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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Elxandre(m): 10:07am On Aug 15, 2020
Messi is obviously a shadow of himself. His fans just find it difficult to admit that he's on the decline.
And again, he's definitely not captain material.

He had a very poor season but his fans started counting assists instead of realizing that baba is quite gone. grin
If Messi stuck to the penalty box, he might still be decisive at this point but no, he must be a playmaker even when it's not effective.

Ronaldo and Messi are nearly finished and that's the truth.

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Nobody: 10:07am On Aug 15, 2020
ojaysam25:
They should not humiliate him due to his past exploit for the club....he should be allow to retire and go to MLS or Qatar on a high probably after winning the copa Del ray next season while they build a more robust team..
You must be referring to Pique!
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Akada1(m): 10:07am On Aug 15, 2020
Cr7 the goat forever
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Exonerate1(m): 10:09am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:
Wow!!
This Messi obsession is unnecessary!!

Bartomeu, Pique, Setien, shallow back-ups are spared again!!

A team conceded 18 goals in the last 3 UCL QF/SF, but Messi is to be blamed??

If Karius were to be a Barcelona goalkeeper, Messi would be blamed for his defence errors too and will still remain keeping for Barca!!
Messi this , Messi that!!

Blame the Defence that concede 8 goals first.... 8 whooping goal shocked shocked shocked

Buh when Juve looses, with their bad midfield..y'all blame Cristiano right?

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by CorperKola: 10:10am On Aug 15, 2020
sammyj:
grin Messi should have left Barca two years ago when his Career reputation was a bit still intact but rather decided to stay put because of his deluded fans that was still leading him on. When Juve lost out last week his fans came out hard on CR7 but now I believe they can eat their words and walk away with their tails in between their legs. To me I still believe CR7 is a better and more prestigious GOAT than Messi in this era!! grin
lyon finished 7th in ligue 1 last season
7th!!!
in ligue 1!!!
7th!!!
hide your face in shame!!!@

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by wizdomnzube(m): 10:10am On Aug 15, 2020
Now all of sudden Messi is human. Hahahahaha

Thought una say Messi na alien? Say he nor be from this planet... Yeye people everywhere. Make he nor follow Ronaldo go find bigger challange grin grin

When Messi or Ronaldo lose, they be human.. But when dey win they be aliens. Funny set of people hahahaha

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by boujeeassnigga(m): 10:11am On Aug 15, 2020
The worst part is barca is not even ready for 'life after messi'
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Nobody: 10:11am On Aug 15, 2020
Exonerate1:


Buh when Juve looses, with their bad midfield..y'all blame Cristiano right?
Did Juventus Defence concede 18 goals in the last 3UCL QF/SF games??
Juventus and Cristiano are not relevant in this discussion!!
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by DrayZee: 10:12am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:
Wow!!
This Messi obsession is unnecessary!!

Bartomeu, Pique, Setien, shallow back-ups are spared again!!

A team conceded 18 goals in the last 3 UCL QF/SF, but Messi is to be blamed??

If Karius were to be a Barcelona goalkeeper, Messi would be blamed for his defence errors too and will still remain keeping for Barca!!
Messi this , Messi that!!

Blame the Defence that concede 8 goals first.... 8 whooping goal shocked shocked shocked

YOU...YOU of all people complaining about obsession on a player? What will we now call your own with Ronaldo? Over-obsession?

Just one thread and you’re complaining about obsession grin grin grin grin grin

You can’t possibly be serious. Ronaldo scored 2 goals and won his match, you people wanted to kill him. You better chop this L with Egusi soup becaus it’s just starting. That match yesterday, I actually forgot that someone supposedly “important” was supposed to be on the Barcelona team. It was until that Alphonso Davies guy taught Messi what it means to “dribble” that I even remembered Messi was on the pitch grin cheesy

Football is more than scoring goals...goal Messi did not score, even the dribble sef, 0.

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Nobody: 10:16am On Aug 15, 2020
DrayZee:


YOU...YOU of all people complaining about obsession on a player?

Just one thread and you’re complaining about obsession grin grin grin grin grin

You can’t possibly be serious. Ronaldo scored 2 goals and won his match, you people wanted to kill. You better chop this L with Egusi soup becaus it’s just starting. That match yesterday, I actually forgot that someone supposedly “important” was supposed to be on the Barcelona team.
Don't change it from 'you' to 'you people'!!

And, Cristiano is not relevant in this discussion!!

I wish Barcelona have Sergio Ramos in Defence last night undecided

Overhaul the whole team starting from the Defence!!

Nowhere to hide again!!!

8 whooping goals!!

Only Barcelona Defence get spared for conceding 8 goals.. That is criminal!! shocked shocked
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by obonujoker(m): 10:17am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:
Wow!!
This Messi obsession is unnecessary!!

Bartomeu, Pique, Setien, shallow back-ups are spared again!!

A team conceded 18 goals in the last 3 UCL QF/SF, but Messi is to be blamed??

