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Tito Vilanova says fans should be happy with 100 points

When you are a fan of one of the greatest teams in the world, chances are you can become a little bit spoiled. Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova realizes that, and has responded as much.

“If people are not happy with that, then worse times are to come. If what they want is 115 points…” the manager said.

Barcelona won the league title and equaled Real Madrid’s record 100-point mark in their final match this weekend, but Vilanova is still having to answer to criticism over their Champions League failures, amongst other things.  Continue reading Tito Vilanova says fans should be happy with 100 points

Tito Vilanova believes Neymar chose opportunity over money

Barcelona’s embattled manager Tito Vilanova was graced by good fortune this week when football superstar Neymar decided to join the Blaugrana. But the coach believes that the player’s decision to join Barca shows how much he wants to succeed at the top-club level.

Barcelona’s €28 million offer was accepted by Santos FC earlier this week, bringing to a close a fierce bidding war which saw club brass from even Real Madrid flying into Brazil to get a deal done. Neymar finished up his final match this weekend with his now former club, and Tito couldn’t hold back his excitement when asked to speak about his new acquisition. Continue reading Tito Vilanova believes Neymar chose opportunity over money

Barcelona secure new shirt deal for next season

Lionel Messi and the rest of his Barcelona teammates will be sporting a new shirt sponsor as of the start of next season
Lionel Messi and the rest of his Barcelona teammates will be sporting a new shirt sponsor as of the start of next season

Barcelona have announced that Qatar Airways will appear on their shirts as of next season as part of the five-year deal the club signed in 2010 with Qatar Sports Investments. Continue reading Barcelona secure new shirt deal for next season

Lionel Messi: I can’t imagine leaving Barcelona

One love: Lionel Messi cannot imagine leaving Barcelona and his fellow team-mates for any other club
One love: Lionel Messi cannot imagine leaving Barcelona and his fellow team-mates for any other club

Lionel Messi is so good that he is one of few players in the world, if not the only one, who can dictate their future as a player. There has been surprisingly little speculation about the Argentinian trickster leaving his beloved Barcelona for another club in the past, probably because you cannot put a price on his talent. 

The man who has for so long, by so many, been regarded as the best footballer in the world, and possibly the best ever to have played, has now spoken of his love for the club who made him the wonderman he is today.  Continue reading Lionel Messi: I can’t imagine leaving Barcelona

Barcelona lining up £32 million swoop for Neymar

Neymar leaving Santos to join Messi at Barcelona?
Neymar leaving Santos to join Messi at Barcelona?

It has been suggested that Barcelona have kept £32 million aside in an attempt to sign Santos striker Neymar.

Spanish football specialist Guillem Balague claims that this figure includes a £10m advanced payment that Barcelona have already made to the Brazilian club to secure the striker’s services.

Both clubs have repeatedly denied rumours that the Brazilian is on his way to the La Liga leaders, but these new reports suggest that a deal may now have been agreed for the star. Continue reading Barcelona lining up £32 million swoop for Neymar

Getafe v Barcelona Sunday 16/9/12

Getafe v Barcelona Saturday 17/9/12

Barcelona is sitting on the top of La Liga after a gritty win over a Valencia side that were unlucky to go home without a point.

The Catalans can thank Brazilian defender Adriano for his brilliant strike from over 20-yards-out which proved to be enough for the win while also providing the 27-year-old with his first goal at the Nou Camp.

New signing Alex Song from Arsenal, made his first appearance for Barcelona playing alongside Xavi, and Fabregas in midfield. Continue reading Getafe v Barcelona Sunday 16/9/12