Official FC Barcelona thread

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  1. Mikelangelo

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    Re: Official FC Barcelona thread: goddamnit

    No Iker to bail out Barca. Messi makes Barca and Iker makes Spain. Case closed.
     
  2. soulfly

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    You take shit so literally. It's pretty :loldog:
     
  3. Mikelangelo

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    Kind of funny. I think the same thing about you. I'm fine. You started a thread crying about Messi.
     
  4. soulfly

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    Yup, an atheist believes his team is god's team.
     
  5. three stacks

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    messi is out for 15 days
     
  6. ChileanNole

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    Link?
     
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  8. soulfly

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    They can say all they want. No way in fuck he's coming back that soon.
     
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    Re: Official FC Barcelona thread: goddamnit

    What injury "Lionel Messi left the Vicente Calderon pitch in tears" and has you back in two weeks?

    I mean, I've also teared up from that injury about a half hour later when the thing swelled up to the size of my head and I could watch my heartbeat pulse through it with searing pain, but that was a 6-week injury. Couldn't have even been a severe sprain if they expect him back that quickly.
     
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  12. three stacks

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    champion's league in hd :cool:
     
  13. soulfly

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    Can't believe Messi was already back to training. His ankle looked so fucked.
     
  14. three stacks

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    :facepalm:
     
  15. dfmPSU

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    Just saw this stat on Yahoo:

    Through the 51st minute, Rubin Kazan has 60 completed passes, Barcelona has 352.

    :shocked:
     
  16. three stacks

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    :chatzy:

    villa with the equalizer on a pk
     
  17. three stacks

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    messi is on for mascherano :ohnoes:
     
  18. soulfly

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    Kazan coach had a fucking rosary out :roll:

    But seriously, they're like our kryptonite.
     
  19. three stacks

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    we're lucky to get a point
     
  20. soulfly

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    :smug:
     
  21. three stacks

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    messi back to god mode
     
  22. soulfly

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    Jesus we suck. Practically already out of liga contention
     
  23. PleaseDontBanme

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    I haven't been able to watch much European futbol this season. What's the major problem with Barca right now?
     
  24. soulfly

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    No idea. I'm not sure if they're burnt out or what's going on but we don't look nearly as good this year as the past couple of years. Everything look uninspired and I think teams have caught on that they can just sit back and hope Barca spends the whole game passing without any actual production in the final third.

    Defense sucks, and there's no reason to ever have Mascherano and Busquets in the MF at the same time, especially with someone like Keita sitting on the bench.
     
  25. volball625

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    Masch is absolutely useless. I see zero reason ever play him over Busquets except for rest.
     
  26. Rabdoid

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    :hurfdurf:

    for some of us this is actually true.
     
  27. soulfly

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    Being serious that we're already going to be a longshot for first. Even last year, Madrid cleaned up on the shit teams but couldn't get it done against Barca. And in fact, despite losing both of their games to Barca, they only missed out on first place by 2 points or something?

    Barca have already lost and drew 2 games. We didn't even lose a league game all last year.
     
  28. three stacks

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    we lost last year @ atletico madrid. we still have a shot
     
  29. Druce

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    Anyone know where I can buy a long sleeve away jersey?
     
  30. Rabdoid

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    go to the store called Ross. i know that's random as fuck but they are stock full of every kind of Barca and ManU apparel. you'll see a rare Juve or Arsenal item in some stores, but mostly Barca and ManU shit. cheap as fuck too. i hate both those teams but this one Barca practice jersey was too hotboy to pass up for $8 and i did go to a game there so i said fuck it and picked it up, my bro is out on the field in it now.
     
  31. soulfly

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    LET'S FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  32. soulfly

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    Big win.
     
  33. three stacks

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    great fucking win
     
  34. Ball Gag Giorgio

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    Barcelona president Sandro Rosell says the club will cut back spending to help reduce its debts of more than $563 million, blaming predecessor Joan Laporta for the club's poor financial state.

    Rosell addressed his first members meeting Saturday, where vice president Javier Faus said the club lost $112.2 million last season.
     
  35. soulfly

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    I'm sure we have some debt going on, but he's hated LaPorta's guts for a long while now.
     
