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Man, that should've been a PK for City at the end there.

 

If you watch closely, Balotelli makes a real dramatic dive, he just flops to the floor, it does not look like he got pulled down, howver, based on the shirt tugging just before that, if he would've been pulled down, it would've certainly been a penalty.

 

When players become drama queens it doesn't do their cause any good.

 

Should it have been a penalty? Yes, but when Balotelli jumped to the floor, the only thing he achieves is to put doubt in the referee's mind.

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Anyone wants to of own a bit of an Spanish football club?

http://www.realoviedo.es/yosoyelrealoviedo/ingles/index.html
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Placed right in the heart of the Principality of Asturias, Oviedo is the capital city of this northern Spanish coastal region by the Bay of Biscay. From the time you enter this city, you are in for a real surprise: sightseeing becomes a dream-like experience where cleanliness and order preserve the past and look into the future. In such a charming urban environment, described by Woody Allen as a ‘fairy-tale town’, it would not be expected to find another defining element that shapes its identity apart from its Pre-Romanesque monuments or its one-towered Gothic Cathedral, but there is a major one.

Please, let us introduce you to Real Oviedo. This historic club was established back in 1926 and became the first Asturian club to promote to First Division in 1933. Unfortunately, the Spanish Civil War prevented it from becoming part of that reduced group of La Liga winners. The mid-30s had been a real golden age for football in Oviedo, finishing in third position for two seasons in a row. Notwithstanding this, in the end, the outbreak of the Spanish conflict brought the trenches right into Real Oviedo’s home ground, the magical Buenavista Stadium.

Then, let us travel fast forward in time and we could find Real Oviedo at the beginning of the new millennium playing in the top-flight at a brand-new stadium called Carlos Tartiere, which holds 30,5000 spectators, before more than 21,000 season-ticket holders after thirty-seven seasons among the Spanish elite. Expectations were great at the beginning of that ill-fated 2000-2001 season, Real Oviedo was struggling to qualify to play UEFA Cup once again by the January transfer-window. Six months on and it got sadly relegated to Second Division on the last fixture of the season. There and then its 2001 misery odyssey began.

Two seasons later, Real Oviedo tragically plummeted to the Spanish Fourth Division. Once more, it had been caught in the middle of the political crossfire of the people in power, it had been neglected by its board of directors, betrayed by its players and trampled under the feet of a whimsical mayor. However, against all the odds, its supporters kept this football club alive by getting involved in all the needs it demanded to be saved from a more than likely demise.

However, against all the odds, its supporters kept this football club alive by getting involved in all the needs it demanded to be saved from a more than likely demise.

Today, almost ten years later, Real Oviedo is in Segunda B (Third Division), and the struggle to get back to First Division keeps the supporters going. There are more than 11,500 season-ticket holders whose hearts are still beating in blue, full of hope for a better future.

Their unique identity has been the result of their painful banishment from the place they belong to, their true feelings have been shaped by all that bitterness they have been through: forsaken by local and regional governments, looted by former owners and mocked by rivals.

Now, Real Oviedo tries to avoid its nemesis and November 17th is the deadline, the supporters try to prevent their beloved club from uttering its swansong. Please, step ahead and become a hero: contribute to Real Oviedo’s dreams of a better future to come by buying even just a single share (€10.75). Then, as this traditional supporters’ chant goes, ‘We shall be back in First Division

Cost of each share is only EUR 10.75.

Michu, Mata or Cazorla started their careers at Oviedo.

All foreigners that become shareholders will have free entry to he games whenever they come to Oviedo, and if you need another reason. Stan Collimore played there..... (not even half season)
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Another article


http://www.insidespanishfootball.com/sos-real-oviedo/
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SOS: Real Oviedo
Posted by TomConn on November 1st, 2012 10:15 PM | Featured, News

One of Spanish football`s most historic clubs is in danger of permanently closing its doors, as financial hardships and the economic crisis in Spain and have made day-to-day operations of the Segunda B side impossible.


The club is responsible for some of Spain`s finest exports as Arsenal`s Santi Cazorla, Swansea City`s Michu and Chelsea midfielder, Juan Mata all got their start at this prestigious club.

