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Have mercy on the mercenary

December 16, 2011
By Will Tidey
The gospel according to football fans: Players who are promiscuous in their careers shall be split into two categories - journeymen and mercenaries. The former stand for everything that's good and honest in the game; the latter are an indictment of everything that's wrong with it.

Mercenaries are the pirates of the high-end transfer market - hopping from treasure-laden ship to ship, on a cold and heartless quest for currency. Greed and ego loom large, and the only legacy worth worrying ...

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