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Ep. 94: Injuries In Central Defense

10/14/2018
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Injuries are chipping away at our central defense, and sporting director Pep Segura gave an interview, but little insight into the workings of the club. We have your comments on the state of Arturo Vidal, the progress of Barça B, and commentary on the Women’s team. With a game in La Liga against Sevilla coming up, we revisit Barcelona’s 5:0 defeat over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey Final last year. Additional Notes Follow your hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson on their social media...

Duration:00:56:41

Ep. 93: The Revelation of Arthur

10/8/2018
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We’re wishing Paco Alcacer were still at Barcelona, because Luis Suarez is having problems with his knee. Both the B team and the Women’s team have been winning lately, and we saw an inconsistent pair of performances from the first team: first the brilliance of Arthur, Coutinho, and Messi against Tottenham in the Champions League, and then the dullness of a side that seems to be in desperate need of the international break. Additional Notes Follow your hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien...

Duration:00:54:54

Ep. 92: Messi Can’t Always Save Us

9/30/2018
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Contract renewals, injured knees, and a new look for the Barça crest. We have comments from you about individual awards and football galas. Updates on Barça B and Barça Women, and match reviews of both the Leganés and Athletic matches. Additional Notes Follow your hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson on their social media accounts. Also, visit our website where you can find more information about the show. You can also support the show at Patreon and receive bonus podcasts and...

Duration:01:01:36

Ep. 91: Messi Hat Trick, Lenglet Red Card

9/23/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Support Barça Talk at Patreon and receive bonus podcasts and merchandise. Patreon Join us and the Los Angeles Penya in Barcelona! Even if we here on the show aren’t very into the “La Liga in the USA” project, the Barcelona President sure is. We have comments from our listeners about squad rotations. The Barça Women are 2 for 2 in the Liga Iberdrola, and Barça B have had a faltering start to the year. The...

Duration:01:21:21

Ep. 90: Winning Ugly At The Anoeta

9/16/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Support Barça Talk at Patreon and receive bonus podcasts and merchandise. Patreon Join us and the Los Angeles Penya in Barcelona! The venue of the Copa del Rey Final might be decided before we get to the semifinals this year. Emphasis on “might.” The newer and younger Barça B chalked up their first win, and the women’s team had a rough go in Kazakstan. And the first team slugged out a win in San Sebastian,...

Duration:00:58:00

Ep. 89: Is Messi A Good Captain?

9/9/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Support Barça Talk at Patreon and receive bonus podcasts and merchandise. Patreon Join us and the Los Angeles Penya in Barcelona! The inaugural Nations League appears to be at least somewhat competitive, not so friendly. FIFA leaves Messi out of the final three for their awards. And Lionel Messi: is he a good captain?

Duration:00:47:20

Ep. 88: Huesca Suffocates In Avalanche of Goals

9/2/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Support Barça Talk at Patreon and receive bonus podcasts and merchandise. Patreon Join us and the Los Angeles Penya in Barcelona! The Champions League draw puts Barcelona in a challenging group. Penyas all over the US are dealing with how to watch games. Barça B are starting off their campaign well and the first team responds to an early goal from Huesca with an opening of the flood gates.

Duration:00:56:12

Ep. 87: Valladolid Pitch Can’t Stop Barcelona

8/26/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Questions are still looming about the final squad as the close of the transfer window approaches. The captains of La Liga have met and unanimously decided they do not want to have to play competitive matches in the USA. Let’s make sure the league is on TV in the USA before we go flying teams across the ocean. The Barça Women’s squad has seen a lot of changes in the offseason and they’re gearing up for the...

Duration:01:03:41

Ep. 86: Alavés Falls to Messi

8/19/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net La Liga is back, and we’re feeling the joy of its return. Some news from the league is ruffling some feathers in the player’s union, but fans in North America will get to see competitive La Liga matches on their own continent. The transfer window is still open and Barcelona is still doing business. We have high hopes for this season, and so do you. And Messi led us to a win over Alavés to start off La Liga...

Duration:00:59:52

To The Camp Nou

8/5/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net We bring you two stories of entering the Camp Nou for the first time. For one, it’s cultural tourism. For the other, it’s a pilgrimage. Special thanks to Dana Humphrey and Luis Calderon for sharing their stories with us. Gabriel Quiroga conducted the interviews. Editing and sound design by Brien Henderson, and the music you hear throughout this episode was written by 18th-Century Catalan composer José Elías.

