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02-24-2013, 11:00 PM
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On Begovic, I think he's a goner after this season. Pulis signing Butland makes it seem that he's expecting Begovic to leave. And why not, the guy has been amazing this season. Some top club will give him a chance. Maybe Liverpool with the way Reina has been playing.

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02-24-2013, 11:20 PM
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I'd be surprised if Sanchez to Juve was a done deal at this stage. Interesting though. Have to say I'd be tempted to let him go at this point and at this price. Always wanted him to work out though.

Read in either SPORT or Mundo Deportivo that Villa can stay with the club for some time if he's willing to take on the Larsson role. Don't think he's down for that just yet, but it may not be an issue if he gets some minutes and starts bringing the goals. Still a lot of the season to be played. Personally I'd love to see him stay if he's open to a Larsson role, but he's on big wages for that.

Lloris linked with Barça last week.

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02-24-2013, 11:52 PM
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The entire team collapsed last season, saying DDG (on his rookie year) was the only one behind it is ridiculous. You say that he's not suited for the PL, yet his team is leading the league by 12 points and he's a huge reason behind it. Not to mention he's like 23 and already establishing himself as one of the best shot stoppers in the world. United won't sell him but if he wants to leave, you can bet teams will be lining up to sign him. It won't be Barca, read somewhere they have a pre-contract on place with ter-Stegen already. David is an Atletico boy so its unlikely he'll join Real either.
Pretty sure MAtS' agent just laughed when he was asked about the Barca rumors. Kid's got a contract for two and a half more years. If he doesn't sign an extension in that time, they still don't have to sell until next summer.

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02-25-2013, 12:31 AM
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Guys defending De Gea are really reaching. Neither of you two guys can say that he didn't cost Man Utd trophies in his first year. He could definitely be the best at some point, but his inability to really handle too much pressure around him hurts. Hasn't really stopped Man Utd yet this year, but hard to have full confidence in him going forward. Although, to his credit, Real Madrid probably go into Old Trafford with a 2-1 lead if it weren't for him.

I'm in the camp that thinks Begovic is going to Liverpool. Seems like a perfect fit.

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02-25-2013, 12:33 AM
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De Gea did screw up his first year, not the second. This year he has been very good.

I do want Begovic, it is time for Reina to move on.

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02-25-2013, 02:30 AM
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L'Equipe reports that Bayern are once again trying to sign Sebastien Corchia.
They almost signed him 2 years ago.

It's obvious this guys is quality. CL quality pretty soon I'd say.

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02-25-2013, 09:08 AM
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I've heard several times last week that Wenger will have around 70M£ to spend during the summer. I don't know how many times I've heard rumours about Arsenal having a deep pocket come transfer window, only to buy marginal players to replace the one's we've lost.

Is the board really "blocking" Wenger from adding top notch talent, is Wenger refusing to bring in quality players of a certain age cause he likes to mold his prospects a certain way, does the board actually care if this team racks up trophy's or do they just satisfied making profits.

Can someone explain to me why rumours like that fly around year after year with no end result? Why doesn't any reporter go straight to the source to ask the board all those questions? Is there a sound bite from one of the owners, saying they have all the intentions in the world to upgrade the talent on the pitch?

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02-25-2013, 09:45 AM
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I haven't heard this anywhere.
I assume he was re-reporting something he read or he's got sources (Finnish players/reporters in England).

Edit: he was quoting an interview from a Bosnian paper (Begovic's home country).

Edit2: seems United might be selling Lindegaard to make room for Begovic.


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02-25-2013, 09:52 AM
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I've heard several times last week that Wenger will have around 70M£ to spend during the summer. I don't know how many times I've heard rumours about Arsenal having a deep pocket come transfer window, only to buy marginal players to replace the one's we've lost.

Is the board really "blocking" Wenger from adding top notch talent, is Wenger refusing to bring in quality players of a certain age cause he likes to mold his prospects a certain way, does the board actually care if this team racks up trophy's or do they just satisfied making profits.

Can someone explain to me why rumours like that fly around year after year with no end result? Why doesn't any reporter go straight to the source to ask the board all those questions? Is there a sound bite from one of the owners, saying they have all the intentions in the world to upgrade the talent on the pitch?
According to Pierre Menes, who's close to Arsenal, Wenger has to give up 40M€ per year to the board.

