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Dalglish was outstanding . Gerrard a force of nature.
Messi will be the greatest ever if he ever gets Argentina to a World cup final like maradona
My own preference is Cruyff . If for no other reason than I was privileged to see him play once at Wembley . It was breathtaking and I've never seen anything like it before or since . I managed to find an article about that game which I hope will be of interest.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/footba ... mbley.html
mav wrote:As a Norn Iron type, I never understand why Best is included in this lists, he was very very good, but if he had been joe average off the pitch he would not still be mentioned on it.
I saw him play a few times, he was a great and if he were English we'd have won the 70 WC too. Incredible vision and balance, a natural I'm happy to rank alongside Pele and Cryuff. Eddie Gray and George Best were equally skillful but Best could do it much quicker. These guys also never had the benefitt of boot and football technology plus they had to deal with the likes of Hunter, Bremner, Smith and a whole division full of hard men who would last about 5 minutes in todays game before getting sent off
Messi v Hunter or Bremner
Chopper Harris..I'd forgotten Harris. He'd have marked most of todays over paid prima donnas out of the game too playing buy 1970's rules
Lonergan, Beradi, De Bock, Janssen, Cooper, Klich, Forshaw, Gianni, Saiz, Lassoga, Hernandez
Roofe - Pennington - Vierra - Weidwald - Dallas - Phillips - Pearce
Every match you see dives, players going down because of the slightest of touches, up and down the football league, Saiz does it Alioski does it, our players are no different. Even Cristiano Ronaldo a player so talented he doesnt really need to, he does it.
Now watch this . . . . .
At one point he seems to lose his footing, hop back up say "no no ref no foul" while simultaneously trying to win back the ball
And that is what sets him apart from Ronaldo imo, and most of his type, those flair players of the modern game. Blow on most of them there down. Some of those are quite nasty challenges, just carries on, probably doesnt get the credit for how tough he is actually.
Then i saw this, and cant help but imagine how weird it must be to have grown men bowing to you and kissing your feet, takes it in his stride.
And Chelsea weren't . Funny this whole Champs League thing , only a few weeks ago pundits talking about the "very real" possibility of 5 English clubs in the quarter finals ....... now at the end of this stage there are only two of those 5 left ,two of which had a very good chance with home advantage of progressing ( Man Utd and Spurs ) . Once gain the Prem is shown as not having anywhere near as much strength n depth as we'd like to think it had . Man City apart there aren't really any stand out sides in it IMO .