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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5120 on: March 16, 2019, 11:44:48 PM »
I would understand if Atletico let go of Simeone for a tactical shake up alone. But my issue is less tactically more about morale. Having to deal with Messi and Ronaldo every year for close to a decade across all 3 non-Europa league competitions has to take a heavy toll on the motivation of the squad. Both facing them directly or just trying to keep up with them in the league. I'm not sure any manager in the world could have motivated them regardless of tactics. Which to me, seems a little unfair on Simeone.

That's not an excuse to only score 39 goals with ten games left in the season. They have the best defensive record in the league by a mile, but at the same time, they've scored one goal more than the 15th placed Levante. You can't use Messi and Ronaldo as an excuse for that. He's not managing a bunch of mid-table players either.

Again I understand the losses against Real and Barca in knock out competition, but you can't use that excuse when you're playing defensive football against the bottom place sides in the league. That alone is a tactical issue not a morale issue.

And if you cant motivate the players any longer then you have to step aside for someone who can.

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5121 on: March 17, 2019, 10:15:19 AM »
Bit off topic but has anybody done the Barcelona stadium tour of the Nou Camp? I will be in Barcelona next weekend however not sure what time of the day so wondering if it's as easy as just turning up at the ground and buying a tour ticket. They have so many available slots online I figured it would be easy enough.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5122 on: March 17, 2019, 11:45:19 AM »
We just walked in and had a 5 min wait for the next tour to start.

This was 04 so a few years back but it was all chilled.



We also bumped into Ronaldinho who stopped and chatted and posed for photos, it was some morning.

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5123 on: March 17, 2019, 11:45:57 AM »
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« Reply #5124 on: March 17, 2019, 12:05:55 PM »
SImeone is a top coach but at this point it would be best if both he and Athleti parted ways. New ideas, new ways of playing football.

He just signed a contract extension didn't he?

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5125 on: March 17, 2019, 12:11:18 PM »
Bit off topic but has anybody done the Barcelona stadium tour of the Nou Camp? I will be in Barcelona next weekend however not sure what time of the day so wondering if it's as easy as just turning up at the ground and buying a tour ticket. They have so many available slots online I figured it would be easy enough.

I've done it a few times.  Just show up and buy a ticket.  It's a non guided tour so you can take your time and go through the stadium at your leisure.  You start out in the museum which is pretty cool and usually takes up the majority of the time before you walk through the stadium.   

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5126 on: March 17, 2019, 12:11:55 PM »
I've done it a few times.  Just show up and buy a ticket.  It's a non guided tour so you can take your time and go through the stadium at your leisure.  You start out in the museum which is pretty cool and usually takes up the majority of the time before you walk through the stadium and end up in the 3 story club store.   

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5127 on: March 17, 2019, 12:52:41 PM »
Just seen Valencia drew Villarreal in the Europa quarters. A Spanish side definitely in the semis as well as a derby fixture. Strange because Villarreal have been quite poor in the league and Valencia definitely aren't at the quality they were last season. Once again it's not too unlikely to think Spanish sides could win both Euro competitions.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5128 on: March 17, 2019, 03:50:10 PM »
Bit off topic but has anybody done the Barcelona stadium tour of the Nou Camp? I will be in Barcelona next weekend however not sure what time of the day so wondering if it's as easy as just turning up at the ground and buying a tour ticket. They have so many available slots online I figured it would be easy enough.

Only thing I’d add to what another poster commented was to avoid peak times (ie, matchday unless >3 hrs ahead of kickoff) else the lines can be excruciating. Done the tour many times, lots of great photo opportunities

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5129 on: March 17, 2019, 05:29:01 PM »
Poor Griezmann. What is he up to these days? I can't recall when he last scored.

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5130 on: March 17, 2019, 07:19:43 PM »
Betis vs Barcelona on ITV4 in a bit.

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« Reply #5131 on: March 17, 2019, 07:35:33 PM »

Real Betis XI: Pau López; Joaquín, Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei, Tello; William Carvalho, Guardado, Lo Celso, Canales; Jesé.
Subs: Robles, Feddal, Leon, Moron, Lainez, Emerson, Kaptoum

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Arthur, Vidal; Messi, Luis Suárez.
Subs: Cillessen, Semedo, Coutinho, Malcom, Boateng, Alena, Umtiti.


