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The Barcelona Podcast

By The Barcelona Podcast - Francesc Tomas and Dan Hilton

Unmissable opinions brought to you by the most influential voices in the FC Barcelona community. Hosted by Francesc Tomàs (ESPN, Barcablog) and Dan Hilton, this a community-driven podcast focused on analysing matches, tactics, player performances and transfer rumours - answering listener questions in the process. Dive deeper into FC Barcelona's breaking stories: Take it beyond the 'What happened?' to 'Why did it happen' and 'What does it mean for the future'! Make sure to check out the Apple Podcasts iOS App or Spotify for a unique, honest, passionate view on all things FC Barcelona.

  1. 1.
    Does Ernesto Valverde handle youth players properly? Carles Aleñá and the La Masia pipeline [TBPod116]12/04/2018
    43:07
  2. 2.
    Does Ousmane Dembélé have a clutch gene? Euan McTear and 500 for Sergio Busquets [TBPod115]11/27/2018
    38:42
  3. 3.
    What makes Lionel Messi special on and off the field? Andy West and Ousmane Dembélé drama [TBPod114]11/20/2018
    58:50
  4. 4.
    Have Barcelona lost their identity? Quiqué Setien and Ousmane Dembélé [TBPod113]11/13/2018
    43:05
  5. 5.
    Is La Liga deeper than ever? Barcelona's title rivals and struggling giants [TBPod112]11/07/2018
    35:45
  6. 6.
    How much fun was El Clásico? Francesc Tomás and Barcelona's triumph [TBPod111]10/28/2018
    36:10
  7. 7.
    What will Barcelona do in Messi's absence? Malcom, Aleña and Valverde's choices [TBPod110]10/22/2018
    43:32
  8. 8.
    Are rich clubs bigger threats in the Champions League or the transfer market? de Ligt, de Jong and the CB crisis [TBPod109]10/17/2018
    44:44
  1. 9.
    Is there concern over Ernesto Valverde's handling of the squad? Substitutions, Rotations and Arturo Vidal [TBPod108]10/11/2018
    54:28
  2. 10.
    Can Messi's Champions League form take Barcelona to the trophy this season? Arthur's magic and Busquets' reliability [TBPod107]10/04/2018
    31:25
  3. 11.
    Why is having a Gala XI dangerous for Barcelona? Gerard Pique struggles and the best formation [TBPod106]09/27/2018
    32:33
  4. 12.
    Talking The Barcelona Legacy with author Jonathan Wilson [TBPod 105]09/18/2018
    35:49
  5. 13.
    Are international performances overvalued? Messi snub and prioritizing Champions League [TBPod 104]09/14/2018
    36:57
  6. 14.
    Should Barcelona buy de Jong before it's too late? Diana Kristinne and FIFA breaks [TBPod103]09/10/2018
    39:11
  7. 15.
    How did Barcelona do in the transfer window? Girona in Miami, midfield depth chart and Champions League group [TBPod 102]09/05/2018
    49:19
  8. 16.
    How will VAR and pitch conditions affect Barcelona's season? Dembele's value and playing in the U.S. [TBPod101]08/28/2018
    49:22
  9. 17.
    Is Luis Suarez starting slow or over the hill? Rafinha and Rakitic rumors and Valverde's future [TBPod100]08/22/2018
    43:20
  10. 18.
    Is Barcelona's team complete? [TBPod99]08/16/2018
    48:10
  11. 19.
    La Masia Special with Navid Molaaghaei [TBP 98]08/09/2018
    1:00:50
  12. 20.
    Whose stock is up? Whose is down? U.S. Tour, Arthur and Arturo Vidal [TBPod97]08/03/2018
    45:44
  13. 21.
    How has France shaped FC Barcelona? Eric Abidal, Thierry Henry and Samuel Umtiti [TBP 96]07/24/2018
    55:21
  14. 22.
    Who will stay and who will go? Muhammad Butt, Rafinha and the 4-3-3 [TBPod95]07/19/2018
    36:34
  15. 23.
