Friday, June 19, 2009

Barca Will Not Try To Compete With Real Madrid's Big Signings Because They Already Have...

...the Best Player In The World:

Lionel Messi:

"Identifying suitable signings is a tough task at any club, but is made even harder by the tenets that Barcelona hold dear. The club's 4-3-3 formation is sacrosanct, and players must fit in with the short, intricate passing game that the club has always propagated."

"Unlike at Real, players will not be signed simply because they are among the best in the world. They must also fit the system."

"We already have the best player in the world, Lio Messi," said Laporta. "But the most important thing that we have is a team that works. For our rivals, it's normal that they do their best to be more competitive than they were last season. Like I told you, they sign names, and we have a team." (Source)

Based on Messi's standing in the world-wide-fan-poll as of 4pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday June 19, 2009, Laporta is absolutely Correct:

Lionel Messi 46% (928 votes)
Cristiano Ronaldo 22% (454 votes)
Steven Gerrard 7% (145 votes)
Andres Iniesta 4% (76 votes)
Fernando Torres 3% (60 votes)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic 2% (46 votes)
Kaka 2% (43 votes)
Frank Lampard 2% (35 votes)
Wayne Rooney 1% (28 votes)
Ronaldinho 1% (27 votes)
Andrei Arshavin 1% (22 votes)
Nemanja Vidic 1% (15 votes)
Franck Ribery 1% (16 votes)
Didier Drogba 1% (14 votes)
Xavi Hernandez 1% (13 votes)
Robinho 1% (14 votes)
Iker Casillas 1% (11 votes)
Cesc Fabregas 1% (13 votes)
Arjen Robben <1% (9 votes)
Samuel Eto'o 1% (11 votes)
Luka Modric 1% (15 votes)
Petr Cech <1% (6 votes)
David Villa <1% (9 votes)
Emmanuel Adebayor <1% (5 votes)
Gianluigi Buffon <1% (6 votes)
Sergio (Kun) Aguero <1% (5 votes)
Ashley Young <1% (7 votes)

Total Votes: 2033

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