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300M For Another Failure; Ronaldo Must Feel Stupid

Being Cristiano Ronaldo is an enviable lot for most of the time. He earns a shitload of money, he can get quality birds and he's playing for his 'boyhood favourites'. But right now I wouldn't want to be Ronaldo.

Just imagine the scene: you come off the pitch disconsolately, having scored your side's only goal in a Champions League game and by all accounts having looked the only player who actually gave a crap, contemplating failure of the monumental type. Because Real Madrid, for the sixth season in a row, failed to make it past the last 16 of the Champions League.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo has surely learnt that his former team destroyed AC Milan, scoring seven goals over the two games. And they can't dismiss Milan: no one in their right mind would say that Lyon are better and of course Madrid registered a draw and a home loss against Milan in this season's group stage.

So, Ronaldo must feel really stupid, just like Real Madrid president Florentino Perez who spent roughly 300 million pounds for yet another failed attempt to get past the last 16. And Lyon knocked them out, Lyon who finished third in the French league last season, who were put to the sword by Barcelona at the same stage a year ago.

You have to be wondering whether Ronaldo secrectly wishes if he could still be a part of Manchester United instead. We frequently had to deal with the accusation of being a one-man team - but for Madrid it looks like that even Ronaldo's superhuman efforts are insufficient.

Oh, and the funniest part: the final will be held at the Bernabeu. Delicious.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday March 10 2010

Time: 11:45PM

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Its easy to forget how good he is because Rooney has filled his boots this season. When he played for us, it was also easy to pick out the flaws in his game, but watching the Madrid game tonight really brought home what a great player he is and how lucky us United fans were to witness his exploits for the time we did. Not many english fans can say they witnessed the worlds best player in their shirt. Having said all that, I did laugh when I saw him walking down the tunnel shaking his head at getting knocked out.
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Well, that's harsh, at least he has a VIP box at the Bernabeu to watch us in the finals!!! :O
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11/03/2010 00:03:00

Not surprised one bit to see his team losing out again and for me to see real circus lose was just the icing on the cake.Great night.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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11/03/2010 05:47:00

tuscan3000, I agree with your sentiments. In the last year with you guys, Ronaldo was the best player in the world. Arsenal fans can claim to have seen Henry who was in the years 2002-2004, arguably the best in the world with an average of over 30 goals a season and 15 assists a season. Zae, I disagree on some counts - without meaning to demean a fantastic performance from United today, this Lyon side are far superior to AC Milan. And saying "I would'nt want to be Ronaldo right now" is a biased statement. You are a Unite fan and will be even if your team did badly. If Ronaldo is a Madrid fan it doesn't matter to him if they do badly. He will stick on for a few years anyway because thats what fans do.
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11/03/2010 06:18:00

Heard about ramos's prediction of 3-0 in madrid's favour and last year if I'm not wrong,it was VDV,Madrid have always been a club for me where the manager seems to have the least role,the president buys according to his wish and dumps the players on the manager,plus within the camp,he dare not hurt any player's ego or else the results will be really bad,plus the system in which the club is run is a joke.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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11/03/2010 07:00:00

I guess we ourselves learned the hard way by getting trashed at Milan,then Fergie buys OH,to bring discipline in the team and the results were there to be seen,plus we are better organised,more compact and we have a lot more patience,keep it tight and strike at the right opportunity.Its not about stars,its about discipline and playing with the right attitude,something that cannot be bought and it will be be really tuff to bring in the Madrid's philosophy of attack,attack and more attack.
Antriksh (abmtd)
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11/03/2010 07:08:00

Why would Ronaldo feel stupid for, he is living his dream something most people never accomplish during their lives. He never left United because he didn't think think they would ever win a trophy again, he left because he always wanted to play for Madrid.
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11/03/2010 07:43:00

Couldn't resist the dig could you? Pathetic. Be happy that Man U beat Milan and looked fantastic rather than having a go at a former player who wanted out to play for another team.
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11/03/2010 08:09:00

Ron was a fantastic player for us - and I would like to see him back - he may let his contract end at RM and come back - who knows lol
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11/03/2010 08:14:00

the guy is laughing all the way to the bank, I'm not sure he will be overly bothered. 300k a week? I'd take it!
The Fear
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11/03/2010 08:25:00

come to that, I'd take 300k a year!
The Fear
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11/03/2010 08:25:00

Im sure he is bothered. Recognition is everything to him and getting knocked out by a team that isnt even the best team in the french league is embarrassing. He'll look at United getting through and it wont have any affect on how he feels about madrid or his decision to leave united, but he'll be envious. I have nothing but good things to say about him, but whenever a player leaves because he thinks he is making a step up its sweet when they're proven wrong. Just ask spurs fans - with every misplaced pass or shot from berba or carrick they orgasm.
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11/03/2010 14:23:00

The fear you got it wrong, the 300 is thousand its MILLION as in the amount madrid spent on their team and yet they are as far away from the CL as ever
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11/03/2010 18:31:00

Zae bitter as ever. I actually think Real do have the makings of a great side, they finally have a good defence with Ramos and Albiol both top players. Infact their whole side is fantastic, upfront Ronaldo and Higuain? Wow. But it takes time and effort to develop a world beating side - Barcelonas has been grown by Guardiola for around 10 years - even when Rijkaard was in charge he was behiond the scenes bringing through all these future great players. Real ARE close - but Perez is that much of an idiot he'l probably sack Pelligrini and replace him with Benitez.
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11/03/2010 22:02:00

we don't orgasm at all, the difference between berba and ronaldo is berba is a ****! so when he messes up (all the time) it brings a smile to our faces, as for carrick although it left a bitter taste most spurs fans like him still, someone keeps saying about lyon being the 3rd best team in france? does that make manure only the 2nd best team in EPL? i guess it does coz we all know they won't be winning it this season don't we? as for them getting to CL final? i don't think so this time.
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12/03/2010 15:58:00

lol at least next season we WILL be in CL again spursman
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13/03/2010 09:13:00

I wish we still had him and played him and rooney up front with valencia and nani or park wide, and berbatov as a playmaker
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15/03/2010 12:03:00


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