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Barcelona-Sporting: who was our man of the match?(survey)
i be damned...but man of the match was keita...he was very dangerous in the air, scored one, assisted one and almost scored another one.glad to see that Barca can indeed score from corners and can score headers, something we missed last seasson.and i can't wait for tomorrows news, zlatan will be all over the headlines...sighbtw i'm a swede, thats why
My vote goes for Bojan. His first half was explicit.Anyone who remembers why he was on the edge of leaving earlier? He's only 19!!
Keita in the best performance of him until now..
I think it was Alves because he gave 2 assists and vas very good overall.Keita was also very good.
My vote goes for PEDRO , the kid is proving every game , one of the best in the field , i believe that Pedro 2-3 Year will reach Iniestas success.I told everyone at one of the posts that Ibra will score against Gijon , even though that assist he tried to Keita would'v been better if he tried to score not to assist.He still need time to adapt but i hope that happens before Intar clash .
Btw, I really enjoyed the headline on Swedish website Fotbollskanalen (Football channel) after Bojan scoring 1-0."Zlatan celebrates Bojan goal"
Keita was the man of the match, really good tonight. Xavi not far behind tho.
You have to give this to either Keita or Bojan. Bojan was dangerous all night with his movements and confidence taking on defenders, work-ethics when losing the ball plus 1 goal but it was Keita for me who was all over the pitch, winning balls, making crosses, pushing thru the middle using his strength and speed and 1 goal and 1 almost goal.
i think ibra is the most badest tranfer that barça ever does sins kluivert. pay too much money for a diva and sell one of the best scorer that barça ever had. why barça pay for that gay. eto`o is much better than him. and every inter fan enjoy that ibra leaves the club. tell my why?
setpieces have improved.. keita seemed to have found his head on the ball where ball being played at a distance of 2 kms from him..Alves' crossing was amazing.. he got what 2 assists in the game? amazing!Finally we're using the zillions of corners we get everygame.Chelsea and Inter watch for our heads
I vote for keita. Very good work rate. Won almost every ball in the air. Scored. Hit the post. And bojans goal came from a header from keita. Very good match for him And ibra finally scored! Maybe that way hell stop obsessing over scoring his first goal Sorry for bringing back eto'o but remember how he couldn't score in the ending of the season because he was obsessing on becoming pichichi maybe the same goes for ibra...
henrik:yeah, it's pretty pathetic, isn't it?what ever zlatan does creates headlines all over sweden, like when zlatan joined Barca, he laughed in an interview and the headlines went like "zlatan laughes" i mean wtfthe swedish football sites are so pathetic...
Keita, Pedro and Bojan were the best. Xavi also very good of course.
can we say that barca gives good head?
I'm very optimistic abouth this season, we got much better Bojan, Keitha, Pique and Abidal i think. Also, Pedro becomming world class player, Ibra is like a stone, just need much running and feeling for the team work, and he will become the beast in the front. Maxwell and Chigy will be also good i believe. Henry is litle bit sleepy, but he has lot of experience and he will be good when it's important. Most important things are that players are so motivated and that our defence looks so powerfull, maybe the best in last 20 years. In this game we scored 3 goals and had ball posessions of 75 % what is amazing, and all that without 4 first team players (Messi, Iniesta, Henry and Yaya). Imagine how it looks with all of them. So important thing is that we can easy win poor teams without services of our best players who can take a rest durring a long season. Guardiola knows very well what he's doing and we are better than last year i think, even it is very early to say something like that. Pep balanced this team so smart, we have now something what we never had, good keeper, powerfull and offensive defence, dominating middlefield and killing attack. Our players are fast with amazing technic (Messi, Iniesta, Xavi, Alves, Henry, Pedro, Bojan), very powerfull and good in air (Yaya, Bousquets, Ibra, Puyol, Pique, Abidal, Marques, Keitha and Chigy...We are much better than any other club in the world, there is no doubt for me.
75% possession is not amazing, at home, against Sporting who had the worst defensive in the entire liga last season.
pep, any word on the injuries? hope nothing serious.
yep, barça lost all matches with more than 60% of ball posession. remember against man. city. but the defense will be great, i think chygrynskiy will be the best buying in this transfer period.
Keita was phenomenal today, he was colossus in Barca's midfield, easily my man of the match. A goal and an assit for a central midfielder, simply brilliant. Bojan and Alves also had a fantastic game. Alves was superb again with his brilliant crosses, Xavi looked good, along with the defense, who performed admirably. Lastly, I'm beyond happy for Ibra to get his first goal, hopefully this is the start of something special. What I admire about Ibra is that he's a team player, all that is needed now is some more games under his belt, and we're set. VAmos Barca!!
It's fantastic posession if you play without the best player on the world, without second best player in the world, without the best DM in the world and without one of the best striker in the world. If 75 % in theese conditios is not good, what would be with Iniesta, Messi, Yaya and Henry, 90 % maybe, and that procent would be maybe enough for you anonimus.
Good point Bosnian likes Barca! Right on!
