Robin Van Persie - Were you happy we sold Jaap Stam?

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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    feck sake :lol: Unwanted in Turkey, scores a goal in a weak league in comparison to the EPL and you want him over Lukaku. He's 34 and physically declined.
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    fishfingers15 Contributes to username and tagline changes

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    When did he sign up with Feyenoord?
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    Stormsurfer21 Full Member

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    Great goal, a real RVP goal! Thread title change is needed.
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    Stormsurfer21 Full Member

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    Last month.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    why hasnt the title been changed?
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    Peak RvP. He's up there with prime Torres and Suarez whereas peak Rooney for me is slightly lower than those three.
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    Pacificgi Full Member

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    I'd still have him back. The likes of sanchez, pogba, matic behind him he'd love it.
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    2cents Full Member

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    People have forgotten the stiff, slow, injury-plagued liability he'd become by the end with us.
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    King7Eric Full Member

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    Nah it's got to be Rooney. As a pure CF yes RVP was better, but Rooney was a overall better player who could contribute much more. If it was a choice I'd take peak Rooney over peak RVP.
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    You don’t watch much football then?

    this “peak Rooney” being such a mythical figure thing, is kind of hilarious.
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    shaggy Prefers blue over red, loathed by Spurs fans

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    It's quite close but I certainly don't think it's as one sided as you're saying . If you take say Rooney's performance against Arsenal in the 8-2 as his true peak level then yes, however I don't think Rooney reached that level on too many occasions.
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    King7Eric Full Member

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    I'm not saying it's one sided but I think Rooney was a better player than him. Of course both were brilliant players and it's a matter of preference whom you'd label as the better player.
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    I hope you stay in the newbies section.
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    Strats Full Member

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    :lol:

    Would love him to have him in our coaching staff when is career is over.
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    So you were perfectly fine when we sold Japp Stam.?
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    RDCR07 Not a bad guy (Whale Killer)

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    What the feck does one have to do with the other?
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    Halftrack Full Member

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    The feck? :lol:
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    2cents Full Member

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    :lol:
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    thank god you arent in charge of the team then
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    :lol: What the feck is going on
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    Well this has taken a turn :lol:
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    The holy trinity 68 The disparager

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    TIP: Avoid comments like this or you will never become a full member. Save the ridiculous posts for when you are a full member. If that ever happens after them two comments.
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    I think he thinks all Dutch players are the same?
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    The holy trinity 68 The disparager

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    Blind is the second coming of Beckenbauer..
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    Ramshock The spacegoats did it

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    Um....Beckenbauer is German.
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    The holy trinity 68 The disparager

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    I meant that he probably thinks Blind is a world class defender.

    How could anyone not know Beckenbauer is German. His nickname was The Kaiser after all.

    Edit: I probably should have said Koeman, to prevent confusion of what I actually meant.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Pretty much the same level at their peak imo.
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    Thread about RVP turns into a debate about who was better between him and Rooney, then a dig at Lukaku gets dropped in, then Jaap Stam being sold gets thrown in, what's going on? :lol:
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    Spot on. SAF should not have retired that season. He destroyed a lot of careers too. Of course he was not to know that it will happen. RVP, Hernandez, Rafael, Vidic would have been with us and a new midfield player and we should have won the PL the season we ended up 7th.
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    Ravelation Krump at me Bro

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    RVP - Feyenoord Player/possibly better than peak Rooney/possibly preferred over Lukaku. Jaap Stam?
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    shamans 1 set of sheets, optimistic about chances of sex

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    Can I just say peak Rooney is one of the greatest forwards I have seen in my whole life. Torres and RVP peak were possibly better strikers at their Peak but as as an all round player Rooney was magical. He was like a raging bull on the field
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    So you were perfectly fine when we sold Henning Berg.?
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    LazyRed-Ninja LazyGrammar-Ninja

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    I am a dutchman. Van Persie is on the decline part of his career. We all know that. He returned to his boyhood club to finish his career. Its basically the same retirement route which Dirk Kuyt also made when he returned to Feyenoord after his spell in Fenerbahçe.
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    Peak RVP>Peak Stam>Peak Rooney>Current Rooney>Current Stam>Current RVP>Lukaku

    Great thread.
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    Van Persie preferred over Lukaku?
    Some people have very short memory. Either that or They're just romantic idiots.

    Might as well bring back Vidic, Ronaldo, Evra. Bring them all back and watch how the club go down.
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    I'm sorry, come again?
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    Loke Banned

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    3 fa cup, a couple of shields. It's stupid to argue that at the time he joined a losing team when they were champions that very year. I'm sure not many here would have predicted a league trophy drought like we have now back then.

    Also, your team had a couple of dodgy decisions in favour of yous that allowed you to win some of the trophies. Swings and roundabouts. It happens. All part of the game.
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    Raees Boing Boing Baggies

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