panchester07 wrote:Actually brown, no they haven't, i've been reading the paper for like 5 years now about everyday, and they never have said anything about Mourinho coming till 3 weeks ago, they are sensationalists, but they base their sensationalism of solid evidence. They said Ronaldo was almost sure to sign, but that was cause pretty boy flirted all summer with Madrid, (evidence), and Ferguson never let him go.
In fact they didn't predict Mourinho going to Madrid, they guaranteed it, they said this and that, here and there, they said 10 million euros per season, for 3 or 4 seasons can't recall, and that Mourinho wants Maicon and is trying to bring him to Madrid. Turns out, a few days later we find out Mourinho didn't travel back to Italy with inter to celebrate, he stayed in a hotel in Madrid with his family, and talked with the directives of Madrid, he's gonna sign his contract this week. and they've never said that before.
They exagerate, and their off with a lof of the assumptions, but when they guarantee something, it turns out to be truth 95% of the time.
They've also said things about Higuian switching team, and it turns out he hasn't signed a contract.
I'll admit they talk a lot of crap, and bulls**t stories, exagerate them a lot, but can't repeat, when they state something as a fact, they've never missed.
That being said this has little relevance to Higuian, because they haven't revealed or mentioned anything solid, more than "ifs" and "maybes" so to us he's still Madrid's.
In Brown's defense, I was speaking among the numerous stories they printed that turned out to be something that didn't materialize. That's what I meant about the numbers statement....sure, they're right on a couple stories based on the amount of stories that are printed. I'm not saying they are better or worse than any other media outlet, but just all of them are in business based on the flow of information...correct or not. To your statement about when they guarantee something, it's right 95% of the time.....that's like saying "60% of the time, it works every time".
I think it's safe to say that quite a few people expected Mourinho to take over Real Madrid next season after the 2nd leg Champions League game with Barcelona. That's when the speculation started because many people in Madrid took notice when he took down Barcelona by shutting down their offense in the 2nd leg at the Camp Nuo, while pounding them 3-1 in the 1st leg. He managed to do something that Real Madrid couldn't this year, even after spending the millions on CR, Kaka, Benzema & bringing in Pellegrini. After that game, Mourhino could have sh*t in a bag and sold it to Real Madrid. It's no surprise to me that they would get rid of Pellegrini and bring in Mourinho for 10M Euro's a year for 4 years. I know at one time he stated it would take a contract of 2 years for 16M Euro's a year to bring him at Real Madrid, but I guess 40M is better than 32M as far as he's concerned. I don't think he'll be there for more than 2 years, but maybe Real will go through some transformation to stability if they win a CL title. He been linked to wanting Miacon, Ashley Cole, 3 Benefica players...and he's not even the coach yet. See how fast these things move? The guy doesn't even have his name on the office yet and we feel like we know what's going on because we get these stories that could be based on not much more than opinion/rumor/lies/some reporter needing cash/some tipster needing cash/a paper needing to sell papers. In reality, we don't...because it's behind the scenes.
I'm not even saying they have it wrong about Gonzalo...but you'll have to actually question Gonzalo with some direct quotes before you get me convinced on that story. Question Maradona about the team's progress, expectations, etc.....but not about a player's contract situation to a club because to me, that holds very little relevance coming from Maradona. They quoted him because it's sensational...or Gonzalo didn't give them something controversial enough to grab attention. At this point, it's going to be up to Mostly Perez/Some Mourhino on what players to keep, transfer, or release. Hopefully Perez will be on vacation or some sh*t so Mourhino can make the majority of the decisions from now on....because I"m starting to think Perez has a decision dart board in his office.