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Barcelona podcast by Francesc Tomas (as seen in ESPN, The Guardian) and Dan Hilton (Barcablog). We are delighted you are here. Listen in for our opinionated take on the hottest breaking stories from the Camp Nou!

Barcelona podcast by Francesc Tomas (as seen in ESPN, The Guardian) and Dan Hilton (Barcablog). We are delighted you are here. Listen in for our opinionated take on the hottest breaking stories from the Camp Nou!
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Barcelona podcast by Francesc Tomas (as seen in ESPN, The Guardian) and Dan Hilton (Barcablog). We are delighted you are here. Listen in for our opinionated take on the hottest breaking stories from the Camp Nou!

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English


Episodes

Which La Masia talents excelled this season? Riqui Puig, Ansu Fati and more with Navid Molaaghaei [TBPod144]

6/11/2019
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On episode 144 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Navid Molaaghaei do a season review of La Masia. Your hosts talk the biggest talents, the players that excelled in the academy and where some of the brightest gems might be playing next season. Running Order: Did Riqui Puig do enough to earn a first team spot? What happens to Juan Miranda, Oriol Busquets, Abel Ruiz and Iñaki Peña in 2019-2020? Which player in La Masia impressed the most this season? How high can the duo of Ansu Fati and...

Duration:00:56:16

How has the Netherlands shaped FC Barcelona? Johan Cruyff, Ronald Koeman and Total Football [TBPod143]

6/5/2019
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On this special edition of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and guest co-host Mike Miller celebrate Barcelona's Dutch history. From Johan Cruyff to Ronald Koeman, your hosts break down the important legends of the past who will forever be remembered for their impact in Catalonia, as well as some of the names that may have been forgotten. Running Order: Johan Cruyff - 1973-1978 Johan Neeskens - 1974-1979 Ronald Koeman - 1989-1995 Richard Witschge - 1991-1993 Jordi Cruyff - 1994-1996 Michael...

Duration:00:58:03

What went wrong at the end of Barcelona's season? Valverde, Bartomeu and the future [TBPod142]

5/31/2019
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On episode 142 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan gets a little help from his friends as they try to figure out what went wrong at the end of Barcelona's season. Hear from Mike Miller, Levon (Barsalev), Alex Truica and Diana Kristinne with their thoughts on how they judge the season that was and much more! Running Order: Why did Barcelona fall to Valencia in the Copa del Rey final? Is it a blessing in disguise for Barcelona to have lost the Copa final? Which players should be on their way...

Duration:00:24:57

Does Valverde's job depend on the Copa del Rey? Selling players and title threats [TBPod141]

5/23/2019
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On episode 141 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan and Francesc debate Ernesto Valverde's future at FC Barcelona. Your hosts answer listener questions about selling players, next season's title threats and much more! Running Order: Does Valverde need a win in the Copa del Rey to stay? Is there merit to Barcelona losing the Copa to get Valverde out? Will the club actually get the shake up fans expect? Which Madrid squad is the bigger threat to Barcelona next season? Which players have...

Duration:00:41:51

Would Antoine Griezmann fit at Barcelona? Midfield scoring and Barcelona in the Premier League [TBPod140]

5/16/2019
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On episode 140 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Diana Kristinne to talk Antoine Griezmann's fit at Barcelona and the club's summer budget. Your hosts answer listener questions about the midfield scoring, if Barcelona could win the Premier League and much more! Running Order: Would Antoine Griezmann fit at Barcelona? Does the midfield need to do more scoring? Will Barcelona splash cash on a back-up left-back or will they go for a cheaper option? Why did Luis Suárez wait to have...

Duration:00:48:32

Where do Barcelona go from here? Lamenting Liverpool and moving forward [TBPod139]

5/9/2019
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On episode 139 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan needed a friend after the events of Anfield so he called up Francesc to talk the embarrassment of Barcelona's loss to Liverpool in the Champions League. Your hosts answer listener questions about the future of the club, including Ernesto Valverde, veterans in the squad and much more! Running Order: Who is more to blame, the coach or the players? Who would replace Valverde if this is his last season? Has Barcelona lost its identity? What...