If Karius were to be a Barcelona goalkeeper, Messi would be blamed for his defence errors too and will still remain keeping for Barca!!
Messi this , Messi that!!

Blame the Defence that concede 8 goals first.... 8 whooping goal shocked shocked shocked

Lol... You want to exonerate Messi cheesy
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by ojaysam25(m): 10:20am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:
You must be referring to Pique!
Lol...I was only replying the op...grin
Eni4real my guy..hope you slept well last nite
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by nairaman66(m): 10:20am On Aug 15, 2020
NewDelhi:
Life na by stages. There was a time Barca sef dey ruthlessly embarass teams like this. They sef don see as e dey pain. What goes around comes around grin
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by judedwriter(m): 10:21am On Aug 15, 2020
It's now obvious that Messi is only human and is on decline...

Sorry barca fans, your team needs urgent overhauling and Messi just has to go somewhere else to end his career gracefully.
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Nobody: 10:21am On Aug 15, 2020
ojaysam25:

Lol...I was only replying the op...grin
Eni4real my guy..hope you slept well last nite
I was on security duty grin
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Nobody: 10:22am On Aug 15, 2020
obonujoker:


Lol... You want to exonerate Messi cheesy

Messi is not a Defender!!

8 Whooping goal!! That is the keyword!!

Blame the Defence that ship in 18 goals in the last 3UCL QF/SF games!!

That is the content that matters now!!
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by tesppidd: 10:23am On Aug 15, 2020
Elxandre:
Messi is obviously a shadow of himself. His fans just find it difficult to admit that he's on the decline.
And again, he's definitely not captain material.

He had a very poor season but his fans started counting assists instead of realizing that baba is quite gone. grin
If Messi stuck to the penalty box, he might still be decisive at this point but no, he must be a playmaker even when it's not effective.

Ronaldo and Messi are nearly finished and that's the truth.
Surely Messi is in a decline.
Is that surprising?

He's 33, of course he couldn't play like he was 25!

But he just won the best player of the year. At 32 years old.

As old as he is, he is still better than 98 percent of the players in the world.

Only Mbappe, Neymar and De Bryune I consider more valuable than Messi today. Even at 33.

Barca only needs to rebuild the team around him. All players above 28 years should be moved on.

Messi is older and slower now, hit he needs now is a stronger team around him.

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by DrayZee: 10:24am On Aug 15, 2020
Imagine these guys. If Ronaldo was to thrash Bayern as usual, they will come out with their heads high to criticize all the goals. If he scored a penalty, they will call him Penaldo. See Barcelona nau...they couldn’t even find their way to Bayern’s penalty box, not to talk of getting a penalty. Bayern had to dash them one goal...so that they will not spell BARCELONA with goals.

Man scored bicycle kick, they said it wasn’t that impressive, his long range against Lyon, they said it was goal keeper error. Lmao grin grin

The funniest thing is: when Ronaldo is going into a match, everyone, both his fans and haters are expecting world class performance. His haters wait to insult him for scoring 2 instead of 3 goals, or for scoring inside the box. See how high the bar for Ronaldo is...no matter what he does, it must be criticized.
But Messi...even his own fans weren’t surprised that he delivered a disaster class yesterday.

Deep down, everyone knows who the GOAT in football is.

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by ojaysam25(m): 10:25am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:
I was on security duty grin
grin
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by pquaver(m): 10:26am On Aug 15, 2020
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr

Not yet

Just overhaul that fuckkking defence everything will be fine
Then put Suarez the actor on the bench.... always acting movies in the pitch... Rollin and falling for every little touch


Greizmann should be sold...he doesn't fit into Barcelona style of football

Bro you dey watch ball jare. Messi is not the problem. Truth is the burden of creativity and scoring slowly relies on him. If barca can get rid of the old men and get a dribbler like neymsr one wing and a good striker barca will be fearsome with Messi.. In their height the advantage was Iniesta could take out atleast 2 players, neymar about 3 and Messi himself about 3-4 players now when that happens how does a team concentrate players on 2-3 players on Messi? Because that will leave neymar and Iniesta with about 80% of the match 1 vs 1 against other players and your guess is good as mine what that will result to and then Suarez was young and fit so he will be free and finish off the chances but right now before the start of the match because Messi is taken out of defensive work is already 9 vs 10 defensively now Suarez is no longer fit and young to press as he used too now that is 8 vs 10 you come to midfield busquets legs are gone at his age I don't know why now that is 7 vs 10 then finally the old pique that is 6 vs 10 that is why the defense is totally in shambles.. Barca need young legs who can cover distances in defense and attack.. That will help the team and finally pace.. No pace in the team because of old age and is affecting both defensively and offensively.. In the last 3 years I have never seen barca counter attack a team.. How can a team not have counter attack when your incisive passes and pass and move are no longer in existence.. These are Barcelona problems not Messi fix this with Messi in the team and see if Barcelona will not be kings of Europe again.. But the truth is Bartomeu has no vision or strategy for the development of barca he has to go.. His business strategy and transfers is nothing but a disaster.
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by kiddkash(m): 10:26am On Aug 15, 2020
people of NAIRALAND.
please I have an urgent matter to tell.


