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Barcelona podcast hosted by Dan Hilton and Francesc Tomàs (ESPN, Barcablog). Home to the most influential voices in the FC Barcelona community. Listen in for passionate opinions, in-depth analysis and the latest news and rumors from this community-driven podcast.

Barcelona podcast hosted by Dan Hilton and Francesc Tomàs (ESPN, Barcablog). Home to the most influential voices in the FC Barcelona community. Listen in for passionate opinions, in-depth analysis and the latest news and rumors from this community-driven podcast.

Location:

United States

Description:

Barcelona podcast hosted by Dan Hilton and Francesc Tomàs (ESPN, Barcablog). Home to the most influential voices in the FC Barcelona community. Listen in for passionate opinions, in-depth analysis and the latest news and rumors from this community-driven podcast.

Language:

English


Episodes

Out and Injured! Dembele's letter, Ansu injured, Ferran and Pedri score but Barça eliminated from the Copa

1/21/2022
On episode 321, Dan and Levon discuss the ongoing situation with Ousmane Dembele and the 3-2 extra time loss to Athletic Club. They talk Ansu Fati's injury, Pedri's performance, Jordi Alba worries, and much more! Running Order: Will Dembele ever play for Barça again? What went wrong for Jordi Alba against Athletic Club? What made Pedri Barcelona's best player? How will the team survive without Ansu? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to...

Duration:00:38:23

Dest to Stay and Fight! Realism around Haaland and the challenge of free transfers with Manuel Veth

1/17/2022
On episode 320, Dan is joined by Manuel Veth of the Gegenpressing Podcast to discuss the reasons why Barcelona may be pushing for Sergiño Dest to join Bayern Munich. They talk about Erling Haaland's most likely club, the challenge of bringing in free transfers, the differences between the Bundesliga and La Liga, and much more! Running Order: Why would Barça want Dest to go to Bayern? Is Barcelona actually a favorite for Haaland? Why are free transfers more difficult than we think? Is the...

Duration:00:41:26

Reasons for Optimism! Ansu's intangibles and Xavi has depth, but Barça fall to Real Madrid

1/13/2022
On episode 319, Dan and Rik Sharma of Siempre Positivo discuss Barcelona's 3-2 loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. They talk Ansu Fati's intangibles, Xavi's newfound depth, questions in the midfield, and much more! Running Order: What are the positives in the loss? How did Real Madrid break down Barcelona? What separates Ansu from the other forwards? Is Frenkie de Jong or Sergio Busquets surplus in the midfield? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support...

Duration:00:50:40

5 Headlines from Barcelona's 3-2 Loss vs. Real Madrid! Quick Take Match Review

1/12/2022
On a special edition of the show ripped from the YouTube Match Review, Dan goes over his 5 headlines from Barcelona's 3-2 loss to Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to Patreon for more content! Become a Patreon to support the show and check out our Quick Take Match Reviews – Thank you! Access our exclusive, listeners-only Facebook Group here. Follow us on Instagram! Find us and watch exclusive...

Duration:00:18:29

Umtiti's New Deal! Barça's late game woes against Granada and Supercopa Clásico Preview

1/11/2022
On episode 318, Dan and Emile discuss the effects of Samuel Umtiti's new deal and what his renewal does for Barça's finances. They talk Luuk de Jong's good form, Barça's issues in late games, the stakes of El Clásico in the Spanish Super Cup, and much more! Running Order: What does Umtiti's renewal signify for the club? Why can't Barça hold a lead? What would a win over Real Madrid mean? What's wrong with Barça B right now? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to...

Duration:00:56:08

Suffer and Advance! Jutgla finishes comeback, Puig struggles, and Coutinho to Aston Villa?

1/6/2022
On episode 317, Dan and Domagoj Kostanjšak discuss Barcelona's 2-1 comeback win over Linares in the Copa del Rey. They talk the return of Dani Alves, a rough showing from Riqui Puig, Philippe Coutinho's potential move to Aston Villa, and much more! Running Order: How did Xavi spark the comeback against Linares? Did Puig hurt his playing chances against Linares? How much time does Ferran Jutgla get when everyone returns? Does Coutinho going to Aston Villa solve any problems? Listen on Apple...

