Football purist thread

Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by krengon, May 22, 2020.

  1. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted


    Thread dedicated purely to the aesthetic side of football. So a great player/team with an ugly game doesn't belong here. Stats, work ethic, passion; none of that nonsense either, only thing that matters here is skill level, technical ability and being easy on the eyes. Basically what kids on the streets everywhere look up to.

    I'll start it off with:

    Probably the most aesthetically pleasing player ever. I spent countless hours growing up trying to emulate his skills :lol:
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  2. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    I'll never get tired of this goal.. Pure perfection
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  3. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

  4. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

    Enjoyed watching Guti, whenever I could. Always liked guys who could find a pass. Back in the day I had this thing where I felt he could come and be another Bergkamp type, think Wenger tried to sign him.
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  5. Tir Na Nog

    Tir Na Nog In Big Trouble If He Speaks

    The three players who I credit to me falling in love with the beautiful game.

    All three expressed themselves on the pitch, magical footballers. You'd wonder if they'd suffer in this robotic era. Only really Neymar sticks out as a true entertainer.
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  6. Corbulo

    Corbulo Active Member

    When it comes to pure skill Hatem Ben Arfa deserves a place at the table.

    It only took one game at the under-17 Euros and you could realise that this kid has an outlandish talent. A lazy man trying to find easier ways to do something. He's the only reason why I followed Lyon's and Marseille's games. I recall certain moments where he was basically unplayable. As filthy as watching your parents having sex.

    The ability to run past five or six players like they were desires chased in sleep is one of the rarest skills in football. You can't really teach that. He had that bubble of hot poison in his veins: repeatedly defying the authority of coaches and frequent mood swings. In the end, sociologists may have more to say about the life and times of Hatem Ben Arfa than football buffs.

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  7. American_Gooner

    American_Gooner Not actually American. Unless Di Marzio says so. Moderator

    Came here just to say that. Sensational player:
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  8. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    I dont even know what too say with it, the video just does the talking.

    Brazil produced many aesthetically pleasing players, even Denilson of Betis was a nice watch at times (unfortunately not enough though).

    R.Carlos, Rivaldo, Kaka, Cafu all played the game beautifully.

    Pirlo of old, Eidur Gudjohnssen I always liked, Iniesta is obviously another one, Thiago Alcantara, Sneijder, Messi (if we really need to name him) all fit the bill too.

    Riquelme at Villareal, Pavel Nedved, names just keep coming too me now, Raul; what a player!
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  9. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted



    I just love perfect touches like these..
  10. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

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  11. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    [​IMG] of the most aesthetic football photos ever.
  12. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    One of my favourite Henry goals and it came in preseason lol..
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  13. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

  14. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

  15. GDeep™

    GDeep™ Wrong, But Rarely

  16. Riou

    Riou Nostalgia Merchant

    Last edited: May 31, 2020 at 11:24 PM
  17. Flying Okapis

    Flying Okapis Well-Known Member

    Another one who just came too mind; Matt Le Tissier, horrible to look at but the way he played football was beautiful!

    Lucio was a great defender too watch, Figo twisting players inside out.

    One player I really enjoyed albeit only really one season was Diego Milito when Inter won the treble, he was amazing, had some near perfect touches and control for some goals.

    Gianfranco Zola that little magician!

    This thread is good for reminiscing about players..
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  18. Fewtch

    Fewtch Ozil at 10 And Emery Out

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  19. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Riquelme was one of my favourites back in the day purely because of this nutmeg:

    Such a hard skill to pull off.
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  20. krengon

    krengon One Arsene Wenger Trusted

    Great video, Busquets is an unique player.

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