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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We’ve got mail: “For the Love of the Ball”

We’ve got mail: “For the Love of the Ball”

An avid reader of totalBarça recently contacted us in sharing the release of his new book dedicated to the inner workings of La Masia. In this edition of We’ve got mail, we get to know the author and his newly published book, which is available on Amazon.

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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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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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We’ve got mail: FIFA 14 trailer

We’ve got mail: FIFA 14 trailer

You have to wonder sometimes what makes a major gaming company like EA Sports want to feature so much of Lionel Messi and FC Barcelona.  Is it due to Messi’s globally recognized footballing skills?  Or FC Barcelona’s growing marketability as a sporting organization?  Perhaps it’s the combination of both?  Nevertheless, in this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature a splendid promotional video that appears to be EA’s official FIFA 14 trailer at the annual Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), which takes place in Los Angeles, USA, from June 11-13.

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We’ve got mail: Is Manchestery City defender Kompany Barcelona-bound?

We’ve got mail: Is Manchestery City defender Kompany Barcelona-bound?

He’s been a fixture at the heart of the Manchester City defence, showing coolness under pressure and being a shining example to some of his more inconsistent teammates. Vincent Kompany has been the reigning Premier League champions’ best performer over the past couple of years, but could he be ready for a change of scenery this summer?

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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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We’ve got mail: Quit smoking with Barça

We’ve got mail: Quit smoking with Barça

In keeping with the programs at FC Barcelona, we wanted to mention a campaign they are currently supporting – the “Quit smoking with Barça” initiative.  One of the agencies working with FCB on this project reached out to totalBarça and we are pleased to spread the word of this healthy campaign.

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We’ve got mail: BarçaWelt

We’ve got mail: BarçaWelt

In continuing with our exposure of other worldwide Barça fan communities, let’s hop over from Romania to Germany.  For this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature a site that two brothers created in 2011 – all inspired by yours truly…

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We’ve got mail: Romania represents

We’ve got mail: Romania represents

As most of you know, here at totalBarça we enjoy hearing about new projects being spawned from fans’ passions for FC Barcelona.  We were recently contacted by one of the founders of a newly created Barça fan and news site out of Romania.  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we explore further how this project came about and what inspired the project.

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We’ve got mail: The man who saved Barça

We’ve got mail: The man who saved Barça

For history buffs, there can never be enough nice to know bits of knowledge out there.  And when it comes to history that relates to FC Barcelona, how does a history lesson get any better?  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we share something that totalBarça friend and author, Richard Fitzpatrick, sent in.  Richard was recently on assignment to cover Storymap, a website run by two Irish gentlemen that features true stories from Dublin.  One of the video features was on Patrick O’Connell.  If you don’t know who Mr. O’Connell is and what he did for FC Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War – you’re in for a treat!

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We’ve got mail: The DNA of FC Barcelona

We’ve got mail: The DNA of FC Barcelona

totalBarça was recently contacted by Fanbrandz – an organization that specializes in sports branding.  In this edition of We’ve got mail we bring you the article that Fanbrandz shared with us in order to explore the Barça brand and how it is rooted in the organization,  squads, and fans.  

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We’ve got mail: Contest winners gallery

We’ve got mail: Contest winners gallery

Last October, totalBarça held a contest to give away Graham Hunter’s updated version of Barca: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World. We are pleased to announce that all three winners have received their books from publisher BackPage Press and in this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature their prizes among other things.

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We’ve got mail: Year in review (2012)

We’ve got mail: Year in review (2012)

We’ve had a big year.  What do I mean by ‘we’?  You, us, FCB – and everything else in between.  This unique We’ve got mail series started a couple years ago because of all the intriguing mail we receive in our inbox.  I assure you that we read each and every one of your messages even though we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s request, we try our best to.  So what were the highlights of 2012′s WGMs?  Let’s take a look…

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We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it 3

We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it 3

There’s just something about our culé community here that just love their cakes and their Barça.  We also like nice surprises.  So in this edition of We’ve got mail, we share with you a fun letter from someone in Croatia…

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We’ve got mail: FCB TeamCam

We’ve got mail: FCB TeamCam

The folks behind the impressive app known as FCB TeamCam recently contacted totalBarça to see if we could help spread the news of its launch.  We thought about it for about half a second and came to the conclusion: heck yeah!  Check out what this of this new and dynamic fan-based app is all about after the jump.

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We’ve got mail: Spreading the word

We’ve got mail: Spreading the word

When it comes to contributing to totalBarça’s community, there are many organizations that have stepped up.  From authors and publishers to ticketing agents and accommodations to electronics and designers.  There’s more and we can’t thank them all nearly enough.  Recently, we were approached by a banner/sign/magnet manufacturer.  Curious to see what they were able to do for us?  Also, what they can possibly do for you and other culés?

