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http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/what-premier-league-clubs-can-learn-europa-kings-sevilla

Good read on Sevilla business model .
UEFA's La Liga Team of the Season:
Bravo;
Gayà - Otamendi - Piqué - Alves;
James - Parejo - Krychowiak;
Cristiano - Griezmann - Messi

I personally think Neymar/Suarez deserve a spot in there, but other than that, it's pretty solid.
Lol it's other way around , now waiting for haters to make joke about alves and pique inclusion ;)
Alves and Pique both 100% deserve to be in the XI. Now that I think about it, Alba has been solid for us as well and maybe deserves a spot over Gaya. We're in the run for the treble and have had the most clean sheets in La Liga.
I'm not sold on Neymar just yet. I think his output speaks for itself, but his attitude and decision-making is still far from perfect IMHO. Suárez on the other hand should've definitely been there, but he bit people in the past so now he can't compete for any awards, right? :/
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Tevez has to be there
edit tought it was the Champions league team
'walks back in to the cave'
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Maybe, if he played in La Liga. Even then he wouldn't have performed better than Leo, Luis or CR.
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Drogbalampard be like: *Hook and bait*


:P
Suarez anytime over Griezmann. Interesting stat - messi head 59% successful take ons after Suarez settled into his position compared to 37% in the first half of the sEason. He was the one who changed the team dynamic. If that doesn't give him a spot on the top team list I don't know what else will.
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my bad i didnt read it properly, drunk again :(
Suarez deserves it
@jeroen,not sure, who is better player in between Suares and tevez.Gerrard said he would rate Suarez more than tevez because he is biased.I can't be biased here as Am talking about two of my fav. Players.let's say both are equal and Suarez has slight advantage now..

@Frankie,agreed,sometimes I think that the MSN x factor is all about Suarez,with Suarez, messi looks so better.
@F4F: yeah, that's one of those things Luis brought. His brilliant runs to create gaps in the defense and to create a passing outlet at any time make it a lot easier for Leo and Neymar. Neymar himself barely does that; he's the soloist in a team sport. I don't blame Neymar for it; he's very good at it and it seems he never played in a team before Barça where his teammates were even close to his own skill. But Suárez is a better and more useful team player than him, for now.
http://teamstre.am/1IXadWp

Stat Analysis: Barcelona's stellar away form decided La Liga | Grup 14
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There is a lot of Dani Alves talk going on. I don't really understand what's going on, but I feel like the respect he's talking about has something to do with his incredible performances in the year of 2015 and the Danilo transfer. I feel like they showed lack of interest and belief in him before.

However as fans we must always put the club before players. So although I love Dani and wish he would stay, what options do we have to replace him? I personally think that this summer should be focused on turning Bartra into a right back. Just like Ramos and Puyol used to be right backs we could play him on the pitch. He's already pretty fast for a center back, he's a great dribbler, who averages 92% passing, and has a rocket of a shot. Personally I think he's too good to be on the bench even in our squad.

If he were to play right back it would add youth, height, and a more defensive minded right back allowing more freedom for Alba. However this doesn't take away that Bartra is actually our top assisting centerback this season which is incredible because he's played far less games than Pique and Masch.

His passion on the pitch and his speech off of it always says that he would do anything for a starting position and try his best in doing so. The game we played against PSG earlier in the season he played as a right back and won the Man of the match award. I honestly feel that he is the best option especially with Vermaelen coming back next season.
Well we definitely need someone to cover as RB AT LEAST until January if Alves leaves. Montoya has underperformed but right now he is our best option. Douglas is...Douglas, and Adriano is better at LB, not to mention he hasn't been playing too well recently either. Bartra is really our best bet, especially since he has some great passing for a CB. His speed needs some serious work though, that should be the focus of his summer training
Coke, Fabinho, De Sciglio, Mallo, Jonny, Van Rhijn?
I love Alves but asking for 3 years is too much. He has been amazing lately but where was this form the previous 1.5 years? I don't think its worth it. Bartra is way too good to be on the bench, I'd love to see him as RB. Offensively he is fantastic and in my opinion our best player in the air. I still want to give Douglas a real chance to show what he has. I know for most people you take him as a joke and everyone has jumped on that train but he deserves a real shot next season. Worst case scenario, throw Pedro back there and he'll do a dece job.
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The term lack of respect is code for unsatisfactory contract offer, he wants more money than the club is offering him, period.

