Tag Archives: Barcelona

Arsenal, Arsenal…

A few quick thoughts before the big Arsenal/Udinese Champions League qualifier this afternoon: I’m really curious to see who Arsene Wenger sends out as his starting XI for this match. I don’t expect wholesale changes, but I’d be extremely surprised … Continue reading

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FC Barcelona: Champions

This 3-1 victory was no fluke.  Barcelona were by far the best team in Europe, and the universe beyond, this season and it was fitting that they gallantly carved up a Manchester United side with delirious, ultimately, silly pretensions to … Continue reading

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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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Rewinds – Vol. IV

– It’s surprising and a little sad that all of the quarterfinal Champions League ties appear to be over after just one leg, save for the United/Chelsea clash.  This has been a wild and wacky year in Europe so I … Continue reading

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