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"Official 2017 Summer Transfer Post: Return to Bat Country"
Fri May-26-17 12:46 PM by bshelly

  

          

I've followed exactly zero transfer windows in my life. Just let me know who's on the side for the first match and spare me the rumors so that I may remain sane.

That said, it's a big window for Spurs. I assume Walker is gone, which is fine so far it is not to an English side. As long as the spine and the front four remain in place I'm good.

Oh, and roughly a billion dollars will change hands as superpowers develop new weapons to destroy the world.

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Bernardo Silva to City
May 26th 2017
1
#1 priority: bring back Sagna on a free
May 29th 2017
2
i like klopp's commitment to developing talent with the solanke signing
May 31st 2017
3
Signing a LB would be like a 2 for 1
May 31st 2017
4
Atletico transfer ban upheld...Real really are so corrupt it's crazy
Jun 01st 2017
5
not even remotely the same.
Jun 01st 2017
6
      Yeah read that...the real tipoff is not this but Barca's being upheld
Jun 01st 2017
7
           The Spanish Crown be helping.
Jun 01st 2017
10
wow wow wow Griezmann staying at Atletico
Jun 01st 2017
8
for fucks sake.
Jun 01st 2017
9
      I don't know what we do now and it seems the club doesn't either.
Jun 01st 2017
11
           question (because you are way more schooled on our targets than i am):
Jun 01st 2017
12
                The fee is the fee
Jun 01st 2017
13
                     maybe he feels attachment to the club? Just a hunch
Jun 02nd 2017
15
                          im sure he feels a great attachment
Jun 02nd 2017
16
                               all valid points I'm sure, but it's his decision
Jun 02nd 2017
17
                               it's fun to think about whether or not you'd make the same signings
Jun 02nd 2017
20
                               this is how i try to live the transfer window.
Jun 02nd 2017
23
                               lol @ 3 trophies!! Jose is a genius
Jun 02nd 2017
18
                                    the special one!
Jun 02nd 2017
19
                                    aren't you a Barca guy? yeah, REALLY fuck off.
Jun 02nd 2017
22
                                    lulz
Jun 02nd 2017
24
                                    aren't you an arsenal guy? yeah, fuck off.
Jun 02nd 2017
21
                                    I'm making a list of dudes who counted the community shield
Jun 02nd 2017
25
                                         Stay in your lane - Lavar "make em mad" ball
Jun 02nd 2017
26
                                              Some might take issue with your use of "major," above.
Jun 02nd 2017
27
                                              there is not a single world class transfer who gives a fuck about those
Jun 02nd 2017
28
                                              bruh you're edging dangerously close to all_stah territory
Jun 03rd 2017
29
                                                   Aka the cup that can't get a sponsor
Jun 03rd 2017
30
                                                   Facts are facts and trophies are trophies.
Jun 03rd 2017
31
my god! That's Perisic's music!
Jun 01st 2017
14
Worth reading just for Brooklyn's mental breakdown
Jun 03rd 2017
32
I'm having fun in here
Jun 03rd 2017
33
Liverpool working on acquiring Virgil Van Dijk from their farm team.
Jun 05th 2017
34
ugh....liverpool accused of approaching him illegally
Jun 06th 2017
35
      just add another 10m.
Jun 06th 2017
36
      that's what i'm thinking. also heard rumours sakho could be used
Jun 06th 2017
39
           Man I think I just saw a pig fly
Jun 07th 2017
47
                yeah...not sure if it was what liverpool did, per se, or if southampton
Jun 08th 2017
51
                     wtf mannnnnn
Jun 08th 2017
52
      welp.
Jun 07th 2017
48
Barca really doesn't know what to do
Jun 06th 2017
37
pleeeaaase pleeeeeaaaaaasssse let these Angel DiMaria rumors be true
Jun 06th 2017
38
      if he's willing to be supersub, fine
Jun 06th 2017
40
           figured you'd be against it just because he played for madrid.
Jun 06th 2017
           i'm against it because he's frail and doesn't address the team's flaws
Jun 06th 2017
43
                Dembele is underrated. He shld be worth as much as Mbappe.
Jun 07th 2017
45
           figured you'd be against it just because he played for madrid.
Jun 06th 2017
41
           oh yes he would be a splendid supersub, SPLENDID
Jun 06th 2017
42
                hence the "if he's willing"
Jun 06th 2017
44
good news for Ligue 1, bad news for future CL opponents: Jardim back
Jun 07th 2017
46
lolz. conte fired costa's bitch ass via text.
Jun 07th 2017
49
cold blooded. Not that IGAF about costa, but still
Jun 07th 2017
50
Pragmatic in all matters
Jun 09th 2017
58
      Is it pragmatic if it undermines your leverage in selling him though?
Jun 11th 2017
62
and the Zlatan experience is over for United :(
Jun 09th 2017
53
yoooooo Giroud just scored this absolute gem
Jun 09th 2017
54
WHOA
Jun 09th 2017
55
Let me say this...
Jun 09th 2017
56
damn pretty boy with a worldie
Jun 09th 2017
57
btw France lost this one, on a classic howler by Lloris
Jun 09th 2017
59
so Morata to United is done? BeIN reporting 70mil
Jun 10th 2017
60
Lot of $ for a guy who's far from a sure thing, supporting actor till no...
Jun 11th 2017
61
Juve spent an insane amount on Higuan as a plan b
Jul 04th 2017
114
Excellent pickup
Jun 11th 2017
63
      Juve will be fine
Jun 12th 2017
64
           I was gonna say
Jun 12th 2017
65
           for higuain not juve obv. cmon.
Jun 12th 2017
66
                not clear at all from how you wrote that
Jun 12th 2017
67
                     i've always been a fan of higuain
Jun 14th 2017
68
EPL fixtures released
Jun 14th 2017
69
salah looking set for a move
Jun 20th 2017
70
NBA off-season>>>>>
Jun 20th 2017
71
yeah the lack of activity across the board is annoying.
Jun 20th 2017
72
Alves to City.
Jun 20th 2017
73
fuck, now juve is joining barca in the bellerin hunt.
Jun 20th 2017
75
      I wouldn't worry about that
Jun 21st 2017
76
           if he wants to go he'll go.
Jun 21st 2017
77
Motherfucking John Terry is coming to Villa. FML.
Jun 20th 2017
74
His bravery, loyalty, and Englishness will lead Villa back to the top!
Jun 21st 2017
78
      Or he'll be Joleon Lescott mark ii
Jun 21st 2017
79
           Speaking of, Lescott's going to Blues hahahahahahahahhaha
Jun 30th 2017
96
Not a fan of the current Barça leadership
Jun 22nd 2017
80
i feel like i need to not pay attention to barca in June
Jun 22nd 2017
81
Check out this piece
Jun 22nd 2017
84
      yeah, it's kinda unfair, imo
Jun 22nd 2017
87
the telegraph had a nice piece on this a few months back:
Jun 22nd 2017
82
It's like you and RM have flipped
Jun 22nd 2017
83
anyone watching the Confederations Cup?
Jun 22nd 2017
85
Been meaning to, but keep forgetting about it.
Jun 22nd 2017
86
the last two were great fun but i can't be bothered for this one
Jun 22nd 2017
88
can't blame you
Jun 22nd 2017
89
lil bit. looking forward to semis.
Jun 26th 2017
91
man...i don't know what to make of these valuations and rumors
Jun 26th 2017
90
everybody has money and nobody wants to sell.
Jun 26th 2017
92
Post jack: which players are currently OVER and UNDERvalued?
Jun 26th 2017
93
i think the 30M targeted for alex oxlaide-chamberlain is good value
Jun 26th 2017
94
lolPortugallol
Jun 28th 2017
95
liverpool agree in pricinciple with keita??
Jun 30th 2017
97
Spain-Germany on ESPN U/Deportes in a few minutes
Jun 30th 2017
98
highly suggest Arsenal fans pop a Zoloft if they tune in to this one
Jun 30th 2017
99
City got B Mendy
Jun 30th 2017
100
Lead is completely undeserved - our MF needs to get their shit together
Jul 02nd 2017
101
great game. Too bad that will be the winner
Jul 02nd 2017
102
      We made 10x more mistakes, but not as egregious as Chile's
Jul 02nd 2017
104
So Lacazette seems done. Why am I so underwhelmed by homie?
Jul 02nd 2017
103
how can you be underwhelmed by someone you've never watched?
Jul 02nd 2017
105
Thus the question, educate me
Jul 02nd 2017
107
      honestly he hasn't wowed me but the tools are definitely there
Jul 03rd 2017
109
           He's good, but 75 mil?
Jul 04th 2017
113
                easily 100m plus.
Jul 05th 2017
                easily 100m plus.
Jul 05th 2017
117
                It's 50, you talking $$s? Same as stones, Andy Carrol, etc
Jul 05th 2017
118
                It's good business for that fee
Jul 05th 2017
119
He's leagues better than Giroud.
Jul 02nd 2017
106
a couple of reasons
Jul 02nd 2017
108
Sandro Ramirez to Everton
Jul 03rd 2017
110
solid young striker. works hard
Jul 03rd 2017
111
Thanks
Jul 04th 2017
112
Getting ready for life after Lukaku
Jul 04th 2017
115
      Lost Deulofeu too
Jul 04th 2017
116
Lukaku to United, £75m
Jul 06th 2017
120
Great move. I'd sell martial. He's a bust
Jul 06th 2017
121
Converting him to a left winger, won't be going anywhere
Jul 06th 2017
122
that guy is broke tho
Jul 06th 2017
126
fun bit of news to wake up to
Jul 06th 2017
123
whoa. wonder what happens with morata now
Jul 06th 2017
124
      Shrug. And they now don't have the money for Mbappe
Jul 06th 2017
125
a Madrid fan bemoans Barca's managerial incompetence (link)
Jul 08th 2017
127
ffs, it's not as terrible as everyone claims
Jul 09th 2017
128
Tolisso to Bayern, interested to see how that turns out
Jul 10th 2017
129
Kelechi Iheanacho to LESTA
Jul 10th 2017
130
classic case of what's ailing the national squad
Jul 10th 2017
131
      definitely
Jul 10th 2017
132
James to Bayern?
Jul 10th 2017
133
On a two year loan with an option to buy
Jul 11th 2017
134
      RM must have overvalued James on the market
Jul 11th 2017
135
      theres an EPL price (really just a Man Utd price) and an "everyone else"...
Jul 11th 2017
136
           Even still, this was highway robbery
Jul 11th 2017
137
                They pretty much print money
Jul 11th 2017
140
                     I don't think they print as much as they think or lead others to think
Jul 12th 2017
142
                          the rules don't apply to RM.
Jul 12th 2017
143
      otoh they are sending D.Costa to Juve on a similar (cheaper) scheme
Jul 11th 2017
138
           nah, he was on the outs w/ Carlo
Jul 11th 2017
139
                Costa is one player I really wish Barça could have gotten
Jul 11th 2017
141
in surprising news Bonucci is likely going to Milan.
