The making of the greatest team in the world

304barcaGraham Hunter's new book about Barcelona arrives at a moment when the European and Spanish champions have been looking noticeably shaky for the first time in almost four years, dropping some very cheap points against La Liga's minnows and going out of the Champions League to Chelsea. The 2005 publication of a similar book about Real Madrid, John Carlin's White Angels, was immediately followed by the Merengues embarking on one of the worst runs in their history, so the club will not thank Hunter for his timing. Read more

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