Rosell: Barcelona value spirit of fair play above winning trophies - Goal.com
"I'm very happy with our investment in La Masia," Rosell told Goal.com. "My happiness increases when I see our starting XI made up of only players from our youth academy. "Our focus goes beyond technique and tactics, we want our players to become good people and be respectful humans.
2012 Football Summary
The year started with good and bad news. The negative note came in Pamplona, where Andreu Fontàs joined David Villa in the treatment room, the latter having been injured in the semi final of the Clubs World Cup in Yokohama. The good news was the third Ballon d’Or in a row for Leo Messi, with Cristiano Ronaldo second and Xavi Hernández third.
No ‘magic bullet’ to beat Barcelona, says Rijkaard - Goal.com
"There’s no magic bullet, but you have to adapt to their style," the Dutchman told Fifa.com. "Most of the clubs who have had success against Barcelona have relied on a highly organised and disciplined defence. "Inter and Chelsea have both sent Barcelona out of the Champions League and then you have Real Madrid [who won La Liga in 2011-12].
Live Streaming: Training open to public on January 4th | FC Barcelona
The training session will be broadcast live streaming ', as has been done in recent times, through the web portal Youtube.
Turan in or out at Atleti? | Football Espana
Following on from his agent’s claims that the 25-year-old will be leaving the Spanish capital, reports in his homeland have it that he is a target for Chelsea, who under Rafa Benitez are understood to be prepared to even meet his €24m buyout clause this January.
Verdu renewal delayed | Football Espana
Joan Verdu and Espanyol have reportedly agreed to put off contract negotiations until League survival is at the club is guaranteed. The creative midfielder is a key component at the club but is free from January 1 to talk to other interested parties about a summer switch, with his contract set to expire in June 2013.
Bottom club Deportivo sack manager - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
"We decided that now was the ideal time for a change," Depor president Augusto Cesar Lendoiro said. "In the coming hours, or perhaps tomorrow, we hope to present the new trainer," he added. Spanish media reported that former Sporting Lisbon coach Domingos Paciencia was poised to take on the task of preventing Depor from going straight back down to the second division after Oltra led them back into the top flight last term.