The superclasico and the class of Madrid fans [R]

Discussion in 'The Beautiful Game' started by NASL Fan, Nov 19, 2005.

  1. NASL Fan

    NASL Fan Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Los Angeles, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Well, any of you who missed today's Real Madrid-Barcelona game missed one of the most beautiful displays ever of the Beautiful Game. Ronaldinho scored two "gol de placa" (Portuguese for goals so beautiful monuments should be built in their honor).

    After the second time he dribbled through the Madrid defense and scored to make it 0-3, a considerable number of Madrid fans (complete with scarves and other paraphenalia indicating they were, in fact RM fans) stood up and gave Ronaldinho a standing ovation.

    After all the bad feelings of the last round of World Cup qualifiers, what a relief to see fans who love and appreciate the game so much, they can rise to applaud the opposing player who has just humilliated their team.

    I raise a cup to you, Real Madrid. And to Ronaldinho and Barca too!!!
     
  2. NASL Fan

    NASL Fan Member

    Nov 23, 1999
    Los Angeles, USA
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    From Marca, the Spanish football magazine...

    http://www.marca.es/edicion/marca/futbol/1a_division/barcelona/es/desarrollo/592844.html

    Ronaldino: "I am delighted by the applause in Bernabeu"

    "It seems to me perfect to receive this affection from the fans of our biggest rival. Few times in a career does something like that happen. I think that from Barcelona only Maradona received applause. I am delighted by the applause but I want to give satisfaction to the fans of Barcelona..."

    [​IMG]
     
  3. Rakim_22

    Rakim_22 Member

    Manchester United
    Netherlands
    Sep 6, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Netherlands
    Barcelona forever. Very proud of those guys.
     
  4. stevieg987

    stevieg987 Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    When Ronaldinho comes to play then he is on the level of greatest of all time but his only problem is he doesnt do this day in or day out.
     
  5. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    A round of applause for the madrid fans (as much as I hate them, lol)

    I've always said it: "If your team is playing against Ronaldinho, pray that he doesn't press the accelator, because he'll f..k you up"

    Besides madrid's fans, we always have to be proud of Ronaldinho.
    How many players are there that can put on a show in their enemies field and get a round of applause?
    Besides that, he is always smiling and showing (body language) that most of the time he's just having fun on the field.

    RONALDINHO, THE BEST PLAYER IN THE WORLD.
     
  6. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Could this the beginning of Ronaldinho to Real Madrid rumor?
     
  7. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    jajajaja.
    There goes the Madrid mentality that R.Madrid is the best team in the World.

    - Chelsea already made an offer. As far as I remember they offered "Whatever amount of money that Ronaldinho wanted" and Ronaldinho said no.
    - Ronaldinho said that he's happy in Barcelona nd hedoesn't want to go anywhere

    Come on, put yourself in Ronaldinho's place:
    You are the biggest idol in Barcelona. Why in the hell would you want to go to R. Madrid. The arch-rival of Barcelona.
     
  8. Excape Goat

    Excape Goat Member+

    Mar 18, 1999
    Club:
    Real Madrid
    Figo said the same thing.
     
  9. DanRod78

    DanRod78 New Member

    Mar 30, 2003
    Kansas City, KS
    We all know what happened, he ended up benched and pretty much kicked out of R.Madrid
     
  10. astabooty

    astabooty Member

    Nov 16, 2002
    China
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    was that after madrid had gone 2 seasons without a major trophy? was it at a time when real were in shambles? does ronaldinho has a $40m buyout?

    keep dreaming.
     
  11. Godinho10

    Godinho10 BigSoccer Yellow Card

    Aug 19, 2005
     
  12. NattyBo

    NattyBo Member+

    Apr 30, 2004
    Nunya
    Club:
    DC United
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    I was surprised to see this reaction to say the least but Ronaldinho was brilliant so it was well deserved
     
  13. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Well ... Figo is a jackass, Ronaldinho isn't. He could end up at Madrid one day, but I doubt he would go directly.
     
