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Post by nasir6371 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:45 am

Couldn't find a appreciation thread, so here we go:

Best form of his career right now. 19 goals this season, with 13 more league games + CL. Should reach 30 goal mark easily. Already established himself as Dutch Legend before the No Era Penal Proud

Can argued him being the best player since 2013. Carried young dutch team and van Gaal to 3rd place and a PK shoot out from a WC final.




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Post by terrance511 on Sat Feb 28, 2015 8:57 am

Made me ate humble pie. :bow:
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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by rwo power on Sat Feb 28, 2015 12:19 pm

It's astonishing how he evolved from being the "glass man" to Bayern's super star who seems to be like good wine and keeps getting better with age.

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Post by RealGunner on Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:01 pm

Top 5 player in the world. Arguably as good as Ronaldo atm
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Post by Pseudo on Sat Feb 28, 2015 2:05 pm

2nd best player in the world for a while now.

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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by Curtinho on Sat Feb 28, 2015 5:05 pm

Robben is a beast. Absolutely incredible player that has gotten even better since the WC. Outside of Messi I can't think of a player I'd prefer to have on my team over him.

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Post by Be/\/ceCALI on Sat Feb 28, 2015 10:21 pm

Pseudo wrote:2nd best player in the world for a while now.


agreed. glad to see more people see it that way

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Post by BORUSSIA!! on Sat Feb 28, 2015 11:41 pm

Be/\/ceCALI wrote:
Pseudo wrote:2nd best player in the world for a while now.


agreed. glad to see more people see it that way


agreed

with messi at 1 of course

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Post by RealGunner on Tue Feb 23, 2016 10:04 pm

Still a top 5 player in the world when on form
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Post by Curtinho on Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:36 am

Yep. When he's feeling it he's nigh unstoppable. Another great goal today. It's too bad that we'll probably have to wait until Bergwijn or Nouri come into their prime before we see another Dutch player at his level.

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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by titosantill on Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:19 am

rwo power wrote:It's astonishing how he evolved from being the "glass man" to Bayern's super star who seems to be like good wine and keeps getting better with age.


yup, guy always had injury issues at madrid, for some reason now he's spring chicken. very talented player , i think the injuries and perception of him as a selfish player in his earlier years at chelsea have made some never really warm up to his football. his ability to unsettle defenders by running at them is very impressive. the ability to take control of a game on his own.......not to make this about madrid, but we lack that right now
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Post by Socur Toxanarosa on Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:17 am

He is confortably better than Ronaldo imo, unstoppable in form.
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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by Valkyrja on Wed Feb 24, 2016 11:40 am

He's too quick for someone who's 32.

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Post by futbol on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:11 pm

Valkyrja wrote:He's too quick for someone who's 32.


It's because he averages something like 10 full games per season.

Robben @ 32: 493 club appearances (God knows how many of them are appearances where ge goes off injured after 20 minutes).

Neymar @ 24: 350 club appearances.

143 game difference. That's 3 seasons of football despite an 8 year age difference. Gap would be even bigger if minutes were compared because I'm sure at least half of Robben's caps aren't anywhere near 90 minute games. Laughing

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Post by futbol on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:22 pm

Having said that, it's really impressive that he is so quick after 5000 muscle injuries. Messi had like 2 or 3 muscle injuries since 2013 and he already looks a lot slower than 5 years ago. Same with Ronaldo who is a lot slower than he used to be.

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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by Cruijf on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:31 pm

Tbf Messi's actual speed hasn't changed much. He just doesn't use it as much, whether for laziness or fear of another injury I have no clue. And Ronaldo is more due to age than much else.

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Post by futbol on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:45 pm

Cruijf wrote:Tbf Messi's actual speed hasn't changed much. He just doesn't use it as much, whether for laziness or fear of another injury I have no clue. And Ronaldo is more due to age than much else.


Nah, Messi accelerates a lot slower with the ball. You immediately see the difference when you watch older dribbling videos of him.



When he dribbles now he beats the defenders on the first step with a body feint/drop of the shoulder/neat footwork but then often can't get very far because the same defender is immediately on his back again and it ends up in a tussle. Yesterday was a prime example when he beat Alexis first then Alexis came again from behind and it ended in tussle where Messi ended up fouling Alexis. I think it's why he doesn't go straight at goal with his dribblings anymore, instead he looks to release the ball to Neymar with a pass after he beat his first man.

Last season it wasn't as bad as it is now though. After his last injury he looks extremely slow this season. Maybe it's just a fitness issue and he'll pick up the pace again, who knows.

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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by free_cat on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:51 pm

I mostly disagree, Messi has barely lost any pace.

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Post by Socur Toxanarosa on Wed Feb 24, 2016 12:57 pm

Cruijf wrote:Tbf Messi's actual speed hasn't changed much. He just doesn't use it as much, whether for laziness or fear of another injury I have no clue. And Ronaldo is more due to age than much else.


It's simple, he has Neymar and Suárez now Laughing

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Post by Curtinho on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:39 pm

Apparently Robben is just a beast in training and works harder than anyone to make sure he's getting back to fitness and always improving. Sucks he's had so many injuries. Sad

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Post by Valkyrja on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:53 pm

Curtinho wrote:Apparently Robben is just a beast in training and works harder than anyone to make sure he's getting back to fitness and always improving. Sucks he's had so many injuries. Sad


Yeah. Clearly one of the best footballers of this generation. And we sold him for 25m Laughing

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:55 pm

free_cat wrote:I mostly disagree, Messi has barely lost any pace.


He clearly has though, he doesn't have the 0-100 explosion he used to. Not that it matters as he's improved in other areas like his decision making and overall intelligence and he has Neymar-Suarez in front of him but i don't see anyone can say he's as fast as he was.

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Post by rincon on Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:04 pm

Top Robben is unstoppable. Only Messi is more dangerous imo.
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Re: Arjen Robben Appreciation Thread

Post by free_cat on Wed Feb 24, 2016 3:21 pm

Great Leader Sprucenuce wrote:
free_cat wrote:I mostly disagree, Messi has barely lost any pace.


He clearly has though, he doesn't have the 0-100 explosion he used to. Not that it matters as he's improved in other areas like his decision making and overall intelligence and he has Neymar-Suarez in front of him but i don't see anyone can say he's as fast as he was.




You are right, he clearly has. Look how easy defenders are catching him up nowadays... and this with the advantadge Messi has because he is carrying the ball, and we all know when you carry the ball you can accelerate, stop and run much faster than without it.

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