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Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Philly the kid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 12:47
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Arsenal striker Robin van Persie will not be joining Manchester City, Real Madrid or Barcelona, according to the players own father.

Van Persie has entered the final year of his Arsenal contract and has delayed making a decision on his future until after the European championships, despite holding talks with Arsene Wenger and Ivan Gazidis at the end of last season.

His future has filled the gossip pages in recent weeks with several clubs linked with a big-money move, but according to the players father, Bob, Van Persie won’t be making a move to La Liga or any other Premier League side this summer.

Bob Van Persie is quoted in Spanish news outlet Mundo Deportivo (Google English translated version here), and when asked about a potential move to Barcelona or Real Madrid, he said:

“What the hell would Robin do at the club? They already have Messi and it does not make sense to go.”

“I like Real Madrid, but that would not fit. Not team players, but a group of stars.”

Van Persie senior was then quizzed about a move within the Premier League:

“It is impossible to go to another English team.”

Perhaps the best indication that Van Persie could stay at Arsenal is given in his fathers final comments, when he stressed that although his son does everything to win, victory is not his only goal.

“Robin does everything necessary to win, but victory is not his only goal. Play to win, but not at any cost.”

Is this a subtle hint that his son would rather remain at Arsenal and not win trophies, as long as his family are happy?

The happiness of his family has been one of the main reasons i’ve been confident RVP would still be with us next season. He has always maintained his wife and children are happy in London and he loves how his kids are growing up here, so it would have to take something special to make him leave in my eyes.

If his own dad is ruling out Madrid, Barca and City, where does that leave us? Juventus are still being linked but would RVP want to go to Serie A, which is nowhere near the level of the Premier League, and move his family to Italy?

I suppose only time will tell. But if these quotes attributed to Van Persie senior are accurate, it looks far more likely we’ll see Robin in the Red & White again next season. Or maybe i’m just being naive/optimistic!!





Let's hope ol' Bob knows the details. I can't see Robin wanting to play in such an openly corrupt league as Serie A myself.
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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Bergmars (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:01
It could be interpreted either way,and suggests a move has been discussed.



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Billythekid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:11
If Robin stays then he may become my favourite player of all time, a footballing genius with principles.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Philly the kid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:12
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Billythekid
If Robin stays then he may become my favourite player of all time, a footballing genius with principles.

Same. If he wins a trophy at the end of the year, he will be an absolute LEGEND!!!

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
celine dion (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:21
sorry what I found most interesting about that was, why are we saying Serie A is nowhere near the level of the premier league. They have had a CL winner recently, plenty of funds, huge stadiums, established stars. We got taken to bits by AC Milan and Man City got done over by Napoli in their group. People dont half talk some rubbish about the premier league.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Philly the kid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:25
Who won this year Celine?

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Billythekid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 13:33
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celine
sorry what I found most interesting about that was, why are we saying Serie A is nowhere near the level of the premier league.

No, just that the quality is better in Spain and England and that for this reason he would have been more likely to make a move either here or in Spain and if he isn't going to do that then it looks like he is staying an Arsenal man.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Shane (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 14:25
What's the point in having the World's best centre-forward in a team not looking to win things?

He's too good man, not bigger than the club but he towers over the team.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Rockstaar (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 14:31
Serie A is loaded with scandal and sorry attendance levels along with the most boring football out of all the top leagues..not a bad place for RVP to go if he just wants to relax and collect a pay packet

but I would wait for the actual offers to start pouring in if I was RVP snr before chatting away to the papers



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
celine dion (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 14:35
I watched a good 30 Serie A games last season and I will simply not accept that they comprised boring football. Serie A football is exactly the same as anyone elses. This is a total myth. Also, the attendances look bad, becasue they have huge municipal stadiums the size of Wembley, then their club sides play in them. Total ill-informed guff from the Rockstaar. You are right about the scandal, mind you. Doesnt really harm the spectacle does it.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Rockstaar (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 14:40
I watch it a lot over here too mate..can't say I pay attention to it though...I'm only entertained by a few matches in comparison to the other leagues (its my opinion yeah, I don't think you can argue with what is entertaining to a person)

and whatever the reason for the bad attendances..they're still bad and it comes across terrible..so not really ill informed guff as you put it



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
karsene16 (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 15:18
Arsenal were knocked out the CL by a Spanish team.



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Flava (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 15:21
If AC Milan play in Spain then yes.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Rockstaar (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 15:33
things would ave been different if RVP would ave scored that goal from a yard out

oh f.ck he's going to Italy



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
08 June, 2012 15:40
Hes already said juventus 'are a great team' so lets not get ahead of ourselves

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
younghansolo (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 16:17
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celine dion
I watched a good 30 Serie A games last season and I will simply not accept that they comprised boring football. Serie A football is exactly the same as anyone elses. This is a total myth. Also, the attendances look bad, becasue they have huge municipal stadiums the size of Wembley, then their club sides play in them. Total ill-informed guff from the Rockstaar. You are right about the scandal, mind you. Doesnt really harm the spectacle does it.

Watched a lot this year too and having spent three weeks there began to relaise how mental they are about the game. Every other street has a full size pitch of high quality (even in very urban areas) they show every game on tv and it's of an exceptional standard.

