Recent content by zkap

  1. Jean-Clair Todibo

    I wouldn’t put too much stock in us not rating Todibo. It’s true we have more insight than others, but it’s also true we’re a mess so I don’t really have faith in the manager and staff recognizing talent. Todibo had a fantastic game last night.
  2. La Liga 2019/20

    Great goal by Suarez, I didn’t see anything like it. There were some great backheel goals, but none that were scored in that way. Messi again stole the show though, he casually scored that hat trick like it was in a training session. It was an all-around good and entertaining game by Barça, but...
  3. Messi v Ronaldo | Contains double your daily salt allowance

    It is a misconception that moving to another club necessarily means moving out of your comfort zone. This all depends on what defines your comfort zone. Regarding Ronaldo’s move to Juventus, I can see why he did it. What are the three things you could want as a 33-year old player? Knowing...
  4. Ballon D’or 2019: who will win it? (Alleged leak: Messi 1, Van Dijk 2, Salah 3).

    The team is excellent on paper, all of that is well and good and nobody in their right mind is claiming we have poor players in general. The problem is how those players are managed, and the rot begins with the head. The management reeks of incompetence and cowardice and this is, through...
  5. Cristiano Ronaldo : The Juventus Chapter

    Sarri is clueless and the fact Ronaldo’s playing for Juventus is actually weighing the player down...
  6. Lionel Messi

    True. Messi is also ageing, but I think he's maintaining his level and even improving on it, while Ronaldo is declining. This isn't odd, since a lot of Ronaldo's game is based on his physical attributes as he used his speed, strength and explosiveness to dominate defenders. Losing that over the...
  7. Lionel Messi

    I see your point, but I disagree. The game does use a formula alright, and it’s one that sees Ronaldo as close to Messi as possible. The attributes you list are impossible to be topped by one player, as great heading and jumping requires height, which in turn compromises agility, balance and...
  8. Lionel Messi

    Fair enough, but this raises the question of Ronaldo’s ranking, should be much much lower then.
  9. Lionel Messi

    It should be 99 or 100 for Messi. I’m not familiar with FIFA rankings, but I assume 100 is the max. If Messi is 94, what does it look like when a player is 97, for example? This is why these video game rankings are a joke. Who is the pokemon that gets ranked 100 and is the measuring stick for...
  10. Messi v Ronaldo | Contains double your daily salt allowance

    Indeed. For anyone following football and not being Portuguese, the Ballon d’Or is not the deciding factor. It’s a popularity contest and Messi won it now not because of some divine justice that doesn’t exist, but because his rival doesn’t invest in managers and PR like Ronaldo does. If Juve had...
  11. Ballon D’or 2019: who will win it? (Alleged leak: Messi 1, Van Dijk 2, Salah 3).

    True, and this brings the question of determining the best performing team. The consensus seems to be that it’s the CL winner. If this is so, fine, but then players from all the other teams should be out of the picture. The very fact you have every player in the running should suggest this award...
  12. Lionel Messi

    I agree with every sentence.
  13. Lionel Messi

    Is and was a farce. It’s awarded to the most prominent player of the team that won the CL, so by that criteria it goes to Virgil. If it goes to Messi, it will have meant a shift in criteria, which I‘m not a fan of. Messi is the best, but this award isn’t meant for the best, which is evident in...
  14. La Liga 2019/20

    Slightly off topic, but I like the rumoured new design of the Madrid shirts. Signs of decay we’re familiar with.
  15. Ernesto Valverde

    Should have been sacked after Roma. Should have been sacked after Liverpool. Never should have been hired. The personality of the coach translates onto the team as a functioning organism that has to react on the pitch. Valverde cannot inspire a team to save his life. He’s a coach that plays...