Barça’s return plan, Lautaro Martínez, and Frenkie de Jong with Sam Marsden

Barca return, Messi

On episode 191, Dan is joined by ESPN and Sport’s Sam Marsden to discuss a possible return to action and break down Barcelona’s potential transfer business. They talk Lautaro Martínez, Neymar, Arthur, Frenkie de Jong, Jean-Clair Todibo, Martin Braithwaite, and much more! Running Order: How will Barcelona navigate a return to training? Is a deal for Lautaro Martínez closer […]

Messi lifts Ansu Fati, More Setién experiments, and January transfers recap

Messi and Fati, TBP 177

On episode 177, Dan and Francesc discuss which transfers they liked and didn’t like during the January transfer window. Then your hosts talk Ansu Fati and Lionel Messi’s connection, issues with the defense, Frenkie de Jong’s progress, and much more! Running Order: How did the board do in the January transfer window? Which players are […]

Barcelona Must Find Sergio Busquets’ Replacement from Within

Sergio Busquets replacement

Sergio Busquets is only 31-years-old and still one of the greatest defensive midfielders of his generation. Yet, like Xavi and Andrés Iniesta before him, there will come a time when Barcelona will need to replace the club legend. When it comes to the group of Gerard Piqué, Jordi Alba, Luis Suárez, Lionel Messi, and Busquets, […]

Barcelona rebound to defeat Inter Milan, but problems persist

Guest post by @the_cameraman_ We got one!!!…barely. After the first half, I was all set to write a review of the game talking about how badly Ernesto Valverde was outcoached, how ragged Luis Suarez was with his touches, and how Lionel Messi (understandably) is not fully match fit. Then…. Well, football is a crazy sport. […]

Can Barcelona do anything about the international break?

When your squad is made up of the best players in the world, it’s no surprise that the majority of Barcelona’s team feature regularly for their international sides. With injury scares to Samuel Umtiti and Nelson Semedo this break, it begs the question; how should a top team like Barcelona handle the international break?