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mistermagic

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Four out of Juve's starting eleven yesterday were rejects from other top clubs.

matuidi, douglas costa, benatia and Khedira?
I wouldn't call Matuidi a reject. The club realized that his level of performance dropped but they were still better than the shower of shite our midfield trio showed on Tuesday. We just decided to take the money from a big club for a good player. The same happened with Lucas Moura and his move to Spurs. We certainly could have used him on Tuesday in Neymar's abscence but hey, FFP and all that (or something).

The same goes for Khedira imo. The other two are mos def Bayern rejects.
 

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I wouldn't call Matuidi a reject. The club realized that his level of performance dropped but they were still better than the shower of shite our midfield trio showed on Tuesday. We just decided to take the money from a big club for a good player. The same happened with Lucas Moura and his move to Spurs. We certainly could have used him on Tuesday in Neymar's abscence but hey, FFP and all that (or something).

The same goes for Khedira imo. The other two are mos def Bayern rejects.
maybe there were more, than rejects like them...:bg:
 

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for example, psg, city or arsenal are full of international trophies

yes, it's true for everyone
Fucking hell you really don't want to see the point do you.

Before the money, PSG and City were an irrelevance so they really don't support your claim. The third of your three poor examples has for the past 25 years been lead by a man who takes a lot of pride in not spending a lot of money, until recently anyway.

But yeah never mind I'm sure it's just a coincidence that PSG and City are so good right now and it'll be just like in the 70's before too long.

This is basic economic theory. The same reason that the top 1% of the world has more now, percentually, than twenty years ago is the same reason there are fewer clubs at the top today than 20 years ago. And unless legislations come into play, it's an unstoppable force. This goes to show in every league (and every unregulated market) everywhere where clubs can spend freely and buy who they want. There's not a single exception to this, where capitalism just kind of turns on its head and begins to favor those with less money to make up ground.

So long as the footballing world mirrors the capitalistic market, this will continue. There won't be a top Italian team ten years from now because the league will be much further behind than it is today, like the working class will be much further behind the market average than it is today. And while the odd Leicester story will continue to happen from time to time, it's a one way street until we introduce wage caps and level the playing field.

Rant over.
 
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what do you think about the last four match

Man Utd - Sevilla
Barcelona - Chelsea
Roma - Shaktar
Besiktas - Bayern
 

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Hoping to see a tight Sevilla win or a score draw tonight. I wouldn't rule either out but you have to say United are favourites.

2-1 United.
 
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can only LAUGH at mistermagic after juve got thru without getting out of first gear at the same time that psg got dicked in the most pathetic attempt at overturning a first leg deficit. still thinks ligue 1 is a decent league, bless
 

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In my opinion the first leg is over as wanted mou

tonight UTD will be more proactive and will bring home a comforting victory

Man Utd - Sevilla 2-0
 

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Sevilla with some decent possession but they're fucking dire in the final third. Really can't see them troubling De Gea at this rate.
 

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can only LAUGH at mistermagic after juve got thru without getting out of first gear at the same time that psg got dicked in the most pathetic attempt at overturning a first leg deficit. still thinks ligue 1 is a decent league, bless
Fair enough mate. I didn't watch the second half of Spurs/Juve but Allegri apparently changed the system and knocked out a very good Spurs side. I think that type of quality is hard to come by but I'll admit that Unai fell short and got completely owned by Zidane.
This doesn't mean that Ligue 1 isn't a decent league (or that Serie A is a better league which you didn't type but sort of implied). I never actually compared both but thought there was a distinct lack of quality in Serie A (Juve showed to lack a certain quality in a toothless goalless draw at Lazio 10 days ago).
But congrats on the win, Juve have proven that they have bottle. We certainly don't have that.
 

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United stepping it up now. Not surprising, they're the home side and been fucking shite so far.

And can I just say what an utterly fucking terrible commentator McManaman is.
 

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Sevilla not done badly for a "bottom 6" Premier league side" (Ray Wilkins)

Still reckon Man U will nick a goal and win.
 

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