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Ballon D’or

Postby nottsblue » Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:59 pm

Modric becomes first player since Kaka to win it, other than Messi or Ronaldo
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Postby CTID Hants » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:05 pm

nottsblue wrote:Modric becomes first player since Kaka to win it, other than Messi or Ronaldo


Hmmmm there was a "leak" on city xtra Twitter saying modric winner, kdb came 7th about 4pm this afternoon....
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Postby Nigels Tackle » Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:14 pm

CTID Hants wrote:
nottsblue wrote:Modric becomes first player since Kaka to win it, other than Messi or Ronaldo


Hmmmm there was a "leak" on city xtra Twitter saying modric winner, kdb came 7th about 4pm this afternoon....


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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:02 pm

Modric?! :lol:
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Postby zuricity » Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:31 am

Mase wrote:Modric?! :lol:

not even best player in R M midfield . A joke of an award.
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:36 am

zuricity wrote:
Mase wrote:Modric?! :lol:

not even best player in R M midfield . A joke of an award.


He only scored 1 goal and got 6 assists last season. This season he's scored zero and had two assists. What a fantastic player..
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Foreverinbluedreams » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:47 am

Nice to see a change, well in Dobby.

A joke that Messi is not top 3.
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Postby BlueinBosnia » Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:57 am

Mase wrote:
zuricity wrote:
Mase wrote:Modric?! :lol:

not even best player in R M midfield . A joke of an award.


He only scored 1 goal and got 6 assists last season. This season he's scored zero and had two assists. What a fantastic player..


Golden Ball at the World Cup, too...
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Postby Green & Blue » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:03 am

Strange one Gail Platt getting it. We’ve a couple of midfielders ourselves who were far better than him over the course of the year.

Is it now being judged on international performance alone? If not they’ve a bit of explaining to do about how Mbappé or Pogba are featuring. I get Mbappé is a great talent but seriously thousands of players had better years than him or Pogba.
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Postby london blue 2 » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:27 am

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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 8:41 am

BlueinBosnia wrote:
Mase wrote:
zuricity wrote:
Mase wrote:Modric?! :lol:

not even best player in R M midfield . A joke of an award.


He only scored 1 goal and got 6 assists last season. This season he's scored zero and had two assists. What a fantastic player..


Golden Ball at the World Cup, too...


Fantastic. What an award.
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby ross.mcfc » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:15 am

Green & Blue wrote:Strange one Gail Platt getting it. We’ve a couple of midfielders ourselves who were far better than him over the course of the year.


How many of our players won the Champions League and dragged a small nation to a World Cup final?

There is no stand out winner this year and you could make an argument for a handful of players but Modrić would have been very close to the top of my list.
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:47 am

ross.mcfc wrote:
Green & Blue wrote:Strange one Gail Platt getting it. We’ve a couple of midfielders ourselves who were far better than him over the course of the year.


How many of our players won the Champions League and dragged a small nation to a World Cup final?

There is no stand out winner this year and you could make an argument for a handful of players but Modrić would have been very close to the top of my list.


Come on mate, you always get that nation that randomly does well in a tournament. There were better players for Croatia last summer than him.

Bale, Ronaldo, and Karius won the Champions League for Madrid. Modric got one goal and one assist last season in the CL...
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Postby BlueinBosnia » Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:56 am

Mase wrote:Come on mate, you always get that nation that randomly does well in a tournament.

Apart from Sweden in 1958 and England in 1966 (both of whom qualified automatically as hosts), every other country to have appeared in a World Cup final has done so on multiple occasions.

Edit: Sorry, Spain have only done so once, too.
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Postby ross.mcfc » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:01 am

Mase wrote:There were better players for Croatia last summer than him.


We can agree to disagree with on that. None of the other Croatian players also won the Champions League.
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Nigels Tackle » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:05 am

will be raheem next year when he wins the league, cl and nations cup
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:41 am

BlueinBosnia wrote:
Mase wrote:Come on mate, you always get that nation that randomly does well in a tournament.

Apart from Sweden in 1958 and England in 1966 (both of whom qualified automatically as hosts), every other country to have appeared in a World Cup final has done so on multiple occasions.

Edit: Sorry, Spain have only done so once, too.


I didn't say anything about getting to the final and I didn't say anything about the World Cup..
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Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:42 am

ross.mcfc wrote:
Mase wrote:There were better players for Croatia last summer than him.


We can agree to disagree with on that. None of the other Croatian players also won the Champions League.


I've just given you his terrible CL stats from last season.
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Postby BlueinBosnia » Tue Dec 04, 2018 10:58 am

Mase wrote:
BlueinBosnia wrote:
Mase wrote:Come on mate, you always get that nation that randomly does well in a tournament.

Apart from Sweden in 1958 and England in 1966 (both of whom qualified automatically as hosts), every other country to have appeared in a World Cup final has done so on multiple occasions.

Edit: Sorry, Spain have only done so once, too.


I didn't say anything about getting to the final and I didn't say anything about the World Cup..


How do you define 'does well' then? It's just not quantifiable from what you've said. I'd hardly say Equatorial Guinea getting to the semis of AFCON 2015 or Tahiti winning the OFC Nations Cup a few years ago is anywhere near the same kind of achievement as Croatia being World Cup runners up with Modric being named player of the tournament.
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Re: Ballon D’or

Postby Mase » Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:00 am

BlueinBosnia wrote:
Mase wrote:
BlueinBosnia wrote:
Mase wrote:Come on mate, you always get that nation that randomly does well in a tournament.

Apart from Sweden in 1958 and England in 1966 (both of whom qualified automatically as hosts), every other country to have appeared in a World Cup final has done so on multiple occasions.

Edit: Sorry, Spain have only done so once, too.


I didn't say anything about getting to the final and I didn't say anything about the World Cup..


How do you define 'does well' then? It's just not quantifiable from what you've said. I'd hardly say Equatorial Guinea getting to the semis of AFCON 2015 or Tahiti winning the OFC Nations Cup a few years ago is anywhere near the same kind of achievement as Croatia being World Cup runners up with Modric being named player of the tournament.


Pretty simple really. Salah "did well" last season. Liverpool won fuck all.
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