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Xavi Becomes Barcelona Manager

A Nou camp legend, Xavi Hernandez, 41, represented Barcelona as a player for 17 years. The Spaniard captained the team alongside winning eight La Liga titles and four champions leagues. Undoubtedly one of the best midfielders to play the game, Xavi has returned to manage a very different Barcelona to the one he left six […]

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Lifestyle Travel

Sunlight at the end of the tunnel? Places we might be able to travel this summer

I’m sure you, like me, have spent a large portion of lockdown fantasising about missed holidays- that slightly too sterile smell of an aeroplane or that immediate wave of heat on your skin when you step off one. The agonising Snapchat memories of festivals in Spain and weekends in Amsterdam leaves my heart aching for […]

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Barcelona on the brink amid arrests and elections

Embarrassing Champions League defeats, calamities contingency planning, an ageing core, and now a disgraced ex-president in custody; you might as well rename the club Barcewoena. However, this is not a laughing matter. This dangerous cocktail of crippling debts, poor on-field performance, and now former and current higher-ups at the club being detained poses a credible […]

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In conversation with PrideSoc’s Jaime Prada

Jaime Prada, referring to the beige-brown second-hand polo shirt they are wearing, says, “This is someone’s granddad’s shirt. You haven’t seen me in person but everything I buy, I always have to size down because nothing ever fits me.” They shift the camera to reveal a sewing machine and then shows me the rest of […]

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Spain, Saudi Arabia, and social responsibility in football

It has recently been announced that the annual Spanish Super Cup – essentially Spain’s version of the glorified pre-season friendly that is the Community Shield – will be held in Saudi Arabia for the next three years. This is a deal which will see the Spanish football association (RFEF) receive £29-£34 million per year. In […]

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Is ‘Catalexit’ paving the way for other independence movements?

In the midst of the vibrancy of the Plaça de la Serradora in Barcelona, uniformed men sway in formation, spurred on by dogmas of strength, balance, courage and pragmatism, or ‘Força, equilibri, valor i seny’. The passion of the Catalonian people truly demonstrates the pride they have in their deep-rooted culture. Established in the 11th […]