Discussion in 'Transfer Rumours' started by The Mini, May 3, 2004.
Begovic? No thanks.
Begovic - nope
Any of the other ones, OK (I would even add names like Frey, Marchetti, etc on to the list)
none of which are likely to happen though..
According to Mancini, Barca have enquired about Robinho. Think he would fit in with their game although I'm surprised they are going after him as they'v just splashed out quite a lot on a left sided forward i.e. Villa.
Unless they do end up shipping out Ibra and shift David Villa central.
Robinho -- Villa -- Messi
Pretty scary front 3 (at least in talent and skill, not necessarily size..)
Short, thats all I can say.
Teams like Madrid will exploit that.
How can you exploit a short attack?
In some games it helps to have a point man
I think the main reason they bought Zlatan was because Guardiola saw how toothless they were against Chelsea they previous year. It certainly helps to have another option when their A game isn´t on.
Not saying the Zlatan deal worked out perfectly for them, but I think the idea behind signing him was right, and he was nowhere near as poor last season as some seem to think.
Patrick beat me to it. Whereas the skill of a player can go a long way to trump other "deficiencies", the effectiveness of a short/small attack can easily be negated by negative football playing teams.
The likes of Madrid, United, Chelsea defenses will have a field day shutting up a Messi--Villa--Robinho forward line with aerial play and general strength play.
You could argue that having a point man, ala Drogba or Ibrahimovic isn't necessarily more effective, given that the predominant avenue that will be pursued would be aerial passes, which could just fall into the hands of the opponents who are more than comfortable in dealing with such attacks. Think of how Samuel and Lucio dealt with Drogba and Ibrahimovic. I suppose there are pluses and negatives to both setups.
Yup, can't believe they're selling Zlatan. They won't get far in the CL.
real madrid will win their **** league this year
I don't understand how everyone thinks of Ibra as a flop at Barca, 21 goals and 10 assists in one season isn't bad at all, especially considering he didn't play all of their games.
Amazing how Ibra played for 3 Biggest club in Italy now
It isn't a new precedent. Off the top of my head, Edgar Davids and Roberto Baggio also played for the big three.
The way Pato and Ronaldinho are playing at the moment, think I'm going to be tuning into Ac Milan games as often as possible. Always felt last season that Boriello was a pretty pointless striker. Just didnt seem to bring anything to the table. Ibra and Ronnie linking up to create for Pato will be a thing of beauty
Why are they selling him?
because they bought Villa
Totally forgot about that. Acording to Ibra Guardiola disliked him. But it's so weird that Barca could get rid of pure quality like that, only to replace it with arguably even better. You would never see a deal like that at Arsenal.
What about Henry replacing Anelka? or Pires replacing Overmars?
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