Saturday, 11 July 2009

The End

It has been almost one a half year and over 5000 posts but this should be the last day and post.

I've received earlier this week a job offer that gives me the chance to play in the Champions League of my profession. Intellectually (and yes, financially), this is a once-in-a-lifetime chance that I cannot let pass, so I've accepted the offer yesterday.


This sadly means that I won't have the time anymore that I think is necessary to keep up the level of this blog. The quality of the content has always been my main concern and quality asks time.

I didn't only bring the big stories that attract the most readers. I didn't only checked the main sources and took the most sensational stories from there. If there were five articles on a story, I didn't use one but I wanted to have them all included in my post. I actually checked my sources. I think I can say this has been the place, all professional sites included, where you have been able to find the most reliable Barcelona information.


It started as a little personal blog to keep track of what really was going on and it has been growing ever since. Over the last month we've again doubled everything one can double, visitors, visits, page views, revenues. Yesterday was the best day ever, the day before the second best. This blog stops at its peak and that's the way it probably should be.

The timing of all of this couldn't be worse, since we were just bringing new and enthusiatic people in and were ready to take all this to another level. I was very much looking forward to work together with a group of fellow culés, to work out all the ideas I had, but it wasn't to be.

This blog will stay up as a remembrance of the best season ever in the history of the greatest club. If you're going through a bad time, you can come and get some renewed energy here.


To avoid the cold turkey, I've decided to start two little new blogs:

Barça Cartoons will have every day one (or maybe two, but surely one) cartoon

The Nose of Txiki will have every day a translation of one (or maybe two, but surely one) opinion piece published in the Spanish or Catalan press

That last is something I wanted for a while, but I didn't have time for it. I think both blogs can give you some kind of inside view of what is living in Spain and Catalonia.

I have some more ideas, something about Spanish referees, the long awaited Ultimate Barça Wags blog, a Presidential Elections 2010 blog, but if I'll start one of those, that'll probably be for September. If it's good, I'm sure the word will spread again and you'll hear about it. You can also follow all my current and future Barça-related adventures on Twitter. If people have ideas or want to start something on their own and want my support or feedback, they know where to find me.


I want to thank all the people who have been involved with this blog, writing things, translating things, looking for things, sending me suggestions, offering their help. They made this blog to what it was. I want to thank you for reading and for spreading the word. It has been a pleasure working for you, you were a great public, take care.


Visca'l Barça!

237 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Sad news, but i guess everything has to end sometimes.

Thnaks for all your great work Pep, and good luck on your new work!

BamaCule said...

At least recomend us a new blog to keep up to date with the hustle and bustle of Barca life! RIP fcbtransfers

FCB said...

Thank you very much for all that you done.
Really great jobb.

I wise you good luck in your new jobb.

Visca el Barca!

Steffen Risager said...

Good luck. This blog has been fantastic.

MiDO - Lebanon said...

its a great blog pep and i hate to see it go down the drain but i wish u all the best in ur new job and thanks for all the work u've done.
Peace.

Jnice said...

Appreciate all the work you and your crew have done Pep. Usually the first site I check in the morning and I'm actually quite sad right now. Funny how a simple website impacts your life. Good luck to you in your new job and once again, thank you.

Je me'apelle Samuel said...

PeP would it be possible for you to pass the torch on this site? I know people would be willing to step up, however it would have to be people that share your level of integrity and attention to detail.

James said...

This blog has been my main source of information on Barcelona for the past year and a half. Thank you for putting way too much time into this project. We all appreciate it.

Best of luck on your new job and keep us informed on your future football related endeavors. Way to go out on top!

Ograsrot said...

This has been a fantastic blog. I will miss it alot,

Good luck ahead.

/Ograsrot

Marcos said...

Pleased for you Pep, good luck and thanks for a great Blog.

Messi108 said...

This is so sad. I've not felt this bad even when my fav tv show ended or when i finished reading my fav novel.

But jus like a novel or a tv show , it has to end one day or another :(

Nevertheless Thank you very much for all that you done pep.
Really great job.

I wise you good luck in your new job.

Visca el Barca!

[P.S : Can u recommend some other website where v can get Barca news]

hawk_barca_4_life said...

thks for this great blog pep and all ur hard work and efforts ...!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

sad. really sad...
your work was great

Anonymous said...

Pep, I concur of what Je me'apelle Samuel suggested. Why dont u hand it over to smone else who is capable to continue the very good job u've done to this blog.

0marX said...

Wow, I'm at loss for words. Thanks for everything you've done pep!

Could you possibly setup a link on the blog that will refer people to the chat so it will live on?

It really sucks to lose this community!

Direct Chat Link:
http://fcbarcelona.hopto.org

Facebook Link:
http://www.facebook.com/apps/application.php?id=82061302057
(click on 'Become a Fan')

TengkuAmir10 said...

i wannna cry now.i still can't believe this post pep.no!!!this blog has been something special for me and for all barca fans out there.so,i want to thank you pep.i thought i'd read this blog until my children passes it down but that was not to be.THANKS PEP FOR EVERYTHING.guess this is it.i will never enter this blog ever agian.SAD NEWS.anyway,good luck on your new job,i know you will do good.

Tengku

Roger said...

Desde Barcelona, gracias por tu blog. It has been great. Congrats on your offer.

TengkuAmir10 said...

And BTW,i wish today was yesterday....

pep said...

Thanks for the kind words, guys.

