Tag Archives: Xavi

The Heart And Soul Of Heart And Soul – Iniesta’s Farewell Comments To Xavi At His Retirement

Longtime readers will note that the male players who most interest me in the pro game are Iniesta and Xavi at Barcelona. So when the club held a ceremony to mark Xavi’s decision to leave the club, and Andrés Iniesta … Continue reading

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The Unraveling

    Everyone’s asking what happened to Spain. My answer: not much. I think they are about as good as they were four years ago. Why the crash out? Primarily luck. I know you aren’t liking this and I look … Continue reading

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A Certain Lack of Pep

I enjoy watching Barcelona because they play with an unusual style and approach to the game. Where most clubs try to buy the best players they can afford, Barcelona attempts to grow them from their youth ranks and supplement with … Continue reading

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Tiki-taka tauromaquía

“In bull-fighting they speak of the terrain of the bull and the terrain of the bull-fighter. As long as a bull-fighter stays in his own terrain he is comparatively safe. Each time he enters into the terrain of the bull … Continue reading

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He could go on “What’s My Line?” and stump the panel

Do you recognize this man? Height: 170 cm. (5′ 7″) Weight: 68 kg (150lbs.) He is: a) A waiter b) a taxi driver c) That guy at the corner market d) the best football player in the world Improbably the … Continue reading

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