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Mr. Messi...take a bow!

https://www.fcbarcelona.com/football/fcbarcelona-u19a/news/2016-2017/jordi-mboula-scores-wonder-goal-against-borussia-dortmund-in-uefa-youth-league
We really need to win this weekend
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Anybody watch the Sevilla game? Honestly they are a monster under Sampaoli. They have made La Liga proud and were unlucky not to win by 2 or 3 goals.
I did. Sevilla players did seem to get too complacent towards the end. Sevilla look to be in a better shape to play the big guns of Europe.
However, I am glad that Leicester are still alive in this tie.
I do hope Leicester knocks them out somehow in the second leg.
WTF?! Madrid had a match today. I had no idea! Anyway, Valencia beat them. Munir assisted one of the goals :)
And Ramos studded on his foot inside penalty area which ref couldn't able to see !
Barca has given me and many us so many magic moments over the last 30+ years that not qualifying to the CL this year will not the end of the world ( they still have a slight chance ). They've delivered a brand of football we all thought possible only in playstation or Xbox. If they go totally trophy-less this year, I will still be a very happy fan. Come on folks, these guys work their butts off, day in and day out to mesmerize us ( go watch some highlights ), if they screw up one trophy ( I understand it is an prestigious one ), I'm totally ok and the sun will still rise from the east. There are tons of prestigious teams out there that never won CL. We are a team in transition , as someone mentioned, we went from the best midfield in the world to a virtually trying to build one from scratch, new guys are still adjusting and will never ever be like the old guards.
I'm not trying to set the bar low, just trying to look at the big picture, I'm very grateful for all the pure magic moments these guys have enabled us to enjoy, that said, let's see what can be done to make the magic last longer.
I am not a big fan of the word "transition" which basically means rebuilding. That term just triggers something in my mind. I guess being a american football fan as well makes me feel upset when I hear that term as that means there will be trophy drought for few years. But the good thing about barca is that they are a power house so I don't think there will be long draught, if any.
Being fans, it's understandable that we do not want any trophy droughts. But trophy droughts are healthy and necessary for clubs. I mean the standard is ridiculously high at Barca. Too high in my opinion because it is so easy to be disappointed and it's even much easier for people to criticize this team because maintaining the level they have for as many seasons as they have is insane. I think a few seasons without winning some silverware would spark the motivation in some players to conitnue to work hard and show it on the pitch. It would also encourage our board to dish out the money for the necessary players (Thiago *cough cough*) and HOPEFULLY some players from La Masia get called to the first team because the academy is one of the things I love most about this club.
City vs Monaco.

Nobody is defending. Lol
the way the game should be, were you not entertained?
+1
Also Europe now knows how horrible the refs in Spain are...
nah , i disagree , i think the refereeing was great overall,the "bad" decisions were more just 50/50 situations imo
What the hell was that? The man was just insane.
Aguero booking for Dive was wrong...what else was horrible Moe66?
I think the ref went a little yellow card happy. The first two yellows Monaco players got shouldn't have been yellow. They were way too early in the game and it was only their first or second foul.
@Bazinga, I wasn't just speaking about City but Monaco was well. Not to mention, he just pulls a yellow on Zabaleta for no reason.
Well atleast non of the goals were controversial...Referees making mistake only for yellow cards is gold these days.
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.
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You really think Tata Martino could have won a treble with the same team?...
I never saw any criticisms of Enrique when he started changing tactics to move away from Tiki Taka because other managers figured out how to defend and counter. Under Tata Martino, we had no identity, but under Enrique we had some unpredictability. MSN can attack in any style you wish and Enrique learned how utilize that. Enrique's stubbornness probably stems from the fact that he was actually figuring out how to get the best out of the team the first two seasons, but now we have new players likes Gomes, Denis Suarez, and Umititi that need to be integrated. Combine that with an aging Iniesta that needs to be kept rested and a very inconsistent midfield with Gomes, I think many people would fail to keep up with the likes of the best in Europe. Enrique is a good manager. I think you're assuming a lot when you say "Enrique hardly talks or even looks at the eyes of many players in the team." Yes he is being stubborn and making mistakes. But he is taking credit for all of it which a good manager does. Yes we had a 4-0 asskicking, but to blame Enrique for that entirely, I think, is unfair. These players are self-motivated. They don't show up to practice or matches feeling apathetic and then the manager gives this magic speech that motivates everyone. They should do that for themselves and for each other. No manager in the world should be expected to come to Barcelona and have to motivate players like Messi, Neymar, Suarez, Busquets, Pique, Alba, or anyone else. Players who have won everything at club level several times should WAKE up feeling motivated to kick ass. Without that, there is no player (no matter how talented) that will perform to their best ability.
I hope Enrique leaves, but not because he can't achieve anymore more with this team, but because he has already achieved everything he can. He brought us another treble and a double. Getting a fresh face is healthy especially because we are in a transition as a club. A new midfield is pretty much a new team for Barca and I still believe this team has enough talent to win a treble. Perhaps, what we need is a new face to bring some new tactics to this club that will bring back the unpredictability.
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^ Agreed.

Enrique has struggled but this does not entirely fall on him. Replacing the quality this team has lost was always going to be hard and even for the next manager, it won't be an easy task. I really see this coming back into it next season, two new MFs, bring in proper back-ups for the attack and a quality RB. If the MF starts firing, MSN will start firing.
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.
+2
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
+3
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.
+2
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.
+1
^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.
+3
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.
+4
SA: Stop using words like "pathetic" to describe clubs. What's the difference then between you and that Arsenal troll or for that matter any of the fools who frequent the madrid page? Wenger might not be the greatest coach out there but he definitely not pathetic.
+1
My bad, you're right Franky. Pathetic is a little too harsh. Wenger is just not suited for us imo. And as for Arsenal playing beautiful football, they have stopped playing nice football for 3-4 seasons now.
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 ..


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Philippe Coutinho is close to committing his future to Liverpool – and dashing Barcelona’s hopes of a summer move for the Brazil international – by signing a new contract
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With Sporting Gijón in danger of relegation from La Liga, Abelardo Fernández has departed, saying the team do not reflect him any more
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37
20
57
2
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16
22
1
51
44
19
63
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6
15
23
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49
18
28
46
4
4
15
23
3
45
24
19
43
4
6
13
23
4
41
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36
8
2
13
23
5
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15
15
30
4
9
10
23
6
35
5
31
36
8
5
10
23
7
35
0
28
28
8
5
10
23
8
33
0
36
36
9
3
10
22
9
32
-1
31
30
7
8
8
23
10
30
-6
28
22
7
9
7
23
11
28
-3
35
32
9
7
7
23
12
26
-6
37
31
9
8
6
23
13
26
-8
41
33
11
5
7
23
14
24
-13
35
22
10
6
6
22
15
19
-9
35
26
11
7
4
22
16
18
-23
39
16
13
6
4
23
17
16
-22
47
25
15
4
4
23
18
16
-28
49
21
13
7
3
23
19
10
-28
52
24
15
7
1
23
20
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0
0
0
0
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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
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
23
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
24
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
25
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
26
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
27
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
28
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
29
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
30
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
31
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
32

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15
16
4
20
1
0
5
6
1
9
2
10
12
1
3
2
6
2
5
-7
12
5
3
2
1
6
3
3
-11
16
5
3
3
0
6
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