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  1. Lowered standards push Barcelona to the brink

    Graham Hunter

    Anyone who has taken any kind of evangelical joy from the quality of football which FC Barcelona have been playing since autumn 2008 will have been distressed, perhaps traumatized, by what they watched on Saturday. The fact the Spanish champions l...

    Blog | March 11, 2014
  2. Carlo Ancelotti hopes to turn around poor fortunes vs. Barcelona

    Graham Hunter

    It isn't just because of the no-smoking rule at the Camp Nou that Carlo Ancelotti's relationship with FC Barcelona, as both a player and a coach, can be characterized as a tale of close but no cigar. The Italian, who will coach in his first Clasi...

    Blog | October 24, 2013
  3. Barca's style evolution could prove costly

    Graham Hunter

    It's quite natural that the first competitive meeting between FC Barcelona and Ajax Amsterdam has led to a great deal of rose-tinted, retrospective writing and broadcasting. After all, the two most intoxicating periods of football in the Catalan c...

    Blog | September 18, 2013
  4. Barca gets look at what might have been: Thiago Silva

    Graham Hunter

    As the teams line up at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night the president, directors and technical staff of FC Barcelona could be forgiven for casting moist-eyed, "What might have been" looks in the direction of Paris Saint-Germain's Thiago Silva. ...

    Blog | April 01, 2013
  5. Real Madrid must be at its best to beat United

    Graham Hunter

    Despite the absolute superiority they have demonstrated over FC Barcelona in the past two matches, the suspicion remains that Real Madrid will have to produce their best performance of the season to eliminate Manchester United from the Champions Leag...

    Blog | March 04, 2013
  6. Barcelona's wide revolution

    Graham Hunter

    Part of the fun of watching FC Barcelona over the last four and a half years has been watching them tinkering with the norms of football tactics and formations. For their fans, and for neutrals who simply enjoy watching individual or group display...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  7. It's about the trophies, stupid

    Graham Hunter

    A famous Manhattan resident, Josep Guardiola i Sala, always used to claim that "praise makes you weak." If he is right, then FC Barcelona need to be very careful to turn a deaf ear to sugary words and attempt to avoid even a glimpse of the Catala...

    Blog | November 14, 2012
  8. Graham Hunter -- Messi is still the best in La Liga

    Graham Hunter

    Despite a comparatively lean trophy year for FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi is still the best in La Liga, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2012
  9. Champions League -- Barcelona looks to make European history -- G...

    Graham Hunter

    Barcelona booked its place in the Champions League semifinals for a fifth straight season after defeating AC Milan 3-1 in the return leg at Camp Nou, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | April 03, 2012
  10. Copa del Rey -- Pepe once again disgraced Real Madrid in the team...

    Graham Hunter

    Pepe once again disgraced Real Madrid's image in the team's 2-1 loss to Barcelona in the Copa del Rey quarterfinals, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | January 18, 2012
  11. Ex-Barcelona president Joan Laporta's fall from grace -- David Vi...

    Graham Hunter

    Joan Laporta seems to think he can grandstand his way out of trouble in court. But his antics shouldn't detract from his contributions as Barcelona president, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2011
  12. Barcelona's battle off the pitch could affect Lionel Messi's futu...

    Graham Hunter

    There's a potential storm brewing off the pitch at Barcelona between the club's president and manager. The outcome could affect not only Guardiola's future but Lionel Messi's as well, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | September 26, 2011
  13. Previewing the Spanish Supercopa -- Real Madrid vs. Barcelona -- ...

    Graham Hunter

    La Liga giants Barcelona and Real Madrid experienced very different summers preparing for the new season, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | August 10, 2011
  14. Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola put winning ahead of all else...

    Graham Hunter

    Sir Alex Ferguson and Pep Guardiola have led their teams to the Champions League final because they never lose sight of their main responsibility -- winning.

    Story | Conversation | May 24, 2011
  15. Malaga is making a magical run to avoid relegation in La Liga -- ...

    Graham Hunter

    In the past few weeks, Malaga has been playing magical football. But will it be enough for the side to survive the relegation battle?

    Story | Conversation | May 10, 2011
  16. Soccer: Barcelona's Guardiola celebrates his 40th

    Graham Hunter

    The 40th birthday of FC Barcelona's awe-inspiring coach, Pep Guardiola inspires both fear and loathing, writes Graham Hunter.

    Story | Conversation | January 11, 2011