Ernesto Valverde

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I mean how shit is he? Anytime he has to prove his coaching ability he fails horrendously.

People can lay the blame in many places but in my opinion he's the sole cause of Barcelona's meltdown last year and tonight.

He should be sacked before he even reaches the dressing room.
 

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Did wonder if that's a sackable offence? I mean he's won the league easy enough I know but still - that's pretty embarrassing tonight even if you're giving Liverpool credit.
 

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Did wonder if that's a sackable offence? I mean he's won the league easy enough I know but still - that's pretty embarrassing tonight even if you're giving Liverpool credit.
Without a doubt. He should just resign really.
 

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Ernesto Valmerde
 

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No idea what his plan was, they couldn't keep hold of it and his changes were ineffective.

The lack of concentration on the corner, must be indirectly down to the coaching as well. A top coach would have the team drilled. It was a great bit of ingenuity, though.
 

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Paul fecking Ince would have done a better job tonight than this incompetent fool.
 

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Football requires 10 players to press and not just walk around. Messi used to press well but by the time Pep was leaving he started to get lazy about it.

The club haven’t made the right signings too. He’s not entirely to blame. Busquets looks to be done.
 

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Yeah, feck him off and give Jurgen a call.
 

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Did wonder if that's a sackable offence? I mean he's won the league easy enough I know but still - that's pretty embarrassing tonight even if you're giving Liverpool credit.
It already was past year vs Roma, he should be jobless tonight.

He's a fraud, we've had some awful performances in Europe but at least most of the time we try to play our way, tonight he goes to Anfield trying to make us play like Atletico, well if Juventus can put 3 goals on the best defensive team in Europe, you can bet Liverpool, at Anfield, can put 4 on a Barcelona team that spends 90% of his games defending with the ball
 

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Did wonder if that's a sackable offence? I mean he's won the league easy enough I know but still - that's pretty embarrassing tonight even if you're giving Liverpool credit.
Barca and Real Madrid barely give 2 fecks about the league tbh. Obviously it's like minimum expectations to win, but the champions league is what they want and are judged on. It's not like it is in the prem.
Considering they bottled a 4-1 lead against Roma last year in the quarter finals and now a 3-0 lead in the semi finals... I'd be shocked if he's their manager next year.
 

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Well, he was guilty of two of the biggest bottle jobs in the recent history of football and all this with guys like Messi, Suarez and Pique in his side. Should be sacked right now in the dressing room.
 

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How does coutinho start that after the 1st leg? Even semedo should have started.
 

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Barca and Real Madrid barely give 2 fecks about the league tbh. Obviously it's like minimum expectations to win, but the champions league is what they want and are judged on. It's not like it is in the prem.
Considering they bottled a 4-1 lead against Roma last year in the quarter finals and now a 3-0 lead in the semi finals... I'd be shocked if he's their manager next year.
Pep to return... He's done his 3 years at city perhaps he's ready for a change (probably wishful thinking)
 

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Should get sacked. If he is still Barca manager next year, they are more clueless than i thought. Other better managers would be winning CL + league titles with this team.
 

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Sack him and offer Pep an even blanker cheque than he got at City.
 

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Should go after that. The Roma debacle was one thing but to do it twice now..
 

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He should be fired.

Out of a Cannon.

Into a bowl of acid.

Then shit on.
 

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No idea what his plan was, they couldn't keep hold of it and his changes were ineffective.

The lack of concentration on the corner, must be indirectly down to the coaching as well. A top coach would have the team drilled. It was a great bit of ingenuity, though.
That corner was pure farce. Almost match fixing levels of ridiculous
 

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A terrible manager.

Messi and Suarez can no longer play together. You can have 1 player who doesn't press or run enough, but you can't carry 2 of them in the same team.

He's very lucky Messi is on the team. They'd be terrible without him(and no one better quote their victories over the worst Real side in 10+ years).
 

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Has to go now. Guardiola to come back? Actually no, it's a challenge, he doesn't like them does he.
 

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If he had any dignity left, he would resign. But no, he wants the paycheck, or actually thinks he's a good manager, suitable for Barça. Or Bartomeu might be stupid enough to keep him around for 2019-20.
 

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Did wonder if that's a sackable offence? I mean he's won the league easy enough I know but still - that's pretty embarrassing tonight even if you're giving Liverpool credit.
Who wouldn't win a league where you get to pump Espanyol and Levante double digits every other week.
 

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Has to go now. Guardiola to come back? Actually no, it's a challenge, he doesn't like them does he.
Guardiola probably secretly won't want Messi. He walks 24/7 and doesn't press.

Valverde is trash but who can they get that can make them play 'Barca' football? Noone as long as Messi is in that team.
 

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Guardiola probably secretly won't want Messi. He walks 24/7 and doesn't press.

Valverde is trash but who can they get that can make them play 'Barca' football? Noone as long as Messi is in that team.
Poch? Or Abelado perhaps. Great season with his team and an ex Barca player.
 

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Poch? Or Abelado perhaps. Great season with his team and an ex Barca player.
Poch no chance. Again, the 'Barca way' can't be played with Messi in that team. It requires movement and actual hard work.