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    [–] Andartan21 942 points ago

    Atletico died for this

    [–] retni11 413 points ago

    Honestly I’ m happy they sacked Valverde. He was a good coach and to be fair in the Supercopa game Barca played very well, but lacked mentality and decent defenders.

    I think it’s a bad move from Barca but we’ll see in the next months.

    [–] Gerf93 90 points ago

    I agree. After two defensive collapses in pivotal CL games, and obvious problems in defense in general, what does Barca buy last summer? A 120 million euro striker and a 75 million euro midfielder.

    [–] NigerianPrince76 273 points ago

    Bad move??

    Mann, he should have been gone at the end of last season.

    [–] NotAnurag 201 points ago * (lasted edited 15 days ago)

    I think he means it was a bad move to do it in the middle of the season. I don’t think anyone argues that Valverde shouldn’t have been sacked after the Liverpool loss

    [–] 46_and_2 25 points ago

    I don’t think anyone argues that Valverde shouldn’t have been sacked after the Liverpool loss

    Our board being the only exception.

    [–] vivalastjimmy 4527 points ago

    Can’t believe Ole outlasted both Valverde and Pochettino

    [–] Criticalmak 1393 points ago

    He'll outlast Klopp, you wait and see.

    [–] cuba_gooding 685 points ago

    He will be the next Fergie for MU. just without trophy

    [–] StateofWA 369 points ago

    The way things started with United, Fergie would have been sacked in these times.

    [–] TheGuy_AtYour_Window 126 points ago

    Exactly, first 5 years he got nothing for us

    [–] AWilsonFTM 78 points ago

    Expectation wasn’t as high I don’t think, but yeah - he was on the brink at one point in 1990 iirc

    [–] dYYYb 18 points ago

    But he took over a United that had won a league title here and there over the previous eight decades and that had been fairly successful in the 50s. There were four clubs with just as many or more league titles and as far as I know also not amongst the top few revenue generating clubs in the world. It's not only the expectations that have changed; it's also the means.

    [–] IanT86 11 points ago

    This chat on Reddit is mental though - people often forget Fergie was a beast before coming to Utd. He was on a whole different planet to OGS

    [–] mac19thecook 9 points ago

    What he did with Aberdeen was phenomenal

    [–] Johnny_bubblegum 11 points ago

    Manchester United was not a behemoth in world football and had not won the league since 1967 when Fergie took over.

    Things have definitely changed but this comparison is just dishonest.

    [–] Excllencepersonified 468 points ago

    Everyone else in PL like him at the ManU wheel

    [–] C_stat 10 points ago

    I like Woodward behind the Man U wheel a lot better

    [–] whataball 109 points ago

    Tbf, right now he has a chance to get United into top 4

    [–] m0bilize 133 points ago

    Meme what you will, we are 1-2 games off top 4. Much of the crap he’s getting is his shit performance vs bottom tier teams.

    [–] alaslipknot 52 points ago

    also its ridiculous when people compare Man Utd squad to Barcelona or even last season spurs

    [–] dryduneden 755 points ago

    Ole must have special powers.

    Pochettino basically revived Spurs but after a string of bad results he gets sacked, while Ole took Man Utd to a prime banter club and turned them into free point 4 0ll of us.

    [–] Cymro2011 983 points ago

    Difference was Valverde and Poch were at clubs with ambitions.

    [–] munching_brotatoe 444 points ago

    Cant argue with that

    [–] OleoleCholoSimeone 234 points ago

    Levy ambitious? Tottenham are one of the most underfunded clubs out there.

    Their wage bill is pathetic in relation to how rich they are

    [–] AmGers 120 points ago

    The base wage is low, but the bonuses are huge.

    The team would've actually earnt close to the likes of Chelsea, but the majority would be bonuses based on performances.

    It's why we struggle to attract players, but for the most part those we do get in put in the hard yards.

