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Barcelona took a bold step to ensure their continued dominance by petitioning FIFA to rewrite the rules of football so that possession of the ball counts for more than goals scored. Following two important losses over a four day span to Chelsea and Real Madrid in which Barcelona dominated possession of the ball but still failed to score more goals than their opposition, they decided that now was the time to act.
"Football is obviously broken," said Barcelona midfielder, and defender of all that is right, Xavi. "When the team that just scores the most goals is ruled the winner over a team that holds the ball for the vast majority of the match only because the rules say so, something is very wrong. And it is time we correct that wrong. Because Cesc is suffering."

Xavi is not the only Barcelona player speaking out on this issue, though. After Barcelona's 1-0 loss to Chelsea in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal despite maintaing 79 percent of possession, Andres Iniesta labeled the match "unjust." A sentiment that teammate Sergio Busquests echoed after Barcelona lost a decisive match in the Spanish league title race to rivals Real Madrid by a score of 2-1 even though the Catalans kept 72 percent of possession.

"We hope that FIFA will finally take this matter seriously and take action," Xavi continued, standing on a table so he could be seen. "It is time for all other clubs to resume their poor imitation of our style of play and lose to us with dignity. After all, everyone knows that playing disciplined defense within the rules of the game and then using patience and precision to score on the counter attack is still cheating and equivalent to puppy murder. Actually, it's worse. Defending is worse than puppy murder."

When reached for comment on Barcelona's petition, a FIFA spokesman said they are taking these concerns quite seriously and the public should be far more interested in this than anything to do with corruption.

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 :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

I had a good laugh reading this.

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REL kix yes ...standing on a table to be seen

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The last line is what take it for me  :rotfl:
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This is a serious article?

Nevermind. I now read the rest
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Goals win matches. Full Stop.

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And it is time we correct that wrong. Because Cesc is suffering."

This is the best part for me.
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Talk about sour loosers....

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Talk about sour loosers....

It's a joke
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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2012, 03:33:11 PM »
Talk about sour loosers....

It's a joke

Hm! Well I was hoping he was only joking...
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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2012, 05:23:55 PM »
 :rotfl: GLAD 2 KNOW D BOARD LIGHT UP.
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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2012, 05:48:25 PM »
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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2012, 05:23:08 AM »
hahhahhahahhahhahahahahahha..........

Swansea should sign up too...........it will mean that they would win the Premier League, lol
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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2012, 08:04:14 AM »
men does take satire entirely too seriously lol

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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #15 on: April 26, 2012, 09:34:37 AM »
All Barca needed to do was launch some crosses into the box instead of squareing back the ball time and time again.
and launch some shots from way out.

sonner or later a ball would have taken a lucky bounce in the box and they would have gotten a goal.

I think they wanted to personally meet the challege of unlocking the defense through the middle versus wining the game.

sooner or later they were going to lose ....I think they knew this in the back of their mind and they accepted it mentally.


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Re: Barcelona petition FIFA to declare possession more important than goals
« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2012, 09:38:22 AM »
I remember some years ago some FIFA jackass proposed counting corners in the event of a tie.

 

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