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    It took nearly 5 months and a Anoeta loss and the drama that followed it for Lucho's ideas to finally start working.

    The first part of the season and before the Atletico match on January 11, we weren't doing very well at all. team looked lost and we were being bailed out by individual brilliance. we had some awful games but the one that was really painful was the Anoeta meltdown.

    Real dropped points and it was the perfect time to take advantage. But we showed up with the likes of Alves,Messi,Neymar etc on the bench. a very rusty Montoya who started his first league game in months and the first minute we conceded a own goal.

    The meltdowns after that was unbelievable and not surprising at all. we finally got our shit together by the Atletico match and we won the treble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcelona Fan View Post
    I'm sorry but football is not a language that you teach little children and after many years you suddenly pronounce words completely differently and they are confused. Grown up men can surely follow simple instructions like: "Leo, stay on the right more, you are leaving the right flank completely empty."
    Have you played a team sport ever in your life? What you do on the field through repetition becomes almost instinctual and it takes time to change that.

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    Can't believe we have people missing Lucho, that too after just one game!

    Lucho knew exactly who was good enough - that's why he kept playing Gomes - over and over and over again? Not to mention Mathieu, Arda, etc. who started important games for no reason..

    However bad Valverde turns out to be, he's probably not going to be as bad as Lucho was last season. I am a bit disappointed with his lack affirmative action with respect to Paulinho, but I think any decent mid level manager should be an improvement over last season's nonsense. Whether that's good enough for Barca, in turmoil at that, remains to be seen - but all signs point to the board having caused irreversible damage to this season and possibly the next few.
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    Will be cold in hell before I miss this guy as coach. His voice was badass. That's it. True cule though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xXKonan View Post
    It took nearly 5 months and a Anoeta loss and the drama that followed it for Lucho's ideas to finally start working.

    The first part of the season and before the Atletico match on January 11, we weren't doing very well at all. team looked lost and we were being bailed out by individual brilliance. we had some awful games but the one that was really painful was the Anoeta meltdown.

    Real dropped points and it was the perfect time to take advantage. But we showed up with the likes of Alves,Messi,Neymar etc on the bench. a very rusty Montoya who started his first league game in months and the first minute we conceded a own goal.

    The meltdowns after that was unbelievable and not surprising at all. we finally got our shit together by the Atletico match and we won the treble.
    Surprisingly enough, we started winning again after Bartomeu announced an election in Summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeraj View Post
    Can't believe we have people missing Lucho, that too after just one game!

    Lucho knew exactly who was good enough - that's why he kept playing Gomes - over and over and over again? Not to mention Mathieu, Arda, etc. who started important games for no reason..

    However bad Valverde turns out to be, he's probably not going to be as bad as Lucho was last season. I am a bit disappointed with his lack affirmative action with respect to Paulinho, but I think any decent mid level manager should be an improvement over last season's nonsense. Whether that's good enough for Barca, in turmoil at that, remains to be seen - but all signs point to the board having caused irreversible damage to this season and possibly the next few.
    We won the CdR and narrowly missed out on the league last season, beating all the top opponents. Are you implying that we will probably win the CdR and League this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    We won the CdR and narrowly missed out on the league last season, beating all the top opponents. Are you implying that we will probably win the CdR and League this year?
    All our key players are one year older, one year away from their physical peak, and we lost neymar. Also who knows how many points RM will get this time around.

    If we sign countinho and dembele we'll probably do as well point wise imo. Beating top opponent is irrelevant when losing at home to minnows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alik View Post
    We won the CdR and narrowly missed out on the league last season, beating all the top opponents. Are you implying that we will probably win the CdR and League this year?
    Let's leave out the CdR (we didn't even have to beat Madrid to it).

    Now, coming to the league - let's face it, Messi was on another planet, dragging us in game after game after game. If we had a half decent coach, we should have won the league with a game to spare, considering how many chances Madrid gave us. Individual brilliance by the front 3 took us through a lot of the games; the coach's ineptness is seen in the long run when we kept dropping points to scrub teams. Any time the big guns were left out, the tactical cluelessness was there for everyone to see.

    Not to mention, we struggled in Champions league. So no, I don't expect us to do better results wise, because we've lost Neymar, and we've not really strengthened. I am hoping for the quality of football to improve - that's not always equivalent to the trophy cabinet improving; it's just the first step in making the team healthy again, because trophy's or otherwise, it's clear we have severe ailments at the moment.
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    So far, he's right about benching Vidal and Rakitic.

    Too bad he decided to flip flop between Gomes and Denis as RCM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neeraj View Post
    Let's leave out the CdR (we didn't even have to beat Madrid to it).

    Now, coming to the league - let's face it, Messi was on another planet, dragging us in game after game after game. If we had a half decent coach, we should have won the league with a game to spare, considering how many chances Madrid gave us. Individual brilliance by the front 3 took us through a lot of the games; the coach's ineptness is seen in the long run when we kept dropping points to scrub teams. Any time the big guns were left out, the tactical cluelessness was there for everyone to see.

    Not to mention, we struggled in Champions league. So no, I don't expect us to do better results wise, because we've lost Neymar, and we've not really strengthened. I am hoping for the quality of football to improve - that's not always equivalent to the trophy cabinet improving; it's just the first step in making the team healthy again, because trophy's or otherwise, it's clear we have severe ailments at the moment.
    Instead of giving Valverde a better squad, the board lost one of our best players and replaced him with Deulofeu and Paulinho

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