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Sep 20, 2020


Koeman believes the 4-2-3-1 formation to be the iodeal one for Barcelona. In fact, he believes that it's a formation for all seasons! Does such a thing ever exist?


Is Koeman a One Strategy Man? Will this be his Down Fall?

Koeman's belief in the 4-2-3-1 formation was hailed as something revolutionary by the fanboys. Now the reality is slowly taking a bite! People have started questioning whether the formation suits the Catalan side!

People are quite agitated about the reports suggesting that Puig is not in the plans of Koeman. It's strange how people are so naive to not see the obvious. I wrote a couple of posts back, why Riqui Puig will never have any role with Koeman and his 4-2-3-1 formation.

Sep 16, 2020

Koeman's biggest challenge will be to integrate some of the promising youngsters into the line-up, at the same time using the best of the proven stars. Riqui Puig's role is still not clear in the line-up and will be the primary focus for the new coach.

Why Shifting Immediately to a 3 Man Defense will help Riqui Puig and Barcelona?

Many Barcelona fans are slowly waking up to the prospect of seeing very less of Riqui Puig this season. That was unthinkable for many fanboys, a week before but slowly and steadily the reality is dawning upon them.

In every sense, it is quite disastrous for the Club and the youngster, if he ends up not being a first-team regular this season. The five-man substitute allows him to see some playing time, but then he is not yet promoted to the first team. Only Ansu Fati is promoted.

Sep 15, 2020

Even playing in a deeper role than his preferred one, Riqui Puig was simply sensational against Tarragona. He once again made a strog case for a regular starter role at Barcelona.



Riqui Puig once again was one of the shining stars from Barcelona's first pre-season frindly. It is no coincidence that we take not of his talent everytime he step foot on a football pitch. That speaks enormously about the talent Riqui Puig possess. It also is a testimony to his enormous spirit. There is not a single dull moment with him around.

Against Tarragona, even playing in a deeper role than his rpeferred rol, he was buzzing with energy. He proved that if needed he can be played in the pivot also. His spirit never dies not even a bit, regardless of the situation he is put in. Here are some of his brightest moments from that macth.

Sep 14, 2020

Koeman's biggest problem could effectively integrating Francisco Trincão to play efficiently with Lionel Messi, Barcelona's Captain. It may seem so simple, but we have seen how players struggled earlier! Will it happen again?

Francisco Trincão entertained all in Barcelona's first outing of the 2020-21 season. Even though the opposition was a below-average side, and we should refrain from going euphoric about that display; even then Barcelona fans were quite impressed by what they saw of Francisco Trincão.

The second half display was quite brilliant, especially if we compare with the first-half display. The second half had the young and the new kids, and that was the difference-maker. But the brightest spot was Trincão.

Sep 13, 2020


Many consider him to be one of the brightest spots from a rather disappointing season. Will this be the Season where he genuinely becomes one of the starters. Or is he going to struggle with new manager around!



Riqui Puig was one of the rare bright spots along with Ansu Fati, from a rather disappointing last season. He was quite good and we all demanded more and was disappointed when we didn't see enough of him towards the end of the season.

It was surprising why Setien failed to use him after he looked pretty bright in many of his outings. Naturally, everyone expects him to showcase his talent more this season. Is that going to happen? Maybe not, and don't be surprised!

Sep 7, 2020

With Lionel Messi staying back at the Club, the majority of the Cules are relieved. Relieved that this extended saga, that threatened to upend the season is finally over. Relieved that the World's Best Player will be there for at least one more season. The key is the word 'at-least'!

The announcement also rekindled the hope of maybe seeing Messi play out his career at Barcelona. The dream of every Barcelona fan would be to see their captain renew for another two more years. We still need to wait to see how that hope will churn out!

Sep 5, 2020


Even though Messi can claim the higher ground, when the dust settles the winner will emerge from the opposite end, and unfortunately it is Bartomeu.



In the end, the only one who will stand alone when the dust settles would be Lionel Messi, the Argentinian Maestro. His supporters may claim how Messi handled a very tricky situation, with a targetted attack on the board and clearly explaining his decision to stay back at the club.

But when it all ends, this will be once again remembered as another moment where Messi failed to stand up and fight when the going got tough. That's always an accusation even those who loved him regularly levels against him. The current situation is not going to look favorable when viewed through that angle.

Sep 2, 2020

Catalan media is painting a picture favorable for Bartomeu in the whole saga, but they know that Messi holds all the card. His silence is killing them.

So what we have learned so far - Messi and his camp believe that he is no longer a Barcelona player, Messi wants to go from Barcelona with amicable terms, Bartomeu doesn't want anything of it, He wants Messi to renew the contract.

One thing is clear whether he likes it or not, Messi is gone for good. If the court does not allow him to leave Barcelona, there is a high chance of him retiring from football than continue playing at Barcelona. Then as he did with Argentina, he will make a come back from retirement in the winter transfer window. Not a bad option for Manchester City!

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