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Happy Days
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Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad has justed signed with Chelsea.
www.bigv.com.au
Vlads previous Big V clubs include:Chelsea, Pakenham, Mornington, Westernport, Southern Peninsula, Keysborough....
Have i missed any???

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HO
Last year
19:38 17 Jan 13

Reply #399405

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Never met Vlad, but have heard of him - rebounding monster? And really Happy Days - so? Did he burn you at one of those clubs?


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Tiger Watcher
Last year
11:02 18 Jan 13

Reply #399472

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Plenty of blokes in Big V go from club to club in the lower divisions chasing coin!


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Anonymous
Last year
11:13 18 Jan 13

Reply #399474

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

He likes to be a BIG fish in a little pond. All about ego and the fact he burns relationships where ever he goes.


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Melbourne Boy
Last year
11:41 18 Jan 13

Reply #399479

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

He's always stayed in the lower divisions, even when his team was promoted to div 1 a few years back he went and signed with a different div 2 team.

But this year will be different, in November there was an article and interview after signing with Western Port div 2, now 2 months later he's signed with Chelsea but in Div 1. He'll be up against much better bigs and import bigs now.


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Anonymous
Last year
11:55 18 Jan 13

Reply #399485

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

One of the best blokes you could meet off the court though.


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Tiger Watcher
Last year
13:21 18 Jan 13

Reply #399498

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Lol sorry you mentioned "Bigs" and Div 1......not a great deal of quality bigs in the Big V full Stop.

It is the land of the 6"6 Centre


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B-Man
Last year
14:06 18 Jan 13

Reply #399512

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

From memory didn't Vlad actually swap teams mid season a couple of years ago?

There was a couple of quality bigs in Div 1 last year with the Anstey's and Anthony Labka plus some I have probably forgot.


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Melbourne Boy
Last year
14:39 18 Jan 13

Reply #399525

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Div 1 bigs (4's and 5's) of note last year...

Chris Anstey
Axel Dench
Marcus Timmons
Cameron Mitchell
Russ Permenter
Mike Spears
Anthony Labka
Chris Lynch

So Yes Div 1 is a perimeter players league but there are still some decent inside presence's. The word getting around there will be another 4 or 5 import bigs in Div 1 this year as the league grows and more money is spent.


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Tiger Watcher
Last year
14:49 18 Jan 13

Reply #399527

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

With all due respect to those guys a number of them are well past thier best and a number never good enough to begin with.

That said the BIG V league as a whole is a small ball league.


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Anonymous
Last year
07:48 19 Jan 13

Reply #399615

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Melbourne Boy is spot on, 6'6 was a very small centre in Div 1 last year. Not sure how that will change this year?


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anon
Last year
18:15 19 Jan 13

Reply #399651

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Your kidding if you think Vlad was sacked at WP. He had signed at Chelsea before they had any clue he had gone.


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Anonymous
Last year
19:40 19 Jan 13

Reply #399661

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

WP and Vlad himself announced he had signed at WP and there was media release.

So how does someone signed elsewhere when they are already 'signed' at their current club?


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Happy Days
Last year
22:37 19 Jan 13

Reply #399679

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

For all the teams Vlad has played for, has any won a title???


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Anonymous
Last year
09:21 20 Jan 13

Reply #399698

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Forget winning a title... Have any ever even made finals?


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Whippet
Last year
12:20 20 Jan 13

Reply #399721

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Ballarat should be on the list too


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Ah ha
Last year
23:22 20 Jan 13

Reply #399859

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad was sat down and told he was not a required player this season after a poor attitude at preseason sessions. Chelsea will take anyone so it was a perfect fit. Still, Interesting given all the times the Chelsea president has bagged Vlad.


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Max power
Last year
23:31 20 Jan 13

Reply #399862

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Also put cranbourne and McKinnon on the list as he went through tryouts only to be told to bugger off. Good luck to him.


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Anonymous
Last year
08:41 21 Jan 13

Reply #399883

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Will Vlad wear his headband when playing at Chelsea?

That guy is a Big V legend! I love all the controversy


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Tiger Watcher
Last year
09:19 21 Jan 13

Reply #399890

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Big V Legend is a bit of a stretch!



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Vlad
Last year
12:15 21 Jan 13

Reply #399931

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

I must say I am genuinely grateful to all my fans and followers out there who went out of their busy day-to-day schedule and taken their time to write such wonderful comments and remarks on this thread regarding my previous and current basketball activities, and from all the places "hoomps.com.au", I am truly "NOT" worthy!

I just wish I knew “WHO” you were so I can pay the same respect to you, but since you are hiding behind “aliases” it's rather difficult.

So please keep the posts coming as am finding this extremely amusing about my comings and goings, about my sacking and “buggering” OFF’s, by 300 odd clubs I have played for.

I LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT!!!!!!

Yours Faithfully

Vlad “I was here but now am gone” Tankov

And yes it is I!


