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    I'll expand on that sentiment by saying that we shouldn't expect too much from La Masia youngsters in general, but instead be pleasantly surprised if/when one or more of them turn out to be good players for us.

    We expect too much from the academy these days because of the golden generation that it produced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingMessi View Post
    I'll expand on that sentiment by saying that we shouldn't expect too much from La Masia youngsters in general, but instead be pleasantly surprised if/when one or more of them turn out to be good players for us.

    We expect too much from the academy these days because of the golden generation that it produced.
    I personally never expect anything.
    That's reality.

    La Masia isn't that magical and realistically can't be better than youth academy from Bayern, Juve, Milan, Real, Atletico, Man utd, Arsenal, Liverpool.
    If all big teams have poor or average success with young gems, it really doesn't make sense that Barca will produce Xavi/Iniesta/Busi/Puyol/Messi over and over.

    Unless if all other teams are doing something horribly wrong or if we are using cheats and magic.
    Which we aren't.

    Xavi/Iniesta/Messi luck is over.
    We should lower our expectations and expect a level of quality youths the same as in any random youth academy like Real, Man Utd, Juventus, Liverpool etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBZ8800 View Post
    In the last 15-20 years, only Barca's level attackers from La Masia were Messi (who is more a luck than some kind of a rule) and Pedro.
    Plus, there were some ok guys who managed to make their name in other clubs after Barca B.

    As mentioned before, La Masia is okish and good in creating awesome and okish midfielders for Barca.
    In terms of attackers, we will always have to rely on buying proven world class attackers.

    So, people shouldn't expect too much even from current La Masia attackers or 90-95% of attackers in the future.
    Bad luck in a sense that we didn't sign Asensio because we had Adama and Halilovic too.

    Bad luck or incompetence, I don't know, but we put all our eggs in one basket and neither flourished.

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    Technically two baskets. You can't win them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Bad luck in a sense that we didn't sign Asensio because we had Adama and Halilovic too.

    Bad luck or incompetence, I don't know, but we put all our eggs in one basket and neither flourished.
    Asensio was never a bad luck, this could be one unforgivable mistake from Zubi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaled_a_d View Post
    Asensio was never a bad luck, this could be one unforgivable mistake from Zubi.
    Zubi had more unforgivable transfers and failures (to sign players), than successes, imo.

    I still remember Vermaelen badly failing his medical just so Zubi could override them and sign him anyways.

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    Says Alen could leave Las Palmas this summer.

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    Totally flopped this guy.

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    Another great croatian talent floped becuse his "head was filled by his dad&advisors"...