Jul 13th 2017
144
wow
Jul 13th 2017
147
Man City double deal imminent for Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy. 100m
Jul 13th 2017
145
Fine, but don't sell Dier
Jul 14th 2017
148
NELSINHO! We have a RB!
Jul 13th 2017
146
I'm genuinely excited about this one
Jul 15th 2017
149
somehow this Kun to Chelsea rumor seems to have legs
Jul 17th 2017
150
Who'd you rather have on PSG, Kun or Alexis?
Jul 17th 2017
151
      that's a tough one
Jul 17th 2017
152
hot takes for a hot summer: PSG rumored to be about to pay Neymar's buyo...
Jul 18th 2017
153
bite their hand off and send neymar to the nearest airport
Jul 18th 2017
154
I'm not ready to comment at this time
Jul 18th 2017
155
      he's never broken stuff like this before
Jul 18th 2017
156
           batshit is the new normal n/m
Jul 18th 2017
157
FIRST TROPHY OF THE NEW SEASON
Jul 19th 2017
158
PRESEASON TREBLE STILL IN PLAY
Jul 30th 2017
196
Szczesny to Juve to serve as Buffon's heir apparent
Jul 19th 2017
159
Mind boggling. Szez >>> Chec right today!
Jul 19th 2017
164
Sky reports that Morata to Chelsea is done
Jul 19th 2017
160
Verratti fired his agent and has hired Mino Raiola...here we go...
Jul 19th 2017
161
i thought the same myself. but verratti is too soft for the EPL.
Jul 19th 2017
162
read that was a condition PSG had for extending his contract
Jul 19th 2017
163
watched PSG-Roma for no GD reason. Jese still suuuucks
Jul 20th 2017
165
man sell Jese cut price to some shit spanish side.
Jul 20th 2017
166
      probably, although who wants him?
Jul 20th 2017
167
           yeah, this escalated quickly re: Neymar
Jul 20th 2017
168
ACN moving from Jan to the summer in 2019
Jul 20th 2017
169
these new United joints look like they were bought on Canal St
Jul 20th 2017
170
they're awful. adidas needs to try on our home next year
Jul 20th 2017
171
I'm not a fan of ours either tbh
Jul 21st 2017
172
"fan made" but they gave a template that pretty much forced this
Jul 21st 2017
173
Abromovich apparently rubber stamping Matic to United deal
Jul 21st 2017
174
bring him, sit him on the bench and piss in Chelsea's corn flakes.
Jul 21st 2017
176
the alleged figures on this Neymar deal are very humbling
Jul 21st 2017
175
Ironic btw: in a World Cup yr Ney CAN win the BdO without leaving Barca
Jul 23rd 2017
177
Where's the irony in that? What subtext am I missing
Jul 23rd 2017
178
      One rumor is Ney wants to escape Messi's shadow, win BdO
Jul 24th 2017
179
Mbappe to Real for $210 million a go
Jul 25th 2017
180
not to mention who could be on the bench a lot
Jul 25th 2017
181
barca obsessive conspiracy theory:
Jul 25th 2017
182
Nah they not buying him to sit the bench. Zidane rotates. But Perez will...
Jul 25th 2017
183
If it happens, may up our chances to have a Lemar bid accepted
Jul 26th 2017
187
w/ 5 weeks left in the window United have annoyed tf out of me
Jul 25th 2017
184
it has been irritating.
Jul 25th 2017
185
Man, who you telling
Jul 26th 2017
186
what the effe is this shi(r)t
Jul 26th 2017
188
They say it's to "honor their Brazilian players and fans"
Jul 28th 2017
189
      hey if we're spending 500mil on Neymar then why not
Jul 28th 2017
190
      1970?? So psg was new $ well before the arabs got involved
Jul 28th 2017
191
      oh we're definitely new new money
Jul 28th 2017
193
           And throwing that money around
Jul 31st 2017
201
      Neat
Jul 28th 2017
192
Mad Neymar didn't leave after 2 minutes
Jul 29th 2017
194
Matic in finally
Jul 30th 2017
195
Dani Alves is forever
Jul 30th 2017
197
man I don't know if I'm ready
Jul 31st 2017
200
Mourinho with the fatality; don't get up, Conte, stay down
Jul 30th 2017
198
Conte tryna banter with the king is a bad idea. Stay in yo lane
Jul 30th 2017
199
Bummed/excited about the Football Weekly changes
Aug 01st 2017
203
Just so we're clear: Neymar can kiss my fucking ass
Aug 02nd 2017
204
he was never going to play for yall forever lol.
Aug 02nd 2017
205
RE: Just so we're clear: Neymar can kiss my fucking ass
Aug 02nd 2017
206
honestly, i'm kinda good riddance to him
Aug 02nd 2017
207
Given the choice -- Verratti or Dybala?
Aug 02nd 2017
210
      verratti
Aug 02nd 2017
213
      Verrati - easy choice imo
Aug 02nd 2017
215
           I know I sound like a broken record at this point...
Aug 02nd 2017
219
it hurts when a star player leaves for a galactico-type team
Aug 02nd 2017
208
When will the big clubs stop poaching Barca's talent?
Aug 02nd 2017
209
i see what you did there
Aug 02nd 2017
211
super teams break precedents daily
Aug 02nd 2017
216
should've set a higher release clause. yall got caught w/ your pants dow...
Aug 02nd 2017
218
      222 million is getting caught with your pants down?
Aug 02nd 2017
220
           Yeah. It should've been absolutely unreasonable
Aug 02nd 2017
222
                It was. Tax interpretation changed and Qatar money
Aug 02nd 2017
223
                     220 isn't unreasonable. we could afford that.
Aug 02nd 2017
224
                          did you miss the "tax interpretation changed" part?
Aug 02nd 2017
225
                               it's also more than twice the highest transfer fee EVER
Aug 02nd 2017
226
                                    or you could've just taken a page out of madrids book
Aug 02nd 2017
227
                                         i didn't do anything. when it was signed, IT WAS UNREASONABLE
Aug 02nd 2017
229
Liverpool sold the cannibal because he was toxic
Aug 02nd 2017
231
def understand the sentiment but if Barca uses those funds wisely...
Aug 02nd 2017
212
      it woulda been a lot smoother if he hadn't waited till August
Aug 02nd 2017
214
      Agreed. Really poorly handled
Aug 02nd 2017
217
      You're right but I'm still pissed.
Aug 02nd 2017
221
EPL fans, check out my college roommate's fantasy football app
Aug 02nd 2017
228
Sharp design
Aug 02nd 2017
232
sadness in madness
Aug 02nd 2017
230
I honestly dgaf any longer but I love it for the Barca tears alone
Aug 03rd 2017
240
      real talk, if I trusted the board, i'd be so happy right now
Aug 03rd 2017
244
Partial list of record breaking transfers
Aug 02nd 2017
233
Question - is Nice's JM Seri now CL-tied coz he played in the qualies?
Aug 03rd 2017
234
iirc, qualifiers don't cup-tie if the original team gets eliminated
Aug 03rd 2017
235
      Nice didn't get eliminated though. They KOd Ajax.
Aug 03rd 2017
249
           it's not true. it was a poorly written write up. went to UEFA itself
Aug 04th 2017
250
                Oh makes sense. Thanks
Aug 05th 2017
251
La Liga refusing to accept the transfer LMFAO
Aug 03rd 2017
236
Much ado about nothing; there's no basis for rejecting it
Aug 03rd 2017
237
the only thing more ironic than Barca being mad
Aug 03rd 2017
245
La Liga is worried about its tv contract + Tebas is a RM fan
Aug 03rd 2017
238
oops
Aug 03rd 2017
239
PSGs English Twitter account driving the stake in further
Aug 03rd 2017
241
lol, damn.
Aug 03rd 2017
242
barca facebook was posting remontada photos sans neymar all day
Aug 03rd 2017
243
      kinda bitchmade considering he's the one who made it all happen
Aug 03rd 2017
247
Iheanacho to Leicester
Aug 03rd 2017
246
A potential steal.
Aug 03rd 2017
248
Does Southampton need handjobs for everyone?
Aug 07th 2017
252
This is a bad look for for them. Take the L southampton
Aug 07th 2017
253
Coutinho....
Aug 09th 2017
254
Shit, Qatar getting Mmmmbop too?
Aug 10th 2017
255
Keita signed... for next summer
Aug 28th 2017
256
Ox to Chelsea
Aug 28th 2017
257
wenger persisting with him at wingback was idiotic
Aug 28th 2017
258
It's been two or three years since they had a coherent defense
Aug 28th 2017
259
Good
Aug 28th 2017
263
      Ehh, Ox >>>> Bellerin in a back 3. Wish we sold him
Aug 28th 2017
264
           Bellerin can actually stay on the field, Ox can't...plus 1 actually re-s...
Aug 28th 2017
265
                No prob selling OX. Bellerin isn't good. He's been absolute shit 4
Aug 28th 2017
266
                     Agreed on Bellerin...his technique has gone to shit
Aug 28th 2017
267
Mmmbop to Paris is done, loan with non mandatory purchase option
Aug 28th 2017
260
UEFA either needs to backhand both of them or abandon FFP
Aug 28th 2017
261
"non-mandatory" aka officially unofficial.
Aug 28th 2017
262
Radio Raheem for Sanchez?
Aug 29th 2017
268
highly doubt this happens
Aug 29th 2017
269
Gibbs to West Brom, Mustaffi nearly to Inter
Aug 30th 2017
270
no need to worry. jonny evans is on the way!!!
Aug 30th 2017
271
      TITLE WINNER Jonny Evans
Aug 30th 2017
272
      Jonny Evans is a good signing.
Aug 30th 2017
273
           evans is fine. perfectly solid defender.
Aug 30th 2017
274
Ox to.... LFC? For £40m?
Aug 30th 2017
275
he wants to follow in his idol Gerrard's footsteps
Aug 30th 2017
276
Watch Klopp turn him into a consistent player.
Aug 30th 2017
277
      he worked magic with Lallana
Aug 30th 2017
279
           at this point he (klopp) gets the benefit of the doubt from me
Aug 30th 2017
280
                Coutinho's gone next summer
Aug 30th 2017
281
Cop-Beating Homophobe receives work permit, Spurs next?
Aug 30th 2017
278
he's miles better than Trippy-Yay
Aug 30th 2017
282
      for all the strum and drang, we had a pretty ok window
Sep 01st 2017
305
Somehow Arsenal have no money for transfers...even though
Aug 30th 2017
283
kroenke. Wenger too of course, but fuck stan kroenke.
Aug 30th 2017
284
LA stadium over budget
Aug 30th 2017
285
Interesting, is this true??
Aug 30th 2017
287
      Waaay over budget. If there's a hard link I can't say
Aug 30th 2017
289
http://i.imgur.com/qr1jnqF.jpg
Aug 30th 2017
286
Ox wants to play CM and thinks he will at Liverpool
Aug 30th 2017
290
40m quid for ox is remarkable business. reiss nelson whoo-ride!
Aug 31st 2017
292
      2024: Wenger sells Reiss-Nelson to City
Aug 31st 2017
293
wage bill fuckery. see also: O'Neill, Martin.
Aug 30th 2017
291
Sell Sanchez, buy Lemar and Seri.
Aug 30th 2017
288
i wonder if Seri wants to play in england given his skin condition
Aug 31st 2017
294
time to play: WHERE'S MAHREZ
Aug 31st 2017
295
Looks like Alexis staying at Arse
Aug 31st 2017
296
Deal was contingent on Lemar replacing him
Aug 31st 2017
299
ugh
Aug 31st 2017
302
Adrien Rabiot to arsenal?
Aug 31st 2017
297
Mbappe to PSG for stupid money
Aug 31st 2017
298
i hope they dont kick them out the CL
Aug 31st 2017
300
      Come on man...
Aug 31st 2017
303
           given how much paper Qatar is investing in the futbol biz as a whole
Sep 01st 2017
304
Barkley rejected Chelsea?
Aug 31st 2017
301

