keller8 wrote:Rijkaards smokin some serious sh*t if he's got Ronaldinho on the right. Go Iniesta there, Rona on the left, and Henry & Eto'o up front. Not hard Rijkaard!
In my opinion Iniesta isnt as effective when he plays up front as when he plays in midfield, far better as one of the 3 central midfield players, dont have a clue why he had gudjohnsen there instead, when he could have moved iniesta into midfield and player Henry up front against Valencia, stupid really.
Some serious changes do need to be made to Barca at the end of the season, Ronaldinho is a bad influence on the team and needs to be sold IMO. Henry needs to play far more often, he isnt using a great player to his best effect, players they dont need such as Edmilson, Gudjohnsen and possibly either Marquez or Thuram should be sold. The back line looks good for Barca but they need to have a settled front 3 without Ronaldinho interfering, he is a lazy luxury type player and a bad influence on the team IMO.
Thats because Gudjohnsen cant play on the wing at all. He is more suitable in the middle.
I'd like to see Henry play to his full effect cause so far he hasnt done sh*t to impress anyone. Putting the blame on missing your child is just woeful. Other players live far away from their families too. Should have thought about that before leaving the team that worshiped you.
Everyone played sh*t in the game against Valencia. What a piss off.
Honestly, none of the barca players wanted the win. Who is to blame? The players or Rijkaard? I dont know. I dont give a sh*t. All I know is something is wrong with the team.
Bojan cannot play on the right. He was stopped everytime he got the ball. However when he was moved to the middle he looked so much better. Second half his gameplay improved by a ton.
Henry basically gave up before he even got on. Limitless throughballs and crosses to him and he didnt even make an effort. He just jogs around, dribbles a bit and falls over. He only started trying after he scored his goal………or perhaps after valencia came back and shut barca’s hopes down in under a minute. Its not like he doesnt have his speed. He totally outran arizmendi all the way back to the his box to snatch the ball away. He has the speed but he is too lazy to use it.
Toure should not have played. I admire and respect his commitment but he was no where near his usual self. Its pretty difficult to play with an injured back even if you take some pain killing injections. Ronaldinho should take a page from Toure's book.
I have never seen Barcelona perform so sh*t offensively. No one was making any runs to create space. You cant beat a tightly marked defence by just standing there posing for esquire magazine.
No one is motivated. Laporta tried to motivate them by giving them a bonus but that did nothing. Many are blaming Rijkaard but he shouldnt be the only one getting the blame. Its up to players to show their maturity. The coach tells the team his ideas in the locker and its upto the players to execute these plans on the field to perfection.
These guys are not preschoolers who need someone to hold their hand and breast feed them all the way. Rijkaard is to blame but its not just his head that should come under the guillotine.
No one wanted the victory until the last 15 minutes when it was too late.