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10 minutes ago, greendot said:

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Hugh's gone off the rails a bit.

I near pished ma breeks when the boy from the Everton ground staff came running on with the right tool for the job! Check the fucking size of they bolt cutters! The daft laddie must’ve shat himself! 😂😂😂

 

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I thought it was a red on first viewing and on the various replays. It wasn’t just a clip of the heels usually when stopping a counter attack. Allan was well off the ground, straight leg, studs up and scissor motion. Everything that usually merits a red, Saint Maximum was fortunately hurdling at the time Allan flew in. 

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5 hours ago, Mr. Alli said:

Looks like Halaand is signing for Manchester City. 

Yeah, interesting article by Balague on the BBC.

Basically saying that Haaland would prefer to go to La Liga, but Man Citys pitch is come to us for a few years then do Real Madrid / Barcelona.

The only reason he isn't doing it now is that Mbappe is going to Real this year (and Benzema still a top player) and Barcelona rebuilding.

He might stay at Dortmund for a year in which case he will definitely go to La Liga.

Pretty brutal the EPLs top team is still only viewed as a stop gap, testimony to the enduring appeal of Real and Barca I guess. Might be many decades before any other team has their pulling power.

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If true, I'm surprised at City actually offering the stop gap option. Maybe it's the only way to get him there over Real.

Given he's a few months short of 22, I thought a move to his Dad's old club, earn tens of millions to sign, play under Pep, win some trophies then leave at the end of the contract to go to Real and do it all again when he'd still only be 26/27 would be a bit of an obvious one. Alf and Raiola also get even more millions with Dad getting to f**k United over twice an obvious additional benefit. While being at the Bernabeu for 10 years would appeal I expect 5 years with an extra £50 million in his Post Office account wouldn't be too bad a secondary option. 

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12 minutes ago, Charles Stiles said:

If true, I'm surprised at City actually offering the stop gap option. Maybe it's the only way to get him there over Real.

Given he's a few months short of 22, I thought a move to his Dad's old club, earn tens of millions to sign, play under Pep, win some trophies then leave at the end of the contract to go to Real and do it all again when he'd still only be 26/27 would be a bit of an obvious one. Alf and Raiola also get even more millions with Dad getting to f**k United over twice an obvious additional benefit. While being at the Bernabeu for 10 years would appeal I expect 5 years with an extra £50 million in his Post Office account wouldn't be too bad a secondary option. 

I don't disagree, but it's likely Madrid appeals to him more as a place to live than North West England. Playing with Mbappe might appeal too (or might not if he has to play second fiddle).

And in Real Madrid you have the biggest and more successful club in the world, Man City have never the UCL or its predecessors. Nouveau riche Vs old money I guess.

I don't imagine his dad has much influence, and there's no doubt his dad would rather play for Man City!

It's an imperfect comparison, but as good as Silva, Aguero or Kompany were they will never have the same reputation as Kroos/Modric Benzema or Ramos. Is that because they weren't as good or because they played for a smaller, less glamarous, less successful club? It's probably a bit of both.

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11 hours ago, Satoshi said:

Yeah, interesting article by Balague on the BBC.

Basically saying that Haaland would prefer to go to La Liga, but Man Citys pitch is come to us for a few years then do Real Madrid / Barcelona.

The only reason he isn't doing it now is that Mbappe is going to Real this year (and Benzema still a top player) and Barcelona rebuilding.

He might stay at Dortmund for a year in which case he will definitely go to La Liga.

Pretty brutal the EPLs top team is still only viewed as a stop gap, testimony to the enduring appeal of Real and Barca I guess. Might be many decades before any other team has their pulling power.

I don't think many kids grow up dreaming of playing for Manchester City. I had a sort of similar situation (obviously not on the same planet as the choice Erling Haaland has) where I had to decide between a more prestigious job or a less glamorous job that was maybe smarter in the long term. I was 25, took the more prestigious job and to be honest would make the same choice again even though it didn't really work out as I hoped, it was still a great experience.

You never know if it will come round again so I think you take it when it's there. It's easy to be objective if the decision isn't affecting you.

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I don't disagree, but it's likely Madrid appeals to him more as a place to live than North West England.


This was my thinking where would you rather live Manchester, Liverpool or Madrid...
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1 hour ago, Satoshi said:

I don't disagree, but it's likely Madrid appeals to him more as a place to live than North West England. Playing with Mbappe might appeal too (or might not if he has to play second fiddle).

And in Real Madrid you have the biggest and more successful club in the world, Man City have never the UCL or its predecessors. Nouveau riche Vs old money I guess.

I don't imagine his dad has much influence, and there's no doubt his dad would rather play for Man City!

It's an imperfect comparison, but as good as Silva, Aguero or Kompany were they will never have the same reputation as Kroos/Modric Benzema or Ramos. Is that because they weren't as good or because they played for a smaller, less glamarous, less successful club? It's probably a bit of both.

From what I've picked up from all the online talk, Dad is certainly an influence. 

52 minutes ago, Empty It said:

This was my thinking where would you rather live Manchester, Liverpool or Madrid...

 

It'd probably be leafy Cheshire amongst all the other multi-millionaire footballers. Would you rather live there on £500k a week for a few years or in Madrid for £300k? Bank balance > anything these days. 

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