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This reaffirms my man-love for Xabi Alonso.

Alonso is a great underrated player..
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Alonso is a great underrated player..

Alonso and Higuaín are my leading lights for RM - debating whose number to put on back of my latest jersey. Loved Alonso while at Liverpool and was ecstatic when they signed him in 2009.
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Might've been mentioned before.. Anyone saw Higuaín's goal? He was only about a mile offside! Linesman must've been sleeping!

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Zenit is also in the CL
Galatasaray is from Turkey
but Fener didn't make it through. Mereiles is somewhat of a sociopath, there are better options both young and experienced.
As for CR rumors, well one thing I saw
According to @cadenaser Ronaldo has told Florentino Perez that he wants to leave Real Madrid....
But that account is now wiped clean
Didier is a free agent and so too may Anelka be soon. The sugar daddy of the club is threatening to pull his funds. The funny thing is this is a snapshot of what will happen when it ceases to be trendy for billionaires to have toy clubs and they move on to the next big thing, and crumbling will go the likes of ManCity QPR NottyForrest PSG etc
Madrid better hope the Spanish banks survive and the euro doesn't get them into any more trouble because Perez can only support his ventures with the 0% loans he's getting from his buddies on the inside.
I do wonder how many Man U fans who were happy to make stabbing gestures at Elland Road 12 months ago will find an excuse not to travel for this game.

Hopefully no other families will have to grow up without a father because of that club's fans.
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well I am tinfoil.gif for sure with a large dose of bounce2.gif as well.... but you have to admit they are two of the game's biggest primadonnas right? Not hating on Madrid; I like the club.

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Alonso and Higuaín are my leading lights for RM - debating whose number to put on back of my latest jersey. Loved Alonso while at Liverpool and was ecstatic when they signed him in 2009.

I have a Sergio Ramos jersey. Bought it at the El Rastro market.
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Pipita has been scoring non stop. And to think there was talk of trading him...

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well I am tinfoil.gif for sure with a large dose of bounce2.gif as well.... but you have to admit they are two of the game's biggest primadonnas right? Not hating on Madrid; I like the club.
I have a Sergio Ramos jersey. Bought it at the El Rastro market.

Oh, I totally agree with you. Just making sure club blinders are firmly in place smile.gif
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Cesc Fabregas admitted his frustration Tuesday over his recent inconsistent performances for Barcelona.

The Spain international midfielder, who revealed his displeasure at not playing every minute of every game, was substituted only 63 minutes into Barca's narrow victory over Valencia on Sunday.

Despite starting all three La Liga games so far this season, Fabregas remains far from happy playing a cameo role for his boyhood club, having returned to the Nou Camp last summer for 30 million pounds ($47.6 million) after eight years at Arsenal.

"There's no such thing as a great substitute in the world of football," he said.

Fabregas said, however, that he doesn't let his frustration affect him when he's with his teammates.

"I always wish my teammates well and put a happy face on," he said. "If I have to take my unhappy face home then so be it, but I would never let my teammates or manager see it."

The versatile 25-year-old competes for a starting berth in the center of the park with Andres Iniesta, Xavi, Sergio Busquets and new recruit Alex Song, his former Gunners teammate.

"Everybody likes to play every minute of the season," he added.

"I've always said that I play for the best team in the world, but I came here to compete, to learn and enjoy, not to sit wracking my brains," he said. "The manager knows what I can offer. But across the three positions that I can play, I am competing with the three best players in the world."

Fabregas said he's happy to be with Barcelona, "but when a coach tells me I have to go, I'll go.

"But I will not make it easy for him to do so, by any means. I will keep going, looking forward to the time that things change. I came here to see out my career."

Trouble on both sides of Spanish Football Paradise. Sorry Cesc, but you didn't see this possibly being an issue when you ached and longed for a return?
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A Romanian cup game today ended 31-0.
I am having trouble imagining what that must have been like to witness or participate in.
http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/aug/29/romanian-club-beaten-31-0

You should have played in some of the teams I did.
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Can't believe Stoke signed Michael Owen. They also have Peter Crouch too. It's like 2006 again.
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AVB at it again. Wow.
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To be fair I don't think Villas Boas really said anything wrong. While Lloris hasn't really said or done anything to make headlines up until now, knowing the rest of the personnel in the French national team, would it surprise anyone that he's stirring the pot and making a fuss, even this early in his Tottenham career? This is the team that has: Patrice Evra, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila, Samir Nasri, etc. It's a stunningly high ratio of petulant children to mature footballers.

All Villas Boas said in the first place was that Brad has had a great career up until now and deserves the spot he's been handed. Lloris would be better served by publicly paying respect to someone who has been goalkeeping longer than he's been alive, in my opinion. However, I expect soon enough we'll see Friedel get pushed out into the periphery with Uefa cup games, and then eventually retire at the end of the season.

In regards to my club, the opening fixtures was always going to be a rough ride for Mr Rodgers, but it's been made doubly worse by a wonder strike, some questionable refereeing, and our stalwart defender gifting a goal to Carlos Tevez. Arsenal straight up out-played us. We shouldn't have been giving the ball away so much. Gerrard has become woeful.

At least, even when we're playing like ass, we can count on this little guy:

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Been excited ever since I heard Liverpool was scouting him in the 2010-2011 season. He and Raheem Sterling are real bright spots in an otherwise extremely dull and blunt team. Borini and Sahin will come good once they gel, though. Suarez has been really poor.
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To be fair I don't think Villas Boas really said anything wrong. While Lloris hasn't really said or done anything to make headlines up until now, knowing the rest of the personnel in the French national team, would it surprise anyone that he's stirring the pot and making a fuss, even this early in his Tottenham career? This is the team that has: Patrice Evra, Yohan Cabaye, Hatem Ben Arfa, Yann M'Vila, Samir Nasri, etc. It's a stunningly high ratio of petulant children to mature footballers.
All Villas Boas said in the first place was that Brad has had a great career up until now and deserves the spot he's been handed. Lloris would be better served by publicly paying respect to someone who has been goalkeeping longer than he's been alive, in my opinion. However, I expect soon enough we'll see Friedel get pushed out into the periphery with Uefa cup games, and then eventually retire at the end of the season.

Hugo Lloris is actually a great pro and not petulant at all..

He was signed to be number 1 goakeeper...

He is still young and a great goalkeeper.

He is the French captain and if he doesn't play for Tottenham he will be on th bench with France...

A pro who doesn't complain about being on the bench is not a pro...
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No, not quite, unless you're being extremely generous with your math. Porto doesn't get those players as cheaply as is reported (for example the 5.5m fee for Hulk was only for 50% of his rights, when they ponied up for another 30% of his rights, they paid 13m-ish), and they also don't get the full fee in return when they sell them since they rarely own 100% of the players. Again bringing up the Hulk example, the reported fee is 60 million but of that 40m was paid to Porto, the other 20 to third parties.

They still make a tidy profit, usually around 3-6m per year, but they have to sell a star player every year to be in the black. If they didn't sell players, they'd be making significant losses annually. Definitely not rolling in cash like many people would have you believe.

Their business model works for them since it allows them to dominate the league, but with the financial fair play regulations, English clubs will be looking to bring in talents from South America in at a younger age, thus dipping into Porto's main source of player. They could be in big trouble in the future.
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i would still support porto over manUre
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