On Lionel Messi and Transfer Rumours

A meandering narrative on the absurdity of rumours linking Lionel Messi with a summer transfer away from FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona: The Sky Isn't Really Falling

On the end of an era, and why the future isn't actually bleak at FC Barcelona

CdR: Real Madrid's Route to the Final

A round-by-round recap of Real Madrid's route to the 2014 Copa del Rey final, complete with a few statistics on the campaign

CdR: Barcelona's Route to the Final

A round-by-round recap of FC Barcelona's route to the 2014 Copa del Rey final, complete with a few statistics on the campaign

The Deadlock Continues

Realizations and glaring facts from the 4th meeting between FC Barcelona and Atlético Madrid in the 1st leg of the UCL Quarterfinals.

An Open Letter to FIFA

On behalf of FC Barcelona (well, maybe not...)

El Clasico: Barca Produce a Champions' Performance

With a gritty 4-3 away win at the Santiago Bernabeu over eternal rivals and league leaders Real Madrid, FC Barcelona have not only barged their way back into the title race, but back into Europe's elite

Well Thought Out Rant: Part 2

When the team deserved praise, I was more than willing to shell it out. Now it's time for some tough love.

UCL: Post Match Thoughts

What else did we expect from a former Real Madrid coach, and other lessons to be learned from tonight's win

A Rant, Long Overdue

It might not hurt to stop and think. Maybe it isn't only the team that needs to change, maybe we, as fans, need to change as well.


Rosell: A Great Businessman Who Lost His Culé Soul

On Thursday, Sandro Rosell resigned as president of FC Barcelona, amidst the Neymar contract controversy. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives us his take on the Sandro's time, what he did right and wrong, and how he lost his Culé soul as president.

Poll: Is Squad Depth An Issue?

Without much in the way of support on the bench, was squad depth to blame for Barcelona's draw with Levante?

On Neymar, Finances and Hypocrisy

As news emerged today that Spanish state prosecutors are investigating Neymar's transfer to FC Barcelona, I wonder why Culés didn't afford finances the same attention in 2010...

Messi’s Magic Only Compares to Jordan’s Greatness

Lionel Messi made a tremendous comeback to Barça as he grabbed two goals in less than four minutes on Wednesday night. In this article, Xoel Càrdenas gives you his take on why Messi's greatness can only be compared to the one and only Michael Jordan.

Tata's Tactics

My thoughts on a hard fought but very encouraging Clasico victory.

Change Is The Only Constant

Heraclitus was the first to say that: "Change is the only constant". So did Mahatma Gandhi but sometimes, one really wonders "is it?".

Expert Analysis: Barcelona vs Ajax

We've teamed up with the excellent folk over at FOX Sports to ask their team of experts, Brian McBride, Eric Wynalda and Warren Barton a few questions about tonight's UEFA Champions League opener against AFC Ajax

Barcelona, Neymar and Learning From Past Mistakes

New Barcelona head coach Gerardo Martino has taken his time introducing Neymar to the starting line-up, and having looked back at the records of Barca's recent big-money signings, it's easy to see why

Martino's Man-Marking System Faces First Test

Barcelona's new man-marking system at set-pieces faces its first real test tonight against Atletico Madrid...the question is: will it work for the Blaugrana?

FC Barcelona: Change in Times

One game in and we have started comparing this season to the memorable 08-09 treble winning season. Calm down a bit guys!!!! But I am in no way saying that Gerardo Martino is not capable of doing so.

Pre-Season: Choosing Barca's Best XI

Utilising the Barca Blaugranes Community Player Ratings, I've compiled Barcelona's best XI from pre-season, complete with a seven-man bench -- just in case head coach Gerardo Martino needs some ideas...

On Barcelona's Pre-Season

Barcelona's pre-season preparations may have been a little unusual, but if the past is anything to go by, the future is still bright for the Blaugrana

Dongou and Bagnack - Eto'o's Big Promises

Samuel Eto'o struck a deal with FC Barcelona while he still wore the Blaugrana jersey that would bring the most talented prospects identified by his foundation over from his home country, Cameroon.

2013/14: Cesc Fabregas' Most Important Season Yet

Since arriving from Arsenal in 2011, Cesc Fabregas's time at the Camp Nou has largely been one of inconsistency. With new developments at the club, however, that could all change, making 2013/2014 his most important season yet.

Why "Mes Que Un Club" Still Matters

If you have ever seen my posts in the comments sections of BarcaBlaugranes, I tend to voraciously focus on tactics and potential transfers. But first, here are my thoughts on why Barca's motto is more important than ever.

On Sergi Roberto's Promotion

In a summer of change at the Catalan capital, 21 year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto has replaced the departed Thiago Alcântara in Barcelona’s first-team squad, raising a number of questions about Barcelona’s future midfield

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