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ETB wrote:I love him and want to have his babies

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Seems to have it all, doesn't he?

Please post of this thread if you are jealous.
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poor mans robbie keane
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Often makes poor decisions, despite huge goal tally.



Oh, sorry. FACT.
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Serious player. :thumbup:
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Anonymous. wrote:
ETB wrote:I love him and want to have his babies

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Not sure he's really interested in the whole babies thing ...
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Man U must regret having to sell him in 2009......they could have built a dynasty around him, instead theyve become also rans.
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Smee wrote:Man U must regret having to sell him in 2009......they could have built a dynasty around him, instead theyve become also rans.
is there any precedent for a team holding a player wanting to leave and it working out? and this wasn't a spur of the moment thing, his desire to leave was clear long before he finished up there
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TheBouncer wrote:
Smee wrote:Man U must regret having to sell him in 2009......they could have built a dynasty around him, instead theyve become also rans.
is there any precedent for a team holding a player wanting to leave and it working out? and this wasn't a spur of the moment thing, his desire to leave was clear long before he finished up there
Eden Hazard? DDG?
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Smee wrote:Man U must regret having to sell him in 2009......they could have built a dynasty around him, instead theyve become also rans.
He had that ridiculous "breakthrough" season in 2007/8 (31 league goals with 42 in all comps) where he went from good to goal machine and wanted to leave. They made him stay for another year and it was nowhere near as good as the previous one. Then he went to Madrid and the goal machine was back.
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Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.
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Botha Boy wrote:
Anonymous. wrote:
ETB wrote:I love him and want to have his babies

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Not sure he's really interested in the whole babies thing ...
He knocked up a maid then bought the kid off her and called it mimi-me didn't he? Raises it as a single father.
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I readily approve of this thread :thumbup:
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fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.
Messi, the thick criminal cheat?
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fudge this.
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fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.

People who make comments like this, never seem to mention the things he does for under privileged children, like donating his earnings to build schools or paying for a young lads operation. He may act the nob on the field (he`s still a brilliant footballer) but it`s a shame that more high earning footballers do not follow his example, instead of blowing their cash on gambling. :nod:
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No, he just blows it on a Veyron, then blows the Veyron up...
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Hawk97 wrote:No, he just blows it on a Veyron, then blows the Veyron up...
:roll:

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's most charitable sports star after donating million of pounds to causes across the globe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... -list.html
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A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
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GWO2 wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:No, he just blows it on a Veyron, then blows the Veyron up...
:roll:

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has been named the world's most charitable sports star after donating million of pounds to causes across the globe.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... -list.html
The article is poorly worded, it uses given/raised as interchangeable. While he must be commended. He's not giving away his personal fortune. He does charity work, he's put his name to things. Most stars do that. His star is just brighter so his trust earns more.
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Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
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No seriously he does a lot for charity, this isn't really news.
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Jeff the Bear wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
Indeed. If we all had PR managers sorting it out for us though, it would be a bit easier.
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But having to admit that he is a giant penis. He is also the greatest player of his generation. Talent wise Messi may shade him but balancing talent/drive/achievement over the last few years he's pulling ahead.
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Hawk97 wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
Indeed. If we all had PR managers sorting it out for us though, it would be a bit easier.
And more money than we know what to do with.
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I was at Old Trafford v Pompey when he scored the most remarkable free kick I've ever seen. He's a lot better now.
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fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.

Ronaldo isn't perfect, like most people. His personal drive and competitiveness make him selfish often and his reactions can be childlike and often arrogant. But all these things make him the most dedicated professional the sport has right now, his work ethic is second to none and if you told any player in Madrid that he plays for himself you would be put in your place pretty quickly. He never gives up, never leaves the field if it's his choice and his involvement on the sideline for Portugal spoke volumes (although someone like yourself probably thinks it was to stay in the limelight) He is open to the media (messi hasn't ever given an interview) and gives a lot of money to charity. He's a dedicated father and doesn't have tattoos because he gives blood on a regular basis. He doesn't drink alcohol at all.

But yes you're right, not a good role model at all.
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dr dre2 wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
Indeed. If we all had PR managers sorting it out for us though, it would be a bit easier.
And more money than we know what to do with.

Don`t see England`s pride (Beckham) giving up much. :uhoh:
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GWO2 wrote:
dr dre2 wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
Indeed. If we all had PR managers sorting it out for us though, it would be a bit easier.
And more money than we know what to do with.

Don`t see England`s pride (Beckham) giving up much. :uhoh:
Neither is Ronaldo, he has trusts that raise money, he gives little away other than time. So do the Beckhams, Giggs' and Bales of this world.

And it's all relative, even if the 85k mentioned in the article came out of his own pocket the guy is reported to rake in $219,178 a day (from all sources). It's the same as an average wager giving about £38 away as a chunk of their wage. But of course the average wager holds far less in total wealth due to never having much of an excess. So you could make a case that your average guy having a DD set up for £5 a month is giving up much more to help out.
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GWO2 wrote:
dr dre2 wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:
Jeff the Bear wrote:
Hawk97 wrote:A celebrity is generous for giving a small % of his cash away endorsement, AND a Daily Mail link. Nice work :uhoh:
Doesn't matter what percentage it is. As noted, if all gave just a 'small %', then there'd be a shit load more money for charities.
Indeed. If we all had PR managers sorting it out for us though, it would be a bit easier.
And more money than we know what to do with.

Don`t see England`s pride (Beckham) giving up much. :uhoh:
African Wildlife Foundation
CHOC Children's
Comic Relief
Elton John AIDS Foundation
FC Harlem
Help for Heroes
Malaria No More
mothers2mothers
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
Novak Djokovic Foundation
Peace One Day
Prince's Trust
Raising Malawi
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Sport Relief
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Victoria and David Beckham Charitable Trust
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He has an impressive tan.
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Toro wrote:
fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.

Ronaldo isn't perfect, like most people. His personal drive and competitiveness make him selfish often and his reactions can be childlike and often arrogant. But all these things make him the most dedicated professional the sport has right now, his work ethic is second to none and if you told any player in Madrid that he plays for himself you would be put in your place pretty quickly. He never gives up, never leaves the field if it's his choice and his involvement on the sideline for Portugal spoke volumes (although someone like yourself probably thinks it was to stay in the limelight) He is open to the media (messi hasn't ever given an interview) and gives a lot of money to charity. He's a dedicated father and doesn't have tattoos because he gives blood on a regular basis. He doesn't drink alcohol at all.

But yes you're right, not a good role model at all.
:thumbup: :nod:
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I supported him when he was playing fot Manchester United. Still do.
What about that goal by the Juventus bloke in the final?
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CrazyIslander wrote: What about that goal by the Juventus bloke in the final?
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fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.
In how to manage finances and cover yourself with shít tattoos?
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Brumby_in_Vic wrote:
fogerty wrote:Great player, one of the world's greatest, but he plays for himself and has an awful attitude on the pitch. In terms of a role model, messi is streets ahead.
In how to manage finances and cover yourself with shít tattoos?
and grow a ginger beard with peroxide hair. x(
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Best footballer ever IMO and has to be up there as one of the best sportsmen ever, if not the best. His stats in the most popular sport in the world (by a distance) see to that.

As for his charitable work, you should visit Madeira, he has ploughed millions of his own cash into schools, academies, hospitals, projects etc etc.
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