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Nakata's agent, Pallavicino, said this to Calciomanager.it: "There are no talks between Parma and other clubs for the transfer of Nakata. He's in the plan of the club and will remain in gialloblu."

I think it's good news. Nakata has proved to be what we thought he would be in these last months and was vital for our Coppa trophy. He's a player who can make a difference all by himself. I'm also pleased because if he succeeds for us it will be a huge boost for Parma also financially.
 

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Oh don't worry, the way Sacchi and Tanzi are planning Parma is going to make profit next season. I can't see it happening differently since we're going to sell all our best players for big money and buy noone... :rolleyes:

These jerks are not even willing to buy Ferrari's second half, so the case will go to the envelopes and we can loose him. Not to mention that they still have not signed Adani, and he only costs 3 million euros or so... how lame.
 

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What would the mercato be without some crazy signings, letting our best players go for nothing and everybody riping off their hair screaming at the president? :)

It's all part of the game, and in the end by some strange reason we usually stand there in August with a decent team afterall.
 

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We havent had a decent team for two years now. Nor a decent coach for that matter. What annoys me is that they don't admit straight forward that they couldn't care less about Parma's team as long as they don't loose money. I mean seriously, we have been linked with wonderfull players like Andreas Andersson and Alex Manninger.

In the end, we'll have a crap team, we might end up 9th and we'll have all the management say "hey, we finished better than last season!".

This is not my idea of Parma. I can understand making a young team and cutting the costs but this is not made by selling one of the best young goalkeepers in the world, despite even his will. Nor being reluctant to make a signing of 3 million euros in order to replace a defender who is leaving for 35 or so... Nor that you don't buy other half of Ferrari, nor that you allow an option on Maccarone expire...

Unless Prandelli is a magician (which he isn't), we're going to see a very lame Parma next season, and on top of that we'll have to bear with them telling us we're on the right course...
 

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What I meant was that the team wouldn't be worse then this year (although that doesn't say much).
Even if we sell our "stars" Canna and Di Vaio, we probably won't have a worse team next season.

But I agree with what you say about our management beeing cheap bastards and all. But it's also difficult when you don't really know what's going on up there in the boss's room.

I think the picture given to us, is not the 100% accurate one. It's more then one papers and agents wants us to see.
 

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I have no problem with Cannavaro and Di Vaio going. Especially since they want it. But Frey and Lamouchi want to stay and also had great seasons... I just dont understand what Sacchi is thinking. Moreover, Benarrivo is going to be allowed to leave, something which is extra-dumb. If Juventus can win a scudetto with a 36 years old Ferrara then why can't we keep Benni who every time he plays is among our best players? Instead, we're going to see the return of Gianluca "The Sheep" Falsini. Other names that should excite us are Julio Cruz, Alex Manninger and Simone Barone. Cheap and useless, but cheap nonthe less. :rolleyes:
 

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And duh, of course we won't be worse than this year. But does this really tell us anything positive? Above us this season they were Atalanta, Perugia and Torino. Are we in the same rank as these clubs? If yes, then I suppose we're doing what they do, sell our best players and celebrate when we escape relegation. This season should be a bad break, not the basis for our ambitions. Two seasons ago we were 4th, and all that with Ulivieri... :rolleyes:
 

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I agree exactly with what you are saying.

It's just we can never be sure what is really going on. There's always things that we not know of, and are the true reasons to why certain players don't arrive and others leave.

And you know both el Jardinero and Barone played in succesful teams this season. I won't say that the are good players, but you can get succes without spending much money.
It's just that it won't happen to us. :rolleyes:
 

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I do expect us to be a middleofthetable team for the next years.
It will probably s*ck big time and we will probably sell many of our best players. I know it will happen.

But I have a hope that after a couple of seasons when hopefully have built a good and homogeneous team, we will once agian challange for the big honors. This is what keeps me going. And even if Parma will never be a big team again, hope is the last thing that you loose.
So I would appriciate if noone burst my bubble, thank you. ;)
 

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Yeah, Barone was a sub at Chievo though and as for El Jardinero... he isn't exactly what you'd call a "gun", right? :rolleyes:

I just want a team which with the right team play and philosophy could compete in an adequete level (ie at least have some hopes to be among the top 4). I don't expect us to be like Juventus or Roma, we can't, unless we spend a sh!tload of money and get a real coach, but we were supposed to find another way than Lazio's (for examble) to build a competitive team. Lazio is going the big money way, but Parma was supposed to go with youth and wise investiments. All this is good and nice, but selling someone like Frey is a crime for this. Overspending is much different than being cheap.

If the Tanzis do not want a succesfull club then they can go for all I care. Someone less rich would take us and I would accept being at the status of Bologna or Udinese. But I can't accept that we are owned by one of the biggest companies worldwide, property of a man who is among the ten richest people in Italy (Cragnotti, Sensi and Moratti are not even close to that) and we are selling everything we have, thats just no game.
 

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Have we sold Frey? :confused:
 

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We will, once someone give us the money we ask. Ditto for Lamouchi and Di Vaio. And if not this summer, the next one for sure... :(
 

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Oh, give it a rest. Besides, Lamouchi has said that he wants to play in the CL before he retires and I think he wants to leave. The guy is 31, isn't he? So he could leave IMO. Nakata could take his place. Although he did speak about "us" and "we" when he talked about next season, the supercoppa italiana against Juve and stuff on the official site.

As for Frey, I think they said something about him staying, alghough I wouldn't mind a swap using him to get Rochemback. Guardalben, Taffarel and De Lucia could fight it out for who to be the starting goalkeeper.

Just relax ok? We'll never be the team we were and everybody knows it. We're all hoping for it though and I guess we could make something good of this but I think we shouldn't count on it. This new strategy is probably bullsh!t. We won't know for certain until after next summer (2003) though. If we sell our best players also next season we're doomed and I'll give up on Parma for good...
 

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Observing Parma for say 4 years closely this is what opinion I've formed from their transfer strategies.

Parma is a small club but has (until this season) always made great purchases and matured their players very well to be an integral part of the 7 sisters. They have been great and have nearly won the league before though still being a small team. The reason why I refer to them as a small team is because they have a small fanbase in a smaller city.

Every year Parma create stars and sell them off after they become stars for big sums. With the profits they use some to buy replacments. Until now they have always bought replacments which have been good enough for a 4th place finish but this mercatto was worse than normal.

My conclusion is that with Parma making the best possible attemp with their circumstances of being a big club they have big losses on Wages etc and are forced to every year break even by selling off their players, with the money left they can purchase cheaper replacments (sometimes inferior).

What I've said has no base to it really just my poinion. Is this anywhere near the truth? Its the only way I could possibly imaging why Parma has sold all their stars and bought less. I know that some players have wanted to leave but the replacments are nearly always cheaper. Unl;ess Tanzi is keeping the money :rolleyes:

Anyway good luck for the season. Parma have always been one of my more liked teams unlike Juve, Roma, Milan :yuck:
 
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