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Post #16
Friday February 5, 2016 1:34am

Joined Jul 2012
Total Posts: 10,452
Money rules the roost. These guys are getting paid exorbitant wages from these Chinese teams. A year or two on these wages and these guys are set for life. Like I said most of these players rarely last a season or two before mutually cancelling their contracts and moving on back to Europe.

skangles
DC
Post #17
Friday February 5, 2016 2:58am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,444
Speaking of aging stars playing in China for a payday, Stephon Marbury is still playing professional basketball in China.

admsghs27
Post #18
Friday February 5, 2016 3:12am

Joined Nov 2012
Total Posts: 6,060
Yeah and is not just soccer. Their Also paying some former NBA players Absurd Salaries is ridiculous. Won't be surprised if they offer Kobe 100 Million for 1 year when he's like 40.

Jzaval01
Post #19
Friday February 5, 2016 4:46am

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 3,315
Yes I personally am not worried. All that money could be used for our youth. Stupid amount of money. Already we are seeing players coming here that are younger because they arent breaking into a top euro league or are up coming talent from south america or loans. Pretty exciting season. Not to mention we have the advantage. Nothing against China but most players would rather live here than china and that you cant buy.

db707
Post #20
Friday February 5, 2016 3:00pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,018
Original post from skangles

Speaking of aging stars playing in China for a payday, Stephon Marbury is still playing professional basketball in China.


Even has his own museum, which I neglected to visit when I was just in Beijing.

chillguy1992
Post #21
Friday February 5, 2016 9:20pm

Joined May 2013
Total Posts: 1,118
I would just like to point out that chinas economy is slowing. Also that many government officials/businessman are starting to face more scrutiny about financial dealings in a country where corruption between business and government is rampant. These moves could be an easy way to launder large sums of illegitimate money. Dont believe me see colombia 1990s and the absurd amount of money that was spent on soccer to legitimatize cocaine money. Or in the run up to the euros 2012 when large amounts of money set for preparations in ukraine managed to disappear. Corruption in soccer is an unfortunate reality in a number of countries that dont have legal safeguards to prevent it. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europ...

skangles
DC
Post #22
Saturday February 6, 2016 1:23am

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,444
Original post from db707

Even has his own museum, which I neglected to visit when I was just in Beijing.


Amazing. I hope it has an exhibit about eating Vaseline.

andylui8
Post #23
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:56am

Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts: 467
Chelsea rejected massive offer of 83 million for Oscar from jiangsu fc

andylui8
Post #24
Saturday February 6, 2016 7:56am

Joined Jan 2014
Total Posts: 467
Chelsea should've took this deal lol Oscar is not worth that much

USsoccerfan90
Post #25
Saturday February 6, 2016 3:03pm

Joined Oct 2012
Total Posts: 63
I think they may have been a bit too worried about getting relegated to sell too many players. I poke fun at them but they still took all six points from my team this year

cleancutimage
Post #26
Sunday February 7, 2016 6:16pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
A Chinese team signed Fredy Montero from Sporting.

skangles
DC
Post #27
Saturday February 13, 2016 8:51pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,444
Multiple clubs are interested in Obafemi.

I actually think China would be a good fit for Jones. He wants a pay day that's he's not going to find elsewhere and he was the best US field player in the 2014 World Cup so he has a degree of name recognition.

I should note that I haven't heard any Jones to China rumors, I just think that it would make some sense for everybody involved.

skangles
DC
Post #28
Saturday February 13, 2016 9:03pm

Joined Jan 2013
Total Posts: 5,444
Just read that Valdez turned down an offer from China to stay in Seattle. So Freddy Montero has signed, Obafemi Martins is drawing interest, and Nelson Valdez turned down an offer. I guess somebody in China is a Sounders fan.

cleancutimage
Post #29
Saturday February 13, 2016 10:41pm

Joined Oct 2013
Total Posts: 1,309
I agree with Jones signing for a Chinese team being a win-win for both parties. If I was his agent I would call up every Chinese team in their top league with money and has a long history of making on-time payments.

blaise213
Post #30
Saturday February 13, 2016 10:59pm

Joined Sep 2012
Total Posts: 2,994
Chinese Super league effect exposing cheap MLS owners and the mickey mouse stadiums they keep building!

Garbers latest dumb proposal of a small SSS stadium in St Louis instead of bringing in an owner to build a 40,000 version of the water front NFL Rams proposal!

Garber out !

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