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Offline Rip Van We Go Again

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Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« on: March 31, 2011, 03:53:28 PM »
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Robert Pires is weighing up whether to retire or to play abroad when his short-term contract with Aston Villa expires this summer.

The former Arsenal midfielder signed a six-month contract before Christmas and has made only a handful of appearances for the midlands club.

Pires is 37 and will weight up all his options at the end of the campaign.

He said: "I'm still playing in the Premier League so I get noticed. People haven't forgotten about me.

"I'm prepared to retire in May if that's what it comes to.

"But I am also ready to go wherever an interesting proposition comes along - be it Qatar or the United States.

"I've even had an offer from Australia.

"But it's a case of one thing at a time and I'll look at that at the end of the season."

Pires insists he never joined Villa for financial gain.

He said: "I always look at the sporting challenge - as I always have.

"At Villa, I'm paid on a match-by-match basis with a small fixed salary, so I didn't come here for the money."


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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2011, 04:01:04 PM »
I wonder what a 'small' salary is for someone like him.

Offline Rip Van We Go Again

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2011, 04:12:01 PM »
I wonder what a 'small' salary is for someone like him.
I've been told 10k.

Offline The Left Side

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2011, 04:47:46 PM »
I wonder what a 'small' salary is for someone like him.
I've been told 10k.

He must be struggling to make ends meet?

Offline Dave P

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2011, 04:57:22 PM »
I wonder what a 'small' salary is for someone like him.
I've been told 10k.

A week ??  Half a mil a year is a "small salary" ?

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2011, 04:58:12 PM »
I think he gets paid as he plays.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2011, 05:01:21 PM »
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I think he gets paid as he plays.

So he gets paid badly?

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2011, 05:02:15 PM »
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I think he gets paid as he plays.

So he gets paid badly?

haha, very good.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2011, 05:15:28 PM »
At least Pires get's used for the 10k pw.

Salifou is on the same and does fuck all.
In fact, by joing Villa and doing nothing, he's become a millionaire.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2011, 05:17:56 PM »
I thought he already had retired!

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2011, 05:37:31 PM »
At least Pires get's used for the 10k pw.

Salifou is on the same and does fuck all.
In fact, by joing Villa and doing nothing, he's become a millionaire.

Well he's played 4 games. And he's only 27, we'll tap into that potential at some point.

4 games, in 4 years. I know Balaban cost us considerably more, but at least he fucked off after 2 years. We'll probably still be paying Salifou a salary when he's 50, who'd notice he's retired? I don't care if he's a "nice lad to have around" as seems to be mentioned when his name is brought up, it's a football club not a pub.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2011, 06:21:48 PM »
He will go abroad for one more season then call it quits me thinks.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2011, 07:27:06 PM »
Can he coach ? do you think he will work with our coaching staff.

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2011, 09:55:55 AM »
why oh why , did MON give Salifou a contract.    ?????

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Re: Pires - 'I may retire at the end of the season'
« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2011, 10:31:01 AM »
Salifou is the Villa version of that bloke who snuck onto the pitch in a Man U kit to have his picture taken with the team before the Champions League final.  I'm sure everybody looks at him at and wonders who he is, but he's got a Villa kit on so it must be OK.