There is now an effort to raise capital for the club and we at Inside Spanish Football are calling on all lovers of Spanish Football to do whatever they can to help save this club.

We have provided details for those of you who are interested in contributing to this worthwhile cause and encourage everyone to share this with anyone who may be interested in contributing as well.
The window to purchase share begins on November 3rd to November 17th and the minimum price per share is €10.75.
Contributions can be made by bank transfer to an account set up through the club at Bank of Santander – Account Number: 0049 4325 61 2410004177
For those abroad who would like to contribute by wire transfer- IBAN: ES 96 0049 4325 6124 1000 4177

By purchasing shares, you will also become a shareholder of the club and be entitled to attend the General Shareholder`s meeting held annually by the club.

Again, this is a tremendous cause and a chance to give something back to help save a club that had produced so much talent and brought immeasurable enjoyment to our lives.

More information can be found at RealOviedo.es and we have provided a link to the club`s official statement concerning their recapitalization here.

Update: The club has announced that a PayPal account is in the works for those who wish to purchase shares from abroad and how those purchasing shares will receive confirmation.

“Real Oviedo would send you by post the titles of the shares that make you own part of the Club. You would just need to email your address info@realoviedo.es with your PayPal or Bank transfer transaction number and Real Oviedo will send your shares to your front door.”

According to Sid Lowe, when the club does active their PayPal account, the price per share will be a “fraction” more (€11.50) due to the comissions paid to PayPal, but not enough to deter you from contributing as much as you can!

All of those purchasing share will in NO way assume any of the responsibility for any future debts that may occur with the club, but there is no future montary gain, either.

Update 02/10/2012 9:53pm:

Real Oviedo have announced that all those who purchase shares on Saturday, will also be invited to attend Saturday evening`s match against Real Madrid ‘C’, free of charge! Incredible opportunity to visit the beautiful stadium and see two magnificent teams, all free of charge! The reasons to contribute are overwhelming and the club is doing everything possible to reward shareholders for their support!

Update 02/10/2012 10:21pm:

Per Sid Lowe, PayPal account will be live and ready for share purchases when they go on sale tomorrow morning. We will update as soon as we have official word the Paypal account has gone live!

Update 02/10/2012 10:35:

Per, Salvemos Oviedo here is an example of the Certificate shareholders will received upon purchase of shares!


Update 02/10/2012 11:30pm:

Real Oviedo has asked everyone who plans to purchase shares tomorrow at the club, to take a photo with their official shareholder certificate and tweet the picture with the hashtag #yosoyelRealOviedo to show your support for the club!



UPDATE 03/10/2012 9:30am:

We finally have a site available for all of you who wish to purchase shares of Real Oviedo. Just click on the link below and select English Version at the top and there rest should speak for itself, just follow the steps and you will be on your way to doing your part to save this historic club. You must have a PayPal account in order to use the website. If you don`t have a PayPal account, you can open one by clicking HERE. Once you have selected the amount of shares you wish to purchase, write the name you wish to put on the certificate. In the following box it asks for you DNI/NIF/CIF number. If you don`t know what that is, you probably don`t have one and in that case don`t write anything and just continue on with your purchase by clicking ‘Comprar Ahora’ or ‘Buy Now’. After that, it will ask you to confirm your information, billing information and credit card information. Paypal is a very secure website, so there is little to no risk in inputting your credit card information. Once that is done, the rest is self explanatory and you should be one your way to owning one of Spanish football`s most prestigious clubs! Makes sure that after the transaction has been completed you email Real Oviedo (info@realoviedo.es) with your name (and name you want on shares), address, reciept number and all of the other information given after the purchase. Enjoy and spread the word!!

Thank you to all of those who expressed interest in supporting this cause, you are truly the reason we do what we do. On behalf of Ben Crump and Tom Conn, we thank you for supporting this important piece of Spanish football history!


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I said Champions League and Europa, not just Champions League.  I think West Brom, Everton, New Castle, Fulham, West Ham and Swans could all challenge for the 4th CL spot.  They all have a chance at playing in the Europa

Everton aside, I doubt that very very much. Top three's settled already, Spurs, Arsenal and Everton for fourth. Some of the teams you mention will be battling for Europa places but if that includes Swansea then Laudrup can have any job in football he wants.

