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Busquets to wear no.5 shirt this season!!
IMO, the only player I actually saw to wear #5 after Puyi was Busquets. I cant see anyone else wear that number except him
Pique: "I'm no longer among the three best centre backs in the world, but I'm working hard to get back to that level. I think it's possible"

On one hand, I'm not sure if I like the bragging, but on the other hand, I appreciate that he sees a need to improve.
+2
Maybe if he'd work on his fitness instead of shaking his hips with Shakira will help him gt back to his level.
at the risk of sounding arrogant...when was he in the top 3?

Hummels
Vidic
Chiellini

it took me about 2 seconds to come up with that list and they've been on top of their game for a long time.
+8
Back in 2010 he was one of the best. But you could also argue that puyol was protecting him on the field. I doubt he will get back to that level, but he can certainly do better in terms of being physical. Also he needs to concentrate on playing well in all games, not just the big games.
+2
Vidic and Chiellini? lol

How about Thiago Silva and Kompany
+8
In 2012 he and Ramos were the centre back pairing in FIFA's world XI - http://www.fifa.com/mm/document/ballond'or/fif/proworldxi/02/19/60/12/fifa_fifpro_world_xi_2012_neutral.pdf

Perhaps he was referring to that. Without Puyol he is very sloppy. He needs somebody strong by his side, keeping him focussed.
When you have a CB like Puyi by your side, you feel as a defender you have an insurance policy to be more at risk. Also more confidence when hes the leader of the backline, and the voice of the team. Pique always seemed to look like a great CB with Puyol. Im not saying Pique is worthless without him, Pique can still be very good, but he probably will never be as good as he was with Puyi on his side. IMO
+1
Pique among the top 3? He used to be good, but the man beside him, Vidic, Kompany, Silva, and recently Hummels have always been better than him. Now he is maybe top 30...but at least he realizes he needs to improve arrogance aside
+2
Epl fans long been seduced by brutal,sliders n powerful defenders can label as world class.I don't blame them,but I don't get how some of cules think same.to me he was easily one of the best defenders in those holy period,pairing with puyol definitely helped him to maintain his best form though,but that doesn't mean he wasnt one of the best.

It's good now he realizes what he is at the moment which pep finded two years before.I truly hope he will back to his best for the good fortune of barca.,
I think when Del bosque dropped him after the 5-1 defeat to Netherlands it became clear to him he was not really performing well enough. I think these words have more to do with Spain than barca.

And to be fair when the team no longer presses the ball and when only busquets shields the defense and the fullbacks play as wingbacks, and you cb partners are cdm's, it will be very difficult to defend properly.
+1
@SIF, finally someone with some common sense.

All I hear is how Puyol was there that's why Pique looked good. I know our Tarzan is one of the only ones but to say that he was there to protect Pique is complete bulllshit. Like SIF mentioned, do you guys remember a certain fighter named Abidal? He was not the best going forward but he was solid at the back. When Dani was playing wing back, we had three solid DEFENDERS covering the back. Now we have Jordi Alba, and he likes to push up too just like Alves.

Think of it this way, yeah Pique is s**t because Puyol is not there but what if it's not because Puyol covered him but because now we have a short DM playing alongside him while he has two wing backs. Cut the guy some slack. He was a rock during our best years because back then we had defenders defend.
^ I agree. Pique receives a lot of criticism unnecessarily. I do believe Pique has to take the blame for many things such as his inability to cover aerial threats or his mistimed sliding tackles but overall, our defense is messed up because of our attacking wingbacks. Puyol was also a former RB who used to slide to the right when Alves moved up making a 3-4-3 formation with Busquets dropping deep. Now, there are times when we play 2-5-3 which is suicide.

Also, during Spain's game vs Netherlands, Pique was wrongly blamed for the wretched performance of many others. His one big mistake was playing RVP onside although there wasn't much he could do since Robben was pushing up with no RB coverage. The rest of the goals were pretty much awful positioning by Ramos who by the way, didn't receive any attention since Pique was trying to cover his ass and got beaten by Robben's dribbles. Del Bosque made the hurried decision of dropping the "barca" method after everybody started talking about it even though all the screw ups happened between Xabi, Ramos and Casillas.
Great Analysis of our 2013/14 financials .

