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  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 14:09:27 13,623 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    The question being, who else were they trying to get then?
    As DMs both Herrera and it was confirmed that they tried for Khedira too.
  • Youthist 4 Sep 2013 14:10:30 9,902 posts
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    Actually his first job is to foul opponents, usually with his elbows, but anything works.

    Think of how stupid the average person is, and realise half of them are stupider than that

  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 14:13:30 13,623 posts
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    bbvDJC wrote:
    Why is everyone saying Fellaini is a DM, he plays better further forward.

    I'd rather use him as someone further up the field as a a target man, someone who can receive the ball and hold up play while others come up to assist. It also helps that he's a big presence in the box!
    He himself says he prefers playing as a DM and doesn't like to play up front, even though he's better there.

    I'd like to see him play as the AM for United. That kind of schtick may work for Everton, but United aren't Everton. I simply cannot see a Fellaini-Van Persie combo ever working.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 14:33:18 13,623 posts
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    Not PL related anymore I guess, but I feel sorry for Bale.
    Ronaldo's comments and the comments of the players, along with Madrian fans and media not happy with Ozil leaving and linked with Bale's arrival is just lying the groundworks for Bale to be made a scapegoat (scapechip?

    If for whatever reason RM go through a period of difficulty, particularly in scoring goals, expect the blame to somehow be pinned on Bale (even though others like Isco should get more of the blame).
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 14:33:59 13,623 posts
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    Mind you when I say "I feel sorry for Bale", it's more of a figure of speech than anything.
  • robc84 4 Sep 2013 14:35:33 4,367 posts
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    I do worry for Bale. That's a big price tag to live up to, and Madrid cannot be easy club to integrate into with all the egos there.

    Hopefully he will get off to a good start.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 14:38:02 83,880 posts
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    I think he'll be fine. He's not like someone like Kaka whose qualities are relatively subtle. Bale is a very explosive player and I'm pretty sure the fans will enjoy watching him.
  • nickthegun 4 Sep 2013 14:38:52 55,904 posts
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    He just needs to keep fit, which british players seem incapable of doing when they go there.

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    He totally called it

  • oceanmotion 4 Sep 2013 14:41:51 15,250 posts
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    His game is so simple. Injury and champions league failure should be the only negatives and plenty of players carry that burden.
  • robc84 4 Sep 2013 14:43:03 4,367 posts
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    Well his debut can't go any worse than Woodgate's...

    Well I hope not anyway.

    A few of his trademark screamers early on will do him good. I don't watch much Spanish football, but I'm guessing its a bit less physical than the PL, which should suit him well.
  • Blotto 4 Sep 2013 14:45:51 2,515 posts
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    Assuming Bale can cope mentally with the price tag/pressure, which there is no evidence that he can't, he'll be absolutely fine at RM.

    He's a great player, playing in a great team, against relatively shit opposition.
  • robc84 4 Sep 2013 14:48:04 4,367 posts
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    Blotto wrote:
    Assuming Bale can cope mentally with the price tag/pressure, which there is no evidence that he can't, he'll be absolutely fine at RM.

    He's a great player, playing in a great team, against relatively shit opposition.
    Same as when he was at Spurs then ;)
  • roz123 4 Sep 2013 14:51:23 7,107 posts
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    Really good article about Woodward
    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/jim-white/dismal-woodward-failed-primary-summer-task-sign-superstar-110654996.html

    Edited by roz123 at 14:51:49 04-09-2013
  • Blotto 4 Sep 2013 14:53:04 2,515 posts
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    Heh, I almost put "As opposed to when he was at spurs" in but thought better of it!
  • Feanor 4 Sep 2013 15:10:37 13,921 posts
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    robc84 wrote:
    Well his debut can't go any worse than Woodgate's...

    Well I hope not anyway.

    A few of his trademark screamers early on will do him good. I don't watch much Spanish football, but I'm guessing its a bit less physical than the PL, which should suit him well.
    And they might let him get away with more of his dives there. Last season he was constantly getting yellow carded for them.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 15:11:56 83,880 posts
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    And not for them.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 15:12:15 83,880 posts
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    Wait, as in a lot of the time he wasn't diving. I did that wrong.
  • TheSaint 4 Sep 2013 15:13:49 13,630 posts
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    roz123 wrote:
    Really good article about Woodward
    http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/blogs/jim-white/dismal-woodward-failed-primary-summer-task-sign-superstar-110654996.html
    Quite a good read but it skims over the question that maybe superstars aren't sure about playing for Moyes.

    I think if I was a top player I'd be giving post-Fergie United a season or two see what happens.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 15:16:15 13,623 posts
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    Antonio Banderas (actor): “I cannot believe this. This is so not funny it makes Adam Sandler’s last movie look like Blazing Saddles.”
    On Sale of Ozil and bringing of Bubbles.
  • robc84 4 Sep 2013 15:16:23 4,367 posts
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    I'm not going to say he never tried a cheeky dive, but I believe him when he says a lot of the time he was just trying to avoid getting injured.

    A lot of teams / players would go in hard on him (looking at you Charlie Adam) because it was the only way they could stop him.
  • nickthegun 4 Sep 2013 15:17:53 55,904 posts
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    I dislike Jim White greatly but

    Being out-flanked in the transfer market by Arsene Wenger is the equivalent of that moment in the marathon when you are over-taken by a bloke dressed in a diving suit juggling tomatoes.
    Was quite funny

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    He totally called it

  • Feanor 4 Sep 2013 15:18:06 13,921 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Wait, as in a lot of the time he wasn't diving. I did that wrong.
    That's right. He was cautioned for diving on at least a couple of fouls because the ref was going by reputation. Happened twice against Sunderland.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 15:19:04 83,880 posts
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    At one point he was a big diver, but then when he got a bad rep for it and started getting carded, he did more or less pack it in. He then went on to receive most of his bookings for diving after that point.
  • The-Bodybuilder 4 Sep 2013 15:19:49 13,623 posts
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    And Suarez.
    Their fault for making such a reputation for themselves. Never gonna feel sorry for them.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 15:22:03 83,880 posts
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    Yeah, I always said he was reaping what he sowed. I did look forward to the point where his reputation would finally shift, but it looks like someone else will benefit from that now. Or he'll go back to diving.
  • LeD 4 Sep 2013 15:26:22 6,192 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    I dislike Jim White greatly but

    Being out-flanked in the transfer market by Arsene Wenger is the equivalent of that moment in the marathon when you are over-taken by a bloke dressed in a diving suit juggling tomatoes.
    Was quite funny
    It is funny. It's also a bit ignorant.
  • kalel 4 Sep 2013 15:32:09 83,880 posts
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    I suspect he's talking bollocks anyway. I hate these journos who claim to have incredibly intimate knowledge of the details of phone conversations and all that. It's such shit.
  • mcmonkeyplc 4 Sep 2013 15:41:02 38,900 posts
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    Is there a "redcafe Meltdown" twitter feed?

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • Punctum 4 Sep 2013 15:51:20 852 posts
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    LeD wrote:
    nickthegun wrote:
    I dislike Jim White greatly but

    Being out-flanked in the transfer market by Arsene Wenger is the equivalent of that moment in the marathon when you are over-taken by a bloke dressed in a diving suit juggling tomatoes.
    Was quite funny
    It is funny. It's also a bit ignorant.
    And puerile. And wrong. Arsene Wenger still holds much gravitas in the game (especially worldwide) and is far more appealing to play for than David Moyes.
  • mcmonkeyplc 4 Sep 2013 15:52:46 38,900 posts
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    Come and get it cumslingers!

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