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Old 25-10-2010, 05:45 AM
borsuk
 
Question so, do we all hate footballers who are mercenaries

and have no love for or interest in the club apart from how many medals it can bring them?


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Manchester United's Patrice Evra sees Wayne Rooney's point

In a dramatic week of contract wrangling, Rooney initially stated his clear desire to leave Old Trafford before performing a U-turn and signing a new five-year deal on Friday.

Evra was widely reported earlier that day as saying: "If one player in the team does not trust the others, he should not play in the team."

But the full-back, currently suspended from the France national team over his role as captain in their World Cup debacle, told the Sunday Mirror: "I know from experience that I could be in his situation one day and so could everyone. We are always open to him if he needs our help."

Central to Rooney's push for a move away was a claim that the club, burdened with debt ever since the Glazer family's takeover, could no longer match his ambition by attracting the world's top players.

And Evra acknowledged: "I myself would not play for this club if I knew we were not strong enough to win the league. That is why we all play for Manchester United.

"At this moment, I think everyone just needs to focus on their own job again and we will see at the end of the season. I agree with the criticism that United have not had the winning mentality this season.

"We draw, we win and then we draw again and, of course, people will talk about this not being the same United because we are already behind Chelsea in the league.

"I know this is not normal for us, but after what has happened this week we need to make sure we win against Stoke and then everything will look better.

"I only stay in Manchester to win trophies and my message is that if people think that United are finished they are making a big mistake. I say this because it is the truth and I believe it."
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/foo...eys-point.html




love paddy etc.

hate the scouse c*** etc.
 
Old 25-10-2010, 06:33 AM
koppas
 
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Sounds like Paddy wants out to me.

Sell the c***.
 
Old 25-10-2010, 06:40 AM
elephantstone
 
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Gone in january
 
Old 25-10-2010, 06:41 AM
koppas
 
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Originally Posted by elephantstone
gone in january
nqat
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:17 AM
Switching Off
 
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Its a bit of a stretch to link being a mercenary with craving success. Mercenaries generally are those that move (or stay) for the money, rather than the chance to win trophies. Or have I missed something?
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:22 AM
koppas
 
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Originally Posted by Switching Off
Its a bit of a stretch to link being a mercenary with craving success. Mercenaries generally are those that move (or stay) for the money, rather than the chance to win trophies. Or have I missed something?
Yup, totally.

A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict, and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party.
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:24 AM
PaulParkersPubes
 
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I think we all need to wake up and smell the dog shit. Once Scholes, Giggs and Nev pack it in I dont think we'll ever see anyone play for United that genuinely gives a shit about the club other than for personal reasons.

That's just the way it is.
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:25 AM
Switching Off
 
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Originally Posted by koppas
Yup, totally.

A mercenary is a person who takes part in an armed conflict, who is not a national or a party to the conflict, and is "motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party.


Seriously though, I don't expect United players to love the club like I do. If I played for Inter, i'd have a sopft spot for them, and i'd want them to do well, but im not gonna be going through United emotions when they play. It's not natural. As long as they give their best in the shirt they're ok by me.

However, if they start to raise "concerns" about the lack of money to spend, and then take another 90k a week out of the coffers, that's when they start to look like mercenaries.
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:26 AM
tony tabletop
 
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Originally Posted by PaulParkersPubes
I think we all need to wake up and smell the dog shit. Once Scholes, Giggs and Nev pack it in I dont think we'll ever see anyone play for United that genuinely gives a shit about the club other than for personal reasons.

That's just the way it is.
I agree, we'll be seeing a higher turnover of players, no point in getting players names on the back of your replicas
 
Old 25-10-2010, 07:30 AM
Switching Off
 
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I agree, we'll be seeing a higher turnover of players, no point in getting players names on the back of your replicas

Particularly ones who don't even play for your team eh?
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