totalBarça is 5

totalBarça is 5

We are 5 years old today. totalBarça is 5. Yet, it feels like it has been five decades. So many things, good and bad, have happened within the last half-decade at FC Barcelona. And ultimately, at totalBarça. The site/community/blog/homebase – whatever we want to call it – still remains true to its original objectives. Namely, being a central destination for all culés to come share their joys and sorrows of FC Barcelona.

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Picture of the day: Fans’ favourite

Picture of the day: Fans’ favourite

According to totalBarça’s polls of this summer’s transfer window, Ivan Rakitić was the player who shined the most amongst the fans, winning in both the “Favourite Purchase” (52%) and “Best Bargain” (66%) categories with more votes than all the other candidates combined, including Luis Suarez.

You’ve got the people’s approval Raki, now show ‘em what you got!

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Help Wanted: totalBarça recruitment (2014 edition)

Help Wanted: totalBarça recruitment (2014 edition)

Things are changing at FC Barcelona. You can smell it coming. At totalBarça, we are also looking to change – specifically to grow its squad in preparation for the next season of FC Barcelona. If you have the drive, commitment, and desire to be part of a team that prides itself on supporting and growing one of the most unique fan communities on the planet, consider applying for one of the following  positions at totalBarça. All positions are permanent team positions; therefore, you must be willing to contribute fully to this team (and community) on an ongoing basis.  Please note that anyone from anywhere in the world can apply.

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We’ve got mail: What’s under your glass?

We’ve got mail: What’s under your glass?

Recently, we reminisced and re-featured a video of Andrés Iniesta scoring that infamous goal versus Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge from five years ago. It’s moments like these that put chills down your spine, take your breath away…and all that good stuff. What if you could keep a memory like that right on your desk or table or bar? In this edition of We’ve got mail, we show you how it can be done.

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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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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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Fan Fridays: Who said that?

Fan Fridays: Who said that?

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Well done to Godfrey Asimwe for the best caption from last editions’s post.

This week, we have “Who said that?” Write who you think said the following quote in the comments section and we’ll reveal the answer in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

 “Barcelona’s main rivals are Barcelona.”

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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

This week we have Caption This, which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump. To make it more interesting try adding a caption for all the people involved. Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

Last week we presented a quiz on our roadrunner Pedro and here are the answers to the questions. Congratulations to everyone who commented, you all got most of the questions correct! Follow this post after the jump for all the correct answers.

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Fan Fridays: Get to know Pedro

Fan Fridays: Get to know Pedro

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week’s post was “Who said that?” and there seemed to be a lot of different guesses but well done to those who guessed Pedro Rodríguez, you are correct!

This week we bring you trivia about Canarian Pedro Rodríguez. Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct answers will be deemed the winner and will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post. Try your luck after the jump!

1. At what age did Pedro join the FC Barcelona’s youth?

2. What is interesting about which foot he plays the ball with?

3. He became the first person in history to achieve something. What was it?

4. How many goals has he scored for Barcelona?

5. What individual award has he won?

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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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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

This week we have Caption This, which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump. To make it more interesting try adding a caption for all the people involved. Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

Last week we presented a quiz on the maestro Xavi Hernández and here are the answers to the questions. Congratulations to all of the people who tried. Follow this post after the jump for all the correct answers.

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Fan Fridays: Get to know Xavi

Fan Fridays: Get to know Xavi

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week’s post was “Who said that?” and there seemed to be a lot of different guesses but well done to those who guessed Gerard Piqué, you are correct!

This week we bring you trivia about the maestro Xavi Hernández. Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct answers will be deemed the winner and will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post. Try your luck after the jump!

1. Why does Xavi wear a different number for Barcelona and then for Spain?

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Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Well done to Jurij Fedorov  for the best caption from last edition’s post.

This week, we have “Who said that?” Write who you think said the following quote in the comments section and we’ll reveal the answer in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

“I am very happy, as I was when I was not winning trophies. Football gives you life, or at least a sense of life. You can be depressed but when you enter onto a field and see the ball, you forget everything else.”

