He’s been a fixture at the heart of the Manchester City defence, showing coolness under pressure and being a shining example to some of his more inconsistent teammates. Vincent Kompany has been the reigning Premier League champions’ best performer over the past couple of years, but could he be ready for a change of scenery this summer?
There are numerous celebrations that mankind partake in – most are often wondrous and make us think, reflect and appreciate. A totalBarça reader did just that when ringing in the Iranian/Persian new year this past March 20, 2013. In this edition of We’ve got mail, we are excited to share with you a letter that was sent in to us that reflects on this culé’s passion for Barça in helping him celebrate Nowruz.
In keeping with the programs at FC Barcelona, we wanted to mention a campaign they are currently supporting – the “Quit smoking with Barça” initiative. One of the agencies working with FCB on this project reached out to totalBarça and we are pleased to spread the word of this healthy campaign.
As most of you know, here at totalBarça we enjoy hearing about new projects being spawned from fans’ passions for FC Barcelona. We were recently contacted by one of the founders of a newly created Barça fan and news site out of Romania. In this edition of We’ve got mail, we explore further how this project came about and what inspired the project.
For history buffs, there can never be enough nice to know bits of knowledge out there. And when it comes to history that relates to FC Barcelona, how does a history lesson get any better? In this edition of We’ve got mail, we share something that totalBarça friend and author, Richard Fitzpatrick, sent in. Richard was recently on assignment to cover Storymap, a website run by two Irish gentlemen that features true stories from Dublin. One of the video features was on Patrick O’Connell. If you don’t know who Mr. O’Connell is and what he did for FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War – you’re in for a treat!
Last October, totalBarça held a contest to give away Graham Hunter’s updated version of Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World. We are pleased to announce that all three winners have received their books from publisher BackPage Press and in this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature their prizes among other things.
We’ve had a big year. What do I mean by ‘we’? You, us, FCB – and everything else in between. This unique We’ve got mail series started a couple years ago because of all the intriguing mail we receive in our inbox. I assure you that we read each and every one of your messages even though we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s request, we try our best to. So what were the highlights of 2012′s WGMs? Let’s take a look…
There’s just something about our culé community here that just love their cakes and their Barça. We also like nice surprises. So in this edition of We’ve got mail, we share with you a fun letter from someone in Croatia…
The folks behind the impressive app known as FCB TeamCam recently contacted totalBarça to see if we could help spread the news of its launch. We thought about it for about half a second and came to the conclusion: heck yeah! Check out what this of this new and dynamic fan-based app is all about after the jump.
When it comes to contributing to totalBarça’s community, there are many organizations that have stepped up. From authors and publishers to ticketing agents and accommodations to electronics and designers. There’s more and we can’t thank them all nearly enough. Recently, we were approached by a banner/sign/magnet manufacturer. Curious to see what they were able to do for us? Also, what they can possibly do for you and other culés?
Most of the readers here at totalBarça would likely be more than happy to watch FC Barcelona play regardless of where the pitch is. Of course, how great would it be if it was the Camp Nou, in the city of Barcelona, and in the region of Catalonia? There’s no place like a club’s home base, I think we can all agree.
We were recently contacted by an accommodations provider in Barcelona and the organization has graciously offered a discount to the totalBarça community – for all those interested in booking a place to stay during their visit to Barcelona.
We often receive emails about asking how to purchase tickets for FC Barcelona matches, at the Camp Nou, and even for away games. Instead of generically saying: “Please refer to the official site…“, we can now excitedly say: “We know where you can get tickets !”
No, it’s not totalBarça that will begin selling tickets to games. In this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature an official ticketing agent for FCB who reached out to us and we are pleased to share their offering with you.
As most of you know, we like to share unique culé experiences that are sent to us at totalBarça. We thought it would be nice make this edition of We’ve got mail around the theme of cake.
Recently, ESPN blog writer Roger Bennett, wrote a piece regarding the influence of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise and how its presence in the US market has been satisfying not only the football faithful but also growing the love and knowledge for national and international football.
In this edition of We’ve got mail, we will link you to the original article and show you a few highlights. Indeed, there is a FC Barcelona twist to this.
Some, if not most, fans of FC Barcelona have to wait some length of time before getting the opportunity to watch their favourite team play live in a stadium. If only we were all so lucky to live in or near the city of Barcelona, right? I think most you know what I mean. In this edition of WGM, we hear from a reader of totalBarça who recently had the pleasure of entering the realms of Camp Nou while FCB played their arch rivals.
With totalBarça’s three year anniversary, we wanted to treat ourselves with something nice. Not that contributing to UNICEF wasn’t a great enough gift.
We had the pleasure of working with Dan Leydon, who is a designer that contributed to Graham Hunter’s award winning book - Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World (BackPage Press). What sort of project did we end up working on with Dan? You will have to continue reading to find out…
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