October 21, 2009
A draw and a defeat for Barcelona and the press have gone all 'Corporal Jones' on our collective behinds. AS and Marca had the chance to turn the tables after Real Madrid's loss to Sevilla provided the earliest signs of a stumble the previous week, but at this early stage in the season Sport and El Mundo Deportivo are resisting knee-jerk sacking campaigning. "What are Barça missing?" was the closest the former got to fingerpointing on Wednesday morning, following an embarrassing defeat to Rubin Kazhan in the Camp Nou.
October 1, 2009
Carlos Puyol and Dani Alves haven't fully convinced at the back of the Barcelona defence so far this season, but the duo's statements to the press this week are even less persuasive.