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Pep thought to join in with youngsters in training lol

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcKrr1J18yk
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Haha! This is why I love him so much. He's not arrogant and doesn't think of himself as better than others. Just mixes it up with the youngsters and plays along genuinely.

I'll share this on the Bayern page. He's their coach now after all.
i am more excited to see rafinha get back then suarez. he fits perfectly in lucho's system.
Paragraph on racism and balotelli from pirlo's autobiography

http://www.reddit.com/r/soccer/comments/2h49lk/pirlo_on_balotelli_and_racism_from_his/


'sharks can die of loneliness after a while'

Amazing , could have been a best writer of our time , but instead chose to grace football field with his class !!!!!
Pirlo is for president:)
Messi just keeps on wowing. I'm in love
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Cruyff then argued that current Bayern boss Pep Guardiola is a better coach than Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho.

"Pep's ability to turn a con into a pro is typical for him as a coach," the Ajax legend stated. "He is one of the best coaches in the world for me.

"I have no doubt about it that Pep is better than Mourinho. Pep's aim is to improve football and get his team to the next level.

"Unlike Mourinho, he played in front of 100,000 fans. The game in general is important to him. For Mourinho, all that matters is his team, his qualities and his mentality."
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You can't able to compare much better way than this,so accurate..
Yes agreed pep is a great coach..but saying he is better than Mourinho is bit of an overstatement imo..Mourinho has achieved a lot at different places and even with teams like porto and inter(no disrespect but i cant see them along with big clubs)..cant say i will say the same thing when they both retire but currently i think mourinho is better than pep..
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you know this is an interesting topic actually. Mourinho was never a professional football player when compared to Pep's success at barca. Does a manager need playing experience to be a good manager? the difference will produce a difference type of managing a team. which leads to the main topic of emotional managing vs pragmatic managing. IMO i have no idea what to think but I do believe that emotion is part of the sport both for us fans and for the players, but should the managers get involved in this emotional enterprise we go through?

mourinho
"i don't believe in stories of passion and heart, maybe i am too pragmatic. he did his job as a professional"
"when he decided to go to a direct competitor the love stories are over"

http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/football/29305064

recently jose mourinho started this big argument between chelsea fans and if you go to their forums you will see. is lampard a traitor for playing for another club or is he still a legend who is just doing his job while he waits for the team who bough him. I completely disagree with mourinho he cant just ignore the fact that a club legend was put in that posiciton and he can diminish the acomplishments and the sacrifices he did for the club he loves since he was the one who put him in that situation.

I'd also point out that good ol jose pretty much what he said when asked about him: reporter initially says its a dramatic end and mourinho bullies him and says there is nothing dramatic about that. the reporter asks "the chelsea fans are going to be talking about lampard what do you think about that" he just waves his hands and says "im a chelsea manager I speak about my players"... as if he never speaks about other players or complains himself about other players? but that is the mourinho that we know and even though he might be results manager he could never be the best manager IMO because he doesnt realize that football is more than just strategies and training and tactics. there is something else we love about it but mourinho cant see it.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-2764538/Manuel-Pellegrini-involved-heated-exchange-Jose-Mourinho-insisting-Frank-Lampard-kicked-Chelsea-summer.html
@andres201..
although i agree everything you said about mourinho..i still don't find how pep is better than mourinho...if you just consider managerial skills..imo..
Simply put--Mourinho does what he is paid for..Most of the clubs only want results these days..just give him what he need and in return he will deliver the results..he is no emotional attachment with any players or clubs(although i think he has something for Chelsea)
But Pep has worked with 2 great teams when both are their prime..at Barca he got great team with a player like Messi at his peak.
And he went Bayern team which has great bunch of players who won everything in the previous year..
i think his managerial abilities have been not tested properly..i think he should come to PL after his time at Bayern which will more a test..
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@subhakar,this is what exactly cruyff telling.as you mentioned,it is easy to point out the accolades mourincho because he projecting himself all the time,and you can't see much of pep in best football generation in history because he wasn't looking on attention rather he makes player better and football ofcource.

You might not understand,but as a cule,I have seen how he turned a struggled xavi into brain of Barcelona.or iniesta, puyol,everyone being better than of his old under him.

