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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    The good thing is that he can hopefully recover from his lingering injury problems.
    Yeah, blessing in disguise...no wait scratch that.

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    I want him to do it with a Coke can and open it in Antonella's face afterwards.

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    You kinky mofo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blaugrana Bull View Post
    I want him to do it with a Coke can and open it in Antonella's face afterwards.
    Should be banned for such blasphemy against GOAT's wife.


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    Nah I love Antonella. Who doesn't?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pedro View Post
    Must be really bored at home.

    Shaved his beard.

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    Great idea 👌. It will be funny for Leo to open a Pepsi can into Anto's daltonface. I'm sick of her taking pretentious selfies while pretending to hit the gym with a brushing and pro make up while we are confine. The thing is everybody don't have a mansion!
    That's right, I've said it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie-Antoinette View Post
    Great idea . It will be funny for Leo to open a Pepsi can into Anto's daltonface. I'm sick of her taking pretentious selfies while pretending to hit the gym with a brushing and pro make up while we are confine. The thing is everybody don't have a mansion!
    That's right, I've said it.
    Goodnight.
    Calm down and eat cake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marie-Antoinette View Post
    Great idea ��. It will be funny for Leo to open a Pepsi can into Anto's daltonface. I'm sick of her taking pretentious selfies while pretending to hit the gym with a brushing and pro make up while we are confine. The thing is everybody don't have a mansion!
    That's right, I've said it.
    Goodnight.
    I guess we now know what you think of Marie-Antoinette too.


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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLeo10 View Post
    I guess we now know what you think of Marie-Antoinette too.

    Hell yeah😉, she had a short life but damn did she enjoy herself. I still don't wish the same fate to Antonella though!

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    Great act by Leo.
    Andres DON Iniesta is the only player in football's history to be Man of the Match in a Champions League final, EURO final and World Cup final.

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    So i had a chance to rewatch the 2011 champions league final, which barcelona have put up on thier website for free. (for anyone thats bored in isolation..a great way to kill some time!)

    A few things from watching the game and comparing it todays game somewhat 9 years later..

    1) Messi dropped back deep a lot to pick up the ball and drive forward. Something that hasent changed today to all the people complaining about it. Difference is Xavi and Iniesta knew how to drive forward and play lots of forward passes and throughballs.
    We are missing this element sorely atm. Messi's role in the team is the same as it was back in 2011 (for anyone thats saying he's dropping deeper and deeper - watch the game.)|He has a free-role. The reason he's having a hard time atm is because of the midfielders and
    forwards that's surrounding him and thier ability to drive forward. Just have a look at Xavi and iniesta always looking to playing through the lines and Pedro and Villa looking for those
    throughballs. Raktic wont cut it as the dude only knows how to pass sideways and bakcwards. Artur has the potential but i still feel like hes playing it too safe. Frenkie needs to take up the role of busquests and we need another midfielder who can hold the ball and still drive
    forward (alena?)

    2) Wingers (villa/ pedro) knew when to pass and when to drive forward and shoot. They don't always look for Messi. This is another big lacking feature in todays game. When was the last time Griezmann tried to take on defenders, or even coutinho. Demeble
    did well but alas is always injured. Bringing Neymar back can actually help. He knows the system, knows how to take on defenders and actually can fucking score (looking at you Griezmann).

    3) The pace of Barca's game back then was so quick. one-touch passes made tiki-taka hard to break down. Combine with through-balls and we created quite a lot of scoring chances. ONE important thing to remember is that it was a combination of Messi, Xavi and Iniesta creating through/Key passes to Villa/ Pedro and Dani Alves when he bombs forward. See the difference between just Messi creating chances (in today's game) compared to 3 back then?. I remember Setien's first game we had a lot of quick one-touch passing football as well..but then somewhere along the line it was resorted back to the slow playing shit that makes us so predictable atm.

    Overall Messi was a vital cog in a good team. Now its a team built around one man which is why it'll never work consistently (esp against big teams) - Liverpool home and away. IF they close him down with 3-4 players, the other guys have no fuking clue what to do as the plan is to drive the ball through Messi to create chances (current Barca and Argentina). The 2011 team had so many players driving forward that the opposition couldn't afford to man-mark messi with 3-4 players, as they knew it would open space up for Villa and Pedro.

    This current team is so damn conservative and scared to take risks, which incidentally is whats fucking us up BIG TIME.
    Last edited by SG-7; 26th March 2020 at 06:05 AM.

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    @SG-7 you are somewhat underestimating just how good the Xavi-Iniesta midfield duo was. It’s perhaps the best midfield duo the game has ever seen. It will be very difficult to get midfielders as good as them in the near future
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