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How good is Asrshavin

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by freddy (U3511215) 18 June 2008
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i know im jumping on the bandwagon a lil late but russia are a completley different team with him there he has been sensational isnt scared to run at defenders great passing and isn't afarid to shoot unlike our lil Belarusian MR Alex I wanna move away Hleb

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posted Jun 18, 2008

Arshavinnnnnnnnn..
Will be a great signing, will he able to slot in

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posted Jun 19, 2008

As a russian, can say that he's got quality, but sometimes thinks too much about himself

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posted Jun 19, 2008

I like Yura Zhirkof much more, he's got talent, stability, and loves his work. Check what he have done to Ramos all the match. Anyukov is a good side back too, more power, less technique, and no glomour)) But a good choice too

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posted Jun 19, 2008

Arshavin is goo, but i need to make it clear to anyone reading this who doesnt know, that this is NOT the 1st time Russia have qualified from the group stages of a major tournament in 20 years since the USSR. Why? because The USSR was made up of mainly UKRAINIAN players.

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posted Jun 19, 2008

Shevabk2milan uve made this comment on another debate topic already and u couldnt be further from the truth lol. Ur ukrainian favourtism is unbelievable. Appart from Blokhin (who is a racist in the first place, which in my eyes takes away any dignity and respect he might have had from the football comunity) ukraine hasnt contributed any1 decent to the USSR side. Whereas Russia had Yashin, Netto, Streltsov, Ponedelinik are just a few to mention of the top of my head. Most of the squad was always russian with a few ukrainians and the rest couldnt even make the squad.

U are really disillusioned m8 and need to stop hanging on to the occasional footballing great u have produced. Shevchenko is complete junk now and has been past his best for 4 years now..milan just cashed in on him at the right time.

By the way what has Ukraine done on the international stage appart from get into the knock out stages of the last World Cup and treat every1 to the worst game of the tournament. Remember that gem of a match that was Ukraine vs Switzerland...i bet u do coz thats all u can be proud of

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posted Jun 20, 2008

""because The USSR was made up of mainly UKRAINIAN players.""

That is not true. Beshatskyh was half-russian and all the best USSR players of all time like Yashin were also Russian. But yea, Ukraine supplied the footballers and Russia the ice-hockey players.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

The USSR side of 1988 (which is what i was on about) had the following UKRAINANS.

Litovchenko
Zavarov
Belanov
Rats
Demiyanenko
Mkhailichenko
Bessonov
Kuznetsov
protosov

Ive counted 9 UKRAINIAN regulars from that 88 side.

Think before you write.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

That was the only time there was that many. Most time is was predominantly Russian.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Besides in a squad of 23, 9 players is hardly a majority.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

yes, but 1988 was the last time they had that many ukrainian regulars play for the USSR. These guys were regulars like Gerrard and Rooney are regulars for England. Yes Russians played a big part for the USSR before and after 88. But 88 had mainly Ukrainians and so it shouldnt be said i dont beleive that "the last time Russia qualified for the QF in a majour tournment was 20 years ago." The regulars were mainly Ukrainians, then Russians, then Belarus etc.

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