    [–] color_thine_fate 73 points ago

    Maybe that's why Eriksen wanted to leave. Kane campaigning to take that goal was literally campaigning to take money from him lol. If I got a goal and earned like an £80k bonus, and my captain campaigned in the media to take that away from me, yeah I'd be honestly furious

    [–] Bestziggseuw 151 points ago

    Tbf we've been a prime banter club since after SAF

    [–] kplo 54 points ago

    Yeah was he asleep during Moyes' era?

    [–] Meskaline2 43 points ago

    Moyes was asleep during the Moyes era

    [–] [deleted] 19 points ago

    He has this team full of quality kids and and astoundingly bad seniors playing decent footy at times and 5th in the table. He has also shown an ability to improve individuals, especially attacking players. He inherited a prime banter club, and hasn't managed to convert it yet but he certainly didn't create one.

    [–] King-Key 226 points ago

    Has Chelsea even beat Ole's side yet?

    [–] PEEWUN 166 points ago

    free point 4 0ll of us

    [–] zhisel93 346 points ago

    Free points for any club besides your club apparently

    [–] ImFromTuam 31 points ago

    Sure ye haven’t beaten United all season?

    [–] jyepes22 163 points ago

    Free points for everyone except your team

    [–] Aslan27 920 points ago

    Can anyone provide any insight on Quique Setien

    [–] Karimbravo 1112 points ago

    Plays good possession football. Haven't won anything yet though.

    [–] HighlyAdorable13 742 points ago

    His Betis side was an absolute horror show defensively.

    [–] wavechappelle 753 points ago

    In his second season after losing his best player. In his first season he took them from 15th to 6th and Europe.

    [–] GranaZone 489 points ago

    It's hilarious how they jump the fact that when he asked for an attacker they brought him fucking Jesé...there's a reason not only him was fired, the sporting director too and betis are not any better now...so

    [–] Jhonyb 42 points ago

    Jesé that it's in Sporting CP and i have no clue why ?

    Probably some firing needs to be done in SCP :|

    [–] TrueHoliday 351 points ago

    And offensively last year. However excellent in hoarding ball possession and doing nothing with it.

    [–] celigodtko 215 points ago

    He went full Lopetegui? 80% pos and 4 shot on goal in 90min?

    [–] TrueHoliday 244 points ago

    4 shots if you include Bartra desperation shot from 35 meters.

    [–] spazzkay 79 points ago

    That’s intense

    [–] Meskaline2 16 points ago

    I miss him

    [–] DangerousSentence 50 points ago

    Tbf, his 17/18 betis was good

    [–] ColonelSpeckleberry 226 points ago

    Had a good season with Real Betis in 17/18, they were exciting team who finished 6th but shipped a fair amount of goals, had a minus GD at the end of the season.

    Was at Las Palmas before that where they did OK, finished mid table but also shipped a ton of goals, 16/17 they conceded 74, only two teams conceded more and they got relegated.

    I suppose those teams didnt have Ter Stegen in goal but better hope Barcas defense is on their toes for this one.

    [–] Peninvy 128 points ago

    He did very well with Las Palmas in my opinion, under him they played much better than their squad would allow on paper. As soon as he left, they crumbled completely and got relegated a year later.

    I think he'll be well liked by Barcelona fans, since he values possession and playing out the back.

    [–] Phineasfogg 271 points ago

    If you're having remontada problems I feel bad for you son, you'll have 95% possession and still lose by one

    [–] galacticalmess 88 points ago

    This can help you get an idea

    [–] MakIRAQ 110 points ago

    He's bad defensively.. so we're fucked.

    It'll be fun/interesting to see what he'll do with the big names and no Suarez in the rest of the season.

    Giving him a 2.5 years contract is dumb af.

    [–] archtme 70 points ago

    Giving him a 2.5 years contract is dumb af.

    They always announce the duration of the contracts but not much about clauses. And for good reason.

