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Fresh update on "barcelona" discussed on John Williams
"Linda. I'm smiling because I'm booked to fly to Barcelona, Spain, on July 6 to see my daughter. Who lives there, and I haven't seen her for two years. Oh, my gosh. What a great trip! Oh, they're back. We're going back. That's great news. D you're on. W g N Y You smiling D you're on the air. After 20 years with my company. Today is my first day of retirement. Well, so people have I'm so happy People share this day with us. What are you doing? Well, I'm listening to you an opportunity to listen to. I love you on the radio Chan. That's nice of you. Just say good. And then I'm just out doing some errands. And I'm going to meet my daughter for lunch. And just have a great day. That's the idea. Enjoy your retirement. D Thanks for the call. Oh, hi. Laughter, 815 says their families celebrating 2020 Christmas tomorrow, 32 people going to get together and 630. They just got back from Universal Studios. Now they're on their way to the Marvel exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry to finish their vacation. I don't want to go see that. It's pretty cool. I hear says Daisy on my list. Dizzy. Are you there? I am. Hi. What's your bright side? Well, it's our 27th wedding anniversary And we're going to the Cubs game with my cousin and her husband and we met at their wedding. Have a great weekend. Have a great game. Does he? Congrats. Well done, David. You're on WGN. What's the good news with Dave? I change on. I'm calling.
Macron Escalates 'Sausage Wars' After Saying Northern Ireland Is Not in UK
"Despite the good weather and the com- see at not always been harmonious g seven summit in corpus bay. A row has erupted between boris. Johnson and french president emmanuel macron who in a heated discussion about sausages and post brexit trading difficulties reportedly said that northern ireland was not part of the same country as the rest of the u. k. The foreign secretary spoke to andrew more about the incident. So far as you're aware we've spoken to prime minister. I'm sure did president. Matra franz describe northern ireland's being not a proper full part of the uk when you forgive me if i don't divulge the The detail of what was discussed behind closed doors. This and actually i would. I can tell you there. Is you figures here in carb's bay but frankly for months now and years have characterized the woman that under somehow separate country and that is wrong. It is a failure to understand the facts. It is a failure to appreciate what speaking around northern ireland in those times and approaching the issue of the northern ireland protocol in those terms does causes damage to businesses from both communities in northern ireland. Creates deep consternation. And we wouldn't talk about catalonia in barcelona in barcelona or corsica and france in those ways. What we want now is a flexible approach which looks at all of the provisions in the northern ireland protocol not just those that protect the eu but those that protect free flow between trade between great britain and ireland. The ball is in the us court. The pm was very clear about it. We're willing to be flexible and matic. They must come back with the reciprocal goodwill to make
Inside Euro 2020: Soccer's Month of Drama, Passion, and Geopolitical Tension
"Sam board is a global sports correspondent for espn and also one of my first friends to travel out of the country since the pandemic i am in rome. Italy getting ready for the first match of the european soccer championships. Friday night at the study olympico. Italy against turkey. And it's going to kick off. What should be a pretty exciting four weeks a soccer. Yeah i wanna frame this up for the people because this is particularly magical thing. We're doing right now sam. Because we're kind of ripping a hole in the space time continuum because not only. Are you in a different time zone at only. Are you in rome. You're covering a tournament that is technically the twenty twenty euros because this whole thing got spohn because of the pandemic and i just wanted to. Have you explain what the euros are. Exactly why they're such a big deal. What is inside of this time machine that we're operating with. It's a great point pablo because literally as soon as you land in europe. The site edge is still all twenty twenty. I mean they're calling the tournament the twenty twenty euros everywhere. You go the t shirts. The stadium signed edge. Everything is from last year. I guess you know. Obviously this is a billion dollar enterprise tournament but they didn't have enough in the budget for you know renewed seionage. The european championships are a tremendous event is sort of like the world cup in that its national teams as opposed to club teams like barcelona or manchester united. We've got national teams like germany. Spain france they play this every four years in between the world cup's this year. It's twenty four national teams competing against each other six groups of four and sixteen teams advance. Auto groups we go from there to single elimination bracket all the way until we get a champion
Spain Will Open Its Borders to Cruise Ships in June
"Ministry of spain has announced that cruise ships are once again allowed to dock in the country. Starting in june seventh spain's maritime authority approved reopening due to falling cove in nineteen rates and increases in. Vaccinations cruise. ships were banned their last june in related news. Mse cruises announced that. It'll be building a new terminal at barcelona which will have shoreside power capabilities equipped ships that dock there. The new terminal is set to open in twenty twenty four
Juventus Win the Coppa Italia
"We have to start with the big mid week game and that was the co by final between giampiero gasperini atlanta and unplayable pillows advantis now meena. You haven't really been good this season at all. We've been wondering where is the team that we've seen when nine consecutive scotty the team that even if they play terribly they'd always find a way to win and i couldn't help a thing and we were on the commentary for this game on. Espn two that the second half. Especially i thought you event this may be wasn't the better side in the first half. I thought that they gave away more chances. To what the lanta. Maybe they got a bit lucky but in the second half this was vintage. Event is great pressing creating chances the intensity that we normally we're used to seeing from them and then in the final whistle pandemonium under appeal of felt like there was a champion champion trophy victory all the players celebrating together. It was almost like they let off all the frustration from this season. Yeah i accidentally thank you hit the nail on the head. It really was the way that they celebrated was a little bit like finding it was almost like they had recovered their identity. They had remember who they were. they were the event. is that we. We've known all this time now. It's interesting because there were movements of you and twenty twenty that i did see on dan dreyer. That was some great wins. Perhaps not always fantastic to watch. But i always knew how to control the game. A little bit better. There was a win against barcelona. There was strong winds. That i thought to myself. I can actually see what pillows doing here. There is a developing pattern of play. There is some interesting Bullpen using my voice had an issue with the fact that they always post to defeat rather than into space. They don't seem to understand chemistry just quite yet so it slows down there passing game and makes it a little bit harder to create chances at times. Looks a little bit slow but having said all of that this is event is they're always strong in defence confident capable of managing the game
Does Zero Click Have Any Real Value in the SEO Landscape?
"I've been really interested in this no click conversation. I'm mean ran. Really kind of like. I would say like brought it to the forefront a bit more in seo by ran in ran fish in friends of the voices of search podcast. Of course. of course. I still excited. He came on the show. Anyway do yes so so ran. Came out a couple years back with a study. That was using jump shot. Data and jump. Shot is a click stream. Data provider was a click stream data provider and with this study. He was looking at within this data. Sad all the searches that were in google. Us how many were clicking through either. Pay odds organic or not doing any activity at all. This sparked a ton of communication and like back and forth within the industry and even to this day it creates a lot of like polarizing views on it my first reaction to i think like most was yes. There's a lot of no collectively but how many of those are searches for. What time is it in barcelona or what time is it in australia. And so sure on those like like kind of Not transactional but like anecdotal type. Queries is you're gonna have that activity and you're also going to have that around like query refinement. So you write something in and then uniting the results. i won't let me search for this instead. And yes those are happening. But i think as were seen the actual sir plans evolve. We're also seeing that. No click activity changed. And that's where. I think it's really interesting to see some of this information. That have random putting out is because he did it a few years back. I wanted to save time ahead. It was sitting around like an overall like fifty five percent like click activity and then fast forward. He did another one from inv- last year. This time with similar webs and jump shot got it disassembled which is a bummer for search. Just because it was really cool data source even though search metrics. We weren't using it for search volume. It was really fun to play around with with this new one. It was showing that sixty five percent of all queries. were no click activity. And what this tells me is won- even from the macro level and you can pick apart and kind of get into the nuance of it. Which i think has value but from a high level. You can see okay. Is it reasonable to think that people are just searching different. A year later two years later and note the biggest change during that is the landscape shifting and so understanding ben how that has an impact to what traffic you're driving from those rankings becomes a really important piece to just understand the world that we're operating and living
La Liga's Wild Title Race
"We saw athletico madrid lose away against athletic bilbao by two goals to one. Meanwhile for football learn right to one victory away via row puts them in the driving seat to win league given they have a game in hand. That's welcome to the show. allie moreno. You brought this up last week right. Let's say it's big boy time. Can you go to the basque country. Can you get something. Up against a tough athletic bilbao announcer. How much does that tell us about their title. Credentials told a couple of weeks ago then when we were discussing time and time again. Who's going to win this title. And at that point i was leaning towards reality either well kiss of death by the way. Athletic amari was the one that i said. They're not gonna win it and this is the reason why they're not going win. Think about the big games. This season the big moments in which you need athletic to really get a whole of the title to really say you know what we are worthy. A winning league got this year. And i go back to both of their matches against the the first one. That was embarrassing. How bad they were the second one in which they allow me to come back and tie game one. One eight just doesn't feel like athletic. Amari has a real certainty in a true belief that they were going to win. This one's them. Momentum started going in the wrong direction. they haven't been able to stop it and we thought well you know what they'd be very good wak- very good. Is that enough. No because we needed to see it today and although we saw a reaction and they were back in the game was one one. They were pushing forward. There's no doubt that is just all over. Go right now and eventually. They gave up a goal in a manner in which we would think that they would be scoring in a corner kick. How many times we the commodity late in a match the score of a corner and save themselves and get three points now. We're seeing it go the other way. Now they're giving up late goals instead pieces athletic aid. But that's been out of first place continues to me right now. That are going to run direction. And he feels like maybe barcelona's
The Life and Death of the European Super League
