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Just saw an article in the Guardian with a somewhat desperate Everton manager quoting that David Beckham only needs to call Moyes himself or Phil Neville to organise a short-term loan deal to Everton.

Seems like a bit of a non-story to me, but if anything came of this, it would appear to be an interesting, and potentially sceptical, choice for a quick-fix at the right side of midfield... if he was to play there, that is.

Either way, Donovan may also come, but I guess the question beckons, would we, the supporters, welcome the signing of Becks?

Andy Paolacci, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia     Posted 27/11/2010 at 02:29:28

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Albert Perkins
1   Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:10:04

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Just imagine, we would have signed the best WAG in the world of football. Victoria would be ours, all ours.

Necks would be craning to the directors box for most of the game and we wouldn't have to watch the awful football being played on the pitch.

Victoria would make Everton world famous. Genius from Moyes! Go get her, er him, David, we're all with you!

Rob Lyons
2   Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:36:41

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David Beckham is and always will be class!! great ambassador for the game, great cross, great work ethic, this would only be a plus. Also he would raise the profile of our club ten-fold which would hopefully mean Billy Bullshit being given a bid!!!
Tony Cheek
3   Posted 27/11/2010 at 08:49:15

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As the late Malcolm Allison would have said after signing yet another bad striker...." I know hes useless , but his wifes a good f--- !!!!
Alan Clarke
4   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:18:10

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After years of our team crying out for some pace, what we need is a slow old man who would displace the only player in the side with pace. At least we'd have someone who could take a set piece.
Mike Burgess
5   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:15:33

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If he is serious about bringing beckham in, it is certainly worring days. Are we really about to go full circle to walter smith days.....struggling at the lower ends of the league signing has beens like ginola gazza etc when our better players like pineer
Begs the question whos next? Sol camball, pires. Maybe if were lucky getting giggs or scholes on lone!

Richard Dodd
6   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:33:13

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Perhaps Davey could give Gazza a route back into the game! Talk about desperation,I`m beginning to lose the faith!
Joseph Strumm
7   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:39:13

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This reminds me of the desperate signings Walter Smith made, Ginola and Gazza both well past their sell-by dates. The only plus side to bringing in Beckham would be the publicity and raised profile of the Club; I can't see him adding anything to the team on the park.
Matthew Lovekin
8   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:41:21

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Desperate times call for desperate measures! Why not sign Beckham?

1. It would only be a short term loan deal, Everton wouldn't lose out at all.

2. We haven't had a right winger that can cross a ball since, erm... Trevor Steven.

3. Commercial, merchandising bonuses.

4. Would make Everton more well known abroad for future signings.

5. Would help get Donovan back on loan or even permanently.

6. We're currently 14th in the table, 2 pts off relegation, in what was supposed to be our make or break season, Champions league, even the PL title according to some fans.

Something has gone wrong and we need to change it.
Paul Olsen
9   Posted 27/11/2010 at 09:57:35

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I see nothing wrong with bringing in Beckham, more publicity and a decent player(if he can play for Ac Milan he can play for us)

It would finally make us more dangerous on set pieces and best of all it would not cost us much. If he doesn't work out, so what?

Why anyone would be negative about this is beyond me.
Gavin Ramejkis
10   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:10:13

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That tax dodging melted wax faced cunt at Spurs would never let it happen, if it was possible he'd simply use his latest cash cow to outbid us..

The marketing could have helped pay for it to happen but given our marketing is currently shite, we'd probably fuck that up too.
John Audsley
11   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:11:43

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Totally with posts 6&7 on this one, we need something different and the commerical value would be massive

why not

It might make a few current high earners think about how they perform, both Donovan and Beckham are very professional men/players

but will it REALLY happen??????

im waitin for Appy Arry to start talking bollox around Beckham, any second now...
Mike McLean
12   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:10:25

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So Landon and Becks will both play right wing? Or Landon will take the place of Cahill?

I had some vestigial respect for DM. It is rapidly going down the pan.
Mike McLean
13   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:18:23

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Oh, and Gavin, the wax faced chap at Spurs produces teams which play attractive and successful football.

Unlike the dour, Calvinist but unwaxy individual at Goodison.
Lee Kidd
14   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:30:00

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Gascoigne, Ginola and... Beckham continues the fine tradition of old-age has beens at Goodison?

Not only am I against the idea, I'm embarrassed our manager has actually brough this up in the media.
Matthew Lovekin
15   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:33:16

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Mike (#10) If Becks starts, he would be right-midfield and Landon would replace Cahill who we could lose for 6 weeks at the Asian Cup. Both players currently play in the same team and not in the same position and I always saw Landon as a more central attacking playing rather than out-wide.

