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07-02-2009, 15:40   #1
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FC Barcelona Team Talk/Gossip/Rumours Thread

Well after consultation with mi compañero eZe we have decided to make a FC Barcelona superthread and see how it goes. Not too sure if it will catch on or not but going by the la liga weekly match threads and the odd Barca game threads there seems to be enough interest to merit at least attempting a thread.

Feel free to add all the team news and comments you wish. Just a note that this is not a general la liga discussion thread as there is already an existing one which can be located here http://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/showt...p?t=2055276253 .

To get things going Barcelona are having a quite remarkable season thus far with some scintillating performances. They are into the last 16 of the champions league and hold a 2-0 lead over Mallorca after the Copa del Rey semi-final 1st leg on thursday night. As we all know they are flying high in la liga sitting twelve clear at the top from arch rivals Real Madrid which is no mean feat. The club have broken both goal scoring and points records after the half-way point of the season.

Leo Messi has been nothing short of a revelation this season boasting 25 goals in 28 appearances with 11 assists thus far. The sale of Ronaldinho has really led to Messi moving to the fore and becoming the superstar we all hoped he would be. Not to forget the others with admirable mentions also to going Samuel Eto'o with 22 goals in 26 appearances and Dani Alves who has slotted in behind Messi on the right as if he has been there his whole career. Sergio Busquets is also definitely going to be one to watch out for in the future.

The only real negatives thus far have probably been the lack of progress of young Bojan Krkić who has put in some real hit and miss performances this season although he has been showing signs of improvement over recent games. Hopefully he can show some improvement over the latter parts of the season as he is a very promising young talent.

Anyway that’s enough from me and over to you lot to really get this thing going. I will leave you with this.

Barca Anthem
Tot el camp .
és un clam som la gent blau-grana .
tant se val d´on venim, si del sud o del nord,
ara estem d´acord,
estem d´acord una bandera ens agermana:
blau-grana al vent,
un crit valent,
tenim un nom,
el sap tothom:
Barça! Barça! Baaarça!

Jugadors .
Seguidors .
tots units fem força: .
són molts anys plens d´afanys, .
són molts gols que hem cridat, .
i s´ha demostrat, s´ha demostrat, .
que mai ningú no ens podrà tórcer: .
Blau-grana al vent, .
un crit valent, .
tenim un nom, .
el sap tothom: .
Barça! Barça! Baaarça


...And now the English translation...

A clamor rises
from the pitch
We’re the blue and claret people
Makes no difference where we hail from
Whether it’s from the south or the north
Now we all agree
we all agree,
One flag unites us in brotherhood
Blue and claret flowing in the wind
One valiant cry
We’ve got a name
that everyone knows:
Barça! Barça! Baaarça!

Players,
Supporters
United we are strong
So much glory through the years
Oh, the many goals we’ve cheered
And it has been proven, it has been proven
That no one can break us
Blue and claret flowing in the wind,
One valiant cry
We’ve got a name
that everyone knows:
Barça! Barça! Baaarça

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07-02-2009, 15:43   #2
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Hang on mate, you live in Madrid?
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wow thats a great first post

does it really matter where he lives
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wow thats a great first post

does it really matter where he lives
In before the 'support your local team' brigade

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Laporta praises the cantera;
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“Both of them [Pique and Busquets] have been doing very well and their presence in the national team brings a lot of merit to Barca, the players themselves and to the coach,” he was quoted as saying by Marca.

“All their hardwork is paying off and this is proof that the Barca cantera have a lot of talent and the system works,” he beamed.
Liverpool were linked with one of their youngsters (Gerard Deulofeu ) yesterday, only 14! Chelsea and Arsenal were linked with him last season too.

Guardolia today:

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"We have lost a little brilliance, a little edge, but it does not worry me," he told Marca.

"We have got to this stage well, and even at the end we will play good and bad games. We are in good form, we will continue with the same attitude we have had up until now, and I am convinced that, if we keep going like this, we will win something.

"At times you are not so brilliant, and that can be costly, but in general, we are maintaining a good level."
Do you agree with him or maybe he's just keeping them on their toes?
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Do you agree with him or maybe he's just keeping them on their toes?
I agree with him. Anyone who watches Barca week in week out could tell you they look like they are performing at a slightly lower level since after Xmas compared to before the winter break. Pep is a tell it like it is type of guy kind of like Keane so I wouldnt expect much bull out of him. He will tell them they are playing worse if he believes it to be so whereas a lot of other coach's wouldnt say so in public.
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In before the 'support your local team' brigade

OT - Xavi = God
Redout. Great idea. Look forward to this. I know myself and Xavi6 support the same teams but "Redout", it's not a Manchester reference is it????

Seriously, great first post and good luck with this one.
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That's a great opening thread post Redout, much better than anything I would have created. You sure you're not a cule at heart??? It's nice to see a Barca superthread, whether it will have more than two regular posters remains to be seen, but at least it'll have that new thread smell for a few days.


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Do you agree with him or maybe he's just keeping them on their toes?
Yes, the thing that worries me is the fact we have been leaking too many goals since the xmas break. One a game roughly, but at the same time, there was virtually no way we were going to maintain the level of performance that was achieved before xmas.


Plus, Xavi, Iniesta and Messi, the best midgets in world football?


Visca El Barca y visca Catalunya!
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Keita hasn't started that many games since the break has he? I think he's their best holding player, maybe hm not in the team is the reason for conceding more goals...
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I actually think he is our worst holding player! He is much more of a powerhouse CMF who is most effective in attack. Like Essien (albeit not nearly as good), Yaya and Busquets are the only two midfielders we have who are naturally suited to doing defensive dog work in midfield.
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Yeah Keita is more box to box but I think he plays there better than Yaya or Busquets.
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I'm only asking mate, I just see it as the same as if someone supported Liverpool while living in Manchester. Sorry.
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Good idea guys. Needs saying though:

This thread is for team talk, Gossip and Rumours pertaining to Barcelona. This thread is open for all users to post in. There are no preferences for fans of any team.

Please note the following Rules:

1. NO MATCH DISCUSSIONS
- Match threads will be created for matches/match weeks where required.
- Match discussion will be deleted.


2. Transfers.
- When a major transfer occurs, please post in the specific thread
- We will merge/split discussion on requests
- We will delete transfer discussion that continues here while a tangent thread is in progress.

3. Users who repeatedly ignore these guidelines will receive warnings/bans.
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Good idea guys. Needs saying though:

This thread is for team talk, Gossip and Rumours pertaining to Barcelona. This thread is open for all users to post in. There are no preferences for fans of any team.

Please note the following Rules:

1. NO MATCH DISCUSSIONS
- Match threads will be created for matches/match weeks where required.
- Match discussion will be deleted.


2. Transfers.
- When a major transfer occurs, please post in the specific thread
- We will merge/split discussion on requests
- We will delete transfer discussion that continues here while a tangent thread is in progress.

3. Users who repeatedly ignore these guidelines will receive warnings/bans.
is it really necessary to have separate match threads for Barcelona mathces?
i mean the matches that are not on sky won't get that much posts and it would be nice to keep them here,
its not going to get out of hand like manu/liverpool ones.

is it not a bit extreme to ban them from here, at least give it a chance dude.
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