About passing the torch. People wanting to set up something new in the tradition of this blog, can mail me at:

fcbtransfers [at] yahoo [dot] com


Then I'll bring all of you together and you'll see if you can work something out.

Anonymous said...

Thanks to you & all you've done.

your all work was invaluable thing to me.

good luck.

from Korea Rep.

Anonymous said...

wish you all the best pep. thanks a lot for everything you did. good luck with your new job.

everything has to end
everything good has to end too fast

Davor said...

Thank you for everything
every day for the past year ive visited this site
good luck in future

fcbee said...

Thanks for this wonderful blog. Been there (almost) fromt he very beginning and what a journey it has been.

I keep an eye on the Spanish press too and your efforts were remarkable and actually amazing, even looking for news in local papers that most Spaniards probably have never heard of.

The quality of the content was unmatched, I can't even imagine that some other blog on another sports team anywhere in the world has ever come even close.

I've noticed blog posts have been copied and translated by many, so the domino effect of this will be quite important I think. Some other sites were just living from yours, so they will have to look elsewhere now.

Now it's back to the cheap guys, I guess, who live from quick, sensational stories that attract the masses and leave aside the little stories only the real fans are interested in.


Thanks!!!

R10FCB said...

wow...hoping this day would never come but here it is. I would like to say thankyou very much pep, this blog is the first site i check everyday for almost a year now, it was also my go-to site for procrastinating during year 12. so thankyou very much for your time and effort for the year and a half and i wish you all the best.
i would like to hear more about this job of yours now, you play? you are siging for a club? if you are indeed a player could i have your full name? so i can follow your progress as well as buying you in football manager and fifa. all the best pep.

ilyaZ said...

Good bye pep, thanks for everything. I dont know where to find a good info again since this blog is stoped. u are the best. hiks..

Barca nike said...

thanks pep for everything wish u luck in your new job

Culer_Than_Thou said...

Shit Pep... i cant believe its over.
I actually have a lump in my throat rt now. i was addicted to ur blog. I'm already having withdrawal symptoms... and i'll hv to change my homepage now.
AWW SHUCKS!

Anyways, this is probably the best way to go. Good Luck in whatever u do man. I know you are a man of passion, honesty and integrity. May you succeed in all ur endeavors.

Visca barca.

Pep... just promise me one thing... one day when i cm to Barcelona, promise me u'll meet me. Give me ur email id.

Thanks fr everything and GOODBYE.

(BTW, I'm still hoping this is a prank or a joke of some kind !!)

B. Beltrocco said...

omg =[ i feel so pissed why did this have to happen why cant you still do this while u are in cl omg im so sad this was my favorite thing =[ Pep plz come bak

Manolo said...

Thank you for a wonderful blog, Realy!

I use to visit this blog 20 times a day and now... it's gone =(

Take Care and goodLuck!

Anonymous said...

Thanx Pep for all the hardwork on this blog. Always checked this blog first thing everyday. Hope we can get another cule do such a fantastic job on Barca news. Good luck.

NOUBARCA said...

wish I was dreaming. But it seems real.

Well thanks for the great work you have done. Its been a great joy meeting a lot of cules here. We have all disagreed to agree.

All the best for the future Pep.
Proud to have met you.

B. Beltrocco said...

Pep BTW how can i contact you because i miss this blog already omg plz pep come bak

0marX said...

Some guys seemed to be confused lol!

pep said: "I've received earlier this week a job offer that gives me the chance to play in the Champions League of my profession."

It doesn't mean he's a footballer, just making a comparison. :p

Marcus said...

So sad but all great things comes to a end.

Pep, can't thank you enough. You have done a amazing job with this blog. The quality has risen from a hobby blogger that's just put up some few words to world class news update site.

I can say I have read 98 % of all your (and others) articles that been published. Thanks alot to all of you!

My best wishes to your new job, hope you get promoted. You deserve that.

Once again AMAZING JOB DONE PEP AND ALL THE OTHERS!

Hung said...

Thanks for a great blog.
Good luck with your new job!

Culer_Than_Thou said...

Pep, my man!!

Good Luck to u in whatever u do. It is clear that you are a man of passion, honesty, integrity and undeniable talent.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING.

I was addicted to this site, my homepage. I wonder how i'll deal with the withdrawal symptoms.

Plz,plz, plz give me ur email id. I need to ask u a couple of things.

Anonymous said...

Thx for all, great-great job. All the best from Hungary!

B. Beltrocco said...

Yess Pep please email please cuz this blog was the best cant beleive its gone for good ther is never going to be a blog like this PLZ EMAIL PEP??????

trez said...

Why do all my references in life have to go one day?!


Thanks and all the best to Pep!



P.S. I'll keep checking this every now and then to see if you've restarted it! I think you will. You can't miss it!!

R10FCB said...

oh lol i thought for a second pep was a player when he said that, thanks for clearing that up 0marX. well good luck with your new job and thankyou.

B. Beltrocco said...

Email PLZ PEP

jazzy said...

Thank you so much Pep! Good luck with your new job.

groga said...

Eto'o almost gone, Pep gone, is there any reason why I would stay a culé????? Of course, but please: now it has to stop!!!

Also was there from very soon and it has been incredible. It just kept getting better and better and you were clearly preparing new things and since you've done things so well until now, I was looking forward to what was coming.

Thanks, cheers!


And the mail address is put in the comments, look for it.

Aussie Barca Fan said...

"Parting is such sweet sorrow." William Shakespeare

Anonymous said...

