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  • askew 14 Jul 2014 13:10:12 12,055 posts
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    Grr.
  • oceanmotion 14 Jul 2014 13:14:09 15,663 posts
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    Is that their debt wiped out then or do they still prefer paying interest forever?
  • oceanmotion 14 Jul 2014 13:22:50 15,663 posts
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28282444

    It comes after US rivals Nike decided to end their association at the end of the coming 2014-15 season.

    Nike have been paying United £23.5m a year, and the new deal is believed to be a worth a world record-breaking £70m a season to the Old Trafford club.

    Champions League winner Real Madrid's £31m-a-year deal with Adidas was previously the biggest club deal.

    Adidas will provide training and playing kit to all of the club's teams. In addition, it will have the exclusive right to distribute dual-branded merchandising products worldwide.
    Adidas = 70m a year
    Chevrolet - 53m a year
    AON - 120m overall for training ground and kits.

    How the fuck.
  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 13:24:00 86,417 posts
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    And that's why Moyes had to go.
  • THFourteen 14 Jul 2014 13:29:36 32,880 posts
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    People who thought Man Utd were finished are in for a shock IMO
  • nickthegun 14 Jul 2014 13:29:36 58,882 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    I would say pretty much any game at any club is safe these days. I see kids that age at Spurs all the time and they have a great time. I take my nephew who's six sometimes.
    You might have another convert soon. Thanks to that bloody advert thats on every five minutes, my daughter is now obsessed with the tottenham turfies website.

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    He totally called it

  • Dougs 14 Jul 2014 13:57:49 66,722 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    People who thought Man Utd were finished are in for a shock IMO
    I don't think anyone thought that. The thing about this deal is that it includes revenues others don't disclose and is also for 10 years. Not inconceivable that other club's revenues might reach or overtake that given inflation etc.
  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 13:58:43 86,417 posts
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    nickthegun wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    I would say pretty much any game at any club is safe these days. I see kids that age at Spurs all the time and they have a great time. I take my nephew who's six sometimes.
    You might have another convert soon. Thanks to that bloody advert thats on every five minutes, my daughter is now obsessed with the tottenham turfies website.
    I've really no idea what that's all about, but it sounds like it's working if that was the intent, so yay.
  • THFourteen 14 Jul 2014 14:27:55 32,880 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    People who thought Man Utd were finished are in for a shock IMO
    I don't think anyone thought that.
    Think the Liverpool contingent were rawking that theory.
  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 14:30:15 2,725 posts
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    They're running out of people to sign though tbh, they still need a fair few additions to their squad and all their targets seem to be going elsewhere.
  • faux_carnation 14 Jul 2014 14:33:23 9,086 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    Dougs wrote:
    THFourteen wrote:
    People who thought Man Utd were finished are in for a shock IMO
    I don't think anyone thought that.
    Think the Liverpool contingent were rawking that theory.
    Only the most deluded troglodytes.

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  • karlo87 14 Jul 2014 15:03:49 1,272 posts
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    We have no chance of signing Reus, but neither does anyone else, he's one of those rarities who actually loves his club. Plus I think most players see the english prem as a step down now compared to the bundesliga.

    Damn that sorcerer! Twenty gold pieces and Iím wankered on Rohypnol.

  • Feanor 14 Jul 2014 15:52:52 14,062 posts
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    Most players don't think that.
  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 16:05:52 2,725 posts
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    Yeah I don't think that's it.

    There were reports he was pissed off that Barca went for Suarez instead of him.
  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 16:07:22 86,417 posts
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    These days unless you play for Madrid or Barca, you're a player that can be bought (although perhaps only by one of those two).
  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 16:10:38 2,725 posts
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    I think it's also true that almost anyone can be bought from those two teams even if you're an important player for them, there's always the need for a new marquee signing.
  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 16:12:16 86,417 posts
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    Blotto wrote:
    I think it's also true that almost anyone can be bought from those two teams even if you're an important player for them, there's always the need for a new marquee signing.
    Yeah, although in hindsight selling Ozil and buying Bale does seem to have been a far more sensible decision than it appeared at the time.
  • Blakester 14 Jul 2014 16:17:23 3,580 posts
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    Markovic is having his medical at Liverpool.

    I would be excited if I had the first clue who he was...

    When you can't see the angles on the wall you're in trouble.

