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Coolio?

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtVU_uECIAArrWn.jpg

Sweet baby jesus. If he didn't already looked deranged this'll do it.
http://faqsmedia.ign.com/faqs/image/ani222.gif
Might be stating the obvious but I think James will prove to be one of our best players. He has so much potential and has everything you need in a true #10.
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"James, not just a signing for now but one for the future"-- Carletto

Bravo Ancelotti bravo!!
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I have criticized Real's spending policy the past days.

Despite and having said that:

I am really looking forward to see this Real Madrid perform this season. With Bale, Cristiano, James, Kroos up front this is going to be a really exciting offense to watch and I for one am looking forward to see some brilliant goals! ;)

peace
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Must be a record:
http://twitter.com/UberFootFact/status/492329321324089344
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The content of the twit:
"Real Madrid sold 345,000 James jerseys in the first 45 hours after he signed the contract.

At around €50 each = €17m"

Unless all 345,000 were sold at the official Madrid store, the club doesn't get the full cut of €50.

Let's say the wholesale price is €10 (low end?).
Therefore they made €3.4m.
Or roughly €1.81m per day.
Actually, Adidas makes the most profit from shirt sales. Why do you think they pay to make the shirts for the team? It's so that they can profit from shirt sales. RM, like any other team, makes peanuts from t-shirt sales if not at all.
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@Kaiss I assume all deals are different, so unsure whether Madrid would be getting a cut or not.
Real Madrid definitely get a portion of shirt-sale proceeds. The rest go to Adidas.

Shirt-sales alone won't cover the transfer fee of said player, but if the player is marketable enough (which transcends being able to sell shirts alone), it goes a long way in 'lessening' the cost of signing a player.

James Rodriguez opens new doors to the South American market.
Do the players get a cut as well? Like a bonus?
Well at the Real Madrid store they go for 90€ so we need to revise some figures.
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it's amazing how many fans still don't know how shirt sales work.

when a shirt (or any other club merchandise) is sold the money is going to the sponsored shirt seller/maker/manufacturer i.e adidas. they make the shirts, they distribute and sell the shirts, they get the revenue.

real madrid already have a shirt deal with adidas worth 31 million pound minimum per season, which allows adidas to make and sell the gear, then after that there's some sort of revenue sharing depending on how much adidas make from real madrid merchandize sales - or at least that's how it is with most clubs, like utd.

that shared revenue typically is not a lot compared to the guaranteed money they pay madrid in the first place, as i understand it. example united make 23.5 million per season guaranteed with nike, but last season utd got 30-something million overall from nike, so only about 10 million pound was gained from the revenue sharing of adidas revenue.

and i believe players do earn money from their own shirt sales depending on their contract on image rights. if i'm not mistaken ronaldo has 50% ownership of his image revenue, an estimate of how much money his name brings to madrid. the other half of his rights is owned by madrid. that's why, for example, official utd stores cannot print cantona 7 or ronaldo 7 shirts because said players would be entitled to image/royalty payments for using their "brand" (name and number).

from forbes, on Ronaldo: "His impressive performance on the pitch commands a salary and bonus, including a 50-50 share of his image rights, of another $21 million." (this is from 3 years ago, talking about the money he gets from personal sponsorship vs wages and bonuses from madrid)

usually, when a player signs for a club, they cede most of their imaging rights to the main club, which is why some players are very profitable for clubs and demand crazy high wages (their image rights are sometimes built into the main contract for wages in the form of bonuses or whatever, although i think it is not uncommon for superstars to have a separate contract with the club for image rights based on some articles i have read).
So we have Cordoba first in league day one and Atl. de Madrid on the league day 3 I cant wait to see what this season brings!!HalaMadrid!!
I take it the fixtures have been released?
Yup:
http://statics.lfp.es/pdf/calendario-bbva-2014-2015.pdf
Oops
'Who else should I bring?'

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BtLawNfIEAIjQ87.jpg

lol
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Messi:p
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Why do we need messi when we have Ronaldo.
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Yes of cos we need messi.. we just lost morata :)
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Messi?

Somethings are priceless and you can only dream of them..
Why is everyone complaining about who will play and who are gonna sit (mostly non-madrid fans)? In football today the team can change in style and players from game to game. There is a certain style against lesser opposition, and another style against bugger opposition. Against teams that park the his a different team will play then vs a team that will come out looking for goals. Depth is a great thing, and it will allow us to do that.

Last year imo we struggled against very defensive minded teams, and that could be why we slipped up in the end of the season. But against teams like Bayern who were on our level perhaps and came to look for goals, we had good games playing on the counter.

Carlo wants a note controlled possession based game, moving away from relying on counterattacks. Its why Kroos was brought in, he fits the mold for our midfield.
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James Rodriguez signs for Real Madrid and suddenly everyone is an expert on this club...

Real Madrid struggled with injuries more than anything last season. It was during opportune moments as well. Xabi Alonso's injury during the initial stages of the season and Jese Rodriguez's during the latter stages of the season really hurt the club.

Breaking through compact sides with a well thought-out defensive set-up was a point of concern as well. Atletico Madrid, Levante (away), and Elche (away), among others, really made the club work.

Real Madrid struggled more in Spain than in Europe (perhaps the domestic struggles paradoxically helped in Europe).

Having depth should provide the manager with further options, increase flexibility, and allow the club to adapt to the circumstances more appropriately.
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Asasiyum ,very well said, RM does't really had back up option for Xabi,when he got suspended for UCL final, khaderia was just returning from an injury,without playing many matches before final & not fully fit. illaramendi was clearly out of form and club was forced to play khedira.
when ronaldo & bale was injured during the last part of season, jese was also in the injured list and club was forced to make many changes.
Having depth in the squad can help to some extent,which i would fell do good if we are not selling many players
Finally comments that are more logical rather then opinion based, leave it to others to unify us behind what we should be doing from the beginning and supporting all our new players and the decisions of our clubs managers.

Depth= weapons of mass destruction Bale, James, CR7, Benz, Kroos, Modric, Isco, Jese, WOOW are you kidding me:)

We will see what happens to ADM curious to see the result.
SuperCopa leg 1: Aug 19.
SuperCopa leg 2: Aug 22.
La Liga match 1: Aug 25.
Mt, exactly! With a schedule like that in the beginning, you can only imagine how it will be near the end.
90,900Euros worth of shirts sold in one hour at the Real Madrid store they ran out of White shirts all James cant wait to see him link up with the BBC.

Well it appears shirt sales will go as planned now hope our new boy can show what he has on the pitch and we all support him like we have all our other new players HalaMadrid!!

http://www.marca.com/2014/07/23/futbol/equipos/real_madrid/1406104810.html
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