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And if that is not your bag, here's a trip through the many dives of Ashley Young.

Enjoy tonight's football.

Guardian staff

I'm afraid our time is up and I'm going to have to exit this webchat. Thanks for all your questions, even the rubbish ones, and sorry I didn't get to answer all of them. Enjoy the games tonight. And stop staring at Jurgen Klopp in *that* way. Bye. Barney

phjdreesens asks:

One of the great mysteries for me is managerial skills. What do these dominant figures actually do? Are journalists able to determine the nuts and bolts workings of these figures, do you have to go to the training pitch to see? There seems more to it than the famous "Go out and run around a bit" directive . Klopp, what does he really do? ... press conference statements are part of the job but mere PR.

Guardian staff

I wrote a book about this you know. It's called The Manager and it's available in all good charity shops, prison libraries and far eastern landfill sites. I think basically there's quite a lot to it.

Here's a link to the book - and a bunch of Barney's articles on the subject.

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madjens1 asks:

Maybe not directly related to tonight's games, but which team do you think make best use of the 4-2-3-1 formation and which the worst?

Guardian staff

Bayern last year were the best. England at times the worst. Like a middle aged man in skinny jeans

deutscheposts asks:

Hi Barney, I have seen a lot of articles on how good Borussia Dortmund are but I haven't seen one on how Arsenal can explore their weakness. In your opinion how can Arsenal beat Borussia today and with what line-up/formation. Also the Bundesliga is not that cheap, I had to pay €48 for a match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04 :-)

Guardian staff

I agree with the poster below - when the time is right some old-fashioned set piece stuff and crosses in the air. Olivier Giroud very deliberately roughed up the Dortmund centre backs at the Emirates and at times it seemed to work. It is very hard to say, oh sit back and let them have the ball: this is a very high risk strategy and one that makes you look quite silly when it doesn't work. But it's true that playing at speed on he break is probably the best bet. Remember Arjen Robben at Wembley in the summer. Exposed a lack of covering speed at times. Plus also Dortmund aren't a team who does it all the time. They have lows, even in a game, moments in between those heavy metal solos. Arsenal had their moments in the first match.

thereverend asks:

I can lumber around midfield at walking pace and can pass a football sideways and backwards over a distance of 5m. Am I too worth £27.5 million?

Guardian staff

It's an odd one with Fellaini isn't it? I'd say the one thing he's genuinely exceptional at, better than any other midfielder, is playing with his back to goal as a kind of forward pass conductor, using that brilliant chest control - like Puskas' left foot, he has a chest "like a hand" - to disturb defenders and link play. That's what he's brilliant at, that's what got him noticed, that's what basically got him a move to United.

But now he's there he's never going to be allowed to play like that again because it's too primitive and no one would put up with it.

So he has to do all the other stuff instead like passing and running and positioning that he's only so-so at. I think it's called rising to your level of incompetence.

business_boshington asks:

Are billionaire owners the saviours of football? Without them, there would be several fewer potential Champions League winners this year (Man City, Chelsea, Shakhtar, Zenit and PSG) with at least one more to come next season (Monaco).

The CL is a cartel, but it would be limited to Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd, Bayern and maybe a couple of the big Italian teams without Arab/Russian money.

Guardian staff

No I don't think so. This is the argument often put forward that some oil-rich goon splurging vats amounts of cash around distorting other club;s carefully laid recruitment and player-devlopment programmes are in fact a kind of footballing Robin Hood, saving us from Those Other Teams Who Are Already Rich. But it's rare to see it being doing in a way that makes sense. Generally speaking Man Utd, Bayern Barca etc are rich because of decades of success combined with planning and building and commercial good sense (yes Bayern inherited a stadium). You can't begrudge them that - it is how the world works. But the other way, the ambassadorial carbon-state project, the oligarch's pet club ... It's not my idea of sport.

John McLean asks:

Think Celtic can qualify without a win in Amsterdam?

Guardian staff

No, definitely not. It's now or never. Not impossible though. I think that could be the game of the night.

JacquesCustard asks:

United weren't that bad last night were they? If Hernandez did what he usually does i.e. convert tap-ins with ease, we would have had a decent away win.

Guardian staff

I thought they were all right, but the could-have-won-it-1-0 theory does hide the fact that perhaps this was a game they should have wrapped up in the first half. Then again, Moyes is new to all this and United will qualify from this group, probably thanks to that point. Plus, Kagawa looked OK in two different positions. I read recently the problem with Shinji is just that whole team isn't set up to play to his strengths. Just do that and he'll be fine. But that's not the way it should be with a high class player. He's got to be better than that, not some latter day Le Tissier of the East

Cryogenic asks:

I find the Champions League morose. Does that make me a hipster?

Guardian staff

I find myself in the odd position of absolutely loving the Champions League, despite on the face of it hating what it stands for, the stratificaiton of football, the endless TV-led wringing out of the product etc etc. The problem is for all that it's just brilliant. Not so long ago there was basically no football on TV. Now there's... this. It is - quietly - quite amazing

Jayhawk56 asks:

How much do you love Herr Klopp? Is he not the greatest?

Guardian staff

I love him too much. He... completes me. In fact I'm not sure where he ends and I begin.

It's all getting a bit much isn't it? The team, the style, the loyalty, the eloquence, the magnanimity, the rumpled good looks, the magnetism. Actually cancel all that I think I slightly hate him.

