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Unnamed Chinese club bid £256m for Ronaldo

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1 hour ago, Chineseboy said:

When it comes to money, then they are very capitalist. When it comes to stopping the local populace from knowing what is happening in the outside world, then they're still communist. Try using Facebook, YouTube , blogging sites etc in China without a proxy server. Very difficult to do.

You don't really define communism by how badly a government treats its citizens though. If Donald Trump became very tyrannical, censoring citizens and attempting to stop the local populace from knowledge of world affairs and using social media, it would still be a capitalist country, just one run by a tyrannical cunt. Likewise with China, it might be run by pieces of shit who don't really have respect for their citizens but it's still not a communist country, it's a very capitalist country run by complete cunts that call themselves communists.

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50 minutes ago, left winger said:

Did he think the money was spoiling his club when they started to win things after years and years of being shite?

Aye fair point!

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FIFA and UEFA need to be gutted from top to bottom for letting these sorts of situations arise.  Football has become the antithesis of what it's supposed to be- Sport.

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21 hours ago, B1872 said:

Where is all this money coming from over there?

sky tv and asian censored porn

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6 hours ago, Thermopylae said:

Must be a wind up 

When Tevez is getting 615k a week it's no wind up. 

China football at the moment could easily fund this move 

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23 hours ago, The Godfather said:

When Tevez is getting 615k a week it's no wind up. 

China football at the moment could easily fund this move 

Wow what a wage.

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I wish my talent for kicking a ball, merited 615K a week.

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They can have Joe Garner for 256 million. 

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On 30/12/2016 at 4:13 AM, Thewhitesettler said:

China, one of the last communist countries in the world, using a large dose of capitalism, to tempt players to play for them. Ironic?

In some ways, China is the most capitalist, money-obsessed, wealth-fixated, status-chasing place around. Chinese guys need a car and a house before the local girls will even consider them most of the time, at least in Shanghai which is the most 'developed' place in the country. The political system is 'communist' in the sense it retains an authoritarian dictatorship by the worker's party for the sake of the Chinese people - rofl lmao lol - and it's no 'free' market, but capitalism in all its worst guises is absolutely rampant in China. Imagine all the worst practices of Capitalism without any of the social niceties or the social provisions like proper welfare or healthcare and you can imagine 21st century China in a lot of ways.

Chinese teams are backed by state enterprises and businesses that have been 'inspired' by the desires of Xi Jinping, who wants China to dominate football. There is a ridiculous amount of money in China and too many billionaires with too little to spend their money on, which is why you get shit like this. It's about status and showing wealth and trying to improve Chinese 'soft power' and the Chinese brand (and therefore the Communist Party's image) around the world.

There is no shame about spending stupid money to get what you want in China, because the very fact you can spend ridiculous amounts of money on things is seen as a sign of your great status. More overpriced the better. This sort of shit will continue until the bubble bursts - which could be tomorrow or a century from now.

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Have you been to a game yet?

How much is it to get a ticket?

It's sometimes on Sky, and I've watched a couple of games, thought it was OK.

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36 minutes ago, Thewhitesettler said:

Have you been to a game yet?

How much is it to get a ticket?

It's sometimes on Sky, and I've watched a couple of games, thought it was OK.

I've not managed any of the games because of work, although I've heard from pals that the games are poorly attended and the quality isn't great. The tickets are quite cheap though, I've had them offered to me for less than ten quid. I had a Chinese mate from work who supported Shanghai Shenhua, but even though he was Chinese and they were his local team they were his second team because he was a Man United 'fan.' Stayed up in the middle of the night to watch their games and everything - he wasn't unique in being like that either. The CSL will always suffer because the Chinese naturally think some foreign things are inherently better (which is why Shanghai is fantastic for single western guys :craphead:) and in this case it's probably always going to be true that foreign football is one of those things.

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4 minutes ago, tm91 said:

I've not managed any of the games because of work, although I've heard from pals that the games are poorly attended and the quality isn't great. The tickets are quite cheap though, I've had them offered to me for less than ten quid. I had a Chinese mate from work who supported Shanghai Shenhua, but even though he was Chinese and they were his local team they were his second team because he was a Man United 'fan.' Stayed up in the middle of the night to watch their games and everything - he wasn't unique in being like that either. The CSL will always suffer because the Chinese naturally think some foreign things are inherently better (which is why Shanghai is fantastic for single western guys :craphead:) and in this case it's probably always going to be true that foreign football is one of those things.

Cheers for that mate. Quite favourably priced tickets there. I'll look out for any games on Sky, because they're trying to get the best players in the world into the league.😊

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We need some Chinese investment at Rangers :UK:

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On 30/12/2016 at 6:38 PM, miracle said:

FIFA and UEFA need to be gutted from top to bottom for letting these sorts of situations arise.  Football has become the antithesis of what it's supposed to be- Sport.

This isn't any different to what Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern etc etc etc have been doing for years. People just don't like it because it's Chinese teams doing it.

They'll get bored eventually, remember when Anzhi were going to be the best team in the world?

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Imagine how many goals Ronaldo would score in that league? :lol: 

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39 minutes ago, Creampuff said:

This isn't any different to what Chelsea, Man Utd, Man City, Real Madrid, Barcelona, PSG, Bayern etc etc etc have been doing for years. People just don't like it because it's Chinese teams doing it.

They'll get bored eventually, remember when Anzhi were going to be the best team in the world?

This. Quite funny seeing the Utd/City/Chelsea fans getting their knickers in a twist over this. 

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On ‎01‎/‎01‎/‎2017 at 5:12 AM, EcosseBear said:

I wish my talent for kicking a ball, merited 615K a week.

how would you spend that amount of money every week

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China's chief sports governing body has announced plans to cap the big spending of Chinese Super League clubs.

The league's current pre-season transfer window is set to break records in the wake of Oscar's £60m move to Shanghai SIPG from Chelsea and Shanghai Shenhua's £40m capture of Carlos Tevez.

The Argentina striker has reportedly signed a deal worth £310,000 a week.

A spokesperson for China's General Administration of Sport said clubs in the country were "burning money".

The spending was also described as "a grave phenomenon" in a question and answer session on the organisation's official website on Thursday.

The spokesperson added that the government body would "strengthen examination and supervision of clubs' financial affairs, progressively control clubs' expenditures on first-team players and ensure favourable financial conditions".

In December, Cristiano Ronaldo's agent Jorge Mendes claimed the player was offered an £85m annual salary after an unnamed Chinese club approached Real Madrid with a £250m bid.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and Chelsea counterpart Antonio Conte are among the leading figures to have expressed concern about players being lured to China because of the financial benefits.

The 2017 Chinese Super League campaign begins in March and finishes in November.

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Not surprised to read big John Obi Mikel is heading over there for the big bucks now.

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7 hours ago, harlands plater said:

Not surprised to read big John Obi Mikel is heading over there for the big bucks now.

I'm surprised anybody is willing to take a punt on that cunt tbh 

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2 minutes ago, King Jela said:

I'm surprised anybody is willing to take a punt on that cunt tbh 

Still only 29? FFS his boy is 29.

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