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What were the odds?

What were the odds?

Joan Gamper sought like-minded individuals, wanting to form a football club based in Barcelona, and so, he posted an ad in the newspaper. The ad said that he was “wishing to organise the matches in Barcelona, requesting that everyone who likes this sport contact him..” One month later on November 29, 1899, twelve attended a…

Dembélé : L’incompris

Dembélé : L’incompris

4ème transfert le plus cher de l’histoire , à à peine 21 ans l’attaquant du FC Barcelone cherche a dribbler les polémiques. Sans cesse critiqué sur ses comportements hors du terrain, il reste d’une efficacité chirurgicale sur le terrain. Décrié par les médias. Mérite-t-il cette réputation ? Né à Vernon en 1997, Ousmane Dembélé sera…

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…

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…

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,…

Le Dieu de la simplicité – Un hommage à Don Andrés

Le Dieu de la simplicité – Un hommage à Don Andrés

El Ilusionista. Après nous avoir tristement laissé pour aller jouer au Japon, voici un petit article contant comment Iniesta était un joueur de gros calibre, l’un des meilleurs dans l’histoire du Barça. Don Andrés Iniesta, l’illusionniste. Ils disent qu’il élude les défenseurs. Mais le fait-il réellement? Dans un sens, bien sur qu’il le fait, mais…

Cosmos, football and emotion.

Cosmos, football and emotion.

Imagine walking across the street, looking through your glasses. The dark blue sky, the unwavering clouds and the sheer satisfaction of watching the birds circle around in wild patterns. Sometimes, such serenity is the only thing one needs in his life. A poor day at work, a bad day at college, whatever it be. A…

Barcelona’s Messiah

Barcelona’s Messiah

“Football is something like war. Whoever behaves too properly, is lost.” said this genius of a man once. Johan Cruijff, so special wasn’t he? A genius in every sense of the word but well, even he was taught by a man who was truly exceptional himself, Rinus Michels. Whenever we talk about people who impacted…

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