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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

How can Barcelona BOUNCE BACK after losing La Supercopa? Messi, Jordi Alba, Griezmann, Election

1/18/2021
On episode 237, Dan and Francesc discuss Barcelona's 3-2 loss in the Spanish Super Cup to Athletic Club. They talk the reaction to Messi's showing and red card, the positive form of Antoine Griezmann, the good and bad of Jordi Alba, a delay in the election, and much more! Running Order: How will Barcelona recover from the Super Cup loss? Does the result change Messi's future? What is Jordi Alba's future? How does the delay affect the presidential election? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS...

Duration:00:57:40

CRISIS OVER? Messi, Griezmann, Pedri, Riqui Puig, Barcelona Presidential Election

1/11/2021
On episode 236, Dan and Francesc discuss Barcelona and Ronald Koeman's recent change of fortune. They answer listener questions about the resurgence of Messi, the resurrection of Busquets, the decisions involving young players, the club's debts, and much more! Running Order: Is Barcelona back on the right path since moving to a 4-3-3? Is Messi finally "happy" again? Should other youngsters go out on loan? How will the next president navigate Barcelona's debts? History of the Spanish...

Duration:00:50:09

Are Barcelona REALLY missing Luis Suárez? The Messi-Pedri connection, Dembélé and Eric García

1/4/2021
On episode 235, Dan and Francesc discuss whether or not Barcelona are actually missing Luis Suárez this season. They talked the good and bad from the win over Huesca, the puzzling midfield decisions, the present and future centre-back situation, and much more! Running Order: How did Koeman activate Frenkie de Jong against Huesca? Should Barcelona have kept Suárez after all? What makes Atlético Madrid title contenders? What will Barcelona's centre-back situation look like next...

Duration:00:50:19

Barcelona Presidential Election: Laporta vs. Font; Messi Interview Reaction

12/28/2020
On episode 234, Dan and Francesc discuss Lionel Messi's latest interview where he again gave hints about his future at the club. Then they talked about the upcoming election, including the strengths and weaknesses of both Joan Laporta and Victor Font, the factors that could sway socios' votes, and much more! Running Order: Has Messi changed his mind about his future at the club? Who are the presidential candidates? Who could take votes away from Laporta or Font? What do we know about...

Duration:00:55:27

Why is Koeman's Barcelona STRUGGLING? Messi's loneliness and shining youngsters

12/20/2020
On episode 233, Dan and Francesc discuss Ronald Koeman's first few months in charge of FC Barcelona. They talk double pivot combinations, Xavi's desire to stay in Qatar, play a holiday gift game, and much more! Running Order: Are some being too harsh on Koeman? Is there still hope for Trincão? Will Xavi actually stay in Qatar until 2022? What should Barcelona players get for the holidays? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to...

Duration:01:02:02

Can MESSI be blamed for Barcelona's underachieving? PSG next in Champions League, Riqui Puig attitude

12/14/2020
On episode 232, Dan and Francesc discuss the role that Messi has played this season in terms of results, both good and bad. They break down the Messi argument through stats, discuss the latest about Riqui Puig, touch on the Champions League draw with PSG, and much more! Running Order: Is Barcelona back to relying on Messi? Why were Pedri and de Jong so influential against Levante? Is there more to this Riqui Puig story? Are Barcelona the underdogs against PSG in the Champions...

Duration:00:51:58

Can Messi, Griezmann AND Coutinho play together? Defensive errors, Busquets under fire

12/6/2020
On episode 231, Dan and Francesc discuss the 2-1 loss to Cádiz and the defensive errors involved. They talk the issue of Messi, Griezmann and Coutinho playing together, provide a defense for the play of Sergio Busquets, and much more! Running Order: Can Messi, Griezmann and Coutinho start together? How do we judge when Busquets has a good game? Who should start against Juventus? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to Patreon for more...

Duration:00:55:06

Messi honors Maradona, Griezmann switches on and starter Braithwaite

11/30/2020
On episode 230, Dan and Francesc review Barcelona's dominating win over Osasuna and try to decipher if Ronald Koeman is turning things around. Then they discuss the centre-back crisis, Pedri in the double pivot, Martin Braithwaite in the middle, Messi's Maradona tribute and much more! Running Order: What will Koeman do about his lack of healthy centre-backs? Should Koeman continue with Pedri in the double pivot? Should Braithwaite continue to start? Who should start against...

Duration:00:44:56

Remembering the life and legacy of Diego Maradona

11/25/2020
On episode 229, Dan brings on Roy Nemer to remember the life and discuss the legacy of Diego Maradona. They talk about what made him a legend, good and bad. They finish up with the Jekyll and Hyde of the current team and much more! Running Order: What does Diego Maradona mean to Argentina? How do we remember his career at Barcelona? Is the real Barcelona the Champions League version or the La Liga version? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show,...

Duration:00:48:54

Winter Transfers: Who Should Barcelona sell, loan, keep? Eric Garcia, Riqui Puig, Umtiti

11/17/2020
On episode 228, Dan and Francesc discuss what Ronald Koeman will do about Sergio Busquets' injury. Then they talk the winter transfer window, loaning or keeping Riqui Puig, Konrad de la Fuente's future and much more! Running Order: How will Koeman replace Sergio Busquets? Which players should be the first to be sold in January? Should Riqui Puig or Carles Alena be loaned out, or both? Will Samuel Umtiti ever be serviceable again? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you...

