Barcelona were sputtering against Athletic Club, but Quique Setién got his substitutes right and came away with the 1-0 win. Riqui Puig and Ansu Fati changed the match and deserve some credit. But why were Barça struggling in the first place? Listen to the latest podcast: https://podfollow.com/the-barcelona-podcast For more on this match and other FC Barcelona […]
A draw hurts Barcelona’s chances of keeping the La Liga trophy, but to call the match with Sevilla boring is a bit unfair. The Barcelona Podcast breaks down the tactics of the match and hands out player grades for the 0-0 draw between FC Barcelona and Sevilla FC.
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 […]
La Liga is finally back! Barcelona travel to Mallorca to continue their push to the La Liga trophy. Takefusa Kubo, on loan from Real Madrid, gets all the headlines when he plays Barcelona, but if the Catalan giants drop points, Kubo’s less heralded teammates will play a big part.
On episode 197, Dan and Francesc discuss Barcelona’s path to the La Liga trophy. They talk about the challenges that Real Madrid face, Barça’s remaining schedule, players to watch out for on Mallorca, and much more! Running Order: What is most important to Barça’s title chances? How can Barcelona navigate their remaining schedule? What stands in Real […]
‘The mental state of a side can be measured by the distribution of goals. When it is always the same person scoring, that fragile state of equilibrium that is a football team begins to show cracks.’ Who else could it be about? Without prompting, with no mental gymnastics. The part that makes you scratch your […]
If Barcelona has any chance of winning a trophy for the 2019-2020 season, Lionel Messi and Quique Setién will need to be the leading men. They should have help, but there are a few reasons why the efforts of those two could push Barça over the finish line anyway.
Before FC Barcelona can consider how to reinforce the squad, they need to make some sales. At this point, and not being helped by the global pandemic, more than half of the squad and those players out on loan have found their names in transfer rumors. Philippe Coutinho would in theory equal the biggest return, […]
Since Johan Cruyff returned to Barcelona in 1988, La Masia has produced some of the best players that the world has ever seen. The Barcelona Podcast counts down the Top 10 players to come from the fabled academy.
The Barcelona Podcast asks the question “What If” to three important moments in FC Barcelona history. Would Barça have won more if Neymar stayed? What if Barcelona had agreed to share Alfredo Di Stéfano? What if Barcelona had won the 1986 European Cup?