  • TheSaint 14 Jul 2014 16:17:59 14,201 posts
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    Initial TV fixtures are out:

    http://www1.skysports.com/football/news/11661/9381737/premier-league-fixtures-live-on-sky-sports-top-four-kick-off-unrivalled-season?heliosBasketId=30857

    http://sport.bt.com/sportfootball/football/bt-sport-to-show-louis-van-gaals-first-game-as-manchester-united-manager-S11363918566144

    Edited by TheSaint at 16:18:53 14-07-2014
  • karlo87 14 Jul 2014 16:24:52 1,272 posts
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    Blakester wrote:
    Markovic is having his medical at Liverpool.

    I would be excited if I had the first clue who he was...
    He's awesome on footy manager ;)

    Damn that sorcerer! Twenty gold pieces and Iím wankered on Rohypnol.

  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 16:27:30 2,725 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Blotto wrote:
    I think it's also true that almost anyone can be bought from those two teams even if you're an important player for them, there's always the need for a new marquee signing.
    Yeah, although in hindsight selling Ozil and buying Bale does seem to have been a far more sensible decision than it appeared at the time.
    True, but my point was more to illustrate how much power the top two teams have in transfers, it might seem like they hog all the top talent but they also make them more accessible for the other teams out there, they just want to play with them first.
  • AMD500 14 Jul 2014 16:29:22 130 posts
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    Blakester wrote:
    Markovic is having his medical at Liverpool.

    I would be excited if I had the first clue who he was...
    He scored less goals than Bebe in the Portuguese league last season. That might indicate his level.
  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 16:31:42 2,725 posts
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    So that's almost all the Suarez money spent now right?
  • Dougs 14 Jul 2014 16:32:02 66,722 posts
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    http://t.co/qQ11krIn36

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  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 16:33:16 86,417 posts
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    Blotto wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Blotto wrote:
    I think it's also true that almost anyone can be bought from those two teams even if you're an important player for them, there's always the need for a new marquee signing.
    Yeah, although in hindsight selling Ozil and buying Bale does seem to have been a far more sensible decision than it appeared at the time.
    True, but my point was more to illustrate how much power the top two teams have in transfers, it might seem like they hog all the top talent but they also make them more accessible for the other teams out there, they just want to play with them first.
    I guess. Every now and then a scrap falls from the mouths of giants for us mere mortals to feed on. Generally you get them on the way back down career wise.
  • Blotto 14 Jul 2014 16:38:02 2,725 posts
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    I dunno, Di Maria looks set to leave, Ozil obviously, Sanchez, Robben, Van Der Vaart etc.

    Obviously some like VDV were on the way down but more often than not it's because there's a new "must have" player and perfectly good players get moved on. Robben is probably the prime example.
  • karlo87 14 Jul 2014 16:45:50 1,272 posts
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    Blotto wrote:
    So that's almost all the Suarez money spent now right?
    Nah, Rodger's had a fair bit to spend even without the Suarez sale, £50 million was what was reported

    Damn that sorcerer! Twenty gold pieces and Iím wankered on Rohypnol.

  • kalel 14 Jul 2014 16:46:12 86,417 posts
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    Blotto wrote:
    I dunno, Di Maria looks set to leave, Ozil obviously, Sanchez, Robben, Van Der Vaart etc.

    Obviously some like VDV were on the way down but more often than not it's because there's a new "must have" player and perfectly good players get moved on. Robben is probably the prime example.
    Think you're being a touch cynical. The need to bring in exciting new players is a factor in their dealings yes, but I don't agree that they just cast aside perfectly good players in order to do that. Robben made way for Ronaldo who improved them. Sanchez has made way for Suarez who is better. Ozil made way to allow Modric to thrive, as well as paying for Bale, which improved them. Di Maria is a sick note liability etc.

    Yes, that does mean these players become available but I don't think they consider their next move as a step up from Real Madrid.
  • RedSparrows 14 Jul 2014 16:47:22 22,070 posts
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    Sometimes I get the feeling football managers* get the feeling I get in FM: got a great team, but time to move on that superstar to bring in another, just cos I feel like it.

    *at Real and Barcelona.

    Edited by RedSparrows at 16:49:26 14-07-2014
  • faux_carnation 14 Jul 2014 16:48:49 9,086 posts
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    AMD500 wrote:
    Blakester wrote:
    Markovic is having his medical at Liverpool.

    I would be excited if I had the first clue who he was...
    He scored less goals than Bebe in the Portuguese league last season. That might indicate his level.
    Moronic comparison.

    Here he is : http://inbedwithmaradona.com/100-2013-review/2013/12/8/lazar-markovic

    Edited by faux_carnation at 16:49:56 14-07-2014

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