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Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:11 PM

First home game of the season is against Manchester City... then in January we play both Manc teams away one after the other. Fun fun fun...

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#16922

Posted 19 June 2013 - 03:25 PM

Happy with the end of the season. Only Everton away in the final 5 I'm worried about.

Chelsea at home 2nd game and Liverpool away 3rd game. dozingoff.gif

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#16923

Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:26 PM

He likes a good volley that Neymar.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 07:59 PM

Not bad, looks like our first loss of the season won't happen until 26th April when we finally visit Selhurst Park smile.gif

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 08:01 PM

Nice 1st half from both teams..

Good to see Neymar playing well in this tournament. More of the same with Barca next season, please.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:23 AM

I was pretty surprised by the performance of the Japanese team. They must feel so hard done! Unlucky, but leaves me expecting something good for the world cup!

On Brazil, ridiculous. Started great, scored, the let Mexico dominate the game. Lucky with the second goal near the end, when Mexico was building the pressure. So disappointing!

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 12:43 AM

I have gone back to becoming a chain smoker after the Brazil-Mexico game... well played by Neymar on both goals. He has been showing the world why he's not that overrated. I, myself have grown fond of his abilities. Our left side (defensive) is absolute sh*t since Marcelo doesn't know how to do half of his job... come back and mark his man. That number 7 (forgot his name, started with a B) ran the game for Mexico's side. We were extremely lucky...

...and once again Dani Alves does nothing but f*ck his own team over.

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As for the Italy-Japan game. Really disappointing. As much as I'd like to cheer for good 'ol Azzuri because of the bloodline, I had to go for Japan. They pissed me off though because they essentially played monkey-in-the-middle when they got in the Italian box. They never seemed to finish and kept passing the ball. Guess that's why they're far away from becoming a World-Class team.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 01:17 AM

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Looks good in it, just saying.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 04:03 AM

Yeah, I know, red's a good colour for him. Sleeves are a bit short, though. He's not Zyzz.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 08:43 PM

Exciting game between Spain and Tahiti. yawn.gif

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 09:46 PM

QUOTE (NathanT @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 17:43)
Exciting game between Spain and Tahiti. yawn.gif

I didn't much care about it so I went to the gym to save myself from feeling bad about Tahiti... I get there and some guy puts it on TV. Every Goal made me pity those guys more. Congrats to them though for even making it to the Confed.

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#16932

Posted 20 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

QUOTE (fgcarva1 @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 22:46)
QUOTE (NathanT @ Thursday, Jun 20 2013, 17:43)
Exciting game between Spain and Tahiti.  yawn.gif

I didn't much care about it so I went to the gym to save myself from feeling bad about Tahiti... I get there and some guy puts it on TV. Every Goal made me pity those guys more. Congrats to them though for even making it to the Confed.

I must admit I do enjoy watching teams like Tahiti, San Marino... [etc.] Not just because you see a lot of goals scored, but I have a lot of respect for them as they still work as hard as their opposition, despite how many goals they lose by.

Just watching Nigeria and Uruguay now. I must say I'm enjoying this Confederations Cup, could get used to this sort of football every night. Missed watching a game of football since the PL ended.

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:10 PM

You have to admire the fact that the Tahitians did not park the bus as was expected of a smaller team. Instead they threw themselves ahead, which, while crazy when facing a team like Spain, made the match that much better to watch. Very hard workers, and that one guy Vahirua does have some quality to his name.

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#16934

Posted 21 June 2013 - 05:34 PM

Apparent 3rd kit for United next season. (ignore the red text)

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Not the prettiest I must admit, but at least it isn't as bad as Liverpool's. moto_whistle.gif

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 09:11 PM

QUOTE (NathanT @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 17:34)
Apparent 3rd kit for United next season. (ignore the red text)

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Not the prettiest I must admit, but at least it isn't as bad as Liverpool's. moto_whistle.gif

Well it ain't far behind it. notify.gif

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I'd say we'll have Isco in the bag before Tuesday. sly.gif

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 12:18 AM

QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 21:11)

I'd say we'll have Isco in the bag before Tuesday. sly.gif

And we'll have Thiago sly.gif

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 03:30 AM

That kit is just horrendous.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:32 AM

QUOTE (rhyn @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 00:18)
QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 21:11)

I'd say we'll have Isco in the bag before Tuesday. sly.gif

And we'll have Thiago sly.gif

and we'll have fellaini sly.gif


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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 23:11)
I'd say we'll Real will have Isco in the bag before Tuesday.

Corrected that for you.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:23 AM Edited by Joseph Cooke, 22 June 2013 - 01:13 PM.

QUOTE (Der_Don @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 09:37)
QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Friday, Jun 21 2013, 23:11)
I'd say we'll Real will have Isco in the bag before Tuesday.

Corrected that for you.

Nah, I still reckon he's ours. If he'd agreed anything with Madrid they'd have blabbed it all over the press by now.

Would be quite a big miss if we don't land him. dontgetit.gif

EDIT: On second thought, we may have lost this one. mad.gif

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#16941

Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

Someone please explain how a release clause works.

