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      Gerardo Bruna (Liverpool -> Blackpool)

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      Gerardo Bruna (Liverpool -> Blackpool)
      Sep 30, 2007 11:05:57 am
      Dubbed the new Lionel Messi, Gerardo Bruna has shunned signing professional forms with Real Madrid and opted to join Liverpool instead (similar fashion to how Cesc Fabregas joined Arsenal).
      The 16 year old argentinian is half spanish and has an EU passport so he won't require a work permit to join Liverpool. The talented midfielder was very highly rated by Real Madrid and arrives with a big reputation.
      He will probably be one of the few youth players who is capable of making the step up to the first team but it'll be another couple of years before we find out.

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      Re: Gerardo Bruna
      Reply #1: Sep 30, 2007 11:17:41 am
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      Reds capture youngster from Real



      Another youngster has joined Liverpool’s growing band of teenage talent, and this one is being compared to Leonel Messi.

      Sixteen-year-old Gerardo Bruna, born in Argentina but brought up in Spain, has now signed for Liverpool from Real Madrid. Madrid were powerless when Liverpool approached him to sign for them. Under UEFA rules a 16-year-old can sign for any club, regardless of which club might have been developing him throughout his teenage years. Real will get some compensation for the player, but are understandably devastated to lose a player with so much potential.

      Reds boss Rafa Benítez has been determined to see the club go out and buy for the future, and to do this they are offering lucrative deals to youngsters. Compared to buying proven talent the amount is spent is relatively small, but enough to outbid clubs like Real.


      Sounds very, very promising.  With the young talent that we have now, it gives me great confidence about our clubs future.

      I'm excited!  :D
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #2: Sep 30, 2007 12:34:07 pm
      ;D its funny how people can be dubbed the NEXT lionell messi.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #3: Oct 02, 2007 06:03:50 pm
      When he's still so young...

      Oh, and don't believe all the hype, if all the 'next (Insert quality player here)' players that have joined the club during Benitez and Houllier's reign (Cheyrou the 'next Zidane' anyone...?) we'd have.... alot of good players! :)

      Having said that, I do admire Benitez for bringing in all these youngsters, and if two or three of 'em all come good and hit the first team with fireworks, there will be praise all around.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #4: Oct 02, 2007 06:46:10 pm
      the futures bright... the futures red :D
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #5: Oct 02, 2007 10:33:27 pm
      Its not a good omen for us when youngsters are compared with great players.  Under Houllier alone we must have built many potential dream teams. 
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #6: Oct 03, 2007 12:26:41 am
      I'll give everyone on the forum a tenner if he ever starts a game for the first team.



      (This is not a binding legal agreement).
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #7: Oct 03, 2007 12:55:37 am
      the futures bright... the futures red :D

      You've lost me there but I like it!  :D

      JD, I'll give you a tenner if he scores on his debut!

      (again, not a binding legal agreement)
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #8: Oct 16, 2007 04:09:52 am
      any video clip for this youngster???
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #9: Oct 16, 2007 09:39:26 am
      (again, not a binding legal agreement)

      Tight f**ker, at least JD's ducking out of an agreement that might end up costing him £40k :D
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #10: Oct 16, 2007 11:33:56 am
      THIS IS COMPLETELY PLAGIARISED FROM   "MY ANFIELD"

      Link added now, happy?
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #11: Oct 16, 2007 07:04:16 pm
      Tight f**ker, at least JD's ducking out of an agreement that might end up costing him £40k :D

       ;D ;D

      Did I not mention I'd donate it towards the running costs of the website and forum instead?
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #12: Oct 17, 2007 01:17:57 pm
      This boy was baptised the new Messi - of the Bernabeu...

      ...and we have knicked him from under the nosses of the Real Madrid board... as he was not old enough to be under contract.

      Well done Rafa - another one to guarantee glory years ahead (and a healthy bank balance for G&H to pay back some debt...!!)
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #13: Oct 17, 2007 01:22:38 pm
      How can he be called the "new messi" when the "old messi" is only 21? The press makes me laugh sometimes :D
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #14: Oct 17, 2007 01:23:32 pm
      "New" Messi and in the "Next" Messi (Argentian lad also...)
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #15: Oct 17, 2007 01:30:29 pm
      who's next...

      the "Future Next New Messi"....

      how about just "Bruna".... give the lad his own identity for his own style...
      well done Raf... looking to the future
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #16: Oct 17, 2007 01:48:23 pm
      who's next...

      the "Future Next New Messi"....

      how about just "Bruna".... give the lad his own identity for his own style...
      well done Raf... looking to the future

      True, but i'm just telling you what the Spanish sporting press said

      http://www.marca.com/edicion/marca/futbol/1a_division/real_madrid/es/desarrollo/1041239.html

      http://www.joinfutbol.com/es/gerardo_bruna_el_liverpool_se_lleva_al_messi_del_madrid_4036.php

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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #17: Oct 17, 2007 02:26:47 pm
      That was just a story of how clubs buy them young for a long term investment.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #18: Oct 17, 2007 02:31:19 pm
      is he a striker or a different position?
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #19: Oct 17, 2007 02:34:11 pm
      True, but I'm just telling you what the Spanish sporting press said


      I realise that, I wasnt having a go at anyone here...

      its the press that over does it.....
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #20: Oct 17, 2007 03:31:25 pm
      I'm getting fed up with all these comparisons.

      Most of these players that are compared at a young age never make it.  I remember getting excited (I was young) when Houllier said that Cheyrou is the next Zidane.

      I also remember seeing the old McDonalds Adverts with a lad doing keepie-ups.  This guy was called Sonny Pike and he was with Ajax at the time, but was a big LFC fan.  Whatever happened to him?



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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #21: Oct 18, 2007 01:07:43 pm
      Agreed. They all fail to live up to the hype. The next superstar will be a unique player with flair, speed, creativity and STRENGTH! Good to see that Rafa is building for the future now though.
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #22: Apr 19, 2009 09:22:42 pm
      Seeing as he was dubbed 'Madrid's Messi' it's approaching 2 years since he signed and there has been no sign of him breaking into the 1st team, surely if he was that good he would have been pushing for a place in the team to solve our wing problems :-\
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #23: Apr 19, 2009 09:27:21 pm
      I've actually heard nothing of him!
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      Re: Reds capture youngster from Real
      Reply #24: Apr 19, 2009 10:04:32 pm
      Probably because he's only 16. He won't even hit his prime for another 4-8 years. I'd be shocked if anyone had heard of him...

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