2015: A black hole?

2015: A black hole?

It’s become very easy for us culés to panic during times of defeat, with pitchforks raised in the air calling for someone’s head. That defeat against Anoeta wasn’t the case, and with only a few days into 2015, things seem darker rather than bright. I’m usually an optimistic man, but looking at the facts before us, it’s hard to believe this year will be successful for the team. Maybe a few individuals will enjoy it, but without any structure, Barça looks like it’s heading into a black hole.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (6.1.2015)

the front MD jan 6 2015

THUNDERSTRUCK!

Bartomeu dismisses Zubi after losing confidence

The president could announce the name of a replacement tomorrow

PUYOL LEAVES BARÇA

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The Front: Sport (6.1.2015)

the front sport jan 6 2015

TOTAL CRISIS!

THE LOSS IN THE ANOETA SET FIRE TO BARCA

Zubi, finished – Messi, angry – Puyol left – Luis Enrique, under question – Bartomeu, cornered

AND NOW WHAT, BARTOMEU?

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

WE CULES RECEIVED OUR FIRST GIFT FROM THE KINGS…

…BUT WE HOPE IT WON’T BE THE LAST

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Picture of the day: Take cover

Picture of the day: Take cover

I am usually not a  “The sky is falling!” type of person, but if Carles Puyol has left the club, then the sky is indeed tumbling down.

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Breaking: Carles Puyol resigns

Breaking: Carles Puyol resigns

Carles Puyol has announced via his official Facebook page that he is ending his professional working relationship with FC Barcelona.

A full translation of his announcement after the jump.

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Breaking: FC Barcelona terminate Zubizarreta’s contract

Breaking: FC Barcelona terminate Zubizarreta’s contract

Whether Andoni Zubizarreta already knew or his comments last night were the impetus, minutes ago FC Barcelona confirmed they have terminated the director of football’s contract. I ask totalBarça readers to take caution….champagne corks can be dangerous objects. President Josep Maria Bartomeu will stage a press conference live tomorrow afternoon on this action and likely others. Official statement below:

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Café con leche: January 5, 2015

Café con leche: January 5, 2015

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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View The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

View The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

You’ve had your chance to rate the performance of the blaugrana and the results are now tallied up. Take a look at how the totalBarça community ranked the squad and see how the ratings played out after the jump.

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The Front: Mundo Deportivo (5.1.2015)

the front MD jan 5 2015

WHAT A SHAME!

Barća let go of a golden opportunity to catch up to Madrid and the Anoeta continued to be jinxed

Luis Enrique surprised with an initial 11 that did not include Messi, Neymar, Piqué nor Alves

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The Front: Sport (5.1.2015)

the front sport jan 5 2015

LUIS ENRIQUE TOOK THE POINTS

He left Messi, Neymar, Alves and Pique on the bench to start

The team was a caricature unable to rise above Alba’s own-goal in the first minute

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Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

JORDI ALBA 1

THAT THE THREE KINGS GIVE US MUUUUUUUUUUCH PATIENCE 0

“In San Sebastian we have moved forward with the gifts… …Luis Enrique has given Real the first part, and the three points”

 

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Picture of the day: $350 million dollar bench

Picture of the day: $350 million dollar bench

During yesterday’s match against Real Sociedad, one of the commentators I was listening to said that Barca had a $350 million dollar bench with the likes of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Ivan Rakitić, Dani Alves, and Gerard Pique all sitting out the first half.

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The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

The Ratings: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

The Ratings… Everyone’s 2nd favorite part to a post-match analysis, after the Post-Match Review of course. It is now your turn to show us what you think of the players’ performances. Let’s see how you all do!

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The Result: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

The Result: Real Sociedad 1-0 FC Barcelona

RESULT:

Real Sociedad: 1

FC Barcelona: 0

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I do not trust Luis Enrique

I do not trust Luis Enrique

Trust is essential to relationships. It is something that is not easy to earn and something that should not be given away cheaply. “In Fergie/Arsenè/Pep/Carlo/whoever We Trust” is one of football’s most common stadium banners – a fan base expressing their faith in said leader on the basis of trust. I don’t trust Luis Enrique, and frankly nobody else should either. Let me be clear, this does not mean I am advocating for his dismissal or further demonizing the near satanic reputation of the board many relish in perpetuating for appointing him. I don’t trust Luis Enrique because he has given me no reason to.

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Barça B-Las Palmas: Free fall continued (0-2)

Barça B-Las Palmas: Free fall continued (0-2)

New Year, same old story for Barça B. The reserves surely had one of their toughest challenges in their hands with the opponent being the league leader, but one would still expect Eusebio’s men to make a notable effort. The league leaders left Barcelona with three points in the bag after a game during which they barely had to stretch their feet to overcome the tame challenge presented by the hosts. Eusebio’s team seemed lost in space once more, with the players seemingly coaching themselves against a rival that came to the Miniestadi with a clear aim and an even clearer plan. Read more…

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Live Match Chat: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona

Live Match Chat: Real Sociedad vs FC Barcelona

totalBarça welcomes you all to the Liga game between Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona! Are you ready?

Sunday, January 4, 2014 @ 15:00 Barcelona time – Convert to local time

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Café con leche: January 4, 2015

Café con leche: January 4, 2015

Everyday Spain’s near 20 million football fans visit their local news stand, pick up their preferred periodical poison and either delight or disgust in the latest happenings of their favorite club. And whether Marca in Madrid or Mundo Deportivo in Catalonia, a café con leche is always part of the morning football ritual. So pour one yourself and find out what’s happening today in Barça nation.

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The Front: Sport (4.1.2015)

the front sport jan 4 2015

HOT LEAGUE

BARÇA, IN THE ANOETA, AND MADRID, IN THE MESTALLA, PLAY FOR KEY POINTS

The azulgrana team can be leader, at a match behind Madrid, if Real wins and the whites lose

Messi wants to begin the year scoring and Cristiano will encounter a hostile atmosphere

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January 4, 2015

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (4.1.2015)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: Result!

Luis Enrique versus the Anoeta curse


January 3, 2015

Café con leche: January 3, 2015

The Front: Mundo Deportivo (3.1.2015)

The Front: Sport (3.1.2015)

Cartoon of the Day: Sport

Picture of the day: Hold still, Neymar


January 2, 2015

Café con leche: January 2, 2015

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