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People tell me, Enrique got us the treble so I should not be ungrateful to him.

But, He was never the reason we got the treble. You could have replaced him with Tata Martino and would still have won a treble.

The reason we won the treble was we had same world class core players but younger. We had influential Xavi and Dani Alves. Xavi used to be a substitution player. Can you believe it? Our players only needed motivation to succeed. And, they found it in that season and the source was not Enrique. With new Suarez in the team and Messi bonding very well with Neymar and Suarez, the front three started playing with fun. And with the goals galore coming from MSN, rest of the team found their mojo back too.

Many people even in the treble season were saying that our midfield has become worst in years. It was simply because of Enrique's clueless tactics. Xavi was influential but more as a leader rather than a player. Opponents did not yet had figured out how to contain MSN and also the midfield was bit better than now. With Dani Alves in the team, MSN found ball quite often. And the goals followed. But, The midfield kept deteriorating and opponents now have plan to isolate MSN and not care about the hopeless midfield which neither can support the defense nor the offense.

Enrique could never motivate the core players because he can provide nothing new to them as they have seen, done and won so much before him. His authoritarian personality doesn't help when he is dealing with intelligent individuals who already know stuff that he knows. He is more suited for being an Army Captain. Unless you display high intelligence on par or above the palyers or are very spirited and loved, they won't follow you. Intelligent people do not like following less intelligent or less charismatic people. In fact, no human follows anyone who he considers lesser.

I am not saying Enrique didn't do anything. He indeed did. But, what he did could have been done by another good manager too. He doesn't have that extra to deal with players like Messi, Busquetes, Pique, Iniesta, Suarez and Neymar. How would you motivate players of such stature? Why would Messi listen to him when he insists in choosing Gomes week in week out when he clearly is unfit. Enrique hardly talks to or even looks at the eyes of many players in the team. He is cold, distant and clueless. All the traits are unhelpful.

He should go ASAP! I would say him 'Thank You' for doing the job he was supposed to do and Bye Bye.
For god sake!Lucho is so damn stubborn...
Is he trying to send a msg that he is the boss by putting on Gomes in every game? And what does he have against Dennis Suarez?
I can definitely see that there is a lot of internal problem within our team as no one was happy with our win today. Lucho needs to go before things get worse as his pertinacity is destroying the team

I am just scared that Messi might leave if Lucho does not.
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In this club Leo rules over even managers. Do you really think they wouldn't side with messi over Enrique? The board would first get rid of 100 lucho's before they even think about getting rid of messi
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Not buying a proper RB is having a domino effect.

Sergi has no chemistry with Messi or the right MF, be it Gomes or Rakitic => Forces Messi to go infield and link up with Suarez and Neymar => Right wing is empty and there is no one to stretch play => Sergi stays back and doesn't go bombing forward => Sergi cannot defend, so Rakitic has to hug the touch line to protect the right wing => Space between Rakitic and Busquets is too big making it impossible for Busquets to defend such a big space => Defence is getting exposed on the counter 3v3 or 4v3.
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What would you guys think of Wenger replacing Lucho in summer?
Please do not throw Wenger's name again. Pathetic manager managing a pathetic club. I don't want anything to do with him.
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^I actually lol'd reading that 😂😂😂
Wenger is a great manager and a person. 'Pathetic' is the word I would never use to associate him with.
Wenger's Arsenal plays beautiful football. But, the team has been lacking leadership in the field for some time and it is very hard to buy a leader or create one. Wenger might get leaders in another club and might do rather better than in Arsenal. But, it is the age I question. Maybe he is too old to start from scratch in another big club.
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It is so easy to throw 'pathetic' word for new generation fans, lol.

Wenger had been one of the very best in world, his invincible are the strongest English team i have ever seen play.He could have gone anywhere when arsenal faced financial crisis yet he stayed loyal to his team.The thing is that once you loses that winning mentality ,it is very hard to regain it back, which is what happened to Arsenal as they were so focused on financial ability that they hadn't able to see new riches been passing them and sending them behind.I blame wenger for all the blame he gets now as he should have left for richer club when Arsenal facing crisis.At this modern world, loyalty means nothing!!

Arsenal aren't pathetic as well,they are the only english team who sticks with free flowing football regardless of the situation they have been in.
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I can realy play better than gomez ... damn this dude has no talent ..no creativity ..no speed , no shooting , nothing to offer us really.. he doesnt even know how to press and steal balls .. he is far away of being barca quality .. what a waste of money .. i just wonder how could they really find him fit for our team and who is really selecting the players .. i used to watch him with valencia amd wasnt impressed by him at all.. i really laughed when i knew that we purchased him with such amount..
The same s**t with raki.. whats wrong with him.. he is geting slower and slower and his passes are s**t... i cant tolerate his stupidity anymore...
All the players we purchased so far are rubbish... gomez, denes surez, arda, raki already done... why the hell we dont select the right players to purchase.. busi, iniesta and msn cant always get you everything.. sergio is always making defensive mistakes and he is not sp creative offensively.. it is not all lucho faults.. we dont have quality players in mindfield at the moment ..
I am not one of them fans that are asking for Lucho's head, in fact i respect him and respect what he have achieved with this club, but i do believe he have run out of ideas and it is quite evident that he will be leaving at end of the season.

