The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (29.10.2010)

PASTORE, THE WISHED

The last Argentinean pearl (21) amazes Italy and is in Barça’s list.

The crack, a Messi’s friend, prefers the Camp Nou and Palermo accept they will have to sell him.

UEFA will make public today Pinto’s ban for imitating the referee’s whistle during the Copenhagen match.

Valdés: “I don’t believe in playing a match on Monday

The squad is with Villa: “David, this is your match

[Non Barça Related]

Mourinho’s team is Ronaldo, Casillas and ten more players.


Fontas and Thiago to be promoted to the first team in January

Fontas and Thiago to be promoted to the first team in January

Catalan sports paper El Mundo Deportivo reports that Barça will promote the two Spain U-21 internationals, central defender Andreu Fontas (20) and midfielder Thiago Alcantara (19) from the B team in January, in order to address the shortage of players in the first team when the schedule gets tighter ahead of the second half of the season.

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Offside: Messi vs. Xavi

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Note: This commercial is from 2007

 

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Many people is wondering what should we do with Paul the octopus’ body. We propose an idea…Paul still can give us some joy.

*The picture is  Galicia-style octopus (Pulpo a la Gallega), a typical recipe from Galicia made of octopus, paprika and olive oil (some people add some potato too).

The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (28.10.2010)

DJ ALVES

The Brazilian is the one who plays music in the changing room. “We are going to have fun.

Renewal? I don’t want to be the one who lost out because of the former Directive staff.

Top secret: Before Barça – Lakers, Pep motivated the players with highlights of the Barça – Lakers match.

The Front: Sport (28.10.2010)

XAVI, READY

FOR THE KEY MONTH

The midfielder will be in the first team against Sevilla.

Guardiola recovers his brain.

October 30th: Barça – Sevilla / Hércules – Madrid.

November 7th: Getafe – Barça / Madrid – Atletico.

November 14th: Barça – Villarreal / Sporting – Madrid.

November 21: Almería – Barça / Madrid – Athletic.

November 28 or 29: Barça – Madrid. Aim:to be leaders after el Clásico.

Smoking will be allowed in Camp Nou.

Koeman “blesses” Affelay.

[Non Barça Related]

Benzema, Granero and Pedro León, “dead”. Mourinho has condemned them.


OFFSIDE – The ‘Truth’ Reveal: Why Villa can’t score

OFFSIDE – The ‘Truth’ Reveal: Why Villa can’t score

Many, including our very own totalBarça staff, have been wondering just why FC Barcelona and Spanish International forward David Villa (28) cannot seem to score for his new club.  Well, ask no more.  Madrid-based sports daily Marca has uncovered the ‘truth.’  Find out what is really plaguing David Villa after the jump.

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David Villa struggling to find form? No!

David Villa struggling to find form? No!

Debates have recently emerged regarding new Barca signing David Villa’s form. Well, actually not concerning his playing abilities but rather his goal scoring ones. . . .

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Coach and players’ post match reactions

Coach and players’ post match reactions

After the win (0-2) yesterday in the season’s first Copa del Rey match for FC Barcelona, a number of players along with coach Josep Guardiola reflected on the game and the team’s performance. Their reactions can be found after the jump.

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Happy Birthday, Adriano!

Happy Birthday, Adriano!

On Tuesday, October 26, FC Barcelona defender/midfielder Adriano Correia turned 26.

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Wednesday training

Wednesday training

As the team looks ahead to Saturday’s league match with Sevilla, the seven first team players that didn’t make the trip to Ceuta were back in training this morning at the Ciutat Esportiva. The players who contested the Cup match on Tuesday were given a well-deserved day of rest, and to make up the numbers, Guardiola called upon 14 reserve team players.

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Cruyff’s Corner: The numbers don’t make sense to me

Cruyff’s Corner: The numbers don’t make sense to me

The following is a translation of Johan Cruyff’s weekly article in El Periodico.  The original can be found here.

It’s been a week since the General Assembly of Members met and published their accounting reports and I’m still wondering how they came up with those numbers.  They came to the conclusion that the club lost 48.7 million euros. I, just like all of the other members, was both astounded and worried. Did Laporta really do so poorly over his seven year term? After giving it some thought I have a hard time believing and understanding these negative numbers.

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: El Mundo Deportivo

Pep: The 0 – 2 is a very satisfying result.

Mou: The 0 – 0 is a very satisfying result. Considering that Madrid’s rivals in the Copa’s first leg usually score us two or three goals.

Video of the Day: Cant del Barça a Capella

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The Front: El Mundo Deportivo (27.10.2010)

FERGUSON WANTS PEP

United’s coach is thinking about retiring next season and thinks Guardiola would be a great replacement.

Guardiola’s priority, though, is Barça.

They sentenced the match in the first half. Barça shines during the first 45 minutes, Maxwell scores his first goal and Pedro scores again. Jeffren will be out for 3 or 4  weeks.

Ceuta 0 – 2 Barça

The Front: Sport (27.10.2010)

BARÇA HAS A B PLAN

The substitutes and the cantera prove that they are reliable.

Ceuta 0 – 2 Barça

Maxwell and Pedro sentence the qualification.

Barça imposed its style in their Copa debut in Ceuta’s stadium.

Messi votes for his team mates: “I would give the Ballon d’Or to Xavi and Iniesta.

Barça negotiates Afellay’s signing.

Sevilla keeper Palop to miss Camp Nou clash

Sevilla keeper Palop to miss Camp Nou clash

Catalan daily Sport has reported today that influential Sevilla goalkeeper Andrés Palop will miss Saturday’s match against Barcelona at the Camp Nou.

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Jeffren out for four weeks

Jeffren out for four weeks

As Barcelona’s official site reports, tests have confirmed that Jeffren is expected to be out for about four weeks with a dislocated left shoulder. Thirty minutes into the first half, the player quickly called for the attention of the team’s physicians and after an initial exploration, he was taken to the University Hospital of Ceuta to confirm the injury.

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The Goals: AD Ceuta 0-2 FC Barcelona


October 26, 2010

Man of the Match: AD Ceuta 0-2 FC Barcelona

The Result: AD Ceuta 0-2 FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat & Streams: Ceuta – FC Barcelona

The Pictures: FC Barcelona arrive in Ceuta

Six Barça players in the short list for FIFA Ballon d’Or

Video: The players land in Ceuta

Offside: Paul the Octopus passes away

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Video of the Day: Like a Gaudi

The Front: Sport (26.10.2010)

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