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28 July 2009
"For three or four years at the end of the 80s, John was possibly the best player in the world..."
SHARES
28 July 2009
"Quality, an eye for goal and a great brain. One of the greatest of all time despite being even shorter than me!"
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28 July 2009
"Mining is like a religion and religion is part of mining..."
SHARES
24 July 2009
To lose one gargantuan goal-machine of a footballer over the course of the summer, as happened to Manchester United with the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo, can be considered unlucky.
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24 July 2009
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22 July 2009
If Joan Laporta had known what a blooming ball-ache the Mad Sammy Eto’o for Mad Zlatan Ibrahimovic transfer was going to be, then the tantrum-throwing titan of the Camp Nou probably wouldn’t have bothered with the swap. Not only has the ceaseless saga irked Pep Guardiola, the local press and a good chunk of the Barcelona faithful, but if the details of the reported deal are correct, then it could also turn out to be the biggest waste of money since Jesus Navas splashed out on a round-the-world air ticket. Laporta has even handed the opportunity to the Madridista papers of allowing them to take an evening stroll along the moral high ground - no mean feat - by throwing them the raw meat of a deal that could be worth 45m euro, plus Eto’o, plus Alexander Hleb - rounding things up to an estimated 90m. “Each club has the freedom to pay what it considers right for a player,” grinned an immensely smug Barça-supporting editorial in Marca last week, in response to club director Xavier Sala i Martin insisting that “we will never spend 60m on one footballer,” and Laporta’s constant grumblings over Madrid’s ‘imperialistic’ spending. The problem for Barcelona is that sealing this Swap Shop style deal has been like trying to understand José Antonio Reyes eating a mouthful of meatballs - almost impossible. Apparently, the easy part of the transfer has already been tied up with both Inter Milan and Zlatan himself agreeing to the terms of the deal. The trickier part has been manoeuvring Eto’o over the Med to Milan. The Cameroon striker is currently in a win-win-win-win situation.
SHARES
22 July 2009

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