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This is basically an orgasm of everything you love in football.

like really…

between fat Ronaldinho being skinny again, a bicycle kick assist & cool as fuck finish by Neymar, and the ultimate showboat after a penalty save by the Flamengo goalkeeper

Thank you so much football vids for putting this into words because i couldn’t


WHAT A GAME! Santos 4-5 Flamengo

Last nights game had it all….

1. A 3-0 comeback to eventually win 5-4

2. An amazing on-the-floor-biycycle-kick-assist (2-0)

3. A Neymar GOLAZO - brilliant skill

4.  A crazy Deivid miss

5. A Elano Panenka FAIL - made even better by the keepy-ups from the keeper after

6. A Ronaldinho hat-trick- One of which being a trademark ‘Dino Under-the-Wall freekick.

Five clubs agree to pay Neymar's €45m release clause, as Summer of Greed continues

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Press in Brazil is reporting Real Madrid, Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Russian club Anzhi Makhachkala have agreed to pay the release clause in Neymar’s contract with Santos. As such, all five European clubs will be allowed to contact Neymar about a possible transfer away from Brazilian club Santos.

The Summer of Greed is in full swing as the transfer market balloons with inflation thanks to big money owners changing the game as we know it. Now players are going for prices almost double what they’re really worth. Smaller clubs are encouraging the trend, as they aim to sell ‘valuable’ players to the highest bidder, stubborn and arrogant attitudes clog boardrooms. This summer may change the game forever as player exchanges, swaps, or trades between clubs may become more common as an attempt to reduce transfer fees and other spending. For the first time, unproven players are cashing in on a volatile market that is currently favoring the player who can seemingly choose if he just wants to make a buck or in this case €200,000 euro a week.

Who knows if a young teenage player will grow up to be the best in the world, or end up a €45million mistake. After all, boys with big bank accounts are still boys - thanks Arsene Wenger look alike from Goal! Who knows, but with the FIFA Financial Fair Play rules coming into affect next year, it seems that everyone is willing to write a blank check for a superstar in the making. Only time will tell what will become of the players, and the game itself.

Santos win Copa Libertadores for their first Continental Trophy since the Pele era

Top summer transfer target Neymar slots it home, scoring just after half time. Danilo made it 2-0 in the 69th minute, with some brilliant skill and a beautifully taken goal. Despite the attention on Neymar this summer, real fans of Santos will appreciate what Danilo did more. Santos wins the trophy at home with Pele onlooking from the stands. After the match, Neymar wept sweet tears of joy: “It’s the happiest day of my life. I made history. We deserved this title, it’s time to celebrate.”

we will definitely be watching more Santos celebrations to come

Summer of Greed: Chelsea Priced Out for Neymar

The Summer of Greed continues as silly season hits full throttle going into July. Chelsea are put off by Santos outrageous £41 million price tag for 19-year-old unproven striker Neymar.

Some would say that the value of Brazilian strikers has gone down for various reasons in recent years. Often touted as the next Pele, Ronaldo, Rivaldo, most Brazilian strikers or scoring midfield players haven’t had the goal scoring record or longevity of their world renowned compatriots, with many Brazilian careers coming to an end in Europe after dressing room drama or long hours of partying in the early hours of the morning. Here’s a look at some of today’s Brazilian stars not performing to expectations

Recent flops include Alexandre Pato, who is still young at the age of 22, but after making 42 apperances and scoring 18 goals in his sophomore campaign at AC Milan at aged 19, he has since made 30 Apps with just 14 goals in 09-10 and 16 goals in 33 appearances in 2011. At the age 22, Pato has already lost the pace he had 24 months ago, and doesn’t seem to be progressing as a player the way the world hoped in 2008. But he is only 22, and let’s hope his ambition to be one of the world’s best players returns.

Wonderkid Robinho moved to Real Madrid in 2005 from Santos for €24 million. In his three years with the club Robinho only managed to score a disappointing 25 goals in 101 apperances for Los Merengues during the first era of Los Galacticos under Florentino Perez. He then became a statement of intent from new Manchester City owners Abu Dhabi United Group purchasing the Brazilian for €42.5 million (£32.5m) on the final day of the transfer window in summer 2008. Sitting on  £160,000 per week, Robinho went on to score 14 goals in his debut campaign, and was 4th top scorer in the league. But the good times didn’t last, and it all went horribly wrong in his second campaign where he made just 12 total appearances and scored ONE goal all season long against lower league club Scunthorpe. Talk about not getting your money’s worth… City dumped him on loan to Santos in early 2010 and later signed for AC Milan in the summer. Needless to say, City couldn’t wait to get him off their books.

World Cup winner Ronaldinho also faced a meteoric decline at FC Barcelona just two years after lifting the Champions League trophy with the Catalan giants. Rumor has it a rift formed between Ronaldiho and then manager Frank Rijkaard. Ronaldinho apparently out with a knee injury was seen partying all around the world, not to mention finding the time to sing karaoke at a rave in France. It simply seemed that after winning everything in the game before the age of 27, he just became disinterested in the sport that became his livelihood and preferred to spend his time partying, drinking, and having orgies in exclusive hot spots all over Europe. Things didn’t really get any better after moving to AC Milan where he scored only 29 goals over a 3 year period in Italy. Despite tons of individual accolades, the fact remains that Ronaldinho is completely washed up at the age of 30, and really stopped playing at 28. When you have the likes of Scholes, Giggs, Raul, now retired Paulo Maldini, Zinedine Zidane, Beckham, Jamie Carragher, Xavi, Gigi Bufon, Edwin Van Der Sar, Alessandro Del Piero, Filippo Inzaghi, Andrea Pirlo, Thierry Henry, etc still going the distance, you really have to look at him and shake your head.

Who’s to say that any of this will influence likes of Neymar. But there is no doubt that European clubs in for his service are asking themselves: Are we getting our £££€€€’s worth? And if Santos don’t come down from their £41 million asking price, the answer may simply be no.