Xavi Hernandez

vegitot

Senior Member
Xavi over Ten Hag is a right decision, for now. Xavi is respected by players and he understands what he should do to progress forward.

That's said, if Xavi manages Utd instead of Ten Hag, he may be in similiar position as Ten Hag now. Can't be sure though.
 

Xtroverto

Member
This threads favorite FAP fantasy got royally humiliated against Emery, the new Spanish darling in England with the overwhelmingly impressive record of 12 wins from 83 games against the Spanish top 3. De Zerbi is the most overrated manager I have seen since Real Madrid hired Benito Floro (Harry Potter before anyone had ever heard of Harry Potter).
 

Fati_Future_BallonDor

Well-known member
He has, but Xavi would have been crucified if we imploded like Arsenal last season. You can (and arguably will) lose the League to City, but like that? Damn.

Only coach I would take over Xavi right now is Pep.
He showed he can't handle the pressure.

I don't think enough fans understand the weight of managing Barcelona/real Madrid.

Arsenal had 84 points at the end which is usually enough for the Pl title but competing against Pep is an another lvl and imo Arteta did a fantastic job and more than you could expect him at the beginning of the season, i dont think anyone thought Arsenal can win pl title
If pep has the squad arsenal had and the lead arsenal had, he 100% would not have bottled it.

Psychological aspect of the game for players and coaches, is 100% real.

Dude i love Pep but he bottled it in cl against teams like lyon, monaco, tottenham, liverpool and some more

so thinking that he would not bottle it to 100% with Arsenal is risky, i dont think he would have been (much?) better than arteta last season
 

Xtroverto

Member
Arteta has been class at arsenal

The same Arteta that was nearly fired on several occasions, his first full season he managed 17 points in the first 15 rounds, 8 matches lost!!!.

League performance of Arteta the great!!!

2019-20 20 games 9 wins, 6 draws 5 losses.
2020.21 38 games 18 wins, 7 draws, 13 losses (8 losses after first 15 league games!!!!!!!!!) complete meltdown at emirates in and outside the stadium
2021-22 38 games 22 wins, 3 draws, 13 losses (6 losses and 2 draws in first 15 league games), despite no UEFA games, people screaming for Arteta to be fired.
2022-23 38 gamer 26 wins, 6 draws, 6 losses (12 points from 27 in the final 9 rounds) comparable to FC Barcelona in 82 (1 win 2 draws and 4 losses in final 7 games)
 
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ajnotkeith

Senior Member
This threads favorite FAP fantasy got royally humiliated against Emery, the new Spanish darling in England with the overwhelmingly impressive record of 12 wins from 83 games against the Spanish top 3. De Zerbi is the most overrated manager I have seen since Real Madrid hired Benito Floro (Harry Potter before anyone had ever heard of Harry Potter).
Total rubbish.
 

Xtroverto

Member
Arteta almost managed to equal Udo Lattek as the greatest clown in league history.

Udo Lattek with FC Barcelona had a 5 point lead with 6 games left, only needed 2 wins and 1 draw to win the league, managed 2 points in final 6 games.

Arteta was just slightly better, had a 5 point lead, needed 16 points from last 27 to win the league, 5 wins and 1 draw from last 9, if drawing with city in round 33 would have needed only 4 wins from last 9 to win the league.
 

Xtroverto

Member
Total rubbish.

Emery vs Guardiola 0 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses
Emery vs Simeone 1 win 8 draws and 8 losses
Emery vs Klopp 1 win 3 draws and 6 losses
Emery vs Zidane 0 wins 1 draw and 4 losses
Emery vs Mourinho 0 wins 2 draws and 6 losses
Emery vs Luis Enrique 2 wins 1 draw and 7 losses
Emery vs Anchelotti 4 wins 2 draws and 4 losses

Emery vs Champions League winning managers 8 wins 21 draws and 44 losses or 8 wins from 73 games (2016 cl final was won by Simeone but stolen by most corrupt official ever, you can bet Clattenburg has his whole house plastered with Zindane posters)

Yes, total rubbish ;)
 
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fergus90

Senior Member
Emery vs Guardiola 0 wins, 4 draws and 9 losses
Emery vs Simeone 1 win 8 draws and 8 losses
Emery vs Klopp 1 win 3 draws and 6 losses
Emery vs Zidane 0 wins 1 draw and 4 losses
Emery vs Mourinho 0 wins 2 draws and 6 losses
Emery vs Luis Enrique 2 wins 1 draw and 7 losses
Emery vs Anchelotti 4 wins 2 draws and 4 losses

Emery vs Champions Legue winning managers 8 wins 21 draws and 44 losses or 8 wins from 73 games (2016 cl final was won by Simeone but stolen by most corrupt official ever)

Yes, total rubbish ;)
You can add 2 wins to the vs Pep category come May brother. We are on a roll.
 

Xtroverto

Member
You can add 2 wins to the vs Pep category come May brother. We are on a roll.
This is the first time Emery has had a squad of this quality where he has not had to babysit a bunch of self declared second coming of Jesus like Neymar or Aubameyang. 20 wins in the first 32 league games is up there with the Villa teams of the 1890s.
 

Porque

Senior Member
Emery is doing marvelous at Villa, but then current day Villa is that perfect environment of freedom, lower pressure and high potential that he enjoyed with Sevilla and Villarreal.

Higher pressure clubs and he gets chucked through the meat grinder. Let's be honest, and it would happen again if he came to Barcelona. Even, post Xavi.
 

serghei

Senior Member
Excellent job mister. 1st place is close after this match. Save for a bad draw this could be a ticked for the quarters. From there, anything is possible if the main players are fit at the right moment.
 

ajnotkeith

Senior Member
If we keep defending the transitions like that we will have 3 or 4 players sent off in a game vs the big clubs.
Those fouls on high level games are instant yellows.
 

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