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Spain
Can Barca cope with Luis Suarez's absence?
15:01 Sunday 19th January 2020

Barcelona's decline began after they won a historic treble under Luis Enrique in 2015. Domestic titles assuage the pain but La Liga is the minimum standard at the Nou Camp. Barca's failure in Europe hastened Ernesto Valverde's…

Spain
Is Xavi Hernandez the right man for Barca?
08:00 Sunday 12th January 2020

One bad game spoiled Barcelona's season in 2018/19. The 4-0 capitulation at Anfield left the Blaugrana dealing with self-doubt again. Some recognised a pattern that needed to be broken. Others quickly made light of the result. Thus…

Spain
Should Barcelona welcome back Pedro?
19:01 Thursday 9th January 2020

It's normal that a club with Barcelona's stature is able to attract superstars from all over the globe. While talks in regards to a Neymar return are still rumbling on, another former player has joined the train. Chelsea…

Spain
Should Barcelona hand Arturo Vidal a contract extension?
09:30 Thursday 26th December 2019

It seems Barcelona are now thinking outside the box with regards to the type of signings they are making these days. The club gave us Paulinho Bezerra, who stepped up and proved to us that a little bit of argy-bargy could thrive in the Blaugrana…

European Football
12 Days of Football 2019/20: Six games amazing
08:00 Thursday 26th December 2019

On the sixth day of football, UEFA gave to me Six games amazing, Five Golden Goals! Four calls blown, Three French clubs, Two title races and  Liverpool and Man City Welcome to this year's edition of the 12 Days of Football on It's…

Bundesliga
Bayern, Barcelona: Which FCB is best for Coutinho?
17:00 Wednesday 18th December 2019

Improve. Score more. Win trophies. Move to a better team. Fight for prestigious individual awards and rank among the best. Feel free to add more but those thoughts all run through the minds of ambitious footballers, especially young ones with…

Spain
Can Rakitic seize the opportunity of Arthur's injury?
18:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Barcelona's midfield hasn't been the same since Xavi Hernandez and Andres Iniesta departed the Nou Camp. The club has struggled to replicate its typically fluid passing system in their absence. However, following some decent pieces…

Champions League
Barcelona block Inter's path to the Round of 16
09:00 Tuesday 10th December 2019

Inter unexpectedly held onto first place in Serie A over the weekend. After a goalless draw against visiting Roma at the Giuseppe Meazza on Friday evening, the table was set for Scudetto holders Juventus to retake the initiative in this season’s…

Spain
Equal Time: Lionel Messi's sixth Ballon d'Or settles GOAT debate
17:29 Saturday 7th December 2019

It all began when Cristiano Ronaldo won his first Ballon d'Or in 2008. In becoming the first Premier League player to claim the award, he made history, claiming it on the back of a successful season in which he won the…

Cult Heroes
Equal Time: Messi’s 6th Ballon d’Or doesn’t warrant GOAT status
17:00 Saturday 7th December 2019

People say stats don’t lie. Lionel Messi recently surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo as the all-time scorer at a top European club. At the writing, he has 614 goals for Barcelona to the Portuguese’s 608 for his four clubs, Sporting…

Spain
How long can Barcelona be patient with Ousmane Dembele?
17:01 Monday 2nd December 2019

Barcelona's slow start to the season has everyone talking, though improved performances in the past few games are helping to regain the trust of supporters. The Blaugrana sit atop the La Liga table at the moment while already…

France
Should Samuel Umtiti return to Lyon?
09:00 Friday 29th November 2019

Supporters who followed Barcelona's 2017/2018 campaign had to come away feeling that Samuel Umtiti was the missing piece that would fit the Blaugrana defence for years to come. The Frenchman partnered with Gerard Pique that well. He…

Spain
Has Lionel Messi taken free-kicks to another level?
08:01 Sunday 17th November 2019

Everyone knows how dangerous Lionel Messi is whenever he runs at opposition defences with the ball at his feet. At 32, time isn't on his side. Pace will leave him in two or three years. Of course, that will make it all the easier to…

Spain
Winning ugly not acceptable at Barcelona
08:00 Friday 8th November 2019

When you hold to the highest standard, it's difficult to enjoy your football. Anything less than comprehensive excellence feels like a major crisis. Barcelona occupy first place both in La Liga and their Champions League group but…

Spain
Is Carlos Vela a viable January option for Barcelona?
12:00 Thursday 31st October 2019

Los Angeles FC superstar, Carlos Vela, has been a constant on the back pages of major newspapers over the last few days. The attacker scored twice and assisted another over the weekend, leading his side to victory against LA Galaxy…