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.


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……..

Xavi named La Caixa Ambassador

Xavi has been named as La Caixa Ambassador for Charitable work. Not only will he go down as the best midfielder of all time his such a nice man. Like what’s not to like about him.

The company and Xavi are joining forces to help the most vulnerable in Spain. They said they hope to improve the lives that are being affected by the overcoming poverty in Spain at the moment.


I Really want xavi  to win the ballon d’Or I think its his year even the messiah said it and you can’t argue with him. a total of seven Barca players are up for the award so hopefully one of my boys will get if not  I would want it to go to andres.i know that messi is the favorite to win and dont get me wrong i love messi  but he has so many years left of playing .i think xavi should be recognise as the world-class player he is and finally get it.

Perdón si mi español no es bueno……

Realmente quiero que xavi gane el ballon d’Or pienso su su año hasta el Mesías lo dijo y usted no puede discutir con él. un total de siete jugadores Barca aumenta para el premio tan con esperanza uno de mis muchachos se pondrá si no yo quisiera que esto para ir a andres.i sepa que messi es el favorito para ganar y dont me consiguen incorrecto que amo messi pero él tiene tantos años dejados de jugar .i piensan que xavi debería ser reconocen como el jugador de categoría mundial que él es y finalmente conseguirlo.

My three best players of all time:)

mis tres mejores jugadores de todo el tiempo

tu tres


Xavi Hernandez interview with catalan el sport God I love him even more now didn’t think that was possible. He is so down to earth and a great sense of humor oh ye and one of the best footballers of all time.

Q1-Where did you learn to play the way you do?

Quite simply,the joy of playing football is all about give and game is dependent my teamates.Im no one if nobody passes the ball to me.without the lads my football makes no sense.But luckly for me I do play with the best and that’s how my game takes shape that’s how im the player I am.

Q2-Whats the most ridiculous thing said about you in the press?

Nothing that i take to heart,They once said that i was gay they said how Barca were getting with the times by seeking a gay football player!!! I lauged alot You can’t let things said in the press bother you because if you do you will drive yourself insane.

Q3-Where did you learn to play the football the way you do?

At  barca….They told me that if I wanted to play in midfield I wasnt allowed to lose the ball and since im a responsable bloke(laughs)I just learned how to keep it.

Q4-You weren’t the best as a youngster,though were you?

No there were some that came true the La Masia with me like Mario rosas(who now plays in the third division was the really talented one.He was the best of my generation along with ivan de pena..No i take back he was better than ivan.Mario is the best player ive ever seen play at youth level.He came up with us but he didn’t stay at Barca it’s not easy you know ive been lucky and when I think of him im more convinced of how lucky i am.Hes playing with castellon now and he’s made a living that way,but he ought to be here with us football isn’t easy that way.(ah that almost brought a tear to my eye)

Q5-In your case women complained about the pace of the life you lead?

My ex complained a lot about my profession because it would take up all my time.She didnt understand after a  match I would just want to go home and watch the match again on t.v instead of going out.Im a bit football crazy So I am unmarried and without any obligation’s ( It’s the best way to be Xavi haha)

Q6-Pep shouts at the team alot doesn’t he?

No he’s never yelled at me really well (laughs)during matches he shouts a lot at me because his warning me to say that im out of position he is just being a good coach.Pep and I see football through the same eyes.were on the same wavelength so it’s all good.

Q7-Are you superstitious?

Not really well i usually use the same boots if ive scored a goal with them,im a little superstitious that way other than that nothing too weird.

Q8-Whos your biggest footballing hero?

Well when i was younger there was Maradona,then Schuster and then the one who really made an impact on me was pep.

Q9-What is your life motto?

You never know what will live and let live try not to take life for granted and stay humble.(well said xavi)


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