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van Persie's father rules out Man City move

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11:13 AM ET 06.09 | Robin van Persie's father has seemingly put the handbrake on a potential move to Manchester City for the Arsenal forward, seeing it as 'not an option'. The Dutch striker is currently on international duty with Netherlands, but is in the last year of his contract at the Emirates Stadium. As such the 2011-12 PFA Player of the Year has been linked with an exit from the north London club, with the likes of City and Juventus thought to be ready to make a move for him. Despite Roberto Mancini's men lifting the Premier League title last term and a number of players making the move from Arsene Wenger's side to the Etihad Stadium in the past, Bob van Persie has ruled the possibility out for his son.

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June 9, 2012  02:53 PM ET

Greetings from ME-HEE-C0 PU-TOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

June 9, 2012  10:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Greetings from ME-HEE-C0 PU-TOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Does this mean I can no longer call you Texican?

June 9, 2012  11:51 PM ET

(*Important reflection*)

Do you guys realize that, if the Heat wins the NBA finals, Juwan Howard would have won his title?

(*End important reflection*)

June 10, 2012  12:02 AM ET
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(*Important reflection*)Do you guys realize that, if the Heat wins the NBA finals, Juwan Howard would have won his title?(*End important reflection*)

I don't get it.

June 10, 2012  12:03 AM ET

Btw, Messi es dios.

June 10, 2012  10:58 AM ET
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I don't get it.

Ooops. Seems the joke is only obvious to a Miami Heat fan.

Years and years ago, Pat Riley tried to sign Howard, then a restricted free agent, to a huge, seven-year contract, only to have Howard's team (the Bullets, if memory serves me), match the offer.

Now, after Howard can barely find his **** in less than two seconds, let alone play NBA basketball, Riley signed him to a veteran-minimum contract, for some unfathomable reason. I just find it ridiculous that Howard could get a championship ring that way.

June 10, 2012  11:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Ooops. Seems the joke is only obvious to a Miami Heat fan.Years and years ago, Pat Riley tried to sign Howard, then a restricted free agent, to a huge, seven-year contract, only to have Howard's team (the Bullets, if memory serves me), match the offer.Now, after Howard can barely find his **** in less than two seconds, let alone play NBA basketball, Riley signed him to a veteran-minimum contract, for some unfathomable reason. I just find it ridiculous that Howard could get a championship ring that way.

Haha, got it.

June 10, 2012  11:38 AM ET

RIP boxing.

June 10, 2012  11:53 AM ET

Spain is coming with a strikerless formation, probably with Fabregas as a false nine, Italy comes in with three at the back....

Both coaches opted to spring a tactical surprise. Sweet mother of Messi.

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June 11, 2012  10:53 AM ET

BVP said he would disown his son if he went to MCFC...

June 11, 2012  12:18 PM ET

Jesus Christ Milner.... Sigh.

June 11, 2012  12:19 PM ET

Jesus Christ Milner. Mancini, sell this man!

June 11, 2012  01:30 PM ET

Talk about a game where I can't root for either.

June 11, 2012  02:12 PM ET
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Talk about a game where I can't root for either.

I know... it comes down to which team do you want to fail more.

June 11, 2012  03:54 PM ET

Ballack already wants to kill Lalas.

June 11, 2012  03:55 PM ET
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Ballack already wants to kill Lalas.

Ballack can get in line. Lalas is a moron.

June 11, 2012  04:21 PM ET
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Ballack can get in line. Lalas is a moron.

I have a hard time listening to Ballack. He needs to be more proficient in his English before he gets on TV.

 
June 11, 2012  04:40 PM ET

dadada

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