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02-25-2013, 09:55 AM
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I've heard several times last week that Wenger will have around 70M£ to spend during the summer. I don't know how many times I've heard rumours about Arsenal having a deep pocket come transfer window, only to buy marginal players to replace the one's we've lost.

Is the board really "blocking" Wenger from adding top notch talent, is Wenger refusing to bring in quality players of a certain age cause he likes to mold his prospects a certain way, does the board actually care if this team racks up trophy's or do they just satisfied making profits.

Can someone explain to me why rumours like that fly around year after year with no end result? Why doesn't any reporter go straight to the source to ask the board all those questions? Is there a sound bite from one of the owners, saying they have all the intentions in the world to upgrade the talent on the pitch?
Yeah, I thought that sounded familiar, as well.

At the end of the day:
Report "Arsenal to have £70M to sign stars" generates a few million clicks/views/sales, and has fans discussing possible additions of Hummels, Götze, and what not. Report "Nothing out of the ordinary expected at Arsenal" generates twelve cynical comments from Arsenal fans. It's the nature of the beast.

In football, there just seem to be a few thousand Eklunds for every McKenzie.

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02-25-2013, 11:59 AM
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Yeah, I thought that sounded familiar, as well.

At the end of the day:
Report "Arsenal to have £70M to sign stars" generates a few million clicks/views/sales, and has fans discussing possible additions of Hummels, Götze, and what not. Report "Nothing out of the ordinary expected at Arsenal" generates twelve cynical comments from Arsenal fans. It's the nature of the beast.

In football, there just seem to be a few thousand Eklunds for every McKenzie.
Why isn't anyone reporting what Pierre Menes is saying? It's been a on going issue for god knows how long and to me, it would be a real solid story for newspapers/writters to print, no?

Would they be "outkasted" by the Arsenal football club and if so, does that really mean anything knowing they're blowing smoke up everyone's ass for the past 8 years?

I don't want them to divulge their entire "secrets" but why do they tell their fans year after year that they have some cash to buy legit talent when year after year, we're left scratching our heads wondering why we bought players like Mertesacker, Gervinho, Chamakh, etc... while we're losing players like VanPersie, Fabregas, Song, Clichy, etc.

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02-25-2013, 12:02 PM
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I think we should sell Cuenca, not good enough and will not get playing time if we were to get Neymar.

About your other comment, I don't know about selling Villa, I think he still has it but Tito is not giving him chances to really establish as a regular in the line-up every game, wouldn't be surprised if he wanted to move.
Deulofeu is going to be reaaaaaaaaaaally good player for years to come.
Cuenca is overall a better player than Tello, but of course only time will tell. The fact that he's already a starter at Ajax says a lot. In fact that's why Barcelona let him leave on loan, so he wouldn't have to warm the bench behind Pedro & Sanchez and get caught up in the rotation.

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02-25-2013, 12:11 PM
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Why isn't anyone reporting what Pierre Menes is saying? It's been a on going issue for god knows how long and to me, it would be a real solid story for newspapers/writters to print, no?

Would they be "outkasted" by the Arsenal football club and if so, does that really mean anything knowing they're blowing smoke up everyone's ass for the past 8 years?

I don't want them to divulge their entire "secrets" but why do they tell their fans year after year that they have some cash to buy legit talent when year after year, we're left scratching our heads wondering why we bought players like Mertesacker, Gervinho, Chamakh, etc... while we're losing players like VanPersie, Fabregas, Song, Clichy, etc.
It's just not as good of a story. Plus it makes it harder to rile up Arsenal fans over some bogus story later, cause if they all know that the club can't spend right now they'll all be more cynical about Arsenal going to buy young star x stories in the future.

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02-25-2013, 12:17 PM
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It's just not as good of a story. Plus it makes it harder to rile up Arsenal fans over some bogus story later, cause if they all know that the club can't spend right now they'll all be more cynical about Arsenal going to buy young star x stories in the future.
So what you're saying is that papers rather keep pulling "Eklunds" to sell more units with hope that something might happen instead of seeking the truth.

Unfortunatly for me and fans of Arsenal, that sounds about right

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02-25-2013, 12:23 PM
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Well yeah, that's how a large portion of media has decided to combat the internet age destroying their industry. You get some exceptions in niches like Zonal Marking, Grantland, some of your weekly magazines in the US like the Economist, but for more generic surface news, pump out whatever'll get more clicks is the mo.

