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Not so common in Europe.

Only in countries where football isn't that big like the Baltics or something like that, or tiny nations like Malta, Iceland and Luxembourg.

You won't see that in Switzerland, Sweden or even Cyprus these days.

The odd ones out are Wales and Northern Ireland I guess, where most talent that will turn pro don't play domestically but they move to England or Scotland early on.

We still see it often enough where I live. Hvidovre FC is fundamentally a semiprofessional team plays at top level, most often if your relegated as a professional team, you have one season tops to get promoted or you have to transition into a semiprofessional team, as there simply is not enough finances for it in the second best for longer then one season, many even do that immediately after relegation. Most smaller leagues only have one professional league everything below are either semiprofessional or amateur leagues.

Football is pretty damn big here, we even have a team in knock out stage in CL.
 

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Watched many times from different angles, it was a soft shoulder and slight elbow, nothing special, he dived.
These Mother**** newspapers started moaning nonstop, before the news stadium we need a own newspaper to support a bit, otherwise they put a lot of pressure on the team and referees also.
 

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Watched many times from different angles, it was a soft shoulder and slight elbow, nothing special, he dived.
These Mother**** newspapers started moaning nonstop, before the news stadium we need a own newspaper to support a bit, otherwise they put a lot of pressure on the team and referees also.
Basically if Bastoni really elbowed somebody in the head, he would get a two match ban after the fact for sure. We can see that isn't happening, the refs checked and didn't see the so called foul Juve fans are screaming about
 

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We still see it often enough where I live. Hvidovre FC is fundamentally a semiprofessional team plays at top level, most often if your relegated as a professional team, you have one season tops to get promoted or you have to transition into a semiprofessional team, as there simply is not enough finances for it in the second best for longer then one season, many even do that immediately after relegation. Most smaller leagues only have one professional league everything below are either semiprofessional or amateur leagues.

Football is pretty damn big here, we even have a team in knock out stage in CL.
Yeah that's pretty much how it goes.

But typically in most EU countries now they kinda replace all the guys who helped them up if they're not at pro level. Because their talent pool is virtually limitless and cost isn't so high, even if they cannot even afford their budget :lol:
 

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Yeah that's pretty much how it goes.

But typically in most EU countries now they kinda replace all the guys who helped them up if they're not at pro level. Because their talent pool is virtually limitless and cost isn't so high, even if they cannot even afford their budget :lol:

From what I seen last few years that mentality is definitely changing, there far more focus on youth development and rely far more on talent that you produce then on so called established, sure they still get them, but there far more business sense today as the young are uses as cash cows and those needs to be put on display.

The average age has been drastically reduced over the last decade and we are seeing the consequences, we ourselves have bought one from there in Bisseck.

The smaller leagues are turning more and more into development leagues.

I think the Danish Superliga has the second lowest average age… that wasn’t the case some years ago.
 

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Basically if Bastoni really elbowed somebody in the head, he would get a two match ban after the fact for sure. We can see that isn't happening, the refs checked and didn't see the so called foul Juve fans are screaming about
Juve fans are not a problem, TV, newspapers and journalists are. These things affect players and team also. I wish Inzaghi had Jose mentality for these matters.
 

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Did a creditable job for the most part. Dang it work on your headers in the box. My guy!
 

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I watched that interview. I took it to mean that he wanted to go on another loan.

He also said that he still lives in Bergamo (where Atalanta are based), since his wife and her family are from there, and he also spent a decade in Atalanta's youth system from the age of 6.

He seems very settled and family oriented and I think it would take a lot to get him out of Inter
 

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I just realized that he is only 24 years old. I feel like he is in ages at Inter.
I really hopes he retires here. It will be great.
 

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First time I see this podcast series with Ranocchia. English title of the podcast and episode description in english language.. Player has an option for subtitles, but there are no subtitles available :lol:
Checked the previous episode with Thuram, that one also still doesnt have subtitles available.

Classic Inter.
 

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First time I see this podcast series with Ranocchia. English title of the podcast and episode description in english language.. Player has an option for subtitles, but there are no subtitles available :lol:
Checked the previous episode with Thuram, that one also still doesnt have subtitles available.

Classic Inter.
I watched it yesterday, it had English subtitles

I just checked it again, there are subtitles available
 

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I watched that interview. I took it to mean that he wanted to go on another loan.

If Spalletti had stayed, it would have been the right decision. It's highly unlikely he would have got a chance.

At cb we had Skriniar and De Vrij, we had already signed Godin and there was also Ranocchia that Spalletti held in high regard (even used him as a forward :lol:). Even at lb we had Asamoah who was coming from a good season. So at best he would have been a backup lb. Also Spalletti was never fond of playing youngsters.

Conte's arrival was the best thing that could happen to Bastoni.
 

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We had prepped a loan move for him at the time but Conte wanted to keep him and test him in preseason due to him being left footed.

Worked out well for everyone.
 
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