Setién hesitates with the drawing

first_imgIt is up to Setién to make a decision from here at the end of the season. However, and seeing his modus operandi in recent games, the road, if he does not give a blow again, seems marked and is to copy what Valverde had been doing. In home games, Setién will take advantage of the signing of Braithwaite to be ordered in a 4-3-3. In the lead, you can play with the Danish and Ansu in addition to Griezmann and Messi. It is possible that he even implemented it in the second round of Champions League match against Napoli. Outside the home, however, it seems difficult to think that with the lack of resources it has, it can escape 4-4-2. Less in Champions. Ansu has stopped having opportunities since he started in San Mamés. The arrival of Braithwaite and the arrival of weight games has left him without a place. Against Betis, Naples or Madrid away from home, 4-4-2 has been untouchable for Setién, who already drops off the record that he doesn’t have the elements to implement what he wants. Although that may have much more to do with the way of life of the wardrobe. Nothing he did not know and was not able to administer Valverde, which last year stayed three games of the triplet and still was put in the trigger. You should also decide soon what path your team takes if you want your stay in Barcelona to be extended next season. “The best way to win is to play well, and I always promise that my teams will play football well.” Setién arrived with that declaration of principles at Barça but, for the moment, has not complied. Barça has not been a brilliant team. On the contrary, it has bored, especially with its festival of a thousand mindless passes in the first three games (Granada, Ibiza and Valencia). Then, basically, he has dedicated himself to copy Valverde. He has also fulfilled one thing. He assured that there could be novelties in the drawing that did not last long. It took him a short time to return to the Valverde highway. Upon arrival, he tried with a 3-1-4-2 that crashed in less than a week, when he lost and could be thrashed in Valencia after being about to fall in Ibiza.Setién changed quickly, to 4-3-3, with Ansu Fati, Griezmann and Messi in the lead. But the important parties arrived, away from home, and did what Valverde had done for two and a half years. Play with a 4-4-2, whether or not with rhombus, with all the sacred cows, including Arturo Vidal.last_img read more

GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal Obamacare

first_imgWASHINGTON — After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated Wednesday they don’t have the stomach to repeal “Obamacare” when it really counts, as the Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation undoing major portions of Barack Obama’s law without replacing it.Seven Republicans joined all Democrats in rejecting an amendment by Rand Paul of Kentucky that would have repealed most of former President Obama’s health care law, with a two-year delay but no replacement. Congress passed nearly identical legislation in 2015 and sent it to Obama, who unsurprisingly vetoed it.Yet this time, with a president in the White House who says he’s itching to sign the bill, the measure failed on the Senate floor. The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that repealing “Obamacare” without replacing it would cost more than 30 million Americans their insurance coverage, and that was a key factor in driving away a handful of Republican senators, more than Majority Leader Mitch McConnell could lose in the closely divided Senate.The result frustrated other GOP senators, some of whom expressed disbelief that their colleagues would flip-flop on legislation they had voted for only two years ago and long promised to voters. Of the current Republican senators, only moderate Susan Collins of Maine opposed the 2015 repeal bill.“I think everybody in there, maybe except for one senator, promised their supporters, their voters that they supported repeal of Obamacare,” said Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. “A lot of them said ‘root and branch.’ Now, we’re so far away from that. I’d just remind my colleagues, remember what you promised your voters.”last_img read more