"So adam now that we've seen basically all of the team's pull out of the super league as of now. I think it's just real madrid and barcelona that are still in it. Can we pronounce the super league dead. Does it still have a faint pulse. Where do we stand. I think we can say it's dying. These clubs will now have to richards. Ufo and previously. They have really significant seats at that table. They were on the board. They were putting over levers of power in their absence. Carrie sandra mona buying if take the biggest seats of influence because the other clubs they will resigned from that position is not a disaster for these clubs in that going back to but it's certainly intended and is the super league dead forever. I don't think you can ever say is dead forever because these clubs still have the most interest this still drive. The revenue drive the interest and if they were able to organize themselves. I'm putt larry. Goes to one side and come up with a real strategic plan an email communications plan. It's not inconceivable that this could happen in the fuchsia. But i think it would take very very very great. People to stall is compensation gain afterwards being the most kilometers. Forty eight hours. You a champions league is set to resume on tuesday of next week and at one. Point uefa the organizers of the champions league had threatened to ban super league players and teams from participating in the champions league rail madrid as of now has not withdrawn from the super league and they're scheduled to play in the champions league semi-finals. Is there a possibility that real madrid will get the boot from the champions league. That's a really good question while we're talking gone while we wednesday afternoon. Uk time as of yet real madrid have not withdrawn. But it's happening forty eight seventy two hours it's interesting in the sense of madrid's president frontino peres. He was the chairman of this new
Chelsea, Man City to Ask out of Super League in Shock Reversal
"Planning to withdraw from the European Trooper League 48 hours after its creation was announced. Reports suggest Barcelona on day Atletico Madrid are also pulling out on dates with since just sent this report after 48 hours of almost ceaseless criticism. The proposed European Super League is starting to crack first emerged, Chelsea were preparing to withdraw news, which sparked delight among their hundreds of fans protesting outside Stamford Bridge. Manchester City are also pulling out just hours after their manager pep squad, Eola said the format of the new league was not sport after such a huge backlash and now the withdrawal of two of its teams. Serious doubts over whether this controversial competition will actually go ahead. President Biden has said he's praying for the right verdict in the
European Super League: What It Means for UEFA, Other Leagues
"European soccer league. This was trending on sunday. Basically it's a league that's in the works that would take the best teams from the english. Premier league la liga. which is the spanish league syria. Which is the italian league in the bundesliga. The german league and had them play in a top tier superleague which would be like a season. Long uefa champions league rather than those teams playing their regular leagues the other teams. Just fight it out for the top spot. What does that do to the regular leagues. So critics say it's gonna kill the regular leagues does so well. This is the one positive is it gives leads a fighting chance to win the mvp l. Yeah le- ot that you take the six best teams from england out and lead susan like ninth place right now. The top of it yeah. They're finishing top of the table. So go ahead. I don't like hate on this from kids. That never made the all star team. I wanna see a super league owners of teams like maybe not leads but like fulham's or not on the all star team they're like oh we don't wanna be destitute. Don't lost about invited the playboy mansion right. it's like the teams in laliga. That only sell tickets when real madrid comes to town. Those are the teams. That really. don't want it all now. that's that's interesting point because the so many teams but like you take away. Barcelona and real madrid from laliga. That's fucked you take. You can really fuck some of these leagues. You take byron munich from this leaker you fuck them. Yeah that's that's tough but a lot of the good teams have already signed up and said that they're down to do it so happened. Advertisers her in the money's in the money the money's there the teams are in. Yeah it soccer. So that's a billion layers red tapes. I couldn't even begin to unravel it. When i was reading reading for this but i we'll see if it happens.
Wizards Snap Utah's 24-Game Home Winning Streak, Win 125-121
"The U. ties team record twenty four game home winning streak is over following the one twenty five one twenty one loss to the wizards Bradley Beal paced all Washington scores with thirty four points but in the twenty four storey window so after the game so that ministers were dozens of them and you know I'm like you said we are going to Barcelona coach years ago we what services for all I saw the little fella you know you just realize you just can't be beat at all the jazz rally late and cut a nineteen point deficit to one twenty one one nineteen on a driving layup from Donovan Mitchell with twelve point three seconds left Mitchell finished with forty two points and boy am by Donna which had a season high thirty three for you talk on the ferry
Dembele Rescues Barcelona
"What a huge wayne football celona round led by one dollars two. Now it moot like this is going to be two points. Trump verona coon site but ballet's ninetieth minute go his boss all three points. Let's just remind you how things stood back. In matchday twenty one athletes were absolutely cruising no problem whatsoever eleven points player of barcelona and real madrid. Let's fast forward now showy to now twenty nine gains played just three points rate up to how gap has been close faster just one point behind it really is quite extraordinary julianne. I'm the wrong is with us as well to reflect on the title race which is now very much on in spain. Joel's massively and how things have changed if you look at the first fourteen games for boston. I six wins four draws and four defeats if you look at the fifteen. After he's fourteen wins and one draw. They've been exceptionally in two thousand and twenty one and even tonight where if the game after the international break. Everybody's tired matiz no on on. This is the first time in twenty two and one way doesn't score find a way to change formation three times and they find where we've who's mandela who's been fantastic as well apart from the first half of the party against peers should have been so clerked for this team so good for them and for him to get the winner as i think he's summarize really want to half of the season that we've seen for so far
Europe ramps up vaccinations as virus haunts Easter holidays
"French. Says he of leon's main stadium opened as a mass vaccination center during easter weekend. An thousand spent the holiday. Lining up for injections hippodromes velodromes are the sites is france tried to speed up shots amid new rush of corona virus cases but as europe celebrated its second day in a row onto the cloud of the pandemic. Some cities put vaccinations on hold during the long holiday weekend. Defying french president emmanuel macron's insistence that renault weekends or days off during vaccination medical workers need a little rest at last says an official with the french city of strasbourg which shutdown vaccination facilities from good friday through easter monday. A public holiday to ensure that residents still had access to potentially lifesaving vaccines strasbourg expanded vaccination hours and administered all of its weekly supply of doses between last monday and thursday spain. Italy and germany faced a similar holiday. Vaccination challenge spaniards lined up for shots on easter sunday in barcelona and other points around the country but madrid vaccinations at local health centers. To give staff a break. The spanish capital continued to give shots at a soccer stadium and a new hospital built to help handle pandemic cases with spain fearing yet another surge of infections like the one now overwhelming french intensive care wards spanish health minister carolina darius had urged regional authorities to keep up thanks nations throughout east a week in the french city of saas sell north of paris working class residents have higher exposure to the virus because many count work remotely in the areas housing projects. Many families have multiple generations living in close quarters language barriers make sorting out vaccination arrangements a challenge for many immigrants
Will Erling Haaland leave Dortmund?
"We'll kick things off with a look at the spanish papers. We spent most of thursday chasing erling. Holland's father and agent around spain the duo visiting both barcelona and madrid i head of asia potential bidding war this summer course dorfman setting at the transfer fee at eight hundred eighty million euros yawn as with all things erling haaland. I feel compelled to start with you. Does this mean that early holland's from dorman did happen this summer and not next. No it won't ailing hall on team hole on and rioted exactly the same thing. When he left salzburg they started off visiting different clubs barcelona and real madrid at that time when i did this last time. He ended up jaws. Once i guess dortmund knows the drill. They have been talked. They've been told doing so. That is no problem having said that. I think this is a win win. Situation for everybody. We're in the middle of pandemic. They are put forward one hundred and safety of one hundred and eighty million euro and dorfman show last summer with sancho. They stick to their price so i think this is a win win. Check the market. They see it. Is there anybody out there. This pandemic crazy enough to to take our hundred and fifty million euro and if not he will stay indoors anyway but still timing can be discussed decisive game coming up against frankford for doping to be in top four. It's very essential game but now this is normal. This is win win on the funny thing is and i have to give you that one. That is one guy who is always picture that everybody there are photos. Yeah that's ryo la but the other guy is a friend of alpha on helps him on the finances of traveling with him and they think that's royalist to. I'm not sure if that's the best compliment in the world for that. Young from norway are interesting so yang says this doesn't necessarily signal an exit from dormant for
5,000 attend rock concert in Barcelona after COVID-19 screen
"Lovers allowed to attend a rock concert in Barcelona Saturday after passing a same day Covitz screening to test the effectiveness in preventing outbreaks at large events. The show by Spanish rock group Love of Lesbian has special permission from Spanish health authorities. UK
The Introduction of Football to Spain
"Which i shall hereby refer to as football for the rest of the episode to appease my european listeners didn't originate in spain but it did arrive there rather quickly. In the late nineteenth century. Spanish workers and students who lived in england brought back with them. The game of football the first football club formed in spain was recreativo de huallaga which was founded in eighteen eighty nine by british workers for the rio tinto company the club's still exists today and currently plays in the second division in spain's professional league football clubs spread quickly through spain in the late nineteenth and early twentieth. Centuries nineteen to the idea was floated to have a single elimination knockout tournament. In honor of the coronation of king alfonso the thirteenth. It was called the copa de la coronation. And it was won by a team from bilbao. Which was the precursor to athletic. Bilbao the current team. Which represents the city of bilbao the next year. Nineteen thousand three. The tournament was brought back. This time being called the copa del rey. Or the king's cup. The first two copa. Del rey's athletic. Bilbao today. Barcelona has won the cup. Thirty times with alec. Bilbao winning twenty three times and real madrid winning nineteen
How to communicate complex technical topics with Anna Skoulikari
"So you didn't always have a technical background and now you literally have a job explaining very very technical things. Tell us about your journey. Where does it start for you. So i think my journey into the tech space starts off in london when i was living there and i ended up doing a u x boot camps or user experience design boot camp and that was where i learned how to design digital interfaces so mobile apps websites and that was kind of manage reduction into getting hard skills and getting into the space of tech and the ended up working as a designer in london and after a while working as designer got really curious about coding. Because i really felt like as a u x designer. You're kind of architect. You can create the blueprint of what a digital product is gonna look like so what a app. What's gonna look like what you're not the construction company. You're not the one that gets lukman and actually builds the thing. So i got really curious about. How are these things that we're designing actually built so basically after that curiosity piqued and i ended up moving to barcelona and when i moved here i decided to study coding so i went to coding bootcamp. And that's where. I really got technical skills and where i i learned to code so tell me a little bit more about the. Us tax experience. What tools do you work with with you as if you're not necessarily coating but you're still working on products. What does that role look like. What tools are using that picture for me so in you ex design. You're going to be using some sort of software or to create your digital designs or often called wire frames. At the time. I had learned sketch. Honestly it's the world of tax. So i'm sure that there's like a jillian new tools that have been created the main thing in user. Experience design is about thinking from the user's point of view and having empathy for the user and thinking about how you can design a digital experience. That's going to be smooth and user friendly and tell me more about boot camp. What was that experience like for you. That was really crazy experience. Because if somebody had asked me five years ago whether i would learn to code i would tell them like no way. Why would i learn to code. I remember actually being younger. When i was twenty one one summer i was working in a startup accelerator. And i remember at the time i would meet a lot of people that worked in startups that needed developers. And so whenever people would come up to me and say i don't know what to study. I don't know what to do. I would say studied computer. Science study coding. I just know that there's so many jobs out there for developers but whenever they would ask me like why. Aren't you studying. Coding out saying well you know. My mind doesn't work like that. I wouldn't be able to do that. So when i did move to barcelona and decided to do this. Coding bootcamp it was kind of a big personal development journey for me to make my fear of something unknown and uncertain and to just learn something new that had previously never thought you know would be something i would ever attempt. What made it so scary for you. I think it was just that. I had no idea what to expect and that i'd never attempted to learn something that technical so it was just the fear of the unknown. I think yeah. I totally appreciate that. So you have an interesting perspective because you've done both the signed the us side of things and you've actually built product and then the coding tell me about those two worlds and where they intersect. How do those jewels come together for you. And how does having know both sides of the story. How has that impacted your technical skills so go soo worlds. Come together for me in my first job working as a developer after the whitcombe so after my quitting bootcamp i ended up getting a job working as a front end developer in a company here in barcelona and while working in that job i realized that i had to really understand how to use get version control. Basically for anyone that doesn't know get is the way that coders track the versions of their project. And it's the technology that they used to collaborate with developers. And i was terrified of get. I had learnt the basics sort of at my quitting boot bootcamp. But it's when. I arrived at my job and i realized that i didn't really understand how it worked. And whenever i had to do something that i thought was complicated using it i was terrified and i thought that i was going to destroy the repository so i always had a call on the senior developers to come help me and at some point i realized okay. I want to face this fear. This fear i have get so i decided to really master it and to really learn it really well what i realized then was that the way that it was taught online was not really user friendly to people coming into tech from non technical backgrounds and that i myself could actually teach the topic in a much simpler and more human understandable way so i ended up creating this online course teaching get. It was just this creative idea that came to me and i thought okay. I should do this. Because i can help. So many other junior developers or other people that need us get that aren't extremely technical to learn it in a much easier way than than my journey had been so i created this online course. And that's where i feel like my technical background and then my communication skills just came together. What happened was i put that course on me so to me as an online course platform and it became a highest rated course on you me. And that's what. I realized that using that skill of thinking of things from the user's perspective and having empathy for people and thinking about how you can explain things in the most simple and tangible way was really helpful in explaining technical concepts. So that's kind of how those two worlds together dot experiences sort of. What led me into the next chapter of my journey where i decided to enter the space of tech communication and tech education. So tell me about what you're doing. Now you have this background. He have this developer background. You created this really incredible really popular course and today you're technical writer. Tell me a little more. About what a technical writer is. And how all those experiences impact what you do today so a technical writer honestly. It's a job title. That can vary extremely from one company to another. It's not something that is extremely while defined so in my case technical writer is writing developer documentation of documentation even support documentation like articles. But you can talk various other technical writers and they may do completely different things but for me. Technical writing is just a way for me to combine my tech background with my communication skills. And i've always been a writer. I really love writing. It's the way that i can express myself the best. I'm actually also a life long journalist. I've been journaling for the last ten years so writing is a really big part of my life. So it's really cool that now. I've found a way to merge my love of writing with my ability to communicate technical concepts into my job. So you wrote or created. I guess this course get learning journey guide to learning git version control on you to me that you mentioned earlier. So let's get into what is get and How did you make this course yes. Basically get is a version control system and it's basically a program that you download onto your computer and you use it in order to keep track of all the versions of your projects and also to collaborate with other developers and it's really important and the really cool thing about it. Is that actually almost anyone that writes code uses it so it's not just something that a back end developer or front end developer uses. Its for data. Scientists data analysts. Anybody that writes code and that needs to keep track of all the versions of their code can use it and not even just developers also technical writers use so it's something that kind of is a shared experience among a lot of people in the tech world in terms of how i got started to actually build the course in the beginning. I thought that i would have to learn this really complicated animation software in order to make videos. I'd never made of course before. I'd never even explored how people make online courses. So what i ended up doing was at the time i was working as a front end developer and as part of a new product i was working on. I had to learn view. So view is Front dan framework or fronted library that developers use. It's like react. Is another one. And i learnt reacting my boot camp but i had to learn view and i really love the online courses. That view mastery. Had so what i did. Was i contacted the people that work of you mastery. I contacted adam jar. And i asked him. What do you guys use or to make your online courses. And he told me we use keynotes. And that's when. I realized i don't need to learn some really complicated animation software in order to make my online course. I don't have any excuses for procrastinating. Start creative project. Actually all i need to do is to start using keynote and keno animations and with that i can build an online course so i started making one presentation her lesson and it was all just me hacking away working with these keynote presentations and then preparing lessons and recording. My voice teaching these lessons so it was really just knee on my own doing the bare bones version of an online course and just figuring out how it could present things on the screen in a simple way and honestly my main principles that i tried to stick with wasn't minimalism. So keep things as simple as possible and consistency
Wandering Madrid and talking Cost of Living in Spain
"Of all i will duck into my local cafe and get a cup of coffee. We'll see how much a cup of coffee costs. Let's sit down. And i'll run through some comparisons with cost of living in spain and other cities as around the world. I went out and opponents. Room tara potter so i got my cup of coffee. I ordered a which is a short coffee. Little splash of milk. My coffee came to the princely sum of one euro and forty cents pretty much suspended price madrid and spain in here with the social distancing measures in effect. I'm just telling you look man chalkboard to see what they thought on offer for food. The on as i think the average price of a fairly representative i would say Typical baas around the campus little on the average price seems to be eight or nine years for iraq. You on another point. Generous portions of food which can be shared between two or three people. I suppose so. We've got seven euros with bob. Problems seven plates of hamilton and kosovo seven euros of seven-year-olds snails. Got gotta call is six. We got sandwiches. Ideals were about four euros. Three hundred fifty super affordable. Some things that do surprise of which. I consider a little bit pricey i suppose is some seafood can be expensive even though spain is a nature of seafood consumers. But certainly things like Octopus for example. I can see arafura of purple. I like data which is a galaxy in style octopus fifteen-year-olds for plate octopus got up. There chip it on his which some of my favorites like frying baby cussing fish. I suppose and eleven euros for play to chop beatles lusa which are absolutely delicious. I must say if we're talking about beer and wine in our like this where i am now about growth little kanye which is about two hundred mils of beer. It's going to cost something like one. Thirteen one forty. Maybe one fifty a large science at aa probably about two years to fifty so very affordable wine around the same price for a small glass of wine fairly normal local one. I suppose it's gonna cost you between one eight hundred eighty something like that but why wanted to run through the kind of ranking of spanish cities in terms of their affordability living the cost of living. It's a question. I've been asked quite a lot in the past from listeners. Interested in moving to spain. How much things cost rents accommodation utility bills and back kind of thing and this is run through the list of cities in terms of cost of living as twenty twenty. According to my research the most expensive city in terms of cost of living is actually be bad. And that doesn't surprise me. I've heard that me. Bow son sebastian. Up in the north of spain expensive cities number two on the list so the second most expensive city in spain is cheap. Celona and again. This does not surprise me mean i suppose. Many people would imagine that madrid being capital city would be more expensive now. It seems to me rental prices and property prices between madrid and barcelona fairly similar course does tend to be a little bit more expensive in. Barcelona is your daily cost of living. The third most expensive city is of course madrid which makes sense for a capital city european capital again. I've got to say in my experience of european capital cities. Madrid has got to be up there with some of the most affordable capital cities that you could live in fourth most expensive as photographer number. Five is pulmoddai orca number six on the list surprisingly granada down and luthier the seventh. Most expensive is number. Eight is valencia. Now that's interesting series so far down the list of expensive cities because it is spain's third largest city so considering it signs an affordable city to live in number nine on the list is santa cruz veterinary on the island. The canarian island of tenor eighth number. Ten is seville number. Eleven on the list is malika a number twelve. My list is less thomas on the canary islands. Right then so. I'm going to make a little comparison. Classic sound of the someone pumping on the whole and outside the bar because there is some kind of truck which is stopped in the middle of the street. Let's hope that doesn't continue. Let's look living cost of living comparison between london and madrid for example pseudo coating to my research you would need around two thousand eight hundred sixty three pounds all three thousand three hundred and forty three euros in madrid to maintain the same standard of life that you can have which i need that would happen. Descended into some chaos and some of the guys in the bar won't stop the heads out the door to to see what's going on out there say place at half past twelve in the afternoon drinking. A cup of coffee never announces already on the wine. I met there still a little bit early for me right. Let's see if i can get this out. So the cost of living comparison between london and madrid. One trying to say is that to maintain the same standard of life that you can have in london with four thousand seven hundred you would only need two thousand eight hundred sixty three pounds to have the same standard of life
PSG knock Barcelona out of Champions League
"Leboeuf and julia raw small. Joe's voice thin it finished then. Psg one celona one pse advancing five two on aggregate. This will i saw was fascinating possible and obviously all over. Ps gps she would then take the lead for an invite pay penalty. Extraordinarily brilliant goal from lionel messi would see one one dan belly had a million chances he couldn't convert and then on the stroke halftime really the defining moment in the game leeann are messy having that penalty save and he just felt then boss. Lana run out belief in the second half. We didn't quite see this team. Is that fed to sally. That penalty save changed everything. Of course he did even more. So when you watch it and then you watch it again and you see mode godly encroaching and clearly encroaching and so therefore if you have a system in place that could take a look at this and say you know what this is not allowed. This is against the laws of the game so therefore the penalty should be retaken and the truth of the matter. Is that when you see this happening. You have to question how come. Vr can take a look at this and say no. That's okay it's good play on. I don't quite understand it and to your point did change the dynamic of the game because as good as barcelona were in the first half the second half years they had possession years. They seem like they were about to create something but never really would that sort of confidence that they really thought that they were going to be able to come back in this match. I just don't think that after messy and it's not only the penalties after messy misses a penalty that means for this team going into halftime. Coleman cannot get this thing going for the second half off joel's how you love var because farrah's clear the thing that amazes me right. You've got to review penalties kayla novels off his line. No he's fine. Who was made razzi. Did he encroach yes. Seeing coach retake just forgot the second aides to be fair watching on television. I saw throw variety was encroaching. And i really thought they're gonna take this one again and when they were checking. I don't think that check in just for novice. I think there must be checking for everything. I agree with you. I don't understand. Why didn't they didn't to be taken. I don't understand why they give the pse pronouncing the first place anyway. I would not have given the long lay stamp on cardiac either through there were shambles the tonight in paris it was to the advantage of psg. So i'm not gonna complain. Though the lack of consistency again showing a niece is quite dramatic. Really english officials. Frank plain english while while blamed english. I can blame mr taylor and these systems. But i can blame the the world of referees. Were doing crazy things. And and and talking about consistency. It's an consistent all the way and we can talk and debate everyday about the decision. I mean that's that's insane. I can't even discuss about the penalty in the first penalty for procedure. The first leg. Dissenting up into celona. I wanna know where in which kind of football we are going into giving penalty for crazy stuff. I mean the penalty. Cardi cannot get the ball whatsoever. Okay longley never look at e cardi. So he's not willing to make any foul on e. cardi but we still decide to give a penalty because e cardi because longley stems only cardi. Not doing it on purpose again. So what kind of football is that is not the football. I loved the football where you know something can happen. But because he's not around the area of the dangerous area we don't really care because it's what it is especially if he's not mean if he's not a on purpose. Why do you wanna give a dose of penalties. That's crazy for me. I don't understand well the encroaching stuff. It's even worse because we also that we all named it but how they don't want to see it just a question we'd have to add them and it's not because the english because i'm sure will be french. It would be the same. It would be germany would be same. So it's it's awful. The food we are we are seeing right now. We're watching rhino. He's not the kind of alike on top of what we see from the players.
"barcelona" Discussed on The Lead
"Two Weekends Ago Nineteen Year Old Sergio Desk became the first American to play for one of the world's biggest soccer clubs. . The new. . Number, , two for Barcelona Savino desk off the bench here today. . Today the FX Palton Oreo on desks rapid rise and why the young star has chosen to play for the US instead of his birth country of Holland. . showed him their vision for what he was going to be in the future they believed in him and he hadn't seen anything from Holland until he broke into the first team that I act. . So I think there is a sign of Sergio recognizing wind people believe in him in when people give him the support to be successful. . From in the athletic, , I'm under skelter and I'm Davidson, , it's Friday October sixteen, , and this is the lead. . It felt like something great was happening. . There is something about the emotion. . For. . The past because. . that. . This isn't a story. . View the. . It stays with you. . So. . Paul how would you describe the way that Sergio plays? ? Well, , I would say he's definitely more of the modern fullback that we see in today's game. . Is An attacking player first and foremost. . DSP little slow to react to. . That very quick very good one on one defender, , but his strongest traits are pushing forward. . With the ball crossings desk. . Space he's not afraid to be creative. . He's not afraid to try different things. . Back so Yeah he he plays with the mindset of attacking player who is looking to create goals. . And get a sense of the hype around surging your desk. . How good is this dude expected to be? ? Yeah I mean I think there are a lot of hopes for what he can be you know Barcelona spending twenty, five, , , million euros to sign him that puts a a heavy amount of expectation on Sergio Desk I mean this is not a taking a flyer on a guy paying five million euros form and hoping he works out and develops know when that kind of money is being spent. . The expectation is that you come in and you contribute right away. . And in the case of Sergio that means producing assists, , it means holding your own in the Champions League and I think there is a lot of belief that he can be that type of player I mean I think there's going to be a huge spotlight on that club this year because it could potentially be Messier's final season at Barcelona, , and so the hope that club is that they can win Champions League maybe do something to convince messy to stay and that's what you're walking into. . If you're Sergio Desk and Paul, , what's your sense of Sergio personality what's he like he comes across as kind of a quiet kid? ? I believed in myself. . So that's like the reason I get focused and I played really well and this you know he. . Is Very Smart. . He certainly is not afraid to Kinda give his analysis of his teams and where he fits in the and the last two minutes I just made a unbelievable mistake and that's What I learned from it. . But. . What's interesting is when you talk to other people about him, what's , he like kind of away from the media spotlight were you probably get a better idea of his personality? ? It seems like he is. . I guess the best way to put as maybe like an interesting dude, , like he you know he kind of goes to the beat of his own drum. . He's got a kind of a bright personality and we're starting to see little bits of that I think as he grows comfortable with the spotlight that's on him. . Now, , we'll you've been digging into Sergio rise to stardom including speaking with some of his former youth coaches in the Netherlands. . Tell us a little about the path he's followed. . Well, , he was signed with his academy from a local club. . At. . Quite a young age and I think what's interesting is At I xe the expectation when you go to a club like that and you go into an academy like that is immediately, , how is he gonNA fit in as a professional and I think there were some concerns about whether or not Sergio had the discipline to succeed. . As a professional you saw that topic come up with a number of his youth coaches at I you. . Was He going to take things seriously enough. . Well, , what were some of the things that he was doing that we're raising red flags among some of these youth coaches? ? Well, , they vocalise some of them and they didn't they hinted at others. . There's little things like Sergio not showing up to school. . Where was his focus and and having to sit down and have talks about professionalism and you can interpret it however many ways you want is showing up the training on time is he going and doing all the individual work that needs to be done mainly they wanted him to understand that you know. . Yes, , football is fun. . Yes. There . is the enjoyment part of it right but. . If, , you're going to make it at a club like I asked at a certain point you have to start treating it like a job as well, , and for as much as some coaches were giving him those red flags there were also coaches who were saying, , no, , this kid has it. . He has something and what you what you need to interpret is, , yes, , his personality might be. . A little different. . He might not fit perfectly in the box that you want, , but he wants to be successful. . He wants to get better and those are the coaches that recognize that in him and worked to kind of harness it, , and once that happened once there was a little bit of belief behind Sergio Dust that self-motivation has has led him to a really quick sent from. . The U Twenty World Cup into access first team, , and then a year later into the senior national team for the US and onto Barcelona. . So break this down for us. . Paul Sergio grew up in the Netherlands. . But he's been playing with US national teams. . How exactly has that worked? ? So Sergio comes from a military US military family his father was a soldier who was stationed overseas. . As Mother's Dutch and so he was born in Holland and and was raised there and even the Dutch national team he never got an invite to the youth national teams in Holland every time before the less round, , the real real influence I didn't make you know and. . Then, , I was like. . And he was discovered by the US soccer on accident, , a US youth national team coach Dave Vandenberg, , a former player, , and he reached out to his club actually about another player. . Another American at I ax to check in and he said as as you tend to do in scouting or journalism. . Hey are there any other players I should be aware of and to coach that the actually we have another player here with American passport is name, , Mr Gino, desk, , , and then My Dad told me like you also have American best and people saying to my dad so he can also play for the American. . So when they brought through genius destined to camp, , they were watching very closely not just his soccer ability but how would he mesh with the group and they said it took just one training session to see the quality that Sergio desk had. . But what they were really happy with was how quickly he bonded with the Group of players and they felt like he really gained a lot from the group in connecting to his American. Identity . I felt home over there a little bit because they I mean in the national team because they helped me all the time and they give me chances. . This. . That's the main thing I guess I would say also I think it's worth noting that the connection between us soccer at the time general manager now technical director Ernie Stewart and Sergio Desks Ernie Stewart likes or. . Has a father who is in the military a Dutch mother grew up in Holland and when the US was trying to finalize Gino desks international recruitment, , Ernie Stewart and Gregg Berhalter flew to Holland sat with Sergio and his father had a meal watched her play Champions League and spoke about their vision and I think it probably helped Sergio desk to see somebody who grew up very similar to him very similar background who played in multiple world cups more than one hundred caps for the US national team and Through seeing Ernie Stewart's accomplishments saw what he could accomplish with the US i. . felt like my feelings were telling me like. . My heart told me US wants the best option for you. . It's not like. . That I don't like the Netherlands. . But yeah. . In life you have to make decisions on. . It's easy. You . know. . Also, , we should note that that loyalty that, , US, , national team showed him, , and that belief in the positive reinforcement he was getting with the US and being to Seventeen World Cup team u twenty. . World Cup team led him to choose the United States senior national team overhaul, , and which was recruiting and Windsor Genius talked about that decision. . He talked about the fact that he had been a part of the teams plan for a long time. . They had showed him their vision for what he was going to be in the future they believed in him and he hadn't seen anything from Holland until he broke into the first team and. . So I think. . There is again a sign of Sergio recognizing when people believe in him and when people give him the support to be successful. .
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"To budge. All those players boy, the biggest head-scratching for me anyway be. What can we possibly expect them in Barcelona? Gorman Allot and according to Barcelona yes. This guy has been our plans this whole time. This is a guy. He is. The men took that position because of course, you didn't know what? was going to be back. Thought that that was going to be the case you hope that that would be the case, but you never really knew that that with some certainty and so you had to bank on somebody and so of course, it would be obvious. To say, well, you know that guy that was playing for buying Munich allocate coming off the bench, but still playing with by know that guy that one time didn't say okay. Coming off the bench and winning Champions League but still somehow continue for Ronald Koeman for Barcelona becomes an important player well now that has shifted a little bit because well. Messi is back with Barcelona and he is going to play an ingredient is gonNA play and so where those continue fit in what do you do with them billy what do you do that so far? and. So for all the need areas that you have for Barcelona, we are actually from midfield back you have a surplus of player from the midfield going forward. Those are decisions that Ronald Koeman is GonNa have to make and one that he hasn't had an all that well, because let's just forget that he came in recited and now we don't want. You we don't need to do. We are now we don't need you, and so if those guys are not going anywhere does yet then hey, what are you going to do and how do you manage? How do you massages addition? It's all right there for to decide you talk about the areas of need and sit I'll come to you on this Memphis. Is a player that they seem to be obsessed with shouldn't they be focused on other parts of the field? Yeah. Yeah. Absolutely, and it's bizarre. Isn't it? See them chasing midfield isn't chasing boards when problems the other ended it is true. Of course they're trying to get golf for much sit in I think that would probably run. So the very end of the transfer window.
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Then after the Walker, so he he has to play to being the in the national team squad. He has to sustain in his prime IFFY. He wants new good contract with the announcements, and that's another another problem, but the situation is critical with the father comments and I think Sich and we make the point six knicks game where you should see a on the bench to make sure that the WHO not only the Gerbil re the driver of the truck. I think it's very sad. We see because everybody made mistakes. I always said that in the show that. Is Responsible Club is responsible. The father is responsible because the father pushed son too good to bustle on. Agrees man made a fantastic video last year to say well. No I'm staying where Missy said. You could come then why muscle and opened the door or you're after, so it's it's a big mess and I I'm not sure they can be. Resolved even if MRI lives we. It's for me too late because going to be in the year, two years of miserable life Oh agrees. To do without playing for bustle the way he wants to play. Sid. What do you think no chance of Post Messy Antoine Grease. Men Redemption Tour Barcelona. Quite right? The child saw that smoke. That would definitely be here away. At least a year, and then, of course you for at least one season. You have to find a way of accommodating those do now. I don't think that's impossible, but there is a very basic fact which we've talked about. Frank quiet riot on this from the very beginning, we said well look you go. Antwon Grease, man, who is an absolutely brilliant footballer who plays brilliantly above old in two positions, one as a forward coming in off the right into the middle or the other of the off the central forward has and striker, so he goes to a club where possibly the irony person in the. The world, who better than him of those things is already there and so it was always going to be difficult to find a place for now. I think there's a mechanical problem there. I think there's a degree of a personal problem, but I think that's possibly being overplay in terms of this idea that we have the Suarez didn't want to say I don't think that's. That's true. I think it's true that they wanted name because they knew that would work, but I think they would find a placement if they could see it happening and so look if groomsmen can adapt to evolve, and yes, but we've had a year kind of trying to see if that happens. Try to see if we can. DOC- ear as frank says I think another. Another year is is a big, but then there's another problem imagine agrees to go. Imagine the person I want to sell him where to for how much money who pays wages. It's not that easy to find these exit strategies, and even less so in a depressed market was. This mark is almost certainly going to be if I can say Sebastian we'll really have a solution. Neymar goes back to Barcelona and Greenman goes to. That's because exchange. Thank you gentlemen. That's probably even more complicated than it sounds. Because of course then you've got to deal with the salaries. You've got to work house. We saw the author panic steel. How you how you create the prices. What you claim the prices to be it's. Quite difficult to make that happen, but you're right on the face of it. That's that's the. That's everybody happy, isn't it? That's the best lights around this. Thank, you very much voice, just the one game in on Friday. Athletico Madrid three nothing winners over my Yorker Article Murata, couple of first half goals leaving athletico comfortably in third place eight points away from missing out on the champions. League, for more we welcome in shock his through the show shock up pretty quintessential athletic performance, maybe outside of..
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Tesol takes it to to this penalty for you. Yeah and it is a fortuitous contact. If you will an accident if he will fronts Mayo but there is no doubt that he does Glib Janika Rosca from behind and begin to them off balance and impedes his progress, and so therefore I don't think the referee had any choice, but to make the call. As the fact, that's a male. Meant that are mean it well. That doesn't really matter. Because in the end he takes got down I. Don't think there's about this was about the. Craig mentioned early on when Kiki set was hired a lot of people in La League, who cover the legal? We're very excited about the fact that this is the manager. The pass alone in need. They play exactly that sort style. Craig said time and I think others did as well in the sense that it's one thing doing it for a small club, but doing it for Barcelona with that person now is a very different matter that points to be improved as the last lasting links. Why think Dan, what you just mentioned? There is very key with bat personnel, because you're dealing with a different group of players and a different group prefers analogies and players who have been very successful at the highest level with national team with club team. Achieve everything there is to achieve in the game, and so therefore when you come into the locker room. It doesn't really matter what you have done. In the past with other teams, those things are not all that important. What matters is what you do? The training sessions with Barcelona and they played the Clem. They put forth. You believe it as a player that they buy into it, and I think what has been clear over the last week or so when we have heard rumblings coming out of the advice on locker room is that they're not really buying into it now. Some of it has to do with the fact that some of these players are pointing the finger. Than themselves and they're not really taking responsibility for what's going on, but outside of that, you can also say that there moments here where he gives at the end hasn't had I wouldn't say the experience. I will say the experience with Barcelona the experienced in this hot seat to be able to deal with what is a complicated job because there's pressure, not only coming from the locker, but there's pressures. Pressures coming from the outside and the front, Office and the board, and all the expectations that come with a club that has changed so much, but this version of Barcelona is flawed, and so regardless of WHO's sitting there. They're going to run into some challenges. Because at the very end, there are holes in this team that you can just plug with Messi, scoring a goal or Thursday and making say. how do we say this? Will you write? About well. About hiring sense was a mistake. Well, he's got to the end of the season to try and prove. Certainly on the face about the moment is making some. Decisions of playing for the national team wants, and it was a big game was a qualifier. Another coach said listen if we get this team on the back for their manager doesn't know how change in game. People get the wrong idea of coaching. Sometimes, the best managers in headquarters are not the ones that are the best training ground, the not necessarily ones that the best team, but the ones that make the best decisions during the nineteen minutes, plus because that's key, because the game is fast and furious, and the other teams do things differently a make mistakes. Somebody's having a per game. You remake those big decisions well. Well. Let's just take today. An isolation is decision. Making was pretty horrendous and he's Hans. It wash these team in the country. It's you watch. These mainstream hardly can a ball, and he lets unoften, and that tells me at the moment is setting on the bench and struggling to come up with a concrete way for what how he could have changed that game up that continues. There's only gonNA be one. And the League and it will not be Barcelona under less monitor. Matured win five the next six, the final sakes they all champions, no matter what boss alone to. Over. The it's over..
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Against it on and Real Madrid and Sean because you look at the team selection, you look at the substitutions you look at five. Ninety minutes almost Nicole before it brought Antoine been on now I understand. Greece not had the best of seasons, but his alley. I think before we came on here. He was not very complimentary about Luis Suarez and correctly so is fantastic. Never cake. He never garage snuff from Jiminez and Philippi the truth. He never made a change until that. Baldwin for injury-time. That is, that's terrible management where you need to pick up all the points and you going to strike. He's not playing well. Even if it meant messy, messy upfront, bring another midfielder on and reshaping. The team didn't have to be agrees man pretty hard to do something to change up, and he did lead to a nothing when it was too late. How did you struggle as far as I leave for those who weren't listening pre show? He was running like he had a Pi. No on his bag and I'm being kind to him. I I really think and I'm not part of the medical staff of Barcelona, nor do I pretend to be a doctor, but you look at him running and there's some serious difficulties there. He looks on Contra with his movement. And yet he was out there for ninety minutes when credits talking about the organization or lack thereof of a budget on today there was a change information by guests. Guests at the end in which he puts out a diamond midfield, and when they were their best today, well a bid look like a diamond reports at the very front of that then behind him would be said it was scheduled on. The side would be that Iraqi but the problem for our salon is that they cannot maintain any sense of order organization on the field, so that diamond became a cubic zirconiums as the game wore on, and so there is people running all over the. The place there is no sense of organization. There is no sense of spacing and then when that happens, they revert back to something that has bailed out in the past and said we're going to give the ball to messy and see if he does something and if he's able to pick out a pass or make a ron or scored a goal, and somehow we win this game instead of continuing to play their way through the midfield on trying with trust the players on the town. Town that they have in that area of the field seve. They can break through when they get disorganized. Any happens more times than not. That's when they get stretched. And now you're depending on individual players, and he just doesn't happen as release slide is I have to tell you again. I felt bad for the guy. He doesn't look right to me, but I guess for tickets. Tannehill Luke all right enough for dilemma for ninety minutes. I would have thought that the substitution, not only one. Answer, fatty would have come early. They didn't an Indian to, and he's fortunate at times for Barcelona. Four to be to. Let's take it through some of the. In this game, with Diego cost his own goal, rather unfortunate Craig from an unfortunate areas well. It seemed anything can be done about that. No! There's nothing nothing leaker done because what happened here was demarcus front paws. Remember who it was, but I think we're market biscuits. It might have been Thomas Party, but I'm not sure, but allowed the bustle on a player to get ahead of him. Not resulted in a small flick on which meant dig across the salt. Lake nothing his body language. The goal is basically nothing I. Can do about it because I couldn't react quickly enough. But, the market front porch was what what what made this problem happened because? The player got wrong site and cost. It was left with nothing doing, and and that was an unfortunate incident for. Just happened lawn off that it wasn't to by an incident. diggle caution. Your chance sensor almost immediately make amends. Given the penalty after Carrasco. One it. Had, the penalty save Volvo to look test they can. Just office line was the right decision. It is the right decision, and much like the offsides calls that we've that people get crazy about because Wehrley. Another name just too close not to close. What are we doing the spirit of the game so and The law of the game is very clear that the goalkeeper can not gain an advantage by stepping up his line Thursday embiid makes a and correctly brought back by. Diego didn't take the penalty again. Craig came and scored in. If you will cost, would you have four harder to take it? Will you more than happy to shirk responsibility? No I. Don't think you shirking the responsibility I. think he was accept it, but that is. Saved and there a bigger picture. Personally myself I would have taken that again. I think it was clearly it was a good decision, but I think it was a sensible. Decision Italian by just comes down to the player. The plenum sale on cost fell, wanted to take begging. Enough and strong enough I'm sure he could go to. Saw Her actually take. Japan is in the game. Yeah, yeah, we'll talk about the second in the moment. Let's talk about the messy penalty that came four minutes into the second-half before we talk about the Ponente. Was it a penalty for you, Ali No I don't think so I. I don't think there's contact, but the angles that the camera showed us. Actually make it very clear and obvious for the coal to be overturned, and so therefore Philippe could lunges and when he learned his. That's a moment in which he gets into trouble. If there's any contact at all, I think is minimal at best i. don't think it was a penalty by Olympia. Ask for once. He went reaching for a ball that he had no chance to get into. Craig Yeah. Thank the issue here was. It wasn't the similar to the one given against Roscoe by terrific, how the might have been a? Concept, but it was similar in terms of the leg was just thrown out there. And I. Think for that reason one. The referee gave. An to file decided that they were never going to overturn because the similarities with the one that athletic were. Probably Sixty forty. As a man who used to take penalties. Wasn't bad from Massey considering the pressure. He doesn't feel the pressure sneeze. He's not going to get shocked if Barcelona. So, as much. As the confidence. Is gazillion goals again. Carries the team and Unsurprising so maybe one day goalkeeper. Just stand there and make them look Brian Shelley. Filthy Way to get your seven hundred and we thought that would be alley. You know despite the problems. This is incredible. Penalty Saves the day keeps Balsa in the title hunt, however as Craig mention, another penalty to apply. tesol takes it to to this penalty for you. Yeah and it is a fortuitous contact. If you will an accident if he will fronts.
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"I would have said no said. There's no point in doing that, but you're right. The champions is being out there. I suppose poses the question about whether there's something to be done in the short term and look. We've seen I mean we bought. See this with the altar and the. The from this directive, you cannot anything out particularly if they believe that it's something that provides them with the opportunity to survive, and so if they were putting. Whether they thought they had to. For their own sake. As much seem say that it could happen, but I must say right now city and season out, and I think doesn't stop the New Jules. I don't remember anybody being louder about getting a nest of out of town when that occurred. Then you on this very show you have any regrets now. They were first in the league. Then they are not anymore. No tour. We've seen a time some improvement in the situation as well as just think. Is Hard when you've got the injuries highs of the players missing his heart, even if swaths can back from his injury and Is Part of this end of this even when he shouldn't have been really. Happen, but I think he would have been hard for anyone. Resting Valverde lost too much credit towards the players with the fines as well with media to Arctic derived to came bringing in I. Don't think I just as we all know. Chevy was the first one even when. Qatar to try to convince him to come. At the turn of the year that didn't happen, so then Sicheng was maybe not even the second shows because we're not crewmen for the second choice so. It was not really the guy they wanted in the first place to replace Valverde This and there seems to go. There's a champions. League is still not completely over. Certainly they would have to to. To play farmers better and follow more united that we've seen in the last two games. Sit at Barcelona. Antoine graves had a worse weekend. He's getting criticized for ducking out of the free kick. That's the eventual equalizer against that w. what's been the reaction in the Catalan press? Has Been Critical, but I think.
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"Their budgetary targets for this year. This is a deal. Make no mistake about it. Those being driven by that by the finance is not by the Pool Joe's. You can understand why Barcelona fans would be upset. Then decisions made over money and not football. We'll arrival soften that. Blow it all. Do you think? I can completely understand why they will be upset. And when you lose a twenty four year old, who looked very promising when you ride I and you open with thirty year old, who clearly looks more towards the end of his career and to the beginning. You're right to be upset. Pioneers who is a good football player and has experience. There's one many trophies, but who plays in exact same position as. Says your boost gets for example, and you could even argue that. The young best position is always almost the similar. Again profile and similar position on the even so why why getting punished? It doesn't make any sense football wisecracks there's. Just, not just make sense for them. In terms of numbers are. Let's turn our attention to the Liga title race, which has been turned on its head really in the last week, the now two points clear of our slow with six matches to go after Madrid one on the weekend Barcelona dropping points said I'll start with you Luis Suarez with the comments about gets at the end and ESPN report now, saying that at the end and his relationship with the players is strained and the video that we saw from the game over the weekend messy effectively ignoring set the and his number two. That's a lot of smoke if there isn't fire..
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Legs of his players to be able to have an emergency signing. They will not feel out now. Of course this now as I say this is the fact that this policy which of course was good intention because the intention was we. Won't clubs and insurance. We don't want to have to pay a terrible price for really bad piece of luck because they didn't think through because now Barcelona had an emergency and I've created in an emergency is ten times bigger. Legacy will almost certainly go down. Now what do you make of the rule I at sits at five months play? I had to be engine tools Spanish. Faa saying can make any exception to the transfer his five months. I have to tell you it's unnecessary. See I don't even know why you have this ruling place this is why you have transferred markets and you have a transfer window and then this is sort of like kind of a bypass to the transfer window and you say to yourself well. It's an insurance policy. We'll look why don't you take care of your insurance policies when you have the transfer window? That's indeed the time and the place in order to address the needs for your team and you in when you're making decisions during those transfer windows you shoot at dress need areas and you should address areas. Which perhaps you have to think about we need. We need backup. We need areas on the field where we need to have more than one player that can occupy that area and more than one player. That can do that job. It is out there for everybody to take advantage of during the transfer window. This other thing. Emergency player emergency transfer. It's nonsense it really really is the base over. There's nothing wrong with the planners. Unfortunately it's ended up being cruel to be kind being county Barcelona but you've been absolutely cruelty leg on as the fact that it's all gone through isn't going to change anything unless they actually do something about it will in willing to cut them one time this all be swept under the carpet as long as it's not swept under the carpet then it's something that actually has ended up being good for the League as a whole just right now. It's only good for Boscell on. I think my point would be that if you take just this situation but really in general if you were to consider what teams could possibly take advantage of this rule are teams that can actually afford an eighteen. Million Euro Buyout clause in this case. Barcelona would be do you think has that power. Do you think an even as Joe said the coach went around and I'm broke people's legs right and now the player. Do you think that they have the power to gone by that? That play no. They don't sit her long long. Has this been in place? I mean this is this a couple of years. Being Eighteen Nano gone. Sit now this is A. This is a long running policy to the extent that I think it was in two thousand thirteen seven years ago seven years ago the Federation was asked to overturn Israel and at that point turned down now as a site. I think this may well be positive because I don't think we've had an example as extreme as this one that's had such a massive input impact is almost certainly going to have and so. I think it's possible that these does creates a chain is rolling ended. It was someone pose it to me in a different way or the other day and obviously is. Ati says he's absolutely right. These benefits the big clubs as if the system isn't already tilted in the big clubs labor but someone said this to me that this is a really interesting. Why I'm looking at it. Imagine if Barcelona had been given the chance to sign a player on the battling out for Lollygag ties with Madrid and guns around. You and said here we're GONNA pay carrying Benz Malls by outlaws? Yeah and we're GONNA go out and win the League now. All of a sudden you need the player to agree. But that's another example of how this really can adulterate the competition leg a nice bottle while you have been left with in their entire squad this team. That's already in the relegation zone in their entire squad. Now there are eight goals in the whole school. They are in massive trouble and said what really sticks in. The crow is the fact that Basler sold a couple of attacking players during the January trends the window. Yeah this is. This is where I kind of backtrack slightly. Because of course you look at this and you say Martin brave not to blame. Boston are really to blind. Because they've taken advantage of a rule that exists. It's the rule to blame but of course part of the reason that boss in such a dire situation as all of their own making so they go into the winter transfer window and look for a strike. They don't get that strike. Not only do they fail to get that striker but they get rid of two strikers from the youth system who both scored tonight as if the line how this was so in terms of the net gain of the transfer window. They thought they were getting. Two's truckers. The three strike is down on the winter trouser window and then obviously at the end of it. They get someone injured. And so. That's why this has happened. Well while we're on the subject of Barcelona El Bano Deportivo's big interview with Lionel Messy has got a lot of play as you might expect the headline of course it never occurred to me to leave..
