Story of a wild trip

Story of a wild trip

Catalan sports daily Sport recounted in an article the timeline of FC Barcelona’s chaotic and rushed expedition on Saturday from Barcelona to Pamplona. What follows is a translation; the original can be found here.

Continue reading »

Rosell assumes blame for Saturday confusion

Rosell assumes blame for Saturday confusion

FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell has today released an open letter to the members and fans of the club, assuming responsibility for yesterday’s events on behalf of Barça and asking the fans to continue their support.  

Over the last few hours, I have read and listened to all kinds of comments about the situation which occurred. We have been criticised for our lack of prevision and our communication strategy. In addition, our actions as a club in dealing with the problem have been questioned,” Rosell explains.

Continue reading »

Jose Camacho speaks out

Jose Camacho speaks out

Osasuna  manager Jose Antonio Camacho gave a press conference after seeing his side slip to their first home defeat of the season, defeated 3-0 by current league leaders FC Barcelona.

Camacho, who has both played for and managed Real Madrid, said, “We were able to get ahead in the first 25 minutes. We have worked honestly, but with the 2-0, the game has changed. They are stylish and are hyper-competitive.

Continue reading »

Quote of the Day: Fabio Cannavaro

Quote of the Day: Fabio Cannavaro

Even if there are 23 players in the running (for the Balon D’or), the winner has to be a Spaniard. It would be logical, as they won the World Cup, which is the decisive tournament for this award. I would give it to Iniesta, as he impressed at club level with Barcelona and also scored the goal that gave Spain the World Cup in the Final.

Former Real Madrid centre-back Fabio Cannavarro gives his backing to Andres Iniesta in the hunt for the Balon d’Or.

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Osasuna 0-3 Those that fly without a plane

From air control tower:

“No one stops Barça… but they say that we made it more difficult for them than Madrid did the other day.”

“That’s because that’s not very hard to do.”

Caption this: Cristiano Ronaldo

It was yet another El Clasico where Lionel Messi outshone Cristiano Ronaldo and settled the debate as to who truly is the best football player in the world. This picture was one of the many photographs taken at the recently concluded El Clasico, featuring the two great and talented players. Ronaldo appears to be closely looking at Messi’s golden shoes or his legs? What’s he thinking?

Give us your best shot after the jump.

Continue reading »

The Front: Sport (05.12.2010)

HIGH FLYING LEADER

Osasuna 0-3 Barça

Neither aerial chaos nor a wild trip could stop a new blaugrana exhibition

Two goals from Messi and a record of victories

Leo again scored a double and along with Pedro signed their seventh consecutive victory away from home

The story of a crazy trip – Barça arrived at Pamplona by train and bus and just in time, after the Federation went back on their decision to postpone the game

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (05.12.2010)

THEY FLY!

Osasuna 0-3 Barça

Barça overcame everything and achieved a very important victory over a good Osasuna

Messi, with a double, and Pedro continued their goal fest

AENA and the Federation messed with Barça, who arrived at the Stadium Reyno just in time to play

Guardiola: “There have been pressures and bad intentions.”

[Non Barça Related]

Espanyol-Sporting – Objective: to not let down their guard

R. Madrid 2-0 Valencia – The referee gave a little hand (manita) and Cristiano scored on Valencia

Video of the Day: Mosaic

 

Guardiola: “A lot of lies have been said”

Guardiola: “A lot of lies have been said”

“I know it won’t make the news today but we’re back to our best, and have achieved a significant victory,” Guardiola said in the post-match press conference focused almost exclusively on the late trip to Pamplona.

Continue reading »

The Goals: CA Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Goals: CA Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

Despite the ordeal they went through, despite the difficult opponents, despite the slippery pitch, despite being kicked repeatedly, FC Barcelona put 3 goals past Osasuna and emerged victorious.

Enjoy the goals after the jump!

Continue reading »

Barcelona issues official statement about Osasuna-FC Barcelona

Barcelona issues official statement about Osasuna-FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona has issued an official statement in an attempt to clarify the exact sequence of events which occurred earlier today regarding the numerous changes and confusion in travel plans/game scheduling for the match in Pamplona. The complete statement is reproduced below.