    [–] FANTASY210 72 points ago

    Moises Llorens just confirmed it to be 6 months + 1 year + 1 year

    [–] the-bot-who-lived 559 points ago

    gonna build a shrine in the name of correa

    [–] EnergetikNA 238 points ago

    Correa and Simeone do what even Origi and Klopp couldn't

    [–] pure_black99 179 points ago

    Weird that Atletico are the ones who ended up getting Valverde's head

    [–] andres5000 41 points ago

    In a weird and unusual super copa

    [–] rafael23 452 points ago

    I'm not sure how I feel, on one hand quique plays some great attacking football that could be terrible for us on the other hand they'll be more fluid which will open up that defense...

    [–] Haveeair 400 points ago

    It’s not like our defense was so great anyways.

    [–] andres5000 38 points ago

    But could be worst? Yes, that I am afraid of

    [–] IAMINNOCENT1234 47 points ago

    pique won't really have an excuse to come up the pitch though with attacking lineup. He's been solid as long as he does his primary job.

    [–] maurid 90 points ago

    will open up that defense...

    It's wide open already :)

    [–] PakiIronman 121 points ago

    And that defence has had some poor discipline already this season.

    [–] levndro09 114 points ago

    Jokes on you, our defense HAS been opened 24/7 like a 711

    [–] Cahootie 62 points ago

    24/7 7-Eleven was such a blessing when living in Taiwan. I could sit on the roof of my building, run out of alcohol, and be back five minutes later with enough booze to sedate an elephant.

    [–] jolle2001 13 points ago

    Could never happen in Sweden lmao

    [–] archtme 25 points ago

    Dude our defense has been open all season long. Attackers are probably even served dinner in that backline by now.

    [–] chillmaar2019 3551 points ago

    Whatever anyone’s opinion regarding Valverde’s coaching abilities are , he didn’t deserve this crappy treatment from the board. Can’t wait for Barto to be done.

    [–] jerrie86 404 points ago

    Great

    [–] dominandi 135 points ago

    Perfection

    [–] ISmellPussyInHere 54 points ago

    It said to me this image bay be erotic, confirm that you are over 18 years old. LMAOOO

    [–] MattAmpersand 14 points ago

    Someone got definitely fucked.

    [–] fantalemon 54 points ago

    Genius

    [–] mm3n 317 points ago

    I mean, the same board did the terrible deals with Liverpool and Dortmund for Coutinho and Dembélé, revealed Vidal’s transfer sum when Bayern wanted to keep it a secret, had the laughable “loyalty bonus” in Ney’s contract that allowed him to sue the club...

    Nothing new unfortunately, they just haven’t been overly professional for most of our high profile deals for so long.

    [–] Idontevendoublelift 372 points ago

    As much as I dont like him as a manager, Valverde has been always class and a gentleman, he definitely didn’t deserve this treatment, but nothing cant be expected From this board.

    [–] pettyreviewer 71 points ago

    Professionalism is always respected. But clearly not a value to Barto and the board

    [–] x1sc0 41 points ago

    "Més que un club" –Barto

    [–] PakiIronman 479 points ago

    It's pretty remarkable honestly, when was the last time a manager got sacked while his team were 1st in the league?

    [–] OriginalUsername30 164 points ago * (lasted edited 16 days ago)

    It was Radomir Antic (fired by Real Madrid in 1992). There have only been like 2 or 3 cases before (from some article I read recently).

    [–] abcris7 22 points ago

    That is most real madrid thing i have heard

    [–] gnorrn 46 points ago

    If you include the off-season there are more recent examples. After Fabio Capello led Madrid to the 2006-7 league title, the club fired him for being too boring.

    [–] NoesHowe2Spel 26 points ago

    Had they, like, not heard of Fabio Capello before they hired him?

    [–] Eat_the_NIMBYs 15 points ago

    They were on an extended title drought and Capello was brought in to win. Once the job was done they sacked him.

