The Most Unique Player of All-Time

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  1. Jun 24, 2019

    Tragically Hip New Member

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    I find it so infuriating that people fall for the 'no look' BS. He is clearly looking at the net when he shoots and then looks away. So goddamn dumb. If you are looking for something unique about Firmino, it is his freakishly white teeth.
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    Clearly.

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    Abe144 New Member

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    Regarding Agüero, he plays with a style very similar to Romario. Although the Brazilian did it better and at a higher level. His peak was shorter but he dominated at international level for years and with different strike partners. Something Agüero has never been able to do
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    Physiocrat Full Member

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    @Synco Great videos and music! It looks like they were playing on an ice-rink in the second one
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    Synco Lucio's #1 Fan

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    If you enjoyed that part, here's your full dose.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    Because a pic shows you everything
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    Shows a lot more than a written claim. In this picture he is obviously not looking during the shot.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    But not more than a video.
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    Are you going to present something substantial or just vague "well, pictures don't show everything and it for sure ain't video" aspersions in response to a pretty clear picture?
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    Physiocrat Full Member

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    The White John Barnes
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    I am too lazy to to search for a link. I watched it live and that poster wasn't that wrong.
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    I'm not participating in your argument but Jesus, it's so stupid :lol:

    The whole purpose of looking in another direction (Ronaldinho, Henry etc.) is to make your opponent think that you're going to pass the ball in that direction... does anyone think that he's going to shoot towards his own goal?
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    B20 HEY EVERYONE I IGNORE SOMEONE LOOK AT ME

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    It's just a fun gimmick really. He did a no look signature when he signed the last contract extension.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    And a no look choice of fake teeth one would assume.
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    Buster15 Full Member

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    Yes.
    Has to be Ronaldo for me.
    Constantly improving.
    Never hides in even the biggest games.
    Brilliant in the air.
    And very good looking as well which always helps.
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    Dutchjerry New Member

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    Francesco Totti, not only unique in his love and loyalty for one club, but also a great player.
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    Shamana Full Member

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    Lionel Messi - arguably the best goal scorer of all time, arguably best dribbler of all time and one the past passers of all time. Amazing vision. He's perfect in everything, he can do. He is a midget and not a atheltic specimen so he's only limited in those areas.

    Personally I find Messi's goal scoring the most impressive since he's not a number 9. Scoring all those goals while being the midfield maestro as well.
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    Shamana Full Member

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    The great thing about Ronaldinho was just how obvious it was that he loved playing football and loved life. And all football fans just loved watching him play. So flamboyant and effective at the same time.
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    Cavani?
    Best movement I’ve ever seen in any striker ever.
    Scores an absolute shit ton of goals but is actually not a great finisher. Technically quite good on the ball until sometimes the final touch/finish lets him down.
    Hides in big games and/or doesn’t do anything of note
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    You're right. It's nonsense.

    Some good back heels and one nice play where he pretends to be looking for a cross and surprises the keeper with a shot from a bad angle (a fairly common play but still) and the rest is just pretending to do a no look by doing it after connecting with the ball. A basketball player used to do the same with no-look passes where the no-look was after releasing it, but I can't remember who at the minute.

    Great player though, and genuinely important I think in that playing a 10 who can finish and press as a 9 seems like it could really become commonplace.

    Not to go on a tangent, but I think underdog teams will end up realizing they should often use like 8 or 9 midfielders in game they are likely to lose. Should give you better players on the ball who are more versatile and fit and can handle tactical changes in game.

    As much as worse teams like to bunker and play on the break, I think really high pressing to compensate for skill might make more sense. Easier to get fitter players than talented ones too.

    Having two tactical styles will probably become more common. If you're going to lose anyways, it might make more sense to press for 20 minutes, time waste and bunker until half with 3 midfielders and forwards still running at full pelt, then use all 3 subs at half.

