Tag Archives: Tito Vilanova

For The Love Of All That’s Holy, Stop Talking!

2 Mar
Carles Rexach

Carles Rexach, Windbag

…because every time you open your mouth, you’re embarrassing yourself. Barca’s newly appointed sporting director Carles Rexach (he’s also a former Barca player & coach) is just blabbing all over the place. Continue reading

Goal-fest Against Osasuna

28 Apr
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Saturday’s performance against Osasuna better have been a preview of what we’re going to see tomorrow! Heavy on the goals, that’s the kinda thing we like (and need) ’round here!!

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Rest In Peace: Tito Vilanova

25 Apr

Tito_Vilanova_2432135bVery sad news today for the world of football: Former Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has passed away. He was 45. He was originally diagnosed with cancer in 2011 and suffered a relapse in 2012. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends along with the entire Barcelona FC community at this difficult time.

– Lozil

Merry Pre-Season Eve!

20 Jul

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Oh pre-season, how we’ve missed you! Peeps, are you ready?! Those tanned & toned legs sure look like they’re ready. I love this time of the season, when everyone’s all mushy, gushy, optimistic, energetic, and damn ready for some footy & a fresh new start. Breathe in the good, breathe out the bad, and visualize lots & lots of goals & trophies.

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Animo Tito Vilanova

19 Jul

Sadly, it was revealed today that Tito Vilanova has resigned from his coaching duties, due to a recurrence of throat cancer. As you may remember, Tito took a couple of months off last season, to get treatment after a relapse, so it is very saddening to hear that he is sick once again. We wish him and his family all the best and hope he kicks cancer’s ass once and for all. It feels wrong to speak of his replacement at the same time as his resignation, given the circumstances, but a club is a business that must keep running & these are the details they chose to share – assistant coach Joan Francesc Ferrer Sicilia, ‘Rubi’, will temporarily assume Tito’s duties and a new manager will be announced next week.

Animo Tito!



Thursday Late Night Bits & Bobs

11 Jul

Nacho (1)How does this always happen? I get home from work late, eat dinner and then sit down to post – poof! – it’s close to 11 PM. I give up. Here’s a quick rundown.

First, congrats to Nacho who yesterday extended his contract with Real Madrid for an additional 4 years. Continue reading

Updated: Get Well Soon: Tito Vilanova

19 Dec

tito-vilanovaI was very sorry to hear today that Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova has suffered a recurrence of his cancer. He had a cancerous tumor removed about 13 months ago. Barca will make a statement later today about the 44 year old coach’s condition. Real Madrid made an official announcement wishing him well and extending support to his family and club. Several RM players have also offered support through social media. Our thoughts and prayers are with Tito and his family. Let’s hope he makes a speedy recovery. Animo Tito!

UPDATED: Tito will undergo surgery tomorrow with a hospital stay of 3-4 days followed by 6 weeks of chemo.

– Lozil