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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #50 on: June 27, 2016, 11:57:13 am »
Heard today that Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football following the conclusion of the Copa America.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #51 on: June 28, 2016, 03:01:26 pm »
have I read this right:
He's retiring* at 29,
While still outplaying just about everyone on the planet,
Just because he's fed up of his team being useless???

This is not an honourable end.


*From internationals, that is!
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever Tax Fraud?)
« Reply #52 on: July 06, 2016, 11:53:22 am »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36721892

No doubt there will be appeals and things like that.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever Tax Fraud?)
« Reply #53 on: July 06, 2016, 12:31:24 pm »
No doubt there will be appeals and things like that.

I suspect not. He'll not be locked up....

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Under the Spanish system, prison terms under two years can be served under probation.

...and the fines are nothing.

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Messi was fined about €2m and his father €1.5m.

He could lose more than that behind the sofa cushions and not miss it. He probably said 'will you accept a cheque?'  there and then to the judge.

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #54 on: July 06, 2016, 01:15:07 pm »
Realistically Messi will earn £1million a week across his various sponsorship deals and Barca wages.

It's amazing just how "You can never be rich enough" people can get isn't it?
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #55 on: July 06, 2016, 07:28:51 pm »
I wonder if it's that in some cases, though I think your sentiment is broadly correct.  There is a huge number of sports "stars" who can play but not think.  I suspect Lionel left it all to his Dad to take of.

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #56 on: October 19, 2016, 11:20:10 pm »
Messi scores another Hat-Trick in the Champions League.

He scores Hat-Tricks like other strikers score goals.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #57 on: November 16, 2016, 06:47:44 am »
Heard today that Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football following the conclusion of the Copa America.
I haven't followed Argentina much during their "Road to Russia", but it seems like he's back.

And a bizarre press conference:
http://www.mundoalbiceleste.com/2016/11/15/lionel-messi-we-will-not-speak-to-the-press-anymore/
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #58 on: November 16, 2016, 04:56:10 pm »
Heard today that Lionel Messi has announced his retirement from international football following the conclusion of the Copa America.
I haven't followed Argentina much during their "Road to Russia", but it seems like he's back.

Disappointing evening for him against Colombia.  No hat-trick.  He had to settle for just 1 (spectacular) goal and 2 brilliant assists.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #59 on: December 12, 2016, 07:32:57 pm »
Cristiano Ronaldo wins the Ballon d'Or.

Hardly surprising I suppose, he has developed into an amazing athlete.

Here's the recent history of the trophy..

2014 - C. Ronaldo (runner up L. Messi)
2013 - C. Ronaldo (runner up L. Messi)
2012 - L.Messi (runner up C. Ronaldo)
2011 - L.Messi (runner up C. Ronaldo)
2010 - L. Messi (runner up A Iniesta)
2009 - L.Messi (runner up C. Ronaldo)
2008 - C. Ronaldo (runner up L. Messi)

Obviously an admin error in 2010 when Barcelona got 1st, 2nd & 3rd.

It's quite a purple patch for those 2 players, a real golden era.

Van Basten, Cruyff, Platini and (other) Ronaldo are the other stand-out players with 3 wins

2015 - L.Messi (runner up C. Ronaldo)

Neymar, Messi's strike partner at Barcelona, came 3rd and it's difficult to see past those 3 for next year.

... and these are just the goals from the >>> 2014/15 Season <<<  If you only have a few seconds then skip to Goal #57 because it makes you wonder how he can keep doing this.

2016 - C. Ronaldo

Edit. Runner up.......... L.Messi
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #60 on: January 12, 2017, 09:00:58 am »
Heard an interview with Thierry Henry (ex-Arsenal great).

"Messi is the best... Ronaldo is the best of the humans".
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #61 on: March 09, 2017, 10:59:06 am »
Not specifically about Messi but let's look at this again...

