To run harder, or Arda Turan; That is the question: The (ahem) Winter Transfer Thread

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  1. inswinger

    inswinger Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 17, 2001
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
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    I will kill mandriles by the buckets for Barça... as long as the slaughter doesn't involve too much running. I have a sweat gland condition, and a man's luxurious beard can get pretty nappy...

    Hey, no worries, Arda: you won't have to run til the winter anyway!

    Carry on.
     
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  2. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Nice work on the title and the image
     
  3. Forzabarca

    Forzabarca Member+

    Jun 1, 2006
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Adama to Villa for 11+2.. Can anyone confirm?
     
  4. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
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    He let the three stooges Munir,Sandro,Rafinha stay while selling the only decent la masia who can play on the wing, + knowing Pedro will leave making us continue without a proper winger until winter in case anyone of the front three gets injured , guess MR Genius Zubi sure made his mark bringing Lucho before he left to continue his legacy :cautious:
     
  5. Imperador3

    Imperador3 Member

    Apr 30, 2010
    Club:
    Aris Saloniki
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    I think for once they managed to get a OK fee for a player. 10+2 M Euro for a player who hasn't played for our first team is not bad. There is a buy-back option for the first three years as well, if he gets minutes and develops in the Premier League then I see him coming back. If he becomes another Deulofeu then 10+2 is fine.
     
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  6. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014

    Well TalkSport are suggesting that he'll play part of tonight's televised game against ManUnited .... So I'll let you know :)
     
  7. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I saw suggestions a few weeks back that he didn't have the footballing intelligence to be a Barca player ...
     
  8. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Adama deal is ok, esp. with the buy-back option.

    What "suggestions about not having footballing intelligence"? Seems bs. He is obviously a smart player.
     
  9. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Some guy with Barca connections mentioned it the other week ..
    That's supposedly the reason they released him ..
     
  10. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    source?
     
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  11. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Sounds total bs still.
     
  12. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I'd take the view of the ballroom staff to our somewhat blinkered view to be honest .

    Rooney is regarded as an extremely intelligent footballer but you'd never call him intelligent in the true sense of the word.
     
  13. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I was either Gabriel Marcotti or the other Spanish football expert ... On Sky Sports
     
  14. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    I can take a view of staff as well, but not without confirmed source (and sometimes the staff isn't correct anyway). If Adama was among the very best players of Barca B, to me it means he has - at minimum - a solid "football intelligence". Sometimes we get good offers, and especially with a buy-back option, it's nothing special that we sell. It doesn't mean the player has to have some radical lack in his game, especially something that hasn't been too evident in his game so far.
     
  15. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    Marcotti is a decent journalist, but he has no connection to Barca.
    this is just English media speculation.
     
  16. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    I don't know his name as I mix the two of them up all of the time but they BOTH have hundreds of contacts in the game and that's a fact .. it's a given - just as footballers have footie boots .
     
  17. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    seriously?

    without a direct quote from someone who has worked with Adama on a daily basis - or even from anyone who has actually watched him play enough to form an opinion - this is nothing but media speculation.

    describing some random journo working for English media as "some guy with Barca connections" and equate his unverifiable speculation with "the view of the ballroom staff" is very misleading.

    there's a very big difference between a journo having contacts within an organization and someone who is actually professionally connected to an organization.
     
  18. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014

    Those Spanish footie experts are hired by TV / Radio / media ..... for good reason - they know people behind the scenes .
    I can't believe that some of you armchair enthusiasts think they know more than the professional pundits tbh.
     
  19. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Not that I agree in the first place that a journo saying something would mean that it equals to staff view, but just for the record, we still don't have the source here. A name of a journo is not enough. When and where did he say what he said? What did he exactly/actually say?

    I think why Adama was sold is pretty simple: Aston Villa's offer was too good to turn down, and with the buy-back option, we have the chance of seeing whether he turns out great quick (in which case we can get him back) or whether he doesn't, in which case nothing happens. Barca got relegated, so if we're serious about him being part of the first team, he had to move from Barca B anyway to guarantee tough enough competition. EPL is just that, especially if he gets notable playing time.

    FWIW, it's not about forum debaters knowing more than journos, it's about critical approach to journos. One doesn't need to know more than them to be able to question what they say (or in this case, are said to be said, as so far, no exact source/quote have been given).
     
  20. evil_allan

    evil_allan Member+

    May 3, 2004
    Turtle Island
    no, you misunderstood again.

    nowhere did i claim to know more about football than the pundits.

    you just got called out on your lack of media literacy. that's all. no biggie. nothing to get all defensive about.:)
     
  21. TitoTata

    TitoTata Member+

    Jun 26, 2014
    Pedro fails big time AGAIN !! Balloons the first clear chance way over the crossbar after 5 minutes when we NEEDED an early goal .. Plays a laughable air-shot ( missed the ball completely for his second shot ) . Then he tracks back and gives the ball away with a ridiculous blind pass which would have given them the game .
     
  22. Rana catesbeiana

    Mar 11, 2008
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Various papers suggesting Pedro is in London for medical, will sign for Chelsea...
     
  23. os_mutante

    os_mutante Moderator
    Staff Member

    Aug 8, 2003
    City of Bad Carls
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    It's gonna happen, and Chelsea v Barcelona in the CL knockouts is then all but assured.
     
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  24. puyol

    puyol Member+

    FC Barcelona
    Dec 24, 2009
    Club:
    FC Barcelona
    Seriously ... he wants more playing time and he is going to chelsea ?!?!? wth :confused:

    Mourinho is gona bench the crap out of him :unsure:
     
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  25. celito

    celito Member+

    Palmeiras
    Brazil
    Feb 28, 2005
    USA
    Club:
    Palmeiras Sao Paulo
    Nat'l Team:
    Brazil
    Hazard plays on the left and I think Willian typically drops to the right. He is doomed.
     
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