  36. ChileanNole

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    "Barcelona will play a competitive match in Africa tonight, one that coach Pep Guardiola describes as "the most dangerous game of the season."
    The Catalans have been drawn against third division Ceuta in the Copa Del Rey. Ceuta is one of two Spanish enclaves in North Africa. Melia - 150 miles to the east, is the other. Both are tiny, densely populated ports which front the Mediterranean, while sharing their heavy fortified land borders with Morocco.

    When Ceuta and Melia meet at football, one team flies to Spain and then take a boat or flight back across the Straits of Gibraltar to Africa.

    It may be the only match in professional football where both clubs play their home games on one continent while belonging to a league from a different one.

    Ceuta usually makes the news with the stories of thousands of Africans who make tortuous journeys across the Sahara to try and get into these little enclaves of Europe, where mosques and churches stand cheek to cheek. They hope to claim asylum, but over 1,000 Spanish officers are on hand to stop this.

    Now Ceuta is in the news because of Barça's visit. Its 75,000 population have been looking forward to the game ever since their local side drew the Spanish champions.

    They're not happy about the €150 main stand tickets, but with a capacity of just 6,400, Ceuta want to cash in on their clash with the star-studded champions. Though they are not stellar enough for the Ceuta president, who wants to see more of Barça's World Cup winners to sate the appetite of local autograph hunters. Echoes then of Manchester United's cup tie at Port Vale in 1994 when the local MP complained that United had sent a team of unknowns containing young players like David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Nicky Butt and Gary Neville. United won, as Barça could if they sent their B team who play in the league above Ceuta.

    Guardiola, however, will take a relatively strong squad which includes Javier Mascherano, Carles Puyol, Eric Abidal, Maxwell, Adriano, Seydou Keita, Pedro and Bojan alongside six promoted B-teamers.

    The matchday journey will start with a 90 minute flight to Malaga. As Ceuta does not have an airport, the Barça players will transfer to helicopters - Guardiola has never been on one before - for the 30 minute hop to Africa. It won't be so easy for the travelling fan. They'll return by the same method after the game and get home at three tomorrow morning.

    Morocco does not recognise Spanish sovereignty over Ceuta, much like the Spanish don't recognise Gibraltar being British. Ceuta also is famous for being the birthplace of the former Barça midfielder Mohammed Ali Amar, better known for his performances for Tottenham and Zaragoza under his nickname ‘Nayim'. He scored Zaragoza's winning goal from the halfway line in the last minute of the 1995 European Cup Winners Cup final against Tottenham's arch rivals, Arsenal, a goal which inspired the song "Nayim From The Halfway Line."

    The quirks of colonial geography means that when Nayim says, "I am proud to be a European and I am proud to be African," he is not lying.

    Nayim caused a famous upset years ago, but even if his hometown team beat Barça tonight, they're unlikely to progress to the next round as the Catalans have the safety net of a second leg in Camp Nou. Not that the Barça players are likely to forget their trip to Africa in a hurry."
     
  37. three stacks

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    i've been wondering where the hell ceuta was. could be a trap game, but we should dominate obviously. only faggots lose to segunda division b teams
     
  38. ChileanNole

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    not falling for that bait, but I thought it was interesting that Spain has two independent cities in Africa and it led me to a fun time in Wiki for about half an hour.
     
  39. soulfly

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    I knew they had independent cities in Morocco :smug:
     
  40. soulfly

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    It's also where the original fascist movement started. They had military stationed there and they started being fags.
     
  41. ChileanNole

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    Also a bunch of small islands
     
  42. soulfly

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    Canary, Ibiza, Menorca, Mallorca. I think there's supposed to be another way out in the middle of nowhere but I don't remember the name of it.
     
  43. ChileanNole

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plazas_de_soberan%C3%ADa
     
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  45. soulfly

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    It could happen. Can't say I see it being true or false. He only one-upped his contract because he wanted to see how the new president fit, but I can't see him already having a frayed relationship with him.

    It does seem like he wants to leave Barca and see new things at some point.
     
  46. Rabdoid

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    has SAF already committed to retirement in the very near future? not sure if Pep would still be at Barca by the time that position opens. it doesn't really serve great coaches to stay at the same club for too long. SAF is obviously an extreme rarity.
     
  47. soulfly

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    Messi and Villa pimpin to a 5-0 victory against Sevilla.
     
  48. soulfly

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    This thread is a ghost town these days.
     
  49. three stacks

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    man it's just me and you. heard anything about the transfer window?