    Arthur In, Paulinho Out: What's next for Barcelona's midfield? Diana Kristinne, Umtiti and Hazard [TBPod94]07/11/2018
    38:28
  16. 24.
    What's next for Gerard Pique after the World Cup? Clement Lenglet's fit at Barca and Yerry Mina's future [TBPod93]07/04/2018
    39:05
  17. 25.
    How does the World Cup affect Lionel Messi's legacy? VAR in La Liga, Thiago Alcantara and the Socios [TBPod92]06/27/2018
    39:00
  18. 26.
    Will Lionel Messi and Argentina rebound in the World Cup? Pique controversy and Frenkie de Jong speculation [TBPod91]06/20/2018
    40:56
  19. 27.
    Which Barcelona player will win the World Cup? Griezmann indecision, Thiago return and Robert Fernandez sacking [TBPod90]06/13/2018
    29:47
  20. 28.
    Barca B relegated: What next for La Masia? Diana Kristinne, Eriksen and Arthur rumors [TBPod89]05/30/2018
    37:26
  21. 29.
    Andres Iniesta Special: A celebration of a life in Blaugrana [TBPod88]05/23/2018
    40:50
  22. 30.
    Where would Grizmann fit in Barcelona's XI? Iniesta farewell and Dembele transfer rumors [TBP87]05/19/2018
    25:04
  23. 31.
    Barcelona no longer unbeaten: Does it matter? Messi absence, Coutinho influence and Aleñà promotion [TBPod86]05/14/2018
    38:35
  24. 32.
    How did 10-man Barcelona remain unbeaten in fiery El Clasico? Diana Kristinne, Mike L Goodman, Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo [TBPod85]05/07/2018
    39:11
  25. 33.
    Will Barcelona win El Clasico vs Real Madrid? Messi vs Ronaldo, Jon Driscoll interview and Iniesta memories [TBPod84]05/04/2018
    40:20
  26. 34.
    Who is responsible for Barcelona winning the Liga and Copa double? Barsalev, Roma nightmares and La Masia next steps [TBPod83]04/30/2018
    39:00
  27. 35.
    Iniesta leaves Barcelona - What next? Jason Davis interview and Messi's World Cup dream [TBPod82]04/27/2018
    39:49
  28. 36.
    Why did Barcelona excel in Copa del Rey yet fail miserably in the Champions League? Rik Sharma interview and Penya Roundtable [TBPod81]04/23/2018
    39:58
  29. 37.
    Why are La Masia graduates no longer succeeding at Barcelona? Xavi Simons, Christian Eriksen and Copa del Rey final [TBPod80]04/19/2018
    38:47
  30. 38.
    Should Barcelona sign Lenglet if Umtiti leaves? Patreon Roundtable, Paulinho impact and Iniesta replacement [TBPod79]04/16/2018
    38:34
  31. 39.
    What next for Valverde, Barcelona following Champions League elimination? Musa Okwonga interview, Luis Suarez and La Masia frustration [TBPod78]04/12/2018
    40:55
  32. 40.
    Why is Valverde not rotating key players in La Liga? Real Madrid refuse to honor Barcelona, Dembele and Champions League [TBPod77]04/09/2018
    35:03
  33. 41.
    How can Barça avoid total burnout? Toni Freire (World Penyes Federation), Busquets, Dembele, Aleñà [TBPod76]04/05/2018
    36:45
  34. 42.
    How can Barcelona overcome Messi-dependence? Diana Kristinne, Denis Suarez resurgence and Pique struggles [TBPod75]04/02/2018
    35:41
  35. 43.
    Why has Umtiti not renewed his Barcelona contract yet? Interview with FCB Femeni star Natasa Andonova and Messi fitness struggles [TBPod74]03/29/2018
    33:31
  36. 44.
    Is Coutinho the solution if Iniesta left Barcelona? Penya Roundtable Special [TBPod73]03/26/2018
    40:48
  37. 45.
