Back to Normal: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the King's Cup

Back to Normal: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the King's Cup

Post by Cule » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 07:19:57


Well, it's all back to normal with Barcelona winning (Gudjohnsen
scoring twice) and Real Madrid drawing with lowly Ecija. Madrid played
one of those really pathetic games they are so good at recently.
Barcelona's Saviola played well, I now really wonder if he will start
at this weekend's Liga game against Huelva. Barcelona's 15 minutes of
fame may well turn into a decade of total dominace in Spain and Europe.
 
 
 

Back to Normal: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the King's Cup

Post by janus.. » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 11:34:51

Quote:

> Well, it's all back to normal with Barcelona winning (Gudjohnsen
> scoring twice) and Real Madrid drawing with lowly Ecija. Madrid played
> one of those really pathetic games they are so good at recently.
> Barcelona's Saviola played well, I now really wonder if he will start
> at this weekend's Liga game against Huelva. Barcelona's 15 minutes of
> fame may well turn into a decade of total dominace in Spain and Europe. >>

   Sheesh, they finally remember how to win and suddenly they're the
90's United doppleganger. #   Chelsea, they ain't!

 
 
 

Back to Normal: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the King's Cup

Post by Cule » Fri, 27 Oct 2006 22:24:05

Quote:
>    Sheesh, they finally remember how to win and suddenly they're the
> 90's United doppleganger. #   Chelsea, they ain't!

True, Barcelona has two European Cups and Chelsea none. Barcelona has a
long history and tradition and Chelsea has, well, 1 rich owner...

 
 
 

Back to Normal: Barcelona and Real Madrid at the King's Cup

Post by Gonzal » Sat, 28 Oct 2006 00:35:48

Quote:

> >    Sheesh, they finally remember how to win and suddenly they're the
> > 90's United doppleganger. #   Chelsea, they ain't!

> True, Barcelona has two European Cups and Chelsea none. Barcelona has a
> long history and tradition and Chelsea has, well, 1 rich owner...

Far be it from me to uphold Chelsea's honour (my loyalties lie
elsewhere), but, in the interest of fairness, they *were* formed in
1905, a mere 6 years after Barcelona, so not a great deal of difference
in longevity and tradition there. Barcelona have been more successful,
true, but Chelsea are not without honours in Europe (Cup Winners' Cup
in 1971 and 1998)

If we're measuring greatness by the number of European Cups a club has
won, there are a few ahead of Barcelona in this category (I don't have
to remind you who's first ;)

I think the point that was being made was to counter the ludicrous
prediction of "a decade of ***". They lost against Chelsea
because they are missing someone in real goalscoring form (like Eto'o).
They lost against Real Madrid for similar reasons (and because Real
seem to be in better physical shape at this point in the season).
Winning at Badalona hardly signals a turning point in their fortunes. I
still think they are favourites in Spain, but only just. I don't think
they are favourites in Europe (qualify first, then we'll see)

Gonzalo
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