Wesley Sneijder retires

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  1. Aug 12, 2019
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    Revan Assumptionman

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    I think most people wanted him to play as 10 with Rooney playing ahead of him as main striker. Berbatov was very hit and miss, while Hernandez was a total unknown.
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    Shevchenko winning makes zero sense if you use the MVP standard, Deco was clearly the best player of a treble winning team (not to mention it was with Porto) and had a great first half of 04/05 season at Barcelona. He also made the EC final with Portugal. There is no valid explanation for him being only second.
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    Yeah, Deco should have probably won it that year. Shevchenko kind of deserved it too, for being the best player and top scorer in Serie A while winning what was widely considered the best league in the world.

    Saying that, Ronaldinho was arguably the best player in the world though.
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    It would come full circle if he joined our coaching staff, finally completing his long anticipated move to United.
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    IMO nothing arguable about Ronaldinho, he was a clear a standout as I remember. That's why I feel that the award is woefully inconsistent, if you want to award based on trophies do it consistently at least.

    Interesting to note that Deco's case virtually mirrors Sneijder, treble winners that lost the international trophy in the final game. Differences were that Sneijder completely fell apart during the first half of 2010/11, while Deco prospered even though he had to adapt to playing as a CM at Barcelona with much greater defensive responsibilities instead of a #10. Oh, and as good as Shevchenko was then, he was nowhere near peak Messi that Sneijder competed with.
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    That summer of 2009 when we sold Ronaldo and didn't bother including Robben and/or Sneijder in any deal :(
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    Who did? Who does?
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    Should have got him and Robben in the Ronaldo deal. Would have softened the blow massively!
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    altodevil Just another Duffy

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    Somebody find wr8 and make sure he doesn't do an Epstein
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    I thought he had already retired. Weirdly was apart of a Singapore consortium trying to buy Blackpool last time I heard of him.
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    He should have joined here a few season ago, hed be set for a few more years on silly money. Oh well.
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    The peak Rooney with Sneijder supplying him :(.

    A peak Sneijder now would cost ~200m.
  14. Aug 13, 2019 at 05:46
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    Sneijder was peak redcafe. An icon of the site.
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    :lol:
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    So much this. Two of my favorite players ever and would have been perfectly suited to strengthen our areas of need. Both immediately went on the be among the best in the world over the next 5 years.
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    Remember when we bought him from Real Madrid for 15 million € in the last few days of market :lol: What a steal that was (same was for Samuel and Cambiasso, Cuchu came for free actually)
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    Not 'recently', its original purpose was to honour the player who was deemed to have performed the best over the previous year. Not the "best player in the world", whatever that is.
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    We should have signed him. We'd have a CL and a couple of prems by now :(
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    His transfer thread here was :drool:

    Some of us even turned up watching an Inter friendly just to know what he would say after the game and whether he’s coming. It was really obvious United wanted him and he wanted to come but not sure why the deal didn’t go through
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    His retirement home are reportedly 'bracing themselves' for an offer.
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    Nah, it’s for the best footballer that year. In 2010 that was Messi by a landslide.
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    It was for the footballer that performed best. That was the original purpose.
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    TBH we all know that Ibrahimovic is a strong-willed individual that doesn't shy away from conflict or confrontations but Van Der Vaart was the golden boy of that Ajax team and treated like a prince.

    In the end, only one of them ended up really fulfilling their promise and VDV got lazy, which is strange cause at the time when Zlatan was sold to Juve, VDV was still considered the bigger talent between the two.

    I think it was poor management from Koeman and Louis Van Gaal that they couldn't keep that team in harmony. It had the potential to go as far as the Ajax of last season at least even though it would always get dismantled in the end.
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    What a huuuge surprise!
    Awful personalities for management. I've read Ibra's bio, and, as biased as it is, the part about Koeman, Van Gaal and Pep sure is accurate.