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Soccer • Football • Voetbal • Fútbol • Calcio • Futebol - 2012-2013 Thread (Including EURO2012)

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by El Argentino, May 22, 2012.

  1. the shah

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    the 18 year old swedish boy dreamed of becoming like his idol, O Phenomeno. Over a decade later ...

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    I dont get the Ibra love. He was good at Ajax but has been average at best since.
     
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    You just keep getting better and better at this.
     
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    If I was a manager I'd never consider him. The way he bounces clubs should be proof enough he's not rated. Ajax, Juve, Inter, Bara, AC Milan and now PSG? Never manages more than 2 seasons anywhere.
     
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    Yes, people buy him because he's not rated.
     
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    Funny, I suggest the other way around. If he was such a stud, wouldn't teams want to keep him? Odd. Like, Messi, how come he's not at his 4th club? Or Ronaldo?
     
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    Obv he wanted to leave Ajax to go to a bigger league, ie Italy. Juventus wanted to keep him when they were relegated to Serie B, but Zlatan wanted out, namely to Inter. When Barca showed interest, he wanted to go, obviously. Pep and Zlatan had personal issues, which resulted in Barca needing to get rid of him. Milan sold him along with Thiago Silva because they needed the money.
     
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    CR7 played at 3 clubs (5 if you count youth career)
    Ronaldinho played at 6 clubs
    Zidane played at 4 clubs
    Ronaldo played at 7 clubs (10 if you count youth career)
    Maradona played at 7 clubs
    Zlatan played at 7 clubs

    whatever the case, he's a polarizing player and people either hate him or love him. sure he may fail to show up in many big occasions, but he does contribute (he returned from 2 month injury to score the winning goals in 2 matches securing the league title for Inter few years back).

    I just love the interviews and his absurd conceitedness which I find hilariously entertaining :D
     
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    Which he did. At that time, he was showing serious class and Juve jumped on him. He didn't exactly leave because of relegation, there were issues as far as I recall. He had issues at inter with Mou, too.

    Eto'o was miles better at Barca, in 2 seasons Ibra only made a handful of appearances. Eto'o scored over 100 goals. Ibra was a flop at Barca, face it. They were about even at Inter where they both played 2 seasons. Milan shipped a lot of players, he was one of them. If AC needed the money, there were other players to sell. If he was untouchable, he'd have stayed. Facts are facts: he plays 2 seasons everywhere he goes, much like Adebayor.

    I dont want to trash him too bad, he might crack my top 10 strikers list but that's more a measure of the lack of quality right now than Ibra.
     
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    idfnl... I don't even...
     
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    Bale hit 90th minute winner sup idfnl
     
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    From the new Barcelona "streetwear" collection.

    IZ TEH BOOSKETZ GRAY SWEATR SF-APPROVED?!?!?!///!!!111?
     
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    This I +1

    He's the biggest douche in football, which, in a circular way makes him endlessly entertaining.



    Even what? Fuck, the group think in this thread is beyond lickballs.



    Uuh. Yup. Bale baby, Bale. #3 FTW.
     
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    :facepalm:

    Busquetes is even a douche in street clothes.
     
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    Just shocked how you can't rate Zlatan affirmatively w/in top-10 strikers at least.

    Torres?
    Dzeko?

    Pure strikers: (Strikers, not goalscorers)

    1) RVP
    2) Drogba (still)
    3) Ibrahimovic
    4) HIguaín
    5) Balotelli
    6) Lewandowski
    7) Huntelaar
    8) Gómez
    9) Ba
    10) Dzeko

    (honorary mention to Klose, who I still think is spectacular, and forever will be)

    (To specify, I don't classify the following as pure strikers for various reasons: Messi, Ronaldo, Villa, Rooney, Agüero, Podolski, Lavezzi, etc.)
     
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    What makes inter-Milan more interesting is that they have more trophies domestically and in Europe than Roma-lazio plus they have more stars....Roma-lazio is fueled by more hatred thu so it depends on what you mean by interesting
     
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    Come on no milito? Cavani ? Falcao?
     
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    No order:

    RV Persie
    Ba
    Benzema
    Messi
    Falcao
    Suarez (fucking hate this guy)
    Cavani
    Neymar
    Ronaldo (midfield? Who knows anymore)
    Lewandowski
     
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    You are right on Falcao on form. Cavani... I've never felt a passion for (frequently underperforms w/ Uruguay albeit being played out of position), and no MIlito. Maybe 4-5 years ago, but not one of those elite anymore.

    And re: above, Messi, CR7, Neymar, and Suárez are not true strikers. They're either hybrid center-forwards (Suarez and Messi) or wingers (Neymar, Ronaldo).
     

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