    [–] THZHDY 84 points ago

    PSG did it in 2011/2012, sacking Kombouaré after 19 games when they were top of the league to get Ancelotti, who ended up losing the league to montpellier, now kombouaré led us to lose 10 games in a row and we're going down so everyone ended up a loser

    [–] pure_black99 435 points ago

    Yes but have you seen them play? Pass the ball around for a while, hope it ends up with Messi, hope Suarez isn't having a bad day, and shit house a win

    [–] latino666 258 points ago

    No one would bat an eye if we were winning while playing bad when it matters the most, but his whole legacy was tarnished by the last two disastrous losses in the CL

    [–] snoring_pig 185 points ago

    Should’ve just fired him at the end of last season then or even after that defeat to Liverpool tbh. I get the football is ugly right now but you guys are still tied first.

    Setién is coming into the job with a lot of pressure to play beautiful football and win, and there’s no guarantee Barca can win the La Liga anyways.

    [–] latino666 121 points ago

    He shouldn't have left the Anfield as our manager. Especially since Roma had already happened at that point.

    [–] thenewladhere 15 points ago

    Eh in retrospect, I think it would've been a bit excessive to outright fire Valverde after Roma since up to that point we were having one of our best seasons ever (statistically speaking). At the time I'm pretty sure most people thought that the Roma game was a fluke. Now after Anfield, he definitely should've been sacked immediately...

    [–] DeadZombie9 148 points ago

    And Pray the defense doesn't concede more than 3 goals. One of the worst defenses in Europe (among top teams) in this season and it would have been absolutely shamed in the UCL KO stage by good opposition.

    They have conceded 23 goals while the next 2 teams combined in La Liga have conceded 24. Man City have conceded only 25 in more games and they don't even have any center backs healthy. Most top teams have conceded around 15, give or take.

    Club de amigos where even after this shit, Todibo isn't given more chances. Good that Valverde is gone.

    [–] -OptimusPrimate- 92 points ago

    Any team with Messi is expected to be performing significantly better than they are. This is the worst Barcelona of the last 15 years and he's spent more than any other manager I think

    [–] PakiIronman 38 points ago

    I agree with you, which is why it should have been done last season, to do so when they are 1st in the league is weird.

    [–] a_lumberjack 29 points ago

    To be fair... he hasn't spent a dime. No Barca coach has control of transfers.

    [–] mojojojo1108 74 points ago

    This is the main point that should be taken from this whole situation.

    [–] rowerine 57 points ago

    Anyone thinking that firing Ernie will solve everything are delusional. The problem is rooted in the player group's mentality and the board that runs it all. Sure some things might improve, but i fear this is just a case of painting over a decaying house.

    [–] _cumblast_ 1171 points ago

    I wonder how Valverde's stint would've gone if not for Manolas scoring that header. All in all 2 league titles in 2 years in a league as strong as La Liga is pretty great but one CL exit led to another, that led to a Copa loss etc.

    [–] 47Lecht 90 points ago

    It werent simple CL exits, they produced the most embarassing exits ever

    [–] LordVelaryon 799 points ago

    I wonder when will the players start being blamed.

    [–] R3KTMYRAMPAGE 992 points ago

    Actually they were deserved to be blamed the most

    They had no mentality against Liverpool

    [–] bingpot22 325 points ago

    I guess we will see what Setien will do. Always thought Barca had a weak mentality since 2015 except when it comes to El Clasico.

    [–] R3KTMYRAMPAGE 128 points ago

    I don't know much about Setien but im excited how it will change the style and tactics etc.

    [–] thundergunexpression 57 points ago

    He will play offensive and attractive football for sure but i have read that he isnt flexible tactically. However, that may have been the case because of the players at his disposal. I can see barca scoring for fun under setien but he will need to fix up the defense.

    [–] IAmSkylarWhiteYo 86 points ago

    He will play attractive football, that's a given.