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"You think about the plane which Alexander Arnold off the corner kick decides to take it quickly and by someone just kind of walking away unaware of what's happening right. It's lack of attention to detail and that was on there now. Under said being the second goal by Valencia came off straight off a throwing. You would've liked a bit throwing play throwing coach offer throw when people walk away from the ball unaware that something's happening. PK late after after. It gets turned steady Roberto late tracking back and then Mexico Wide Open. The far post straight overthrowing still like of attention to the details so by where they set the end. It doesn't matter as long as the players at this point. You have to figure out okay this. We may have been Barcelona for great period of time but right now back to getting the basics right. It's back to getting work done and grinding and in this thing doesn't look like a thing that wants to grind is. Is it really necessary to be an x probe to become a good coach. I don't think so. I don't think it's the main criteria. I certainly think it helps. The you've listened you your experience of all things as whatever you do and to have the experience meeting Sabine on the field for example can only be good experience a few on the on the other side trying to explain to somebody what to do. Because you've been in that position I don't think it's the bill and the Endel can make a good day. There are exceptions. I think what's important though is that you can look at players and evaluate players in the way they express themselves that you walk across.
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Eighty percent of the ball and they had no shots sideways. It was it was incredible sideways. And I'm back so last week. After Keith is at the end takes over and they play games Outta the conversation. Following the match was well. We're back to the identity entity. Oh Barcelona the possession of the ball. We completed thousand passes. Okay I suppose that has some value and I suppose that that is the identity of our CELONA but it has to be possession with a purpose no dispossession not this inefficient ineffective predictable woah possession that is sideways and back sideways and back sideways. And back if you look at the first half today and you just mentioned that how how many of those passengers were actually penetrating passes. Forward passes passes that eliminate limescale defending passes at our creative that get and put the position into to a into a position where now they have to defend that is uncomfortable for them to defend. It wasn't until which is moving sideways sideways. I was keeping everything in front of them. And by the time I kept going backwards so for all the possession for all the long pass and sequences fifteen passes thirty passes twenty passes Linda with two passes they go on the attack in half half they get a shot on goal they hit the post. They draw penalty gig. They get goal all the things that you expect for us alone to be doing. Valencia was far more dangerous esteem with without having the ball and no need to have the ball. They were like okay. Yes sure you can happen. Pass the ball. So how is this any better than whatever they were doing over with. It's not a reality check for Barcelona fans at thought. This was all valverde. Get rid of him getting set to bring back the values because it's quite simple isn't it sometimes analyzes side it. Messy doesn't school or have a good Game Boston win. It's very much that and so then you start looking at the personnel out on the field and you have to ask the question again which we ask on a weekly basis about Antoine Greece. One hundred twenty million well okay but but at least fifty one degrees. You haven't even let me finish by Anton Greece man. Maybe maybe there's something nice to be. That was what I would say is in the mid week couple. He scores two goals. And they're all conference central positions in which he makes quick diagonal movement to getting behind today in a game in which they could have used some of that he puts himself into wider areas underneath. He goes anywhere but inside eighteen box. where it it is where he should be because oh by the way that position that he's playing now given the absence of lettuce? We're GONNA see something. Well I started nice and then I went real well. Some nearly ended the day when you play center forward you need some service and there's nothing more annoying for for when I was a coach with nothing more annoyed me more. The what you're one of my players take a sideways or the bike was passed without even looking to see if there was a forward pass. That was the most annoying thing that used to drive me up the wall and if I'm a sent a forward and midfield players who are not even looking forward. What does that do degrees Eastman? You wonder why ends up disappeared in all different places where these shouldn't be to try and get a hold of the bowl. I mean it goes two ways and as far what is this guy. Cat At to this attack him play because it looked like they were told. Just keep the ball. Just don't give away Emma. Let's keep it. That's what it looked like. So what happened to the influence of this guy. The doesn't seem to be any gamma caught us. We've been too harsh. Barcelona surely not based on today's performance and look to add a little bit more context this Valencia team that started the game without without two of their three best players because donny was unavailable modano. Who funnily enough he started on the bench reason being that supposedly he was the subject of interest from from Barcelona before the match? So that gives you some sense of what they were up against. But I agree we all saw really really Lee sterile possession. I two quick things about that one is the old Barcelona values the PEP Guardiola era. That wasn't just about possession also about pressing pressing off the ball and this is a team that is a really difficult time doing it in part because Leonardo messy as young as he was ten years ago. None of us are And they simply didn't get that part of the game right either. which only made things worse in terms of possession penetration? I think that's something that takes chemistry. Sorry this is set the unstirred game in charge. You know we can give them a tiny bit of leeway for that but he has to get that right otherwise it's just not going to work and you're just going to sit around pass the ball sideways and hope they messy too something spectacular which he sometimes does but not in every single game John.
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Now. It's going to be messy. Ingredient is gonna gonna have to play second fiddle to everybody else. Has that has gone through barcelona. Once it comes back e clears everything off of rice on it. Clears the picture and it makes a difference to what by adults and they look out on the field but athletic perfect song. They haven't played no no. It's come back against abraham. Teams looked the old lady and decadent results with a change side players and brilliant youngster in the captain's gone and the the old rugged defensive unit is supposed to be not there anymore. Got them through a little bit but at just go back to the buzzer quickly. I think we have huntsville without name trying to get the balance right of messy greenman and suarez when they're all unless you don't know on the left again so if you throw name are in there as well. That's that's even more problems for a lot more lollygag talk to come tomorrow. Oh as sid lobby joining us to give us infections on the opening three matches of this fantasy interesting creature inhabits the flat arid plains of many an automobile dashboard bobblehead. It's most agreeable and will not along to anything despite having no brain gene function but when the bobble head his how gyco not only saves people money but also gives them access to licensed agents twenty four seven online and over the phone not even more more vigorously because he knows you should switch because yes switching to gyco is a no brainer easy easy can get whiplash.
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"How does that affect barcelona going. If if if you'll racket age find him barely get chefs to no matter what the cases young guy who's gonna prove himself a very talented young man who has had issues at barcelona and other clubs unsold whether he's happy with us. A note should put this behind them. He's up boss still where he wanted to be and he's got to <hes>. The other side of the coin is more experienced bliss rockets. Who maybe can you stop requirements there anyway another but you know you're going to have to probably use them at some mm point but it's more experienced players. I think that's where it causes the problem you know youngsters who have to really on the game like them belly really. I don't think it will be a major issue. I've no real sympathy for them. Belly simply because all the issues that he has brought onto himself. I have affected the way that he he has played or hasn't played for us for that. Matter and what we hear is that he's behavior is not appropriate that his behavior is not what it should be for barcelona on a player or professional player at this level as for the more veteran players a guy like iran rocketed. I can understand his frustration from the sense of. I'm not a kid anymore. You can come to me talk to me b b b straightforward. Give me the information. What is the plan and what is that you want from me and if you don't want me here then let me know so that then i can make plans for myself or i can have my agent reach out to whoever they want to reach out but when you treat me just as a piece in chess game and you move me however you want to move me without any care appreciation for what i have done with this open disorganization now i start to take that somewhat personally and i can understand that it's a business and i think players can do that and it would be smart enough to do that but you would appreciate the fact like that if they came to you and they say look this is what's happening. This is what we're planning to do. You may be a part of this or you. May not will see also possibly ever expects do while once again in the champions we look at the spot. They are there and they're rebounds behind manchester city when it comes to favorites. How much does this affect them the champions league channel. I really don't think it's going to have a huge effect. I look at this situation and especially in the concern about racketeering and the fact that he's elder statesman and certainly they should talk to you but it's not like coming out of the blue. They've talked about letting him go somewhere else for quite some time now. They're not offering another contract so that that part. I think becomes less of a shock certainly. Does it take a little bit more to get him bought. In for the season yeah probably does and if you talk do you might not have had that much effort to begin in backed by but by all accounts the big boys wanted may- more back <hes> the people that are that they're building the club nor have built the club around. I e neymar messy. They want messiaen's whereas wanted name are back. Those two can push a lot of the chatter away and refocused the team quite easily so i just. I don't think it's going to be an issue certainly getting them back. Healthy is going to be very important now but in the long run i don't as long as long as as as long as long as the player sorry gob as long as pleasant okay revolve around the that's it's the main issue right directors and presidents and all these run run amok and gently clueless when it comes things about players earliest feelings and stuff so as long as the planet okay revolve around the and he doesn't lose the players in the dressing rooms. I can't speak for the boys but but in the plasma laughed about this committed an emolument. Oh who's getting lumped into this today really well. It wouldn't be i..
"barcelona" Discussed on ESPN FC
"Welcome insulated sedition of e._s._p._n. A._f._c. on dan thomas joined by craig burley alley moreno and brian mcbride bride. Yes the transfer window. Show however the ramifications are still being felt in catalonia that certainly put corning to report in spain and has got markazi joins us to discuss suggestions. All is not well in the vacillated account cab. Yeah i mean obviously the <hes> there was this whole to do with with with name mad about doma was under pressure to begin with and <hes> there's a portion of the barcelona directors rectors who who were against the move from the start their suggestions that the move was was was pretty half arted and ham ham-fisted and certainly maybe even dare. I say <hes> never really just something where they were kind of going through the motions and pretending tending to negotiate with parsons your man when they knew that the whole thing was a non starter is talk of racketeers and a half edebali isn't happy it was supposed to be makeweights in this deal for the plans perspective. Does it goes go. Ganga was going to say that's a key issue and this is why some people were were skeptical because it was obvious that the man we're going to hold out for something close to what they paid for. <hes> <hes> you know whether it's two hundred twenty two million two hundred million or one hundred nine hundred eighty million and it was obvious that barcelona simply wasn't gonna pay that amount in cash and the players i would have to be would have to be part of that deal. Well what's happened is that they were very liberally. Lobbying the names of players in the air from <hes> from london to racketeers who you mentioned similar not as well and they didn't tell the players or certainly certainly they weren't respectful in the way <hes> they they told the players and it was almost like after the fact it was almost as if okay yeah we locked you in jail..
