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  1. Bittersweet victory: Valdes out for season

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a deserved 3-0 win against Celta de Vigo at the Camp Nou in Matchday 30 of La Liga. Neymar (brace) and Lionel Messi scored the goals for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 65 percent of possession, created 14 goalscoring chances and attemp...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  2. Rosell must act quickly to avoid transfer disappointment

    Francesc Tomas

    In football, as in life, those who stand still are often left in the past, under-prepared for the future ahead. Considering the fact that Barcelona have publicly refused to sign any reinforcements in the current transfer window, it is certainly time ...

    Blog | January 18, 2014
  3. Ter Stegen moves closer to replacing Valdes

    Francesc Tomas

    Marc-Andre ter Stegen has rejected the latest contract offer from Borussia Moenchengladbach and, as a result, has announced that he will be open to move away from the club that gave him his professional debut at only 18 years of age. Now 21, the G...

    Blog | January 06, 2014
  4. Barcelona midseason player ratings -- part one

    Francesc Tomas

    Following the recent Barcelona midseason review, here are my Blaugrana player ratings so far: Victor Valdes, goalkeeper: 9 -- Despite his bizarre decision to leave the Camp Nou at the end of the season, the Catalan goalkeeper has remained fully fo...

    Blog | December 28, 2013
  5. Valdes injury new blow for Messi-less Barca

    Francesc Tomas

    Victor Valdes will be sidelined for the next six weeks after picking up a right calf injury while playing a meaningless friendly with Spain 8,000 kilometres from the Camp Nou. And the worst thing is there is nothing Barcelona can do but to hope that ...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  6. Neymar, Alexis tip balance in tight Clasico

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a crucial 2-1 win over Real Madrid at the Camp Nou Saturday in Matchday 10 of La Liga. Neymar and Alexis Sanchez scored for the Blaugrana, who had 54 percent of possession, created 12 scoring chances and attempted seven shots, five...

    Blog | October 26, 2013
  7. No point in crying over Victor Valdes

    Francesc Tomas

    Victor Valdes decided to leave Barcelona a while ago so he must be replaced in good time in order to avoid a repeat of the embarrassing way the club was priced out of the market when chasing a centre-back last summer. I have heard and read many co...

    Blog | October 12, 2013
  8. Barcelona silence critics with convincing display

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a convincing 4-1 win against Real Sociedad Tuesday at the Camp Nou in Matchday 6 of La Liga. Neymar, Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Marc Bartra scored for the Blaugrana, who enjoyed 67 percent of possession, created 23 scoring c...

    Blog | September 24, 2013
  9. Hot Potato: Replacing Victor Valdes

    Francesc Tomas

    Victor Valdes shocked Barcelona by announcing his departure from the club a massive 18 months before his contract actually expireds. The 31-year-old goalkeeper chose to share his decision with the media as soon as it was taken, ignoring the fact that...

    Blog | September 08, 2013
  10. Unconvincing, but SuperChampions nonetheless

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona achieved a hard-fought 0-0 draw against Atletico Madrid in the return leg of the Spanish Supercopa, which enabled the Blaugranas to win the competition with an aggregate 1-1 score line on away goals. The Blaugranas enjoyed 74 percent of pos...

    Blog | August 28, 2013
  11. Barca player ratings 2012-13 -- Part 1

    Francesc Tomas

    As promised in my end of season review, here are my Blaugrana player ratings for the 2012-13 La Liga championship season. Victor Valdes, goalkeeper: 6 -- Performed to a decent standard all season but was clearly affected by Barcelona's defensive w...

    Blog | June 06, 2013
  12. Abidal and Valdes: Different reasons to say goodbye

    Francesc Tomas

    Football can be cruel at times. Having successfully defeated a liver tumour a couple of times and even managed to come back to a degree of fitness that will allow him to continue playing as a professional, the Barcelona directors decided it was time ...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  13. Victor Valdes must pay to leave Barcelona

    Francesc Tomas

    Victor Valdes has been playing for Barcelona since 1995, making his professional debut just seven years later replacing the forgettable Roberto Bonano. In this time, he has played a key role in bringing a total of 20 trophies to the Camp Nou, includi...

    Blog | May 22, 2013
  14. Hobbling Messi to the rescue as Barca reach sixth consecutive sem...

    Francesc Tomas

    Barcelona secured a place in the Champions League semifinals after drawing 1-1 against Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. The aggregate 3-3 scoreline helped the Catalans qualify on away goals. Pedro Rodriguez scored for the Blaugrana, ...

    Blog | April 10, 2013
  15. Looking ahead: Barcelona 2014

    Francesc Tomas

    I must admit I was quite surprised by the feedback from readers to my previous post, where I highlighted the need for Barcelona to sign Neymar in order to freshen up the team's attack. Apparently, there are many Cules out there who seem to priorit...

    Blog | March 23, 2013
  16. Goalkeepers, central defenders and Neymar

    Francesc Tomas

    Despite the fact that the key games of the current season haven't even been played yet, Barcelona president Sandro Rosell and sporting director Andoni Zubizarreta continue to work tirelessly behind the scenes in order to design the Blaugrana squad fo...

    Blog | February 12, 2013