Archives for posts with tag: Barcelona

by Elliott

For almost a century, money and soccer lived an uneasy relationship. Teams scraped by on modest sponsorships and reliable but not cosmic TV deals. They competed for players, but dollars and cents arms races were rare. Then came the Galácticos. Read the rest of this entry »

This season has seen FC Barcelona reach what must surely be the pinnacle of the quite remarkable cycle of success that this team has enjoyed since the appointment of Pep Guardiola in 2008. Playing a style of football that is as effective as it is beautiful, Barcelona have mastered both patient passing when with the ball and relentlessly energetic pressing without, their beguiling proficiency seeing them repeatedly outclass the rest of Europe. Read the rest of this entry »

The fourth and final part in the serialisation of my dissertation ‘To what extent can Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona be considered to have been political institutions in Spain during the twentieth century?’, this instalment brings together my research and draws a number of conclusions as to the extent of the two clubs’ political involvement during the twentieth century. I have also attached the bibliography at the bottom as a point of interest.

If you haven’t yet read parts onetwo or three yet then just click on the links and they’ll take you through. Read the rest of this entry »

The third part of four in the serialisation of my dissertation ‘To what extent can Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona be considered to have been political institutions in Spain during the twentieth century?’, this instalment looks in detail at the political life of Real Madrid and its supposed relationship with Franco, as well as analysing the relevance of the socio model to both clubs.

If you haven’t yet read parts one and two then just click on the links and they’ll take you through. Read the rest of this entry »

The second part of four in the serialisation of my dissertation ‘To what extent can Real Madrid CF and FC Barcelona be considered to have been political institutions in Spain during the twentieth century?’, this instalment looks in detail at the political life of FC Barcelona and just how rooted in the mechanics of state (and region) the club can be said to have been.

Part one can be found here. Read the rest of this entry »

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