    Who should Barcelona sell, sign and promote this summer? Muhammad Butt interview and Iniesta's doubts [TBPod72]03/23/2018
    36:07
  38. 46.
    How has Messi’s leadership impacted Barcelona this season? Griezmann unwelcome, Jason Pettigrove and Iniesta's future [TBPod71]03/19/2018
    40:02
  39. 47.
    Will Messi lead Barcelona to the Treble this season? Iniesta to China, Diana Kristinne and Valverde's influence [TBPod70]03/15/2018
    36:38
  40. 48.
    How will Arthur improve Barcelona? Chelsea Champions League, Gomes misery and midfield overbooking [TBPod69]03/12/2018
    38:17
  41. 49.
    Is Carles Aleñà ready for Barcelona's first team? Copa Catalunya champions, Dembele rumours and Penya Barcelona of Los Angeles [TBPod68]03/08/2018
    37:16
  42. 50.
    How can Barcelona overcome Iniesta's injury? Andre Gomes frustration and Sergi Roberto potential [TBPod67]03/05/2018
    37:34
  43. 51.
    Where would Griezmann fit in Barcelona's formation? Messi, Luis Suarez and Atletico Madrid [TBPod66]03/01/2018
    38:55
  44. 52.
    Why is Valverde refusing to rest Pique? Roy Nemer, Messi, Dembele, Maradona [TBPod65]02/25/2018
    39:19
  45. 53.
    Should Paulinho remain a Barcelona starter? Coutinho, Gomes, Sergi Roberto, Paulinho [TBPod64]02/22/2018
    39:20
  46. 54.
    Are Barcelona ready for Chelsea in the Champions League? Eugenia Karolyi, Paulinho and Dembele [TBPod63]02/17/2018
    38:33
  47. 55.
    Will Dembele recover from his terrible start at Barcelona? Adil @Barca19Stats, Cillessen, Aleñà, Chelsea Preview [TBPod62]02/13/2018
    43:06
  48. 56.
    Should Barcelona be worried about recent poor results? Adil @Barca19Stats, Yerry Mina and Coutinho [TBPod61]02/12/2018
    35:54
  49. 57.
    What makes Pique so controversial? Navid Molaaghei interview, La Masia and Umtiti controversy [TBPod60]02/06/2018
    49:34
  50. 58.
    How can Barcelona break down teams who park the bus? Nuel Weinchard, Cruyff, Dembele, Messi [TBPod59]01/29/2018
    47:12
  51. 59.
    Why are Barcelona 19 points ahead of Real Madrid in La Liga? Kevin Williams interview, Luis Suarez and Paulinho [TBPod58]01/23/2018
    49:01
  52. 60.
    Who Should Barcelona Sell, Loan, Keep in January? Dembele Setback and Ex-Masia Sergio Navarro Interview [TBPod 57]01/16/2018
    54:52
  53. 61.
    SIGNED! Where does Coutinho fit in the Barca XI? Releasing Arda Turan and Isaiah Cambron interview [TBPod56]01/10/2018
    56:08
  54. 62.
    Should Barcelona pay up for Coutinho in January? Fitting Dembele into Valverde's system and Diana Kristinne interview [TBPod55]01/04/2018
    58:06
  55. 63.
    Who were Barca's winners, losers in 2017? Mid-year review and inside the NYC Penya [TBPod54]12/28/2017
    1:13:50
  56. 64.
    Real Madrid vs Barcelona: Who will win El Clasico? Mascherano departure and Griezmann fiasco [TBPod53]12/20/2017
    52:46
  57. 65.
    Coutinho, Ozil, Arthur: Who should Barcelona sign this winter? Forbes' Mike Ozanian and El Clasico XI [TBPod52]12/15/2017
    57:58
  58. 66.
    What 5 moves must Barcelona make in January? Dan inside the Camp Nou and Lee Roden interview [TBPod51]12/08/2017
    57:27
  59. 67.
    A refereeing conspiracy against Barcelona in La Liga? Deulofeu struggles, Aleñà progression and Barca's best XI [TBPod50]12/01/2017
    54:24
  60. 68.
