Page 105 of 343 FirstFirst ... 55595103104105106107115155205 ... LastLast
Results 1,561 to 1,575 of 5141

Thread: *Official* English Football Season 2012-13

  1. #1561
    Hall of Fame Member Marcuss's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Above you
    Posts
    15,472
    David Luiz and Terry ahead of Pepe.
    Eriksen (talent no doubt) ahead of Modric.
    The order of Dembele, Ben Arfa, Nasri, Kagawa, Sneijder amusing, especially as they're consecutive.
    Deary me.

  2. #1562
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    C A D E N C E
    Posts
    31,480
    Yeah, it's a bit of a strange one. What's funny is that in another article they boast about how their football writers are the best in the world, and that they have an extensive global knowledge. It is, therefore, interesting that Sneijder comes in behind a load of players who play in the Premiership.

    Will be interesting to see where players like Rooney rank on this list. My guess would be in the top 10, quite erroneously.

  3. #1563
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    I think Sneijder's ranking is a sign that they actually watch European football rather than just ranking people on reputation. He's been struggling to get into a third-tier Inter side for nearly three years.

    Don't know what they're smoking putting Pepe below Luiz, though.
    Quote Originally Posted by zaremba View Post
    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

  4. #1564
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    C A D E N C E
    Posts
    31,480
    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    I think Sneijder's ranking is a sign that they actually watch European football rather than just ranking people on reputation. He's been struggling to get into a third-tier Inter side for nearly three years.

    Don't know what they're smoking putting Pepe below Luiz, though.
    Isn't the reason he's hardly been picked this season because of a legal wrangle over him refusing to take a pay cut though?


  5. #1565
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    Nah that's a recent development. He's been below-par for a lot longer.

  6. #1566
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    C A D E N C E
    Posts
    31,480
    Maybe, but unless you totally don't subscribe to the "form is temporary, class is permanent" ethos, I think you'd be hard pressed to make out a case for these four being ranked ahead of him.

  7. #1567
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Maybe, but unless you totally don't subscribe to the "form is temporary, class is permanent" ethos, I think you'd be hard pressed to make out a case for these four being ranked ahead of him.
    Don't think that cliché makes any sense at all, really. In any case, Sneijder's had more poor seasons in his career than good ones.

    I haven't seen that much of him, but from what his managers have been saying I think it's more to do with the side not being able to carry his limitations than a loss of form. I'd definitely rather United signed Dembele and probably rather have Ben Arfa or Kagawa too. They're just so much more, umm... dynamic. Sneijder's a bit of a luxury player.

    Of course if you take into account achievements, style etc. then yes, Sneijder should be much higher. But I think his past couple of seasons have been disappointing enough to make his ranking reasonable.
    Last edited by Uppercut; 20-12-2012 at 12:58 PM.

  8. #1568
    Hall of Fame Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Anyone But England
    Posts
    19,790
    Quote Originally Posted by sledger View Post
    Yeah, it's a bit of a strange one. What's funny is that in another article they boast about how their football writers are the best in the world, and that they have an extensive global knowledge. It is, therefore, interesting that Sneijder comes in behind a load of players who play in the Premiership.
    Sneijder being pish for the best part of 3 years probably plays quite a significant part in that.

  9. #1569
    Hall of Fame Member Furball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    Anyone But England
    Posts
    19,790
    Quote Originally Posted by Uppercut View Post
    Don't think that cliché makes any sense at all, really. In any case, Sneijder's had more poor seasons in his career than good ones.

    I haven't seen that much of him, but from what his managers have been saying I think it's more to do with the side not being able to carry his limitations than a loss of form. I'd definitely rather United signed Dembele and probably rather have Ben Arfa or Kagawa too. They're just so much more, umm... dynamic. Sneijder's a bit of a luxury player.

    Of course if you take into account achievements, style etc. then yes, Sneijder should be much higher. But I think his past couple of seasons have been disappointing enough to make his ranking reasonable.
    United should sign Toni Kroos. I'm going to keep banging this drum until they actually approach Bayern for him.

  10. #1570
    Cricket Web: All-Time Legend Uppercut's Avatar
    Tournaments Won: 1
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Location
    .
    Posts
    23,481
    I'd love it if we signed him but I can't think of one good reason why he'd come. Might as well say Rangers should sign Messi.

  11. #1571
    cpr
    cpr is offline
    Cricketer Of The Year cpr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Cheshire
    Posts
    9,917
    Only issue with that is he's German. We've never had a first team German player. Couple of youth prospects (Zieler the last one), but thats about it.
    "All are lunatics, but he who can analyze his delusions is called a philosopher." - Ambrose Bierce
    Langeveldt: I of course blame their parents.. and unchecked immigration!
    GingerFurball: He's Austrian, they tend to produce the odd ****ed up individual
    Burgey: Be careful dealing with neighbours whose cars don't have wheels but whose houses do.
    Uppercut: Maybe I just need better strippers

  12. #1572
    Englishman BoyBrumby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Locked up inside my opium den, surrounded by some Chinamen
    Posts
    44,955
    Huh. Didn't know that. Citeh clearly Jerry's preferred destination, Trautmann, Rosler, Hamann, etc.
    Cricket Web's 2013/14 Premier League Tipping Champion

    - As featured in The Independent.

    "The committee discussed the issue of illegal bowling actions, and believed that there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC's reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers."
    - Even the ICC's own official press release thinks things must change

  13. #1573
    Spanish_Vicente sledger's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    C A D E N C E
    Posts
    31,480
    All the best Germans end up playing for Arsenal tbh.

    And by that, I mean Jens Lehmann and Moritz Volz.

  14. #1574
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Jason Koumas is having a party
    Posts
    48,138
    Come on you whites. Huge game tonight.
    "It was an easy decision to sign. I could have gone elsewhere, I had calls, but it never entered my mind it's not about the money."
    Jason Koumas

    SWA

    RIP Craigos. A true CW legend. You will be missed.

  15. #1575
    Eternal Optimist / Cricket Web Staff Member GIMH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    Jason Koumas is having a party
    Posts
    48,138
    balls



Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Replies: 406
    Last Post: 25-05-2011, 01:27 AM
  2. zimbabwe domestic season
    By brockley in forum Cricket Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 29-08-2010, 03:43 PM
  3. *Official* English Football Season 2008-2009
    By grecian in forum General Sports Forum
    Replies: 7954
    Last Post: 14-06-2009, 07:51 AM
  4. Records
    By Dizzy #4 in forum Statistics and Records
    Replies: 82
    Last Post: 20-09-2007, 11:17 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •