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Our La Masia wonderkid, Xavi Simon, has already won 5 Youth BallonD'ors. Dyum! He reminds me of Ronaldinho. Hopefully, he will leave up to the expectation.

A copy-paste from an online website:
"The future looks bright for Barcelona, especially with talents like Xavi Simons. Who knows, in 10 year time, Xavi Simon is the first name on the team sheet and coached by the man he was named after. He has all the ingredients that are required to succeed at the top level and make him a star in the future. There have surely been many wonder kids, but this one is worth keeping an eye on."
For Next Season, even if we don't do a lot of transfers, we need at least a backup for Busi and one for Messi.

Even more important than that, we need to sell Gomes. For some reason, coaches like him a lot and that ends up on him getting playing time rather than some one better like Denis.

Here's how the team will look like with minimum shakeup, how'd you guys want it?

----Ter/Jasper----
Semedo/Vidal|newRB--Pique/Mina--Umtiti/Verma--Alba/Digne|newLB
Dembele/Sergi--Busi/backUp--Rakitic/Paulinho--Coutinho/Iniesta/Denis
----Messi/backUp----Suarez/Alcacer----


Gone: Gomes
Iniesta is leaving us :(
tbh I don't know if there is a player we can get to properly backup Busi. Nobody really plays like him, If anything I kinda prefer just playing Rakitic in that role

Don't forget we should have Arthur next season as far as players in rotation.
I agree with Weegeez, Rakitic is the closest to Busi, what we really need is Valverde to rotate players, you can say what you want about Zizou, but the year he won both the liga and CL, he was using second unit in big matches, We need to stop playing first squad in every freaking game. Verma has proven to be reliable again, he should play more often, Dennis and Paco need playing time, Semedo needs to play more too. Frankly I think we should sell Gomez, Vidal and Digne if we can find takers, they are not improving anytime soon. We should build two units that can alternate depending on the game and opponents.
guys, i wanna know your thoughts about mousa dembele of tottenham. would you guys fancy to have him at the club? He's so underrated and very very reliable in my opinion. and add physical strength.
i would be more than happy to sign him but he does have his limitations. it seems he needs to have the ball at his feet and run at defenses to control games.
Celta were so poor at shooting that they needed to use their hands.
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Roberto suspended for the final?
No. He can play this Saturday for Copa.
Give me a reason why we couldn't play with this line up against Leganes?
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That's the only thing I'm still pissed about...
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Perhaps now he realised his mistake?
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Hope Valverde doesn't make the same mistakes again next season. I'd be okay with even throw away the Copa. But competing in the CL is a must.
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Hari, do you think he should stay for next season? There are a lot of people that want him gone.
A lot of people wanted Enrique gone too in his first season in January LOL
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It would be insane to sack him after winning the double. We must stick with him, but he also has to change his midtable mentality. Barca is not a team built to park the bus and defend a lead. He needs to be more adventurous and play a more exciting brand of football. If you look at our games since the new year, in most of the liga games, we just sit back and defend the lead in the 2nd half. Next season, he will have a much better squad and I expect him to do much better.
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We only have the league wrapped up :p let's not underestimate Sevilla cause lost time a team did that, they got knocked out of CL.

Should be a great final though. If Messi has a good game then we will win for sure but others need to step up too. I would go with

----Jasper----
Semedo--Pique--Umtiti--Alba
Sergi--Busi--Rakitic--Coutinho
----Messi----Suarez-----

The reason I don't want Dembele and Coutinho to start together is because defensively we will be unstable.
mentality is one thing that unfortunately wont change guys. so if valverde stays for another season, expect the defensive approach for next season as well. and the 4-4-2
We have played good with 4-4-2, look at a lot of teams, they also have switched to 4-4-2. A certain team has a trio of front 3 - but they all played together in 1 or 2 game(s) in last 18 months or so.

We have played 4-3-3 at times, we could also go 3-4-3 moving Sergi from RB to Right mid given the opposition and the circumstances. I'd like to have fluidity and change of formation based on opposition and match situation rather than be married to any fixed formation.

Umpteenth time about ROMA:
The major flaw we had in Roma was we were super complacent. Instead of taking the first leg out of equation and just play as if it's the game we need to win, we played like "heck, they can never score 3 against us without conceding and let's just not sweat to score or defend".

I remember all the recent managers we had would talk about playing the second leg game in front without thinking about first leg lead and playing like so - for example against BM in semis. That instinct was missing in Roma :(

Oh god...imagine a midfield trio of Busi, Coutinho and Eriksen....surely he wouldn't want to stay at Spurs and go trophy less again next season. Sell Gomes and with Iniesta gone, he would fit right in.
Please buy him, he is our kryptonite, always does something extraordinary, a great player
how about mousa dembele guys?
These fanbases are so surprising. We f**king lost a 4-1 lead. We beat RM in their own stadium. Why did we lose the match against Roma without doing anything but defending? We lost in a shameful way. All down to p***y Valverde. -_-

Yes, Valverde was a part of the 39 unbeaten streak, but the main reason was Messi and co. So, Valverde needs to be sacked by the end of this season. Totally unforgivable. Just unforgivable!!!!