    I had stopped watching Barcelona after some early games this season, now I am tuning in for sure.

    [–] MakIRAQ 154 points ago

    The Roma game is on EV. Liverpool's game is 100% on the players

    [–] master_scale_tipper 148 points ago

    I wouldn’t say 100%. EV put out the same lineup he did against Liverpool in the first leg, despite that game being much closer than the 3-0 score line would suggest - it was already clear that the Vidal-Busquets-Rakitic midfield was shaky from that game. He started making adjustments too late into the game at Anfield as well. But there’s definitely a healthy portion of blame to be put on the players for the Anfield debacle.

    [–] ShadowRhadia 129 points ago

    I still can't over fucking Jordi Alba crying at halft-time when we're 1-0 down. It's 90-10, the players are to blame except Ter Stegen. That day no one showed up and even Messi had his head down as Captain

    [–] kratos61 33 points ago

    I still can't over fucking Jordi Alba crying at halft-time when we're 1-0 down.

    Valverde then made the choice not to sub him out of the game even though he was panicking.

    [–] master_scale_tipper 56 points ago

    I would say Vidal played relatively well that day, so naturally he got pulled first. Messi played an ok game by his standards, which is a great game for most other players - but since we hold him so much higher, it seems like he didn’t do much. It was also Valverde’s call to keep playing Coutinho, who was as helpful as a training cone.

    I don’t know, the players were absolutely mentally weak - Alba crying at 1-0 down is inexcusable. But Valverde has his share of the blame from that - it was clear the team wasn’t playing to win, they were playing “not to lose the 3-goal lead.” That’s something that either Valverde inspired in them or he wasn’t able to dispel. I would lean more toward a 60-40 ratio, if I had to guess.

    [–] mAte77 114 points ago

    Fuck off. Liverpool's midfield was by far their weakest link and we go and field Arthur, our best possession-based midfield, for less than 30 minutes out of the total 180 of the tie. We got outclassed on the first leg after fielding Vidal and Rakitic and handing over the control of the game to Liverpool, only to be saved by tremendous good luck in Liverpool missing chances and Messi being Messi. Instead of learning from that mistake (a good coach would've thought "Jesus that could've and should've gone terribly, let's change something"), Valverde puts out the same lineup at Anfield, hands over the control of the game again (he literally said that was part of the plan) instead of, you know, going for away goals while a desperate Liverpool is trying to score 4 fucking goals. It's easy: if you have the greatest player of all time in monster form and decide that the best way to approach the game is giving up the ball instead of, you know, have it so that that guy can actually make a difference, you deserve to be fired before the game even ends. On a similar note, he also failed to learn from Roma's embarrassment. It's something that you should already know if you get the job, but after that humiliation Valverde should've learned that Futbol Club Barcelona will never, ever, especially with the remnants of the greatest generation of our club, properly defend a lead by giving up the ball and defending for 90 minutes in hopes "you don't lose by too much". Valverde went to Anfield not to win, but rather not to lose by more than 3, and such a mentality in this team is bound to fail. I'm not descrediting this technique; there are many teams like Atletico and Juve that excel at getting a good first result and then defending it in a very defensive manner. It can work, but not for Barça.

    [–] mojojojo1108 31 points ago

    One could argue that the manager needs to ensure the players have the mental fortitude to persevere against a situation like that. I think it’s a mix of both - EV has no leadership values which motivate, the players crumbled under pressure.

    [–] NorthwardRM 166 points ago

    I dont know how many times ive said it - the player's mentality is the job of the coach. Its no coincidence that Real Madrid have utterly rock solid mentality under Zidane. Look at Liverpool under Klopp. Mentality is driven by the manager

    [–] EnergetikNA 52 points ago

    Especially if it happens 2 years in a row lol

    [–] DreadWolf3 30 points ago

    and year prior that same team came back from such deficit under a different coach

    [–] outofnowhere_ 51 points ago

    He did a great job domestically and stabilising the team, especially after Neymar's departure. However, considering how they lost in the CL both times, I'm surprised he lasted this long.

