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Season 4

Barca Jump To 4th Place In La Liga

Feb. 7, 2022

Gabriel is joined by Troy Cadotte from our Patreon community as we discuss the Barca 4-2 victory over Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou. FCB finally broke out of their scoring slump as Barca looked rejuvenated and aggressive. …

Barca Sleep Walk to 3 Points

Jan. 25, 2022

Gabriel is joined by Victor Valenchik of the Houston Cules as they discuss the sleepwalking performance at Deportivo Alavés as they barely got 3 points. Barca have inched closer to 4th place, but are FC Barcelona really play…

Barca Talk Café - January 13th

Jan. 14, 2022

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel is joined by Mariana. They review the Clásico that was played in Saudi Arabia as Barca lost to Real Madrid 3-2. How can Barcelona stop Vini Jr in future Clásicos? Will Jordi Alba ever …

Barca Clawing Their Way Up The La Liga Table

Jan. 10, 2022

Gabriel is joined by Roy Nemer of Mundo Albiceleste. They discuss the latest news of Coutinho heading to Aston Villa and when can Ferran Torres officially play for the Blaugrana? They also review a tough draw in the south of…

Guest: Roy Nemer

Barca Talk Café - December 24th

Dec. 24, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel is joined by Mariana. They review the Sevilla match, the new signing of Ferran Torres, Barca's New Year's resolutions, the FCB Femení continued dominance, as well as answer questions f…

FC Barcelona Year In Review

Dec. 20, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Jose Morataya of Los Angeles Penya, Adrian Bialkowski of 9CAMPNOU, and patron Keegan Au. We gloss over Barca’s win over Elche at the Camp Nou Saturday night. The majority of our group chat is discussing …

Barca Loses Chance To Escape Osasuna With 3 Points

Dec. 13, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Craig McGeough as they discuss FC Barcelona’s performance at Osasuna. Barca had the lead twice but was unable to escape Pamplona with 3 points. Barca is still struggling to find goals, but there were som…

Barca Earns Tough 3 Points Against Villarreal

Nov. 29, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Dom Kostanjšak from Barca Futbol Substack. Barca was able to get a crucial 3 points away at the Estadio de la Cerámica as we discuss the first 3 matches under Xavi. How can Barca unlock more goals? What …

Xavi’s Debut Gets 3 Points In Barcelona Derby

Nov. 22, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Troy Cadotte, Barca super fan and member of our Patreon community. We discuss Xavi’s first match as manager of FC Barcelona, the improved fitness level of the team, the midfield youth, and problems with …

Barca Talk Café - November 18th

Nov. 19, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel is joined by patron, Troy Cadotte. Troy shares his joy for Xavi returning to Barca as the new team manager. They also discuss the impact that Dani Alves will have in the locker room an…

The Tactical State of FC Barcelona

Nov. 8, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Dom Kostanjšak of BarcaFutbol Substack. With the official appointment of Xavi, they discuss the tactical adjustments that could be made. Also, they dive into the midfield adjustments going forward with F…

Barca Talk Café - November 5th

Nov. 5, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel and Mariana talk the latest about FC Barcelona. They review the Dynamo Kyiv match, talk about Xavi's arrival as FCB's new manager, Dembélé's injuries, Ceta Vigo match preview, and answ…

Barca Loses Third Straight Clásico Under Koeman With Stale Attack

Oct. 25, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Ben Hayward as they discuss Sunday afternoon’s Clásico at the Camp Nou where Real Madrid earned a 2-1 victory. Koeman has now lost three straight Clásicos and continues to underwhelm against top-tier tea…

Guest: Ben Hayward

Barca Talk Café - October 22nd

Oct. 22, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel and Mariana talk the latest about FC Barcelona. They give a quick match review of the Dynamo Kyiv which was a stale performance even though they earned the important 3 points. Ansu Fat…

Ansu Brings Joy Back To The Camp Nou

Oct. 18, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Craig McGeough as they review FC Barcelona’s victory over Valencia, 3-1. Ansu Fati returned to the starting lineup and gave a boost to Barca’s attack while scoring the tying goal. With a tough week ahead…

Barca Talk Café - October 8th

Oct. 8, 2021

Join our Patreon Community , for $5 a month! When you become a monthly subscriber, you get access to our Barca Talk WhatsApp group, access to the Friday podcast exclusive for our subscribers, and get the chance to host an ep…

Barca Suffers Defeat At The Wanda, As Koeman Still Searches For Answers

Oct. 4, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Euan McTear as they review Saturday’s night match at the Wanda, as Barca lost to Atlético Madrid 2-0. FC Barcelona finds itself in 9th place as Koeman continues to search for answers to find consistency.…

Guest: Euan McTear

Barca Talk Café Teaser, October 1st

Oct. 1, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel and Mariana give their final thoughts on the Champions League match against Benfica. Why is Koeman still using a 3 back system in the Champions League that has lead to 2 losses and 0 g…

Ansu and La Masia Shine In Levante Victory

Sept. 27, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Craig McGeough as they talk about the latest FC Barcelona match against Levante. Ansu and La Masia players definitely were the most positive aspects of the game, how can Barca leverage these youth player…

When Will Barca Fully Adopt Moneyball?

