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The Guardiola Paradox

Postby PeterParker » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:43 pm

The very best manager we ever had, no doubt.

But what is wrong with him?

Discuss.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby BrianF » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:56 pm

He is so obsessed in his vision of how football should be played that he will not divert in any way from it. That is his genius but also his downfall.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby zuricity » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:00 pm

FFS !
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby carl_feedthegoat » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:01 pm

He looks like he doesn't want to manage...look at him in press conferences.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby johnny crossan » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:06 pm

carl_feedthegoat wrote:He looks like he doesn't want to manage...look at him in press conferences.

no connection at all - PCs are a different game.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Mase » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:14 pm

No plan B but also doesn't want a plan B. Arrogant
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby PeterParker » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:16 pm

I think, as sad as it is, he has a limit without Messi.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby nottsblue » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:18 pm

I’ve had a feeling for a month or so this will be his last season with us. Can’t quite put my finger on why, but every passing week it won’t go away
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Crossie » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:23 pm

The effects of the last 2 seasons are catching up with our team and manager. 2 seasons of pure intensit and pressure, 198 points and 5 trophies. Never done before. I think the players are mentally exhausted from Peps, and the situations intensity.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby bigblue » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:25 pm

PeterParker wrote:I think, as sad as it is, he has a limit without Messi.


That's no different than every other manager in the world
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby s1ty m » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:25 pm

Your best midfielder playing at CB is maybe a problem, Pep. Just a thought.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby sheblue » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:29 pm

Behave yourselves. Or did I imagine he win 3 trophies last season.

NEWS FLASH....
You cant win it all, all of the time!!
It's the rebuild he has to focus on now. And let's just get on with it.

We are in transition.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Mase » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:31 pm

sheblue wrote:Behave yourselves. Or did I imagine he win 3 trophies last season.

NEWS FLASH....
You cant win it all, all of the time!!
It's the rebuild he has to focus on now. And let's just get on with it.

We are in transition.


Exactly. All the paying fans should just be happy we won something last season. Who cares about this season.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby BrianF » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:33 pm

sheblue wrote:Behave yourselves. Or did I imagine he win 3 trophies last season.

NEWS FLASH....
You cant win it all, all of the time!!
It's the rebuild he has to focus on now. And let's just get on with it.

We are in transition.

As I said before, if we are in transition why are we not using different players and/or different tactics?
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby branny » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:34 pm

s1ty m wrote:Your best midfielder playing at CB is maybe a problem, Pep. Just a thought.


For me this is our biggest problem. He needs moving back into his natural position. He broke a lot of play up before the defence had to deal with it. Nobody else is doing that job effectively.
Balotelli......that's a brilliant finish.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby sheblue » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:41 pm

Mase wrote:
sheblue wrote:Behave yourselves. Or did I imagine he win 3 trophies last season.

NEWS FLASH....
You cant win it all, all of the time!!
It's the rebuild he has to focus on now. And let's just get on with it.

We are in transition.


Exactly. All the paying fans should just be happy we won something last season. Who cares about this season.


You think we should and can win it every season?
Because I dont.
What's annoying is the level of drop off. That's why I think we need to take stock.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Mase » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:45 pm

sheblue wrote:
Mase wrote:
sheblue wrote:Behave yourselves. Or did I imagine he win 3 trophies last season.

NEWS FLASH....
You cant win it all, all of the time!!
It's the rebuild he has to focus on now. And let's just get on with it.

We are in transition.


Exactly. All the paying fans should just be happy we won something last season. Who cares about this season.


You think we should and can win it every season?
Because I dont.
What's annoying is the level of drop off. That's why I think we need to take stock.


You've said it. Nothing about what we win. It's about the performance. Our players don't care.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Mase » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:46 pm

Also, why can't we win it every season? Go on, give me a reason. We've got the "the best manage in the world"
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby Simister » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:57 pm

Interesting comment from Pep on VAR. something like “there have been too many decisions against us this season but next season will be better”.
I wonder if the club are going to collate all the VAR calls against us / in favour of Liverpool and put pressure on the PL and it’s puppy, PGMOL.
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Re: The Guardiola Paradox

Postby halnone » Sat Dec 07, 2019 8:59 pm

The problem with Pep's system is that it's almost too holistic. If one part isn't operating at its full potential, everything crumbles.
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