Braithwaite ahead of Griezmann, Wildcard Vidal, and Dominant Messi

Braithwaite and Messi

On episode 198, Dan and Francesc debate who deserves a starting spot next to Lionel Messi and Luis Suárez – Antoine Griezmann or Martin Braithwaite. They talk about the role of Arturo Vidal, the messaging of Takefusa Kubo playing while Ansu Fati and other La Masia players warm the bench, and much more!  Running Order: Can we […]

El Clásico Heats Up! Surviving Napoli, on-point Griezmann, and Bartomeu in trouble

Messi in El Clásico

On episode 181, Dan and Francesc discuss how Barcelona got out of Naples with a 1-1 draw. Your hosts break down the goals, debate who needs to be better for the Blaugrana, preview El Clásico, and much more! Running Order: How did Napoli exploit Barcelona’s weaknesses and how did Quique Setién respond? Can Setién get more out […]

Messi silences Barçagate, impressive Braithwaite, and Napoli Champions League preview

Messi and Braithwaite

On episode 180, Dan and Francesc discuss how Lionel Messi dominated Eibar and quieted the negativity off the field. Your hosts discuss Martin Braithwaite’s Barcelona debut, who should start versus Napoli, who Barcelona should worry about against Napoli, and much more! Running Order: How did Messi will Barça to victory against Eibar? Can Braithwaite tip the La […]

What does Carles Aleñá need to do for his Real Betis loan to be a success?

Carles Aleñá to Real Betis

As expected, 21-year-old Carles Aleñá is the first player on the move for FC Barcelona in the January transfer window. His move is a loan without an option to buy; a move that the current board has been reluctant to utilize with recent loan deals. Aleñá played 260 minutes for Ernesto Valverde this season in […]

Is there concern over Ernesto Valverde’s handling of the squad? Substitutions, Rotations and Arturo Vidal [TBPod108]

On episode 108 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Patrick of FCB Dublin to consider the level of concern regarding Ernesto Valverde’s handling of the squad this season. Your hosts move to La Ronda to talk transfers, rotations, Arturo Vidal’s recent behavior and much more! Running Order: How has Valverde utilized his substitutes? Why are big teams struggling to […]

How did Barcelona do in the transfer window? Girona in Miami, midfield depth chart and Champions League group [TBPod 102]

On this edition of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and guest co-host Adil (@Barca19stats) analyze Barcelona’s summer transfer window, talk Barcelona and Girona in Miami, their Champions League group and more! Running Order: Did Barcelona have a successful summer transfer window? What will be the fallout of Barcelona and Girona playing in Miami? What should the midfield depth chart look […]