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    Quote Originally Posted by DonAK View Post
    Not as much money to make, influential people to influence in Spain as in the UK.

    It's 50% a hobby/actual interest

    50% business + politics

    The latter part is nonexistent or not worth it or rather useless in Spain which is a nice holiday country, but don't exert much influence nor have major corporations, banks and others with HQs located there.
    Germany is the 4th largest economy in the world, i doubt they have issues with lack of major corporations.

    Its still a one-horse league though, maybe because 50+1 rule?

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    This bum left Madrid for United? He must be retarded. Predict he'll disappoint. Not that he'll flop, but doubt he does anything special there with no Ramos to hold his hand.

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    I think there's a chance he's the same as he is, but dynamic is very very different and that alone makes sense for him to go. Just about anyone that left Madrid or Barcelona recently did better just on the grounds of not being in an old, tired dressing room lacking new spirits and ideas. OGS may not be some tactics god, but he's not an idiot savant either. Maguire as cap was important for England and just gained a better and experienced partner. I would rather think they'll do quite well in league, but there may still be blunders in key moments as neither are that reliable when matters anymore.

    What this definitely does is put pressure on United attackers to succeed. At this point in this season there should really be no excuses. They now have the right blend of experience, talent and youth. There's no reason why they shouldn't be contending on 3 fronts now, as even the bench aren't exactly scrubs and can be good role players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joan View Post
    This bum left Madrid for United? He must be retarded. Predict he'll disappoint. Not that he'll flop, but doubt he does anything special there with no Ramos to hold his hand.
    He will add pace to their slow central defense, meaning United can stand higher up the pitch, i suppose.

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    I think he'll do well. Maguire can lead the defence. He just need the right partner beside him. Someone that isn't slow. Varane and Maguire are a much better fit than Lindelof and Maguire.

    One got the recovery pace and athleticism while the other can provide some leadership and is better on the ball.

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    Maybe he wants to see something new after winning 4 CL's and a few la liga titles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fati_Future_BallonDor View Post
    Maybe he wants to see something new after winning 4 CL's and a few la liga titles.
    Seeing as he wanted to leave, and us really looking to sell, im surprised neither Chelsea or City came knocking, both would have been more "secure" options for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Germany is the 4th largest economy in the world, i doubt they have issues with lack of major corporations.

    Its still a one-horse league though, maybe because 50+1 rule?
    I'd say it is because Germany is very different from Britain, together with their American brethren are the face of the Anglo-Saxon free market capitalism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Germany is the 4th largest economy in the world, i doubt they have issues with lack of major corporations.

    Its still a one-horse league though, maybe because 50+1 rule?
    @DennyCrane is your man with regards to the 50+1 rule in Germany and how it affect or doesn't affect foreign investment like these oilgarchs or super rich Arabs.

    This is just what I think, but even if some megarich Emirati could buy a German club I feel like the fans wouldn't allow it. IMO the fan culture is Germany is the best, by far, in Europe at least.

    Also what Luft said above ^

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    Yup, case in point, Hasan Ismaik of TSV 1860 Munchen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Seeing as he wanted to leave, and us really looking to sell, im surprised neither Chelsea or City came knocking, both would have been more "secure" options for him.
    city has spent so much money for defenders in last years, would be hilarious if Pep doesnt have enough Even though they are still weak in defence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luftstalag14 View Post
    I'd say it is because Germany is very different from Britain, together with their American brethren are the face of the Anglo-Saxon free market capitalism.
    Just taking a brief look, i dont see major differences in tax rates between the 3, so how US/UK are free market capitalists and Germany not i don't understand.

    This is more politics than sports, i guess, so perhaps its better to discuss in the another sub-forum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morten View Post
    Seeing as he wanted to leave, and us really looking to sell, im surprised neither Chelsea or City came knocking, both would have been more "secure" options for him.
    United are the bigger club though

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassvet View Post
    United are the bigger club though
    History wise yes but looking at last few years city is superior to united and sporting wise it would make a lot more sense to go to city than united

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rassvet View Post
    United are the bigger club though
    Or Liverpool for that matter, about the same size.

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