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  1. #26
    Corpus Christi Spurs Fan Phenomanul's Avatar
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    Bochini was Maradona's favourite player, tbh.
    You are likely correct and I misspoke. What I meant to say was that Maradona was often quoted as saying that he attempted to emulate "El Mágico's" style of play. He was certainly a fan of Gonzalez's game and wanted to pair up with him while he was with FC Barcelona (unfortunately, Gonzalez's night life kept him from reaching greater heights). That is high praise coming from Diego, no matter how you slice it.
    Last edited by Phenomanul; 07-16-2021 at 07:10 PM.

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    Bochini was Maradona's favourite player, tbh.
    I thought Rivellino was Maradona’s idol

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    Ran into this gem...

    This wonderful, eye-pleasing, free-flowing style is no longer Brazil's dominant strength...


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    I miss Brazil when they had their football iden y

    RIP iden y

    I had the chance to see Ronaldinho in person, the man has such a presence

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    We all know the subtext of this thread:

    Ronaldo worshiper: Messi needed Xavi.
    Messi worshiper counter: Xavi just one of many.

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    Who was that midfielder from Uruguay?
    Back in the day? Forlan?

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    Back in the day? Forlan?
    I don’t watch enough but I recall him being viewed highly

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    Forlan was forward, wasn’t he?

    And their best MF was Francescoli

    Anyway, congratulations, DAF86 is pissed now

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    Forlan was forward, wasn’t he?

    And their best MF was Francescoli

    Anyway, congratulations, DAF86 is pissed now
    Attacking mid / striker hybrid. IMO

    A bit like how Messi is currently playing; but he didn't tend to drop back nearly as much either; so, striker I guess enough if you want to eliminate him from consideration.

    Often Cavani, Suarez tended to play higher up on the pitch though.

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    Winner in a losers circle 140's Avatar
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    Ran into this gem...

    This wonderful, eye-pleasing, free-flowing style is no longer Brazil's dominant strength...

    I miss Brazil when they had their football iden y

    RIP iden y

    I had the chance to see Ronaldinho in person, the man has such a presence
    It all went to when in the late 00s they decided they needed to copy european teams instead of embracing what made them unique and great. A decade and change later and here we are with a generation of players who have been neutered creatively and technically but hey at least they are marginally better tactically!!!

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    It all went to when in the late 00s they decided they needed to copy european teams instead of embracing what made them unique and great. A decade and change later and here we are with a generation of players who have been neutered creatively and technically but hey at least they are marginally better tactically!!!
    The rest the world had been revering their showboating too much. Brazilians knew that it was coming to an end. They still had talent but lacked discipline regardless of tactics.

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    Forlan was forward, wasn’t he?

    And their best MF was Francescoli

    Anyway, congratulations, DAF86 is pissed now
    Francescoli was a forward.

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    Ran into this gem...

    This wonderful, eye-pleasing, free-flowing style is no longer Brazil's dominant strength...

    Dat second goal by Argentina the kind of goal that Brazil wished they were scoring though.

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    Dat second goal by Argentina the kind of goal that Brazil wished they were scoring though.
    And derp feels he has to switch screen names for a comment...

    what a twisted soul... why... just post it under your go to.

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    Francescoli was a forward.
    Was he?

    I thought he was playing behind strikers when he was with Marseille

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    The rest the world had been revering their showboating too much. Brazilians knew that it was coming to an end. They still had talent but lacked discipline regardless of tactics.
    It wasn’t lack of discipline
    As 140 said it was the europeanization of the game, more and more Brazilian players signing for euro clubs at s very young age.
    Also, brazilian stars up until the mid 90s played during their primes in Brazil, and the ones playing in Europe in the 90s weren’t necessarily playing for the biggest Euro clubs.
    That started to change in the mid 90s

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    Don't forget De Paul, tbh

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    And never forget about Fernando Redondo

    What an elegant midfielder

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    Was he?

    I thought he was playing behind strikers when he was with Marseille
    He might have played there a bit, but in River he played always as a striker.

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    He might have played there a bit, but in River he played always as a striker.
    Ah ok

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    🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆 ElNono's Avatar
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    And never forget about Fernando Redondo

    What an elegant midfielder
    He was great. To think he missed a world cup because he didn't want to cut his hair...

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    It wasn’t lack of discipline
    As 140 said it was the europeanization of the game, more and more Brazilian players signing for euro clubs at s very young age.
    Also, brazilian stars up until the mid 90s played during their primes in Brazil, and the ones playing in Europe in the 90s weren’t necessarily playing for the biggest Euro clubs.
    That started to change in the mid 90s
    Could that mess with team chemistry in theory? Sure. But again, I think Brazilians were overachieving and that was coming to an end.

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    In before: "Kaka"

    Underrated: Figo

    Forgotten: Pavel Nedvěd

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