a better affair, we failed to break down a resolute defense.


And that's the worry for Barcelona as this season was more or less is about Champions League. Athletic Bilbao gave us a clear glimpse of what awaits us at the later stage of the Champions League rounds. And our performance at San Mames doesn't inspire much confidence in that pursuit.


Feb 9, 2019



Arthur Melo Sidelined for almost 4 Weeks

Barcelona Football Club is set to face another injury crisis-laden month, following a similar last month. Barcelona's emerging midfield maestro, Brazilian Arthur Melo has been sidelined with a hamstring injury. The Brazilian is expected to miss action for three to four weeks now. That may further complicate Barcelona's already complicated Clasico plans.

Feb 7, 2019


Barcelona was held to a one all draw by Real Madrid at home, and the team from Spanish Capital starts on the front foot in the 2nd Leg.




FC Barcelona - 1 | Real Madrid - 1


This result didn't come to me as much of a surprise. I warned about this in my earlier article - Why Barcelona should be vary of the Real Madrid threat?. Sometimes, you get a different kind of vibe from the events and enrgy surrounding a match, and this match I felt the same. That's the reason why I came up with that earlier article, just to warn about the folly of taking Real Madrid lightly.


Did we pay dearly for the mistake of taking an opponent lightly? Only we will come to know after the second leg. But it's safe to say now that Barcelona in a third time in a row is starting on the back foot going into the Copa second leg. We turned it around against Levante and Sevilla, will we be able to do it at the Santiago Bernabeu?


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