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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread



    Quote Originally Posted by horus13 View Post
    Yes, Barca's attitude towards most teams in the Spanish league is not one of respect. That is what I was trying to say. They play big vs Real and that's about it. League had been won and that's why the changes in squad and tactics. And being invincible might not be such a big thing as in the Premiership.
    So, you're not saying that the undefeated season was important in a vacuum, but that Barca's arrogance led to them to believe it was a foregone conclusion? I think I understand now. However, I think the players definitely wanted it. When Pique came off of the bench you could just see the leadership and spark he provided. It was just too late. They were discombobulated at the back. I would find it hard to believe if Messi did not want to play, all for a mid-week friendly in Africa. I think this came down from Valverde at the very least, if not the top.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Excellector View Post
    So, you're not saying that the undefeated season was important in a vacuum, but that Barca's arrogance led to them to believe it was a foregone conclusion? I think I understand now. However, I think the players definitely wanted it. When Pique came off of the bench you could just see the leadership and spark he provided. It was just too late. They were discombobulated at the back. I would find it hard to believe if Messi did not want to play, all for a mid-week friendly in Africa. I think this came down from Valverde at the very least, if not the top.
    Yep you got me alright now. Also, one of my closest friends from highschool days is a huge Barca fan and we always had fun having a go at each other, but as you say we agreed that the one thing pulling them back lately is indeed Valverde. They wouldn't have allowed this under Pep





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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    What bothered me most, watching that match, is that they looked fine going forward, until they gave up the two at the back. Even without Messi, they likely win if they start Pique and Umtiti.
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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    And Pep, the genius with no social skills, can pretty much name his price now.
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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    anyways big game tonight. my favs from france are heavily underdogs to the other madrid team and this is their only chance to make the CL next season so... let's Aux Armes

    Aux armes
    Aux armes
    Nous sommes les marseillais
    Nous sommes les marseillais
    Et nous allons gagner
    Et nous allons gagner
    Allez l’OM, allez l’OM





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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    Marseilles down 0-1.
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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    pfff they never had a chance last night, shows that french football can't really compare to the spanish leagues right now (psg never had a chance vs real in CL either)

    but man, whoever gets the griezmann will land a top player





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    Re: OT: Football/Soccer Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by horus13 View Post
    pfff they never had a chance last night, shows that french football can't really compare to the spanish leagues right now (psg never had a chance vs real in CL either)

    but man, whoever gets the griezmann will land a top player
    You mean Barca?
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