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    Wow ... that´s some deep hatred from the heart. I do hate him as well, but if there was a competition or some sort of prize you´d win it Warik, hands down !
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    I don't believe all this "I was desperate to stay" bullshit. If he really was then he'd have found a way to make Perez change his mind by turning up to the press conference and spitting on the madrid badge or some such action. The fact is that he saw $ signs and couldn't wait to leave. Ese portugués, hijo de puta es.
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    I have a question regarding his departure... Wasn't there anything Barça could do to hold him, I don't know how that pre-contract worked or how was his current contract with Barça, could some shed some light?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evilhita666 View Post
    I have a question regarding his departure... Wasn't there anything Barça could do to hold him, I don't know how that pre-contract worked or how was his current contract with Barça, could some shed some light?
    yes there was. We declared figo a transfer, not an acquisition. Gaspart AGREED on the sale. The only thing he had to do if he wanted to keep Figo was refuse the transfer and force Florentino to pay the taxes attached to a player ACQUISITION (about 40%).

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    I also read that there was a clause in the contract forcing him to pay a HUGE fee if he wanted out of the agreement. So it was basicly between Madrid and Jail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gvt2000 View Post
    We declared figo a transfer, not an acquisition.
    Whats up gvt..good to see u here.

    Whats the difference between a transfer and an acquisition? Is one on the transfer list and one isnt?

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    No more fucking excuses. Your beginning to sound like Madridistas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maz View Post
    Whats up gvt..good to see u here.

    Whats the difference between a transfer and an acquisition? Is one on the transfer list and one isnt?
    Lets use player X to explain. Lets assume sevilla's player X has a release clause of 10 million euros. Real madrid is looking to pay said clause.

    Case A: Real madrid pays 10 million euros to sevilla, sevilla declares it a player transfer, in which case real madrid gets the player for 10 million euros

    Case B: Sevilla refuse to declare the player a transfer, in which case, the player is considered an acquisition, forcing real madrid to pay 14 million (10 million + 40% in taxes.)

    The reason we see Case A most of the time is because the clubs in spain have a "gentlemen agreement" to not force other clubs to pay taxes, as the owner club (sevilla in the previous example) does not benefit from said taxes. If a club feels its getting screwed up by a transfer, or if they desperately want to hold to a player, they can use case B as a last resort.

    You may remember Del Nido mentioning this agreement when he explained why no one payed Capel's clause this summer.

    Like G.J said, Figo had signed a pre-contract that, in short, said he'd be financially penalized if he didn't join real madrid. Gaspart also agreed on not forcing florentino to pay taxes. Has he done so, figo would've stayed in barcelona.

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    Thanks alot man that really explains it. Ive kind of heard of this but i didnt know what it was so i glossed over it whenever it was mentioned. Nice one gvt..

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    Thanks for the info guys, that was always a little unclear to me, as I didin't want to read anything related to him during that time, or even now for that matter, hahahaha...

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    I have no strong feelings for Figo but I read a lot about him especially about the "pig head" throwing incident. I actually saw it in youtube and gosh! how the fans hated him.

    The moral lesson of the story is that Figo should not have signed anything he clearly did not understand. He should have consulted a legal adviser first. But by signing to that pre-agreement, there was a prima facie evidence that he has that intention to LEAVE Barca. There was no one to blame but himself.


    "I hear some people say he will never be able to rediscover that form, but I don't think that's correct. He needs to refocus on his game, he needs to get his mind on his game and then I have no doubt that he can be at his best again. Like Messi, he brings so much happiness to football." - Rijkaard on Ronaldinho

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    I was at the match against Madrid, first classico after Figo transfered.. It was insane. They went nuts. They had printed papers with a amount of money, Figo's face and the word "TRAITOR" on it.. I took one off the ground, because I would bring it home for souvenir, but a Barca fan next to me, told me to burn it.. He he. When the match started, they went nuts with throwing all sort of weird stuff, telephones, books, fruit, paper.. It was insane.

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    Everything was literally thrown at Figo, must have been an experience for you... talk about first hand experience!


    "I hear some people say he will never be able to rediscover that form, but I don't think that's correct. He needs to refocus on his game, he needs to get his mind on his game and then I have no doubt that he can be at his best again. Like Messi, he brings so much happiness to football." - Rijkaard on Ronaldinho

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    He could have went to any team and he picked Madrid. I do still respect him but he left us when we needed him more than anyone.


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    Luis Figo:"My betrayal can be compared to one like in a relationship" hahahha
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