Training and Round up News

Barca will play Bayer in the Champions league second round tonight. We already have the Quarter finals in reach we just have to finish the job off it stands at 3-1 at the moment so hopefully we can add more too that. The players were looking very happy in traning  yesterday and today I love to see a smile on their faces.

 I didn’t realise tying Messi and Xavi to the goal post apart off training but I think its to do with weights. I’m sure Bayer wouldn’t mind tying these two to the post tonight.

 Speaking of Xavi, In tonight’s game just before kick-off UEFA will give a cheque to Xavi for 100,000 euro for being voted by internet users as captain of the team of the year 2011. Xavi has said he donating the money to the red cross, A project for the rehabilitation of victims of landmines in Afghanistan. He said he was proud to be able to help people who need it.

The FC Barcelona midfielder was voted for by over 100,000 users of the UEFA website as captain of the Team of the Year for 2011. In addition to these hundred thousand votes, the Barça player received 262,027, which allowed him to form part of the midfield of this ideal team. Xavi was not the only Barça player in the starting eleven, because also in the team were Alves, Piqué, Iniesta, and Messi, plus the manager, Pep Guardiola.

Xavi recognized that it is “an honor to be part of the team and also be the captain. I am very pleased to represent European and World football, and this time we are helping people who need it most, and it makes me very proud”. The Barça player, very conscious of the need to help people most in need, added: “It is really important to help. We are very privileged people doing what we do, which is also our passion. Being a footballer is my job, but it’s also my ‘hobby’ and my passion.

 Pep had to change around his team because Puyol and Alexis will not be able to play tonight. So he has called up Tello, Muniesa, Barta, Sergi Roberto, Dos Santos and Montoya. Also Bayer are without key players Corluka,Ballack, Sam and Alder. Bayer have nothing to lose so I’m sure tonight they will give it there all.

Speaking of  Pep there has been lots of rumors going around that he is in the sight of roman abramovich for the Chelsea job but last night on revista de la liga where the two journalists who have great connections to nearly every club in spain. Have said that pep has met up in the house of president sandro rosell to discuss his future and the board of directors have said that the outcome is very good.. Pep wants more backing for Rosell on the issue with referees and other things It is ha been said it wasn’t a question of money it’s about his personal life and the toll it has taken on his body.

In my opinion I don’t think he will go and either will Jose Mourinho. Chelsea is the worst job to have ,the coach has no say. Roman should just become coach and manage the team the way he likes. If either were to leave for England it would be a step down the English league is no way as good as the Spanish league. It’s getting annoying now with the English press saying that they are going to Chelsea.

 Training from today I wonder what was so funny.

 

Barcelona Vs Sporting Gijon

A very interesting match if I do say so. First half was pretty crap on Barcelona’s part we had plenty of chances but no one could find the back of the net we were really missing Messi and Sporting gave them a good go for the first 45 and then finally Barca kicked some ass.

It was a nervous one at times and pep looked like he was about to kill someone at one stage.If you looked down on the touch-line Pep was doing his hand gestures and going crazy he had me in stitches of laughter .They should make a special show of just Pep on the side-lines.

We Finally got a goal in the forty-second minute  after Iniesta scored a brilliant goal but it could have come sooner but Barca were finding it hard to break down sporting and it was showing on the players faces they were clearly frustrated. Also It’s hard to believe that it was Iniesta’s first la liga goal this season.

After that the pressure had come off a bit. And then it all goes wrong it wouldn’t be Barcelona if that didn’t happen. The right in the first minte of the second half Pique goes and gets himself sent off after making a stupid foul on De las Cuevas.( If Pep wasn’t pissed at him before this he is now. You should have seen Pep’s face he was not impressed). Pique had to be pushed off the pitch by Xavi before he got himself a long-term ban for back chatting the Ref. I love Xavi being all bossy.

And then it got bloody worse for us  David Barrel scores and its 1-1. (David Barrel came through the Real Madrid Cantera so I’m sure he is enjoying this). A draw is not good for Barca we can kiss the league goodbye if we don’t win every game.

Second half Pep brings on Tello and Alexis and things start to look up. One thing to add Cristian Tello is hot like really hot like on fire kinda hot.

