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Post by StevieRayVaughan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 07:58

No one really seems to talk about Falcao because he plays for a "second-tier" team. People drool over Gomez, but not many really appreciate how good Falcao is. For the record, I dont want to undermine a brilliant player that Gomez is, but I sincerely think Falcao is on that level if not better. His goalscoring consistency is as good or better than almost all other strikers (apart from Ron/Messi).

I think he is comfortably the best player in La liga that doesnt play in Real or Barca. Yes, I think he is better than Soldado, Lorente etc.

Here is his stat:

This year: League: 24 games, 19 goals. Europa: 10 games, 6 goals.


In his last two seasons, he scored 72 goals in 87 games for Porto. Last year, he scored 18 goals in 16 Europa league games.

I want to hear what other people think about Falcao. He just seems so under appreciated here. I know we paid a lot for him, but he is well worth the money. He has turned out to be our star player and a big performer in a relatively inferior team.

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Post by BarcaKizz on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 08:31

Brilliant player. I like to watch Atleti now, I rate them highly and he's always good to watch. I agree that he's probably better than Gomez, Soldado and Llorente in many ways. Has made the change easily, which is a sign of huge class.

I think there are a number of World Class strikers playing at slightly smaller teams that are better than big team strikers: Falcao, Soldado, Cavani, Llorente...
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Post by Giggslegend on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 09:40

Falcao is good, all the time I watch atletico he scores atleast once. New club, new league and still deliver like he did for Porto no doubt he is class.

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Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:41

No surprise. The best penalty box striker there is.

I had him picked for 3rd top scorer in the league this season, he's still on for it.

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Post by VivaStPauli on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 10:53

I think we talked a lot about Falcao and Soldado in the first weeks of the season if I remember right, it's just that nothing has changed: Soldado and Falcao are still excellent, their teams just aren't involved in much controversy or excitement IMHO.

Gomez plays for Bayern who oscillate between losing to effing Basel, and thrashing effing Basel, Benz and Higuain play for Real so they're talked about by default and I think Milan being that good this season still surprises at least some people, so that's exposure for Ibrahimovic right there.

It's not that we don't rate Falcao, I just don't have anything to say about him except "good striker. Would do well in most teams."
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Post by Dutti on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:55

A shame he plays for Atletico.
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Post by free_cat on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 11:59

Good player, still not 40 milion euros worth IMO.

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Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:42

I agree, not worth 40m because at the end of the day he is practically just a finisher of chances. Porto got a good deal, but he is fantastic at what he does.
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Post by kiranr on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:44

Given the right service, he puts the ball in the back of the net. Dont mind paying 40 mill for that!
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Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 14:59

Depends.

For 40m, you might be able to get someone who cant create, disabilize the defence and score goals at a fairly high rate.

If you need that of course, they did not.
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Re: Falcao

Post by kiranr on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:10


I get what you are saying. I agree that Porto got an excellent deal and that 40 million is too much for him.

But, if i were the one making the decision to buy him, given his scoring rate, i will most probably spend as much.
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Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:12

I get ya.

If I hypothetically needed a player of his kind, he would be at the top of the list and if 40m is what it costs, then you probably would do it because whoever else you name close to that level isnt going to cost much less, if any less at all.
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Post by kiranr on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:17


And i really hope Atleti grows as a club. They have real potential with some great players who could be one of the potential clubs to challenge Barcelona and Madrid for the top spot. Regularly finishing in the top 4 will help them a lot in that regard.

They have all the ingredients to be a "top-tier" club, Falco being one of them.

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Re: Falcao

Post by StevieRayVaughan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:29

It actually seems like some of you do rate him, that is very nice to see. I have realized I shouldn't generalize the forum based on the chat but that was the impression I got when people were talking about how average Falcao was.

I didnt mind paying 40mil for him. Players like Caroll/Torres all costs similar amounts which shows the inflated prices of players nowadays. Buying Falcao showed intention that we want to challange in the near future. I really think that after we finish our new stadium, we will be in better shape to challange Real and Barca.

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Re: Falcao

Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 15:33

Madrid fans on the chat + Atleti player + better version of Higuain (yes I said it) = Falcao is crap

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Post by Mr Nick09 on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 16:15

Nah i do think Falcao is a little better than Higuain, but not by much. His areal game gives him a little edge, and he has been known for scoring some acrobatic goals. Funny enough, when Higuain was rising at River, Falcao was the starting CF Very Happy

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Post by The Franchise on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 16:19

And played under Diego Simeone for River too apparently.
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Post by Lord Awesome on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 16:58

Falcao plus Aguero. I long to see this.

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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 17:11

Big fan of Radamel, I would love to see him in the champions league and playing for a top team.

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Re: Falcao

Post by DeviAngel on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 17:16

Come to Juve falcaoooo Smile)

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 17:27

@DeviAngel wrote:Come to Juve falcaoooo Smile)

They spent 40m on him last summer i doubt you can afford him plus its not wise to be courting a player in a thread started by a Atletico fan Razz

Anyway best Penalty box striker in the world and by some distance...... better than Higuian, Gomez, Soldado,Hernandez, Cisse, Klose,Huntelaar etc etc........

Is he worth 40m ? probably not but was CR7 worth 80m? i dont think so but as long as players are banging in the goals no one will care.......


BTW Stevie will Atleti spend to further increase the strength of your squad and weak spots should you finish top 4?

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Re: Falcao

Post by StevieRayVaughan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:40

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:
@DeviAngel wrote:Come to Juve falcaoooo Smile)

They spent 40m on him last summer i doubt you can afford him plus its not wise to be courting a player in a thread started by a Atletico fan Razz

Anyway best Penalty box striker in the world and by some distance...... better than Higuian, Gomez, Soldado,Hernandez, Cisse, Klose,Huntelaar etc etc........

Is he worth 40m ? probably not but was CR7 worth 80m? i dont think so but as long as players are banging in the goals no one will care.......


BTW Stevie will Atleti spend to further increase the strength of your squad and weak spots should you finish top 4?

I definitely think so. I have heard rumors about getting Griezman, who I wouldn't mind (even though he hasnt been in best form this season). I expect Atletico to spend around 30mil next season which would be good enough to challenge for top 4 next season.

We were the second biggest spender last season in Spain with around 70mil spent (on Falcao, Arda, Adrian etc)

Plus, Atletico is a good european team. It will be a bonus for La liga.

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Post by StevieRayVaughan on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:45

We need a sign a star player like Hazard (even though it is unlikely) etc to really show our intent. Because we do lack quality in our midfield/attakcing positions. We might win Europa, so that would help our cause. Not financially, but it will give the board reasons to invest a lot of money.

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Post by FalcaoPunch on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:46

Would have been legit in Madrid.
A striker who knows what his job is.


Give him the ball and he'll score.

Is diego back from injury? They were starting to pair up nicely.
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Post by Tomwin Lannister on Thu 22 Mar 2012, 19:54

To be fair I would like to see Atletico strengthen their squad instead of selling top players and replacing them.

If they do this next season I will follow them more often.

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