June 22, 2012
Barcelona players have to put up with constant attacks from the Madrid-based media on a regular basis. Their numerous unfounded accusations of drug-taking, mischievous diving and other pathetic stories are systematically used as a strategy to try to upset our Catalan team. Such practice is happily tolerated in Spain, as if Barcelona’s success was purely based on cheating rather than football skills.
June 16, 2012
I must admit I am increasingly annoyed about the obsession the Catalan media seem to have towards signing of Thiago Silva from AC Milan this summer. It really feels like one can simply not read any Barcelona-related news without the Brazilian centre-back's name popping up at some stage. Is he really the only central defender on Earth?
June 10, 2012
Barcelona's season collapsed after a horrendous week which included defeats to Real Madrid in La Liga and Chelsea in the Champions League. While the other 4 titles lifted this year can't be overlooked, it must be said that Barcelona were unable to beat teams who opted for ultra defensive formations at crucial points of the season.
June 3, 2012
Barcelona won the Spanish Supercup, European Supercup, Club World Cup and Copa Del Rey this season. Winning 4 out of 6 possible titles should be considered a success but, being brutally honest, I must admit I expected better considering our powerful squad and previous achievements under Pep Guardiola.
Barcelona fans around the world love new signings but we must take our time to analyse our current situation before we can decide how our limited budget should be spent.
Who excelled? Who must be sold? Who must be given another chance? Who deserved more playing time? Who needs to be loaned out?
Read on to find out my assessment of every Barcelona player in the 2011/12 season and whether they deserve to be at the Camp Nou next year - or not!