Leeds United: Raphinha Open to Barcelona Transfer

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Leeds United winger Raphinha is reportedly open to the possibilty of joining Barcelona in the summer. The La Liga side opened talks with the Premier League outfit earlier this month, and discussions between the two parties are thought to have gone positively until now. According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea were leading the race […] READ MORE


Gerard Piqué Pay-Cut Saves Barcelona Ahead of New La Liga Season

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Barcelona’s second captain, Gerard Piqué, has helped out his club massively. Almost 13 years to the day since his debut for Barcelona, the defender has taken a pay-cut that enables the side to register Memphis Depay, Eric García and Rey Manaj. The news comes ahead of their season opener against Real Sociedad on August 15. […] READ MORE


Top Five Barcelona Signings Under Joan Laporta’s Presidency

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The dust has finally settled at Camp Nou, and Joan Laporta starts his second reign as the president of FC Barcelona. The Catalan takes over a club in financial troubles, and with a fan base who are eagerly anticipating a return to their glory days. Barcelona signings are typically grand whilst demonstrating intent, but of […] READ MORE


Returning Players: Gerard Piqué

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Welcome to the Last Word on Football’s ‘Returning Players’ Series. In this edition, we take a look at defender Gerard Piqué. The Spaniard came through the famous La Masia academy at Barcelona but left to join Manchester United. However, the centre back didn’t have as big an impact in England as expected and made a […] READ MORE



A Barcelona Rebuild Could Take Years

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It was probably a good thing that the Barcelona match against Bayern Munich was played behind closed doors. Had it been played in front of a full Nou Camp, the white handkerchiefs would have been out after half an hour, and who knows how bad it could have been at the full-time whistle. Gerard Pique […] READ MORE


Barcelona in Turmoil as Chaos Ensues

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Barcelona were put of their misery by the match referee at the end of their Champions League humiliation by Bayern Munich. It was as if Damir Skomina could no longer bear to watch, blowing the full-time whistle before the full two minutes of stoppage time had even been played. The German champions had scored three […] READ MORE


Barcelona: What’s the Plan?

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Real Madrid have officially secured the La Liga title. This is Los Blancos’ first La Liga trophy in two years. On the other hand, with one game remaining, Barcelona’s maximum points tally for this season is 82 points after a disappointing loss to Osasuna. This would be their lowest points tally since the 2007/08 season. […] READ MORE


Team of the Decade: Barcelona

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Welcome to Last Word on Football’s Team of the Decade series. Today we look at the players and manager who have made it into the Barcelona line-up. They have dominated the domestic competition in Spain over the last ten years. They won the league seven times and won the Copa Del Rey six times while […] READ MORE


Ernesto Valverde Controls Barcelona’s Season

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Ernesto Valverde must believe his job as manager of Barcelona is a gift and a curse. On the one hand, you get the opportunity to work with the best players in the world, day-in and day-out. On the other hand, the pressure is so great that failure is almost inescapable; even after winning back-to-back La […] READ MORE