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    Juan Carlos Unzué

    Although not a very high profile picture Unzué has been Barcelona's goalkeeping coach since 2003. He also briefly played for the team in the late 80's where he had the misfortune of being the backup to Zubizarreta.

    Today it has been announced that after 7 years of service in the coaching staff, Unzué is leaving the club to become the manager of Numancia. I wish him nothing but luck and I hope he can have a fraction of the same success as a head coach as he has helping mould Valdes into a world class keeper.

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    Busquets father is replacing him. Happy news all around.

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    Does this mean our keepers won't use their hands from now on?

    Damnit, I can't find the youtube video of his finest howler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by La Furia View Post
    Does this mean our keepers won't use their hands from now on?

    Damnit, I can't find the youtube video of his finest howler.
    replaced by carles busquets.

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    Oh my god, a team like ours can defintely find a better goalkeeping coach than Busquets.

    From now on Valdés will turn into the Karate Kid.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Galning View Post
    Oh my god, a team like us can defintely find a better goalkeeping coach than Busquets.

    From now on Valdés will turn into the Karate Kid.



    Carles Busquets was such a disaster, I really don't want him coaching Vicky.

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    GL to Unzue and hope Busquets will do a good job.

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    Bloody hell, these Busquets get about. Next thing we know, a Busquets will be succeeding Rosell next elections!

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    Ter Stegen and Bravo will benefit from him a lot, I hope.

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    Very good news.

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    He pushed for Bravo above Navas, Willy, Ochoa and many other keeper that are either cheaper or better for the same amount. 12 freaking million for a backup keeper, that's just ridiculous. If Bravo turns out to be nothing more than mere backup for Ter Stegen or turns out to be not of the quality we need, it's on him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Catorce View Post
    He pushed for Bravo above Navas, Willy, Ochoa and many other keeper that are either cheaper or better for the same amount. 12 freaking million for a backup keeper, that's just ridiculous. If Bravo turns out to be nothing more than mere backup for Ter Stegen or turns out to be not of the quality we need, it's on him.
    what is on him?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alarcón View Post
    what is on him?
    The fact we paid so much for a 2nd goalie.


    Salid y disfrutad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by linetty View Post
    Real Sociedad goalkeeper Claudio Bravo, who will join Barcelona this summer, is convinced he can compete to be starter next season. [md]
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    Seems like he doesn't want to be a backup then.
    Seems to me like he was told he wouldn't be a guarateed starter and doesn't necessarily expect it. Otherwise he wouldn't need to "compete". So all is well.

    And that he prefers not to be a backup is a given, I think nobody including Pinto would prefer that if you have them the choice. Where do MD get this info from though?

    Quote Originally Posted by cule4life View Post
    Pinto is one of the worst examples of 2nd GK. Doesnt mean we now have to get a keeper who expects to be no 1. Some middle ground has to be found. A goalkeeper who accepts the bench but is ready and capable of taking over when needed
    I agree, but I think Bravo is a good middle ground. From what he's said so far he doesn't really expect to be or start as the guaranteed #1, he's good but not amazing, he has the right age and experience, and on the long-term he wouldn't really be too much competition for MAtS (unless MAtS gets mismanaged from the start or collapses or something). Just the price is steep.

    Either way, not too fond of spending 12m on Bravo, from what I've seen of him at Sociedad and considering his age, I don't think he's worth the money, plus I don't think we necessarily need him. But it's not a terrible move from Unzué either. I expect (or hope) he knows what he's doing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catorce View Post
    He pushed for Bravo above Navas, Willy, Ochoa and many other keeper that are either cheaper or better for the same amount. 12 freaking million for a backup keeper, that's just ridiculous. If Bravo turns out to be nothing more than mere backup for Ter Stegen or turns out to be not of the quality we need, it's on him.
    It is and I'd agree with that sentiment if I'd be convinced that if the club didn't spend the money on him they'd invest wisely elsewhere - which I'm not. So it's 12 million less we sink into upgrading the parking lot. Also, Bravo is a good keeper and I'd trust Unzue with that choice.
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