    TLDR: Firmino's no look stuff is nonsense but he might be an early example of teams using central midfielders at forward and in defence more, much like how many basketball teams play 3-4 wings (the most scalable all-around types). Simeone playing 4 central mids across the midfield too, maybe.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    The very first one is the perfect example of how cringy it all is. I only remember a handful of players pulling a perfect no look pass for instance but it's more of a gimmick than anything else.

    Constantly improving ? I don't see it, he's reached a crazy high level and he's maintained it, I don't see any aspect of his game that has improved for a while now.
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    Foxbatt Full Member

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    Dimitar Berbatov. Pretends to be a footballer but in reality is an artist.
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    Mr. MUJAC Talent spotter

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    United played 433 long before Morgan was signed.
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    SadlerMUFC Full Member

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    This Firmino "no look" crap is just that. Crap. It's not like he's fooling anyone. He's just showboating when he has an empty goal. It's the equivilant to an MMA fighter doing a little dance before he gets knocked out. One of these days he's going to do his little "no look" on an empty goal and he's going to miss, and personally, I can't wait for that meme...
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    Kanu Full Member

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    Lal, so salty, love it.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself Staff

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    Not sure if unique or not, but Dani Alves at Sevilla was the only player i've ever seen who was running matches from the right back position.
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    SilentStrike New Member

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    Philipp Lahm did it pretty much all his career. Never seen such influence from a full back position.

    But because his appearance, name and personality are so casual we don't think of him being as unique as he is.
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    thisISben New Member

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    Anyone remember Kerlon from a while back?

    Perfected the ‘seal dribble’ which involves bouncing the ball on your head whilst moving to stop defenders cleanly tackling you.

    Usually involves getting hacked down mind you, and has faded into obscurity since.
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    KirkDuyt Full Member

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    He actually played for Ajax. Well, I say played, but I don't think he ever made the first team.
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    thisISben New Member

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    I think every club he moved to was due to his dribble alone, as his stats are woeful.

    According to Wiki he played 41 club games in 9 years after leaving Cruzeiro. You won’t be shocked to learn he retired aged 31 after being club-less for 4 months.
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    Pocho Gayer than Marcosdeto (according to Marcos, who sh

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    Burrito Ortega, too lazy to play in Europe though.
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    Zehner Full Member

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    To be fair, he was badly injured during his first year in Europe IIRC. He was more than just this seal dribble, he had great ball control and could dribble quite well.
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    Dennis Viollet New Member

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    ArjenIsM3 Full Member

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    Phil Jones.

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    MisterLupus Full Member

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    René Higuita. There will never be another goalie like him - ever. Never a boring second - and I doubt anyone could play such a high-risk game and yet still come out on top as often as he did by pulling off some spectacular stroke of genius. Great agility, great reflexes, awesome coordination and not mention unparalleled cojones.

    ...but then again I guess you'd need those - if your best buddy happens to be Pablo Escobar (during the most intense time of his somewhat turbulent life even) and your personal life consists of cocaine dealings plus the occasional gig as a ransom-courier for kidnappers.

    I swear - you can't make that stuff up. If you want uniqueness then dive into Colombian football during the eighties and nineties - the freedom of play combined with the general passion shared for the game often made for quite a spectacle (I believe if they'd won a World Cup the evolution of football might have looked a tag different as they definitely brought some freshness and innovations with them same as Brazil during the sixties and seventies) - and if you want a player who perhaps embodies that particular stage the most (second to Carlos Valderama perhaps) - and who's immense talent was more than matched by both his eccentricity and resolve - then watch some old recordings and allow yourself to be entertained by Higuita during his prime.
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    SiRed Full Member

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    So not unique then?
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    Revaulx Full Member

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    Yeah but I don’t remember Best dropping so deep pre-Morgan. I was only 12 at the time, but remember fans being split on whether it was a good idea or not; some thought it was a waste of his attacking talent.
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    Muller. Looked and plays nothing like a footballer but somehow is one.
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    I_live_cement Cat freak

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    :lol: I can't think of any other player that's had so many hilarious moments on a football pitch.
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    Zlatan. So agile for his huge frame with his bicycle kicks