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He should've gone to Ajax' date=' i don't say he would be playing for the first team right now, but he would next season or so. He was a greedy little weasel that was lured by a club thats clueless on how to nurture a player.

On the other hand, he and he's dad are millionaires by now, and Real just showed the world how bad they are for young talents.[/quote']

He shouldn't have gone anywhere, that's the thing. Even at Celtic he wouldn't have gotten minutes immediately. Ajax have the likes of Zivkovic and Kishna to deal with too; by no means would it have been easier for him there.

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He shouldn't have gone anywhere' date=' that's the thing. Even at Celtic he wouldn't have gotten minutes immediately. Ajax have the likes of Zivkovic and Kishna to deal with too; by no means would it have been easier for him there.[/quote']

It would, even if he wasn't playing with the first team, we would be in on of the best academies in the world.

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Fantastic bicycle kick goal from Griezmann last night on El Riazor.

Cheers, I'm gonna check it out on Youtube now. :D

Griezmann is on fire - not really a surprise, but I didn't rhink he'd be as prolific as he was for Sociedad, already in his 1st season for Atleti.

Very impressive stuff!

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He shouldn't have gone anywhere' date=' that's the thing. Even at Celtic he wouldn't have gotten minutes immediately. Ajax have the likes of Zivkovic and Kishna to deal with too; by no means would it have been easier for him there.[/quote']

He was already the best player in the league. What could he learn there? He had to move. It was early but he had to move to improve himself.

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Maybe Odegaard just wants to be around the best players? Might be the best strategy if it allows him to learn directly from them. Not many clubs in the world with better players to learn from.

You could substitute Barcelona or Bayern for the club here, not talkig about Real per ce but a big club in general.

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Maybe Odegaard just wants to be around the best players? Might be the best strategy if it allows him to learn directly from them. Not many clubs in the world with better players to learn from.

You could substitute Barcelona or Bayern for the club here' date=' not talkig about Real per ce but a big club in general.[/quote']

To be fair , pretty sure the Real B Team train away from the first team.

Maybe that's what is annoying him.

Probably doesn't have any contact with the "Galiticos".

Could be wrong though.

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To be fair ' date=' pretty sure the Real B Team train away from the first team.

Maybe that's what is annoying him.

Probably doesn't have any contact with the "Galiticos".

Could be wrong though.[/quote']

I just read that Odegaard has a clause in his contract that says he can train with the first team 5 days a week?

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Maybe so.

Would imagine that would annoy the b team players anyway.

Not a great situation for anyone.

B team players aren't in much of a position to protest, better to just focus on trying to make it for themselves. Odegaard is on 80k a week or something absurd so his situation isn't comparable to theirs. The guy probably earns as much as the entire squad combined.

Keep in mind 100k is considered a "massive" contract for Sterling, and that's in the league where wages are the most inflated.

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Maybe so.

Would imagine that would annoy the b team players anyway.

Not a great situation for anyone.

It's not? Him wanting a clause in his contract to train with and learn from superior players is going to irk the guys who don't have that clause in their contracts that are already there? A very high profile signing because of his age and what he's already done, and the Castilla boys who got themselves relegated are going to get their panties in a knot over it?

If these boys are all teary eyed because they aren't all that good that's on them. He wants to learn, he moved to a huge club, he's now got more money than he can spend. Whether he makes it or not is remains to be seen. Search the internet for 10 minutes and you'll be able to find players who didn't move and their careers went nowhere. Spend another 10 and you'll find players who moved and careers went nowhere. It's not always about the club, or the league. If he's good enough, do you think Real Madrid are going to ignore that? Do you think they don't want him to progress? They took a gamble, he took a gamble, he's 16, maybe give it a few years before we get all teary eyed about the big bad sports team making someone a multi millionaire and ruining his life.

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Word on the street is that both Madrid clubs are to be hit with same transfer bans Barcelona has in 2016

Sesame street?

Nice to see Odegaard get his first call up to the senior squad' date=' hope he gets a runout, with the injuries etc he may well do.

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Word on the street is that both Madrid clubs are to be hit with same transfer bans Barcelona has in 2016

I read about it too, however those rumors have surfaced several times about several clubs (including Barca) before finally a punishment was given. So for all we know they might just get a little fine and never speak of it again.

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Most goals in a La Liga season (at least 40 goals)

1: Lionel Messi 2011/12 Barcelona 50

2: Lionel Messi 2012/13 Barcelona 46

3: Cristiano Ronaldo 2011/12 Real Madrid 46

4: Cristiano Ronaldo 2010/11 Real Madrid 40

5: Cristiano Ronaldo 2014/15 Real Madrid 40

Incredible how the two of them dominate it so easily. If not for that silly red card Ronaldo this season may have well gone for Messis record too

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Ronaldo 3-2 Sevilla - only needs 19 more goals to be all time top scorer for Real Madrid

And he has not even completed six full seasons at the club yet. It took Raul 16 years to surpass Di Stefano and Ronaldo will smash it so soon.

As a side note, if my source is correct, Messi has almost double the number of goals of the second all time goalscorer at Barcelona.

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