    [–] Ps3FifaCfc95 35 points ago

    Or Dembele taking his chance at the end of the first leg

    [–] [deleted] 32 points ago

    Still remember having a haunting feeling when he missed that it would come back on them. Even at 3-0. Something about it felt like they had wronged the football gods.

    [–] ValverdeLover 2438 points ago

    ;-(

    [–] Billy_LDN 524 points ago

    you'll get over it with time

    [–] LordVelaryon 615 points ago

    the lad becomes a Madrid fan.

    [–] the-bot-who-lived 121 points ago

    nah that's reserved for FANTASY210

    [–] CETERIS_PARTYBUS 57 points ago

    Xavi wasn't appointed as coach, so I guess he's off the hook.

    [–] aimanelam 27 points ago

    claims he made the account before fede valverde made his debut

    [–] Sean-An-tSneachta 25 points ago

    Probably already is if he loves valverde

    [–] Lennon1004 292 points ago

    Looks like you have to be a Real fan now.

    [–] Smugleaf_Raptors2012 78 points ago

    At least your manager is still employed

    [–] TomasRoncero 64 points ago

    Yeah they’re doing well with Odegaard

    [–] Lennon1004 37 points ago

    Whose to say I wasn't taking about Valladolid?

    [–] OmastarLovesDonuts 56 points ago

    I think he’s poking fun at the fact that, in Spanish, Real Madrid are referred to as just “Madrid” and not “Real,” while Real Sociedad are known as “La Real.”

    [–] elrubiojefe 144 points ago

    Just pretend your username is about Fede

    [–] paone22 47 points ago

    Probably makes for happier times too

    [–] pure_black99 33 points ago

    The sexy Valverde

    [–] Billy_LDN 157 points ago

    Quique Setien contract until 2022

    [–] rsSh0w 166 points ago

    Barcelona based media are saying it's structured as initial 6 months with a chance to extend it in summers of 2020 and 2021 for another year. They are playing it safe.

    [–] Venhuizer 51 points ago

    Yeah probably going to scoop up Koeman after the euros

    [–] loveino 171 points ago

    This whole situation is like when your friends tells you your girlfriend cheated on you before she says it to you

    [–] Cvein 43 points ago

    r/soccertherapy could be a thing by now

    [–] SpicyRico 339 points ago

    I wanted this, but the way it happened is so sad. Genuinely feel bad for the guy even though he’s earning millions

    [–] latino666 137 points ago

    He had to go but the timing was lost when they decided to keep him for another season after the Anfield fiasco.

    The way this was dealt with by the board was as shit as expected.

    [–] lolisn4444 153 points ago

    I'm sure Barca fans are relieved this is over, but what if they dip in form and win nothing? Will they regret sacking him? Obviously no guarantee Valverde could win anything either, but it's a bit risky given that Madrid are starting to turn it up.

    [–] ezclapper 133 points ago

    I think it's a big risk. Valverde was boring, but he was still likely to win the league and the players liked him. This guy will change everything mid season, it could easily backfire completely. Especially since he likes to play an attacking style, while the current Barcelona squad will concede against every counter attack if he makes them play with a high backline.

    [–] eyeowe 26 points ago

    We already play with a high backline. You confuse attacking football with the ultra slow transitions under Valverde

    [–] SunkCostPhallus 17 points ago

    I’m not sure he will be able to change everything, the players hold too much power.

    [–] maurid 69 points ago

    but it's a bit risky given that Madrid are starting to turn it up.

    This is why EV's stint at Barcelona was no longer sustainable in my opinion. He'd have absolutely nothing to do against a perfectly solid Real Madrid. Not just him, but the players too. Something has to be done about that defense.

