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Post by Myesyats on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 16:12

One of the few great players that probably no one dislikes. What a legend

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Post by RealGunner on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 16:29

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 16:37

Meh I can't be the only one who feels nothing when these legends leave Europe and then Retire 2-3 years later.

It just feels like he retired when he left Juventus to me, felt the same when Henry retired.

I'll remember him for the player he was but it feels so anti-climatic when he's been practically retired for 3 years anyway.
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Post by Kaladin on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 17:16

Same thing Mole, i basically accepted Buffon retired in 2012

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Post by El Gunner on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 17:49

Pirlo :bow:
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun 08 Oct 2017, 17:57

@Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:Meh I can't be the only one who feels nothing when these legends leave Europe and then Retire 2-3 years later.

It just feels like he retired when he left Juventus to me, felt the same when Henry retired.

I'll remember him for the player he was but it feels so anti-climatic when he's been practically retired for 3 years anyway.


Typical millenials. Making it all about how YOU FEEL. This is not about you Mole ffs Laughing

Of course it's one step towards retirement already when you leave Europe for MLS. Of course that dampens the FEELING when these players retire after a couple of years being out of sight.
This is not some great insight of yours that you're telling us.
Everyone knows that.

But nevertheless, he's formally retiring and that should be sufficient occasion to muster up respect and admiration for a legend, and expressing that respect and admiration, if you want to.
That's ALL there is to do. But of course, you need to add some sentence beginning with "Meh, I..." Laughing

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Post by Hapless_Hans on Sun 26 Nov 2017, 11:36



Thanks you for everything you legend.

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Post by Kaladin on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 13:41

Kaka retired




My all time favorite player, loved him to death. Thanks for the memories champ Heart


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Post by M99 on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 18:46

Last player to win Balon D Or that was not Messi/Ronaldo.

Legend, my all time favorite too.

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Post by RealGunner on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 20:20

One of my favourite players ever.

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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:05

He produced countless moments of magic in his prime at Milan. But the one performance I will never forget is the one against United. My god, he was brutal in that one!

I think it's not an overstatement to say that he made Old Trafford quiver in fear in the first leg before single-handedly burying the Red Devils under the ground of San Siro.

An extremely talented footballer of the highest order and another unlucky Brazilian ruined by injury.

He never made his presence felt at the Bernabeu but that's not going to prevent this Madrid fan from standing up and applauding this legend.

Thank you Kaka for blessing us with your talent. Your name is already shining bright in the Hall of Fame of the Greats.

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Post by Myesyats on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 22:54

One of my favorite goals ever. :bow:


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Post by The Demon of Carthage on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 23:12

^ That goal was one of the many magical moments I was referring to in my previous post.

He won the ball off Fletcher, lifted it past Heinze and practically turned Evra inside out. A beautiful, beautiful goal!

And let's not forget, he didn't do it against Moyes' United or Van Gaal's, he did it against a damn fine Ferguson-led Manchester side, the champion of England back when the EPL was the undisputed best league in the world.

It's such a shame that he got riddled with injuries and couldn't stay consistent at the highest level because, technically speaking, he was up there with the best of this generation.


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Post by sportsczy on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 23:28

Despite sucking donkey balls at Real Madrid... i respect his career at AC Milan. Great player. Not in the same league as Dinho though, whom I consider the best player of that generation for Brazil.

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Post by RealGunner on Mon 18 Dec 2017, 23:30

He had some great moments at Madrid too tbf
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Post by Jay29 on Wed 20 Dec 2017, 11:24

Tomas Rosicky has retired from professional football.


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Post by McLewis on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 14:52

One of my favorite players. RG knows this well, of course.

Delightful in his prime with Koller at Dortmund.
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Post by sportsczy on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 17:04

Benzema is basically retired. So is Bale. Might as well put these two on here.

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Post by futbol_bill on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 20:15

Hey Sports, the heading reads Appreciation thread! Nope those two don’t belong here either!
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Post by sportsczy on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 21:49

@futbol_bill wrote:Hey Sports, the heading reads Appreciation thread! Nope those two don’t belong here either!

I would appreciate it if they retired :coffee:

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Post by S on Sun 13 May 2018, 14:42


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Post by Firenze on Sun 13 May 2018, 14:45

Underrated player.
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Post by rincon on Sun 13 May 2018, 14:50

Respect to Motta. He was the kind of player of I like. Beast in his prime and lasted surprisingly long. The injuries were always unfortunate.
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Post by RealGunner on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 21:09

Van Gaal has announced his retirement.

One of the greatest footballing minds of all time imo.
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Post by Hapless_Hans on Mon 11 Mar 2019, 21:30

@RealGunner wrote:Van Gaal has announced his retirement.

One of the greatest footballing minds of all time imo.
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Uli Hoeness wrote:Louis van Gaal is one of the best managers in the world when it comes to pure football knowledge.
In my view, he is responsible for the FC Bayern thoroughly transforming its football. Ball possession, positional play - he decisively initiated these things. Jupp Heynckes and Pep Guardiola then continued with, and improved on it.
We are still profiting from his ideas to this day.
But he's also a human being that's not easily allowing people to come near him; with me there was always distance so we never did get as close as I would have wanted.
As an expert and a professional I continue to hold him in high regards, however, and I wish him all the best for his future, as he's declared his retirement today.

https://fcbayern.com/de/news/2019/03/hoeness-zum-van-gaal-ruecktritt-profitieren-bis-heute-von-seinen-ideen



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