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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5400 on: June 13, 2019, 03:52:35 AM »
Well they've done 300m so far
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Normally a player can look great on tubes, but one of the things that's encouraging for me is just the amount of youtube videos on him

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5401 on: June 13, 2019, 05:54:32 AM »
And they're just looking to sign one more player between Pogba and Eriksen.  Assuming it's Eriksen as they won't agree to Pogba's ridiculous demands nor will Ed want to sell his golden boy then €400m is probably going to be a bit short actually.

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5402 on: June 13, 2019, 06:43:40 AM »
They have spent a lot but its not quite a set of galactico’s, is it?

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5403 on: June 13, 2019, 08:15:32 AM »

Spanish football league fined for turning fans' phones into pub spies

Madrid: Spain's football league has been fined €250,000 ($400,000) for secretly using fans' mobile phones as spying tools to crack down on bars screening matches via pirated television signals.

Using an app installed on the users' phones, La Liga remotely turned on the microphone function of the phones to listen for the sound of a broadcast match.

The geolocation function was then able to establish the whereabouts of the person watching a game to check if they were in an establishment with a paid subscription to an official La Liga package, or if it was an illicit signal.

Spain's data protection agency issued the fine after finding that up to 50,000 La Liga users' phones had been used for the purpose.

The agency ruled that La Liga had committed a "very serious data protection infringement" by failing to inform users that their apps could activate the microphone.

If the scheme to crack down on venues screening games had been carried out legally, La Liga would have needed to tell users every time their microphones were switched on, which would have meant an in-app notification being sent to people once every minute while they watched the match.

The in-app spying function appeared to have paid dividends for La Liga, as it was able to file 600 criminal cases against Spanish bars and restaurants.

La Liga has said it loses €400 million a year in television royalties, and that half of Spain's 120,000 establishments showing La Liga do not buy the hospitality package.

La Liga calculates that, of these 60,000 bars and restaurants, two-thirds use a pirate signal while the remainder simply use the signal from a domestic television package, which costs a fraction of the price.

According to a La Liga investigation last year, it is common for several bars in a neighbourhood to share a signal from a single pirate decoder.

In an official reaction to the ruling on Tuesday, La Liga said it would challenge the decision through the courts.

La Liga said that more than 4 million users of its app in Spain "express proactively and twice over" their consent for the use of their mobiles for the detection of fraudulent behaviour from unauthorised establishments.

But in a decision that calls into question the way users of digital services give permission for the use of personal data, the Spanish data protection agency AEPD took issue with the app's one-off system of consent, suggesting instead that La Liga should have warned users each time it activated the espionage function.

La Liga had attempted to quash privacy complaints, saying the technology was "designed to exclusively generate a fingerprint of sound that contained just 0.75 per cent of the information gathered, making it technically impossible to interpret voices or human conversations".

La Liga said it was not spying on users, arguing that the listening technology consisted of an algorithm similar to the music-detecting app Shazam, which identifies popular songs.

La Liga's app breaks ambient sounds into a binary code that automatically compares the sound of the broadcast, with no data being recorded or stored.

"We could not record conversations even if we wanted or if a judge ordered us to, not even if they were related with the piracy that we are trying to pursue," an IT specialist from La Liga said.

La Liga said it would discontinue using the technology from the end of the month, although it said this was merely the end of a contract with the supplier, and not due to AEPD's decision.

The Telegraph. London

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/soccer/spanish-football-league-fined-for-turning-fans-phones-into-pub-spies-20190613-p51xgc.html
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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5404 on: June 13, 2019, 01:43:35 PM »
Times are saying Madrid are (unsurprisingly) struggling to shift Bale and his reportedly more than £600k a week (!!) contract. They'll probably try to loan him even though he has no intention of leaving. Also apparently he often plays 18 holes of golf after training.

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Re: Spanish Football 2018/2019
« Reply #5405 on: June 13, 2019, 02:22:01 PM »
I love how they’re so pissed of at him playing golf after hours.

I find it hilarious.
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« Reply #5406 on: June 13, 2019, 02:31:26 PM »
I love how they’re so pissed of at him playing golf after hours.

I find it hilarious.

I doubt any of his injuries since he joined have been caused by playing golf, but you can understand them being shall we say 'apprehensive' about it considering he's made of papier mache.

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« Reply #5407 on: June 13, 2019, 02:51:47 PM »
I doubt any of his injuries since he joined have been caused by playing golf, but you can understand them being shall we say 'apprehensive' about it considering he's made of papier mache.

