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David Beckham: From Hero to Zero

Started on 9 February 2013 by Glenn T
Latest Reply on 7 October 2014 by Mr.O
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2013-03-24 01:05#86785 Liverbird : This story is about as addicting as drugs.(Not that I would know :P )

:P

Nice signature by the way ;)

Capped



Aston Villa man Andrew Black has won his first international cap for Scotland.

The 19-year-old made a good start to life on the international scene as he started for the Tartan Army in a 5-0 thrashing of Iceland before eventually being substituted in the 63rd minute.

Since joining Aston Villa from Hibernian in January 2013, Black's reputation has soared. Originally a right midfielder at Hibernian, he has been converted to a right-back under David Beckham and has so far made 30 league appearances for the Villans.

"It is a massive honour to be given the opportunity to represent your country," said the latest Scotland star, who also has 21 Under-21 caps. "I loved the experience and I want to be able to represent Scotland many times in the future."

Black also paid tribute to Beckham and national team manager Gordon Strachan.

"I have the gaffer at Aston Villa to thank, because he's put a lot of faith in me. He started putting me in the senior team along with the rest of the lads when I was just 17 and I suppose that is what helped me gain this cap.

"Gordon Strachan is also a very nice man and it is brilliant that he thinks I can become a Scotland international. I hope to be able to work with him like this again soon."
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Good to see a young player coming through :) I reckon he'll be a star for club and country!
2013-03-24 18:51#86959 Blue : Good to see a young player coming through :) I reckon he'll be a star for club and country!

Of course he will ;)

The Real Pair




Aston Villa have snapped up Real Madrid duo Xabi Alonso and Jose Callejon for a small fee of 775k.

Both Spaniards were deemed surplus to requirements by Real boss Roberto Mancini and were given permission to discuss with other clubs a move away from the Bernabeu.

Alonso moves to Aston Villa for 775k while Callejon moves on a free transfer, with Mancini desperate to get rid of the two.

Liverpool were believed to be in the running for the duo as well, especially Alonso who played for them between 2004 and 2009, but the Reds were late to the race and Aston Villa and David Beckham eventually agreed deals for the Madrid men to move to Villa Park.


It will be Alonso's second spell in English football while it will be Callejon's first.

Both took a huge pay drop after moving from Real, but are still rumored to be one of the highest-paid players at the Villans.


Alonso, 33, and Callejon, 28, might have "lost their touch" as Mancini had famously claimed just before the summer, but Beckham is confident the Spanish duo will do a job for his team.

"Xabi Alonso and Jose Callejon are both world class players and they have tons of experience with big clubs having joined from Real Madrid. It will be brilliant having them in the squad because they will be teaching our youngsters a lot of things, and at the same time they will be important men for us on the pitch."
Callejon is world class? Looks like no one told him!


And

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2013-03-25 16:52#87144 Liverbird : Callejon is world class? Looks like no one told him!


And


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LOL Arvind! Anyways, I hope that you can sell Callejon for like 10M because 60k per week is tons of cash!
Two very good signings, and very cheap. The experiece of Alonso will make a great addition to the team
Two very good signings, and very cheap. The experiece of Alonso will make a great addition to the team
Two good signings Glenn :)
Thanks guys! :)
How often will Callejon play? Because you do have a few other strikers.
2013-03-26 15:36#87349 LJO200 : How often will Callejon play? Because you do have a few other strikers.

I'm looking to play him as a right winger :)
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