Category Archives: Spanish Football

Homemade Blaugrana (I will be wearing one on Saturday)

photo by Sergio Peres/Reuters I was wasting my time the other day looking at actual news on the New York Times website when I noticed an article there by Jere Longman entitled “Lionel Messi – Boy Genius.”  It’s a good … Continue reading

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Barcelona and Baudrillard

I’m still sifting through the tantrums, meltdowns, crushed trophies, crude, overwrought psych jobs, promos, conspiracy theories and accusations of racism that have emerged in the wake of the mini-El Clasico marathon of the past month.  Essentially, I have no coherent … Continue reading

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Into Crypts of Copa del Reys (Finals ed.) Barcelona and Real Madrid: content may explode under pressure

So the conventional wisdom and narrative emerging from Saturday’s match was that Madrid played too conservatively and in some bizarre fashion confessed to their inferiority by doing so.  Barca legend Johan Cruyff went so far as to label Madrid’s approach … Continue reading

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I’ll have 4 El Clasicos, please

What kind of ill-informed lunatic would take it upon themselves to write that numerous, bonus versions of El Clasico could even possibly be a little bit of a bad thing.  I apologize.  Sometimes my logic is 43% burnt. Here are … Continue reading

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La Liga Links

I’m sorry that our La Liga coverage has been erratic the past few weeks.  My somewhat spotty Serie A fixation has taken over again and I’ve been writing and reading more about recent developments in Italy.  There is so much … Continue reading

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Cheap Thoughts Part I.

Are Barca slowing down a little?  Or are teams at least starting to finally figure out more effective ways to defend and contain them?  I continue to notice how much Carles Puyol’s absence effects this team, tactically and from a … Continue reading

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Barsenal!

Even with a cursory glance at our fair site, you should be able to tell that Arsenal and Barca are our favorite teams and without them there probably wouldn’t be a blog.  So today’s fixture has been anticipated more than … Continue reading

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