Sometimes, you just don’t need words.
Our new number 7 (duh, right?). Still can’t believe that number wasn’t taken.
Is everybody digging the new kits? Not a fan of the red shorts, but I only wear the shirts, anyhow.
Now, for some thoughts. This is brilliant. Exceptional. Staggering. I’m almost woozy with the joy.
Why? Because David Villa, though I am on the record as thinking he’s overrated, will probably make me eat those words. His mobility, finishing skill and more importantly in the context of our offense, passing ability and ball control, means that we have the most potent front line in the world. Period.
What other team will be able to bring the likes of Pedro! off the bench? Puyol is right when he says that Ibrahimovic and Villa are compatible. He’s absolutely right. The possibilities are inSANE. I will leave the tactical nuance to Euler and his big brain. For me, I envision Ibrahimovic moving defenders around and Villa or Messi scampering into the space created. I envision a world in which you can’t sit on Messi and foul Ibrahimovic, because there’s that third guy to kill you.
Some say that we haven’t solved the left wing problem, but I think that we have. Unlike Samuel Eto’o, when Villa drifts out to the wing he is every bit as lethal as he would be leading the line. His cutting ability will bring that valued width, and I just don’t see anything bad about this signing.
But maybe that’s just me. In all of the Fabregas hooraw, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that we have nailed a major, major coup in this signing. He’s durable, keeps himself fit and bangs in goals.
I can’t wait for the new season.