El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 1)

El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 1)

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa, a fully licensed coach in UK, about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.

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El Pivote: The Keys to El Clásico

El Pivote: The Keys to El Clásico

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa, a fully licensed coach in UK, about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.

Apologies for taking so long to write another column, new job and all that………but what better time to swing back into action than, simply put, the biggest game in world football bar none. El Pivote will pick out the key tactical battles where the game may be won or lost.

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El Pivote: Same old Barça?

El Pivote: Same old Barça?

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa, a fully licensed coach in UK, about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.

Before the new season starts, El Pivote will discuss what to expect from the new season, with a new superstar and a new captain steering the ship. Will it be a dream season before sailing off into the Brazilian sunset next summer, or will Tata turn the team into the Titanic? Let us analyse!

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El Pivote: Summer Holiday Report Cards (Part 2)

El Pivote: Summer Holiday Report Cards (Part 2)

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa, a fully licensed coach in UK, about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.

The dust has settled on last season. Now that we have the last few games of the season out of our minds, a quick reflection on the players’ performances over the course of the entire 2012/13 season is a good starting point for focusing on what we need from the players for the new season.

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El Pivote: Milan on the flight path…again

El Pivote: Milan on the flight path…again

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana. We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

Back from its winter break, El Pivote will focus on what Tito Vilanova and Jordi Roura should be concentrating on when it comes to team affairs in order to bring important trophies back to Catalunya at the end of this season.

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El Pivote: The common cold

El Pivote: The common cold

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

This week on El Pivote, we will assess the tiny dip in form since the fantastic victory at Malaga 10 days ago, and look ahead to the trip back to Andalusia followed by the La Liga visit of Osasuna.

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El Pivote: Bombshell from Valdés

El Pivote: Bombshell from Valdés

El Pivote (The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana. We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

El Pivote is back with a bang to fully discuss the controversial decision from Víctor Valdés to announce that he will not be renewing his contract at the club past 2014.

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El Pivote: Heightened Expectations

El Pivote: Heightened Expectations

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana. We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

El Pivote returns for the new year with a discussion about expectations for the second half of the season and we comment on a few players, some of which is fallout from Monday’s Ballon d’Or awards.

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El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 2)

El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 2)

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona. From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana. We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

Here is the second instalment of El Pivote’s Christmas Holiday report cards!  The first instalment can be found here.

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El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 1)

El Pivote: Christmas Holiday Report Cards (Part 1)

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is Blaugrana   We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

As millions of young Barcelona fans around the world will be bringing home their report cards from school this week, El Pivote will attempt to give the players their respective grades as well.

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El Pivote: Papering over the Crack?

El Pivote: Papering over the Crack?

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

We return this week* with more discussion on Messi’s dominant role in the team and also whether or not his brilliance is somewhat overshadowing a few factors that Vilanova still needs to work on. totalBarça looks to redress the balance.

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El Pivote: The Way Forward

El Pivote: The Way Forward

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

In this week’s edition of El Pivote we will cover the league challengers, the brilliance of La Masia and one of its best ever exponents.

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El Pivote: Vilanova’s Honeymoon Period is Over

El Pivote: Vilanova’s Honeymoon Period is Over

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

In this week’s edition of El Pivote we will consolidate what we have learned about Barcelona under Vilanova this season and consider how well set up we are, or not, for the rest of the campaign.

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El Pivote: Defensive Deficiencies

El Pivote: Defensive Deficiencies

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

This week on El Pivote we will examine certain defensive woes from the last couple of games.

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El Pivote: The Ballon d’Or debate

El Pivote: The Ballon d’Or debate

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

This week’s El Pivote is simple. We will delve into the Ballon d’Or debate – once and for all!

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El Pivote: Dubious Defence & Midfield Malarky

El Pivote: Dubious Defence & Midfield Malarky

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

This week on El Pivote there is more defensive dilemma discussion and we outline Tito’s exact tactical deployment so far this season.

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El Pivote: The Inaugural

El Pivote: The Inaugural

El Pivote (or The Pivot) is a weekly totalBarça column by Anoop Jethwa about the trials and tribulations of FC Barcelona.  From the positives to the negatives, this piece will dive deep into the living fabric that is blaugrana.  We welcome your thoughts and feedback in the comments section.

Just over a week after securing our eight point lead over our greatest rivals, the bunch of games since the previous international break provides us with plenty over which to ponder for the next set of games. This week on El Pivote, we shall discuss the centre back crisis, Montoya’s promotion to the first eleven and the Cesc-Iniesta combination.

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