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Philosophy Betrayed: Why Barcelona Really Lost to Atletico Madrid

Barcelona’s Champions League defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid on Wednesday night has prompted many to question the future of “tiki-taka” football, but is a change of philosophy the real answer to the Catalan club’s misfortunes? Such has been Barcelona’s success in recent years that every loss is now followed by a More...

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By Jen Evelyn On Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Atlético’s system brutally overcomes Barcelona’s individuals

“Ganar, ganar”, said the large banner and the mosaic at the Vicente Calderón when Atlético Madrid and FC Barcelona walked on the pitch on Wednesday night to decide the fate of a spot in the Champions More...

By Hans Kristian Lange On Saturday, April 5th, 2014

Shadows and Dreams

Valencia correspondent, Hans Kristian Lange takes us through the current mindset of Valencia fans, as the lacklustre performances on the field are reflecting the turmoil building behind the scenes, while the fans More...

By Jen Evelyn On Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Barca board goes from one scandal to another ahead of crucial referendum

Just when the controversy over Neymar’s transfer to Barcelona seemed to have left the club, the Catalans were hit by another blow. Fifa informed that Barcelona will not be allowed to sign any players during More...

By Jen Evelyn On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Tata Martino’s two options for the season-defining test at Vicente Calderon

When Barcelona’s lineup for the Champions League quarter final came out on Tuesday evening, it was partly understood, partly questioned. Tata Martino’s “gala XI”, the one he has played in More...

By Jen Evelyn On Friday, March 28th, 2014

Valdés’ Barcelona career ends in tears, but he’ll get back up

If you want to, it doesn’t take much effort to find a compilation of mistakes and blunders made by Victor Valdés, most of them made with a humorous edge. A missed pass or a lost ball in his own box have happened More...

By Harry Decosemo On Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Unai Emery showing reputations don’t always count for much at Sevilla

These days, football managers are lucky to last a season in their jobs. Any sign of failure, be it a string of poor results, playing the wrong style of football or even not picking the right players, can result More...

By Alejandro Gonzalez On Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

El Clasico: Where the battle was lost for Real Madrid

Real Madrid and Barcelona played last Sunday in what was probably the most exciting Clasico of the 21st century. The result and the referee’s performance left Los Blancos fans very disappointed. However, although More...

By Jen Evelyn On Monday, March 24th, 2014

Title race heats up – Who has the upper hand?

Following Barcelona’s 3-4 victory over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday evening, Jen Evelyn takes a look at who has the upper hand in the La Liga title race, with just 9 weeks to go and one point More...

By TomConn On Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

ISF Reader’s ‘El Clasico’ starting XI for Barcelona

Our viewers have voted all week long for who they believe should comprise the starting XI for Sunday evening’s El Clasico and here are the final results for Barcelona. ISF Reader’s El Clasico Starting More...

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