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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    If anyone should be dropped it's Xabi Alonso. Del Bosque isn't getting the best out of Xavi - Fabregas is much more suited to the role that he wants Xavi to play.
    No, I think the CL tie between Arsenal-Barca proved pretty conclusively that Fabregas has some way to go to match Xavi in dictating the midfield. He plays in a withdrawn forward role for Spain, which suits him best in that team. Busquets seems the odd one out in that midfield. I don't know why he is being shoe-horned in when Xavi and Xabi Alonso are already there to do that job.
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    Ah, I see I misread your post and we are pretty much suggesting the same thing - Xavi further back in midfield, Fabregas playing the link-up role between midfleld and the strikers. You prefer Alonso to be dropped, I'd rather Busquets was benched.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vcs View Post
    Ah, I see I misread your post and we are pretty much suggesting the same thing - Xavi further back in midfield, Fabregas playing the link-up role between midfleld and the strikers. You prefer Alonso to be dropped, I'd rather Busquets was benched.
    The way I see it, Xabi Alonso is an inferior version of Xavi, I think the midfield balances better with Busquets playing the role where he breaks up opposition attacks and recycles possession to the likes of Iniesta, Cesc and Xavi.

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    Cesc

    Torres has been ****ing awful.


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    Oh dear, oh dear.
    Definitely bundled him over on first look.

    Yep, fully holding his arm. Pretty much using it as a tug-of-war rope.

    Haha. Called it on msn. Casillas WAG. Even if he was rushed out with his feet about 984 times this tournament.
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    ... deserved a penalty there...... that was just stupid by Pique

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    Ha, good. Refs should give em more often.
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    Never fancied him to score with the stuttering run up.

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    Awesome save.....
    Penalty at other end.

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    What was he thinking holding him like that?

    Is there any strategic value in harassing the ref like this? Have they ever actually overturned anything?
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    Definition of end to end. Villa already missed on this tournament. Lightning doesn't strike twice.
    Definitely won't strike twice when he's not even taking the bloody thing.

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    Classic

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    Bad encroachment on the pen for Paraguay, save shouldn't of stood.
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    So much drama

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