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Joe Kinnear Finalises That Brazilian ‘Signing’…

7 years ago
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Hello, is that Abel Braga (manager of Fluminese)?
Sim (yes)

Bum dia Abel mate, this is Joe (‘Bomdia’ is good morning in Portuguese, a language JFK is of course fluent in along with so many others that he uses to call the managers of any club in the world)

De onde o senhor é?  (Where are you from?)

Very well thanks mate, can’t complain. Got a good result at Newmarket today so very happy about that!

Desculpe-me, Como o senhor se chama? (I’m sorry, what is your name?)

Very good, yes, 5-1! Anyway me ol’ mate, how are things going at Fulhamazy?

Fluminese?

Great, glad to hear it. You boys and your jokes! Brilliant.

O senhorfalaportuguês? (Do you speak Portuguese?)

What’s that Abel mate? Do I want a holiday in Portugal, bit of golf maybe? Actually, that sounds f****g nice, I may have a bit of spare time coming up soon, you never know! Only joking!

Como?(What?)

Look Abel mate, I was ringing you to catch up with an old mate, of course, but also to see if we can do a deal, you and me, for that young player of yours Markio Santio

Marcos Junior Lima dos Santos?

Yes, that’s him. I was thinking if you gave us him, we could maybe do an exchange deal for one of our established stars here

Qual é o problema?NãoFalo ingles! (What’s the matter with you? I don’t speak English!)

You must know Gabriel Overtime, yes? Ex-Man U – class mate. How about a straight swap?

Cale-se! Tenhoqueir agora.Muito Obrigado. Adeus

(Shut up! I must go now. Thank you very much, goodbye).

Abel? Didn’t quite catch that me ol’ mate. Are we good then? Abel? Abel?….

 

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