Archive | October 7, 2012

Battle of The Strikers

Last weekend, we saw an aberration. And it wasn’t just that Tottenham Hotspur finally beat Manchester United at Old Trafford; it was the incidents that led to it. Because, amazingly, Robin van Persie didn’t just miss one chance that could have sent points to the home team, he missed two. With the Dutch striker, that […]

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What Barca means to Palestine

Barcelona Football Club arguably brings more joy to Palestinians than any other institution in the world. That’s certainly my impression after almost three years in Gaza and the West Bank. Every time the Catalans take to the field you can guarantee you’ll struggle to get a table in the bars of Ramallah and the shisha-infused […]

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Lionel Messi: Here and Gone

Wright Thompson travels to Argentina to investigate Lionel Messi’s youth and the strange relationship between Messi and his hometown in Argentina. Thompson looks at his start from his old club Newell’s old Boys and his move to Barcelona. The article looks at how Messi is perhaps trying to re-establish his roots in Argentina, the country […]

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The journey to Madrid – Luka Modric

  After initial plaudits that came his way, Luka Modric’s career at the Bernabéu seems to be off to a rocky start. He remained on the bench in the Champions League match at Ajax on Wednesday and is by no means certain to play in Sunday’s Clásico. But if Modric’s personal history is anything to […]

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El Clasico Preview

Barca and Real are in good shape going into El Clasico, says Guillem. Barcelona have come from behind four times this season and against Sevilla they came back from 2-0 down for the first time since 1999 to win 3-2 with a last-minute goal from David Villa. That is proof of their character. If anybody […]

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