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Brookbonds73 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:19 pm
Whiskyman wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:56 pm

Argentina fail to win this and it’s hasta luego amigos. Pity, would have been good to see Messi go a long way in his last World Cup.
Personally I think old father time's finally caught up with him. Either that or he's carrying an injury.
Hasn't been at his best for quite a while now.
He scored a great goal and is still such a great player. At his best his skill is sublime with almost magnetic control

But

When Maradona touched a football.. it's just different.. it was a friendship.. looked more like they were dancing together

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BlackDiamond wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:46 pm
Brookbonds73 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:19 pm

Personally I think old father time's finally caught up with him. Either that or he's carrying an injury.
Hasn't been at his best for quite a while now.
He scored a great goal and is still such a great player. At his best his skill is sublime with almost magnetic control

But

When Maradona touched a football.. it's just different.. it was a friendship.. looked more like they were dancing together
I know many hate him,but for me,he is different gravy.The greatest player I have ever seen.

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Brookbonds73 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 8:19 pm
Whiskyman wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 7:56 pm

Argentina fail to win this and it’s hasta luego amigos. Pity, would have been good to see Messi go a long way in his last World Cup.
Personally I think old father time's finally caught up with him. Either that or he's carrying an injury.
Hasn't been at his best for quite a while now.
Fair comment. Time catches up with all of us in the end. That said imo a Messi at 75% of his peak form is still a class act. Quite a few of the game’s greats making their final WC appearances this time. As well as Messi and the Portuguese bloke there’s Modric, Neuer, Busquets and that’ll not mentioning Benzema who’s missing out because of injury.
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terrya1965 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:08 pm
BlackDiamond wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:46 pm
He scored a great goal and is still such a great player. At his best his skill is sublime with almost magnetic control

But

When Maradona touched a football.. it's just different.. it was a friendship.. looked more like they were dancing together
I know many hate him,but for me,he is different gravy.The greatest player I have ever seen.
It's a bone of contention I know when you say the greatest of all time.

Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo, Messi. All up there. George Best as well but my own pick would be Gary Breen.

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palerider wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:01 am
terrya1965 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:08 pm

I know many hate him,but for me,he is different gravy.The greatest player I have ever seen.
It's a bone of contention I know when you say the greatest of all time.

Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo, Messi. All up there. George Best as well but my own pick would be Gary Breen.
I think Mr Breen is probably in many Greatest XI's.

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h69 wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:50 am
terrya1965 wrote: Thu Nov 24, 2022 9:43 pm All the media are now sucking Brazil off.

Very similar to Portugal's Ronaldo whose being called 'phenomenon' and 'legend' after scoring a penalty against Ghana.
I think you will find that it is because he is the only player ever to score in 5 World cups and is Portugal's youngest ever and oldest ever scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo a 'total genius' for winning Portugal penalty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63766703

They are welcome to each other, cheating FIFA and Ronaldo.

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palerider wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:01 am
terrya1965 wrote: Sat Nov 26, 2022 11:08 pm

I know many hate him,but for me,he is different gravy.The greatest player I have ever seen.
It's a bone of contention I know when you say the greatest of all time.

Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo, Messi. All up there. George Best as well but my own pick would be Gary Breen.

A lot of people do indeed forget the kaiser from Eire.
Up there with the greats in my book, alongside another great imho, a certain Tommy McQueen.
They talk about the Sansom's and the Ashley Cole's as being greats, but the Maldini of the north was special.
Love a cup of Rosey I do.

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terrya1965 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 11:07 am
h69 wrote: Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:50 am

I think you will find that it is because he is the only player ever to score in 5 World cups and is Portugal's youngest ever and oldest ever scorer.
Cristiano Ronaldo a 'total genius' for winning Portugal penalty

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/63766703

They are welcome to each other, cheating FIFA and Ronaldo.
Now, now. Don’t get all bitter and twisted Terry. ;)
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Brookbonds73 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:33 pm
palerider wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 10:01 am

It's a bone of contention I know when you say the greatest of all time.

Maradona, Pele, Ronaldo, Messi. All up there. George Best as well but my own pick would be Gary Breen.

A lot of people do indeed forget the kaiser from Eire.
Up there with the greats in my book, alongside another great imho, a certain Tommy McQueen.
They talk about the Sansom's and the Ashley Cole's as being greats, but the Maldini of the north was special.
I can’t believe that in these conversations about who is the GOAT the name of Alex Banbury never surfaces. Quite extraordinary.
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Whiskyman wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 2:00 pm
Brookbonds73 wrote: Sun Nov 27, 2022 1:33 pm


A lot of people do indeed forget the kaiser from Eire.
Up there with the greats in my book, alongside another great imho, a certain Tommy McQueen.
They talk about the Sansom's and the Ashley Cole's as being greats, but the Maldini of the north was special.
I can’t believe that in these conversations about who is the GOAT the name of Alex Banbury never surfaces. Quite extraordinary.
Like as been mentioned, people see the game differently I suppose.
Love a cup of Rosey I do.

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