Lionel Messi is one of the world's greatest soccer players. So why is he forgotten
in his own home town?
posted by Chrysostom
on Oct 9, 2012 -
Allas creates surprisingly novel highlight clips of FC Barcelona, perhaps the most talented football/soccer team of the moment. This fifteen minute video
illustrates Barcelona’s tactics, and serves as an introduction to aspects of the beautiful game that were previously invisible to novices like me. [more inside]
posted by ferdydurke
on Nov 8, 2011 -
There is one argument
that has taken the soccer world by storm: Can Barcelona
win on a cold, windy, night at The Britannia Stadium, home of Stoke City?
Andy Gray (talked about on the Blue before
) when he said: “I don’t know if Barcelona have ever gone to a place like the Britannia Stadium and suffered the kind of onslaught from Tony Pulis’ team of long throws and free-kicks or been up to a place like Blackburn and been beaten up by their long ball into the box.”
There has certainly been analysis
of this thorny question
Of course, Stoke is in the Europa league this year. If they were to win the competition and advance to a Champions league spot, we might actually see this fixture.
posted by josher71
on Oct 17, 2011 -
Barcelona may or may not be the greatest soccer team of all time, as some now claim, but watching them is one of the prime viewing pleasures of our sports era. Can it get any better?
posted by ecourbanist
on May 4, 2011 -
At the beginning of the '09 season a young rookie coach named Pep Guardiola was appointed manager
of FC Barcelona, one of the top teams in European football. One year later, the team plays 19th December in Abu Dhabi against Estudiantes for the Club World Cup, the cusp of association football season. Guardiola had taken a talented but stagnating team to the top, a prometean figure that brought the philosophy he had inherited
playing for historical player Johann Cruyff almost 20 years before. [more inside]
posted by valdesm
on Dec 17, 2009 -