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  • oceanmotion 30 Jul 2013 17:49:46 15,243 posts
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    Take Modric and 86 million.

    Man U don't know any other midfielders.

    Top 4 awaits.
  • Deckard1 30 Jul 2013 17:51:44 25,414 posts
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    Anyone else kind of hoping he goes over there and flops?

    Called it

  • kalel 30 Jul 2013 17:57:06 83,875 posts
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    Deckard1 wrote:
    Anyone else kind of hoping he goes over there and flops?
    I think it's extremely likely tbh. I can't see how he can possibly live up to that kind of evaluation. They will expect him to be better than Ronaldo, or at least as good, and he just isn't.
  • Trowel 30 Jul 2013 17:58:08 16,857 posts
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    Seems Liverpool are about to sign Papadopoulos from Schalke for 16m or thereabouts.

    Me neither.
  • oceanmotion 30 Jul 2013 17:58:22 15,243 posts
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    The league is a piece of piss most of the time so more goals and assists probably. Faster and fitter players won't make it that easy though. Living up to a price tag like that, tough.

    Edited by oceanmotion at 17:59:15 30-07-2013
  • Orange 30 Jul 2013 18:03:47 4,564 posts
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    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
  • TheSaint 30 Jul 2013 18:05:04 13,629 posts
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    He'll be fairly average until Madrid consider loaning him out to Forest and then it'll all come good.
  • roz123 30 Jul 2013 18:22:48 7,107 posts
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    There are some Champions League qualifiers on right now. I'm watching Zenit play Nordjesland and Arshavin is proper shit

    Edited by roz123 at 18:23:11 30-07-2013
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 18:25:49 55,865 posts
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    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.

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  • mikew1985 30 Jul 2013 18:28:36 12,067 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Deckard1 wrote:
    Anyone else kind of hoping he goes over there and flops?
    I think it's extremely likely tbh. I can't see how he can possibly live up to that kind of evaluation. They will expect him to be better than Ronaldo, or at least as good, and he just isn't.
    I'd have to agree and it isn't even a remote slight on how good a player he is but it's an impossible standard to live up to.

    Also what role does Bale play in a team with Ronaldo occupying the position which seemed to be the one in which he showed his best form?
  • SolidSCB 30 Jul 2013 18:31:07 5,826 posts
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    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.
  • Deckard1 30 Jul 2013 18:32:41 25,414 posts
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    He'll do better than Owen

    Called it

  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Jul 2013 18:36:03 13,619 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.
    I'm guessing you've watched loads of Santos and the Brazilian league often then?
  • Dougs 30 Jul 2013 18:37:19 64,910 posts
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    Mental stuff.
  • Steve_Perry 30 Jul 2013 18:41:30 2,444 posts
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    Real Madrid don't give a fuck is he will be decent or not. They just want to spend money and look like the billy big bollocks.

    VIVA STEFANSEN

  • cheeky_prawnking 30 Jul 2013 18:46:19 3,796 posts
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    Have a feeling he will go for some ridiculous sum of money and will flop. It won't be through lack of talent just the weight of expectation, maybe trying to hard to justify the fee.

    Couple of years back to Spurs for less than 20m.
  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:49:17 41,978 posts
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    Money doesn't matter to RM. It is free, courtesy of the German people.
  • ElNino9 30 Jul 2013 18:49:39 13,141 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    I really never should venture to redcafe - there is an embarrassing thread titled "Luka Modric - The Fall Back Option"

    I don't even have words.
    Modric would always be a fallback option to Fabregas, to be fair.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • ElNino9 30 Jul 2013 18:50:01 13,141 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:51:26 41,978 posts
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    Owen wasn't half the player Bale is.

    I reckon he'll do well.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Jul 2013 18:52:38 6,654 posts
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    Where do you see them playing him?
  • The-Bodybuilder 30 Jul 2013 18:53:49 13,619 posts
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    He'll do well.
    Sadly, well won't be enough for RM, especially considering he's alleged price.
  • FWB 30 Jul 2013 18:55:58 41,978 posts
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    Perhaps. But he'll still win a few matches single-handedly.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 30 Jul 2013 18:57:24 6,654 posts
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    The list of flavour of the months is endless, Robben and Wesley Schneider, clarence seedorf all got dispensed with before Champions league glory.

    Real Madrid act like a child would in a videogame.
  • captbirdseye 30 Jul 2013 19:00:43 4,344 posts
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    It seems we've agreed w fee with Spurs for Caulker. Getting fed up of chasing unrealistic targets.
  • SolidSCB 30 Jul 2013 19:02:30 5,826 posts
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    Yep, they've dumped far better players over the years. They already have Ronaldo, so I'm not exactly sure where Ronaldo Lite can make his mark.
  • graysonavich 30 Jul 2013 19:12:28 6,802 posts
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    SolidSCB wrote:
    See Michael Owen's Real Madrid career for details on exactly how Bale's will go.
    Being a victim of a piss arse youth conditioning program isn't the same as living up to hype from transfer fees.

    Assuming Bale goes this summer, they'll both be the same age with almost 100 full games between them.
  • Feanor 30 Jul 2013 19:31:03 13,921 posts
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    Dempsey should be a great FPL buy if Bale goes.
  • nickthegun 30 Jul 2013 19:35:20 55,865 posts
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    The-Bodybuilder wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    Orange wrote:
    What makes it even worse for Bale is Barca signed Neymar for almost half the fee. It will be a direct comparison and he'll fall very short.
    I would take Bale over neymar.
    I'm guessing you've watched loads of Santos and the Brazilian league often then?
    Yes, as it happens as, I assume, you have?

    Edited by nickthegun at 19:35:40 30-07-2013

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  • oceanmotion 30 Jul 2013 19:36:48 15,243 posts
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    That Premier League preview on Sky Sports 1 is like an audience with...
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