http://www.totalbarca.com/2014/finances/about-the-money-financial-review-201314/

and comparison with last five financial years

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Btt8Ul8IEAApF2T.jpg:large

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From a business standpoint the club certainly looks to be heading in the right direction, but this year's profits have been boosted by the sales of Thiago and Fabregas, the caliber of players that we don't want to be selling on a regular basis. The amount spent on wages is terrifying, if this continues to increase as it has been doing then we could be in trouble when the TV deal is renegotiated - If we have to share the money more equally with Atleti, Valencia etc.
Its a good analysis. One of the things, however, barca fans neglect when comparing the current management with the last one when it comes to net profit and reduction in debt is this management has signed a number of sponsorship deals including jersey rights which were earlier not allowed. The sponsorship deals are also a result of the winning record of the previous management. The current management still get credit for its work but most of the profits come from new avenues of income and overall brand improvement from the dream team's work.
Am I the only one that wishes Keita would have nailed Pepe in the face with that bottle?

Who do you prefer: Keita or Song?
+1
Keita obviously. He always gave everything on the pitch where as Song is just lazy and doesn't give a f***.
Song isn't half the player Keita was for us. Keita gave it his 110% every minute he was on the pitch, and even managed to win us some games despite being nothing more than a rotation player. Song is a good player, but for us he has ever done anything other than give Busi some rest
@Alf , you will burn in the deepest layer of hell for this s**t , I pity your lack of knowledge on how Christ the redeemer himself honor pepe with title of ' redeemed one ' and you wish this upon him ? #Shame
I like Song better, but neither left an impression to be honest.
On the keita-Pepe fight:
“When I played for Barca he called me a monkey,” Keita said.

“This man is worth nothing. I haven’t talked about it in public because he’s not worth it and that’s why I didn’t shake hands with him before the friendly.

“I even told [Mehdi Benatia] about my intentions.

“It is unacceptable that another man spits at you. I don’t see why I should shake his hand as in his eyes I’m not a human being.

“I won’t talk with someone who does not consider me a human being. His behaviour is unacceptable. Instead of coming and wondering why I didn’t shake his hand, he preferred to spit.”
----

And some of our friends from the dark side thought keita was being childish AND behaving like a "monkey" when he threw a bottle at Pepe who spit on him. I've always maintained Pepe has a criminal mindset. It's one thing to get carried away in the game (lot of players do)and another to do the cynical things he does.
+4
Oh never mind them.we all know that..
You know, why doesnt FIFA suspend Pepe? Just just wondering
Fabregas scored a freekick!
https://vine.co/v/ME1zid1EDTd

:/
+1
Nice to see him take a freekick, its been a REALLY long time
+2
He looks awful in blue :P
+3
LUKAKU GOES TO EVERTON!!

I'm so happy for Everton and for Romelu; no more frustration at Chelsea, Mourinho doesn't get what he want (Lukaku on the bench) and Everton, a club I really like, get their biggest signing ever!
+8
I think chelsea and mourinho would be happy with this. He's going for £30m bro!! To compare Sanchez ditched Barca for the same amount..and Sanchez is a proven world class talent and much better than Rom (who was benched by an unknown 18 year old)
+4
He was benched by Origi for two games... Hardly proof he's a lousy player. But if that helps you sleep, feel free to believe your logic. He scored more than any teenager ever in the Premier League, more than Messi and Ronaldo at his current age even, but I guess having a mediocre world cup makes you a bad player. By the way, Eden Hazard is an even worse player then, and so is Ronaldo.

He'll continue to shine in a team that suits him with a manager that really gives him confidence instead of one who's demanding unreasonable things and breaks his spirit. £30m is a lot though, I'll give you that. Chelsea's Emenalo is a transfer market genius.
Yea I'm not denying his potential. But to get £30m for someone who doesn't want to play for the shirt and has a shitty attitude is a great deal for Chelsea and Mourinho. Also £30m can buy ready made world class players (which Lukaku isn't atm). I don't think many from the Chelsea camp would be unhappy with this.
+4
I must admit Chelsea got a good chunk of money out of him. They pretty much swapped him for Fabregas.
F#(k the Barca Board
Sure, you guys might be happy he went for a lot of money. But I really don't understand what you Chelsea fans expect from loanees who perform staggeringly well in other teams.

De Bruyne was one of the very best players in Germany when he was on loan to Werder and he doesn't even play once every ten games under Mourinho. Lukaku was phenomenal for West Brom and Everton and you guys expect him to be content with the bench at Chelsea. Courtois is arguably the best goalkeeper in the world and you all said Cech and him should be rotated to see who's best...