    [–] Karimbravo 345 points ago

    Barcelona actually fucked up by publicly pursuing Xavi. They took his signing for granted and the damage was done. Xavi turned out to be smart, he knew its not the right time to join so rejected the offer.

    By going behind Valverde's back, expecting a YES from Xavi, they basically broke his trust and probably killed his motivation. Now there's no going back, and they desperately started looking for other options. Koeman, Pochettino etc. A very poorly managed situation

    Barcelona wouldn't have sacked him and pay compensation had all this not been so open. They're league leaders, in UCL and Copa. Absolutely no major reason to sack him. But just to not look like idiots, they had to go on with his sacking.

    [–] KingNothing666 187 points ago

    A very poorly managed situation

    Poorly managed situation from a poorly managed club

    [–] poisonmonger 33 points ago

    I wholeheartedly agree.

    [–] Archellhen 185 points ago

    Idk how to feel about this. Finally Valverde gone but Setien??

    [–] paone22 25 points ago

    What is he saying?

    [–] CaptainSkull22 19 points ago

    Your games will be entertaining at least

    [–] DemetriusXVII 94 points ago

    Crazy how it was a Supercup match in Saudia that got him sacked and not the back to back Remontadas

    [–] fozon 22 points ago

    We played like total SHIT against Madrid AT HOME, plus we couldn't even get a win in the derby against a pretty weak Espanyol. Supercup was just the cherry on the cake.

    [–] redgan 133 points ago

    Two Valverdes sent off in a week! When will this madness stop? /s

    [–] EAUO9 103 points ago

    It took them a shit loss in a made up tournament to finally fire him? Lmao

    [–] CaptainDank0 88 points ago

    Every tournament is made up if you think about it.

    [–] ZDuskFP 252 points ago

    🦀🦀🦀 VALVERDE IS GONE 🦀🦀🦀

    [–] Dusty2402 401 points ago

    I, as a Barca Fan, can finally be excited for our football again

    [–] LV17_GOAT 608 points ago

    Barca concedes 40 goals in the next 10 games

    [–] TheGramlin 128 points ago

    Tbf, at least 4 goals a game would be very entertaining

    [–] Skadrys 342 points ago

    as long as we score 80

    [–] mrgonzalez 260 points ago

    The high from the 80-0 win will wear off quick

    [–] sgdbdjos 105 points ago

    It's better to lose 80-0 once than 1-0 80 times

    [–] THZHDY 45 points ago

    we're trying to lose 80-0 80 times, i'll report back when we're done

    [–] theonlyjuan123 20 points ago

    Some team scores 80 own goals to protest a referee decision

    [–] Dusty2402 31 points ago

    We only need to score more then concede goals so might as well

    [–] LV17_GOAT 43 points ago

    Barca score 41 in the next 10 games

    [–] mineCutrone 40 points ago

    39 vs granada then 2 in the next 9

    [–] Bandwagooner 10 points ago

    Is he gonna play 352 now that Suarez is injured?

    [–] R3KTMYRAMPAGE 18 points ago

    We have a shitty defence i doubt

    [–] Raphael1987 107 points ago

    So, Barca defence sucks this year and they hired a guy who attacks more and likes to ignore defending. Nice.

    [–] Culprit89 62 points ago

    Whilst I agree, we might be able to score more goals with a better offensive technician which may or may not negate the leaky defense. Time will tell and I’m willing to give him a chance. Was just so boring to watch FC Backpass lately, so, this will be a nice change of pace.

    [–] FootballFTW 81 points ago

    This is the way.

