Yes, Barcelonas pride was a major contribution that Figo is white!
I dont think Figo had in mind after Euro2000 to leave for Real (maybe some other clubs but) and Barca could easily have kept him. But as i said, Catalans are so "proud" that sometimes it gets in their way!
Wrong wrong wrong. It's a matter of having the decency to wait until the elections are over to negotiate. Not to take advantage of it by holding your team at gun point for a heafty randsome. Rivaldo had this decency. He refused to let his name be used in elections, why couldn't Figo do the same? Rivaldo is going to get his improvement in contract, all he had to do was wait until the elections were over. Figo is a bastard! Everyone who comes here who isn't a Barca fan telling us to shut up about this should think how they felt when there team lost someone who they loved because he wanted a bigger paycheck.
FC Barcelona are blameless in this. Figo should have waited until all the Presidential elections were over, just as Rivaldo has done. Instead of biding his time and in the process gaining a better wage, Figo has not only shown himself to be a dirty traitor but he has also been made to look like Perez's whore.
if i was the president of barca, i would have change the election date.
- give the time to the new president to decide what he wants to do about figo and rivaldo (whatever he think about them)
- evaluate the team with the coach and decide the players to buy
you know guys, i think barca only played with fire and got burned. i mean, on a side you have your (probably) 2 best players that wants to re-negociate theirs contracts and on the other side you have the elections in the end of the summer. uselly, the players are sold or buy around the middle of the summer.
of course they already had a contract and should have respect it without complaning. but seriously guys they diserve a better salary. in my opinion barca wouldn't have being able to give a better pay to both players.so you would probably have lost a player anyway. this way you guys can give a better contract to rivaldo.
even you are lucky that rivaldo didn't do the same thing that figo did
of course now, it's too late, and figo did lie to you but he's not the only to blame, nunez didn't do nothing to help the situation.
you may say that the club is more important then any player, maybe but if you want to be consider as one of the best club in the world, you need the best players around
whatever you think about figo now, just remember that he use to be a key player for barcelona, probably the most consistent player all year long. he will be mist
judas07 (shouldn't you change it to judas10?)>
Judas didn't improve one single bit since last year. So he shouldn't get a better salary than last year when he just renewed his contract. If he negotiated the right way he could be earning more than he gets at Madrid. But he screwed it. Then he asks for more money, when he knows the president can't do anything because of the elections. To force them to give him more money he signs a precontract with a candidate of our archrivals who won't become president, at least Judas thought so. Then he lied to the Barça-fans about it. Judas burned himself when Perez got elected. He had to go, and he knew it.
Once again: He's great in the pitch, but I don't understand one single bit of the way he and Veiga run his carreer.
dutch fan, i guess you know that when figo plays for portugal, he always wear the number 7, so i don't think i'm gonna change my user name. anyway i'm not a real fan
i have to disagree with you about the fact that he didn't improve last season. "au contraire" i think he improve a lot, he scored more goals this season, took better free kicks... and why so many people discovered figo this year and not last season then
as a portugueese, i won't stop liking the player. and i guess that you will continue to dislike him when portugal and netherlands will face up in the qual for the next world cup
Sorry England66, your knowledge of the Rivaldo is as poor as the side England sent to Euro2000! Today Minguella, Rivo's agent said that Gaspart and the player had a telephone conversation in which Gaspart promised to give him what Barca owes him. Also SF has said that he wants to play him in the "mediapunta" role with freedom to show his true brilliance. This is what Rivo wanted all along and never would have gotten in Italy. He's going to stay and have a great year in the position he loves to play. Everyone should stop coming in this forum and having a go at us Barca fans over this Figo deal. The way i look at it, we will be buying three world class midfielders (Gerard, Petit?, Overmars?) for about 5 million dollars less than what we got for Figo. Tell me if i'm wrong, but isn't 3 better than 1? I think we'll be just fine.
I think he wasn't better this season than last season. Don't think I'm saying he wasn't good last year, but that he was this good the year before also. You have to admit, he could have gotten a much better deal last year... Then this situation wasn't necessairy at all...
The reason why many people finally "discovered" Figo was because Rivaldo's action last december. Figo played like he usually does, but because he got all the attention, he suddenly was "in the picture". He didn't improve.... He was just way more hyped in the media....