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Villa And Silva? Yeah Right, They'll Sign

Apparently, Valencia are bracing themselves for the sale of their two biggest assets, David Villa and David Silva. The two Spanish internationals have been the subject of intense speculation throughout the summer as the club is in a precarious financial position.

Valencia sporting director Fernando Gomez told Las Provoncias TV: 'If there was a moment that arrived that we cannot stand it any more, then of course we must sell and they would be sold.

'We made a great effort in the summer to keep them, but if the economic situation continues, then things could become very serious.

'Still it was a success for us to keep them, because there was some large money offered to us.'

The English media went into overdrive immediately: the Daily Mail and the Mirror both claim that United are 'closing in' on Silva and Villa. Yeah, that's likely. They confidently declare that United wanted them over the summer but Valencia did not want to sell. With the Spanish club caving in now, Villa and Silva will be on their way to Old Trafford soon. Or so the papers' reasoning goes.

Yeah, sure. Here are two players, both have expressed their desire to remain in Spain and both are liable to attract interest from Real Madrid and Barcelona. So what are the odds that they will join United, especially in January as the tabloids seem to be thinking? Long odds they must be. It would be brilliant to get both to Old Trafford in January - one of them would even be eligible for the Champions League - but it's not gonna happen. It's not Fergie's style to buy two such big names, especially not in January.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday October 28 2009

Time: 4:25PM

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Nice to see them at City too - and even though they could easily outbid you and pay far higher wages, methinks that won't happen either.
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28/10/2009 16:31:00

Yeah, but it's trophies and success the best players are usually after !! Unless you count the money grabbing mercenaries that are masquerading as footballers.
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28/10/2009 17:19:00

I highly doubt whether your owners would sanction spending so much money in one go.
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28/10/2009 18:00:00

Or the banks for that matter FCB! They only just got some of their money back afterall following the sale of Ronaldo to Real Madrid - How else do you think that you ended up with Owen on a free and Obertan for 3 million in addition to 17 million Valencia after selling an 80 million player. This is wishful thinking from The Sun I think. At least when City are linked with every player under the sun we can at least go out and buy them!
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28/10/2009 18:29:00

I'd settle for Villa not too fussed about Silva truthfully i'd have Agbonlahor and Young other both of them, proven premierleague players so no need to adjust, wont be as pricy as the other two and the add much needed pace to the team.
One United 92
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28/10/2009 19:45:00

Looks like schizophrenio has been appointed as financial director by the glazers. This story is ********* anyway unlike Robinho off to Barcelona.
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28/10/2009 20:28:00

Who's schizophrenio anyway Annoying Devil? So what if Robinho goes to Barcelona, we've got plenty of money for a replacement, thats not a problem at Eastlands. How many pies did you cop off with last night FOC?
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28/10/2009 20:44:00

And if I'd been appointed as Financial Director at the swamp then it is most likely that Deloitte would have been the ones appointing me and not the Glazers!
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28/10/2009 20:48:00

Must be a thankless task being finance director at the swamp. Still, at least the chap must have big biceps from all the bailing he'll have to do. Pass the bucket!
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28/10/2009 21:59:00

Plenty of money for a replacement, yes sctizo. Plenty of money for a replacement of Robinho calibre maybe not scitzo, you see not every footballer is in for the money.
One United 92
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29/10/2009 08:35:00

You spouting out this all this stuff about pies, food etc like I care. It's pretty funny to me. If they had just served us some booze like they did home fans nothing would have happened. You act like cit-eh fans are saints you've done plenty of robbing up and down the country and I've seen it with my own two eyes. What happened at Barnsley was yorkshiremen being petty as always "No booze for you because you're mancs" It's not the first time they've *****ed up in a situation involving football. Pretty funny that a policeman "got injured" by a pie. So who will you replace Robinho with, Kaka?
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29/10/2009 09:24:00

NRD, it must be really nice to be you, your mother must be soooo proud.
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29/10/2009 11:45:00

NRD - Its not as if you haven't been turned down before - Alan Shearer, Ronaldinho etc or were they before your time? You should look at what you replaced Ronaldo with, the answer is 1 slightly above average player and 2 pieces of garbage for 20 million. What happened to the other 60 million? Don't worry about it though as we shopped in the bargain basement for years, now its just a case of roles reversed.
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29/10/2009 12:39:00

One United 92 - Are you sure that it shouldn't be 93 after your user name as thats the year that most of your lot came out of the woodwork - Just what has Robinho actually done for City this season? If he goes he goes and he won't be sold unless we have a top class replacement lined up, we don't have books to balance unlike some clubs so we don't have to replace our players with 3rd rate replacements. Time for your medication I think as its a long time until the next batch of Bosman signings are available!
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29/10/2009 12:45:00

Oh wow Scitzo since when were you incharge of our finances? By the sounds of it you know more about what goes on in our club than Fergie! You haven't got any books to balance ... yet, jut wait until your owner realises what his wasted his money on, a bunch of wannabe's. The biggest joke of it is is the 3rd rate replacements every player you've got is third rate how many teams wanted Adebayor and Tevez? And everyone knows Lescott is on the same level as Vidic, Terry and the likes of them.
One United 92
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29/10/2009 20:17:00

Why even bring my Mum into in bluewolfie you f...u..ck1n tw*t.
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29/10/2009 20:37:00

And to schizo we make 80 million from a player and the logic is to go and instantly spend it all. when has that ever happened to any club. When we sold Beckham we bought what everyone called one trick who turned out to be a very good buy. To call Obertan garbage after one game is pretty dumb even by your standards but then you have to get all your mates to jump in on the bandwagon and start at my family. You can burn in hell as far as I'm concerned.
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29/10/2009 20:41:00

Mum jokes are an idiots last resort, well done Bluewolf you have now also proven you're an idiot among many other negative things.
One United 92
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29/10/2009 21:06:00

Fair point 1Utd - I could have course insinuated that his accouchement began with a reprehensible conjugation, but would he have understood? maybe, maybe not. But at least you used 'idiot' which uses twice as many syllables as 'twit', and for that I thank you.
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29/10/2009 21:25:00

NRD - Nobody has got anybody to come over here and have a go at you or your family. You made it personal by trying to give me an immature nickname, nobody else did so why not take responsibility for your own actions for a change as I cannot control what others say or post. That would be like me having a go at you for not keeping your new little gimp who has appeared in the last couple of days on a leash.
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29/10/2009 21:29:00

I didn't see any Mum jokes going on, and certainly no one insulted her NeRD. I think Bluewolfie was merely insinuating that you are a bit of a disgrace, and you have merely given credence to his assertion by calling him a "f...u..ck1n tw*t". My advice to you is to stop digging, you're deep enough in the hole.
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29/10/2009 21:33:00

Yoonited fans might want to have a look at this:
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29/10/2009 23:27:00

Not particularly good reading that, is it 5th? The Reds are very much in the red...
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30/10/2009 07:27:00

The ship is sinking and the captain will go down with her.
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30/10/2009 09:38:00

immateur little nicknames thats quiet ridiculous seeing as you bagn with it all with the 'NeRD' comment.
One United 92
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30/10/2009 13:02:00

about the link, seriously how many people are actually a part of the clubs hierarchy you all seem to know more about whats going on than Fergie. The 'alarm bells are ringing' he says, hmm we've been in debt for a long time now and amazing players have come and gone but we still recover, once again my question is why is this time so different?
One United 92
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30/10/2009 13:09:00

No, credit where credit is due. I started the NeRD name as I think it's quite apt...
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07/11/2009 09:03:00


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