Jack Holmes revisits the January transfer and looks at two teams who got their recruitment spot on, and two who failed to deliver.
Foreign Correspondent in Catalonia, Spain, Jasmine Zaman, uncovers the realities behind Barcelona’s pickpocketing crisis and explains why Barcelona continues to be a haven for pickpockets.
There are a few possible scenarios which may understandably make you feel rather sick. The sight of blood, officially called haemophobia, may cause a nauseous kick, or, if you’re acrophobic, then looking down from the edge of a cliff may riddle you with anxious shakes. Unfortunately for some of us, the unease we feel during […]
“Don’t become one of those girls from Taken”, Mum tutted as I pawed through endless experiences on the glittering new ‘it’ travel tourism site Airbnb. Recently, the popular bed and breakfast booking option has come under fire for its extortionate effect on micro economies and slammed for its inherent lack of safety. In an article by […]
D espite previous incarnations of the all-consuming circus that is football’s summer Transfer Window, it is not unreasonable to suggest that this summer saw the most emphatic new developments in its recent history: £1.4bn spent by Premier League clubs; last year’s transfer record broken twice, and a dismantling of established norms. This recent window will […]
Hendrik Johannes ‘Johan’ Cruijff died of lung cancer on the 24th March aged 68. To football fans in his home nation of the Netherlands, Cruyff (anglicised spelling of Cruijff) was the greatest footballer ever and many non-Dutch fans would agree. He was one of the most gifted players to ever play football and through his […]
Carles Salom is an artist and encyclopaedic illustrator living and working in Barcelona. Below, Nickie Shobeiry speaks to him about his past, and about drawing for work and drawing for himself. Where were you born? In a town 25 km North-West of Barcelona called Terrassa. It was part of the textiles industry so most of […]