    Will Ozil sign for Barcelona in January? Barca without Messi, Valverde limitations and Rakitic concerns [TBPod49]11/24/2017
    57:33
  61. 69.
    Who should Barcelona sign and sell in the winter transfer window? Coach Xavi, Mascherano and Dembele return [TBPod48]11/15/2017
    54:25
  62. 70.
    Will Barcelona sign Griezmann in January? Luis Suarez struggles, Muhammad Butt and Mbappe nonsense [TBPod47]11/08/2017
    59:57
  63. 71.
    Are Barcelona good enough to win La Liga? Ter Stegen heroics, Messi excellence and Gabriel Quiroga interview [TBPod46]11/01/2017
    52:05
  64. 72.
    Will Arnaiz be promoted to Barca's first team? Messi vs Ronaldo rivalry and Aleñà progress [TBPod45]10/25/2017
    51:44
  65. 73.
    Has Messi truly renewed his contract already? Iniesta turns back the clock and Abel Ruiz hype [TBPod44]10/23/2017
    52:35
  66. 74.
    Who should be in Barcelona's greatest XI? Deulofeu reborn and Denis Suarez [TBPod43]10/20/2017
    53:40
  67. 75.
    Has Umtiti become a Top 5 centre-back? Developing team spirit, Nou Camp Nou and Andre Gomes [TBPod42]10/17/2017
    45:33
  68. 76.
    Will Messi's World Cup heroics impact Barcelona? Ballon d'Or debate, celebrating Valverde and Amor appointment [TBPod41]10/13/2017
    46:01
  69. 77.
    Should Barcelona sign Christian Pulisic? Iniesta life-time renewal, Sarah Salahpour and Messi unsigned contract [TBPod40]10/10/2017
    46:40
  70. 78.
    Why has Messi improved so much since last season? Luis Suarez struggles and Dybala rumours [TBPod39]10/06/2017
    46:52
  71. 79.
    Did Barcelona act like 'Mes Que Un Club' during the Catalan referendum? Police brutality and Catalunya history [TBPod38]10/03/2017
    56:02
  72. 80.
    Can Luis Suarez return to his best at Barcelona? Benedito fails to overthrow Bartomeu and Euan McTear interview [TBPod37]09/29/2017
    55:21
  73. 81.
    Why are Barcelona still unbeaten in La Liga? Signing Coutinho in January and Camp Nou 60th birthday [TBPod36]09/26/2017
    47:09
  74. 82.
    Can Messi surpass his best ever Barcelona season? Valverde influence and Catalan referendum [TBPod35]09/22/2017
    41:43
  75. 83.
    How can Barcelona replace Dembele? Paulinho steps up, Johan Cruyff stadium and Eibar [TBPod34]09/19/2017
    44:27
  76. 84.
    Why is Messi excelling under Valverde? Celebrating Semedo, Getafe preview and Maxime Lopez [TBPod33]09/14/2017
    43:01
  77. 85.
    What is Valverde adding to Barcelona? Messi hat-trick, Dembele euphoria and listener questions special [TBPod32]09/12/2017
    40:18
  78. 86.
    Why is Messi refusing to sign his new Barcelona contract? No Confidence Vote gathering momentum and Espanyol preview [TBPod31]09/08/2017
    42:51
  79. 87.
    How successful was Barcelona’s transfer window? Neymar departure and Valverde's ideal lineup [TBPod30]09/05/2017
    42:36
  80. 88.
    Barcelona transfer window madness! Dybala rumour, Coutinho latest and Lee heartbreak [TBPod29]08/31/2017
    39:03
  81. 89.
    Should Barcelona pay €150M for Coutinho? Dembele arrival, Gomes departure and Alaves analysis [TBPod28]08/28/2017
    39:07
  82. 90.
    What does Dembele add to Barcelona? Coutinho, Seri, Di Maria rumours, Champions League draw and Alaves preview [TBPod27]08/24/2017
    39:52
  83. 91.
