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    two questions

    Hi,

    There is more at stake than the 23m they stand to lose if he walks away for nothing next summer. Arsenal's prestige is worth infinitely more than that.


    What does the bold part mean?


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    Re: two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    There is more at stake than the 23m they stand to lose if he walks away for nothing next summer. Arsenal's prestige is worth infinitely more than that.


    What does the bold part mean?


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    If "he" leaves next summer, Arsenal will lose 23,000,000. (I have no idea what this is about)

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    #3

    Re: two questions

    The 23,000,000 they are going to lose if (Cesc Fabregas) leaves Arsenal.

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    Re: two questions

    What does "stand to lose" mean?

    "Set to lose"?

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    What does "stand to lose" mean?

    "Set to lose"?

    Thanks a lot
    Yes, they are set to lose 23 million.

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    Re: two questions

    This is probably more a football question than an English question but, out of curiosity, why are they going to lose 23million?

    Will they only lose 23million if he "walks away" ie he leaves and they don't sell him to another team for 23million? Or is it that they think he brings in 23million in ticket sales and sponsorship by simply playing for the team and it is that potential income that will be lost if he leaves?

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    Re: two questions

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    This is probably more a football question than an English question but, out of curiosity, why are they going to lose 23million?

    Will they only lose 23million if he "walks away" ie he leaves and they don't sell him to another team for 23million? Or is it that they think he brings in 23million in ticket sales and sponsorship by simply playing for the team and it is that potential income that will be lost if he leaves?
    It could be that his contract only lasts until next summer. They do not want to sell him to a rival in the premier league, but if they do not sell him now, for 23m, he will be able to leave the team next summer anyway - and they will not receive anything for him if he moves to another team then.

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    Re: two questions

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    It could be that his contract only lasts until next summer. They do not want to sell him to a rival in the premier league, but if they do not sell him now, for 23m, he will be able to leave the team next summer anyway - and they will not receive anything for him if he moves to another team then.
    Thank you. I'm not up on my football knowledge (but I do understand the offside rule!)

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    ...(but I do understand the offside rule!)
    Do you? I don't.

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    #10

    Re: two questions

    I know this is very much off-topic, but since I found 'offside' a bit off, I'd like to know its meaning. :)

    Alright, I checked an online dictionary, to my undestanding, the offside rules states that if the ball is out/off the boundaries, the game must be stopped.

    Is that so?

    Thanks
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