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their arent 2 many. Terry, Kaka, Gerrard-barely, Raul have all been with their clubs for a while.
Gerrard asked to be transferred to Chelsea. I don't call that commitment, Raul for sure as he's signed a lifetime contract, as well as Guti, and Casillas. Totti is another one for sure.
 

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Gerrard asked to be transferred to Chelsea.
Exactly. Gerrard said he wanted to go to Chelsea, but as soon as he was offered £100,000-a-week, he quickly signed the deal and came out with a load of crap about "I never wanted to leave, blah, blah, blah."

There are other players that look like their going to stay here for a long time, like Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Brown, Park, Carrick, Rooney, Foster etc, but only time will tell.
 

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TRUE!!! many money grabbing players like ronaldo should read that// and we should not forget the greedy agents "So a lot of the blame has to go on their advisors and co. they should all go to HELL>>>>
 

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giggsy is dead right what he said ,although i fear the days of total commitment like giggs , scholes and neville have given are fast dissapearing.
players are getting paid crazy wages these days ,yet are easily turned for a little more it makes my blood boil , these creeps should work in a factory for a week to show them just how fortunate they are.
has for ronaldo if he wants out get rid of him for a world record fee, its true he has carried the team for 2 seasons but is now turning the TEAM into a 1 man show and disaster will follow if other players stand in his shadow and get overlooked.
 

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Giggs is spot on and I for one am pleased to read his comments.

I am not a fan of players talking to the press for £100+ backhander into the back pocket, but on this occasion, he speaks sense. Well said Ryan!
 

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manutd004 said:
Exactly. Gerrard said he wanted to go to Chelsea, but as soon as he was offered £100,000-a-week, he quickly signed the deal and came out with a load of crap about "I never wanted to leave, blah, blah, blah."

There are other players that look like their going to stay here for a long time, like Evra, Ferdinand, Vidic, Brown, Park, Carrick, Rooney, Foster etc, but only time will tell.
Gerrard used another excuse
he said " i saw some of the fans burning my shirt i felt bad and i decided to stay"
still dont believe it
 

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Full Interview:

From WalesOnLine

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Why Ryan Giggs is more scared of his mum than Fergie

Jul 29 2008 by Katie Bodinger, South Wales Echo

WELSH football legend Ryan Giggs has hit out at players who cash in on their celebrity status.

Manchester United veteran Giggs, 34, hit out at greedy stars for selling big-money deals about their private lives to magazines such as OK!

And while manager Alex Ferguson still leaves him quaking in his boots, he admitted that he was more scared of his mum, Lynne.

Ely-born Giggsy, who shuns the limelight away from football, was especially critical of mega-rich players who flog coverage of their weddings.

Asked if they do it for fame or money, the dad of two replied: “I think the money.â€

“Where does it stop? You get offered money for your wedding, then for your kids, new houses, holidays.

“We earn enough from football and sponsorships, why do you need any more? It's tempting but you have to make choices.â€

Giggsy contrasted his own wedding to Stacey Cooke, which had nine guests, to Wayne Rooney's glitzy marriage to Coleen McLoughlin, where there were 150 guests and a £2.5m deal for photographic rights with OK!

Ryan, who missed Wayne's ceremony as he was best man at a friend's wedding the next day, said: “Those kind of weddings are not for me.â€

In his interview with GQ magazine, he also spoke of the contrast with former team-mate David Beckham, whose marriage to Posh Spice plunged him into a media circus.

“Becks was always comfortable with it,†he said. “I can't think of anything worse.â€

He said he often had to stifle a chuckle when he sees the younger players rolling up in their Lamborghinis and Ferraris.

Giggs, who drives an Audi estate, said: “They're going to learn the hard way about losing money on cars and buying suits and only wearing them once. When I was younger I bought Porsches and Ferraris, clothes, booze and so on. These days, I spend my money on my house, holidays and school fees.â€

Having been at Manchester United since he was a child, nobody has seen more of Alex Ferguson's famous hairdryer treatment rants than Giggsy, who passed Bobby's Charlton's club record of 758 appearances in the Champions League final.

The Scottish manager is renowned for his fearsome tirades at players he believes haven't met his expectations.

Fergie even famously threw a football boot at then England captain Beckham, leaving him with a gash above the eye – an incident Giggs remembers well.

He said: “It missed me by inches on the way through. It was unbelievable.

“But the manager knows how to get the best out of everyone, whether it's putting his arm around them or the hairdryer.â€

Giggs first caught the attention of Sir Alex as a youngster playing on park pitches in Manchester.

But despite his huge potential, he did not escape the occasional blast from his boss.

Giggs recalled: “The manager would watch me when I was 13, 14 and I'd get the hairdryer treatment.

“My attitude was always ‘right, I'll show him he's wrong'.

“He'd shout at everything he could think of as loudly as he could – telling you how badly you'd played and you'd never play for the club again.â€

But despite all the shouting, it is his mum, Lynne, below, who Giggs says really knows how to stick the boot in.

“She€™ll say, ‘you were rubbish today, Ryan'.

“She's watched me play more than anyone, so yes, she knows what she's talking about.â€
 
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Cheers for finding and posting that article Jazz.
Made very interesting reading and some classic quotes
from Giggsy. :D

LMAO at being more scared of his mum, Lynne, than Fergie. :D
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RichardsReds said:
Guys is it me or is Giggs saying he doesn't cash in but at the same time being paid by a magazine for an interview.... I mean come on ffs!
I understand where you are coming from RR, but i remember
a couple of years ago it was reported that Ryan charged a nominal
fee for magazine interviews which was donated to UNICEF.

Don't know if that is still the case but it wouldn't surprise
me if it was.
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RichardsReds said:
Guys is it me or is Giggs saying he doesn't cash in but at the same time being paid by a magazine for an interview.... I mean come on ffs!
As Sal said he gives his nominal fee to charity. He has obligations to fulfill
and he gives his time up for others, who all want a piece of Giggsy. Maybe
he used it to make a point a point to Ronaldo. ;)
 
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