Am not saying mourincho is a bad coach,he is one of most successful out there,but football requires more of pep types personal than mourincho type.mourincho brings success at any cost while pep add more thing in football and win.it's simple.
@4ever..
When u say
',I have seen how he turned a struggled xavi into brain of Barcelona.or iniesta, puyol,everyone being better than of his old under him'
dont u think the players abilities are also involved in that..? iniesta and xavi are once in lifetime kinda players and yes pep has helped them to reach this level..but we cant give whole credit to pep..
he got a great bunch of talent and he used them to their max potential..and he is very good at that..at both bayern and barca he is blessed by great teams..i want to see how he manages a team less resources...
for example take Arsenal...can he succeed at Arsenal like he did at barca.? these are few question marks i have on his managerial capabilities..but Mou has already proved he can do that..
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@shubakar mourinho is a hypocrite and he talks s**t/mindgames so Pep G the better manager. It's simple mate.
Mourinho is probably better in terms of results. But it doesn't exactly take a genius to put 10 men inside your own box and win using pacy counter attacks with world class forwards.
Its hard to compare these two just like its difficult to compare CR7 and Messi. They both have different styles of management and their own strengths. The big difference for me is that Pep is a purist and Mourinho is a pragmatist. Pep coaches as a football philosopher while Mourinho does what he needs to do win. In my field (architecture) we have architects who are commercially successful and have huge design firms but don't get respect from the architecture community. That's because commercial success doesn't mean you're the best. Similarly, just winning trophies doesn't necessarily mean everything but that's what managers are hired for. So you can choose what's more important to you.

Subhakar
"even with teams like porto and inter"

This is usually said by people who haven't been watching European football for longer than the last 5-6 years. Full credit to Mourinho for winning with Porto and Inter but there's something that happens with "smaller" clubs every few years - they have teams which are world class. Consider Dortmund - they won the UCL in 1997 against Juventus. That was a period where Dortmund was a very good team. After that, they started their gradual decline where they were almost bankrupt. Similarly, Ajax had their golden years during the 90s with their golden crop of talented youth who lifted the UCL in 1995 after which Ajax also declined to rise up again but could never be as strong in Europe. Porto had a similar fate which also coincided with what I consider a power vaccuum in Europe where top clubs were not performing as well as they usually did. Porto did have a bit of fortune in their run to the UCL (which a United fan should know) title but as Pep says, "winners make their own luck." Full credit to Mourinho for achieving what he did with Porto. If you think Porto are a small then what do you think about winning the UCL title vs other smaller clubs like Lyon and Monaco?

Fast forward to Inter - the Calciopoli scandal destroyed the Italian league with Juve being relegated to the 2nd division. The club that benefited the most was Inter who received players from other clubs including Zlatan from Juve even though it was later found that Inter should have been punished for the scandal as well. As a Barca fan, I can't comment on how Inter won the UCL but I'd like to highlight that Di Matteo's chelsea also won the UCL. Was it RDM's brilliance? Sometimes s**t happens in football.

As for your comments on Pep's work at Barca - Pep is a coach who will rebuild the club for you. He was hired by Bayern, not just for his work with the first team but what he did with La Masia. Pep had offers from Chelsea and City but the only other club he was interested in was Arsenal because of their system of working with their youth teams. It is very easy to say Pep received a great team. No he didn't. Pep's team had Xavi and Iniesta in not such important roles. He offloaded all the stars from the Rijkaard era. He was even called a racist for letting go of black players like Toure and Eto and replacing them with Barca B players. He reinvented the way Barca plays football. Xavi and Iniesta wouldn't be where they are now without Pep nor would Messi. Mourinho does not know how to do these things nor does he know how to develop talent from within the club.

I have no doubt that mourinho will win another UCL in the next few years but he will never create a dream team like Pep did. You can predict what formation or style Mourinho will play during the game but Pep conducts experiments while the game is in motion. Ever seen a coach who's winning 2-0 change his formation to 3-4-3 so he can understand which players are comfortable changing positions and strategy? Pep does those things. He has failed with his experiments many times but that's why he is special.
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I find it extremely laughable yet disturbing when some people suggests that Pep inherit a good team at Barcelona and took an easy option by accepting Munich offer , especially the Munich part , to me he picked one of the worst team to manage , why so ? First of all there is a thing called complacency which is the biggest reason no team is been able to retain & defend their CL crown & 2nd is that Munich had their best season under jupp , which makes it pretty much impossible task for any manger to come & don't get criticized for smallest of mistake by literally everyone .

