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  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 15:36:52
    Heh, that's what elevates football above other sports, that you can level the term "genius" at a fat lad with learning difficulties.

    No equivalent to gazza in rugby. Lucky days to be a Spurs fan when he graced the pitch.
  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 15:38:53 88,370 posts
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    There's going to be a standing ovation for hin on the 8th minute of the Newcastle Spurs game for him Saturday. Hopefully the Everton, Rangers and Lazio games as well.
  • Dougs 7 Feb 2013 15:47:39 68,380 posts
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    Reminds me, have Chelsea got bored of that yet?
  • reddevil93 7 Feb 2013 15:48:53 11,862 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    reddevil93 wrote:
    If the club can handle the transition from SAF to the next manager we'll be sorted.

    This is sort of like saying "if we can just nail cold fusion that the world energy crisis will be sorted". It's more than a huge task.

    There really is no shortage of money for investment which the Glazers have proven

    Have they? Even RvP was cheap compared to the fees that City and Chelsea have been paying. You're spending in recent years has been relatively frugal.

    Overall it's a far from doom and gloom picutre, however, the Glazers appear to want to spend little more than absolutely necessary, which thanks to Fergie isn't much. The next guy has a hell of a task on his hands.
    Well what do you expect me to describe it as? An impossible task, insurmountable? I acknowledge how difficult it's going to be but you and I both agree the Glazers aren't stupid enough to not invest enough to keep the club competitive. They know they have to or else it will result in them losing money in the long run. So hopefully they will show the cash to Mourinho of the likes when the time comes.

    For all they drain from the club they are very shrewd business men. At the moment they could sell a club they only used 300m or so of their own money to buy for the guts of 2b. They aren't going to let the club fall in value and to ensure that they will continue to invest as much as is needed to keep competitive.

  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 15:55:31 88,370 posts
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    Seems to me more likely they'll sell if and when the club starts to lose value, rather than heavily invest back into it. We'll see I guess.

    Regardless, all I'm saying is that despite having incredibly high turnover, the picture isn't entirely rosy at Man U. Glazers clearly aren't the ideal owners despite your protestations.
  • mcmonkeyplc 7 Feb 2013 16:09:54 39,467 posts
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    Thanks for the reality check champ.

    Come and get it cumslingers!

  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 16:11:27 88,370 posts
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    I tried to avoid big words specially for you.
  • reddevil93 7 Feb 2013 16:13:12 11,862 posts
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    Too much of a cash cow to sell unless a 2b+ offer comes in.

    They're far from ideal. Ideally they would've sold enough shares in the recent IPO to pay off the debt and invest heavily in the club and only take a small cut for themselves. While the club is still this competitive they have no real reason to invest much more. If in future we can't compete I guess, as you say, we'll see will they invest more or abandon ship.

  • ElNuevo9 7 Feb 2013 16:22:02 13,479 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Postiga scored for Portugal last night in fact. Took him a while to come good but he does seem to be fairly highly rated these days.
    Really?

    He's still considered shit. The only reason he get picked for Portugal is because they have similarly poor strikers to choose from.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 16:22:34 88,370 posts
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    Rated enough to play up front for Portugal I guess.
  • THFourteen 7 Feb 2013 16:38:21 33,821 posts
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    gazza died!?! wtf?
  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 16:40:20
    just gone on a Scotch bender I think. Turned up at a dinner shaking, calling everybody "cunts"
  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 16:43:31 88,370 posts
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    Not dead, but may well not be too far this time.
  • nickthegun 7 Feb 2013 16:46:01 60,435 posts
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    THFourteen wrote:
    gazza died!?! wtf?
    No. He got shipped off to a rehab clinic in the us as he is basically a few weeks away from killing himself. Hes absolutely skint so all of his mates chipped in for the treatment.

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    My man gives real loving that's why I call him Killer
    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • THFourteen 7 Feb 2013 16:47:06 33,821 posts
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    oh right yeah i heard about the drinking at the charity event this week.

    thought with all this talk of standing ovations etc that he had died.

    at the end of the day you have to feel sorry for the guy, talented footballer but he is a wife beater and an alcoholic, not sure i'd applaud him.
  • nickthegun 7 Feb 2013 16:48:23 60,435 posts
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    I think point B led to point A, but yes. He has done a few less than savoury things while leathered.

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    He's not a wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am, he's a thriller

  • King_Edward 7 Feb 2013 16:48:42 11,454 posts
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    You don't really have to feel sorry for him.
  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 16:50:28 88,370 posts
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    The wife (and child) beating is hard to stomach yeah, but I think even Sheryl and the kids recognise it was part of his incredibly severe alcoholism.

    It's all a tragedy really. To be completely frank it's pretty obvious there's no way back for him.
  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 16:50:29
    lol. Turning up at raoul moats suicide with a can of lager to sort out the misunderstanding.
  • nickthegun 7 Feb 2013 16:52:44 60,435 posts
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    Its the same with best. You just know its not going to end well.

    Especially since bestie actually seemed quite switched on whereas gazza has always seemed soft in the head, regardless of drink.

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  • FWB 7 Feb 2013 17:04:35 44,838 posts
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    Obviously it is awful and wouldn't wish it upon him, but as Fourteen says, can't get past the beatings for me. So I wouldn't salute him, even if he did play for us. More important things than football.
  • FWB 7 Feb 2013 17:06:32 44,838 posts
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    Found the female de Gea.






    Haven't had a go at him for a while.
  • FWB 7 Feb 2013 17:07:54 44,838 posts
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    And from that link...

    They do things differently in the Arabic world. Love the carding too. :D
  • reddevil93 7 Feb 2013 17:12:23 11,862 posts
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    Unbelievable Jeff:

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,12088_8477969,00.html

    Bale better than Ronaldo appearantly

  • TheSaint 7 Feb 2013 17:13:11 14,606 posts
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    FWB wrote:
    Found the female de Gea.






    Haven't had a go at him for a while.
    That's a bit unfair, she's not that bad and I bet she's never stolen a doughnut either.
  • Deleted user 7 February 2013 17:17:22
    reddevil93 wrote:
    Unbelievable Jeff:

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,12088_8477969,00.html

    Bale better than Ronaldo appearantly
    I know, these comparisons make me laugh. Given the fact that it's pretty clear what you have to do to be compared; go a season with a ratio better than a goal a game.
  • kalel 7 Feb 2013 17:17:59 88,370 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Unbelievable Jeff:

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,12088_8477969,00.html

    Bale better than Ronaldo appearantly
    An Ben Arfa is better than Bale!

    Ridiculous article. There's not one single part of Bale's game that is better than Ronaldo's.
  • King_Edward 7 Feb 2013 17:18:20 11,454 posts
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    reddevil93 wrote:
    Unbelievable Jeff:

    http://www.skysports.com/opinion/story/0,25212,12088_8477969,00.html

    Bale better than Ronaldo appearantly
    "What Bale's got that Ronaldo hasn't is incredible strength and power; "

    I'm not sure he remembers Ronaldo very well.
  • reddevil93 7 Feb 2013 17:24:12 11,862 posts
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    Bale is Ronaldo light, cuts in from the left, extremely greedy and has a face you'd love to punch.

    Can't imagine him ever reaching Ronaldo's level but hopefully he gets another chance to impress in the CL next year with Spurs.

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