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Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 05:06
cmon man every player goes thru a dry spell so i doubt barcelona would have to go for another striker...they really could just be messi up top and that would be fine.....villa is just as good as eto'o but hes just not playin well
Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 05:13
A 10 game dry spell is one thing, though not really with the service he gets. However his disgusting play with diving and whining was horrible i wish he would have gotten stepped on 10 more times. Also villa is nothing near Eto'p
Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 05:14
styale18 wrote:cmon man every player goes thru a dry spell so i doubt barcelona would have to go for another striker...they really could just be messi up top and that would be fine.....villa is just as good as eto'o but hes just not playin well
villa is really good, but i don't know if he's e'too level..
bcn only has one pure striker being villa, and even when villa was in scoring form there where serious talks about them signing a new striker so, it has nothing todo with villa's current form
Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 05:20
yeah i do prefer eto'o but i was mostly trying to console him lol.. well bcn could put messi up top w/ jeffren left flank lol jk... bcn could use a forward with height to offer another dimension
Posted: 21 Apr 2011, 17:34
Eto'o was more versatile than Villa is now, because of his height and greater pace...
However, when Villa is on form he is imo one of the greatest strikers around, the problem with him is that his game level is affected massively by confidence, he needs to start scoring and getting his mental pick-up...
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 03:14
styale18 wrote:yeah i do prefer eto'o but i was mostly trying to console him lol.. well bcn could put messi up top w/ jeffren left flank lol jk... bcn could use a forward with height to offer another dimension
Correct me if I'm wrong, but as far as I know Zlatan is only on loan to Milan. How long is his loan spell for? I would seriously consider bringing Ibrahimovic' back to barca.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 03:17
highly unlikely. pep and him had a major fallout, to the point that ibrahimovich made it a habit to take verbal digs at him during interviews on quite a few occasions.
pep felt he had the perfect answer to strong defensive teams when he insisted on getting zlatan no matter what. tall, skillful, hardworking and humble........unfortunately he only fit two of those 4 categories
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 14:21
The only category I see Zlatan filling out of those 4 when he was at Barca was the Height...
There is no problem with the Barcelona team. As things stand, they are perfect, the players they have.
The problem is that the squad is not big enough. That is the major advantage Real have over Barcelona, depth of squad, and that's why I think they won on wednesday.
Barcelona players are getting tired, defensive teams they played at the beginning of the season got wiped off the planet, but the fatigue of the players means the whole team is not firing as well as they were when they were still fresh.
The only solution to this is to get more players in and start to rotate the squad more when big games are coming up. As much as players like Messi, Xavi and Iniesta like and want to play every game, the fittest player in the planet will get fatigued playing 2 times a week and they need to rest sometimes.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 14:38
Rotation might fix a few things but the squad seems to only have 2 plans. 1 pass the ball around and hope for an opening or pass the ball to messi and pray he can make magic happen. If those two options don't work barca is out of ideas it's like they keep trying two different keys in slots that will never let them in.
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 14:42
Maybe a few rotations this weekend against osasuna? I know they are fighting to remain in the 1st league.... And are desperate for points, but giving playrs like alves, xavi, iniesta, lio, a rest can make a difference to hw they play on wendsday...
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 18:21
Nicks not to be a dick to you or anything.. But search for barcelonas stats these season and check how mny goals barcelona scored this season by m"passing the ball around, and praying for a little messi magic" ... If you pass the ball around and move, you create spaces, if you explo spaces you create danger, and therefor score goals.....
Madrids tactic is the one that actually has it harder to score... Play ultra deffensive and wait for a mistake of the other team, that happens little times per game, and try to make the most of it...
Barcas tactic well put to action promises many chsnces per game..
Posted: 22 Apr 2011, 18:46
Scoring goals isn't like trying to put keys into locks Nick, thats a pretty bad analogy.
When Barca play their game properly, it doesn't matter what the other teams tactics are, it works for them. So in my opinion it is all down to lack of motivation and tiredness.