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Beckham Joins Real Madrid!!

Discussion in 'Sports Talk' started by JJP, Jun 17, 2003.

  1. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    David Beckham has signed a four-year contract with Real Madrid. Real Madrid paid 35 million € for him. I hope he playes well there. :D :goodjob:
     
  2. Rhye

    Rhye 's and Fall creator

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    35M euros wasted. They needed a strong defender, not another offensive midfielder (and now they'll have to sell Figo but I wouldn't be sure that Beckham is so better than him)
     
  3. SanPellegrino

    SanPellegrino Wanderer

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    I agree, Beckham is overrated. His marketing value in England is far greater than his real value for a team, so he would better stay there. In technical good spanish league he will soon be disenchanted.
     
  4. Crimson Sunrise

    Crimson Sunrise Slaying tanks on turn 104

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    Well, slap me silly and call me Jennifer. :eek:
     
  5. Archer 007

    Archer 007 Rebirth

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    Its quite a sad day :cry:
     
  6. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Now we better buy a decent replacement...
     
  7. Bose

    Bose Antipodean

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    That's the spirit! I actually think he is technically a very fine player, and will show his true worth and shut his detractors right up.
     
  8. Shabbaman

    Shabbaman rebuffing the rebels

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    I don't think that Beckham is overrated, but Figo fills that spot just as well I think.
     
  9. Darkness

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    But I saw on Dutch TV that Figo may be moving to Inter Milan to complete the Ronaldo deal from a year ago... Real still owes Inter some 30 million euros...

    BTW, I think Beckham moving has everything to do with him and Ferguson not getting along anymore. I think Real just got itself another world-class player and Man U will have a tough job filling the gap.
    I also think there's very few Man U supporters who are going to like this transfer.... ;)
     
  10. prettyvacant

    prettyvacant Bollinger Bolshevik

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    well i never thought id see the day when i defended him, but here it is - from a purely footballing point of view, and imho.

    Beckham may have a limited range but at what he does he is he is absolutely superb and better than anyone else. He is a big time big game player. With such good defending it is little moments that win big games - he can produce those moments. He had done it for england, he will do it for Real.

    v Figo. Better in air, equally useless at tacking, better at free kicks and crossing, equal at passing, younger, fitter, faster, better temparament (just - both can be a bit dodgy). Most importantly he works harder, Real defence sometimes looks poor becasue it is exposed by the lack of work ethic in front of them. So Real are improving their defence !! - you read it here first !!
     
  11. Shabbaman

    Shabbaman rebuffing the rebels

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    Yeah. Dutch tv, those guys are real insiders :rolleyes:
    Might be though.
     
  12. SunTzu

    SunTzu Hooah Retired Moderator

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    I like beckham, and think he's not overrated ;) thats just my opinion. Btw, is he getting paid $30 million euro's a year?! thats around $30 million dollars right? if he's getting paid that much per year then i should've kept on playing soccer! :lol:
     
  13. phoenix_night

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    Man Utd are only guaranteed £17.5million for the transfer and they'll have to wait four years to get all the money.

    Beckham hasn't gone there because he's a great world class player and he hasn't gone there because Real Madrid need another offensive midfield player. Because neither of those statements are true.

    He has gone there simply to be used as a marketing tool. To sell shirts and merchandise and to boost Real Madrid's popularity in Asia and worldwide.

    It's a commercial signing and probably a decent piece of business. Not a good footballing move though. Beckham must be the world's most highly overrated player ever. There's no way he could be worth the maximum of £24.5million that Man Utd may receive for him, not as a footballer, but that's not why he's gone there.
     
  14. Hitro

    Hitro Feistus Raclettus

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    I agree. For football, the existence of a "phenomenon" like Beckham is a sad development.
     
  15. Rhye

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    I didn't say he's overrated. I said that he's useless for Real:

    2000: Figo
    2001: Zidane
    2002: Ronaldo
    2003: Beckham instead of Figo
     
  16. Shabbaman

    Shabbaman rebuffing the rebels

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    No, he'll receive 6 million euro's a year as salary, plus bonuses. His club (ManU) receives 30 million euro's from Real.
     
  17. phoenix_night

    phoenix_night Deity

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    @Rhye,
    I don't see why you're so sure Figo is on his way this summer.
     
  18. JJP

    JJP Great Player

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    Top 5 transfer deals + Beckham deal: :D

    Zidane $64.4m (2001, to Real Madrid)
    Figo $56.1m (2000, to Real Madrid)
    Crespo $54.1m (2000, to Lazio)
    Vieri $50m (1999, to Inter Milan)
    Rio Ferdinand $47m (2002, to ManUtd)
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    Beckham $41.3m (2003, to Real Madrid)

    Lots of money has changed owner. :goodjob:
     
  19. Inter4

    Inter4 Forza Inter!

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    Real Madrid will be unbeatable only if they buy good defensers.
    Look what happened to them when they played against juventus: they lost cuz they have a BAD DEFENSE

    EDIT: Let's hope that Figo goes to Inter Milan now :D
     
  20. Dell19

    Dell19 Take a break

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    Hold on, look at the season before. They still had no defence yet they magically won the champions league, its not all about defence.
     

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