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Barcelona look caught between their yesterdays and their tomorrow

Barcelona grew their advantage at the top of LaLiga over the weekend, but their ideological drift is creating a strange…

2 days ago
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Brief History Of | The Irishman Who Saved Barcelona: Patrick O'Connell

Barcelona would have been a very different football club without Patrick O’Connell. For a long time the story of Don…

2 weeks ago
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New Barcelona signing: Frenkie de Jong | Tactical Profile

It’s easy to see why Frenkie De Jong has been linked with elite clubs like Spurs and Barcelona. For either…

4 weeks ago
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Andrea Pirlo v Sergio Busquets: The deep lying midfielder

Pirlo is perhaps the greatest true regista that has ever played the game; Busquets is perhaps the most complete all-round…

1 month ago
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Thiago Motta's 2-7-2 formation explained

He’s not thinking about the ‘keeper playing ahead of the defenders – that’s the sort of mistranslation that just makes…

2 months ago
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How Guardiola harnessed the power of the Rondo at Barcelona, Bayern and - now - Manchester City

Callum Rice-Coates explains how Pep Guardiola has used the Rondo, a basic training-ground exercise, to encourage technical and spacial improvements…

2 months ago
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How Pep Guardiola improves his players

The Rondo is an encapsulation of Pep Guardiola’s coaching philosophy, a conduit through which his basic principles are channelled onto…

2 months ago
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What if Barcelona had actually signed David Beckham in 2003?

When bidding for election as Barcelona president, Joan Laporta famously promised to sign David Beckham. He failed, but why was…

2 months ago
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Would Leo Messi be successful at Manchester City?

We will surely never know, but - hypothetically - how would Manchester City accommodate Leo Messi's extraordinary range of abilities?

2 months ago
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The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and The Fight For Football's Soul

Jonathan Wilson examines the careers of Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola, documents how their duelling ideologies were bred, and details…

3 months ago
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Barcelona, Catalan Independence and the movement explained

Kat Lucas places the Catalan independence movement into a footballing context.

3 months ago
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Barcelona, Johan Cruyff & Catalan independence

Football carries on as normal, for now, but the question of Catalan independence has not gone away. The potential consequences…

3 months ago
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Ter Stegen, goalkeeping & the 'Red Shirt Year'

The position of goalkeeper is the most unique in the sport of football. That’s why goalkeepers should be treated differently…

3 months ago
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Finance & Law | How the global financial crisis changed football

Since 2008, we have seen the creation of an elite band – a bulge bracket, to use financial market terminology…

3 months ago
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Take the Ball, Pass the Ball: The inside story of how Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona redefined modern football

Jon Mackenzie was invited to a special advanced showing of Take The Ball, Pass The Ball, the new film commemorating…

3 months ago
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The Barcelona Legacy | Jonathan Wilson

Jonathan Wilson speaks to Tifo's Content Editor, Seb Stafford-Bloor, about his new book, The Barcelona Legacy.

3 months ago
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The night Andres Iniesta finally made sense at Barcelona

Ah, Andres Iniesta. I know that he is one of the world’s best ever players, of course

3 months ago
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Why can't Barcelona fill their stadium?

The Catalan club may be one of the best-supported in the world, and their fanbase may be growing with each…

4 months ago
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Why isn't Brazilian football better?

That the Brasileirão is a hotbed of excitement and prodigious talent, is surely one of the biggest myths in domestic…

4 months ago
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Barcelona against Real Madrid is a purer rivalry without Messi and Ronaldo

El Clasico will take place without Cristiano Ronaldo or Leo Messi this evening, removing one of the fixture's dullest sub-plots.

4 months ago
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