May 19th, 2009

how is a babby formed?

The apparent starting XI for Rome

El Mundo Deportivo are claiming that Pep has decided on the starting line-up to face Manchester United.



Valdés

Puyol - Touré - Piqué - Keita

Xavi - Busquets - Iniesta

Messi - Eto'o - Henry




Hmm, how do we feel about this?

Pep, instead of using players who are natural in their roles (ie: Caceres as CB and Sylvinho as LB) is taking players out of their usual positions to occupy the spaces left by our suspended players.

I also don't know how to feel about Busquets. I'm not sure if he's strong enough, or more importantly EXPERIENCED enough to handle United's midfield and the likes of Rooney. I'd prefer if we played the Yaya there who has been eating up the midfield alive all season, and risk playing Caceres in the back. Barca defends mainly in the midfield anyway... I think it's more important to have an experienced defensive midfielder than an "experienced" centerback (lol well Yaya isn't a defender anyway!)

Of course this is just the rumoured line-up, I don't know why Pep would leak his squad list this early, but at least Henry and Iniesta are starting!

http://fcbtransfers.blogspot.com/2009/05/guardiola-has-made-decision-on-roma.html