Will Barcelona win La-Liga this season?
August 15, 2008 9:37am CST
New coach. Ronnie out. Deco out. Do you think Barcelona still have it in them to win the La-Liga this season? If so who do you think are going to be the key players to watch out for? Cheers! Ram
19 Aug 08
There is no doubt that FC Barcelona will win the Spanish Primera Liga this season........ I think that they will win the la liga this season due to following reasons: 1) FC Barcelona's new coach Guardiola was an ex-player for this club........ He also coached Barca's B team last season and also played a key role in promoting them to second division..... So he very well knows the atmosphere and competition in Spanish football. 2) Even though Deco, Ronaldinho, Zambrotta, Dos Santos, Edmilson and Thuram left, the club has got exact replacements in players like Hleb, Kieta, Caceres, Pique and Alves......So they still got a right combination 3) This is a completely new team under new coach..... This team is ready for new season as it is clear from the way they performed in pre season matches.
24 Aug 08
I love this concept of letting a coach grow into a senior role from junior roles. So that way yes it is good to see Guardiola. But, my only contention is where are the goals going to come from. Hleb is never going to be as proficient as Ronnie or even as good as Deco in this aspect. Henry still hasn't reached the Arsenal levels and Eto does not seem to have that motivation... Cheers! Ram