Archives for December 2012

Deco: “Guardiola has not invented anything new”

According to ex Blaugrana Anderson Luis de Souza or Deco , Pep Guardiola has not invented anything new. Deco, speaking on Portuguese Television RTP said that one would have to see Guardiola at another club to evaluate him better and that Real Madrid’s Jose Mourinho is the best coach in the world.

David Villa to decide future in June

David Villa, Barcelona’s unsettled striker, looks set to decide his future in June according to Barcelona sources. Tito Vilanova has had great difficulty placing him in a team full of quality players and it looks like Villa is destined to be the fall guy. Premiership interest has been from Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool – all vying for the services of the 30 year old.

Could Barca win the league without losing a single game?

This is by far the best FC Barcelona that not only the Spanish league has seen but the whole world. A few of the greatest teams in the world have managed to win their respective leagues without losing a single game and the question everyone is asking is whether Tito Vilanova’s majestic Barca would be able to pull off such a historic record for the Catalan club?

3 reasons why Chelsea would be a good option for David Villa

As the January transfer window looms, there is much talk on whether David Villa will leave the Barca nest and fly off to pastures new. We discuss the player’s options if he were to go to Chelsea. Obviously, Chelsea have the cash to splash, but what might interest both parties is a nice little loan deal for a few years.

Leo Messi refused Russian offer of 30M per year

It has come to light that while Leo Messi and his father Jorge were putting together the last minute details of a new deal that will keep the Argentine at the Nou Camp until 2018, a Russian team made the very tempting offer of a 30M euros per year deal and also offered to pay the Argentine’s very steep get out clause on his contract.

Brazilian footballers choose Messi as best in the world

According to a survey carried out by Brazilian web portal UOL Esporte among 100 players from 15 different clubs in Brazil, Barcelona’s Leo Messi is the best in the world. The survey was completely anonymous and the players came from such clubs as Flamengo, Santos, Corinthians, Vasco da Gama and Fluminense.

Andrés Iniesta to unveil plaque in Albacete

Barcelona and Spain international midfielder Andrés Iniesta is set to unveil a plaque in the Sports City in Albacete on Wednesday 27th December. The club has forecast that thousands of fans will turn up to give tribute to Andrés whose wineries are one of the sponsors for the Albacete first team.

Valencia asks for Isaac Cuenca on loan

Valencia have asked for Barca youngster Isaac Cuenca on loan and are awaiting an answer from Barca. Valencia want Cuenca to reinforce their squad as they will miss Feghouli who will be on international duty in the Africans Cup with Algeria. Valencia are not the only ones interested in him as both Granada and Valladolid have made inquiries.