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02-25-2013, 01:05 PM
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Well yeah, that's how a large portion of media has decided to combat the internet age destroying their industry. You get some exceptions in niches like Zonal Marking, Grantland, some of your weekly magazines in the US like the Economist, but for more generic surface news, pump out whatever'll get more clicks is the mo.
The Economist is British and officially it is a newspaper, not a magazine.

I agree with your analysis though, there has been a pretty significant "dumbing down" of the news and how it is reported, even by previously respected news media.

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02-25-2013, 01:37 PM
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Fulham striker Lauri Dalla Valle has joined Norwegian side Molde on a permanent deal.

Good move, should see good playing minutes

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I've heard several times last week that Wenger will have around 70M£ to spend during the summer. I don't know how many times I've heard rumours about Arsenal having a deep pocket come transfer window, only to buy marginal players to replace the one's we've lost.

Is the board really "blocking" Wenger from adding top notch talent, is Wenger refusing to bring in quality players of a certain age cause he likes to mold his prospects a certain way, does the board actually care if this team racks up trophy's or do they just satisfied making profits.

Can someone explain to me why rumours like that fly around year after year with no end result? Why doesn't any reporter go straight to the source to ask the board all those questions? Is there a sound bite from one of the owners, saying they have all the intentions in the world to upgrade the talent on the pitch?
I think it's an issue of the board not wanting to spend and Wenger being a tight wad socialist, doesn't want to sign anyone who would upset the wage structure of his club.

The irony is Wenger is one of the highest paid managers in world football.

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02-25-2013, 08:40 PM
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I've seen a fair bit of chatter surrounding a few deals between us and Barca, both ways, maybe a trade in guys come summer.
There is no point in buying Villa in the summer when majority of younger players are available and are just as good.

With all the rumours about Sanchez, I would hope he is the player they're talking about.

My targets for summer (please I know this probably won't happen).
1. Stevan Jovetic, Striker [Worth the money]
2. Mamadou Sakho, CB/LB [Would be cheap compared to the other CBs and good potential]
3. Maxime Gonalons, CDM [An area we desperately need]

This would make our team, good for once.


Also Bundesliga fans, how good is Diego? How much would he cost on a transfer, because he seems REALLY underrated on these boards.


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02-25-2013, 08:59 PM
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I can't see Arsenal spending the 30 mil at least it'll take to get Jovetic, although I do rate him very highly.

As for Diego I'm very meh about him, he is a talent, but he's been an underachiever for most of his BL career, I think a less consistent Rafael Van der Vaart would be a fair comparison as he's not very pacey or have a great work rate, but has good technique and can stroke the ball.

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02-25-2013, 09:14 PM
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Other than his time at Werder and first six months at Juve, Diego has been a complete waster.

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There is no point in buying Villa in the summer when majority of younger players are available and are just as good.

With all the rumours about Sanchez, I would hope he is the player they're talking about.

My targets for summer (please I know this probably won't happen).
1. Stevan Jovetic, Striker [Worth the money]
2. Mamadou Sakho, CB/LB [Would be cheap compared to the other CBs and good potential]
3. Maxime Gonalons, CDM [An area we desperately need]

This would make our team, good for once.


Also Bundesliga fans, how good is Diego? How much would he cost on a transfer, because he seems REALLY underrated on these boards.
For the right price and wage packet I think Villa would be a good signing and one we should continue to pursue in the summer.

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02-26-2013, 06:15 PM
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Russian transfer window is still open...Emir Spahic signs for Anzhi on loan from Sevilla with an option to buy. Sevilla will get 2-3 million Euros for the loan alone

Wilfried Bony is linked to the top Russian clubs

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02-27-2013, 01:21 AM
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Also Bundesliga fans, how good is Diego? How much would he cost on a transfer, because he seems REALLY underrated on these boards.
Diego can be one of the best midfielders in the Bundesliga when he wants to be (his time at Bremen he was unbelievable), even his first season at Wolfsburg he was very good, his problem is more often then not he doesn't look like he cares, which is a shame because purely from a footballing standpoint I think he's a brilliant player.

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All this Ronaldo to United for 55m and Chevy deal. It's not gonna happen. It would be a miracle to see prodigal son come home

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