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Old 11-01-2012, 17:27   #281
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Been reading Soccernomics lately albeit at a very slow pace. This quote is from Boudewijn Zenden:
Great read

Alot of praise for Milan /our relocation policies + Milan Lab

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Early on, AC Milan’s in-house medical outfit found that just by studying a player’s jump, it could predict with 70 percent accuracy whether he would get injured. It then collected millions of data on each of the team’s players on computers, and in the process stumbled upon the secret of eternal youth. (It’s still a secret: no other club has a Milan Lab, and the lab won’t divulge its findings, which is why players at other clubs are generally finished by their early thirties.)Most of Milan’s starting eleven who beat Liverpool in the Champions League final of 2007 were thirty-one or older: Paolo Maldini,
the captain, was thirty-eight, and Filippo Inzaghi, scorer of both of
Milan’s goals, was thirty-three. In large part, that trophy was won by
the Milan Lab and its database.

But this cracked me up

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In 1983 AC Milan spotted a talented young black forward playing for
Watford. The word is that the player Milan liked was John Barnes, and
that it then confused him with his fellow black teammate Luther Blissett.
Whatever the truth, the Italians ended up paying Watford a “transfer
fee” of $1.4 million for Blissett.
As a player Blissett became such a joke in Italy that the name
“Luther Blissett” is now used as a pseudonym by groups of Italian anarchist
writers. He spent one unhappy year in Milan, before the club sold
him back to Watford for just over half the sum it had paid for him. At
least that year gave soccer one of its best quotes: “No matter how much
money you have here,” Blissett lamented, “you can’t seem to get Rice
Krispies.” More on Rice Krispies later.
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Old 11-01-2012, 19:40   #282
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I must get this book "Soccernomics"
It seems to be a fun read.
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Old 11-01-2012, 19:45   #283
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Been reading Soccernomics lately albeit at a very slow pace. This quote is from Boudewijn Zenden:
Nice quote. Treating the players well has clearly become a policy for Galliani and it pays off.

But don't mind me asking, what does Zenden have to do with Milan?
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Old 11-01-2012, 19:55   #284
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In 1983 AC Milan spotted a talented young black forward playing for
Watford. The word is that the player Milan liked was John Barnes, and
that it then confused him with his fellow black teammate Luther Blissett.
Whatever the truth, the Italians ended up paying Watford a “transfer
fee” of $1.4 million for Blissett.
As a player Blissett became such a joke in Italy that the name
“Luther Blissett” is now used as a pseudonym by groups of Italian anarchist
writers. He spent one unhappy year in Milan, before the club sold
him back to Watford for just over half the sum it had paid for him. At
least that year gave soccer one of its best quotes: “No matter how much
money you have here,” Blissett lamented, “you can’t seem to get Rice
Krispies.” More on Rice Krispies later.
I once had a lecture with a sociologist researching on the subject of Luther Blissett (I mean the anarchist writers and groups promoting stunts and media hoaxes under his name, not the player of course). I think I got a book on the subject somewhere also.

Very interesting stuff.


Edit: There's a good article on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_..._(nom_de_plume)

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June 17, 1995. A few dozen participating to the Roman Radio Blissett boarded a night tram at different consecutive stops. A rave party took place on the vehicle until the police decided to stop it. Requested to disembark and identify themselves, the ravers refused to identify themselves other than with the multiple-use name. A riot ensued in which the police fired three shots in the air. A journalist from Radio Citta' Futura covered the event with his cell phone broadcasting the riot and the shots on the radio program. The radio program caused a media sensation.

June 1995. Loota is a female chimpanzee whose paintings are to be exhibited at the Venice Biennale of Contemporary Arts. In the context of the hoax, Loota is described as a former victim of sadistic experiments in a pharmaceutical lab. The monkey was then saved by the Animal Liberation Front, and later became a talented artist. Some newspapers announced the event. Unfortunately, Loota did not exist.
Those two are the exactly one's I remember.

There was also an experimental album of eletronic music with his name:


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Old 11-01-2012, 20:26   #285
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Nice quote. Treating the players well has clearly become a policy for Galliani and it pays off.

But don't mind me asking, what does Zenden have to do with Milan?
Don't know. The writers attributed that quote to him. Maybe the Dutch we had told him that.
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Old 11-01-2012, 20:53   #286
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I once had a lecture with a sociologist researching on the subject of Luther Blissett (I mean the anarchist writers and groups promoting stunts and media hoaxes under his name, not the player of course). I think I got a book on the subject somewhere also.

Very interesting stuff.


Edit: There's a good article on wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luther_..._(nom_de_plume)



Those two are the exactly one's I remember.

There was also an experimental album of eletronic music with his name:

Ha! Very Interesting indeed ,Cheers
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Old 21-02-2012, 13:36   #287
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A song of ice and fire completed 4 books, cant wait to start 5. I love it , i love it , i love it...


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Old 21-02-2012, 22:18   #288
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Just finished reading a short book, "It's not how good you are but how good you want to be" by Paul Arden.

Next will read "John dies at the end" by David Wong.
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Old 21-02-2012, 22:19   #289
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Just read "EPL getting pwned " very sweet
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Old 21-02-2012, 22:43   #290
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Old 22-02-2012, 12:24   #291
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:24   #292
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Old 07-03-2012, 21:41   #293
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Old 08-03-2012, 05:20   #294
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Old 22-05-2012, 08:54   #298
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The City & The City by China Mieville.

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Old 22-05-2012, 09:10   #299
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If Russell Peters didn't lie, that hand motion means "What The Fuck" doesn't it?


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