Continue reading »

Man of the Match: Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

The Result: Osasuna 0-3 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Osasuna: 0

FC Barcelona: 3

Continue reading »

Live Match Chat & Streams: CA Osasuna – FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat & Streams: CA Osasuna – FC Barcelona

CA Osasuna – FC Barcelona

(Saturday December 4, 2010 @ 20:30 Barcelona time – Convert to local time)

FC Barcelona Chat: http://apps.facebook.com/fcbarcelonachat/ (direct chat through Facebook)
Direct link: http://fcbarcelona.hopto.org

Click here to chat!

The chat is open 24/7. Feel free to drop in anytime and become a fan of the FC Barcelona Chat page on Facebook.

Continue reading »

Who is the more complete player?

Who is the more complete player?

Original article can be found @ Sport Illustrated

By: Sid Lowe ‘Barca’s Messi shows he’s just as ‘complete’ as Real’s Ronaldo’

Date: December 3, 2010

Pep Guardiola blew out his cheeks, exhaling a huge lung full of air, and rolled his eyes. He could barely believe anyone would be stupid enough to think otherwise.

“But,” the Barcelona manager exclaimed Monday, craning his head forward and looking straight at his inquisitor with an incredulous look etched across his face, “who is more complete than Leo Messi?”

For many, the answer was obvious: Cristiano Ronaldo. Continue reading »

Breaking News: Osasuna match must be played no later than 2030h

Breaking News: Osasuna match must be played no later than 2030h

END OF UPDATE………. For full info of this debacle go to Breaking News: Total uncertainty ahead of Osasuna match

Tweet: Already arriving at the stadium.

Tweet: Team bus already within Pamplona city limit.

Sport.es says team expected to arrive around 1945h.

Tweet: Barcelona bus driving to Pamplona at 110km/h escorted by the police: by Barcastuff

Tweet: Team has arrived in Zaragoza. Continue reading »

Live: FC Barcelona B – Valladolid

Live: FC Barcelona B – Valladolid

Barcelona B vs Real Valladolid, Matchday 15, Segunda A
Saturday, December 4, 2010 @ 18:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time
Venue: Mini Estadi, Barcelona (Capacity: 15,276)

After having their game last week postponed due to weather conditions (the new date is listed below), Barcelona B is back, this time facing Real Valladolid, only two points behind them in the standings. Though they have the advantage of an extra game, Valladolid remains in 7th place with 21 points and with an inconsistent record away from home (one win, two draws, four losses). Barça B currently stand in 5th place, having collected 16 of their 23 points this season at home. Team news, links and your chance to comment are all after the jump.

Continue reading »

Breaking News: Total uncertainty ahead of Osasuna match

Breaking News: Total uncertainty ahead of Osasuna match

DAMN!!!… Uncertainty continues… Sport.es reports Osasuna refuses to play tomorrow, AND RFEF is not ruling out tonight’s match. CONFUSION CONTINUES……

Saga continues……… To be updated……….

Barca expected to arrive in Zaragoza a little before 1800h. And then a 140 km (about 2 hour) bus ride to Pamplona. Unrealistic 2000h kick-off time as planned, but it is likely that Osasuna will accept a slight delay: according to Sport.es

It is now 1600h. Tweet: Barcelona players have been told the game will be at 2200h tonight.

Continue reading »

Quote of the Day: Sergio Batista

Quote of the Day: Sergio Batista

“Barcelona’s play was impressive. It was the type of play that deserved a standing ovation, as the entire stadium gave them, but I stayed seated. All the same I applauded the football of this team, which knows perfectly how to play together and on top of that has the best player in the world.”

“They have players who think about the game and who are intelligent, and with talented footballers, as I always say, one is able to play in this way. What Barca add to this is that they know each other inside out, every single man is in the right place at the right time. And they have Xavi, who is a computer; he decides how a game pans out, where to attack or if it is better to restart the play. Besides him Iniesta is there, the other brain of the team.

Argentina national coach Sergio Batista reveals his admiration for Barca.


December 4, 2010

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

The Front: Sport (04.12.2010)

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (04.12.2010)


December 3, 2010

Guardiola: “The game against Osasuna will be a good test”

Nacho Monreal: “It will be difficult, yet exciting!”

Osasuna Keeper ready for the challenge

Friday training and squad for Osasuna

Vote for Villa: Male Athlete of the Year

Quote of the Day: Francesco Totti

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Page 452 of 643« First...102030...450451452453454...460470480...Last »