Ha ha, fooled you...........this is a thread for people (probably just me and TMC) to talk about REAL FOOTBALL!!!........I hesitantly and disgustingly call it, for the benfit of my American chums, Soccer.
So, I wanted/needed to create this to talk specifically about the two recent transfers Real Madrid have completed or are about too.
The undisclosed "record" fee for Kaka from Milan (the best central midfielder in the world) and now the stated record £80/$140 million fee for Man United's Ronaldo (the best winger/forward in the world)
I think it just simply sucks d*ck, not just because this is what Real always do but still end up with hardly any trophies (like when the bought Figo, Zidane, Ronaldo (fat Brazillian one) and then Beckham in the space of a few years.
But mainly because now you have THE 3 best players in the world, playing in the same league and for only 2 teams, whereas they were spread across 3 leagues and 3 teams just a few days ago.
Also, I just cant stand Real and how they literally get all the money they want and are bankrolled by the Bank of Madrid or whatever, who constantly clear their debts and relieve of them of any financial trouble, thus allowing them to keep doing this.............when every other team in the world has to manage themselves thought sponsors, merchansising and player sales............its just sh*t.
And finally because they spent the last couple of years buying up most of Europes young talent, like Robben, Sneider, Van Der Vaart, Diarra and others.............and now these guys, who are great great players in their own right, are going to get pushed aside and go un-developed.
So, TMC my bud............what you say you on this joke?
Ps: They are supposedly after David Villa now!!! WTF!!! piss off.
Talk about any other sports here.
Last edited by bigstrads on Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:18 am, edited 1 time in total.
Screw you DICKum!
I thought I would open the discussion up publically incase anyone else wanted to contribute! ALLRIGHT!!!???
Jeez, its like you and that other dude in that Call of Duty thread...........damn, that was just the two of you homers going on about crap for 17+ pages!!!..............ohh sh*t, that was me aswell.
Ah, another lover of soccer. Nice to have you on the thread, Rob.
Nah, we have a thread for football, and it's close to 200 pages. This soccer thingy is for pussies. It's been that way since Vinnie Jones retired.
Not really. There are like 5 or 6 better. Maybe even more. He's just flashy, but I wouldn't take him over... Iniesta, Cesc or Essien, just to name a few (all those guys are midfielders, and that's why I put them together, although they play different roles)
Once again, CR is... a scumbag. The Kobe Bryant of soccer. I cannot think of a player I despise more than him. Perfect fit for Madrid, you know.
And still don't think he's the best winger/forward. Far from it. Really, really far from it. He's, once again, flashy, and usually not even that in big games.
Sadly, that's not totally true. They've won lots of domestic trophies, much to our chagrin. They've failed as of late in european competitions... but that's because the roster wasn't deep enough.
Once again, I don't agree at all with that statement. There much better guys playing elsewhere. I'd rather have Ibrahimovic or Cesc any day above Kaka or CR, and those two do not play in Spain.
Might be just a personal taste, but I see more style than meat in those two.
Agreed. Considering I'm a Barça fan, I've got nothing but hate for Real Madrid (actually, it's up to debate if I became a Barça fan just due to how much I hate Madrid or was a fan before that).
About the money... nobody has the slightest idea where it comes from, because Real Madrid is in some deep sh*t, financially speaking, with an enormous debt. It's possible that his new (old) president is asking for favors to get loans, and that would explain a lot of things... but they'll have to pay those loans in the future.
Some of those guys will leave in a few months. Van der Vaart and Robben are almost out, and Sneijder and Diarra might also leave to, somehow, pay for the new guys.
Well, Valencia is near bankruptcy, so they're almost forced to sell. They're just taking advantage of that fact.
It shouldn't. Eto'o is so much better than Ibra (not technically, but he is in anything else that matters) that it'd be insane to trade him. But seems like that's what Barça is trying to do...
Well whos better than who is always debateable.
At the end of the day, theyve bought two of the best, most influential, most lauded, famous players in the world........for back to back world record fees.
I think that they literally just look at who won the World Footballer of the year and buy whoever that is =
Ronaldo wins it this year - Real buy him this year.
Kaka won it last year = Real buy him this year.
Cannavaro wins in 2006 = Real buy him in 2006.
Zidane won it in 1998 and 2000 = Real buy him in 2001.
Figo came 2nd in 2000 and won it in 2001 = Real buy him in 2000.
Fat Ronaldo won it in 1996, 1997 and 2002 = Real buy him in 2002.
Beckham comes 2nd in 1999 and 2001 = Real buy him in 2003.
Its just insane...........the good thing is, Platini has already spoken out about in terms of the state of the financial world of football and also that its causing a monopoly =
http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528, ... 78,00.html
Gee, I don't know. If there's a player I can't stand in ANY sport, that's CR. He's the poster boy for everything that's wrong with fame... so I'm pretty happy he signed for Real. Makes it much easier to hate them both. Now I don't have to "split my hate".
I know it doesn't make any sense, but I wanted to post it anyway..,
Only good thing about Soccer is it's rivalries and it's fanbase... as a sport it's somewhere between watching the game of cricket and watching 2 men in a pub playing a game of darts.
The only good soccer games i have seen is watching a team be a 2 or so points down and coming back to win.
But the Nil ALL Draw is pathetic... In life there can't be 2 winners, McCain and Obama both can't run the country.. Jessica Alba and Scarlett Johanasen both can't sleep with me (hang on wrong metaf-WHORE)
Anyways the penalty shootout which is only reserved for the playoffs or cup games can be exciting but the fans barely ever get to see it.. (i mean how fcked of a game is it when a team can draw, but miss out on the playoffs cause of a stupid "Away Goal Rule")
And the Theatrics... i dunno if you would call it skill, more like a tub of hair products and years and years of Drama school... all crying foul cause they fell over and hurt there toe... i mean come on, Stop shaving your legs and know that a bruise is all part of the game.
But like i said... i love some of the fans (cause they are passionate) and i love some of the rivalries
(Rangers vs Celtics) & (LA Galaxy & Colorado)
Eh... I needed to get your attention somehow, Bigs, so... come to this thread, bro:
And stop reading right now. It's an order...
(see how subtle I am, XBay?. Think the englishman will notice we're trying to trick him?)
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Haha, I see, I see...
Don't hate yourself in the morning... sleep 'til noon.
So anyway.............with the World Cup coming up soon, I thought it would be prudent to bring back the ORIGINAL football/soccer thread to discuss it.
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