Tag: barcelona

Sir Bobby Robson: a year at Barcelona

With a win percentage better than Louis van Gaal’s, Bobby Robson remains one of the best, modt underrated Barcelona managers of all

An ode to Deco

Deco’s doubters should look at the highlight reels of one of the great playmakers. He was, you can be assured, far better than many remember

Enjoy Ivan Rakitić while you can …

There are still enough people who don’t quite get the hype around Ivan Rakitić – but they should. We should all enjoy his sumptuous skills while we can

A-Z of the 2000s: Xavi

“Xavi is eternal. Even when he is not at his very best level physically, he plays a kind of football that gives oxygen to a team. He is football”