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    From what I'm reading, Brazil's midfield is going to be Coutinho-Casemiro-Fred. Not that I expected Arthur (hoped so, though), but neither did I expect that United thug.

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    Luke has to be one of the unluckiest guys in football.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Donauwelle View Post
    You mean that Müller that had 5 goals and 7 assists for them in the World Cup qualifiers - and 38 goals and 36 assists in all matches for Germany - and no, not in friendlies when it is not against the bigger nations... He was the best offensive in the last 2 years and in the last 4 years for Germany. Who is one of the best assistants in Europe and who after Ancelotti left Bayern scored a goal or an assist every 75 minutes - 60% of which were decisive ones? He actually started the season with 2 man of the match performances with a goal and an assist each as a right 8 in Bayern's system. He is still 28.

    We substitute him against Brandt who until now did not shine in any of his matches for Germany (and he got some chances) bar some late cameos when the opponent had already dead legs? Who has as many goals in his first 1000 international minutes with his club as Müller had in his first 18 minutes? Whose data stagnates since years - yes, he is just 22 - but he is already in his 6th Bundesliga season.

    Or against Sane who might have had success in a limited role on the left wing with City last season - a role that until now is not there in the German team and who played miserably whenever he played for Germany. Right now he even did not make the City team last week and he did not look any good in the 30 minutes he played in the EPL this season.

    It is the national team - not the U21. It is no talent develop center to find out who in 2 or 3 years might have developed into something and who does not. The best have to play - the best of now!

    Things went wrong at the World Cup. Yes. Instead of going into it with a balanced team we went in with 3 offensive minded midfielders and 2 full backs. With a counter attacking striker in a team that has the ball most of the time and against which the other teams park the double decker bus. What follows is that we cannot get any stability in it, players get nervous and make easy mistakes and Germany gets caught out on the counters, and in front we do not take risks and throw crosses into the box where nobody is or Kroos shots from far away...

    Yes, there is people that blame single players who then did not function... newspapers are especially well in that.
    I agree with some of your points in general.. But personally, I would've liked Boateng to be dropped for certain, I have never rated him tbh.... And Neuer too should've been a substitute and replaced with Ter stegen...Neuer was injured during most of last year and Ter Stegen was outstanding and yet Neuer started every WC game as a captain..However, I agree on the Müller part though..He has been playing well for FC Bayern recently... My problem with Löw is that he seems to be too attached to the players he picked initially..hence the reluctance to replace Neuer with TerStegen for example.. Neuer was great during the WC 2014 but that was a good 4 years ago and its probably time for a change especially when there is a equally strong keeper around.
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    Bob comes on for Thiago for the last 10 mins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXKonan View Post
    Bob comes on for Thiago for the last 10 mins.
    So RB for us and MF for Spain?? Wish Enrique also considers Busquets a sub instead of playing the full 90

    This England team.. seriously..playing 5 at the back and Harry Kane mostly dropping deep and expecting goals?? Whenever they get the ball, they try playing out the back against a spain team despite their only goal being from a quick counter.
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    Boy these subs made Spain look worse.

    Hell this looks like textbook Lucho, with Spain inviting pressure and forcing to hoof the ball etc.

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    David De gea with a big blunder and lucky Spain there..

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    It’s the first match, but it’s a shame how players have a tendency to switch off and walk like they do in friendlies. That intensity by Rodrigo to lose markers for his goal.. something I wish becomes a genuine attitude towards this competition.
    People are boring.

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    Fuck Lucho
    One of the worst coaches Barça ever had since 20-30 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacticvarium View Post
    Fuck Lucho
    One of the worst coaches Barça ever had since 20-30 years ago.
    ¿Qué?

    QUE D10S NOS PROTEJA

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    Luke Shaw does not seem to be injured as seriously as it might have looked at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tacticvarium View Post
    Fuck Lucho
    One of the worst coaches Barça ever had since 20-30 years ago.
    Still won a treble

    We seriously have the best worst coaches of all clubs in the world..
    They are so shit, and yet they just keep winning trophies, it is amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BarçaBarça View Post
    Still won a treble

    We seriously have the best worst coaches of all clubs in the world..
    They are so shit, and yet they just keep winning trophies, it is amazing.
    Well, thats because being a coach for Barca is one of the easiest coaching jobs in the world.
    Basically, just keep the squad happy and thats that, because they coach themselves, as proven in the past(100 point season without a coach, basically).

    Other than Pep, its difficult to rate the coaches after until they prove themselves, as we all know Barca wins league titles by default.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadows View Post
    I agree with some of your points in general.. But personally, I would've liked Boateng to be dropped for certain, I have never rated him tbh.... And Neuer too should've been a substitute and replaced with Ter stegen...Neuer was injured during most of last year and Ter Stegen was outstanding and yet Neuer started every WC game as a captain..However, I agree on the Müller part though..He has been playing well for FC Bayern recently... My problem with Löw is that he seems to be too attached to the players he picked initially..hence the reluctance to replace Neuer with TerStegen for example.. Neuer was great during the WC 2014 but that was a good 4 years ago and its probably time for a change especially when there is a equally strong keeper around.
    Every NT coach has his own men, and doesn't pick the best 22 players. It is time for people to judge NT the way they do with clubs, it is a different job.
    I would have liked MATS to be starter, but I doubt it would have changed anything for them. And Neuer at 32 has at least 4 years as a starter for them and likely 6 years, there is a reason not to try another GK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Well, thats because being a coach for Barca is one of the easiest coaching jobs in the world.
    Basically, just keep the squad happy and thats that, because they coach themselves, as proven in the past(100 point season without a coach, basically).

    Other than Pep, its difficult to rate the coaches after until they prove themselves, as we all know Barca wins league titles by default.
    I believe you're casually trolling but that's false. Completely. Barca which coached itself (if that ever happened) was some other team. Led by the likes of Xavi, Iniesta, Puyol and not Alba/Suarez.

    Anyways, it's one of the toughest jobs in football. As you can see on all of our coaches after they leave.