PHB Registered User
#31

I didn't mean poor in terms of quality, I meant poor. A Madrid are the exception. The money the crap teams in the EPL can throw about is massive compared to the amount that La Liga teams can spend.


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Van Persie would be wanted by every club in the world if he could show he can stay fit. Fantastic striker.

anladmór Banned
#32

Quazzie2002 said:
Great idea Redout. I'm really surprised that there aren't more Spanish football fans in Ireland considering you can travel to games in Spain for less than England.


sheep mentality.

anyway i think spanish premeira league has been poor this season and the title race is very boring. bundesliga is where its at this year.

eZe^ Registered User
#33

PHB said:
The money the crap teams in the EPL can throw about is massive compared to the amount that La Liga teams can spend


Agreed, they do get all the young South Americans though, the Garay's and Cacares' of this world are always likely to start off with the likes of Racing or Recreativo because it'd be easiest country to adapt to. So that's how they remain skilled teams. You only have to look at Athletic Bilbao though to see the difference between Spanish (or should I say Basques, before I get eaten ) players and English. How good would a midtable team fair in the EPL if it was solely made up of English players only?

Frisbee Registered User
#34

eZe^ said:
Agreed, they do get all the young South Americans though, the Garay's and Cacares' of this world are always likely to start off with the likes of Racing or Recreativo because it'd be easiest country to adapt to. So that's how they remain skilled teams. You only have to look at Athletic Bilbao though to see the difference between Spanish (or should I say Basques, before I get eaten ) players and English. How good would a midtable team fair in the EPL if it was solely made up of English players only?


The whole work permit thing surely has an effect too

dreamers75 Registered User
#35

eZe^ said:
Agreed, they do get all the young South Americans though, the Garay's and Cacares' of this world are always likely to start off with the likes of Racing or Recreativo because it'd be easiest country to adapt to. So that's how they remain skilled teams. You only have to look at Athletic Bilbao though to see the difference between Spanish (or should I say Basques, before I get eaten ) players and English. How good would a midtable team fair in the EPL if it was solely made up of English players only?



Would a team 5th from bottom have 50 million to spend on players at christmas thanks to tv monies? jaysus do barca have that?

Agree with PHB the tv deals in spain and italy are unfair to the lower teams, the EPL has the right idea "share the wealth".

Call Me Jimmy Registered User
#36

messi playing tonight? gf can go **** herself if he is...

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redout Registered User
#37

Call Me Jimmy said:
messi playing tonight? gf can go **** herself if he is...


Mine supports Barca. Life's great aint it

Call Me Jimmy Registered User
#38

swapsies?

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redout Registered User
#39

Call Me Jimmy said:
swapsies?


Can she cook ?

eZe^ Registered User
#40

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therecklessone Registered User
#41

Quazzie2002 said:
Great idea Redout. I'm really surprised that there aren't more Spanish football fans in Ireland considering you can travel to games in Spain for less than England.


It's pretty hard to arrange trips to Spanish games as they don't confirm TV fixtures until a couple of weeks before, and it's impossible to do a day trip.

That said, I know loads of people who'd consider themselves followers of the league rather than of a specific team.

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LuckyLloyd The Voice of Reason
#42

Match thread for this weekend's La Liga games is here.

I've moved a couple of posts there and deleted some off topic stuff here. TRO, give us a shout if you want to discuss the matter further. Cheers.

redout Registered User
#43

Kobe loves Barca !

Messi watch your back.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espnmag/story?id=3866767

Mgoraf Registered User
#44

Some transfer news....

It has emerged that Barcelona rejected a bid for Martin Caceres from Olympiakos in the winter transfer window.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1706/barcelona/2009/02/08/1099185/report-barcelona-rejected-martin-caceres-bid-from-olympiakos

Recent reports suggest that Barcelona are no longer interested in signing Karim Benzema from Olympique Lyonnais.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1706/barcelona/2009/02/08/1099177/barcelona-uninterested-in-karim-benzema-report

Barcelona have their scouts trained upon two rising stars who are making waves at the South American Under-20 Championships.

According to Mercafutbol, the first name on their radar is Nicolas Lodeiro. The Uruguayan, who descends from Galicia, is already a regular in the Nacional first team. He is said to posses good vision, an eye for goal and a good physical condition.

The other name is Brazil's Walter da Silva, who is a centre-forward from Internacional's youth team. He has already made some appearances for the seniors, where he is expected to shine this season. He is the leading scorer of the tournament, and has impressed many with his physical presence.

http://www.goal.com/en/news/1706/barcelona/2009/02/08/1099063/barcelona-eye-nicolas-lodeiro--walter-da-silva

redout Registered User
#45

Captain Carlos Puyol has pulled out of wednesday nights clash against England in Seville after suffering an injury against Sporting Gijon in tonights match which finished 3-0 to Barca.

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