Duration:00:19:58

Ep. 85: Barcelona Coming to the US

7/22/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net News (8:52): Coutinho is getting his Portuguese passport, rumors are swirling around Willian, and the Gamper Trophy is announced. Barça Women (19:52): We have preseason updates on the women’s team from Michele Taylor of @barcawomen. Barça B (26:06): We review Pimienta’s big changes for Barça B. Check out the Canary and Blue Podcasts to follow all your favorite Brazilian players around the globe.

Duration:00:33:58

Ep. 84: New Signings Arthur and Lenglet

7/15/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net World Cup Talk (2:30): FC Barcelona is well-represented by Umtiti and Rakitic in the World Cup final. New Signings (17:38): Two new signings look to be strengthening the squad, and there’s talk of more signings to come. News (37:39): The Spanish Super Cup will be played as a one-off match and Luis Enrique has been hired to manage Spain.

Duration:00:48:10

Ep. 83: Paulinho Out, Arthur In

7/9/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net World Cup talk (0:00): Spain couldn't break through the Iron Curtain of Russia's defense, while Belgium and England are looking better and better. Transfer News (20:00): Paulinho is returning to China and Arthur is coming to Barcelona. Meanwhile, a center-back shuffle is in the works at Barcelona. Hold/Sell (37:42): FCB still has some players on the books who should probably be let go. Barça B Promotions...

Duration:00:55:47

Ep. 82: France Exposes Argentina’s Cracks

6/30/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net We’re sad to see Messi out of the World Cup, but not surprised by Argentina’s fall to France. FC Barcelona remains represented in the tournament for the time being, though.

Duration:00:36:12

Ep. 81: Coutinho Delivering for Brazil

6/25/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at barcatalk.net Arthur may be arriving sooner than expected. FCB Femení is cleaning house and bringing in some new talent. We may have underrated Coutinho. Spain continues to look good, despite our misgivings about Diego Costa. Mascherano led the charge for a mutiny by the players over Sampaoli after a disgrace against Croatia, but a good game for Rakitic.

Duration:00:56:48

Ep. 80: Griezmann Is a No-Go

6/17/2018
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Hosts Gabriel Quiroga and Brien Henderson. Download and subscribe at https://www.barcatalk.net/ After our short break, we’re back to talk about Griezmann’s decision to stay at Atletico and some potential targets in this transfer window (0:29). We have World Cup Fever and break down Spain and Argentina’s underwhelming beginnings in the tournament (15:36).

Duration:00:45:23

Ep. 79: Infinite Thanks, Iniesta

5/21/2018
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Show Notes: Hosts: Brien Henderson & Gabriel Quiroga Download or subscribe to this show at barcatalk.net News (2:12): The club held a touching ceremony to bid farewell to Andres Iniesta, only to be followed the next day by an awkward unveiling ceremony for the new kit. Community (18:51): We read some of your responses to our question from last week about Yerry Mina. Barça B/Femeni (25:34): Barça B got three more points, and as the women are getting into the Copa de la Reina, we spoke to an...

Duration:01:04:00

Ep. 78: Showtime Against Villareal, Defeated By Levante

5/13/2018
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Show Notes: Hosts: Brien Henderson & Gabriel Quiroga Download or subscribe to this show at https://www.barcatalk.net News (2:44): Messi wins the golden shoe. The Griezmann transfer appears to be a done deal. Sergi Roberto is banned for four games. We’re still unsure of Iniesta’s next move. And the team is taking a goodwill tour to South Africa this week. Community (25:25): Francesc Tomás of The Barcelona Podcast drops by. Match Reviews (49:54): A great win over Villareal sees Dembele...

Duration:01:26:07

Ep. 77: El Clásico

5/7/2018
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Show Notes Hosts: Brien Henderson & Gabriel Quiroga Download or subscribe to this show at https://www.barcatalk.net It’s all about El Clásico, including Brien’s trip to Montreal to enjoy the game with the Club Blaugrana de Montreal. We do have some great news from the Houston Culés and our FCB Camp Scholarship Fund, and then we break down the match.

Duration:00:42:41

Ep. 76: A Great Moment for Barcelona

4/29/2018
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Show Notes: Hosts: Brien Henderson & Gabriel Quiroga Download or subscribe to this show at https://www.barcatalk.net News (1:48): Iniesta announces he will leave Barça at the end of this season. Community (14:15): The FCB Camp Scholarship fund is growing, and we have some new information for you about it. Barça B/Femení (18:25): Barça B are on their way to relegation and the manager has been replaced, while Femeni beat Espanyol 3-1 to keep the pressure on Atletico. La Liga (30:06): A win...

Duration:00:53:37