Unfortunately no offer has been made to Beckham, just Moyes saying in the media that if Becks wants to join us, he can. Therefore, I'd like to say in the media that I would like Casillas, Dani Alves, Pique, Essien, Iniesta, Xavi, Ronaldo and Messi to join us. Do you think that they will?
David Hallwood
16   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:40:23

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that maybe so Mike McLean #10, but can you come up a better description
Mark Pendleton
17   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:42:00

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It's not desperate. Moyes was simply responding to a question and said yes, he'd be interested and that Becks knows how to get in touch if he is.

I bet Cahill would love to have that sort of supply line from the right, too.
Terry Hayes
18   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:25:16

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Why not just cut out all the formalities, ask him if he would be interested in becoming player/manager of Everton! He could then appoint Moyes as defensive coach and take over coaching the midfield himself. He could then ask one or two of his old striker mates to come here on the cheap and stick it in the net up the top end... football's simple innit?
John Crook
19   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:40:39

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Another member of the 'Goodison Park ? a lovely retirement home for ex-Man Utd players'?? When I first read the Moyes quotes last night, the word 'desperate' sprung to mind.

After sleeping on it, I'm starting to think what kind of influence he will have on the team ? in training and in the dressing room. My major concern in this so far shit season is the lack of form and influence of Mikel Arteta. Would the influence of Beckham help such things - kick them into gear.?

Let's face it, Everton don't have any superstars ? maybe if a superstar was around for a few months then it might mean everyone stepping up a gear?? I mean it shouldn't be an issue ? it's the managers job to do that ? but maybe it will help??

Ray Said
20   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:41:10

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He is morphing into Walter right before our eyes. "Those that can't remember the past are condemned to repeat it" ? George Santayana.

Nick Entwistle
21   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:45:01

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Other than having someone to beat the first man at corners, this is ridiculous.

Besides, if he's any good, I may have to reconsider my long-held position that he's a tit of the highest order.

Not sure if this would be considered a loss-leader, but his arrival may make us more attractive to more high profile players... but then we can't afford them anyway.
Dean Adams
22   Posted 27/11/2010 at 10:49:37

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What a great way of putting us in the shop window and making potential buyers aware that we are actually a premier league side who can compete with our RS neighbours.

Go on Davey boy, if it works we will raise our profile in a very short time and he just might turn out to be able to play a bit as well!!!

Mike Oates
23   Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:15:29

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Real smart move , commercially and football wise. Becks wide right with quality crosses, corners, free kicks and Donovan in Cahill's position while Cahill sunnying himself in Asia.

Its only for 3 months dont knock it !
Larry Boner
24   Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:25:17

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Beckham has not been able to deliver a decent cross or free kick for about 5 years.
Ian McDowell
25   Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:20:12

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I think it would be a great move particularly if we could get Donovan as well.

Beckham isn?t the quickest but you don?t need to beat your man when you can whip a ball, like he can into the box.

When Cahill goes to the Asian cup it would be great if we could pull off the loan of Beckham and Donovan.
Mike Oxlong
26   Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:41:39

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It's too easy to criticise this signing.

For me, Beckham would be a superb signing on every count.

Coleman at right back, Beckham ahead of him (Neville filling in for the departed Heitinga) ? just think of the learning curve young Seamus would experience with David Beckham on the right-hand side with him.

Commercially it would propel Everton to a level we haven't had in modern times, kids all over the country would buy the shirt on the strength of Beckham alone.

For what it's worth, I actually think he would improve our midfield if only by taking some of the responsibility off Arteta. Admittedly he has no pace but he is still the best English passer of the ball in the world.

No-lose situation really. And if Donovan came to play up front at the same time, I reckon we would reignite a stagnant season.
Kunal Desai
27   Posted 27/11/2010 at 11:40:16

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Why is it that we make real tits of ourselves and declare this sort of interest in the media straight. We come number one when it comes to embarrassing ourselves and nothing then even comes of it.
As for Beckham himself - well it would be fitting to pick up another pay day packet at that age. Footballing wise he has not played in the PM for years and the game has moved on.
It really beggars belief that this clubs so severely lacks any direction and strategy.
Guy Hastings
28   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:18:53

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Perhaps he could show Arteta how to take a free kick that actually clears the wall.
Marc Williams
29   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:22:43

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I said on here the other week that I've given up on going to Goodison this season as it reminds me of the utterly clueless dying days of the Smith regime.

If this Beckam story has any substance then we're surely back to the DESPERATE Gazza/Ginola days of that era.

As Walter the Wally would say
Andy Morden
30   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:23:19

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I'm not sure the assumption that he would be on the right or a starter is correct. He may be played in centre midfield. Or be used late on in games when the opposition are tired.

