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  1. Calum1903

    Official: Zlatan Ibrahimović Thread II

    Ex-Aberdeen goalkeeper on Ibrahimovic: If there’s one thing that’s riled me more than most “opinions” in football over the last 10 years it’s people telling me Zlatan Ibrahimovic is crap. Well, I say “people” but of course I mean “idiots”, saying the former Ajax, Juventus, Inter Milan...
  2. Calum1903

    Official: Zlatan Ibrahimović Thread II

    Yyyyaaaayyyy everyone pay attention to Joey Barton. I'd like to draw a graph plotting the increasing frequency of Barton's attention-seeking gestures against his growing realisation that he's a mediocre footballer. I suspect there may be a correlation.
  3. Calum1903

    Ignazio Abate Thread

    That's my favourite kind.
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    Ignazio Abate Thread

    I'm not with you on your analysis of the goal - I think it was a bad mistake (as were Silva's and Zambrotta's) - but the fact that his performance was without the assistance of Gattuso is a big deal. Eto'o and Ronaldo both wanted to cut inside, so Abate could just usher them towards Gattuso or...
  5. Calum1903

    Ignazio Abate Thread

    You forgot Zanetti, Sage. He has his own name tattooed on him. I respect that. Also, Maicon is a selfish player - that's what really irritates me about him. I don't think Alves is selfish or lazy.
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    Ignazio Abate Thread

    I think Allegri's quite happy to have a more defensive full back alongside his marking centre back, so a lot of the more attacking players you've listed are irrelevant. Maicon - irrelevant, declining, increasingly disinterested, arsehole Lahm - :thumbsup: (less athletic, more balanced, much...
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    Ignazio Abate Thread

    Predictably, he dealt very well with Pedro's pace. Thankfully, Pedro never forced him engage his brain. Made a royal arse of it for the first goal though. A great athlete and a fierce competitor who sticks to his task, but still not a technically good defender or an intelligent footballer.
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    Just watched the Maldini episode of Sky's Football's Greatest. Never gets old.
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    Rich people don't commit tax fraud?
  10. Calum1903

    Ignazio Abate Thread

    Ah, Sala. Joins Baresi in an exclusive group of players who've both won the Scudetto and been relegated during their careers. (there's probably loads more)
  11. Calum1903

    Ignazio Abate Thread

    I think I'd agree with that. But only because I think he lacks any particular natural talent. :tongue:
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    Ignazio Abate Thread

    I'll be interested to see the direction his development takes. His combination of pace and aggression, combined with a decent amount of strength, can get a modern full back a long way. But if he's going to take the next step, he needs to add something. There's two options. 1. Become a...
  13. Calum1903

    Ignazio Abate Thread

    Other than one very good cross early on, I'm not sure what people saw in his performance. He got completely done by Eto'o more than once, getting booked in the process and forcing Gattuso to try and do one and a half players' work. Other than that, his main contribution that I can recall was a...
  14. Calum1903

    Dida Thread

    Miss you already, you enormous champion/loveable oaf. Should have smashed that Celtic cunt's teeth, mind.
  15. Calum1903

    The Tactics Thread

    Since the previous one got wiped, this will be the new thread for chin-stroking over-analysis of tactics. Rehashing of Andy Gray-isms will not be tolerated.
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    Dida Thread

    I still love him like a fat kid loves cake. His ridiculous contract isn't his fault.
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    And that's exactly what they'll do. If he doesn't get isolated in open spaces, he's still one of the best. Do people think he's just forgotten how to defend?
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    Christian Abbiati Thread

    I still haven't worked out how, sorry. Plus, this way I add to my post count, and that makes me cooler, right? Right? This afternoon, when I re-wrote Scottish criminal law in an exam. I can also distinctly remember mentioning both George Michael and Hercule Poirot in recent posts. I think...
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    Christian Abbiati Thread

    EDIT: Now that I think about it, I'm talking shite.
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    Paolo Maldini Thread

    Not sure. I'm told it was because Palladino was mouthing off too much and Del Piero just put him in his place.
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