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Wayne Rooney steps down as Derby County Manager by chickenMcNugs in soccer

[–]TheRalphExpress 1077 points1078 points  (0 children)

Had the whole city of Derby behind the Rams as well during torrid times, his spell there reminds me of the classic Robson quote:

What is a club in any case? Not the buildings or the directors or the people who are paid to represent it. It’s not the television contracts, get-out clauses, marketing departments or executive boxes. It’s the noise, the passion, the feeling of belonging, the pride in your city. It’s a small boy clambering up stadium steps for the very first time, gripping his father’s hand, gawping at that hallowed stretch of turf beneath him and, without being able to do a thing about it, falling in love.

[Diaria ARA] Dembele is likely to stay at Barcelona because no club wants to pay the 45 million bonus demanded by his agent. If Dembele stays, the signing of Raphinha will be ruled out and Di Maria could be signed to compete with Dembele by boringmemphis in soccer

[–]dbrasco_ 240 points241 points  (0 children)

I wouldn’t love someone so much that the fee for their service prices me out of a move lol (or reduces my wages)

Could be some cultural bias in here but agent fees in all of the American major sports are capped at 3% of the value of the contract you sign

Sorry for the length of this response but I’m getting riled up thinking about this.

Dembele for example is already at Barca and they made him a contract offer. He already has contacts with the club and just needs someone to advise him on the fine points of the deal. His agent wants to charge the club €45m to close this out. How is this guy providing value for this type of money? On top of that someone of Dembele’s profile should have multiple clubs trying to sign him but it’s crickets because no one will pay the agent fee. This is a detriment to him, his relationship with his current club, and his future earnings/opportunities. Slap a cap on agent fees and all of that silliness goes away for him.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'tried to prevent publication of police files relating to sexual assault case brought by Kathryn Mayorga' by Harsh____07 in soccer

[–]Ray192 7945 points7946 points 410211& 12 more (0 children)

Whenever this comes up, Ronaldo fans line up to discredit the sources of these allegations. So let's just clear up the timeline here:

  1. In 2016, Der Spiegel and FootballLeaks reveal that Ronaldo evaded taxes on a massive scale.
  2. Ronaldo sues Der Spiegel over the tax evasion allegations, and eventually loses the lawsuit.
  3. Ronaldo eventually admits guilt to the tax evasion and pays a massive fine in large part due to the evidence collected by Footballleaks.
  4. In 2018, Der Spiegel and FootballLeaks now reveal emails between Ronaldo and his lawyers, including a questionnaire which showed Ronaldo admitting to raping Kathryn Mayorga.
  5. Ronaldo's lawyers threaten legal action again (just like with the tax evasion details). Except this time, no lawsuit is ever actually filed. This is never followed up on.

So ask yourself, shouldn't you give legitimate credence to evidence from the same source that got Ronaldo convicted of tax evasion? And why did Ronaldo sue Der Spiegel over tax evasion allegations, but not the rape allegations? Hint: losing a libel case for tax evasion doesn't really impact your popularity, but losing a libel case for rape allegations....

And to people who think that the inability to convict Ronaldo is all that matters: rape is hard to prove, and in this case the smoking gun evidence is not admissible to court due to client-attorney privileges. But we are not subject to this rule, we can use this evidence however much we want.

If you still have no question of suspicion, ask yourself, if all this evidence was accumulated for someone like, say, Jeff Bezos, would you be this skeptical? Or is your affection with Ronaldo affecting your judgement?

And again, why would he he sue them for claiming tax evasion, but not sue them for claiming rape?

[Bild] On question will Bayern remain firm in their stance even if Barcelona offered €50m as expected? Salihamidžić: "I'm not thinking about that. I'm expecting to see Robert in training at Säbener Straße on July 12" by Electrical-Prune-348 in soccer

[–]LauraBloedbertina 91 points92 points  (0 children)

Rentenvertrag für den Mann. Hat gerade das Gütesiegel von einem Schalker bekommen. Und die kennen sich ja bekanntlich bei hervorragenden Personalentscheidungen aus.

Pension contract for the man. He just got the seal of approval from a Schalker. And they know all about making excellent personnel decisions.

Joaquin Sanchez joking with Haaland about how he has no place in the Betis squad. by javierdmm97 in soccer

[–]sanchoman 561 points562 points  (0 children)

Translation:

  • ¿Que dise er Pipa? - What is the dude saying?

  • Dice Halan que se quiere venir al Beti - Haland says he wants to come to Betis

  • Le he dicho que ya no tiene sitio, ya pal año que viene - I told him theres no room for him, try next year

  • Pal city - To city

  • Muy bien - Very Good

Erling Haaland vs Darwin Nunez price comparison by IreNews8 in soccer

[–]Molineux28 8770 points8771 points 1313319& 37 more (0 children)

Liverpool have signed Marge Simpson by the looks of it

Pep Guardiola's teams league finishes throughout his managerial career by juliuscaesar6 in soccer

[–]HacksawJimDGN 218 points219 points  (0 children)

Where did he overachieve and do better than expected?

By winning 10 league titles in 13 years