The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #7

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #7

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its seventh donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $3,500 in a span of just 18 months!

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Contest: The return of Leo

Contest: The return of Leo

We have all missed Lionel Messi and his return to health and form are on all our minds.  We wish him tremendous luck in 2014 and beyond!  In celebrating his return, totalBarça and 3Nil have teamed up to host a giveaway contest.  More  details after the jump:

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #6

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #6

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its sixth donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $2,500 in a span of just 15 months!

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Contest: Beyond the giants

Contest: Beyond the giants

Art, design and football is universal.  And at totalBarça, we embrace the sport and culture that football fans create.  La Liga has two powerhouses – FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.  In the eyes of this t-shirt design company, however, there is more to the Spanish premier league than culés and madridstas.

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Contest: Passion revealed

Contest: Passion revealed

There is so much inspiration and creativity dedicated to the Barça universe.  We are proud to have a totalBarça community member and reader contribute to that universe, while sharing their talents and passion with all of us here.

Recently, totalBarça supporter and founder of a newly launched site dedicated to the art of football (and Barça) featuring limited edition art inspired by the beautiful game donated two prints from his collection.  Learn how you can purchase these prints, and possibly win a copy for yourself!

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We’ve got mail: “For the Love of the Ball”

We’ve got mail: “For the Love of the Ball”

An avid reader of totalBarça recently contacted us in sharing the release of his new book dedicated to the inner workings of La Masia. In this edition of We’ve got mail, we get to know the author and his newly published book, which is available on Amazon.

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Happy birthday, totalBarça!

Happy birthday, totalBarça!

Exactly one year ago, totalBarça set out as a team and fan community to fulfill a vision known as The totalBarça Project.  Today, on totalBarça’s fourth birthday, we continue to pursue this and show our true colours by supporting the values that are Barça.

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Help Wanted: Writing the future of Barça

Help Wanted: Writing the future of Barça

One of the reasons totalBarça originally formed was to ensure there was excellent coverage of not only FC Barcelona’s first team, but also its tremendous youth system and squads. We are currently in a bit of a flux in youth coverage and we know we can improve.

We are now accepting applications for the position of Youth Writer to focus on covering La Masia and all things related to the Barça starlets.

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We’ve got mail: Is that Pique?

We’ve got mail: Is that Pique?

When it comes to sporting brands, everyone has their favourites. We don’t discriminate too much at totalBarça. If it has Blaugrana, we’ll likely share it with you.

In this edition of We’ve got mail, a recent Nike ad that went viral is not only inspiring but also has Pique in it as the only footballing representative in the spot.

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The Goals: Malaysia 1-3 FC Barcelona

The Goals: Malaysia 1-3 FC Barcelona

Part three to Tata’ Martino’s acclimatization to the Blaugrana, this time in a friendly versus the Malaysia XI.  Check out the goals after the jump.

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Return of The Ultimate Prediction Game

Return of The Ultimate Prediction Game

We have worked hard, flexed our programming muscle and are now ready to present to everyone the return of what was once known as totalBarça’s Ultimate Prediction Game. The match line-up prediction game returns as Coach Culé and we are very pleased to finally release it to the totalBarça community once again!

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Have your say: 2013/14 Barça kits

Have your say: 2013/14 Barça kits

We already announced the arrival of the new 2013/14 Barça kits a month and a half ago. But we want to know more from all of you. Have you purchased one? Which one did you get? Are they all they were hyped up to be? What’s the quality of the material? Let us know in the comments; there seems to be silence since the release of these kits…

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We’ve got mail: FCBarça Zimbabwe

We’ve got mail: FCBarça Zimbabwe

It feels like it has been quite some time since we have received any correspondence from organized culé groups/clubs/penyas, so we were quite excited to have received one recently.  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature the largest Barca fan club from Southern Africa!

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #4

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #4

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its fourth donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $2,000 in a short span of just nine months!

