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A Messi A Messi, My Kingdom for a Messi


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Barcelona turned Real Madrid over 2-0 tonight (OK the second goal wasn't until the last minute but they thoroughly deserved it as Real showed up with no ambition whatsoever).

From the very first minute of the game Real seemed to have one objective and one objective only - boot the living crap out of Messi (especially Ramos who could easily have been sent off and probably should have been) - he was superb and capped it all with the second goal which was a very calmly taken chip over Casillas (who made some stunning saves to keep Real in the match) .

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Great to see Guddy playing a big part in Barca's season so far. Didn't see much of the game cos I was watching a stunning vocalist on X-Factor (thoroughly deserved win and I don't care what anyone thinks of me for watching it cos Alexandra's performances are more than worth the ridicule).

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Saw the first 45 minutes, watched the Klitschko "fight" and then caught the last 15 minutes, the amount of malicious kicks Messi took in the first half was ludicrous, Fergie should reassess his view that Ronaldo doesn't get enough protection as he's positively wrapped in cotton wool compared to Messi if tonight was anything to go on.

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I still give best player in the world to Ronaldo on last seasons form, but only a fool would think Messi is not right on his heels for the title. And yes, the ref was a huge asshole for not giving him any fouls, and then when Barca came in with a cynical revenge tackle they would get whistled

I watched the last half hour of this game and it was some scintillating theatre. Real looked like they were being run ragged outside of the odd longball the tried to pump forward. When they finally won that deserved penalty (Salgado was total crap) they were hi fiving and celebrating as if to say "Yes, we finally did it". Then San Iker robbed them. And robbed them again, twice, five minutes later on two shots that wouldve beat most keepers. Madrid really are a band of c**ts, but I have to love Casillas and how huge he can make himself. Reminds me of the old Cech

All in all, Barca definitely good for their victory. I was sad that that asshole Eto'o got it, but it seems like they might have really put Madrid in a hole. Eurosport actually used the words "Madrid's season is over" and they are 12 off the pace, but its a long season. they have made comebacks before

An important thing to note, in my mind, was that Ramos kept them hanging on for 80 minutes, after winning his first game in midweek handily. I wonder if Real will really let him stay on to show what he can do with a fully fit team, because, really, he hasnt done bad so far. El classico wouldve been a no win scenario for the likes of Lippi, nevermind Juande Ramos

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Its no surprise Real is poorly run, but they were foolish to sack Schuster, imo. He took the hemlock with his comments about el classico because he knew what was going to happen. He had been great for them last year

If you lose your best striker and midfield engine, as well as Robben, Pepe and Sneijder (probably their best winger, defender and attacking mid players) out for the first part of the season, your coach is not going to work a miracle with what he has left. That was half their starting lineup gone for the beginning of the season. And yet still their results were good in the early going and then went sour

That combined with Barca's revival this year shouldve lowered the boards expectations. Just like us when we saw Carvalho, Drogba, Essien and J. Cole drop like flies. But of course we are one point off the pace, and they are 12 and on the verge of collapse already.

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Funnily enough, Messi was very lively for the first 15 minutes but Madrid's constant fouling of him, in particular the clever little stamps on his achilles, did have an effect because he drifted out of the game for the most part after that. Madrid came with a game plan and it very nearly worked for them. In fact they could and should have been ahead but for a couple of terrific saves from Valdes.

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Funnily enough, Messi was very lively for the first 15 minutes but Madrid's constant fouling of him, in particular the clever little stamps on his achilles, did have an effect because he drifted out of the game for the most part after that.

Like any great player though, he stuck at it and got his reward with a well taken goal at the end.

I know there is zilch chance of him ever coming to Chelsea but if only.......................

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Like any great player though, he stuck at it and got his reward with a well taken goal at the end.

I know there is zilch chance of him ever coming to Chelsea but if only.......................

Don't get me wrong Nibs, I'd have him at Chelsea in a heartbeat. He is just the sort of player who can make the difference in matches like yesterday.

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Don't get me wrong Nibs, I'd have him at Chelsea in a heartbeat. He is just the sort of player who can make the difference in matches like yesterday.

Yeah, then we can finally get rid of that guy we currently play out wide who is just so over-rated <_<

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compare how he got kicked all over the pitch, battled through and scored to how the whinging little f**kwit who won player of the year acted a few weeks ago. gets a coule of knocks then minces of the pitch without even waiting for a sub to get on. i know which one id rather have at chelsea, and it isnt the greasy little toe rag.

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compare how he got kicked all over the pitch, battled through and scored to how the whinging little f**kwit who won player of the year acted a few weeks ago. gets a coule of knocks then minces of the pitch without even waiting for a sub to get on. i know which one id rather have at chelsea, and it isnt the greasy little toe rag.

Are you talking of Joe Cole ? Because if you do, we disagree on the phrase "little toe rag".

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