Oh ... tell me this is not true!?

this is the best of information about Barca that i got

Good luck Pep

Please dont leave this blog ... u can update less or not update someday it s so fine but dont leave it pls.

skanjos said...

thanks pep for all your hard work.....also thanks to the fans of this blog we have had amazing convertations here...i wish this community could move to another blog so we can talk and express our anger about transfers there(joking).

i really cant believe it that this amazing blog will stop..... damn i have to back to soccerpulse now.....the community there sucks.....

anyway thanks again pep you have made a wonderfull thing those 2 years and finding another thing like your blog is not gonna happen,that shows how much we appreciate your work here. anyway congratulations on your new job and be always succesfull on what you do :)

Cristi M said...

pff this is the worst news that i receive in the last months :(

i think i entered this blog at least 20 times a day

thank you for all, pep

V-Force said...

Wow.. Shocking.. Thx lotz Pep for this blog. I used to check FCB official website but since i found yours, cant help if i dont visit it for a day. (ADDICTED)Gotta say.. This blog is simply amazing. Very precise, accurate n just plain AMAZING. Thx once again Pep! Hope u achieve the best at wat u r doing!

@R10FCB: Pep doesnt mean CHampions League Football.. He means tat he is offered a top-flight job.. The best place for his proffession, watever his profession is.. :)

Anonymous said...

Even when I read something elsewhere first, I always came here because I knew I would find here the real and complete story.

Think that sums it up. Thanks for everything!

FCBarca said...

Definite disappointment but thanks anyway for all the great & hard work...It was a joy to come back here all the time

R10FCB said...

lol yeah that has been cleared up for me now. but hey i was still excited for pep.

Don Luis said...

OMG no!!! Please say It's just a prank!! Oh no now I gotta find another barca blog. Thx for this blog pep, good luck on your next job.

pole said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ;(
It was the best nlog ever.
Quality was outstanding.

That it so sad ;(

CosmicKite said...

Good luck Pep. Thanks for the excellent work on this blog.

Anonymous said...

The only website i check regularly....great.

Anyway good luck with your job and i hope u get FIRED SO YOU CAN CONTINUE THIS BLOD WHAD UP!!! *high five*

just kidding

r.i.p my favourite website

Anonymous said...

sadly,i lost 2 my favorite blogs in 2 months...

pep,thanks for the what you have done and good luck.

Ramzi said...

Goodluck, My friend.

Surendra Chaplot said...

good luck pep in ur new job...
must admit tht i will happy for u ....but it sucks big time that this blog will be no more....
i would so like you to continue this blog...
wonderful work by you...really awesome ....
take a bow ...pep..

Thank you so much for making a memorable season unforgettable...

FL1CKR said...

Thanks for all your hard work Pep, Good luck.

Anonymous said...

goodbye, goodluck, congratulations and thank you!

that should cover it :)

Sid said...

Sad to hear that. Congratulations on what this blog has managed to achieve and thanks for being with us thru the best season in Barca history.

Congratulations on your professional offer :-)

Respect

sashi said...

i just opened my laptop n i was damn confused about that post!!! man, would be missing this terribly. i really really hope someone could fill in ur shoes. amazing job man. oh and put a pic of urs and ur details so tat ppl can contact you if they want to. im sure many would be.

Thanx a ton for all these days man! take care and all the best in wat ever you do.

mofof said...

All the best to you. Was nice reading this blog!

Marws said...

Sad, so Sad :(

But thank you so much pep, you have done a great job. Good luck in the future

Mayank Kalia said...

thnx 4 d gr8 blog pep..i found it a mnth bak nd hav been chekin out barca's post seasn thru dis site evr since..al d bes 4 ur new job..god bless!!!

Vj said...

Best of luck Pep.. Fantastic blog.. Thanks for the stories (and memories)..


It's something unpredictable/
But in the end it's right/
I hope you had the time of your life/

KM said...

I'm really gonna miss each and every single post you've published, but I have to understand and accept your decision.

I wish you all the best..

KM

mar10452 said...

it's a sad day i can remember the first time i visited this blog it was on march 2008.i found this blog through a search on the google and i turned to become an addicted person to this blog; i use to open this site daily for 5-10times.

i want to thank you for every things.

Mario haddad (middle east)LEBANON..

el fuego said...

this blog was my start page. it was my favourite page on net. but. for everything comes end. pep, i wish you good luck with your new job.

Visca'l Barça!

hamad_ali said...

this news is worse than the guard of honour we gave madrid . oh man now i have to relie on goal .com .
thanks for everything pep and i hope u win the champions league of your profession ;)

Sandvik said...

Seriously, wtf. And it ain't 1. April.

This blog is the best and superior blog compared to the other Barca blogs/websites i've seen. Too bad i saw this blog too late.

I was lucky to read to see a suggestion of this blog after ramzi article before chelsea-Barca, and since then my day starts and end on this sites, almost every day.

I'm not sure how many people who work on this blog, but to let the blog live, you should had made an heir, that could get your contacts and learn how to make this blog. Also if there is many people who want to start a blog, suggest that they could start a blog or website together.
Together we strong.

This is a big loss. But Barca lives on and will remain strong.

Thank you for your work, and good luck with your new job.

thng aaron said...

omg no more barca transfers??? i am feeling at a loss for proper barca news now. but it has been so fantastic, and i wish you only the best for your new job.

aaron

Anonymous said...