Happy guessing!

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Merry Christmas from totalBarça

Merry Christmas from totalBarça

From all of us at totalBarça, we would like to wish all culés around the world Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!  We look forward to aspiring, enduring and celebrating all that comes our way in 2014.

Visca Barça :)

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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

This week we have Caption This, which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump. To make it more interesting try adding a caption for all the people involved. Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

Last week we presented a quiz on Carles Puyol and here are the answers to the questions. Congratulations to all of the people who managed to get a few questions right! This seemed to be the most challenging quiz so far. Follow this post after the jump for all the correct answers.

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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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Fan Fridays: Get to know Carles Puyol

Fan Fridays: Get to know Carles Puyol

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week’s post was “Who said that?” and it seemed most of you got it correct. That quote was by Andrés Iniesta.

This week we bring you trivia about El Capità Carles Puyol. Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct answers will be deemed the winner and will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post. Try your luck after the jump! Continue reading »

Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Well done to Tanzilur Rahman for the best caption from last editions’s post.

This week, we have “Who said that?” Write who you think said the following quote in the comments section and we’ll reveal the answer in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

“Ideal player? Head Falcao, personality Puyol, right leg Xavi, left leg and skills Messi, tactics Busquets, goal instinct Ronaldo.”

Happy guessing!

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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

This week we have Caption This, which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump. Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

Last week we presented a quiz on Cesc Fàbregas and here are the answers to the questions. Congratulations to all of the people who commented who got most if not all the questions right! Follow this post after the jump for all the correct answers.

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Fan Fridays: Get to know Cesc Fàbregas

Fan Fridays: Get to know Cesc Fàbregas

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week’s post was “Who said that?” and it seemed most of you got it correct. Those words were said by Cesc Fàbregas.

This week we bring you trivia about Cesc Fàbregas . Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct answers will be deemed the winner and will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post. Try your luck after the jump!

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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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Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Well done to Timothy James Brown for the best caption from last editions’s post.

This week, we have “Who said that?” Write who you think said the following quote in the comments section and we’ll reveal the answer in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

“Hard work does not guarantee success but no work guarantees failure.”

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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

This week we have Caption This which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump. Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

Last week we presented a quiz on Gerard Pique and here are the answers to the questions. Congratulations to Leo Gómez and Olusoji Osidipe Soj who got all the questions right! Follow this post after the jump for all the correct answers. Continue reading »

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game. Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching. It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid

More game and prize details after the jump.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game. Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching. It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: AC Milan vs FC Barcelona

More game and prize details after the jump.

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Fan Fridays: Get to know Gerard Piqué

Fan Fridays: Get to know Gerard Piqué

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week’s post was “Who said that?” and as all of you guessed the quote was from the maestro Xavi.

This week we bring you trivia about Gerard Piqué . Leave your answers in the comments section. The person with the most correct answers will be deemed the winner and will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post. Try your luck after the jump!

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: Osasuna vs FC Barcelona

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Fan Fridays: “Who said that?”

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Well done to Victor Gusila  for the best caption from last week’s post.

This week, we have “Who said that?” Write who you think said the following quote in the comments section and we’ll reveal the answer in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

“It’s incredible. Una pasada. Now that is football. England really is the birthplace, the heart and soul of football. If Barcelona had Liverpool’s fans, or Arsenal’s, or United’s, we’d have won 20 Champions Leagues, hahaha! OK, so that’s an exaggeration but I’ve never seen anything like it.”

Happy guessing!

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: FC Barcelona vs Real Valladolid

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Fan Fridays: Caption This

Fan Fridays: Caption This

Every Friday, totalBarça will provide entertaining posts for you to kick-start your weekend!

Last week we had a fun post describing the different kinds of football fans.

This week we have Caption This which many of you seem to enjoy! Please leave your captions in the comments section after the jump.

Have fun and be creative but remember to keep the vulgarity out. The best caption will be announced in next week’s Fan Fridays post.

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