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…

One man down

One man down. After the verification process, one of the precandidates who appeared to make the cut now abandons the race. Emili Rousaud presented on Monday 2,501 signatures, a slim margin from the 2,257 required. As days passed, suspicions increased…

Spanish Supercup

Normally, the Spanish Supercup would be the most insignificant of all titles. This year, though, we see everything differently. Now the Supercup is, realistically and also objectively, the most accessible trophy for us. Two wins, and champions. A piece of…

600 up for Sergio Busquets

600 up for Sergio Busquets. Only Xavi, Lionel Messi and Andrés Iniesta have reached that many appearances for Barça. Busi is a player whose greatest campaigns of support have never come from the media or fans, but from those who…

New wages

And Javier Tebas pricked the bubble. La Liga announced this week new wage caps for all clubs in the Spanish first and second tiers, calculated to minimise the number of arrangements with creditors in professional football. Each club has a…

Pedri is a treasure

Pedri is a treasure. After talks that he was not ready for big games, that he was not a winger.Masterclass against Juventus to announce himself to the world. Exhibition in his reading of the game, pirouettes, dribbles, changes of pace…

Analysing Ousmane Dembele

Analysing Ousmane Dembele requires much more detail than the impulsive reactions we are too used to when it comes to discussing him — when defending a player, many times some fans try to instead criticise a teammate or person. Assessing…

Alejandro Balde will be out for six weeks

17-year-old La Masia left-back Alejandro Balde will be out for six weeks after he suffered an ankle sprain during last weekend’s friendly loss from Barça B against Cornella. For his reaction, taken off on a stretcher and covering his face,…