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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2021, 10:33:25 AM »
This whole clamour for Xavi is mad too. Given the state they are in, you would imagine someone with a bit of sense would advise them to get a top quality manager who has proven credentials.  Xavi has done or shown nothing to suggest he will do any better than the previous failures.

Like who?

Thatís it, they have become a bit of a basket club these days and Iím not sure anyone will be breaking the door down to manage them. It is likely it will be a former great who feels loyalty to them, a Xavi or the likes. Start a rebuild process which wa a always gonna have to happen post Messi

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2021, 02:51:32 PM »
This whole clamour for Xavi is mad too. Given the state they are in, you would imagine someone with a bit of sense would advise them to get a top quality manager who has proven credentials.  Xavi has done or shown nothing to suggest he will do any better than the previous failures.

Like who?

Who do you want me to name?  Point is, there are lots of managers out there who have more pedigree than Xavi.  For some reason they expect Xavi to fix everything, when they should really go for someone tried and tested at such a critical time.
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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2021, 06:15:22 PM »
They are bringing in Xavi as he's a club legend and cheaper option. They don't have the funds to pay someone like Conte 20 million a year like Spurs.

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2021, 06:22:44 PM »
You'd have to worry about the state of a club that hired Ronald Koeman to manage them.

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2021, 06:52:22 PM »
You'd have to worry about the state of a club that hired Ronald Koeman to manage them.

Barcelona have the tradition of appointing ex players as managers. Xavi the latest it seems.

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #35 on: November 04, 2021, 09:37:16 PM »
Playing a certain style of football is almost more important than winning at Barcelona, thus there hasn't been an Italian manager there in over 50years.
You could say Koeman had more pedigree than Xavi having won titles in Holland but he was always going to be a disaster.
The job is too big a role for most managers in the world, Pep and Enrique both got burnt out in the end despite the successes

Xavi (if he gets the job) is not expected to fix everything. Far from it. But he will be given time to improve things as he will be seen as doing the right things by the club for the
long term future rather than an outsider who will be expected to fix things quickly which is currently impossible.

Its going to be a slow build and Xavi will focus more on the Masia and developing the young talent they have, he will get the team playing the Barca way and get the fans back in the stadium
If he can do that it should be classed as a success as they are in a terrible spot at the moment

If Madrid tried to hatch a plan to destroy Barca they could not have done as good a job as Rosell and Bartomeu have done the last 10 years

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #36 on: November 12, 2021, 02:35:54 PM »
Reports are suggesting Aguero might have to retire.

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #37 on: November 12, 2021, 04:36:52 PM »
Resigning Dani Alves too.
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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #38 on: November 12, 2021, 04:48:01 PM »
Bringin the band back together 😃
Thiago linked too.

Tough luck on Aguero for the club and him obvs

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #39 on: December 08, 2021, 10:59:53 PM »
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Five-time European champions Barcelona lost to Bayern Munich to miss out on the knockout stages of the Champions League for the first time in 17 years.

Barca have not been absent from the last 16 since 2003-04, when they did not qualify for the competition at all.

This exit continues a miserable campaign for the Spanish giants after financial issues forced them to let club legend Lionel Messi leave on a free transfer and then join Paris St-Germain in the summer.

Barca needed to match Benfica's result to advance, but the Portuguese side won 2-0 at home to Dynamo Kyiv, leaving Xavi's men third and facing a Europa League knockout round play-off.

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Re: The fall of Barcelona
« Reply #40 on: December 08, 2021, 11:03:31 PM »
In the Europa now