1. A Progress Report on Barcelona's Summer Signings

    Barcelona went to town on incoming transfers during the summer, partly due to relative inactivity in the previous few windows but also in the knowledge that a FIFA ban would preclude them from doing so for a year-and-a-half...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 3 days ago 11,197 reads 11 comments

  2. Barcelona vs. Sevilla: How La Blaugrana Should Line Up in Liga Game

    Barcelona vs. Sevilla is a mouth-watering prospect as La Liga action returns after yet another international break. Second plays fifth in a game which has certain implications for either side...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 5 days ago 5,504 reads 35 comments

  3. A 5-Point Plan for Luis Enrique to Get Barcelona Back on Track

    Luis Enrique's time at Barcelona had been an unqualified success until recently. Successive defeats against Real Madrid and Celta Vigo , coupled with an earlier meek surrender ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 6 days ago 9,941 reads 65 comments

  4. Key Factors for Luis Suarez to Catch Fire for Barcelona

    When Luis Suarez signed for Barcelona , the general expectation was that he would hit the ground running upon commencement of his first-team duties...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 7 days ago 9,968 reads 14 comments

  5. Reluctance to Use Martin Montoya Could Backfire on Luis Enrique at Barcelona

    The Martin Montoya situation at Barcelona is a strange and curious one. For all intents and purposes, it would appear that he has fallen even further down the pecking order than before Luis Enrique had taken the reins...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 8 days ago 5,315 reads 35 comments

  6. Barcelona Cannot Afford to Let Pedro Rodriguez Leave

    Pedro Rodriguez has become somewhat marginalised at Barcelona over the last few months. First Munir El Haddadi grabbed his shot at glory with both hands and left the Canary ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 10 days ago 5,834 reads 32 comments

  7. Why Barcelona Must Not Panic and Keep Faith with Luis Enrique

    When Barcelona appointed Luis Enrique at the beginning of the 2014/15 season, it was no doubt with a view to bringing a certain style, panache and swagger back to their play —s ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 11 days ago 14,082 reads 84 comments

  8. A Progress Report on the Early-Season Form of Barcelona's Gerard Pique

    Gerard Pique's Barcelona career appears to be at something of a crossroads at this juncture. Never before in his Blaugrana career has the centre-back had to endure the ignominy of the substitutes' bench on such a regular basis...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 12 days ago 2,839 reads 6 comments

  9. 8 Issues Barcelona Need to Work on During November International Break

    Barcelona have the opportunity to fine tune a few issues with yet another international break upon us. After an unprecedented start to the La Liga season, during which Claudio ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 14 days ago 4,703 reads 25 comments

  10. How Luis Enrique Can Start to Resolve Barcelona's Current Attacking Issues

    Luis Enrique should have taken his Barcelona team to Almeria full of confidence and swagger. After all, facing Barca was a team that had never beaten them, and in the last ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 17 days ago 19,810 reads 82 comments

  11. Almeria vs. Barcelona: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape La Liga Game

    Barcelona couldn't have wished for more accommodating opponents than Almeria for their next La Liga fixture. In the last 12 fixtures between the sides, the Catalans have won 10 and the other two have been drawn...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 19 days ago 4,482 reads 18 comments

  12. Ajax vs. Barcelona: Key Issues and Decisions That Will Shape UCL Game

    Barcelona head to the Amsterdam Arena to take on Ajax in the fourth of six Champions League group games...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 22 days ago 4,844 reads 17 comments

  13. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of November 3

    Barcelona edge ever closer to the January transfer window, no doubt hoping that their expensively assembled squad is kept together...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 23 days ago 11,299 reads 28 comments

  14. Barcelona: Has Defeat Against Celta Vigo Exposed Luis Enrique's Shortcomings?

    After an unprecedented run of league results, Luis Enrique suddenly finds himself caught in the crossfire. Barcelona 's boss bore a haunted look of incredulity at the full-time whistle of the match against his previous employers, Celta Vigo ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 24 days ago 10,242 reads 107 comments

  15. Barcelona Should Not Even Consider Going Back to the Joan Laporta Way

    Joan Laporta is back on the scene in Barcelona and that can only spell bad news for fans of the club. Synonymous with the unprecedented success of the Pep Guardiola era, this Catalan lawyer is one slippery customer...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 26 days ago 10,992 reads 31 comments

  16. No Defence for Gerard Pique Selection at Barcelona with Bartra, Montoya Waiting

    Gerard Pique looked, dare we say it, a little out of his depth for Barcelona in the recent El Clasico. It's very easy to point fingers, of course, and Pique has come in for more ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 28 days ago 8,407 reads 49 comments

  17. Imagining Johan Cruyff in the Current Barcelona Side

    Johan Cruyff 's legend remains forever embedded in Barcelona folklore. His "Dream Team" were often noted as Barca 's best until recently, but we need to loop back to the early 1970s and his arrival in Catalonia as a player...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 29 days ago 3,763 reads 9 comments

  18. Barcelona: Toothless Catalans Lacked Necessary Bite to Triumph in El Clasico

    Real Madrid hosted eternal rivals Barcelona for the 229th edition of El Clasico and while it didn't quite live up to all of the pre -match hype, there were enough talking points to keep everyone happy...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 14,532 reads 84 comments

  19. Ranking and Grading the Barcelona Players on Champions League Performance so Far

    At the halfway point in the Champions League group stage, Barcelona can be pleased with the position in which they find themselves...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 5,076 reads 6 comments

  20. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of October 20

    Barcelona head into El Clasico week still dealing with various transfer rumours. Agents and players alike will no doubt be looking to secure the best deal possible, whether that's with the Catalans or elsewhere...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 15,613 reads 21 comments

  21. Neymar's 200th Career Goal Underlines Brazilian's Importance to Barcelona

    It was a special night for Neymar as he strode out confidently for Barcelona against Eibar on Saturday evening for two reasons...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 23,435 reads 81 comments

  22. Barcelona vs. Eibar: Key Issues That Will Shape La Liga Game

    Barcelona take on La Liga new boys Eibar on Saturday in a true David vs. Goliath tussle. To give some sort of perspective, the entire Basque town would fit inside Barca 's Camp Nou ...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 4,416 reads 12 comments

  23. Why Barcelona Will Hand a Clasico Debut to Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez must be champing at the bit to pull on the Blaugrana and the expectation is that he will make his debut against Real Madrid in El Clasico...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 13,316 reads 73 comments

  24. Barcelona Transfer News and Rumours Tracker: Week of October 13

    Another week closer to the January transfer window and news continues to filter out of Camp Nou concerning deals to be done with outgoing players...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 10,086 reads 28 comments

  25. Making a Case for Gerard Pique at Barcelona

    Gerard Pique has had his critics while playing for Barcelona this season. A disastrous World Cup with Spain gave rise to finger pointing , and Luis Enrique has made a statement of intent by benching the player at will so far this season...

    Jason Pettigrove Written by Jason Pettigrove about 1 month ago 4,415 reads 4 comments