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Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by Brian SD, Jun 21, 2011.

  1. xudisco07

    xudisco07 Senior member

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    I don't mean people on here who generally have knowledge. I mean the general public who don't know anything about football and say he is great with that one example to base their view on. As I said I think he is good, and I think in a few years he may be in the top 10.
     


  2. Jabonator

    Jabonator Senior member

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    I wonder too, I just can't ever leave it. Internetz is srs bsns.
     


  3. Reynard369

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    Would rate them both over Bale.
     


  4. Reynard369

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    Probably
    Yes
    No
     


  5. Reynard369

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    Yes
    Probably
    When he stays healthy
    Debatable
    Debatable
    Yes
     


  6. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    I like Bale, and hope he continues to grow (thus smacking every Englishman in the face that he plays for Wales).

    But he is not 3rd best in the world.

    And what's more, after he's hit his peak and starts to slow down, he won't be valuable anymore. His entire game is based on speed (of which he currently has an abundance, but later in his career...?)

    Messi
    Iniesta
    Xavi
    CR7
    ... and then things get muddled.

    But I'm also on the anti-Neymar train. Kid is good and flashy, but I have the aching suspicion he'll get to Europe and completely flop. He's too small, and unlike Messi won't stay on his feet and break some tackles on his runs due to lack of muscle mass. Messi, even at 5'5" or whatever, looks like a tank next to him.
     
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  7. Quatsch

    Quatsch Senior member

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    I've often puzzled over England, Wales, and Scotland having separate national teams. I realize the reason why, but if they want to win anything its foolish, imo. Look at Spain - I'd say the divisions are every bit as deep between the constituent "countries" that make up Spain, with Cataluña being the most well known example. Yet Spain plays ball together and wins championships while England has been disappointing.

    I don't mean to dog England - I'm of English extraction and have a lot of love for the mother country. I'm just making an observation.


    Regarding Bale, why all the incredulity? I think he's excellent. Certainly the most exciting young talent to come along on that island since Wayne Rooney. I don't care to try and rank players across the board, but I'd say he's one of the deadliest threats on the left wing out there.
     
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    You know, I would probably like the Bundesliga more if it were a 20 club league. I don't know why 18 bothers me so much.
     


  9. the shah

    the shah Persian Bro #2 and enabler-in-chief

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    Robinho part II
     


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    Robinho was great for a while, though. Just the Brazilian syndrome, just look at the likes of Adriano and Ronaldinho. The lifestyle gets to them. Football is a way to a better life, and when they get it, the football suffers.
     


  11. Quatsch

    Quatsch Senior member

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    Regardless of his age, Puyol is still good on set pieces.
     


  12. El Argentino

    El Argentino Senior member

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    Dang - wanted to watch that Valencia/Barça game. Stupid university classes.
     


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    Wish I wasn't. They aren't playing well - looks like last week.:fu: Things just aren't really coming together. Of course Valencia is a good team and they have a lot of people injured, but still. Cuenca is looking pretty good though.
     


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    http://espn.go.com/sports/soccer/st...more-70-dead-melee-fan-violence?eleven=twelve


    This isn't pretty.
     


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    Yup. Or Denilson part 2. Although at a smaller club like Betis he was servicable.


    Its because I happened to suggest it.

    Whoever mentioned his pace, pfff, bullshit. He's far from just a burst of speed. His touch is brilliant and he can score great goals. Scored one last night. And can play the wing and as a defender. And if he loses his pace, great technical ability to move into central midfield.
     


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