Originally Posted by Jabonator
I just have a tough time when people blame Barca for playing boring, when others park the bus. What are they supposed to do to entertain you when the opposing team is putting 10 men in the box. They're going to pass around and hope for an opening. Not do dumb passes and give the ball away. The boredom you suffer from this is much more the opposing team's fault.
That's boring stuff too. Mou's Chelsea squads were a great insomnia cure, but effective = Barca... effective. People that find tikki taki attractive to watch love 5 hours of foreplay. Shit.... 20 mins, shove it in, 10 mins of pump.... bedtime. Now there is some good football.
You believe its entertaining. '94 Colombia w/ Valderama was heralded as well. Sorry but 340 midfield passes before a strike is just masturbation.
And I call total, absolute bullshit. Defenses will ALWAYS sit back when given time to track back. You're dead wrong. You never seen a stretched game with Barca and stretched games are often most entertaining football. They don't allow it because they waste time building completion %'s in midfield while the educated football fans watch. Xavi reminds me of Hair Band '80's guitarists that just have to get a solo in every song. Anyone else notice how his style stymies runs to the point that forwards just trot around and wait?