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Post by Mr Nick09 on Thu May 11, 2017 11:52 pm

what did you guys make of the list?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/football/2017/05/09/top-25-best-defenders-world/

to summarize,


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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by farfan on Thu May 11, 2017 11:55 pm

Sidibé rofl
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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by ES on Thu May 11, 2017 11:56 pm

Silva, Koscielny, Bailly, Manolas, DANNY ROSE rofl
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Post by Firenze on Thu May 11, 2017 11:59 pm

looks like some lad who only plays fifa and posts on EA forums made it lol

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Post by rincon on Fri May 12, 2017 12:00 am

It seems to be a list based on hype or maybe fifa ratings. Its not the worst list, but there are too many red flags.
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Post by rincon on Fri May 12, 2017 12:01 am

Firenze wrote:looks like some lad who only plays fifa and posts on EA forums made it lol



lmao thought the same
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Post by Firenze on Fri May 12, 2017 12:03 am

rincon wrote:It seems to be a list based on hype or maybe fifa ratings. Its not the worst list, but there are too many red flags.


biggest red flag being no Matip IMO

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by M99 on Fri May 12, 2017 12:57 am

Top 5 CB Bailly at 25 @Firenze

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Fri May 12, 2017 1:26 am

I'm not mad at #1 at least so that's something.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Lord Awesome on Fri May 12, 2017 1:51 am

No Laporte or Barzagli?

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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Fri May 12, 2017 1:55 am

Thiago Silva over Alderweireld smh

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Turok_TTZ on Fri May 12, 2017 2:00 am

...why is nobody questioning Marcelo @ #2?
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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Kick on Fri May 12, 2017 3:24 am

Turok_TTZ wrote:...why is nobody questioning Marcelo @ #2?


I was just about to. Marcelo is not the second best defender in the world Laughing

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by McLewis on Fri May 12, 2017 4:24 am

Glik should be much further up that list. Crazy he's not drawing as much attention as he should.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Doc on Fri May 12, 2017 5:48 am

The very least the writer of said list could have done was actually separate fullbacks and centre backs. Because Marcelo at no. 2 doesn't make sense unless they are saying since Marcelo is one of, if not the best left back in the world then, in theory, he is one of the best defenders in the world (a fullback is a defender).


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Post by Kick on Fri May 12, 2017 7:25 am

And yet he is the worst player on that list at defending Laughing

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Myesyats on Fri May 12, 2017 8:51 am

At the end of the day, those (IMO pointless) lists always come down to the matter of preference and subjectivity, which pretty much makes them worthless. Not taking into account the ones influenced by in-game ratings, because they're irrelevant completely.

However, this one is not THAT bad but the order in which the players are presented is all over the place. Looking already from the top, Marcelo at #2? He barely can even be called a defender. Also, sneaking a Danny Rose in there is such an English thing to do.
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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Valkyrja on Fri May 12, 2017 8:57 am

Marcelo is a playmaker imo

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by elitedam on Fri May 12, 2017 1:10 pm

Carvajal not even making the list is very weird.
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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Doc on Fri May 12, 2017 2:13 pm

elitedam wrote:Carvajal not even making the list is very weird.

Danny Rose is there and not Carvajal. Danny Rose. Jeez.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce on Fri May 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Turok_TTZ wrote:...why is nobody questioning Marcelo @ #2?


Because nearly everyone on that list is questionable.

You want people to go through each laughable inclusion 1 by 1?

Like i said i'm not mad at #1 so who cares really.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by Onyx on Fri May 12, 2017 3:02 pm

With Marcelo I think it's more about what he offers overall and his strengths. It's about accepting him for who he is. He's arguably the best attacking LB/LWB in the world, hugely influential and he's in great form currently. Regardless of his defensive shortcomings, what he does is still World class. There's nobody quite like him.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by RealGunner on Fri May 12, 2017 5:02 pm

Koscielny should be top 5 easily.

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Re: Telegraph's top 25 defenders in europe

Post by FilthyLuca on Fri May 12, 2017 5:49 pm

No way Chiellini is that good. funny how 2 good CL legs and all his dumbassedness is forgotten. And then to not put Barzagli makes it even hilariouser. and where TF is Sandro?
*bleep* that list

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Post by Warrior on Fri May 12, 2017 6:27 pm

3 Juve defenders on that list, but no Alex Sandro who's been our best and most consistent player of the season by far Rolling Eyes
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