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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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2013-05-23 23:09#104207 KingPadster :
2013-05-23 15:07#104202 Glenn T :
2013-05-23 23:04#104198 KingPadster : Xulu is an absolute tank. Had him in my Nottingham Forest save. No need for LB/RB/CB, just Xulu lol. Good Debut again for England. (Also WTF is Oxlade-Chamberlain doing at Villa?!)

I brought him to Aston Villa while I was Villa manager. In January 2017 for 23 million :P

I don't remember this!? lol. Must have been way over half asleep at the time.

Here :P

Deadline Day: The Rush Hour

Bayern Munich have confirmed three deadline day signings.

David Beckham has worked quickly to tie three players to the club.

The first of which, is his former comrade at Aston Villa, Jesus Blanco. Beckham has described the deal as "an absolute steal", with Villa allowing the Paraguay international to be reunited with Beckham for just 15 million. Blanco broke into the Villa first team immediately after arriving from hometown club Cerro Porteno in 2015.

He wraps up his career at Villa Park with 73 appearances in the Premier League over 3 years, most of which came under Beckham, as well as having scored 17 league goals.

The versatile 21-year-old can play as either a central midfielder, an attacking midfielder, or a striker, and will now look to carve out a successful career at the Allianz Arena with the man who handed him his Premier League debut as well as overseeing his rise to fame and success.

"Jesus is a magnificent player, I have no idea why Aston Villa want to sell him for just 15 million. Personally I think he is worth 20 million at least. It is an absolute steal," the 43-year-old manager of Bayern described to reporters.

The second signing is another teenager favored by Beckham and vice versa. English-Italian Fedele Lenti won his first England cap under Beckham just a few weeks ago against Japan and has now linked up with him in the club business as well, joining from former club Fulham for a whooping 18 million.

The Italy-born 19-year-old plays as a central defender and is expected to be given a role in the first-team.

He has described of his excitement of working with David Beckham in both club and country.

"David Beckham is an awesome manager and to be able to work with him in both club and country is frankly, amazing. I've pinched myself countless times since signing the contract," said a clearly excited Lenti, on his move. "I know he paid a lot for me and I want to repay his faith."

The latest inclusion to the Munchen squad is West Ham full-back and England Under-21 international Ryan Garland, who is expected to make a full England debut sometime soon, and with the 21-year-old now linking up with England boss Beckham in Munich, he is sure to be called up to the senior team soon.

Bayern is understood to have paid 13.75 million for Garland.

Garland wowed supporters as he broke into the first team in 2014, barely two years after he joined the Under-18s at West Ham from their youth academy. He is now considered one of the best ever talents produced by the Irons alongside players like Frank Lampard, and has made a grand total of 115 Premier League appearances in over 7 years.

With these English-based players now in the team, Bayern Munich are surely a force to be reckoned with.

Although having spent more than 40 million on the Premier League trio, Beckham has stated that he has "no regrets" and that "critics will know why I've brought these guys at the end of the season".

It seems that the former Aston Villa manager is pulling out all the stops to lead Bayern Munich to their 26th Bundesliga title.

England Squad vs Brazil 2018

England are ready to face off against the Samba Masters with David Beckham naming his squad to clash against Brazil next week.

Will Hughes, Colin Maddison and new Bayern recruit Fedele Lenti retain their places in the squad. However, Jack Grealish and Adam Doyne are forced to make way right after winning their first England caps.

Ryan Garland, coincidentally a new player of Beckham at Bayern Munich, and West Ham midfielder Shahbas Tabia will also be presented with the opportunity to win their first caps against Brazil after being called up to the national team for the first time.

Bizarrely, Beckham has also took the decision to take only one experienced striker with him against Brazil with only Mason Bennett and Colin Maddison called to back up England captain Wayne Rooney.

Chelsea defender Chris Smalling also makes a long-awaited return to the squad.

The 28-year-old has 41 international caps for the Three Lions and due to his recent form for the Blues, has managed to temporarily push Liverpool center-back Steven Caulker out of the England squad.

England Squad

Joe Hart (Manchester City)
Fraser Forster (Celtic)
John Ruddy (Norwich)

Kyle Walker (Tottenham)
Ryan Garland (Bayern Munich)
Chris Smalling (Chelsea)
Phil Jones (Tottenham)
Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City)
Fedele Lenti (Bayern Munich)
Leighton Baines (Manchester United)
Kyle Naughton (Newcastle)

Jonjo Shelvey (Manchester United)
Jordan Henderson (Liverpool)
Will Hughes (Bayern Munich)
Jack Cork (Aston Villa)
Shahbas Tabia (West Ham)
Jack Wilshere (Arsenal)
Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Aston Villa)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Tom Ince (Newcastle)

Wayne Rooney (Manchester United)
Mason Bennett (Stoke City)
Colin Maddison (Nottingham Forest)
England to be number 1 and bayern to have conquered europe with in 2 seasons. That is whats going to happen. David "glenn" beckham ftw (damn united)
Some great signings there mate I see you haven't stopped raiding your old club ;) That looks like a strong England squad with a few quality regens too
TheMS99: Hahahaha a very meaningful prediction ;)

Krupesh: I would raid them of more but they won't budge :P

Beckham: Stop Being Stupid

Bayern Munich manager David Beckham has heavily criticized his players, branding them "stupid" after they lost their second Bundesliga match against last year's winners Schalke 2-0.

This comes on the back of a fantastic 5-0 win over Cottbus and Beckham has urged his players to "stop being stupid".

"The players must stop being stupid and realize it is games like this that will cost us the title," Beckham said gruffly. "They were horrible on the pitch today and I wouldn't play any of them on a League One team if this is how they normally play.

