Discussion in 'Pure Football' started by joedurham, May 9, 2011.
another fight with Man U coming up.
Can't wait for the final - gonna be good.
He'll end up at Barca. He was excellent in the world cup and I think he would fit into Barca's system very well.
how many attacking midfielders do Barca and Real need?
about a third as many as Man city
Considering Barca have a very small squad and play a lot of attacking midfielders in each game, the answers is obviously, more.
They had the largest wage bill in world football according to their last set of annual accounts, are about 400 million in debt and had to take a loan of 100 million last season to pay the wages over the summer after recording a 70 million loss in the financial year.
How they will afford a larger squad is beyond me.
Sanchez is an attacking winger yeah?
Valencia and Nani have both been very good this year. Think Man Utd need to focus on centre midfield, with Scholes on his way out, Gibson shite, Carrick on the decline, they could do with some fresh legs. Wesley Snejder would be a perfect replacement for Scholes, arguably they could get Scott Parker to replace Carrick/Gibson.
A new sponsor deal with the Qatar Foundation. The 70 m loss was an accounting trick so that the new directors will not have to guarantee any possible future losses
And the loan?
Why would any top player go to Man Utd nowadays. They are a team on the decline.
Because like Man United, Chelsea, Real Madrid, they can either manage them debts or because of the size of the club, will never feel the consequences that a smaller club would.
So you're saying they need to go in more debt to strengthen the squad?
This is exactly why football is fucking itself up right now.
IIRC Short term problems of liquidity - TV deal not paid, Spanish taxman demanding unpaid taxes from 6 years before - the qatar thing starts next season. (30m p.a.)
Not saying it's right, but they'll never be effected by the debt (unless there are major changes in football). Look at Madrid for example, they are hundreds of millions in debt, but spent 80 million on Ronaldo, 50 million on Kaka, 30 million on Benzema etc.
Bbc said that the football they played first half against Chelsea was like nothing seen in the Premier before - in a positive way.
he's an idiot.
Who, me or the BBC - and for what reason
BBC Sport exists for no reason other than to further Man Utd message through the media.
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