Discussion in 'Football Talk' started by krengon, May 22, 2020.
This link up was so special..
Just realized that these 3 are the only players that made me go out and buy the same boots I saw a player wearing on the tv screen.
These Mercurials Henry used to wear but in navy
Ronaldinho Tiempos both indoor and outdoor. I think I bought these because of that stupid crossbar commercial that I thought was real .
And the holy grail, Zizou predators WC 2006
Never actually bought the last pair but I got the White/Gold ones instead. They were a size too small but I couldn’t care less, my favorite boots of all time. None of them were the expensive leather versions unfortunately. It was impossible to convince my parents to buy them
Remember this guy? One of the most underrated players of all time. Hugely influential in Valencia two La Liga titles and their UEFA Cup win as well as a CL final under Benitez. It's so sad that players of this mold are dying out, but football is cyclical, hopefully these types of players will make a return soon.
Used to wear my socks high as well because of Henry ffs . Good times
...devastating defeat for us, but I can still appreciate how good he was that game...brilliant player.
I got the tiempo indoors too because of this commercial(if I remember right):
The tiempos were great, probably my favourite indoor, used them for years. I usually prefer Adidas though, these are my all time favourite boots:
Those are pure CB boots imo, I couldn’t wear those . I always felt like you had to wear certain boots for a particular position lmao.
Those Nike commercials (especially the joga bonito ones) really had a massive influence kids my age back in the day. That’s probably the last era that everyone wanted to be/play like a Brazilian i think.
lmao I feel you, there's definitely some truth to that
I got the copa mundials because of Kaka lol. I think I loved them so much because I wore them during my best footballing period
Aimar was a strange one for me, massive player when at his best for Valencia but seemed too disappear into obscurity.
These players will definitely come back around at some point, South America/Spain etc wont let them be forgotten.
This is a great thread for the lost, forgotten and talented mavericks who were as capable of madness as they were of majesty.
Pablo Aimar is a good shout which brings me to my next pick: I would like to invite Ariel Arnaldo Ortega to the table because I'm eating and drinking with the sinners.
Ortega was a barrel of gunpowder. Violent with flashes of wizardry. He would show up drunk at practice and challenge the children who were playing ball games in the street. You could observe that slight buzz of inspiration during matches. He's always been happy marching to the beat of his own drum.
His exquisite finish against Inter sums him up. It's a goal that cannot be understood unless one first learns to understand the language and knows the characters of Ortega's alphabet: "Yes, I can do that and make it look as natural as a flowing watercourse".
The beauty and the geometry of such a goal made the great Gianluca Pagliuca contemplate his own mortality. That's not how a regular chip looks like.
Ortega was definitely an odd one, constantly on the move when in Europe like he couldnt find a place too settle.
Bit of a wasted talent.
Doing this on a potato field too ffs, that natural talent transcends eras.
Most graceful footballer ever. I felt everything he did exuded class. My most favourite player to watch ever.
What could have been.
Such a shame he went off the rails, such a talented player. Weird how so many Brazilians fail to live up to their potential or decline so quickly. Could throw in the likes of Baptista or even Robinho as highly rated players who never quite turned out to be the world beater many thought they'd be. Maybe Robinho's a bit harsh because he had a somewhat decent career..... well until certain thins happened.
Even with all that hair loss he looked majestic.
...remember when that absolute scumbag Jamie Redknapp said that crossing merchant De Bruyne was the best passer in Premiership history, ridiculous!
Greatest midfielder I've ever seen in my life time.
This man won't be popular here but one of the most aesthetically pleasing strikers of all time in his prime.
Somewhat more understandable reasons for his absolute decline though, however the fall was massive, its like he just fell off the face of the earth.
Does Gary McAllister fit the mould for this thread, he seemed a somewhat majestic animal, same with Danny Murphy, they are like completely crapper versions of Iniesta..?
Rivaldo, that overhead kick vs Valencia
Obviously opinions will differ but as far as I'm concerned this is as close the world has seen to a perfect football team and perfect football, of course not quite perfect, such a thing will never be reached but when we're talking about the level of football being played by the quality of footballers this is just out of this world. Moving the ball at the tempo, the awareness, the positioning, the intelligence and of course the technical quality on display.
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