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TruDude
Last year
12:59 21 Jan 13

Reply #399942

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Funny Forum here talking about guys who actually played in the Highest League Australia has to offer then commenting on why he goes to lower divisions etc U cant be serious Fact is Aust Bball is Great for the content and thats not saying Much, as a former Baller worldwide i can attest Once uve been on a high scale level here in Australia then go down to lower divisions there isnt really that much more of a diff except age in player and some some experience, Take into consideration why a player goes down in lower divisions 1 time may not be able to commit to the time of an aba schedule practice in such 2 life maybe busy and just loves to keep in shape but at a minimal bcos of business life wife kids 3 you may know someone developing a team and they ask you to come in and help lower division or not to move up u gotta win right so maybe they call u to come help boost them up to move forward So basically for the people who have time to comment on people and why this or that start living a real life and if u aint making a real living at this game called bball and real money bcos wow minimum wage in nbl is what 50k aba 20k of course a player who's not able to get that minimum is going to go from team to team as most teams are unstable anyways and unable to bring guys back for a decent salary....


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Anonamorsman!
Last year
13:36 21 Jan 13

Reply #399951

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

I came her to rip on Vlad too but it seems I was beaten to the punch. Yes the guy has played for lots of clubs. and yes he trash talks alot but cant back it up.. and yes, he cant fish for shit either, but thats what happens when your old I guess, maybe he's just forgotten he played for that many clubs? Maybe he just needs a hug and told, "we love you". So I for one am reaching out, Vlad, us keyboard warriors NEED you.. we WANT you.. and yes.. WE LOVE YOU! without terrible players like you wannabe's like us would have nothing to write about!


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Moose
Last year
13:56 21 Jan 13

Reply #399958

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Just a bad bloke through n through. Would step on anyones face if it meant more court time.


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Vlad
Last year
14:30 21 Jan 13

Reply #399966

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

You sound bitter MOOSE?? I must have used your face as a "door matt"!!!


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HO
Last year
14:37 21 Jan 13

Reply #399970

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

shit, I hope that is the real Vlad. Its funny.


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Vlad
Last year
14:38 21 Jan 13

Reply #399971

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

The ONE and only!


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HO
Last year
15:38 21 Jan 13

Reply #399986

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Well mate, never met you but I can sure arrange some try-outs - sounds like you'd be good value in the change rooms!


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Happy Days
Last year
16:07 21 Jan 13

Reply #400001

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good to see Vlad has come on to join us to discuss this issue.Maybe you could explain why so many clubs? Is it something in the water in Tyabb???


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Divac
Last year
19:49 21 Jan 13

Reply #400038

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad is great bloke and Serb too :)
As serbs would say
brate ove picke ljubomorne mogu da ti duvaju



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Vlad
Last year
20:18 21 Jan 13

Reply #400047

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Moose, you ain't got any game hence why your not playing big v anymore.


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Vlad
Last year
20:27 21 Jan 13

Reply #400049

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee, that's why I am playing at ChelSEA. Word.


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KD35
Last year
08:54 22 Jan 13

Reply #400095

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Have had the chance to play with him after a stint at a club. I didn't like the idea as much, though he did help out ALOT. Great bloke off the court, came to training and trained hard, helped the younger players. With that being said i do understand where everybody comes from. But if everyone stopped being such a girls doodle about things, it would be great.. Who wouldnt want some euro dude whinging in a high pitched voice all the time.. (Jokes mate ha ha)... When i was a benchy years back, i used to love watching him play as everyone would give him shit.. If there wasn't any people like mr tankov at a local club playing against the game would be pretty boring. What happened to the days where you'd go out on court, push and talk crap, as soon as it hits off the floor its all fine. Too many keyboard jockeys who haven't got the balls to say anything so they mouth off on here. Get a life. All the best mate!


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Happy Days
Last year
10:37 22 Jan 13

Reply #400116

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad explaining why so many clubs:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCpiO4VH9t4


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Isaac
Last year
17:04 22 Jan 13

Reply #400216

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Last two posts cross the line and have been deleted. Take your chest-beating elsewhere.


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124
Last year
17:38 22 Jan 13

Reply #400228

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good call Isaac! This post needs to move back to the topic and away from 'ego'.


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124
Last year
17:38 22 Jan 13

Reply #400229

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good call Isaac! This post needs to move back to the topic and away from 'ego'.


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124
Last year
17:38 22 Jan 13

Reply #400230

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good call Isaac! This post needs to move back to the topic and away from 'ego'.


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124
Last year
17:38 22 Jan 13

Reply #400231

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good call Isaac! This post needs to move back to the topic and away from 'ego'.


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124
Last year
17:44 22 Jan 13

Reply #400232

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Also have you ever thought that Vlad is victimised by clubs cos he has a 'reputation' and clubs just then think he is bad news and don't give things a chance to work out. Maybe if clubs can give him a fair go?


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Anonymous
Last year
19:54 22 Jan 13

Reply #400246

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Lol


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Anonymous
Last year
15:23 25 Jan 13

Reply #400765

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

How come this topic came to a halt? I was enjoying watching it. (sad face)


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Anonymous
Last year
16:48 26 Jan 13

Reply #400954

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

300th club in 3 years ya mongrel... Luck is not on yours or Gulls side


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Dom mega
Last year
16:50 26 Jan 13

Reply #400955

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad Tanktop lol


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Anonymous
Last year
17:37 26 Jan 13

Reply #400962

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Your ball skills are as old and hagid as the antiques in your shed... You have handles like a 1920s kettle!