TV Stations around the world showing the match live (+ great for IPTV etc) - https://www.livesoccertv.com/match/3071345/real-betis-vs-barcelona/

Some stream and acestream links (for those without ITV4 / Premier Sports / Eleven Sports) - https://www.footybite.com/football/real-betis-vs-barcelona-live-stream/


If Barcelona win tonight they'll go 10 points clear of 2nd place Atletico - with 10 league games remaining - though Betis can be right up for matches like this; especially at home...
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5132 on: March 17, 2019, 07:36:55 PM »
Real Betis XI: Pau López; Joaquín, Mandi, Bartra, Sidnei, Tello; William Carvalho, Guardado, Lo Celso, Canales; Jesé.

Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Arthur, Vidal; Messi, Luis Suárez.


Some stream links - https://www.footybite.com/football/real-betis-vs-barcelona-live-stream/

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5133 on: March 17, 2019, 07:42:58 PM »
Betis vs Barcelona on ITV4 in a bit.
Cheers hadn't seen that was looking for streams, found the Milan derby here but will go with this ta.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5134 on: March 17, 2019, 08:05:10 PM »
Holy fuck, Messi!

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« Reply #5135 on: March 17, 2019, 08:05:12 PM »
This guy, well he's a better free kick taker than a penalty taker.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5136 on: March 17, 2019, 08:05:19 PM »
Doesn’t Messi ever get bored of being the greatest.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5137 on: March 17, 2019, 08:05:50 PM »
And that Betis player lying on the floor ;D
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« Reply #5138 on: March 17, 2019, 08:08:04 PM »

Messi goal (a magisteerial freekick ;)) on 18 mins - https://streamable.com/dpn5u & https://streamable.com/06sda & https://streamja.com/5wBp
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5139 on: March 17, 2019, 08:11:18 PM »
Joaquin still playing!! bloody hell, I loved him growing up. Great Valencia squad with Vicente, Banega, Morientes. Real blast from the past that haha

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5140 on: March 17, 2019, 08:14:26 PM »
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5141 on: March 17, 2019, 08:26:21 PM »
Been a good game so far, Betis trying to play in every situation.

Seems a key part of Barce's game is to fall over when in trouble to get a freekick

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« Reply #5142 on: March 17, 2019, 08:34:10 PM »
Absolutely filthy stuff.

Can't wait to see Smalling and Shaw trying to stop them.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5143 on: March 17, 2019, 08:36:45 PM »
That pass from Suarez

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« Reply #5144 on: March 17, 2019, 08:37:42 PM »
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« Reply #5145 on: March 17, 2019, 08:39:52 PM »
That pass from Suarez

Absurdly good.

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« Reply #5146 on: March 17, 2019, 09:10:59 PM »
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« Reply #5147 on: March 17, 2019, 09:29:28 PM »
Another absurd Messi goal.
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5148 on: March 17, 2019, 09:30:18 PM »
Fucking hell
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5149 on: March 17, 2019, 09:31:35 PM »
fuck me that is fabulous.

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« Reply #5150 on: March 17, 2019, 09:33:15 PM »
Suarez injured, looks bad, potential chance he may miss the Man Utd game. Jammy twats.
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« Reply #5151 on: March 17, 2019, 09:36:04 PM »
Suarez injured, looks bad, potential chance he may miss the Man Utd game. Jammy twats.
Hopefully just the international break.

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« Reply #5152 on: March 17, 2019, 09:37:22 PM »
Hopefully he continues this against the Mancs

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5153 on: March 17, 2019, 09:39:04 PM »
Hits the post from 8 yards out. He's fucking shite.

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« Reply #5154 on: March 17, 2019, 09:40:34 PM »
Messi has been absurd the last couple of seasons but this season he seems determined to demolish everybody he comes up against. Can't imagine he's taken kindly to Ronaldo usurping him in a lot of people's eyes and the shoddy World Cup for Argentina. He's writing wrongs big time. Take something mighty to stop him winning the Champions League.

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« Reply #5155 on: March 17, 2019, 09:42:46 PM »
Absolutely filthy stuff.

Can't wait to see Smalling and Shaw trying to stop them.
Would be hilarious until you realise who their next CL opponents are  :-X
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« Reply #5156 on: March 17, 2019, 09:44:02 PM »
Suarez injured, looks bad, potential chance he may miss the Man Utd game. Jammy twats.

Hope he's out for the semi finals too.
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« Reply #5157 on: March 17, 2019, 09:45:32 PM »
Hope he's out for the semi finals too.

I think they'll be ok against Porto without him.
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« Reply #5158 on: March 17, 2019, 09:46:16 PM »
Take something mighty to stop him winning the Champions League.


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« Reply #5159 on: March 17, 2019, 09:46:34 PM »
Another absurd Messi goal.

Ridiculous goal.
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