You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the blaugrana and the results are now tallied up. Take a look at how the totalBarça community ranked the squad and see how the ratings played out after the jump.
Modern football has become so fast, it’s become harder to single out stunning performances and take enough time to appreciate it. So we begin totalBarça’s new edition of #ThrowbackThursday by showing you Ronaldinho’s extraordinary goal against Sevilla back in 2003. That’s 12 years ago guys!
MESSI GIVES THE KEYS TO THE CHANGE
“NOW WE HAVE CONFIDENCE, ATTITUDE AND WINS”
“Last year we had many problems both on and off the pitch”
Barça has a plan so their future possibilities can play the Champions League in blaugrana
BARÇA, AGAINST THE CHANTS TOWARDS CRISTIANO
BARTOMEU: “We think that to chant ‘Cristiano is a drunk’ is not correct”
FAUS: “To chant ‘dreadful singer’ or ‘awful dancer’ would be much more appropriate”
Well, Sergio, you’ve been coming up through the ranks of La Masia since 2005 to become a stalwart for the first team. You’re also reportedly set to extend your contract with Barça until 2019 on a pay schedule with the big boys.
Time is a luxury that Messi doesn’t have.
Luis Enrique gave the squad two days off ahead of some tough fixtures but Leo Messi went and trained individually to make sure that he stays in form for as long as possible. Messi hasn’t hit this fine form in a long time and he looks like he does not want to let it go anytime soon. With Cristiano Ronaldo just one Ballon D’or behind him, Messi now wants to win titles with the club to prove his doubters wrong. Training individually during the team’s day off shows how dedicated Messi is to the team and how eager he is to stay in the best possible form for the coming tough matches.
Barcelona’s reserve team is not living through the best of times. Barça B, last season’s third placed team, is now seventeenth in the Liga Adelante and seriously threatened by relegation. Coach Eusebio is gone after masterminding last year’s spectacular result, having failed to guide the team to safer waters. However, it seems that the players aren’t losing their trust in the team. Midfielder Sergi Samper was on Barça TV yesterday in the show ‘Promeses’ and gave some valuable insight into the B team dressing room.
THE IDEAL 9 FOR MESSI
SUÁREZ HAS ADAPTED TO THE SYSTEM AND TO LEO’S STYLE OF PLAY
He sets the center backs, reads the movements of his teammates and doesn’t mind undertaking the hard work
Luis Enrique is the axis around which Barça’s transformation revolves
Flexibility, tactics, pressure, intensity and rotations are his personal stamp
ANCELOTTI: “It’s a good thing the hot balls did their job in the draw… …if not, the thing that could burn us today is us.”
With all of his accomplishments, it’s easy to forget that Neymar Jr. is barely 23 years old. What were you doing when you were 23?
An 11 game winning streak, and Luis Enrique went from “The Spanish Moyes” to fan favourite. A poll was conducted a few days ago to totalBarça readers, asking the people now whether they think Lucho has what it takes to take Barça far this season. I expected a positive result, but it turned out with a completely ridiculous one with almost 96% of the readers believing in the Asturian now, and only a bit more than 4% still need some convincing.
Oh what a month of football could do to you people, huh? Let’s see the next time Barça loses if the totalBarça readers will still remain as loyal to Lucho. (Fingers crossed we stay in that sexy form all season).
El Guaje predicts a very tough fixture for the Catalans.
David Villa is expecting a very tough fixture for his ex-club saying that both teams have an equal chance in going through; “The truth is that they are two of the best teams in the world and they have the best players . They have huge potential. It’s going to be a thrilling tie, especially for the fans,” before adding that the Catalans “are on the best form they’ve been on this season. Barça were already playing really well before, but results are what matter and a good run of results gives you that added confidence.” David Villa is now playing for New York City F.C. and is continuing to make history by scoring the club’s first ever goal.
Humans by nature love to see the fall of a hero. The best movies always show the fall of a hero, their flaws, and weaknesses and, of course, their struggle. Why? Because we humans tend to put our feet in their shoes, we like to feel what they feel and think of how we would react if we were them. Movie makers tend to always try their best to make us feel sorry for the hero and that is the case in many blockbuster movies such as Dark Knight ‘Rises,’ where the director showed us a broken, humiliated and weak hero (Batman).
Why am I writing all this in an article about Gerard Piqué?
BARÇA ARRIVES AT THE CHAMPIONS IN A STATE OF EXCELLENCE
THE BEST TEAM IN EUROPE
In 2015, Messi sweeps Cristiano and Luis Enrique equals Pep in the triple
The beginning of the blaugrana’s years is impeccable: Leo (14 goals) has scored more goals than ‘BBC’ (11)
1 – Messi has made 11 ‘hat-tricks’ in the league and 31 total, records
2 – The trident with 68 goals, going for the 100 of Leo-Eto’o-Henry
3 – Andrés Iniesta thinks that “we are going to win it all”
MESSI IS TWO GOALS BEHIND CR CRYBABY
RONALDO: “Improve my football? What I have to improve so that Messi doesn’t catch me… …are my dives”
“The players are by no means over-euphoric at the moment. They know how hard it is to win titles,” said Luis Enrique at the post-match press conference after an outstanding performance at the Camp Nou. The coach also added that “I love seeing that the fans are so euphoric. That’s a key factor and makes us feel more optimistic.” Referring to eleven consecutive wins, Enrique underlined, “The number of wins in a row is not important. What matters is that they’ll help us to win titles.” We are really looking for upcoming games as the manager assured that “the win [against Levante] was a huge boost for our morale as a team and for the players.”
February 16, 2015
February 15, 2015