Following European club football Page 163

  • LionheartDJH 4 Mar 2018 12:01:19 20,294 posts
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    Terrible news from Italy this morning, Fiorentina captain Davide Astori has passed away :(. Awful.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43278166

    All Serie A games postponed.
  • Dougs 4 Mar 2018 12:40:01 89,894 posts
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    Heart attack apparently.
  • Syrette 22 Apr 2018 21:37:29 50,288 posts
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    Get in Napoli!
  • Armoured_Bear 22 Apr 2018 22:19:20 27,187 posts
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    Syrette wrote:
    Get in Napoli!
    Wish I had not been bloody wo Long and able to watch this, great if they could win it.
  • Dgzter 26 Apr 2018 20:04:03 2,782 posts
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    WENGER IN!!!
  • askew 26 Apr 2018 20:05:28 19,536 posts
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    WOO
  • Youthist 26 Apr 2018 20:15:39 13,843 posts
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    I guess that's that
  • Armoured_Bear 28 Apr 2018 23:45:52 27,187 posts
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    Young boys of Bern won the Swiss League for the first time in 32 years today, 16 points ahead of Basel. Fantastic scenes with so many tears :)

  • You-can-call-me-kal 29 Apr 2018 07:09:01 16,357 posts
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    You dont win anything with young boys.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 8 Jul 2018 20:42:20 16,357 posts
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    Paulinho has been loaned back to the Chinese club Barca bought him from.

    Super weird.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Jul 2018 21:44:16 10,786 posts
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    That is weird he was excellent from what I watched and read last season
  • Stan546 8 Jul 2018 21:46:38 1,138 posts
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    Lots and lots of money?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 8 Jul 2018 21:47:18 16,357 posts
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    I watched him a few times as I was very curious to see what he was like now having bombed at Spurs. Honestly I never saw anything that made me think hed changed a huge amount. Hes tidy and safe, but he hides. Im not surprised theyve got rid. I am suspicious about the nature of the deal in the first place.
  • simpleexplodingmaybe 8 Jul 2018 22:06:09 10,786 posts
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    I think I'd really like that Ronaldo to Juve to be true
  • Stan546 8 Jul 2018 22:24:24 1,138 posts
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    I can't see why Ronaldo wouldn't go, it's a slower league, probably giving him 5 more years at the top, a new challenge, still able to compete in champions league?

    And Madrid basically get what they paid for him.
  • reddevil93 8 Jul 2018 22:27:31 14,965 posts
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    What a bargain he was for them.
  • Stan546 8 Jul 2018 22:32:03 1,138 posts
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    He's proved himself worthy of the price tag definitely.

    He'd probably be Neymar level of money if he was still in his peak.
  • Kay 9 Jul 2018 09:35:58 20,088 posts
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    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I think I'd really like that Ronaldo to Juve to be true
    I'm convinced it'll happen (if it isn't already a done deal). Makes too much sense for all parties involved - there's not much more he can do at Real, he'll go to a club where he'll remain the star player (unlike at PSG), and it gives him a genuine chance of winning the CL with 3 different clubs.
  • Dougs 9 Jul 2018 09:42:41 89,894 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    I watched him a few times as I was very curious to see what he was like now having bombed at Spurs. Honestly I never saw anything that made me think hed changed a huge amount. Hes tidy and safe, but he hides. Im not surprised theyve got rid. I am suspicious about the nature of the deal in the first place.
    It's probably a fudge for non-EU players or something. At least I hope it's that rather than anything more dodgy.
  • Graxlar_v3 9 Jul 2018 10:00:33 7,263 posts
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    You-can-call-me-kal wrote:
    Paulinho has been loaned back to the Chinese club Barca bought him from.

    Super weird.
    I imagine it is a way to get around financial fair play rules.
  • You-can-call-me-kal 9 Jul 2018 13:14:53 16,357 posts
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    I cant really see how it would benefit them in terms of FFP.
  • Graxlar_v3 9 Jul 2018 13:59:24 7,263 posts
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    I suppose, they were worried salaries+amortisation of the value paid to them was going to be too high to bring him into their accounts this year so loaned him out to offset these costs?

    Maybe it was just a part of the deal with the Chinese club but then you would expect Barca to have enough pull to avoid things like that?
  • You-can-call-me-kal 9 Jul 2018 14:03:30 16,357 posts
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    Yeah, I get loaning him out to save paying his wages. But it feels more like there was some thing dodgy in the initial deal. It's a very weird one.
  • Graxlar_v3 9 Jul 2018 14:05:37 7,263 posts
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    Honestly, i was kinda looking at it but seeing the Mbappe deal.

    Like, the Mbappe to PSG deal was clearly done with a view that Naymer was going to leave a year after arriving and they had to keep him off the books until that happened whilst making sure no one else could buy him.

    Edited by Graxlar_v3 at 14:05:57 09-07-2018
  • You-can-call-me-kal 9 Jul 2018 14:12:17 16,357 posts
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    I don't really get how that relates to the Paulinho thing, but it doesn't really matter. I'm probably just being thick.
  • Graxlar_v3 9 Jul 2018 14:14:15 7,263 posts
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    What i meant was i didn't really look into the Paulinho deal and just assumed it would be a similar deal, they expect to get a few mega buys this year and want to make sure their accounts match... but then Paulinho was only 40m so i don't see that as they case.

    It is really rather strange now i have looked at it.
  • Deleted user 9 July 2018 17:11:55
    Kay wrote:
    simpleexplodingmaybe wrote:
    I think I'd really like that Ronaldo to Juve to be true
    I'm convinced it'll happen (if it isn't already a done deal). Makes too much sense for all parties involved - there's not much more he can do at Real, he'll go to a club where he'll remain the star player (unlike at PSG), and it gives him a genuine chance of winning the CL with 3 different clubs.
    That leaves Juve. Does it really benefit them to spend 300 million (the number seemingly being talked about, including wages on a 4yr contract) on a 33 year old, who'll be 37 by the end of his contract? Ronaldo or not, that seems like it could be spent better elsewhere...
  • LionheartDJH 9 Jul 2018 18:59:27 20,294 posts
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    If it guarantees another few league titles and a better shot at that elusive CL title then maybe. It looks likely unfortunately, just when I was hoping that someone could finally topple their monopoly on the Serie A title. Napoli shitting themselves in the last month of the season was really disheartening.
  • Kay 10 Jul 2018 09:41:34 20,088 posts
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    GarlVinland wrote:
    That leaves Juve. Does it really benefit them to spend 300 million (the number seemingly being talked about, including wages on a 4yr contract) on a 33 year old, who'll be 37 by the end of his contract? Ronaldo or not, that seems like it could be spent better elsewhere...
    It probably won't seem like that much when you factor in shirt sales, marketing opportunities etc. Plus Ronaldo looks like he'll be able to keep going at the top level for at least 2-3 years still.
  • Kay 10 Jul 2018 16:17:52 20,088 posts
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    Looks like it's pretty much done...

    Neymar to Real Madrid now, perhaps?
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