Thanks pep for all you have done here for us Barca fans for so much time and congradulations for your new job ! May you have joined a team as good as Barca if it's a teem work thing!

Carrer de Corsega said...

Amigo, I would love to say something in Spanish now...but this is an English blog, right?! Or at least it used to be!!

Good luck in life and if you ever feel like coming back to this job, please do not by any means hesitate!

This specific URL changed my perception of blogs in general. I used to think that blogging is the new fad which I refused to participate in, but after visiting this blog...I was just mesmerized! Honestly, no other web site has ever captured my attention this way.

This blog was crack!

I just don't want to stop typing...I feel like an old man trying to ramble in his death bed!

Please let's keep this going...

Nos said...

Good Luck Pep!!! I'll missing your blog!!!

Àlex said...

Happy for you pep!!! Best of luck in your new job!!

This is a sad day for FCB fans! This blog offered the most accurate news source of transfers and FCB news!

Good luck again pep

Carrer de Corsega said...

So the old man is going to ramble more...

I felt very disconnected from the new generation of Barcelona fans, especially the one living outside the city. The kids who never saw Bakero play and pretended to know everything.

But this very blog challenged my preconceived notions on a daily basis. I became more tolerant of the people who shared the same passion with me, for one reason or another...No matter how long I lived in Barcelona before I visited your blog, I learned a new aspect about the meaning of "More than a Club" here. I learned how far the boundaries could be pushed, and how much this club can connect people together.

This is coming from a former/frustrated Cantera player!

tobogan said...

Thanks for everything Pep, and good luck.

BARCA/FAN said...

WELL DONE PEP AND GOOD LUCK.HOPE THE NEW JOB BRINGS PLENTY OF MONEY AND PLENTY OF BITCHES.THANKS FOR THE NEWS ON BARCA FOR THE LAST YEAR AND AGAIN GOOD LUCK

Tareq Q8 said...

I have never commented here before..
A half-day never passed without checking this blog, It is my primary trusted Barca source..

I have ever took this amazing website for granted..

I have never thanked you before

Thank you so much for what you have done.. from the bottom of my heart

Anonymous said...

So sad but thank you so much. It was good to hear you that you got a once-in-a-lifetime chance. GOOD LUCK!!

rohan said...

@pep
thanx for the great job mate i will really miss this blog....


the members of this blog can still stay in touch if we create some community on orkut.....i am a member of a community which is probably the best barca community on orkut....it mainly contains fans from the asian region and a few from europe too...if any 1 is intrested to join here is the link......

http://www[dot]orkut[dot]co[dot]in/Main#Community[dot]aspx?cmm=28829063


a few members of this blog are already members of the community

Iniesta Goooooaaaaal !!!!! said...

NOOOOOOO !!!!


Thanks pep, good luck in Life !

Visça Barça !!!

Grzegor said...

It's very bad news, but on the other hand I want to wish you good luck! Many thanks for your work, posts. Visca el Barca!

shanewhitehouse said...

NO!!!!!!!!
but i under stand
thanks for every thing

AMJ said...

Really sad news, wasn't expecting this when i connected for my daily update. :(

Wish you all the Good Luck Pep and thank you for a fantastic blog.

BIG D FCB!!! said...

NOOO PEP! please tell me this is some kind of sick joke :-( seriously bad news, i used to visit this site more than the official FCB site. I think i speak on behalf of everyone that used this site when i say it will be truly missed. On the other hand i am happy that you have found success in life, and wish you nothing but the best in future. Good luck and may the best weather travel with you.

Visça Barça

David!!!

Xaviniesta said...

*crying*

good luck pep. at least we have those new blogs to look forward to. thanks again. you did a spectacular job here.

(seriously, this is worse that losing eto'o. sniff.)

BA said...

wonderful work pep, you've done a great job with this blog. i don't know where i'll go for transfer news now!, but best of luck to you.

wanted47 said...

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proberbly the saddest transfer news this season...gud luck pep and go with God.
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befor i leave..pep in your message you stated that:

"If people have ideas or want to start something on their own and want my support or feedback, they know where to find me."

i´ve an idee..i´m not 100% sure if it will work but i would like to give it a try.

pep how can i find u?

aydink-1 said...

Thank you for all.
Good luck man.
I just hope one day you will return and tell us this blog is again on.

sachin said...

hey guys!! I know u all will miss this blog, but there is a community on ORKUT named FC Barcelona-More Than a Club, it is the best community related to barca. we discuss everything related to barca in that community and there are a lot of cules in that community who regularly used to visit this blog, it is a very organised and very well moderated community.

For anyone who wants to stay in touch with barca and its daily stuff can come and join that community, heres the link
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=28829063

P.S:- PEP it would be great if u can put this lonk up on the main page so those who would miss ur blog won't be that dissapointed after all cos they have the second closest thing to it in that community!!

messi10 said...

Good luck Pep, and thanks for your amazing work here on this blog.

buj said...

Thanks for this simple yet wonderful blog Pep. Best of luck in your career.

P.S Can you or anyone out there who's so passionate about FCB please create a website/blog that this community can participate. For this community website I'd be willing to shell out subscription payment if it is this good. State the URL on this blog (before Pep's closes it) so everyone can see it and move on to the new one.

Jia said...

