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Jason Leslie

No margin for error

The final countdown for La Liga starts tomorrow, and now there will really be no margin for error. It has been a rollercoaster of a campaign for all teams, but after the last international break, we now enter into the…

Mateu Alemany

Mateu Alemany has everything to be very important at Barcelona: he is a very good friend of Joan Laporta﹙so he has his full trust﹚, has vast experience and a great reputation in La Liga, and will have a central role…

A big worry

A big worry now is: how will the international break affect Barça? Obviously the teams that are in a positive streak (or very positive, in our case) are those who are most upset by having to halt their activity. Plus…

Our messiah. Our father.

Five years already without our prophet. Our messiah. Our father. A person who, as soon as he arrived as a player in 1973, fell in love with our club, our city and our country straight away. The affection, obviously, was…

It is a brand of football.

Positional play can, paradoxically, be positionless. Positional play or Juego de posicion is a style of play, best epitomised by Pep Guardiola at present, that is very broad in its forms. It is a brand of football that emphasises on…

Day 1 of the new Joan Laporta era.

Day 1 of the new Joan Laporta era. He can now take office and start getting his hands dirty. As he has repeated many times, the key is to “roll up our sleeves and work, work and work”. These were…

David Alaba

There are very few players who can be world-class in +2 positions, but David Alaba is one of them. One of those footballers who offer their managers an infinite palette with all technical, tactical, cognitive and physical aptitudes to experiment…

It’s all roses right now

It’s all roses right now. There is euphoria for the return of a Barça, in terms of model and philosophy, that should have never left and was trapped by people that wanted to degrade it simply out of rage. But…

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…