They can kick rocks, he helped them win 2 European Cups. Ungrateful fcks

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« Reply #5408 on: June 13, 2019, 02:56:17 PM »
The whole Bale situation is bizarre, I dont think i've ever seen a player so desperate NOT to leave a club

Having a manager say even if he had 4 subs he wouldnt have used you tells you all you need to know, I can understand wanting to prove people wrong and that kind of thing but its not like he's been there one season and has a point to prove

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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5409 on: June 13, 2019, 03:44:27 PM »
The whole Bale situation is bizarre, I dont think i've ever seen a player so desperate NOT to leave a club

Having a manager say even if he had 4 subs he wouldnt have used you tells you all you need to know, I can understand wanting to prove people wrong and that kind of thing but its not like he's been there one season and has a point to prove

Problem is, where can he go? He's not going to give up this contract easily. And about the only teams who could afford him may either not want him (like PSG or City), or aren't in the CL and he may not fancy it (like Man Utd).

I honestly don't know where the guy will end up, there doesnt seem a whole lot of options out there considering the length of his contract.
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« Reply #5410 on: June 13, 2019, 05:17:11 PM »
De Ligt's a merc for potentially taking €400k/week but Bale is being mistreated by an ungrateful club and fan base and shouldn't have to give up his €600k/week?  Yeah.....

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« Reply #5411 on: June 13, 2019, 05:23:02 PM »
I doubt any of his injuries since he joined have been caused by playing golf, but you can understand them being shall we say 'apprehensive' about it considering he's made of papier mache.

Think it's more a case of the amount of time he spends golfing could be used towards language lessons or interacting with teammates. Courtois said earlier this year Bale's nicknames are the golfer and the alien, which speak volumes

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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5412 on: June 13, 2019, 08:14:17 PM »
:lmao

During Hazards unveiling, Real fans chanted ‘we want MBappe’

Know how to make him feel wanted eh?
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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5413 on: June 13, 2019, 08:36:47 PM »
:lmao

During Hazards unveiling, Real fans chanted ‘we want MBappe’

Know how to make him feel wanted eh?

To be fair, I've also shouted that.

Although I was at a Hanson concert at the time.
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« Reply #5414 on: June 13, 2019, 08:41:09 PM »
:lmao

During Hazards unveiling, Real fans chanted ‘we want MBappe’

Know how to make him feel wanted eh?

horrible fan base.  Spoilt, entitled brats.
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« Reply #5415 on: June 13, 2019, 10:04:34 PM »
:lmao

During Hazards unveiling, Real fans chanted ‘we want MBappe’

Know how to make him feel wanted eh?
I’m surprised they even looked up from their phones

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« Reply #5416 on: June 13, 2019, 10:25:13 PM »
horrible fan base.  Spoilt, entitled brats.

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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5417 on: June 13, 2019, 10:33:01 PM »
The whole Bale situation is bizarre, I dont think i've ever seen a player so desperate NOT to leave a club

Having a manager say even if he had 4 subs he wouldnt have used you tells you all you need to know, I can understand wanting to prove people wrong and that kind of thing but its not like he's been there one season and has a point to prove

He’s potentially ruined the rest of his footballing career by digging in his heels (studs) and refusing to leave all because of the money (yes, that’s the reason) not because he wants to honour his contract!!

Bale is an idiot, he should know when he’s not wanted. Even united have turned away

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« Reply #5418 on: June 13, 2019, 10:38:36 PM »
He’s potentially ruined the rest of his footballing career by digging in his heels (studs) and refusing to leave all because of the money (yes, that’s the reason) not because he wants to honour his contract!!

Bale is an idiot, he should know when he’s not wanted. Even united have turned away
True. He’d walk into pretty much every top side in Europe but seems more than happy to sit on the bench and collect a ridiculous amount of money each week. Hard life. No one could afford his wages apart from United, City or PSG I guess.
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« Reply #5419 on: June 13, 2019, 10:44:28 PM »
He’s potentially ruined the rest of his footballing career by digging in his heels (studs) and refusing to leave all because of the money (yes, that’s the reason) not because he wants to honour his contract!!

Bale is an idiot, he should know when he’s not wanted. Even united have turned away

How is it Bale's fault that Madrid gave him a ridiculous contract?  Madrid can easily move him to another team while paying his contract.  The issue is they don't want to do that, they want the player to lose money in order for him to leave.  There is no other walk of life where that is actually Ok.  The people that spout off about how if you have £50m then what's £100m don't use Amazon, Google or Facebook right?  Everything at Sports Direct isn't free?  You now have to pay for BBC as a senior citizen?  Get to fuck man.

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« Reply #5420 on: June 13, 2019, 10:48:48 PM »
I guess the mistake is, he dug his heels in and then refused to let go! I don't follow all the ins and outs of what is going on at Madrid, but I know that Zidane has no interest in him, so did he Bale decide to stay as is his right, when Zidane left thinking his problems there where over? 

So now, much to his dismay I guess, Zidane came back, and now he's in a situation where he knows he won't be part of the plans there, but he's a few more injuries down the line, and his options are limited.

What can they do now? It's hard to see them finding a buyer. So they have to find a loan for him? And stump up a large portion of his wages? Or just pay him to play golf for the next two years.

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« Reply #5421 on: June 14, 2019, 03:21:27 AM »
To be fair, I've also shouted that.

Although I was at a Hanson concert at the time.