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We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it 2

We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it 2

Do you like cake?  It seems that culés sure do.  Not only did we feature a birthday cake creation in the last post for We’ve got mail, but it started something very interesting.  This week, we have a reader write in to us showing off another FCB birthday cake… along with ‘Messi’?

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We’ve got mail: Where to stay in Barcelona

We’ve got mail: Where to stay in Barcelona

Most of the readers here at totalBarça would likely be more than happy to watch FC Barcelona play regardless of where the pitch is.  Of course, how great would it be if it was the Camp Nou, in the city of Barcelona, and in the region of Catalonia?  There’s no place like a club’s home base, I think we can all agree.

We were recently contacted by an accommodations provider in Barcelona and the organization has graciously offered a discount to the totalBarça community – for all those interested in booking a place to stay during their visit to Barcelona.

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We’ve got mail: Where to buy FC Barcelona match tickets

We’ve got mail: Where to buy FC Barcelona match tickets

We often receive emails about asking how to purchase tickets for FC Barcelona matches, at the Camp Nou, and even for away games.  Instead of generically saying: “Please refer to the official site…“, we can now excitedly say: “We know where you can get tickets !

No, it’s not totalBarça that will begin selling tickets to games.  In this edition of We’ve got mail, we feature an official ticketing agent for FCB who reached out to us and we are pleased to share their offering with you.

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We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it too

We’ve got mail: Have your cake and eat it too

As most of you know, we like to share unique culé experiences that are sent to us at totalBarça.  We thought it would be nice make this edition of We’ve got mail around the theme of cake.

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We’ve got mail: The FIFA Factor

We’ve got mail: The FIFA Factor

Recently, ESPN blog writer Roger Bennett, wrote a piece regarding the influence of EA Sports’ FIFA franchise and how its presence in the US market has been satisfying not only the football faithful but also growing the love and knowledge for national and international football.

In this edition of We’ve got mail, we will link you to the original article and show you a few highlights.  Indeed, there is a FC Barcelona twist to this.

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We’ve got mail: Dream come true

We’ve got mail: Dream come true

Some, if not most, fans of FC Barcelona have to wait some length of time before getting the opportunity to watch their favourite team play live in a stadium.  If only we were all so lucky to live in or near the city of Barcelona, right?  I think most you know what I mean.  In this edition of WGM, we hear from a reader of totalBarça who recently had the pleasure of entering the realms of Camp Nou while FCB played their arch rivals.

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We’ve got mail: A birthday gift

We’ve got mail: A birthday gift

With totalBarça’s three year anniversary, we wanted to treat ourselves with something nice.  Not that contributing to UNICEF wasn’t a great enough gift.

We had the pleasure of working with Dan Leydon, who is a designer that contributed to Graham Hunter’s award winning book - Barça: The Making of the Greatest Team in the World (BackPage Press).  What sort of project did we end up working on with Dan?  You will have to continue reading to find out…

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Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 5 of 5)

Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 5 of 5)

In celebrating totalBarça’s third anniversary, we wanted to share with the community ‘what totalBarça means to you’.  We accepted your birthday wishes between September 1 – 8 and now we are thrilled to present all the kind words which were received.  Our team would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to submit something.

Without further ado, we present to you the 4th edition to how you are celebrating 3 years with us…

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Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 4 of 5)

Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 4 of 5)

In celebrating totalBarça’s third anniversary, we wanted to share with the community ‘what totalBarça means to you’.  We accepted your birthday wishes between September 1 – 8 and now we are thrilled to present all the kind words which were received.  Our team would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to submit something.

Without further ado, we present to you the 4th edition to how you are celebrating 3 years with us…

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Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 3 of 5)

Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 3 of 5)

In celebrating totalBarça’s third anniversary, we wanted to share with the community ‘what totalBarça means to you’.  We accepted your birthday wishes between September 1 – 8 and now we are thrilled to present all the kind words which were received.  Our team would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to submit something.

Without further ado, we present to you the 3nd edition to how you are celebrating 3 years with us…

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Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 2 of 5)

Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 2 of 5)

In celebrating totalBarça’s third anniversary, we wanted to share with the community ‘what totalBarça means to you’.  We accepted your birthday wishes between September 1 – 8 and now we are thrilled to present all the kind words which were received.  Our team would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to submit something.

Without further ado, we present to you the 2nd edition to how you are celebrating 3 years with us…

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Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 1 of 5)

Celebrating 3 years with everyone…(Part 1 of 5)

In celebrating totalBarça’s third anniversary, we wanted to share with the community ‘what totalBarça means to you’.  We accepted your birthday wishes between September 1 – 8 and now we are thrilled to present all the kind words which were received.  Our team would like to thank each and everyone of you for taking the time to submit something.

Without further ado, we present to you the 1st edition to how you are celebrating 3 years with us…

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