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The Next Alonso?

… but it remains interesting that Alonso’s possible departure worries the madridista press far more than the identity of the next coach. They have reason to be worried too, but it was equally interesting to see who the possible ‘clone’ might be – from the list of players that are allegedly on Pérez’ shopping-list. And even before we […]

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Xavi – The Coach?

Xavi Hernandez sat in front of the television two Saturdays ago — and what he saw shocked him. He was watching the Clasico — an XXX horror experience for Barcelona fans, a triple-A rating for Madridistas. … If you are in the thick of the action, even if you are a football visionary like Xavi, if […]

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Barcelona’s greatest spine secure

Almost an entire life at just one club. Carles Puyol, Xavi and Lionel Messi have agreed new contracts with Barcelona and their stay at Camp Nou means the side’s spine is now secure for many years to come. Club captain Puyol extends his current contract to 2016, while midfielder Xavi has agreed a two-year prolongation […]

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Ballon d’Or – The case for Casillas

If one is to believe the headlines, only one of either Messi or Ronaldo deserve to win this year’s award for the best footballer in the world, the FIFA Ballon d’Or. Although other contenders such as Xavi, Iniesta and Falcao have also been mentioned, there is one highly successful player that should be considered – […]

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Puyol, Calm & Composed – Will Barca Cope Without Captain Fantastic?

Messi is the best player in the world. Yes, I know. Some of you think it’s Ronaldo. I respect that. Some of you feel it is Casillas. A case could definitely be made. Some of you don’t even think Messi is the best player at Barca. An interesting notion. But instead of debating all these […]

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