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FC Barcelona News: 29 March 2013; Jose Manuel Pinto Looks To Beat His Previous Team, Barça Honor Tete Montoliu

David Ramos

José Manuel Pinto goes back to Balaídos after five years | FC Barcelona
[Pinto's] best season in Vigo was 2005/06, when he was awarded the Zamora Trophy for conceding the fewest goals. He was a key element in a team that produced one of the most successful campaigns in the club’s recent history, finishing in sixth place in the first division.

Thiago, Bartra, Muniesa and Deulofeu at the MIC | FC Barcelona
The MIC goes into the final stages of the juvenil, cadet, infantil, aleví football 7 and aleví football 11 categories this Friday. On Thursday, four Barça players took advantage of a day off from training to follow this prestigious international youth football tournament in person.

Barça and Catalan culture in Paris | FC Barcelona
To coincide with the Champions League match between PSG and FC Barcelona, the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 is hosting a conference on Barça and culture which will include a talk by Club vice-president Carles Vilarrubí on ""Barça, sport, culture and education".

A tribute from Barça to Tete Montoliu | FC Barcelona
As part of the Barça Culture initiative, the Club is commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of Tete Montoliu with a revival of a jazz version of the Barça Anthem played by the Ignasi Terraza Trio as a posthumous tribute in the Camp Nou.

Spain lead way with academies despite economic woes - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
While Barcelona take the plaudits for the dazzling achievements of their academy graduates, clubs like San Sebastian-based Sociedad and Basque neighbours Athletic Bilbao are proof Spain is blessed with highly efficient talent factories. Bilbao, like Sociedad and Barcelona fiercely proud of their regional identity, only hire players of Basque origin.

No Casillas for Zaragoza | Football Espana
Real Madrid assistant Coach Aitor Karanka has confirmed that Iker Casillas will not be called up for the weekend game against Real Zaragoza. The goalkeeper was thought to be on track for inclusion in the matchday squad for Saturday’s trip, but Karanka confirmed in today’s Press conference that he remains not fully match fit.

Cashflow problems hit Espanyol stars' wages - ESPN FC
"We have agreed some payment dates with the players, although every month our income is small compared to the salaries," he explained. "The matter of the credit is very advanced, but there are clauses which stop us getting the money by Tuesday [the end of the month]."

Betis to fine Nosa - Yahoo! Eurosport UK
Claiming visa issues, the player saw a disciplinary case opened up by the club against him. Reportedly consulting legal services, Betis were seen by Nosa’s representatives as unlikely to hit him with a fine of more than 30 per cent of his €25,000 monthly salary.

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