Author Topic: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)  (Read 13410 times)

LEE

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #75 on: October 05, 2017, 05:51:44 pm »
Here's a showreel of Messi just from this season so far.

https://youtu.be/k-2KXCxENlw

What's extraordinary is that it's like a showreel of most players' lifetime career best moments.

There's clearly something different going on, like Autism Savant, where he has a picture in his head of everything that is about to happen, as if he sees everybody else in slow-motion.

Nobody I've ever seen has this much time when there clearly is no time at all.

His lifetime career best moments showreel will be about 3 hours long.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #76 on: October 05, 2017, 07:46:37 pm »
He certainly haz teh tekkerz...
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #77 on: October 05, 2017, 08:28:18 pm »
His ability is incredible.  The beard is even harder to explain.

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #78 on: October 11, 2017, 11:50:38 am »
Argentina, in danger of not qualifying for the World Cup, fall behind to Ecuador.

Naturally Messi resolves the situation with...a sublime hat-trick, natch.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #79 on: October 14, 2017, 12:28:07 pm »
I have a vague feeling that it's unusual for him to really turn it on for the national team.  Is that your feeling?  I know Argentina have generally under-achieved over the last few tears.  I mean, how is a strike force of Aguerro and Messi to be resisted?  But most teams have managed it quite easily, I think.

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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #80 on: December 06, 2017, 09:57:42 am »
Messi reportedly turned down an offer from Manchester City...of...wait for it...you may want to sit down....

£88,000,000 signing on fee

PLUS

£850,000 per week wages.

Assuming the average UK wage is around £30K a year then Messi would have been paid 28 years wages... every week.  That's over half of someone's lifetime earnings every week.

Of course it's the people earning 30K a year who are probably funding the ludicrous wages of the footballers.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #81 on: August 26, 2020, 08:47:01 am »
So what now for Messi? Over to the lawyers I guess......
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #82 on: August 26, 2020, 11:06:02 am »
So what now for Messi? Over to the lawyers I guess......

Or the accountants.
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #83 on: August 26, 2020, 05:05:57 pm »
I have a vague feeling that it's unusual for him to really turn it on for the national team.  Is that your feeling?  I know Argentina have generally under-achieved over the last few years.  I mean, how is a strike force of Aguerro and Messi to be resisted?  But most teams have managed it quite easily, I think.

to answer my own question of three years ago!

I expect it might be service:  Barcelona would thrash Argentina almost every time (Bayern would declare at half-time).

Then again, you don't seem to see Lionel Messi getting service - just suddenly he's got the ball...…

So, answers on a postcard, please.

Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #84 on: August 26, 2020, 07:56:13 pm »
Messi reportedly turned down an offer from Manchester City...of...wait for it...you may want to sit down....

£88,000,000 signing on fee

PLUS

£850,000 per week wages.

I suspect that for Messi it's no longer about the money. He wants to end his career playing for a club that wins things and where he can display his talent. Barcelona are completely messed up at the moment or he wouldn't be leaving.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #85 on: August 26, 2020, 09:11:42 pm »
Messi reportedly turned down an offer from Manchester City...of...wait for it...you may want to sit down....

£88,000,000 signing on fee

PLUS

£850,000 per week wages.

I suspect that for Messi it's no longer about the money. He wants to end his career playing for a club that wins things and where he can display his talent. Barcelona are completely messed up at the moment or he wouldn't be leaving.

I wonder how much of that money would (or will) go to the various parasites who make a fortune by doing not much other than "representing" footballers in some way...
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Re: Lionel Messi (edit. Best Ever?)
« Reply #86 on: September 04, 2020, 06:03:31 pm »
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