Mino Raiola attacks Guardiola

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  1. BlueDeadHead

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    It fits. There is a reason Joe was shown the door.
     
  2. aguero93:20

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    We had a few of his clients (Balotelli the most high profile) but none now as far as I know.
     
  3. citizen_maine

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    Yeah? What's he been found guilty of?
     
  4. dominicgrimes

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    Harsh lumping Hart in with this crowd. he had a big ego and though he was billy big Boll**ks at times but I can't remember him really slagging Pep off
     
  5. TFC

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    Fat gobshite in being fat and gobshitey shocker.
     
  6. waspish

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    Endorsed by the Moaninho I’d expect like the yellow ribbon where he was the first one to mention it this **** can’t beat him on the pitch so dirty tactics and poking blokes in the eye is what he is about! A big spoilt child.
     
  7. bluetonium

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    Speaks volumes that Raiola will go to the media to moan about such stuff, don't ever remember pep having a go at a current or former player, other than to say they are capable of more and it's his duty to help them, that is as close as he gets to criticism of his own.

    All the agent has done here is make any players hopeful of playing for pep in the future less likely to want Raiola representing them. I think the lure of playing for pep is probably more than the lure of having an agent who holds clubs to ransom for the sake of his client. For some players least.

    And for what? Because city will no longer compete to push up agent fees and player wages and thus are reducing his own power in the game? Good, shows our long term plan is working. Not that we even have to with egghead Woodward outbidding himself every ten seconds.

    City, ruining agents' big paydays since we moved to phase 2.
     
  8. SebastianBlue

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    Apologise in advance for the length my response but this is a subject for which I have a great interest.

    The problem is that they aren’t even glorified accountants (which would at least be respectable): they are really the equivalent to snake oil salesmen, only they peddle human beings, making their prognostications and outlandish schemes to get rich (on the backs of their clients successes or failures) all the more detestable. Most agents (I’ve spent time with a few) don’t really care about the career outcomes of their clients beyond the impact on their bottom line. Some NGOs class them as human traffickers, which is absolutely the case with some operating in Africa, South America, and Asia, and not far from the truth for those plying their “trade” in the more established footballing corners of the world.

    I’ve always said that if an agent dislikes something or someone it is almost always for one of two reasons (which one should be proud of):

    1) They have been beaten at their own “game” (usually losing money and/or access in the process)

    or

    2) An entity exposes the “game” they are playing (also often leading to the loss of money and/or access)

    Now, the “game” they are playing is a matter of livelihood (and, in more rare cases, literally life or death) for their clients, but most agents do not frame their work that way. The fact that we allow this professional practice, without placing strict, universal licensing and fiduciary requirements for entry, is abhorrent and one of the many things wrong with the modern game.

    Here are just a few articles about the rampant exploitation related to agent and “agency” involvement in football, for which their are accounts Raiola has participated (directly and indirectly) through dodgy gladhanding and opaque memoranda of understanding with various entities operating in the developing world.

    http://espnfc.com/news/story/_/id/1609951/young-african-footballers-being-exploited

    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2008/jan/06/newsstory.sport4

    https://www.sundaypost.com/news/sco...mising-young-footballers-exploited-by-agents/

    I agree that agents—in their current form—should be banned from the game. But, unfortunately, the money they generate (a word I use loosely) has found its slimy way into most governing and regulatory bodies, so reform and/or dissolution is unlikely.
     
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  10. Blue Til Death

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    Pep taking football to another level and this fat prick doing his best to ruin it... This type of leech needs to be expunged from the game completely, easy to do, just need the people at the top to grow a pair ....!
     

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