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  1. Time ticking for crucial Barca rebuild

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona are well and truly involved in the summer transfer frenzy after a season in which no significant silverware was achieved. The many underperforming players within the squad left fans and, for the first time in years, the board calling for dr...

    Blog | May 31, 2014
  2. Season Review: Barcelona

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona have finished the season with only the Spanish Supercopa to their name, a return that is just shy of unacceptable considering the huge amount of talent that Gerardo Martino had at his disposal. While it is true that the Argentinean manager ...

    Blog | May 21, 2014
  3. The better team won: Barca must move on

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona drew 1-1 against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou in Matchday 38 of La Liga. Alexis Sanchez scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 67 percent of possession, created 11 goalscoring chances and attempted seven shots, four of them on t...

    Blog | May 17, 2014
  4. Barca's final push toward Liga title

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona have a chance to win La Liga in the decisive match against Atletico Madrid at the majestic Camp Nou on Saturday. Considering the many difficult moments on and off the pitch that the Blaugranas have been forced to endure this season, it is c...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  5. Barca must not miss this unexpected chance

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona will be La Liga champions if they win their two remaining matches, away at Elche and at home against Atletico Madrid. It's an unlikely situation, especially after under-pressure manager Gerardo Martino and club captain Xavi blamed a lac...

    Blog | May 10, 2014
  6. Luis Enrique would be right hire for Barca

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta met with Barcelona legend and current Celta manager Luis Enrique on Monday. Officially, club sources will argue that the former teammates at international level only arranged the meeting for a quick catc...

    Blog | May 07, 2014
  7. Barca should sack Martino and start afresh

    Francesc Tomas

    After allowing a catastrophic last-minute goal at the Camp Nou against Getafe which many predicted would destroy their chances of winning La Liga, Barcelona were given an unexpected lifeline on Sunday and are now back in the title race -- Atletico Ma...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  8. Barcelona's never-ending roller coaster

    Francesc Tomas

    By now, we already know that football is a funny old game. Every strike, every result, every detail both on and off the pitch has the potential to tip the fine balance between failure and success. In the case of Barcelona, however, the speed at wh...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  9. The memory of Tito Vilanova lifts Barca

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved an emotional 2-3 win against Villarreal at El Madrigal in Matchday 35 of La Liga. Two own goals from Gabriel and Mateo Musacchio bailed the Catalan club out of losing and Lionel Messi sealed the win with a 83rd minute. The team ...

    Blog | April 27, 2014
  10. Tito Vilanova: An exemplary life dedicated to Barca

    Francesc Tomas

    Tito Vilanova has tragically lost his battle against cancer and passed away after a courageous fight. Just 45 when he passed away, he will always be remembered as a humble man who stayed true to his roots and devoted his life to defending the Blaugra...

    Blog | April 26, 2014
  11. La Liga not over yet for Barcelona

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona had reached a critical point in the season after losing three games in three different competitions that made every chance of success virtually impossible. Huge criticism was fired from every corner of the world, evenly directed at the boar...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  12. Messi must be the key to Barca's future

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona are struggling to pick up the pieces after a desperately forgettable week which saw all their hopes of silverware this season virtually thrown out of the window. The below-par performances in each and every one of the three competitions ent...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  13. Barca's Copa loss is a blessing in disguise

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona were defeated 2-1 by Real Madrid at the Mestalla in the Copa del Rey final. Marc Bartra scored the goal for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 65 percent of possession, created 12 goal-scoring chances and attempted 10 shots, four on target and one ...

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  14. Barcelona teetering on the brink of chaos

    Francesc Tomas

    After yet another abysmal result against a team that are firmly involved in the relegation battle, Barcelona no longer depend on their own results in order to defend their La Liga crown this season. Add the disappointing defeat against Atletico Madri...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  15. Back off Messi: Lack of institutional vision to blame

    Francesc Tomas

    The Barcelona community isn't used to dealing with failure. The huge amount of success the Catalans have enjoyed in recent years has made some Cules lose an essential degree of perspective. Accepting that Barcelona's opponents in the Champions League...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  16. Disappointing Barca crash out of Europe

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona lost 1-0 (2-1 in aggregate) to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals. The Blaugrana enjoyed 75 percent of possession, created 12 goal-scoring chances and attempted nine shots, three ...

    Blog | April 09, 2014