FC Barcelona 2016/2017 Thread

Sir Didier Drogba

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Juventino;3990128 said:
One more funny story to share on Gullit and Sacchi. Sacchi was a notorious Peeping Tom. After games he'd stand in a corner and peep at his players under the shower. Gullit, naked and showering with Maldini and company, told Sacchi a story about a guy in Amsterdam with a 1 meter dick. An incredibly rare condition, all he could use it for was taking a piss. He tied it around his waist and was deeply unhappy with it. He decides to see a plastic surgeon and after hours of difficult surgery, the doctor was finally able to remove 75 cm of his dick. Two months later the bandaging is finally removed and the dude goes out to party, has sex with prostitutes and goes on a drunken spree with his doctor. When they're both hammered, the guy asks the doctor, ''whatever happened to the 75 cm?''. The doctor replies: ''Oh, we bought it a little wig and made it head coach of Milan''.

Maldini and all the Italians were mortified, coaches were sacred in Italy. Gullit didn't care. The Dutch contempt for coaches is pretty obvious, haha.
Oh no.... and at 71 he's just coming up to the right age for a historical pedophile scandal/exposure :(
 

Sir Didier Drogba

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ShiftyPowers;3990139 said:
Ajax was very regimented as was it's baby tiki-taka. All this talk about creativity is complete bullshit. The Dutch and Spanish style is not like a Brazilian style, it all starts with defense. Listen to Pep talk about football and he says he spends all of his time on defense and his whole plan for the final third of the pitch is "you are the stars, figure it out". Total Football was "Clockwork Orange", not "Freedom". Clocks don't decide what time it is on a whim, they are always ticking away at the same pace. Those systems were positional and highly highly regimented; completely not free. It's been romanticized and of course some great players would do incredible things, but that had nothing to do with the system or the coaching. Cryuff and Pep would drill their players into making the "correct" decisions. The correct decision is not arbitrary, it is ONE CORRECT decision. That's not freedom for the player.
I get that's it's all about training /sharpening reactions, improving vision and range of passing, bolstering natural technique etc until I becomes ingrained - but this is mostly about arming players with the tools so as to optimize the possible/capable reactions in each and every situation. Like sharpening a boxer to automatically block every punch or swing every time the opponent shows a mm of chin. You are taking a creative player and optimizing his skills so he can do the most he can with his creativity, no?
 

poet11

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Sir Didier Drogba;3990101 said:
Some people are rating Keida at leipzig at 50m and think Liverpool and others might be in for him... having seen him play live I don't see it...

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He is the one I want in midfield. Super player.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

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On the Tuchel front, apparently Southampton are going to try to attract him.

And going the other way, Dortmund want Favre (despite the fact his last spell in Germany was a disaster)
 

ShiftyPowers

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Sir Didier Drogba;3990166 said:
I get that's it's all about training /sharpening reactions, improving vision and range of passing, bolstering natural technique etc until I becomes ingrained - but this is mostly about arming players with the tools so as to optimize the possible/capable reactions in each and every situation. Like sharpening a boxer to automatically block every punch or swing every time the opponent shows a mm of chin. You are taking a creative player and optimizing his skills so he can do the most he can with his creativity, no?
In the Dutch and Barca style, they drill the defense and give the players the freedom in the final third only.

Also, Favre's last spell wasn't a disaster. He actually did well with Gladbach, but got off to a very poor start to his 3rd or 4th season and decided to resign out of respect for the club. Favre is a great manager. I actually just realized he was managing Nice a couple days ago and it made total sense.
 

Dytza

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Sir Didier Drogba;3990291 said:
And going the other way, Dortmund want Favre (despite the fact his last spell in Germany was a disaster)
Just read rumours about them having Gio van Bronckhorst as 1st option
 

Arnau

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Pep: "When times are tough, there are Presidents that call the newspapers, and others that are close to the team, like Laporta.

Boooom
 

Arnau

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Nuñism call Mundodeportivo (grup Godó) for media protection and in exchange they get confidential info about the club.

Cruyffism piss on those media fuckers
 

Arnau

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Mainly because our club is ruled by donkeys. Fabinho + Ceballos release clause are two obvious signings they are going to let pass.
 

poet11

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Dani Ceballos is very good. And rejected Real Madrid previously as well.

And Fabinho plays well as a DM sure but he is also fantastic at RB. I can't think of a better player to provide them that balance with both fullbacks.
 

Xaviesta

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Apparently the board wanted to sell Iniesta but Valverde stepped in. So that's why Iniesta ignored Bartomeu after CDR final. I'm sick of this shit, unbelievable.
 

Xaviesta

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Santos is taking Barcelona to court for negotiating with Lucas Lima without permission. Yes, this is what we have become.
 

ShiftyPowers

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Xaviesta;n6456824 said:
Santos is taking Barcelona to court for negotiating with Lucas Lima without permission. Yes, this is what we have become.
Become? Do you not remember the Neymar transfer? Do you remember your transfer ban?
 
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