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"Hold and barcelona again i look at this ship it to try and do what is so cool they support pretty even here we we heard of course pray gasa yesterday that he paid some of the money to get out of liverpool quit and get this done in january continuing yeah an inverted fighter we'll give gap molecule he says it i i have no interest whether they paid money i'm not together at liverpool the bought land as he wanted the liver liverpool a thankful hub as long as the kid without having a player who became too unhappy bearing in mind would it didn't happen for them in the submarine could easily of you know not tried particularly hard than some of the games but others had some injuries it performances were pretty good so he's i it was great but i think it run the risk of losing some of the fdp do want to make as much as continuing seem to want to make it happened what whether they paid money are not i don't know settling if it was me i was certainly would be repeat any money harper your pay money to get a whole lot more right down the road i mean it it's it's easy sums as far as i'm concerned said is extraordinarily later on the show we'll talk about ramage aid and what's happened to them but 16 points as the deficit in the mind between the two sides we will sign in the summer real madrid seem to have that ducks only an old meanwhile kale's spots on yet massey's contract we all laughing paulina coming across from china you identify who play an upfront everything just seems sings have come together perfectly for the catalans and it must have shocked not only everyone in spain but in particular barcelona supporters.
"barcelona" Discussed on Anderson Cooper 360
"This is the town of camera sales which is one hundred twenty kilometers southwest of barcelona nia a city called tara going on what we are being told at present is that there is an ongoing police operation it is not clear whether it is associated with the terror attack that happened just two blocks away from where i am tonight in barcelona earlier on today but police authorities telling us that three suspects three suspects have been as they describe taken down in what is a possible terror attack again i've to be very clear about this it is unclear at present were trying to ensure that we are translating spanish media appropriately but his unclear at present whether what is happening in cambrils one hundred twenty kilometers southwest of here is associated with what happened on less around less in the centre of barcelona today what we do know is that residents of that town are being told to stay in dole's so as you rightly pointed out the incident today involving a van plowing into pedestrians on what is an extremely busy pedestrian street in the centre of barcelona killed thirteen and we have some one hundred others injured some eight t nationalities involved as victims of this attack you pointed out that the van driver abandoned the vehicle he fled the scene and he is on the run importantly authorities have told us that there is no evidence that he is armed it appears according to authorities that he and possibly another may have been trying to get.
"barcelona" Discussed on Rick Steves Spain & Portugal Audio Tour?s?
"Plaza de san djalma. After so many narrow lanes emerging into this spacious square feels liberating taken the impressive buildings the good pattern pavement. The wrought iron balconies and elegant lanterns. And the buzz of barcelona's going about their business. This stately plaza has been barcelona's seat of government for two thousand years in ancient times square was the forum of roman barcena. Oh rome's two main streets converged here and they're still here today the career of bisbee which we just walked down and the kobe don't call running ninety degrees perpendicular to it as the forum. This was where all the important temples. Businesses and government buildings were located and it still the center of government. Let's focus on the squares. Two main buildings to very similar looking buildings. They face each other on the square. Start with the one on the downhill slope. It's the one with the larger balcony of the to. This is barcelona's hall remember. Barscelona has always thought of itself as proudly self-governing. There's a reminder of that here. The statue in the niche to the left of the door. This is king zhao. The first james the conqueror in the twelve hundred he freed barcelona from french control and granted itself rule. This kicked off that medieval golden age when barcelona was a major player. All across the mediterranean djalma established the first catalonian parliament and he built the nearby royal palace which will see a little later. So that's the seat of government for barcelona city. Now turn one hundred eighty degrees to see the government building for the region of catalonia. This is the palau generali tot. It's the building on the uphill side of the square the one with the smaller balcony for more than six centuries. This building has housed the offices of the autonomous government of catalonia. The buildings symbolism reflects that long tradition look above the doorway. The statue of the guy in the horse is is san. Jordi saint george slaying. The dragon of oppression as we know georgia's catalonia's patron saint. And you'll see dragons georgia's all over town remember. Catalonia is a part of spain though largely self governing. Yes this government. Building rules the spanish region of catalonia but the watchful eye of the national government in madrid. The palace flies both flags. The catalan flag has nine. Red and gold horizontal stripes next to that flag is the obligatory spanish one elsewhere in barcelona. You'll likely see a third flag the so-called estela. It has the red and gold catalan flag with a blue and white star on the left. This is the symbol of catalan separatists. Hope that someday. Catalonia can be a completely separate nation independent of spain. Catalonia and all that the star in the flag's design comes from a spanish colony that succeeded in breaking free from spain cuba. That makes it. An especially provocative image two spaniards today even after two thousand years. This square is still the heart of government. The company's these two palaces are often seen on the tv news it's from here that cataluna leaders greet the people momentous days. It's worth soccer. Heroes are paraded in triumph. The square itself is often the site of demonstrations. These can be small like a single grouchy citizen with a megaphone. Hey the phone. Companies overcharging me or it can be thousands of spirited citizens imagine this square packed with local visa catalunia and demanding independence from spain. Local treasure the independence square represents for much of its history. It's been self-governing but it's also suffered from long stretches of oppression by spanish kings by the french. Older local still remember the forty years of repression in the twentieth century under the dictator franco. He punished the rebellious catalans by abolishing the regional government. He effectively outlawed catalan customs and even made it illegal to speak. The catalan language after franco died in nineteen seventy five joyous citizens packed this squared. Celebrate the return of self rule. We should move on but before we do. Take a moment to get oriented. Our tour is nearing its end. After we're done it's easy to return to the square to plan your next move get oriented by facing the city hall. That's the building on the downhill side. Now look right. This long street is carre different. It's lined with ironwork streetlamps and balconies draped with plants classic barcelona courageous on leads directly to the rumble us and to the metro. Stop list. you looking left this same street now. Called courageous joma. The first leads to the metro stop also called chama. A few blocks further in that direction is the picasso museum. Now take one last look around plaza de san djalma two thousand years ago when this was the town's forum its biggest building was a massive temple of augustus. Let's go see it. Let's face the generali. Tot that is the building on the uphill side from here. We'll exit on a street in the upper right hand corner of the square. Start heading for that corner of the square. Don't go back up. Correo bisbee but up the street in the very corner the tiny corre- paradise go uphill on carre del parodies. Follow this street as it turns right. I'm with you after a few more steps where the road starts to turn left. Stop stop at number ten. Carre del parodies. This is the entrance.
"barcelona" Discussed on Rick Steves Spain & Portugal Audio Tour?s?
"The high altar and the tomb of a yulia start looking behind the altar find the bishop's chair called the cathedra the bishop's presides here from his throne or cathedra inside the church that serves as his headquarters. The cathedral. now turn your attention. Ninety degrees to the left to the left wall there. you'll see the churches. Impressive oregon. Now turn to the right wall of the church to the right of the altar. That wall is decorated with cut to the news. Yellow and red coat of arms these traditional colors date back to that golden age of medieval times when catalonia was independent from spain speaking of which under that coat of arms displayed on. The wall are two wooden coffins. These are the two powerful counts of barcelona who founded catalonia. Ramon berenguer the first and his wife a modus back around the year ten fifty. They established catalonia as a major player. In the mediterranean they also the cornerstone for the romanesque. cathedral that preceded today's gothic structure. Descend the steps beneath the altar into the crypt to see the tomb of alia. You'll see a marble and alabaster sarcophagus dating back to the early thirteen. Hundreds a stone coffin stands atop elaborately carved columns. This contains the remains of barcelona's most beloved saint saint a yulia locals call her. By affectionate and easier to pronounce nickname. Lia- the cathedral is dedicated to saint alia alia lived here in barcelona back in roman times around the year. Three hundred. She was the daughter of a prominent barcelona family. A christian living peacefully under roman rule then under emperor diocletian things turned bad end. Well take a close look at the coffin. The carved reliefs tell alias story in three episodes in the relief on the left we see emperor diocletian. He's the guy in the far left seated on his throne. He's listening intently. As a young girl in the middle of the crowd raises her hand to speak its alia the only thirteen years old. She boldly professes her christian faith and courageously refuses to bow down to the pagan gods in the middle seen. Diocletian orders her to be tortured until she recaps a lawyer. Drops to her knees. Plead for mercy. Legend says she was submitted to thirteen. Tortures she was stripped naked. And then she was rolled down the street in a barrel full of sharp objects but miraculously none of these killed her even shook her faith in the final scene. Diocletian condemns her to death by crucifixion. She was crucified on an x shaped cross. As a result the xs is as symbol. You'll find it carved into chapel's walls and abuse throughout the church today. Alia is one of barcelona's two patron saints. She's honored every february with the festival. And they pull out all the stops with jagan's fireworks and groups of athletic men who stand on top of each other to create acrobatic human towers. Sounds more fun than a barrel of daggers. Now we head into the cloister or open air courtyard to get their. Start heading into the right transept. Most medieval churches had a cloister. Like the one. You're about to step into in the right transept. You'll find a door leading outside. Go through the.