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Anonymous
Last year
18:09 26 Jan 13

Reply #400963

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Best post ever


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Gg
Last year
18:39 26 Jan 13

Reply #400971

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad got owned


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Anonymous
Last year
22:51 26 Jan 13

Reply #400999

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

His high pitched voice is like a kettle.


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Anonymous
Last year
10:59 28 Jan 13

Reply #401278

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Good to see the Big V has some big personalities. I think leagues should be more about the people playing in them than just game results! Love this sort of stuff


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Vlad
Last year
15:06 29 Jan 13

Reply #401509

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

I must say fellas, you "trash talk" or better said "lack off" is very disappointing to say the least!!

Am 36 and if anyone of you little bitches wana have a game one-on-one and your game resembles your "trash", ill have no trouble taking you with my left hand, which I don't have!!!

So please, either bring something more creative to this forum or just put the hand back to where it was and reflect on your short comings!


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Anonymous
Last year
22:41 30 Jan 13

Reply #401802

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Listen here Mr Headband man,

Your not one to talk of 'short comings!'
Vladamir Kettletof you are lucky to stay at one club for a whole season and yes maybe if you had a left hand you could play ball, because your right hand isn't doing much for you.

I wish you all the best on your next, 3 games tops, with Chelsea.


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Anonymous
Last year
14:21 2 Feb 13

Reply #402267

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Calling it now Vlad WILL be in the D1 all star 5!

He is a good basketball ear and a fierce competitor. You will all look silly when he starts playing


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Anonymous
Last year
15:52 3 Feb 13

Reply #402425

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad will be in the best 10 players in that league.


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xxx
Last year
17:45 4 Feb 13

Reply #402647

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

How did Vlads team go on Saturday in their practice game?


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Anonymous
Last year
00:24 14 Feb 13

Reply #404294

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Is Vlad still at Chelsea?


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Melbourne Boy
Last year
02:05 14 Feb 13

Reply #404301

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad Div 1 top 10 player... Lol!!

There will be 10 imports alone better than him, then all the ex champ and SEABL players.


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Anonymous
Last year
16:35 14 Feb 13

Reply #404426

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

LMFAO Vlad is now on the second round? If the rumour is correct well then Oakliegh should be allowed to play to give Vlad more choice of teams


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Anonymous
Last year
16:48 14 Feb 13

Reply #404428

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

LMFAO Vlad is now on the second round? If the rumour is correct well then Oakliegh should be allowed to play to give Vlad more choice of teams


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xxx
Last year
01:59 16 Feb 13

Reply #404764

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Go Vladimir


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Anonymous
Last year
14:44 16 Feb 13

Reply #404848

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

OMG just read this post. I've heard of Vlad but never met the guy...

This guy is hilarious!!


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Mercenary
Last year
15:42 9 Mar 13

Reply #408506

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Maybe googly eyes has put him off his game looking at her face all day


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Mercenary
Last year
18:17 22 Mar 13

Reply #410495

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

This guy is a grade 1 dickhead


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Vlad
Last year
10:01 23 Mar 13

Reply #410549

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Mercenary, I don't know you and never want to meet you so please don't waste my time with posts like that.

You clearly couldn't play at this level and I can. Plus you clearly don't have the class to put your name to your posts.


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Mercenary
Last year
20:03 1 Apr 13

Reply #411740

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

your going from team to team lika a prostitute . Are you still at chelsea or have you and that slut of yours finished fucking the whole team yet ?


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Baxter
Last year
19:30 9 Aug 13

Reply #431644

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad has told Chelsea Basketball that he is retiring. The club will have an article on the Big V web site early next week.

All the best pal. Hope you stay involved in the game!


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baller
Earlier this year
10:56 26 Feb 14

Reply #459720

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Vlad is a great guy and a good player! full stop.

I've know him since he was 18.

I've seen him, back in his 20s wipe the floor with
some NBL players.

You've had it all , shame you din't take it further...

Srbija do Tokija.


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Happy Days
Earlier this year
11:05 26 Feb 14

Reply #459723

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

Has Vlad hung up the boots or is he the big name signing at Pakenham?


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
21:13 26 Feb 14

Reply #459801

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

It's been a year at Chelsea so a move would be happening.

Good theory on Pakenham. Although he does already have that uniform in the collection, but he is on the second trip around the clubs.


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baller
Earlier this year
08:31 27 Feb 14

Reply #459813

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

At least the guy is playing basketball at that level at 36 years of age.

You should leave the computer/twitter/facebook etc for a while and get some fresh air and leave the bloke alone.

Vlad you are the best, don't pay attnetion to these maggots.



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Anonymous
Earlier this year
08:50 27 Feb 14

Reply #459817

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

I think he's still at Chelsea.


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Anonymous
Earlier this year
14:48 27 Feb 14

Reply #459892

re: Basketball Mercenaries-Vlad Tankov

who cares


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