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Yeah, this was quite a shocker. The news was swirling around the Roma camp for a week now but nobody believed it was going to be totally true. Losing a whole season's worth of incoming transfer opportunities is going to hamper their progress. However, they've already signed a bunch of players and they have done it fast. It leads one to believe that they actually saw this coming from sometime ago and were in a hurry to close deals before their expected punishment arrived.

Hence, just how grave is this punishment when some of their targets have already been acquired?

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True Tim. In fact, it could be a blessing in disguise since now Roma is forced to retain its stars like Totti, Cassano & Mancini because they can't get replacements. All of Roma's 3 transfers so far has been to increase squad depth, which forced them to use players like Corvia or Virga last season, and not to replace the outgoing players.


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Weird transfer from Palermo. Caracciolo is signed. This ought to mean that Toni is leaving as well, because these two together would be useless. Del Neri prefers 4-4-2, so there's room for two strikers, but not two strikers who are so identical.
 

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Real get their Uruguayan duo.
Diogo and Pablo Garcia (watch out for this one, might turn out the worst transfer of the season, or the best).

I think atleast Diogo is a non-Eu, doesn't have a passport.
This may affect us in relation to Samuel.

Kezman joins Atletico wanting to be the new Forlan.
LOL, sh1t carnt
 

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i think youll eat your words regarding Kezman.
 

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Gazzetta says that the transfers Roma made so far, including Nonda and Kuffour, could not go through. Roma have not deposited their contracts with La Lega Calcio.

The only chance they have is the appeal they made. If that is not accepted, those players will go back. I can really see Roma going straight to Serie B next season :dielaugh:
 

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It looks like Real have agreed a price for Robinho. Real was obviously his first choice and after he didn’t turn up for training it was clear his days at Santos were over. He is a talented player, but as I can’t stand Real I am sure I will learn to hate him

As for Ventola I am not surprised that he has returned to Italy. He was never gonna stay to play in the first division, not that he played that much in the premiership anyway. I hope he does well!
 

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i think Robinho will flop. his good but he wont make it HUGE.
 

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helal25 said:
i think Robinho will flop. his good but he wont make it HUGE.

Could he be another Denilson?
 

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Robinho has gotta get buff up for sure if he wants to succeed in Europe. The physical aspect of the game has gotten more important than ever and this was shown by Greece winning the Euro 2004. Those step-overs and tricks will be useless as well if Robinho doesn't have the efficiency.

By the way, I think his agent pulled off a great coup a few years ago when he managed to buy 40% of Robinho. Now, he will get 40% of the transfer revenue that Real Madrid is offering to Santos. If let's say the offer is 20 million Pounds, he'll make a cool 8 million Pounds. Now that, my friends, is sickening. :thumbsup:


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Robinho is officially the latest Galactico.

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http://www.realmadrid.com/portada_esp.htm
 

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I could be wrong here but unless Real Madrid offload another non-EU player, this transfer basically confirms Samuel's transfer to us because otherwise, they would have exceeded the non-EU quota. As I've said again, I'm not completely sure here and am too lazy to confirm it. :D

This basically should also means the end of Figo and that Joaquin is unlikely to join them. It seems to me that they will continue using the 4-3-3 next season. Robinho, Raul, Ronaldo & Owen as their forwards. Maybe Portillo can be thrown into the fray too.

Barca must be laughing their @sses though because they don't need to pay for someone who is very similar to Robinho. Yes, I'm talking about Messi. :shades:


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Robinho looks so skinny. He definitely needs to put on some muscle the next couple years. He'd be destroyed if he played in Serie A with that frame.

I don't think he'll be a flop but I don't think he'll be as good as everyone expects him to be.
 

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Forlan will outscore him. :D

Gerrard 'set to quit Liverpool' - Reports


Liverpool skipper Steven Gerrard is reported to be on the brink of leaving the club.
The 25-year-old England midfielder is said to have had a training-ground row with manager Rafael Benitez, opening up the possibility of a big-money move to Chelsea or Real Madrid.


It follows widespread reports claiming Gerrard feels he is being forced out of the club because Reds chief executive Rick Parry has failed to open contract negotiations as quickly as he hoped.

Gerrard indicated his desire to stay at Anfield in the immediate aftermath of Liverpool's stunning European Cup triumph over AC Milan in May and thought the issue would be dealt with almost instantly.

Instead, just nine days away from Benitez's men beginning the defence of their trophy against Welsh minnows Total Network Solutions, Gerrard looks further away than ever from agreeing a new deal.

The influential midfielder has two years remaining on his contract and Parry knows unless his future is resolved one way or another this summer, his vast market value will begin to plummet.

Liverpool spokesman Ian Cotton yesterday insisted the Merseyside giants do not want to lose their talisman.

'Our position is very clear,' he said. 'We want Gerrard to stay at the club.'

Gerrard has received no improved pay offer from Liverpool and no more talks are planned, according to The Sun, who report Gerrard had a stand-up row with Benitez on Saturday.

The Daily Mirror reports Gerrard has broken off all contract talks and also claims an 'angry exchange' between the player and his manager at Melwood training ground.

Chelsea will now launch a British transfer record bid in excess of £30million for Gerrard, according to the Daily Star, while the Daily Express report Gerrard's patience snapped as the Anfield club dragged their feet over a new deal.

The Daily Mail also say Gerrard's long association with Liverpool is drawing to a close and that Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has been alerted.


I've never read such a report.. I've read countless reports about Gerrard 'rumoured to be unhappy' etc... but this is a pretty solid rumour. Still, I doubt Gerrard will leave. He'd be like Ronaldo if he did.

Real Madrid could really benefit from him though.
 

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True. I'd give Gilaridino two hundred f*cking thousands pound per week to shut his "I want to stay in Italy" mouth rather than splash all that in Trezeguet. :D


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and the latest shallow rumors say Crespo could be part of the Trez package meaning he could end up playing for Juve! & then Bobo to Milan! Wow that would make Crespo a real tart if you ask me LOOL

Just so sickening to see these high profile players without much – in fact if any loyalty in their backbone! :yuck:
 
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