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Poll Results: Would you spend €100+ on Paul Pogba??

 
  • 48% (37)
    Yup, still very young and filled with potential...
  • 51% (39)
    Nah, no CM could be worth that much...
76 Total Votes  
post #27961 of 50776
R.I.P. to one of the greatest players to ever grace the pitch. I don't usually get saddened by celebrity or athletes' deaths, but Johan Cruyff is an exception.

He built a dynasty during his Ajax days. He built a dynasty as manager of Barcelona. His legacy lives on through all the Barcelona sides we've seen this past decade, probably the greatest run by any club in the history of football and they don't seem to be slowing down any time soon. This, of course, is all in addition to his career as a Dutch international. His "Clockwork Orange" side in the 1974 World Cup was one of the greatest teams ever put together. It's a shame they didn't win it all, but they revolutionized the sport with their philosophy of "total football."

I'll leave you guys with these quotes from the legend himself, a true visionary who we were blessed to have been involved in this beautiful sport for so long.

1. Technique is not being able to juggle a ball 1000 times. Anyone can do that by practicing. Then you can work in the circus. Technique is passing the ball with one touch, with the right speed, at the right foot of your team mate.

2. Someone who has juggled the ball in the air during a game, after which four defenders of the opponent get the time to run back, that’s the player people think is great. I say he has to go to a circus.

3. Choose the best player for every position, and you’ll end up not with a strong XI, but with 11 strong 1’s.

4. In my teams, the goalie is the first attacker, and the striker the first defender.

5. Why couldn’t you beat a richer club? I’ve never seen a bag of money score a goal.

6. I always threw the ball in, because then if I got the ball back, I was the only player unmarked.

7. I’m ex-player, ex-technical director, ex-coach, ex-manager, ex-honorary president. A nice list that once again shows that everything comes to an end.

8. Players that aren’t true leaders but try to be, always bash other players after a mistake. True leaders on the pitch already assume others will make mistakes.

9. What is speed? The sports press often confuses speed with insight. See, if I start running slightly earlier than someone else, I seem faster.

10. There’s only one moment in which you can arrive in time. If you’re not there, you’re either too early or too late.

11. Before I make a mistake, I don’t make that mistake.

12. When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average … So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you’re a good player or not.

13. After you’ve won something, you’re no longer 100 percent, but 90 percent. It’s like a bottle of carbonated water where the cap is removed for a short while. Afterwards there’s a little less gas inside.

14. There is only one ball, so you need to have it.

15. I’m not religious. In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before they enter the pitch. If it works all matches must therefore end in a draw.

16. We must make sure their worst players get the ball the most. You’ll get it back in no time.

17. If you have the ball you must make the field as big as possible, and if you don’t have the ball you must make it as small as possible.

18. Every professional golfer has a seperate coach for his drives, for approaches, for putting. In football we have one coach for 15 players. This is absurd.

19. Surviving the first round is never my aim. Ideally, I’d be in one group with Brazil, Argentina and Germany. Then I’d have lost two rivals after the first round. That’s how I think. Idealisitic.

20. Players today can only shoot with their laces. I could shoot with the inside, laces, and outside of both feet. In other words, I was six times better than today’s players.

21. Quality without results is pointless. Results without quality is boring.

22. There are very few players who know what to do when they’re not marked. So sometimes you tell a player: that attacker is very good, but don’t mark him.

23. I find it terrible when talents are rejected based on computer stats. Based on the criteria at Ajax now I would have been rejected. When I was 15, I couldn’t kick a ball 15 meters with my left and maybe 20 with my right. My qualities technique and vision, are not detectable by a computer.

24. Playing football is very simple, but playing simple football is the hardest thing there is.

25. If I wanted you to understand it, I would have explained it better.
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post #27962 of 50776
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Riyad the main man smokin.gif

That team is so loaded mean.gif best team in Africa by far
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post #27963 of 50776
I don't know about all that AZ, I still think IC is more loaded and has players with experience
post #27964 of 50776
Thread Starter 
I didn't even know Cruyff had cancer man, SMH mean.gif

He revolutionized the game, damn dude. **** Cancer!!!!
post #27965 of 50776
Thread Starter 
I don't like to bring up religion and politics because I can be an arrogant agnostic Son of a B....

But one of my favorite Johan Cruyff (the genius) quotes...


"In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before a game, if it worked, every game would be a tie"

laugh.gif



Long-Live Johan, he always kept it super real off and on the pitch. His life will always be celebrated.
post #27966 of 50776
RIP Johan Cruyff
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post #27967 of 50776
Thread Starter 
Spain vs Italy friendly on right now for any interested...

