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I don’t know. I feel that each situation is different. One player may not like competing for his place on the team others may want more money… When a player wants to leave I prefer to let him go, if a player hasn’t got the motivation to play for the best club in the world there are no issues in letting them go. —Carlo Ancelotti, when asked, How do you explain that key players want to leave the club? (via rmhurts)
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I have never felt betrayed with a football transfer before. These things happen, I usually understand the motivation behind them even if they’re superficial—money, not enough playing time, moving to a “retirement” league.

I’ve never felt betrayed, until today.

Xabi Alonso literally had months to work out this transfer. The Kroos deal was done DURING the World Cup, and announced immediately following it. (Not to mention, I don’t even buy the fact that the Kroos deal pushed him out. Di Maria was the one most effected by the deal, and he understandably left when the club wouldn’t offer him a better contract—that he deserved).

So you’re telling me out of all this time, he waited until the LAST 6 DAYS OF THE TRANSFER WINDOW, knowing we wouldn’t be able to get a replacement in time, and moved to Bayern Munich.

I can’t even wax reflective on this anymore I’m just gonna list the shit I think is dicky about this move:

- the aforementioned WAITING UNTIL THE LAST 6/5 DAYS OF THE TRANSFER WINDOW TO PUSH THIS MOVE

- the fact sources state that NOBODY AT THE CLUB KNEW HE WANTED THIS MOVE UNTIL HE PUSHED IT IN THE LAST WEEK

- the fact sources state that THE PLAYERS DIDN’T KNOW UNTIL THEY HEARD IT IN THE MEDIA

- The fact that THIS ISN’T A RETIREMENT MOVE in the way he’s playing it off. If Xabi was going back to Real Sociedad, or even LIVERPOOL, I’d be like “okay, he’s 32 he wants to get settled before retiring”. But NO, he’s going to BAYERN MUNICH who in recent years has re surged with a rivalry with Real Madrid in Europe that is one of the fiercest and most sensitive in recent memory.

Xabi was THERE in 2010. HE GOT YELLOW CARDED AND MISSED THE FINAL AGAINST THEM. He knows what they mean.

- What explanation does he have for the move anyways? He’s moving literally to a different club that can offer him NOTHING that Real Madrid can’t offer him, only in a country where he can’t speak the language, and away from his family. Where is the justification? (And don’t give me he’s afraid of not starting because he replaced his alleged “replacement” in Illaramendi when he got off injury).

- He’s going now because he wanted to play for Pep Guardiola? Really? what a slap in the face.

There’s probably more but that’s why Xabi doesn’t get any brownie points. Oh he said nice things about the club in the presser, ACTIONS speak louder than words.

Bye Xabi. IDK, maybe we’ll need you, maybe we won’t. But I won’t miss someone that did us so wrong like that. And that’s a shame because under any other situation, I’d probs be bawling over this.

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Has the salt from Bayern Munich stans moved the Aegean Sea yet?

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10 Facts About Me

I don’t usually post this sort of stuff because I like to remain shrouded in mystery, but I was tagged by foreignmadridismo, so ok. I’d tag people but I think I’m the last person to do this, so if you wanna do it and nobody’s tagged you yet, then say I tagged you.

  1. I don’t do very well, health-wise. By this I mean when I get sick (predominantly with the flu) I get SICK i.e. I’m basically unable to do anything for at least a week. Because of this, my acute asthma, and my propensity to fall ill, I end up going to the hospital a lot and quarantine myself during flu season.

  2. I play the piano alright, and can play songs by ear. I took lessons from the 1st grade all up until my junior year of high school, but all my classical music knowledge/theory is pretty much out the window.

  3. I’m an International Baccalaureate grad.

  4. I’ve never owned a pet aside from a goldfish because my asthma and my mom’s allergies make it hard to do so. I dream of getting a wiener dog and naming him Oscar.

  5. I’ve watched The Simpsons Seasons 1-14 with such frequency I have a quote from the show for basically every life situation. If I only had to watch one show forever it would be that (note: don’t get me started on how bad it’s become.)

  6. I’m a big Musical Theatre fan. My (extremely shortlisted) list of favorite musicals consists of Evita, Les Miserables (note: not the movie), Next to Normal, and Sunday in the Park with George.

  7. I’m the eldest child in my family, and have two younger sisters.

  8. Johnny’s Entertainment groups are my secret shame. They’re why I can’t make fun of my Directioner friends. If you don’t know what they are googling will probably make you judge me—-but at any rate Arashi, V6, Tokio, and the Kinki Kids are my favs. I aim for the 30+ ones.

  9. I’m only fluent in English but I can understand Tagalog and some French. Becoming fluent in both is something I’m trying to work on.

  10. I’ve never smoked, done drugs, or been drunk in my life (if I drink it’s pretty rare and it’s only like one cocktail the whole night). If it wasn’t for my constant profanity and jokes I’d make a good Nicholas Sparks heroine.
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