When Barca plays, MOTM are my eyes. Torturing-to-see-gameplay. -_-
I used to love Barca’s style of play, it wasn’t unusual for me to watch a game live, then record it and watch it again later in the week. Now I can hardly stand to watch a game once. Judging by the attendance at the Camp Nou yesterday, a lot of cules feel the same way.

Luis Racionero (journalist): “Valverde is a timid manager who will never be good enough for big clubs. Barça spent 140 million on Dembele and instead he starts Sergi Roberto in a Champions League game. There’s no remedy for this.”
39!! Thank you Barca team for giving us yet another win and making a historical record in the process
Val-E, on the other hand:

Plays Iniesta longer than Coutinho hmm
Plays Paulinho full 90 mins hmm
Plays Messi, Pique and Suarez full 90 mins hmm
Keeps insulting Dembele by still using him as a late sub hmm
Watch Dembele next be sent to the black hole for committing penalty hmm
Benches Semedo (where have I seen that before) hmm
Still plays 4-4-2 hmm
Created less chances than opposition while still playing ugly hmm
Dont forget him humiliating Semedo by bringing him on for 3 seconds, LMAO
Hmmm hmmm rolls over again.
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hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
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If you have to praise Barca team for 39 you should include Valverde as well. He has beaten Peps record of 31 league games without loss. Plus this team doesn't even compare to Pep's.
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39 games unbeaten is the reason we failed so spectacularly in CL. It is because the coach was too afraid take risks even against the likes of Leganes and played same tired old legs every game.
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A loss here n there would have been a blessing in disquise. That's all in hindsight.
There have been instances where Valverde's changes have directly affected the outcome of the match.
There are coaches who have a distinct likeable style eg Pep, Kloop, Pochetino etc then there's Mourinho, Valverde, Zidane (my opinion) who maybe be boring but as effective.
Can't win em all. The 3-0 against Roma was bad, yeah, but some of you whine as if you expect us to win trebles every season. Seems like you don't remember the days before Rijkaard/Pep or you just overrate our team.
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Come on Jeroen, I have tried to explain same thing 300th time now. But once again: No it is not the fact we are out of CL that bothers me, it is the fashion in which we went out.

It is about pride and passion.
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Exactly, Leo. These fanbases are so surprising. We f**king lost a 4-1 lead. We beat RM in their own stadium. Why did we lose the match against Roma without doing anything but defending? -_-

Yes, Valverde was a part of the 39 unbeaten streak, but the main reason was Messi and co. So, Valverde needs to be sacked by the end of this season. Totally unforgivable.
You can't win every thing every year. There will be terrible losses and a lot of shame. You think losing 5-0 to our rivals was fun? How about Lyon in the round of 16 again and again? Not to mention our overall lack of domestic success, a blot of Ancelotti and Zidane's successes.

Every dog has its day, and I'm not sure if you were a fan before Pep's Barca, @Leo and @Barca4eve, but Barca wasn't always at the top of the footballing world. Right now you're still pretty darn close and about to go undefeated, but it seems like you're all spoiled for success. There will be worse losses and there will be future successes.
Hikmat, I understand that. But the playing style we have is so worse. :( We were known for attacking, and now we defend with no proper midfield strategy. I would have taken a loss against Roma, but by trying hard and not just defending. That's not the style we like. Anyway, we will have to move on.
Hikmat, in 2009, you were 8 years old, I was 19.

When I got to grade 3, I was finally able to use pen instead of pencil. I thought I had finally become an adult. When I see Hikmat I think of myself at that time.
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9* get it right!!!!

What does that have to do with anything? You two sound like glory hunters who have never tasted defeat. Makes it so much more fun for the rest of us.

I'm all for demanding success, I'm a Madrid fan at the end of the day it doesn't get more demanding than that. But you and your buddy are crying about a potential undefeated season, weird.
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Hikmat, no offense but we can cry as much as we want to on our forum.

Please just let this go and move on.
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Silly boy Hikmat, Don't make me complain to your mummy.
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its not about "winning everything every season" (though RM is doing it in CL for the 3rd time in a raw)

"its about losing a 4-1 lead against Roma and still defending"

i witnessed the days before rijkaard, we werent bottling 4-1 lead against any team. we were playing with heart. i remember even when we played that mighty RM in semi final 2002 without Rivaldo. they played with heart in front. or Juve the next year with players like rochemback and gabri and without riquelme, it was hella game.
i just cant digest these CL performances in recent years
Do you think buying Eriksen (Gomes+ cash) and Griezmann will fix our midfield and attack issues?
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No! We need a good defensive midfielder. Someone physical like Kante and strong on ball like Pjanic would be a great signing.
take anyone from the Chelsea team other than Kante and Azpi
Gomes + cash? You must not know how Spurs do transfers...prepare to overpay for Eriken by a solid 50M.
Any estimated overpayment for taking Gomes? :P
83 (most) goals in the league, 0 losses. avg of 60% possession. what attacking issues??


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