Didn't see that coming.
But one thing [to me] is very clear. If I am Deco then I am getting Laporta to revamp the strategy of Barcelona B and increase it's transfer budget to get more players like Darvich in the 16-18 bracket. Because if you take an emerging player to Xavi, he will always choose experience.
But if the player is already here and inside training for Xavi to see them, he will give them a chance.
Thing is, Barca B budget affects first team budget in the viability plan. So we were tight in all cases.
I generally agree with you, but I think the decision was made this summer to prioritise short term over long term.
Deco got his guy with V. Roque, but after that it was difficult to push for youth over win now players.