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Showing posts with label Soccer Discussion. Show all posts

Sep 21, 2021

The one thing Barcelona fans should take comfort with the performance against Granada is the scoreline. The rest of all was atrocious, especially what Koeman is doing to this side.

What did we witness last night at the revered Camp Nou! The Cathedral of 'Tiki-Taka' witnessed an atrocious performance on its pitch, which would have left the earlier generations shell shocked. The fact that Barcelona ended the match with Pique and Luke De Jong as the centre forward paints the reality at Barcelona.

Barcelona should consider themselves lucky to have garnered a point out of this match. We may have created more chances, but none of them was clear cut by the usual Barcelona standard. Ironically, Ronald Araujo scored the equaliser, he was the only player who looked like scoring a goal in the whole match.

Sep 3, 2021


The speculation of Lione Messi leaving Barcelona in search of a new challenge became a reality during this transfer window. The talismanic Argentinian eventually departed the Nou Camp for Paris St Germain.

The move signaled the end of a glittering career for Messi at Barcelona. He left the Catalan club with 10 La Liga winners medals, seven Copa Del Rey titles and four Champions Leagues spanning nearly 800 appearances.

Aug 27, 2021

By awarding Jorginho as the best player in Europe, UEFA has made a mockery of the Best Player Award they award annually. They got it all wrong with the definition of the awards.

So as per UEFA, the Best Player in the whole of Europe in the last season was Jorginho! Yup, try to get your brain to accept that nonsense. Who would have thought we will be witnessing such a disaster class from UEFA!

But then honestly, UEFA's awards have become some kind of joke for some time. At least at the Women's section, it was given to well-deserving players. I am not supporting that because they were all given to FC Barcelona Femeni players, but because they were all given to the best players.

Aug 7, 2021

This is no way to handle the exit of the Greatest Player who featured for Barcelona. But then coming to Messi, the Club has got a lot wrong than right in recent years.


Barcelona fans across the Globe is slowly coming to terms with the ultimate reality which was thrown at their face on Thursday night. We have been all going through the five stages of acceptance - denial, anger, depression, bargaining, and acceptance. I am pretty sure I am endlessly stuck in a loop that takes me back to denial and then whole up to bargaining. Like many of us, I am hoping for a miracle that says that this was done to only put pressure on Tebas, but Messi will stay!

The way it was broken felt like a classic play on poker table. This looked absolutely like a move to put pressure on Tebas to allow leverage with the salary cap. Everyone o thought that. That was the reason not even a single team raised an attempt of signing Messi. That all changed with Laporta's press conference.

Aug 4, 2021

Barcelona have made some remarkably high-profile, and equally as remarkably cheap, signings this summer. Memphis Depay and Sergio Agüero are the big names joining the attack, both for free, but alarmingly, the area that needed the most attention was the defence.

The only new addition that could help in this regard is former Manchester City centre-back Eric García. Still, as detailed in this The Athletic piece, he only played 35 games for City and is still only 20-years-old. While certainly a talented prospect, the Spaniard isn’t the upgrade that Barça’s stats would suggest they need.

Naturally, finalising a new deal for Lionel Messi and getting finances in order is the priority for the club, but should attention be turned to reinforcing the backline?

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.

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.

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.

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'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.

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