These players have proven themselves worthy to be starters ANYWHERE they go, but somehow Chelsea fans still expect them to smile while being benched for guys like Ramires and Torres. You're either not aware of how important playing time is for young top players, you're spoilt with choice at Chelsea or you're not realizing how good those guys are.

Should Diego Costa start on the bench and compete with Torres too? The only reasoning why Lukaku shouldn't be given the confidence by Mourinho to start straight away that I can agree with, is that he's not the sort of striker Chelsea needs. He's great at exploiting space, but not at creating chances in tight areas, which is what you need.
1.Lol dude If lukaku was confident in his ability he would not have requested a loan last season. If he stayed he could have easily been first choice and potentially helped chelsea to a title. And besides all of Chelseas strikers had 30+ appearances last season, so he would have been guaranteed that as a minimum. Bench does not equal no game time bro lol...

2. Courtois will start ahead of Cech guaranteed.

3. Ramires is a CM, Courtois is a GK, Lukaku a striker and De Bruyne a CAM. No idea why you bought him up.

4. De Bruyne had a good season in Germany, but he wasnt good enough to replace Oscar and Mata at the time. Mata was the second choice and De Bruyne was after Mata. Mata had 1000 minutes in premier league and played a couple of champions league games, so logically that leaves no playing time for De Bruyne.

5. Chelsea is a club where winning is everything. There is not much opportunity to nurture young players and give them time.
The thing is, if you are good enough to play for Chelsea, than you will start for Chelsea, regardless of your age.
+3
Put it this way. Chelsea sold Lukaku for £30m and De Bruyne for £18?
Barca sold Thiago for £16m, Sanchez for £30m and Fabregas for 25m
The players sold by Barca are way way way better than those sold by Chelsea.

And the funny thing is all those players were regulars for Barca, where as De Bruyne and Lukaku were not starting ahead of other players.

P.s. im pretty sure you're trying to spin this into "mourinho screwed up" lol. I can understand why you hate him but try thinking logically man
+4
Raj,

Nothing to do with Mourinho. Jeroen is Belgian, so he thinks very highly of Lukaku, and doesn't like you downplaying his worth.
Jrat, read his comments again.
+4
It's a good news by the way,Everton well suited him rather than Chelsea.he can grow and Everton could make some serious money by selling him in future..
+1
Not sure who said lukaku was sold for 30m. What I've read, he was sold for 22m -25m which seems appropriate for him. Chelsea bought him for around 11m. Reasonable fees considering Everton really want him. Thiago was sold for 25m€ which is more like 20m £. Thiagos transfer happened because pep came to get him which caught barca by surprise and his price was reduced due to a technicality built into his contract. We are overloaded in the midfield area so it was always going to happen. Look at kroos - Madrid got him for nothing.

There is no doubt barca doesn't make good sales but we are not a selling club. We also buy specific type of players which we think will suit the club style. That's why we end up paying more because everybody knows we buy when we need a player.

CFC has done well in the transfer market recently especially with the Belgian loanees and the sale of luiz to PSG. But one has understand that clubs like CFC that buy big also end up with surplus players often. CFC has the financial muscle to keep surplus players on the bench so negotiations are difficult and that have the upper hand. Look at Madrid and how well they do with player sales. But look at their net transfer values for the past few years (I posted it on the Madrid board recently). They've bought so much talent that now they can recoup their money. It's good for the club but it is a revolving door policy which offers little in terms of continuity for the club. So you win some and you lose some. CFC bought Torres for 50m. His salary is around 10m per year. He cost CFC about 90m until now. When they sell him (to atletico) he will fetch around 10m. Plus I can guarantee you the buying club will force CFC to pay half his salary because no other club will play him 10m per year. So that's 100m spent on Torres, a player who has scored 45 goals for CFC.

For all those complaining about barca transfers- our current core players cost nothing. Alves has repaid his value in full. Alba too. Pique had been pretty good especially since we got him for 5m €. We made a messy transfer deal for zlatan. It was partially because eto and pep weren't getting along and pep wanted him out. At the moment, because of the transfer ban, the club is in a tight spot and everybody knows it. So every player we buy is going to cost more than his MV.

