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Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:13 pm
by Cool Cat
Elessar wrote:
Cool Cat wrote:
Clementine wrote:The first who came into my mind when I read the title of this thread was Maradona. He´s been a great player in his time.

Great footballer, but a bad example to set kids who looked up to him.


I guess that's true of my two nominations, Best and Zidane, as well. Maybe all true football geniuses are flawed in some way or other?

Sir Bobby Charlton, squeaky clean ;)

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:39 pm
by bluerhap
I guess the only way to properly judge is by actually seeing them play for your team week in week out. My nomination would be the great Davie Cooper ,a great role model, tragically taken from us too early while passing his skills on to the kids.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:28 pm
by action
LittleBabyNothing wrote:Zinedine Zidane for me.


he's the worst football player ever, he always scored with dumb luck, like in the 1998 final against brazil

i hate his face, he's an arrogant twat and an agressive one at that

plus, i dont like frenchmen :P

my favorite player is maradona 8-)

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:09 pm
by LittleBabyNothing
action wrote:
LittleBabyNothing wrote:Zinedine Zidane for me.


he's the worst football player ever, he always scored with dumb luck, like in the 1998 final against brazil

i hate his face, he's an arrogant twat and an agressive one at that

plus, i dont like frenchmen :P

my favorite player is maradona 8-)


Three very... ummm... non-prejudiced reasons for Zizou not being the greatest player then, eh?

Always trust action to come up with some shit.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:18 pm
by Lino
Cantona played much better than Zidane. Unfortunately, both had childish behaviours that led them to leave football earlier.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:11 pm
by Dusty
Lino wrote:Cantona played much better than Zidane. Unfortunately, both had childish behaviours that led them to leave football earlier.


As a Palace fan, I despise Cantona for not being able to tell the difference between a Palace supporter and the football- and Maradonna was a filthy cheat, too- hand of God, my arse. My vote is for a player I met in 1995, Gordon Banks. An absolute gent, through and through.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:13 pm
by action
Greywoolfe wrote:
Lino wrote:Cantona played much better than Zidane. Unfortunately, both had childish behaviours that led them to leave football earlier.


As a Palace fan, I despise Cantona for not being able to tell the difference between a Palace supporter and the football- and Maradonna was a filthy cheat, too- hand of God, my arse. My vote is for a player I met in 1995, Gordon Banks. An absolute gent, through and through.


what a load of bollox

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 26, 2010 10:23 pm
by Cool Cat
Greywoolfe wrote:
Lino wrote:Cantona played much better than Zidane. Unfortunately, both had childish behaviours that led them to leave football earlier.


As a Palace fan, I despise Cantona for not being able to tell the difference between a Palace supporter and the football- and Maradonna was a filthy cheat, too- hand of God, my arse. My vote is for a player I met in 1995, Gordon Banks. An absolute gent, through and through.

Agreed about Maradona, a disgusting specimen of a human being, but Cantona did exactly what me a millions like me would have done to that scumbag in the crowd, even if Cantona should have known better, he shouldn't be verbally abused by anyone.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:14 am
by action
Cool Cat wrote:
Greywoolfe wrote:
Lino wrote:Cantona played much better than Zidane. Unfortunately, both had childish behaviours that led them to leave football earlier.


As a Palace fan, I despise Cantona for not being able to tell the difference between a Palace supporter and the football- and Maradonna was a filthy cheat, too- hand of God, my arse. My vote is for a player I met in 1995, Gordon Banks. An absolute gent, through and through.

Agreed about Maradona, a disgusting specimen of a human being, but Cantona did exactly what me a millions like me would have done to that scumbag in the crowd, even if Cantona should have known better, he shouldn't be verbally abused by anyone.


yeah, he only made argentina world champion in 1986

you approve of cantona's actions but you think maradona is a disgusting piece of work? :shock: fuck off, you and the horse you rode in on 8)

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:41 pm
by Cool Cat
action wrote:
Cool Cat wrote:
Greywoolfe wrote:e a millions like me would have done to that scumbag in the crowd, even if Cantona should have known better, he shouldn't be verbally abused by anyone.


yeah, he only made argentina world champion in 1986

you approve of cantona's actions but you think maradona is a disgusting piece of work? :shock: fuck off, you and the horse you rode in on 8)

Listen son, let me explain this so a thick piss take like you might understand, Maradona was a skillful player, we all know that, but he was a gutless cheat, a cocaine addict and all round big head, millions of kids looked up to him, and he let them down in far bigger way than Cantona ever did.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 2:24 pm
by action
Cool Cat wrote:Listen son, let me explain this so a thick piss take like you might understand, Maradona was a skillful player, we all know that, but he was a gutless cheat, a cocaine addict and all round big head, millions of kids looked up to him, and he let them down in far bigger way than Cantona ever did.


he teached the kids that fairytales dont exist in reality

get a grip, no one is perfect 8-)

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 3:56 pm
by Sir Knute
I'm curious as to who was the ultimate "bad boy" of football.
Who was the John McEnroe of football?

The bad sport. The dirty player.

There's probably several candidates.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 5:38 pm
by play it cool
I really don't think we can compare footballers from different eras as those greats from the 40's, 50's 60's etc wouldn't be able to compete in modern times they way they did as the game has changed so much.

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 27, 2010 6:47 pm
by Dusty
Sir Knute wrote:I'm curious as to who was the ultimate "bad boy" of football.
Who was the John McEnroe of football?

The bad sport. The dirty player.

There's probably several candidates.


That'll probably be Vinnie Jones, but my vote would be Maradonna on principle. :P

Re: Best football player of all time?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 28, 2010 2:19 pm
by Elessar
Or Roy "Take that you c*nt" Keane