Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THE SAD REALITY OF THE CULÉS

Only six says ago we dreamt of a treble, but considering how things have gone, we’ll gladly sign off on this…

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WE PRAY THAT ON WEDNESDAY WE WON’T HAVE TO STOP BY THE RED WASTE BIN.

GLASS / PAPER AND CARDBOARD / TITLES

Cartoon by Caye

 

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

BARÇA IS GOING TO NEED A DOUBLE TO FORGET ABOUT THIS ONE

MARTINO: “We need a pair of cups…we have to ‘drink’ to forget.”

ZUBI: “Forget what?”

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THOSE WHO WON’T STRUT LIKE CHOLOS* 1 – 0 THOSE WHO WON’T WALK ANY MORE

Simeone: “We continue to dream about the Champions League…

…and I bet Tata’s men continue to dream about my wall.”

* To “caminar cholo” means to walk like a hoodlum. 

Cartoon by Caye

 

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WHO COULD THE BLACK HAND BE?

PÉREZ: “What? I don’t understand what I’m doing in this cartoon.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

INEYSTA 1 – 1 GAME BY GAME AND SMACK BY SMACK

Simeone: “In all our matches it’s the same thing.”

Martino: “That you guys smack us around?”

Simeone: “No, that we end up tying.”

Martino: “Well, sign me up for a 2-2 in the return leg.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ALVES: “WHENEVER I SEE ‘LOS MANOLOS’ I GET THE URGE TO BREAK A BOTTLE.”

“And they’ve already warned me that considering I see other programs from the (Madrid Media) Cave, I can go ahead and get rid of my whole dining room set!”

Cartoon by Caye

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Atlético Madrid

Three times so far this season have La Liga’s two Argentine coaches come to figurative blows. And three times so far this season no one could be declared the victor after 90 minutes (if one discounts the away-goals rule in the Spanish Supercup).

In a matter of hours, the season-long stalemate between Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona will spill over into the UEFA Champions League onto the pitch of Camp Nou, and not a previously ambivalent soccer-watching soul will be able to turn away.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ANCELOTTI: IF WE WIN ALL OF OUR GAMES, WE’LL SURELY AT LEAST WIN THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE AND THE CUP

Martino: “Of course Carlo thinks likes that. I too would like to think that if we win all our games, we will win four titles. And who says I don’t understand European football.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THIS CAN NOT BE THE LAST PHOTO OF VÍCTOR WITH BARÇA

IT SHOULD BE THIS ONE

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

LET’S GO, VÍCTOR! 3 – 0 CELTA

WE WILL SEE THEM CRYING IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR

RAMOS: “Boy … even crying we don’t win.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ANCELOTTI: “LOOK NOT ON OUR ATTITUDE. IN THIS CLUB, WE ARE BABIES.”

“WHEN MESSI GETS CLOSE, WE POOPOO OURSELVES.”

“AND SINCE WE CAN’T WIN AGAINST HIM, WE CRY NON-STOP TO GET WHAT WE WANT.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WHO SHOULD PLAY IN EL CLÁSICO, PEDRO, NEY, OR ALEXIS?

Heidi, Girl of the Alps: “I think the choice is very clear to most culés.”

(In the Spanish language version of Heidi, the main character befriends a little shepherd boy named Pedro.)

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

AFTER THE 7-0, THE CULÉ IS MUCH MORE OPTIMISTIC …

BUT LET’S NOT GET AHEAD OF OURSELVES

CULÉ: “And here we will be, when Schalke eliminates Madrid.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ALVES ASKS THE SOCIOS TO RAISE THE VOLUME OF EXCITEMENT IN THE CAMP NOU

THE SOCIOS ASK THE PLAYERS TO RAISE “THE VOLUME” OF INVOLVEMENT IN LA LIGA

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THE LIVELY (LIVE) ONES (WHEN THEY WANT TO BE)  2 – 1 M. CITY

MASCHERANO: “The dead ones are City…”

“…assassinated by Messi and Andrés.”

