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Showing posts with label Quique Setién. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Quique Setién. Show all posts

Jun 30, 2020

Quique Setién's arrival at Barcelona raised a lot of hope, a hope to see once again Barcelona playing Beautiful football. Now it appears he may last a couple of more games in Barcelona!


It appears that Barcelona's managerial crisis will not end anytime soon. With results like the one we saw in the last few matches, the crisis is only going to get worse. Quique Setién at the moment appears clueless in dealing with Barcelona and it's becoming very evident with every passing day.

If reports from Spain are to be believed, he will be sacked tonight, provided Barcelona fail to beat Atletico. Going by the team's recent form and Atletico's recent form, the chances of us taking three points from this match is very much non-existent. If that happens, we can kiss goodbye to the League title (if we already haven't)!

Feb 27, 2020


Quique Setién has walked back on many of the revolutionary ideas he was keen to introduce in the first few matches. Is he being pressured to do so by the players?




From the time Setién took over from Valverde, there was a huge emphasis on improving the tactical side of the game in Barcelona. In all honesty, we all felt like we started once again to play football. The newly arrived coach categorically denied giving up his beliefs in the 'Beautiful game' if results turn sour.


In the last few matches Barcelona has gone back to the old 4-3-3 formation and a style much different from what we saw in Setién's first few matches. One wonder why Setién suddenly made a sharp change from what his core beliefs are.


Feb 4, 2020


With two crucial away matches in the Copa del Rey and La Liga, this could be a week which could make or break Setién's Managerial reign at Barcelona.




Barcelona manager, Quique Setién, has somewhat successful in bringing some stability to the team after the disastrous Valverde regime. Despite the trophies won by Valverde (all thanks to Lionel Messi), one has to agree that he destroyed what was known as the Barcelona way of playing 'The Beautiful Game'.


Setién so far has remained adamant to the fact that he prefers to lose beautifully rather than win ugly. Since he has taken charge, we have seen Barcelona going the 'Tiki-Taka' way and trying to build everything based on their La Masia philosophy.


Jan 21, 2020


There has been a herculean difference between how Barcelona is playing now under Quique Setién and how they were doing under the sacked Valverde. And for many that in itself is a huge impact!




It always helps to do a tactical analysis of a game a day later. First, you don't have to break your head on what to write for the day, second, if the game is good you still would be re-entertain yourself with that great performance and most importantly it gets you thinking straight as the dust has already settled.


Even after a day, the happiness of seeing Barcelona going back to their roots hasn't diminished a bit. Like Gab Marcotti said in his ESPN Podcast, it was so great to see Barcelona back.


Hello Barcelona, Glad to See You Again!

Jan 16, 2020


It's shocking to see a section of Barcelona fans, especially the Valverde Fanboys pitching for Setien's failure even before his first game. One has to wonder where their loyalties lie.




After so much wait by the majority of the fans, Ernesto Valverde's time came to end when the club sacked him unceremenously. For many, the sacking came too late for comfort. Many including myself believed he should have been sacked after the team collapsed at Anfield giving away a lead which the majority of top tier team wouldn't have.


That never happened, instead we were left to suffer under Valverde. The Valencia Cup failure, the numerous horrendous display against la Liga team at times even at Camp Nou, the horrible collapse in the Super cup, the list goes on.



Everyone is watching how Quique Setién will be handling the prospects coming out of La Masia and Barca B. And there is always the issue of Arturo Vidal popping up at any time.



Vidal and La Masia under Setién, How will He Handle them?

Quique Setién arrival has been quiet to surprise for many including the fans and the Coach himself. That hasn't restricted Setién from making changes the way the club is run and also making critical sporting decisions. He already has made changes to Barcelona's training schedule to suit his likings.


The first casualty was the day off given to the players, and it was nice to see the players respond in a positive way to that. Everyone will be watching to see how Messi and Company react to these changes to their normal training schedule.


Jan 14, 2020


FC Barcelona have sacked Valverde and appointed the former Real Betis coach Quique Setién as the head coach of the first team.




After a long and hard struggle, the Valverde era has come to a close at Barcelona. As expected, the Club announced the sacking of Ernesto Valverde on Monday evening. Customary to what is a usual practice under this management, there was a huge amount of confusion that prevailed till that point.


Valverde wasn't given any information beforehand and he took charge of the practice session on Monday only to learn late in the evening that he is officially going to be sacked. The replacement was quite a surprise. None of us ever anticipated the arrival of Quique Setién, even though everyone fondly remembers how his Real Betis out-Barcelona us at the Camp Nou a year back.


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