Di Marzio / reliable for Italian league transfers / scat approach to everything in other leagues

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  1. Aug 8, 2019

    Gandalf Full Member

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    Yup, one tier below Spoofex for sure.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Did he say deals were done or that Utd was in for them? There's a difference between the two.
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    Infestissumam Full Member

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    to be fair, we definitely were in for Dybala and Mandzukic. He never claimed it was done or anything, just that we were working on it. And we were.

    the Bruno thing is just super weird, seems like Sporting and his agent tried to create a market all summer. No idea about Lorente and Williams, those links were as random as they get.
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    Amir Full Member

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    A few of the deals were negotiated and failed. Can't blame him for that.
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    Nick. Full Member

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    He has tarnished his reputation really badly this summer, no way around it.
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    Mr Pigeon baldy fatty bum bum

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    :lol: maybe he can get a hair transplant, come back for one good season and then start the downfall all over again!
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    The Mitcher connoisseur of pot noodles and sandwiches

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    This thread title :lol:
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    Nick. Full Member

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    He's now calling Neymar to Barcelona as completed. PSG then come out and deny it.

    He has had a nightmare of a transfer window and his credibility is massively damaged now.
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    Ish Lights on for Luke

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    Shane88 Actually Nostradamus

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    Is it? He'll still put out rumours and get loads of clicks, retweets etc.

    That's the most mportant thing for football journalists. Not credibility.
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    giorno Full Member

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    Unless his website makes him more money than what he's paid by sky, then no, credibility is far more important to him. Been a weird summer for him, he's never jumped the gun like this before
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    izec Full Member

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    He called Smalling to Roma to be fair. Seems he gets one right and then the next one wrong, and repeat
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    I've honestly never gotten the hype over this guy. He's decent for Italian transfers but just so unreliable for anything else. He's had a poor summer.
    He went as far as to say signatures all done yesterday. If this move doesn't happen, his rotten summer is going to get worse.
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    izec Full Member

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    Mostly interest. Bruno was almost done or close, the others not. Llorente and Dybala only interest, Dybala was true and Llorente maybe. We were also in for Mandzukic, which he got right as well. Inaki was a weird one, since he only vaguely mentioned it. Again said only interest, nothing concrete. I think a lot of people think if he say interest it means it is close. He got some big ones wrong, but also got much more right. His more high profile 'deal close' or 'almost done' havent been good this summer though.

    If a player moves to Italy or from Italy, he is very reliable (Sanchez, Lukaku, Smalling, Lozano etc). The others are hit and miss (Bruno, Neymar)
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    Cait Sith Full Member

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    Something is fishy with the Neymar saga. Di Marzio is good friends with Leonardo (PSG sporting director) and Leonardo's wife who works at Sky Italia. BeIN also announced the transfer at the same time and BeIN's chairman is the guy who owns PSG.

    Either the transfer is done but no side is announcing it so PSG don't get fleeced when they get his replacement (apparently Dybala) or some minor detail broke the whole deal (one of the Barca players not wanting to go to PSG in a trade deal).

    In any case, Di Marzio is not a bullshitter.
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    Hulksmash New Member

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    Add Neymar to Barcelona from di marzio too.

    I'm not gonna trust this guy anymore
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    izec Full Member

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    Just reported Darmian to Parma, medicals tomorrow

    That is his bread and butter IMO
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    Yup and that is what he should stick to. He wasn't clued in on the Lukaku to the Inter deal either though. Some other journalists broke it hours before he knew anything about it IIRC.
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    R'hllor Full Member

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    One of marks of this transfer window was a need for muppets to say how he is done, fraud etc.
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    What a terrible summer
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    ::sonny:: Full Member

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    Also Llorente to Napoli 7 days ago