TheLessDeceived asks:

If you are a betting man, Barney – which I assume you are – who is your money on to win the whole competition?

Guardian staff

The Bayern Supremacy is only just beginning. They're not finished with us just yet. But I'm not a betting person. It's all a mystery to me. Just like fantasy football, I secretly suspect it's one of those things you do when you're not really that interested in the actual game. Like arguing about referees. And being offended and all the rest of it.

cantthinkofagoodname asks:

Hi Barney. I read your articles in a "Barney impersonating Ray Parlour voice". Is this how you want people to read your articles?

Guardian staff

I'd prefer the voice of Dean Martin in Guy and Dolls. The bit where he says "If you see a Joe spending half of his dough..." in a rat-pack ish kind of drawl. So can you just do that instead from now on.

goldenlion86 asks:

How do you think Wenger will fill the massive, Flamini-shaped hole in his team? Can he even do so? And can Arsenal win without him? Am I asking too many questions? Should I be using my own initiative? Thanks!

Guardian staff

With Mikel Arteta I guess, or fialing that a small robot that runs around quite slowly pointing at people and shouting. Flamini has been good but let's not go overboard. Arsenal's attacking fluency has made it easier than it might. This would have been a real test for him, big shame he's out hope those old niggly problems not coming back.

ClamBuster asks:

Can continuous diving genuinely be regarded as a mild psychological addiction? Seeing Young last night, and Bale last week, made me think that they really didn't know what they were doing or have any control over their bodies. I mean, we chew our nails, we crack our fingers, we suck our thumb, all without realising we are doing it... so can the same be said for diving? does something deep down really take over?

Guardian staff

Bale and Ronaldo, it feels like an occupational hazard of running around getting fouled a lot. The real problem with Young is that he rarely tries to beat a player, certainly rarely does it. What he tries to do is earn a foul by shifting his feet quickly. So it's only going to end one way: foul or dive. This just feels very cynical and pointless. It is a tick though. I'm not sure he can stop himself or that he's really thinking about it. Perhaps we could trace this back to one traumatically defining episode - the trip that won the penalty that won the game that won the praise that won the new contract that bought the horrible new car etc etc. Or maybe some kind of electric shock aversion therapy. Either way it's time to condemn a little less and understand a little more. This is good for nobody. He should have been a better player than this.

citizenthirdmankane writes:

Negredo's a cool guy.

Guardian staff

He is isn't he? Not often the bulkier type of striker has charisma too. He's like Emile Heskey with goals and a makeover

Domaldinho asks:

Hi Barney - do you think the fact Flamini is missing will prove the deciding factor in this match?

Guardian staff

Not really, I think the fact Dortmund are very very good might be the key factor. Plus of course they're extra hard to beat at home. Also, Mikel Arteta was very good in the same role against (hang on...) Liverpool at the weekend... Well, you know what I mean. Not quite the same given Liverpool have one of the more low pressure midfields whereas Dortmund are like a pack of rabid dogs. But still. Arsenal will need to keep the ball rather than defend like Trojans (they will also have to do that) to get a result. Who knows, the absence of Flamini might even be a blessing. Pass, attack, play going forwards. There you go. 3-1 Arsenal. Thank you and good night

Dorjbasaan asks:

Will a team from east of Berlin ever win the Champions League?

Guardian staff

Chelsea two years ago.

cianmulligan asks:

Hi Barney. As an Arsenal fan, I am worried about our chances tonight. Should Arsenal lose, there is a great chance of suffering a fate worse than not qualifying for the knockout phase, which is qualifying for the knockout phase of the Europa League. Thursday nights, Channel 5, trips to Russia and so forth. If Arsenal do end up with a fixture list involving two Thursday games in February, can you see Wenger doing anything but engineering a swift exit? I am of course assuming that Arsenal will still be in the title race come February (but we can all dream, eh).

Guardian staff

I think Arsenal will qualify. The only note of alarm so far is a 2-1 home defeat to Dortmund who were just a little bit better, as expected. It's just about finishing ahead of Napoli and with that in mind I even think Arsenal might get just, just, somehow, just a draw tonight which would probably make the difference. Somehow the idea of Arsene Wenger in the Europa League just feels a bit wrong, like Prince William somehow being forced to get on a bus. I don't think it will come to that though. Two well placed draws from here and a low key exit at the hands of A European Giant in the next phase awaits. Glory glory!

Barney will be online from 1pm to answer your questions

In the meantime here are the reports from last night's games:

Real Sociedad 0 - 0 Manchester United
Shakhtar Donetsk 0 - 0 Bayer 04 Leverkusen
FC Copenhagen 1 - 0 Galatasaray
Juventus 2 - 2 Real Madrid
Olympiakos 1 - 0 Benfica
Paris Saint Germain 1 - 1 RSC Anderlecht
Man City 5 - 2 CSKA Moscow
Viktoria Plzen 0 - 1 Bayern Munich

And here are tonight's fixtures:

Chelsea v Schalke
Borussia Dortmund v Arsenal
Ajax v Celtic
Basel v Steaua Bucharest
Napoli v Marseille
Zenit St Petersburg v FC Porto
Atlético Madrid v FK Austria Vienna
Barcelona v Milan

The main news this morning is that Manuel Pellegrini is feeling confident, David Moyes is refusing to criticise Ashley Young and Lionel Messi is due a goal or two.

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