From: Google Beta User on 5 Jan 2010 15:56
On Jan 5, 2:45 pm, Alkamista <alkami...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> 2) Have you followed football long? Are you not aware that never has a
> club spent such ungodly amounts in such a short period of time? In a
> little over two months they spent a quarter of a BILLION Euros (68m +
> 94m + 15m + 35m + 4m + 35m = 251m).
> It's unprecedented, dwarfing even the first Galacticos outlay and the
> first two years of Abramovich at Chelsea. It is certianly noteworthy,
> wake up.
Not just the amount, but breaking two transfer records (the "lower"
record surpassed their own previous record by a good amount) within a
Of course it was a big deal.
I'd add in Beckham joining MLS. That was big story.
From: Alkamista on 5 Jan 2010 15:57
On Jan 5, 12:22 pm, Benny <Be...(a)soccer-europe.com> wrote:
> > Subject : 10 Most Notable Events of the Decade
> > From : alkami...(a)hotmail.com
> > I think some people are having a very hard time accepting the reality
> > that the once mighty Serie A is now a shell of its former self and in
> > danger of not even being a top three league in Europe. Couple that
> > with a healthy anti-Anglo bias, and you can see how flattering
> > mentions of the EPL can sometimes cause these predictable reactions.
> I think you'll find some of us conceded Serie A was no longer top dog
> many years ago.
I know you did, I was referring to a couple of truly delusional
> It's worth remembering the most successful league in
> Europe this decade is La Liga with 4 European Cup winners, Italy and the
> EPL have two each.
When I have some time here I'll do a league by league analysis of the
UCL for the last decade.
From: Google Beta User on 5 Jan 2010 15:58
On Jan 5, 3:27 pm, Benny <Be...(a)soccer-europe.com> wrote:
> > and the first two years of Abramovich at Chelsea. It is certianly
> > wake up.
> Noteworthy yes, one of the TEN most noteworthy events of the >decade? More noteworthy than the Glazers' takeover of Man United, >than Abramovich, the measures against financial doping, Germany 1->5 England etc, etc? Don't be ridiculous.
Benny post your list.
Speaking of lists, do you still do the World Class Player Lists?
From: Futbolmetrix on 5 Jan 2010 16:19
"Jesus Petry" <jesuspetry(a)pop.com.br> wrote in message
> Benfica did it one year earlier and other teams have done it
Oh, bleep to you and the RSSSF archive!
Perugia only barely makes the podium in terms of "team that went the whole
season unbeaten without winning the title in the longest league". The
honors would go to:
1. Galatasaray 1985/86, unbeaten in 36 matches, finished second to Besiktas
on goal difference
2. Crvena Zvezda (Red Star) 2007/08, unbeaten in 33 matches, finished
second, 5 points behind Partizan.
3. Benfica 1977/78 and Perugia 1978/79, unbeaten in 30 matches, second
respectively to Porto on goal difference, and to Milan by 3 points.
From: Benny on 5 Jan 2010 16:52
> Subject : 10 Most Notable Events of the Decade
> From : wanyikuli(a)gmail.com
> Not just the amount, but breaking two transfer records (the "lower"
> record surpassed their own previous record by a good amount) within a
> few weeks?
> Of course it was a big deal.
Not a top ten of the decade.
> I'd add in Beckham joining MLS. That was big story.
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