I concur that bringing ageing players can be a gamble, but Wally Smith did bring in the excellent Richard Gough too - so not always a bad thing.

I suppose the strengths of such a deal include the potential commercial benefits cited above. Bu also his experience. Coleman is a very raw player, perhaps learning off a man with 100+ international caps, won the Champions league, played for very high profile clubs competing in top end copmetitions etc would be of benefit. On the other hand, he may get some dubious lifestyle and fashion tips...

Coleman aside, his influence off the field could be useful in more general terms.

Questions do have to be raised about his form, fitness and his body's ability to hack it in the prem these days.

A gamble, but might it pay off?

Jamie Tulacz
31   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:44:23

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Bit of a random one, and I can't imagine it's going to come off.

But I think to compare to Ginola/Gazza is a bit extreme as Beckham has always kept himself in good shape and his game definitely doesn't rely so much on fitness anyway. Also in terms of marketing could be a huge deal as well
Steven Twine
32   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:29:37

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Cant see any negatives to this and cant belive some people on here slagging the idea off.WHY???? First our profile around the WORLD would increase, our younger players (rodwell,coleman) would learn alot from him. Espeically coleman who can learn and improve from him. The reserves and acdemy players also. Our brand around the world would muiltiply because sky will have us on live alot more than now, we may be on match of the day first or second! The media exposure would be unbeliveable hopefully merchandise sales would follow. He also knows we havent a pot to piss in so his wage demands would be affordable. To the playing side of things ok i except that he hasnt played at a stantard of football anything like ours but hes not going to start every game either so substitute apperances to start with and when hes up to the pace of things then lets see.Imagine the yak,cahill or saha getting on the end of those crosses when he comes on with say the last 20 mins left, plus the free kicks he can produce.As some have pointed out about gazza and ginola they were well past their date with a last pay in mind they both arrived unfit and out of shape and joining a desperate team.Beckham is none of this so that comparison is shit as far as im concerned.Hopefully donovan will come too. There was alot of people on this website slagging that idea off to when donovan came last time and look how wrong they were. Also if we are without cahill for six weeks we need some players in and with no money then these two loan signings (beckham,donovan) will be ideal,hopefully one or two more signings too. I really cant see how we lose.
Amit Vithlani
33   Posted 27/11/2010 at 12:58:14

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I cant see Landon and Becks both coming. They hated each other a while back didnt they?

Really weird one, given the choice clearly Donovan is the better bet.

Also dont understand Moyes saying "he can call me or Phil Neville". Since when does Phil Neville get involved in transfers? Mates or not, the top managers (Fergie etc) either do the business themselves or let their Board do it. I cant imagine Fergie telling Rodwell to give Rooney a ring if he fancies a move to Man U.
Simon Jenkins
34   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:09:31

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It's very easy to dismiss this and compare to Gazza and Ginola, but Beckham would bring a hell of a money to the club, as well as priceless international attention. Weighing up the pros and cons, I think it would be a genius move, to be honest, and definitely not desperation. It's not like the right side of midfield is fine, is it? I think this would be a brilliant move to pull off, both commercially, and it'd also boost attendances too.
Simon Jenkins
35   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:12:25

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#28 Amit - Beckham and Donovan are best mates now. They put aside their differences, and Beckham is the one who advised Donovan to join us last year.
Steve Cotton
36   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:19:12

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The fact that we all know about it now means that either it won't happen or else Donovan has already said that he isn't coming, hence this could soften the blow.

If it was true, I am sure most other Premier League managers and top European managers would be on the case....

Are you sure he wasn't misheard saying he hopes to have Beckford playing for us in January...?
Steve Guy
37   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:14:10

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Throw away comment by Moyes only picked up by the papers cos its Beckham. No chance. Even if it had legs we have enough sick notes without another one.
Gavin Ramejkis
38   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:47:23

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Mike, the lion from the wizard of oz is still a cunt that broke Pompey and has spent a fortune to get spurs where they are now, have to agree about our ginger grinch though.
Andy Paolacci
39   Posted 27/11/2010 at 13:59:41

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Don't forget, we will be without Cahill in January because of his international requirements with the Asian Cup. Donovan may play more centrally if he was to come & Beckham on the right, but we will probably end with one of them if anything..
Ernie McAllister
40   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:00:52

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You know something painful? We don't have a choice in the matter, we need to bring in a quality player.

Whether Becks has lost a yard or two of pace or not, (not that he had much pace to star with), he still capable of putting in quality balls, and being a quality midfielder.

With the way Arteta clearly isn't up to his usual self...and pienaar off in the new year or next summer, we need to do something now...we need a play maker to get the balls into Cahill to bang in.

