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    Good goal though yeah, just checked it on youtube.

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    Busquets hasn't looked that good in years actually.

    He's a true pivot. Can't do much on his own but brilliant when there's stuff going on around him. When the ball and the players are all moving in and out of the middle area, he'll get the ball and find the pass that no-one else has seen. But when there isn't much going on around him, he's really no use because everybody can see everything.

    I'm very positive about Setien.

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    https://www.theguardian.com/football...phical-matters

    "Arsenal’s defence posed an interesting philosophical question. Could it be the case that a David Luiz-shaped hole, the absence of David Luiz, is more defensively resilient than the actual, material David Luiz? Is the hypothetical David Luiz, an entity best expressed as (David Luiz – David Luiz) more effective as a defensive rallying point than the real thing?"

    Arsenal's mental fragility is fascinating. Even more fascinating now when contrasted against Liverpool, who have found a way to keep on finding a way to win all season.

    Torreira was meant to fix it, a Vieira update, and instead gradually started to succumb to a mystery virus affecting his ability not to mentally collapse. I can appreciate David Luiz's footballing talents, but the idea that Arsenal actually thought he would provide defensive steel is mystifying - it's too perfect of a bad decision to be true.
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    I like how with Arsenal especially you get a very strong sense of a football teams character being a product not just of players and manager but the entire structure of fans and board and history and etc. Magic.

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    It's like the club is under a 20-year curse. Klopp or Guardiola could come in and it would still be a disaster. They could sign Messi and he'd be a clown within months.

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    Yeah it's Theseus' Ship where you can change every single component but it's still the same ship (or philosopher's axe or Trigger's broom - whatever).

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