110 episodes

Join Sam Marsden (ESPN), Rik Sharma (AFP), Toni Juanmartí (Relevo) and special guests for this weekly podcast on FC Barcelona. Siempre Positivo is the only English-language podcast exclusively focused on Barça brought to you by people on the ground in the city. The podcast covers every inch of the football club, from match reviews and previews to transfer news and the latest controversy (it's never quiet at Camp Nou!)

Barça: Siempre Positivo (In English!)

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    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Join Sam Marsden (ESPN), Rik Sharma (AFP), Toni Juanmartí (Relevo) and special guests for this weekly podcast on FC Barcelona. Siempre Positivo is the only English-language podcast exclusively focused on Barça brought to you by people on the ground in the city. The podcast covers every inch of the football club, from match reviews and previews to transfer news and the latest controversy (it's never quiet at Camp Nou!)

    E232: Carrots, tomatoes and Barcelona beating Getafe at home

    E232: Carrots, tomatoes and Barcelona beating Getafe at home

    Barcelona beat Getafe 1-0 on Sunday to maintain their lead at the top of the table. Pedri got the game's only goal but it was not Barça's best performance of the season. 
    Sam, Rik and Toni discuss why that might have been the case, look at the front line of Ansu Fati, Ousmane Dembele and Raphinha and reveal some high-profile footballers who were among the Camp Nou crowd. 
    They also look ahead to Wednesday's big Copa del Rey quarterfinal against Real Sociedad. 
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    E230: Super Cup champions, a new era for Barca

    E230: Super Cup champions, a new era for Barca

    Barcelona pummelled Real Madrid in the Spanish Super Cup final, winning 3-1 and putting on a real show. 

    Sam and Rik get stuck into the final, with some help from Toni, who was at the match in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He's not finding it easy to get back out though... 
    On Barca's young stars, what victory means for the club, and much more... 
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    E227: Barça take three points at the Wet-ropolitano to go three clear in LaLiga

    E227: Barça take three points at the Wet-ropolitano to go three clear in LaLiga

    It was a great weekend for Barcelona as they beat Atletico Madrid to capitalise on Real Madrid's slip up against Villarreal. Xavi Hernandez's side are now three points clear at the top of LaLiga after 16 games. 
    Sam and Rik take you through Sunday's night's 1-0 win over Atletico from a cafe in Madrid on Monday morning over coffee and tortilla. Ousmane Dembele was the match winner but it was also a big game for Barça's rearguard, with Ronald Araujo and Andreas Christensen stepping up. 
    They also look ahead to the Supercopa game against Real Betis on Thursday, although there will be more to come on that match later in the week with Toni flying to Saudi Arabia to cover the tournament. 
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    • 36 min
    E225: Catalan derby ends with dropped Barça points & Lahoz circus

    E225: Catalan derby ends with dropped Barça points & Lahoz circus

    Sam and Rik were at Camp Nou on Saturday as Barcelona ended 2022 with a disappointing 1-1 draw against Espanyol. Marcos Alonso gave Barça the lead in the Catalan derby, but Joselu's penalty earned Espanyol a point before referee Mateu Lahoz took centre stage. 
    After the game, Sam and Rik discussed the performance, Raphinha and Ansu Fati concerns, the Lahoz circus, Lewandowski's on hold ban and more. 
    Happy New Year and here's to a Siempre Positivo 2023! 
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    • 34 min
    E214: Lewandowski, Eric and Balde... breaking down Barca's season so far

    E214: Lewandowski, Eric and Balde... breaking down Barca's season so far

    With LaLiga breaking for the World Cup, Sam, Rik and Toni look ahead to Barcelona's plans for the upcoming month and look back on the season so far. They discuss Barça's best player, best signing, best moment and much more as the league stops with Xavi Hernandez's side top, two points clear of Real Madrid. 
    Running order: 
    -- Barça players at World Cup 
    -- Barça's World Cup plans 
    -- Season review so far 
    -- Best player 
    -- Best signing 
    -- Best young player
    -- Unsung hero 
    -- Worst moment 
    -- Best moment 
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    • 33 min
    E210: Pique's Camp Nou farewell, Man United up next for Barca in Europa League

    E210: Pique's Camp Nou farewell, Man United up next for Barca in Europa League

    There is a lot to talk about as Sam, Rik and Toni return for your Monday dose of reaction and news from Barcelona. Gerard Pique bid farewell to Camp Nou with a 2-0 win over Almeria with the goals coming from Ousmane Dembele and Frenkie de Jong. 
    Then, on Monday, Barça were drawn against Manchester United in the Europa League playoff round. 
    All that and more: 
    -- Toni's unnecessary Burnley dig 
    -- Barça good vs. Almeria
    -- Dembele always in your team? 
    -- Ferran Torres chances 
    -- Alba's form 
    -- Pique's timing 
    -- Two deaths 
    -- Rik's ratings 
    -- Europa League draw
    -- Why Man Utd tie is good 
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    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Visc@B@rc@1 ,

Visca Siempre Positivo

As a culé I am self loathing pessimist and I am gutted by the abysmal downward spiral the club finds itself in. However, this podcast has been a beam of light breaking through the dark clouds. Thanks to Sid Lowe, Phd., for name dropping his “podcast rivals” on his pod. Eternally indebted, keep up the good work chavales.

supacopa ,

Too much travel stuff

Don’t want to hear about travel issues for 20 mins of pod

Miguel-Flaco ,

Más Que Un Pod

I have been a Barca fans since the days of the galatacticos. The dark days where Madrid ruled Spain and the world. Ronaldinho made me like Barca and Messi made me fall in love. That being said, I had been looking for an honest, entertaining, and insightful pod since the rise of the podcasts. I had followed Sam for a while now on Twitter and he was my go to guy for all Barca news. Thankfully Sam along with Rik and Toni decided to create this pod. This pod will give you honest opinions of the club (just listen to Rik’s the Chelsea fan ratings and you will see.) You have the entertaining Toni el socio always giving the pod a Catalan point of view. And to top it off you have the mellowed Sam as your host and mediator. Highly recommend this pod for Blaugranas and neutrals as well. Barca, Messi, Siempre Positivo. In that order.

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