“Peacock quality” strikers

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    ivaldo Mediocre Horse Whisperer, s'up wid chew?

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    Cole was the one I was meant to refer to. No idea why my brain went down the Sheringham route. :lol: It’s Friday, I’ll blame it on that!
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    If we break it down, Chicarito certainly had the 'pea' quality. Those who have the 'cock' quality, well, that deserves it's own thread.
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    This makes me laugh. I really hope the expression sticks and that it becomes normal to talk about players being peacocks.

    It's kinda strange with Berbatov, he kind of had that aura at Spurs, but somehow couldn't maintain it at United.

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    Sure as hell doesn't look like it now...what with all his social media posts, especially the one today about "making his girl smile in the morning"
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    On the pitch, no?
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    Rob Full Member

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    Peak cock more or less.
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    Thought it was about Alan Peacock, 60s Leeds. Before Mick Jones and Sniffer Clarke who... oh never mind
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    I wouldnt really consider Messi a peacock type player either to be honest. It is not synonymous with "really good player", it is a different quality altogether.

    But yeah, my definition could be off, or could be different to SAF's. Or he could have said Cole in the heat of the moment when he really meant someone else. Or he could have been bigging Cole up for his own reasons, like when he said Jones would be the new Duncan Edwards, or Wes Brown was the best defender England had even seen (or something maybe slightly less OTT).

    I dont see how you can compare something to a peacock without it having something to do with how demonstrative or extrovert they are. That is basically the first and only association most people would have with a peacock.

    Also, Katy Perry wants to see your peacock cock.
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    Just what we need...to blow our load on one signing...ugh
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    On the pitch and off - has to be connected IMO. It's a personality trait...like Cantona and Zlatan. Don't quite see it with Andy Cole
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    Its a bizarre one, Cole. I cant think of any definition of "peacock player" that he would qualify for. Yorke was more peacockish than him, but that's not to say he was one either.
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    It must be that Cole always thought of himself as the best and went into matches confident about scoring etc. Stuff that only the manager really sees by interacting with him at those times.

    It sounds like Berbatov didn't have that confidence about him going into matches
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    Actually you do have to worry. And you can put it to the test. When games start. First 20 minutes watch rashford. If he is good in the first 20 minutes. He is usually good the whole of that match. If his first few moves don’t come off in the first 20 minutes. He is usually shit and frustrates the whole game.
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    Pogba is our only player with peacick/star swagger whatsoever.

    We have a team of very normal people.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Sanctity, like a cat, abhors filth.
    That isnt necessarily a bad thing.

    Who were the "peacock" players in the 99 team? If we disregard what SAF said about Cole.

    Beckham was a celebrity but I dont think he qualifies, does he? Keane would chin you if you called him a peacock player.

    You dont need these players if you have a well balanced team.
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    All of them were leaders and winners. Schmeichel, Keane, Beckham, Yorke, Solksjaer, Sheringham, Butt.
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    Rashford. I'll give him that, away from what his performance is.
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    Adebesi Full Member

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    Yes. Great players, strong willed players, confident players, leaders, a strongly unified group (except Sheringham and Cole), lots of other things as well.
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    I'd actually put them all on par in the peacock stats.
    Ronaldo if anything actually out peacocked Zlatan when they went head to head.[/QUOTE]
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    Exactly. The way Eric just walked into OT and owned the place, same with Zlatan. It's the mentality that, this is where I belong now watch me go.
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    You can be self confident without speaking much or acting like Cantona used to.
    Martial definitely isn't lacking in the self confident department for example yet he's pretty reserved in public.
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    Never heard this term before, and frankly it sounds absurd to me. So in spite of having contributed to this thread already, I'm just going to go with what this person said and bow out of this thread...thank you very much
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    I think Gomes has it and given the chance will show it, maybe next season.
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    Gary_Walsh_Nou_Camp_Hell New Member

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    Exactly what I thought! Hadn't heard that name in a long time