Is Sterling the best english player at the moment?

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  1. Aug 15, 2019

    Stacks Full Member

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    You two will never agree face it. A wise man once said in an article after the Holland match that without the superior technical qualities of their club teammates, the true level of many of Southgates players become apparent I.e. you see the real level of Englishmen when playing with other Englishmen......
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    balaks Full Member

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    Does it really matter who is better between Kane or Sterling? Both are absolutely brilliant players at the top of their game - England fans should be delighted to have them both.
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    Stacks Full Member

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    The last paragraph appears evident to me too
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    bagged another one. prolific
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    The gap continues to widen...
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    Better than Kane. Some people just don’t want to accept that.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    I accept it. I accept it as gospel. He’s awesome and so effective.
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    dbs235 Full Member

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    Sterling - Kane - Sancho for the Euros is going to be some front line.
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    Treble Full Member

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    2 years ago I'd have laughed at the thought of Sterling scoring 25+ league goals. It's a possibility now. His pace over short distances is deadly.
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    Buchan has whacked the hammer to Roswell

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    He looked a huge threat again tonight v Bulgaria, particularly in the first half.

    Is he a genuine Ballon d’Or contender (winner?) in the post-Messi/Ronaldo era? I really like him. The improvement in his game in the past two/three seasons is phenomenal.
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    Robbie Boy Full Member

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    Love him, he’s class.
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Remember him breaking through in 13/14 and for a while it looked like he was 'stagnating'. But ever since 2017 he has been top class and now he's starting to produce the stats for England too.
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    BobbyManc Full Member

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    He's oozing confidence in an England shirt right now and it's an absolute delight to watch him
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    2mufc0 Full Member

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    Pep has helped realise his potential.
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    wr8_utd :'(

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    A joy to watch when in full flight (which is all the time these days).
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    Cee90 Redcafe Fantasy Football Champion 2012/13

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    Consistently delivering the goods.

    What a signing he has been for City, the bastards.
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    Dumbstar Full Member

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    Looks untouchable nowadays.
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    Sylar Full Member

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    His off the ball movement and getting into positions for tap-ins has improved so much. I think his finishing has improved too (and can still get better). Hes a great player. Could even say hes got the point of World class with is output and how hes performing every week for club and country.
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    Br1_ovi New Member

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    Credit for him & Pep
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    The One and Only New Member

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    He's definitely world class and in the list of top 10 players in the world. I would want him ahead of any player in the PL, except maybe De Bruyne
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    BatistutaGoal New Member

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    At the moment it's pretty clear just how massively he's improving under Pep. Very impressive. Want to see how he performs at the actual major international tournament of course, but no doubt he has a lot of talent.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Shows just how unfortunate it is for other players not to be working with these elite coaches. These blokes take talented players and turn them into monsters.
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    KennyBurner New Member

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    Don't know why pep is being credited here. sterling was always a great player and it was a matter of time before he started showing worldclass performances conistently. Dont forget he was also very good under Rogers in a setup that didnt cost billions. He is just 24 so obviously his best years are about to begin under Guardiola. It really wouldnt be any different with another manager.
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    meamth Full Member

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    You could see the difference between pre Pep's Sterling and now.

    His intelligence to move the ball quickly to avoid pressing is like a cheat code, untouchable. I truly believe that is the result of Pep's drills.

    He is the epitome of a non classic english player, the purest flair player to ever play for England.
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    ariveded New Member

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    He can and should be the greatest player for England this century. He has everything, and if he continues his progress, he will get only better.

    Its just unfortunate that he plays for City so he doesnt have the feel good story like Kane (local boy, early struggles, grassroots). But that shouldnt corrupt our minds and perception.
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    Abe144 New Member

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    Over Gazza? Beardsley? Barnes? I like Sterling alot but this isn't true
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    Green_Red Full Member

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    Only criticism of him is he doesn't have that killer instinct for shooting. If he could add that to his game and start being a goal threat from different areas on the pitch then he's up there with some of the top names in football right now.
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    flappyjay Full Member

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    Well those have a whole career. Sterling is yet to even reach his prime. Probably at the end you might have a different view
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    Raw Full Member

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    I remember mocking the £50m fee they paid for him. Him and De Bruyne. What a fecking bargain :(
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    Classical Mechanic Full Member

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    He was a menace last night, 9 completed dribble! Can't fault his performances against the lesser nations in this qualifying group so far.
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    Vissy New Member

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    Absolutely he is the best right now, he is a harrowing forward to play against and seems to be in permanent good form.
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    meamth Full Member

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    I don't think Gazza, Beardsley and Barnes can beat players consistently like Sterling does.

    Sterling can shield, turn, and poof there he goes, 2-3 defenders beaten just like that.

    EDIT:

    Just watched those players you mentioned at Youtube. I truly believe Sterling is the finest flair player England ever had.

    Gazza dribbling skills are more robust, but has some flair. The things he does is flashy but not refined to perfection.

    Beardsly is very direct, he got skills but is the same like Gazza.

    Barnes too, they all have that british flair to it.

    Sterling is different, we can see his technique on another level. Very Spanish, but direct and agile. Pretty much English Bernardo Silva.
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    Lay Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    I remember John Aldridge claiming it’s a great move by Liverpool as Jordan Ibe is better
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    In a perverse way it kind of makes you angry when you see some players not play under certain managers. Eden Hazard would've been so good under Pep.
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    Righteous Steps Full Member

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    Laughable, no way had technique a level above Gazza apart from maybe Maradona, he was robust yes just like Maradona was, but he had flair guile technique in bundles, maybe you could say his street football style was more akin to South Americans(but the best texhnicaians normally are) he could go Italy at a time it had all the best players and not be exposed technically.

    Barnes Beardsley Waddle Hoddle Marsh were all of the same ilk, there have been a load of English players with skill and technique to match their top European counterparts, whether they had the mentality to match is another thing.
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    54 appearances at 24 seems pretty impressive. Are there many players at his age with more/similar?

    An aside, Rashford has 34 at 21. Impressive also.
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    TsuWave Full Member

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    Top 5 in the world
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    MuranoLover Full Member

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    A great player. Really delighted for him.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Since this thread was created, I've always been Kane>Sterling.

    Sterling having a poor world cup and Kane having a good one (especially his performance against Colombia I believe it was) contributed heavily to that.

    Now, I think I agree with Sterling being labelled the best English player.
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    Yagami Full Member

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    Yeah, I think Pep has contributed heavily to Sterling's (& a lot of City players) progression as footballers, but credit to Sterling himself of course.

    I would've loved to have seen him coach the likes of Martial and Rashford.