Victor Valdes retires

Discussion in 'Football Forum' started by Jaybomb, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Jul 19, 2019

    Schneckerl Full Member

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    There is some truth to what both of you guys are saying, just heavily exaggerated.

    Looks like you already changed from Championship level to top team backup. Now Casanova needs to slow down on his "most iconic GK with his feet" opinion....
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    ChaddyP Full Member

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    If it's accurate it can't be hyperbole :wenger:
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    That's why they don't count as serious opinion.
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    Then who? Name him.
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    Like I said bang average. He wound not start in any top team in his prime back then or even now. Even now he would not start in a Spurs or a wolves (only cause I rate Rui higher) or a PSG etc.

    The championship part was obviously and exaggeration but like I said even in Portugal he would not be a starter in Porto, Benfica, or Sporting or our national team.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    Rene Higuita
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    SportingCP96 Full Member

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    You still didn’t answer if he would start in any of the teams I named above.

    Like I said he could have been Ronaldinho with the ball in his feet but that counts for nothing as a GK if you are an average shot blocker.
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    A globetrotter.
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    Sir Scott McToMinay New Member

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    You’ve asked a question, I’ve answered, Rene Higuita is easily more iconic than Valdes with the ball at his feet.
    Lloris or Neuer aren’t any less “iconic”.
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    MVBDX New Member

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    You wouldn't have won it with Karius either, not that Valdes was bad (he was pretty decent) but you get the point.

    You had some of the best in every position so the GK was the weak link, relative to the quality around him, and it did cost you on a couple of occasions, but the dominance of the team lessened the blow.
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    Acole9 Outstanding

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    He'll be an inspiration to the young players, they'll all be refusing to play for the reserves side.
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    I take it most missed his season at Middlesbrough. The man was a quality keeper who was difficult to judge because of how good that Barca side was.
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    Luke1995 Full Member

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    I'd argue that he could've played in the 2014 World Cup. At that point, Casillas was worse than him.
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    Casanova85 New Member

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    He has been fired.

    An impossible man to work with.