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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

If there is a goalscorer hotter than Fernando Llorente, please let me know.  Since returning from this premature Christmas break due to injury, Llorente has set opposing goals ablaze.  He is arguably one of the best runs of form of his career and is in prime position to be the striker for Vicente Del Bosque this coming summer.   This recent stratospheric run of form he is in the middle of has placed him in a situation where he could […]

Posted by Juan Arango On Feb - 9 - 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

So often great teams are defined by who leads them. Whether it’s Steven Gerrard dragging Liverpool up by his bare hands against Milan in Istanbul or Franz Beckenbauer calmly and decisively leading West Germany to victory in the 1974 World Cup despite going a goal down inside the first minute to the great Dutch team of that era. All teams who win at the highest level need one man who will do whatever it takes to win and get the […]

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Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Jan - 20 - 2012 2 Comments READ FULL POST