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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
The first profile segment on FC Barcelona by Bob Simon for 60 Minutes was played on US television network CBS on Sunday evening. Click to watch after the jump the original TV segment along with bonus segments including interviews with Xavi, Zubizarreta, and a look at how La Masia can help develop ‘soccer’ in the US.
MEElectronics wanted to ring in the new year with the totalBarça community by giving away a sweet set of headphones. The premise of this contest will be a very simple one so let’s get started!
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…
From all of us at totalBarça, we would like to wish all the culés around the world Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! We look forward to aspiring, enduring, and celebrating all that comes our way in 2013.
The year 2012 has been a transitional year in some respects. From the appointment of Tito Vilanova to the arrival of Alex Song to the Qatar Airways sponsorship announcement. One thing is clear – change is always on the horizon, for better or worse.
totalBarça is no different; our team too has suffered some losses but thankfully we have also experienced some significant gains. As 2012 comes to an end and a new year comes upon us, we want to continue to grow. We are seeking a few passionate FCB fans to join our worldwide volunteer team at totalBarça. To learn more about us prior to your potential application, please click here. Then continue reading here for more information.