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Old 01-11-2007, 11:46 AM   #16
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but all the people who know Pele, they know Beckham as well right?

around here Beckham is more known than Pele. but then people barely know what soccer is here, even during the world cup when i went out to watch the USA games there were only 3 or 4 other people out watching them at the sports bars i went to.
you live in a lame place

I don't know who'd be more well known Pele is a legend Beckham is famous I'll get myself to a pub to do some research for you
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He's a capitalist whore if you ask me. He doesn't need that kind of money whatsoever. I still think he's got 2-3 years at the top level in europe and yet he's gone to america for a quite staggering amount of money. Nobody should be paid that kind of money, no matter what profession they are in.

However i suppose that America is one of the few countries in the world where football isn't popular so i guess he's doing a good thing in promoting the sport there.

He's as much of a 'brand' now as he is a sports star which is quite sad really, a bit like U2 now (although i must confess that i got his brand of aftershave as a xmas present and it is quite nice).
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I don't know who'd be more well known Pele is a legend Beckham is famous I'll get myself to a pub to do some research for you

well Pele is legend, but Beckham has done things recently so younger people probably know more about him.
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He's a capitalist whore if you ask me. He doesn't need that kind of money whatsoever. I still think he's got 2-3 years at the top level in europe and yet he's gone to america for a quite staggering amount of money. Nobody should be paid that kind of money, no matter what profession they are in.

However i suppose that America is one of the few countries in the world where football isn't popular so i guess he's doing a good thing in promoting the sport there.

He's as much of a 'brand' now as he is a sports star which is quite sad really, a bit like U2 now (although i must confess that i got his brand of aftershave as a xmas present and it is quite nice).
he's been more a brand than a player for a few years now, Fergie seemed to time his departure just right. but i agree, he had several more years at the top level left in him. he could've come to the usa later on in his career, but 31?? most of the people who grew up with him at man utd are still playing in the prem league, and some of them are older than him.
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I've never really rated him as a player...a dead ball specialist yeah...but really that is all he ever did exceptionally, there are many players more gifted who can take a free kick as well as him....Juninho of Lyon for one.

He will probably do well in the MLS, but Headache if you don't like football he really won't add much to the game for it to make it worthwhile for you....now Larsson, there is man to go to a match to see
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.now Larsson, there is man to go to a match to see
i wouldn't mind seeing him play in the next couple months.

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i wouldn't mind seeing him play in the next couple months.

Not see the United Villa FA cup match?
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that already happened, i watched it. i meant see him in person playing at OT.
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$50 mil per season for a guy who doesn't even start currently for his team?

I'm sure the Galaxy and MLS must believe the money can be made up somehow...but really, how?
Is attendance gonna jump that much?
Are they gonna negotitate a TV contract that rivals even the NHL's cause of Beckham?
T-Shirt sales?
Spice Girl CD tie-ins?

It boggles the mind, is $50 mil per year more than the combined salaries of every other player in the league, maybe less Freddy Adu?
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I'm sure the Galaxy and MLS must believe the money can be made up somehow...but really, how?
if he makes soccer truly popular in america then $250 million dollars is nothing.

and him not starting for Madrid doesn't matter, he's coming down a long way here in terms of quality of league.
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Beckham's popularity in the Far East is a massive and I mean MASSIVE money-spinner.
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How the mighty have fallen...
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I think this is Beckham saying that he can't be competitive at the top level anymore. He is going where the money is. Not where the best football is. He is obviously satisfied with his trophy room.
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Someone must be to offer him that type of money.
Maybe it's an effort to save the league.
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Looks like some people are afraid to admit the MLS is turning into the best soccer league in the world
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