Protecting the Youth

Protecting the Youth

As the midnight transfer deadline approached Monday night, RAC 1 radio reported that Barcelona turned down several last minute transfer requests for the team’s most prized youth players. Find out who after the jump.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (4.9.2014)

the front MD sept 4 2014

LUCHO’S REQUESTS

Luis Enrique demanded to sign these four players for the new Barça

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The Front: Sport (4.9.2014)

the front sport sept 4 2014

PEP GUARDIOLA GIVES HIS BLESSING TO THE NEW BARÇA

“LUIS ENRIQUE WILL DO BETTER THAN ME”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

AN EXPLANATION SO THAT CR7 CAN UNDERSTAND WHO IS IN CHARGE OF HIS CLUB

THIS IS HOW BARCA IS MANAGED:

Partners

President

Vice President

Sporting Director

Head Coach

Players

THIS IS HOW MADRID IS MANAGED:

Florentino Perez

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Picture of the day: Fans’ favourite

Picture of the day: Fans’ favourite

According to totalBarça’s polls of this summer’s transfer window, Ivan Rakitić was the player who shined the most amongst the fans, winning in both the “Favourite Purchase” (52%) and “Best Bargain” (66%) categories with more votes than all the other candidates combined, including Luis Suarez.

You’ve got the people’s approval Raki, now show ‘em what you got!

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Luis Enrique in Nyon

Luis Enrique in Nyon

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has flown to Nyon, where he will participate in the UEFA Elite Club Coaches forum, which is organized annually by the European association. ‘Lucho’ also got the chance to meet an old friend in Switzerland. More after the jump…

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Best Goals from Barça’s youngsters

The popular Masia series is back with the first five ‘golazos’ of the new season! In this first goals compilation, the Alevín A has three representatives in Gabi Martínez, Alejandro Balde and Xavi Simons, while Barça B forward Jean Marie Dongou completes the top five.

Enjoy!

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Messi’s Roots

Messi’s Roots

The story of Lionel Messi coming to Barcelona as a youngster and flourishing in the youth academy on his way to becoming the greatest player in the world is legendary. In a recent interview, Messi reflected on his experience in the Masia. Read on after the jump.

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The Front: Sport (3.9.2014)

the front sport sept 3 2014

ADAMA, MUNIR AND SANDRO

RENEWED

The club makes a move to shield the three pearls of the cantera

They improved their contracts and raised the release clause

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (3.9.2014)

the front MD sept 3 2014

LUIS SUÁREZ

COMMITTED

The azulgrana forward is an active fighter against childhood cancer

“I saw a great Barça and Messi and I look forward to returning”

“Munir and Sandro give much to talk about”

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

CRISTIANO: “If I was in charge, I would not have done it like that”

PEREZ: “Kid, watch what you say because I can… “

CRISTIANO: “Transfer me?”

PEREZ: “No, disintegrate you”

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Picture of the day: Dinner is served

Picture of the day: Dinner is served

Leave it to Dani Alves to dress for dinner. “If the pleasure is in the service, the honour is in the tasting,” said Dani on Instagram. Personally, if you are serving me with tweezers, there is probably not enough for me to taste. At least he won’t have much to spill on his white dinner jacket.

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Medical: Ter Stegen all-clear; Masip out

Medical: Ter Stegen all-clear; Masip out

Luis Enrique has not gotten to work with all three of his keepers to date, and that seems very unlikely to change over the next month. On a happy note, German goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen completed the entire training session at 100%, and was thus given medical clearance to play, after two weeks on the sidelines nursing a lumbar injury. On the other hand, Jordi Masip suffered a fracture in the fifth finger of his right hand, and has been therefore ruled out for about four weeks.

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Zubizarreta and Mestre discuss transfer window

Zubizarreta and Mestre discuss transfer window

With the transfer window officially concluded, director of football Andoni Zubiarreta and vice-president Jordi Mestre gave a press conference today in which they discussed Barcelona’s dealings over the summer. In a surprise move, Mestre and Zubizarreta disclosed detailed transfer fees for each of their acquisitions this summer while discussing the state of the current team. This has been a monumental transfer window for Barcelona, as with the transfer ban in effect in 2015, the current crop of first-team and youth players will have to last the club the next 16 months. Unsurprisingly, there was much to discuss. Read on to see what the club officials had to say.

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Joel Huertas loaned to Badalona

Joel Huertas loaned to Badalona

19-year-old midfielder Joel Huertas, who did preseason with the Barça B squad, has joined Segunda División B side CF Badalona on loan for the 2014-15 season.

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Video of the Day: Sandro

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Medical: Iniesta and Messi miss internationals

Medical: Iniesta and Messi miss internationals

It has been confirmed that both Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta will not participate in the upcoming international week with their respective national sides. The Argentine Football Association (AFA) announced that in Monday’s friendly against Germany, Messi will not play as a “precaution”. Iniesta had been called up by Vicente del Bosque but the midfielder yesterday communicated with the federation to tell them his knee is not in condition for action.

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The Front: Sport (2.9.2014)

the front sport sept 2 2014

LUIS ENRIQUE’S LARRSON

SANDRO IS DESIGNATED AS THE HEIR TO THE SWEDE

Like Munir, Barça also swiped him from Madrid

The reaction of the coaches before his signing: “A ‘9?’ Barça plays without a striker”

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (2.9.2014)

the front MD sept 2 2014

MESSI – SANDRO – MUNIR

FEROCIOUS CANTERA

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Cartoon of the day: Sport

cartoon of the day sept 2 2014

LUIS ENRIQUE: STEP BY STEP

DIEGO SIMEONE: MATCH BY MATCH

CARLO ANCELOTTI: EMBARRASSMENT BY EMBARRASSMENT

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September 2, 2014

Picture of the day: Visiting old friends

Quote of the day: Piqué on la Roja selection


September 1, 2014

Jéremy Mathieu called-up by France

Happy Birthday, Munir!

What do you think of this summer’s transfers?

Luis Enrique: “The youngsters are helping us so much”

Match Review: Villarreal CF 0-1 FC Barcelona

The Front: Sport (1.9.2014)

Picture of the day: Story of a lifetime

Medical: Messi and Munir injured

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