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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

By by the back door, through the middle door.



I would like to do or read some statistics on which doors, super stars (Kaká, Henry, Schevchenko, Zidane, Ronaldo, C.Ronaldo, Figo, Eto'o, Ronaldinho) leave. Not from a small/middle club, but how they leave the big clubs.
It is said that stars never leave by the big door, which is not that strange, as clubs won't sell them while they are of use (if there is not someone with a huge cheque book) and if they stay they become a burden of the bench. A good manager should always sell them the year they start to entering their decline, however the fans hardly understand when that moment is, which leaves them discontent.
Ronaldinho and Deco should have been sold last year and this (however much hurts) is the year Eto'o should be sold. Ronaldinho, should have been sold two years ago. It was the idea of the club that a player like him deserves to leave by the front door it became an unsustainable situation on everyone's behalf. The player is mainly to blame, but each part has a percentage in the whole soap opera it has become.

How did Zidane leave, by the middle door. Figo, Ronaldo (back door), time though puts everything in perspective.



Images:
Playing not playing
In motion (tribute to New Order and Eto'o)

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6 Comments:

Blogger Jordi Vendetta said...

good point....even at madrid, no big player really left through the supposed big door. how did butrageno leave? redondo left through the big door...that's more or less about it.
luis enrique left on a high, and for every other case, larsson left on a high too..although he wasn't a crack.

12:07 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

I agree Larsson went on a high, he would still have been useful, but it was the moment.
eto'o without his character (precisely what made him a winner) would still be valid, or perhaps not, with his two serious injuries he is not the same.
It is utopia to think that mediatic cracks are able to retire at a club, they don't accept being bench value.

5:40 PM  
Blogger Chus said...

Economically speaking, this is the moment to sold Eto'o. The problem is: is there any available "9" in the market who can guarantee his goals, his competitive rage and his strenth in the pitch? The answer is NO.

The affair Eto'o is very complicated.

In the other hand, Hleb is already ours. I have extraordinary good feelings about this player (in a sportive way, of course) :-P

He is our new Luis Enrique. Let's give him time.

3:52 PM  
Blogger Jordi Vendetta said...

on a completely different topic

http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/07/16/how-iceland-went-from-blood-feuds-to-geothermal/

quite interesting stuff..

9:01 PM  
Blogger Yrsa Roca Fannberg said...

chus -
agree. this is the time. but what will we get. can we bring something out of eto´o. He is complicated and I am sure he will never really forget, the fans, they might forget, but not sure about him.
Hleb - I have no idea. I hope he is the new Luis Enrique, but I don´t think he has such a goal capacity nor the character of the great great Luis Enrique.

11:39 PM  
Blogger downincognito said...

Long time, no see! :)

Gotta say Deco has looked sensational ever since he joined us.

Maybe, he'll lose fizz after a while, but thankfully now we have someone who can take some decent corners and free kicks.

Lampard never used to get them right!

Anyway, I'm not convinced about Hleb either. He looked quite pedestrian at Arsenal.

Eto'o staying is a big plus. He'll deliver as usual.

Looking forward to a great season!

12:10 AM  

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