Desperate times calls for desperate measures, if we do fuck all, and the fact we can't score enough goals or win matches, we could very easily be looking at a significant relegation scrap....maybe the first relegation fight of the season starts today in some people's eyes...right now we are fooked and need another outlet we simply don't have at the club.

Would I accept the lad? probably not, but for the sake of Everton id give him a chance
Ernie McAllister
41   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:05:34

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Kunal Desai - Are we desperate? we need play makers...and this season as shown you Arteta just isn't up for it and as for pienaar the less said about him at the moment the better....having to play Cahill upfront clearly shows you how desperate we have become.

We need a midfield and right wing play maker...Coleman has come on leaps and bounds but he isnt the finished article imo Becks would be a decent acquisition for the likes of Coleman to learn from.

As for Donovan, I just can't see it. I think he was disappointed when LA Galaxy offered him up for 11million and the blues couldn't afford him...the fact he has stated he won't make a decision because he wants to enjoy his holiday break...Becks or Landon? Right now, Becks wants to get back into the England set up and the best way to do that is to try and get back in to the prem. I can see this one growing legs tbh coz i just can't see landon coming backing...its win for him and win for us
Jimmy Hacking
42   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:21:27

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An over-the-hill, injury-prone and inconsistent midfielder still capable of flashes of genius? h'es an Everton player alright!

seriously I'd love to have Becks for a little ten-week cameo next season, will give the club a huge boost.

we might even start appearing in the first two-thirds of Match of the Day!
Leon Perrin
43   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:25:18

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At the moment we're just clueless and mediocre, how gratifying to know we're just a phone call away from adding "laughing stock" to our CV
Mike Prendergast
44   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:27:53

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It is Panto time.
Mike Hughes
45   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:28:24

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BREAKING NEWS - Posh Spice was spotted in Bootle New Stand this morning apparently wearing a blue coat and those bin lid sunglasses that are her trademark. When asked if she would be moving to this vicinity she mysteriously said, "I'll tell you what I want, what I really really want" before heading into McDonalds. A friend of a friend tells me they have been looking at a 3-bedroom semi-detached in Netherton with a "big garden" and a slide for the kiddies. It's official and you heard it here first.
Brian Waring
46   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:40:42

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Mike " He's behind you "!!!

Andy Crooks
47   Posted 27/11/2010 at 14:53:25

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What a signing it would be. As long as no one expects him to make a difference to the team surely the media interest could only be good.
Andrew Conroy
48   Posted 27/11/2010 at 15:13:29

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Dear me. Moyes' Ginola Moment. It's bad enough that he puts fucking Victor on the right wing, but this is the pits in every way. I like Beckham and I'm sure he would give his professional all if he came, but I can't see a half full glass here. All I'm seeing is a manager who's run out of ideas.

We've just gone one down to West Brom too. The Psycho Pat article's the only thing in the Blueniverse that's made me feel good lately.
Matthew Lovekin
49   Posted 27/11/2010 at 15:57:11

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Andy (#41) Becks surely couldn't make a worse difference to the team than they currently are!
John Crossley
50   Posted 27/11/2010 at 17:18:09

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Can't believe we would be involved with the Beckham circus, he sells shirts big deal
Ste Blundell
51   Posted 27/11/2010 at 17:17:12

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When he came we had Ginola and Gazza, maybe he's trying to get that right blend of pensioner and utter shite. Maybe we could get Mark Hughes back as well, we'd ooze class.
John Daley
52   Posted 27/11/2010 at 21:41:47

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Fuck me. Nothing more constructive to say. Sorry.
Ste Traverse
53   Posted 28/11/2010 at 07:23:05

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How the fuck would we afford Beckham's wages? The transfer window isn't far away so, IMO, this is another cheap publicity stunt. Probably Kenwright-inspired again.
Thor Sørensen
54   Posted 28/11/2010 at 08:29:56

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I may be way off on this one but if a manager wants a player, shouldn't he make an effort to get in touch with the player/his agent rather than sitting around in his Finch Farm office waiting for the player himself to make the first move?

Just a thought...
Norman Merrill
55   Posted 28/11/2010 at 09:13:48

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Ste Traverse, You hit the nail on the head, Bullshit Billy really wants Beckham's missus to appear in Puss in Boots, at the Empire, FFS.
Jim Brien
56   Posted 28/11/2010 at 12:52:57

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Becks has his say. It's not gonna happen but there's a glimmer of hope in Landon's response?
Jason Lam
57   Posted 29/11/2010 at 09:11:14

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Gavin (35): lion from the Wizard of Oz

Chris Fisher
58   Posted 29/11/2010 at 12:30:10

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It's funny that everyone seems to think that he would actually come to us anyway! Apparently we are better than AC Milan!

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