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    They will all be there...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Xaviniesta View Post
    I've always wondered if the cars the players get from Audi are given for free
    Yes, if I can remember it correct than they can chose between a couple of models.

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    All big clubs out there playing youngsters during the preseason. Hope we take the same path and leave fringe players like Douglas, Mina, Vidal, Gomes at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan Laporta View Post
    All big clubs out there playing youngsters during the preseason. Hope we take the same path and leave fringe players like Douglas, Mina, Vidal, Gomes at home.
    Most of the big clubs are trying to get younger and try to give their young players, whether they're academy players or already in the squad some time during the season against some relatively easier opponents.

    Here we are trying to sign Willian for 70m.

    Forget it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Most of the big clubs are trying to get younger and try to give their young players, whether they're academy players or already in the squad some time during the season against some relatively easier opponents.

    Here we are trying to sign Willian for 70m.

    Forget it.
    Barca are also signing younger players.

    Not sure many of the bigger clubs are making any massive efforts to get younger in comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamDav1982 View Post
    Barca are also signing younger players.
    Doesn't matter if the manager doesn't trust them enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Doesn't matter if the manager doesn't trust them enough.
    They have to play well enough to be trusted also.

    You think EV will ignore all 'young' players this season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamDav1982 View Post
    They have to play well enough to be trusted also.

    You think EV will ignore all 'young' players this season?
    Considering the money being spent on a 30 year old inconsistent winger(I know you love him) one is guaranteed to be left out of any meaningful game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Considering the money being spent on a 30 year old inconsistent winger(I know you love him) one is guaranteed to be left out of any meaningful game.
    Nah dont love him just think he would improve squad.

    Lets see how season pans out. Dont think younger players will not be given a chance if they are performing.

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    Guys, so... I can't sleep, it's raining cats and dogs so I go through some forums, football-related, not football-related... and what do I come across? Zincubus/TitoTata praising Barcaforum and our ChatBoxes, using some past comments as arguments and claiming it's fun and all. Can we have him back, Sirs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barcaman View Post
    I don't think any kind of signing will dramatically increase our strength (we have abundance of talent) unless entire team kicks up the work-rate.
    In the first 11, the only spot that I see as a question mark is Dembele at RW, with the team continuing most of the time in the 4-4-2. Semedo, Cillesson and Vermailen are excellent depth, though if the latter two leave, replacements must be acquired. Valverde does not value Digne, so an acquisition is needed to replace him. I hope Arthur and Linglet can be excellent depth, looking forward to seeing them both prove that. If Semedo continues his excellent integration and development so far, I think S. Roberto can provide excellent depth at up to 5 more positions in addition to RB.

    I agree about the work-rate, which would require more rotations and substitutions. The higher work-rate would have to include playing more 4-3-3, with both Dembele and Continho up front to the sides of one of Messi or Suarez. With the current roster, playing 4-3-3 resting Messi or Suarez would require either Arthur or S. Roberto to prove they can start in midfield.

    No roster additions are needed if:
    Dembele can step up to show he deserves to be in the first 11,
    if either Arthur or S. Roberto can show they deserve big minutes as midfield depth,
    and if either Paco or Munir can step up this pre-season so that Valverde will trust them as depth behind Messi/Suarez.

    To many Ifs for the roster spots 11 through 16 or 17, the key-depth, so I'd like to see William or equivalent added. In the deep-depth chart, lots of deficiencies or not-proven-yet, but no big deal.

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    Official squad.

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    Wow, that Official Squad for the U.S. Tour would need to overachieve to not be relegated in La Liga. Remove 13 of the best players from the Barca roster, you are not left with a very strong team. But strong and deep at both goalkeeper and RB.

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    This guy has a few points (on La Masia for example) while making some BS:

    https://www.sportskeeda.com/football...t-its-identity

    We need to rectify this certainly on the return flights and other flights moving forward:

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-44965630
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    Sóc Culer. Go HUAWEI!

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    Not sure if the best place to post, probably not.

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...utube-facebook

    What do you think?