Goodluck pep(:
and someone please please revive this!
Visca el Barca!

krankuba said...

thanks a lot for the awesome work, pep, and good luck in everything. visca el barca!

boney said...

tanx pep for everything will miss this one the most...!!!!!gud luck...!!!

guys if you want you can join the community in orkut for barca fans(as stated by rohan above)..the most active one in orkut...here is the link once more

http://www[dot]orkut[dot]co[dot]in/Main#Community[dot]aspx?cmm=28829063

hope to see you guys there!!i can guarantee you that you wont be dissapointed....its only for cules!!common guys cant miss u all!!! please consider!!

Dolce said...

You should not shut down the whole blog. My suggestion is that instead of posting 10 stories during the whole day, you post the most important transfer news and other stuff after you have returned home from work. We can wait couple hours(until the early evening) for the latest Barca news!

per said...

Thank you and good luck at the new job.

buj said...

I'm with Dolce on this. Please consider it Pep. Or as someone said earlier passed your blog "account??" to someone as passionate as you are.
Marc4barca, barca4life, Noubarca, ej, fcbee anyone??? Please.....

As for the Orkut, I did joined in but how do you post a comment? Kind of web-illiterate I'll admit.

izdro said...

First of all, thank you for everything! It's been a great journey from day one. A day only has so many hours and you have to prioritize, so I guess it was only a matter of time before you'd realize this was too much work for one person alone.

I sincerely wish you all the best in your professional life!

Visca'l Barça!

Mucha suerte, Pep!

Anonymous said...

Sad news
Good luck Pep & thanx for everything

Just I hope we don't lose Ramzi articles at least, we still waiting for his rambles especially about Guardiola & his tactics

Barca nerd-fan said...

This is a sad news, but thank you for the time you have spent on the blog, it's fantastic. And good luck with your job, we will all miss you and the blog.

refter said...

What I've always found amazing is that the news just went on and on, every single day, weekends, bank holidays, December 31st, January 1st, you just kept going. I think we don't fully realize how much work you've put in this. Guess that's called passion.


Thanks, grtz, keep the passion!

Koyya said...

Thanks and good luck mate!!

boney said...

@buj

for orkut..u just need a google/gmail id...or even a yahoo id ..sign up at
www[dot]orkut[dot]com

search for communities in the search option on the top right nof the screen..community name FC barcelona-More than a club

in the search results click the communty name,you will be taken in to the community window,you have 2 join(option under the community DP on Left side)inorder to post comments..when ur joining request is accepted by the moderators you can post in the forums...topics of the forums can be seen if you scroll down the community page..U wont be dissapointed...so many active cules over there!!

njoy!!

TakeBackTheCity said...

thank you pep for your great work, i saw you as my brother since i saw this blog, i hope you ll be happy for your lifetime.

But come on somebody has to carry on this blog isnt there anybody who can be your successor ?

croatia boy said...

it is a sad day...for all cules around the world.
THANKS PEP for everything.
good luck on your new yob!
mes que un club!

buj said...

Tnx Boney. I saw your post there.

I'll try your suggestion as I've already sign up for the Orkut account. Don't know if I have to sign up for the barca blog again. Anyway tnx again.

Brandon FCB said...

Extreamly sad news but good luck. I check this blog about three times a day, and it will be harder without it. I check transfer websites, but the won´t they won´t give me the same fufillment.

Again, good luck, and I hope the job does good. What exactly do you do?

RUMS said...

This is the last thing i expected.

This is the ONLY blog that i actually go to and its the first thing i go to EVERYDAY after i reach home.

Good luck in the future and im sure you'll win the "champion league".

On the side note, i need another site for regular update on barca.

I wont ask for much.. just like 10% or 20% of this blog will do fine with me.

And, can you continue this blog but make it such that you just post the articles and letting other volunteeers do the article searching.

Anything is better than nothing.

Ljubo said...

Thanks for being my homepage for a long time

good luck

ElDuroDeFCB said...

Well thks 4 all Mr Pep, its sad that this is the end, but ur are now a BIG ROCK star in the blogg comunity. Good luck with all, Visca Pep, Visca Barca...

xaviesta said...

Thanks for everything!
thanks for your quality work all the time,it was an honour for me to be a part of this whole thing!

GOOD LUCK!!!

Bero said...

good luck with your new job,this blog was the best...great job you have done here...thank you...

Visca el Barca!

macedonian boy said...

what will I do now ? :( Is there any good site ?

gratz Pep for ur work and good luck

"Lama" said...

Thank you very much for your great job. Good luck in your new adventure.

voonte said...

This is very sad. I want to thank you pep for your hard work. It's been a pleasure reading this blog everyday. I wish you good luck in the future.

Gopinath said...

Thanks for everything Pep and the Best of Luck!!!

Charles said...

Pep you were wonderful. If you ever comeback dont fail to reconnect with me.
wish you good luck man!!!

Anonymous said...

NOOOOO! what else can go wrong?!?
My girlfriend doesn't answer my text messages, El Salvador got eliminated from gold cup and I wake up to the worst news that's ever been published! :(

thank you and good luck pep

Iason said...

Good luck! Don't ever hesitate to write a few comments. That would only take a few minutes a day and even with a new job, you should have enough time for that.

Kambo said...

I will never forget this blog. Thanks for everything.

Anurag said...

pep man, thanks for this blog. it was like bread and butter for all us barcelona fans out there. its amazing that from tomorrow i will not be able to wake up and open this blog as the fist thing in the morning :(

Iason said...

By the way, can you please tell us your job? I think everyone is a bit curious to know what kind of job is the Champions League of your profession.

Mat said...

Thanks Pep for the amazing place for all things Barcelona! your work was truly appreciated
All the best with your new endeavors!

