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    Quote Originally Posted by Bojan View Post
    Van Gaal. Just like I said.
    That's the general misconception.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37cRsM1_5k

    funny, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DefinitelyNotABarcaFan View Post
    That's the general misconception.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-37cRsM1_5k

    funny, isn't it?
    That was not an official match. And mourinho wasn't a coach, he was under LvG's orders. But Xavi's 1st official match for the 1st team was under Van Gaal in 98. And Puyol in 99.

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    Luis Enrique's legacy will be remembered more for the players than him himself, imo. The success a coach brings is great for the record books, but as far as a legacy goes, it would require a certain... change, to the way the team plays. Pep's Barca was so iconic not just because they won, but because of how they won. That style of play was just unmatched at the time.

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    How exactly do you think Barça play right now? Just a generic style of football?

    Or that there has been no change from the stale tiki taka?


    In my opinion, Lucho managed to successfully break away from a style of play that we were stubbornly clinging on to but that had not been effective for 3 seasons. He brought new strengths to the team and addressed weaknesses.

    The coach that follows Lucho should have an easier time for it, than he did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    How exactly do you think Barça play right now? Just a generic style of football?

    Or that there has been no change from the stale tiki taka?
    I think it's still some form of possession football, based on short passing, but unafraid to play also direct football as opposed to being obsessed with possession, or "possession for possession sake" (what was before). It made the matches watchable to the unaffectionate.

    In my opinion, Lucho managed to successfully break away from a style of play that we were stubbornly clinging on to but that had not been effective for 3 seasons. He brought new strengths to the team and addressed weaknesses.
    Yeah, that's what I think too.

    The coach that follows Lucho should have an easier time for it, than he did.
    Exactly, what I called his legacy.