totalBarça Retro – OFFSIDE: Zlatan pulled a Stevie G!

totalBarça Retro – OFFSIDE: Zlatan pulled a Stevie G!

totalBarça Retro takes you back in time to reflect on what was happening at FC Barcelona and totalBarça  in the past. This daily article showcases a post from the exact same day a year back and may include news articles, opinion pieces, pictures, videos, and more.

Todays article is an archive and was published exactly one year ago on totalBarça.

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A New Barca – Part One; A cause in search of a defence

A New Barca – Part One; A cause in search of a defence

Although the season is still young, one thing has become apparent during the course of the  games we have witnessed so far. This is a new Barca. As such there have been qualities on display for fans to both admire and fear in equal measure. Over the course of two articles we shall look more closely at just how our team has changed and just what we can expect of this new Barca during the upcoming season.

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Hleb realizes Birmingham’s differences to Barcelona

Hleb realizes Birmingham’s differences to Barcelona

Barcelona loan-out and Belarusian international Alexander Hleb (29) shared his thoughts with British newspaper Daily Telegraph. The Birmingham midfielder has discovered that it is not always easy to become a star player on a mid-level team.

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Barcelona battles Manchester United over Brazilian prospect Andrigo

Barcelona battles Manchester United over Brazilian prospect Andrigo

British tabloid newspaper Daily Mirror reports that Barcelona and Manchester United would be interested in Internacional Porto Alegre forward Andrigo (15). Andrigo is regarded as one of the most talented players in Brazil and looks likely to be selected for next year’s South American under-17 championships.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Those who are not “Clos-Gómez-dependents”1 – 0 Sporting

Guardiola: Today we’ve won in a boring way, like Madrid does; but we don’t need Clos Gómez helping us to win.

And now, excuse me but I have to keep peeing cologne*…

* When someone is very “sophisticated” or refined we say that she/he “mea colonia”.

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Player #1: We’re being really thick lately, eh?

Player #2: Yes, but we used to lose when we had this kind of matches.

totalBarça Retro – The most efficient start since 1957

totalBarça Retro – The most efficient start since 1957

totalBarça Retro takes you back in time to reflect on what was happening at FC Barcelona and totalBarça  in the past. This daily article showcases a post from the exact same day a year back and may include news articles, opinion pieces, pictures, videos, and more.

Todays article is an archive and was published exactly one year ago on totalBarça.

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The Front: Sport (23.09.2010)

VILLAGOAL

The Asturian didn’t “feel sorry” for his beloved Sporting

Barça 1 – 0 Sporting

A blocked Barça. Guardiola’s team found it so difficult to break Preciado’s ultra-defensive tactic.

Messi suffered in the stands. Like the rest of the fans, he ended up asking how many time was left until the match finished.

Villa didn’t want to celebrate the goal which gave three golden points to Barça against the team where he “was born”.

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (23.09.2010)

LONG LIVE VILLA!

Barça 1 – 0 Sporting

El Guaje gave three golden points to Barça, who didn’t feel comfortable on the field.

Sporting made the champion to sweat blood to get their first victory in Camp Nou of La Liga.

Messi will work in the beach to recover.

OFFICIAL: Oriol Romeu renews through 2012

OFFICIAL: Oriol Romeu renews through 2012

The club’s official website has confirmed that Barcelona B midfielder and Spanish youth international Oriol Romeu (18) has renewed his contract. Meeting on Thursday at noon with Sandro Rosell, president of Barça, the player from Ulldecona will continue at least to 2012 after renewing his contract with the Catalan club. His buyout clause is set at 30 million euros.

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Rate the Referee: Barcelona – Sporting

Referee José Luis Paradas Romero took charge of the Barcelona – Sporting match today at the Camp Nou. While this match lacked the intensity and controversy of the Atletico game, it was still filled with many incidents that called Romero into action. What did you all make of his performance: should he be invited back again?

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Post-match review: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

Post-match review: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

FC Barcelona’s 2,500th league game, against Sporting Gijon, was a tough one especially in the absence of an essential player, Lionel Messi.

Even though the system remains the same no matter which player is absent, Messi’s presence, nevertheless, with his creative genius transcends beyond the mere system to add more beauty to Barcelona’s game.

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The Goals: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

The Pictures: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

The Pictures: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

More than 40 pictures of a hard fought win at the Camp Nou is awaiting after the jump.

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Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

Man of the Match: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

Who was your Man of the Match? Vote and comment after the jump!

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The Result: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

The Result: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon 1-0

RESULT:

FC Barcelona: 1

Sporting Gijon: 0

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Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon

Live Match Chat: FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon

FC Barcelona – Sporting Gijon
(Wednesday September 22, 2010 @ 20:00 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.

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The Debate: Guardiola’s plans without Messi

The Debate: Guardiola’s plans without Messi

As our readers know from playing ‘The Ultimate Game’, it can be quite a challenge to determine the actions of Barcelona coach Josep Guardiola. But now that Pep is faced with the task of at least two matches without the reigning World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi, how will he respond? We’ve compiled the thoughts of a trio of our writers, each posed with the following question: How do you think Guardiola will respond to Messi’s absence in the next few games? Who will he play, how will he vary his tactics/approach and why? Feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments section as well.

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Barça to face Ceuta in the Copa del Rey

Barça to face Ceuta in the Copa del Rey

In the Round of 32 of the Copa del Rey, Barça will face Second Division B side AD Ceuta, playing the first leg away on October 27th and the second leg at home at Camp Nou on November 10th, according to the club’s official site.

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Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Madrid press, delighted

Ujfalusi’s tackle has been the perfect excuse to not talk about how good Barça played


September 22, 2010

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Match Preview: FC Barcelona vs Sporting Gijon

totalBarça Retro – Barcelona consider move for Sissoko

Ultimate Game – Get Inside Guardiola’s Head Game

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (22.09.2010)

The Front: Sport (22.09.2010)


September 21, 2010

Ujfalusi given 2-match ban

The Villain Of The Piece

Jeffren given medical clearance

Chants: Madrid se quema

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