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RE: World Cup 2014
I'm pleased to witness the failure of "my" «national» team. I hope they lose all games.

This is not a selection anymore, but the team of this chap:

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Quote:Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes (born 7 January 1966 in Lisbon), better known simply as Jorge Mendes, is a Portuguese football agent. He is registered with the football association of Portugal and heads the GestiFute company, founded in 1996. Mendes is among the most influential football agents in the world, with clients including José Mourinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlos Queiroz, Simão Sabrosa, Anderson, Fábio Coentrão, Pepe, Ángel Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao García, Ricardo Carvalho, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma, Burak Yılmaz, João Moutinho, James Rodríguez, David de Gea and Víctor Valdés. Mendes is often referred to as a "super-agent".

http://www.back-post.com/agent-provocate...endes.html

http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10...4079309426

Quote:agents have a huge role to play in modern football, an ever present part of 99.99% of transfers, brokering deals between clubs for a percentage of the ever growing extortionate fees. They have in-directly contributed to rising ticket prices, soaring prices for Sky TV and directly contributed to the severe financial strain many top clubs across Europe find themselves under due to their demands for their client's. Some call them a "cancer on the game"

Quote:it's because of soccer's existing laissez-faire regulations that Mendes now enjoys huge influence over Real Madrid's affairs.

If his influence was only over Real Madrid...

So fuck him, fuck Benfica, fuck Porto and fuck his motley crue. 0-4 all games, please.

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2014 Jun 19 18:32
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RE: World Cup 2014
Quote:Jorge Paulo Agostinho Mendes (born 7 January 1966 in Lisbon), better known simply as Jorge Mendes, is a Portuguese football agent. He is registered with the football association of Portugal and heads the GestiFute company, founded in 1996. Mendes is among the most influential football agents in the world, with clients including José Mourinho, Luiz Felipe Scolari, Carlos Queiroz, Simão Sabrosa, Anderson, Fábio Coentrão, Pepe, Ángel Di María, Cristiano Ronaldo, Radamel Falcao García, Ricardo Carvalho, Nani, Ricardo Quaresma, Burak Yılmaz, João Moutinho, James Rodríguez, David de Gea and Víctor Valdés. Mendes is often referred to as a "super-agent".

Agents are the scourge of football. When Michael Laudrup was our local team manager, we banned his agent, Bayram Tutumlu from the club.
2014 Jun 19 20:07
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RE: World Cup 2014
It's going home, it's going home, it's going, football's going home. Three lions, zero points.


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2014 Jun 19 21:54
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(2014 Jun 19 21:54)Phlegethon Wrote:  It's going home, it's going home, it's going, football's going home. Three lions, zero points.

It's always the same; The hype, the anticipation, the anti-climax, the post mortem.
2014 Jun 20 10:13
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RE: World Cup 2014
And Wayne Rooney, the Cliff Barnes of English football.


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2014 Jun 20 14:02
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Balotelli: The Queen can kiss my... cheek


Quote:England are relying on the Azzurri to help keep them in the tournament and the striker has demanded Elizabeth II thank him with a kiss if they do the Three Lions a favour

Mario Balotelli has demanded a kiss from the Queen of the United Kingdom if Italy beat Costa Rica on Friday.

England's defeat at the hands of Uruguay on Thursday means Roy Hodgson's men are relying on a favour from the Azzurri if they are to remain in the World Cup.

If Italy draw with Central American team it means the Three Lions are eliminated from the competition, but if Cesare Prandelli's side win both of their last two games then England have a chance of progressing as long as they beat Costa Rica by a big enough margin.

And following England's 2-1 in at the hands of Uruguay, Balotelli has demanded on Twitter that Queen Elizabeth II thank him with a nice peck on the cheek if they are to produce the goods against Costa Rica and Uruguay

http://www.goal.com/en/news/3790/world-c...s-my-cheek

Huh...kissing Balotelli, that's a big demand. Huh?
2014 Jun 20 14:29
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Maybe the Queen could bargain it down to, say, all the Costa Rican bananas Balotelli can eat?

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This made me chuckle Big Grin

Mystery Scot who cheered Uruguay goal against England named

He hates England so much that he went to Brazil to see them get knocked out Big Grin
2014 Jun 20 18:06
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RE: World Cup 2014
Just seen... Costa Rica in, England out.

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Italy looked hapless today. Then again, they knew that even if they lose 1 to naught they only have to draw against Uruguay in order to advance.

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2014 Jun 20 20:28
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