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Some good looking people, questionable fashion and google translate to ~raise our spirits~

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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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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/
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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/
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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/
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Sweater yes or sweater no. Vote here or send your response via sms at 8-0 8-0 8-0.

GREEK PICSPAM
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is this picspam in order of time? no.
in order of hotness? nu-huh.
in order of hipsternes? wrong again.
it's in order of colours, because we all know in this club we care about fashion sense.

WHO ARE THE CHOSEN ONES TO GO TO ATHENS??

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DISCLAIMER: so, this post is so complete there's even a video. Problem? The damn embed code included some sort of autoplay. Turn your volume down because i couldn't find a way to make it stop. Sorry. :/
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let's all go to jail together.

Marc Bartra did an interview for a Catalan radio station by the end of last season, after Barça Atletic got promoted to Segunda división.

Since we're all on a jailbait mood lately and I already did a summary of one part for ayejayyy on _fb, I might as well post the complete interview it and share it with you all.


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Xavi interview, Pep's press conference, another barça bb on the way and some random stuff.

 Xavi interviewed for EMD

Xavi Hernandez (Terrassa, 25th January, 1980) may not play tomorrow against Mallorca (IT'S OFFICIAL. HE WON'T PLAY.) because of an injured Achilles tendon in his left leg that is embittering him since the end of the World Cup that so brilliantly won with the Spanish NT. The midfielder, who doesn't like to miss even a friendly, had no choice but to talk to Pep Guardiola and Vicente del Bosque to report that it was best to stop about 15 days. Force it could mean to have to regret it later.

The golden boy of Terrassa will be honored in his hometown on Wednesday for winning the World Cup last summer.


 

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WAIT!!! BEFORE YOU READ THE INTERVIEW. POLL TIME!!! (DON'T BE A CHEATER)
 

What kind of stuff do you think they hang in the changing room our barça boys?

Sexy wags.
4(4.3%)
Front newspapers pages that motivate them.
14(15.2%)
Pics of them in magazines wearing doubtful cloth choices
27(29.3%)
Personal pics..
23(25.0%)
Pep's poetry
24(26.1%)

Pep's press conference this morning:


 

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BACK THE HELL UP CAUSE TITO IS SPEAKING


Tito Vilanova knows Leo Messi well, and knows the striker would play of he could. But the Barça assistant manager advises caution, because if things are rushed, there is a risk of long term injury.

Messi was in the party of 19 that travelled to Kazan on Monday, even though he has not been given medical clearance. Josep Guardiola’s assistant spoke about the situation from the Tartar city, saying “Leo always wants to play and this injury is progressing well each day”.

Before heading to Kazan, Messi trained with the squad for first time since getting injured. Said Vilanova, “we are watching to see how he feels … it is important for him to recover well, with injuries like this, sometimes if you don’t recover properly, there can be long term problems”. So, for him, Messi’s fitness a more important issue tan Wednesday’s result against Kazan. “It is important but not that much, it’s only the second game in the group” he said.

As for Rubin Kazan, Vilanova said that in preparing the match “we have looked back at the games they played against us … they have the same manager as last year”. Rubin stunned Barça last time with a win at the Camp Nou and “they played in a way that didn’t make it at all easy for us.” But on Wednesday, he feels they will have the advantage of knowing more about the side they are facing.


FROM TITO'S MOUTH TO THE MESSIAH'S EARS. I PRAY FOR AT LEAST A DRAW CAUSE EVERYONE HATES PLAYING IN RUSSIA

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