PLAYER WATCH: Paulinho

Discussion in 'General Football' started by Dan Yeats, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. DEFchenkOE

    DEFchenkOE Well-Known Member

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    Lol, Barca are insane for buying Pau let alone for that much cash.
     
  2. theShiznit

    theShiznit Well-Known Member

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  3. ClintEastwould

    ClintEastwould Well-Known Member

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    Paulinho to Barca????


    :LOL::LOL::LOL:
     
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  4. nferno

    nferno EarthVorm Jim

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    Can see Barcelona slipping into mediocrity similar to in the early 2000's.. think 02 season. Something has seriously gone wrong there and it's very saddening.
     
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  5. Gassin's finest

    Gassin's finest Donne moi la balle, et je fais le reste...

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    Wut?
     
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  6. scat1620

    scat1620 L'espion mal fait

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    This is the best day of @Eric_s' life.
     
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  7. IfiHadTheWings

    IfiHadTheWings Active Member

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    Tbf Paulinho is a good footballer, he was just pony for Spurs, wouldnt be the first time.
     
  8. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    Unbelievable. I'm stunned. The master of retaining possession sign a guy who hides from the ball constantly.
     
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  9. BringBack_leGin

    BringBack_leGin I BELIEVE

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    Ter Stegen
    Semedo Pique Umtiti Digne
    Busquets
    Paulinho Rakitic
    Messi
    Alcacar Suarez
    Granted it's not exactly their 2011 side, but it's still pretty formidable.
     
  10. Rout-Ledge

    Rout-Ledge Well-Known Member

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    Paulinho may be much more motivated there than he was at Spurs and look quite a bit better.

    The only thing we know for sure though is that he's spineless and in a team where winning the biggest trophies is the measure of success, he will be found out eventually.
     
  11. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    this theory was posted on Reddit earlier, and now taken up by a Barca blog: https://www.barcablaugranes.com/201...rsonal-gains-paulinho-transfer-news-guangzhou

    Josep Maria Bartomeu Floreta (Barca's president) is a partner and CEO at ADELTE Group which is into designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining airports, seaports and road transport operations.

    Apparently, ADELTE Group is expanding into China and bidding on projects like the Ocean Flower Island being built by the Evergrande group which also happens to be the parent organisation of—you guessed it—Guangzhou.

    There are rumours that Florentino Perez’s ACS Group was also bidding for the project, but with the Paulinho transfer concluded, could be handed over to ADELTE Group and/or associates.
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    so, effectively a bribe. The fee is a lot - but it's also Paulinho's release clause and Guangzhou don't want to sell as the window has closed there and they can't replace him (and didn't before the deadline), and they are closing in on the league title.
     
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  12. Cornpattbuck

    Cornpattbuck Well-Known Member

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    Any sign of a sell on clause on this one?!
     
  13. nferno

    nferno EarthVorm Jim

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    Comparing that side to Real's or even Atleti, it just doesn't seem appropriate for a club of such magnitude. Take Messi and Suarez out they would be struggling. Busquets is the only other genuine world class player, pique loses his head too much these days.
     
  14. Dharmabum

    Dharmabum Well-Known Member

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    And all of a sudden Levy's business brinkmanship - in selling Paulinho to Ghuangzhou for "cost-price" - does not seem as impressive...:cool:
     
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    mano-obe Well-Known Member

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    They must have seen his shot at Burnley away and realised it's an upgrade on Neymar
     
  16. gilzeantheking

    gilzeantheking SC Supporter

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  17. Marty

    Marty Throbbing member

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    It's saddening that they aren't developing La Masia talent that makes the first team these days. That was the best thing about Pep's side.
     
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  18. jonnyp

    jonnyp Well-Known Member

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    Bahaha and I thought WE were insane when we bought him for 17 mill....
     
  19. theShiznit

    theShiznit Well-Known Member

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    I look forward to seeing how much he's obviously improved...:cautious:

    TBF he did have a great slow motion highlights reel.

    It was only when we got him here we realised the highlights weren't in slow motion :p
     
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  20. Danners9

    Danners9 Used in a Squad Rotation system

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    Official

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    Mental.

    I don't remember him having full sleeve tattoos with us. Did he?
     

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