For the few of you who might care about events in northern Britain, Heart of Midlothian, Scotland's traditional 'third club', are facing a winding up order over non-payment of taxes and have been late paying the players for months now. The national team's just sacked the manager after 3 wins in 12 (he might have hung on as the SFA couldn't afford the 700,000 compensation for the remaining two years of his contract), we're down to 54th in the world (we were in the top twenty less than ten years ago) and plummeting downwards. Might have given the world football (or fitba) but it's comprehensively Donald Ducked back hame.
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^ arsenal are getting 4th, that's already set. maybe higher if chelsea keep being garbage

Can't believe the city game, just saw highlights. kolarov was onside and balotelli pulled down in box never mind the early missed call on yaya. but hey there were 89 other minutes to score and they leaked goals instead...time to go try it at the bernabeu laugh.gif
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Everton aside, I doubt that very very much. Top three's settled already, Spurs, Arsenal and Everton for fourth. Some of the teams you mention will be battling for Europa places but if that includes Swansea then Laudrup can have any job in football he wants.
For the few of you who might care about events in northern Britain, Heart of Midlothian, Scotland's traditional 'third club', are facing a winding up order over non-payment of taxes and have been late paying the players for months now. The national team's just sacked the manager after 3 wins in 12 (he might have hung on as the SFA couldn't afford the 700,000 compensation for the remaining two years of his contract), we're down to 54th in the world (we were in the top twenty less than ten years ago) and plummeting downwards. Might have given the world football (or fitba) but it's comprehensively Donald Ducked back hame.

I thought Hibs were the"third"? confused.gif
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Happy 68th Gigi!!!!

Hero of Cagliari and Italy's all time leading scorer - Luigi Riva.

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Well they will be drinking heavily in Glasgow tonight - well heavier than usual I guess. Gotta be their biggest victory in ages. A quality 16% of possession I guess???

Second shocking news is Juve actually getting three points. Still have a shot as it is getting real tight since Chelsea pulled one out of the fire at the death.
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Well they will be drinking heavily in Glasgow tonight - well heavier than usual I guess. Gotta be their biggest victory in ages. A quality 16% of possession I guess???
Second shocking news is Juve actually getting three points. Still have a shot as it is getting real tight since Chelsea pulled one out of the fire at the death.
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Two shots on target and two goals? I only remember one other shot and that was blocked by a defender on a long ball. It felt like Barcelona was going to just start scoring to match how much they dominated play: never happened. What's up with their corners too? During the flow of the game they lived off of Alves sending in crosses from the side, yet every corner but one which I can recall was a short corner.
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Well they will be drinking heavily in Glasgow tonight - well heavier than usual I guess. Gotta be their biggest victory in ages. A quality 16% of possession I guess???
Second shocking news is Juve actually getting three points. Still have a shot as it is getting real tight since Chelsea pulled one out of the fire at the death.
Credit where credit's due: the hairy backs beat Barca the last time they met in Glasgow (1-0. scored off a free kick from Nakamura).
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I thought Hibs were the"third"? confused.gif
The Aberdeen fans might dispute it, given their League and European success in the 80s, but Hearts have historically been third in terms of support, wealth, etc. Hibs were invincible in the 50s but have largely been gash since.
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I thought Hibs were the"third"? confused.gif
The biggest club are terrorist supporting scum. The second biggest club are also terrorist supporting scum. The third club is irrelevant but whoever they are at least they don't raise funds to set bombs off.
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The biggest club are terrorist supporting scum. The second biggest club are also terrorist supporting scum. The third club is irrelevant but whoever they are at least they don't raise funds to set bombs off.
Thank you again for your considered opinion on the game north of the border and for labelling most of the Scots football-supporting population 'scum'. None of us has enough cash to waste on bombs at the moment.
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The biggest club are terrorist supporting scum. The second biggest club are also terrorist supporting scum. The third club is irrelevant but whoever they are at least they don't raise funds to set bombs off.

SHA, we've been looking for you since the Wednesday game!
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The Aberdeen fans might dispute it, given their League and European success in the 80s, but Hearts have historically been third in terms of support, wealth, etc. Hibs were invincible in the 50s but have largely been gash since.

i was only joking biggrin.gif
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