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We’ve got mail: FIFA 14 trailer

We’ve got mail: FIFA 14 trailer

You have to wonder sometimes what makes a major gaming company like EA Sports want to feature so much of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona.  Is it due to Messi’s globally recognized footballing skills?  Or FC Barcelona’s growing marketability as a sporting organization?  Perhaps it’s the combination of both?  Nevertheless, in this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature a splendid promotional video that appears to be EA’s official FIFA 14 trailer at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which takes place in Los Angeles, USA, from June 11-13.

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona vs Real Betis

The Highlights: FC Barcelona vs Real Betis

Watch the highlights from last night’s game between FC Barcelona and Real Betis after the jump!

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We’ve got mail: Is Manchestery City defender Kompany Barcelona-bound?

We’ve got mail: Is Manchestery City defender Kompany Barcelona-bound?

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?

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We’ve got mail: Happy Nowruz!

We’ve got mail: Happy Nowruz!

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.

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The totalBarça Project: Contribution #3

The totalBarça Project: Contribution #3

On behalf of totalBarça and its entire community, we proudly present our third contribution to UNICEF via The totalBarca Project

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 2-0 Deportivo La Coruña

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 2-0 Deportivo La Coruña

Watch the highlights (or at least the goals) from the Liga match between FC Barcelona and Deportiva La Coruña after the jump!

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We’ve got mail: Quit smoking with Barça

We’ve got mail: Quit smoking with Barça

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.

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Contest: El Clásico: Football’s Greatest Rivalry

Contest: El Clásico: Football’s Greatest Rivalry

 

In late 2012, totalBarça had the pleasure to exclusively interview author Richard Fitzpatrick who wrote a new book called: El Clásico: Barcelona v Madrid – Football’s Greatest Rivalry.  The interview can be found here.

Publisher Bloomsbury Press donated three copies of the book and we are pleased to share these with the totalBarça community amidst this period of clasico fever. In order to win a copy, you will have to fill in the form found after the jump…and exercise your creativity skills.

Good luck and have fun!

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We’ve got mail: BarçaWelt

We’ve got mail: BarçaWelt

In continuing with our exposure of other worldwide Barça fan communities, let’s hop over from Romania to Germany.  For this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature a site that two brothers created in 2011 – all inspired by yours truly…

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We’ve got mail: Romania represents

We’ve got mail: Romania represents

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.

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The Highlights: FC Barcelona 6-1 Getafe CF

The Highlights: FC Barcelona 6-1 Getafe CF

Watch the highlights from the Liga game draw between FC Barcelona and Getafe CF after the jump!

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Getafe FC

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona vs Getafe FC

totalBarça welcomes you all to the Liga game between FC Barcelona and Getafe!

(Sunday February 10, 2012 @ 12:00 Barcelona time - Convert to local time). We also have the return of the Match Countdown Timer at the right side of the main page above the Search bar!

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Contest: Xavi’s Football Brain

Contest: Xavi’s Football Brain

In helping celebrate Xavi Hernández’s 33rd birthday, totalBarça has partnered up with 3nil to give away one beautiful piece of art dedicated to the Maestro himself.  ”Football Brain” is a newly created piece from 3nil and we are pleased to give it away to help launch its release.

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We’ve got mail: The man who saved Barça

We’ve got mail: The man who saved Barça

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!

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We’ve got mail: The DNA of FC Barcelona

We’ve got mail: The DNA of FC Barcelona

totalBarça was recently contacted by Fanbrandz – an organization that specializes in sports branding.  In this edition of We’ve got mail we bring you the article that Fanbrandz shared with us in order to explore the Barça brand and how it is rooted in the organization,  squads, and fans.  

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60 Minutes profile on FC Barcelona (Part 2)

60 Minutes profile on FC Barcelona (Part 2)

As a follow-up to US-based reporting program 60 Minutes and its unique coverage on FC Barcelona on Sunday, January 6, it also ran an exclusive segment on Lionel Messi on the debut of its sports contingent called 60 Minutes Sports.  The feature was broadcasted on US specialty network Showtime on Wednesday, January 9.

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