Good read as always Bradley you blog hog you....Interestingly, regarding the Ronaldinho transfer, I met one of JP Magnier's children (the majority share holder at the time for younguns') in a bar at an Xmas holiday...Around the time of the Birmingham match the season before (where Beckham chipped the keeper from 30yards)
He told me, very drunkenly, that Beckham was gonna be sold that summer and we where bringing Ronaldinho in as his replacement. This was a good month or so before the 'Boot Kicking Incident' and a good 7 months before any activity on the Transfer front...It's clear we had Ronaldinho all ready to go and something stella went wrong.
For me it was a combination of Kenyon, Ronaldinho himself thinking twice about the benfits of a strict manager in a cold country and La Porta promising Barca he'd sign Beckham, only to see him go to Real.
Insignificant as we got Ronnie, but Interesting non the less