The Barcelona Podcast

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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.

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

Fitting in Raphinha and Franck Kessie! Barcelona overwhelm Sevilla 3-0 in La Liga

2/6/2023
On episode 434, Dan is joined by The Purist to discuss Barcelona's 3-0 win over Sevilla and the new roles of Raphinha and Franck Kessie. They talk about the La Liga standings, Barça's defensive record, midfield roles, and much more! Running Order: How comfortable is Barça in La Liga? How did Barcelona break down Sevilla? How can Xavi get the best out of Raphinha? How will Xavi incorporate Kessie? Follow The Purist on YouTube and check in videos on Raphinha and the midfield! Join the new...

Duration:00:47:18

Alejandro Balde's Breakout! Barça beats Betis behind Balde, Busquets, and Raphinha

2/2/2023
On episode 433, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona's 2-1 win over Real Betis. They talk about Alejandro Balde's progression, Raphinha's role during Dembele's injury, Ronald Araujo's improvements on the ball, and much more! Running Order: Why do so many Culers also support Betis? How has Balde been improving? How did Xavi figure out the de Jong/Busquets conundrum? What makes Dembele more dangerous than Raphinha? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient!...

Duration:00:38:11

Transfer Deadline Day! Julian Araujo, Sofyan Amrabat, and Dealing with Dembele's Latest Injury

1/31/2023
On episode 432, Dan and Román from La Liga Lowdown discuss transfer deadline day and how Barça will deal with Dembele's latest injury. They talk about Pedri's goalscoring, Julian Araujo's transfer, Sofyan Amrabat speculation, and much more! Running Order: How will Barcelona cope without Dembele? How did Pedri's goalscoring improve? What would Julian Araujo bring to Catalonia? Would Amrabat have been worth it? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient!...

Duration:00:56:15

Lethal Dembele! Barcelona top Real Sociedad in the Copa Plus Gavi's Registration Rejected

1/26/2023
On episode 431, Dan and is joined by Adrian Bialkowski of 9CAMPNOU to discuss Barcelona's 1-0 win over Real Sociedad in the Copa del Rey. They talk about why Dembele was so explosive, La Real's tactical gamble, Gavi's failed registration, and much more! Running Order: What was Real Sociedad's tactical gamble? Why did de Jong and Busquets thrive in the first half? What slowed Barça down in the second half? What does Gavi's registration failure affect in the short term? Join the new Discord...

Duration:00:48:12

Points Without Playing Well! Barcelona Survive Getafe Behind Pedri Goal

1/23/2023
On episode 430, Dan and Emile discuss Barcelona's 1-0 win over Getafe and Xavi's ability to get points when the team doesn't play well. They talk about why that line-up struggled, Xavi comments on Dani Alves, Barça Femení winning the Spanish Super Cup, and much more! Running Order: Why couldn't Barcelona find space? What led to Barça's defensive success? How did Xavi respond to the Dani Alves news? How did the federation let the Femení down again? Join the new Discord server! We're still...

Duration:00:47:18

Memphis to Atleti, Barcelona trounce Ceuta 5-0, and Barça Femení win El Clásico

1/20/2023
On episode 429, Dan and Rafa Aldamuy discuss Memphis' move to Atlético Madrid and Barcelona's 5-0 win over Ceuta in the Copa del Rey. They talk about Pablo Torre and Franck Kessie against Ceuta, the Femení's win in El Clásico, and much more! Running Order: Did Barça "lose" the transfer of Memphis to Atleti? Why did Barcelona start so slow against Ceuta? Why did Xavi substitute Pablo Torre instead of Kessie? Is it better for the Femení to have blowouts or close games against Real Madrid? Join...

Duration:00:55:39

Xavi's 1st Trophy! Barcelona beat Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup Behind MOTM Gavi

1/16/2023
On episode 428, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona's 3-1 win over Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup. They talk about the dominating midfield performances, the progress of Xavi's project, what Barça needs to win more trophies, and much more! Running Order: How important is Xavi's first trophy? What did Xavi get right about his line-up and tactics? How did the midfield of Busquets, de Jong, Gavi, and Pedri dominate Madrid? How can Barcelona win more trophies this season? Join the new Discord...

Duration:00:42:50

Ter Stegen the Hero! On to the Spanish Super Cup Final and Criticism for Xavi's Subs

1/13/2023
On episode 427, Dan is joined by JdP (jdeposicion) to discuss Barcelona's 2-2 penalty kicks win over Real Betis and the questions for Xavi for the final. They talk about the how important a trophy would be, Xavi's substitutes, the return of top ter Stegen, and much more! Running Order: How important would a trophy be? Which subs did Xavi get wrong? Why is Barça struggling against better teams? Can we officially say that ter Stegen is back to his best? Join the new Discord server! We're still...

Duration:00:49:07

Elite Defense! Ronald Araujo Stymies Atletico Madrid, Xavi Mirrors Simeone's Tactics, and Why Barça Lose Control

1/9/2023
On episode 426, Dan and Emile discuss Barcelona's 1-0 win over Atletico Madrid and the sensational defense on display. They talk about the responsibilities of Pedri and Gavi, the incredible display from Ronald Araujo, why Barça lost control of the match, and much more! Running Order: What does the return of Araujo mean for Barça's title chances? How did Xavi get it right at the start but have issues later on? What responsibility did Pedri and Gavi take with the win? Why did Barça lose...

Duration:00:55:44

Copa Scare! Barcelona survive Intercity and La Bolsa for Players with Something to Prove

1/5/2023
On episode 425, Dan and Domagoj Kostanjšak discuss Barcelona's 4-3 win over CF Intercity in the Copa del Rey. They talk about how historic a loss would have been, which players saw their stock rise, which players saw their stock fall, and much more! Running Order: How historic would a loss have been? Did Pablo Torre make the most of his minutes? Is Franck Kessie closer to Xavi's regular rotation? Who should start against Atletico Madrid? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning...

