Barcelona 2017/18

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  1. Jul 13, 2017
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    Not sure what's the situation of guys like Vermaelen or Munir so I didn't include them.

    They sold Tello for 4 million euros, brought back Deulofeu for 12 million and they've just signed Nélson Semedo from Benfica for 30 million euros

    The major change is of course Ernesto Valverde who takes Luis Enrique's place as manager
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    The Semedo signing makes a lot of sense.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    Seri still on the market, that's really the last target needed since Verratti was always an improbability

    Munir > Paco
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    I read a report that Messi was annoyed Barca didn't get Bernardo Silva. I don't know if that's true but he would have been the perfect longterm replacement for Iniesta.
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    Peyroteo Professional Ronaldo PR Guy

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    It's great value too, Benfica fans are angry they only got 30 million for him. Hopefully the pressure of being a starter already doesn't get to him. He isn't as reliable as he needs to be defensively but he has everything to thrive offensively with Messi spending most of his time in the middle.
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    ValenciasDrilledCrosses Full Member

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    Barca really need refreshments in midfield and way more depth. Very little of their options of the bench can change games. Over reliance on their front 3 this season will lead to more problems while Real keep making astute signings. This Semedo signing is good and patches a whole but I still have major worries for Barca in the coming few seasons
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    That team look a bit old, aged and weak in every part (i mean, they lack depth).
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    Reports that Verratti will be holding a press conference today, presumably to rule out a move to Barcelona which would accelerate efforts for Seri or Alli
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    As in Dele?!
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    It would be a surprise, as he has always hinted he would like to go there.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    Yet another improbable target, yes
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    Deulofeu signs his contract, extending it out to 2019 but judging from his face & twitter profile (Still with AC Milan and no tweets re: Barca) there is speculation that the club intends to still sell him this summer
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    Keeps It tidy Hates Messi

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    If they sign Seri not a bad start to the transfer window for Barca it could have gone a lot worse.
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    Looks to me like the great Barca team is on its last legs. MSN will still be capable of keeping them on a pedestal for the next couple years but good luck replacing them like for like. I believe in football cycles and it wouldn't surprise me if Barca go through abit of a barren period in the coming years.
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    :lol:

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    Before the summer, there were two positions where we absolutely had to strengthen. RB and a playmaker.

    We signed Semedo and I'm over the moon with that.

    Now we need to sign a playmaker. Honestly, either Coutinho or Eriksen would be dream signings, but I can't see it happening.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Some skills! :lol::lol::lol:
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    I would be happy with Seri. Let's just hope that our big midfield signing isn't Paulinho.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Semedo was a great signing. Far smarter than Bellerin, who I don't think is very good.
    Are you realistically linked with anybody else? Seri, Paulinho, Lima are the links I've seen.
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    Looks great to me. We either have the best or the 2nd best first 11 in the world. Valverde is key in all of this, like Zidane was for Madrid. Don't believe the guys who say everyone can manage Madrid or Barca.
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    giorno Full Member

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    I only ever saw one game from this guy iirc. Napoli-Benfica. I believe Semedo now calls Insigne "Uncle Daddy". May he have another 40 games like that :lol:
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    Wtf is that??
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    FCBarca Mes que un Rag City Lover

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    Skill comparison on presentation, although to be fair not much of a comparison :lol:
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    Successful Owes the Caf £25 (With interests)

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    And who's that player?
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Do they want to buy some proper strikers upfront or are they gonna continue with the MSN?
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    AltiUn likes playing with swords after fantasies

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    Theo Hernandez for Real and Semedo for Barca I'm guessing.
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    Another bad signings like Semedo and hopefully Paulinho

    Braida strikes again, after destroying AC Milan now it's Barça turn
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Forgot Braida was doing the business for Barca :lol:
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    Maxin I come to your team n I feck things up, I'm Moyes

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    That is actually fun
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    Braida used to be great for milan, and he's an advisor at barcelona anyways, not the guy in charge
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    It's their sporting director, tbh.
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    amolbhatia50k Sneaky bum time

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    Semedo seems to be highly rated. They definitely needed a proper attacking fullback.

    How talented is Vitinho supposed to be and who is this Seri I keep reading about?
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Seri is a midfielder from OGC Nice, had a good season apparently.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Nope. Robert is their DS. Braida is an advisor for the italian market. Basically, they pay him to do nothing. Like Milan post Thiago Silva-Pato :lol:
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    fecking Wikipedia giving me fake news :D
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    Wonder if Ernesto changes the system.

    I think they needed 2 midfielders to displace Iniesta and Rakitic from the first XI and they've not got any so far.

    If they stick with their patented 433, I think they'll "struggle" again.
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    Spurs wouldn't sell for even for £150m right now.
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    This.

    Like United, they will find themselves shopping in a market where talent, especially real quality, is very scarce but money is not.

    They still have MSN though.
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    Santi_Mesut_Alexis_87 New Member

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    Which is his favourite system?
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    KingMinger22 City >>> United. Moaning twat

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    Yeah... not happening.

    Especially, considering the Barca chairman said hey have a budget of 60m Euros plus any sales.

    60m Euros is probably less than half the fee Liverpool would demand for Coutinho.

    Shopping from top 6 PL clubs... in fact any PL team really... has become extremely difficult with the financial clout they now have.