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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Ross K, Aug 10, 2008.

  1. Jonnyf

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    Hmm, I'm guessing you've not heard of the latest RM that Real are "interessted" in..none other that............Nacho Novo! :shock: Apparently he's on the list of "right sided attackers Ramos is looking at"

    I'm not even kidding :neutral:
     
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    Alonsin, if you've never heard of Valencia look him up on youtube, he's amazing.
     
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    Nacho Novo? You've got to be kidding me. And they were after Jermain Pennant as well, apparently. I love the BS you can read in the papers these days, but the only thing is that ESPN was reporting that Pennant had all but signed for them. I guess they've gone quite low now too.

    Seconded. He's damn good, one of the best young talents from CONCACAF, along with Palacios, who also plays for Wigan. Not quite RM material YET, but the talent is obviously there.

    Alonsin, what do you think of Ramos? You think he'll last until next season, or does he go in the summer? The rumor mill was going nuts this morning that RM are going to offer Wenger some 25 million euros to manage them. What a load of crap!
     
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    He signed a six month contract, only until june, but it can be extended if we win a title. Provided that Barcelona is 12 points ahead of us in la Liga and we're out of la Copa del Rey (which is equivalent to your Carling Cup) our only hope is to win the Champions League, and frankly, I don't see it coming.

    All the spanish newspapers have been reporting for a while that Calderon is trying to sign Wenger for next year, so I think that Ramos only chance to stay is if Wenger declines our offer

    I've looked Valencia in youtube but there are not many videos of him. What I've seen looks promising, but I'd like to watch him play life. I guess that when Wigan plays against one of the big four they'll broadcast the match, so I'll stay alert
     
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    I dont know if you have it, but they are on Setanta Sports tomorrow night, away at Tottenham. There will probably be some links to watch it online.
     
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    So City have just about officially signed Bridge...for 21 million pounds.

    When Hughes said he wasn't going to pay over the odds this isn't exactly what I had in mind.
     
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    Hahahah... Wayne Bridge for 21mil! What were Man city thinking?
     
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    I dunno, I was a little skeptical when the 15 mil bid was given for him but thought it was reasonable for the January transfer window but for that much we surely could have gotten someone with a little more..eh..class? He has a four year contract so he'd better be one of the top left backs in the league for the rest of the season.

    Another bad thing is that we're giving Chelsea money so that they can compete with our targets - like Aguero, Adriano, etc. If we lose out on a striker to Chelsea now it's because of this signing.
     
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    Thought it was 12 million, not 21? Even still, I don't rate the guy at anything over 5 million.
     
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    Ok possibly you're right it could be 12 million but a lot of articles and "news" sites (coughthesuncough) quoted it as 21. Fortunately all of them made typos or were just trying to fuel more hatred for City.

    Still a lot for him hopefully he comes through, about nailed on now.
     
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    You're right on target. I think Bridge is decent but can have absolutely AWFUL games (England - Croatia comes to mind) and is past his prime. And we don't want Adriano, he's garbage and if it doesn't involve nightlife, he doesn't want in. I don't like his attitude. Aguero maybe, but then again I think he's got a lifetime deal at Atletico if he wants it so I'm not sure if he'll ever leave Spain for England anytime soon. Who else is available? I'm hoping for Villa but knowing Kenyon he'll be reluctant to even spend a quid (that's like a penny in England, correct?) on anyone. Big Phil wants new players to make his own team but quite frankly, I don't think he's too happy with some of his players and his inability to buy his own players.
     
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    Nah a "quid"= £1
     
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    Place your bets.

    Tottenham v Wigan

    and we have no Heskey, no Zaki and no Kirkland.
     
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    Adriano would certainly be a stretch for your lot and he can have problems off the pitch but when we've been linked with Craig freaking Bellamy I think it's an improvement. Also with Drogba being unhappy with Chelsea and linked with Inter it's an interesting situation.

    Aguero says he wants to play in England according to this article because of how well Torres did coming from Atletico to the Premier League. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/fo...-Atletico-star-reveals-wish-play-England.html

    Definitely not coming in January anywhere but in the summer he's definitely going to be a hot prospect for all of those with the proper amount of money.

