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    Quote Originally Posted by Birdy View Post
    FDJ is disappointing there and a liability offensively and in progressing play with passes,
    so I have a hard time getting how all of you are so fixated with Busi that you fail to see we have no replacement.

    Yes, if another coach with another system that plays a double pivot was around, and if, if, if, tons of ifs and other conditions were met, we could play without Busi.
    But that's a reality as far away from the present as claiming Barca are CL contenders.
    If Xavi gets fired, and we have a new manager, we can discuss again what the options are
    I think the biggest thing is even if FDJ isn't that smooth with the ball his defensive work, stamina and energy is much more important to shield the defense

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    Quote Originally Posted by ajnotkeith View Post
    I think the biggest thing is even if FDJ isn't that smooth with the ball his defensive work, stamina and energy is much more important to shield the defense
    Yes, in another system with no single pivot that could work.
    In a 4-3-3 with a single pivot, where the pivot is delegated with the task of progressive play quickly and accurately from deep, Frenkie can't play there
    He can't play there also because he leaves his position and roams as Ten Haag said, so his defensive work will go in vain

    We don't have a replacement for Busi. That's the hard truth some here do not want to see

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    No.. Ten Hag said he cant play there unless restricted and if restricted he is not the full player he can be. Which is something that has been said all along.

    No one is claiming FDJ is long term answer at DM but that he can take minutes from Busquets this season and can look again in summer.

    Either that or change formation.

    Busquets is failing defensively and not hurting teams with his passing all that much anyway. Real sat off him all game in 20/30 yds of space knowing he is little threat to take ball forward or to open up game with his passing.

    Barca dont need a 'Busi replacement'. No team in world play a lone DM with his characteristics and will never find one anyway.

    There was no Xavi replacement and Rakitic was further off than a lot of players available but team improved due to what he could bring in CM. It is an inane argument that have to carry on with players who cant run as their peak version cant be replaced.

    FDJ, Nico.. change of formation.. have some other plan when Busi is playing like he did for 120 mins v Real or is clearly out on his feet in games. Cant play him every fucking minute and claim alternative and have to accept his poor games.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Messigician View Post
    It's done

    🗣️[ @fansjavimiguel🥇] | Xavi has it clear: Busquets and ten other player. Sergio Busquets is not only the captain of FC Barcelona, ​​but also the extension of Xavi Hern?ndez on the pitch, according to the Egarense.

    Imagine xavi benching someone cause Twitter asked him to

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    Best thing is to switch to a double pivot of FDJ-Nico

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    we won't change our 433 long therm in order to suit a guy like FDJ. he either leaves or will probably be played on the right, with rakitic's role in mind. FDJ being the mid that makes runs into the box. don't know if that's enough or a good use of a player that we'll probably pay over 150M for(transfer fee+contract).

    all this nonsense about playing FDJ as lone pivot is mostly because of busquets aging. FDJ has never been or will never be a good lone pivot, hasn't got the mindset and traits to play that role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Jericho View Post
    Best thing is to switch to a double pivot of FDJ-Nico
    Neither of them has the footballing intelligence for that.
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    "Hansi Flick said, after the 2-8, that they targetted specific Bar?a players to press on. They knew that some lose the ball in dangerous situations. We saw in the mistake for the first goal, it was Sergio Busquets."Xavi must take this into account. In any case, with Busquets, Alves, Alba, top clubs cannot be beaten, which means Xavi's fate is at stake. This is Barcelona after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by malvolio View Post
    we won't change our 433 long therm in order to suit a guy like FDJ. he either leaves or will probably be played on the right, with rakitic's role in mind. FDJ being the mid that makes runs into the box. don't know if that's enough or a good use of a player that we'll probably pay over 150M for(transfer fee+contract).

    all this nonsense about playing FDJ as lone pivot is mostly because of busquets aging. FDJ has never been or will never be a good lone pivot, hasn't got the mindset and traits to play that role.
    Absolutely it is about Busquets age and performances and the fact he has been getting battered in big games for years.

    FDJ as a lone DM is an option to rely on Busquets at DM less and account for games like Real when he is terrible and cant keep up with game often enough.

    Rakitics role is irrelevant as not there in the team now and he is as different a player to Busquets as he is to Rakitic anyway.

    Dont think anyone claims FDJ is a natural lone DM or should be Buis replacement for years either but folk who think he cant play there and do better than Busi in a lot of games this season are in fantasy land.

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