Sure they still have issues but I'm not a fan again. I enjoy Itanlian and German football much more than I do la liga (which only has 2 teams) or the EPL (where this season the standard was atrocious.)

I for one would not blame RVP for at least looking at that league.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
SandyB (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 16:30
Serie A is very tactical and technical league but personally i don't think Van Parsie will leave this summer. The reason is he's at the age when his transfer wage demand will be very high @ range of 200K and above and don't see any club would table an offer anything more than 15 million for him when just one year of his contract left. So my view on RVP's transfer was always a tough one. It will never be a big money move. But I don't expect him to sign a new contract too.



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
RadioFreeArsenal (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 16:42
I'm going to agree with and go even further then RockPaperScissorsEgo on this one.

If these scandals have any legs to them I think Italian football could be in real trouble for some time. I can't help but wonder if there won't be some drastcic action taking in Italy but even short of that if a lot of non-Italian Serie A Players won't become available over the next year or so as they try to escape this scandal.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
celine dion (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 16:57
Italian footballs been completely bent for as long as I can remember. Its part of its charm. Even the 1982 world cup squad had players that had been just permitted back into football due to match fixing. If you ask me, the scandal of a few years back that saw Juventus relegated seems more severe than this one. But on the subject of entertainment, the style has changed. Its no longer a slow defensive chess game. If you blanked out the players faces and shirts i would defy any of you to tell me the ditference between a random serie a game and a premier league one.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
SandyB (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 17:00
Just like racism doesn't exist in England(!!) the corruption and match fixing doesn't exist in MUPL too!!

Look at your own backyard, take a deep look!



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
flynchstone (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 17:23
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Bring back stepanovs!
Hes already said juventus 'are a great team' so lets not get ahead of ourselves
Barcelona are a great team.

See yiz lads, off to agree terms.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Philly the kid (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 17:34
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celine dion
Italian footballs been completely bent for as long as I can remember. Its part of its charm. Even the 1982 world cup squad had players that had been just permitted back into football due to match fixing. If you ask me, the scandal of a few years back that saw Juventus relegated seems more severe than this one. But on the subject of entertainment, the style has changed. Its no longer a slow defensive chess game. If you blanked out the players faces and shirts i would defy any of you to tell me the ditference between a random serie a game and a premier league one.

Easy. As you said earlier, you only have to look at the stands.
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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Jack_is_the_truth (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 18:38
the french league is better than the itallian league now



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
weedz (IP Logged)
08 June, 2012 22:30
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celine dion
Italian footballs been completely bent for as long as I can remember. Its part of its charm. Even the 1982 world cup squad had players that had been just permitted back into football due to match fixing. If you ask me, the scandal of a few years back that saw Juventus relegated seems more severe than this one. But on the subject of entertainment, the style has changed. Its no longer a slow defensive chess game. If you blanked out the players faces and shirts i would defy any of you to tell me the ditference between a random serie a game and a premier league one.

I agree with you, CD, on Italian corruption. Someone in the know once told me that there`s more than one top Italian club helped out with Mafia money.

I watch most football on TV. I usually watch a game or 2 a week live. The biggest difference I notice between the FAPL and Serie A is the pace of the football. IMO there`s quite a bit of difference. The Italians hold the ball at the back, far longer than what`s seen the FAPL.

But the difference is closing I agree.



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Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
Gunners R Us (IP Logged)
09 June, 2012 08:49
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celine dion
I watched a good 30 Serie A games last season and I will simply not accept that they comprised boring football. Serie A football is exactly the same as anyone elses. This is a total myth. Also, the attendances look bad, becasue they have huge municipal stadiums the size of Wembley, then their club sides play in them. Total ill-informed guff from the Rockstaar. You are right about the scandal, mind you. Doesnt really harm the spectacle does it.

I have tried to defend leagues like serie A and the bundesliga all season with no avail. I even get some chumps saying holliet's move to moen'gladbach shows a lack of ambition.

I have read many times that the standard of football in the premier league is of a much higher quality to international football. I don't think these people saw the football displayed this season. Exciting yes, but I saw more technical quality in the russia/czech republic game than I have seen in 2/3's of premier league games this past season.

 
Re: Van Persie Snr Rules Out Man City or La Liga Move
RadioFreeArsenal (IP Logged)
09 June, 2012 15:44
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celine dion
Italian footballs been completely bent for as long as I can remember. Its part of its charm. Even the 1982 world cup squad had players that had been just permitted back into football due to match fixing. If you ask me, the scandal of a few years back that saw Juventus relegated seems more severe than this one. But on the subject of entertainment, the style has changed. Its no longer a slow defensive chess game. If you blanked out the players faces and shirts i would defy any of you to tell me the ditference between a random serie a game and a premier league one.

Agrred Celine but the back-to-back quick nature of this emerging situation I think increases the seriousness. Sort of like a bloke who's caight cheating and convicnces his girlfriend or wife to give him another chance and promises never to stray again suddenly spotted out to dinner with another woman a week later.

I think the perception may well trump the reality and force many players to re-think their futures is all because while this is a less severe scandal the two scandals coming so closely together is a huge blow. I think right now it all depends on how much legs this new scandal has really. If its handled quickly and quietly it will become just another Italian scandal. But if its blows up at all I think the impact could be devastating for Italian Football over a longer term, and lead to the scenario I posed.


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