THE HALF DECENT FOOTBALL MAGAZINE

8 January ~ After their triumph in the Club World Cup in Japan, Barcelona return to domestic action tonight against their local rivals Espanyol. With Lionel Messi expected to win the Ballon d'Or tomorrow, it should be a big week for the club. Messi has been a phenomenon in the past few season, but there is a man in Barcelona's history who can boast an even better scoring rate for the club. George Pattullo, the Glaswegian, turned down the chance to play for Espanyol and remained at Barcelona an amateur throughout his time in Catalonia. To read more of the forgotten story of a man who scored 41 goals in only 20 games for the club, take a look at the Centrocampista blog or the Scotsman.

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