Sept. 20, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Robbie Dunne as they speak about football analytics in FCB and La Liga. Why are La Liga teams slow to adapt to this newer way of rating players? What are some of Robbie's favorite stats websites for foot…

Guest: Robbie Dunne

Barca Talk Café Teaser - September 17th

Sept. 17, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café teaser, Gabriel and Mariana share their final thoughts on the Bayern Munich match, could Barca have used a 4-4-2? Why did everyone whistle Sergi Roberto at the Camp Nou? They also discuss Koema…

How Will FC Barcelona Slow Down Bayern Munich?

Sept. 13, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Kevin Williams of the Barcelona Football Blog and Craig McGeough as we talk Champions League. FC Barcelona has a mighty task ahead of them as they face Bayern Munich who is rolling in the Bundesliga. How…

Barca Talk Café - September 3rd

Sept. 3, 2021

Here is a teaser of our Friday show, Barca Talk Café, exclusive for our Patreon community. In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel is joined by patron Mike Brochu to help answer questions from our Patreon community. We discu…

Barca Win Ugly As Memphis Continues To Shine

Aug. 30, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Ben Hayward as they talk the latest about FC Barcelona. Barca won ugly as Memphis scored another goal and has been one of the positives for the start of the season so far. How can Griezmann be unlocked? …

Guest: Ben Hayward

Barca Earn First Victory Of The Season

Aug. 16, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Craig McGeough to talk about FC Barcelona’s first victory of the season over Real Sociedad. Memphis and Martin Braithwaite had great performances while Barca kept Real Sociedad at bay. Are you a fan of t…

Barca Talk Café - August 6th

Aug. 6, 2021

In this week's Barca Talk Café, Gabriel and Mariana discuss the latest bombshell that FC Barcelona won't renew Leo Messi. After just watching the Joan Laporta press conference, listen to our real-time reaction that the great…

FC Barcelona Pre-Season Musings

Aug. 3, 2021

Gabriel is joined by Craig McGeough to talk FC Barcelona pre-season, Messi renewal, and potential tactical lineups. They also discuss FC Barcelona B player sagas and FC Barcelona Femeni opening their doors for the first crop…

Barca Talk Café Teaser - July 23rd

July 23, 2021

Here is a teaser of the Barca Talk Café, where Gabriel and Mariana discuss the latest with Barca player salaries, Griezmann rumors, some funny personal FC Barcelona anecdotes, as well as answering questions from our patrons.…

Messi & Argentina Win The Copa América

July 12, 2021

Argentina won the Copa América on Saturday night, their first trophy since 1993. Messi finally gets a trophy with his national team, something he's been struggling to accomplish. Roy Nemer of Mundo Albiceleste joins the podc…

Guest: Roy Nemer

Barca Talk Café Teaser - July 2nd

July 2, 2021

Here is a teaser of the Barca Talk Café, where Gabriel and Mariana discuss the latest FC Barcelona news from Spain every Friday. In this teaser, we discuss the upcoming fixtures for Barca and the games we are looking forward…

FCB Femení Capture the Champions League Crown

May 19, 2021

On today's episode of Barca Talk, we speak to Michele Taylor about the FCB Femení's historic season and the future of the team. We also hear from Brien as it is his last episode. Barca Talk will be on hiatus until mid June t…

Draws Across The Top of La Liga

May 10, 2021

A freewheeling, spirited review of FC Barcelona's scoreless draw to Atlético Madrid. Brien Henderson is joined by Craig McGeough. Atlético Madrid still atop of La Liga with 3 matches remaining, will FC Barcelona get some luc…

La Liga Hinges On Atletico Match

May 3, 2021

A 1:2 loss to Granada sent Barcelona fans into a fit on Thursday, but a hard-won 3:2 defeat of Valencia kept hope alive for the Liga trophy, with the leaders Atlético Madrid coming up next week. Join Our Patreon Community...

