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FC Barcelona News: 9 September 2012; Koeman Compares Tito and Pep, Happy Birthday Alex Song

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‘25’ turns 25 | FC Barcelona
Sunday December 9 is Alexandre Song’s 25th birthday. Barça’s newest signing is able to celebrate the occasion in his home country of Cameroon, where he played for this country against Cape Verde on Saturday. The player, signed from Arsenal, was officially presented on August 21, and made his debut at the Bernabéu eight days later in the final minutes of the Supercup match.

Koeman: Vilanova and Guardiola are not so different -
Vilanova was appointed as Guardiola's successor in April, and the Blaugrana squad have since been at pains to point out that continuity is the best policy. And the Dutchman stated that there were some important little differences, but suggested that the key was perhaps that Vilanova has not made any substantial alterations on the pitch.

Pedro determined to continue impressing for Spain after win over Saudi Arabia -
Pedro has expressed his satisfaction with Spain's 5-0 friendly defeat of Saudi Arabia on Friday, but assured he would not pressurise national team coach Vicente Del Bosque into using him more often.

Carvalho still out in Madrid cold | Football Espana
Real Madrid defender Ricardo Carvalho continues to be left out in the cold at Real Madrid. The Portuguese international does not figure in boss Jose Mourinho’s plans this season and has been forced to alternate his training between the club’s B and C teams in the past few weeks.

Atletico Madrid president, Radamel Falcao dismiss transfer talk - ESPNFC
Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo said Friday he is not worried about comments from Radamel Falcao's family that the Colombian striker will soon leave for a bigger club while Falcao himself reiterated his allegiance to Atletico Madrid.

Adrian's Atletico renewal on hold | Football Espana
Adrian Lopez’s contract renewal at Atletico Madrid is on hold as talks between both parties have reached an impasse. The Spanish international has an offer on the table to extend his current agreement, which runs out in 2015, but so far the club has received no reply to the proposal, reports AS.

Valencia’s Mestalla turf relayed | Football Espana
The poor state of the surface for the first home match of the season against Deportivo drew several complaints from players and the claim that more than one had picked up an injury playing on it. In response, a total of 7,500 square metres of grass was bought from Portugal, with 19 trucks needed to transport it and six days required to lay it.

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