    It's rumoured that Villa is about 90% signed for City but could just be hot air, apparently by the end of next week a huge star is going to be here at a new record transfer price.

    Pudolski and Arshavin are more than likely available for this window, but I doubt Chelsea will go after either of them. Defoe (lol) at an over the top price is also available.

    Eto'o is also likely to leave Barcelona soon, but City and Inter right now are the only ones who seem to have the resources available to get him.

    Lastly apparently Chelsea are after the left back Kleber, suppose he'd be a replacement for Bridge.
     
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    No Kirkland is an improvement ya? :).

    Spurs 1-0 Wigan in my opinion, probably going to be wrong though.

    How about City v. Derby?
    Likely to have no Ireland for us.
     
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    Kirkland is quality.
     
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    Wouldn't that be something if it was a straight swap with Ibra? Oh my lord, I think I'd crap my pants if that happened.

    The thing that bothers me about this is that the two have VERY different game styles. If you think about it, Torres is ready-made for the style of the Premier League: fast as lightning, great finisher, and solid as a rock (physically). All he does is score, one just needs to give him the ball and he does the rest. An out-an-out striker, I guess. Nothing extra is needed. Aguero is a different case, he is more of a play-making striker, which isn't what Chelsea need at the moment, they've already got Joe Cole, Deco, Lamps, and Ballack to play that role when needed.

    It won't be Villa. Besides money, why would someone sign for City? I mean no disrespect, but think of it this way: they don't constantly challenge for Europe, or any meaningful trophies. They're a few points adrift the relegation zone, couple that with a chaotic mess with Huges as their manager (some want him out, the owners sure do) and unruly managers who talk of basically buying up the entire world. Why not stay in Spain and then sign with them after they're more established in two or three seasons?

    I don't want any of them. Arshavin is vastly overrated and I don't think he's all too young. Puldolski's role already is taken at Chelsea and he wouldn't have a spot. Defoe just flat out sucks.

    They wanted him out when he wasn't performing. Now that he's in form and happy again, I doubt Barcelona are willing to let him go at the moment. Not until his form drops, at the very least.

    I've heard of him, but haven't seen him play. How does he play, is he any good?
     
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    Yea Kleber's good... I always get him on Football manager :D
     
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    Not interested in Kleber at all.

    Zhirkov! That's who we want.

    The "Russian Ronaldinho" or some left back who didn't make the grade in Germany? Easy decision! :)

    Interesting aswell that his valuation is £12 Million and thats the money we got for Bridge, especially as it's been said we have to sell to buy. Looks like he might of been in mind when City came in for Bridge.
     
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    I'd quite like to see Zhirkov to be honest! He looks really pretty promising, wonder how he'd suit the premiership though :? £12m for Bridge is Insane! I just don't rate him anywhere near that...so well played Chelsea ;-)



    Not too many Rangers rumours flying about up here yet- Except Bougherra heading down to Newcastle for £4.5m and McGregor with a £7.5m asking price! We've also been linked heavily with Mattias Bjarsmyr from Gothenberg...can anyone tell me anything about him? :confused:
     
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    All thats really known about him is that he is a young swedish centreback and he obviously must have some potential because if he didn't than Anderlecht, AZ & Rangers wouldnt be in for him
     
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    He is pretty good, he played amazing against England at Wembley last year. Left back isn't a problem for him but he seems to prefer to play on the wing so could be useful to break teams down.

    Yeah £12 Million for Bridge is ridiculous, we got Deco for £8 Million! Ashley Cole was cheaper than £12 Million aswell. I'm not complaining though lol, especially if it means we get this fella instead..

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=hhjJuc2Qxek
     
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    hmm, That's worrying then...the last young swedish cb we signed from Gothenberg that had "potential" (Karl Svensson) flopped abit. I'm still pretty interessted though.
     
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    Quality man! From past experience...you complimenting someone with some Rangers links must mean he's good! :shock::)

    Yip, Also...Remember, Lampard was apparently leaving over the summer for £7m! Scary money. That goal won CL goal of the season..just completely brilliant.
     
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    That goal in the clip was amazing. He does a "Ryan Giggs" and runs past everyone. But do you really think you'll get him for 12mil. I'm pretty sure as soon as you make a bid other teams will try and top you.

