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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
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE AMAZING PIKEITE


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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Oh hai! I has 2 press conferences, 1 anniversary and some presents!

Iniesta warns about Champions League demands


 

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Guardiola has no doubts about players

Josep Guardiola, despite the criticism received after the game with Hercules, had said that even if this season turns out to be the worst one possible, he will never doubt his players.
 

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Exactly 2 years ago, Sergio Busquets made his debut with Barcelona.

 

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Have fun. Love you all!! <3
Oh, I wanted to ask you, as I've been translating some stuff I've noticed that my knowledge of some of the football terms in english is not that good. If you notice something wrong, let me know so I can improve and change it for the next time! ;)


EDIT: OMG HOW COULD I FORGET: TONIGHT CRACKOVIA IS BACK (LIKE IN 30-45 MIN) DON'T FORGET TO WATCH IT IF YOU CAN. IF NOT, I PROMISE TO MAKE A POST ABOUT IT TOMORROW! :P

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This post is sponsored by kleenex




GET READY TO CRY... FROM HAPPINESS!!!!!!!

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Informe Robinson series

I don't know how many of you ever skip on over to total Barça, but they have a fantastic blog geared toward cules who don't speak Spanish or Catalan. They gather up all the Barça news, translate it, and put it on one handy page. Another of their awesome features is subtitling interviews and Crackòvia.

Their most recent endeavor has been to translate Michael Robinson's (former striker for Ireland) show on Canal+, Informe Robinson. So far they have all three parts on Xavi and Iniesta, and the first part on Valdés.

Valdés



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