Barça star in Four Four Two
The prestigious British football magazine has published an extensive report and three interviews with FC Barcelona. Guardiola, Busquets, Iniesta and Villa feature prominently in the text.
Barça are having a major media impact. ‘Four Four Two’ magazine has just printed a huge
report on the club, with a circulation of 100,000 copies in the UK and Ireland, tells it all: David
Villa appears on the cover, with Andrés Iniesta and Gerard Piqué behind him.
Inside there is a major report on the club, titled ‘Barça Confidential’, by
writer Andy Mitten. He explains the change of presidency last season and the changes that it
produced, and some of the earliest decisions made by Sandro Rosell.
Four Four Two highlights the work done by Pep Guardiola at the helm of the first team. Apart
from titles, the focus is also on his innovative approach, such as travelling on the same day of
matches. Mitten also describes how so many players are groomed in the Barça style at La Masia and
the way 14 members of the treble winning side were products of the club’s own youth system.
Much of the article analyses the way the Camp Nou lives and breathes match days. The writer
is based in Barcelona, and in particular focuses on a game played at home to Mallorca earlier this
season, where he describes the buzz in the ground, with interesting references to the typical
Catalan psyche and his inevitable fascination with Leo Messi.