The Return of Lucho the Legend: The 2014-15 Season Thread, Part I

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  1. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator
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    May 17, 2001
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    #1 inswinger, May 20, 2014
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    A little Q&A with our new coach:

    Q: So, uh, Lucho, can I call you that?
    A:
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    Q: Cool, so Lucho, what do you say to the naysayers that claim you don't have enough top-level experience to lead Barça to glory again?
    A:
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    Q: In the next Clásico, your first in charge of the team, how many goals do you want to put past LPB?
    A:
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    Q: I like that intensity and commitment to our tradition of manitas vs. the mandriles. So was this job a dream for you, and what was your face when you awoke from that dream to hear you'd be coaching the Barça senior squad?
    A:
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    Q: Well, rest up, Lucho! It's gonna be a big year, and you are the man to bring that energy and fight back to the team. In the locker room, do you plan on sharing your experiences with the current players about what kind of player you were for us? And what is that message?
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    Q: What's your outlook for next season? What can we expect?
    A:
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    Thanks for your time, Lucho. Good luck brining us back to our best next season. The Culé Nation is behind you!

    P.S. This is also a shout-out to one of the forum's esteemed senior members, @Lucho-the-Legend. Come back anytime, Lucho. :thumbsup:
     
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  2. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Y'know with Puyol gone it's nice to think that if we need a respected team member to kick a little ass, we have one.
     
  3. Bootsy Collins

    Bootsy Collins Player of the Year

    Oct 18, 2004
    Capitol Hill
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Absolutely. We still need one out on the pitch too, though.
     
  4. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Maybe now that we absolutely have to buy some CB's we can overspend, get about 12, and have them duke it out Royal Rumble style.
     
  5. Gilmango

    Gilmango Member+

    Jul 20, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This post would be better in the old season's thread but that is closed. We never got the 3 (or more) 20 goal scorers, and never got the 4 (or more) players with a combined 30 goals and assists. I do think we did better on Messi dependency though partly due his being injured and not putting up quite the same crazy numbers of past couple seasons (Cesc had another strong start statistically, Alexis had his best season ever and I'm offended to see him being potentially sold for less than we paid (or sold at all), Pedro did OK, Neymar did well for his first season when not injured). In total Messi was involved in 37.16% of our total goals, Alexis in 24.32%, Cesc in 20.27%, Pedro in 18.92%, and Neymar in 17.57% of total goals scored including other team's own goals.

    Messi 55 (41+14), Alexis 36 (21+15), Cesc 30 (13+17), Pedro 28 (19+9), and Neymar 26 (15+11).

    GOALS: 148
    • Messi 41
    • Alexis 21
    • Pedro 19
    • Neymar 15
    • Cesc 13
    • Tello 5
    • Adriano 4
    • Alves 4
    • Pique 4
    • Xavi 4
    • Busquets 3
    • Iniesta 3
    • Bartra 2
    • Puyol 2
    • Dongou 1
    • O.g. 7
    • ASSISTS: 107
      • Cesc 17
      • Alexis 15
      • Messi 14
      • Iniesta 11
      • Neymar 11
      • Pedro 9
      • Xavi 7
      • Montoya 5
      • Adriano 4
      • Alves 4
      • Tello 4
      • Alba 2
      • Busquets 2
      • Bartra 1
      • Song 1
     
  6. Zincubus

    Zincubus Member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Hope we aren't left disappointed after all the transfers are done in the Summer
     
  7. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    No matter how many changes are made and who were brought in/let go, someone will have a complaint or ten. It's inevitable.
     
  8. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
  9. skalomax

    skalomax Member

    Oct 18, 2007
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Who is the black guy behind xavi? Progba?
     
  10. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Edgar Ié, a Barca B centerback.
     
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  11. jfcule

    jfcule Moderator
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    Aug 4, 2005
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    No Cesc or Alexis in that picture...
     
  12. Zincubus

    Zincubus Member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Or Masch or Alba or David Luiz :(
     
  13. Zincubus

    Zincubus Member

    Jun 3, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    So is there a specific Barca transfer rumours thread ??
     
  14. Viscaelbarca

    Viscaelbarca Moderator
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    Barcelona
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    Aug 31, 2007
    MELT01
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Lucho was presented as the coach today as he signed his contract!

    Some interesting quotes...

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  15. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    I think he'll be doing fine. Lack of experience? sounds like something people said on Pep? unless training B team counted the same.
     
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  16. Rattlehead

    Rattlehead Member+

    Jun 21, 2010
    Jakarta
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    Argentina
    Messi only got 38 goals in 2008-2009 season, now 40+ goals is being considered as very bad season, pretty amazing. 41 goals + 14 assists despite missing out for 2 months.... if he started the season without injury, he'd easily finished with 50+ goals.

    I think those stats did not sum up our season well because the whole team looks on fire in first half of the season, dropped a bit earlier this year but rise again during second round against City , second El classico and reaching CDR but after that... we blame everyone for being not good enough, for some reason they the whole team did taken a nosedive in last 2 months.
     
  17. illusion

    illusion Member+

    Aug 26, 2005
    From Hell
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
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    Argentina
    encouraging press conference.

    I think it's pretty clear he doesn't favor Xavi staying also avoided answering questions regarding Cesc.
     
  18. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
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    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Did it also sound like he wasn't adverse to changing around the shape from a 4 - 3 - 3?
     
  19. Obito Uchiha

    Obito Uchiha Member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Yup. I particularly like what he said about Xavi and Masch. It looks like he wants to reduce the former's playing time and move the latter back to CDM.
     
  20. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    during his playing days at camp nou, the team often played with more of a 4-2-3-1 type of shape.
    he was also one of the most versatile and tactically flexible players i've ever seen - i remember seeing him excel in just about every position on the field. i'd like to see that same kind of adaptability in his coaching as well.
     
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  21. Gilmango

    Gilmango Member+

    Jul 20, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
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  22. condor11

    condor11 Moderator
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    Apr 2, 2002
    New Zealand
    yep put him anywhere and he would perform
     
  23. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Who had (has?) a greater hatred for LPB: Lucho or Stoichkov? I'm guessing Hristo.
     
  24. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I think you're right.

    Btw, what's with the Navas avatar? Kinda missing a golden opportunity to sport Abidal... :cool:
     
  25. unclesox

    unclesox BigSoccer Supporter

    Mar 8, 2003
    209, California
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I'm stealing celito's avatar idea :oops: but using Spain's players.
    Yesterday I had Pepe Reina.
    Tomorrow will be David Silva.
    ;)
     
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