De Gea starting ahead of that bum Iker...
post #27968 of 50776
How was Buffon's anthem??

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post #27969 of 50776
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Spain vs Italy friendly on right now for any interested...

De Gea starting ahead of that bum Iker...

 

How has Iker been doing at Porto this season? I'm assuming not well :lol

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

post #27970 of 50776
Thread Starter 
Your assumption is correct amigo...
post #27971 of 50776

:lol

 

Figured dudes been pretty bad for a while now. I don't think its even a question who should be starting for Spain in the Euro's.

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

"If you have a critique for the resistance, for our resistance, then you better have an established record of critique of our oppression" - Jesse Williams

 

"Democracy isn't a spectator sport"

 

post #27972 of 50776
Holy **** I just found out about Johan. Damn shame man. RIP

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post #27973 of 50776
Thread Starter 
The brilliance of Iker Casillas in a must win game for Porto while we played Braga two weeks ago... While Benfica and Sporting were playing their derby dropping points btw....





The loss took us out of contention of winning the league.
post #27974 of 50776
I wouldn't put it past VDB to choose him over DDG this summer...you know how he is with his favorites laugh.gifmean.gif
post #27975 of 50776
Not a lot of speed on this Spain team out there today, Candreva and Giaccarini (sp?) are doing what they want with Morata as the only threat to run at them
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post #27976 of 50776
Thread Starter 
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I wouldn't put it past VDB to choose him over DDG this summer...you know how he is with his favorites laugh.gifmean.gif

Yea, I wouldn't be surprised either. It's ridiculous.

It's very similair to the Rooney and England situation, same way Spain have the relationship with Iker. Makes me want to puke.
post #27977 of 50776
Word,they might've made it out of the group if DDG was in net in Brazil laugh.gif.

To be fair though, England hasn't exactly been stocked with no.9 talent up until just recently laugh.gif. Before HurriKane and Vardy broke through, Sturridge and Welbeck were the usual other options there.
post #27978 of 50776
Thread Starter 
Molto Bene Azzuri!!

That's how you get Spain.


Edit - Spain equalizer, that was quick. Buffon's error.
post #27979 of 50776

Chile v Argentina 8o

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post #27980 of 50776
Quote:
Originally Posted by CoupeIt88 View Post

I don't like to bring up religion and politics because I can be an arrogant agnostic Son of a B....

But one of my favorite Johan Cruyff (the genius) quotes...


"In Spain all 22 players make the sign of the cross before a game, if it worked, every game would be a tie"

laugh.gif



Long-Live Johan, he always kept it super real off and on the pitch. His life will always be celebrated.

laugh.gif only reason why I never pray for sporting events I watch or played in is because of that mindset.
post #27981 of 50776
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laugh.gif only reason why I never pray for sporting events I watch or played in is because of that mindset.
This. However, I'm confident God is teaching me a lesson or building me up for something. Catching L's in too many aspects of my life right now. Especially in sports. Liverpool dropping crucial points, and the bulls keep taking Ls. I don't know whats going on. mean.gif Give thanks regardless. laugh.gif
post #27982 of 50776

Chile is banging on that equalizing door 8o

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post #27983 of 50776
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
"Lock this up Meth. Prime going through an identity crisis again, thinking he is Coupe this time"
post #27984 of 50776
Ugly win for Argentina, but a win nonetheless.
post #27985 of 50776
Memphis made his IG private..it's getting that ugly huh? Smh
post #27986 of 50776
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Ugly win for Argentina, but a win nonetheless.

huge away W tbh

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post #27987 of 50776
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David Beckham, investors acquire private land for MLS stadium in Miami

MIAMI -- David Beckham and his investors say they've purchased the private land needed for a soccer stadium in Miami.

Miami Beckham United announced in a news release Thursday the purchase of six acres in the city's Overtown neighborhood, just a block from the Miami River. The deal comes after more than two years of failed attempts to bring a Major League Soccer franchise to three other sites.

The next step for Beckham and his partners is to buy another three-acre parcel from Miami-Dade County and secure zoning changes from the city of Miami. Details of the deal weren't disclosed. The projected has previously been projected to cost more than $200 million.

Sites considered in the past were at PortMiami, downtown near the AmericanAirlines Arena and near Marlins Park in Little Havana.
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post #27988 of 50776
Dawg, it feels like Beckham and his crew has been trying to find land for a stadium forevevvverrrrr
post #27989 of 50776
Will Rick Ross or DWade become investors? Lol

They could sign Ronaldihno

Have Khaled do player intros

Pitbull do halftime show

Scott Storch play the organ

Wing stop concession stands

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post #27990 of 50776

if Pitbull did the halftime shows, I'd be a Miami FC fan instantly

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