Greenbergh said...

Thanks to Pep for his fantastic work at this blog, it was a daily pleasure to visit the site and read some qualified articles

Greenbergh said...

Thanks to Pep for his fantastic work at this blog, it was a daily pleasure to visit the site and read some qualified articles

Anonymous said...

Why don't you write a biography about yourself? People have asked you this before but you refused.

Nerrie said...

Hey there Pep! I want to jus thank for a great job done. I am From St Lucia, a little island in the caribbean and a hardcore barca fan. u can bet that everyday i visted this blog and read the most exciting barca news. but we all know that all good things don't last forever. all the best in your future endeavours. visca barcelona!!

Anonymous said...

sad news........... =[

Han said...

terrible news, now I will have to check goal.com while I now it sucks bigtime. TheOffside is a nice blog as well though.

Thx Pep

Random Juve Fan said...

Thanks Pep and all Barca fans. As a Juventus fan I was never abused or maligned for sharing my opinion on stories that interested me. Following this blog from the beginning has really opened my eyes to the class that makes up FC Barcelona. This blog never posted a story that was of poor quality and offered high qualtiy opinion pieces and an excellent forum for fans of football to congregate. Good luck in your new job and thanks for the best football blog on the internet. FORZA JUVE!!! FORZA BARCA!!!

Kxevin said...

Sad, sad news, Pep. As you know, we always referred folks over here from The Offside, and thought of ourselves as the pointy-headed thinking types, where you were the main portal (and an excellent one) for Barca news and information, superior even to those crazies over at Goal.com.

Best of luck in your future endeavors, Pep. This was a great space, and I'm glad that you're going to keep your fingers in.

Shekhu said...

aah terrible news.. met a few avid cules here.. like all good things.. this one also has to end someday.. thanks a lot for providing us with an platform to interact, Pep. All the best in your career.. may you win this champions league and then world club cup :P
All the best :)

Mike M said...

This is so sad fcbtranfers will be no more. But good luck to you Pep and thanx for everything. this site fulfilled all my needs on Barca.

I'll especially miss the player interviews.

Iurisimo said...

thank's pep, this was the best barca blog!

WISH YOU DA BEST!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Can people like Kamikaze, B4L and Ramzi continue writing their opinions on the things going on at FCB? I am going to miss Ramzi rambling on about things.

Harshawardhan said...

Its very sad that this blog is over. Am really really gonna miss it. Thanks Pep for all the work and all the very best for al your future ventures!

For all readers of this blog. am really gonna miss you all
especially:
pep, nou, sashi, knives, shekhu, aussie, eloves, engineer, stigsby, messi10, barcacanada, omar, ekar, unreal2.

for us all to keep together and still remain a group of cules who want to stay in touch i have created this community on orkut.com :
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=91930840&refresh=1

i request you all to create an account on orkut as i dont want to loose the company of such fine cules!
we can have discuss pre match and post match stuff here orour nw signings (when they arrive!!) and all things related to FCBarcelona.
I welcome everyone to this community and i hope we all can continue the legacy of this great blog.

messiiiiiiiiii said...

I can't live if living is without you, fcbtransfers...


Pep, congrats on the job. Thank you for all the work you've done.

grateful said...

thanks for everything. good luck with your job
barca!

Harshawardhan said...

To Pep:
Can you please do me one last favour and make a post about the community i have started on orkut so that people know about it?
I would be obliged.
Here it is:
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=91930840&refresh=1

Users require to:
1. Have an orkut account
2. Search for "The FCBTransfers Blog People" in the communities section.
3. Send a request to join and i shall approve.

Thanks again pep for all u have done for us.

John-Reid said...

I still remember when I first found this site when in first opened. I will never forget this. It's the only site,= (besides facebook) that I check 50 times a day.

I will truly miss it. Thanks for all your hard work and I'm sure there will never be a better blog!
I will still check every day to see if someone has taken up the mantle. Thanks for the memories!

ben10 said...

frm sg...best wishes...barca rox everydae

Anonymous said...

I will miss this blog soooo much :( ...Thank you for everything and goodluck pep :)

BlueNClaret said...

Wow! Sad indeed. I checked this blog regularly. Just to get official and unofficial news. This is by far the best place to do that.

Thanks Pep for your dedication and efforts. I highly value your contributions.

Also thank you for providing channel to communicate with Barca fans from all over the world. This place provides bridge that connects fellow fans.

To bad, I was thinking of finishing the article I wrote about Jimmy Jump to be posted here. Well, it's not even half-way done, so no big deal.

Where are we going to hang out now? Any suggestions?

Good luck for your current endeavor, Pep. Bring home the trophy!

BlueNClaret
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

John-Reid said...

Hey, Harshawardhan, I made an account, but I can't find the community! is there another name?

Mohammad said...

Pep, thank you for the blog, it has been amazing so far, its sad as its my 1st website to cehck for barca's news

take care and good luck with your offer

Unknown X said...

http://barcalonista.blogspot.com/

Harshawardhan said...

Hey John, i have postd the link in the posts above just copy paste it to your browsers search bar.
hope u find it.
let me know if you dont.

John-Reid said...

Sorry, Harshawardhan but it just leads me to the "Communities" general page. And when i search the name, nothing comes up! Maybe it doesn't like me ;)

Harshawardhan said...

whoa whoa.
in the community search, type
The FCBTransfers Blog People
u should reach the page.
What is your profile on orkut John?

Dolce said...

