Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by The Easter Bunny on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:44 pm

Apparently Cesc is asking for a 4 million loyalty payout from Arsenal because he didn't submit a formal transfer request Shocked
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by Jaime on Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:56 pm

The Easter Bunny wrote:Apparently Cesc is asking for a 4 million loyalty payout from Arsenal because he didn't submit a formal transfer request Shocked

lol!
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by Fade out on Sat Aug 06, 2011 3:27 pm

fcb wrote:You seem to be obsessed with the Qatar deal...you mention it in practically every other post you make Laughing


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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by fcb on Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:58 am

Negotiations will resume today...Cesc is willing to forgo the 4.5m euro "loyalty" payment.
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Post by bluenine on Mon Aug 08, 2011 9:38 am

The Easter Bunny wrote:Apparently Cesc is asking for a 4 million loyalty payout from Arsenal because he didn't submit a formal transfer request Shocked
Greed Twisted Evil

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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by Guest on Mon Aug 08, 2011 12:39 pm

It will be done before the 3rd qualifying round.

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Post by Guest on Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:39 pm


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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by Glenarch of the Glen on Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:59 pm

Very Happy
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Post by Torrente on Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:38 pm

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lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!


I hadn't laughed this much in a while. The lines "What's this shit about us wanting to buy a player" and "He's only 6 years old" nearly had me in tears.
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by TITO on Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:02 pm

Well, he's included in the CL team to face Udinese. So, if any deal is to be made, it should be before that date, 16th of August.
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by fcb on Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:27 pm

I don't think Wenger will play him...he's said before that Cesc won't be ready for the start of the season, so I doubt he'll play in this CL qualifier.
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Post by Cesc Soler on Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:02 pm

No, we won't play him. In the past we've registered Cole & Reyes and left them out before they were moved on.

Nasri will most likely be sold within the next seven days anyway.

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Post by fcb on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:18 am

SPORT seem convinced that the transfer is "a matter of hours". According to them, the offer is now 34m euros up front, plus 6m in variables, that have been made more accessible...for example, 1m if Bara reach the CL round of 16, rather than the CL quarter finals. And of course, the "extra" 4m from Cesc waiving that payout from Arsenal.

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Post by Guest on Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:02 pm

its done
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Post by fcb on Fri Aug 12, 2011 1:35 pm

Official announcement will come later today. Cesc has flown to Barcelona this afternoon and will be presented tomorrow.

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Post by Guest on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:21 am

if their is one thing this cesc transfer has brought me its a lot of laughs

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Post by TheCrazy58 on Sat Aug 13, 2011 12:25 am

It's not going to happen until Monday now Rolling Eyes
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by fcb on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:01 pm

Interesting timing - Barcelona have just officially announced the Cesc transfer. He has flown from London, will be arriving/has arrived sometime tonight.


Edit: confirmed on Arsenal official site now.

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Post by Guest on Sun Aug 14, 2011 10:03 pm

this was always the timing they wanted, he will be presented in front of a packed camp nou on Wednesday now
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Post by christmasborocooper on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:07 pm

Just saw a quick clip of the press conference...where everyone was being shown a video of Cesc playing for Barca as a kid..tell me, was the music playing over the top REALLY The Police - Every Breath You Take??

If so..that is without doubt the gayest press conference I have ever seen. Just awful.
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Post by fcb on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:22 pm

The whole thing was pretty silly. The Guardian's Fiver has a pretty amusing description of it, particularly what Sky have done:


THE JOY OF CESC FINALLY DOING ONE

Considering the sneaky doggedness with which they've pursued him, it was fitting that the soundtrack accompanying the montage of Cesc Fabregas's 'best bits' shown at his unveiling as a Barcelona player was a song about stalking. But whether Every Breath You Take by The Police was chosen by accident or mischievous design was a question that went unaddressed by the presenters on Sky Sports News, who seemed so shocked that the unveiling of a Catalan player at a Catalan club in front of a largely Catalan media might be conducted in a language other than English, they felt compelled to tell us over and over and over again.

"This will predominantly be in Spanish and Catalan," said Bloke On The Left, adding that there would be flash photography and that "plenty of this press conference will be in Castilian Spanish", before reiterating that "plenty of it will be in Catalan". Eager to crush the hopes of any remaining viewers hoping the press conference might be conducted in Cantonese, Klingon or semaphore, Bloke On The Left's co-presenter, Girl On The Right, added: "A lot of this news conference will be in Catalan, but a lot of the newspapers will be hoping some of it will be in Spanish." As far as all things Fabregas were concerned, it was abundantly clear that while one long, tedious saga had just ended in the signing of a five-year deal with a 175m buy-out clause, another was about to begin.

