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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 15 Aug 22 9.21am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Some great comments on this thread.

At the risk of incoming flak I am going to say I always quite liked Giroud and thought he was underrated, only a tad but still.

I think a lot of players cultivate an image or mythology for being 'world class', or others do, which sometimes does not quite align with reality. Pele the obvious one for me. No doubt great but I wouldn't say the greatest. His ludicrous claim of how many goals he's scored too, including those into the goal he painted on his garden shed, very much encapsulates my point.

For my input, for now, I seem to recall Nicolas Pepe arriving at Arsenal for an astonishing figure and looking, quite frankly, 5hit.. For less than half that price they could of had Nicholas91 on the wing for them, I can at the very least move quicker then he can!

Also, I think the most racist thing I have ever heard in football was when Sandor Torghelle (spelling??) was badged 'the Hungarian Wayne Rooney'. A shocking belittlement of the ability of Hungarian footballers.

Edited by Nicholas91 (15 Aug 2022 9.24am)

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View Badger11's Profile Badger11 Flag Beckenham 15 Aug 22 9.32am Send a Private Message to Badger11 Add Badger11 as a friend

Originally posted by Nicholas91

Some great comments on this thread.

At the risk of incoming flak I am going to say I always quite liked Giroud and thought he was underrated, only a tad but still.

I think a lot of players cultivate an image or mythology for being 'world class', or others do, which sometimes does not quite align with reality. Pele the obvious one for me. No doubt great but I wouldn't say the greatest. His ludicrous claim of how many goals he's scored too, including those into the goal he painted on his garden shed, very much encapsulates my point.

For my input, for now, I seem to recall Nicolas Pepe arriving at Arsenal for an astonishing figure and looking, quite frankly, 5hit.. For less than half that price they could of had Nicholas91 on the wing for them, I can at the very least move quicker then he can!

Also, I think the most racist thing I have ever heard in football was when Sandor Torghelle (spelling??) was badged 'the Hungarian Wayne Rooney'. A shocking belittlement of the ability of Hungarian footballers.

Edited by Nicholas91 (15 Aug 2022 9.24am)

Perhaps they meant his preference for beer goggles.

 


One more point

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View Nicholas91's Profile Nicholas91 Flag The Democratic Republic of Kent 15 Aug 22 9.44am Send a Private Message to Nicholas91 Add Nicholas91 as a friend

Originally posted by Badger11

Perhaps they meant his preference for beer goggles.

 


Now Zaha's got a bit of green grass ahead of him here... and finds Ambrose... not a bad effort!!!!

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View esox lucius's Profile esox lucius Flag Deal 15 Aug 22 9.46am Send a Private Message to esox lucius Add esox lucius as a friend

Neil Emblem

 

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View Pete53's Profile Pete53 Flag Hassocks 15 Aug 22 11.17am Send a Private Message to Pete53 Add Pete53 as a friend

Originally posted by PalazioVecchio

Agreed.

when he plays well he is amazing.

It's just that it doesn't seem to happen very often.

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another one.

George Best.....what's the point in having the talent of a Greek God when you have feet of clay ? Permanently sozzled. ManUre were right to sack him. After an amazing start, his football career became an embarrassment of shyte teams in crapper leagues.

Edited by PalazioVecchio (18 Sep 2021 2.46pm)

From 1964 to 1970 he was brilliant and was a shining beacon in British football standing head and shoulders above pretty well everyone else in the game then.

Yes his career petered out but the 6 or 7 years he was in control of himself was worth 10 of most other players.

 

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View Eaglecoops's Profile Eaglecoops Flag CR3 15 Aug 22 12.15pm Send a Private Message to Eaglecoops Add Eaglecoops as a friend

Not sure about Jack Grealish. Sometimes looks like there is a real player in there but he is probably less consistent than Wilf, so on that basis alone I would say he is over rated and was definitely over priced.

Maguire is top of my list, but then again he appears to be top of most lists for being over rated.

 

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View RednBluArmy's Profile RednBluArmy Flag Broadstairs 15 Aug 22 1.24pm Send a Private Message to RednBluArmy Add RednBluArmy as a friend

I am sure he will prove to be a top, top player and score many many goals in the Premier, but after the first weeks matches where admittedly he scored 2, the MoD pundits were literally fainting over Haaland. So desperate to have a superstar in the Prem that you'd have thought he scored 2 worldies.
Anyway, I hope he turns out to be bang average against us and Maradona incarnate against the weed.

 

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View CPFC1965's Profile CPFC1965 Flag Warrington 15 Aug 22 3.36pm Send a Private Message to CPFC1965 Add CPFC1965 as a friend

Neymar definitely, if he wasn't Brazilian there'd be no hype at all. Pogba though, I've always thought plays to a standard slightly higher to a team he's playing in. For France he looks immense, for a poor Utd side he looked disinterested. The most overpaid player we had was Padovano, a complete waste of space,time and money.

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 17 Aug 22 7.29pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by esox lucius

Neil Emblem

Who rated him?

 


Patrick Vieira's
Red and Blue Army!

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View monkey's Profile monkey Flag Sittingbourne,Kent/Made in Bromley 17 Aug 22 7.36pm Send a Private Message to monkey Add monkey as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Who rated him?

Fans of Sittingbourne FC as he used to play for them before Millwall started him off on his pro career

 

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View ASCPFC's Profile ASCPFC Flag Pro-Cathedral/caravan park 17 Aug 22 7.41pm Send a Private Message to ASCPFC Add ASCPFC as a friend

Originally posted by monkey

Fans of Sittingbourne FC as he used to play for them before Millwall started him off on his pro career

Cheers mate

This one will cheer everyone up, these are genuine highlights:

[Link]

 


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View AshfordEagle94's Profile AshfordEagle94 Flag Canterbury 20 Aug 22 6.24am Send a Private Message to AshfordEagle94 Add AshfordEagle94 as a friend

Originally posted by ASCPFC

Cheers mate

This one will cheer everyone up, these are genuine highlights:

[Link]

I'll be honest and say even now I think Meyer was a good player who never really got a fair chance but I will also be honest and say I have no idea how they managed to stretch this video to 7 minutes

Edited by AshfordEagle94 (20 Aug 2022 6.24am)

 

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