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).
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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.
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.
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.