Deadline Day! Antoine Griezmann, Luuk de Jong, Ilaix Moriba, Emerson and More!

On episode 283, Dan and Emile discuss a busy, rumor-filled deadline day amidst tons of breaking news. Things could be different by the time you hear this, but they talk Griezmann to Atleti, Luuk de Jong, Ilaix Moriba, Emerson, Barça B’s transfer policy, Riqui Puig, and much more! Running Order: Who won the Ilaix Moriba saga? Why […]

Why Barcelona struggle to close games, Griezmann boost, and priority summer signings

Barca struggles

On episode 204, Dan and Francesc break down Barcelona’s 1-0 win over Espanyol and the tactical nuance in the narrow win. They talk Griezmann and Suárez working together, Sergi Roberto’s role in the new system, summer priorities, and much more! Running Order: Why can’t Quique Setién seem to finish off games? How is the front two with […]

The 11 players that Setien should start for Barcelona against Villarreal

Barcelona will play Villarreal in Matchday 34 of La Liga on Sunday. Following their disappointing 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid, a victory at the Estadio de la Ceramica is the only way for Barca to keep their La Liga hopes alive. Villarreal currently sit 5th in La Liga with 54 points having scored 53 goals […]

Why Braithwaite, not Griezmann, should start for Barcelona

Martin Braithwaite is a more impactful player than Antoine Griezmann for Barcelona right now. And there you have it: A sentence that nobody, ever, expected to have to type. Braithwaite was signed for €18 million from Leganes in February given the long-term absences of Ousmane Dembele and Luis Suarez. As regular listeners of The Barcelona […]

Why Luis Suarez return is key for Barcelona to win La Liga

Luis Suarez will start for Barcelona against Mallorca when La Liga returns to action on Saturday – which is fantastic news for Cules around the world. The Uruguay star was in top form before injuring his knee back in January, which was a terrible blow for Barca given the 14 goals in 23 appearances Suarez […]

Why Griezmann has not yet justified his Barcelona pricetag

Antoine Griezmann has performed below expectations since he joined Barcelona in July 2019. After years of toying with the idea of joining the Camp Nou giants, the Catalans decided to pay his staggering €120 million buy-out clause in the hope of finding Lionel Messi the attacking partner he has been so obviously missing since the […]

How Lionel Messi Won his Sixth Ballon d’Or

Messi win 6th Ballon d'Or

In 2015, Lionel Messi won his fifth Ballon d’Or. Since then, he’s still been the best player in the world, but the narrative was elsewhere. The Barcelona Podcast looks at some of the key moments that helped Messi capture his sixth Ballon d’Or.