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The Numbers Game – Team Stats Analysis – Attacking

Having analysed the stand out Fantasy performers over the past few fixtures in our recent articles for members, we  turn our attentions to team data this time round.  In the first instalment of a two-part series, we look at Attacking intent across the last six Gameweeks, assessing the key statistics available in our  members section:

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  1. DVassell
      3 years, 4 months ago

      a) Pog Silva Rafael Davies

      or

      b) Guthrie Aguero Sagna Wilson?

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      1. #23
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 4 months ago

        dont like any of those
        c) Wilson, Evans, Sissoko, Dzeko? :)

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        1. #23
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          3 years, 4 months ago

          a if not

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    • weeurquahrt
        3 years, 4 months ago

        This partner craic sounds lovely.ok I.ll play too.i.m 6ft tall blue eyes.capricorn likes taking walks and aranging flowers. Call me

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      • TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
          3 years, 4 months ago

          I think Messi is more effective but I prefer Ronaldo.
          How's that for fence sitting?

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          1. rohan
              3 years, 4 months ago

              Like saying, I love Juan Mata as a player and I think Eden Hazard will be the top scoring mid so I'll get Ramires instead 😉

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                1. rohan
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    😯

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                2. tw
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    😀

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                3. tw
                    3 years, 4 months ago

                    how do you define more effective?
                    and why do you prefer ronaldo?

                    morning Light knight!

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                    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                        3 years, 4 months ago

                        Morning!! Hows it going?

                        More effective= More clinical when setting up and scoring chances when he has the opportunity, ie his cutting inside has become quite predictable yet he is still ruthlessly difficult to stop

                        I prefer CR7 due to his explosiveness and I always have a thing for players with that extra physical edge.

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                  • Cappiss Pisse
                      3 years, 4 months ago

                      Are we all having fun? 😀

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                      1. Black Knights
                          3 years, 4 months ago

                          This is more like it isnt it! Sometimes it needs a Yawn type of comment to get shit started!

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                          1. Cappiss Pisse
                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              😉

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                        • blooggg
                            3 years, 4 months ago

                            Can we please have an article on who is better, CR7 or Messi?

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                            1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                              3 years, 4 months ago

                              Falcao > Both

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                            2. Billy Gilmore
                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                The internet doesn't have enough room for an argument like that... :)

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                              • Cappiss Pisse
                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                  Bale is better than both.

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                                • Willis.
                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                    Ronaldo because he's the more complete player.

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                                  • Kun Costa
                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                      CR7 😉

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                                      1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        Why do people call him that anyway? Obviously I know what it means, but why...

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                                        1. megatronaldinho
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            cuz it's simple innit. god it gets my goat. CR7. cok riders even

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                                      2. stilicho
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                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                        Ronaldo hasn't made it into the Mister Men, case closed.

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                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            😆

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                                          • Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            😆 Badummm-tisssh!

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                                          • Athletico Timbo
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                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                            Hehe

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                                      3. Triple J
                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                          a

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                                          1. megatronaldinho
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              neil young called. he wants his song title back

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                                          2. Lateriser12
                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                              Messi is undoubtedly great, but i do not think having an opinion that he is not better than Ronaldo is an opinion worth 'LOL'ing at. Shows over lads.

                                              Pass the popcorn.

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                                              1. Rafabio
                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                  +7

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                                                • Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                  See last page ... 😉

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                                                  1. Lateriser12
                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Thats where it all started. I know you don't like Ronnie but my opinion and if people want to laugh at it, i'll always be up for an argument.

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                                                  2. Kun Costa
                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                      CR7 is better 😉

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                                                  3. xrt88
                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                      Do we think Wilson will play against Fulham?

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                                                      1. Athletico Timbo
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                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        I hope so. I think he will too. He's been back in training a while now.

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                                                    • Messi & fabregas
                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                        until we die, none of us here will whitness a player half the magnitude and ability of messi.

                                                        no debate, by far the greatest player ever to play this game wins or not a world cup makes no difference

                                                        it is entertnainment watching him, u dont get this feeling watching any other player and thus no coincidence all other footballers say that he is the greatest player

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                                                        1. Lateriser12
                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                            Nice grav.

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                                                            1. Messi & fabregas
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                :)

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                                                            2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                              I'm sure there will be players as good if not better than Messi in my lifetime.

