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wera sure loves Barcelona.

Last time Messi had 2 goals 2 assists for the first time in his career in the Copa match against Espanyol. Today he already scored after a few minutes. Messi is in god mode, such a joy to watch.

The only player underperforming for Barcelona is Suarez, he is missing some easy chances.

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Another one by Lionel 'DJ Khaled' Messi
 

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Not a bad debut for Zidane. 5-0 win.
 

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I hope Zizou kick these guys into gear. Players like Ronaldo, Bale needs to express themselves and they can't play a rigid system like Benitez. Ancelotti knew this and now Zizou does too
 

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Real and Athletico banned from transfers for next 2 windows?!?
 

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Yeah I just saw that, wtf!? I didn't even know there was an investigation going on. The ban is in effect this summer and there's only a few days left for this transfer window. Surely they must get the punishment pushed back through some type of appellate court, otherwise they're screwed.
 

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They talk about that since the summer, but nothing has happened so far. And it looks unlikely to me.
 

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They both already appealed. Meaning, just like barcelona, they'll get to make transfers this summer until the appeal is over.
 

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and this winter. I dont see why people are making such a big deal about it. 2 windows with no transfers is still a big fucking deal
 

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and this winter. I dont see why people are making such a big deal about it. 2 windows with no transfers is still a big fucking deal

Word.
 

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It is a big deal, but last time it happened to a team, they won a treble :lol:

Also, for me it would be a HUGE deal if they do it now and don't let the teams appeal. Then they're fucked.
 

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It is a big deal, but last time it happened to a team, they won a treble :lol:

Also, for me it would be a HUGE deal if they do it now and don't let the teams appeal. Then they're fucked.

theres no chance of that.
 

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Of course not, which is why I agree it's bad, but still roll my eyes at the fact that they're going to overspend hardcore this summer to compensate for any possible holes.
 

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Yeah but you have to fit people into the team not every signing will work out etc etc.
 

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Yeah but you have to fit people into the team not every signing will work out etc etc.

Lol we're nit picking here. Yes you're right not every signing will work, but how many holes does a team like real have to begin with?

Need a new CB? And a new holding midfielder? they'll buy 5 players this summer and hope 1 or 2 of them work out.

I'm more curious how Atletico will handle this. Probably sell Griezmann in the summer and try to rebuild?
 

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IMO now is the time they definitely can't let go of Griezman. it would send the wrong signal. They need to hold onto their stars throughout that period. I know Atletico is not Barca, but they need to take a look at how Barca did it. Make some buys this summer that will really improve the squad and try and ride it out for a year. It's not the end of the world, but if things go off the rails you just can't through money at the problem like you could before, but that was never really Atletico anyways.

This will honestly be tougher for Madrid.
 

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Idk they have vietto, oliver, & correa which should be deadly in a year or so. I think they can afford to give up griezmann and try to find more young talent to groom, since they do a damn good job of it.
 

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Yeah but the thing is Griezman is their guarantee, he's their go to guy. If they sell him big and try to replace him with several players, what if they end up with a Tottenham type of situation when they sold Bale? That's a really bad situation if you don't have the ability to buy players.
 

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That's why I think you do it now, while it's on your terms, as opposed to later when he requests a transfer and you're handcuffed with the cash.


Also, Atletico have a knack for being just fine developing strikers.

Fernando Torres, Aguero, Forlan, Mandzukic, Diego Costa, Falcao, and now Griezmann? I'm sure they can find a replacement and make it work.
 

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I wonder how this emphasis in the rules will affect Inter. The youth roster, from the lowest levels up, have foreign players though I have no idea how inter sign them. Might be that those players moved to Italy young, and for reason other than football, and Inter signs them from Italian academies instead of being International transfers.

If anyone finds an article that details clearly what the Spanish clubs are accused of doing wrong I'd like to read it.
 

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That's why I think you do it now, while it's on your terms, as opposed to later when he requests a transfer and you're handcuffed with the cash.


Also, Atletico have a knack for being just fine developing strikers.

Fernando Torres, Aguero, Forlan, Mandzukic, Diego Costa, Falcao, and now Griezmann? I'm sure they can find a replacement and make it work.

Yeah my whole thing is that they only really have the summer now to prepare for a full year of no transfers. What if they make a mistake replacing Griezman this summer? They can't fix it till January of 2017. That could be a disaster, IMO unless he forces his way out you keep him. Hell they might still even win a title this year, they're Barca's biggest competition as of today.

In other news I think Simeone is the type where now he won't leave Atletico. I think he feels it might be viewed as cowardly and he cares about what the fans think of him.
 
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