78 minute Keita scores and amazing goal he must be taking tips from Messi.

And Pep was comical he hands were going mental and Xavi face was a picture haha but being serious I love Pep for his passion for the club no cares for Barca more than him. He lives and breathes Barca.

Messi looked like he wanted to be down there playing It’s so weird seeing him in the stands instead of the pitch we really did miss him today on the field.

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In the 85 minute Dani Alves is the latest player to pick up a yellow card like really I don’t know what was up with this ref but he nearly gave every player a card he was giving them out like no tomorrow. I love this Picture of Alves he looks like he is doing a magazine pose saying take my picture I’m ready.

Finally when you thought the game was coming to an end my favorite little magician xavi scores in the 88 minute in amazing style. But a bit of bad news to end on, Poor Alexis it had been reported when he got back from International duty he had upset a muscle in his leg so when it was in the 91 minute he looked like he injured himself and left the field looking rather upset.Update on Alexis – The club has said he has a small tear in his right leg and will be out for 10 to 15 days so he will miss the game with Bayer Leverkusen on Wednesday in the Champions league . And Barca had to finish the game off with 9 men.

Also the injured boys were in attendance. What is up with them all holding their hands to their mouths. David Villa is looking good lately and formula one driver Fernando Alonso was there also.

After the Match Pep held a press conference and said that he is happy with how the players reacted. Guardiola said that the match is a morale boost for the team.

He also praised Seydou Keita’s performance saying he has never let him down and he makes his job easier. Also he praised Sporting. He added that they won against a very defensive side in a match that turned against us. I’m happy with how the players reacted when they went down to 10 men and were on level terms. When asked about Pique he just brushed the subject off.

Back to work

Match this saturday Barcelona Fc Vs Sporting de Gijon at Camp Nou 20.00.

The players are back for there first training session since they all have been away on International duty. In total 14 first team regulars trained including, Valdes,Pinto,Xavi,Iniesta,Cesc,Pique,Puyol,Mascherano,Cuenca,Pedro,Keita,Alves,Busquets and Adriano also were two Barca B players Tello and Muniesa joined the first team for training at the Ciutat Esportiva.

 The four Players that are missing are Messi, Thiago, Alexis and Abidal. Messi has picked up a suspension for getting 5 yellow cards. (That is the last thing we need right now we need to keep the pressure on Madrid and we need are star man) Thiago and Abidal have been added to the very long list of injured Barca players they got injured on International duty (I think that International Friendly’s should not be played when there is very important leagues to be won am I the only one who thinks this )

Abidal will be out for 10 days while Thiago has strained his right Tibia in Training for Spain doctors are hopeful he will be available for upcoming matches. And thank be to God Alexis will be back tomorrow for the training session as Chile did not play there match until this morning.

Fridays training session will start at 18.00 at the ciutat esportiva training ground. Pep will also hold a post training session press conference. Pep looks like he is in need of holiday proto poor man has been under some serious stress being hounded by the Spanish press and that bloody ever-growing injury list which has happened all year, Like I have never seen anything like it one player after the next.

 I hope to God everything will go Barcelona’s way this weekend because never mind it giving Pep a headache they have been giving me a nervous breakdown lately and Sporting are not going to make it easy for them.

 I never spotted how small mascherano……..

Whats Going On With Pique

I am feeling a little sorry for poor old Pique lately. His been getting a lot of flack for his personal life since his got together with a certain colombian singer his football has come under some pressure. He is now always in the media for the wrong reasons like parking his very expensive car on a double yellow line in Barcelona and the door being took of by an on coming bus and the other one pep is really pissed off about Is Pique partying the night away in Barcelona nightclubs when he should be at home resting.

The barcelona technical staff have being asking his father what is going on because they are seriously worried about the way he is heading and had asked his father to talk to him

Pep  has left him on the bench in recent weeks and was not to happy with him last week when the Barcelona players had a day off Pep had asked his players to do some charity work going visiting their projects etc all did they had gone to their different foundations and then there is Pique who went and watched a fashion show with Shakira that just happened to be in every spanish magazine.

