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    Tikitaka isn't slow, when executed properly by adequate players, it's just ponderous in a way that it's focus is to lull opposition and strike, when it's disorganized. Current players are probably just not good enough for this style, while at the same time current speed demons on flanks will scream for more direct approach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by serghei View Post
    On the contrary. No one in this team will be good enough to have such a huge role on the ball in midfield. Would be a major mistake to concentrate our game in midfield looking at the weapons we have up front.

    We need speed and flexibility. And this is the direction we are working on. It's incredibly evident the team is much faster now than some years ago. Look at even the passes. They are hit with force. No more flabby passes that take seconds to roll on the grass to get to slow players, while the opponent uses this time to set properly. Passes are fast and well struck as in to inject pace in our buid-up and take time away from the defending team.

    Everything we do currently is basically right in the direction of people wanting a move away from slow tiki-taka that was the norm post Pep. Except for Busi still featuring.
    You never know if Xavi doesn't even try. If Bernardo comes, he will have Busi, Pedri and Bernardo. That should be enough to make midfield fluid or at least not look like disconnected.

    It's just weird that Xavi, of all people, choose this route. He always said about possesion, midfield domination but actually does something differently. Perharp it can bring result faster.

    I remember you used to say Xavi's fluid midfield before he became Barca coach. Doesn't age well

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    Looks like penzema means business this season

    Title race is on.. as soon as the players are registered

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    Let him first settle where we are with his pet the Ferret before being given another costly potential flop from Shitty.

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