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Ligue 1 would consider accepting Barcelona should Catalonia gain independence

  France Prime Minister Manuel Vallas has told the French publication Journal du Dimanche that he would consider allowing Barcelona into Ligue 1 should Catalonia gain independence from Spain. There has been a movement afoot for Catalan independence which has caused a serious division among those living within the country’s boundaries. The heated debate […]

Neymar shines for Barcelona amid controversy

One of the most popular idioms in the world is “actions speak louder than words.” Neymar has seemed to take the phrase to heart because amidst all the controversy surrounding the 23-year-old, he’s just continued by playing some of the best soccer of his Barcelona career. READ MORE: Luis Enrique […]

Why isn’t Barcelona hated like other big clubs?

Every big club is hated. Fans of English soccer hate Manchester United because of its domestic dominance over the last two decades, and because of its spoilt, oftentimes insufferable fanbase. Ditto for German fans and Bayern Munich. Real Madrid is rightly seen as arrogant by everyone who isn’t a Real […]

Mario Balotelli and Iago Aspas’ scoring exploits add to Liverpool’s misery

Champions League hopefuls Liverpool scored just once against Carlisle on Wednesday evening from a total of 47 shots! Yes, that’s League Two (the fourth tier in English Football) Carlisle United.   As the Reds continue to struggle for goals upfront, two former Liverpool strikers have stolen the headlines in Italy […]

Can the Spanish five conquer this year’s Champions League?

The English Premier League may dominate matters off the pitch, but in Europe another league’s dictated matters on it: the Spanish Primera. Perched atop the latest UEFA country coefficient rankings without a serious challenger, Spain’s recent performances in Europe have been streets ahead of their peers. In the 2013-2014 season, […]

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Barcelona’s best starting XI of all-time

FC Barcelona have been truly blessed with some quality, quality players in their history. Rivaldo, Romario, Ronaldinho, Michael Laudrup, Hristo Stoichkov, Miguel Nadal, Sergio Busquets, Andoni Zubizarreta … and these are just some of the names who DID NOT make XI! This side has players from different eras of Barcelona’s illustrious […]

Sergio Ramos elects to postpone shoulder surgery until after El Clasico

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has chosen to endure the pain of a shoulder injury — with the assistance of cortisone injections into the damaged area — in an effort to enhance his side’s title charge both domestically and in Europe. The 29-year-old’s shoulder problem dates back to Sept. 15, when the defender suffered […]