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« Reply #1905 on: September 30, 2021, 10:07:42 AM »
Ronald Koemanís days are surely numbered now with Barcelona after 2 defeats in a row in Champions League. 3-0 to benfica last night.

Has been a dead duck for some time now. Not sure they can afford to pay him off though.
Where do they even go from here? Will those decent young lads they have even stay?

A lot of their problems stem from a failure to accept that success comes in cycles. There is nothing wrong with lowering expectations for 3-5 years, and then aiming to come again with a new team. They will still be likely to get top 4 in La Liga each year and keep the Champs League money coming in. However at Barca, due to their structure, every president feels the need to win as much as possible while in situ. They only plan in political cycles. Failed short-term fixes have put them where they are now - in a financial mess. You'd imagine they'll have no problem holding on to the likes of Pedri, provided they can show them a vision for how things could look in a few years time.
They need to go back to what made them the best team in the world- playing the Barca way with homegrown talent, not blowing stacks of cash on expensive flops like Dembele, Couthino and Griezman.

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« Reply #1906 on: September 30, 2021, 11:39:11 AM »
Ronald Koemanís days are surely numbered now with Barcelona after 2 defeats in a row in Champions League. 3-0 to benfica last night.

Has been a dead duck for some time now. Not sure they can afford to pay him off though.
Where do they even go from here? Will those decent young lads they have even stay?

A lot of their problems stem from a failure to accept that success comes in cycles. There is nothing wrong with lowering expectations for 3-5 years, and then aiming to come again with a new team. They will still be likely to get top 4 in La Liga each year and keep the Champs League money coming in. However at Barca, due to their structure, every president feels the need to win as much as possible while in situ. They only plan in political cycles. Failed short-term fixes have put them where they are now - in a financial mess. You'd imagine they'll have no problem holding on to the likes of Pedri, provided they can show them a vision for how things could look in a few years time.
They need to go back to what made them the best team in the world- playing the Barca way with homegrown talent, not blowing stacks of cash on expensive flops like Dembele, Couthino and Griezman.

What they need to do is find a balance, like they used to do. The pursuit of Eric Garcia was all down to the fact he was a La Masia product. Turns out there was a pretty simple reason Pep didn't play him and City didn't try to keep him - he's shite.
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« Reply #1907 on: October 01, 2021, 07:29:18 PM »
Real Madrid go through these cycles of glory to mediocrity
So do Milan.
So do Man Utd

Barca will have to.get with the programme



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« Reply #1908 on: October 05, 2021, 09:44:38 PM »
Apparently Mbappe was considering quitting international football after missing that penalty at the euros. Says a lot about his mentality.

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« Reply #1909 on: October 07, 2021, 09:13:26 PM »
Apparently Mbappe was considering quitting international football after missing that penalty at the euros. Says a lot about his mentality.

He stepped up for a important penalty for France a few moments ago and scored.

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« Reply #1910 on: October 07, 2021, 09:41:28 PM »
What a gameÖ 2-0 down at 20/1 to win game.. Belgium have a goal disallowed and France go down and score winner!
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« Reply #1911 on: October 07, 2021, 10:47:49 PM »
Apparently Mbappe was considering quitting international football after missing that penalty at the euros. Says a lot about his mentality.

He stepped up for a important penalty for France a few moments ago and scored.
Glad to read that. Heís a serious talent and Iíd hope that one his poor Euroís is put behind him now.

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« Reply #1912 on: October 08, 2021, 08:03:14 AM »
He's a bit more than a talent! World cup winner and goalscorer in the final three years ago!
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« Reply #1913 on: October 08, 2021, 08:56:35 AM »
Was a great game last night. Both teams went at it from the start. Great character shown by France and the final against Spain will be a tasty affair too Iíd say. Mbappe is some man for a boy!

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« Reply #1914 on: October 10, 2021, 10:01:50 PM »
France win the nations league. But how was that winner not offside from Mbappe?? Seems wrong that the defender attempting to cut out the ball plays him on somehow....

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« Reply #1915 on: October 10, 2021, 10:16:48 PM »
Was a clear offside but itís the McKenna cup of international tournaments so I canít imagine Spain will be that upset.

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« Reply #1916 on: October 10, 2021, 10:28:07 PM »
France win the nations league. But how was that winner not offside from Mbappe?? Seems wrong that the defender attempting to cut out the ball plays him on somehow....
Total joke. Working out this offside rule is like trying to work out which team qualifies in a three way tie in the Dublin SFC, and the team you think has qualified is the one that loses out.

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« Reply #1917 on: October 11, 2021, 04:49:10 PM »
By the laws of the game, it was onside, which shows you how much of a nonsense it all is at the minute.
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« Reply #1918 on: October 11, 2021, 07:56:22 PM »
It was a "deliberate" attempt to play the ball. Which makes it onside. The fact that he was trying to cut out the ball BECAUSE Mbappe was there apparently doesn't matter.

Letter of the law v spirit of the law.

So in future, do you just let it go and raise your arm like Tony Adams back in the day, hoping everyone stepped out in time?

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« Reply #1919 on: October 21, 2021, 08:27:27 PM »
Fk Bodo Glimt beat Jose Mourinhos Roma 6-1 in the Europa league tonight