ALL POSTS TAGGED "joan-laporta"

Barcelona

/ 113 days ago

Joan Laporta wants Super League to replace Champions League

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has backtracked on his stance on the European Super League. Twelve of the bigger soccer clubs around the continent attempted to create their own league a year ago. The move, however, failed miserably as fans protested the proposal. Laporta has now claimed that these massive teams would get bored playing each other so […]

Barcelona

/ 186 days ago

Barcelona walking a financial tightrope to rebuild the squad

Barcelona's rebuild of its squad is well and truly up and running. Favorite son Xavi closed the previous season fairly well as head coach. Now, he brings in several new arrivals to put an end to the supporters' suffering. However, despite the glitz and glamor of new signings, questions remain over the plausibility of Barcelona's […]
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Barcelona

/ 198 days ago

Yet again, financial dilemma influences Barcelona's summer spending

Barcelona's summer spending is questionable. That also applies to the fiasco from a season ago when Lionel Messi departed. Simultaneously, it came out that Barcelona sat over a billion dollars in debt. To be fair, it is always a challenge to juggle team building while constructing a competitive roster. Executives and coaches must bet on […]

Barcelona

/ 530 days ago

How Barcelona fell into a financial black hole and lost its star

Lionel Messi's move to Paris Saint Germain rocked the sports world. A sad, but necessary, move to try to reduce Barcelona's dire situation of being $1.5 billion debt. Paris came to a standstill to welcome the Argentine. FC Barcelona did not have the winger as a first-team player for the first time in 16 years. […]