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There is very little left to be said about this Barcelona side. They face Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night having already secured a 3-1 advantage in the first leg in Germany. The second leg will be little more than an exhibition and failure to get through to the quarter finals for Barcelona would count as one of the biggest surprises in modern football. So while we all wait to see who they will play in the quarter finals, it’s maybe […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 5 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

That’s a bit better from Barcelona. All but through in the Champions League and a good win over Valencia in the league. Who needs away wins in domestic football when you can just beat people at home? And what’s another league title between friends anyway? It’s all about the Champions League. Let Real Madrid have the league, they’ve spent enough money, they deserve it. This may be the attitude needed by the Catalan press to deal with near daily declarations […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 20 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Surely that’s it now? Surely Saturday night was the night the La Liga race was lost for Barcelona? Their situation was already on a knife edge before the match. They knew they had to be perfect for the rest of the season but once again it was their away form that has let them down. So imperious at home, so underwhelming away. Barcelona will not be champions of Spain this season. Their latest away disappointment came on Saturday night in […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 13 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

The Champions League is almost with us again and defending champions Barcelona take on Bayer Leverkusen next Tuesday in the first leg of the last sixteen round. Barcelona go into the match as raining World and European champions and face a Leverkusen side weakened by injury and division in the camp. This should be the ideal tie for Barcelona who are who looking to become the first side to retain the Champions League since its inception twenty years ago. Barcelona […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Feb - 8 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

For certain clubs in Europe, spending big money is nothing new. Man Utd, Barcelona, Real Madrid & the two Milan clubs are examples of clubs for which out spending and out achieving the teams around them is par for the course. For others, success comes as a result of a rich sugar daddy pumping vast sums of money into the club and elevating them above their natural state. The problem comes when the money runs out and said club is […]

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