Fabregas wanted out and he wanted to go to England. The only club wanting his signature was chelsea because arsenal turned him down. Alexis could have been sold to Liverpool for a lot more money but he didn't want to live in Liverpool and the club had to respect his requirements. We allowed villa to go for less than 5m because that's what he wanted and the club decided to assist him in his quest for more playing time. Plus we made a mistake not selling him to arsenal in January for 20m.
+1
raj i dont think it's a case of not liking chelsea or not wanting to play for the shirt. he's not a 25 year old striker making a selfish decision, he's a 21 year old striker thinking about whats best for his career and development.

he's basically saying he has ambition, as a professional, to be the best that he can be. staying at chelsea, as a 2nd or 3rd option, does not suit his ambition as well as being the main man (in terms of the main target for development) at another club under a manager who has demonstrated committment to his development already.

chelsea want to win, and he would be being asked to wait until he's good enough to start, and bide his time as a roleplayer...but that day might not come if he isnt given regular playing time.

to me, it's not about him having a s**t attitude (though i agree he does display this at times during games, showing frustration at older teammates if things dont go his way etc) but thinking about whats best for him and choosing an option where his expectations are most aligned with the coaching staff and the team. at chelsea it's about winning and showing you are good enough right now. at everton it is about developing as a player and as a team. chelsea = instant result, everton = constant improvement.
+6
Yea fair points, pretty similar to what I said. I don't disagree.
So apparently we're close to signing Daniel Agger, the man who has a Liverpool tattoo and who had a rotten season last year.

I feel bad for us for not being able to get anyone good and I feel bad for Liverpool that they'll lose a fan favourite who apparently isn't as dedicated to 'pool as he always said he was.
Barcelona sources deny reports about signing Liverpool centre back Daniel Agger. Player was rejected weeks ago. Marquinhos or Vermaelen [md]
Yup. Reports say he is willing to take a pay cut to join Barcelona. His reported transfer fee is 15 million. But reports also say that Barcelona sources deny reports about signing Liverpool centre back Daniel Agger. Player was rejected weeks ago.

In other transfer news, PSG rejected our final offer of 43m for Marquinhos and has decided to offer Marquinhos a contract upgrade instead.

In other other transfer news, Cuadrado's agent confirmed Barcelona are interested in him and are preparing an offer that will keep both parties happy. This offer is rumoured to be made this week.
TBH 43 M for marquinhos is crazy when balanta ( equally talented ) is moving to Valencia for mere 7M . I just wish we bid sane amount for benatia :/

I would have loved to have agger 2 years back , he was good back then but now injuries and form lost have placed him quite low in Liverpool's pecking order , same goes with Verm , I'd rather pay 10M for balanta then buying either of agger or Verm
Cuadrado is a spectacular player, potentially a fantastic right-back for us but equally likely to be as much a liability in defense as Alves has been in recent years. I don't know how to feel about the rumours he'll sign for us soon. Let's hope he's still able and eager to learn how to defend from the mighty Puyol if Puyi sticks around as a mentor.

I really do hope the Agger rumours are not true as well. There literally are dozens of CBs in Spain who cost €12m or less and are equally good or better AND a lot younger. Oh, and if we honestly offered €43m to PSG for Marquinhos, why not do the same for one of the very best? Mats f'in Hummels! Why the hell does Barça never go after the best defenders straight away? We should've bought either Kompany/T.Silva/Hummels/Vertonghen years ago already.
Jeroen,

Well, we never know what the discussion between BvB and Barca was. Maybe it was a straight Never when they went knocking for Hummels. If Barca does get Cuadrado, we might see a 3-4-3 with Mathieu on the left and Cuadrado on the right, with Cuadrado pushing up and dropping down as appropriate.
@J , some news in Barcelona is that Enrique will prefer 2 dmf of busi & masc , if that happens then Cuadrado at RWB will make perfect sense & rakitick will be superb in cam role but that will leave both xavi & iniesta with no place
+1
Iniesta always has a place mate. He's equally great as a wide attacker as he is at the AM spot or even the CM spot. Xavi though, he'll have to play the Pirlo role more, but last year I was disappointed he never could leave his mark the way he so often used to.
+2
^Xavi will most probably a sub most of the season, Iniesta is vital, one can't drop him.
+1
I just realized that Keita plays for AS Roma now. He defeated Real Madrid yesterday woohoo!! :)
+1
Almost got into a fight with pepe at the start of the game too lol
Apparently Pepe spat on him:

https://twitter.com/gh8stmode/status/494321584274817024

Pejvl,

Sure, if by protested you meant spat at Keita.
+1
Apparently Keita refused to shake his hand and after Pepe protested he threw a water bottle at him.
+1
There was no spitting. Pepe is the bad guy in most of the situations he gets in,but not this time.
Pejvl , there was spitting , keita just confirmed with twitter :https://twitter.com/skeitaofficiel/status/494393987927900160
+3
If there was spitting,it was from both side. Look at Pepe at the end pointing at the spit on his shirt.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x22f06p_pepe-refuse-shake-hands-with-seydou-keita-real-madrid-vs-as-roma-international-champions-cup_sport