Duration:00:59:05

Derby Disappointment! Levels of Concern for Lahoz, Ansu Fati, and Espanyol's Response

1/3/2023
On episode 424, Dan and Levon discuss Barcelona's 1-1 draw with Espanyol. They play, "How Concerned Are You?" with Mateu Lahoz's refereeing, Xavi's tactics and motivating skils, Ansu Fati, and much more! Running Order: Is refereeing in La Liga a bigger issue than other years? Did Xavi get his tactics wrong? How worried should Culers be about Ansu Fati? Is Pedri receiving the ball too deep? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient! We're also looking...

Duration:00:51:44

Loan Watch, La Masia Update Including Lamine Yamal and Hector Fort, and Xavi's XI for Espanyol

12/29/2022
On episode 423, Dan finishes 2022 (except for one more match review) with an update on the players out on loan and the rising stars of La Masia. Then he wraps up the show by predicting Xavi's XI for Espanyol! Running Order: How is Nico Gonzalez doing at Valencia? What makes Lamine Yamal such a top prospect? How far away is Hector Fort from the first team? Who will Xavi start against Espanyol? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient! We're also...

Duration:00:43:03

Holiday News Dump! Focus on La Liga, Copa del Rey Draw, and Lamine Yamal

12/23/2022
On episode 422, Dan and Emile discuss Xavi and Barcelona's pursuit of the La Liga trophy. They talk about the Copa del Rey draw, the first team training call-ups including Lamine Yamal, and the state of the Femení heading into the new year! Running Order: How will Xavi set up out of the break? Who is Barcelona's Copa del Rey opponent? What's the plan for Lamine Yamal? How did the Femení rebound from the Bayern hiccup? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be...

Duration:01:00:37

Basking in the Glory! Tactical Breakdown and Emotional Conclusions to Messi's World Cup Victory

12/20/2022
On episode 421, Dan is joined by Argentina supporter Dave Siegel to finish basking in the glory that was Messi winning the World Cup. They talk about Scaloni's decisions, Messi's leadership, Argentina's tactics, and much more! Running Order: What was the roller coaster ride like for an Argentina supporter? Which Argentine player raised their stock the most? Did Argentina's tactics have any enduring lessons? What's next for Messi? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too...

Duration:00:50:59

5 Headlines from Messi and Argentina's World Cup Win over France | Messi Cements GOAT Legacy

12/18/2022
On episode 420, Dan provides his 5 Headlines from Messi and Argentina's win over France in the World Cup Final! He talks about Messi's legacy, how Argentina started so well, France's fight back, and much more! Running Order: What does this do for Messi's legacy (DUH!)? How did Argentina start so well? How did France find a way back? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient! We're also looking for Mods so please let us know if that's something you...

Duration:00:22:02

World Cup Team of the Tournament! Argentina's Chances against France and Busquets Retires from Spain duty

12/16/2022
On episode 419, Dan and Francesc discuss Francesc's experiences at the World Cup and Argentina's chances against France in the final. They talk about the team of the tournament, Busquets retiring from Spain duty, Xavi's decisions with the return to play, and much more! Running Order: Who is in the Team of the Tournament? Can Argentina beat France? How much Busquets will we get after the break? Where should Kounde play once Barça resumes? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning...

Duration:00:44:41

World Cup Final Beckons! Messi and Argentina topple Croatia, Luis Enrique's One Regret, and a Busquets Renewal Rumor

12/14/2022
On episode 418, Dan and Rafa Aldamuy discuss Argentina's 3-0 win over Croatia and the wonder that is Lionel Messi. They talk about how Argentina is built to support Messi, who Luis Enrique regretted bringing, a possible Busquets renewal, and much more! Running Order: How is Argentina built to support Messi? Who is the secret player Luis Enrique was talking about? Why would Busquets renew? Remembering Grant Wahl Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be...

Duration:00:57:15

All-Time Thriller! Messi leads Argentina past the Netherlands and Listener Questions

12/10/2022
On episode 417, Dan and Levon discuss the thrilling match that was Argentina versus the Netherlands and how tactics have been reflected at the World Cup. Then they answer listen questions about Brazil vs. Croatia, Luis Enrique's future, the problems with Spain, and much more! Running Order: How thrilling was Argentina against the Netherlands? Where will Luis Enrique go next? Did Barcelona miss out on Endrick? Does Dest deserve another chance? Join the new Discord server! We're still learning...

Duration:00:48:25

Paulino Alcantara Explainer! Getting to know Barcelona's Messi Before Messi

12/8/2022
On episode 416, Dan helps you get to know Barcelona's first superstar, Paulino Alcantara. Most Culers know the name and know that he was a prolific goalscorer, but not everybody knows how he got the nickname the "Net Buster". Less know about his involvement in the Spanish Civil War and his legacy back in his native Philippines. Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too so please be patient! We're also looking for Mods so please let us know if that's something you have...

Duration:00:12:55

Retired Jerseys! Who's jersey would be retired for FC Barcelona?

12/5/2022
On episode 415, Dan and Luis Mazariegos go through the thought experiment of which players would deserve to have their jerseys hypothetically retired. They talk about the Femení picks, the easy choices, Neymar's legacy, the ones in the history books, and much more! Running Order: Would you retire active jerseys? Is Neymar deserving? How do you handle short stays like Ronaldo? When will Pedri have done enough? Luis' article: READ Join the new Discord server! We're still learning Discord too...

Duration:00:50:36