"I am sure that they are ready to settle for 2nd place again because, well, the way they play today shows it. If they want to prove that they want the title, they will have to f*cking show that in our next match."

43-year-old Beckham will also be under investigation from Bundesliga officials after cameras caught him singing "fuck off Schalke, fuck off" along with the Bayern fans.

Making Way for Funds

After an intense transfer window for Bayern Munich where they bought 103 million worth of players, they have now confirmed their last two departures.

Ramires and Jerome Boateng have left for Barcelona and Bayer Leverkusen respectively, each for the fee of 10 million.

Both had very good seasons last year under David Beckham but has been moved on with the influx of new, younger players at the Allianz Arena.

Ramires and Boateng have been loyal members of the Bayern team. 31-year-old Ramires joined in 2013 from Chelsea while Boateng has been a first-team regular of Die Bayern since linking up with the German giants in 2011 from Manchester City.

While Boateng will continue to ply his trade in the Bundesliga, Ramires has gotten his big break in securing a move to Barcelona, although he is expected to be a rotation player at the Camp Nou.

August: Not the Best

Not the best start for Bayern Munich, nor the worst. Die Bayern thrashed Cottbus 5-0, yet lost to last year's title winners Schalke 2-0. They are also through to the Second Round of the DFB Pokal after a poor 1-0 win against Union Berlin.


Bayern 5 - 0 Cottbus

Schalke 2 - 0 Bayern

DFB Pokal First Round

Union Berlin 0 - 1 Bayern

FC Bayern Munich Player of the Month

Siyanda Xulu has been a mighty rock in the heart of the Bayern back four, and has shown that he will be capable of producing the same solid performances that he delivered last season, or perhaps, even better. His brilliant defending denied Cottbus, as well as keeping out plenty of shots from Schalke's raging attacking force.

Player Worthy of a Mention

Ademilson was vital for the club to progress in the DFB Pokal, starring in a lackluster-looking Bayern team and scoring the only goal of the First Round match against Union Berlin. He followed this up with an excellent hat trick against Cottbus. If he continues scoring the goals, the Bundesliga title won't be far away from Munich.
A good start ruined by Schalke. Great update as usual Glenn :D

August Transfers 2018/19

A very busy transfer window for Bayern Munich as they raked in a whooping 76 million from departures, and blew 103 million on new arrivals to the Allianz Arena.


Romelu Lukaku - Everton, 18 million

Mario Gomez - Free Transfer

Mitchell Weiser - Nurnberg, Free Transfer

John Heitinga - Fiorentina, Free Transfer

Pavle Cecaric - VfL Bochum, 1 million

Thomas Muller - Sampdoria, 19 million

Mateo Musacchio - Sampdoria, 15 million

Bright Martins - Mainz, 1.5 million

Yusif Dadzie - Juventus, 1 million

Jerome Boateng - Leverkusen, 10 million

Rodrigo Borges - Maritimo, Loan

Dawid Kozlowski - Bordeaux, Loan

Ramires - Barcelona, 10 million


Arno Gerritsen - Fortuna Sittard, 275k

Mattheus - Aston Villa, 11.25 million

Will Hughes - Aston Villa, 13 million

Doria - Aston Villa, 11.75 million

Martin Legendre - Aston Villa, 15 million

Ali Ahmada - AC Milan, 5 million

Jesus Blanco - Aston Villa, 15 million

Fedele Lenti - Fulham, 18 million

Ryan Garland - West Ham, 13.75 million

A lot of money in and some good fees for the Bayern players that I wouldn't expect. More Villa players ;) but hopefully theyre good enough signings to win back the league
2013-05-24 16:40#104431 k1rups : A lot of money in and some good fees for the Bayern players that I wouldn't expect. More Villa players ;) but hopefully theyre good enough signings to win back the league

Yeah, hopefully we can do that! Let's go Aston Villa, oops, I mean, Bayern! ;)

Bayern Munich 2018/19

Bayern Munich have submitted their squad and kit numbers for the rest of the 2018/19 season.


1) Manuel Neuer
13) Ali Ahmada

21) Philipp Lahm
2) Ryan Garland
20) Siyanda Xulu
5) Doria
23) Fedele Lenti
32) Eros Baldoni
4) Stefan Radu
3) Martin Legendre

15) Jesus Blanco
7) Marco Verratti
31) Bastian Schweinsteiger
8) Abdoulaye Sylla
14) Will Hughes
11) Mattheus
18) Jack Grealish
16) Gaston Ramirez
30) Jacob Glibo
10) Toni Kroos

9) Ademilson
22) Bahri Tuna
29) Johannes Brunner

Champions League Debut

Bayern Munich's upcoming Champions League campaign will also be David Beckham's debut season managing a club in the Champions League.

Beckham's Aston Villa squad won the Europa League twice but he never managed to qualify for the Champions League with the Villans.

Bayern are drawn with Paris Saint-Germain, Roma and CFR Cluj in Group E.

"I'm very excited," Beckham reveals, the week before Die Bayern's first Champions League game of the season, where they will welcome Roma to the Allianz Arena. "To be able to manage a club in the Champions League is very prestigious and a good challenge. I love a good challenge, and guiding Bayern to the Champions League Final will be the greatest challenge I've faced."

Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer also revealed that the team is aiming for "at least two more trophies" this season.

With Bayern's 7th DFL Super Cup added to their trophy cabinet just a month ago, Neuer has told German papers that the team is hungry for more.

"We have the quality to get more trophies and I'd say our aim is at least two more this season," said the 31-year-old. "It's a target that's going to be really hard to achieve, but if we play to our best, we are definitely going to accomplish it."

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