if you see anyone carrying a rope and entering an uncompleted building
murmuring to him/herself,

a whole Barcelona 8-2 against Bayern Munich
Setien from Real Betis to Barcelona
the fool bench Rakitic for Sergi Roberto plus faded Suarez
Messi the goat or na Malu
Coutinho go on loan, come back score 2 and 1 assist


please, stop the person. save a life, call 112

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Kroos8: 10:27am On Aug 15, 2020
SaintLucia:
Osimeh is better than Messi on current form grin


Absolutely true ✔️
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Gregorian2020(m): 10:30am On Aug 15, 2020
Yes you are right, it is time that he leaves Barca even pique has agreed to be the first to leave. But at op remember that Rome is not build in one day. The club was supposed to build while he is still there so that when he leaves they will not feel the impact just like the way Madrid didn't feel the impact of Ronaldo when he left. The club don't wants to invest but they wants to win trophy. Juventus wanted to do the same by building it around Ronaldo but they were not able to do that hence they were kicked out in round 16. Messi is not their problem but the club's management has failed to secure the services of better players who should have replaced the likes of xavi, iniesta, puyol, Pep, Neymar and so on. A tree can not make a forest. Thanks Op
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Kroos8: 10:32am On Aug 15, 2020
DrayZee:
Imagine these guys. If Ronaldo was to thrash Bayern as usual, they will come out with their heads high to criticize all the goals. If he scored a penalty, they will call him Penaldo. See Barcelona nau...they couldn’t even find their way to Bayern’s penalty box, not to talk of getting a penalty. Bayern had to dash them one goal...so that they will not spell BARCELONA with goals.

Man scored bicycle kick, they said it wasn’t that impressive, his long range against Lyon, they said it was goal keeper error. Lmao grin grin

The funniest thing is: when Ronaldo is going into a match, everyone, both his fans and haters are expecting world class performance. His haters wait to insult him for scoring 2 instead of 3 goals, or for scoring inside the box. See how high the bar for Ronaldo is...no matter what he does, it must be criticized.
But Messi...even his own fans weren’t surprised that he delivered a disaster class yesterday.

Deep down, everyone knows who the GOAT in football is.

No one has ever disputed the fact that's he's the only G.O.A.T in Football.

Only Air heads do that.

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Passionate888: 10:35am On Aug 15, 2020
#barcalifematters
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by focus7: 10:38am On Aug 15, 2020
Messi should go and bow to the real goat now that he has been proven to be a mere chicken.
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by obonujoker(m): 10:39am On Aug 15, 2020
eni4real:

Messi is not a Defender!!

8 Whooping goal!! That is the keyword!!

Blame the Defence that ship in 18 goals in the last 3UCL QF/SF games!!

That is the content that matters now!!

But you normally blame Ronaldo for Everything

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Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by chukzyfcbb: 10:39am On Aug 15, 2020
This is what Barcelona need

- Sell a lot of tired legs
- Bring in hungry Bright boiz, especially playmakers
- Add Defenders with leadership attitude.

That's all

The major problem is that Barcelona has only ONE playmaker, Messi.
if Messi isn't creating chances, no one else is doing so


Messi himself needs to also up his attitude as Captain. When losing I expect to see him shout and ginger team members, no just walk and stroll when opponents are with the ball.

This change can only come from a coach who has Balls.

Similar article was written in 2013 during the 7up
but when Neymar and Umtiti came in, The attack and defence got a face lift.

It can still happen again
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by RPG2020(m): 10:40am On Aug 15, 2020
lordprogress:

Overrated with six. Balloon dor don't be stupid.

Don't be too silly �
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by blowjohn(m): 10:47am On Aug 15, 2020
Messi’s wife :Babe wake up it’s 9

Messi :wtf! they score again?
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by Bhol28: 10:54am On Aug 15, 2020
With Messi still in the team no player no matter how good will perform.He has tried so much for Barca and those super form cant be for ever.Griezman,Couthino e.t.c all got to Barca and cant get there act together again.Barca just have to face the reality that messi is diminishing and so is the team built around him
Re: Is It Time Up For Messi? The End Of An Era by beautyhound(m): 10:58am On Aug 15, 2020
paulolee:
i dnt agree with your opinion because we all know that lionel messi still have a lot to offer to barca and to football generally, barca jus need to make quality signings, get a new coach with a new game plan because this barca looks too predictable and the work load on messi is too much..
the funny thing is that if messi decides to leave barca next season, almost all top European clubs would que with their huge pay cheques even the club this mr o.p is supporting..
barca and messi had a very bad day last nite bt i knl messi would easily get over it because he is used to it and besides he had punished alot of clubs for many years..

so all the signing dey v bin making are what? from De Jong to Coutinho to Guiezzman. Guy better wake up... ur team isn't getting young either. majority of the spine are past 30

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