The Eccentric Genius

Note: This is a post by tB writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his other work here. 1982/83. After ten years at Barcelona, where he laid the foundations for the next 4 decades of football, Johan Cruyff decided to come back to his

Post Game

So far it’s been a good season for us. We’re on the track to willing La Liga, la Copa del Rey, and we’re still alive in the Champions League. Certainly the defense has been good, and Messi has been spectacular. However, one of the unsung heroes (or villains, however you want to look at it)

The Catalan Miracle

Note: This is a post by tB writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir.

Campaign for Coutinho

Here we go again. Philippe Coutinho rumors are swirling once more as the Brazilian is reported to want a move to Barcelona. Amid claims he’s house hunting here and Nike advertisements that seem to be predicting the future, most fans want two things. One, they want to see Liverpool’s #10 in blaugrana. And two, they

Golden Opportunities

A win is a win, no matter how you slice it. A draw isn’t winning, but at least it’s not losing. So far this season, FC Barcelona have won every game they’ve played but two, against Atlético de Madrid and Olympiakos, which they drew. Say what you will about the team’s form, its depth, or

D10S

Note: This is a post by our writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his previous work here. Last game of the qualifiers for the World Cup. A win needed to make it to Russia. All eyes on Messi himself. What happens next? A

One Last Chance

Note: This is a post by our new writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his previous work here. Growing up a Barcelona fan and witnessing Leo Messi’s arrival into the first-team and his eventual dominance of the world, I could never have predicted

Barça’s New Face

Note: This is a post by our new writer Yazdan Basir. You can congratulate [or argue with] him on Twitter at @yazdan_basir. He blogs as ThoughtBox. Check out his previous work here. Coliseum Alfonso Pérez. Estadio Montolivi. Estadio Jose Alvalade. Despite 500 kilometers lying between these stadiums (and a Portuguese border in the case of Estadio Jose

Agent Zero

One of the most difficult – and overlooked – positions in all of sports is the goalkeeper. In many ways, they are the most important player in the defense. In a team like FC Barcelona, they are important tactically as well. As they can see the whole pitch, the keeper is often called upon to

Ousmane Who? Semedo shows exactly why he’s Alves’ heir apparent

Let’s get one thing clear from the get-go: Ousmane Dembele is one of the most talented players in world football, and this writer’s first-choice signing to replace Neymar when the Brazilian announced his departure. The young Frenchman playing alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez is a tantalizing prospect, one which, when Dembele adapts to his