Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by windward, Aug 13, 2012.
absolutely ****ing incredible!
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you gonna wear your Celtic gear into the Rangers' store in Glasgow tomorrow?
Fantastic result for the Bhoys.
Just goes to show why Football is such an unpredictable game, Barcelona had something like 84% of possession & 25 shots a goal (although only 8 on target) and still lost.
Also highly amusing that Celtic have a great chance of progressing & Moneybags Man City are all but out.
just leaving for the pub for some beers and believe it or not a meal before heading up to the stadium.
COME ON YOU BHOYS IN GREEN
Anyone play Fifa 13?
Barca is just going to tank it against Benfica to keep Celtic out of the knock out round.
I thought they would wait to do this until after some team overpays for Neymar in the January transfer window to gauge the market value. Good job by Barca getting it done now.
Lionel Messi agrees to stay with Barcelona through June 2018
Lionel Messi will score at least 540 more goals and be named world soccer player of the year seven more times before his time with Barcelona comes to an end.
Well, that's what will happen if he sticks to this year's record pace of 90 goals (and counting) and continues his streak of three -- undoubtedly soon to be an unprecedented four -- straight player-of-the year awards while playing out his newly extended contract with the Spanish powerhouse.
Messi, 25, agreed to a new contract with Barcelona on Tuesday that will lasts until June 30, 2018, the club said in a statement. His previous contract was due to expire on June 30, 2016.
This guy is quickly turning into one of my favorite players.
Oh, and my other new favorite player.
I believe he will go down as the best player to ever play the game. He should never wear another uniform.
Cruyff and Pele are way ahead of Messi. It's not even close.
Would include Maradonna as well.
Agree with Pele. Not only was he good, but he also played a very long career. Messi isn't even close in number of games played. Maybe when he approaches the number of matches played and continues to produce as he has, then he will be at the same level.
Cruyff? I don't agree. Maybe he is better than Messi, but it is close. Messi will easily surpass Cruyff's achievements in the next few years. Cruyff scored 61 goals in 5 seasons with Barca. Messi had more than that for Barca just last season.
Cruyff is an all round footballer, not reliant on one good foot ala Maradonna and Messi. Cruyff is the closest footballer there has been to Pele. Seriously, it isn't close.
Maradonna is more Messi. One good foot. Messi just isn't a crackhead as far as I know.
Seriously, it is close. Even with his one footed limitations Messi is dominant.
Messi is already ranked 4th in scoring for his country(31 goals for Argentinia) and will end up #1 by the time his career is over. Cruyff is ranked 6th in scoring(33 goals for the Netherlands) for his homeland and will continue to drop down that list. By the time Messi retires he will score far more goals than Cruyff.
It's pointless trying to compare players from different eras, the game has changed so much.
When Pele & Cruyff played the tackling was much more fierce than it is now. Heck you can hardly make any kind of tackle nowadays without it being called a foul. It's much, much easier for a skillful player to thrive today.
For me, I just enjoy watching the best players play the game and don't worry about all the comparisons. After all, you can bet that there will have been people in the 60's telling us how Pele wasn't as good as Di Stefano & Puskas.
I guess it's like saying comparing QB's & receivers from today's pass happy NFL with those from 20-30 years ago. Some of the hits that happened back then that were deemed just part of the game would get players fined & possibly banned in today's game.
Bring on the Juve!
Hard draw but at least we avoided Munchen and Dortmund. We'll be underdogs but Juve won't fancy coming to Glasgow.
That was a quick 7 and a half weeks! just over 3 hours to go
That was a quick first score for Juve.
Celtic had a good run. They aren't going to Italy in the second leg and making up this big hole they put themselves in.