I've been thinking about Quaresma. Surely there was a time back in Sporting Lisbon when Ronaldo/Quaresma would have been similar, talent and potential wise. Quaresma was the only scorer when Portugal succumbed to Italy and he managed to score against Chelsea at the Bridge with Cech in goal, yet he's still in Portugal fours years after Ronaldo moved to United and Quaresma left Barcelona. I lay the blame squarely at Barca's door. Quaresma started his "Big Time" European career at Barca after a move from Sporting. Despite decent performances, more or less, he was shunted off to Portugal. Now Barca are notorious for the lack of support they offer players. Compare that to Ronaldo who had Fergie virtually single handedly keeping him in Manchester when he wanted to leave. So I ask you, could the Quaresma story have been so different if he had gone to a big team who nurtured young talent? I.e. Arsenal/Man United or perhaps a smaller team like Fiorentina/Atletico Madrid where he would have had less competition and pressure. Also what do you think would have happened to Ronaldo if he hadn't had the support of Fergie? Say, if he went To Real Madrid, would he be the player we know?