Oak27
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1. "Bernardo Silva to City"
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https://www.mancity.com/news/first-team/2017/05/26/man-city-to-sign-bernardo-silva-monaco-transfer/1495797186416

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2. "#1 priority: bring back Sagna on a free"
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#2 priority: resign Alexis

  

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3. "i like klopp's commitment to developing talent with the solanke signing"
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taking him from chelsea is just an added bonus. i'm also pleased that most of the van dijk rumors have him coming to anfield, but we'll see if they pan out.

we're looking at a lot of left backs as well, so i wonder what milner's future will look like. though with european football there should be enough games to go around.

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4. "Signing a LB would be like a 2 for 1"
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I'd love to get Milner back as a MF. He would be great depth.

  

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5. "Atletico transfer ban upheld...Real really are so corrupt it's crazy"
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6. "not even remotely the same. "
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However, recent reports have said that Atletico had 65 "serious breaches" of FIFA's youth transfer regulations, whereas Barcelona had six and Madrid had eight.

http://www.espnfc.us/atletico-madrid/story/3137327/atletico-madrid-transfer-ban-upheld-by-cas-until-january-2018

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7. "Yeah read that...the real tipoff is not this but Barca's being upheld"
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10. "The Spanish Crown be helping."
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8. "wow wow wow Griezmann staying at Atletico"
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all because Atletico's ban didnt get overturned.

you have GOT to be shitting me. our window is already tanked.

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9. "for fucks sake."
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11. "I don't know what we do now and it seems the club doesn't either. "
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All reports say we're flailing about to sign one of Lukaku Belotti or Morata.

Never even a sniff on Bernardo Silva despite Mendes being his agent and lots of rumored interest.

All this Perisic talk. I'd be staunchly against that move. Especially for the quoted prices.

Nothing else imminent.

Im not sure wtf happened but Jose gave them targets 2 months ago. Our work should already be done but for formalities. There should've been a deal ready to go day 1. Now we're suddenly restrategizing as Zlatan got hurt yesterday and not 3 months ago.

This window is already a disaster and it looks like we're just playing for the 4th place trophy this year.

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12. "question (because you are way more schooled on our targets than i am):"
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from what i read, Atletico can still sell Griezmann under the rules of the ban, but we've "cooled" on the move.

is the true story that his fee is going to be higher now, or just that since Atletico can't sign new players they just plain ol' don't want to sell him for ANY fee?

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13. "The fee is the fee"
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With the ban being upheld AM wants it all up front rather than over 3 or 4 years like it was originally planned. Which we can do but Woodward and Jose are sticking to our buying principles. I disagree with that idea in that I think its absolutely critical to buy Griezmann and a #9 if we want to get back to the top

The other issue is that Griezmann doesn't want to leave AM in the lurch with no replacement. Lacazette was lined up to slot in for him.

It's all just really stupid as Griezmann really shouldn't feel obliged to hold AM out of a situation they created. The move was obviously on until today.


With that news and the Perisic news this is the worst I've felt about the club since we hired Moyes. Now I'm seeing briefings about us signing Lacazette making the rounds. Idk this all just really fucking sucks.

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15. "maybe he feels attachment to the club? Just a hunch"
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>It's all just really stupid as Griezmann really shouldn't feel
>obliged to hold AM out of a situation they created. The move
>was obviously on until today.

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16. "im sure he feels a great attachment"
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i just think its a bit lame that he feels beholden to the egregious mistakes the club has made in the market.

and now they can't strengthen the team this season so this is basically a lame duck year for him at AM.

he said he wants to win trophies and for all of our "down years, we've still got 3 major trophies in the time he's been at AM to the 1 he has. and while AM may be better than us right now, we're far more likely to win things than they are.

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17. "all valid points I'm sure, but it's his decision"
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calling him stupid for going with his heart or whatever might make you feel better, but I honestly never thought he was as dead-set about United as their fans seemed to believe, at least based on French sports media reporting I read/heard

This is why I don't really fuck with transfer stuff (I'm aware of the irony of saying this in a transfer thread), just tell me who we sign at the end and I'll think about how the new squad fits together. All the rest is tinder-level emotions

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20. "it's fun to think about whether or not you'd make the same signings"
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and then see if you're right or wrong (if the player is signed, are they good?), but all the judging players or teams for things they decide is silly. There's always so much more than we know behind the scenes and so many rumors are based off of zero actual info.

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23. "this is how i try to live the transfer window. "
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>
>This is why I don't really fuck with transfer stuff (I'm aware
>of the irony of saying this in a transfer thread), just tell
>me who we sign at the end and I'll think about how the new
>squad fits together. All the rest is tinder-level emotions

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18. "lol @ 3 trophies!! Jose is a genius"
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>i just think its a bit lame that he feels beholden to the
>egregious mistakes the club has made in the market.
>
>and now they can't strengthen the team this season so this is
>basically a lame duck year for him at AM.
>
>he said he wants to win trophies and for all of our "down
>years, we've still got 3 major trophies in the time he's been
>at AM to the 1 he has. and while AM may be better than us
>right now, we're far more likely to win things than they are.

  

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19. "the special one!"
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lol @ a Man U talking about how great their recent trophy collection is vs. staying at Atletico that was in the semi-finals of the champion's league and the finals two of the three years before that.

but the FA CUP!!!!
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22. "aren't you a Barca guy? yeah, REALLY fuck off."
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24. "lulz"
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25. "I'm making a list of dudes who counted the community shield"
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Forget the silliness of celebrating a win in the consolation bracket and the outright absurdity of championing the fucking League Cup.

The

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26. "Stay in your lane - Lavar "make em mad" ball"
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FA cup
Europa
Efl cup

3 trophies. In the 3 seasons since griezmann been at AM. All he has is a Copa Del Rey. And well win a league or CL before he does even if they are in a better position right now. Bet that.

BTW How many spurs got in that time. I'll wait the rest of my life for that answer like you will for a trophy.

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27. "Some might take issue with your use of "major," above."
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>FA cup
>Europa
>Efl cup

  

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28. "there is not a single world class transfer who gives a fuck about those"
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but if it makes you feel better.

>FA cup
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29. "bruh you're edging dangerously close to all_stah territory "
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Cmon, the EFL cup, really? Its OK to be mad at Griezmann if he hurt y'alls feelings, but no need to go full C Conway over it, just move on to the next dude who'll take your money.

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30. "Aka the cup that can't get a sponsor"
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31. "Facts are facts and trophies are trophies. "
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We will observe over the next few years as he continues to play bridesmaid at atletico while we return to the peak of the game. Without him. And probably at his expense.

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14. "my god! That's Perisic's music!"
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32. "Worth reading just for Brooklyn's mental breakdown "
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lol cmon

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33. "I'm having fun in here"
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34. "Liverpool working on acquiring Virgil Van Dijk from their farm team."
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would be a world record for a defender.
60m
200k/week wages (im sure coutinho and co are eyeing that with glee)

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35. "ugh....liverpool accused of approaching him illegally"
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i'm not sure what kind of sanction this would warrant, or if it's just a matter of southampton's feathers getting ruffled. but this doesn't sound like there will be a quick resolution here.



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36. "just add another 10m."
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39. "that's what i'm thinking. also heard rumours sakho could be used"
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to offset some of that van dijk cost

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47. "Man I think I just saw a pig fly"
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For once an accusation of tapping up has paid off. Liverpool ran for the hills. Wonder wtf they did. All clubs tap up but I figure this has to be really egregious if Liverpool just packed up shop and went home.

