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?Two. Midfield. Play. Can. He.
United are as brilliant as Spurs at BIDDING for players. Unfortunately, unlike Spurs, United don't actually go on and BUY anyone.
I think we're already seen proof that Woodward won't spend money. He'd probably be loathe to bid more than about £25m for Ronnie, if we ever went in for him!£25m for him. Considering we started with a £26m offer for Fabregas, I think the article is a load of nonsense.
maybe he's learned the error of his deviant ways ...one can only hope .I think we're already seen proof that Woodward won't spend money. He'd probably be loathe to bid more than about £25m for Ronnie, if we ever went in for him!
Does it ever occur to him that if we go out of Europe we'll lose millions that buying a midfield player or two might help prevent happening?!
I agree however a couple of weeks back we had time to piss about and attempt to unsettle and negotiate, now if we don't just cough up the lump sum were buggered.£25m for him. Considering we started with a £26m offer for Fabregas, I think the article is a load of nonsense.
Have you played with/against him? I heard you played against Thiago once@Arvin @Fiat Cunto Wow. I'm shocked after reading this, didn't expect it at all.
First of all I have to say I'm sad if he leaves because it's my Athletic the team he plays in, and in second place I have to say that if he wants to leave, there's no better place of arriving than United.
He is a midfielder, can play attacking midfielder, and can play in a double pivot next to a more working-type midfielder. He is great on the ball, he has an amazing technique, range, accuracy, and most of all, brain to play a passing football. He reads football very well, the best in Athletic without a doubt, he makes his teamates play. He's not to good physically, but he's gifted with the ball, his perception of the game is really good, always makes the best choice when he has the ball. He can shoot too, even though he prefers to pass most of the time.
You all can watch him this weekend at Real Madrid. The match is sunday morning at 11. It's not going to be his best game (I'm hoping to be wrong on this), because we're not going to have the ball that much but anyway... You can kind of sort out what type of player he is.
Two years ago, when Athletic played vs United, he was the best in the match in Old Trafford. He's my favorite player in Athletic, and since he came from Zaragoza always has been. One of my Athletic jerseys is one he played with, given by him and signed! (I sound like a freaky fangirl but he plays the same position as I do and he was in the team I aspired to play for so.. ahahahha)
No, but Thiago is from 1991. Ander is from 1989 IIRC. So no, impossible.Have you played with/against him? I heard you played against Thiago once
Hi TxrtNo, but Thiago is from 1991. Ander is from 1989 IIRC. So no, impossible.
Even though we sometimes used to train with them after matches (with the non-traveling squad), but I've never trained with him personally either. I've seen him train a lot of times though, since we used to finish our trainings only 30 minutes after they started theirs, so we sometimes stayed and watched. He and Iraola are the two most down to earth guys in Athletic I have to say. Javi Martinez was too 3-4 years ago...
I was in Athletic's academy. Not anymore ahahahah. It doesn't say too much though, because Athletic has a pretty unique philosophy.Hi Txrt
I am a new member, were you in the Bilbao academy? Do you also know if Cope is a reliable source in Spain for transfer stories?
Thank you for the welcome. I hope to stick around there is a good vibe on this forum. I have to ask though, is Ander 36m good?I was in Athletic's academy. Not anymore ahahahah. It doesn't say too much though, because Athletic has a pretty unique philosophy.
And yeah, Cope are kind of reliable in this kind of things, even though for example, two years ago they claimed that Barcelona players were dopping to improve their performances, and they were sued by Barcelona, and they were proved to be totally wrong. But they have some reliable journalists, for example Juanma Castaño, who is usually the one talking about this kind of transfer rumours; he is a friend of Villa, Reina, etc etc and he has some kind of knowledge about this things, so yeah, I would say they're a "realiable" source, at least compared to the other ones in Spain. Hahahaha.
And welcome to the forum, hope you stick around and keep posting over here!