El Clásico

Episode 58: No Hay Liga

Show Notes:

FCB gave us a present in their victory in El Clásico in Madrid. Before spending most of the episode talking about the game, your hosts Brien Henderson and Gabriel Quiroga update you on FCB Femení and Barça B (8:04) and Brien interviewed Matt Manson and Joe Dixon from the San Francisco Penya (13:56). The Clásico review fills out the rest of the episode (36:04).

Ep. 57: Los Clásicos of Future Past

Ep. 55: Au Revoir Umtiti…8 Weeks

This Week’s Show

The big story we get into this week is the injury of Samuel Umtiti, who will be out of commission for 8 weeks (4:55). Our awesome listeners sent a few scouting reports our way and we answer a question about Rafinha phoned in from Gabriel’s father Gus (10:00). In other news, we have an update on Ousmane Dembélé’s recovery and we celebrate the return of Sergi Roberto to action (33:24). In our Countdown To El Clásico, we remember the UCL semifinal first leg of 2011, when FCB defeated Real Madrid 2-0 in the Bernabeu (37:16). Barça B are in some danger and FCB Femení got a tough draw in the Women’s Champions League (55:50). After a quick La Liga recap (64:30) we get into reviews of the first team’s two matches with Murcia in the Copa del Rey and Celta in La Liga (65:30), and we end with previews of the UCL match against Sporting Lisbon and Villareal in La Liga.

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Ep. 40: Together We Are Stronger

Barça Talk’s Brien Henderson and Gabriel Quiroga tackle Barcelona’s transfer woes, Paulinho’s inability to juggle, and Luis Suaréz’s injury (04:00). We move on to discuss the growing discontent with Bartomeu and the board and Agusti Benedito’s campaign to lodge a vote of No Confidence against them (12:45). The second half is devoted to Barça’s weak performance against Real Madrid (26:30), their first match in La Liga against Betis (32:15), and looking ahead to the next opponent, Alavés (37:40).

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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.

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!

Ep. 39: Buy High, Sell Low

Barça Talk’s Brien Henderson and Gabriel Quiroga respond to a couple listener questions about Coutinho v. Dybala, and the current practices of the board of directors (02:25); the new signing of Paulinho (11:00); the first competitive Clásico of the year in the Supercopa against Real Madrid (14:45); and look ahead to the La Liga opener against Real Betis at the Camp Nou (38:00).

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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.

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!