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It's been kinda overlooked because they've been serially trounced by Barcelona over the past 3 years, but what a f***ing team they have. They are absolutely devastating going forwards.

 

Gonna make the statement while I still can, but they have to be one of the best sides ever to not have won a major trophy.

 

Credit to Mourinho - he took a team that had already broken the record for most points ever in one season in la liga (bad luck for them really, that Barca got even more points) and managed to make them an even better outfit. Having huge funds or not - making that transition from a great outfit to an even better one is one of the most difficult feats in football.

 

At the moment, they look like the luxury upgrade of our 08/09 team. They just steamroller teams with strong organisation in both attack and defence and overwhelming pace and quality in their play that teams just can't live with.

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Something like a 100 goals spread between Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuain :wacko:

 

They've already broken the record for most goals scored in one league season. If they win their remaining four games, they break Barca's record of most points in one season.

 

Just looked up the goals between them - Higuain and Benzema have scored 54 goals between them. Ronaldo adds another 54 goals to that tally.

 

 

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Something like a 100 goals spread between Ronaldo, Benzema and Higuain :wacko:

 

Saw that stat the other day. Unreal.

 

Still much prefer Barca and I really do dislike Madrid and mourinho, but can't argue with the team he's put together. As a squad I think it could well be the best ever assembled. They've no real weaknesses. Although, with the amount it cost to assemble, there would be no excuse if it did.

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Although, with the amount it cost to assemble, there would be no excuse if it did.

 

This is a key point. They have spent fortunes. Think I read that in one game their bench had over £170 million of players on the bench.

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This is a key point. They have spent fortunes. Think I read that in one game their bench had over £170 million of players on the bench.

 

Unreal. Although City have shown its not just about spending money (they may still win the league but they're hardly formidable).

 

Then again, Real are probably still the most attractive club in the world for any potential target.

 

£170m on the bench. Dear God!

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less to admire about them in that sense anyway. they're man city+. and that's before you even get into the mourinho circus. and the fact that they so readily descended to the alehouse tactics against barca during the three years they couldn't get near them. very good team though, obviously.

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They've already broken the record for most goals scored in one league season. If they win their remaining four games, they break Barca's record of most points in one season.

 

Just looked up the goals between them - Higuain and Benzema have scored 54 goals between them. Ronaldo adds another 54 goals to that tally.  

 

 

Underlines the difference between them and Barca, Messi has 63 goals while the next highest scorer has 15 for Barca.

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Unreal. Although City have shown its not just about spending money (they may still win the league but they're hardly formidable).

 

Then again, Real are probably still the most attractive club in the world for any potential target.

 

£170m on the bench. Dear God!

 

Look at this

 

Callejon - 4.4 million

Controeo - 26.5 million

Sahin - 8.8 million

Varane - 8.8 million

Carvalho - 7 million

Canales - 5.2 million

Di Maria - 29 million

Ozil - 15 million

Khedira - 12.5 million

Leon - 8.8 million

Adebayor - 3.5 million loan

Ronaldo - 80 milion

Kaka - 60 million

Granero - 3.5 million

Arbeloa - 3.5 million

Alonso - 30 million

Benzema - 30 million

Albiol - 12.5 million

 

Total is 349 million in 3 years

 

Thats just in the time that Mourinho has been there and doesnt include money spent on Ramos, Diarra, Pepe, Higuain, Marcelo who are all still there and cost 90 million

Its a phenomenal outlay

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they're the most expensively-assembled team in football history. they f***ing should be quite good. don't particularly see much laudable about them myself.

 

The football they play is laudable no matter how much money they spent.

 

They are operating within their means, so I don't think they can really be criticised the way City and Chelsea can.

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The football they play is laudable no matter how much money they spent.

 

They are operating within their means, so I don't think they can really be criticised the way City and Chelsea can.

 

 

I don't think they have ever operated within their means. They get bailed out all the time.

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Considering the money they have spent and the players they have bought, they have woefully underachieved since the start of the 2nd galactico era. Barca are slipping, that's the only reason why Mourinho has caught up with them.

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Considering the money they have spent and the players they have bought, they have woefully underachieved since the start of the 2nd galactico era. Barca are slipping, that's the only reason why Mourinho has caught up with them.

 

Barca aren't moving the ball or pressing anywhere near as quickly as they were 2 seasons ago.

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Look at this

 

Callejon - 4.4 million

Controeo - 26.5 million

Sahin - 8.8 million

Varane - 8.8 million

Carvalho - 7 million

Canales - 5.2 million

Di Maria - 29 million

Ozil - 15 million

Khedira - 12.5 million

Leon - 8.8 million

Adebayor - 3.5 million loan

Ronaldo - 80 milion

Kaka - 60 million

Granero - 3.5 million

Arbeloa - 3.5 million

Alonso - 30 million

Benzema - 30 million

Albiol - 12.5 million

 

Total is 349 million in 3 years

 

Thats just in the time that Mourinho has been there and doesnt include money spent on Ramos, Diarra, Pepe, Higuain, Marcelo who are all still there and cost 90 million

Its a phenomenal outlay

 

Mourinho didn't buy Ronaldo, Alonso, Benzema or Kaka.

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