    Will Seri sign for Barcelona? Betis analysis and Lionel Messi contract renewal delay [TBPod26]08/22/2017
    41:29
  84. 92.
    Will the #BartomeuOut campaign make a difference? SuperClasico shambles and Suarez injury [TBP 25]08/17/2017
    35:23
  85. 93.
    Does signing Paulinho make any sense? SuperClasico analysis and prioritising La Masia [TBP 24]08/15/2017
    51:47
  86. 94.
    Will Dembele sign for Barcelona? El Clasico Supercopa preview and Bartomeu resignation [TBP 23]08/10/2017
    42:16
  87. 95.
    Will Coutinho sign for Barcelona? Iñigo Martinez rumours and Arda Turan future [TBP 22]08/09/2017
    32:03
  88. 96.
    Who should replace Neymar at Barcelona? Rafinha to Liverpool and Lord Douglas [TBP 21]08/05/2017
    41:42
  89. 97.
    Why is Neymar leaving Barcelona? Bartomeu talking nonsense and Samper future [TBP 20]08/02/2017
    36:39
  90. 98.
    Should Barcelona sign Coutinho? Xavi Simons growth and Sergi Roberto recorversion [TBP 19]07/27/2017
    26:07
  91. 99.
    Analysing Barca's preseason tour to the USA, Neymar transfer nonsense and Alexis Sanchez [TBP 18]07/25/2017
    35:17
  92. 100.
    Could Paulo Dybala improve Barcelona? Xavi criticises La Masia and departed starters [TBP 17]07/23/2017
    42:27
  93. 101.
    Should Neymar be sold to PSG for €222M? The Marco Verratti - Ivan Rakitic swap and USA Tour [TBP 16]07/21/2017
    38:06
  94. 102.
    Could Neymar leave Barcelona? Cesar Azpilicueta rumours and expiring contracts [TBP 15]07/16/2017
    38:32
  95. 103.
    Would Paulinho improve Barcelona? Ernesto Valverde plans and transfer window uncertainty [TBP 14]07/12/2017
    35:02
  96. 104.
    Marco Verratti still a Barcelona target? Hector Bellerin negotiations and midfield overload [TBP 13]07/09/2017
    40:35
  97. 105.
    Dani Ceballos to Barca? Jordi Alba future and Jeremy Mathieu shambles [TBP 12]07/07/2017
    33:18
  98. 106.
    Is Gerard Deulofeu right for Barcelona? Paulinho, Arda Turan transfer rumours [TBP 11]07/02/2017
    42:08
  99. 107.
    Nelson Semedo transfer, Barca B promotion and Carles Aleñà [TBP 10]06/28/2017
    33:26
  100. 108.
    Riyad Mahrez, The Pique vs Ramos rivalry and La Masia decline [TBP#9]06/21/2017
    34:17
  101. 109.
    Why Verratti should join Barcelona, Vermaelen fiasco and transfer rumours [TBP#8]06/18/2017
    24:13
  102. 110.
    What Messi's new contract means for Barcelona, Mathieu's future and MSN rotation [TBP#7]06/14/2017
    25:38
  103. 111.
    Should Barcelona sell Rafinha? Can Girona become Barca's new B team? [TBP#6]06/10/2017
    37:25
  104. 112.
    Why Hector Bellerin is the perfect fit for Barcelona [TBP#5]06/07/2017
    26:51
  105. 113.
    Winners and Losers 2016/17 | Barca End of Season Awards [TBP 4]06/04/2017
    41:34
  106. 114.
    6 Challenges Valverde Must Overcome At Barcelona | + Debate on Messi, Iniesta, Luis Enrique [TBP#3]06/01/2017
    31:46
  107. 115.
    Why Valverde should replace Luis Enrique | + Debate on La Liga chances and Worst Signings [TBP#1]05/29/2017
    53:55
  108. 116.
    Why Barcelona must sign Verratti | + Debate on Thiago, Pique, Ronaldinho and Alves [TBP#2]05/28/2017
    55:11

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