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    Nah La Liga was always a version of Scottish league.

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    Valencia were in the 00's and depor had one season.

    I am convinced had robson stayed you would have won more titles and even the CL. Van Gaal spent money on inferior dutch players like Ruud Hesp and the most overrated and shite defender in history Frank De Boer. He spent huge money and wasted the talents within the team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Edward View Post
    When its a 2 team league then it you have more of a chance
    Well again, you are going to get a foot in your mouth just like your statement about donating 1000 pounds to charity.

    Van Gaal won the league with AZ in Holland where the big teams are PSV and Ajax with Feyernood in close third. Rafa Benitez would complain his way because he wouldnt be able to do anything with lampshades when the going gets tough.

    Sadly, he cant do much with couches either.

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    He definitely made a great work and gave his doubters no chance

    Secrets of Bayern’s ungainly schoolmaster

    Published: March 26 2010 16:57 | Last updated: March 26 2010 16:57

    Louis van Gaal, Bayern Munich’s coach, was celebrating a goal when he fell over. The scorer, Arjen Robben, had run up to hug him but instead jumped on top of him. Eventually Van Gaal stumbled into his dug-out, blushing and with a bloodied finger. The hug is already a Youtube classic in Germany.

    Everything about Bayern’s Dutch coach is ungainly. He is flat-faced, pot-bellied, and brandishes a notebook at the unlikeliest moments. Being a football manager is mostly a presentational job, and Van Gaal does that terribly. He has only one saving grace: he’s brilliant. He’s that rare manager who consistently improves his teams’ performances. Before Bayern meet Manchester United in the Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday, it’s worth overlooking the persona and studying his secrets.

    Van Gaal was born in Amsterdam in 1951 with the brain of a great footballer. Unluckily, he was also flabby and slow. He played semi-professional football, and taught gym at a school for difficult youths. The day job taught him how to explain. If the kids couldn’t hit a baseball, Van Gaal would talk until they could. He was equipping himself for his destiny.

    In 1991 he became coach of Ajax Amsterdam. Like most Dutchmen, he viewed football as a dance in space. His teams passed the ball around endlessly, searching for spaces the opposition let fall. Yet Van Gaal searched more methodically than anyone else. Like a coach in American gridiron, he told each player precisely where to move. His forwards ran set patterns to free themselves from defenders, like wide receivers in American football.

    Collectief was Van Gaal’s favourite Dutch word. He interviewed prospective signings to see if they were collectivist enough. In 1995 Van Gaal won the Champions League with practically a boys’ team.

    He struggled only off the field. Even the famously blunt Dutch thought he was blunt. “Are you so dumb or am I so clever?” he asked one journalist. At Barcelona, he squabbled with his best player, Rivaldo. That one man’s dribbles could win matches struck Van Gaal as absurdly random. He offended everyone at Barca, yet won two Spanish titles in three years.

    “He really notices every detail,” remarked Barcelona’s captain, Josep Guardiola. At Barca, Van Gaal found another pupil, a young interpreter named José Mourinho, who wrote scouting reports for him. Guardiola and Mourinho have since joined Van Gaal in the small pantheon of great managers.

    After flopping as coach of Holland, Van Gaal saw that defences had become too sharp to succumb to endless passing. Like Arsène Wenger at Arsenal, he began focusing on the instant when a team loses the ball. It’s the moment – omschakeling – when the opposition’s defence might be out of position. When Van Gaal made little AZ Alkmaar Dutch champions last season, they struck on the omschakeling.

    Armed only with a Dutch-German dictionary, he came to Munich and irritated everyone. Van Gaal will talk players through wrong decisions taken in training kickarounds. Eventually Bayern’s players absorbed his instructions. They haven’t stopped winning since.

    This Bayern side bears Van Gaal’s old hallmarks, and new ones, too. He still disdains reputations. Germans thought Bastian Schweinsteiger was an international forward. Van Gaal realised “Schweini” was a defensive midfielder. The obsession with detail persists: when the opponents have possession, Bayern’s striker harries their defenders, not in order to win the ball but to pressure a pass to central midfield, where Bayern will win it.

    But the new Van Gaal relies on dribbling to open today’s tight defences. Bayern employ two great soloists, Robben and Franck Ribéry. When Ribéry begins a dribble, his team-mates have precise instructions to move away and clear space for him. Van Gaal still looks like an enraged schoolmaster. The trick is to see only the work
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    Nice article. Van Gaal is very obviously giving a lot to Bayern and even the whole Bundesliga. His work means a huge tactical step up for both, and even lead to intitial success which really surprises me. Bayerns team only needed half a season to grab his concept and put it into practice. He also helped a lot of players to make the next step (esp. Schweinsteiger, but also van Buyten and ofc the young guns Müller, Badstuber, Contento). Bayerns success in the CL paired with vGs presence could also finally make Bayern able to buy international reputated players, which they couldnt do before - not for the lack of money but b/c of the lack of image of both the BUndesliga and Bayern. Thus Bayern should be a real contender in the upcoming years for the CL title.

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    I really, really hate Van Gaal.
    “My fear is not of death itself, but a death without meaning." Huey P. Newton

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    Ditto.

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    You guys are "negativo"

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    Negativo Negativo
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    It was not just how bad we were 02/03 but the reports of Riquelme and Pique just make my blood boil, huge cunt and it would as good dicking in his ear as it would be winning the CL in the Cow
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    And I hate his hair aswell.

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    yep, face and hair that would fit with some kind of cunt racist prison guv'nor
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    He looks like a character from the Apartheid era in South Africa so yeah good call Ry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmi View Post
    I really, really hate Van Gaal.


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    Ditto.


    Quote Originally Posted by Lemmi View Post
    yep, face and hair that would fit with some kind of cunt racist prison guv'nor


    Quote Originally Posted by Beast View Post
    He looks like a character from the Apartheid era in South Africa so yeah good call Ry

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