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The "I'm Watching _____" Thread

Discussion in 'Soccer Forum' started by Azrael, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. chygry

    chygry Starting XI

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    Alright.

    Well it's pretty much the same story, but why does Valverde keep starting Sergi Roberto as a right-back instead Semedo is something I don't get. Barca clearly lacks creativity and options in midfield, and Sergi Roberto would probably fare much better there rather than Rakitić (who was piss poor against Bilbao) or André Gomes.

    Almost like Pogba! He hit the post like 7 or 11 times last season as well.
     
  2. Hisashi

    Hisashi I bought C.Ronaldo

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    The midfield really is abysmal. Paulinho and Roberto bring a lot of physicality and good runs but technically they haven't been the best to be honest. They lack the creativity and control that Barca needs. I'm not saying their bad but more like they're not what we need necessarily. Playing them both at the same time like the game with Olympiacos earlier today showed how you can't play both Paulinho and Sergi together because we lose the control and creativity that we need. Whilst when we play Iniesta or Rakitic, they're just too slow and to be honest they have declined real hard. Denis is inconsistent while Gomes is just not up to standard. To be honest if I were to be asked Rakitic and Gomes shouldn't be playing for the team anymore. We should also get rid of Rafinha, and Turan. We badly and desperately need new playmakers. Messi is the only one creating plays but Suarez is still playing like absolute shit. We might be on top of La Liga but that's really all Messi. The team needs revamping. Luckily our defense seems to be well. Umtiti has been a big surprise. Solid at the back with Ter Stegen.
     
  3. chygry

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    I agree.

    From prime Iniesta Busquets Xavi you've gone to a much more stale midfield with work horses rather than quality playmakers, which doesn't provide much creativity at all, so Messi has to drop back a lot to playmake... But then you've got an underperforming Luisito Suarez. I really don't know what's wrong with this guy lately.. Everything he tries doesn't come off for him.

    Times change fast, huh? You could use someone like Verratti (in the previous Xavi role), or Coutinho in the Iniesta role to be fair.

    And I'm telling you. Piqué has been below par this season, so you could really use someone like Yerry Mina! The greatest Colombian defender there is. And I'm serious. He's available for peanuts. 8-10M. And he's even better than Davinson Sanchez.
     
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    RobbieD_PL Unreliable deceiver Staff Member Moderator

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    New Zealand holding Peru 0-0 in Wellington
     
  5. chygry

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    A great result for NZ to be fair.

    And it's a shame Paulo Guerrero is a coke fiend.

    Their most important player and gets suspended like this.

    Apparently it was due to some cold medication... As he played against Colombia with a fever.. They didn't literally find coke in his system, but one substance that occurs in your body after you've done it... It might have had to do something with that.
     
  6. Hisashi

    Hisashi I bought C.Ronaldo

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    It's like time flies so fast. It's really quite disappointing how we fell so hard after Xavi left and now Iniesta declining hard. To be honest, I don't think we'll see a midfield as good as the Xavi-Busqi-Iniesta era for a long time because they were simply in another level. You need a whole lot of luck and money to have a midfield as good as that.

    Yeah, before the season started we were so hyped about the Verrati rumors. We got fucked so hard. The management is absolute trash.

    Yerry Mina is coming this January I think!!
     
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