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Best player in the world right now. Anyone who disagrees is a gay or a mental.
but he's not the best in the world.
in being termed world class or the world's best footballer.
'Oh player X, they'd be shit/couldn't hack it in the Premiership' (or in the case of someone like Shevchenko, the fact they didn't do so well over here is clear proof that they're crap and the rest of their career can be ignored) - firstly, you have no idea of that, someone like Messi could possibly thrive anywhere, Secondly, even if your prediction came true, who gives a crap? Messi would still be a brilliant player based on what he's done elsewhere. Nobody asks how Rooney would do abroad.
And therefore would do just fine abroad, thank you.
Arguably the Best player that i often see and the media cover a lot in England right now. Anyone who disagrees is a gay or happens to watch some other leagues.
Messi is the most natural footballer in the world today. He's like fucking Jimi Hendrix
Rooney is Mark Knopfler
Now fuck off and die, you disease.
you judge me on my username, i judge you on your weak footballing opinions. Who is better? Me, certainly
Hurry up, son.
is this the image you're trying to propagate? If so, roaring success
Messi is John The Baptist. Rooney is Christ resurrected and given a blade 0.
We kick the shit out of the Argies whenever we go to war with them, so the least we can do is say one of their boys are better at the sport we invented. It isn't true, but it makes us all feel righteously indie thumbing our noses at the native son.
Rooney = Simply phenomenal.
'The sport we invented' - people still use this sort of term outside of the Daily Mail?
Thus far, the responses have been distressingly predictable.
St George's Day is racist! Put us all on trial for the genocide of the people of Iraq! Come on Australia in the Ashes!
not because I hate Britain, feel Falklands guilt and support Arsenal, but because he's a better player.
and none of the youtube videos of Messi work on my computer. I don't trust the MSM to give me the facts considering the way they lied about Iraq.
There are loads more where this came from, if I could be bothered to link them I would but it's not hard to find them on YouTube. The fact you haven't really watched him play makes your whole argument null and void anyway.
Cos much as I love Wayne, he isn't as good as Messi.
messi scored eight goals in a week. i genuinely think if anyone doesn't think he's the best player in the world is borderline-retarded and knows next to nothing about footabll.
the premier league is also absolutely not nearly the best league in the world.
Second best player in the world - Roman Pavlyuchenko
anyone who says otherwise is wrong. The quality of most spanish teams is terrible, especially defending. This may not have been the case 5 years ago or whatever, but it definitely is now.
but im pretty sure messi would turn titus bramble and co inside out even more than rooneyz (possib)
it just cant happenj
doesn't mean the teams are any better. Real Zaragoza are as shit as Stoke.
La Liga is more attractive but overall the Premiership is better.
the thing about Messi is that people always say "shit defences in Spain". Partially true, but he's still got people trying to chop him in half all over the pitch, play dirty, outmuscle him. And he still wins. Cos he loves life
it would sadden him to see.
He's just not Wayne Rooney.
I know people. Big people. Political people.
Let's admit what this is: This is a fucking crucifixion and I am the one being nailed to the planks.
who would have thought sami hyypia is the tenth best player in the world huh
But Messi can also head the ball. See first goal last night. Name one thing Messi can't do that Rooney can.
who said who couldn't head the ball last season?
...make his own in Europe.
seared into the memory of all who witnessed them.
all seven were the same as Messi's?
Well, in all seriousness. Messi is better than Rooney at the moment and there really is no discussion. Messi makes his own chances...Rooney doesn't. One very crucial difference. Messi is faster. Messi has a better shot. Messi's close ball control is better. Messi has better vision.
...but that's some League 1 level defending...almost as bad as Peter fucking Reid.
when he came up against a league 1 defence this season?
When he played Hull.
07. Ashley Cole
4. Van Persie
so I don't really make it my business to have really, really strong opinions on the players that feature in them. I'd much rather face a team with Rooney in it than I would Messi though.
Are you mental?
Seriously though, what does it matter which player is better? Rooney, Ronaldo, Messi, Xavi, Iniesta, Bart-Williams, Kaka, Tevez, Drogba, Torres; they are all capable of doing incredible things on a football pitch. What difference does it make whether they could survive a midweek trip to Bolton in December or not?
that this doesn't really apply anymore. Not that it did in the first place.