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Interesting bed fellows, green shoots and winter frost.

It's certainly been a testing start to the season under the new manager and backroom team, and while not helped by summer activity the form problem as far as results are concerned is a continuation...

FC Barcelona News: 17 August 2012; Internationals Return To Training, Barça Impressive in Recent League Debuts

Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta’s off-season took an interesting turn after he lent his voice to a character in the animated feature, Pirates. The 28-year-old provides the voice in the Spanish version of the film for the character Pirata Albino.

FC Barcelona News: 14 August 2012; Eleven Internationals Leave Barcelona, La Liga Strike Remains a Possibility

Tito Vilanova had just 10 squad members available - Xavi, Villa, Pinto, Jordi Alba, Adriano, Dos Santos, Montoya, Fontàs, Bartra and Puyol. B team players Tello, Sergi Roberto and Bañuz also joined in.

FC Barcelona News: 13 August 2012; Barça End the Pre-Season Unbeaten, La Liga Kickoff Less Than a Week Away

Bucharest was the venue for the last of FC Barcelona’s five preseason friendlies. The series has ended with three wins, 2-1 in Hamburg, 8-0 against Raja Club Athletic and 2-0 at Dinamo, and two draws, 2-2 in Paris and 0-0 with Manchester United.

FC Barcelona News: 9 August 2012; Barça Win After Penalty Shootout, Barça B Also Beat English Opponent

Barça controlled possession and had the majority of the chances, even though United did well to snuff out a lot of Barça’s passing game and actually enjoyed the best chance when Rooney had a penalty saved by Valdes at the end of the first half.

Fulham's Midfield Muddles

Are Fulham ready for the upcoming season? The centre of midfield is looking light. Here is an insight into the hole left by the departures of Murphy and Etuhu, the current midfield and transfer targets.

FC Barcelona News: 2 August 2012; Supercopa Catalunya Canceled, Spain's Olympic Football Campaign Ends

FC Barcelona will face three ex-players on Saturday when they play PSG: defender Maxwell, midfielder Thiago Motta and striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Two of them, Maxwell and Ibra, both trained under Tito Villanova when he was Guardiola’s assistant.

FC Barcelona News: 1 August 2012; David Villa Given Medical Clearance, Javier Mascherano Signs Contract

David Villa was given the medical all clear this Tuesday. According to doctors Cugar and Pruna, the player, who’s still not fit enough to play, can now increase his work rate and concentrate on his physical conditioning.

FC Barcelona News: 29 July 2012; Barça Rout Raja In Morocco, Spanish Internationals Set to Return

Tito Vilanova's team is starting to fire on all cylinders. Messi (3), Alexis (2), Dani Alves, Sergi Gómez and Deulofeu all netted for Barça, the first two scored their goals before the break. In the end, a total of 21 of Tito’s players featured.

FC Barcelona News: 28 July 2012; Lionel Messi Fit to Play in Morocco, The Catalan Super Cup Suspended

Tito Vilanova has unveiled his 22-man list for FC Barcelona’s pre-season friendly against Raja Club Athletic after today’s training session. The Azulgrana manager will take 9 first-team players and 13 Barça B players to Tangiers.

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