Football Collective: A totalBarça Partnership

Football Collective: A totalBarça Partnership

We hope that totalBarça has been (and will always be) your preferred destination for fulfilling your prideful, critical and soulful longings to our club, FC Barcelona.

It has been five exciting years, but we can never rest on our laurels. Lucho knows that; we know that. Therefore, our culé community is about to change. totalBarça will be joining a new network comprised of a selection of football sites to form what is called Football Collective. This collective has been created to bring together fan communities of the top 16 clubs in European football.

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The little big Dane: An interview with Allan Simonsen

The little big Dane: An interview with Allan Simonsen

If you have been a long time culé, or simply a Dane, the name Allan Simonsen would ring a bell. The former Danish international spent three years of his career in FC Barcelona. Born in 1952 in Vejle, Denmark, Allan quickly showed his potential as a footballer and by the age of 20 he signed a professional contract with Borussia Mönchengladbach, which resulted in three championships in a row. In 1977, Allan joined the company of players such as Johan Cruyff and Franz Beckenbauer by winning the Ballon D’or, the first and only Danish footballer to achieve this prize.

In the summer of ’79 Allan joined FC Barcelona and he quickly proved to be a fan favourite. With the same characteristics of some of today’s Barcelona players, Allan was named “El pequeño gran danés,” meaning the little big Dane. He was a small but quick footballer who wasn’t afraid of taking on defenders. In 1981, Barcelona won the Copa Del Rey and the year after, Allan scored the decisive goal in the 2-1 victory over Standard Liége to help Barça win the European Cup Winners Cup final. Barcelona brought in Diego Maradona that summer and because of the regulations on foreigners, Allan decided to leave the club. Allan Simonsen is said to have played some of his best football in the Blaugrana jersey and totalBarça had the opportunity to have a talk with the Danish hall of famer, or “the gentle man of football” as he is called back home. Read more after the jump!

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We’ve got mail: An open letter to Neymar

We’ve got mail: An open letter to Neymar

It has been a while since we have had something submitted to share with the totalBarça community. This one is a good one, it is different, and it is dedicated to Neymar Jr.

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #8

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #8

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its eigth donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $4,000 in a span of just 21 months!

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Help Wanted: totalBarça recruitment (2014 edition)

Help Wanted: totalBarça recruitment (2014 edition)

Things are changing at FC Barcelona. You can smell it coming. At totalBarça, we are also looking to change – specifically to grow its squad in preparation for the next season of FC Barcelona. If you have the drive, commitment, and desire to be part of a team that prides itself on supporting and growing one of the most unique fan communities on the planet, consider applying for one of the following  positions at totalBarça. All positions are permanent team positions; therefore, you must be willing to contribute fully to this team (and community) on an ongoing basis.  Please note that anyone from anywhere in the world can apply.

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CONTEST: The totalBarça community are all monkeys

CONTEST: The totalBarça community are all monkeys

A number of us at totalBarça have been at this project for a number of years now. Your support for our project is the single most important thing that keeps us motivated. Second most important is our community’s support for UNICEF. And it’s during instances like #weareallmonkeys that provide newly injected motivations. There are many viewpoints on the matter, but here we would like to consider this our contribution as another single step towards eradicating racism. As mentioned in our original post for this campaign: “We are all people, all humans, each of us vulnerable to the same fears and all of us capable of the same dreams.”

With that, we’d like to invite you to submit your “we are all monkeys” image. Let’s show the world how our community can come together and support this now infamous occurrence. More good news after the jump.

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We’ve got mail: What’s under your glass?

We’ve got mail: What’s under your glass?

Recently, we reminisced and re-featured a video of Andrés Iniesta scoring that infamous goal versus Chelsea at the Stamford Bridge from five years ago. It’s moments like these that put chills down your spine, take your breath away…and all that good stuff. What if you could keep a memory like that right on your desk or table or bar? In this edition of We’ve got mail, we show you how it can be done.

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We’ve got mail: Homenaje a Tito

We’ve got mail: Homenaje a Tito

Saying goodbye is never easy. We would like to express our thoughts, just once more, to Tito Vilanova. In this edition of We’ve got mail, a student from Vienna, Austria, wrote a letter in his Spanish course expressing his respect and gratitude to the Blaugrana coach.

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #7

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #7

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its seventh donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $3,500 in a span of just 18 months!

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Contest: The return of Leo

Contest: The return of Leo

We have all missed Lionel Messi and his return to health and form are on all our minds.  We wish him tremendous luck in 2014 and beyond!  In celebrating his return, totalBarça and 3Nil have teamed up to host a giveaway contest.  More  details after the jump:

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #6

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #6

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its sixth donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $2,500 in a span of just 15 months!

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Happy birthday, totalBarça!

Happy birthday, totalBarça!

Exactly one year ago, totalBarça set out as a team and fan community to fulfill a vision known as The totalBarça Project.  Today, on totalBarça’s fourth birthday, we continue to pursue this and show our true colours by supporting the values that are Barça.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: FC Barcelona vs Sevilla

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: Valencia vs FC Barcelona

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: FC Barcelona vs Atl. Madrid

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: Malaga vs FC Barcelona

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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We’ve got mail: Is that Pique?

We’ve got mail: Is that Pique?

When it comes to sporting brands, everyone has their favourites. We don’t discriminate too much at totalBarça. If it has Blaugrana, we’ll likely share it with you.

In this edition of We’ve got mail, a recent Nike ad that went viral is not only inspiring but also has Pique in it as the only footballing representative in the spot.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: Atl. Madrid vs FC Barcelona

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

totalBarça presents Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game.  Brought to you by Footynews!

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your Blaugrana insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching.  It’s time for you to…

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match: FC Barcelona vs Levante

More game and prize details after the jump. 

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match:Malaysia XI vs FC Barcelona

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match:Thailand vs FC Barcelona

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match:FC Barcelona vs Santos

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match:Lechia Gdansk vs FC Barcelona

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

For upcoming match:Valerenga vs FC Barcelona

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

Bayern Munich vs FC Barcelona

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

Coach Culé: The Ultimate Prediction Game

This is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football, but also your psychological insight by cracking the code of Barça’s coaching:

Predict FC Barcelona’s Starting Lineup

This is not (as in: N-O-T) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the 11 names you think will start the game. Lineups posted in the comments sections will not be considered as valid entries for the game.

Join us after the jump to take part in Coach Culé.

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Return of The Ultimate Prediction Game

Return of The Ultimate Prediction Game

We have worked hard, flexed our programming muscle and are now ready to present to everyone the return of what was once known as totalBarça’s Ultimate Prediction Game. The match line-up prediction game returns as Coach Culé and we are very pleased to finally release it to the totalBarça community once again!

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We’ve got mail: FCBarça Zimbabwe

We’ve got mail: FCBarça Zimbabwe

It feels like it has been quite some time since we have received any correspondence from organized culé groups/clubs/penyas, so we were quite excited to have received one recently.  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature the largest Barca fan club from Southern Africa!

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The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #4

The totalBarça Project: UNICEF Contribution #4

totalBarça is pleased to announce that it has contributed its fourth donation to UNICEF in the amount of $500 via The totalBarca Project.  This brings our tally to $2,000 in a short span of just nine months!

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We’ve got mail: Happy Nowruz!

We’ve got mail: Happy Nowruz!

There are numerous celebrations that mankind partake in – most are often wondrous and make us think, reflect and appreciate.   A totalBarça reader did just that when ringing in the Iranian/Persian new year this past March 20, 2013.  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we are excited to share with you a letter that was sent in to us that reflects on this culé’s passion for Barça in helping him celebrate Nowruz.

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