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Old 09-02-2013, 02:31 AM
 
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Is the sale of Gareth Bale for £86m an obscenity and does this not illustrate very well that professional football, rather like the government, is totally out of touch with the ordinary man?

 
Old 09-02-2013, 03:21 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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It is obscene but perhaps this is an issue that needs to be moved to the European boards because the perpitrators of the obsene offer are a Spanish club (which is even worse when you think of the state of the Spanish economy!)
 
Old 09-02-2013, 05:48 AM
 
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Gareth Bale became the most expensive player in football history last night and immediately described his €100million (£86 million) move from Tottenham Hotspur to Real Madrid


 
Old 09-02-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Scotland
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Madrid do it all the time ........ gamble that the guy will become a superstar and sell merchandise then they recoup the money plus get a brilliant player. It is widely reported that Madrid at least broke even on signing Kaka, Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo etc.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 02:30 PM
 
Location: East Lake Worth
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Madrid do it all the time ........ gamble that the guy will become a superstar and sell merchandise then they recoup the money plus get a brilliant player. It is widely reported that Madrid at least broke even on signing Kaka, Ronaldo, Zidane, Figo etc.
Although Bale has shown some brilliance, I don't see him at or near the level of the players quoted above and don't see him approaching that level... Time will tell...
 
Old 09-02-2013, 05:29 PM
 
Location: Seville, Spain
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It is obscene but perhaps this is an issue that needs to be moved to the European boards because the perpitrators of the obsene offer are a Spanish club (which is even worse when you think of the state of the Spanish economy!)
The Real Madrid is own of their finances and do with their money what they want, do you give money to they? The Real Madrid generate much income and has sold very well this summer. The Spanish teams will win because they have more talent, so easy. Also in all sports.
 
Old 09-02-2013, 06:09 PM
 
Location: SE UK
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The Real Madrid is own of their finances and do with their money what they want, do you give money to they? The Real Madrid generate much income and has sold very well this summer. The Spanish teams will win because they have more talent, so easy. Also in all sports.
I don't see much Spanish talent in Cricket, Rugby, Baseball, American Football and Spain didn't win many medals at the Olympics either! Not complete supermen after all are they! lol
 
Old 09-02-2013, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Seville, Spain
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I don't see much Spanish talent in Cricket, Rugby, Baseball, American Football and Spain didn't win many medals at the Olympics either! Not complete supermen after all are they! lol
A bocce wins France. A Basque ball wins Spain. Those are very localized sports do not appeal to the masses in the world. The cricket only interested in UK and India, American Football and baseball Ámerica obviously in America, Cuba, Japan. I think it's best known soccer, basketball, handball, tennis, cycling, f1, motorcycle ... We won in sports where there is more competition and more difficult to win. It's more harder and recognized gold medal in basketball in Olympics that in badminton
 
Old 09-03-2013, 12:53 AM
 
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A bocce wins France. A Basque ball wins Spain. Those are very localized sports do not appeal to the masses in the world. The cricket only interested in UK and India, American Football and baseball Ámerica obviously in America, Cuba, Japan. I think it's best known soccer, basketball, handball, tennis, cycling, f1, motorcycle ... We won in sports where there is more competition and more difficult to win. It's more harder and recognized gold medal in basketball in Olympics that in badminton
Cricket is NOT just played in the UK and India!! It is one of the worlds most popular sports and it is played in every continent in the world! I suppose you only think of Europe as the world don't you! As for basketball isn't the US miles ahead of anybody else on this front? Bullfighting doesn't count as a sport! And you can tell by the way Spanish footballers fall over and cry every time somebody 'brushes' against them that they aren't 'manly' enough to play a sport like rugby or American football!
 
Old 09-03-2013, 05:55 AM
 
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Cricket is NOT just played in the UK and India!! It is one of the worlds most popular sports and it is played in every continent in the world! I suppose you only think of Europe as the world don't you! As for basketball isn't the US miles ahead of anybody else on this front? Bullfighting doesn't count as a sport! And you can tell by the way Spanish footballers fall over and cry every time somebody 'brushes' against them that they aren't 'manly' enough to play a sport like rugby or American football!
Nobody is interested in cricket, lol. In Europe nobody knows a cricketer. You have so unsuccessful in the islands that have won Wimbledon after 76 years and is a Scot. When football is played with technical, Brazil, Spain, Argentina, not kicking England do not win. You are not technically gifted and you mix with Rugby and football. When we will start to play cricket also we will win. To be in front of a bull there is that have manhood, that you thing you lack. In do Balconing and get drunk you are good, lol. We almost win two finals in a row against USA in basketball. Against world-renowned athletes, not against Pakistanis, lol. We are the best in Europe in basket and 2 in the world and 1 rankings fifa soccer. Sports known worldwide

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