Special thanks to Ari Russo for bringing this video to our attention!
So far this season Barca have been a pale imitation of their former selves with performances doing little to inspire much confidence. But there is one area that Barca really do seem to have improved this season and that is in the stylish facial hair department. Maybe the squad have been inspired by their manager’s designer stubble, but it seems many of the players have begun to sport their very own fashionable face fuzz this season.
“I’VE GONE A WHILE WITHOUT ENJOYING IT”
Xavi confesses to ‘Sport’
Exclusive ‘Sport’ Interview
“I can endure a lot of pain, but this was something unsupportable; it was terrible.”
“I played the World Cup Final injured and Del Bosque knew it.”
“For the players, Laporta has been the best president in history.”
Busquets wants to earn more money
“Things have changed in two years and the contract should change, too.”
Rosell: “The supporter groups are the sentimental motor.”
Catalan sports daily El Mundo Deportivo presented a report concerning declarations made by AC Milan and Brazilian international forward Alexandre Pato (21). According to the article, Pato said that if he ever left AC Milan, his destination would be FC Barcelona, although he left it clear that he feels happy with the Rossoneri. The forward made the declaration to the German website “4-4-2″ that “if I leave someday, I would like to wear the Barcelona jersey.”
Today we want to share with you a song about Victor Valdes performed by Joaquin. In addition to a great video, we have a little surprise for you, an exclusive interview with the artist. Joaquin agreed to share the ‘background’ story about this cool song and memories connected with our ‘Numero Uno’ goalkeeper.
Interview after the jump! Enjoy!
THE RECORD CAN WAIT
Villa didn’t score against Lithuania but he has another chance on Tuesday.
The Spanish national team paves the way for their qualification for the Euro Cup 2012 with a difficult victory.
Spain 3 – 1 Lithuania
Guardiola fusses over his best players. He wants to end the year with the maximum “freshness”.
Kobe Bryant: “This Barça has NBA style“
[Non Barça Related]
Milan wants Kaká back.
Luís Suárez, the crack who’s coming to Barça.
The striker keeps improving and scored 3 of Uruguay’s 7 goals against Indonesia.
“El charrúa” thrashes other strikers too in MD’s web; he is the favourite signing by the voters.
Good headers. Llorente (2) and Silva, with three headers, translated into a victory La Roja‘s superiority.
In the ninth group of the Euro Championship 2012 Qualifiers, the Spanish team players were expected to come back after the disappointing appearance during the last friendly game they played against Argentina. Nevertheless, friendly games are always friendly games and during competitions things are different. On Friday night, La Roja was to play against Lithuania in hope of gaining another precious three points. Five Barcelona players were ready for the task, and they were in the starting line-up; those were: Puyol, Pique, Busquets, Iniesta, and Villa. And with a different starting line-up than the usual one, the Spanish players were able to outclass their opponents in a game that assured all La Roja fans that they are still one of the best teams, if not the best team, in the world – and that they are coming strong for the 2012 Euro Cup competition.
Read some brief notes about the match after the jump, and add your own thoughts on the game.
This site is nothing without our readers. So as per special request, here is totalBarca reader, Rahman, who was lucky enough to ‘fly’ into Adriano and Dani Alves at Frankfurt International Airport while on their way to Brazil for international duties.
Rahman, you should thank Anar – he paid a lot to get this space for you!! (just kidding)
The honours keep coming for Xavi Hernandez, one of Barcelona’s most beloved players. The town of Terrassa, where FC Barcelona’s chief conductor was born and still lives, celebrated the Catalan midfielder for what has been a standout year with La Liga and World Cup titles. Xavi signed the Book of Honor and was received by the residents with cheers.
On Friday, the first team has held their third and final training session of the week at the Ciutat Esportiva with nine players available to coach Pep Guardiola. As Barcelona’s official website describes, the available first team players Pinto, Maxwell, Abidal and Keita were joined by five players from the reserves. Xavi and Pedro, meanwhile, continued their respective recoveries from injury.
October 8, 2010
October 7, 2010