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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

CheswickBlue replying to Le Mod
11:59, Monday 17 July 2017
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Players decline rapidly, take Gerrard as a case in point, he was absolutely dog shit at LA.

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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Macca1 replying to B.A
11:59, Monday 17 July 2017
Both Gerrard and Lampard played their best years as a number 10. As good as they were neither were as good as Rivaldo, Ronaldinho or Zidane.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

number8 replying to Le Mod
12:02, Monday 17 July 2017
This is it - Terry may hardly have played last season but fitness withstanding, he will be the best centre half in this division because he's still been competing and training at the highest level for the last few years. Cole has been on a wind down since Chelsea, and pulled up no trees in Rome or LA. As for Keane, he's been away even longer having the easy life.

I know 'Arry is here for one year but I'd rather be getting players in who can stay longer.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to Macca1
12:13, Monday 17 July 2017
Not being as good as them doesn't mean they aren't world class.

There was a point where any side in the world would have wanted Gerrard
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

A_n_E replying to B.A
12:15, Monday 17 July 2017
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There was a point where any side in the world would have wanted Gerrard

really? real madrid, barca etc never came in for him. the only ones who came in for him were chelsea and that hit the skids cuz of his missus' coke habit and a gangster called pancake.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

A_n_E replying to B.A
12:17, Monday 17 July 2017
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Not being as good as them doesn't mean they aren't world class.

they cant be that great if you can name 3 players better than them from the same era
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to A_n_E
12:18, Monday 17 July 2017
Gerrard has said publicly that Mourinho tried to sign him at Madrid.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to A_n_E
12:21, Monday 17 July 2017
This entire forum is based on conjecture.

Rooney was a brilliant footballer, still is very good.

The stats don't lie.

Scholes is rated by the best of the game as being world class.

Gerrard pretty much one a champions league on his own.

Again just because England were crap doesnt mean they weren't world class.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to A_n_E
12:23, Monday 17 July 2017
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Not being as good as them doesn't mean they aren't world class.

they cant be that great if you can name 3 players better than them from the same era

Rivaldo was finished in 2002

Ronaldinho peaked quite early if people are honest, he did it for 4/5 years max.

Zidane is arguably the greatest footballer of his generation.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Deckchair replying to B.A
12:26, Monday 17 July 2017
Lampard was world class. His record is fantastic in the toughest league in the world (not necessarily the best).

His record for England was just less than 1 in 3 which is very good.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

SteveCherry replying to Squatnose
12:29, Monday 17 July 2017
How many trophies did Holland win with one of the best teams ever to grace world football? Neeskens, Rep, Haan , Kroll not to mention Cruyf, were all world class players.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

J replying to Deckchair
12:33, Monday 17 July 2017
Depends on the definition of world class doesn't it? I wouldn't put Lampard in the same category as C. Ronaldo, Cruyff or Zidane. They are in a tier of their own with all the other gods of football. Frank is definitely the tier under that though.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Mrs. MIB replying to A_n_E
12:34, Monday 17 July 2017
I laughed so much at that Rob. Really cheered me up.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

SteveCherry replying to b34blues
12:36, Monday 17 July 2017
It was reported he wanted 30k a week from Norwich.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Tilton Road Blue replying to Jameron Cerome
12:37, Monday 17 July 2017
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Tarquin replying to number8
12:46, Monday 17 July 2017
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This is it - Terry may hardly have played last season but fitness withstanding, he will be the best centre half in this division because he's still been competing and training at the highest level for the last few years. Cole has been on a wind down since Chelsea, and pulled up no trees in Rome or LA. As for Keane, he's been away even longer having the easy life.

I know 'Arry is here for one year but I'd rather be getting players in who can stay longer.

It's also easier to play centre half at that age - has Cole still got the engine to get up and down the pitch for 90 minutes for 40 games.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Squatnose replying to SteveCherry
12:47, Monday 17 July 2017
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How many trophies did Holland win with one of the best teams ever to grace world football? Neeskens, Rep, Haan , Kroll not to mention Cruyf, were all world class players.

