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  • kalel 8 Jul 2013 12:28:04 86,798 posts
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    faux_carnation wrote:
    Luckyjim wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    He's not wrong about the adidas conflict. It causes huge problems for Barca. Bit of a shit reason to sell a player, but in terms of finances, selling him would earn them a huge amount of extra money through Nike, not to mention that they could sell him to an adidas sponsored team for a ridiculous sum.
    Sad reality about modern football.



    That's an adidas top Cruyff is wearing there. Modern football is shit for many reasons, but this kind of stuff isn't new.
    Actually the story behind that Cruyff top is quite interesting. He had a sponsorship deal with Puma, and so wouldn't wear the adidas top, and wore a special "two stripe" version of it (as shown in that picture).

    Puma have since used the two stripe design for their own for Cruyff/Puma King related stuff, such as the Spurs third kit a few years back.

    http://www.fanfootball.co.uk/images/tottenham-third-kit-20091.jpg
  • nickthegun 8 Jul 2013 12:29:49 59,340 posts
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    Yeah, the cruyff episode was the first real conflict of commercialisation in football and, as you say, is a really cool story.

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    He totally called it

  • Jono62 19 Jul 2013 18:11:32 14,021 posts
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    Barcelona are calling a press conference. Rumours are it's for Vilanova to announce he is stepping down.
  • teamHAM 19 Jul 2013 18:36:42 2,860 posts
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    Joe Kinnear is said to be sitting by the phone waiting for the call...

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  • teamHAM 19 Jul 2013 22:04:35 2,860 posts
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    Confirmed: Vilanova steps down as Barcelona coach.

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  • ecureuil 19 Jul 2013 23:39:02 76,654 posts
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    This is really sad. I wish him all the best.
  • Reacher 21 Jul 2013 20:10:43 786 posts
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    Bournemouth are play Real Madrid atm, 1-0 to Real,

    Links can be found in all the usual places.
  • Jono62 18 Aug 2013 18:08:08 14,021 posts
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    Barca have scored already.
  • roz123 18 Aug 2013 18:10:08 7,112 posts
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    Yeah a really nice tiki taki goal
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 18 Aug 2013 18:13:49 6,654 posts
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    Fuckinell. Was holding off switching over to see Joses interview.
  • El_MUERkO 18 Aug 2013 18:14:44 16,970 posts
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    And 2. No Neymar though.
  • Jono62 18 Aug 2013 18:29:04 14,021 posts
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    4-0 Barca. Still got 65 minutes left.
  • El_MUERkO 18 Aug 2013 18:29:15 16,970 posts
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    Oh dear. Ok Barca are awesome but the quality of opposition is pretty fucking terrible. Park the bus and kick some shins FFS.
  • El_MUERkO 18 Aug 2013 18:32:49 16,970 posts
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    We have the ball, quickly, kick it in the rough direction of our loan forward!
  • IMO 18 Aug 2013 18:37:36 5,624 posts
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    I see great things in that Messi kid's future.
  • oceanmotion 18 Aug 2013 18:44:48 15,770 posts
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    The lack of competition in the Spanish league must make Barca and Real Madrid worse.

    They can still reach a high level but the bar could be getting out of reach. Champions League should be interesting.
  • Jono62 18 Aug 2013 18:47:52 14,021 posts
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    6-0 now. Yawn.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 18 Aug 2013 20:32:50 9,756 posts
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    Barca's TV money for the season: 150m.

    Levante's TV money for this season: 10m.

    I'm shocked. Levante have done pretty well to get that much.
  • oceanmotion 18 Aug 2013 20:37:22 15,770 posts
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    I'm surprised 18 clubs haven't dug their heels in and demanded more revenue.

    Does the Premier League distribute equally ?
  • senso-ji 18 Aug 2013 20:37:44 5,840 posts
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    Very good game between R Madrid and R Betis at the moment. 1-1, but Betis should be three goals to the good.
  • SuperCoolEskimo 18 Aug 2013 21:22:46 9,756 posts
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    Poor decision to take Cedrick off after just an hour. He's been Betis' best player.
  • Trowel 18 Aug 2013 21:27:45 17,528 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    Poor decision to take Cedrick off after just an hour. He's been Betis' best player.
    He was brilliant against Everton last week, constant danger down the left.
  • roz123 19 Aug 2013 12:10:55 7,112 posts
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    PSGlol


    Does anyone else find it a little funny that the BBC have decided to follow Barcelona, Real Madrid, PSG and Monaco games on live text but almost nothing else from the rest of European football.
  • senso-ji 1 Sep 2013 20:44:20 5,840 posts
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    Messi with a 40 minute hat-trick against Valencia. Gareth who?
  • vijay_UK 1 Sep 2013 21:15:23 2,103 posts
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    senso-ji wrote:
    Messi with a 40 minute hat-trick against Valencia. Gareth who?
    Is it even possible to put a price on Lionel Messi? I wouldn't even know where to start withthat guy.
  • Kay 1 Sep 2013 21:31:57 17,798 posts
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    Pretty sure they've put a 200m (or thereabouts) price on him, in the form of a release clause.
  • vijay_UK 1 Sep 2013 21:43:45 2,103 posts
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    Bargain.
  • grey_matters 14 Sep 2013 20:53:56 3,687 posts
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    Sounds like a mental last 20 mins in the Nou Camp. 3-2 to Barca now.

    Bale starts against Villareal.
  • FutileResistor 14 Sep 2013 21:28:08 1,226 posts
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    Madrid, an absolute shambles at the back.
  • THFourteen 14 Sep 2013 21:31:09 33,096 posts
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    Shit going forwards too
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