Duration:00:45:31

Making Moves! Alvaro Morata rumors, Summer Targets, and Ilias Akhomach

1/3/2022
On episode 316, Dan and Levon discuss the 1-0 win over Mallorca and the January transfer window. They talk about the difference between special La Masia talents and useful ones, the potential of Alvaro Morata, the chances for Erling Haaland and a bunch of free transfers, and much more! Running Order: What are the talking points from the victory over Mallorca? What's the difference between a special young talent and a useful one? Would Alvaro Morata be a good piece of business? How likely is...

Duration:00:56:43

Dembele's Renewal Breaks Down! Morata rumors, Covid outbreak before Mallorca, and Abde's decision

12/30/2021
On episode 315, Dan and Emile discuss the breakdown between Dembele and Barcelona over his renewal. They talk Alvaro Morata rumors, the Covid situation prior to Mallorca, EZ Abde's international team decision, and much more! Running Order: Should Dembele sit in the stands or play moving forward? Is Alvaro Morata the right choice? Does Barça have enough players against Mallorca? Did EZ Abde make the correct decision for his future? Emile's piece in Urban Pitch: Here Listen on Apple Podcasts...

Duration:00:56:01

Ferran Torres Arrives! Man City man to Barcelona, plus other transfer talk

12/27/2021
On episode 314, Dan and Neal Gardner discuss the signing of Ferran Torres from Manchester City. They talk how he got from Valencia to Manchester City to Barcelona, where he'll fit in the team, Dest exit rumors, and much more! Running Order: What does Ferran Torres bring to the table? Where will Torres play under Xavi? What are his weaknesses? Could Dest really be on the move? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to Patreon for more...

Duration:00:38:32

Barça's Bittersweet Draw with Sevilla! Dangerous Dembélé and Araújo the Next Puyol?

12/22/2021
On episode 313, Dan and Rafa Aldamuy of Més Que Un Podcast discuss Barça's 1-1 draw with Sevilla and performances of Ronald Araújo and Ousmane Dembélé. They talk outplaying Sevilla, settling for a point, Barcelona's place in the La Liga table, and much more! Running Order: Was the draw a fair result? Is Ronald Araújo the new Puyol? How did Dembélé play poorly and still contend for MOTM? Can Barça be content with 7th place at this point in the season? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify...

Duration:00:57:09

Sergio Agüero Retirement! Boca Juniors Friendly, Agüero Legacy, and Transfer Buzz

12/17/2021
On episode 312, Dan and Patreon Mike discuss the unfortunate announcement of Agüero's retirement, his legacy, and what it means for Barcelona. They talk the Boca Juniors friendly, transfer talk including Ferran Torres, Edinson Cavani, Alexis Sanchez, and much more! Running Order: Who stood out in the friendly in Saudi Arabia? How will Agüero's career be remembered? Can Barcelona afford Ferran Torres? Could Alexis Sanchez bring anything to the club? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify...

Duration:00:45:48

Silver Linings! Nico, Gavi, and Abde Outshine Veterans in Osasuna draw

12/13/2021
On episode 311, Dan and Emile discuss the positives and negatives from Barcelona's 2-2 draw. They talk MOTM Abde, maybe MOTM Gavi, too many injuries, Frenkie as the 10, and much more! Running Order: Can Barça survive all the injuries? What happened late in the game? Was Gavi doing Frenkie de Jong's job? Does Abde's emergence change things for Dembele? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to Patreon for more content! Become a Patreon to...

Duration:00:47:44

Level Below! Barça outclassed by Bayern Munich and fall to the Europa league

12/9/2021
On episode 310, Dan and Levon discuss the 3-0 loss to Bayern Munich and if there are any lessons to learn from the match. They talk about the worrying showings from Mingueza and Dest, the reasons Bayern Munich sliced open Barça, the focus on the Europa League, and much more! Running Order: How we feeling? Can Dest be better than he was against Davies? How was Bayern so much better than Barça? How much should Barça focus on the Europa League? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if...