They didn't win any tournaments, but all those players performed superbly whilst on the big stage. With the exception of a couple of decent games at Euro 2004, Rooney has done fook all in any major tournament.

When players get the chance to stand out on a big stage they have to take it. Players like George Best never had the chance sadly, but so many supposedly "world class" players wearing the England shirt have simply failed to live up to such expectations. Rooney is a prime example.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

HackneyBlue replying to Tarquin
12:48, Monday 17 July 2017
No but I doubt he would be expected to.

If we can get away with paying him 10-15k a week (he's on 5 at LA) to play 25-30 games and teach Keita/Grounds a few things then its a no brainer for me.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

WreckTangle replying to Sky Sports
12:49, Monday 17 July 2017
Is anyone checking that it's not Jermaine Pennant?
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

SteveCherry replying to Squatnose
12:51, Monday 17 July 2017
The truth is though, it was the infighting inside the Dutch squad that cost them dear and saw 2-3 players refusing to even turn up to play in Argentina.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

The Birmingham Power Shift replying to SteveCherry
12:53, Monday 17 July 2017
I'm currently reading 'Brilliant Orange' about the neurotic genius of Dutch football.

They're fecking nuts.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to Tarquin
12:54, Monday 17 July 2017
I love Cole, what a player he has been but no chance would he be able to do it every week for us.

He's been playing in a retirement home
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

Slightly Turbid replying to Squatnose
12:55, Monday 17 July 2017
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How many trophies did Holland win with one of the best teams ever to grace world football? Neeskens, Rep, Haan , Kroll not to mention Cruyf, were all world class players.

They didn't win any tournaments, but all those players performed superbly whilst on the big stage. With the exception of a couple of decent games at Euro 2004, Rooney has done fook all in any major tournament.

When players get the chance to stand out on a big stage they have to take it. Players like George Best never had the chance sadly, but so many supposedly "world class" players wearing the England shirt have simply failed to live up to such expectations. Rooney is a prime example.

And Gerrard is blatantly another.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to Squatnose
12:56, Monday 17 July 2017
Sorry but international football isn't the pinnacle and hasn't been for a long time.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

number8 replying to B.A
13:00, Monday 17 July 2017
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Sorry but international football isn't the pinnacle and hasn't been for a long time.

This is true. Argentina have won the square root of feck all since 1993, I don't think that means Messi isn't world class...just means Maradona was better.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

I.P.F replying to B.A
13:02, Monday 17 July 2017
Probably the best assessment of 'World Class' would be the FIFA FIFPro World XI that the players vote for each year:

[en.wikipedia.org]

Terry and Gerrard were nominated multiple times
Ferdinand, Rooney and Lampard also featured

No other English player made the grade.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

B.A replying to number8
13:06, Monday 17 July 2017
I can't answer that as I was too young to see him at his peak but since I've been watching football (and old enough to really judge) the best I have seen are:

Ronaldo
Zidane
Cannavaro
Pirlo
Scholes
ronaldinho
Batistuta
C Ronaldo
Messi
Scholes
Rooney
Nedved
Inniesta
Figa
Henry
Viera
Danny Rose and Nathaniel Clyne....

Probably more but all were fecking awesome.
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

SteveCherry replying to The Birmingham Power Shift
13:08, Monday 17 July 2017
thumbs up Thanks for the heads up on that, I shall find a copy .
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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

The Birmingham Power Shift replying to SteveCherry
13:11, Monday 17 July 2017
Enjoy.

I'd also thoroughly recommend 'Angels with dirty faces' which is a history of Argentinian football and how it's changed through socio-political landscapes etc.

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Re: Cole open to Birmingham move

CheswickBlue replying to B.A
13:14, Monday 17 July 2017
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Danny Rose and Nathaniel Clyne....

I presume that’s a joke? If it is it wasn’t funny and if it isn’t you should be sectioned along with Jack Storer
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