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Why Cesc Fabregas should NOT play against Real Madrid on Wednesday


What a day!!! After finalising the transfer of the century (as that seems to be how long it took for it to be completed), Cesc Fabregas landed at the Camp Nou in the morning, rushed off to training shortly after and now many Barça demand he faces Real Madrid on Wednesday - I disagree.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed my morning at the Camp Nou to see The Fab4 kicking the ball a few times, speaking to us in the crowd for about 2 minutes, then disappearing - Driving out of Barcelona city centre after 35,000 people turned up was not that enjoyable but the bottom line is: Was it worth it? Hell yeah, the kid is back home and I saw him with my very own eyes!!!

While I was sitting in the Camp Nou stands under a 'pleasant' 35°C degree heat, I heard a young girl ask her father whether Cesc would play against Real Madrid or not. Daddy answered: 'Whatever Pep decides'

That sentence sums up the Cule feeling at the moment: Pep Guardiola knows best. He has been so successful over recent years that fans simply respect his decisions purely based on his remarkable achievements and charisma.

If it was up to me though, I'd leave Fabregas sitting on the bench. Yes, he's a star signing but players like Xavi, Iniesta, Thiago or Busquets are more familiar with our system and are more than capable of managing our midfield without the newcomer. Plus, Cesc has such a heavy pricetag that it just wouldn't make sense to risk him being critisized by the fans in case Barça gets a bad result.

GUARDIOLA: LET'S STICK TO OUR REGULAR FORMATION THAT HAS BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL IN RECENT YEARS, GIVE CESC FABREGAS TIME TO ADAPT BEFORE USING HIM!!!!

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  1. Shawn Jamaica16.8.11

    I agree with leaving out Cesc on Wednesday.

    My question, do you think it was wise to start Alexis?

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  2. Anonymous16.8.11

    Don't teach Pep what to do !!!

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  3. anonymous guy. Nobody is teaching pep what to do!anonymous guy. Nobody is teaching pep what to do!

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  4. This is like a debate for fans views and opinions.

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  5. I dont think Cesc should start. I think he should come in @ 2nd halfI dont think Cesc should start. I think he should come in @ 2nd half

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  6. @anonymous: As the article says, I respect what Pep decides as, ultimately, it's his decision but:

    If it WAS up to me though, I'd leave Fabregas sitting on the bench, for the reasons above.

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  7. @shawn: I have written an article on Alexis, it will be published here in a few minutes. I was very impressed with Alexis!!

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  8. @Viins: You're totally right, this is a forum where FC Barcelona fans can express their opinions FREELY.

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  9. Serxjo Añorve16.8.11

    But isnt Xavi injured?

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  10. Ibrahim Athuman16.8.11

    If xavi is wel ther is no ned 4 hm to play bcoz he must be tied he ned to rest...

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  11. Mariusz Rejmer16.8.11

    ‎@ Ibrahim yeah it's true!!

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  12. Flores Denis16.8.11

    Xavi still injured .. He should play at least half time !

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  13. Mariusz Rejmer16.8.11

    SOOO! It's Thiago time!

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  14. Mohamed Wael16.8.11

    Great awesome article and who wrote it... is really smart....surely we believe in Pep and wat he decides is the most rite thing....and no need to risk him coz if a bad result for barca he will be critized badly...so anyway i agree with PEP'S desicions!

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  15. Felix Lanver16.8.11

    Let him play his way into the team in an easier game.

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  16. Asmaa Emad Barça16.8.11

    yes right..he's a new player he must adapt himself first

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  17. Majeedo Mas16.8.11

    Okay Tom, u make a point there with the adapting issue which has been a regular excuse for many but reasonable though. However, go back two days ago and notice the outsanding debut of alexis sanchez, damn that !! The poor Marcelo definitley didnt expect that phenomenal display by alex, and he played the full 90 min though he has had few days of preparations, and at the end, pep emphasized that the guy though of he's great performance, still he needs sometime to adapt !!

    So how about a player who's the Barca style in his genes, and he has played with them for enough time in the national team so adapting is not the main issue for cesc, but
    i think it's his fitness condition, here where a risk may cause bad results !!

    But at anyhow, In PEP, WE TRUST ... Visca El BARCA

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  18. Anonymous16.8.11

    put ineasta where sanchez was, place cesc where inesta usually goes. problem solved. alexis is still not used to barca style of play, however cesc won a world cup with at least 4 of the players that are on the pitch, therefore making him more eligible to be in it.

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  19. i would love to see the trophy at camp nou this very night.

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