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51. "yeah...not sure if it was what liverpool did, per se, or if southampton"
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if trying to shed their image as a feeder squad and just went nuclear to get other teams off of van dijk. sounds like their owner is trying to lock down their talent long term.

at least solanke is making positive headlines, i guess.

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52. "wtf mannnnnn"
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48. "welp."
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>but this doesn't sound like there will be a quick resolution
>here.

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37. "Barca really doesn't know what to do"
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Dembele's a beast, but where does he play? Would they go 4231 to add him? Where would the defense in midfield be? Actually, rakitic would be ok back there with busquets. Gomes, not so sure.

Meanwhile, Arda attacks a journalist and his agent says he's staying at Barca. And no clear resolution at RB or clarity about buyback clauses or anything.

Valverde has been known for a month, there should be more clarity of their transfer strategy by now. Uggh.

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38. "pleeeaaase pleeeeeaaaaaasssse let these Angel DiMaria rumors be true"
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I don't care what the price tag is, dude only started caring once Draxler showed up, and even then it wasn't by much. Plus he can trade tax tips with Messigawd

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40. "if he's willing to be supersub, fine"
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if not, NOOOOOOOOO
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"figured you'd be against it just because he played for madrid."


  

          

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43. "i'm against it because he's frail and doesn't address the team's flaws"
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another creative attacker is not the issue. the midfield got run over because it was too attack focused. the front line doesn't need another winger as backup. even if the team moves to a 4-2-3-1, the need isn't another guy to play in the 3 there, it's to find someone else to rotate in the defensive midfield.

like i said, if he's willing to play as a supersub and come on with 20-30 minutes left with fresh legs and push the pace, fine. but that's not what the squad needs. the squad needs a CB, a RB and a defensive mid before they need Di Maria.

plus, no way PSG doesn't demand a huge price. so why bother again?

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45. "Dembele is underrated. He shld be worth as much as Mbappe."
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If we don't address the midfield and defensive needs (AGAIN) then it doesn't matter if we buy him. But i'd still buy him if it doesn't stop us from addressing those needs.

  

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41. "figured you'd be against it just because he played for madrid."
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42. "oh yes he would be a splendid supersub, SPLENDID"
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never sulked when he had to come off the bench, nope never

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44. "hence the "if he's willing""
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the odds of which are about 99% against.

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46. "good news for Ligue 1, bad news for future CL opponents: Jardim back"
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extended until 2020. If they keep enough of their core, with whoever they'll sign from the Bernardo Silva (who is great, but was never the end-all be-all of that team) money, they're gonna be a problem again in Europe

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49. "lolz. conte fired costa's bitch ass via text. "
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that absolutely warms my cockles.

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50. "cold blooded. Not that IGAF about costa, but still"
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58. "Pragmatic in all matters "
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62. "Is it pragmatic if it undermines your leverage in selling him though?"
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53. "and the Zlatan experience is over for United :("
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http://www.bbc.com/sport/football/40208316

so disappointing that it ended with injury.
i wish we had gotten him when he left barca.
he is everything i want when i imagine a man united striker. power, tekkers, CHARACTER, leadership.

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54. "yoooooo Giroud just scored this absolute gem"
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https://streamable.com/ijzso

That's 17 in his 17 last starts for France

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55. "WHOA"
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the half volley off the outside of the foot????? holy smokes

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56. "Let me say this..."
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Giroud and Benzema may be underrated as far as strikers go. I don't know why he was so far wide though.

But Giroud pretty consistently scores incredible goals.

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57. "damn pretty boy with a worldie"
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59. "btw France lost this one, on a classic howler by Lloris"
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nothing says "summer's here" like les Bleus losing a game they shouldn't

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60. "so Morata to United is done? BeIN reporting 70mil"
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guess that's the plan B then. In related news Ibra is set to join LA Galaxy (duh)

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61. "Lot of $ for a guy who's far from a sure thing, supporting actor till no..."
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114. "Juve spent an insane amount on Higuan as a plan b"
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when Real brought him back. Think of that.

  

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63. "Excellent pickup"
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He's a great all around striker. Juve should've paid up and kept him instead of breaking the bank on Piguain. They would've won Serie A with anyone at striker. Piguain was bought to deliver a CL and that was a bust. Now the rapid decline will begin.

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64. "Juve will be fine"
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65. "I was gonna say"
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66. "for higuain not juve obv. cmon."
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they play in a 1 team league like bayern. they'll be fine.

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67. "not clear at all from how you wrote that"
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not that I'm not entertained by your takes on players' career choices, but what brought on this hate for Higuain? An Arsenal fan I could see, but he wasn't a serious candidate to go to Utd was he?

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68. "i've always been a fan of higuain"
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but you have to be honest hes a bottler. and he's gotten fat in italy too.
i would not have bought him for that price at his age.

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69. "EPL fixtures released"
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United couldn't have a better start if they let me make the schedule myself.

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70. "salah looking set for a move"
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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/jun/20/liverpool-set-sign-mohamed-salah-roma



Liverpool expect to sign Mohamed Salah before the end of the week, with the winger due to have a medical on Merseyside before completing a £35m transfer from Roma.

Salah left his native Egypt on Tuesday and is likely to have his medical at Liverpool’s Melwood base. Personal terms are believed to have been agreed with the 24-year-old.

The deal will bring to an end a period of negotiations between Liverpool and Roma that began at the start of the month and saw the Serie A club reject an initial £28m bid. With Jürgen Klopp determined to sign Salah an increased amount, which could rise with add-ons, was eventually offered.

Signing Salah represents a case of second time lucky for Liverpool, who wanted the player in 2014 only to see him move to Chelsea instead from the Swiss club Basel. He struggled to make an impact at Stamford Bridge, however, and in 2015 moved to Italy, joining Fiorentina on loan before moving to Roma, also on loan, soon after.

That became a long-term move last August and Salah has subsequently flourished for the Giallorossi. In the 2016-17 Serie A season he scored 15 goals and assisted 13 others in 31 league appearances.

Klopp believes Salah can provide Liverpool with an injection of pace in their frontline, something all but absent when Sadio Mané is unavailable, and such is the manager’s keennees to acquire the player that Liverpool are poised to make him the joint most-expensive signing in their history, following the £35m spent on purchasing Andy Carroll from Newcastle United in January 2011.

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71. "NBA off-season>>>>>"
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72. "yeah the lack of activity across the board is annoying."
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73. "Alves to City."
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Going home to Pep.

https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/dani-alves-agrees-two-man-100004908.html

  

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75. "fuck, now juve is joining barca in the bellerin hunt."
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76. "I wouldn't worry about that"
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the 6 years left on bellerin's contract leaves arsenal in the driver's seat, even with Barca.

There's no doubt he'll eventually go to Barca, it just won't be this year (or even the next)

  

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77. "if he wants to go he'll go."
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the 6 years just means you get a bigger fee.

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74. "Motherfucking John Terry is coming to Villa. FML. "
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I get it - old hand, defending PL champion that can really teach Nathan Baker how to be a fucking awesome center half. But does it have to be him? Really?

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78. "His bravery, loyalty, and Englishness will lead Villa back to the top!"
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79. "Or he'll be Joleon Lescott mark ii"
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96. "Speaking of, Lescott's going to Blues hahahahahahahahhaha"
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80. "Not a fan of the current Barça leadership"
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which has strayed so far from the last administration's policy of strengthening through La Masia. We no longer give a shit about developing our youth and just want to sign already established stars.

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81. "i feel like i need to not pay attention to barca in June"
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it's always a shitshow.

Sucks that Mboula is leaving, but what could barca really have done different with him? Monaco was offering him first team, CL squad time.

Lucho was supposed to be better with youth--he was a former B coach, that was part of selling him as coach. He really didn't promote anyone. That's on the board?

Or is this about Lee? Cuz again, what's the board supposed to do when Dortmund comes calling?

Or Garcia? going to Pep when England still has that advantage of offering pro contracts 2 years early.

Barca B had to get back into Adelante. Alena is getting promoted. Deu's coming back. Samper is gonna get a shot (and then get loaned, because where's he gonna get minutes?).

or is it about dembele? that's silly. but Veratti would be a great signing.

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84. "Check out this piece"
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http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2716773-what-is-causing-the-youth-talent-drain-at-barcelona

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87. "yeah, it's kinda unfair, imo"
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Cesc = previous board.

Thiago = weird drama while in the first team.

Bellerin = england can sign pro contracts at 16

Fontas? wasn't gonna be A team material. Same with Gomez.

there's something there, but it has more to do with a stall between the B team and Barca which as a lot to do with the extreme expectations and unwillingness to experience growing pains as a team.

take a look at the examples of players who deserved A team minutes: Grimaldo (agreed, but that was personal between Lucho and him), Samper (nah, sorry. He's not ready. Hoping he will be next season, but he wasn't this past season), and Palencia (not yet. Again, maybe this upcoming season. maybe).

The gnashing of teeth over Mboula is comically frustrating. WHEN WAS HE GOING TO SEE BARCA MINUTES? YOU'RE GONNA SIT NEYMAR OR MESSI FOR...MBOULA? CMON. WHY THE FUCK WOULD A REASONABLE COACH TELL HIM TO STAY IF MONACO'S OFFERING HIM REGULAR MINUTES? They should tell him to go.

it's more complicated than "we've screwed our academy." I do think the board should make some moves to make clear that narrative is wrong, but I'm not convinced that narrative is right.

Alena and Palencia don't have contracts, I believe, in part because the board wants to know if B is playing in Adelante or not before writing those contracts. Palencia's come out and said that. Alena got first team minutes last season. He's not going elsewhere.

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82. "the telegraph had a nice piece on this a few months back:"
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/03/08/madridification-barcelona-barca-went-mes-que-un-club-just-another/

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83. "It's like you and RM have flipped"
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Well except RM is still buying megastars.