Duration:00:45:11

ANSU FATI OUT: What now? Dembélé improvement, Pjanic frustration and Pedri

11/10/2020
On episode 227, Dan and Francesc discuss Ansu Fati's injury and how Koeman will look to replace him. Then they talk possibilities of transfers, the difference between Laporta's tenure and Bartomeu's tenure, Pjanic's playing time and much more! Running Order: How will Koeman replace Fati's production? What was the difference between Laporta, Rosell and Bartomeu? Why is Busquets playing so much? What will be done with Pjanic? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to...

Duration:00:52:04

Will Barcelona go bankrupt? Fitting in Busquets and Playing the Kids

11/4/2020
On episode 226, Dan is joined by Eric Vidal from Penya Blaugrana Los Angeles to discuss what could happen if Barcelona go bankrupt. Then they talk about what to do with Sergio Busquets, if Ronald Koeman is properly playing the youngsters, and much more! Running Order: What happens if the club goes bankrupt? How should Koeman be using Busquets to get the best out of him? Could Koeman be playing EVEN MORE young players? Has there been progress on the field under Koeman? Listen on Apple...

Duration:00:45:48

BARTOMEU QUITS! Who will clean up his mess? Barcelona impresses vs Juventus and Messi's future

10/29/2020
On episode 225, Dan and Francesc discuss Barcelona's 2-0 win over Juventus in the Champions League. Then they talk Josep Bartomeu resigning, the list of candidates, Messi's future and much more! Running Order: Who impressed the most against Juventus? How did Koeman win the tactics battle against Pirlo? What is Bartomeu's legacy? Who are the candidates to be the next president of FC Barcelona? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the show, head over to...

Duration:00:58:58

Will Barcelona make Juventus pay for El Clásico defeat? VAR farce, Ansu Fati and Griezmann

10/25/2020
On episode 224, Dan and Francesc discuss the fallout from Barcelona's 3-1 loss to Real Madrid in El Clásico and the state of the team prior to facing Juventus. Then they talk Ansu Fati's change of position, the issue with the veterans, Koeman's late blunder and much more! Running Order: Should Fati be utilized on the left wing or as the striker? Is Dest for real? What happened to Barcelona's veterans, particularly Sergio Busquets? What should Koeman do against Juventus? Listen on Apple...

Duration:00:55:47

Previewing El Clásico and Football's Legends with Jon Driscoll

10/21/2020
On episode 223, Dan goes over the three big storylines heading into El Clásico. Then he is joined by Jon Driscoll to discuss his new book, The 50: Football's Most Influential Players, as well as the current state of La Liga, that big match against Real Madrid, and much more! Running Order: Should Antoine Griezmann be starting El Clásico? Is there more balance in La Liga this season? Is there more to the Alfredo Di Stéfano story? What makes Xavi different from Iniesta? Get Jon's new...

Duration:00:47:28

Sergiño Dest: An American chasing the Catalan Dream with Jason Davis

10/16/2020
It's a bonus episode! For episode 222, Dan joined Jason Davis on The Best Soccer Show to discuss Sergiño Dest's chances of succeeding at Barcelona, what his move to Catalonia means for the United States men's national team and much more! Running Order: What from Dest's past indicates he will succeed at the Camp Nou? What does Dest's signing mean for U.S. soccer? What does the future hold for Konrad de la Fuente? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App, Spotify and, if you want to support the...

Duration:00:38:06

Should Dembélé START for Barcelona? Revived Coutinho, Riqui Puig and La Masia future

10/14/2020
On episode 221, Dan and Francesc discuss how Ousmane Dembélé might be used by Ronald Koeman this season. Then they talk ter Stegen's future, Riqui Puig's playing time, the promising crop of Barcelona B talent and much more! Running Order: Will Dembélé play a pivotal role this season? Should Marc-Andre ter Stegen be signed at any cost? Why isn't Riqui Puig getting minutes? Could other current Barcelona B talents be pushing in right after Konrad de la Fuente? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS...

Duration:00:58:54

Can Bartomeu SURVIVE the No Confidence Vote? Memphis Depay and Dembélé with Més Que Un Podcast

10/9/2020
On episode 220, Dan is joined by Rafa and Julio from Més Que Un Podcast to discuss the possible outcomes of the vote of no confidence. Then they talk Memphis Depay, the need for a striker, and much more! Check out part 2 of our conversation on their podcast feed: HERE Running Order: Will Bartomeu resign now that the signatures have been approved? Does a November election benefit certain candidates? How does Memphis Depay make sense in January? What can Barcelona do to score enough...

Duration:00:40:39

Did Barcelona FAIL in the transfer market? Sergiño Dest, Luis Suárez and Memphis Depay

10/6/2020
On episode 219, Dan and Francesc discuss what went right and what needs to improve after the draw with Sevilla. Then they talk options for Antoine Griezmann, the final days of the transfer window, and much more! Running Order: Should Barcelona have gotten three points against Sevilla? What are the options for Antoine Griezmann? How should we sum up Rafinha's Blaugrana career? Should Barcelona have let Jean-Clair Todibo go? How should we grade the transfer window? Listen on Apple...

Duration:01:08:23

Ansu Fati HYPE: Too soon? Messi's best position, finding Griezmann and Sergiño Dest

9/29/2020
On episode 218, Dan and Francesc discuss how Ansu Fati scored his brace against Villarreal. Then they talk where Antoine Griezmann fits, a rough showing from Sergio Busquets, the signing of Sergiño Dest and much more! Running Order: Is it too soon for the Ansu Fati hype? Where does Antoine Griezmann fit? Is there something to Sergio Busquets' rough showing? What will Sergiño Dest bring to Barcelona? What else needs to be done in the transfer window? Listen on Apple Podcasts iOS App,...

Duration:00:57:15