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Thread: 21 - André "Despacito" Gomes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ousmane Dembélé View Post
    Look I understand what you're saying but if you're looking for a physical presence or a ball-winner in the midfield Gomes certainly doesn't fit that profile. He has good physical attributes but rarely have I ever seen him showcase them. Workhorses are expected to provide some control and defensive structure to the team while their techincal ability going forward isn't as important, but Gomes can do neither of these jobs which renders him useless on the pitch.

    I too am not an advocate of playing Coutinho-Iniesta-Messi-Suarez-Dembele on the pitch at the same time as it would compromise our defensive shape and would lessen our control in the midfield, but relying entirely on Messi is not a good thing either. You mention how Messi alone is worth 3 players in attack and I would tend to agree, but being overly dependent on him is what has gotten us knocked out of the CL the last few seasons. Yes our defense has not helped either, but other than that fluke 6-1 we couldn't put any goals past Juve in 16-17 and were only able to score 2 goals against Atleti in 15-16. So what happens when you get so dependent on Messi is that if good teams find a way to shut him down or he's off form we'll struggle massively to score and that's why it's so important to have a few other creators on the field.

    If we face a team like City or PSG in the CL they'll take Messi out of the game by putting 3 men on him and as good as our defense is they'll still find a way to put a couple goals past us considering they are two of the best attacking sides in the world. So Messi is suffocated in the midfield and we're playing elite opposition that can score, then what? We can't rely on a midfield of Iniesta-Busi-Paulinho-Rakitic so spark much offense. We'll be static and most likely lose or draw the match.

    This idea of relying on Messi and Iniesta alone to generate all our attacks and defend with workhorses in midfield only works if we score first. That way the opposition opens up and we get more spaces to play off. We cannot chase a match with the midfield you desire and to win the CL you'll have to comeback from down in the tie many times. Notice when we've conceded first our record isn't all that great?

    Celta in the league scored on us first, it ended 2-2
    Espanyol in the Copa scored on us first, they won 1-0
    Espanyol in the league scored on us first, it ended 1-1
    Valencia in the league scored on us first, it ended 1-1
    Atleti in the league scored on us first, it ended 1-1
    We struggled to comeback against Alaves and Getafe both of which scored first on us and we barely won those matches 2-1 with late goals.

    The team you dream of us playing simply cannot chase matches, it may work in the league and cup where we are much superior to most of our opposition but against clinical teams in the CL it will be tough unless we score first.
    Against Celta we actually were able to comeback but we conceded again.

    Against Espanyol in the league game the pitch was terrible and it was impossible to play.

    Against Atletico and Valencia we played away and they have a strong defence, so it's hard to create chances. Real Madrid for example didn't create shit against Atletico and won thanks to two penalties against Valencia.

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    EV likes André because he allows other players to be better. Although it sounds crazy, he'll sometimes make runs that drag defenders away, creating spaces for Messi, Suarez, and the gang.

    this ones from reddit,usual goldmine for comments like this
    first bold is plain and simple ,i don't even know what else to say
    second bold,decoy run meme lives

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    What the hell are doing, Andre, who is going to buy you now. I was already counting the money we'll get for him from some PL club, I guess a one year loan to Watford is incoming...

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    He's gotten enough chances and he's proven to be useless.

    Give minutes to Alena or Denis instead.

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    Fucking class, he deserves more minutes for how much he's improved this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ousmane Dembélé View Post


    Fucking class, he deserves more minutes for how much he's improved this season.
    you must be joking when you making this ridiculous statement right

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    OK, sure, he was the worst Barca player on the field yesterday. That cross was hard to believe, and the suicide pass in his own penalty area was the type of error that you would think would keep him on the bench from now on.

    Aside from that, I though he played better than the recent performances of both Vidal and Paco. None do much positive at all, Paco is more invisible, and Vidal turns the ball over much more frequently.

    My point is that none of these three should start any big games. Just continuously rotate the superior offensive players, there are enough of them now (or will be soon, with Dembele) that there is no need to go deeper into the bench. Give Coutinho and Dembele some starts up front to rest Messi and Suarez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilS View Post
    OK, sure, he was the worst Barca player on the field yesterday. That cross was hard to believe
    does anyone have a vid / gif with the cross ? i missed it
    ,,Concha de tu madre, hijo de mil putas"

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    Quote Originally Posted by catalinutzR80 View Post
    does anyone have a vid / gif with the cross ? i missed it
    Here it is:



    And Valverde's reaction on it


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    The moment he realized..

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    Let's not be too hard on him. He's still GOATmes.

    Puyol #5

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcaman View Post
    The moment he realized..
    It's better it was yesterday and not in the final stages of the season.

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    Let's not be too hard on him. Lucky charm is back and reason we put up a good performance. =)

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    I am sure any manager setting out a team against Barcelona prays Gomes is in the Barca 11.

    I think there have been no offers for him. I think it is another Arda situation. There will be 100s of rumours.. Man U, Arsenal, Juve, China etc.. but he will end up somewhere like where Arda went. You should hear the English commentary when he plays. He is mocked constantly and with good reason. Commentators constantly saying he is not Barcelona quality and is constantly 1 second too slow on the ball.
    Last edited by reaper; 9th February 2018 at 08:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bodi16 View Post
    Here it is:
    ty
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