But today was sort of a breaking point for me, we made our first change at 80th min about 9 min after the equalizer, and its not like we were dominating before that. On top that after ages we don't have a mid week fixture, what was he resting players for ? If he dont want to give any s**t, he should respectfully leave before most barca fans turns against him.
The midfield is non existent. You know you have a problem when your CB has twice as many passes as any of your midfielders. Lucho has taken us away from the Barca way. I think he himself knows he's reached the end of his tenure. I just hope we get Sampaoli.

PS: The fact that Messi didn't even celebrate or looked happy after a 90th min winner says that the team morale is really low atm.
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Lucho has to go even if we win something this season,our philosophy is near extinct under him,we have to bring a coach who capable of playing possession football and intense pressure on opponents when we don't have ball.Lucho is running out of ideas,it has been messi who is bailing out him this season.

I just want our team play with some dignity and heart and give him a proper sent off.I don't think we can't blame him for the line up as thus team supposed to be good enough to beat a minnows like leganese at camp nou.
I agree. We were playing this game after 6 days. Our next game is next week. Why is he resting Alba or Iniesta? Why is Busquets sitting? We don't have a crowded schedule now. Use the main team to play together and clean up the issues before the big game. And more importantly we have to WIN every game and hope for madrid to falter.

Lucho needs to go even if we somehow miraculously win a double or even a treble. He's just lost the plot or the players are just not willing to play for him. He is not quick with substitutions and doesn't react to conditions on the pitch. It just feels like he is just burned out.
I'm not on the same page as you guys, you always say you want to rotate players and avoid injuries, what better occasion than playing at home against Leganes ? he needs players like Gomes,Rafinha,Dennis to play in these games to get their act together. This should have been the best time to play your second line, unfortunately our second lines are way behind our starters, that every time we need Messi to bail us out. I believe if players can't outplay second tier teams, they need to go, but so far everything we have bought has not turned well, heck even Raki who was awesome has gone missing. I think Messi was frustrated at his team mates , not at the coach, when you play you don't worry about the coach , you worry about your team mates.
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We've gone from one of the strongest midfield to a non existent.
Back in days,no team would ever dare to come up with an attacking mind set like leganes did this game at camp nou.Good old days,eh!
I'll always prefer teams committing to attacking us rather than sit back.
What I meant is even the big teams weren't brave enough to play a positive game against us at camp nou because they scared US.But this season,teams know that they always have a chance at camp nou.
Messi is pissed, suddenly that yearly rumors of him possibly leaving are getting more scarier
He should be pissed at himself. All of the players should be pissed at themselves. They are playing like s**t.

You would expect that a trio of MSN and a midfield of Rakitic, Gomes and Rafinha should be enough to beat a relegation fighting team in Camp nou.
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The team has been tactically found out. Nothing players can do when there is no system and there is no midfield.
He baled us out throughout the season, you cant expect him to do that in each and every match. On paper yes they should be enough but our tactics spread our mid and turn our on paper mid in to wingers leaving messi alone to create most of the time.

Its simple you cut the supply line to messi in deep opposition half and you pretty much nullify our whole creating system, that what PSG did by not letting Busi anytime on ball.

I wont blindly defend messi, he was very poor against PSG but you're allowed to have an off day and expect your team mates to stand up, this much reliance on one person is never good.
Wait for Blague to come up with a rumour linking Messi with City
^yeah,it's his favourite past time hobby,lol.
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Damn, what a stressful game!

Thankfully MSN bailed us out once again, but our midfield is really lacking this season. Once again it became obvious:
In defense they hardly help out, resulting in massive pressure on our defenders. You can see that by all the freedom on the edge of the box all teams get from us.
In attack, there's just not enough creativity. Iniesta is old, Busi is no creator, Denis is too young to carry the team and the rest are just not up to par or don't fit the team.

This season should be a wakeup call for the board and Lucho: we NEED midfielders.
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Not many mid fielder in the capable of improving our mid field tho,may be verrati or a guy who plays in Qatar and a traitor who plays in Munich(JK,no need to come after me),that's all.
Haha five mins of additional time, i wonder if officials were this generous of we were still looking for a goal.

P.S- Five min's are deserved but this is laliga where getting anything more then 3 min is miracle, that too especially when youre barca and wanting a goal.
Lol all of a sudden Leganes players' injuries were gone and they were up and running.


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22
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7
8
8
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22
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7
23
11
28
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7
7
23
12
26
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31
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8
6
23
13
24
-13
35
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10
6
6
22
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23
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11
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6
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19
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26
11
7
4
22
16
18
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39
16
13
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23
17
16
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25
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11
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5
3
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6
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3
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