A permanent change to a 4-3-3 formation seems to be bringing out the best in Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong. Meanwhile, Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann found their scoring boots in the 4-0 win over Granada. Plus, a makeshift pairing of Samuel Umtiti and Oscar Mingueza got the job done.
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 […]
On episode 179, Dan and Francesc discuss the possible fallout from the report about Barcelona’s potential social media misdoings. Your hosts discuss if Lionel Messi should move to the midfield, the pressure on Junior Firpo, and much more! Running Order: How will the club and others handle the fallout from the social media report? Can Barcelona survive […]
How can Setién maximize Barcelona’s potential? Riqui Puig impact, Replacing Luis Suárez, and Captain Messi
On episode 175, Dan and Francesc discuss the first game of the Quique Setién era, including formation and the renaissance of Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets. They talk Riqui Puig’s impact, replacing Luis Suárez, and much more! Running Order: How did Quique Setién do in his first test as Barcelona manager? Why did Sergio Busquets […]
The Quique Setién era began with a performance that both optimists and pessimists can garner something from. For the optimists, there was possession, ball movement, revitalized performances, and a win. For the pessimists, there was a lack of goals, a glaring issue moving forward, and a result colored by a red card. Positives Let’s start […]
From Lionel Messi to Dani Alves, FC Barcelona’s squad has been one of the world’s best for the last decade. But who would make Barcelona’s Best XI from the last 10 years?
Lionel Messi’s Ballon d’Or legacy, evaluating Junior Firpo, and Marcelo Gallardo’s credentials [TBPod168]
On episode 168 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc debate whether or not the Ballon d’Or is relevant to Lionel Messi’s legacy. They talk Junior Firpo’s progress, Riqui Puig and Pedri’s development, Marcelino or Marcelo Gallardo as possible Barcelona managers, and much more! Running Order: Is the Ballon d’Or relevant to Messi’s legacy? How […]
Does Messi share blame for Barça’s struggles? Ernesto Valverde, Gerard Piqué, and Ronald Koeman [TBPod164]
On episode 164 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc discuss who deserves responsibility for Barcelona’s issues this season. They talk Ernesto Valverde, Lionel Messi the player and Messi the captain, Gerard Piqué, Ronald Koeman, and much more! Running Order: How much hotter is Ernesto Valverde’s seat after losing to Levante? Does Messi need to […]
On episode 159 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc discuss the difference between Sergio Busquets and Frenkie de Jong as Barcelona’s defensive midfielder. Your hosts talk about the return of Lionel Messi, the issues with the defense, and much more! Running Order: Is FC Barcelona better with Busquets on the bench? Why do Culés […]
How can Ernesto Valverde maximize Frenkie de Jong? Ivan Rakitic, Barcelona Femení, and injury woes [TBPod156]
On episode 156 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc debate whether or not the Barcelona Femení versus CD Tacón can be called El Clásico. Then your hosts talk what Ernesto Valverde needs to do to get the best out of Frenkie de Jong, Ivan Rakitic’s role on the team, the upcoming schedule, and much […]