  14. SoccerScout

    SoccerScout Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    New Jersey, USA
    Club:
    Internacional Porto Alegre
    I love Ronaldinho, but COME ON....he left GREMIO the team that Discovered him without Gremio getting A PENNY FOR HIM! He literally SCREWED Gremio out of MILLIONS upon MILLIONS of Dollars and you think he wouldnt go to RM if a truckload of cash was sent to him?
     
  15. Ombak

    Ombak Moderator
    Staff Member

    Apr 19, 1999
    Irvine, CA
    Club:
    Flamengo Rio Janeiro
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    How did he screw Gremio? What's a player supposed to do? Give his money away to the big club?
     
  16. -GoalUSA10-

    -GoalUSA10- New Member

    Apr 27, 2004
    USA
    I think even with an insane amount of money he still would not leave Barcelona. As someone mentioned earlier, why should he? Just because Figo did it does not mean Ronnie will. They're completely different players and people. By the way Figo speaks and acts both on the pitch and off, you can tell that he, as well as many other player's main interest is money. Ronaldinho loves to play for Barca and he is the club's idol. He is making history with Barca and there is a mutual appreceiation between Ronnie and the Barca fans that I feel no amount of money can ruin.
     
  17. pc4th

    pc4th New Member

    Jun 14, 2003
    North Poll
    Club:
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
  18. Zitor

    Zitor New Member

    Nov 21, 2004
    Chicago
    None ever played consistently great all the time. I had seen Maradona had crappy games against unknown teams.
    Ronaldinho is great because he is able to put on display what he did yesterday in a derby, in a world cup game, etc. He comes to the heights of the circunstance.
    Most of the other guys look like they suffer of stagefreight, their body won't do what their mind tell them to do.
    IMHO, Pele played and Ronaldinho plays for the audience, for the people that love the game and pay the ticket. Maradona played for his ego.
    My conclusion:
    Right now, Ronaldinho is King in the soccer kingdom. And a good one.
     
  19. Stud83

    Stud83 Member+

    Jun 1, 2005
    Ronaldinho was great, but regardless it's a complete joke for the so-called Real Madrid fans to applaude any players from Barcelona whatever the situation was. It's not respectable, it's just pathetic, and characterises many of the new Real Madrid fans, who started supporting the club only after the likes of Ronaldo, Zidane or Beckham joined the club. They whistle and boo in any game whenever Real is behind, call for Perez's head after each loss, even though they became "fans" thanks to Perez's decisions. There are a lot of things that are "classy" - supporting your own team regardless of the score, staying in the stadium until the end of the game and not making fun of your own players, but appluading a player from Barcelona, who single-handedly destroyed their club... that's just ridiculous.
     
  20. Duck Manson

    Duck Manson Member+

    Feb 8, 2005
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    from what i can recall, thats not true. bosman applies to the european union only. him being out of contract with gremio doesnt mean pgs didnt have to pay for him.
     
  21. stevieg987

    stevieg987 Member

    Mar 20, 2005
    Man\U is still kicking himself for not putting up the extra 2 mil pounds for him imagine.

    Ronaldo-Rooney-Ronaldinho

    For the next 7-10 years.
     
  22. stevieg987

    stevieg987 Member

    Mar 20, 2005

    Agreed i dont care if the Lord came down and scored anfield would still boo him if he was a evertonian.

    I couldnt imagine Tim Cahill scoring and recieving a standing ovation.
     
  23. Kaushik

    Kaushik Member

    Jun 6, 2004
    Toronto
    Nice combo but not quite Messi-Eto'o-Ronaldinho
     
  24. jrod69

    jrod69 Member

    Feb 19, 2005
    NYC
    I like Eto but rather have Rooney
     
  25. King-James

    King-James New Member

    May 27, 2005
    Real fans only started acting like this this decade? :confused:
     

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