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According to a newspaper that has close ties with Enzo Raiola, Donnarumma's family want to cut ties with Mino Raiola. Donnarumma will make his decision in the coming days.

According to a newspaper that has close ties with Enzo Raiola, Donnarumma's family want to cut ties with Mino Raiola. Donnarumma will make his decision in the coming days.
According to a newspaper that has close ties with Enzo Raiola, Donnarumma's family want to cut ti...

DO IT

If Donnarumma sacked Raiola, he'd be treated about the same as before all this contract bullshit. It'd be a massive win for Milan and a great step forward towards mending the relationship between Gigio and the fans.

But we also read similar rumors over the summer so I'm gonna take it with a grain of salt.

Why does this just get parroted in every Raiola thread? As much as this sub is obsessed with how Raiola "is a cunt but always gets what is best for his clients", he really isn't a good agent for every player. Donnarumma in tears about how he is hated in Milan and his reputation tarnished at 18 is testament to that. Depending on the priorities of the player they could very well be much better off with another agent.

A win for Milan fans

Conte on Man City: "They are not a surprise for me. At the start of the season all the people said this league was for two Manchester contenders. This is a great team but they were also a great team last season. Then in the transfer market they reached their first targets"

Conte on Man City: "They are not a surprise for me. At the start of the season all the people sai...

Then in the transfer market they reached their first targets

Seems like a jab at his board..

It doesn't seem, it is.

Never leave Conte in the same room with Marina Granovskaia.

Conte on title chances: "You are asking this question all the time. But time is moving on & they continue to win. We must be realistic. In the last nine games we won seven games, drawn one & lost one, but the gap improved for Man City."

Speaks volumes at how dominant this City team is. Chelsea's effectively ended after City beat them at home. United's ended after losing to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. Yet the media keep forcing an already dead title race lol.

P. Neville: “David Silva is like warm water in the Caribbean Sea”

P. Neville: “David Silva is like warm water in the Caribbean Sea”

Have you been pissing in the ocean again Philip?

LAYK WAWHM WATAH IN THUH CARUH BEE AN SEA

Can just imagine that Ray Hudson shouting this when Messi scores.

Hasn't Silva more or less always been one of City's best players?

Not doubting that he's shining under Pep's system and is being deservedly praised - but this is nothing new in many ways, right?

Maybe I'm miles off and a City fan can clear things up. But any time I've seen him play over the years he's been superb. Maybe overshadowed a bit when big Yaya was banging them in.

Free Talk Friday [2017-12-15]

Free Talk Friday [2017-12-15]

What's on your mind?

I think the worst thing about all this net neutrality shite is seeing how idoctrinated some Americans are. Seeing shit like this is pretty annoying. It is pretty clearly written by an American and shows how insular looking some Americans are.

if net neutrality means fewer yanks on here I'm all for it

Personally, as someone in the UK, I'm very happy that our net neutrality laws will be continued long into the future by our lasting membership within the EU

In the 1970s it was either that or being molested by a BBC celebrity so it clearly wins out in the nostalgia stakes

Premier League point comparison after 17 games for last 4 years (OC)

Premier League point comparison after 17 games for last 4 years (OC)

Middlesbrough had 18 points at this point last season and went down. 10 teams have 18 points at the same point this season.

Teams in red were relegated. Team in blue won the league.

Conclusions from this data:

Don't worry Swansea, you're always down there and never actually go down. Villa really were piss poor in 15/16 Thanks to all the big boys for not turning up in 15/16 so Leicester could have their title.

How are we just a point off of last years tally after the start we had?!

We are a weird club

Guardiola is second in PL history to win Manager of the Month three times in a row

Guardiola is second in PL history to win Manager of the Month three times in a row
Guardiola is second in PL history to win Manager of the Month three times in a row

Conte’s first if anyone is wondering

Best coach in the game without a doubt. In terms of improving his players ability there is no one better, and that is coaching

Kinda sad that he was called a flop last year just because that one season turned out to be a disappointment especially taking into account his impressive managerial career (understatement). I think Guardiola is one of those guys that will always have a fair share of doubters because he “only did it with rich and big clubs” but people tend to forget that he inherited a Barcelona in shambles and turned them into one of the best teams ever, obviously Bayern was a much more stable job but he broke records there and generally had the league in the bag in March. With City it’s also a pretty challenging project and many managers had as much money as him but never turned out to be as successful and, let’s be honest, football is entertainment and in that matter there’s not much guys that make people love football as much as Guardiola.

So does this mean Dyche has to better City’s results to ever win manager of the month?

Diego Simeone has confirmed that Antoine Griezmann will be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid

Diego Simeone has confirmed that Antoine Griezmann will be allowed to leave Atletico Madrid

I'm not sure he would fit into our system though

I mean he has a release clause

So news story can read: Club decides to honor clause in contract which it is legally bound to do anyways?

Simeone renewed his contract in August until 2020.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins Player of the Month award for November.

Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins Player of the Month award for November.
Liverpool's Mohamed Salah wins Player of the Month award for November.
Shock
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DP5VraUWkAABxDo.jpg

I know there's still plenty of games to play but with the voting for PFA player of the year done early in the next year, he'll be an absolute shoe in if he keeps this form up a little longer.

Mané, Kané, Sané, Salah-né

Wayne Rooney wins Premier League GOTM for this cracking halfway strike against West Ham to bring up his hat trick

Wayne Rooney wins Premier League GOTM for this cracking halfway strike against West Ham to bring ...

Leg.

It's more about the technique used than the managing to get it on target. At first I thought it was a low volley, I thought it was just meh. But a closer look and it becomes apparent he basically chipped a moving ball from the halfway line.

That's a 1 in a million shot.

No way. Defoes goal gets scored once a season. That is a premier league highlight for life...

Lol.

Manchester United ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make room for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

Manchester United ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make room for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil
Manchester United ready to sell Henrikh Mkhitaryan to make room for Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil

Next season is going to be fucking grim watching Alexis at City, Özil at United and Cesc at Chelsea

Don't forget Nasri at Antalyaspor

Nasri at the Drip Doctors more like

You really don't see us selling him? I'd honestly be very surprised if he was still with us next season. He's been largely very poor since he joined bar a few games here and there but overall I think he's been a very poor buy for us. Not sure if it's down to confidence issues or what but he just seems to coast by in most games. I'd gladly sell him if we could get Ozil in.

Try one of these subthreads