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we could easily deserve at least ten places on this list
but if Winstent Bogarde isn't in there i'm disregarding all future Guardian football pieces.
i was right.
he was amazing!!!!
he completely pwns most of those choices with his unbelievable shitness. £10m he cost!!!
he's one of the "places" you were on about wasn't it soapy?
Viana (who was fine...but never really got going)
That czech defender who always took the blame for Cacapa
The australian one...
I wish we could stay down there...
mind you as a liverpool fan we didn't do too bad.
Any Graeme Sourpuss buys?
to name but a few.
it is extremely satisfying finishing higher than teams that have millions more than us. We'll be challenging for the title this season in our financial dire straits. You'll be challenging for the UEFA Cup. Good luck.
Of course we're the underdogs of the top 4. We're the boys with the worst squad and the least cash. No-one's denying that.
But regardless of what number you're coming up with for Rafa's spending, he's vastly upped the status of the club, he's won us 2 major trophies and put up the most convincing title challenge we've made in a decade.
In one summer, your club has spent as much if not more than Rafa has in 5 years. If you win the Champions League in that amount of time, I'll hold my hands up and say well done. If you don't, you'll be the laughing stock of the league.
with that classy squad of superstars who flocked to Manchester City, unable to resist the charm of a club with such a rich history and reputation.
is fast becoming the best left back in the country. He will be recognised as just that in three years time.
Skirtel and Agger will very possibly be the centre backs of the English champions in the next two to three years.
Riera is simply very exciting. He hasn't shown much in this country yet, but he'll become a very good player.
There is nothing smalltime about this; Benitez has been given a lot of money in his time but compared to Chelsea and Manchester United in the same period, it is nothing. It'll take time.
What's this troll shit you speak of?
as anything like Giggs in any time. Scum.
I assume you're a City fan? Well. I dunno. We'll see. All of those things you mock above are things I think will occur.
Riera is not shit. Whilst the defenders may take some more time to come through and we (yes! we - you got it) Riera will be great this season or Benitez will be on his last legs. I can't see who else can be exciting without G/T - and from what I've seen of Riera, its him.
no they haven't
How much of that £214 million was on Robbie Keane? Is that what you mean by context?
definitely less than the bindippers anyway
I'd have to agree with the other 3, Insua looks like a great prospect.
and only sold on due to some steroidy problems. he hit the mark at the start of his second season and i think he could have become a part of the team if it wasnt for letting go of himself.
no mention of djemba-djemba, cruyff, kleberson=fail