Duration:00:48:02

How is Sergio Busquets the key against Liverpool? Previewing Liverpool and talking Busquets with Luis Miguel Echegaray [TBPod138]

4/29/2019
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On episode 138 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Luis Miguel Echegaray to break down Barcelona's Champions League match-up with Liverpool. They talk tactics, personnel and predict both teams' starters. Then in a special edition of La Entrevista, Dan discusses Luis' recent conversation with Sergio Busquets and what he learned from his talk with the legend. Running Order: What does it mean for Barcelona to have clinched La Liga already? What approach will Ernesto Valverde take...

Duration:00:47:04

Is there a problem with Barcelona raising ticket prices? Femení, finding midfield minutes and being boring [TBPod137]

4/25/2019
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On episode 137 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Alex Truica to discuss the success of both the men and women of Barcelona in the Champions League and the issues about ticket prices. Then your hosts talk minutes for Riqui Puig next season, whether or not Barcelona are boring and much more! Running Order: What does it say about Barcelona's sporting project if both the men and the women make the Champions League final? What's the issue with Barcelona raising ticket prices in the...

Duration:00:39:22

Could Messi score on a cold rainy night in Stoke? Coutinho bouncing back and facing Liverpool [TBPod136]

4/18/2019
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On episode 136 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Levon (@Barsalev) to review Barcelona's win over Manchester United and preview the battle with Liverpool. It's all La Ronda on this one with listener questions ranging from Philippe Coutinho's form, Luis Suárez away in the Champions League, Samuel Umtiti's future and much more! Running Order: What's behind the myth about Lionel Messi and scoring against English teams? Is Philippe Coutinho's dip in form based on confidence? How is...

Duration:00:47:25

How will Ole Gunnar Solskjær's Manchester United challenge Barcelona? Messi, Pogba and Musa Okwonga [TBPod135]

4/8/2019
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On episode 135 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Musa Okwonga to break down Barcelona's upcoming Champions League match-up with Manchester United! They talk tactics, formations and major players! In La Ronda, your hosts continue the preview with potential line-ups, X-factors and much more! Running Order: How is Solskjær's Manchester United different than José Mourinho's? Will extra rest hurt or help the Red Devils? What formation should each team utilize? What kind of threat is...

Duration:00:42:48

Should Barcelona sell Samuel Umtiti? Where does Malcom fit? 5 Listener Questions [TBPod134]

4/4/2019
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On episode 134 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Jose Morataya to answer five listener questions! Would you sell Umtiti? Where does Malcom fit? Will Kevin-Prince Boateng ever play again and more! Running Order: Would you swap Philippe Coutinho for Paulo Dybala? Does Malcom have a future at the club? Should Barcelona sell Umtiti? Will Kevin-Prince Boateng ever suit up for Barcelona again? How will Ernesto Valverde handle important games? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App,...

Duration:00:43:16

Was this international break a positive for FC Barcelona? Messi, Piqué and an Ajax partnership [TBPod133]

3/28/2019
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On episode 133 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Jason Pettigrove to discuss the recent international break, including Lionel Messi with Argentina, Samuel Umtiti with France and Gerard Piqué with Catalonia. Then in La Ronda your hosts talk about a possible partnership with Ajax, chances for Barcelona B players and much more! Running Order: Why does Lionel Messi keep playing with Argentina? Is there a worry about tired legs after the break? What happened with Gerard Piqué and the...

Duration:00:39:01

How should Barcelona fans feel about this UCL campaign? de Ligt and Griezmann rumors [TBPod132]

3/19/2019
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On episode 132 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined Eric Coffin-Gould to discuss Barcelona's Champions League campaign and the likelihood of bringing home the trophy. Then in La Ronda your hosts talk Matthijs de Ligt and Antoine Griezmann rumors, the rumored fourth kit for next season and much more! Running Order: What makes this Champions League campaign different from the last few seasons? Is this the best Barcelona side since 2015? Why was Ousmane Dembélé risked against Lyon? What...

