Before social media, players were bought mainly on talent alone. The player would do a fitness test and if he passed the test, the club would normally sign that player. Many times, their existing clubs would speak highly of the player even though they knew his life out of soccer wasn’t exactly exemplary. The new club would then buy this player only to find out he is a big drinker…but now they would be stuck with him for however long the contract was negotiated for.
Do yourself a favour and watch the “George Best” documentary on Netflix. I highly recommend it for a good time filler. Would a club in this modern era take a chance on George Best? Based on this article, I don’t think so! But it is Georgie Best! Maybe he turns his life around and recovers. I still think the answer would be no!
These days, buying a player is a whole new ball game. A lot of emphasis is placed on the players social media presence, what he says on social media, and many other factors. As you will read in the article, clubs hire companies to investigate player habits, body language, and place a huge factor on social media history.
I always inform the players I coach to watch out what they put on social media and most don’t really believe me. Well, I will forward this article to all of them so they can see the reality of what clubs do and what they look for when wanting to sign a player. The far-reaching lengths that clubs go to find dirt on players is unbelievable, but these days with social media, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to uncover this dirt quite easily.
Moral of the story: if you are a young player wanting to make it as a professional, my advice to you is get off social media and go to the field and train, train, and train some more. Let your talent do the talking and not your social media drunken escapades. #notfunny
Gareth Bale owns a huge mansion worth £4 million in Wales and installed an amazing football pitch complete with goalposts and white pitch markings to have a kick-around with pals when he’s home over the summer.
Well, Bale will probably have to be the ref during these kick-arounds as Real Madrid have banned him from playing any football on his newly-installed pitch. What a waste of lawn. LOL!
Damn idiots…how dare they ban Bale from playing football with his buddies!
A West Ham die-hard fan confidently declared on Twitter last month that if Mexican Javier Hernandez signed for West Ham, he would get the striker’s nations flag inked on his.
Of course, the Hammers managed to capture the former Manchester United star in a £16 million deal, where he rakes in a modest £140,000 a week.
Any chance of him backing out of his bet were made harder when David Sullivan Jnr.; son of West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan, offered to pay for the tattoo.
Why do people do this, really why ??
I personally have had ample experience with agents throughout my playing career; some were great and others well…let’s just say I would be happy to never see them again
We always hear of football players and their agents, but are players really happy with their agents? Many agents have been caught in huge controversies with transfers, player dealings, etc. Ask clubs about the ever popular Kia Joorabchian Carlos Tevez’ agent and you probably will get a “fuck that guy…we don’t want him near any player at this club!”
For an inside look into how agents blackmail, lie, use mind games and control over players, take a look at this article. Most of those agent sum bitches should be fired and never allowed back into football circles ever again !!
With Neymar’s outrageous money move to PSG, we automatically assume he is the highest paid footballer in the world.
Let me tell you…he is not. Chinese football is now in the picture and even though footballers don’t enjoy playing in China, they sure enjoy banking the huge amounts of money they get paid monthly. I would buy a Ferrari, a Harley, a huge mansion…okay, enough Pedro…moving on…
Who even cares to watch Chinese football? The highlights on YouYube are always of kung-fu type tackles and mass player brawls, which is entertaining to watch when one is doing absolutely nothing on a Sunday night. Axel Witsel will surely be on the physio table after that incident…just shambles…
Check out the list of the TOP-10 best paid footballers in the world. I wish I had just a portion of what they earn weekly as my yearly salary. Hopefully dreams do come true!
Mario Balotelli is in the news once again; not for his playing ability, but with the law. In a recent incident, he was racing his Ferrari versus his pal’s Lamborghini and both were caught by Italian police.
The Nice striker has picked-up 18 fines for traffic offences…mostly speeding…in the space of two years in Italy; often on the same A4 road.
What a player this kid would be if he stayed out of the limelight, and more importantly, out of trouble. Why does trouble always find him? Actually, why does he always find trouble is more appropriate.
Come on Balotelli…stay out of trouble and stop making horrible choices! Eventually your money and luck won’t be enough to save you and your ass will be in jail!
Picture this…CR7…hair-perfect as always, muscles flexed, filled with confidence, making his way down the Real Madrid bus steps with that million-dollar swagger…and then the inevitable happens !!
Yes, it happens to all of us even CR7!
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