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Old 02-27-2013, 05:39 AM   #3141 (permalink)
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People do realize that Barca went to shit right after Tito left right? We were doing incredibly well with him until then. Not saying that the Milan or Madrid loss wouldn't have happened by it must be taken into consideration.

I don't understand how anyone can call for his head at this point. Jesus.

Inb4 someone says Tito is making all the decisions from New York. Yea it's a lot different when he's on the other side of the world, recovering from cancer and hasn't seen the team practice or individual players fitness to determine a tactical approach. I don't care what anyone says, Roura should be stepping up to the plate here because he should be capable of this, he's fairly miserably.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:47 AM   #3142 (permalink)
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:00 AM   #3143 (permalink)
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Pep having it easy at Barca is rather amusing. As is calls for Tito to be sacked. Barca were unbeaten before his relapse right? Simply pegging the current form one one or two problems is short sighted. It's a whole string of problems. You have to remember that Barca are more than a regular football club. They're a family. Think about cancer treatments to two members of your family would do to you, on top of the leader of the family leaving. They're probably exhausted but from mental exhaustion rather than physical exhaustion. All the off pitch and now on pitch issues pile up and have an effect on individuals and the team as a whole. A bunch of them have had kids this season too. You think that doesn't come into play too? Messi, Pique, Villa. Pretty sure there was another. Cesc probably has illegitimate children to worry about all over the place. Roura's not a manager tbf to him. He's a scout who's filling an extremely unfortunate vacancy for the short term. Even the best group of players in the world need managing.

There are squad problems too but lets not over emphasise them. Defensively they need tightening up. Pique is abysmal and an absolute joke of a defender at this level right now. They rely way too heavily on Puyol for where he's at right now. Masch normally does a good job at CB but it should him or Puyol with a Kompany type CB in there with them. Alba's the best LB in the world right now for me. Makes a few silly errors at the back but he has a lot of good output defensively too and nobody can touch him going forward from LB. Alves has been as bad as Pique but he's picked it back up recently. It'd be silly to buy a new RB when you have Montoya ready. Blaming Valdes is pretty short sighted too. Not his fault the defence get overrun on the break. It's pretty easy to blame Goalkeepers when they concede 3 goals in a game but that doesn't tell the full story. They'd concede a lot more with most other keepers and if they don't get a top replacement for Valdes and a CB by that point then you'll see.

Hopefully they use the La Liga game on Saturday as a testing ground for Milan to try something new. At least one of Villa and Tello have to start. Villa needs to be in the middle to get the best out of him though. This reliance on Messi to play in the middle really hurts Villa. Just put Messi back out wide and let Villa do what he does best up top and actually have a direct outlet. The amount of times that Alves and Alba get past the back line and there's not a single player in the box is appalling for such a big club. Won't happen but resting Messi wouldn't be the worst idea. Obviously he won't admit that he's tired because that's the kind of player he is. He wants to play every minute of every game but he's looked very tired and off form recently. Xavi looked a broken man last night. Very sad. I'd be shocked if he starts on Saturday. Probably means Cesc keeps his place with Iniesta dropping back into his best role. Or Thiago gets a chance.

Confident at least that Utd won't get destroyed on the break like Barca did, especially if we go with Jones in the middle again with Carrick. Play it like the away leg and I'm reasonably confident we'll go through or at least get extra time. Even playing conservative football we should get 2 goals at home against them.
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it's not about replacing guys like alves and alba. it's about challenging them. alba's only real competitor is injured and doesn't have long left in his career, and the other is adriano, who will never really be used more than the occasional game to rest alba. even worse with alves. i like montoya, but messi loves alves and the delivery he gives, but there needs to be someone there to challenge him. it's largely been a very similar barca squad the entire time, so it's only natural for some complacency to creep in. how do you get the team that has won everything to keep winning? bring in guys that haven't won everything.

i haven't seen anyone call for tito's head though, and anyone who does is amazingly stupid. it is a combination of all those factors, like i said while i was watching this cup game and the milan game, there's a lot of mental exhaustion. it's been rough for them, one of the most liked played going through a liver transplant, a favourite son to many of the players bidding farewell, and then his replacement, who many are close to too, having a relapse, that would fucking cut deep. it's a very volatile time at barca, they're crying out for some stability and guidance and i think a few of the senior players need to step up and almost manage the team, because with all due respect to roura, he is, indeed a scout.
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I just hope Barca don't crumble in the League. It's very uncharacteristic though. Even if they are eliminated from the CL, I just hope they go on to win La Liga. However, with this defeat to Real, I'm pretty certain they will be fired as hell for Milan.
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Old 02-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #3146 (permalink)
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Also Ronaldo proving again that he is the best player in the world right now. Stats might tell one story but when it comes to the big games and the big moments Action Man is outshining his rival at this moment in time.


Messi's been out of form for about 2 months or so, but that does not mean he should be dethroned as the best in the world.

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The issue with bringing guys in to challenge Alba and Alves is it means spending money just for squad players and I'm not sure Barca would spend money on bringing someone in to challenge them when they already have players like Montoya and Adriano sitting on the bench most weeks. Alba's only there been there for half a season so he shouldn't be getting complacent and I haven't seen anything from him that suggests that. Alves definitely so but he seems to have picked it up lately, possibly even due to Adriano getting selected for a run of games ahead of him at RB. Someone like Pique definitely needs a reality check that his position isn't safe regardless of how he plays. I think the complacency is more of a general issue with the squad as a whole than individual players. Who was the last player brought in to really shake the starting XI up? Villa? Alba only filled a void and Sanchez even last season never had a big impact on the first team. I guess Cesc was more recent than Villa but he's been a big flop in nearly every capacity and hasn't really pressured anyone for spots. If I was Barca I'd be looking to bring a CB and a goalscorer in as a priority and maybe a CM too to really challenge Xavi, Cesc and Iniesta for starting positions in the short term.
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Ronaldo's scored in 7 consecutive Classicos say BBC. Unreal.
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Ronaldinho a lucky boy after this assault on him last night in the Copa Libertadores. The ref never gave Braghieri a yellow for it let alone a red!

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