Barcelona, trailing 0-4 from the first leg against Paris St Gemain, needed to score 5 to avoid being knocked out of the Champions League.

They pull it back to 3-4 on aggregate only for PSG to score again, 3-5.

At 87mins 27seconds Barcelona required 3 unanswered goals to avoid being knocked out (PSG would go through at 5-5, it needed to be 6-5).


........and they score 3 goals.  6-1 on the night.

Fans from both sides were leaving the stadium at 87 minutes (why wouldn't you?  I mean it's all over).

I'm a Manchester United fan and remember* the 1999 final when we were 1-0 down with 91 minutes played.. so that was quite a comeback but, to come come from a 4-0 deficit and needing 3 with just a few minutes left. 

Is that the best comeback in football?

* "remember" is the wrong word. I mean burned into my very consciousness.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #62 on: March 09, 2017, 11:16:02 am »
From what you say it sounds like this too..

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Fans from both sidesPSG were leaving the stadium at 87 minutes (why wouldn't you?  I mean it's all over).

Didn't MU do the comeback against Bayern Munich.  In injury time?  Adding insult to injury as it were..
Sic transit and all that..

Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #63 on: March 09, 2017, 03:18:27 pm »
I wonder if there were any odd betting patterns detected. That is such an incredibly unlikely turn round.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #64 on: March 09, 2017, 03:59:59 pm »
I switched off after PSG scored.....NUMPTY!! Only discovered the result this morning

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #66 on: March 14, 2017, 04:46:37 pm »
Some people say I'm self-obsessed but that's enough about them.

Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #67 on: March 15, 2017, 02:19:55 pm »
https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/petition-calling-barcelona-vs-paris-100243617.html

Suarez dived for the 5th (penalty) goal but it actually could have been 10-1


Bit the dust ? Sorry, i'll get my coat.

Most certainly a total collapse by PSG.  The referee helped hugely by giving / not giving penalties to suit.  The amount of diving going on was bad, but probably no worse than most games.

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #68 on: March 16, 2017, 08:57:00 am »
https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/petition-calling-barcelona-vs-paris-100243617.html

Suarez dived for the 5th (penalty) goal but it actually could have been 10-1


Bit the dust ? Sorry, i'll get my coat.

This is from a public information film on how to safely feed Louis Suarez sugar-lumps.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #69 on: May 03, 2017, 10:26:21 am »
Well, Christiano Ronaldo just scored his 103rd goal in the Champions League competition. That's more than most football clubs have scored in the Champions League.

Ronaldo and Messi will be players you tell your grandchildren about in the same way I was told about Pele and Best.

It was of course by way of another hat-trick.

Quite frankly it's amazing that, given how quick and athletic top class defenders are today, he and Messi are allowed any space to score any goals.  It's a testament to their ability that, despite defenders' attempts to snuff them out, they continue to run past them.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #70 on: May 21, 2017, 01:30:28 pm »
Do you know, I can't think of any context whatsoever in which I would tell my grandchildren about Messi or Ronaldo.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #71 on: May 21, 2017, 03:52:06 pm »
Lionel Messi?  Christiano Ronaldo?  They never played at Roots Hall, y'know!
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #72 on: May 22, 2017, 03:46:34 pm »
Do you know, I can't think of any context whatsoever in which I would tell my grandchildren about Messi or Ronaldo.

Possible context.

Grandchild - "Hey Gramps, is it true you know nothing about post-war football?"

Gramps - "No..I heard about Christiano Ressi and Lionel Monaldo"
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #73 on: May 22, 2017, 05:38:43 pm »
I think Wow's grandchildren only ever hear about cricketers who played for Essex between 1974 and 1986. And chess players. What a bundle of laughs that must be  :P
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #74 on: May 22, 2017, 11:21:58 pm »
I think Wow's grandchildren only ever hear about cricketers who played for Essex between 1974 and 1986. And chess players. What a bundle of laughs that must be  :P

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