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A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still A Rose

A Rose By Any Other Name Is Still A Rose

It doesn't matter whether it's a meeting in a roadside hotel, ice cream in an Italian cafe or issuing statements via the press .... it's still tapping up.

After suffering some of the more blatant tapping up in recent history, Arsenal Football Club have been the victims of tapping up from Inter Milan and now, not entirely surprising, Real Madrid.

Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon says that his interest in Arsenal whizz-kid Cesc Fabregas will only be acted upon should the player request to leave.

'All the coaches love him but my policy is that it must be the player who makes the step to move because we do not want conflicts with any teams," said Calderon to Marca.

"Cesc has something beautiful as he is Spanish and this is one of my goals, to make Real Madrid more Spanish."

Does Calderon really think everyone is stupid enough not to see the transparency of the intent of his statement?

When you consider that Fabregas recently signed a new deal to keep him at Arsenal for a further 8 years, coupled with his recent statement that he loves our club and wants to remain here, then it's plainly obvious what the Real Madrid boys are up to.

Maybe Arsene Wenger should file a second complaint whilst he's reporting Inter Milan?



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Writer:Rocky7
Date:Tuesday May 6 2008
Time: 10:12AM

Comments

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By the looks of it, Madrid wants to buy the whole premier league.
k_chelski
06/05/2008 10:34:00
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I hate Real Madrid. C-cks.
Moorish
06/05/2008 11:17:00
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Luckily you can only buy your own contract out when it gets down to 2 years. Meaning Cesc will be with us for another 6. You hear that Cesc, YOUR OURS FOR 6 YEARS.
paul_ownz
06/05/2008 12:01:00
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Real Madrid really are a team I despise. Ever since they signed Anelka almost 10 years ago now (a player who WANTED to leave) they think they can sign all our best players even though they want to stay and are under long contracts which is out of order to make it public knowledge and even using it in their own presidential elections saying I'm gonna sign Fabregas, Kaka and Ronaldo or who ever! Ridiculous! Btw, Paul if you are quoting from Romeo and Juliet, just thought I'd say the actual line is 'a rose by any other name would smell as sweet', just to be annoying :P
itsup4grabsnow
06/05/2008 12:31:00
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Fabregas can go to Real... for Marcelo, Higuian, Robinho, Casillas, Snejder and Saviola......... plus 15 Million pounds
stukazufuss
06/05/2008 12:45:00
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as long as we have the quality of players we have then we are gonna be listening to these kinds of rumours. ignore it.. cesc has already stated on several occasions he is going nowhere. and yes before some spud moron says "TH14 said the same" I will point out that Henry was pushin 30 and lookin at his last big transfer. Cesc is only just 21 and has his whole career ahead of him. we know he probably will look for another challange someday but i dont see it happening for a while yet!
Unwell
06/05/2008 12:55:00
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I am basically ok with all the rumours around Cesc..its only a testament to his stature and our inability to ARRIVE at a point where we need to be...he wont be going this season tho...hopefully the boss knows that some silverware will be required to keep him happy and will improve the team adequately this summer. I am glad Flamini has gone...the team is bigger than him. i am somewhat hoping Hleb will go too...his return of 3 league goas this season doesnt particularly make him my fav player...and a return of about 11 goals in 3 seasons...IMO Hleb epitomises to good and bad about Arsenal...plenty skill, loads of possesion and no endproduct - GOALS..when he goes we can replace him with a midfielder who can get goals...the Arsenal midfield was pretty bad at scoring goals...Pires/Ljunberg anyone...match winners/goalscorers not just dribblers and entertainers...
number14
06/05/2008 13:11:00
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gotta agree with ya there number14. is flamini a loss? i would say yes considering we got no cash for him. is it next season over for us before it has began?? i would say no. i think flam did great this year but i think we need someone with a bit more of a physical presence in mid. As for Hleb, hes a great player who can go where he likes when he has the ball at his feet but we dont have any probs gettin the ball to the oppositions goals.. we need someone who will convert these chances or make their own playin in mid. As a player i like Hleb but i feel we can do better.
Unwell
06/05/2008 13:20:00
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My point exactly...Hleb is perhaps the most skillfull player in the league..but hey , that has never been our problem...out problem this season - bar the porr reffeeing and injuries - was a lack of cutting edge...we cld have won Manu home/away, Lillypool (and the CL) (not to mention a host of other games) if we had just taken HALF our chances...a it is I cant wait for Hleb to go...all this distractive rumors shld soon end and the boss shld buy wisely...IMO we can be great...we waited on Adebayor to score all the goals...i remember when Pires could do up to 12 or more goals a season...and Ljunberg too..thats where we need to be again..
number14
06/05/2008 13:30:00
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Pity we cant really afford Barry...with Liverpool also in pursuit tho..Flamini IS replaceable..i am positive we can do better
number14
06/05/2008 13:32:00
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