Unpopular Football Opinions

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    Cheesy Full Member

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    Whether it be among Man United fans, or football fans in general, what unpopular opinions do you have relating to football?
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    Scott Parker isn't that good.

    England's "Golden Generation" of 2006 did not have the talent to earn such a tag and were actually weaker than England sides of previous tournaments.

    In terms of being unpopular views on the caf, I seem to rate Victor Moses more than other posters.
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    Cheesy Full Member

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    I wouldn't say that's an unpopular one, since most would agree.
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    The White Pele Full Member

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    On this board maybe, but elsewhere he is championed.
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    Damien Self-Aware RedCafe Database (and Admin)

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    Rafael being a great right back. No matter what channel I put on there is always someone slating him.
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    Really? Take a look around other forums and you'll see that most would agree that he's not that good and is actually no more than decent after all. Only the media and some Spurs fans will really try to tell you that he's a top player.
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    CLK_FPC Fists of Fury

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    Kanu is one of the greatest players to have played in the Premier League
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    Kanu is 35 I kid I kid, of course he isn't.
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    Brophs The one and only

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    Scrumpet There are no words

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    Alan Smith wasn't all that bad for us.
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    I think a lot of people are confusing ability with inexperience. When Thomson was talking about him on SSN earlier on, he highlighted a lot of mistakes he had made, and was right to an extent in what he said. I don't think that's down to a lack of ability though. It's more down to a lack of experience, as he's still developing a lot when it comes to his positional and tactical game. I'd actually say he's like Phil Jones a little bit, in that sense.
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    That's probably true regarding other forums, although I don't really tend to visit them. I suppose in general people that feel compelled to post on a football forum are more knowledgeable than others. Certainly if you canvas opinion from the man in the pub or colleagues in the office and, as you say, the media, players like Parker are always talked about favourably over more subtle players like Carrick.
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    That'sHernandez Ominously close to getting banned

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    The only thing keeping Ryan Giggs in the team this season has been sentimentality. If he were a defender and he put in comparable performances in a position like Gary Neville's like Gary last season, people would be saying he should probably retire. Sorry but a few vital assists and a couple of crucial goals just aren't enough for me when our midfield is shaky as feck whenever he is in it. I put it to you that if we played a midfield that could kill off the game instead of throwing Giggs in there, the Norwich goal wouldn't have been as necessary as it was.
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    Certainly started well enough for us. I think Rooney's arrival barely a month later meant that long-term he would always struggle to make an impact at the club. I never really saw him as a number 9 and the midfield experiment was misguided.
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    I guess so, although I guess it does really all depend on what group of people you're talking to when it comes to an issue like this.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's

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    John Terry is a nice but missunderstood chap.
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    Berba was crap signing for us pretty much from the start
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    Ferdinand has seen his best days (Or is that stating the obvious?)
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    Cling Bak Hi, I'm Barry Scott

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    Thierry Henry was very good, but overrated. As was Arsenal's 2004 side, who only won a single trophy and have never retained the league title. Which is the hallmark of a great side.
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    That Carrick isn't the best midfielder in England.
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    That Barcelona's style of play bores me to tears.
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    Me, too.
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    Oh come on, Henry was sensational in an Arse shirt, not just "very good". He's up there with Cantona and co.
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    Not really unpopular these days. I've grown tired of watching them and I have heard a few pundits saying the same on tv/radio last few months.
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    Bergkamp although being ridiculous talented was not consistently productive enough to be considered amongst the best of the Premier League era.
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    Cristiano Ronaldo is better than Messi.
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    You're obsessed :lol:
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    I would agree with you about the second part on the Arsenal team. Yes, what they did was incredible and a brilliant achievement, but their points total itself wasn't all that great. I'd rate what Chelsea did in the league the next year above what Arsenal did in 2004, as they comfortably amassed a higher points total than them. That's not to say that the invincibles weren't a great side, because they were, but I can see how they're overrated.
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    Messi has no end product
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    If Ronaldo played for Barcelona and Messi for Madrid then everyone would be wanking over Ronnie instead of Messi because Barca win a lot of cups.
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    Jimy_Hills_Chin Desperately wants to be ITK

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    I prefer watching Madrid out of the two, they are more direct and you see a greater variety of goals.
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    Wonder Pigeon 'Shelbourne FC Supporter'

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    Yeah, because nobody wanks over Ronaldo. He's an underrated gem.
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    Walrus Oppressed White Male

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    Huntelaar is a quality player.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Yup. Juventus are currently doing the same thing and are barely winning the league. 4 games left, still undefeated but only have a 3 point lead.
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    The Don Metrosexual Candy Shagger

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    I'd actually be inclined to agree with you here. For this season anyways.
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    What impressed me about the 2004 Arsenal wasn't the unbeaten league run, it was the quality of the football they played.It was painful to watch them dominate the league in style that season
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    Transfer United Till I Die I am totally in the know, honest

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    That Tom cleverley isn't as good as everyone seems to think....
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    Gtfo.

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