Barca Talk Café April 30th - Teaser

April 30, 2021

Here is a teaser of our weekly Friday show, the Barca Talk Café for our Patreon community. After last night's terrible loss, Gabriel and Mariana try to make sense of the match. We dive into the match and try to figure out …

No Super League, La Liga Within Reach

April 26, 2021

The European Super League is dead for the moment, but we revisit some issues brought up in the early hours of the league’s announcement before it became no more. FC Barcelona, meanwhile, won both games this week against Geta…

Big Win Brings The Year’s First Trophy Home

April 19, 2021

Fans of the club have a lot to be happy about this week. FC Barcelona went to Sevilla to face Athletic Club for the Copa del Rey final, and it was more than just a victory. It was an absolute thrashing. Antoine Griezmann, Fr…

Loss In El Clásico Didn’t Lose The League

April 12, 2021

In El Clásico, Ronald Koeman sent a very young FC Barcelona team to face a strong Real Madrid, fresh off a Champions League win over Liverpool. Barcelona lost 2:1. It was their second loss to Real Madrid this year, who they …

Takeaways From A Polemic Loss In El Clásico (repeat)

April 5, 2021

The second installment of El Clásico this season is coming this Saturday. We’re re-playing an episode from October, 2020 after the last Clásico. Barcelona lost 1:3, but they were tied at one goal for the majority of the game…

Hitting A Stride In La Liga

March 22, 2021

In two games last week, FC Barcelona scored 10 goals and won six points to stay within striking distance of Atlético Madrid for the championship, trailing by only four points. In a 4:1 defeat of Huesca last Monday, Barca beg…

Future Promises In Present Loss

March 15, 2021

A showtime goal from Lionel Messi wasn’t enough to spark a comeback for FC Barcelona against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. The French club is on to the quarter finals, while Barcelona still hopes to compete fo…

Clean Sheets and Goals Prove Effective

March 8, 2021

Koeman put the same exact lineup and formation on the pitch against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey as he did in La Liga, and it kept Sevilla from scoring. Barcelona's goals came from pure individual performance though, rather t…

Uncommon Tactics Get Major Wins In La Liga

March 1, 2021

A narrow Barcelona could barely get a shot off against Elche, but one change widened the team and opened the gate for 3 goals and 3 points. In Sevilla, a more robust midfield and fewer forwards set a trap that Lionel Messi a…

Drowned in Goals by PSG and Held Level by Cadiz

Feb. 22, 2021

A high FC Barcelona defensive line against PSG in the Champions League gave up four goals. The second leg may an insurmountable hurdle. In La Liga, the defense of Cadiz proved to be impenetrable for Barca, and two crucial po…

Pain In Copa Turns To La Liga Joy With PSG On The Horizon

Feb. 15, 2021

The dismay of a two-goal sacrifice in Copa del Rey to Sevilla changed to the joy of a four-goal win over Alavés in La Liga for FC Barcelona: an encouraging turn of events with the important first leg of the PSG tie in Champi…

Weak Goalscoring Trend Gets Upended In Two Comebacks

Feb. 8, 2021

We're starting to see a more competitive spirit from FC Barcelona, judging from their two comebacks this week, advancing in Copa del Rey and winning three points with a late winner in La Liga. Hosts: Brien Henderson...

Griezmann Goal Puts Barca Back In La Liga Race

Feb. 1, 2021

This week saw FC Barcelona getting two crucial results in Copa del Rey and La Liga. Barca find themselves in second place in La Liga, thanks to much-improved play by Frenkie de Jong. We review his latest run of form. Oscar M…

Winning Without Impressing - Barcelona Minus Messi

Jan. 25, 2021

Elche and Cornellá each lost by two goals to FC Barcelona last week. But, even though they won, Barcelona did not impress. Alejandro Villegas and Sergio Rodriguez discuss how to get the most scoring out of Antoine Griezmann,…

Poor Defending On Set Plays Gives Athletic The Supercopa

Jan. 18, 2021

This FC Barcelona team has proven they don’t really know how to play without Lionel Messi, and Jordi Alba has undeservedly played five times as many minutes as Junior Firpo this season. The first trophy of the year was in B…

Blowing Past Granada With A Messi Fest

Jan. 11, 2021

FC Barcelona got its third win in a row in La Liga, crushing Granada at Los Carmenes. Griezmann finally scored again, thanks to a lucky assist by Soldado, and Messi scored a golazo and a free kick, in a game that seemed to …

Barcelona In Fifth After Victory In Huesca

Jan. 4, 2021

With FC Barcelona facing Eibar and Huesca this week, we explore Barca’s performances against lower tier teams in La Liga. Also, with the winter transfer window opening, will Carles Alena and Riqui Puig find more playing tim…