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Signing South Americans

Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by LeTallecWiz, Aug 12, 2017.

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  1. LeTallecWiz

    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Is there a point in developing these jewels (Coutinho), or signing them when they're already potential stars (Suarez)?  There is no chance of keeping them when Barca/Madrid come a-knocking - so it's working with them for 2-3 years and if we succeed, whoopee ... and if not, 10 years with Lucas like South Americans.

    Perhaps we should just focus on Scandinavians?
     
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    tombrown Well-Known Member

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    Nah ... scandos dream of playing for Ajax
     
    King Binny and got red on me like this.
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    darkstarexodus Well-Known Member

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    ....in a negative 4-G turn....
    At least we get a big fee and a new avatar to throw our hatred and anger upon.
     
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    If we are in a situation where we tend to qualify for champions league maybe once every four years and win 1-2 trophies every decade we will lose top players irrespective of nationality.
     
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    Modo A contentious scando Member

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    Fuck that, Scandos wind up there and see it as a stepping stone.
    England is always our first preference in football except Zlatan the fucking cunt.
     
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    hmmmmm1 Very Active Member

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    We make good money on the good ones; there is no reason to change tact.
     
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    Yeah, if anything I'd be buying more of them.
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Why?  Once Barca/Madrid come a calling, they're gone.  How can you build a team around that?
     
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    Why the fuck didn't they come for Lucas?
     
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    LeTallecWiz Mo(ssa)d Administrator

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    Because he's not really wonderman.
     
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    Because they're good enough to play for them.
     
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    I understand this post 100% - I get the same feeling except for the bit about just signing Scandinavians !!! - but yeah I think it is a real problem and I do wonder if in South America they are just fed the Spanish league and those two top clubs all the time.  I really get angry when commentators bang on about the PL all the time and its the top league blah blah blah - that's when you feel like shouting back and saying what about ronaldo, messi, suarez, bale, and every other top player that fucks off when those two big Spanish cunts come calling ? - where is this great English Premier League then ?  For us in recent years going back to the McManaman saga - its been going on for a long time now.  

    You also have to wonder why someone like Barca/Real don't approach the likes of Aguero at City or even Wayne Rooney in his prime etc.. - did they reject any offers or is it because they could never match the wages that they are currently being payed at City/United ? in such instances the argument about being at a club that is spending big and winning consistently plus achieving regular CL qualification is I think crucial to keeping these top players.  

    Personally I think Barca are going through a transition and are having problems identifying top talent like all the top clubs around the world right now - the easy option is to just take the best from other clubs like ours.  It pisses me off because we do have a rich European history and at the moment it seems we cannot build a squad to compete because of these approaches.  If Couthinho this year - does it mean Mane next year ? when the fuck does it end ? - the end result is that top managers no longer want to come to us because they know they will not be at a club that players see as the pinnacle but rather a stepping stone to other clubs.
     
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