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/ 4 days ago

Xavi sacking is latest embarrassing mistreatment of Barca icons

As Barcelona sacks Xavi on Friday, the drama surrounding Joan Laporta's presidency of the club continues to come under fire. The former star midfielder was informed of the decision during a meeting with club president Joan Laporta on Friday. Also present at the summit were five other key figures at the Spanish side, including sporting […]

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/ 33 days ago

"Super League is dead": Barca's Laporta scolded by Al-Khelaifi

In a scathing attack on Barcelona president Joan Laporta, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi declared the Super League dead. Following its disastrous 2021 debut, only Real Madrid and Barcelona still want to establish a European Super League. Several teams immediately withdrew from the initiative in response to the strong fan criticism, and it swiftly fell apart. […]

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/ 34 days ago

Xavi elects to stay at Barcelona and manage in 2024/25

Spanish manager Xavi is staying at Barcelona for at least one additional season. In doing so, Xavi goes back on his words that he would leave after the current campaign. Barring a near-impossible comeback in LaLiga, the Catalan club will not win any trophies this year. However, the 2022/23 LaLiga champions have seen some positive […]

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/ 65 days ago

Barca's Laporta hits out at Real Madrid TV in new furious rant

Real Madrid TV's tendency to air replays of refereeing decisions has ignited passionate discussion among Spanish soccer fans. Many see their usage of highlight reels to call out referees' "errors" in forthcoming matches as an attempt to heighten the pressure. This is why many La Liga teams are reportedly unhappy with Real Madrid and Real […]

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/ 65 days ago

Barca's Laporta hits out at Real Madrid TV in new furious rant

Real Madrid TV's tendency to air replays of refereeing decisions has ignited passionate discussion among Spanish soccer fans. Many see their usage of highlight reels to call out referees' "errors" in forthcoming matches as an attempt to heighten the pressure. This is why many La Liga teams are reportedly unhappy with Real Madrid and Real […]

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/ 67 days ago

Barcelona hopes Xavi reverses decision and remains with club

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has proclaimed that he wants current head coach Xavi to remain at the role. The manager previously announced back in January that he would be stepping down from the position at the end of the current campaign. Xavi's comments came following the club's 5-3 home loss to Villarreal. The Catalan club […]

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/ 67 days ago

Barcelona hopes Xavi reverses decision and remains with club

Barcelona president Joan Laporta has proclaimed that he wants current head coach Xavi to remain at the role. The manager previously announced back in January that he would be stepping down from the position at the end of the current campaign. Xavi's comments came following the club's 5-3 home loss to Villarreal. The Catalan club […]

Barcelona

/ 115 days ago

ESL: Laporta reveals names clubs in favor and league start

The debut of the European Super League (ESL) appears only a matter of time, according to Barcelona president Joan Laporta. He proposed that the Super League starts either next season or in the 2025-26 season. When Laporta first proposed the idea, many teams showed interest. However, they subsequently expressed no interest in joining. Real Madrid […]

Carlo Ancelotti

/ 122 days ago

Endless conflicts: Ancelotti fires back at Barca with Negreira dig

Joan Laporta, president of Barcelona, made the assertion earlier this week that Real Madrid are often favored in La Liga and that others are not treated fairly, leading Carlo Ancelotti to respond, citing the Negreira case. In the previous matchday, Los Blancos were down 2-0 after the first 45 minutes. However, with the help of […]

Atletico Madrid

/ 170 days ago

Laporta unveils innovative strategy to sign Felix and Cancelo

Joao Cancelo and Joao Felix are on loan at Barcelona, but president Joan Laporta is certain that the club can hang on to them. After spending much of the summer attempting to finalize a deal, Barcelona finally succeeded on deadline day to acquire Cancelo. The Portuguese had an abrupt decline in favor at Manchester City […]

Barcelona

/ 222 days ago

Adding to Barcelona woes: Joan Laporta investigated for bribery

Spanish media reports indicate that Barcelona's president, Joan Laporta, is currently under investigation as part of the 'Negreira' case, which revolves around alleged payments to referees and bribery. Originally, the case focused on payments between 2014 and 2018. At that time, Sandro Rosell and Jose Maria Bartomeu served as the chief executives of Barcelona. However, […]

Barcelona

/ 299 days ago

Barcelona president slams Ronaldo and others for Saudi moves

The Saudi Arabians are presently causing chaos in the soccer world by making record transfer bids and offering unprecedented wages. In January of this year, Cristiano Ronaldo made a move to Saudi Pro League side Al-Nassr. Since then, other prominent European players like Karim Benzema have also joined the Middle Eastern country. This trend emerged […]

Barcelona

/ 307 days ago

Barcelona receives financial windfall: Will it help register arrivals?

The past years of financial hardship led to major consequences at Barcelona and its attempts to register any new arrivals. Lionel Messi had to leave, the club's purchasing power waned and performances on the field dipped. The Catalans' fortunes have improved recently, though. It won LaLiga and the Spanish Super Cup in the 2022/23 campaign. […]

Barcelona

/ 333 days ago

Barcelona signings made possible as Laporta secures bank loan

Barcelona, like all other professional clubs, ended its fiscal 2022/23 year today. It has been mired in a reorganization plan. The result of this is saving well over $200 million in cost savings. That comes from the sale of assets for an undisclosed, but surely sizeable, sum this year. The board of directors, led by […]

Barcelona

/ 407 days ago

Barcelona's Laporta calls Real Madrid the 'team of the regime'

In a press conference defending his club in its referee payment scandal, Barcelona president Joan Laporta picked a new target, Real Madrid. Laporta said Los Blancos are historic favorites when it comes to refereeing decisions. Moreover, Laporta claimed Real Madrid are only pushing for action against Barcelona to weaken the Blaugrana's standing in the league. […]