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 Guardiola is finishing 2017 leaving a certain section of English Premier League fans and followers red-faced, even before winning anything yet! Years of self-praising – calling EPL the best, most competitive, toughest, physical league etc – is now in tatters. … Continue reading Pep Talk 8: Who’s the best manager in Europe this season – Pep Guardiola or Ernesto Valverde?
When we entered Nou Camp stadium 14 April 2017, we were welcomed by a new intimidating 30ft by 20ft billboard. It was Messi’s clenched fist pumping up crowds after the historic 6-1 win over Paris St Germain. The crowd photographer … Continue reading Football: The image which justifies Neymar’s departure from Barcelona FC
Gerard Deulofeu’s return to FC Barcelona Football club has not excited me much. As if the never-ending, overhyped (and overpriced) Marco Verratti links wasn’t deflating enough. Over a month since the Catalans played their last competitive game, their only signing, of … Continue reading Football: Gerard Deulofeu to Barcelona, analysis of an interesting buy back
FC Barcelona new manager Ernesto Valverde, happens to be the highest profile candidate, the Catalan giants have appointed in almost the last decade and a half! Ever since Louis Van Gaal was sacked in 2003 following a disastrous campaign (Barca … Continue reading Football: Six key areas FC Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde needs to fix