Duration:00:39:13

First Loss! Betis gets the better of Xavi's Barcelona Plus Bayern Preview

12/6/2021
On episode 309, Dan is joined by Ruairidh Barlow from La Liga Lowdown to discuss Xavi's first loss as manager and preview the match-up with Bayern Munich. They talk about how Barça failed to break down Betis, the struggles of the attack, a way through Bayern Munich, and much more! Running Order: Was the Betis match just bad or were there things to fix? Did anyone play well against Betis? Who should start against Bayern? Does Barça have a chance against Bayern? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS...

Duration:00:58:57

Dembele's Replacement? Arthur Cabral and Ferran Torres rumors, and Dembele's contract renewal

12/2/2021
On episode 308, Dan and Emile discuss Ousmane Dembele's contract situation and the heavy rumors surrounding Ferran Torres arriving in January. They talk the correctness of the Ballon d'Or winners, Arthur Cabral of FC Basel as a forward candidate, a potential devastating forward line, and much more! Running Order: Was Lewandowski robbed? Would Cabral for 10m be good value for Barcelona? How close is Dembele to walking out the door? Is Ferran Torres worth what Manchester City are asking for?...

Duration:01:00:57

Too Many Youngsters? EZ Abde breaks out, Xavi's tactics vs. Villarreal, and La Masia's Next in Line

11/29/2021
On episode 307, Dan and Domagoj Kostanjšak discuss Barcelona's 3-1 win over Villarreal and what Xavi got right and wrong. They talk the potential of EZ Abde, the issue with Eric Garcia against Villarreal, Coutinho's possible redemption, and much more! Running Order: Is EZ Abde the real deal? What went wrong with Eric Garcia against Villarreal? Which La Masia players could Xavi look at next? Where does Coutinho fit under Xavi? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to...

Duration:00:45:47

Best Busquets! Gavi and Nico can press while Barcelona and Benfica can't score against each other

11/24/2021
On episode 306, Dan and Levon discuss the 0-0 draw with Benfica and the main talking points from the match. They talk about the unfortunate result, the usefulness of Sergio Busquets, Barça's finishing issues, and much more! Running Order: Did luck play a factor in the result? What can Gavi and Nico do to improve? Why was Sergio Busquets the MOTM? Does Barcelona have a shot against Bayern Munich? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to...

Duration:00:41:38

One Down, Benfica to Go! Barça use luck against Espanyol and Pedri wins Golden Boy

11/22/2021
On episode 305, Dan and Rafa Aldamuy of Més Que Un Podcast discuss Barça's 1-0 win over Espanyol in Xavi's debut and what it will take to beat Benfica. They talk Barcelona making its own luck, EZ Abde and Ilias Akhomach, Xavi's tactics, Pedri's Golden Boy award, and much more! Running Order: What did Xavi do to down Espanyol? How did Ilias Akhomach and EZ Abde have success in different ways? Will Pedri be Xavi's ideal midfielder? What needs to happen for Barça to beat Benfica? Listen on...

Duration:00:54:40

What is Xavi's coaching philosophy? Potential tactics, players who need to impress, and Espanyol preview

11/19/2021
On a special bonus edition of The Barcelona Podcast, Dan gives an explainer on what he expects Xavi's tactics to look like. Then he previews Xavi's first opponent as manager, his old rivals Espanyol in the Catalan derby. The first half of this audio was originally released as a YouTube video on The Barcelona Podcast channel. Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to Patreon for more content! Become a Patreon to support the show and check out...

Duration:00:25:22

Dani Alves Returns! Thiago, Karim Adeyemi rumors, and a look around La Liga

11/15/2021
On episode 304, Dan is joined by Alan Feehely of Football España to discuss Dani Alves' return to FC Barcelona and what it means for player and club. Then they talk Thiago rumors, Karim Adeyemi rumors, the teams ahead of Barcelona in the La Liga table, and much more! Running Order: What does Dani Alves bring (and bring back) to the club? Would a Thiago reunion be a good move? What are the chances that Karim Adeyemi would come to Barça? If Barcelona can get to top 4, which teams need to fall...

Duration:00:51:26