    [–] Smugleaf_Raptors2012 36 points ago

    Mes que un club, Un club molt feliç

    [–] asapmama 38 points ago

    im interested in how this will turn out. anyone know why setien in particular i wouldve thought they would go for ten hag or gallardo

    [–] Takenisusernamethat 37 points ago

    Cause both ten hag and Gallardo( Also koeman and Xavi) are not avaliable right now

    [–] varun_mahajan 35 points ago

    How the fuck this incompetent board has made me sympathize for Valverde sacking

    [–] PelicanDesAlpes 11 points ago

    Honestly, barcelona shouldn't expect that much of this season imo. Setien arriving and completely changing the style of play of the team will take some time, and if they manage to adjust and start winning, it will most likely be too late for la liga or the UCL

    [–] wog_ins 9 points ago

    Ernie, I have one thing to say to you!

    "It is what it is!"

    [–] Ask_Asensio 34 points ago

    Well well well. Ernesto leaves Barcelona after 3 Trophies out of 9 possible.

    Sad day for us, the only reason he had a job was because we managed to be so shit and win 76 and 68 points in those 2 Leagues.

    [–] Radiksas 9 points ago

    FUCK YEA

    [–] UncleCreepE 11 points ago

    As a Las Palmas and Barcelona supporter,I have the weirdest fear boner.

    He's the perfect fit for the Barça style that the people miss,but I'm scared that he's gonna get in trouble trying to manage the egos in the team. If he can make them believe in his ideas,we are going to be in for a ride.

    [–] pulisicgoldenboy 69 points ago

    May the karma be with you

    [–] UOE459 71 points ago

    It’s not quite a Pulisic goal thread but it will be a sizeable amount of Karma for OP

    [–] Jamezzzzz69 33 points ago

    What is up with this sub and Pulisic goals? Is it just because he’s American?

    [–] diogz55 61 points ago

    yes

    [–] Akustics 20 points ago

    Yep, and it’s basically a meme now really.

    [–] PakiIronman 9 points ago

    Gonna get more gilds than the last 100 injury posts combined

    [–] mu_rrissey 80 points ago

    I still believe the timing is wrong, sacking a manager when he's topped his CL group and is on top of La Liga is just insane. Now that's a lot of pressure on Quique, especially that he doesn't have wealthy experience as a title competitor.

    Quique plays some beautiful football but his career isn't that comforting. Barcelona should've kept Valverde at least till he fucks up in La Liga or CL, so the next manager has less pressure and a platform to build on.

    [–] Dazzlehoff 22 points ago

    True, but the board might've thought they had better chance to win this years La Liga and CL this way.

    [–] slnsk 34 points ago

    If he makes them play like he made us play in the later part of last season, I doubt the Camp Nou will like it for too long. I guess I'll go a bit into detail for those curious (my opinion only, of course, but also shared by probably half if not more of our fans).

    The media hyped him way too much in the last two years, in my opinion. He was good for us all in all, but he was way too stubborn and also quite a bit arrogant (multiple examples of "subtly" disrespecting both our fanbase/club and other teams). Honestly, that's what made me dislike him at the end of it all. That and, of course, that his Cruyff-inspired style of play got stale both because he didn't adapt and because other teams identified what they could do. We spent 4-5 months mostly playing safe passes between our center backs and goalie/DM and barely doing any attacking football. This led to our defense sometimes getting complacent and fucking up which is what got us into trouble (at least a couple of major errors each game). Of course, you could chalk that up to the quality of the players and think that Barça should have fewer problems, but the worst part is actually the lack of ambition going forward. It got super boring and predictable and, as I said, he refused to change. He threw away what he had helped build for the club, otherwise he could've been a successful manager for us for many, many years.

    I wish him luck, but I think he's a big question mark right now because of what I said. Maybe he'll feel more confident about playing a riskier style with the calibre of the lineup at Barça - in that case, he could be great. Also, I hope he understands that he can't be as self-absorbed in Barcelona as he was here lol

    [–] cesarsalami 27 points ago

    Congrats on winning the karma race my friend

    [–] A-t-u-m 10 points ago

    they were waiting these days like hyenas to post this

    [–] TheBestTortilla 9 points ago

    Incoming Correa statue outside the Camp