Penya Blaugrana London Interview for FCBarcelona.com

Penya Blaugrana London president was interviewed for FCBarcelona.com before the Champions League match against Manchester City.

You can read the full interview here!

Penya Blaugrana London president was interviewed for FCBarcelona.com before the Champions League match against Manchester City.  You can read the full interview here!

Meeting Point for FC Barcelona fans in Manchester - 24 Feb

Penya Blaugrana London is calling all FC Barcelona fans travelling to Manchester:

Date: 24th February, from 2pm to 5pm

Location: Shambles Square, Cathedral Approach, M3 1SW

There is a large terrace area with two traditional English pubs serving food and drinks:

  • Sinclairs Oyster Bar 
  • The Old Wellington
 
Let's all make a great day in Manchester!
Manchester meeting point - 24 Feb

PBL Membership Cards 2014-15 Now Available!

Dear PBL members

The new PBL membership cards are now available!!!  

Please come to Bar&Co to collect your membership card!

This year we felt it was time to print higher quality cards.  It has taken a bit longer than usual to get them ready, but we are sure it has been worth the wait!

From now on, you will need to show your membership card to Bar&Co staff to get the 10% discount and gain free entrance at high interest matches.

New PBL Membership Cards for 2014-15 season

Penya Blaugrana Amsterdam visited PBL for the Clasico

A delegation of Penya Blaugrana Amsterdam visited Penya Blaugrana London for El Clasico on 25 Oct, headed by their president Ruben Saavedra, wife and sister.

We won’t mention the score, but surely they had a great team at Bar&Co!

Patrick O'Connell Memorial Fund

Patrick O’Connell was FC Barcelona’s manager between 1935-1940 during the difficult Spanish Civil War years. He died penniless and destitute in London on 27 February 1959.

Penya Blaugrana London has joined the campaign organized by the Patrick O’Connell Memorial Fund to raise awareness and monies to restore his unmarked paupers grave in North London and build statues and/or busts at each of the clubs he played for and managed.

Johan Cruyff , Franz Beckenbauer, Martin O’Neill, Ronald Koeman, David Beckham and Luis Figo are just some of the football luminaries who have also expressed their support for the campaign.

One of football’s forgotten heroes, were he alive today, “Don Patricio’s” achievements would be unprecedented. The former Ireland and Manchester United captain who saved Barcelona from extinction, also guided Real Betis to their only La Liga title.

The Irishman moved to the Catalan capital as a result of his success in Andalusia and as Spain was edging closer to civil war, thus positioning himself firmly on the wrong side of Franco. With the political and economic situation worsening, Barcelona were struggling to stay afloat. They asked some of their foreign players, including the Uruguayan forward Enrique Fernández and Hungary’s Elemer Berkessy, not to return from holidays home. O’Connell was asked to stay and he agreed.

Patrick O'Connell, center,, manager of FC Barcelona during 1935-40

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