If pep wanted easily team then his best option would have been city , because of his relation with their board member ( ex Barcelona personals ) , he could have easily convinced them to bid for Messi and perhaps convince Messi to join him too , he would have been a simple decision maker in city with hardly any questioning from within club .
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Lionel Messi's incredible career stats.
523 games
399 goals
161 assists
29 hattricks
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It's all because he plays in La Liga. Lets see him do that on a Rainy Wednesday in Stoke :P
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Messi 0 goals for denmark



Bendtner 24 goals for denmark,



Haters will say messi is argentinian



Massive record though wonder if we'll ever see anything else come close
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Not even 1,000 goals scored. Even Pelé scored more (according to Pelé, not to according to any reliable sources).
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Looking at those numbers makes it very difficult to argue against Lionel Messi's footballing ability. He's definitely one of the best players in the world. Just about makes it into the top 5 active footballers.
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He is the best there ever was/is :D
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@asa,you gotta kidding me.one of the top 20 players in the world,lol.you don't know about those beasts who are playing in Epl now,do you?I can easily name out 30 players from Epl who are better than messi ever is/was.
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' Just about makes it into the top 5 active footballers '

" Laughs "

Joke of the century !!!!!!

P.S - I guess these other top four players must be playing on mars or something otherwise we would knew about them .
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399 assists by Iniesta/Xavi amirite gaiz?! xDDDD

Messi has reached God status at this point. I don't know how long it'll take to see anyone as good as he is again.
@Asas, I'm guessing your top 5 looks something like this.

1. Ronaldo
2. Bale
3. Modric
4. James


5. Messi
Just ignore the ones who have an opinion vastly different from that of 99% of all experts and footballers. If Asasiyun thinks Messi isn't the best, or even barely top 5, that's his right. I think we all agree Messi is the best active player and a huge number of the top people in football world would even go as far to call him the best ever. Ferguson, Wenger, Cruijff, Maradona, Pep, Baggio, Henry, Lineker and a heap of other greats who bear a lot more credibility than any of us here all said it at some point.

Whoever doesn't see Messi and Ronaldo are on a different level than any active player there is, just wants to be different from mainstream. In the opinion of most experts Messi is a level higher than Ronaldo too because he's so naturally gifted at everything a player needs. He's far more creative than Ronaldo, scores as much as Ronaldo or more and his overall technique (running with the ball, passing, shooting, set pieces all combined) is the best in the world.
Chill out girls , as I pointed out earlier , their are football players on mars and Asasiyun have excess to their matches .
Guys where can i find the leader board for the Dreamfooty current season.?
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On the menu above: Play ---> "Leaderboards" (small icon in bottom right corner). That'll take you to the Top 100 list.
k thnx mate..but can i see their teams..? coz when u try it shows me world cup teams..
Yeah not yet. I'm not sure if that's a delay or on purpose, but I'll pass the query on.
cheers
real madrid fans were laughing at Barca's defence in summer...LOL
TBH during transfer window most of cules (including me) were also not happy with defenders we bought and prices we paid for them, though we’re still to concede a goal and looks solid at back but we also have to remember that it’s been a collective effort from whole team rather than sole super performance from defense (rakitic’s super clearance from yesterday’s match comes to mind, as much as I love cesc ,he never bothered to track back let alone commit for the ball )
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So far it has been fantastic, but I will hold any judgement until deep into the seasons, it is way to early to hand out marks yet. We still haven't faced top europeans teams, and we haven't won anything yet :-(.

what I really appreciate, is the rotation of the players. Luis is instilling confidence in his young players while giving seniors much rest to stay fresh for games, very impressive.
I have been utterly impressed with how well we have kept the cleansheets. Honestly watching every game this season its a real miracle we have kept them.

Not that we make a bunch of mistakes, but the errors we do commit are going unpunished much to our fortune. All that being said Bravo and our defense have been trying incredibly hard because they know that our defensive efforts were the only thing stopping us from ruling Europe again.

Hope everything keeps on shining because we can win it all if this keeps up :D
Try this at home, fail, weep:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZoSodHOWD8
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That's new B.Liga record too
New trend in our play is Busi intercept -> pass to messi -> messi assist .
+3
Tikicept Takassist?

God i cant stop
+1
Its becoming a FIFA like glitch , the one which we're abusing and Loving :p
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6
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10
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11
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7
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12
4
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8
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1
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13
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12
6
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14
3
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4
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15
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9
6
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4
17
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8
5
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18
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-4
7
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19
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20
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0
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5
0
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0
0
0
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6
0
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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
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21
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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22

UEFA Champions League Table

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1
0
1
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0
1
1
1
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
2
1
0
1
1
0
1
0
1
3
0
-1
1
0
1
0
0
1
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