                                                              Especially when they all start using super drugs.

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                                                              1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                ... or we do ... 😉

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                                                            3. blooggg
                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                Okay, now you're going overboard.

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                                                              • weeurquahrt
                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  you must be 16 years old I take it

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                                                                • Athletico Timbo
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                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  Maradonna was just as good as messi.

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                                                              • Mílanista
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                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                Morning all, ready for part 2 of the Liverpool DGW failure?

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                                                                1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  *success

                                                                  Absolutely! 😀

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                                                                  1. Mílanista
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                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    You mean for Swansea right? 😉

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                                                                    1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Well ... for me, anyway ... 😉

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                                                                2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  No. Can we postpone it please?

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                                                                  1. Mílanista
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                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    But then we would have to keep our Liverpool players...

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                                                                    1. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                      Good point 😯
                                                                      Carry on.

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                                                              • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                  LR, I'm not having a go...but the argument that Messi still hasn't proved himself on a rainy night at the Brittania is a long running joke. Pele never played in the PL, Maradona never played in the PL. But I bet you would never use these arguments against them.

                                                                  The fact that Ronaldo played in the PL is just how his career panned out. He was scouted/spotted at a young age and snapped up by a big English team. Messi just so happened to be snapped up by another big team and luckily for him they were already a brilliant team (unlike Sporting Lisbon) so he never had to move to achieve everything he wanted to achieve. And let's not forget Messi originally played for Newell's Old boys in Argentina so in the same way he was snapped up at a young age. The difference is Messi stayed loyal to his team and has helped make them arguably the best team in the history of football. Ronaldo was bought by Madrid for an outrageous amount of money so they could compete in the league and the champions league again. To some extent it has worked but Barcelona are still miles better at the moment.

                                                                  No hard feelings but you're biased.

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                                                                  1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    True, nonetheless.

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                                                                  2. Epic Failski 墅 ⚽
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                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                    I'm not having a go, but... *Starts having a go*

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                                                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                        😆

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                                                                      • Rafabio
                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          People always do that.

                                                                          "I don't mean to interrupt/insult...." then proceed to interrupt/insult :)

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                                                                          1. Ryan
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                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            People just aren't honest anymore... But I am 😉

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                                                                          2. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            My favourite one is when racists try to trick you by starting every sentence with " I'm not racist but, bla bla bla"

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                                                                        • Athletico Timbo
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                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          Lol

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                                                                      • Lateriser12
                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                          Barcelona are miles better, no disagreement to that. Ronnie still won them the league last season.

                                                                          Their 3 midfielders have won the last 3 MAJOR International tournaments. Whatever you have said doesn't establish that Messi > Ronnie. That is all.

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                                                                        • Kun Costa
                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                            I usually don't watch RM play. But by the look of first leg against United. Bercelona is way much better as a team than RM. United actually played much more comfortable than they played against Bercelona last few years.

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                                                                          • Kun Costa
                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              But this is nothing to do with the fact that who is better?

                                                                              IMO, Ronaldo is more of a complete player.

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                                                                          • Cappiss Pisse
                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                              Early rumours from a reliable source:

                                                                              Reina
                                                                              Wisdom Skrtel Carragher Enrique
                                                                              Lucas Allen
                                                                              Sterling Coutinho Downing
                                                                              Sturridge

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                                                                                1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  Sporting.

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                                                                              2. rohan
                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                  http://i.imgur.com/Nq7ZT.gif

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                                                                                • Triple J
                                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                    No Johnson?

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                                                                                  • Messi & fabregas
                                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      no gerrard no suarez

                                                                                      hard to believe this

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                                                                                  • tw
                                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                      first off you can't really call messi an out and out striker as he often drops into midfield to collect the ball or link up play

                                                                                      second, if you put ronaldo in barca i don't think he'd do as well as he'd hold onto the ball too much and do 50 stepovers getting nowhere, where as messi plays quick 1-2's with teammates to set himself or them up on goal

                                                                                      messi is a great passer creates a lot more goals for teammates than ronaldo does

                                                                                      i think he also creates a lot more goals from him for himself. think of all the solo goals he has

                                                                                      on the topic of national teams:
                                                                                      a) portugal is set up to feed ronaldo the ball whereas argentina is not set up around messi as they have lots of other stars who desire the ball too such as tevez aguero di maria higuain, pastore, etc
                                                                                      b) argentina has poor chemistry and lots of egos to deal with
                                                                                      c) maradona was an awful coach
                                                                                      d) messi just tied the argentina national team record for goals in a year in 2012

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                                                                                      1. tw
                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                          just wanted to make a few points in response to some other points on the last page.

