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TOTL is glad Podolski takes award

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Message 21 - posted by charlie_fatbus (U2413433) , Jul 7, 2006

Just to set the record straight, the booing was started by the several thousand England fans who bought tickets before the Portugal game thinking they would be seeing England in the semis. I thought Ronaldo was the stand-out young player, Podolski did ok, but what was it 2 goals is hardly electrifying for a striker, and his missed header cost the Germans dearly.

I've got a lot of time for both Fabregas and Messi, and both are probably better players than Ronaldo, but they both only played cameo roles so it would have been harsh to give them the award.

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Message 22 - posted by Libby (U3659471) , Jul 7, 2006

I think it was the diplomatic choice, and at the end of the day, who can argue with that.

While the football at times has been less than impressive, Germany have staged the tournament brilliantly. It is a shame they did not make it to the final, only because it is always a shame if the host nation doesn't.

While some may think Podolski does not deserve the award, Germany as the hosts certainly do.

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Message 23 - posted by valderamasmullet (U4096388) , Jul 7, 2006

I really dont understand why people think Ronaldo is such a good player.

Everytime I watch him he flatters to deceive. He very rarely produces a telling cross or a fine pass

Ok he is quick and skillful but how mant times are his stepovers totally ineffective. he is also a sulker and hides in physical games giving nothing to his side

what is the point of a player looking dangerous when they never actually produce?

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Message 24 - posted by TA5 - the new Kanu (U4746212) , Jul 7, 2006

it´s because he is so good and frustrating.

he is good and don´t come say otherwise

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he is good but you can not give the award to someone who dives for a penatly 3 times in one match.

sorry but that is not football.

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Message 25 - posted by I love a heated debate (U1749261) , Jul 7, 2006

fcatalao

One question - do you think Ronaldo dives?

btw - sure, I was upset at losing (on penalties again!). I don't blame Ronaldo for Rooney 'stamping' on Carvalho. I actually think England played far better when Rooney and Beckham were off the field (better than they had done in previous matches and far better than Portugal). I did not like the way he got involved - he said he is not a referee, so why did he feel the need to 'help the ref out'? Let the man do his job (he said he was going to send Rooney off anyway and Ronaldo's influence had nothing to do with it).

I think Ronaldo has unbelievable talent. What I find annoying is that, for all his talent, he still feels the need to try and cheat by diving.

In fact, I really do not like it when ANY player does it.

Oh, and before you say anything, the diving and Maniche pretending that Hargreaves had hit him in the face, did not succeed in winning the match for Portugal (it was Ricardo saving 3 penalties/England failing to score 3 penalties), but the lack of success from cheating does not, in my book, excuse the efforts of the divers etc.,

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Message 26 - posted by adunakhor (U4541988) , Jul 7, 2006

"what is the point of a player looking dangerous when they never actually produce?"

Good point! I was always under the impression Ronaldo *looks* impressive, but is not very effective and wastes too many chances.

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Message 27 - posted by TA5 - the new Kanu (U4746212) , Jul 7, 2006

You are replying to:

Message posted by adunakhor

"what is the point of a player looking dangerous when they never actually produce?"

Good point! I was always under the impression Ronaldo *looks* impressive, but is not very effective and wastes too many chances.

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C.Ronaldo is not so good in the premiership.

I think he needs more time (how frustrating it must be for united fans who are still waiting for him to reach his potential or adapt to the english game).

If he gets his move (which i doubt) he will look better in spain, where defenders give people more time.

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Message 28 - posted by fcatalao (U4550736) , Jul 7, 2006

to charlie cooke,

man, you again. you´re always getting on my t.ts.

please read my message again. did i not admit that he dives?

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Message 29 - posted by dave (U4324202) , Jul 7, 2006

Cristiano Ronaldo

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Message 30 - posted by Bath City Fan (U2391962) , Jul 7, 2006

Maybe if Ronaldo spent more time on his feet and less time on the floor he would be a better player?

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Message 31 - posted by TA5 - the new Kanu (U4746212) , Jul 7, 2006

You are replying to:

Message posted by fcatalao

to charlie cooke,

man, you again. you´re always getting on my t.ts.

please read my message again. did i not admit that he dives


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you did, now admit that because he dives (a lot!!) he does not deserve to be given any sort of personal recognition by FIFA.

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Message 32 - posted by charlie_fatbus (U2413433) , Jul 7, 2006

Valderama's mullet scored more goals from the wing than anyone else in the EPL, he looked a completely different player after xmas, and did well against France. Hope he can continue his strong form for United in August.

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Message 33 - posted by fcatalao (U4550736) , Jul 7, 2006

ok, i admit it, i admit it.

but podolski also dived quite a bit.

but admit that ronaldo is a good player.

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Message 34 - posted by sabertooth2006 (U3176331) , Jul 7, 2006

Appears that the German people have out-voted the Portugese for Podolski to win the player award over Ronaldo.

But I can see your point that FIFA may have stepped in and given the award to Podolski even if he didnt get the most votes.

Thought I would never say this, but if that is correct in which FIFA took the necessary action to stop Ronaldo winning the award, than good for FIFA, they have done something right for a change.

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Message 35 - posted by reddwarf2708 (U2787305) , Jul 7, 2006

At Ronaldo's age it is all about potential. How good were Beckham, Scholes, Keane, Giggs etc etc at 21? People expect too much from young players. Compare Ronaldo to other similar aged players e.g. Kieran Richardson, Darren Fletcher and you see why people are so excited by his talent.

In truth, Ronaldo is still a kid (as is Rooney - proved by his petulant behaviour). He has had a tough year following allegations of rape, the death of his father and now he has the hatred of almost an entire nation to cope with.

Give the kid a break. Do you REALLY think the referee wouldn't have sent Rooney off anyway? So, he was an idiot, he cheated, he dived, he winked. I did some outrageous things when I was 21. How about you?

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Message 36 - posted by Xavier (U3752331) , Jul 7, 2006

Yeah, Podolski wasn't the best on his feet either for a big strong lad, falls over easily. Should go and see a doctor or something. <biggrin>

Agree about Ronaldo though, his antics were not good. He needs to cut that out of his game.

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Message 37 - posted by Morph and the Chocolate Fireguard (U4746283) , Jul 7, 2006

Luis Valencia came top by nearly 10,000 votes Apparently The Technical study Group had final say, basically they're the WC equivelent of Opta index

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Message 38 - posted by TA5 - the new Kanu (U4746212) , Jul 7, 2006

You are replying to:

Message posted by fcatalao

ok, i admit it, i admit it.

but podolski also dived quite a bit.

but admit that ronaldo is a good player.


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hehe i already have. he is (very) good player.


staying on his feet will make him a better player.




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Message 39 - posted by Bath City Fan (U2391962) , Jul 7, 2006

He's a cheat, just like Drogba

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Message 40 - posted by U3548583 - banned alt id 7 (U3548583) , Jul 7, 2006

When will you people understand that diving is part of football and it will never change. Only people in England have a problem with it.

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