But they are investing heavily in youth and playing a lot of youth players in spots

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85. "anyone watching the Confederations Cup?"
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I mean obvs it is 100% a fake tournament (heck even FIFA seems to not want it anymore), but I've caught a few of the last few games and the action is on point. This Germany-Chile game is quite lit

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86. "Been meaning to, but keep forgetting about it."
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88. "the last two were great fun but i can't be bothered for this one"
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2009: USA's run
2013: the "alright is Neymar actually good or a fraud" thing

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89. "can't blame you"
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mostly I've watched because we have it on at work and it's a slow week. I'll probably half-boycott the WC next summer but this one feels too lame to care about either way, so I might as well keep an eye on how Draxler is doing

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91. "lil bit. looking forward to semis."
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90. "man...i don't know what to make of these valuations and rumors"
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van dijk around 65M, naby keita for 70M, mbappe for 100M. i can't even believe liverpool would be in the race for mbappe, nor do i see them splashing around this kind of money. i also don't know what we'd do with another winger or midfielder.

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92. "everybody has money and nobody wants to sell."
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93. "Post jack: which players are currently OVER and UNDERvalued?"
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For players who haven't actually been dealt yet, we can only go off rumors, of course.

Just saw Calhanoglu quoted as available for 35M euros, which seems really low for me, given the market.

If Mahrez can be had for 40M that's great value too IMO.

I thought Ousmane Dembele should be valued over 100M...now his rumored priced is creeping closer to that, rather than the 60M we saw bandied about earlier in the summer. I'd argue he's still undervalued, given the price difference between him and Mbappe. Dembele is arguably just as talented and definitely just as proven.

On the flip side, I may well be proven wrong, but if Alvaro Morata goes for 80M that's a ton for a guy who's been a supersub for two (admittedly loaded) clubs. On the one hand, his scoring #s this past year were excellent, given his limited minutes. On the other hand, he had service from the best midfield / attacking fullbacks combination in the world.

  

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94. "i think the 30M targeted for alex oxlaide-chamberlain is good value"
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it helps that he's in the last year of his contract. i think lyon got good value for traore. the 40M being bandied about for matic seems high, but when you are dealing with clubs like ManU and Chelsea there's always going to be some inflation involved.

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95. "lolPortugallol"
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and CR14.7 didn't even take a penalty. Truly one of the worst PK sessions in memory

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97. "liverpool agree in pricinciple with keita??"
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http://www.express.co.uk/sport/football/823219/Naby-Keita-Liverpool-transfer-news

i will take any and every positive rumor at this point. but, we're gonna have to start offloading some of our roster if we keep signing midfielders.

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98. "Spain-Germany on ESPN U/Deportes in a few minutes"
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Euro U21 Final, should be lit

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99. "highly suggest Arsenal fans pop a Zoloft if they tune in to this one"
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Gnabry beastin

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100. "City got B Mendy"
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101. "Lead is completely undeserved - our MF needs to get their shit together "
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The midfield has to be both smart and hard-working to unlock this Chile press...give the backline options by working into pockets and changing the angles constantly. Way too stagnant which turns into really tight windows and high risk turnovers.

As it stands, we continue to give the ball away in high risk positions as the Chile press swarms. Only a matter of time before they capitalize (very fortunate they haven't already).

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"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

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102. "great game. Too bad that will be the winner "
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104. "We made 10x more mistakes, but not as egregious as Chile's "
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2 unforced giveaways essentially in their own box...both should have been goals - Draxler's vision failed him today, either chose the wrong pass or made it a second too late.

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103. "So Lacazette seems done. Why am I so underwhelmed by homie?"
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I've not actually watched him at all... I think it's mostly his pecking order on the French team.

Or more likely the Sanchez cloud is overwhelming everything else.

I really should find a way to truly checkout till August.

  

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105. "how can you be underwhelmed by someone you've never watched?"
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107. "Thus the question, educate me"
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109. "honestly he hasn't wowed me but the tools are definitely there"
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good crisp finisher, the issue I have from the Lyon games I caught was that he seems to get a little lackadaisical through stages of the game. But he also plays for a coach who isn't exactly famous for knowing how to use players in their best roles.

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113. "He's good, but 75 mil?"
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Two years ago, that amount would have seemed crazy but worth the gamble, like Martial nuts. Now? Strange to spend that sum on a guy closer to the end of his peak than the beginning who put up okay numbers in France pretty much carrying a struggling giant of a club. Everyone is more hyped on the Monaco and Dortmund guys because they are so much younger, but if that is the amount for Lacazette, what does Mbappe or Dembele go for now? Things are about to go bananas.

  

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"easily 100m plus."


  

          

what does Mbappe or
>Dembele go for now? Things are about to go bananas.

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117. "easily 100m plus."
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what does Mbappe or
>Dembele go for now? Things are about to go bananas.

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118. "It's 50, you talking $$s? Same as stones, Andy Carrol, etc"
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50m bps is nothing these days, been that way for a while. Were paying same ad Atletico was going to to replace Griezz, which makes me feel better. They actually know what they are doing.

Mbaps wouldn't go for less than $140m

  

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119. "It's good business for that fee"
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Honestly, I think dude is legit. He's everything you want in a striker to be successful. I don't think he has the speed of a Walcott(who I think REALLY needs to be sold elsewhere) or the Ox, but definitely more clinical.

the real pity is that Giroud has to leave now. What Arsenal see in Theo Walcott is beyond me. Dude has regressed in my eyes, and doesn't put in the effort that Oxlade-Chamberlain does on the defensive end.

You're such pests...now, what is it you want? In your depths of your ignorance, what is it you want? Well, whatever it is you want, I can't deliver because I just don't see it. - Orson Welles


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106. "He's leagues better than Giroud. "
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Just because Deschamps can't figure out a way to make it work with Benzema or Lacazette that doesn't mean Giroud is close to them.

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108. "a couple of reasons"
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One issue is we prolly could have had him last year for half of what we'll pay now, at least per the rumors last summer anyways

Regardless, I think he'll pan out for us. Dude can finish, which is more than welbeck can say, unfortunately

While I'd like to keep Giroud with him...given the French nat'l team dynamic, there's no way that happens


>Or more likely the Sanchez cloud is overwhelming everything
>else.


This, as you know, is the real problem: assuming arsenal sells alexis to citeh this summer...the only thing that could make up for that L would be for Kroenke to ante up for mbappe, *in addition* to Lacazette...

Yeah, I know.

Anyways, what arsenal needs to do is let Alexis see out the last year of his contract. Fuck selling him to a direct rival. With this being a World Cup year, I'm confident Alexis will be professional about it before signing with Citeh on a free transfer

He won't pull a Na$ri

  

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110. "Sandro Ramirez to Everton"
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Supposed to be a good young player, but I'm not familiar...is this a good pick up?

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111. "solid young striker. works hard"
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makes good runs, just not exceptional at anything. a nice piece and smart buy at the price.

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112. "Thanks"
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115. "Getting ready for life after Lukaku"
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And they are spending the money as if it's a sure thing it's coming in, so...But if Sandro blocked CL and I were an Everton fan, I would be pissed. CL is the real god damn deal.

  

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116. "Lost Deulofeu too"
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Barkley.. Toffees will have a very different look this season

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120. "Lukaku to United, £75m"
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WELL...Real refused the latest and greatest Morata bid so United just shrugged their shoulders and threw down €85m on Everton's table instead, pretty much clearing the debt for all the business they've done so far and making some space for Rooney's ass and wages in their dressing room. And if you believe the Guardian's spin, this totally fucks up Chelsea's plan, whose entire Costa-shuffle was predicated on Lukaku coming back. If that is true, then this likely also pulls the plug on the Matic to United rumors, which then makes the Weigl to United rumor seem the plausible plan B.


Insane amount of money, but United have an insane amount of money and the kid is just now 24.
So next up...Serge Ibaka?
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121. "Great move. I'd sell martial. He's a bust "
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No room for him. I'm sure you can pawn him off to a hopelessly romantic French guy who'll overpay for him - please

  

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122. "Converting him to a left winger, won't be going anywhere"
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When they play 4 at the back, he'll be the left prong on attack; when they play 3 at the back, he'll be the second striker.

  

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126. "that guy is broke tho"
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>I'm sure you can pawn him off to a
>hopelessly romantic French guy who'll overpay for him - please
>

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123. "fun bit of news to wake up to"
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124. "whoa. wonder what happens with morata now"
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he can't be happy with the leftover minutes at real, can he?

or does he just replace benzema? but then...what happens with benzema?

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125. "Shrug. And they now don't have the money for Mbappe"
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Possibly Morata to Chelsea.

  

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127. "a Madrid fan bemoans Barca's managerial incompetence (link)"
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https://www.managingmadrid.com/2017/7/6/15929848/barcelonas-managerial-incompetence-is-paving-the-path-for-future-real-madrid-dominance

the on-field product is still almost as good as it gets just because of MSN but i didnt realize things had gotten so bad over there

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128. "ffs, it's not as terrible as everyone claims"
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it's not good either. but losing two youth players is not atypical.

the paulinho thing is weird, but if he's cheap and depth and the board has long had a weird obsession w/ brazilian players. meh. too much panic over a small (stupid) move. Naby Keita isn't relevant to barca--he's not a target, he's not coming, and he shouldn't be (he should be a starter wherever he goes and barca's midfield is crowded with players of about his quality right now).

Mathieu is gone, Paco is quality, and Arda is a debacle we can blame on Lucho who desperately wanted him.

by the logic he uses, real's got james, pepe, and coentrao making waaaaaay too much also.

Sergi Roberto is moving back to the midfield, Aleix Vidal is the starting RB next year, and the youth crisis isn't that bad. but yes, it is difficult to replace a historic generation of talent. Shocking, I know.

(and the board is not doing a good job of it, but they're not grossly incompetent. unless paulinho is the only signing this summer. then they can go fuck themselves)
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129. "Tolisso to Bayern, interested to see how that turns out"
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also lmao at this quote from Rummenigge: "until now Germans only knew about Coco Chanel. I hope that soon, Coco Tolisso will be just as famous"

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130. "Kelechi Iheanacho to LESTA"
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https://twitter.com/SkySportsNewsHQ/status/884435497766014978

good move for him. wish Pep had used him a bit more as i think he's got something about him

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131. "classic case of what's ailing the national squad"
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England have young talent in droves (as attested by their Toulon/WC U20 win combo), but they're gonna go nowhere fast with the way this league is managed. From living there and still talking to some English buddies my suspicion is that they don't care that much, and might even secretly enjoy moaning about their national team, then move right back to obsessing about their respective clubs once the 3 Lions get knocked out. As nice a guy as Southgate seems, the EPL is too much of a juggernaut these days for him to have all the best cards in hand.

