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The Barca Plan B Debate

  After Barcelona’s defeat to Milan, it didn’t take long for many to get their views across that the Catalans desperately needed a Plan B; meaning that in games like that, they need to be able to have a different option, should things not go to plan. Twitter timelines were the primary location for a […]

FIFA: Messi Doesn’t Hold Goalscoring Record

When the great Lionel Messi scored his 86th goal of 2012 it was thought he had again wrote his name into the record books. Yet soon after he had reached this great feat claims emerged that in fact the real record for goals in a calendar year was much higher. The first of which came […]

Barca Soar While Simeone Faces Reality

It was as typical a weekend you will get in La Liga with some sublime football, a couple predictable results and even a sacking. Standard. Barca was at home to Athletic Bilbao in a romping 5-1 victory which has secured their best ever start to La Liga. The football hipsters of yesteryear (or, last year […]

The Development of A Modern Day Winger

Currently in football there is a trend towards the narrow style of Barcelona, where the vast majority of attacks are passing moves, executed through the centre of the opposition’s defence. Therefore one could be forgiven for suggesting that the winger is as outdated as the traditional tall centre forward. This view could be justified by […]

The Top 3 La Liga Spanish Stars To Look Out For This Season

With lots of attention surrounding the young English produce, pundits are forgetting that Spain still hold the rights of bringing up the next generation of world-class players to the game. With the likes of Iker Casilas and Xavi staying in Spain for all their career, and being brought up and trained in Spain, is rather […]

Is Messi The Best Player In The World?

  The debate of Ronaldo or Messi seems to have gone on for ever. With many people favouring Messi over Ronaldo, but would Messi be just as good or better at another club? Does the fact he is surrounded by players such as Xavi and Iniesta boost his rating? A sportsman is defined by what […]

Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2 El Clasico Review

  Barcelona 2 Real Madrid 2: Draw Fair Result In The End As soon as Angel di Maria had a shot whistle over the bar in the 6th minute, the pace was set for a frantic El Clasico, played at breakneck speed in front of a bloodthirsty crowd. Barcelona adopted a more conserved passing game, […]