Also notice how everybody is twinsting things up. Just look at the titel of the video I posted: "PEPE refuses to shake hands...". Not Keita,but Pepe refused. Unbelievable. Pepe's not a nice guy,we all know this,but Keita is not better,he still holds a grudge from years before,this time he's the reason all this happened.
Pejvl,

Check the vine in posted with sound on. Would be a crazy thing to lie about.
Pejvl,

At the end, Pepe is wiping himself down because Keita threw a water bottle at him and it splashed over him. Did you watch what I linked to? You're honestly saying that the journalists lied when they said that the 4th official confirmed that Pepe spit at Keita? Do you have any source disputing what's being said in that Vine I posted?
+6
Yep it was all Pepe's fault,poor Keita had nothing to do with this. Damn Pepe is a monster.

And I never said he changed or that he's a nice guy. I never defend this guy when he gets into trouble,but blaming him for all this is ridiculous,when its clear Keita had a lot more to do with this. Im out,everything always turns into an argument here.
+1
Pepe is a saint you guyz. He would never do anything bad.
+3
@Jraty

He will blindly refuse anything bad against Madrid until YOU provide proof. Just look at the series of posts he made in this topic. he went from, "There was no spitting" to "If there was, it was from both sides"

Just add him to your 'ignore' list and carry on. We all know Pepe is one of the biggest c***s in football. He hasn't changed, like Madrid fans claim he has, nor will he ever. You know what they say.. once a dog, always a dog.
+2
Pejvl's source is his ridiculous bias which finds ways to defend a guy like Pepe.
No pepe ain't any saint , his new name is " pepe the redeemed one "

Apparently Ketia didn't shake hand with the redeemed one because he racially abused Ketia back in 2011 , after which redeemed one lost his mind and spat on Keita & then kieta started the "hit the asshole" game

Keita will burn in hell for this s**t
+2
lol so you people thinks its ok to not shake someone's hand and then throw a water bottle at him (something which should result in a red and a suspension any normal day) but to spit at that person is the real problem?
+2
LOL so you think the player you racially abused have no right to be upset with you and if he refused to shake hands with you should spat on him ? ( racism which should have no place in football and should be punished severely ) but to not shake a hand is the real problem ?
+4
So Marcelo should feel free to spit on Busquets? Lol had to come back for this.
+1
@pejvl , stop making a fool of yourself

If Marcelo feel that busquets have hurt him and haven't cleared the issue or said sorry for that then why not , marcleo should have evey right to ditch the hand shake , but you won't have busquets spitting on Marcelo for that ditch .

P.S - before your next replay just try to establish who did what
+4
Acording to your logic,just because Keita had a problem with Pepe 3 years ago he can feel free to react in witch ever way he likes. We dont even know what really happened,do you really think Pepe just aproached him and spit?

And you're righ,Im making a fool of myself for coming back here after I said I was done.I wont make the same mistake twice. Keita was an inocent bystander and Pepe was the monster that attacked him,done argument.
Pejvl,

There's a *big* difference between not shaking someones hand and "reacting in witch every way he likes". And if you want to believe that Pepe had a legitimate reason, if that's even possible, for spitting at Keita, then you'd better show sources describing them. Because all we know is that Keita didn't shake Pepes hand, that Pepe spit at Keita according to journalist who spoke with the 4th official, and Keita then threw a water bottle at Pepe.
+3
Dagaza,

Yes, it's OK to not shake the hand of someone who racial abused you, and it's OK to throw a water bottle at someone who spit at you. What world do you live in where that isn't OK? The bend over and take it dry nation?
+6
DaGaza,

So running to mummy UEFA is how grownups handle things? Keita didn't make a big deal of it, because it was a personal insult. It simply meant that Keita thought of Pepe as the bigot he is. Why would Keita then go on and shake said bigots hand? Calling simply ignoring someone throwing a tantrum shows exactly how biased you are. It's ridiculous. Ignoring someone is about as far from throwing a tantrum as possible.

Now, throwing a water bottle is making more of a scene, but still less than punching Pepe in the jaw which is what most grown-up men would do if someone spat at them. But not DaGaza. He'd call up the spitters mother and tell on them like a big boy.

