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DIVER & AGUILAR HAVE DONE IT AGAIN.
Another stunning batch of photos of the boys, this time with a vintage theme.

Diver & Aguilar:
 In 1871 the American company of Allen and Ginter began inserting pieces of card to protect the cigarettes from being damaged. It was not long before tobacco companies had the idea of printing advertisements on these cards, or "stiffeners" as they were called in the trade. In about 1876 companies began producing a series of cards that the smoker could collect. It was believed that this would encourage the smoker to continue using that particular brand.

The tobacco companies discovered that these sporting cards were a great way to obtain brand loyalty. In 1896 the first football set appeared. Footballers & Club Colours was published by Marcus & Company, a small firm in Manchester. These cards are extremely rare and individual cards are valued at £170. This is true of all the early football sets that were issued at this time: Footballers & Club Colours (Kinner, 1898); Footballers (J. F. Bell, 1902); Footballers (F. J. Smith, 1902) and Footballers (Percy E. Cadle, 1904). The cost of individual cards of these sets vary from £40 to £160.

In 1902 W.D. & H.O. Wills published a set of 66 football cards. This included George Clawley (Tottenham Hotspur), Matt Kingsley (Newcastle United), George Hedley (Sheffield United), Jimmy Crabtree (Aston Villa), Ernest Needham (Sheffield United) and Fred Spiksley (Sheffield Wednesday). Interestingly, most of the players were photographed in suits.
For the 2011-2012 La-Liga Season, Diver & Aguilar have recreated these vintage style cards with the first team squad of FC Barcelona,including Lionel Messi, who for the third year running has been voted World Player of the year & Pique,Xavi,Ineista and Puyol European and World Cup & Club Champions of Spain.
The pretty sad thing for Santos in the Club World Cup final is that nearly every goal could have been prevented if the center backs could clear the ball. However that did not happen and as we know FC Barcelona went on to defeat the Brazilian club 4-0. This is a little look into just where Barca attacked from, how the goals were created, and where the shots from the players came from.

If you watched the final you know that Messi and Xavi ran the show. Now here is a little look into just how much.

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New Xavi Interview

In a recent interview with Diari Sport, our second captain, Xavi Hernández, took the time to talk about some current issues on Barça’s agenda. The original interview can be found here.

Here are some of his words, which are always worth a read, regarding Barça’s relationship with Madrid, the Spain national team after the four derbies last season, and the new (still rumoured) signings.
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IS THERE A FOOTBALL GOD?


THERE IS A FOOTBALL GOD!!!!

THIAGO RENEWS HIS CONTRACT!!!!
UNTIL 2015
BUYOUT CLAUSE: 90M
OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH BARÇA

XOXOXOX
NOW LET'S PARTAAAAY
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#messi24

 


OUR FLAWLESS MESSIAH TURNS 24 TODAY!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MESSI!
WISH YOU LONG AND SUCCESFUL CAREER IN FOOTBALL WITH BARCA AND ARGENTINA!
WE LOVE YOU , LA PULGA!



1. CULES, WHAT DO YOU LIKE/ADMIRE MOST FROM LIONEL MESSI?
2. SPAM THIS POST WITH RAINBOWS GIFS UNICORN FAIRIES SEXY PICTURES COMPLIMENTS GALORE 
OR I WILL BAN YOU




GO GO GO GO GO

*gifs not mine, A+ to whoever made it though

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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El Maestro's xavilicious hips invite you in...Collapse )

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