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Especially today he was so terrible.
(I'm writing this thread after 3-4 loss to At.madrid)
I have always thought he's not a Barcelona quality.
And after watching today's game, which was so important to us,
I got really mad and shocked at Gudjohnsen's terrible performance again.
I usually don't like to blame just one player for a defeat,
but today is an exception. I really don't want to see Gudjohnsen in Camp Nou next year.

Barcelona scored 3 goals tonight,
but the 1st one came from Henry's personal genius,
the 2nd one came from Messi's personal genius,
and the 3rd one came from a brilliant pass from Eto'o, not from midfielders.
All three goals came from 3 offenders, without support from central midfield.
It's completely different from our usual way of scoring.
Midfielders did nothing and just offenders' personal talents earned some goals.
Our midfielders were terrible today, mainly because of Gudjohnsen.

If you watched the game carefully, you can see this:
Gudjohnsen's off the ball ability was so terrible.
When we're attacking, Gudjohnsen is standing in an awkward area.
Every time an Atletico midfielder is blocking the pass route to Gudjohnsen.
Other our players cannot pass to him. It's like playing 10-men football.
Moreover, he sometimes stands aside to other players meaninglessly,
which means a total duplication and inefficiency in attacking.

These things explain why Messi couldn't even touch the ball often today;
Atletico defenders knew that the only possible pass route to Messi was from Xavi or Alves.
No pass could come from the other central midfielder Gudjohnsen.
So they just concentrated blocking passes from Xavi and Alves,
and they sucessfully isolated Messi (except for the 2nd goal.)



In defending Gudjohnsen is terrible as well.
We could see Toure or Xavi blocking enemy's passes.
But I couldn't see Gudjohnsen blocking passes or tackling enemy players well.
So Aguero, Simao, or Forlan got the through passes very easily.
And he didn't get back fast, so enemy players got a second chance so often.
What Gudjohnsen did in defending was basically just watching from the front.
Who does he think he is?? KAKA? RONALDO? or MESSI???
He's not a world-class attacking midfielder who are exempted from defending!!!

I know that he contributed Henry's second goal, but that's not we expect from a central midfielder. (And by the way he also showed terrible scoring ability again, when he blew off wonderful pass from Xavi in the first half.)

Our football style seeks a midfielder with pinpoint passing and brilliant sight, and Gudjohnsen have nothing.
Then he scores a lot? HELL NO. Then he defends well? NOOOOO.
He's just useless. :doh::doh::doh::doh:
If Gudjohnsen is a young player from the youth, I won't blame him so harshly.
But he's more than 30 years old, with a small possibility of further development.
And I believe his weekly salary is more than 65,000 pounds.
That's too much money for a second-rate player like him.
I believe the Barcelona board should sell him next summer.
We have given enough chances to prove himself, and he always failed.
 

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I never hated a Barca player like this dude....he sickens me everytime he gets the ball... Not Barca quality, and not even close to be. He is slow, he loses the ball way too much, can't finish. Get rid of him.
 

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Funny, i thought i saw the blond genius involved in the 3rd goal.
I already mentioned that part. That goal was not enough to forgive his terrible performance other than that. He contributed significantly to enemy's isolating Messi and scoring 4 goals against us.

It's like you Valencia fan cannot like Koeman although he won the Copa del Rey.
 

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my comment has nothing to do with today's game...today he was reasonable to say the least. In general this dude is not Barca quality and will never be...we can use his place for a midfielder that will actually do the job for us.
 

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Agree.
And that third goal showed that he's doesn't have the guts to take a goalkeeper one on one when it matters more than anything.
He's slow, can't pass the damn ball, and doesn't contribute anything. He's nowhere near starting material for us. I really don't know why he's still with us:confused:.
 

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the more terrible is guardiola for letting him in the field and putting Hleb and Bojan outside
 

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Calm down your hot heads and stop fricking panicking like schoolgirls.
I admit that I might be somewhat emotional.

But we haven't won 4 games in a row, with terrible performances.
It's somewhat right time to freak out, isn't it?
I believe in our manager Guardiola and players. So I won't blame them.
But I just don't believe in Gudjohnsen. That's why I blame him.
 

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Omg what the fvck ?? He was our best player today whats ur problem ??

Close this thread.
 

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the more terrible is guardiola for letting him in the field and putting Hleb and Bojan outside
Because he never tried Hleb in midfield, where he can give the best of him imo. Remember the second goal against Madrid? It was born in a clever and accurate pass by Hleb to Henry.


I disagree in general with this thread though.
 

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Omg what the fvck ?? He was our best player today whats ur problem ??

Close this thread.
You think he was our best? OMG you don't know how to watch football games. You can't distinguish the difference between our offense/defense without Gudjohnsen and those with him???? You believe Gudjohnsen was great but just Messi and our defenders were bad today? OMG I'm so ashamed of you.

You might disagree with my evaluation on him but you can't say he was the best :rollani: Just consider how many good passes were sent to Messi and other offenders, especially from Gudjohnsen. How many opponent passes were blocked by Gudjohnsen? Just contributing in the 2nd goal doesn't justify his whole terrible performance, and doesn't make him the best player either! He's a central midfielder, not a forward who can be generously forgiven if he scores or assists.
 

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Well i think you are the one who dont even know where football has born.
 

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Close this sh.it.
 

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I think until now 4 people agree with me and 4 other disagree. so it's half-half.
Then some two guys say close this thread just because they don't like this.
Hah...very funny. Maybe they don't know how to count numbers.
If most people feel bad for my accuse of Gudjohnsen for defeat then this thread should be closed. But until now apparently it isn't.
And by the way TiTi, if you disagree in some point you need to point out why.
That's how people discuss. This is a discussion board, not "i'm saying louder with dirty languages" board. isn't it?
 

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Sorry man im wrong.. u content ?
 

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Dude you're talking BS. If it wasn't for Samu's inaccuracy, Gudjohnsen would have finished with 3 assists. Seriously, I can name you 9 players who were worse than him today. And excuse me, did he play when we lost to Espanyol? When we drew with Lyon and Betis? At least today, with him, our offense functioned as normal (3 goals is our avarage).

Our defense is at fault and you better start paying attention.

PS I agree Hleb must get a chance in midfield. And if there's anyone who isn't in the same level as the rest of the team, it's Keita.
 
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