Anyway, GL to young Kelechi, he seems to have the skills. Too bad he couldn't get more opportunities at City, kinda reminds me of how PSG treated JK Augustin

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132. "definitely"
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although i think the fans do care about the NT. just not as much as their clubs. i hear too often from fans that they'd rather their stars not even bother with NT stuff. especially united fans.

and i think the FA knows that and they aren't all that bothered (beyond making the odd APPEARANCE of giving a fuck) about really being successful on the national stage because the operation prints money regardless.

i really don't think there's a solution though. as much as we played Rashford, he only ever got a shot because literally everyone in front of him was hurt.

the Chelsea kids for example: Chalobah, Baker, Abraham. they probably just more Loftus-Cheeks (remember him? he's only 21). promising talents that won't get a look in because the game to game pressure is too much for a manager to risk it.

like...i don't see a reason why West Ham isn't playing Reece Oxford. he came in at 16 and looked like he belonged already. two years later loaned out to Germany for the year. how does that help him?

Spurs and Southampton pretty much carrying england's teen -> adult development on their backs rn.

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133. "James to Bayern?"
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that's not one I was expecting

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134. "On a two year loan with an option to buy"
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How they pull these things off is perplexing. Same way they got Coman.

  

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135. "RM must have overvalued James on the market"
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32.5 buy after 2 years? Bayern's ruthless german efficiency at work again. Damn.

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136. "theres an EPL price (really just a Man Utd price) and an "everyone else"..."
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137. "Even still, this was highway robbery"
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RM must have idiots running their finances. They paid over 80 mill for him just like 2 years ago right. They are in essence selling him for less than half that.

That's just not smart business. These inflated prices are going nowhere.

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140. "They pretty much print money"
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So they don't so much have to worry about finances until all Spanish banks roll over, and even then . . .

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142. "I don't think they print as much as they think or lead others to think"
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I wouldn't be surprised if they were seriously cooking the books. Or there accounting is funny.

But they've got FIFA looking at the general finances of everyone, and if they keep taking losses like this, they may run afoul of FFP.

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143. "the rules don't apply to RM."
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138. "otoh they are sending D.Costa to Juve on a similar (cheaper) scheme"
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I thought he was doing gangbusters there? I'll admit I don't follow the Buliga much but I thought he was part of their core there.

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139. "nah, he was on the outs w/ Carlo"
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basically, same thing that happened to James at RM happened to Costa at Bayern.

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141. "Costa is one player I really wish Barça could have gotten"
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144. "in surprising news Bonucci is likely going to Milan."
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had a big fallout w/ Allegri and he's on camera saying go fuck yourself

and he had a big bustup w/ Dybala and Alves at half in the CL final.

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147. "wow"
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and to Milan of all places? No one does drama like the Italians

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145. "Man City double deal imminent for Kyle Walker and Benjamin Mendy. 100m"
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worlds most expensive backline incoming.

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148. "Fine, but don't sell Dier"
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146. "NELSINHO! We have a RB!"
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and they didn't overpay for Bellerin!!! WOOOO!

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149. "I'm genuinely excited about this one"
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Looks to be a great fucking move.
Dude is a beast.
I'm so excited to see him combine with Leo once he gets acclimated.
And I'm always happy to see more black players on the pitch for us.

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150. "somehow this Kun to Chelsea rumor seems to have legs"
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not that it means much but it's all over Sky Sports today. Makes no sense to me from City's POV but I'm also salty that PSG isn't trying harder to bring him in.

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151. "Who'd you rather have on PSG, Kun or Alexis?"
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If arsenal has to sell Alexis, I really hope it's to PSG and not City.

The only way I'd be cool with selling Alexis to City is if arsenal can get Kun in return...& the thought of Alexis at City and Kun at Chelsea makes me sick

  

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152. "that's a tough one"
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Kun would be great to backup/complement Cavani. Right now we don't have a second striker (JKA sold to RB Leipzig) and an injury leaves us woefully exposed

But I love the way Alexis plays, and feel like he could be a great fit. Even if we have a slightly less dynamic version in Draxler, so it's not as bringing in Sanchez solves a problem.

So, overall probably Aguero (#firstworldissues)

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153. "hot takes for a hot summer: PSG rumored to be about to pay Neymar's buyo..."
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LOL @ the rumor.
LMAO if it happens. 222 million + taxes.

if it is real, barca should come with the "veratti + 125 mil" reply. saves PSG a TON of money (more than 100 mil), barca get a midfielder, and as great as MSN was, veratti's probably the more useful fit in some ways.

and then buy dembele.

but anyway, this is some funny season funniness. barca blogs are flipping their shit because they don't trust this board at all.
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154. "bite their hand off and send neymar to the nearest airport"
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155. "I'm not ready to comment at this time"
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the only thing that mildly piques my interest is that the Brazilian journalist who broke the story works for one of the biggest sports media in BR, and is based out of Barcelona. Allegedly not the kind to troll, but this would be an epic one if it ends like last summer

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156. "he's never broken stuff like this before"
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and he's definitely seen as an insider @ barca (supposedly the only non-spaniard who regularly gets to ask questions at press conferences). but this seems just batshit regardless.

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157. "batshit is the new normal n/m"
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I'm gonna take this the same way I deal with all this transfer stuff: wait and see

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158. "FIRST TROPHY OF THE NEW SEASON"
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emirates cup / community shield treble on deck!

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196. "PRESEASON TREBLE STILL IN PLAY"
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LIFTING TROPHIES SON

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159. "Szczesny to Juve to serve as Buffon's heir apparent"
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http://www.espnfc.com/story/3154621/wojciech-szczesny-completes-transfer-to-juventus-from-arsenal

...why did Arsenal let him go?

There's literally no good reason to not take him back, maybe as the cup keeper with Cech playing the league games for 1 year, with the plan for szczesny to assume the #1 in 2018.

Honestly, I'd rather he return as the #1 over Cech right now (obviously letting Ospina go).


Dude proved he's a good keeper at Roma...the fact that Juve feels he's a good replacement for Buffon speaks volumes...

  

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164. "Mind boggling. Szez >>> Chec right today!"
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It's not even close in my mind

  

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160. "Sky reports that Morata to Chelsea is done"
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smart signing by Conte, Morata managed to always fit in well when Zidane called on him last season. Will probably want to prove himself on the CL stage as well, which could very well be Chelsea's main goal next year

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161. "Verratti fired his agent and has hired Mino Raiola...here we go..."
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162. "i thought the same myself. but verratti is too soft for the EPL."
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destined for Barca/Real/Juve.

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163. "read that was a condition PSG had for extending his contract"
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Raiola represents a few players in Paris current and past, it sounds like the club wanted the owl to get rid of his agent since he was very vocal in pushing for a move.

BWhat ain't wrong about Marco being soft though (as much as I love his play). Can't wait for the next round of excuses from him and Silva once we get bounced from the CL quarters

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165. "watched PSG-Roma for no GD reason. Jese still suuuucks"
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OK maybe a bit harsh since he tried really hard, but he is impossibly inefficient in the box. The main problem is we have to play him as much as possible in the preseason to see if anyone will bite, but if he plays then other teams can see what they'll get so uh...

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166. "man sell Jese cut price to some shit spanish side."
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he aint got it and yall won't recoup.

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167. "probably, although who wants him?"
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we should just put him on ebay, $0 start, no reserve price

btw the Neymar thing is edging ever closer. My buddy in Brazil confirmed ppl over there think it's almost done. Madness (the good kind, tho I'd probably prefer we get some dude like Vidal tbph)

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168. "yeah, this escalated quickly re: Neymar"
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if it really happens, barca better fucking buy dembele immediately. and Mboula's departure looks a lot more unacceptable.

but if this = this board's demise + a better wage structure + two good prospects at LW and CM + more coherent on field tactics? could be win/win for everyone

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169. "ACN moving from Jan to the summer in 2019"
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with the field expanding from 16 to 24. Big clubs will be happy, players not so much (unless they have every single tournament in S Africa, that weather is gonna suuuuck). Oh well, it'll still be one of the most fun tournaments around, and on odd years it'll be a nice change from no-futbol summers

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170. "these new United joints look like they were bought on Canal St"
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171. "they're awful. adidas needs to try on our home next year"
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they nailed our aways this season and last season. the first season was bad but a plain white united jersey is always a mistake. should always be blue or black

they gotta do something more than just a plain ass red shirt for the home. that lil hexagon half tonal shit last year was a decent start. 07/08 still hasn't been topped yet. amateurs on instagram crank out better shit than adidas does.

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172. "I'm not a fan of ours either tbh"
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Nike's clearly infatuated with using the same design for its teams

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173. ""fan made" but they gave a template that pretty much forced this"
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That stupid dot matrix thing was preloaded and you had to use it in your final design. It's not the best, but it's a 3rd kit we likely wont be using much this year (who has a solid black home kit?).

  

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174. "Abromovich apparently rubber stamping Matic to United deal "
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against Conte's wishes. I don't think he's the midfielder United need (would rather roll the dice on Weigl), but if it means more pee in the cheerios at Chelsea, I'm all for it.

  

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176. "bring him, sit him on the bench and piss in Chelsea's corn flakes."
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i'm fine w/ that.

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175. "the alleged figures on this Neymar deal are very humbling"
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222m buyout
100m signing bonus for neymar
40m agent fee for neymar's dad
40m a year for 5 years

562 million euro outlay for this.

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177. "Ironic btw: in a World Cup yr Ney CAN win the BdO without leaving Barca"
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178. "Where's the irony in that? What subtext am I missing"
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179. "One rumor is Ney wants to escape Messi's shadow, win BdO"
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180. "Mbappe to Real for $210 million a go"
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We have officially entered a new era of stupidity. I know I know I know...he has the potential to be the next Henry, but he's 18 and will be the 2nd striker behind the BBC. They got rid of Morata and Jaime because they were sick of sitting there. Shitty that Monaco got gutted like this, ending the small specter of parity in France, but you can't turn down that sort of money.

