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The Benefits of a Year Abroad

11 months ago / 0 comments

Should more British players opt to play their football abroad? 12 months ago, I wrote in the Gryphon about Carli Lloyd’s signing for Manchester City, and how, with more foreign stars coming into teams like Manchester City, coupled with the English quality they already had at their disposal (Toni Duggan, … Read More

The Battle of Catalan Independence

12 months ago / 0 comments

Until you experience things, you never quite believe what they are going to be like. Imagination is a wonderful thing, and we as human beings would be lost without it. But imagining what something is going to be like is never the same as being there in the flesh. The … Read More

From Newell’s to Nanjing: Messi theme park unveiled

2 years ago / 0 comments

Although Paul Pogba made headlines when he became the first football player to have his own emoji, it seems that Lionel Messi is about to go a step further in the engagement of football fans away from the football pitch. The Barcelona superstar was in China over the weekend to … Read More

Luis to leave Barca

2 years ago / 0 comments

Luis Enrique and Pep Guardiola have a lot in common. They were Barcelona team-mates in the late 90s, played together for the national side, and, can both lay claim to being two of Barcelona’s most successful managers of all time. Having won five La Liga titles and three Champions Leagues … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Barcelona VS Madrid

3 years ago / 0 comments

Hola everyone! So Madrid or Barcelona? Barcelona or Madrid? Their rivalry is legendary and it doesn’t just stop at football, especially at the moment with the Catalan independence movement in full swing.They’re the two biggest cities in Spain, as you probably well know and, consequently, the most popular for tourists … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Barcelona, Spain

3 years ago / 0 comments

When I think about the fact that I’ve spent a month abroad already, I have to pinch myself a little bit. That’s a whole month without ringing my mum, crying about how much I want to come home; or giving in and speaking English out of frustration when not understanding … Read More

Spanish champions a class apart

4 years ago / 0 comments

Barcelona’s star-studded team ultimately proved too strong for Juventus in an enthralling Champions League Final. Both teams were looking to complete the treble, but given that Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar had scored 120 goals between them in all competitions prior to Saturday’s encounter, they were heavy favourites with … Read More

Travel Man: Barcelona in 48 hours

4 years ago / 0 comments

One could be forgiven for thinking the new series Travel Man presented by IT Crowd’s Richard Ayoade would be an informative and interesting, if not at times amusing, commentary on some of Europe’s most popular city destinations. However, one would be mistaken in thinking it anything but a comedy. Joined by actress Kathy … Read More

Music | News – Sónar festival announce exclusive mixes

5 years ago / 0 comments

With the count-down to the 21st Sónar Barcelona edition well underway, the festival has announced a special set of mixes exclusively curated by festival performers such as Flux Pavillion, Ryan Hemsworth and L.I.E.S to name a few. These mixes offer a wondrous taster into the very soul of this years festival, … Read More

Sport | Chelsea rise in Europe as United fall

5 years ago / 0 comments

This week saw another scintillating round of Champions League football with the concluding ties of the quarter-final stage, leaving some intriguing prospects for the semis. Tuesday evening began with one of the two English hopes left for the competition, Chelsea, entertaining PSG at Stamford Bridge. Jose Mourinho’s men had the … Read More