In the end, the usual platitudes were uttered in a variety of tongues, with Sky Sports News feeling the need to further patronise their viewers by pointing out that the voice we could hear while the Barca director and former Spanish goalkeeper Andoni Zubizarreta was speaking was that of "a translator". Thanks for that. Because the fact that it was also the voice of a woman wasn't enough of a giveaway. When the time came for Fabregas himself to speak, the former Arsenal midfielder stopped getting off with the crest on his new No4 shirt for long enough to say that maybe a couple of years ago he wouldn't have been ready for this, but he is now. "Maybe a couple of years ago I wouldn't have been ready for this, but I am now," he said, before paying homage to his former manager at Arsenal. "[Arsene] Wenger is a special person. He is like a second father for me. He has given me everything in football. I will never have enough words to thank what he has done for me. There is a bad image of him here [in Spain] - but that's not true. If it was not for him I would not be here today to live my dream."

It's equally accurate to say that if it was not for Wenger the Fiver would not be here today to live our dream either; a comforting, happy dream of life in a football world bereft of tedious daily speculation concerning the likelihood of Fabregas being sold to Barcelona. So it seems only fair to give Wenger a platform on a day that shall forever be known succinctly and pithily as The Day Cesc Fabregas Finally Moved From Arsenal To Barcelona, Unlike All Those Other Days When We Hoped He Might Only For Him To Stay At Arsenal. "We lost a world class player," said Wenger, but not in Catalan, Spanish, Castilian Spanish or through the medium of interpretive dance. "We are sad about it, we did try to keep him. This club is 125 years old this season and many big players have left and the club went on." As did the saga of Cesc's return to his boyhood club. And the future for Arsenal fans? They can't, they can't, they can't stand losing ... they can't, they can't, they can't stand losing ... they can't, they can't, they can't stand losing, but with Samir Nasri due out the door next, they might need to start getting used to it.

I don't get this big player presentation deal that Bara and Madrid do. Oh look, we spent 50m euros on this guy, and yes, he actually can do more than 5 keepie-uppies. Ronaldo's presentation for Madrid was on a whole new scale of ridiculousness...but then I guess we could have expected that.
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by christmasborocooper on Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:25 pm

It happens here from time to time...but it was just the video montage and music..then that weird cartoon.

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Post by Deluded F*ck™ on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:29 am

The Michael Owen to Newcastle one was surely the worst.
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Post by abundance on Tue Aug 16, 2011 3:41 am

fcb wrote:I don't get this big player presentation deal that Bara and Madrid do. Oh look, we spent 50m euros on this guy, and yes, he actually can do more than 5 keepie-uppies. Ronaldo's presentation for Madrid was on a whole new scale of ridiculousness...but then I guess we could have expected that.

well those circuses help pay those players
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Post by S4P on Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:48 am

I don't think it's only Barcelona who have been "sneaky" in all of this. I'm genuinely surprised that Arsenal fans have been so calm about the fact that their captain effectively went on strike to ensure the move.
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Post by christmasborocooper on Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:11 am

Deluded F*ck wrote:The Michael Owen to Newcastle one was surely the worst.

That was a strange one..but even then, at least they didnt play Every Breath You Take!!
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Post by Deluded F*ck™ on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:02 am

christmasborocooper wrote:
Deluded F*ck wrote:The Michael Owen to Newcastle one was surely the worst.

That was a strange one..but even then, at least they didnt play Every Breath You Take!!

No but getting him to yell "Ho'way the lads!" in his public schoolboy Northwest accent was horrific!
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Post by christmasborocooper on Tue Aug 16, 2011 11:16 am

lol!
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Post by Allez les rouges on Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:24 pm

S4P wrote:I don't think it's only Barcelona who have been "sneaky" in all of this. I'm genuinely surprised that Arsenal fans have been so calm about the fact that their captain effectively went on strike to ensure the move.

We have been resigned to, and bludgeoned and indeed bored into submission for so long by this saga that I don't think it would have occurred to many people to be particularly outraged. It's his right to make this move and few people begrudge it him given the overall picture. There is something in the notion that he could have made a difference to some of our limp failings over the last couple of seasons if he'd performed better on some of those big occasions himself, but would be an unfair judgement given what he's done for the club over the years, so it's ridiculous to label him a traitor.

I'm less sympathetic in the case of Nasri, when he has so little in terms of a truly exceptional record to boast of as an Arsenal legacy, when financial motivations seem to be the only real ones and when he actually flirted with the possibility of a move to Manchester United. Then again, in real life, you do not expect people to turn down the opportunity to literally double their money elsewhere. I only hope Arsne has at least made the point to him "if you performed for a whole season as you did for 4-5 months of last, there would be no footballing need or reason for this move".
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Re: Let's talk about Cesc baby...all summer long

Post by Isco Benny on Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:56 pm

Hasn't Nasri been accusing Arsenal fans of being "disrespectful". Laugh

Disrespectful of a player who has really only given Arsenal half a season of brilliance, and seems openly flirting with the potential moves to Man City / Man United.

Alongside his 7 years' service, at least Cesc went abroad to his boyhood club.

Nasri's conduct appears to me to be very disrespectful to Arsenal; until that move happens you carry on being professional. By all accounts, this isn't the case with Nasri

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