And the length of a contract is part of it as well, IMO with his brilliant performances for your club, you should give him what he wants with your upcoming ban and all plus he knows your club better than anyone else and your backup options are nowhere near his quality so the club should try to keep him. But I kinda agree with @Dekk88 that if he is asking for 3 years at his age that he is reaching but then again with your transfer ban it's a risk worth taking specially with your neck and neck League competition with RM.
I mean looking at how Evra performed for us who is 2 years older than Dani, I'm sure he can keep it going for another few seasons.
Let him leave,we still can able to go smoothly atleast till next Jan.

Btw darmaian is great bet..
Yeah? Playing who? Douglas?
I don't care,we played Sanchez so long,yet we won it..
get Fabian Johnson!
@Cloudst

Bellerin sounds delicious :p
^ nah mate , can't go through with all the barca dna BS mocking at hands of arsenal fans , also much rather go for someone more defensive .
Miss of the century:
https://youtu.be/uSg7z1p8mP4
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dont know whats better. the miss or the keeper tripping over the ball
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You guys see this?

"Thomas Vermaelen named in Spanish league WORST team of the season despite playing just one game for Barcelona"

Must'v been one hell of a bad game :D
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so harsh
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You know it's marca when s**t like this happens

https://m.youtube.com/watch?a=&v=BZv4t71tvq4&feature=youtu.be

This was vermaelen debut against depo , which was more then descent .

Marca also had Ochoa ( played 4 CDR matches ) Douglas ( played 2 matches ) Lucas silva ( played 9 matches with 5 as sub )

Just show how idiot they're
He was pretty good actually. I think they put him in that list because he played only one game whole season
The actual worst team should just be the Cordoba XI
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what happened to Ochoa, injured
OFFICIAL: Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked.

Well Carlo it was fun while it lasted . Rafa will be icing on the cake now :D

Btw anyone else remember back in November his real side was being compared to pep's barca , good old days .

#Perezin
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Lol. Unless its Klopp or Mou, anyone else is a massive step down. Well done Perez
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Mou ain't going back to s**t hole that is Spanish media and expectations ( unless it barca , I think he will still want to manage us )

I'm not really sold on whole klopp thing yet , he is used to a club that still chant his name after a bad performance , don't see him yet taking this much of responsibility .

Also I think Rafa will be a stop gap solution , he will get sacked once Perez have any strong reason to put zidane in charge .
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Lol not sure if Perez is really a madridsta ;)

Florentino Peréz: "It would be very good that the next coach can effectively speak Spanish .

Florentino Pérez: "The players support for Carlo Ancelotti did not bother me."

Florentino Pérez: "We have just taken the decision. The captains don't know it yet, we will have to tell them."

Florentino Perez: 'What did Ancelotti do wrong? I don't know. The demands here at Real Madrid are very high.

Deep down he is atleti fan :D

#PerezIn
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If Perez hires Benitez, he's officially lost his mind.
+2
Klopp is not an upgrade over Carlo this season, only Pep can but it will never happen
+1
if Benitez will indeed be Real's couch:

-expect Barca being 3 years in a row league champions after that

-he may be Moyes of Spain league as well, so that is also interesting to see to what level he will destroy Real
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Carlo had strengths and weaknesses. He is a fantastic coach, but his biggest mistake was the lack of rotation. He overplayed Modric, James, Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, and Kroos. This led to a series of injuries that cost Madrid the league and CL, and possibly now the loss of Jese, Isco, in addition to Chicharito who is already gone.

