Tags: més que un club

The MAESTRO hath spoken

XAVI: "BARÇA IS THE BEST CLUB IN THE WORLD"





There are some players who don't need a formal introduction and Xavi Hernández is one of them. He's the best midfielder in the world and the player who played more games in the history of Barcelona.

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This is a non conventional post.

You all know the sentence "Visca el Barça i visca Catalunya", specially cos during the speeches of the celebrations the players say it at the end. 
But what does it really mean? Why is Barça so important for us Catalans? What does the club represent for us?

This is a documentary in english called "Spain's secret conflict" made by Gary Gibson. It explains the situation Catalunya and Spain are living and for a bit it talks about Barça. I think you should watch it to learn more about the country your club comes from.
We don't have the words "more than a club" just as an ad or because they sound cool.

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PRE-CLASICO GODIOLA SPAM

PRE-CLASICO #3 PEP GODIOLA SPAM


..... Aaaaaand because I'm not on my home computer right now, I don't have access to my Pep Guardiola folder GDAMMIT so I only have the following as offerings, sorry! I'll start:






ALSO, copy+pasta-ing the flawless quote by our flawless Mascherano, because something so flawless should be repeated:

"No matter the opponent, Barça always plays the same. The style isn't up for discussion. If we have to die, we'll die our way."

DAMN FUCKING STRAIGHT. Whether we win or lose WE STAND BY THE BARCA WAY THAT WE TAKE SO MUCH PRIDE IN.


And lastly (hell, even I don't often do this, but fuck it, first time for everything):



Okay. PLEASE TO BE SPAMMING THIS POST WITH PEP PICS, YOU LOVELY CULÉS! VISCA BARCELONA!!
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Guillermo Amor & Andoni Zubizarreta interviews on The World Game

,In my previous entry last week, I posted a link to a video which had Maxwell speaking English on the Australian football-talk show The World Game.

This week's episode, Craig Foster (the big-name Aussie football guy) spoke to Guillermo Amor and Andoni Zubizarreta about Barcelona's youth system. This time, the only English was from Fozz's side, but there are subtitles!

Come see the interview right here!

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I'm not sure if there are more interviews to come, but if there are, I'll let you know. XD


Further viewing: Interview with Maxwell
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La Fundació presents the educational project "Futbol3"

The project promotes dialogue and re-education through football and is going to be applied initially in Manlleu, Salt and Vic. The main beneficiaries will be children and teenagers with risk of social exclusion.



In the picture: the mayor of Manlleu Pere Prat, the grinch FC Barcelona president Sandro Rosell, the mayor of Salt Iolanda Pineda, and the mayor of Vic Jose Maria Vila of Abadal.


The president of FC Barcelona, ​​Sandro Rosell, the mayor of Manlleu Pere Prat, the mayor of Salt, Iolanda Pineda and the mayor of Vic, Jose Maria Vila of Abadal, presented on Thursday the new social project 'Futbol3' . This is a new program led by the FC Barcelona Foundation, which aims to promote human and social development in neighborhoods of Catalan cities identified as priorities for social action and community.
 
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This is an amazing project. My mother is a teacher in Salt, one of the towns where this is going to take place and i am super happy they are starting this since it's a very troubled place with so many issues and i am convinced this is going to help many kids.
Apparently there's rules like each team has to have at least one girl and the team can only win the match if the girl has scored a goal.
I will try to keep updated about this and provide further information when it's going on.
With this, once again, we prove that we are indeed more than a club. <3





 
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Maxwell on The World Game

K, so, in Aussieland we have a weekly (fairly well-respected) TV show called The World Game which talks about... well, you only have one guess, really.

The week just past, Craig Foster (big name in Australian soccer, former player, critic, commentator, chief analyst, etc.) had an exclusive interview with our very own Maxwell, and they have the video uploaded onto their website.

I don't think the video has an embedding option, so you can see the interview through this link here!

Craig Foster chats with Barcelona defender Maxwell about his time with the La Liga champion, playing with some of the world's best footballers, being coached by Pep Guardiola and the Brazilian national team.

And yes, it's Maxwell speaking English. Hoorah! \o/
(note that for some reason, the video shows up on my Safari browser but not my Firefox browser, but that might just be my Firefox being a bitch)

(They mentioned some other "exclusive interviews" with other Barcelona players(!!!) for next week's show, soooooo... stay tuned, y/n? :D)

So precious.




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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)

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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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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/