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    Gascoigne & Maradona

    If it was the other Charlton, I may have considered voting Double Pom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steulen View Post
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    Would be absolutely ridiculous if Maradona went out here.
    Your probably right but Jack was a national hero for two countries, mind you I suppose Diego was too, Argentina and Scotland
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    Yeah, and Maradona is a ****, Pothas should hand in his passport tbh
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Yeah, and Maradona is a ****, Pothas should hand in his passport tbh


    Only Englishman to vote for Diego so far I think.

    To be fair I was not alive in 1986 so you can blame my parents for not bringing me up right.


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    Khan & Maradona
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    Gascoigne and Maradona.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Your probably right but Jack was a national hero for two countries, mind you I suppose Diego was too, Argentina and Scotland
    Also the other 2523532 countries that hate England.

    Kahn was the star player in 2002. Gazza can't possibly compete. Goalkeepers and Germans need more love.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Also the other 2523532 countries that hate England.

    Kahn was the star player in 2002.
    That was just because 2k2 was so utterly ****.

    Then again, Gazza was good in 1990, which was possibly worse. Abstain & Maradona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuel_Vimes View Post
    That was just because 2k2 was so utterly ****.

    Then again, Gazza was good in 1990, which was possibly worse. Abstain & Maradona.
    Comfortably. Argentina the worst side to make a final. Made Italy look the cavalier team in their semi. Tactics were essentially sticking ten men behind the ball and hoping Caniggia nicked a goal from a long punt upfield.

    Gascoigne was arguably (and with apologies to Milla and Baggio) the most exciting player on display tho.
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    Gazza's been written into World Cup folklore so I can understand voting for him on the basis of his legendary status. But I've always found the tears nothing other than horribly cringeworthy. Just like the man.

    And Kahn was superhuman in 2002. Have never, ever seen any keeper perform as well as he did during that tournament.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    And Kahn was superhuman in 2002. Have never, ever seen any keeper perform as well as he did during that tournament.
    Quite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Gazza's been written into World Cup folklore so I can understand voting for him on the basis of his legendary status. But I've always found the tears nothing other than horribly cringeworthy. Just like the man.

    And Kahn was superhuman in 2002. Have never, ever seen any keeper perform as well as he did during that tournament.
    Nazio didn't pay £6.7m for a bloke who just liked a blub. Doesn't sound much nowadays, but for context Shearer was bought for less than half that a year later.

    Gascoigne clearly always had problems, but he was an amzing footballer and 90 was his zenith.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Gazza's been written into World Cup folklore so I can understand voting for him on the basis of his legendary status. But I've always found the tears nothing other than horribly cringeworthy. Just like the man.

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    Hilarious stuff, he was sublime up to the tears which was a major minus point for me. Wuss. Yet he played with brilliant technique, and drive, totally unparalleled by any England player that I've ever seen. He is a pathetic human-being which is why he largely wasted that talent afterwards, but he still scored some incredible goals. The spuds-Forest Cup Final, a real disaster for English football, TBH.

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    Gazza joins the Banks of England as Albion representatives in round 2, but the fat drug-abusing serial cheater ousts Big Jack.

    Next up for your pleasure and consideration:

    Battle Seventeen



    Marco Tardelli (Italy)
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    World Cup Goals: 2
    Best Performance: Winner in 1982
    Noteable for: His glorious, bug-eyed, fists-clenched, running, screaming goal celeb after scoring the second goal in the final.


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    Ferenc Puskas (Hungary/Spain)
    World Cups: 2 (1954, 1962)
    Apps: 6
    Goals: 4
    Best: Runner-Up in 1954
    Noteable for: Being the most magnificent of the Magyars who lost to West Germany in the final of 1954 after defeating them 8-3 earlier.


    Battle Eighteen



    Hriston Stoichkov (Bulgaria)
    World Cups: 2 (1994, 1998)
    Apps: 10
    Goals: 6
    Best: Semi-Finalist in 1994
    Noteable for: Scoring six goals during Bulgaria's run to the 1994 semi-finals including the equaliser in their hilarious 2-1 win over the Germans in the quarters.


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    Garrincha (Brazil)
    World Cups: 3 (1958, 1962, 1966)
    Apps: 12
    Goals: 5
    Best: Winner in 1958 & 1962.
    Noteable for: Being arguably the best dribbler to ever grace the highest stage and inspiring Brazil to the 62 title in Pele's absence.

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    Well I only nommed Tardelli for the celebration, but he's not in Puskas league as a player.

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