Why Barcelona were right to reject €100M for Ansu Fati

Ansu Fati is the most talented forward to come out of La Masia in well over a decade. The 17 year old has already made a 24 appearances for Barcelona this season, and scored a significant 5 goals in the process. The Catalan media are reporting that Barca recently rejected a €100 million offer for […]

Griezmann under pressure, Luis Suárez boost, and Messi 2021

Griezmann under pressure

On episode 195, Dan and Francesc discuss what the break means for Barcelona’s forward line. They talk Lionel Messi staying at the club, Luis Suárez and his impact on the rest of the season, the pressure on Antoine Griezmann, Quique Setién’s plan, and much more!  Running Order: What does Messi staying through 2021 mean for Barcelona in […]

Barcelona or Inter Milan? A tricky dilemma for Lautaro Martinez and Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi has defended the FC Barcelona colours and rewritten our club’s history books for almost two decades – but a recent revelation confirms that Leo’s career could have been very different. According to former Inter Milan sporting director Marco Branca, the Serie A giants spotted Messi’s talent and went all out to recruit him: […]

What makes Michael Jordan and Lionel Messi the Greatest of All-Time?

Jordan and Messi - GOAT

Other sports like hockey or boxing have their undisputed GOAT. For basketball and football, it’s a little tougher. Michael Jordan and Lionel Messi both have claims to the title, but so do a number of other legends, including LeBron James, Pelé, and Cristiano Ronaldo. The Barcelona Podcast looks at how two men so different in […]

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 […]

Messi wins 6th Ballon d’Or, ter Stegen runner-up to GK award


Lionel Messi once again stands alone atop the mountain, having won his record-breaking sixth Ballon d’Or. Messi’s sixth surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, who tied the Argentine with five in 2017. Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk was the runner-up and Juventus’ Ronaldo, who was not in attendance at the ceremony, captured third place. The debate this season for […]