By the way, class act calling Keitas behavior that of a moneky. I see why you don't have any problem with Pepe. You're two of the same bigoted cloth.
+6
pepe was wrong to racially abuse anyone and should have been severely punished... he wasn't and keita didnt write any letter or make any sort of professional complaint against pepe so refusing a little handshake years later is something silly for little children not for grown ass men...

Marcelo was racially abused by busquets... nothing didnt happen to busquets though there is proof on film that busuquets called him a monkey, yet marcelo didnt file a complaint and he certainly hasn't behaved like a child years later because of it

having little tantrums, throwing water bottles at player's faces, indeed he behaved like a monkey last night
+2
Wow DaGaza.. Bravo! Keita didn't write a letter complaining about racial abuse so if he doesn't want to shake Pepe's hand it's childish behavior? My, my. I just realized I got my morals completely wrong.

You have to understand something about people's behavior - they don't follow a format prescribed by you. Marcelo is free to react to racism however he wants because he's the victim. Keita is also free to not react like marcelo because they are two different people. Have you ever faced racism? I have. It's a moment when you want to smash the other person's face to bits but you avoid it and move on. And please don't equate spitting on someone and throwing a water bottle at someone after getting spit especially when the same person has racially abused you in the past.
+6
tl dr: Pepe is a douchebag who almost got a bottle to the face for spitting on Keita
Tevez' father was kidnapped and is being held for ransom in Buenos Aires. #crazy
whoa, what?
They released him after a ransom of 3000£ was paid.
well that's Latin america for you. I was once almost kidnapped in Mexico city, and a friend of mine was kidnapped, but escaped.

+1
Good thing people NEVER get kidnapped in the Western nations... cut the s**t you prick.
+1
You know what's the worst part about kidnapping? You still get punished if you manage kill your kidnapper. They call it excessive self defence, ridiculous indeed.
Actually I heard that the most dangerous place in the world is the city that Che is from...I forgot its name :P
@Che Maradona

Where did I say "Good thing people NEVER get kidnapped in the Western nations... cut the s**t you prick."

Look I am from Russia, and I can say that we have a big briebery problem in here. and if someone alse say something bad about my country I wont't call him prick. Especially if that person has some right in in hip opinion.

You know they say, to change something you have to recognize the problem first >.>
+4
I thought £3000 was a pretty good deal. Lol the kidnappers seem like reasonable fellas. Tevez was like, "£3000? You're embarrassing me guys. I just made that much while talking to you pieces of shi. T about your frickin kidnapping. You call that ransom? I call it beer money."
+1
I read it was for $400,000
You generalized in a way that made you a prick. latin America sure knows how to kidnap people...
It was his step father by the way
On another news, Atletico got Griezman. Damn with the purchase of him and Mandzukic, Atletico look even scarier. Hopefully they don't lose anymore players and find a good replacement for Courtious.

Aaaandd Bojan scores his first goal for Stoke :)
Atletico signed Jan Oblak to replace Courtois.
+1
If atletico can hold on to the rest of their players, or at least most of them, they will be even better this year. They already got a better striker than Costa, and one of the best young players in the world :D
+1
Oblak is a masterful replacement for Courtois.
Is a better fit for Atleti now than if Courtois stayed.

Mandzukic SHOULD be better than Costa, but this is a different league for him, though he adapts quite well.

Griezmann signing came form nowhere.
Really enjoying Simeone, what an amazing coach he is turning to be. Its ALMOST as much fun to watch as his career was lol
+1
Mt, mind giving us a little more info on Oblak? I haven't heard much of him.

And a few days Simeone came out praising Griezman saying he would be an amazing addition, I knew they would get him for sure then.
+1
@Sanchez Played for Jesus at Benfica.

http://youtu.be/staK6hNEJ1M

Has the best hands in all of football (catches quite a few shots that most other keepers deflect away).
Quick.
Reads and anticipates as if Slovenia were an autonomous community of Spain.
Played in the amazing Europa League final v Sevilla where him and Beto were masterful.
Now that atleti have mandzukic and griezmann, i'm assuming atletis favorite son isn't going to return from London? Or will he considering atleti have to replace Costa, Villa and Adrian.
+1
No idea.
Since they sold Lukaku they might want to keep Torres.


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Primera División Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
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UEFA Champions League Table

Form
PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
Pos
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
3
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
6
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
7
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
8
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
9
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
10
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
11
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
12
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
13
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
14
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
15
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
16
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
17
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
19
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
20
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
22

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