I think people are putting Benitez down too much. To begin with you could bring in an unknown coach from India and he would still do well at RM simply because of the quality of the players. Benitez has a ton of experience, is Spanish, and has a lot of respect in Spain. Who knows, he might bring in some good competition.
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Danmx

Benitez hasn't coached in Spain since 2004
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Moyes is already in the Spanish league. Not sure how he can become another moyes in the spain league. :P

Meanwhile Carlo Ancelotti added to long list of Dictator Messi victims.
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I was looking at bleacher report's la liga player awards article. Who's your best in these categories?

Best player: Messi. No doubt about this one.

Best new signing: Suarez. James comes in close 2nd. I think Suarez deserves it because he played 2 months less, had to adjust to he barca system, help a team in turmoil.

Best defender: Otamendi. Until last year nobody cared about the guy. This year he has been outstanding.


Best gk: Diego Alves. Close 2nd: Bravo.
Actually the two month ban is precisely the reason james deserved it. Besides james is only 23, it was a smarter transfer long term and short term.
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I think you nailed all four, no room for disagreement from me. Messi and Otamendi are basically indisputable to me.

Suarez and James have basically the same level of performance for their team, but Suarez edges James out on big game performance and consistency. Bravo has the most clean sheets, but Alves has single handedly won games for Valencia, Bravo has the benefit of a WC team that keeps a lot of possession, but he has most certainly done well also, Bravo's performance against Real back in March was phenomenal
James was injured for 2 months,so that cancels out the suspension Suarez had.
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Actually James came into a team that was in full swing after a massive season. Also, your team is designed to play attacking football with several options to assist or score.

The reason why Suarez' performance is more important is because of the degree of difficult that a Barca number 9 has compared to other teams. He is literally in the middle of 4 players who aren't really moving. His job was to displace them to get the attack moving. I think his return to form was the big difference between a team scoring 41 goals in the first half and the same team scoring 67 in the second. If Suarez was launched in a Madrid team in place of Benzema he would have just hit the ground running with the yards of space that would be available to him. This is also the reason why I've always regarded Messi's work above Cr7's. Barca's forwards have to work within inches of space and get a second or 2 on the ball before they pass or shoot.

You are also underestimating the mental and physical impact a 4 month suspension has on a player.
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Espn is reporting Carlo has been informed by perez he's fired.
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http://ordinarycommunity.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/youre-fired.jpg
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OFFICIAL: Florentino Peréz will speak to the press at 19:30 CET.

http://cdn.meme.am/instances/24040379.jpg
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Lol you know what's coming :D
His company just won a new construction contract through real madrid?
^ 100% of people that posted this news also posted about Carlo leaving :p also news of carlo getting the boot this week was already broke by many reliable source last week

Cant imagine Perez calling a conference to praise his team's performance this season.

P.s , sorry hari didn't read your post properly :)


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GD
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D
W
Pl
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94
89
21
110
4
4
30
38
1
92
80
38
118
6
2
30
38
2
78
38
29
67
6
9
23
38
3
77
38
32
70
5
11
22
38
4
76
26
45
71
8
7
23
38
5
60
11
37
48
10
12
16
38
6
55
1
41
42
13
10
15
38
7
51
3
44
47
13
12
13
38
8
50
-6
48
42
16
8
14
38
9
49
-4
51
47
15
10
13
38
10
49
-22
68
46
19
4
15
38
11
46
-7
51
44
14
13
11
38
12
41
-27
62
35
19
8
11
38
13
37
-33
67
34
19
10
9
38
14
37
-31
64
33
21
7
10
38
15
35
-25
60
35
17
14
7
38
16
35
-35
64
29
17
14
7
38
17
35
-21
55
34
21
8
9
38
18
32
-29
64
35
22
8
8
38
19
20
-46
68
22
24
11
3
38
20
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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

UEFA Champions League Table

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PTS
GD
GA
GF
L
D
W
Pl
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15
10
5
15
1
0
5
6
1
13
3
7
10
1
1
4
6
2
5
-2
10
8
3
2
1
6
3
1
-11
12
1
5
1
0
6
4

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