I must go for Keita on this one, he was great. I am really happy for Bojan and Pedro they played a great match, who cares if it was against Sporting. They got better it is obvious. What about Ibra. He made a lot of wrong moves. He passed when he needed to shoot and vice versa. I hope it'll change with time. We don't expect him to score hat-trick every game. But he should have had more touches in the second half
Possession is not about percentages, its about what you do when you have the ball.Obviously if we didn't beat Sporting tonight at home we should have been thoroughly ashamed of ourselves, even without Messi, Iniesta and Toure.
I think Ibrahimovic fitnes is not jet good, and he play under pressure, and also he looks like some stranger in our team. But, everybody who knows something of footbal, knows that theese things are so normal for player who come from Italy, who missed pre season matches because of injury. All that bad things could be changed in just two or three weeks. Now, he play with just 30% of his potential and he can be dangerous even if he play bad. He will be goal machine people, don't worry
Damn guys...bojan will be out for 15-20 days !!!!!!!!!!That is really bad, as he has been in hot form recently!
Bojan is not ready to be a starter , he showed some EGO at the second half , so for now we have a good sub for Henry or Ibra , hope he gets better and better , Pedro is changing my mind from last season , he changed a lot , improved more than expected , i can see him next year as a starter instead Henry if we can't bring nothing in .I voted for PEDRO he deserve to be Man of the Match even though didn't score but the pressure he puts on the defensive players give a chance to the others to crate something more .
barcacanada said...can we say that barca gives good head?LOL. Good sense of humor barcanada !!!
finally, someone that caught it! thanks Gorga ;) certainly a well played game nonetheless!
I don't think he is injured for sure , that's just a tactics to prevent him from the Championship with Spain U21 .
With the sudden great heading ability and aerial threat, we have covered one of our two main short comings. Now we just have to improve our shooting out of the box and with Zlatan, Keita's improved performances, Alves, occasionally Messi and Henry and with Toure playing higher up the field, I think we can consider that covered. And now with Jesus in our defense, we are "blessed" with better aerial cover too.
Stupid Bojan, Useless FAggot
@HenryfanHaving watched the King Titi Henry play for years, Bojan might seem a li'l useless faggot while playing instead of Henry, but he's not so. He's starting to mature and I think one of him & Pedro is gonna retire Henry this year, because just as I wanted Pep started Bojan over Henry which should be the case against all the smaller teams. Henry is losing his pace since age is catching up with him and also it would be quite hard for him to recover easily if he picks up knocks. Since he's vital for our success against bigger opponents, he needs to rest against teams like Gijon, Getafe, etc
boat don't feed the troll. He's not even a fan. I'm pretty sure he's a dejected madridista whose team just scrape thru and his hero only manage to score from the spot, just as to how he manages to accumulate all those goals at MU.
I think we don't need to sign a left wing any more when Iniesta gets back Kieta is gonna fill this slot perfectly !!!! :) kieta is becoming a beast he reminds me of the Yay when he played first with Barcelona in 2007 you would always feel his presence I think he will explode into a beast soon . watch and you will see. :D
Yes Keita's good but we still need a true LW when faced against teams like Arsenal and MU where possession and control of midfield is the key. Here iniesta midfield presence with xavi is awesome. It's when we need bus breakers with aerial prowess do we need Keita and Yaya.
By the time we face a European team like Arsenal or MU, we would get an assessment of whether Henry has still got what it needs to be a Barca starter at high level or not & whether Bojan & Pedro do step up as every one is wishing for or not. If one of them does indeed happen then we are good without a new LW signing and if not we still have winter transfer window by the time we face those clubs :) I hope Bojan & Pedro do step up this season, or else we would be facing a lot of trouble in the Liga, at least during the first half. For January, when Toure & Keita go for their national duties I hope we buy Gojko Kačar. Like we bought Yaya Toure, a CM & developed him into one of the best CDM's we could indeed make Kačar the best for that position and play Yaya as CAM. Moreover we don't have utilities in the squad except for Iniesta & I don't like the idea of playing Iniesta at different positions because for one Xavi-Iniesta combination is like God's gift for Footballing world and want to watch as much of them together in mid-field as possible & secondly Xavi looks a bit lost against buses some times without Iniesta along his side. Gojko Kačar is one beast and would be the best signing that we can make in winter transfer window :)
My vote went to bojan, and not only beacuse he did great, but also beacuse he did great from a position where he is no natrual.
poor xavi, he's not getting many votes (not even mine) cuz he's always so excellent. his own fault he sets such a high standard for himself :(
that's very true mike in africa. most people take xavi for granted because he's not a flair player like messi or ibra, but take him out of the team and those flair players suddenly dissapear. best midfielder in the world and one of the best of all time.
i know it is really difficult for most Barca fans to support Ibra and i believe if he had even scored four goals yesterday some people will still criticize him,Fet over it guys,ibra will come good he only needs our support,it was not his fault to join Barca,the board wanted him and he also loved y=the idea of joining us,who do we blame (Hleb for being a flop or Barca for making a wrong decicion in his transfer) whatever the case i believe we should be very objective and give the guy sometime,after all Eto'o didn't just rise to stardom,he started from somewhere,and he played with the same players for five seasons so he will definately shine season after season.Long live all TRUE Barca fans,long live Pep and the Blog team and long live FCBARCELONA.
Keita, Bojan and - as always - Xavi. Keita gets my vote.
I voted for Bojan ,he starts to impress me a lot....there's so much more energy and will in his attacks
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