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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:26 pm

Robespierre wrote:Another Serie A big game resolved by him.


Oxymoron hmm

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Post by RealGunner on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:28 pm

Wanted to bump this thread ffs


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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:33 pm

ffs such grit


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Post by halamadrid2 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:36 pm

That strength ffs :bow:
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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Doc on Sun Oct 18, 2015 7:27 pm

Sigh, I do miss seeing him in Madrid colours. Really glad he is doing excellent things at Napoli.

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Post by Pedram on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:25 pm

Pipita Proud

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Post by Mr Nick09 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:47 pm

Is he better than benzema on current form?

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by chad4401 on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:48 pm

or aguero? Proud

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Post by sportsczy on Sun Oct 18, 2015 8:49 pm

Benz has 7 goals in 8 games this season Laughing Not to mention he has 2 goals and 1 assist in 2 starts for NT to start the season too. Other than Lewandowski, no CF is in better form than Benzema right now.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by El Blanco Madridista on Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:51 am

sportsczy wrote:Benz has 7 goals in 8 games this season Laughing Not to mention he has 2 goals and 1 assist in 2 starts for NT to start the season too. Other than Lewandowski, no CF is in better form than Benzema right now.

Based on current form, no player is better than Lewandowski.

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Post by chad4401 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:48 am

smh its so easy to be the best in the world nowadays Laughing, let me guess douglas costa is the second best player in the world too?

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Don't call me James on Mon Oct 19, 2015 3:57 am

Napoli actually has a legit chance of winning the scudetto. If Pipita delivers the league ffs :bow:

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Curtinho on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:06 am



Most complete striker? Surprised He's definitely up there in the top tier...but I've been saying that for a while. People will only focus on unlucky situations with Argentina though.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by BarrileteCosmico on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:09 am

I think the question we should ask ourselves is, how many teams would he not improve right now? Barca, Madrid and Bayern aside I think he could provide a bump to just about anyone else. Surely that's the mark of an elite player?

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Post by Don't call me James on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:12 am

I can't *bleep* believe we didn't sign him when he was leaving Madrid. Or last summer when we were replacing Suarez. Or this summer instead of Benteke. Sad

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Doc on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:18 am

Oh and to rub more salt, he is definitely better than Cavani. Hala being vindicated nicely.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Curtinho on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:24 am

The biggest issue for Higuain at Madrid was Ronaldo and rotation it seems. Now he is free at Napoli and has performed domestically and continentally. Even Nationally he has done well for the most part outside of a couple unlucky instances.

:bow: Bring him in Klopp.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Freeza on Mon Oct 19, 2015 4:27 am

Curtinho wrote:The biggest issue for Higuain at Madrid was Ronaldo and rotation it seems. Now he is free at Napoli and has performed domestically and continentally. Even Nationally he has done well for the most part outside of a couple unlucky instances.

:bow: Bring him in Klopp.


Don't think it's the right time in his career to take a step down. Sideways at best.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by izzy on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:05 am

Freeza wrote:Don't think it's the right time in his career to take a step down. Sideways at best.


No, your right. Clear step down. It's not sideways.
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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by zizzle on Mon Oct 19, 2015 5:07 am

Curtinho wrote:The biggest issue for Higuain at Madrid was Ronaldo and rotation it seems. Now he is free at Napoli and has performed domestically and continentally. Even Nationally he has done well for the most part outside of a couple unlucky instances.

:bow: Bring him in Klopp.


Well Higuains first two seasons at Napoli were nothing special, it's only now that he raised up the level of his play. Ill accept Higgy as an elite striker if he performs on this level in the last 6-7 weeks of the season, not now when the stakes are low.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Curtinho on Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:02 am

What do you mean? Didn't they win a couple of historic trophies (one over Juventus no less where Higuain scored two goals)? Higuain was arguably the best player in the group when Napoli was in the CL against Arsenal and Dortmund, and was team of the tournament for the Europa last year.

He was on the same level as Benzema and Lewandowski in terms of production last year also:



And, last two years:

Luis Suarez: 56 goals, 48 assists (104)
Zlatan Ibrahimovic: 71 goals, 26 assists (97)
Sergio Aguero: 60 goals, 23 assists (83)
Robert Lewandowski: 53 goals, 28 assists (81)
Karim Benzema: 46 goals, 31 assists (77)
Gonzalo Higuain: 53 goals, 23 assists (76)
Diego Costa: 56 goals, 12 assists (68)
Edinson Cavani: 56 goals, 9 assists (65)

He came up big in some big games, and not so much in some others, but his first two seasons were definitely still at a very high level.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by M99 on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:22 pm

Even though Higuain is playing really good, Cavani was far better for Napoli.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by sportsczy on Mon Oct 19, 2015 11:42 pm

Higuain's issue is that he chokes in every single big occasion for club and country...  Whenever it counts the most.  He never had a good game against big teams at Madrid either. Playing great and missing a critical pk at the end is not being clutch in case some think so lol.

As a result, NT dropped him recently and Madrid pushed him out.

That's a rep he will never be able to shake at this point.  It has been a constant in his career.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by white_star on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:15 am

Sportsczy is right on!

Performing for your country as a top striker is a must and he just doesn't!!

Current form Lewandowski is the best CF followed by Benzema, after that you can debate between Cavani, Suarez, Higuaín, Ibra

Just my opinion as I view international football as part of a players reputation.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Doc on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:18 am

M99 wrote:Even though Higuain is playing really good, Cavani was far better for Napoli.

Very true but Higuain is better than him now so...Hala is still vindicated.

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Re: It's time we accept Higuain is an elite striker

Post by Robespierre on Tue Oct 20, 2015 1:21 am

Well , he is a big games player in Serie A.
Scored against every big , away and home , and same thing yesterday

about the comparison cavani - higuain , we're comparing two different teams firstly.
that napoli was built to counterattack around cavani .. I 'm not sure if he 'd get same amount of goals now
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