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I'm certainly not comparing our success with Barcelona's. What I'm saying is that both team worked and operated like a perfect machine.

Cole's overlaps were tactical just like Lampard's late runs in the box,Messi's dribbling,movement and his 1-2s with Alves. Sometimes I'd rather watch unpredictable but flawed players like Ronaldinho(05-07) than Messi as most things he and his Barcelona side do feel a bit mechanical/industrial. I'm probably using the wrong words but the point that I'm trying to make is that the "perfectness" of their style/play can get old to a non-supporter.

A perfect example of how it can get boring after a while is the World Cup winning Spain. They were playing much like Barcelona (being more or less as effective as them) but were lacking the extra inspiration that Messi sometimes brings to the table, IMO it made them one of the most dull and boring national sides I've seen.

I get what you mean about them working like a perfect machine (don't agree with you about it getting old though) now but you're talking about a preffered style of play though. I'd rather watch a team with great individual artists like Ronaldinho back in his prime or Ibrahimovic too since you'll never know what happens

But I'm talking about talking about the best team as in there hasn't been a better team. The level this team can reach is absolutely astonishing and when they reach it, they can crush every single team out there. They reached that level against Real Madrid and sadly for them, they proved what i mean.

About Spain, they were simply a lesser side than current Barcelona or Euro 2008 Spain. They lacked serious firepower with Villa their only real threat up front with Torres in horrible form. Del Bosque also played with two defensive midfielders so they were less dominating and lacked a man up front.

The World Cup was simply a disaster because of defensive tactics, a lack of great sides and horrible ball.

It was probably a bad example but when Di Stefano's Real and the Dutch Milan are being mentioned in the same breath as 1970 Brazil by everyone I can't doubt those teams.

Yeah but there also talks going around about this Barcelona side being the best ever.

Milan were certainly in a more competitive league and not knowing about Spain's league back then I am willing to assume that it could hardly be less competitive than the current La Liga.

I really don't think the Spanish League back than (in the 50's !) had the likes of Atletico, Villarreal, Sevilla and Valencia (or what about Deportivo back in the learly 2000's) in their league. I don't even think club football in general was (really) competitive back then. I mean, winning 5 European Cups/CL's in a row... And there hardly any talks about other (great) teams except for the Great Real Madrid side.

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I guess Spanish football just isn't for me. Everyone on twitter praising how amazing a match that was. There's just so much diving, flailing, bitching, and moaning for me to enjoy it. It's so bad in t

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Di Maria has been a great signing Real. He's proven his value and that game just demonstrates it. I remember when we were linked with him before Madrid went and swooped him up.. Sigh, what could've been hey?

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If we ever need a replacement for Cech.. We MUST sign David De Gea. He's truly sensational, watching him vs Real Madrid, he's on the top of his game. Reflexes are better than Joe Hart :fainthv9:

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I'm watching this too, he looks pretty good but apparently hes not having a very good season.

And that Di Maria is such a diving cheat. Every time i watch real madrid he's at it. Atletico should've had a pen tho. Great game, hectic stuff.

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Barcelona lost 3-1 to Real Betins in Copa del Ray Rey playing with their second fiddle. Gives some perspective about our second fiddle losing 3-4 to a PL side and both coaches trying similar experiments.

Bojan looks useless, so much for being hyped as the next Messi.

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Expected someone to mention this.

Barcelona lost 3-1 to Real Betins in Copa del Ray Rey playing with their second fiddle. Gives some perspective about our second fiddle losing 3-4 to a PL side and both coaches trying similar experiments.

Bojan looks useless, so much for being hyped as the next Messi.

Yeah saw that, but to their credit they'd got 29 unbeaten + already led 5-0 on aggregate from the first leg :P

But you're right about the whole perspective thing..

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