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Post by Myesyats Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:36 am

That new kit is so beautiful




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Post by danyjr Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:56 pm

Nobody's come to the stadium for his reveal presentation rofl
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Post by Myesyats Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:39 pm

The stadium was closed for the public

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Post by danyjr Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:44 pm

Is he waving at the empty stands then? Laughing
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Post by Myesyats Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:33 am

idk, maybe there was a couple people there like his family or whatever, he probably waved because they told him to so that the pictures looked good

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Post by BarcaLearning Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:53 pm

Dont know if this is common for the smaller signings, but must feel a bit unpleasant and not confidence boosting for the player to be welcomed like that? Surprised
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Post by Myesyats Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:32 pm

@BarcaLearning wrote:Dont know if this is common for the smaller signings, but must feel a bit unpleasant and not confidence boosting for the player to be welcomed like that? Surprised

Welcomed like what?

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Post by BarcaLearning Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:52 pm

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@BarcaLearning wrote:Dont know if this is common for the smaller signings, but must feel a bit unpleasant and not confidence boosting for the player to be welcomed like that? Surprised

Welcomed like what?


With an empty stadium Razz
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Post by alexjanosik Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:12 pm

So where is he going to play?
We play 4-4-2. Assuming the current roster, 2 positions are reserved for Busquets and Rakitic. Rakitic has proved that he can play RM. So if Arthur is in, that means Busquets, Arthur in the middle, Coutinhi out wide and Rakitic central. Coiuld work but would still have some of the same problems in the big CL games.

The elephant in the room was and continues to be Messi. He limits us tactically and it is not surprising that we have failed in the CL repeatedly.

In that sense, I can understand going for dynamic players like Kante, Pogba etc. There have been links but they are not attainable.

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Post by futbol Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:48 pm

I don't know this guy at all, only heard that his style apparently resembles Xavi.

I really doubt our scouts found a midfield gem in Brazil. Who was the last great Brazilian CM anyway? Genuinenly can't remember. Must be someone from the 70s or 80s. Falcao?

I give him 95 % chance to be another Gomes without having seen a game of him, purely based on him being a Brazilian CM and Barca's scouting incompetence.

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Post by Myesyats Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:50 pm

@BarcaLearning wrote:
@Myesyats wrote:
@BarcaLearning wrote:Dont know if this is common for the smaller signings, but must feel a bit unpleasant and not confidence boosting for the player to be welcomed like that? Surprised

Welcomed like what?


With an empty stadium Razz

The stadium was closed due to 'security reasons' so I'm sure he understands and doesn't mind at all... lol

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Post by BarrileteCosmico Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:59 pm

@alexjanosik wrote:So where is he going to play?
We play 4-4-2. Assuming the current roster, 2 positions are reserved for Busquets and Rakitic. Rakitic has proved that he can play RM. So if Arthur is in, that means Busquets, Arthur in the middle, Coutinhi out wide and Rakitic central. Coiuld work but would still have some of the same problems in the big CL games.

The elephant in the room was and continues to be Messi. He limits us tactically and it is not surprising that we have failed in the CL repeatedly.

In that sense, I can understand going for dynamic players like Kante, Pogba etc. There have been links but they are not attainable.


I don't think the expectation is that he will become an automatic starter. There is no way to accommodate both him and Dembele so at least one would be for rotation.
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Post by BarcaLearning Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:40 am

@Myesyats wrote:
@BarcaLearning wrote:
@Myesyats wrote:
Welcomed like what?


With an empty stadium Razz

The stadium was closed due to 'security reasons' so I'm sure he understands and doesn't mind at all... lol


Ohhh, thats strange Razz It could be just an excuse though and we will never know...

With the signings we have made, at least they are making some sense, if not perfect, a CB and a midfielder after Dembele and Coutinho to balance out our squad... will just have to see hopefully in the friendlies ahead how good they look.
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Post by Myesyats Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:51 am



promising debut

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Post by Myesyats Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:57 pm

Rafinha: "I don't usually like to make comparisons, but Arthur has a touch of Xavi about him. It's the way he touches the ball, the way he passes it. He's a great, great signing for Barcelona." [via espn]

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Post by Myesyats Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:56 pm

Piqué: "Arthur is spectacular."

Proud

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Post by BarcaLearning Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:07 am

Didnt focus a lot on watching him, but from what I saw he really is quite similar in that hes able to keep the ball very well, switch plays, stable player that suits our style. Hopefully he can keep improve and fulfil that role.
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Post by zenmaster Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:10 pm

This is sweet :

Arthur Melo vs PSV (H) 18/9/18
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Post by danyjr Wed Sep 19, 2018 3:48 pm

He's not bad. With someone good as his coach like Guardiola he can become a very decent player.
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Post by zenmaster Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:18 am

Love his Xavi-squeeze turn on the ball.
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Post by Myesyats Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:14 am

@zenmaster wrote:Love his Xavi-squeeze turn on the ball.

And the way he looks around for passing options before receiving the ball, I can really see Xavi in him...

He orchestrated the 4th goal:

https://twitter.com/mrsterstegen1/status/1042152774161653761

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Post by zenmaster Thu Oct 04, 2018 6:45 am

Great CL debut

https://twitter.com/twitter/statuses/1047624969033797632

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Post by Myesyats Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:09 am

Only 22 and plays like a veteran.... Needs to start more games. Coutinho can play shifted a little more to the left, it doesn't make much difference for him I believe, he's great everywhere on the left wing.

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Post by alexjanosik Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:32 am

He looks a good little player but time will tell if he can cut it here. Is clearly technically gifted but needs to improve his passing a lot. Too often plays the easy and obvious pass. Doesnt even have to be the final pass. Has to improve his passing between the lines.

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Post by alexjanosik Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:47 pm

He is out for 4 weeks :facepalm:
The foolish Copa obsession may cost us yet again.

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Post by BarcaLearning Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:15 pm

Gotta say Ive been really happy with him in the recent games, hes really come into the team and become a starter, and does play a lot like Xavi. Hes just so good at keeping possession, the tempo, passes, and looks like he will continue to get better. If he can continue and become anything close to Xavi we will be in good hands Very Happy

Hope we do ok without him atm... vs Bilbao we've already looked quite a bit worst without him, although there were other factors as well...
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