But I can understand why pep is so angry with him. Pep doesn’t like this kind of showing of lifestyle and to be honest I don’t like it either they get paid way too much money to be messing up their careers. Like does anyone remember Ronaldino and deco(The party boys of barca who got the attention for all the wrong things like their party antics and all the different women) Pep wanted them gone as soon as he got there hopefully him and Pique will be back to being buddies again.

Do people think his relationship with Shakira has brought him into the showbiz media way too much and its putting pressure on his football career ?

But hopefully he will be back to playing his best soon we need that smile back on his pretty face.

Talk about if looks could kill wouldn’t want to be that photographer right now. But the Girl behind him looks so happy slightly boarding on looking like a bit of a stalker ( I wonder did he turn around and see her hehe)

FOOTY STARS ON THEIR HOILDAYS

How that the world cup is over I have missed watching my favorite footballers every day.So I thought i would do a bit of snooping to find out were some of them are: note to self I so need to go to Ibiza or Mallorca next year for my Holiday because that’s were they all seem to be.

Xabi Alonso chills out with his wife Nagore on a beach in Mallorca .have to say it doesn’t look to comfy were they are sitting but I suppose xabi makes up for almost anything.

Patrice evra the french captain is on Holiday on the island of sardina with wife Sandra after a disaster of world cup for france.he looked more happy as he tanned and busted out some dance moves with his iPod see photo below but at least his enjoying himself.

Pepe Reina the man who made my world cup that much more enjoyable with his drunken antics god I think every team needs a pepe I would pay him just to do DJ at my birthday. He decided to spend the day relaxing by playing golf in mallorca.

Gerard Pique who is Ibiza was being surrounded by female fans it’s not like he seemed to mind anyway pique choose to spend the day on a yacht and his friends cesc and puyol are going to join him in the next few days.(Oh and I couldn’t not say it what was he thinking with them red flower power shorts and take of your t shirt)

Wayne and Coleen have jetted of to viva las Vegas (sorry broke into song there)colleen looked amazing with toned body and glowing tan but not the same can be said about poor wayne who looks more like a milk bottle standing next to his wife we need to get him some tanning oil proto.

God makes me want to book a flight to Ibiza.

TOP 5 HOTTEST UNDER 25

Heres a list of players i think are the hottest under 25 leave a comment and let me no what you think.

5-Sergio canalas age 19)I have only started to take notice of the newest real Madrid player in the last couple of months He is a very good looking piece of eye candy.The only thing is i would cut that bowl haircut of his im sure sergi ramos and ronaldo the resident stylist of the Madrid team if you didnt no that already will show him a few tricks when he arrives.

4-Jesus navas age 24)The sevilla player has the most sexiest eyes i have ever seen they do it for me i could look at them all day.

3-This was too hard for me to choose so i had to pick both of them anyway there always seem to be together at barca so they might aswell be the same here its Bojan 19)and his partner in crime pique 23)all they do is joke in traning im surprised any work gets done.

2-Juan mata 22)the hottest member of the valencia team(in my view)

1-Cesc fabregas 23)He has that sexy smouldering look goin on in this photo.This man just makes the word sex appeal work.he must be the only man that can make a beard look that sexy.

THE SCHOOL FOR SUPERSTARS??LA MASIA

The la masia(the heart of barca youth system) has become world renowed for producing world class players like hot cakes i bet every football club would love to have a place like this im sure everyone would like to send their kids here to la masia its makes me love barca even more because they have homegrown players that have worked hard since they were kids have come up threw the ranks to go on to become superstars like the barcelona first team i love watching them there not like other big teams full of egos they seem play because they want to win for one another and not just them selfs which makes it all the better:just to name a few that have came threw the ranks:barca coach pep guardiola,carles puyol,xavi hernandez,lionel messi,cesc fabregas,pepe reina,victor valdes,sergio busquets,bojan,pedro,andres iniesta,pique there so many more

the masia)))

From small to tall we have bojan aka bobo,iniesta,carles curly puyol,sergi b,and pique who looks a bit cold in this photo.

can you spot the world class players??

even at a young age xavi was already a barca captian