Pep Talk 22: Six Goals made in South America give El Clasico a Guardiolaesque scoreline

Ten observations from the El Clasico. Scoreline: FCB 5-1 White Jersey team Six goals made in South America give a Guardiolaesque scoreline but men of the match are Spain’s discarded wing backs – Jordi Alba & Sergi Roberto. 2. Before … Continue reading Pep Talk 22: Six Goals made in South America give El Clasico a Guardiolaesque scoreline

Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries

Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from the book ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga’ – El Clasico diaries by Sid Lowe. While the book covers the entire history of Barcelona vs Real Madrid rivalry, I have only chosen the post-2000s … Continue reading Pep Talk 19: Insights from Sid Lowe’s ‘Fear and Loathing in La Liga – El Clasico diaries

Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′

Part two of insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning‘ – by Guillem Balague. * When Pep became the manager of FC Barcelona, his first contract was worth one million euros – fourth lowest … Continue reading Pep Talk 14: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning – Part 2′

Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1

Insights, highlights and little-known nuggets from Pep Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – by Guillem Balague * Back in 2001, Sir Alex Ferguson wanted to sign Pep Guardiola but the latter refused, saying he wanted to retire at Barcelona. As … Continue reading Pep Talk 12: Insights from Guardiola’s Biography ‘Another way of winning’ – Part 1