    United seem to have signed some Serbian duo. Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic from Partizan. http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4733154,00.html
     
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    You never know really, players are often cheaper in January. I read that Arshavin is valued at £12 Million at the moment when he was double that last summer.

    Also I think Abramovich's links within Russian football should make it a bit easier to get him.
     
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    Haha.. man I really hate the way Chelsea use Abramovic's nationality to sign players.
     
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    Whatever it takes!
     
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    Crap. 3-1.
     
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    Unlucky mate. They didn't deserve it
     
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    lol yeah, we've brought in loads of Russian players :|
     
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    Well yea... but you got Shevchenko, who was considered to be a world-class player at the time, and you've used Abramovic's connections to get a few.
     
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    Shevchenko is Ukrainian. Course Abramovich has used his connections to get players lol, every club in the world uses connections to buy players. Look at Man Utd's connection that they have with Sporting Lisbon, Ronaldo was held for them, Nani was always destined for United. The two Serbian players they brought today were influenced by talking to Vidic. Benitez brought in alot of Spanish players, Wenger with his contacts throughout the world.

    If anything Abramovich has the least contacts out of any owner.
     
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    Arshavin is well overrated, Pogrebnyak ftw.
     
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    Yes he's Ukrainian but Abramovic wouldn't of been able to get him if he was English or American. And you can't say nothing about Utd and Sporting cuz you basically have/had PSV as your feeder (Kezman, Robben & Alex). And you say the serbians went because of Vidic, well about Bosingwa and Deco they came to you cuz of Big Phil. I admit that Arsene has french connections but we're crap so I don't give a toss.
     
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    That's my point lol, EVERY team has clubs they have good business relationships with, agents they like to work with etc.. It's the way the game works! You seem to think it's a bad thing and it's really not. It's a good thing Sporting Lisbon players can go on to great things in the Premier League because of their relationship with Man Utd, it's a good thing these Serbian talents get to be nurtured by the coaches at Man Utd, it's a good thing players can come to Chelsea and have a spell in Holland first.

    People know people and relationships are formed, we have a very good relationship with AC Milan and that could pave the way for Alex to move and go on to great things. I'm struggling to see why you think relationships between clubs is a negative thing :confused:
     
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    I know sorry I just hate Chelsea ;)
     
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    Man City going to big shop spending list. Wonder who will be their first purchase? Wayne Bridge for 15 million pounds?
     
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    We have Bridge, Chelsea have spending money.

    Scott Parker is likely to be signed this window.

    Kolo Toure is very likely to be done soon, though Wenger wants Ireland and no way in hell is he getting him, probably just cash.

    Roque Santa Cruz is probable, he has a good relationship with Hughes and they have been negotiating for a while.

    David Villa has a good chance of coming by the end of next week.

    Kaka and Eto'o are in talks with the club and have an off chance of joining during this window, it's not likely though.
     
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    That said, we are getting killed by Nottingham Forest right now, these signings need to come faster :neutral:
     
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    lolololololololololol
     
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    Hughes is gonna be out soon.
     
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    I'd give him at least until summer, really we just have a ton of deadwood on our squad, even Sven could do nothing about it second half of last season.
     
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    ****ing diving Ashley Young, ruined the game.

    (I held a season ticket at Gillingham for 8 years before I went to uni)
     
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    Gillingham were all over him the whole game so I understand the exaggeration. However, I do believe it was a penalty (a soft one).
     
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    Ashley Young is a great player. Did Gillighman actually go out there and expect to win though?
     
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    The way Man City went out, I don't think you could rule anything out.
     
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    Young gets more and more like Ronaldo every day! ;)
     
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    Went in expecting a bit of a stuffing, but since we matched them for virtually the whole game, I don't see why I shouldn't feel slightly cheesed off with the manner in which Villa got the winner; had Petrov scored a 30 yard screamer, fine, but a soft penalty awarded by a bottlejob ref is hard to take. Milner was very ordinary other than getting the two goals, Stuart Lewis kept Young in check rather well considering he's meant to be a midfielder. Jackson's finish was immense.

    By the way, didn't Villa stuff Wigan 4-0, at the JJB earlier this season?
     
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    Is that a crack at Ronaldo's diving? ;-)
     
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