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    Quote Originally Posted by feggydinho View Post
    True, the last two signings were basically not needed
    False Alonso is clear of alba

    Bellerin probably useless but xavi could shove him in vs scrub teams

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    Alonso is a decent player going forward. Can’t defend in a back 4 though.

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    Overloaded at LB, since we kept alba I wouldn't have signed him.

    In the end we only signed one of the players the entire board was going crazy about when we first heard of pulled levelers.

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    If Alonso and Balde can alternate and play well it will make it much easier for us to push Alba out of the door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamrock View Post
    Overloaded at LB, since we kept alba I wouldn't have signed him.
    Anyone to push Alba more far away from the pitch is a good option in my book. Him becoming maybe even 3rd choice instead of 2nd accomplishes that, even if the new 2nd isn't that better. Hopefully Balde keeps developing as good as he has been, and Alonso also surprises us.
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    hopefully not an older Lenglet

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    So we didn't manage to register him last night but Chelsea have released him and he'll sign as a free agent today.

    Not sure if that was always the plan though.
    ES LO QUE HAY...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Messi983 View Post
    So we didn't manage to register him last night but Chelsea have released him and he'll sign as a free agent today.

    Not sure if that was always the plan though.
    Chelsea didn't unregister him in time. Doesn't matter for us.

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    FC Bumcelona can't do without a couple bums in the team

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    Alba has always been a better player. Don't know what happened off the pitch, but could have done without this move.

    Does take the pressure off Balde though if Alba is frozen out. Though I feel it's obvious Xavi will convert to Alonso at the first sign of a blip as he has always been his first, and only bet for LB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MTL_Barca View Post
    FC Bumcelona can't do without a couple bums in the team
    Dunno. Sign of a solid team is great starters and solid squad players, who are fine to be ones. Alonso is certainly not a bum. We can't be only signing likes of Lewy. Think one thing that Xavi and sporting direction has done well is creating solid, balanced competitive squad with enough depth to withstand long season and never be on the back foot because of unexpected shit. Also, i would agree with that kattanib guy that Alonso and Bellerin are probably more solid defenders than current Dest and Roberto. Both come for almost nothing and are not supposed to be starters. Strategic squad making > hunting every single current_year starlet and splashing money.

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    Not seeing Alba's mug whining every match is worth it for me...
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    Signed a one year contract.

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    Why did we sign him for one year only? I honestly can't understand the purpose of this deal at all. If he is the replacement for Alba than 1 year deal doesn't make any sense. Romano and Romero were saying that it will be a 2+1 year deal. Something is fishy in this transfer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Signed a one year contract.
    Really? That's great actually, I thought only Bellerin was on that, and that Alonso got a 2+1 deal. Looks like we're going full throttle on the full backs next summer, boys! Me likey!

    At least one new RB and LB, maybe even two RB, if both Bellerin and Roberto don't impress enough to earn a new contract. This is how you do business with (average) stop gap players, you get them on a short term deal with low wages. They have all the motivation they need to come in and play their ass off trying to earn that new deal...and if it doesn't work out, you can move them on without trouble and buy someone else, which I think is the plan with all of our full backs right now except Balde. Bellerin might stay, if he performs well enough, since he's still only 27, but I think at least Roberto and Alba will go next year, and if they do, what a summer exodus that would be, all four captains and the last of the loser mentality squad OUT.
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