Is Tsu for you?

TsuJust a quick post to let you all know I have joined the new social network Tsu. I first read about the site just over a week ago when I came across this article from the New York Times which explains the idea of the site to pay users for the content they post. It doesn’t look like anybody is going to get rich from this but it may be possible to make a little extra cash, especially if the site takes off.

I will be posting Barça stuff regularly and hopefully I can build up an active audience and create some lively debate. If you’d like to join (it costs nothing and there are no obligations) you need to sign up through a friend’s invitation (see below). If you would like to know more I suggest you read this overview of Tsu.

To sign up just click on this link –  https://www.tsu.co/Barcacentral  - and fill in your profile and send me a friend request. If you like you can post your username/profile tag in the comments below then we can all follow each other. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. I hope to see you there.

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Nuñez in prison

Nuñez 2014Former Barça president Josep Lluis Nuñez spent his first night at the Quatre Camins prison last night. The 83-year-old Nuñez and his son were found guilty of tax fraud and even though his lawyers managed to get a reduction from six years to 26 months the attempts to postpone the sentence with appeals has run its course. Nuñez was Barça’s president from 1978 to 2000.

 

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Suarez assists Barça to late win in Almeria

Almeria 1-2 Barça Suarez assist 2014Barça scraped three points at Almeria this afternoon despite offering the worst performance of the season so far. A woeful first half ended with Almeria deservedly leading 1-0 thanks to a 37th minute breakaway goal from Thievy. It could have been Barça’s third straight league defeat for the first time since 2003 but Luis Suarez saved the Catalans’ blushes with two assists for Neymar and Jordi Alba to turn the game round in the last twenty minutes.  Continue reading

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Messi seeks another big record in Almeria

Almeria 0-2 Barcelona Messi shoots 2013Leo Messi will achieve an exceptional feat if he scores in Barça’s league game at Almeria tomorrow (Saturday 4 pm). Having equalled Raúl’s prestigious all-time Champions League goals record with his double at Ajax on Wednesday the Argentinian could complete a remarkable week of records by equalling or possibly surpassing Telmo Zarra’s total of 251 goals in la Liga. Continue reading

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Messi equals Raúl’s record as Barça beat Ajax to reach the last 16

Ajax 0-2 Barça Messi second goal (#71) 2014Leo Messi scored his 70th and 71st Champions League goals to earn Barça a confidence-restoring 0-2 victory over Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena tonight. Messi’s double takes the Argentinian level with Raúl as the highest ever scorer in Champions League history while the three points take Barça through to the last 16 over the tournament though there is still a battle for top spot in the group as Paris Saint Germain retain a one-point advantage over Barça after beating Apoel 1-0 in tonight’s other Group F match. Continue reading

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Barça face Ajax with pressure building on Luis Enrique

Ajax 2-1 Barça Neymar overhead kick 2013Twenty players have made the trip to Holland for Barça’s Champions League game with Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena tomorrow night (Wednesday 8.45 pm). Sergi Roberto with a pulled thigh muscle joins Jeremy Mathieu, Andrés Iniesta and Thomas Vermaelen on the injured list so Luis Enrique has recalled Gerard Piqué, Douglas Pereira and Martin Montoya to include all available first-team players plus Munir El-Haddadi for the match. Continue reading

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Barça stumble to second successive loss despite Suarez sparkle

Barça 0-1 Celta Luis Suarez Nov 2014Luis Enrique’s Barça lost top spot of La Liga tonight after slipping to a disappointing 0-1 defeat to Eduardo Berizzo’s Celta at Camp Nou. Luis Suarez gave a promising performance in his first home league game for the club but Barça were denied four times by the crossbar and Joaquin Larrivey’s 55th minute goal earned all three points for the visitors. Continue reading

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Barça need a reaction against Celta

Barça 3-0 Celta Messi about to scoreFollowing last week’s defeat at Real Madrid, Luis Enrique will be hoping for a positive reaction as Barça host Celta tomorrow evening in the tenth round of the 2014/15 Liga (Saturday 8 pm). Leo Messi and Neymar Jr have both recovered from minor injuries and are ready to form the blaugrana attack along with Luis Suarez. Messi is still just one goal short of equalizing Telmo Zarra’s all-time Liga record of 251 goals and he will no doubt be keen to achieve the feat in front of the Camp Nou fans.

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Barça need penalties to win Supercopa de Catalunya

Supercopa de Catalunya Rakitic Masip penalties 2014Barça beat Espanyol 4-2 on penalties to take the first edition of the renamed Supercopa de Catalunya in Girona tonight. The ninety minutes ended at 1-1 after Anaitz Arbilla fired in a brilliant free-kick to equalize Gerard Piqué’s early headed goal. Sandro Ramirez had his shot saved in the penalty shoot-out but Xavi Hernández, Alen Halilovic, Alex Grimaldo and Ivan Rakitic scored theirs to give Barça the victory. Continue reading

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Luis Suarez adds spice to Supercopa de Catalunya

Supercopa de CatalunyaThere can be no doubt that over the years the Copa Catalunya has been struggling to cause much interest. It usually just causes squabbling over dates and Barça have always sent relatively weak teams to compete. This year the tournament has been renamed as La Supercopa de Catalunya and Barça take on Espanyol at the Montilivi stadium in Girona tonight in the first edition under the new name (kick-off 9.30 pm). Luis Enrique has named thirteen first team players and seven of the best of Barça B’s youngsters for the game. Luis Suarez looks likely to start which should certainly make the match more interesting than usual, and Adriano Correira has received medical clearance and is also included in the squad. Continue reading

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