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sad to see alonso leave. :(
Poor Fella!!

Loyal Madridista ‏@CR7Support 16m
I still have Xabi Alonso's 2010/2011 shirt. Özil's 2011/2012 shirt... Aaaand Di Maria's 2014/2015 shirt. f**k me right?
It seems like he is leaving. Real madrid is closing on a transfer deal with wolfburg for the transfer of Luiz Gustavo as a replacement for Xavi Alonso
That would be a panic buy,a terrible replacement for Xabi. Lusi Gustavo can not offer anything close to what Alonso can.
Just 2 days ago Xabi was promoting our new kits and talking about our champions league ambitions to be the first to retain the trophy. And now he's goon? Reminds me of the Ozil departure from last year,where he promoted the new kits and claim that he would fight for his place,and then just a few days later he left. I still hope Alonso is not leaving,but the rumors are getting stronger as time passes.
Not a fan of handbag banter about kits, but your 3rd kit is fookin' tops:
http://www.marca.com/2014/08/27/en/football/real_madrid/1409126782.html
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no
with Xabi gone.... It would be excellent to see the club sign Fernandinho
I. Would. Love. Fernandinho.
Stay away DaGaza :D

You are welcome to watch City's games and provide analysis though - like your post game analyses.

Fernandinho is getting a good breather with Fernando fitting in like a fiddle in the City midfield. After a long time we have a really good defensive formation in midfield with Yaya as the marauder and Nando/Dinho as the single or double holding players. 3 very good players for 2 positions makes life easier. Lampard will chip in as well.
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i saw jovetic a while ago when he came to city and i must say I was impressed. I have been following him as well as rahim sterling as players who are fast developing, and if they continue to do so they may attract suitors...
I take it as a big compliment that Real fans are interested in City players. Did not have this few years ago. Again I insist, watch the City games. I don't mean to compare to Real/Barcelona, but if you watch City games you will see a glimpse of Catalunyan creativity and also some Madrista power play.
Di Maria's father: "My son didn't feel valued at Real Madrid. Man United will make him happy and they valued him economically...Real Madrid never offered Di Maria €6M per year...Last offer was €5M – which is €1.5m more than his salary...Real Madrid never valued my son, always neglected him...It’s like they didn't want him at the club, they never cared...they kept bringing players to play in his position like Bale, and he had to fight to find other position to start."

So I guess it wasn't about the money huh? lol Where do I even start with this.
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I've always said that Di Maria is one of Madrid's best players (or was). He SHOULD have been shown that he deserves the kind of pay that some of the better players get on the team. Unfortunately for him, he wasn't valued too much at the club.

And as much as it's not always about money, it still says something about your position at the club when you're only given a slight raise after fantastic performances in some of Madrid's biggest games.
seriously... you go from 3.5 million to being offered 5 MILLION EUROS!... anyone of us would take half that money in a heartbeat... what more do these guys want?
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Dagaza, it has been explained to me ( and i realize it now after beginning my career), but money isnt always about money.

The players judge their value and skill by competing for monetary bragging rights within the club.

Imagine working for a biotechnology company. And you work for 4 years and make a huge breakthrough that earns the company a massive amount of money.

They up your salary a little but continue to neglect you for a promotion and instead turn to outside contractors for work you could be doing.

Its by no stretch a perfect analogy but this is kind of the way it has been explained to me.


Also im not saying this is di marias situation per se, as i dont have all the relevant indormation to mKe thAt judgement
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"anyone of us would take half that money in a heartbeat..."

So why are players like Messi and Cr7 paid 20 m per year. I would settle for 1m. Why does that clown bieber make 50m per year? Is Adm supposed to play for a higher cause than money?
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@Danny - it is indeed a great analogy to be honest. You hit the nail on the head. Respect for the player does make a big difference. Players need to be nurtured, specially at uber big clubs like Real with other big personalities in the mix.

Of course, this cannot be compared with Yaya Toure :P that stuff was just nonsense.
Lesson #1: Trust in Perez.
Lesson #2: Money as a sign of respect and value.
What you all claim above MIGHT be true at the VERY big clubs, but does not in ANY way apply to any of the other clubs in La Liga.
Exactly the opposite is true.

Many players go for long periods unpaid, with some not being paid at all.
If they were to file a grievance against the club then that just ends up hurting their teammates, so they choose not to and typically walk away leaving money on the table. For example, when Demichelis left Malaga for Atleti/City.

Or the players accept being transfered to a bigger club so that the funds can be used to pay teammates or help the club pay off debt. For example, Isco and Herrera.
Exodus!!! Movement of da people....

Jesus tap dancing Christ. In the end it looks like Madrid will do a squad renewal deeper than Barcelona who were the ones that apparently needed one.
what the flying f*ck!?

why xabi? yes, he is in decline but lets not bullsh!t ourselves... the team needs alonso... we thought we had his replacement in illara... we were wrong.... we have no one like him... the only CDM mid who knew how to defend was Casemiro (who was still in progress) and we just loaned him out.... this isn't good... with the loss of di maria and now alonso the team looks like its gonna be quite unstable
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plus... who's gonna teach Luka the ways of the Force?! :( :( :(
I guess Alonso realized James will play no matter what. This sucks so much. First Di Maria, and now Alonso. Whose next?
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Ronaldo.... :p
Make a bid for Vidal that Juve can't refuse.
If you told me last season that next season, Madrid would be without Di Maria and Alonso, I would laugh at the thought. It's unbelievable that Madrid will most likely lose 2 of their best players this summer..

I was sad about Alonso retiring from the national team. As a fellow rival, I can't help but smile even more now that Madrid have lost Di Maria and will lose Alonso as well. El clasicos will be a little easier to watch.
Real Madrid will not fight to keep Xabi Alonso and I don't blame them. He's on the decline. I just don't like how late it is in the window.
Without Alonso, we are spineless. I don't give a f**k if he's in 'decline' he's still better than Illara.
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Yes he is far better than Illara which is why I wouldnt want him to leave now so late in the window. But if we knew he was going to leave earlier we could have adjusted by making another signing.


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