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Dani Alves interview in The Guardian


yeah I know the interview is with The Guardian and not Mundo Deportivo..;_;

In an exclusive interview, Dani Alves talks to Fernando Duarte about his move to Barcelona, the prospect of a first Champions League final – and his contempt for those cheat allegations.

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I thought this was very interesting, especially the comments in regards to Busquets and the Pepe situation. I wish there were more interviews with him!
clasico

A Referee's Take on Clasico

*please ignore the fact that I'm posting again
i have nothing to do :-(
plus, this is a very very refreshing read!


Referees In Tune With Team Tactics


Referee Wolfgang Stark (Germany) did an excellent job during the Champions League semi-final first-leg match between Real Madrid and Barcelona on Wednesday 27 April 2011.

He was in tune with the team tactics of both sides, and because of his experience, attitude, calmness and preparation, was able to manage the match as best as could be expected. Where we have previously seen other referees attempting to talk to players instead of handing out cards (e.g. Howard Webb at the 2010 WC Final; Yuichi Nishimura at various matches; etc) Stark did not shy away from making tough decisions during this bad-natured El Clásico match.

Here are some selected incidents with freeze frames. For the SUMMARY, please skip to the end of this long post.

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what is this fuckery

DANI ALVES ADMITS TO BEING 
THE OBJECT OF RACIST INSULTS IN SPAIN


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08/02/2011

Daniel Alves, footballer of FC Barcelona and the Brazilian NT, has stated that “unfortunately” he has already “learned to live with” racism in Spain, and that the situation is “beyond control” in Spanish stadiums.

 

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source (El Mundo Deportivo):  http://www.elmundodeportivo.es/gen/20110208/54111732071/noticia/dani-alves-se-siente-victima-del-racismo-en-los-estadios-espanoles.html

I dunno what you guys think, but he deserves a HUGE PICSPAM.
(crossposted to ontd_football)

barcelona; abi's hips don't lie

belated but hungover post...NEEDED SOME GRIEVING TIME OK

 MARTI RIVEROLA ON LOAN TO VITESSE UNTIL 2012

Just when we thought the world couldn't get worse, this happened about a week ago.


Barça B midfielder Martí Riverola will play on loan with the Dutch team Vitesse until the end of the season.
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[Futbol] BARÇA

Breaking News: RFEF Strikes again


RFEF Horror Night - Episode 768

The Spanish Football Federation wants to avoid problems as the one from the last Osasuna - Barça (aka: Mission Impossible), in which the visitors (aka us) arrived late to the game (should we remind that it was their fault? Oh, wait...) , and they are going to propose a change of the law:  all the teams must stay the night before every game from La Liga BBVA and Copa del Rey away from home. As "El Mundo" says, they need the approval of its members, but they shouldn't have any problem with it , as most of the clubs are in favour. 

Source: SportYou
Translated by me, miss_black91. If you find any problem with the translation, please, tell me ;)
Italics in the article are addings by the translator

Reactions? 

or maybe ?


(Done. First post here. *runs away*)
Messi 10

Our 10 Men of 2010 - Lionel Messi (Football+)

Aaand here is the last of the current Football+ mag's issue of Barça-related articles! \o/

Again, as part of the Our 10 Men of 2010 feature, here is the bit on Lionel Messi, whom Jonathan Pippard and Tony Harper fanboy over. There are no Star Wars references, and again, there is probably not a lot that is Brand New Information for many of you, but it's still a good read. :) And away we go!

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Magic
Electric
Stunning
Sparkling
Ingenious

10 REASONS WHY LEO DESERVES EVERY SUPERLATIVE
Words:
Jonathan Pippard, Tony Harper

In football, unlike tennis or golf, swimming or track and field, there is no clear way to determine number one. And yet it seems many agree: Leo Messi is the choice of most football fans and, more tellingly, the players too.
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Source: Football+ magazine
Words: Jonathan Pippard, Tony Harper
Disclaimer: Spelling and grammar mistakes are probably my typos, sorry about that. Any factual mistakes are not mine though, so if you have a beef about it, you can contact Football+ and ask for Pippard's and Harper's addresses. :D


Further reading:
From Little Things, Big Things Grow
Our 10 Men of 2010 - Andres Iniesta

Once again, TYFYT! \o/
Barca

Our 10 Men of 2010 - Man of the Moment, Andres Iniesta (Football+)

Another Football+ article! \o/
According to the introduction of this feature, Our 10 Men of 2010, they cornered got 9 acclaimed football writers to choose "the player who captivated them the most over the past year". And then they fanboyed over them.
Of the 10, there were Wayne Rooney, Dimitar Berbatov, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Samuel Eto'o, Didier Drogba, Brett Holman (don't you give me that "Who's Holman?", missy, he is our flawless Aussie son ok :< ♥), Honda Keisuke, Neymar, and, of course, our very own Iniesta and Messi.

So here is Iniesta's article, AKA Sid Lowe fanboying (a lot) over Iniesta, and proof I was not joking about the Star Wars thing. For many of you, there's probably not a lot that is Brand New Information, but I think it is still worth a read. :')
When I finish copying down Messi's article, I'll post that one up, because my back is killing me atm.


MAN OF THE MOMENT

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Source: Football+ magazine
Words: Sid Lowe
Disclaimer: Spelling mistakes are probably my typos, and I apologise. Any grammar mistakes, however, I am confident are not mine, I just followed whatever Lowe piffed down. Any factual mistakes are also not mine, so if you have a bone to pick, Lowe is your man. XD

Further reading: From Little Things, Big Things Grow (btw I went back and edited a few [embarrassing] typos that I made when typing out that article. Please let me know if I've missed anything. :) )


TYFYT! \o/
Barca

From Little Things, Big Things Grow (Football+)

Over the weekend, I picked up Football+ magazine (Australian-based, thus all the hubbub about Australian football):


There was an article about Barcelona football's influence [on Spain's World Cup win] (AKA Sid Lowe fanboying over Barça) and a fair bit about La Masia, and I thought I'd share it here. Basically it's a whole lot of fanboying, which I'm sure we can all relate to. It's fabulous. :')
Here is the article!

FROM LITTLE THINGS BIG THINGS GROW
How Barcelona’s youth academy won the World Cup, and produced the greatest player on the planet.
Sid Lowe reports.


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[And here is a bit more about La Masia, belonging with the same article. Crybaby Iniesta! Awwww! :')]

FROM COUNTRY HOUSE TO DREAM ACADEMY
Matthew Hall charts the history of La Masia


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Source: Football+ magazine
Words: first article, Sid Lowe; second article, Matthew Hall.
Disclaimer: Any spelling/grammar mistakes are probably mine, and I apologise. Any factual mistakes, however, are not, so please write to Lowe or Hall if you have a bone to pick. XD
Edit: Fixed a few of said [embarrassing] spelling errors, although I might've still missed a few. Please let me know if you see anything! :)


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There are also two articles as part of Football+'s "Our 10 Men of 2010" feature, which, among others, covers Iniesta and Messi separately. For Iniesta, they fanboy (it's Sid Lowe again, jsyk) and talk about his humbleness and his hero-status, and they somehow incorporate Star Wars into it, idek, it's both hilarious and a bit confusing. For Messi, they talk about... well, they just fanboy over him. They take ten achievements of his and talk about Why He Is So Fabulous. :')
Would you guys be interested in reading about them? If not, that's cool. :) If so, should I smush them into the one entry, or separate them? (they are rather long articles, ftr)


TYFYT!
Visca! \o/