Cartoon of the Day: Sport

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FC Barcelona has two new sponsors

FC Barcelona has two new sponsors

Apart from talking about other matters that were discussed and agreed upon during the final Board meeting for the year 2010, which includes the recovery of real estate assets as reported on the club’s official website, FC Barcelona spokesman Toni Freixa also announced the securing of an agreement with two new global brand-name sponsors.

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Ibra threatens Guardiola and not signing with Milan

Ibra threatens Guardiola and not signing with Milan

According to a ONA fm‘s la Graderia program last night, loaned-out Swedish striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic has threatened not only to refuse to sign his full transfer agreement with AC Milan – which was agreed upon last summer with FC Barcelona – but also sent out a warning to FC Barcelona manager Pep Guardiola.

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The Front: Sport (24.12.2010)

A SIGNING WITH A GOOD FUTURE

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (24.12.2010)

Culé Afellay: “I ENJOYED THE 5-0

The Dutch arrives proud to be able to play in the team that “plays the best football of the world”.

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Afellay’s first day in Barcelona

Afellay’s first day in Barcelona

Afellay and his representative touched down at El Prat airport (Barcelona) at 11:50 today. They were taken by coach straight to the FC Barcelona offices at the Camp Nou. There were a number of Barça fans waiting at the stadium for pictures and autographs. Director of sport Andoni Zubizarreta and director of football Raül Sanllehí welcomed Afellay to Barcelona.

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OFFSIDE: Pique’s Tweets

OFFSIDE: Pique’s Tweets

Last week, FC Barcelona and Spanish international defender Gerard Pique  (23) was once again busy on his  new Twitter account.  The week before, the running theme had been dropping in on Puyol for dinner.  What was it last week?  Read on to find out.  Read the translation of some of his tweets from December 12th through December 21st.  Included are also some of Puyol’s responses.

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Summer tour plans announced

Summer tour plans announced

FC Barcelona has today announced their plans for this summer’s preseason tour. The team will return to the United States for three games against Manchester United, AC Milan, and Club America of Mexico. The team will also play at two locations in Europe, with friendlies in Munich (Germany) and Split (Croatia).

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Video: Afellay arrives in Barcelona

FC Barcelona set to extend its UNICEF pledge

FC Barcelona set to extend its UNICEF pledge

The director of UNICEF partnerships in Spain, Andres Conde yesterday told ‘Ona FM’ Radio that FC Barcelona is planning on extending its commitment to the foundation for another 5 years.

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Picture of the Day: Afellay has arrived

Picture of the Day: Afellay has arrived

Ibrahim Afellay has arrived in Barcelona on Thursday to finalise the details of his signing for Barça. He posed for the typical photo in front of the club crest outside the offices and then attended a meeting to close negotiations. Welcome to Barcelona!

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

THE CHRISTMAS MANITA!!!!!!

Catalans win again by getting the jackpot!

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Video of the Day: Old school greetings

Today’s video is from the archives, back from 2000. Pep Guardiola, Rodrigo de la Fuente and Gaby Cairo participated in BarcaTV’s Christmas & New Year campaign. This video presents both the ‘making of’ and ends with the final spot.

The Front: Sport (23.12.2010)

GUARDIOLA WILL RENEW HIS CONTRACT

Rosell announces that there will be an agreement between Pep and Barça.

They have “feeling”. “The contract we like the most is a three years-lasting one but going year by year.

His best decisions: “I’m satisfied with Ibra’s sell and the agreement with Qatar.

Afellay will go through the medical tests today.

Rosell invites Laporta and Cruyff to the Ballon d’Or ceremony.

[Non Barça Related]

Espanyol lost because of a non-existent penalty.

Mourinho cools down after his team’s wide victory.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (23.12.2010)

ROSELL, TO THE FULL

70 barcelonista guests will attend to the Ballon d’Or award ceremony.

Afellay arrives today and will be presented tomorrow.

This Ballon d’Or is like a Champions

I bet that Pep will renew his contract

The most important decision was to sell Ibra

The problems with Cruyff will be solved with time

With this manager and this team it’s so easy to be president

[Non Barça Related]

Madrid takes a breath after beating Levante, who was not a rival for them. Madrid 8 – 0 Levante.

Espanyol falls because of an unfair penalty.

totalBarca exclusive: The Story Behind Alleke’s Dream

totalBarca exclusive: The Story Behind Alleke’s Dream

Do you remember the 4-year-old girl named Alleke who enquired “Where’s Xavi?”. The popular video touched the hearts of fans around the world. Some people got together and ensured that Alleke’s dream to meet Xavi Hernandez came true. Kelly, Alleke’s father, shares this wonderful story with totalBarca in an exclusive interview.

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Opinion Pieces: Barça is a woman

Opinion Pieces: Barça is a woman

Swedish football player Henrik Rydström, currently a player with Kalmar FF in Allsvenskan, often writes columns for Swedish newspaper Expressen about his views on football. In his latest writings, posted on the 16th of December, he expressed his thoughts on Barça being like a woman and why Zlatan could never fit in. The original article can be found here.

Barcelona is the knockout beauty. The one you just have to admire and long for. Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Villa, Alves, it’s so soft, so beautiful and nothing is squared nor horrific. But all in all there is something else which impresses the most. The mentality. The desire to make sacrifices. Every day of the week.

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Video of the Day: Xavi & Iniesta

Rosell discusses the first six months of his presidency

Rosell discusses the first six months of his presidency

Speaking at a press conference today, FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell spoke on a number of issues that have been major discussion points during his presidency so far. Below are his thoughts on everything from the renewal of Guardiola and Alves to his relationship with Cruyff and the new shirt sponsorship deal. The original posts from which this is transcribed can be found here and here.

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Pep: “I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year”

Pep: “I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very happy New Year”

Pep Guardiola was pragmatic when talking about his team’s goalless draw with Athletic Bilbao in the post-match press conference last night.

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December 22, 2010

Video: Caparrós and Guardiola inside joke

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Team on holiday until Dec. 29

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (22.12.2010)

The Front: Sport (22.12.2010)

Nolito accepts Benfica’s offer

Guardiola donates 1% of his salary to charity

Rooney: “It was the best show I have ever seen”

Another kind of brilliant show

Gerard Piqué … Piqué Noel!

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