hah it was enough to get 3rd place in EPL and they've only improved. Fighting for 4th is the goal so that new blood can be brought in and sold [for a loss] later Its very easy to be loyal to a club that is winning titles and paying you better than anyone else. If you want loyal look no further than Matt le Tissier.[/quote] well that;s why i said close calls for xavi. he (and puyol and others) went through the years of winning nothing with barca, xavi almost went to united too but fortunately stayed put. i don't disagree that loyalty is a rarity though, but i think it's just the nature of the game now that it no longer exists.