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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    5th time they are showing embarrassment vs. Liverpool.

    And then they say those games mean nothing. Sure, only half the world sees it.
    If we had beaten Liverpool 6-0 do you think it would mean much?

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    Not for me. For fans learning about football and picking their clubs? Sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klc123 View Post
    Do you honestly believe this?
    Dani wasn't and never will be as good as Cafu IMO. I don't what you see in him that makes you feel differently. Just off the top of my head I would say Lahm, Alaba, and Carvajal are better than Alves. I found him really frustrating for the last two seasons, where the only pass he would attempt would be a wall pass with Messi, or a looping cross into the box that no CF in the world would be able to score from.
    Cringeworthy stuff on Alves, it's like you just started watching football

    On another note, pre-season. Did anyone discuss which B teamer impressed fans the most in our limited pre-season? Admittingly, got the idea from totalbarca but a great question nevertheless. Preseason used to be my favorite time of the year, getting to see potential youth talent and imagine how they'd integrate/develop into the first team - now, we see less of that tbh

    Marlon Santos would likely be many people's choice but let's set him aside for this question since he's not truly a B team player or just barely

    It'd be between Samper & Aleña for me, while Carles has left me excited for more I go with Samper
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    Quote Originally Posted by FCBarca View Post
    Cringeworthy stuff on Alves, it's like you just started watching football
    Ok. Did you have a point? If he was that good then why have we let him go when we need defenders?

    Anyone who thinks Alves is the best RB in the world is either a fanboy or has no idea about football.

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    Barça didn't let him go. He left because of a clause on his contract. And he is still one of the best rb there is. Clueless to say otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klc123 View Post
    Ok. Did you have a point? If he was that good then why have we let him go when we need defenders?

    Anyone who thinks Alves is the best RB in the world is either a fanboy or has no idea about football.
    Not surprisingly, you missed the point again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flavia View Post
    Barça didn't let him go. He left because of a clause on his contract. And he is still one of the best rb there is. Clueless to say otherwise.
    If he was such an important player, then why would we give him a clause in his contract last year that allowed him to walk away on a free transfer? Even the sky sports commentators were remarking about how over the last few years many teams were happy to let Alves keep the ball, because his crossing was so ineffectual. I didn't realise you guys were also professional football pundits/ex players though.


    Quote Originally Posted by FCBarca View Post
    Not surprisingly, you missed the point again
    That's a no then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by klc123 View Post
    If he was such an important player, then why would we give him a clause in his contract last year that allowed him to walk away on a free transfer? Even the sky sports commentators were remarking about how over the last few years many teams were happy to let Alves keep the ball, because his crossing was so ineffectual. I didn't realise you guys were also professional football pundits/ex players though.
    Oh yeah, pundits know it all. Especially the ones from skysports... Right. The answer to your question is simple: Alves stayed for one more season because of the transfer ban. His contract was over last summer. He renewed with the option to leave in this summer, because that's what he wanted to do. If not, he would had left back then, without giving Bob any time to learn how to play rb, and Barça would be without even a backup.