Duration:00:38:48

Is French football overlooked? Facing Lyon and Sophie Serbini [TBPod131]

3/12/2019
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On episode 131 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by The Athletic's Sophie Serbini to discuss the state of French football, from Barcelona's current French connection to the perception of Ligue 1 around the world and much more! Then they break down and preview the second leg with Lyon in the Champions League and how Lyon will hope to hold on to their players. Running Order: Why is Ligue 1 seen as behind the four other major leagues? Is French football's success measured by PSG's...

Duration:00:31:08

Who is Barcelona's most underrated player? Rotating CBs and Sergi Samper [TBPod130]

3/4/2019
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On episode 130 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Diego Lorijn (DSpot) to debate who Barcelona's most underrated player is this season. Then in La Ronda, your hosts talk Sergi Samper to Vissel Kobe, Ivan Rakitic's future at the club, picking between centre-backs and much more! Running Order: Who is Barcelona's most underrated player? Is it possible to underrate Lionel Messi? What is Ivan Rakitic's future at the club? How do you rotate Gerard Pique, Clement Lenglet and Samuel...

Duration:00:46:58

Are Barcelona repeating last season? El Clásico, Manchester City and Ryan Bailey [TBPod129]

3/1/2019
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On episode 129 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Ryan Bailey from Yahoo Sports and The Athletic to break down the power struggle in Spain between Barcelona and Real Madrid and predict which side will have the advantage over the next few seasons. They also talk Pep Guardiola, Manchester City's connections to Barcelona, their relationship with Girona and much more! Running Order: How are Culés viewing this season heading into the final stretch? Which team is better prepared for the...

Duration:00:37:00

What makes Lyon a tough opponent for Barcelona? Ferland Mendy, Memphis Depay and Kevin Williams [TBPod128]

2/18/2019
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On episode 128 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Kevin Williams to preview Barcelona's Champions League match-up with Lyon. They talk formations, personnel and give their picks for starting line-ups. In La Ronda, your hosts answer listener questions about the form of Luis Suárez, Mauro Icardi and much more! Running Order: Which team is in better form heading into their match-up? Who will miss the first leg? Who are the players to watch for Lyon? What's the big deal with Ferland...

Duration:00:37:53

What are Barcelona's Champions League chances? Global Marketing, Kevin Egan and Blaugranagram [TBPod127]

2/13/2019
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On episode 127 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan first talks to Kevin Egan from beIN SPORTS and Atlanta United about everything from Ray Hudson and Barcelona's dealings in North America to the club's chances in the Champions League. Then it's time for La Ronda with Omar from Blaugranagram to discuss the club revoking medals, the malaise of recent performances and much more! Running Order: What is it like to work with Ray Hudson? What were the pros and cons of Barcelona and Girona coming to...

Duration:00:44:51

How does Barcelona navigate three Clásicos in a month? Depth in La Liga with Jon Driscoll [TBPod126]

2/5/2019
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On episode 126 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Jon Driscoll of Sky Sports and El Tel & Jon's La Liga Weekly to figure out how Barcelona should navigate a difficult month that includes three Clásicos. They talk La Liga, Segunda División and much more! Running Order: Do these Clásicos matter more to Barcelona or Real Madrid? Is Santiago Solari on the hot seat with these matches? How does Ernesto Valverde manager the veterans' minutes? Is La Liga as deep as the Premier...

Duration:00:31:42

What is standing between Barcelona and the treble? Copa del Rey Remontada and VAR [TBPod125]

1/31/2019
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On episode 125 of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan is joined by Levon (@Barsalev) to discuss Barcelona's chances at the treble after their dominating win over Sevilla in the Copa del Rey. They talk motivation, injuries and the importance of the King's Cup. In La Ronda, your hosts talk Sergi Roberto, bargain signings, VAR and much more! Running Order: What is stopping Barcelona from winning the treble? Could Copa success hurt the squad's UCL aspirations? Does the team have the depth to compete...

Duration:00:46:59