Pep, I think that you are a bit too hasty, this should not be the end, because it would be a bad thing for everybody. You should share the workload with other cules and prioritize what comes to writing articles, "nobody" wants to know how Valiente is doing in Sevilla B or how Crosas is playing in Scotland. You should work more like an "executive producer" who writes 2-3 articles a day after the normal working day. As in life, quality is more important than quantity(unless if you are Gene Simmons, you know what a mean, LOL)

John-Reid said...

Harshawardhan, It's just John Steenkamp here:
http://www.orkut.com/Main#Profile.aspx?uid=9416730853828403942

What country is it based in? Maybe that's the problem.

LeónDragón :( said...

was best blog bout barca out here and you understood make it worth to pass by any day.
hope your way leads always to that joy your blog gave us.
good luck pep and thank you for the time you put in this blog, to inform people like me in a way, rarely to find elsewhere.
ONE LOVE and BARCA FOREVER,EVER,EVER!!!!!

thebackseatstrangler said...

thanks for the methadone in those two new blogs. i'll be following them closely. really appreciate all you've done for all of us barca nerds out there :O)

good luck pep!!!

Oguz Serdar (fcbosa) said...

We talked with pep about this blog's future, if he answer in a positive manner really don't need to close this blog. Please wait with patience.

Anonymous said...

Pep if we win no titles this season I'm going to blame you for closing the blog.

Marc4barca said...

and so it ends*sigh* i will actually miss hurting my fingers arguing with people, thanx pep. i think we can still use the chatbox when matches play right?

Shurik said...

sorry pep but i dnt think it's a right decision
i really love u and this site
i really respect u although i didn't meet you
this blog was a very important part from my life
i go to this website every 3 min on my pc,laptop,phone...only to see if there is a new
pep i hope u will find a good solution for it
maybe other people can continue this work
Pep please it's not about me,or about you,it's not about one person
It's about Barcelona and us,the fans of barcelona,who are waiting them and waiting to their news
With all my love and respect,i hope that u will take my suggestion into consideration

Exarch said...

Damn!!! I loved this site! Good luck in your new job and thanks for creating and running this place.

All the best Pep and the rest of the fellow Cules that visited!

Anonymous said...

Very sad news it's like we sold Iniesta to RM...:(((

Behold said...

This news is incredibly depressing, especially coming so soon after your call to make the site even better. Like many of you I also looked at this site first thing in the morning every day for the last year.

I think the best Barca community online is over at The Offside. That site doesn't have the daily news we all crave, but it has many lively intelligent discussions, and already features some of the regular contributors from here [including Ramzi].

See you guys there:

http://barcelona.theoffside.com/

hadi said...

Its Sooooo Sad! :( I use to check this great weblog every 3 hours for more than a year now and It becomes part of my life... now I'm really depressed... I can't live without it... this blog has a life & soul, don't kill it please... Pep, I know its hard to find someone to run this blog as good as you did but I think its better if you find someone to replace yourself and continue your work at this site. This way you can work at your new job and also make everyone happy by keeping this weblog alive. Its not a good idea to end it this way and leave everyone and everything behind... please do everything to keep this weblog alive and make every barca fan happy... In the end i want to thank you for your hard work on this blog and good luck with your new job... I hope to hear good news from you soon...

BEST REGARDS,
HADI, IRAN/TEHRAN

Genis said...

Thanks for all, Pep... All of us are gonna miss the daily visits to your blog! This season will be forever in our memory, and your blog will be a part of it.

Que tinguis molta sort...!

Genis said...

Thanks for all Pep... We're going to miss the daily vitis to your blog. This has been an unforgettable season, and your blog will be forever a part of it.

Molt bona sort!

Loos said...

No words to describe how I feel now! I'm happy for you Pep for the great new job which you deserve for sure. However, I don't know how things will be like after closing down this blog!
We've all followed Barca's best season ever through this blog, and it made us all unite to be one big fan behind the team! I'm pretty sure Guardiola himself used to take tips from this blog! So, for sure the taste of the coming victories will have something missing now!
Good luck Pep! We'll follow the other 2 blogs.


Cheers
Loos - Lebanon

Harshawardhan said...

Hey John, i have left a scra on ur orkut profile to help u find the community. see you there!

rahul said...

best of luck pep! this is really sad everyday i used to sit on teh net n read teh blog. anyways best of luck man u r blog has been awesome. but i hope u dont end it can't u pass on teh responsibilties to someone to run teh blog. i hope u can find someone coz this is teh best site for barca news. best of luck again man!

blaugrana_uk said...

hey harshawardhan i want to join ur community at orkut but like john above i cant find u my details are:
http://www.orkut.com/Main#Profile.aspx?uid=17249635741380461045&rl=t

cheers my cule brother i will miss this blog i really hope we can find some people to take over please can you invite me??

Andrew said...

hey harshawardhan i would like to join your group like john i cant find the blog?? heres my details:
http://www.orkut.com/Main#Profile.aspx?uid=17249635741380461045

i hope u can send me an invitation, many thanks

pep said...

Just to say:

(1) stop with making me emotional!

(2) this end could be a new beginning, it seems. we're holding high-level negotiations as we speak. stay tuned.

Vj said...

That makes me happy..

Atleast one Pep is holding high-level negotiations.. :)

Vj said...

All those wanting to join Harshawardhan's orkut community, please register on orkut and then go to this address -
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=91930840

Anonymous said...

come on Txiki come on!:P

Scano814 said...

