Archives for May 2012

Doctor says that Abidal could play again

French international and Barca player Eric Abidal is still recovering from a liver transplant operation that he underwent successfully earlier this year. Abidal left the hospital some days ago and there is a lot of good news for the player, as the doctor who performed the operation, Juan Carlos Garcia-Valdecasas said that “any return to […]

Barca charity match against poverty

The Catalan giants added another victory to their list yesterday – this time against poverty, in a charity football match in which they were divided into two teams, led by Pep Guardiola and Tito Vilanova. The match was in behalf of Maratón por la Pobreza (Marathon against Poverty) organized by the Catalan regional TV channel, […]

Athletic Bilbao 0 Barcelona 3

Last night was Pep’s last game and his troops did not disappoint. In a convincing win over the Lions of Bilbao, Pep closed off an era, a cycle, that has never been seen before. Pep has therefore won an incredible tally of 14 trophies out of a possible 19. Ask yourself: who else has done […]

Pep’s era comes to an end

Tonight at the Vicente Calderón in Madrid will be Pep Guardiola’s last match as Barcelona’s manager. It will also be the end of a fantastic era and a fantastic footballing cycle. Pep’s term at Barcelona will probably go down as the most successful in Barca’s long history. It may be fate but tonight’s Copa del […]

David Villa ruled out of Euro 2012

Barca’s David Villa has been ruled out of the euro 2012 campaign and will not be playing for his country. This comes as a blow to Villa who has been sidelined for nearly 6 months following a leg break. Villa had tweeted earlier that “he tried to make it possible but was unable to”. The […]

Dani Alves out of the Kings Cup with fractured collarbone

Going into next week’s Copa del Rey, it looks like the virus that has been going around Barca’s defense has taken another victim with it. Defender Dani Alves has had to be operated on for a fractured collarbone sustained on Wednesday morning during a training session. The Brazilian will now need at least 6 to […]

Barca draws with Betis to end Guardiola’s last season

Catalan giants Barca found themselves struggling to snatch a draw last night against Betis at the Benito Villamarin stadium in Seville. Sergio Busquets was the one to get Guardiola’s team off the mark with a great glancing header but then an inspired Rubén Castro turned the game around for the green and whites with a […]

Barca reach an agreement with Gareth Bale

Something that remains a priority for Barca’s coming season is for a player to fill the left back position. This is inline with Barcelona needing to reshape their squad for the 2012-13 season. The name that has been on everybody’s lips as of late is none other than Gareth Bale who is currently at Tottenham […]