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Sergio Busquets of Sinope

Sergio Busquets of Sinope

  The story goes, Alexander the Great once confronted a savage in a suburb and asked him if he needed anything. The wise man, laying in a warm spot under the sun said, “Stand a little out of my sun.” In a time when the king was feared and the troops were hell-bent on having…

The Barça way

The Barça way

The question “Which is the greatest football club in the world” would throw up different answers based on the club you support and a host of other factors. The history of the club, the number of domestic and continental titles that they have won, their identity and playing style, the number of supporters it has,…

Was Messi’s Injury a Blessing in Disguise?

Was Messi’s Injury a Blessing in Disguise?

On the 21st of October, Barcelona played Sevilla in a well fought game, with the Blaugrana emerging as victors to a deceiving scoreline of 4-2. There were a plethora of problems which needed to be addressed. Defensive lapses, lack of concentration and organisation substituted by poor performances were all causes of apprehension but none of…

Football and constancy: a tale.

Football and constancy: a tale.

The waves rose and settled. The sweet scent of air, accompanied by the vibrant, setting sun– it seemed like a scintillating shot from of a movie. As the little kids continued talking about how they wanted to be butterflies when they grew up, the wise, old man looked up at the unwavering sky. The things…

Dani Alves: An Enigma

Dani Alves: An Enigma

Whenever we think of Pep’s legendary team assembled during the late 2000’s, we think of Puyol-the warrior and El Capita, Pique with his build-up play and the ball playing skills, the illusionista Don Andres with his magical feet, the control Maestro Xavi brought to the midfield, the ever reliable and highly under rated Busquets and…

The Best without “the best”

The Best without “the best”

With the recent release of Ballon d’OR nominees and specially the display at The Best awards, it is getting evident that football is falling into the dark void of marketing. In this dark age of marketing and obscuring of the fans, “moments” are given the utmost prominence and performance is not a bar, tragically. Just…

From movements to moments

From movements to moments

He kept stressing on the movements and we were blessed with moments. The stage is set, UEFA Super Cup 2009, Barcelona against Shakhtar; it’s all stuck at 0-0. Chance after chance laid to waste, it’s getting tensed, nerves are coming into play and then Pep decides to talk to his men: “If we have the ball,…

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