Filipower;3026283 said:I was kind of rooting for Man Utd to win the CL when the semis draw was made, and now I'm definitely rooting for them. I didn't see any of the press conferences but I reckon José said something about the ref and Pep acted like Pepe was actually fairly sent off. The same thing happened against Chelsea, didn't it? They were clearly robbed and then a great goal by Iniesta kind of "erased" the biased refereeing? And now Pepe gets wrongly sent off and Messi goes a good 15/20yards unchallenged in the area where Pepe should've been, scores a good goal and it somehow it makes it "erase" the unfairness of the sending off. As if, once again, somehow the great tiki-taka should be rewarded even against the rules. "tiki-taka" is the reason americans don't really like football; Barça's last 20yards are great because of Messi, other than that their short range passing and positioning is very good because they have technically gifted players. I for once prefer styles like that of Porto, Arsenal, even Man Utd.
And this is someone who actually prefers Barcelona over Real Madrid talking.
are you mourinho in disguise?? lol sorry, however your prediction of the post match rants were pretty much spot on.
i dont agree with this concept of 'erasing' moments of a match by scoring, and if you're so upset about it then why aren't you posting the exact same thing in every single match review thread, i fail to see how not just mourinho, but a substantial amount of football fans fail to recognise a trend of mourinho using the same tactics against barcelona for 4 or 5 games and of those 4 or 5 matches you have 3 or 4 red cards. so you're trying to tell me that ignorance for a man like jose mourinho is nothing to be worried about. ok so madrid won the copa del rey which they thoroughly deserved, madrid brought the game to barca but treaded an incredibly fine line with cards, pepe was insanely close to being sent off and its suddenly a massive surprise to alot of people when he does end up getting sent off for a studs up challenge in the front third of the pitch. 1. its unneccesary for him to be doing it that high up the pitch 2. you cant blame the referee for making a decision when he's been given something to decide, everybody knows a studs up challenge is at least a yellow card offence, depending on the referee you may even get a red which in this case happens (of which it is most certainly not the first time to happen, but what do you know madrid just dont learn).
your point about tiki taka...it doesnt really make sense. americans not liking football or "soccerrrr" has little if any bearing on a club's philosophy, their tried and tested manifesto of winning football matches, but not only that but to those who actually understand football. i'm pretty sure most football fans would agree if you dont like the way barcelona can play on their best day (without the play acting of busquets, alves, pedro and co. which i totally do not endorse) then football really isnt for you. actually i find it quite ironic that americans can sit through a whole nfl match and yet find football boring when its inherently played on another dimension when compared to other sports (gridiron in particular).
yeah also your point about barca being good because they have technically gifted players, doesnt really make sense either. if that were how football really worked, man for man individual talent then real madrid should have won hands down. **** man they could have played a second string madrid team against barcelona and it would still be pretty close. barcelona's style of play is all about the team, for example barcelona have scored less goals whilst a certain carles puyol has not played for them this season which couldnt possible make any sense considering he's a defender unless a) he's der kaiser (whilst i'll admit i love puyol, he's nowhere near that good) or b) it has something to do with the way the team is set up to play.
all in all, barca won, suck it, good night