Strange that they are spending this sort of money on someone that doesn't immediately seem marketable.

  

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181. "not to mention who could be on the bench a lot"
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>Strange that they are spending this sort of money on someone
>that doesn't immediately seem marketable.
>
>

and yeah, this is ridiculous. Although this is just being reported by Marca I believe? So not quite done yet.

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182. "barca obsessive conspiracy theory:"
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this is to:
1. make the neymar buyout more feasible (who wouldn't pay an extra 40 mil for neymar over mbappe?)
2. Make the buyout worth a lot less to barca because talk about inflated prices! Before, the Neymar buyout coulda been Dembele + Coutinho (meh @ him being a proposed target, but whatever. you get the point) + another piece + pay down debt. Now? Dembele + a piece at most. +

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183. "Nah they not buying him to sit the bench. Zidane rotates. But Perez will..."
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Bale is the next one out of the RM circus. Benzema after that.

Mbappe and Asensio got next there.

RM like 3 deep everywhere anyway so it doesn't matter who plays really.

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187. "If it happens, may up our chances to have a Lemar bid accepted "
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Reportedly, Monaco was hoping that retaining Lemar could convince Mbappe to sign a new deal

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184. "w/ 5 weeks left in the window United have annoyed tf out of me"
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you can't come out and crow left and right about "hey we're rich as fuck yall some broke boys. money is no object"

and then turn around and penny pinch and haggle left and right. and i know the market has gone off the deep end this summer. but if you're gonna flex wealth you just cant have it both ways. you cant

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we've gone from expecting 4 players minimum (5 w/ Griezmann but he'll come in January or next summer) to Jose openly HOPING we get 3.

i really thought we'd spare no expense to compete in both the league and the CL. i'll be happy if we just get top 4 now.

especially if we go into the season w/ just two all around quality midfielders in Pogba and Herrera. Jury's out on Pereira although i expect him to step up. Carrick is basically retired. Fellaini LOL. and probably Matic who is absolutely nothing special.

Jose's really betting the farm on the kids like Martial, Rashford, McTominay, Pereira, TFM, Tuanzebe, Demi Mitchell making a major leap (which im sure would appease the penny pinchers)

i still think we need at minimum a CM x 2, Winger and RB. but Jose insists we'll be lucky to get just a CM

very frustrated right now.

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185. "it has been irritating. "
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bright side is except for the 2nd half vs. RM which was the weirdest shit i've ever seen i think we have looked good in preseason.

now, i get it, it's preseason, but what i mean is i saw some growth out there in a few players (Rashford, Lingard specifically) which i really appreciated.

i think Lukaku will get his and we have the benefit of Micki all year AND he has also looked pretty baller so far.

i think we will field a team that SHOULD win the Prem BUT that's dependent on health.

we are very weak with our depth and that's where all these non-transfers are killing us. i mean, we haven't been the healthiest team the last couple years so it's a bit unnerving.

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186. "Man, who you telling"
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188. "what the effe is this shi(r)t"
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https://s4.postimg.org/lgy5kjtz1/Screen_Shot_2017-07-26_at_8.47.53_PM.png

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189. "They say it's to "honor their Brazilian players and fans""
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Brazil won its 3rd world title in 1970. With that achievement, the Brazilian game — bold, technical and innate — was universally considered the best in the world. That same year, Paris Saint Germain was founded, and from its inception, the dream of the club was to integrate the magicians of the seleção into the roster.

Since then, Brazil has been the most represented nation (outside France) in the club, with 29 players passing through the Parc des Princes over the last 50 years. Paris, the city of light, is avant-garde, and the atypical style of the Brazilian game is uniquely matched to its singularity.

Between the 1970s and '90s, the most famous Brazilians players joined the club, bringing with them a free and elegant form of football. The strong relationship between Paris Saint Germain and Brazil strengthened in 2001, when the talented Ronaldo de Assis Moreira, a.k.a. Ronaldinho, arrived, and with him, an otherworldly talent that has inspired future generation of footballers.

Today, the presence of Thiago Silva and Marquinhos at PSG reminds of the indelible link between the country of football and the city of light. Moreover, the striking yellow and blue color palette of the new away kit reflects the club’s strong Brazilian influence from players past and present – including Ronaldinho, Silva and Marquinhos.

  

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190. "hey if we're spending 500mil on Neymar then why not"
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watching it live I didn't connect the dots with this being the same yellow as the Selecao (and not that clear even looking back at the pic), but whatever, I'm too old to be getting caught up over futbol shirts

Random transfer thought: why isn't there more noise about JM Seri? Perhaps if Nice gets knocked out of the CL prelim by Ajax he'll be a big headliner. He's easily my #1 preference if we somehow lose Verratti, but I remember reading Spurs and Arsenal were on him too.

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191. "1970?? So psg was new $ well before the arabs got involved"
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That really surprises me - damn they are closer to MLS teams in terms of legacy/history than to most European big clubs

  

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193. "oh we're definitely new new money"
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I will say though that the club has a decent history (1 European cup + a few legendary wins in CL) and was a big club in France since the 80s and especially after 91 when Canal+ (like a French HBO+ESPN hybrid) invested.

I don't know that there's really an apt comparison, since we were a much bigger fish (in a smaller pond) than a City or Chelsea. But like those teams pre-gulf money, we had some clear down years, and in fact nearly got relegated in 06-07, needing a win in the very last game to survive. Strangely those are some of my fondest memories of supporting the team, but perhaps in part because I was living there at the time and could go to the occasional game with buddies. Then again I'm a glutton for sad-sack teams, so the Qatar era has been jarring to say the least

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201. "And throwing that money around"
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Sounds like the Neymar buyout is gonna happen.

And like coutinho is plan a for replacing him. I'm kinda ok with this plan, tbh. Pissed at Neymar, but psg is throwing huge money around.

Would have preferred a way to get verratti instead of the full buyout, but obvious the plan was Neymar and him as core players.
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192. "Neat"
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194. "Mad Neymar didn't leave after 2 minutes "
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>I've followed exactly zero transfer windows in my life. Just
>let me know who's on the side for the first match and spare me
>the rumors so that I may remain sane.
>
>That said, it's a big window for Spurs. I assume Walker is
>gone, which is fine so far it is not to an English side. As
>long as the spine and the front four remain in place I'm
>good.
>
>Oh, and roughly a billion dollars will change hands as
>superpowers develop new weapons to destroy the world.

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195. "Matic in finally "
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197. "Dani Alves is forever"
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the dude is just relentless. Scored the equalizer on a beauty of a FK yesterday in the French Supercup:
https://streamable.com/k32dk

and just for kicks he added a dope assist for the winning goal
https://streamable.com/zh2q6

Oh and Monaco's opener wasn't too shabby either
https://streamable.com/8kdvj

Can the season start already?

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200. "man I don't know if I'm ready"
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it's coming so fast. This was a rest-up summer with no real international soccer.

  

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198. "Mourinho with the fatality; don't get up, Conte, stay down"
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https://mobile.twitter.com/cmwinterburn/status/891738374100406273

  

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199. "Conte tryna banter with the king is a bad idea. Stay in yo lane"
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203. "Bummed/excited about the Football Weekly changes"
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we'll have to see how the new show shakes up. I don't find AC Jimbo perfect (loves the tabloidy "controversies" stuff a bit too much), but he is a really good host, and generated a very pleasant vibe with his panel that I never really felt when Rushden or Farrar were subbing in. Hopefully they can gather a good crew around him and Mackintosh. IMO it would be great if they can get Sid, Honigstein and Auclair to keep appearing, since these guys bring aspects that the regular guest don't always possess (most notably a non-Brit-centric viewpoint)

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204. "Just so we're clear: Neymar can kiss my fucking ass"
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Hope he never wins another UCL.
Hope he never wins BdO.

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205. "he was never going to play for yall forever lol."
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206. "RE: Just so we're clear: Neymar can kiss my fucking ass"
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https://www.instagram.com/p/BXSsPyEgp_Y/

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207. "honestly, i'm kinda good riddance to him"
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i'd rather the 222 mil to spend. he hasn't yet matured on the pitch, still makes stupid challenges, still hero-balls too often, still decides not to track back because he's pissed about something too often.

undeniable talent and MSN was special to watch, but the team would do better with a guy more comfortable being a compliment to messi + suarez and money for an upgrade at MF or a 3rd high quality CB. Still dreaming of 100 mil euro (or more) and veratti for him.

shitty fucking end to a fun run. and fuck PSG oil money and neymar can suck a dick for how he played this.

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210. "Given the choice -- Verratti or Dybala?"
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We obviously need someone now in both of their roles, but if we can only get one, who do you go for?

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213. "verratti"
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verratti + dembele ideally.

but really, any WC younger talent works and we'll shift responsibilities to maximize. dybala, verratti, dembele, coutinho, whichever.

I'd like to see them experiment with paco and suarez on teh pitch at the same time. i think it could work, but it also could flame out dramatically.

valverde's gonna have his chance to make his tactical mark. with MSN, the team's tactics were basically dictated by that talent group.

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215. "Verrati - easy choice imo"
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Barca has sorely been missing a balanced, high work-rate CMF who can effectively tilt their team balance and link the back and front-lines.

Dybala is dynamic, obviously, but this is Barca's chance to shift their team balance and style of play.

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
-Kobe speaking to investigators

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219. "I know I sound like a broken record at this point..."
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but goddammit I wish we'd never let Thiago go.

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208. "it hurts when a star player leaves for a galactico-type team"
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209. "When will the big clubs stop poaching Barca's talent?"
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:(

  

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211. "i see what you did there"
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neymar's been a particularly shitty saga for a variety of reasons beyond just getting poached. barca loses players all the time, especially youth products to the EPL solely because of differences in labor laws (shouts to Pep for bitching about that type of poaching as a coach and then doing EXACTLY THE SAME THING THIS SUMMER). this has been a debacle for a variety of reasons beyond that and the idea that a 222 million (plus tax) doesn't stop a team from activating a release clause is absurd.

that's bad precedent for everyone. except neymar's dad. he's loving it.

