Archives for October 2014

Messi revitalised and club rediscovered says Gaizka Mendieta

Ex Valencia and Barcelona star Gaizka Mendieta has nothing but praise for coach Luis Enrique.
He believes the club has found its identity once more and Argentine Messi has been revitalised with his new deeper role within the team. More on Gaizka Mendieta

Messi refuses to be subbed by Luis Enrique in 73rd minute

Messi refused to be subbed by Luis Enrique in 73rd minute of the match against Eibat at the weekend. The Catalans strolled to a 3 nil victory and picked up 3 points but the manager wanted to rest him and bring on Munir. More on Messi’s refusal to come off

Ancelotti’s master plan ahead of awaited Clasico

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has a master plan to topple Barça in next Saturday’s Clasico crunch. The Italian plans to rest all his best players so they are fresh for the Liverpool match and the awaited derby game a week on Saturday. more on Ancelotti’s devious plan!

Guardiola sees himself managing Man Utd one day

A new book on Pep Guardiola’s first season at Bayern Munich reveals his esteem for the Old Trafford club. Spanish journalist Martí Perarnau was given total access to Bayern Munich during season 2013-14. Read more about Guardiola’s new book

Luis Suárez accepts Golden Shoe Award from Kenny Dalglish

Luis Suarez won the Golden Shoe after 31 goals for Liverpool last season. The award was presented by Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish in Barcelona on Wednesday evening and provided the ideal backdrop for the Clasico match on 25th October where he will most likely make his debut. More on the Golden Shoe Award

Rakitic and Halilovic stick the boot into Azerbaijan

Rakitic and Halilovic help Croatia to victory in a 6 goal thumping of Azerbaijan. The defender started the match and was involved in the second goal of the night while young Halilovic came on in the second half with his team already home free. More on this story

Luis Suárez thinks Red Devils and FA set him up

Luis Suarez doesn’t regret the incident that saw him officially charged with racially abusing Patrice Evra in 2011.
Suárez was speaking in an interview on the club’s official website and still has a bone to grind claiming that he is the innocent party – please!
More on Suárez

Barça and Real Madrid chasing Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard

FC Barcelona and Real Madrid are apparently chasing Norwegian starlet Martin Odegaard for his signature. The 15 year old attacking midfielder is one of europe’s most promising talents and has already made his debut in a friendly match for his national side. More on Martin Odegaard