Re: 2012-13 English Premier League/Cups Thread - Van Persieeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
Got a big chance today(Chance that I hoped for, with Kun and Mario up front), such a disappointing performance. So much potential that it's even more annoying to watch him half-ass matches. I hope he stays because when he's in-form, he's unstoppable with unlimited potential but if he leaves, I hope that it's for PSG and not for Italy again.
I agree snrub but it can be debated on from both sides. Nasri did pick city over united right? and i'm sure we offered him a big deal.
but not every player on the planet wants to play for united. i think people like to ignore that when a player is linked. nasri came when we had a team capable of challenging (and ultimately winning) the title. sure we probably offered him more money, but it's not like our team was some rabble of crap and there was no other reason on the planet to choose us.
and maybe nasri wanted to play for manchester city but anyone who comes is just a mercenary by trade and chasing the money. ridiculous double standard.
Honestly, did you never take the piss out of Chelsea spending huge money & wages on players before your club won the lottery? When Nasri joined, City weren't a PL winning side and he seemed to be on crazy money, so people made mercenary jokes, and yeah, a few people probably believe it. As long as the club you support spends huge money, you're gonna get stick about players joining you for that reason. If you want any part of the banter you gotta suck it up tbh, United fans did for years (until Roman shown what buying the league actually meant )
No-one actually begrudges a foreign player going to the English club that'll pay him most, do they? It's usually just joking around, and at worst a bit of jealousy the player didn't join their club.