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wrd

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I reckon Mbappe won't leave until final 12 months or so of his contract, I think by time his contract runs out, he'll only be 23.
 

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It would take a huge amount of money to get Mbappe and I can't see PSG being willing to sell unless he kicks up a fuss and demands the move which seems unlikely at the moment.
I suspect he will leave at some point even if it's not this year. If he's got ambitions to be talked about as the best player in the world then he simply can't do that playing at PSG. They've hit their ceiling already in terms of being far too good for the league they're in so it all just becomes a bit meaningless, and they're a long way off having what it takes to compete for the CL so I can see why he'd want to move to a club like Madrid where he can really achieve something. He won't win the Ballon D'or or whatever by putting hattricks past FC Caen/Guingamp etc.
 

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I suspect he will leave at some point even if it's not this year. If he's got ambitions to be talked about as the best player in the world then he simply can't do that playing at PSG. They've hit their ceiling already in terms of being far too good for the league they're in so it all just becomes a bit meaningless, and they're a long way off having what it takes to compete for the CL so I can see why he'd want to move to a club like Madrid where he can really achieve something. He won't win the Ballon D'or or whatever by putting hattricks past FC Caen/Guingamp etc.
He's only got three years left on his contract so I could imagine him going in two years time when he's still only 22. He was born in Paris, has family there, and has plenty of time before he needs to move to Real or Barcelona so I doubt he's in a rush to leave PSG. Apparently he was a big Ronaldo fan growing up, but I wouldn't be surprised if he replaced Messi eventually.
 

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He's only got three years left on his contract so I could imagine him going in two years time when he's still only 22. He was born in Paris, has family there, and has plenty of time before he needs to move to Real or Barcelona so I doubt he's in a rush to leave PSG. Apparently he was a big Ronaldo fan growing up, but I wouldn't be surprised if he replaced Messi eventually.
Yeah like I say I don't mean he's off imminently. But as you say, if his contract is up in 3 years, then realistically PSG are going to be looking to get him signed on within 2 years. I don't see them getting any closer to winning the CL in those 2 years so I wouldn't be at all surprised if he decides he's had enough of playing the flat track bullies at PSG, even if they are his boyhood club, and decides to make the step up to Barca, Madrid etc. and seriously compete to be recognised as being at the top of the game.
 

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I've just read that Zidane played his son in goal at the weekend. Navas on the bench and Courtois nowhere to be seen.

Does anyone know if Poch Jr has his own gloves?
 

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I couldn't decide if it was more like a toaster or a printer.
Or giant Robocop’s weighing scales.

Either way, it looks bland and soulless. I love the character of the New Lane, and as much as I hate Chelsea, I liked their proposed new stadium. That Madrid design just looks like a big piece of everyday equipment.
 

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That roof looks a lot like a nylon type fabric - makes me wonder why that type of material hasn't already been considered for stadium roofing?
 

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That job might still open up this summer...

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That Madrid team isn't particularly special is it? Modric is perhaps past his best, Bale should be the talisman but is treated poorly and isn't quite at Ronaldo level, Benzema is decent but not one of the world's best, a lot of the others are younger players with potential. I don't know what's happened to Kroos and Isco has only just come back from being outcast.

They seem a little confused about what they are trying to do.
 

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Bale did not look too happy being subbed just now.....I reckon he's gone from Real soon....winning 2-1 at home this afternoon so far
 

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Bale did not look too happy being subbed just now.....I reckon he's gone from Real soon....winning 2-1 at home this afternoon so far
All the comments from the team around him keep suggesting he's happy where he is but it really doesn't look it. If anything he may be almost forced out, sounds like he was jeered a lot today. Not sure he can win the fans over unless he goes on blistering form.
 

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Was at the game v Eibar in a half empty Bernabeu.
Real were pretty dreadful and went in 1-0 down at half time.
Benzema scored on the hour but he should have scored 3/4 in the end.

Bale was booed on and whistled off when subbed.
So were Real and the whistles gave them a send off at half time.
Modric was the pick his brain just works more quickly than those around him
Disorganised, poor passing was the flavour of the game.

Bale missed a one on one early on and never really regained himself or the crowd.
His first half a dozen touches were poor and nothing came off
He looks unfit and out of sorts all round.
Want him back? Prefer to stick with happy memories.

If that had been Tottenham I would be severely put out.
Fans pleased with the 2/1 win but not happy with the team at all.
 

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Was at the game v Eibar in a half empty Bernabeu.
Real were pretty dreadful and went in 1-0 down at half time.
Benzema scored on the hour but he should have scored 3/4 in the end.

Bale was booed on and whistled off when subbed.
So were Real and the whistles gave them a send off at half time.
Modric was the pick his brain just works more quickly than those around him
Disorganised, poor passing was the flavour of the game.

Bale missed a one on one early on and never really regained himself or the crowd.
His first half a dozen touches were poor and nothing came off
He looks unfit and out of sorts all round.
Want him back? Prefer to stick with happy memories.

If that had been Tottenham I would be severely put out.
How was the experience in the stadium? I was there last year and did the tour and it's a fantastic stadium.

Yeah Bale needs to leave and I agree that I'd prefer to stick to the memories.
 
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