Gabriel got to visit London over the weekend, so he only featured in about half of this episode, leaving Brien to review the Malaga match and read the news on his own. We continue to get great comments and questions from our listeners, including a phone call from Gabriel’s dad Gus. Barcelona announced a major project in the USA to open a Barça Academy, and the first team continued their unbeaten streak in La Liga and the Champions League, and are now preparing to start the Copa del Rey campaign against Murcia. Up ahead in La Liga, FCB will go to Basque country to play Athletic Bilbao. The women’s side are still on top of the table and Barça B are getting decent results, with notable performances from Jose Arnáiz and Carles Aleña.
FC Barcelona is one of the most popular football clubs in the world, the Catalan giants were founded more than 115 years ago. FC Barcelona is currently a sports entity which includes basketball, handball, hockey, ice-hockey, figure skating, indoor football, rugby, baseball, volleyball and women’s football sections. The football team is the only side to have qualified for European competition every year since its inauguration in 1955. There are now a total of 105,706 members and 1,508 supporters clubs.
Barça Talk is produced by and for fans of FC Barcelona, one of the largest and most widely recognized and beloved football (soccer) clubs in the world. The hosts, Brien Henderson and Gabriel Quiroga, are both devoted fans of the club and every episode engages a community of fellow English-speaking fans by discussing news about FCB and reviewing games from a fan’s perspective.
Brien is a composer and musician by training. Originally from Southern California, he spent a decade in San Francisco and now does his work in Buffalo, NY. He discovered F.C. Barcelona in 2010 and has been a devoted fan ever since. FCB is his passion.
Gabriel is from the Bay Area and is currently living in Madrid as an English teacher. Gabriel’s love affair with Barça began with the original Ronaldo where he was a phenom for the Blaugrana and has been following them ever since. Gabriel tries to see Barça once a year and continues to play football whenever he gets a chance.
We are a new podcast trying to get more followers and listeners, if you love FC Barcelona as much as we do, tell your friends who like FC Barcelona or La Liga football about the podcast. Let us know what else you may want to hear in future episodes and send us any questions or comments you may have. If you have questions about attending a future Barça match and want some advice, any questions about Spanish culture, or just general questions about the club; let us know. Thanks for listening, Visça Barça!