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03-05-2013, 12:44 PM
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Dribbler is hard to quantify. Robinho is probably a top 5 in terms of pure ability, but knowing when to attack and when to differ is what makes the talented players great.

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03-05-2013, 02:21 PM
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Strikers: Leo Messi, Radomel Falcao, Robin van Persie, David Villa,

Dribblers: Leo Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben

Skill: Leo Messi, Neymar, Adel Taarbat (Queens Park Rangers), Ronaldinho, Clint Dempsey
Ouch, ouch and... ouch.

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Lols, well t be fair for those that mentioned Robben I think he's nothing but tap tap tap then 1 quick tap to either the left or right side lol my friend would call him "one foot"

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Different players really, and even different roles, right? I ask more because I've not seen a lot of Reus. Ozil is definitely more creative though.
Yeah, Ozil is a brilliant ball controlling #10, Reus is a deadly wing forward like CR7 and Bale.

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Yeah thank you I knew Taarabt before you, thank you. He's from France and all you know.

But to even consider him among the 5 most skilled player, along with Dempsey???

Over guys like Ronaldo, Iniesta, Hazard, Ibrahimovic, etc... I'm just out of words.

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03-06-2013, 01:00 PM
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yeah Dempsey caught me a bit off guard haha

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Strikers: Leo Messi, Radomel Falcao, Robin van Persie, David Villa,

Dribblers: Leo Messi, Xavi Hernandez, Andres Iniesta, Cristiano Ronaldo, Arjen Robben

Skill: Leo Messi, Neymar, Adel Taarbat (Queens Park Rangers), Ronaldinho, Clint Dempsey
Villa should not be on anyones list in any cathegory, sorry.

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03-09-2013, 08:02 PM
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Strikers:
1) Ibrahimović
2) Falcao
3) van Persie
4) Cavani
5) AgŁero

Dribblers:
1) Messi
2) Ronaldo
3) Neymar
4) Iniesta
5) Hazard

Skillful:
1) Neymar
2) Ronaldo
3) Messi
4) Iniesta
5) Ibrahimović

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Dempsey? What?

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Villa should not be on anyones list in any cathegory, sorry.
One broken bone and everybody forgets about the 6 years before that ...

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It's weird how people don't think messi is a striker. I always thought he was. But isn't he? Or is he a CF?

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It's weird how people don't think messi is a striker. I always thought he was. But isn't he? Or is he a CF?
He plays as a "False 9."

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One broken bone and everybody forgets about the 6 years before that ...
Doesn't matter, he's not a top 5 player in any cathegory at the moment.

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Top 5 strikers right now.

Top 5 dribblers in soccer.

Top 5 skillful players in soccer.


What do you guys think ? Would like to know your opinions.
Strikers: Messi, Van Persie, Falcao, Ibra, Suarez

Dribblers: Messi, Ronaldo, Iniesta, Neymar, Ribery

Skiilz: Ditto except replace Ribery with Bale

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striker: Messi, Ronaldo, Falcao, RVP, Lewandowski, Huntelaar

dribbling: Messi, Kagawa, ÷zil, Ribery, draxler

skill: draxler, no One Else even holds a candle to him, so why even bother mentioning people

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I think Mousa Dembele is a world-class dribbler. Maybe not top-5, but he's at least one of the best in England right now.

I only bring him up because I feel like he flies so far under the radar.

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03-15-2013, 02:10 AM
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striker: Messi, Ronaldo, Falcao, RVP, Lewandowski, Huntelaar

dribbling: Messi, Kagawa, ÷zil, Ribery, draxler

skill: draxler, no One Else even holds a candle to him, so why even bother mentioning people
Lewandowski and Huntelaar are better strikers than Ibrahimovic?

German league bias much?

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03-15-2013, 05:28 AM
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LOL. Well ronaldo isn't a striker and ibrah isn't even mentioned ? Really. Lol.

Ibrah is like what ? 3rd behind messi and ronaldo right now ?

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03-15-2013, 10:53 AM
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I'd take RVP and Falcao over Ibra no question, and honestly would prefer Cavani and Lewa as well, those guys cover a lot more ground and lead their teams in pressing, both also do a lot more linking up in the build up and creation of chances. Ibra's got an advantage as a finisher over them, but not by much, certainly not enough to make up for all of the other things they do while Ibra waits for service.

Hunter is mentioned just cause he's a Schalke fan.

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03-15-2013, 12:19 PM
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Ibra is one of the top 5 footballers without taking care of position.

So yeah, he's in the top 5 strikers.

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03-15-2013, 12:31 PM
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I'm fully willing to chalk this up to us having different opinions on what we want from our strikers, but for all of Ibra's genius at hammering the ball into the net, I really dislike strikers in today's game who aren't strong in pressing and interchanging with other attackers. With the rise of versatile wide forwards and goal scoring creative midfielders, I think it's more important than ever that a striker be able to drop out of the box and influence the game, letting those other players rush into the areas he's vacated and feeding them to score goals. It's why Mandzukic starts over Gomez for Bayern, why at their best Benzema does so much more for Real than Higuain, why Villa has been such a revelation throughout his career, and why Cavani and Lewandoski have ascended the way they have. And Ibra doesn't bring that, he's a throwback central striker, one who's great at what he does, but one who I ultimately prefer a number of other players to at his position because of how the game has changed.

Ibra deserves to be in the top 5 based on his great resume and ability to hammer in league goals, but I'd prefer to have Falcao, RVP, Lewa, Suarez and Cavani if I were running a top team that had a strong team around him and was gunning for knockout glory.

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So you'd rather have Malouda than Ronaldo then? Because one of them is great at coming back and defending, while the other is just great offensively.

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03-15-2013, 04:24 PM
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So you'd rather have Malouda than Ronaldo then? Because one of them is great at coming back and defending, while the other is just great offensively.
You're taking a specific point to an absurd rather than talking about the difference between two similar level players, Malouda and Ronaldo isn't the same or should I pull up similarly absurd examples like Reus to Robinho, Current Ribery to Robben, Cavani to Huntelaar?

Coming back and defending is just part of it, Cavani and Lewa lead their teams pressing up front, on top of being excellent goal scorers who are strong in the build up and create opportunities for their team-mates, or do you think the likes of Hamsik, Reus and Gotze would score the same with Ibra up front standing in the box waiting for the ball?

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It's not absurd.
It's as if you're expecting your striker to do everything but score.
Ibra scored 4 goals on England the other day. He has demolished Ligue 1. He had a 4 assist game in the CL this year.

This season when you add all his games (CL + Ligue 1 + National Team + Domestic Cups) he has 34 goals and 12 assists in 40 games.
These are the closest numbers you can find to Messi and Ronaldo.

So yeah he doesn't defend much. But he's so dominant in the STRIKER aspect that it really doesn't matter.

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