Friday, July 11, 2008


Blatter Blasts United For Enslaving Ronaldo
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has blasted Manchester United’s treatment of wantaway winger Cristiano Ronaldo, accusing them of practicing ‘modern slavery’…

The Ronaldo saga has already dragged on for months, with so many twists and twists along the way that it is hard to tell who wants what at this stage.Real Madrid have been alternately forthright and coy in their pursuit of the Portuguese superstar, while the player himself has declared he wants to leave Old Trafford although has lately seemed more disposed to stay.United are determined to hold onto the 23-year-old, having rebuffed los Merengues ₤70million bid and threatened to banish the reigning PFA Player of the Year to the reserves for his lack of loyalty.Blatter’s believes the Red Devils’ handling of the situation has been reprehensible, insisting no player should be forced to endure such conditions.Slavery“In football there’s too much modern slavery,” the FIFA president said on Sky News. “I’m always in favour of protecting the player. “If he wants to leave, let him. If Ronaldo stays at a club where he does not feel comfortable to play then it’s not good for him or the club. “The important thing is that we should also protect the player. And if they want to play somewhere else, then a solution should be found.”New Bosman?United’s threat of freezing Ronaldo out of the senior squad bears resemblance to the events which led to the advent of free transfers, when Belgian player Jean-Marc Bosman succeed in his lawsuit against RFC Liege for restraint of trade.And Blatter revealed that FIFA could take measures to counteract this new perceived impedance of players’ rights.“There is this slavery in transferring or buying players here and there — and putting them somewhere,” he said. “We’re trying now to intervene in such cases. “The reaction to the Bosman law was to make long-lasting contracts, in order to keep the players. Then, if he wants to leave, there is only one solution — he has to pay his contract.”

Alot of the media have been saying that Blatter is talking shite. And he is running his mouth again. How was Blatters article in the Star yesterday saying that barring a NATURAL DISASTER In SA there will be three countries on Standby to host 2010 within a year. PE stadium didnt make it dor the Confeds Cup. So what is a natural disaster. Is it POLITICAL UNREST, POWER CUTS & CRIME.
Anyway we are all optimists. WOZA 2010 WOZA Here we come.

Regarding the Ronaldo saga, Maybe there is an element of sense in there. If the lity wants to go, Let him f#4k off. Im sure most of the MANCS agree on this? Or is it all about honour and not the money


  1. From The Times
    July 11, 2008
    Cristiano Ronaldo backs Blatter's 'slavery' comments

  2. hahahahahha..the fokin slave....

    and we thought slavery was over....

    Kunta kinte

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  4. LIVERPOOL, England July 11

    Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez signed Brazilian goalkeeper Diego
    Cavalieri from Palmeiras on Friday.

    Cavalieri, 25, agreed a four-year contract with the Premier League
    club and will act as understudy to first choice keeper Jose Reina.

    "Liverpool have confirmed the signing of goalkeeper Diego Cavalieri
    from Brazilian outfit Palmeiras," a statement on the club's website

    Cavalieri, believed to have cost three million pounds (3.7 million
    euros), is Rafa Benitez's third significant close-season capture after
    the arrivals of Italian defender Andrea Dossena and Swiss full-back
    Philipp Degn.

    The Brazilian knows he faces a tough fight to replace Reina but
    expects to be rewarded in the long-term.

    "I know it won't be easy to get into the team," he told "I watched some Liverpool games in both the Premier
    League and Champions League last year and I know Pepe is a very good

    "But everyone has to fight for their place and I'm sure we will have
    a healthy rivalry.

    "I know I will have to be patient and work very hard to achieve my
    aims -but it is always like that when you come from another country.

    My confidence has got me where I am today and maybe people are aware
    of what I did at Palmeiras in Brazil. I am sure that one day I can get
    the number one position but that will only come with hard work."
    Cavalieri joins fellow Brazilians Fabio Aurelio and Lucas at
    Liverpool and has already spoken to his compatriots to find out about
    life on Merseyside.

    "I had an opportunity to talk to Lucas and Fabio when I arrived and
    they have welcomed me with open arms," he added. "They said that if
    there is anything I need they will help me. I'm very pleased that I'll
    be playing alongside some Brazilians."

  5. blatter & platini must be lovers.


  6. I am an articled clerk and I signed a contract for 3 years-does this mean I am a slave, heck no. You get paid for your job. It would be slavery if he was not getting paid. I think Ronaldo does not know how to honour a contract. Everyone that signs a contract is bound to it otherwise it would cause mayhem.


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