Hello all, my name is James (Jaume), but most know me as Tre'. I am a Catalan-Basque descendant living in United States, though my blood stands out above all else. I grew up on Spanish futbol and am a religious follower of FC Barcelona, Athletic Club Bilbao and La Roja Football. However, I love every club in Spain from the first division to youth leagues and it is my promise to always deliver unbiased articles about every La Liga club. So if ever you perceive bias in an article, call me out! I also love supporting my UNC Tarheels and all Boston area teams. When I was a kid I flew for the first time to Boston with my family and have loved Beantown ever since. Currently, I am completing my senior year of College and plan to move back to Barcelona or Bilbao after grad school to teach English and continue my career as a professional sports writer.
I am also the Basque expert and a La Liga news writer for InsideSpanishFootball.com. Also contributed to Counterattackingfootball.com and LovelyLeftFoot.com
I gotta say you do a great job for this site most people would let their heritage become a bias and coming from a diehard madridista I gotta say keep up the great work and I agree with all of your points, but I'm curious to what you think madrid should do when sami comes back should they put it back to the 4-3-3 or stick with the double pivot?
Tre, I have to ask, what is your opinion on Deulofeu? You think he might have a shot here next season or the one after?
Thanks. Will be looking forward to it. :)
Hey man. Do you follow the barcelona B matches? They loosing countels games. Maybe you should write about that eusebio and how he will put the b side into the grave....
I am one of the most avid readers of your articles.
Great job there.
I have a request. I would really appreciate if you could write something regarding the goal keeper transfer saga that is going on.
Marc ter Stegen is one of the leading candidates but at the same time Thibaut Courtois's name is worth mentioning. What about your view on the ideal replacement?
Awaiting your response.
Why doesn't Barca play a box-and-one defense, with one defender dedicated to suffocating the opponent's most-likely-to score attacker (Christiano Ronaldo, for example)? This has worked well in basketball and in other sports. The most dangerous opponent in each game would never be left unmarked; in fact, he'd always be double-teamed. Alba or Alves are fast enough to fill this role (or could be rotated to confuse opponent), but a new central defender who is tall, fast and tenacious is still needed. Tiki-taka might thrive again under this system.
Anytime, i just enjoy seeing good writers thrive, i really hope you continue writing.
Been enjoying your articles lately, keep up the good work, Didn't think anyone could fill the hole Cerna left but you have done a good job.
Keep up the good work.
Can you please write an article on the goalkeepers and defenders Barcelona should pursue? I would very much appreciate it! Thanks!