Picture of the day: Perfect pitch

Picture of the day: Perfect pitch

Do you think this pitch will meet the high standards of Xavi and company? It’s looking pretty good. Let’s play! Visca Barça!

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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

Picture of the day: Congratulations!

Picture of the day: Congratulations!

Congratulations to FC Barcelona’s Juvenil A squad for their UEFA Youth League Championship! There is a lot of talent on this team. Hopefully, we will see them some day soon in the first team.

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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

 

Picture of the day: Together to the end

Picture of the day: Together to the end

Dani Alves, choosing to inspire and not criticize after a very difficult week, posted these inspirational words along with this picture on his Instagram account on Sunday.

“TOGETHER UNTIL THE END” We are always the ones responsible for the glory of this team and of this club, we are the ones required to overcome difficult situations, now more than ever WE ARE UNITED, we are the best, they can say whatever they will say. The results will be good, bad, but the presentation of everything makes me proud to be part of this team. BARÇA TO THE DEATH AND AFTER.”

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Picture of the day: Depressed?

Picture of the day: Depressed?

I am. Here’s a picture of a hedgehog to cheer us up. Refer back when needed for the rest of the season.

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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?”

Picture of the day: Juvenil A ready for Nyon

Picture of the day: Juvenil A ready for Nyon

FCB’s first team may be out of the running for European champion, but not the Juvenil A squad. The boys will face Schalke 04 in a semi-final match. The other semi-final is between Real Madrid and Benfica and the final will be held next Monday. Vamos chicos!

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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

 

Picture of the day: Don’t give up so soon!

Picture of the day: Don’t give up so soon!

This is a photo taken of Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernández after Koke’s goal in yesterday’s Champions League match. That goal came only five minutes into the match and don’t they look defeated already?

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Video of the Day: Humble and Positive

Always one to entertain, Dani Alves posted this video on Instagram from his Madrid hotel room on the eve of today’s match. Accompanied was the message: “Following our dreams, humble and positive“.

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Picture of the day: What’s so funny?

Picture of the day: What’s so funny?

Pedro Rodríguez and Jordi Alba look like they had fun on the trip to Madrid.

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Picture of the day: Song’s movie night attire

Picture of the day: Song’s movie night attire

What in the world is Alex Song wearing? Is it a night gown? An extra long t-shirt? A custom TCHAKAP snuggie?

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Picture of the day: Asado con amigos

Picture of the day: Asado con amigos

It’s a beautiful sunny day, you don’t have to work; what do you do? You barbecue! Or grill or, if you’re Argentinian, asado. Lionel Messi played host to Jose Manuel Pinto, Sergio Busquets, Javier Mascherano and trainer Pepe Costa. Follow the jump for a picture of the friends after dinner.

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Bonus! Picture of the day: Voting for the referendum

Bonus! Picture of the day: Voting for the referendum

One of FC Barcelona’s most well known socios, Gerard Piqué, and one of the youngest, his son Milan, turned out to vote for the referendum yesterday.

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Picture of the day: Bartra gets a chance

Picture of the day: Bartra gets a chance

Marc Bartra got a good chance to stretch his legs against Real Betis.

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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

Picture of the day: Meow

Picture of the day: Meow

“May your inner child never grow old.” Those are wise words from Dani Alves, who spent Friday playing around with his kids.

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Picture of the day: Systeme Tchakap

Picture of the day: Systeme Tchakap

Alexandre Song has his own clothing line called Systeme Tchakap, which he describes thusly: “Tchakap is a way of life, a way of thinking. It’s being truly comfortable in your own skin, in your own shoes. It’s living, laughing and loving with all your heart. We DO only live once, but if you do it right once is enough! So let’s tchakap guys!!!”  That’s all well and good, but what does it MEAN? It’s just random letters to me. I bet Jonathon Dos Santos and Cristian Tello don’t know either. Looks good though, guys.

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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

Picture of the day: Meeting in the dressing room

Picture of the day: Meeting in the dressing room

The Brazilian faction (Dani Alves, Neymar Jr., Diego Costa and Filipe Luis) took the opportunity of this week’s Champions League match to catch up after the game. Do you think they’re trying to get Costa to return to the Brazilian national team?

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Picture of the day: Time Machine

Picture of the day: Time Machine

If Lionel Messi had been born in another era, he may have had a football card that looked like this. The Argentine blog Paladar Negro has done a series of these portraits of Argentine footballers including Gonzalo Higuain, Àngel Di Maria and Sergio Agüero.

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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

Picture of the day: Piqué unchained

Picture of the day: Piqué unchained

FCB centerback Gerard Piqué is the cover star and also wrote the foreword for this year’s edition of Solidarity Stories of Sport, a collection of stories that is put out each year to benefit a charitable cause. This year’s edition is the tenth and the proceeds will benefit the Institute Guttmann Neurorehabilitation Hospital. Previous Barça coverboys include Andrés Iniesta, Pep Guardiola and Èric Abidal.

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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

Picture of the day: Another game, another milestone

Picture of the day: Another game, another milestone

Scoring in the Cornellà? Check that off Leo’s list.

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Caption this: Tata Martino and Javier Aguirre

Caption this: Tata Martino and Javier Aguirre

Seems like Tata doesn’t want Espanyol coach Javier Aguirre to stand so close. What do you think he’s saying to Aguirre here? Caption the picture in the comments, and as always, please remain civil.

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Picture of the day: Força Doble V

Picture of the day: Força Doble V

“Strength to Doble V,”  read the t-shirts the starting eleven wore out onto the field for the derby on Saturday afternoon. Doble V, of course, is the team nickname for Víctor Valdés.

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Picture of the day: A-OK

Picture of the day: A-OK

Beloved former FC Barcelona player Éric Abidal, currently playing for AS Monaco, took to Twitter to squash some disturbing rumors that had been circulating about his health. Says Abi, “Good morning, rumors in Twitter are not true. Training in La Turbie thinking about next match. Daghe Munegu (Go Monaco).”

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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