If Club A activates the release clause of a player at Club B, does Club B get any say in the transfer? Or do negotiations then begin between the player and Club A, if he is willing?

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:37 PM

QUOTE (Mm9090 @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 14:16)
Someone please explain how a release clause works.

If Club A activates the release clause of a player at Club B, does Club B get any say in the transfer? Or do negotiations then begin between the player and Club A, if he is willing?

There are many types of release clauses, however the most common one would be a minimum valuation fee, for example.

-Player X has a release clause of 30m and plays for Club A
-Club B want to buy Player X for 25m, due to release clause, Club A and Club B begin negotiations involving fees, sponsorship losses, image rights etc. which all mount up and could ultimately cost Club B more in the long term due to all the add-ons in Player X's contract with his current Club A, so in this case Club B would usually abandon their interest. If they do proceed after negotiations with Club A and Club B are finished then Club B will discuss with Player X and/or agent.
-Club B decide to up their bid to 30m therefore activating the release clause, negotiations then only take place between Club B and Player X and/or his agent, to agree personal terms, as the release clause voids any negotiations regarding fees, sponsorship rights, image rights etc.

Other release clauses are, minimum term contract (they get offered a 3-5 year contract elsewhere), divisional clause (ie a Premier League side), country clause (going back home etc) or playing in a specific confederations cross country competition (for example a club playing in European competition)

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 01:51 PM

QUOTE (Gareth Croke @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 15:37)
QUOTE (Mm9090 @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 14:16)
Someone please explain how a release clause works.

If Club A activates the release clause of a player at Club B, does Club B get any say in the transfer? Or do negotiations then begin between the player and Club A, if he is willing?

There are many types of release clauses, however the most common one would be a minimum valuation fee, for example.

-Player X has a release clause of 30m and plays for Club A
-Club B want to buy Player X for 25m, due to release clause, Club A and Club B begin negotiations involving fees, sponsorship losses, image rights etc. which all mount up and could ultimately cost Club B more in the long term due to all the add-ons in Player X's contract with his current Club A, so in this case Club B would usually abandon their interest. If they do proceed after negotiations with Club A and Club B are finished then Club B will discuss with Player X and/or agent.
-Club B decide to up their bid to 30m therefore activating the release clause, negotiations then only take place between Club B and Player X and/or his agent, to agree personal terms, as the release clause voids any negotiations regarding fees, sponsorship rights, image rights etc.

Other release clauses are, minimum term contract (they get offered a 3-5 year contract elsewhere), divisional clause (ie a Premier League side), country clause (going back home etc) or playing in a specific confederations cross country competition (for example a club playing in European competition)

Ok that makes sense smile.gif

I certainly hope if United get Thiago there is no buy-back clause. Barca always try to have the cake and eat it too.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 04:10 PM

That explanation of the buyout clause is greatly appreciated, was a bit confused on the term myself.

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This Isco business is driving me scatty...I've just heard he'll be announced on Monday as a City player, coinciding with Pellegrini's first day.

From now on I'm going into hibernation over the transfer windows, and whatever happens, happens. dozingoff.gif

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#16945

Posted 22 June 2013 - 07:51 PM

That's a lot of cash! I wonder how much will be added to it after this transfer window:

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 08:09 PM

QUOTE (NathanT @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 19:51)
That's a lot of cash! I wonder how much will be added to it after this transfer window:

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I just think it is funny, that Liverpool has spent almost 100 mio. more than United since 2006.

But yes, if the rumours saying that Wenger actually wants to spent money this summer, and that the club is willing to let him, then I believe the amount will rise a bit.

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 09:28 PM

QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 16:10)
That explanation of the buyout clause is greatly appreciated, was a bit confused on the term myself.

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This Isco business is driving me scatty...I've just heard he'll be announced on Monday as a City player, coinciding with Pellegrini's first day.

From now on I'm going into hibernation over the transfer windows, and whatever happens, happens. dozingoff.gif

Marca are saying that Malaga agreed with Real Madrid for a 24m fee, I guess it's all down to Isco to see where he goes.
http://www.marca.com...1371884353.html

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 10:11 PM

I find it funny how we've spent 267M in six years and we've won five Premier Leagues, two League Cups, one Champions League and a FIFA World Club Cup. Sorry if I sound like a dick but that's pretty impressive moto_whistle.gif

City have spent 583M in 6/7 years? mercie_blink.gif

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Posted 22 June 2013 - 11:51 PM

QUOTE (Tommy. @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 22:11)
City have spent 583M in 6/7 years? mercie_blink.gif

What's harder to believe is that, that stat, surprises you.

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Posted 23 June 2013 - 12:05 AM

QUOTE (Joseph Cooke @ Sunday, Jun 23 2013, 00:51)
QUOTE (Tommy. @ Saturday, Jun 22 2013, 22:11)
City have spent 583M in 6/7 years? mercie_blink.gif

What's harder to believe is that, that stat, surprises you.

It actually does. It's crazy to see how much is actually spent in the Premier League or even football in general!




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