Thursday, September 8, 2011

Beach World cup update

Since nothing happened barca wise over the international friendly break, I'm gonna fill you all in on the Beach world cup. I'm sure most of you couldn't give less of a damn. I sure do. El Salvador has qualified for the semi freakin finals of a world competition. E.S passed the group stages after a thrashing from Portugal, a decent win against Oman, and an upset against Argentina. Today they defeated the hosts, freaking Italy. That is amazing. El Salvador is a tiny country in central America who have only qualified for the World Cup twice. This is the third qualification for the Beach World Cup. The other two trips E.S. had not won a single game. This time around they made it to the Semi's. Even if you do not care about the sport you can see that there has been progress. I plan on supporting the country of my parents in all competitions.
I can't wait to see if they can beat the Russians.


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Starting this up again.

So it's been a while since I wrote anything. Mostly because I have shit to do other than blogging. So Barcelona has made 2 transfers in and a decent amount out. Cesc FINALLY came to the Camp Nou. Arsene Wenger can finally stop holding him in a shitty trophy less team. I hate Arsenal because I'm a Stoke fan, Wenger talks a lot of crap about Stoke.
Barca also got the Chilean Alexis Sanchez. Amazing winger, plays quick plays well and give games off for Villa. Fabregas can do the same for Xavi. Both players are aging and need all the time off they can get. Fabregas slots into the Barca style incredibly well, because he is a youth academy player. Sanchez will need time to adjust but his ability and utility will be useful across the pitch. Sanchez is hungry for trophies and for goals. He is exactly the type of player we need to continue our dominance in the Champions league, La Liga, and in the Club World Cup. Cesc was always going to return eventually. I had honestly thought we did not need him since Thiago had progressed so nicely.  A midfield option and a offensive option were needed and now we have them. I used to be in the group that asked for a new defender. Now I know Pep is more of a genius than I thought.
Total Football is now a possibility. Barca has enough midfielders that can play well defensively to be able to play at the back and make important saves. It seems as though Pep has been moving towards this for a while but I had never envisioned this. A team comprised of all midfielders. Players who can hold the ball, pass it, keep it, and attack in one fluid motion.

The game against the Yellow Submarines showed all the fans the truth.
Barca has evolved it's style of play. It's gonna be a great season.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Barca1-1 Real Madrid

Well the First half of the 4  Barca Real Madrid games are over with. It took me a few days to calm down about the draw in the first game and to control my rage and sadness over our loss in the Copa Del Rey final.

First and foremost the away game in Madrid. This game had two goals and broke two "curses". First came Messi's goal, it was a penalty, in the 53rd minute. This game was 100% in Barca's favor but Madrid gave them little space to maneuver. What struck me most about this game was how similar the formation and play style was to Inter's when they beat Barcelona last year.  Basically they pulled all 10 players back to defend and then as soon as they got the ball pressed forward with all 10 players. It was end to end football and very entertaining if you don't a affiliations with either team. If you were me, you had a heart attack at least 4 separate times. Now for Ronaldo's penalty. It was not a penalty in my opinion but I am very biased. You should see it for yourself if you would like to comment on it. Either way Ronaldo scored a fine penalty, I can't take anything from the goal itself. Now There was ANOTHER possible penalty for Barcelona earlier in the match. Since it wasn't called it is unnecessary for us to argue over it. On to the next Classico

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Well I'm going to make this one very brief. Shaktar was a threat in the first 15 minutes. After that Barcelona kept them under control and played their normal control game. Messi scored the only goal in the 43rd minute. It was a low shot that the keeper could not stop. Good times for us. Shaktar did get many chances throughout the 90 minutes but Valdes kept the ball out. The Shaktar Goalkeeper also did his job and denied Affellay and Messi goals. Other than that just pure Barca Dominance. See you all at the Classico