JANCKER wrote:How daring to use the word "improvement" after 2013 and debacles against Spanish sides.
JANCKER wrote:He can win the domestic title for another 10 years in a row if he stays here... but I don't see him doing better in other fronts. He's not a specialist in K.O. phases... When a rookie Enrique outclasses you, not mentioning Ancelotti... OK he didn't have half of a team, but so didn't Klinsy... You'd expect us to do better against Spanish teams since he came because he knows them better but that didn't happen... If we once were La Bestia Negra to the Spanish elite, we're not anymore...
I don't know. You seem pretty biased as usual. But, in the end, you just might get what you keep wishing for, a loss against Barza since they are probably playing - as of today - better than anyone else.
But yet again it is not the critique that I mind but rather how much you wish for it. It is as if it gives you pleasure and your pride demands it. You see, the fact that the only reason why you implore those loses is because the other teams were Spanish and the so called "bestia negra" apelative is lost tells me you are not really worried about the sporting facts of the loss but rather your lost pride.
Anyhow now Luis Enrique is a savior and Ancelotti a God; or at least both are making Guardiola look like an amateur. So lets talk about it. Ancelotti if you don't mind. You say we are doomed 'cause the Spanish beat Bayern. What about the Spaniards who beat Ancelotti?
With the highest spending ever (Madrid in Carlo's second term right after the CL trophy) he somehow manages to bow out of the Copa against Atlético . . . In January!
Those games too late in the season for your taste? Fine. He somehow manages to bow out of the Supercopa, IN AUGUST. In 2014! Again against Atlético.
So they don't care about some puny throphies? (Hardly the case, last time they won the Copa they paraded like it was 1999-Prince style and all that jazz.) Fine, lets talk about the CL. Right after they managed to beat Lugosomething, Bassel, and 'pool they met Schalke. You do remember the four goals Schalke scored against them. In the Bernabau. And the handkerchiefs. That's S.C.H.A.L.K.E. F.O.U.R. G.O.A.L.S. Sané too much for Ramos to handle?
Ok fine, they did made it through only to lose against . . . Juventus. I mean, really? La Juve? Ok fine, too much bashing on them Italians.
So, you don't think they wanted the DECIMA-PRIMERA. Fine. Let's talk about the local league. What about the game vs Sociedad? Those four goals they scored against them. Or the string of subsequent loses vs Atlético, Athletic, Valencia and Barcelona. What about the 4-0 vs Atlético at the Calderón?
So basically you are pushing for Ancelotti because Pep lost against the Spanish 4-0. What about the three times teams from Spain and Germany scored 4 goals against Ancelotti - in one season? You think Schalcke or Sociedad are too much to handle? Fine. What about Atlético? A team that couldn't manage to beat Madrid in something like 34 years prior to Carlo. And suddenly they were beating them 4-0.
Yeah, something tells me you are quite objective indeed.