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It's Tuesday, it's the Champions League, and, in all probability, it's going to be one of the greatest nights of our lives. What do you mean, I'm over-playing it...? Tsk.

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posted Mar 11, 2009

2145: "I don't know what you did to have 19 goals scored tonight but can you do the same for tomorrow night please? True entertainment tonight!"
Ryan in Leeds, via text on 81111

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And please make them all for Inter Milan! winkeye

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posted Mar 11, 2009

You missed one thing: Lampard's achievements in the game and the trophies he's won pale in comparison to Paul Scholes.

Another thing, every manager is going to praise the players he's got. Mourinho recently called Ibrahimovic the best striker in the world. Does anyone really believe that??

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So, are you saying that Phil and Gary Neville are better players than Lampard? Trophies aren't an indication of one's talent. After all, it's important to recognise the length of Schole's career at United compared to Lampard's at Chelsea (who was at West Ham for much of his career).

Of course managers are going to praise their own players, but is it any coincidence that Lampard is constantly the player picked out? If you want other compliments, you can always look at what Gareth Barry, Pele, Cryuff, Carlos Alberto, Pavel Nedved, Steve Sidwell and Andrea Pirlo have said about Lampard.

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posted Mar 11, 2009

Scholes >>>>>>> Lampard
You want some quotes try these
''Best english player for 20 years'' Don Tom

Paul Scholes would have been one of my first choices for putting together a great team - that goes to show how highly I have always rated him. He would have been one of the first players I’d have bought, given the chance”
Marcello Lippi.

I tell anyone who asks me - Scholes is the best English player.
o Laurent Blanc.

* An amazingly gifted player who remained an unaffected human being.
o Roy Keane.

"I have no hesitation in putting a name to the embodiment of all that I think is best about football," said Charlton. "It's Paul Scholes. "Players like Denis Law and George Best who I enjoyed so much as team-mates and now, finally, players I have watched closely in the Alex Ferguson era. And in so many ways Scholes is my favourite. I love his nous and conviction that he will find a way to win, to make the killer pass or produce the decisive volley" Sir Bbby Charlton.

Patrick Vieira : "The player in the Premiership I admire most? Easy - Scholes."

Cesc Fabregas : "He is the one whose level I aspire to. He is the best player in the Premier League."

Thierry Henry : "I can't understand why Scholes has never won the player of the year award. He should have won it long ago. Maybe it's because he doesn't seek the limelight like some of the other 'stars'."

Zinedine Zidane : "My toughest opponent? Scholes of Manchester. He is the complete midfielder."

Zinedine Zidane : "Scholes is undoubtedly the best midfielder of his generation."

Kevin Keegan : "What United have got that Chelsea haven't is Paul Scholes. I think he is different to anything else in English football."

Veron while at Chelsea being asked in an interview who's the best english player : "Paul Scholes."

Michael Carrick : "Paul Scholes is just fantastic. When you play alongside him, you realise what a special talent he is."

Rio Ferdinand : "For me, it's Paul Scholes. He'll do ridiculous things in training like say, "You see that tree over there?" - it'll be 40 yards away - "I'm going to hit it". And he'll do it. Everyone at the club considers him the best."

Edgar Davids : "I'm not the best, Paul Scholes is."

Gary Neville : "I wouldn't swap Paul Scholes for anybody. He is quite simply the most complete footballer I have ever played with. He is the best."

Micah Richards : "He's always in the right position, always seems to be at the end of the box when the ball drops in. The complete midfielder - when he's fit, he's the best. Some go missing but he's in the right place at the right time. He's my favourite player of all-time, unbelievable. If you give him a chance it's a goal, isn't it?"

Alan Shearer : "If you ask footballers to pick out the player they most admire, so many of them will pick Paul Scholes. He can tackle, and his passing and shooting is of the highest level. He’s the most consistent and naturally gifted player we’ve had for a long, long time."

Eidur Gudjohnsen : "I'm more an admirer of Paul Scholes than I am of Ronaldo. Ronaldo is a fantastic player, but he has 10 other great players around him every week...Scholes is one of the most complete footballers I've ever seen. His one-touch play is phenomenal. Whenever I have played against him, I never felt I could get close to him."

Ray Wilkins : "I'm saddened because I think we as spectators, not only in this country but right through out Europe and the rest of the World, will be missing one hell of a footballer."

Sir Alex Ferguson : "Very few players can do that, but Scholes is one of them - and I knew he was one of them. That's why, without question, I think Paul Scholes is the best player in England. He's got the best skills, the best brain. No one can match him."

Sir Alex Ferguson : "He has an awareness of what’s happening around him on the edge of the box which is better than most players. As a kid he always had a knack of arriving in the penalty area just at the right time, but he’s proving just as effective from outside the box because he’s using his experience in the right way. It doesn’t matter who I am thinking about bringing into my midfield, Paul Scholes will be included, as he would in any side in the world



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comment by 05amp05 (U10731892)
posted Jan 27, 2009

English players are criticised for not having attributes like flair, ball control etc. Scholes had all of these plus those traditional english stereotyped attributes minus the tackling. His ability and skill would have allowed him to play in any league in the world for any top team. This makes scholes the greatest CM of at least the last decade.

I doubt gerrard would be able to play in any team which didn't center around him. This is the only reason gerrard stands out. He's a world class player no doubt but he's been surrounded by mediocre players, which seems to accentuate how his level is higher than those around him. This is clearly shown at international level, when he is surrounded by players at a similar level he seems obsolete and sometimes insignificant.

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posted Mar 11, 2009

didn't mean to add that bit about Gerrard !!

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posted Mar 11, 2009

Ian Wright predicted a 3-0 win for Real Madrid.

What a stupid Mo Fo (I think thats the term)

We've not been beaten by anyone at Anfield for over a year and suddenly we'll lose 3-0?

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posted Mar 11, 2009

Ian Wright predicted a 3-0 win for Real Madrid.


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Ian wright is the worst football pundit ever thats why he writes for the sun and luckily for the rest of us he got booted out of motd

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posted Mar 11, 2009

I doubt gerrard would be able to play in any team which didn't center around him. This is the only reason gerrard stands out. He's a world class player no doubt but he's been surrounded by mediocre players, which seems to accentuate how his level is higher than those around him. This is clearly shown at international level, when he is surrounded by players at a similar level he seems obsolete and sometimes insignificant.

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lololool you can say the same for the whole english team

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posted Mar 11, 2009

COM ON ESSIEN

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posted Apr 8, 2009

lets reignite this baby guys!!!!! WHOOOOOOOOO

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