What do you think of this summer’s transfers?

What do you think of this summer’s transfers?

Last season ended in frustration. Despite reaching the final of the Copa del Rey and being just a goal short from winning the league, Barça fans considered the season as one to forget. The papers called it the end of an era, and the pressure got higher on the board of directors. However, a promise was made back in May by the club president; Josep Maria Bartomeu stated that there will be some profound changes to the squad and promised the fans that they will enjoy Barça this season. The new project was put in motion and former coach Gerardo Martino packed his bags as the board brought in their first summer signing: Luis Enrique. Since then, Barça’s squad has been changed entirely, a bit like a “football manager” simulation. There have been players retiring and others going out on loan. Some sales rocked the fans, and some purchases got them back on their toes. There’s a long list of ins and outs this summer, and as the transfer window closes, we want to know what you think of the board’s changes. Are they enough? Did the right players join us? Are there too many newbies in our squad? Answer our polls and let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Back and Forth: Life after Puyol

Back and Forth: Life after Puyol

In a totalBarça special, we bring to you the Back and Forth series! Throughout the season rumours and stories come and go. We constantly hear and read articles about players leaving, signing and retiring while others compare players, judge coaches and debate who’s better.

Now Youssef, Fahd, Stevenson, Aly and Eric are bringing these discussions to you. All five writers will share their views and opinions regarding certain matters that have been haunting many culé minds. Meanwhile, you vote who you agree with more and share your views with us as well through comments. Back and Forth’s last edition debated what was next for Gerard Piqué, and readers voted equally between keeping the tall defender and dropping him. Now, it is time for another debatable topic. Shall we begin?

Who should Carles Puyol’s replacement be?

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Back and Forth: Does Barça need a classic #9 striker?

Back and Forth: Does Barça need a classic #9 striker?

In a totalBarça special, we bring to you the new Back and Forth series! Throughout the season rumours and stories come and go. We constantly hear and read articles about players leaving, signing and retiring while others compare players, judge coaches, and debate who’s better.

Now Aly and Youssef are bringing these discussions to you. Both writers will share their views and opinions regarding certain matters that have been haunting many culé minds. Meanwhile, you vote who you agree with more and share your views with us as well through comments. Back and Forth’s last edition debated whether Carles Puyol should retire or not, and the culés have voted against the captain’s retirement. Now the two writers approach another debatable topic. Shall we begin?

Does Barça need a classic #9 striker?

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Back and Forth: Should Puyol retire?

Back and Forth: Should Puyol retire?

In a totalBarça special, we bring to you the new Back and Forth series! Throughout the season rumours and stories come and go. We constantly hear and read articles about players leaving, signing and retiring while others compare players, judge coaches, and debate who’s better.

Now Aly and Youssef are bringing these discussions to you. Both writers will share their views and opinions regarding certain matters that have been haunting many culé minds. Meanwhile, you vote who you agree with more and share your views with us as well through comments. Shall we begin?

Should Carles Puyol retire?

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Goals of the Month: November

Goals of the Month: November

In a new monthly series, totalBarça, in partnership with FCBHDWorld, will give the community a chance to vote for their best goal of the month. Watch all the goals for the month of November and vote for your favourite after the jump!

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Man of the Match: Valencia CF 2-3 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 0-0 Atlético Madrid

Man of the Match: Málaga CF 0-1 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: Atlético Madrid 1-1 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 7-0 Levante UD

Man of the Match: Malaysia XI 1-3 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: Thailand 1-7 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 8-0 Santos FC

Man of the Match: Lechia Gdańsk 2-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: Vålerenga Fotball 0-7 FC Barcelona

Filling the Boots: Poll

Yesterday, totalBarça’s writers made the case for nine potential coaching candidates in our Filling the Boots series. Now it’s your turn. Who do you think should be Barça’s next coach? Vote in the above poll and share your thoughts about your pick in the comments. And as always: Ànims, Tito.

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Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 4-1 Málaga CF

Man of the Match: RCD Espanyol 1-1 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: RCD Espanyol 0-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 2-1 Real Valladolid

Man of the Match: Atlético Madrid 1-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 4-2 Real Betis

Man of the Match: Athletic Bilbao 2-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 1-0 Levante UD

Man of the Match: Real Zaragoza 0-3 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 5-0 RCD Mallorca

Man of the Match: Paris Saint-Germain 2-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: Celta de Vigo 2-2 FC Barcelona

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona 3-1 Rayo Vallecano