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Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Faceless, but not soulless

I have rarely been so excited lately, a perverse kind of excitement. The news. Iceland frantic cleaning up vomits. More on that later though, to keep something for the future. Hold the hands of your children and just wait.

They seem to be scoring more goals than ever. I have missed them all, saw some over a broken line in Portugal, but they looked clinical, intuitive, forceful.
I have to say I am not too convinced of Guardiola, as a person. There is something in there that make me feel that he is a bit too arrogant, but so far the results and more than that is in his wind. I guess I am too sentimental and hurt that Rijkaard´s way did not work out. For me it was almost a blow to humanity. That one can´t just allow people and trust in people´s own dignity. The rise and fall of the ego. Impossible to control and when you try it is simply too late. He had to go, I agree that, but I can´t help but feel disappointed that it was a way that is incompatible with football at the highest level. To allow people to choose, the non-authoritative way.
I guess I was naive.

Rijkaard and his lonely shadow

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Anonymous Jordi said...

the times of adam smith and laissez-faire are over. the hand is turning for it can be seen by the nobel prize in economics for krugman.

Pep arrogant? I don't think so..he is just in a permanent state of work.

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Schwarztotenkopf (aus deine DEUTSCHE SCHWESTER) said...


Al final no me pogut decidir per cap chapa perquè m'agradaven dos,així que he dicidit agafar les dos espero no et molesti!!

La de: das DEUTSCHE POLIZEI y how many films does it take to change the WORLD...!

No t'he escrit cap correu perquè entre el WATERPOLO i els EXAMENS no he tingut molt temps,I'm sorry!

I hope you are GOOD!!!


10:46 AM  
Anonymous Diego Klimowicz said...

I'm glad that Pep is getting into peoples' faces.

In retrospect I wonder how Franklin's way could work for so long. That in itself is sad to admit, and I wouldn't wanna say "democracy just isn't working" as Kent Brockman (and Jordi sometimes, too) does, but well...

Under the circumstances in Barcelona it's more or less impossible. There are just to many professional distractors. And I love how Pep isn't giving them anything for free. If that means having to be tough on the players, then be it.

Besides, when Pep took over the group they where kinda borderliners. There were simply to many love-boat-riders from the past two campaigns on board in order to trust them. If they want any leeway, they have to (re)-earn it first.

And yes, I'm excited, too. Kinda anxious, because many of those wins lately came so easy and mean so little, but excited.

4:51 PM  

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