Lionel Messi

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  1. Feb 23, 2019

    RepardReece Full Member

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    Barcelona without Messi wouldn't come close to winning a trophy this year.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    He's simply the best in the world and the greatest player of all time.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    About the third goal, how many players in the same position would even have the balls to chip the keeper like that
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    El Zoido Full Member

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    Honesty think he’s in a bracket of his own in terms of GOAT.
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    Borden Banned

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    As good as he is, let's not forget that he's never actually proven that he can do it on a cold, wet Wednesday night in Stoke.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    You forgot windy too
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    zkap New Member

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    When he's gone, we'll have to change everything. Rethink transfer strategy, redefine our approach to the game, make some heavy transfers to compensate for the loss of the GOAT, and basically learn to do it as a team again. We'll have to sign several world beaters who will combined, hopefully, in the right system and with the right manager, be able to create something comparable to this. It will be a major shift for the whole club on all fronts.
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    Vialli_92 Full Member

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    Always said there was a clear gap between and every other player playing in the same era as him

    He can go a whole game without scoring and will still put in top performances it's not about the goals but it's the way he gets them

    Does things other players couldn't even dream of
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    Absolutely mesmerizing. Already one of his TOP matches as a Barcelona player. Messi the GCPOAT, Messi the Hat-Trick Wizard.
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    Rado_N Yaaas Broncos!

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    That word has absolutely lost all meaning.
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    SilentWitness ShoelessWitness Staff

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    Still boggles my mind that muppets voted him 5th ffs.
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    the_irish123 New Member

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    I'm getting kinda bored with his Barcelona goals. Not undervaluing his accomplishments in La Liga, but i'd love to see him take on a new challenge. Maybe go to Napoli and try to make them Serie A champs, or go to EPL. It would be really cool to see him in some other situation, just as a spectator.
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    Nah, Messi's big "challenge" after leaving Barcelona (as a 33-35 yo?) is to win the Argentine Primera División with Newell's Old Boys. That would be the closest to become a "legend" for most argentinians (that means his detractors)
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    No, actually this one

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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    I only know the level of play based on this years Boca - River game. Seems doable, if he has some decent players joining him. What do you think?
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    lsd Full Member

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    Simply can't say greatest of all time
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    wub1234 Full Member

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    Which is fairly unlikely to happen now, as they're in the Championship! Maybe Bristol City could sign him to help their push for the play-offs.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    True. It's a difficult proposition to compare across generations, leagues and positions.

    He's the greatest of his generation in my opinion.
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    the_irish123 New Member

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    It's easily doable, Ronaldinho won it while being hung over for all matches and barely practicing.

    That's why I'd like to see him try to repeat Maradona @ Napoli, he can still go back to Argentina at age 38 and dominate.
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    Pocho Gayer than Marcosdeto (according to Marcos, who sh

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    He is the greatest of the last 40 years easily
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    You really do run out of words to describe just how good he is at times. Football will be just a little bit darker the day he hangs up his boots.
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    His next challenge should be to come to United and win us the league....

    It’s almost boring to talk about how good he is!
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    stepic Full Member

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    You easily can

    Not everyone has to agree, and that’s fine. But I think he’s at worst in the discussion of the best of all time.
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    lsd Full Member

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    I don't understand why that's not enough for people to say .

    Otherwise you just come off like your 4 years old and don't get people existed before you
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    clarkydaz Full Member

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    Never played against Paul Ince either
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    Prometheus Full Member

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    I think Paul ince could have done it - take Messi out of the game.
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    Fridge chutney Full Member

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    Because many people genuinely believe he is the best player of all time. That doesn't mean they are four years old.

    But I agree that it is a difficult claim to substantiate across generations.
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    Harry190 Full Member

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    He's so good it's boring. Quite an achievement that.
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    abdo99 Full Member

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    were those fans bowing down to him after the 2nd goal?:D it's the only thing you can do at this moment. There's no more words.
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    "In this world, maybe we would have won this game. But there's a player from another planet who didn't want it that way. Proud of our team. Go son Sevilla"
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    Shamana New Member

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    Football is not like sports like sprinting or other athletic sports, where it's great straightforward who the best of all time is. Since it's a team sport it's difficult to say who the best of all time is, but Messi certainly stands head and shoulder above almost everyone else when it comes productivity. His only shortcoming is that he's never had a WC where he was truly the stand out player. In the world cup where he won best player I thought there for a few better than him, like Robben for instance.
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    Tommy bigot with fetish for footballers getting fingered

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    Questioning him doing it only in Barca is like questioning SAF for doing it only with us .

    Messi is a cut above - there have been many which have been applauded by the fans , but there is only him which the fans don't applaud if he doesn't hit 50 in a year .

    Thank you for showing us your talent in the past more than a decade .
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    harms Way Staff

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    It's not true.
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    MuranoLover Full Member

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    Hehe okay
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    Hernandez - BFA The Way to Fly

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    A fragment of football will die when he retires. I struggle to imagine anyone else like him gracing the game again.
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    SwansonsTache incontinent sexual deviant & German sausage lover

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    Ever heard of Aberdeen?
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    Seij Full Member

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    He's set such an unbelievable standard for himself over the past decade that people have been desensitized to the outrageous things he does every week.
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