Mikel Arteta

Build-ups are the litmus test for possession-based teams, and how organised and successful they are in progressing the ball out from the back tells much about how organised and successful they are in the other phases. It’s here where you…

Oscar Mingueza.

It is very important that we, the team and everyone, continue to gain confidence in Oscar Mingueza. Despite the defeat and two goals conceded against Sevilla, his performance at the Sanchez Pizjuan was very reassuring and exactly what we needed…

Russian roulette

Welcome to this Barça, a Russian roulette. We had seen it last season, for example, but this campaign it is being particularly dramatic. And this game was certainly particularly dramatic. We deserved to be leading in the first half, then…

Tough Situation

Barcelona’s situation is so tough that every euro we get will have to go directly to one of its creditors. Worryingly, the club owes much more in the short term﹙€602m﹚than what we can generate﹙84m﹚. To survive with our current ownership…

Ousmane. Unpredictable player.

Ousmane. A perplexing, unpredictable player, sometimes incredibly talented, sometimes remarkably frustrating. You never know what to expect with Dembele, a box of surprises capable of the best and the worst. Capable of having a funny penalty miss, capable of scoring…

Copa del Rey

This season, the Copa del Rey will gain more meaning for us than ever. After the disappointment in the Spanish Supercup, where we were favourites but showed we were not competitive enough, tomorrow we will start in the round of…

Clement Lenglet

Clement Lenglet is at a low ebb since arriving to Barcelona in 2018. He has never been an aggressive ball winner, despite his contradictory red cards or errors have always suggested he struggles in do-or-die situations in which he is…

It has been a week of intense

Antoine Griezmann’s positivity felt more solitary than ever yesterday, but such celebrations, and basically his goals, were the main and only positives for Barcelona last night. It has been a week of intense and extreme emotions, with those against Athletic…

Frustrating match from Barça B

Frustrating match from Barça B. Not for the performance in particular, but for the misfortune and for being one of those days in which nothing works for you but for the rivals. After 3 consecutive wins, Barcelona visited leaders Nastic…

Carles Tusquets is to blame

The chances of the elections being held on the 24th look increasingly slim. And Carles Tusquets is to blame. On 27 October, Josep Maria Bartomeu resigned and the new Managing Commission had 40–90 days to call for elections. The elections…