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    Quote Originally Posted by i_bleed_blaugrana View Post
    If you think we are headed to anywhere but the Europa league without Messi, you are fucking deluded.

    We wont win La Liga for at least the next 2-3 years and we wont compete for Europe for at least another 5 years. No top talent is going to come to us now, we will lose our biggest source of revenue which means we wont have the financial clout to keep up with the Reals and PSGs of the world. With Messi, he would have patched things together enough for a couple years before these young kids could develop enough.

    Now we lost any hope of being competitive in the short term, nor do we get any sort of money to rebuild the squad. This could be even worse than the shitstorm Milan was in. We barely clinched Europe this season even with Messi, and besides Depay, Demir and maybe Emerson, we are not any stronger of a side while Atleti have improved with de Paul. Again if you think we will be anything close to competitive, you have not been paying attention.

    I will bleed blaugrana until I die, will always support FC Barcelona no matter what but I certainly wont follow as closely or with the same sort of passion, pride and joy. Only positive is that we can finally say goodbye to all of these fanboys and plastics.

    But no, it really is not an over exaggeration to say there is a decent chance we get dumped in the group stages of CL and fail to reach the top 4 next season with this squad. Imagine genuinely thinking Greizmann and Coutinho are good enough still to keep us competitive
    I think most Barca fans are not deluded and know what calamity we will be facing in the short term. This is bound to happen whenever Messi leaves, it is just that the timing is the worst right now with the club suffering from a huge financial crisis. We have no choice but to look within, exploring resources and talents from La Masia and that could be a blessing in disguise. At least we won't be repeating the mistakes of Coutinho, Dembele and to a lesser degree, Griezmann that led to our financial downfall any time soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    I think most Barca fans are not deluded and know what calamity we will be facing in the short term. This is bound to happen whenever Messi leaves, it is just that the timing is the worst right now with the club suffering from a huge financial crisis. We have no choice but to look within, exploring resources and talents from La Masia and that could be a blessing in disguise. At least we won't be repeating the mistakes of Coutinho, Dembele and to a lesser degree, Griezmann that led to our financial downfall any time soon.
    You say that but have you looked at some of the responses on the last couple pages?!

    The only players we have in the squad that come anywhere remotely close of being worthy of carrying the mantle now is Ansu and maybe Demir, that is it.

    It all starts and ends with Bartomeu when you boil it down. All of this could have been avoided if he left when the writing was clearly on the wall after Bayern. Laporta wins and starts this process last summer, we have the January window to have another crack at moving the deadweight on and then we would have had the time and resources to have worked this all out.

    Socios needed to sack up then and there with the vote of no confidence. Just goes to show you how much of a mess this has been since last summer. Just from one drama to the next and this just seems to be the beginning of the culmination of it all.

    What really scares me is that we lose Kun and Depay in the process of all of this.

    PS Randomly saw this dude with a 18 Coutinho jersey on the train yesterday before all of this came out and I was mean-mugging the shit out of him wearing that even then. Imagine the hate he is getting now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    I think most Barca fans are not deluded and know what calamity we will be facing in the short term. This is bound to happen whenever Messi leaves, it is just that the timing is the worst right now with the club suffering from a huge financial crisis. We have no choice but to look within, exploring resources and talents from La Masia and that could be a blessing in disguise. At least we won't be repeating the mistakes of Coutinho, Dembele and to a lesser degree, Griezmann that led to our financial downfall any time soon.
    What exactly is short term for you?

    To me, a club that somehow managed to accumulate nearly 500m in a debt over a single fiscal year is going to be in crisis for a long time.

    The numbers are so astounding, they almost don't even make any sense.
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    The biggest problem isn't so much Messi leaving, it's how do we get out of this debt, that's the bigger issue. 95% of revenue going to player salaries, that's crazy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devils View Post
    What exactly is short term for you?

    To me, a club that somehow managed to accumulate nearly 500m in a debt over a single fiscal year is going to be in crisis for a long time.

    The numbers are so astounding, they almost don't even make any sense.
    From the sporting perspective, short-term probably means 2-3 years without major trophies. From the financial perspective it will take a long time to pay off the debt of course, but if we can control our spending and find new avenues to increase our revenues, I think we should be able to make a comeback in a few years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    From the sporting perspective, short-term probably means 2-3 years without major trophies. From the financial perspective it will take a long time to pay off the debt of course, but if we can control our spending and find new avenues to increase our revenues, I think we should be able to make a comeback in a few years.
    To throw something else into this:

    How long do you think players like Frenkie de Jong, Ansu Fati are willing to stay at Barca if we're unable to compete for trophies? When do they get tired of not winning?

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    Frenkie seems a blockheaded idealist, I wouldn't worry about him. He's exactly where he needs and wants to be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    To throw something else into this:

    How long do you think players like Frenkie de Jong, Ansu Fati are willing to stay at Barca if we're unable to compete for trophies? When do they get tired of not winning?
    Yes some players might want to leave but if we can build up or recover our financial strength, we can entice players to stay and come here with lucrative offers (all has to be within the salary cap of course).

    The thing is, there is no other way around this. We are not getting Haaland or De Ligt next summer. It will take time.
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    I watch football to be entertained and to watch goals and brilliance and now the only reason Barca was still entertaining to watch is no longer at the club.

    It will be sad to see a Barca without Messi and Messi playing for another club imo but seeing what Messi will do at his new club seems much more intresting then watching Barcelona.