Recent content by KeanoMagicHat

  1. We Need To Talk About Mane

    It's probably a similar case to Alexis Sanchez, Mane played the 2019 African Cup of Nations all the way to the final, the year before he played in the World Cup, he played nearly every game for Liverpool then, they didn't rotate the front 3 at all as they got to the Champions League final in...
  2. Toni Kroos

    He would have been a level above anything we've had, so even if he didn't hit the heights of Real Madrid, he still would have been quite good. I imagine he would have been signed alongside someone like Herrera, who would have done some of the running for him.
  3. Casemiro - Kroos - Modric

    Modric's composure is amazing, he can't run like he used to but he's able to slow the game down to his level by passing from a stationary position or by walking, just because of that composure. Nobody can get the ball off him, plays the game how he wants it played. Kroos doesn't have that in his...
  4. Casemiro - Kroos - Modric

    “I really like Toni Kroos. When I neared the end of my career, I followed him closely and tried to play like Kroos. “I was a midfielder with an eye for the goal, but Kroos is one of the best midfield masterminds in the world.”...
  5. Casemiro - Kroos - Modric

    Modric is better than Scholes ever was and Scholes actually said he modelled his game on Kroos at the end of his career, he was that big of a fan. Two all-time great midfielders. Kroos is currently better than Modric but Modric reached a higher level overall. Kroos from 2013 until about 2016...
  6. Toni Kroos

    Truly amazing passer, the weight of passes, the range, the variation. Probably the best deep midfield passer since Xavi. There are better dribblers or other aspects of midfield play, but Kroos is an unmatched at that aspect of the game.
  7. Is football overrated as entertainment?

    There used to be a magic about European games, because some star players you'd never seen play before, like the Milan or Real Madrid stars. Now you can read, watch and know their every movement before they play us. You're right that there were just as many bad games in the 90s and 00s but they...
  8. Is football overrated as entertainment?

    I also attribute my slight loss of love for football on watching too many 90 minute matches and no longer watching Match of the Day. Football is actually quite perfectly made for 10-minute highlight purposes. There are long periods in almost every match where nothing really happens. But because...
  9. Is football overrated as entertainment?

    There hasn't been a good PL title race now since 2014 really. 18/19 was a close title race, but it wasn't really exciting. Volatility in scorelines or positions makes sport interesting. City won 14 straight games to finish out the season. No volatility at all. Pretty much year after year of...
  10. Is football overrated as entertainment?

    Yes, it's oversaturated and overpromoted and the authorities are trying to put more and more on top of us, rather than less, by expanding the Champions League, Euros and World Cup. United at home to Brighton would be standard 3pm on Saturday fodder with about 6 other games about 10-15 years...
  11. Cristiano Ronaldo should go down as top 5-6 players of all time

    I had Cristiano as maybe making top 10 a few years ago, but then that 2017 CL season really elevated him for me. Scoring 5 against Bayern Munich (even if one was offside/questionable if I remember), 3 against Atletico and then 2 in the final against Juventus. That was one of the best closing...
  12. Manchester United eleven Sir Alex era

    Schmeichel Irwin Vidic Ferdinand Evra Ronaldo Keane Scholes Giggs Rooney Cantona
  13. Some positivity for the international break

    Leicester have recruited far better than United. Look at Soyuncu playing as well as Maguire for a fraction of the price. Tielemans was somewhat available if we pushed for it, but we didn't. United are doing better than Chelsea (although for how long?), Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal though, who all...
  14. Ole and his dross signings

    I don't think you can call Cavani a journeyman, probably top 10 strikers of his generation and had scored 354 goals in 545 games before joining.
  15. Some positivity for the international break

    It's the third time in 5 years where we've got a tough away draw in the FA Cup quarter-finals instead of an easy home draw for example. We're about 50-50 with Leicester at the moment, so it's hardly a massive surprise that 3rd in the league beats 2nd in the league at home. Need to win the...