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06-10-2012, 12:09 PM
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3 straight player of the year, he is unbelievable.

Did Neymar play for Brazil? Wait till this kid makes his move to one of the big European clubs, he is going to blow up!!
"Maybe Neymar is the best player in the world, but only if you say that Messi is from a different planet" - Diego Maradona

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3 straight player of the year, he is unbelievable.

Did Neymar play for Brazil? Wait till this kid makes his move to one of the big European clubs, he is going to blow up!!
Not if he goes to RM or Barca, he will not play much.

A lot of people are in for a reality check on the kid. He isn't ahead of an Alexis Sanchez or a David Villa yet.

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This Balotelli guy is obnoxious.

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Not if he goes to RM or Barca, he will not play much.

A lot of people are in for a reality check on the kid. He isn't ahead of an Alexis Sanchez or a David Villa yet.
For the money he will cost you better bet he will play! Never said he was ahead of anyone, Barca would be crowded. Alexis has shown he can be a star but not consistly, but he's young still. Villa is a star, he was the man at Valencia he was the man at the WC and he's been great at Barca, tough to be "the man" at Barca when #10 is on the pitch next to you though. Neymar is only 20, hewill be a star in European Football no doubt, unless he goes the Pele route.

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06-10-2012, 11:22 PM
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For the money he will cost you better bet he will play! Never said he was ahead of anyone, Barca would be crowded. Alexis has shown he can be a star but not consistly, but he's young still. Villa is a star, he was the man at Valencia he was the man at the WC and he's been great at Barca, tough to be "the man" at Barca when #10 is on the pitch next to you though. Neymar is only 20, hewill be a star in European Football no doubt, unless he goes the Pele route.
When he goes it will be for probably around 40 million Euros. I am hearing it is Barca and RM but honestly, Alexis cost Barca 22m. Villa cost them 35m. Affelay and Cuenca are in the wings.

Of those guys, the most likely to make way for Neymar is Villa. But Barca has had more success with Iniesta, Xavi, Fabregas and Busquets on the field than with one of them off it in exchange for two more attacking wingers.

I don't know. It seems like a disaster in the making to me. Neymar should go immediately to Serie A and take a starting role on a champions league team. Jump right into RM or Barca and there will be an adjustment period. The Brazilian league is not the level of the big 4 leagues in Europe.

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This Balotelli guy is obnoxious.
why ? because he punched the ground in frustration after getting tackled in the box trying to get to the ball during a scoring chance? last i checked punching the ground isn't against the rules. that's pretty much the only thing he did in the match against spain and I wouldn't even consider it remotely obnoxious. the media and pundits have been really perpetuating his "bad boy" image to the point of absurdity. so much so that anything he does, even small things, are over sensationalized. that plus the fact he is a potential great black striker and at the moment a very good young player in a racist continent doesn't help his cause. as you can see from past tournaments, including this one, europe is trying really hard to crack down on the racism with the anti racism campaigns they are displaying in the tournaments. i'll admit balotelli has his issues but who wouldn't have issues when they are unfairly and overly targeted all the time, especially at a young age of 21 and before that?.....

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why ? because he punched the ground in frustration after getting tackled in the box trying to get to the ball during a scoring chance? last i checked punching the ground isn't against the rules. that's pretty much the only thing he did in the match against spain and I wouldn't even consider it remotely obnoxious. the media and pundits have been really perpetuating his "bad boy" image to the point of absurdity. so much so that anything he does, even small things, are over sensationalized. that plus the fact he is a potential great black striker and at the moment a very good young player in a racist continent doesn't help his cause. as you can see from past tournaments, including this one, europe is trying really hard to crack down on the racism with the anti racism campaigns they are displaying in the tournaments. i'll admit balotelli has his issues but who wouldn't have issues when they are unfairly and overly targeted all the time, especially at a young age of 21 and before that?.....
He was flopping around and fouling, and then he had a break away and instead of doing anything he just dicked around, got checked, then proceeded to sit up and just stare at nothing instead of getting back up. I'm sure that's not that out of place, but that's part of the reason I dislike soccer. Also his hair is ridiculous .

I don't watch soccer, but he was just annoying to watch.

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06-11-2012, 09:38 AM
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So he strolled in on that breakaway and flubbed a golden opportunity to put Italy ahead because Europe is racist? Makes sense.

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I hate France with a passion.

With that said, let's go England!

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Are you kidding me???? Take your time... take another half step and it's 1 nil England.... Ugh.

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Milner should've buried that. Too bad he isn't Messi.

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I'm backing my boys Croatia. Not really a surprise, besides Rangers hockey, Croatian national team soccer is pretty much the only other sport i follow.

They looked damn good versus Ireland.

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Milner should've buried that. Too bad he isn't Messi.
True... but that's an unbelievable opportunity. Rooney buries it.

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06-11-2012, 12:21 PM
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Are you really surprised Milner missed it? Sad how much his career has stalled since he went to City and became a part time player, was pretty dynamic at Villa.

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Lescott for the win!

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Damn Diarra got close there. Great save by Hart.

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***** Nasri.... Get it back boys... get it back.

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Great placement, yet another player that is wasting his class with a part time role at City.

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That's why people hate on soccer. Guy gets brushed, goes down like he was shot and writhes around in pain like he broke his leg. Then he's up and blowing snot rockets...

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That's why people hate on soccer. Guy gets brushed, goes down like he was shot and writhes around in pain like he broke his leg. Then he's up and blowing snot rockets...
Doesn't happen as much in North American soccer, you'll find.

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Doesn't happen as much in North American soccer, you'll find.
That's because us North American's aren't soft Euro's

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Drab match. England is nothing with Rooney, no delivery through midfield. Not a bad result for the them, against a slightly more talented team.

France should have worries though. Malouda absolutely invisible, Ribery was completely uninspired.

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why ? because he punched the ground in frustration after getting tackled in the box trying to get to the ball during a scoring chance? last i checked punching the ground isn't against the rules. that's pretty much the only thing he did in the match against spain and I wouldn't even consider it remotely obnoxious. the media and pundits have been really perpetuating his "bad boy" image to the point of absurdity. so much so that anything he does, even small things, are over sensationalized. that plus the fact he is a potential great black striker and at the moment a very good young player in a racist continent doesn't help his cause. as you can see from past tournaments, including this one, europe is trying really hard to crack down on the racism with the anti racism campaigns they are displaying in the tournaments. i'll admit balotelli has his issues but who wouldn't have issues when they are unfairly and overly targeted all the time, especially at a young age of 21 and before that?.....
You just trashed an entire continent to protect Balotelli. Unbelievable. Italy disgraced themselves by even allowing him to play for them. He hasn't done anything to warrant a call-up to the first team. His hype is all about "potential". They should have told him to **** off and play for Ghana.

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