David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

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ERIK LAMELA

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David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by ERIK LAMELA on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:05 pm

...chooses deadline day to sign for PSG so he can grab all the headlines and overshadow every other move.

Most unlike him to steal the limelight...





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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by TM on Thu Jan 31, 2013 2:56 pm

He should have stayed in Europe instead of moving to America in the first place. His delivery is still top notch <Ale>
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by Kimbo on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:10 pm

He's donating his salary to a childrens charity. Clever move.
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by ERIK LAMELA on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:43 pm

He didn't even say the name of the charity did he?

He could have at least used the press conference to divert attention towards the good being down by the charity which would encourage others to support them. Instead it's all about what a great guy he is for giving them his money.

Beckham could teach Max Clifford a thing or two...


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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:52 pm

bit bizarre to start a whole new thread complaining that Beckham is stealing the limelight.

also pretty hard to critisise him here without looking like a c**t
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by Kimbo on Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:58 pm

National Glennographic wrote:bit bizarre to start a whole new thread complaining that Beckham is stealing the limelight.

also pretty hard to critisise him here without looking like a c**t

Not really. A charity is benefiting which obviously matters more than any cynical reasons for giving them the money. But anyone that can't see that he is doing this to build his brand is blind. Retirement is near for Beckham, he doesn't want his endorsements to dry up, this is an attempt to prolong his high earning potential.
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:01 pm

he's an evil genius
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by Kimbo on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:05 pm

National Glennographic wrote:he's an evil genius

Clever marketer, or atleast one of his advisers is.
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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:22 pm

Well because it's PSG people could say he just went there for the money. I don't really get what the big deal is. Beckham signs for PSG is the story, it would have been news wherever he went. He's not going to show up at a press conference about his signing for PSG and rabbit on about his charity, it's disrespectful.
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Post by ERIK LAMELA on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:34 pm

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Post by The Chosen Glenn on Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:46 pm

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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by Murray on Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:44 pm

Ibra will kick his head in.

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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by 110% on Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:32 am

Kimbo wrote:
National Glennographic wrote:he's an evil genius

Clever marketer, or atleast one of his advisers is.

Gaucho could do with a clever adviser, to tell him that the way to not give attention to Beckham, is to not start a new thread about him.

I don't see what the problem is with Beckham. Even if he wants to build his brand, so what? What he does seems to mutually benefit everyone. People are complaining that he is giving the money to charity for publicity, tax purposes or whatever. So what, the charity still gets the money.

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Re: David 'Free Agent' Beckham...

Post by 110% on Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:56 pm

http://ca.sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/future-news-zlatan-ibrahimovic-announces-donating-entire-salary-065816514--sow.html

Following David Beckham's announcement upon signing a five-month contract with PSG that he will donate his entire salary to a Parisian children's charity, Zlatan Ibrahimovic has announced that he will donate all of his wages to himself.

"I heard Beckham's decision and it made me think," Ibrahimovic told reporters while on duty with the Swedish national team. "Who is most deserving of all of the money that I, Zlatan, am paid? The answer is Zlatan. The children of Paris are not leading Ligue 1 in goals this season. I am. I have 20 goals. The next best players have 12. Twelve! If anything, the children of Paris should be giving me even more money for having the privilege of being in the same city as my incredible quality. And so should David Beckham. Call it a Zlaritable donation."

The initial wave of praise for Beckham's charity decision last week quickly led to a backlash as French critics are now accusing him of donating his salary, signing a short-term deal and maintaing residence in England as a way to avoid the proposed 75 percent tax rate on France's top earners. But Ibrahimovic finds hypocrisy in this criticism.

"When I signed with PSG the politicians called my wages 'indecent' in a time when so many people are struggling, even though it is a lot of money that can be taxed and help the country," Ibrahimovic continued, while demonstrating Taekwondo moves. "Now Beckham gives all of his wages to a local charity and people call him a tax dodger. Both are examples of stupid people complaining about good things. It is a waste of breath. Like Pep Guardiola blowing up his own birthday balloons, which I then pop with an overhead kick the second he is finished. These people should be subject to a 75 percent stupidity tax payable to the Bank of Zlatan. Then they will have something to really complain about."

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