                                                                                          both are brilliant players though and i always fear when we play against ronaldo. i'll definitely give him the edge in the air and in terms of shot power.

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                                                                                        • rohan
                                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                            The difference between Messi and Ronaldo is definitely NOT 4 Ballon D'ors

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                                                                                          • Kun Costa
                                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                              Well,

                                                                                              Then Ronaldo is also a striker? Ronaldo also defends when RM or Portugal concedes corners.
                                                                                              Messi has such ability?

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                                                                                            • Rafabio
                                                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                Xavi and Iniesta are the key to this whole thing.

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                                                                                            • Timon
                                                                                                3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                @yoda check mail,just sent one

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                                                                                              • megatronaldinho
                                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                  love it when people say that a player needs to produce it on the world stage to earn recognition as the best player of his, or any generation. nationality is a frickin accident of birth. god i hope that san marino produces a player who defies the laws of physics, then when they fail to make it to a world cup cos his team mates are butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers, peeps will dismiss his qualifications

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                                                                                                  1. tw
                                                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                      :D.

                                                                                                      if you look at most any other sport it's the performance for a players club that determines how good they are, not for the national team.

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                                                                                                    • Wild Rover
                                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                        George best and Ryan Giggs agree...

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                                                                                                        1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          Has Giggs gone to Heaven already??? 😯

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                                                                                                      • blooggg
                                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                          I disagree with people trying to suggest Messi isn't the best as he's not won the world cup yet, utter bullshit.

                                                                                                          However, some of the people here are simply trying to make the point that the reason Messi has a superior record to Ronaldo is his Barca teammates.

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                                                                                                        • Lateriser12
                                                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                            Why i saw this is because Argentina and Portugal have comparable teams. Argentina is probably better on paper even. Ronaldo or Messi do not play for India.

                                                                                                            And my point is why is Messi better than Ronaldo? No one has a convincing argument, i am sorry.

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                                                                                                          • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                              3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                              Worst argument someone can make...trophies etc. Those are team achievements. Yes individual greatness helps, but it's not the only thing that leads to success.

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                                                                                                              1. blooggg
                                                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                  Oh dear, u just reminded me of Forca's rant last year about how RVP was crap at arsenal.

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                                                                                                              2. 4vets
                                                                                                                  3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                  Gareth Bale is crap 😉

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                                                                                                                • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                    +1000000

                                                                                                                    Preach, my brother

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                                                                                                                  • Rafabio
                                                                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                      It maybe. But Shirley the best should be able to win with the likes of butchers, bakers and candlestick-makers. If not then maybe we need to look a bit further back up the pitch. It certainly doesn't hurt when you have butchers like Xavi and Iniesta that can carve up teams at club and country levels...

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                                                                                                                  • Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                                                                    3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                    Iniesta, now, on the other hand ... 😀

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                                                                                                                    1. TLK42- Dutch Wolfhound
                                                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Poor man's Giggs

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                                                                                                                      • In Like Flynn.
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                                                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Tell him to get off. It'll go to sleep, then you'll have pins and needles in it. :)

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                                                                                                                    2. Mílanista
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                                                                                                                      3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                      NEW POST

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                                                                                                                      1. Dooski - ☭Szlachetny Pols…
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                                                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        Thank God! 😆

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                                                                                                                    3. tw
                                                                                                                        3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                        how do you define a great player? what attributes must they posses?

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                                                                                                                      • Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                                                                                                                          3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                          @epicfail sorry keep getting distracted, I'm up for the doubles comp lets do it. Do we need to come up wi a witty name?

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                                                                                                                        • Home Run Baker
                                                                                                                            3 years, 4 months ago

                                                                                                                            I have been watching the Messi v Ronaldo discussion with interest. It's such an emotive issue that I feel there must be an objective way to resolve it, and I have a proposal to make. Why not hold a vote every year to decide the world's top footballer? We could give votes to recognised football experts, for example international captains and coaches. Surely whoever won such a vote could undisputably be called the world's best footballer.

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