Watch Messi this season, but keep your priorities straight

Usually the articles, videos, and podcasts that I work on are well-researched and as objective as possible. But the debate that is currently raging on social media – Should Culers watch Messi at PSG? – is a conversation where objective opinions and a lack of emotion are unwelcome. Now that he’s made his debut for […]

Why did the love become unrequited when it was unconditional?

Today’s press conference with Lionel Messi is going to be one of the most emotional moments in FC Barcelona history. The greatest player is Barça’s history is saying goodbye. The greatest footballer of all-time is saying goodbye. And Culers aren’t ready. Messi’s unparalleled excellence is an outcome of the fact that even his bad days […]

Messi and Argentina finally win the big one, beat Brazil 1-0 in Copa America final

Average. That’s not a word often used with Lionel Messi, but that’s what he was tonight against Brazil. Somehow, someway, Argentina pulled out the 1-0 victory at the Maracanã on a night when the greatest player ever was simply mediocre. At Barcelona, “captain” Messi has had his doubters. It was under him that Barcelona crumbled […]

Lionel Messi deserves every cent of his contract

Looking back at FC Barcelona’s performance in recent years, which player comes to mind first for being astonishingly unique with his left foot? If it is not Lionel Messi, then this is perhaps not an ideal read for you.  A Spanish newspaper, El Mundo, recently published a leaked copy of Messi’s contract signed in 2017. This […]

Why Ronald Koeman has struggled at Barcelona so far

Ronald Koeman is a Barcelona legend, and deservedly so. The heart of Johan Cruyff’s ultra-celebrated Dream Team, the Dutch ‘Tintin’ has given Culers enough over the years to be considered one of our own. As we have discussed at The Barcelona Podcast for several weeks, however, that certainly does not mean that Koeman has an […]

How Messi almost leaving was the best thing for his teammates

Let’s start with the obvious things. The current FC Barcelona board is an absolute disaster. The amount of tarnish Bartomeu and his associates have managed to attach to our club in recent years is downright disheartening. Time after time, from literally hiring outside firms to disparage our players to going back on their word to […]

NO CONFIDENCE: Why Bartomeu MUST resign immediately as Barcelona president

Barcelona club members have turned up in huge numbers (20,687 to be exact) in order to action a Vote of No Confidence against Josep Maria Bartomeu and his board of directors. I could not be happier as, quite clearly, Bartomeu has been destroying Barcelona at every level (sporting, social and economic, to name a few) […]

Why Bartomeu is blocking Messi’s exit from Barcelona to Manchester City

Jorge Messi

Lionel Messi, the greatest footballer to ever lace up a pair of boots, is leaving FC Barcelona. And the initial shock is now wearing off. Not riding off into the sunset, but saying that he wants to leave posthaste and has the clause in his contract to back up his wishes. The captain of Barcelona […]

Messi LEAVING Barcelona: Why? When? How did we get here? What’s next?

Messi leaving

On episode 213, Dan and Francesc continue to talk about the saga of Lionel Messi leaving FC Barcelona. They talk Messi’s legacy moving forward, Bartomeu’s choices now, the vote of no confidence, and much more! Running Order: Will Messi be leaving for free or will the club negotiate his exit? Does the manner of his exit tarnish […]