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Episode 63: Farewell Masche and Hellooo Coutinho

Show Notes:

We say goodbye to Mascherano and “hasta luego” to Rafinha (9:35). Congratulations to Houston Culés for their new official Penya status (25:40). Barça B got three crucial points and FCB Femení are still on top of Liga Femenina (27:32). We’re in to the semifinal of the Copa del Rey (40:25) and still undefeated in La Liga (1:03:58). We also have scouting reports on Valencia and Espanyol (1:32:32).

Additional Show Notes:

Come Join Us In Barcelona

What’s your favorite place in Barcelona aside from the Camp Nou?
This is your chance to visit Barcelona and attend the FC Barcelona/Valencia match. What is included is a 4-Star Hotel, Camp Nou Experience, Live Barça Talk show with Gabriel after Valencia match. XL Sports Tours are running this, and they’ve been great. Bilingual tour guides on hand Plenty of time to do your own sightseeing too. It will be a magical experience. The tour costs $2000, and you can pay in $500 installments if you need.

Mascherano Farewell

The ceremony the day before the Espanyol match was touching: videos with all the current team talking about what an example he has been in the dressing room and on the pitch. A special video greeting from Xavi. They had all the trophies he helped win on display. 14 Trophies, not including whatever they wind up winning this year (which I think should be counted). Officials from the club had plenty of nice things to say, but I especially liked all the remarks from the players.

Houston Penya

The Houston Cules, formed just a year ago, has now become the Penya Blaugrana Houston. They just announced their new official status with the club as a penya. And right now, they’re looking to build up membership with an inaugural membership rate of zero dollars. If there’s a Barcelona game on TV, you can most likely find them at the Richmond Arms Pub in Houston. To find out more, you can find them on Facebook as Houston Cules.

Episode 62: Mo Injuries, Mo Problems

Show Notes:

Come to Barcelona in April and see the Valencia match with us. We’ve teamed up with XL Sports Tours to offer a cool tour package. A new spate of injuries, including Vermaelen and Demble…again (15:10). The community segment asks if La Masia is all it’s cracked up to be (29:06). Barça B got a win in Tenerife and Femení are on international break (39:38), and the first team had a hiccup in the Copa del Rey against Espanyol, but came back hard in La Liga against Betis (44:04). Barça will play Espanyol again and Alavés in the Camp Nou (1:42:00).

Additional Show Notes:

Come Join Us In Barcelona

What’s your favorite place in Barcelona aside from the Camp Nou?
This is your chance to visit Barcelona and attend the FC Barcelona/Valencia match. What is included is a 4-Star Hotel, Camp Nou Experience, Live Barça Talk show with Gabriel after Valencia match. XL Sports Tours are running this, and they’ve been great. Bilingual tour guides on hand Plenty of time to do your own sightseeing too. It will be a magical experience. The tour costs $2000, and you can pay in $500 installments if you need.

Ronaldinho Officially Retires

Ronaldinho is one of my favorite players, my first introduction to him was the 2002 world cup. That world cup was in Japan/South Korea and the game times were brutal, but I watched every game. Brazil vs England in the quaterfinals, Ronaldinho scored this amazing free kick from 45 yards, where it looked like a cross but the ball carried through the air past the keeper, top left corner. During that time FCB history, we were not winning much and needed a game changing player. Ronaldinho changed the history and fortune for FC Barcelona.

La Masia Talk

Hey guys, I’m a regular of your show. I wanted to see if you could talk about my crazy opinion. I think us as Barcelona supporters have been lied to for years, when it comes to “La Masia” and the reason I believe is because, after Xavi and Iniesta, Sergi, there hasn’t been any players who we kept. From failed players like Montoya,Bartra,Cuenca and other players I may have forgotten. I don’t understand how it’s possible that we can’t develop a RB or a CB, having “La Masia” so in my opinion I believe it’s a lie that’s been told to us for a while now. Again, y’all may not agree with me but that’s the beauty of this sport, we use our eyes to watch it and we all have different opinions. We discuss this opinion from our listener Carlos.

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. 56: Paco Changed The Game Dramastically