El Clasico Preview: Breaking down Real Madrid vs Barcelona [TBPod53]

In Episode 53 of The Barcelona Podcast, your hosts analyse all things El Clasico including key players, formation tweaks, off-the-pitch politics and more! Francesc and Dan then go on to discuss Griezmann, FIFA complaints, goal-line technology, Barca B and Barca Femeni and close the show with their traditional Ronda of Quick-Fire Listener Questions. Episode 53 […]

Preview: Battle at the Top, Barcelona vs. Valencia

Barcelona lead La Liga with 34 points, four ahead of Valencia. Los Che are also unbeaten in the league this season, with three draws to Barca’s one. With the Madrid teams both winning on Saturday and back within seven of the top, the stakes at the Mestalla Stadium just got a little higher. Those who […]

Are Barcelona preparing a youth revolution?

Last summer when Barcelona brought in Andre Gomes, Paco Alcacer, Samuel Umtiti, Lucas Digne and bought back Denis Suarez, it was expected that this wave of players all 22 or 23 years old would represent the next generation of Blaugranas at almost every position. Other than Umtiti, the committee is still out on the other […]

Why Rakitic, Croatia qualifying for the World Cup is good for Barcelona

Very rarely this season has Ivan Rakitic been the marquee name for Barcelona at any point this season. Yet, during this international break, the Croatian had the most at stake of any Blaugrana out on national team duty. With Germany, France, Brazil, Spain and Argentina having already punched their tickets to the World Cup, Rakitic […]