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The Weekly Recap: Week 44

The second full week of operations and our membership is steadily growing; we are closing in on the century-mark soon! As Barca Blaugranas mission is to be the best non-official FC Barcelona-website on the web, we will continuously make additions and improvements to this blog. Two of these additions are the new History and Barca Bla Bla sections.

It is kind of self-explanatory, the History section will provide some insight on our beloved club, albeit on a bi-weekly basis. So don’t expect to read new entries every week. It takes time to write an article that does the rich and steeped history of FC Barcelona justice. We just don’t want to publish an article for the sake of it; we want to maintain a high standard at BB.

Barca Bla Bla on the other hand is a section dedicated to address the most outlandish and weird rumors of the week. As the header of the section suggests, we don’t take these rumors very seriously but will take our time to ridicule the rumor in question to the utmost. In a way it’s our very own humor/satire section.


Don’t take anything you read on Barca Bla Bla (BBB) too seriously, c’mon is Gareth Bale really worth £50.000.000? I don’t think so.

Speaking of Gareth Bale, he is the first player who has earned the very questionable honor of being Barca Bla Bla’s very first Stinker of the Week. Just like the English media cannot wait to champion one of their own (UK-based players) a world-class player, we will have a field day with whatever crazy headline they come up with.

Let’s get back to the sporting side of things; on the pitch FC Barcelona continue to be both Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. After the extremely satisfying demolition-job of Sevilla CF just days earlier, the Blaugrana continued their erratic run in the Champions League. Barca failed to register a win in Copenhagen, against an arguably weaker opponent than Sevilla.

But in true Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde fashion, FC Barcelona closed the week with a comprehensive 3-1 win against Getafe CF; the Blaugrana keep their perfect away record.

It’s the first time in quite a while that our first-choice attack (Pedro, Villa, Messi) managed to grab a goal each.

If it is any indication of what’s to come from this forward-line I can’t wait for the upcoming Clasico. One Clasico veteran, Xavi, has put rumors to bed that he will retire from the Spanish national team. An invaluable asset to both FC Barcelona & Spain, it’s safe to say that the Spain-fans are relieved to hear that.


On an –almost- unrelated note, fellow La Masia graduates Bojan Krkic, Marc Muniesa and Thiago Alcantara have been included in Don Balon’s Top 100 Young Players in World Football. Unfortunately none of the aforementioned players has featured in any of this week’s fixtures; hopefully Pep will give these youngsters a well-deserved run of games in the future.

Speaking of the future, we are actively looking for contributors who are interested in writing for Barca Blaugranes. If you think that you have what it takes to be a BB writer hit us up at and provide a writing sample.

By the way, you can also follow us on Facebook! Our FB site is very much a work in progress but you should join our "cause" ;).

That’s it Culés!

Yours truly,


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