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216. "super teams break precedents daily"
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is this the biggest one yet? maybe
is it a radical departure from the path european soccer has been on for a while? no

  

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218. "should've set a higher release clause. yall got caught w/ your pants dow..."
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thats all.

real set ronaldo, bale and benzema at a billion each.

messi's is 300m lol.

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220. "222 million is getting caught with your pants down?"
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When it's more than double the most expensive transfer fee of all time?
These fucking Qatari's just don't give a fuck
They're gonna spend close to half a bil when this shit is finalized.

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222. "Yeah. It should've been absolutely unreasonable"
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223. "It was. Tax interpretation changed and Qatar money"
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Unprecedented.

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224. "220 isn't unreasonable. we could afford that. "
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not that we would because of neymar sr's extortion operation and i doubt neymar wants to play in england. but it's well within our budget.

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225. "did you miss the &quot;tax interpretation changed&quot; part?"
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previously, taxes were thought to be 50% of the buyout. So it would have been 333 million at minimum (excluding the contract).


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226. "it's also more than twice the highest transfer fee EVER"
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budgets have skyrocketed, but this type of jump is one that has never happened before.

barca wanted to keep it below messi's because, duh. it had a clause to continue rising.
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227. "or you could've just taken a page out of madrids book"
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and made it absolutely unreasonable. this is the risk you took. it failed. damn sure wouldnt happen to RM.

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229. "i didn't do anything. when it was signed, IT WAS UNREASONABLE"
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unforeseeable change in spanish tax law was UNFORESEEABLE.

messi's clause was signed years earlier. madrid got lucky in setting absurd release clauses.

and 222 million spent smartly >>>>>>>> Neymar for barca. just not 100% confident it will be spent smartly.

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231. "Liverpool sold the cannibal because he was toxic "
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They were happy to do that business.

  

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212. "def understand the sentiment but if Barca uses those funds wisely..."
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They will become a better and more consistent team. Find a LW with a high work-rate who isn't prone to let his attitude affect the rest of his game, shore up the midfield with a top class holding and link-player, and perhaps overhaul the backline.

Of course it's hard to lose a star player and a legendary attack but a huge tilt towards attacking football to the chagrin of the other parts of the game isn't always conducive to success. Barcelona's greatest recent success came when they were most balanced in all 3 levels and they need to utilize this cash influx to re-distribute their strengths. For example, Real Madrid's CL success has been driven by Zidane shuffling and re-focusing the midfield on defensive conisistency, risk/reward awareness, and quick link-up play with their front-line; their MF is the engine and foundation and it has balanced the team.

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
-Kobe speaking to investigators

L D E A

  

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214. "it woulda been a lot smoother if he hadn't waited till August"
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because his dad was waiting on money and maybe it could have been a smoother swap for veratti + cash than this.

i agree. a more balanced barca can/should be better as a team.

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217. "Agreed. Really poorly handled "
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Now Barca has a leverage problem because the window is closing and other teams know that.

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<--The drought is over

"have fun reveling in your pettiness tho" (C) Dula summing up 98% of OKS

"I didnt finish a damn thing...matter of fact I jerked off after she left."
-Kobe speaking to investigators

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221. "You're right but I'm still pissed."
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I was so happy when Nelsinho was brought in. Then when he had his bust-up with Neymar, I knew it was over.

I wanna see us making moves by next week. Hopefully later this week.

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228. "EPL fans, check out my college roommate's fantasy football app"
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it's live. starting 11, for both iphone and android.

you can make 3 subs during games. Really excited for him.

https://starting11.io/

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232. "Sharp design"
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The only soccer fantasy I do is total points over season.

  

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230. "sadness in madness"
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I honestly don't know how to process this Neymar stuff, other than not process it and just think about how cool it'll be to have him on the squad. The money is absurd, borderline ridiculous, but we were on our way to something like this for a while now.

Anyway, bring on Amiens (lol) on Saturday, that's at least one tangible thing I can relate to

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240. "I honestly dgaf any longer but I love it for the Barca tears alone"
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244. "real talk, if I trusted the board, i'd be so happy right now"
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turning that money into a MF, CB, and a LW for the future would be a W for barca. as dominant as MSN was, it was like putting gold foil on a delicious ice cream. Yeah, it's cool to actually eat gold, but the foil does nothing for the flavor.

The problem is, there's talk about buying Di Maria for the year and then paying griezmann's buyout. Which not only probably wouldn't happen, but is just not smart. Send Dortmund 100 for Dembele and 40 or 50 to nice for Seri and get a CB with the rest and we're golden.

but instead, barca's probably gonna overpay for someone dumb, not sell Arda, not play Samper or Alena enough and potentially waste a year or two of Messi's prime.


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233. "Partial list of record breaking transfers"
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https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2017/aug/02/neymar-psg-barcelona-lionel-messi

A history of highest transfer fees

£1,000: Alf Common, 1905 The English striker joins Middlesbrough from Sunderland in the first four‑figure transfer fee for a player.

£10,890: David Jack, 1928 The forward’s move from Bolton to Herbert Chapman’s Arsenal is the first five-figure transfer deal, though Wanderers had wanted £13,000.

£23,000: Bernabé Ferreyra, 1932 The Argentinian became the first non-British player to break the world record, joining River Plate from Tigre.

£152,000 Luis Suárez Miramontes, 1961 The Spanish midfielder’s move from Barcelona to Internazionale is the first six-figure transfer deal.

£1.2m: Giuseppe Savoldi, 1975 The Italian striker, who made only four international appearances, joined Napoli from Bologna in the first £1m-plus deal.

£3m: Diego Maradona, 1982 The record was twice broken for Maradona, with his move from Boca Juniors to Barça and his £5m switch to Napoli in 1984.

£15m: Alan Shearer, 1996 The Premier League showed its emerging financial muscle when the England striker, a star at Euro 96, joined Newcastle from Blackburn.

£21.5m: Denilson, 1998 The Brazilian winger’s move from São Paulo to Real Betis was an eye opener, but Denilson never fully built on his youthful talent.

£37m: Luis Figo, 2000 The Portugal playmaker’s acrimonious move from Barcelona to Real Madrid kickstarted the galáctico era in earnest.

£80m: Cristiano Ronaldo, 2009 Real cemented their position as the game’s biggest spenders when they prised the Portuguese from Manchester United.

£89m: Paul Pogba, 2016 The Frenchman overtook Gareth Bale as the world’s most expensive player in rejoining Manchester United from Juventus.

£198m: Neymar, 2017 The Brazilian’s huge release clause means PSG have to dwarf all previous transfer records to get their man.

  

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234. "Question - is Nice's JM Seri now CL-tied coz he played in the qualies?"
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235. "iirc, qualifiers don't cup-tie if the original team gets eliminated"
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and if someone is a january transfer, you have one slot for whom a player can be eligible even if they should be cup-tied, i think.
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249. "Nice didn't get eliminated though. They KOd Ajax."
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And i've never heard about an exception for one cup-tied player, link?

  

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250. "it's not true. it was a poorly written write up. went to UEFA itself"
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from the 2015 rules form uefa itself:

"a player can play for one club in the first, second and third qualifying round, and/or the play-offs, of the UEFA Champions League or UEFA Europa League, and then represent another club from the group stage of either competition."

so it doesn't matter if Nice makes it to the group stages, it matters if he plays for them in the group stages. so he's not cup tied yet.
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251. "Oh makes sense. Thanks"
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236. "La Liga refusing to accept the transfer LMFAO"
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http://www.espnfc.us/story/3171271/la-liga-refuses-to-accept-psg-cash-for-barcelonas-neymar

in a roundabout way this is kinda fucking barca even more.
either they get stuck w/ a player that doesnt want to be there

or the league drags this out and makes Barca have to rush in the market even more than they already need to.

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237. "Much ado about nothing; there's no basis for rejecting it"
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Other than la liga officials believing PSG is essentially cooking their books...but good luck proving that lol.

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245. "the only thing more ironic than Barca being mad"
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about losing a superstar would be La Liga accusing someone else of cooking the books.

  

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238. "La Liga is worried about its tv contract + Tebas is a RM fan"
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unsurprised they'd fuck with it. but neymar's lawyers could just give the money to the team office too, i believe.
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239. "oops"
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http://images.performgroup.com/di/library/GOAL/59/fa/pes-2018-cover_vnnfi4qe5pbw1lkb5198qbaor.png?t=-1516938596&w=940

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241. "PSGs English Twitter account driving the stake in further"
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https://twitter.com/PSG_English/status/893162222905643009

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242. "lol, damn."
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243. "barca facebook was posting remontada photos sans neymar all day"
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though using verratti was reasonably savage, gotta admit.

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247. "kinda bitchmade considering he's the one who made it all happen"
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well, him, the referee, and this entire bitchass PSG squad, of course.

  

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246. "Iheanacho to Leicester"
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https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/aug/03/kelechi-iheanacho-leicester-city-manchester-city

  

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248. "A potential steal."
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252. "Does Southampton need handjobs for everyone?"
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christ

just fucking sell vvd, assholes.

  

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253. "This is a bad look for for them. Take the L southampton"
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254. "Coutinho...."
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staying...

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255. "Shit, Qatar getting Mmmmbop too?"
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Marca is calling it a done deal. They've been bullshitting before, but who knows?
If it's true, Di Marià's agent better get to work.

  

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smutsboy
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Mon Aug-28-17 09:18 AM

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256. "Keita signed... for next summer"
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fuck Leipzig's chairman. Whatever. He'll be Coutinho's replacement.

  

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smutsboy
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Mon Aug-28-17 11:09 AM

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257. "Ox to Chelsea"
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dillinjah
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258. "wenger persisting with him at wingback was idiotic"
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He should have been sold much earlier in the window

  

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B9
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259. "It's been two or three years since they had a coherent defense"
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For all the historic good Wenger had done, his stubbornness and shit tactics to address the fact he hasn't had the right personnel at centerback should have been enough to fire him. But Arsenal's board are dickless, so he stays on. Trying to play a back three with Monreal is suicidal and, once again, if there is any sort of injury to Mustafi or Koscielny, there is zero depth to cover even in a normal back four setup.

  

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