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barcelona; abi's hips don't lie

leave your message/ marriage proposal/date letter/love confession on the boys' lockers!

Hola fellow Culitas!

You know the EPIC Joan Gamper cup, the match between Barca and AC Milan? Well the official website has made an oppurtunity for you to leave a message for your boys before the game!

Just follow this link, and remember, you dont have to be an officially registered fan or member to do this!


The best 5 messages will be displayed on the players' lockers for the game! AND you can send it to just one, or all players!


Share your messages in the comments, and make them stand out! LADIES. DO NOT DISSAPPOINT US.

btw I sent "ETS LO PUTO ROCKY CULER!"  to Puyol. lets hope he gets the reference ;)


lol ps i also told Iniesta that he is andres fucking iniesta and can do anything! hahaha oh jesus
stock; raining <3's

news & picspam

It's too painful. I haven't prepared myself properly yet. :'(

» Barcelona have confirmed 20 year old Keirrison will sign a 5 year contract. Despite signing he will spend the next season on loan to an undetermined club (EMD and SPORT are reporting Benfica).

» Barça Atletic are keeping busy. Dani Toribio has signed with Malaga B, Longás has gone to Cartagena and Atletic have signed 21 year old Ivan Benitez from Las Palmas B. Benitez is Atletic's 4th signing this summer.

» Manchester City will be Barça's opponent for the Joan Gamper Trophy... to be played on August 19th.

» The boys have been in London since Tuesday. They're staying at Danesfield House & Spa and have been training at the Bisham Abbey Sports Centre in Marlow.

Upcoming Wembley Cup games:
FRI JULY 24: vs Tottenham @ 21:00
SUN JULY 26: vs Al-Ahly @ 14:30

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News round-up: pre-season, youth teams, and more transfers

Since the last time we, er, spoke, not much has happened, but there has been one big piece of transfer news and some other items of interest.

+ Barcelona have finally, finally signed Dani Alves from Sevilla. No details have been disclosed yet, mostly because he still has to pass a medical and put pen to paper, but this one is definitely done.

I'll do a proper welcome post for him when the presentation happens - after all, he's our biggest signing in some time, so he probably deserves it.

+ More presentation related news: Pep Guardiola will be officially presented as first team coach on the 16th. [I won't lie, I'm really looking forward to it. If his presentation as B team coach is any indication, this is going to be pretty big.]

After that, there will be a quick string of presentations for Keita, Pique, Caceres and Alves, mostly because the club wants to get all that out of the way before the vote of no confidence on the board. [Speaking of which, remind me to do a post about that sometime.]

+ Speaking of Pep, the B team (or Barca Athletic, as they will be known next season) beat Barbastro 0 - 2 away in the first leg of their play-off final. If they can maintain or add to that advantage in the second leg at home [this weekend, folks, so keep your fingers crossed], they will be promoted to Segunda B.

+ Barca's youth teams have been beating up on Espanyol's lately. Cadete A (U16), Infantil A (U14) and Alevin A (U12) all beat their Espanyol counterparts to secure titles as champions of Catalunya in their age group.

+ Also on the beating Espanyol front, Juvenil A (the highest ladder in the youth team structure, right below Barca B) beat their Espanyol counterparts 2-0 to win through to the youth Copa del Rey semi-final (3 - 1 agg.), where they will face a Celta youth team.

This is worth noting because that team has an exceptionally promising bunch of young players right now, many of whom have high hopes of making it in the first team in a year or so. Keep an eye on names like Montoya, Thiago, and Rochina. Let's see if they can emulate the feats of Messi, Cesc & co and win the Copa del Rey.

+ Finally, the pre-season schedule, which looks worryingly full. Pep wants to have everyone back a week earlier than usual so he can work on getting them to look like a team in time for the CL qualifiers, but this means that the players currently at the Euros will get next to no vacation time.

Thoughts? Comments? News that I've missed?

news round-up: transfers!

Since we last spoke:

+ Gianluca Zambrotta has left us for AC Milan. The fee is said to be around 9 million euros, possibly rising to 12 million depending on performance. Personally, I'm gutted to see him go.

+ Gio Dos Santos has also left us, for Spurs, in a deal worth 6 million now, with the possibility of rising up to 11 millon (again depending on performance). I'm not pleased he's gone (I'm never pleased when we sell a player from the youth system), but there were a number of factors pointing to his departure, not all of them controllable by him.

+ On a happier note, Pep has finally put pen to paper on his two-year coaching deal. His no.2 will be Tito Vilanova, who has been his right-hand man in the B team. Tito will be familiar to the likes of Messi, Pique and Bojan, as he's coached in the youth system for a while.

+ Sylvinho has renewed for another season! [On a personal note, can I just say, yay!]

+ We've signed young Uruguayan defender Martin Caceres from Villarreal for 16 million euros. He's a fantastic prospect. [Ignore the dodgy fashion sense and bad hair. Actually, now that I think about it, that means he'll fit right in.]

+ Next season's Gamper trophy opponents will be Boca Juniors. [Riquelme back at the Camp Nou? Fantastic.]

I'll be spamming your flists again in the next few days to tell you guys about some new features we (0ntheverge and I, your friendly neighbourhood mods) have planned for the comm. Until then, take care.