PEP- one last request, you always remained relatively neutral on the blog (understandably so...). As a sending off of sorts would you mind posting your views on the past season, the transfer market and the future of barca?

Again, thank you for everything. I have followed the blog daily for over a year now, remaining anony until this past december. I can wholeheartedly say this was the best and my favorite blog out there. Best of luck on all of your new endeavors I have no doubt you will be immensely successful.

Iason said...

LOL good one Vj!

footballnewsHQ.com said...

good blog and sorry to see it end

LeónDragón said...

liked what hadi said..."this blog has a life & soul"...that's what makes it hard to accept.
with respect that you also have an other life than this here.
there are no other blogs around, which understand to inform cules with news, funny stuff, etc. on a simple, not to fashioned, but high-leveled form like you did.
the orkut-thing, with respect, could be a good alternative, but not for me, who always liked this simple, not too exaggerated, non-multicolored style with that special touch.

dlamv said...

Thank you Pep for your fantastic work with this extraordinary blog and I wish you the best of luck in your future. You certainly deserve it.

2PAC said...

more than a bloog!!!
one last quote of the day:
"Everything will eventually come to an end
So try to savor the moment,cuz time flies don't it
The beauty of life, you gotta make it last for the better
Cuz nothin'lasts forever"

Amir said...

really sad to see this masterpiece end!!
thank u pep!!! take care!!

hieifcb said...

hmm one day without news besides this THE END article.
This is the worst day in Barca history. Pretty shitty day heh?

sachin said...

@Leon Dragon
dude i respect your view on u not being interested in orkut, but its not exactly as u picture it, this FCB community we run at orkut is probably the most active communities in orkut. We discuss and disect almost every aspect related to barca, there are thousands of die hard cules in this community. I suggest u give it a try and if u don't like it u can ignore, it but i can guarantee you u won't be dissapointed.

heres the link of the community named "FC Barcelona- more than a club".
http://www.orkut.co.in/Main#Community.aspx?cmm=28829063

anyone interested can join, u first need to register on www[dot]orkut[dot]
first need to have a google account to register or even a yahoo account would do.

after registering go to the link i mentioned above and join the community and wait for a mod to accept you and u can join the fun there.
VISCA EL BARCA!!

John-Reid said...

Dangit Pep! even though I thought I already said my goodbyes, I keep clicking the link in my Favorites to find any new news! I feel so disconnected from Barca now...

Sorry for adding another goodbye, but, once again, great job on the blog and I hope somehow we can keep it going! GOOD LUCK! AND THANKS FOR THE BEST BLOG EVER!

John-Reid said...

Oh, and can you post all your opinions as a good-bye gift in your spare time? BYE AGAIN :p

LaMasiaRules said...

Barca needs you, WE need you, this is my first comment and I'm here daily for more than 6 months.Maybe you should do an article or two in the week and give those other tasks to some other users.

Well I hope this is not really the end but if it is thank you and have a nice life :)

Anonymous said...

if you want, I can writing on this blog, I have expirience with blogs, I have own blog, I´m from Croatia, my msn: barca_fan@live.com
my mail: livemsn22@gmail.com
concact me

ponnyKID said...

thanks pep seriously this is the best barca web blog ever ever ever! first thing i check everyday i wake up.... hoping for somee goodddd news... thanks pepfor everything!!!!

Aimar_69 said...

Pep give me your e-mail !
i have a good offer for you =)

Barca Brn said...

Pep please do not end this blog, it will be like living without water and electricity!!!

I really wish that you change your mind and stay in charge, because the quality you created is what made this side worthwhile in the first place...

Best wishes from Bahrain,
Abdulla

Spryte said...

The internet will be a poorer place without this wonderful blog.

I'd just like to add my heartfelt thanks to Pep for all the hard work put in to this project. I wish you success in everything you do.

EkY said...

i am lil bit sad...
but its okay, thank you very much pep for your great blog !!!!!!
and I hope that you enjoy your new work !!!
wish you all the best...

buj said...

Too true Leon. I guess the reason I love this blog is...

1) It's simple layout, latest reliable non-tabloid news, anything about barca compressed in one site without having to google.

2) Pep is not a dictator-type moderator, rather tolerant except for spam.

3) Honest opinion from everyone with self-censorship towards racism etc.

I guess there's some more but I'm just happy to see that Pep will discuss this with some people regarding the future of this community. Thanks for giving us hope Pep.

Exarch said...

DAMN!!!! I loved this website. Good luck with you new job and all the best for the future.

skanjos said...

yo pep once you decide what to do with the blog (if you let others as moderators to continue it ,and come and post once in a week that would be perfect)

or if not plz tell us which in your opinion (you will have tons of emails)have started something similar to your blog in order for the community to move there.oh and do it a new thread this one will exceed 200 in a while :)

thanks again m8!!!

Harshawardhan said...

john,andrew,blaugrana_uk
hopefully u went to ur orkut profiles and found the way to get to the community.

Anonymous said...

thanks for everything pep! your site was by far the best! so sad to see it end but we have to respect ur decision and wish the best for you.
though i wish you would return:)

LeónDragón said...

sachin, would surely give it a try,
but to register myself is the thing that i don't like.
if it would be as simple as here, just visit, that thing could be interesting.
sorry, don't want to make it negative

buj said...

LOL man, you guys still posting comments? Just shows what kind of effect Pep's blog have on us. I will truly miss this blog even tho Pep's has a few new ones.

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