The recent release of the 2018 Ballon d'Or shortlist and upcoming annnouncement of the winner has sparked discussion about what the criteria for the award is and who deserves to win. A comment you … [Read more...] about Dispelling the myth that Wesley Sneijder deserved the 2010 Ballon d’Or
1. Ronaldo has proven himself for multiple teams while Messi can only do it in the Barcelona system This argument has taken various forms over Messi's career. Earlier on under Pep, critics said … [Read more...] about Dispelling the five main arguments for why Ronaldo is better than Messi
Yet again, Barcelona shows the world that English Premier League teams are no match for them. Barcelona beat Tottenham Hotspurs 4-2 this past Wednesday and the man of the match was Lionel Messi, which … [Read more...] about Another English Team Dominated By Messi
1. Valverde cautious with substitutions As the match wore on, Barcelona had plenty of possession in the Valencia half but lacked the spark to make that crucial breakthrough. Bringing on Dembele … [Read more...] about Five takeaways from Barcelona’s 1-1 draw with Valencia
Having a must win match against Barcelona is never a position a club wants to find themselves in. Unfortunately, after a disappointing loss to Inter Milan in their first group stage match of … [Read more...] about Tottenham Hotspur faces a must win Champions League match against Barcelona
1. New signings have not lessened Messi dependence Despite spending nearly half a billion dollars since Neymar's departure just over a year ago, Barcelona still have virtually no plan or ideas … [Read more...] about Five takeaways from Barcelona’s disappointing draw with Bilbao
La Liga is still early in the season, but after just six games, Barcelona and Real Madrid have already dropped five points. Three teams are behind these teams by only two points and one is only behind … [Read more...] about A two-horse race? Is La Liga more open this season?
Ernesto Valverde has set his Barcelona team up in a slightly different way at the start of this season. The new formation, sort of illustrated with the passing map below, follows more of a 433 shape … [Read more...] about What is the best setup for Barcelona this season?
1. Luis Suarez is "sharper" but still lacking a bit of quality Compared to some of his off color performances over the past twelve months, Luis Suarez has seemed noticeably sharper in recent … [Read more...] about Four takeaways from Barcelona’s draw with Girona
Luka Modric already started the day as favorite for the award after winning the Uefa prize just a few weeks ago, but the latest reports suggesting that Ronaldo will not attend the ceremony in London … [Read more...] about Luka Modric almost certain to win 2018 FIFA Player of the Year tomorrow