Cartoon by Caye

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Manchester City FC

Champions League Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Manchester City FC

There is still plenty to play for. Nary a culé out there will say all is lost. Yes, Bayern Munich still looms large despite drawing Tuesday to Arsenal. Yes, eternal rivals Real Madrid appear to be on an upswing that could very easily annihilate the Catalans’ chances of a fifth La Liga title in six years should they slip up any further. Yes, the Copa del Rey final against Real will also be a nervy test, but at least Barça go into the return leg of the Champions League Round of 16 with a two-goal advantage over Manchester City FC.

“In no case should we have in our heads that we already have a good result,” FC Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino said ahead of Wednesday evening’s clash at the Camp Nou.

So much for thinking positive.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

ALEXIS: “YOU LOSE ONE DAY AND IT’S LIKE SOMEONE DIED.”

Mourner: “No one died…

“…but things are dying.”

INTENSITY / AMBITION / PRESSURE / HUNGER / PRIDE

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WHY IS LIONEL VOMITING?

Leo: “Before they would say things that would make want to vomit…”

“…But this time I don’t think this is the case.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WILL BARÇA AT LAST SIGN A CENTERBACK?

Puyol: Zubi, I’m leaving

Zubi: Got it.

Next year I won’t be at Barça.

Got it.

You’ll be without a centerback.

Got it.

Do you understand?

Yes.

And you’re not thinking of looking for a substitute?

A substitute for whom?

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN!

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING

Cartoon by Caye

The view from our seat: Carles Puyol

The view from our seat: Carles Puyol

No, he’s not gone yet, but today’s press conference has rocked the footballing world, especially for culés. The curly haired gladiator Carles Puyol announced he would be leaving his boyhood Barça after 14 years in the first team. Having survived nine coaches, the player affectionately named Tarzan has endeared himself in the hearts of Catalans for his athleticism, unshakeable courage and ability to lead his team to victory.

Everyone here at totalBarça will be sad to see him go. We wanted to take a moment and share our own thoughts and memories of El Capità and to personally say thank you for all the triumphs and travails that come with leading the greatest club in the world.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

OSCAR FOR BEST MAKE UP 4 – 1 ALMERÍA

Puyol: “We didn’t have an Oscar-worthy performance.”

“We did act like we were in a film.”

“But we have all the drama of a movie to a certain extent.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

NOT LONG AGO, BARÇA’S MELODY WAS SOMETHING TO ADMIRE…

…BUT LITTLE BY LITTLE SOME STRINGS END UP BREAKING.

(RIP: Paco de Lucia 1947-2014)

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THIS ISN’T THE COSTLIEST SIGNING IN BARÇA’S HISTORY…

…BUT PERHAPS THIS GUY IS.

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

IF WHAT TATA SAID ABOUT THE ONES WHO CRAP THEMSELVES THE LEAST WIN THE LEAGUE…

WE’RE NOT IN GOOD SHAPE

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

NEY LOOKS ON THE POSITIVE SIDE

CULÉ CRISIS

Neymar: “At least this week they’ll be talking more about the sporting crisis…”

“…instead of my dad.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

NEW TEST AT THE ANOETA

Martino: “Let’s see if we can have more regularity…

…so we don’t puke.”

Cartoon by Caye

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

M. CITY 0 – 1 THOSE CRAZY SHORTIES

MESSI: “You guys are greater in stature…”

“…but we continue to be the greatest.”

Cartoon by Caye

Champions League Match Preview: Manchester City FC vs FC Barcelona

Champions League Match Preview: Manchester City FC vs FC Barcelona

A match up of gargantuan potential looms when the UEFA Champions League resumes Tuesday night as Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City FC hosts Gerardo Martino’s FC Barcelona in the first leg of the round of 16 at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England.

Both sides have produced terrific results and plenty of goals so far this season in their respective leagues and cups, and both could technically be sitting top of the table were it not for the fact that City is a game and three points behind Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea. No one has racked up more goals in the English Premier League and La Liga than City (68 goals in 25 matches) and Barcelona (69 in 24) respectively, which means that whatever goes down over this tie promises to showcase some of the brightest attacking talent in world football today.

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