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Gabriel Roberts

  • joined Apr 01, 2011
  • last login Aug 25, 2013
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All or Nothing: Barcelona will use 3-4-3

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With two goals needed to force extra time, Barcelona appear set to align an extremely aggressive 3-4-3 formation against AC Milan, and leave captain Carles Puyol on the bench.

Messi's Parking Lot Rampage

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Leo Messi went rogue following last month's Copa Del Rey draw with Real Madrid, hunting down and insulting Árvalo Arbeloa and Aitor Karanka. With the rematch just hours away, let's look back at...

Milan Disaster: What in the World Happened?

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FC Barcelona looked positively ordinary against AC Milan, suffering a devastating 2-0 defeat. Milan's disciplined defense kept Barcelona's attack outside the danger are. Does Barcelona need a plan...

Start or Sit? Lining Up Barcelona Against Milan

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FC Barcelona faces AC Milan on Wednesday in the first leg of their Champions League draw. With Xavi Hernandez fit to return from injury, but a busy schedule ahead, how aggressive will Tito Vilanova...

Pep Guardiola: World's Best Coach in 2012

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Despite only coaching for half of 2012—and winning only the Copa del Rey—Pep Guardiola well deserves to win his second consecutive FIFA Coach of the Year award.

Barcelona Good but not Great against Cordoba

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FC Barcelona took care of business against Cordoba with a 0-2 win, but Wednesday's performance left much to be desired.

Beast Mode: Carles Puyol Returns (again)

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Another devastating injury, another rapid recovery: Carles Puyol's never-say-die attitude has him ready to rejoin FC Barcelona.

Coming Soon: Barcelona's Sturdy Defense

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Decimated by injuries, FC Barcelona's back line has been makeshift and unreliable in 2012. Looking ahead to the near future, and predicting the returns of Piqué, Puyol and Abidal, one sees a...

How to get past Real Madrid's defense? Go around.

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Leo Messi has worked his magic up the middle of the pitch like never before in 2012. Against Real Madrid this Sunday, the going gets tough. Why Messi must pass early and often for FC Barcelona to...

Priority Number One: Why La Liga Means More than The Champions League for FC Barcelona

Why La Liga's title means more to FC Barcelona in 2012 than the Champions League.

A Fine Start: Thoughts from FC Barcelona's Win over Real Sociedad

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The Reconquest of La Liga began in earnest Sunday, with Barcelona showing some new passion in a convincing victory.

Finishing Well: The Importance of FC Barcelona's Final Matches

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With just a few games left in the 2012 season, what does FC Barcelona have to play for? Plenty, it turns out.

UEFA Champions League: FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea FC: Match Preview

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Can FC Barcelona show the world that they haven't lost their edge? Looking ahead at the lineups and tactics against Chelsea.

Barcelona's Lackluster Clásico Loss: What Went Wrong?

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Why didn't Barcelona put up more of a fight? How Pep Guardiola's 3-4-3 confused his best players and let Madrid off easy.

FC Barcelona vs. Chelsea FC: Pep Guardiola's Press Conference and What This Week Means for his Future

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Pep Guardiola, classy in three languages, reminds us all of how special this moment is for FC Barcelona. Looking ahead to next year, why winning it all may mean losing the man who makes it all...

Real Madrid Beat Atlético, Stay Four Points Clear of Barcelona

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Despite a valiant effort from hosts Atlético de Madrid, Real emerged victorious thanks to a hat-trick from Cristiano Ronaldo. With six fixtures to go, FC Barcelona remains four points adrift in La...

Real Madrid Draw with Villarreal: La Liga Lead Trimmed to Six

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FC Barcelona may just catch Real Madrid in La Liga. After dropping two more points against Villarreal, Real Madrid's lead is looking rather slender at just six points.

Reality Check: What Losing La Liga Means for FC Barcelona

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With ten points to cover and only fourteen matches to play, FC Barcelona may not catch Real Madrid in La Liga. What does this mean for our beloved Blaugrana?

Copa del Rey: Valencia vs Barcelona: What We Learned from La Mestalla

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FC Barcelona battled to a valiant 1-1 draw against Valencia. Here are three things we learned from the match.

Copa del Rey Clásico: Why Winning isn't Enough for Barcelona

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Barcelona's match against Real Madrid is more than just a domestic Cup tie: It's Barcelona's chance to make Madrid self-destruct.

Andrés Iniesta: FC Barcelona's Key Player vs Real Madrid in el Clásico

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El Clásico promises to be the most intense match of La Liga thus far. With the stakes raised, why Andrés Iniesta is the most important man for Barcelona against Real Madrid.

El Clásico: 5 Things FC Barcelona Must do to Defeat Real Madrid

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Can Barcelona take down Real Madrid at the Bernabéu? It won't be easy, but here are five things Barcelona must do to have a shot at victory.

Real Madrid Just Can't Hang: 4 Reasons FC Barcelona will win La Liga 2012

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Will Real Madrid finally dethrone Barcelona in La Liga? Four reasons the Catalan Kings will be crowned anew in 2012.

FC Barcelona's Turkey Bowl Lineup

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What if FC Barcelona played American Football? A look at where these soccer stars would line up on the gridiron.

Cristiano Ronaldo Changes his Hairstyle at Halftime; Prima Donna Reputation Solidified

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Is Cristiano Ronaldo a prima donna? Changing his hairstyle at halftime is proof positive for me.

Turn off the Alarms: 3 Reasons Everything is Rosy Again in Barcelona

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Lionel Messi's return to form, the addition of Isaac Cuenca, and two big men in the back mean FC Barcelona is still the team to beat in Spain.

FC Barcelona Can't Score vs Sevilla CF: Lionel Messi's Off Night and Pep Guardiola's Tough Call

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Should Lionel Messi have been pulled from Barcelona's last match against Sevilla? Examining the tough decision facing Pep Guardiola.

BATE BATE Chocolate: 5 Things We Learned From Barcelona’s Drubbing of FC BATE Borisov

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Will FC Barcelona hoist the Champions League trophy again this year? Five lessons learned from their victory over FC BATE Borisov.

FC Barcelona Dropped Two Points to Valencia: Is Pep Guardiola to Blame?

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Did Pep Guardiola over-think his lineup and cost his team two points? A look at some of Barcelona's personnel issues against Valencia.

FC Barcelona’s Familiar Demons Raise Their Heads Against AC Milan

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Is Barcelona's draw against AC Milan a much-needed wakeup call or cause for concern? Three familiar demons that haunt the Blaugrana.

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