Subject : I think Mourinho choked.
Post by Benny
It's not my timeframe. How many years has this home produced team been
together? Since Ronaldinho, Eto'o and Deco left, since Guardiola took
over, that's 2 years.
What? Valdes, Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, even Messi played on that team.
Puyol and Valdes were excellent, no disputing that but without Eto'o,
Ronaldinho and Deco they don't win the European Cup. Xavi and Iniesta
were complete nobodies, no one regarded them among the best players in
the World at that time. They didn't even make the Ballon D'or shortlist
and that's in a year in which Tim Cahill and Edison and Tiago were
Looking over 2001-2011 it averages 5 home-grown players a side, from
just 3 in the first 4 years up to 8 in the last 2. How does Man U
compare to that?
Easily. Pre Taggart Man United had gone 25 years without winning the
league and the bedrock of that was was the young players he brought
through, like Giggs, Beckham, Scholes, Neville. Cantona was of course
their inspirational leader. Barcelona have been winning league titles in
a two team league since the dawn of time. So now they're home grown,
after massive spending and success on the back of expensively signed
foreigners so again, how is that impressive? It's not. Without the
spending of money they didn't have how do they pay their players wages
(we know it's through bank loans), how do they prevent their best
players from leaving? That's the difference between Real Madrid and
Barcelona. Real Madrid don't pretend to be something they're not, they
make no secret of their spending or their debts. Hell if they had more
debts than Man United they'd probably boast about that as well. With
Barca it's isn't our football great, isn't our youth team great, isn't
Guardiola great, he's not a c*nt like Mourinho, our players don't cheat
and dive, like Ronaldo, apart from that diving, handballing little shit
Messi and Pedro, we don't spend money, debts er didn't you hear out
football was great? Naueseating.