as disappointing as lonsig is, in a cup final no less, and against real madrid as well, have perspective people. we have been owning real madrid the last 5 or 6 years, the last 3 in particular. 5-0, 6-2, winning trebles, while they watch from the coach at home. the run could not go on forever, plain and simple. you win and lose in sport, and we've been doing a lot of winning lately, the lonsig had to come. and personally, this it the trophy id much rather not win. aside from the fact we played a pretty awful first half (actually the worst ive seen pep's barca in a big game) and the fact we were lucky not to concede, i took quite a bit of heart from the 2nd half where we were truly dominant and played some awesome football. it seemed we used up all our luck first half and then got none in the second. i mean come on people, stop praising mourinho for his tactics. god, im so sick of that bullshit. he must be the only manager in the world who gets so overly praised for tactics when he wins games. seriously, when other teams win, most the praise goes to the players, but mourinho its always his genius. yeah, so genius playing defensively and rough, close down space, and then asking 150 million euros worth of worldclass attackers to play the counter attack against the 2 or 3 barca players defending. WOW. please, someone give him the nobel prize. just think about it. so mourinho won a trophy for real madrid, it was all him, not the 300 euro plus worth of talent on the pitch or wasting away on the bench. if casillas hadnt pulled off some miracle saves against pedro and iniesta especially and if pedro was not that nanosecond offside, the whole headline changes. Everyone goes with how amazing we are and how mourinho was so negative and how he got it so wrong and didnt learn from the other games. but now that he wins, but the most narrow of margins, he's a full blown genius. its the most hypocritical flip flop over analytic bullshit. i real plague on football these days.same with this small squad business. nobody seemed to worry too much at the 5-0, or during the arsenal games. it all seemed hunky-dory then. but then we lose a game, and boom, analyze everything, point the finger, guardiola is so wrong. i cant stand it. lonsig is part of sport, its part of being a fan, get use to it. most barca followers now are all post rijkaard/ronaldinho people that have barely had to bare lonsig, which is why there is this ridiculous overreaction. its part of the game. i for one have always and will always believe in smaller squads. yes it has its limitations at times, but it has a huge amount of benefits and we have seen these benefits lift title after title recently. it creates much more true team unity and friendship. have you ever seen a team with better camaraderie then us? the fact 10 -12 players always play together makes them click and gel way faster and more effectively. you ever wonder why we have the best interplay in europe? the most intuitive moments, like the players do not need to see each other? i hate the likes of madrid and man city, and mourinho with both inter and chelsea when they just buy without thinking and let true talented players rot away on the bench JUST IN CASE they need then for 5 or 6 games a year. look at great icons like kaka reduced to a bench warmer, benzema almost begging for his supper to play, diarra once a huge prospect in europe at lyon who has sat more than stood the last 5 years, gago, a great argentine prospect, now some forgotten man. i could go on and on. you really want us to buy like 5 new great players just to be there in case we need them 20 minutes a game in a copa final? what about la masia?that kind of treatment of players is not the barca way, its not in its philosophy. it never has been. the fact people do not recognize that is only testament to a massive lack of perspective and understanding.there were many positives from last night. the 2nd half reaction was great and if were not fluffing these chances we could have won easily. adriano had a really top notch game, mascherano was simply brilliant. iniesta really showed his ability 2nd half. messi had some dazzling moments. villa is of course the biggest issue, but all you can do is give him time and the chances to score. all strikers hit slumps, and you just have to be patient with the player you believe in.we have the leauge to win and two big CL ties, the two trophies that truly matter. if we get through madrid there, and win the CL, this will be a tiny tinny memory. have a think about things before declaring a team and manager zeros after one night after years of historical games.