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Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:40 pm

Ronaldinho is expected to leave Barcelona at the end of their year. So where will he go? An interesting offer has come up from the LA Galaxy. This is the same team that already acquired David Beckham. They have offered Ronaldinho 50 million dollars per year. %50 for playing and %50 for his image. This offer may not be able to be matched by anyone else.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:01 pm

So now 2 marketable international soccer stars on the downside of their career can get overpaid by a team no one cares about?
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:09 pm

mattsteg wrote:So now 2 marketable international soccer stars on the downside of their career can get overpaid by a team no one cares about?


Is Ronaldinho's wife impossibly hot also?
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:19 pm

Is David Beckam's for that matter?
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 6:45 pm

Is he the guy that throws himself on the ground and pretends he's going to die?
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:54 pm

JJCDAD wrote:Is he the guy that throws himself on the ground and pretends he's going to die?

Lol, they all do!
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:57 pm

SpotTheCat wrote:
JJCDAD wrote:Is he the guy that throws himself on the ground and pretends he's going to die?

Lol, they all do!



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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Wed Jun 18, 2008 9:05 pm

Ha..It's not final yet, but it is a huge offer. And not everyone dives. But there are some people that do.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:23 am

There are some amazing vids on Youtube of Ronaldinho. :o
Not a soccer fan really, but I respect it and watch form time to time.
I thought it was Ronaldo that had the HOT wife? I forget. :lol:
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:43 am

JJCDAD wrote:Is he the guy that throws himself on the ground and pretends he's going to die?


Nah, I think that was Rivaldo?

EDIT: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16zTG7oMrpk That's the one you are talking about ;)

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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 7:55 am

They probably all do (have hot wives). :-)

Worst is, maybe it's only me, but it seems to me that diving has started to appear a lot in hockey aswell. :-/
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:03 am

for $ it's for sure
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:40 am

I dont know much about soccer...but was Beckham even a good investment for LA? Theyre paying him some insane amount as well...I'd guess that if they add Ronoldinho their team payroll will be like $100M. So either theyre hemorrhaging money or soccer is way more lucrative than I thought.

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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 9:47 am

Well Beckham is having somewhat of an MVP season. I guess we will see when playoffs come around if he was worth it.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:02 am

I think there is a clause in the MLS to limit the player's salary. Only one player in each team is allowed to go over the cap. Ronaldino is not even 30 yet (I think?). He still has a few years left in Europe and Manchester City is interested in him.

For Beckham, his "performance per dollar" may not be very good with his $100 million salary. But his value is not in his performance, but in marketing. Real Madrid made a mad profit from him just by selling his jersey. Galaxy probably sells much more tickets now than before.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:29 am

Wasn't he picking up tranny hookers? Or was that Ronaldo?

The flopping is awful. I enjoy good soccer and the flopping ruins it for sure. Can't believe how many times guys leave on a stretcher and are back 3 minutes later. Funny that the die hard fans just accept it.

Could you imagine Brett Favre squirming around like that if his life wasn't in danger?
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 10:33 am

Manchester City is interested in him but so is Chelsea. (Rumors of course) But the La Galaxy has the biggest offer on the table.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:11 pm

MethylONE wrote:Wasn't he picking up tranny hookers? Or was that Ronaldo?

Yeah I think that's Ronaldo. There's always that conspiracy theory that the French, during the 1998 World Cup Finals, sent all sorts of hookers to make Ronaldo tired like a frightened turtle. :o :D That's why I find it hard to believe he has a hot enough wife that can stand him, as some suggested above.
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Re: Ronaldinho to US????

Postposted on Thu Jun 19, 2008 12:39 pm

There's two Ronaldo, one is Brazilian, the other one is Portugese (Cristiano Ronaldo). I know Cristiano has a reputation for diving, but what I saw of him in CL this season, I can't say i dived much. If anything, it seemed to me he got fouled a lot without a whisper from the referee.
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