Wanted to sign Didi also, huh?
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« Reply #5422 on: June 19, 2019, 03:38:53 PM »
Luis Enrique has resigned from the national team due to personal reasons. Rumour is that his daughter is ill with a rare disease

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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5423 on: June 23, 2019, 10:15:25 PM »
Mallorca back in La Liga.

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« Reply #5424 on: June 24, 2019, 12:57:06 AM »
Mallorca back in La Liga.

After being in the 2nd division for 5 years.

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Re: Spanish Football 2019/2020
« Reply #5425 on: June 25, 2019, 06:55:34 PM »
Looking like Neymar back to Barcelona then.

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« Reply #5426 on: June 25, 2019, 07:26:01 PM »
Looking like Neymar back to Barcelona then.
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« Reply #5427 on: June 25, 2019, 07:27:14 PM »
They can't be after Griezmann as well?

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« Reply #5428 on: June 25, 2019, 07:32:34 PM »
Looking like Neymar back to Barcelona then.
None of these reports mention how PSG are taking this. Are they willing to let him go? At what price?
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« Reply #5429 on: June 25, 2019, 09:50:32 PM »
None of these reports mention how PSG are taking this. Are they willing to let him go? At what price?
Last week their chairman basically said they want him to go as he was unprofessional.
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« Reply #5430 on: June 25, 2019, 09:58:49 PM »
Last week their chairman basically said they want him to go as he was unprofessional.

that's a good way to drum up interest!  Here, take our really unprofessional player off our hands..... please......
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« Reply #5431 on: June 25, 2019, 10:04:12 PM »
Looking like Neymar back to Barcelona then.

He’s a waste of space.

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« Reply #5432 on: June 25, 2019, 10:31:24 PM »
Neymar was brilliant for Barcelona, Messi loves him, he seems to love Messi. They brought out the best in each other. This one will work. Whether it'll be enough to cover for the glaring deficiencies elsewhere in the team is a different matter entirely but De Jong and Neymar make them MUCH stronger.

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« Reply #5433 on: June 25, 2019, 10:40:32 PM »
Would like to know how Barca is adding the wages of De Jong, Griezeman and Neymar while off-loading basically no one.

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« Reply #5434 on: June 25, 2019, 10:46:22 PM »
I would love to know where they're getting all this money from, haven't they still got some debts to pay off as well. That's not even mentioning the rumours of their interest in Salah, Mane too. Utter shower they are.
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« Reply #5435 on: June 26, 2019, 01:04:24 AM »
Neymar was brilliant for Barcelona, Messi loves him, he seems to love Messi. They brought out the best in each other. This one will work. Whether it'll be enough to cover for the glaring deficiencies elsewhere in the team is a different matter entirely but De Jong and Neymar make them MUCH stronger.

Agree with this, for all his playacting and nonsense this is a good move as he definitely was brilliant for Barca. When he was there, he looked quality in games against opposition from other leagues and on the international stage often, since the PSG move (IMO) its been different and he seems to think everyone is going to afford him the space he gets in Ligue 1.

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« Reply #5436 on: June 26, 2019, 07:12:48 AM »
I thought he was sick of being in Messi’s shadow and wanted to be the star player?

Brilliant footballer, but comes across as a bit of a tool. (Never met the man, mind)

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« Reply #5437 on: June 26, 2019, 08:26:53 AM »
Seems like a bad move. For 200 million or so they would be spending they could do better. He has had a few injuries and despite his talent, he has poor attitude and questionable work rate.

They need to improve their full-backs and midfield.

An argument I can see for buying Neymar would be that Barcelona is terrible with their transfer so they would have wasted that money regardless. With Neymar at least they are getting a known commodity.

The biggest problem they have IMO, which will be made worse by buying Neymar is that they are just a collection of individuals. There is no coherent style of play. They lost their way big time a few years after pep left. They are just Catatonia's Real Madrid now.

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« Reply #5438 on: June 26, 2019, 08:53:17 AM »
What will happen to Griezmann? If they sign also, I can see them off-loading one of Coutinho or Dembele, even both unless they use them as leverage in the Neymar deal.
We won't make any big signings this season and we will go back to being a top4 club.

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« Reply #5439 on: June 26, 2019, 09:19:35 AM »
Neymar was brilliant for Barcelona, Messi loves him, he seems to love Messi. They brought out the best in each other. This one will work. Whether it'll be enough to cover for the glaring deficiencies elsewhere in the team is a different matter entirely but De Jong and Neymar make them MUCH stronger.

He was brilliant for Barca, but it all didn't come to fruition until Suarez knit them together. With Suarez to be on the periphery in future, I'm not sure how this will work, maybe Griezmann will complete them - but who knows? He might try to compete with Griezmann the way he tried to compete with Cavani at PSG. It's still papering over cracks and Barca are going extremely short-term minded these days.

Neymar is going backwards every year individually as well. Brazil are playing better without Neymar tells you all that you need to know.