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To be in the defining club and national sides of your generation is a rare thing in football. But for certain players at Barcelona they have joined an elite group of footballers as the dominate force of a generation in both forms of the game. Has there ever been a national team to dominate football like Spain has in the last few years? And to combined that with possibly the greatest club side ever, certainly of the past decade at […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Sep - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

Real Madrid and Barcelona are set to go head to head on Saturday night for the fourth time already this season, as the Catalan giants host their greatest rivals at the Nou Camp. And if this weekend has proved anything in La Liga, then it’s that neither team are invincible. Yes both teams won their respective matches, but both had to come from behind in order to do so. And with the mid week distraction of Champions League semi finals […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Apr - 18 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

For many people (myself included) the Spanish league was over as a competition was once Real Madrid went ten points clear at the top. It wasn’t that Barcelona were any less of the great side that they were back in May when they had lifted the Champions League, it was simply that a Real Madrid team managed by Jose Mourinho would not relinquish a ten point lead. And yet after conceding late goals against Malaga and Villareal, their lead has […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 26 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

So Barcelona are through to the quarter finals, who saw that coming? It’s perhaps unkind to Leverkusen to say they never had a chance but if they of beaten Barcelona over two legs it would rank as one of the clubs greatest every achievements. And the manner of their win last week, and the display from their star man Messi, has only added to their reputation as an all time great. As we wait to see who they will play […]

Posted by Simon Heptinstall On Mar - 15 - 2012 Comments Off READ FULL POST

There is very little left to be said about this Barcelona side. They face Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday night having already secured a 3-1 advantage in the first leg in Germany. The second leg will be little more than an exhibition and failure to get through to the quarter finals for Barcelona would count as one of the biggest surprises in modern football. So while we all wait to see who they will play in the quarter finals, it’s maybe […]

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