Ronaldo breaks Juventus record

D-Von

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Some stat that

Can’t remember the last time a genuine great footballer’s all round game dropped off so dramatically though
It’s pretty obvious why he left Madrid and why they were happy to cash in on him

The difference between Messi and Ronaldo is if you take away their goals’

Ronaldo isn’t close to being a great without his goals
Messi is the still the greatest player who ever stepped foot on a pitch without his
 

GovanBlueNose

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What does being the best in the world have to do with it though? Surely the point is 3 of them were winning a lot at Rangers and could have maybe went and tested themselves elsewhere to see if they could do better?

What about Gerrard? Bit of a coward for never leaving Liverpool until the last year of his career to go to the retirement league?
Xavi, Maldini, Giggs, Scholes, Pirlo. Just some of the players who didn't have the bottle to prove themselves in other top leagues.

Players who have the bravery to go play in other top leagues are automatically superior.

Big Zlatan Ibrahimovic is clearly on another level compared to Messi. He even produced the goods in the EPL. And he was practically a pensioner when he did it! Unbelievable.
 

BlueNoseBlueblood

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Agreed. The idea that he has to prove himself against teams like Everton and bologna to show how good he is makes no sense, considering he's regularly scoring against teams like Liverpool and Juventus in the Champions League.

Numbers wise there's very little between the two players, but I do struggle to see how anyone who loves football can enjoy Ronaldo more than Messi as a player. One is a machine and one is an artist - end results are broadly similar but I know what I'd rather watch
Spot on mate (no pun)
 

Day Old Blues

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Who cares whos better between him and Messi. Its always going to come down to personal opinion and no matter what stats people throw up If your a messi fan you'll say Messi and Ronaldo you'll say Ronaldo.

However we are so luck my to live when both are active.

Pretty much any other era id they were playing without the other they would have about 10 world player of the years each.

Enjoy both of them!
 

BunkMoreland

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Winning all a league has to offer then moving on to a new challenge is not mercenary, that's ambition, drive, dedication to be the best everywhere he goes. Where has Messi been again, oh aye Barca, wee wank that he is.
What a silly comment.
Ronaldo left Madrid because he wants a league title. He won 2 at Madrid. In 9 years.
So he moved to a team with no competition.
La Liga top scorer 3 times.

Messi just embarrassed him domestically.
 

Mview83

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Bizzare how folk can’t just appreciate both players without the need to belittle one or the other.
It’s actually pathetic, pretty sad even.

Some of the comments on this thread on both sides are ridiculous. Who knew Ronaldo ‘wasn’t really rated in Spain’ for example lol
 

Earl of Leven

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Incredible that EPL fan boys think that he's not proved himself (Messi) as he's not signed for a club smaller than the one he's at.
 

Drumchapel-Bear

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Ronaldo, brilliant, fantastic player a privilege to have seen him, arguably in the top 10 of all time, maybe even rightfully the no 2 of all time, however anyone who has any knowledge of the game knows that Messi is streets ahead of anyone who has ever played. Its not even debatable.. A privilege to have been in the era of being able to watch both off them.
Maradona is seen as the better player of the two in their homeland.
 

thomsonstackle

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Imagine being raging at a throw away remark made by a 19 year old player, 13 years on - and we say they’re easily offended! If only Messi’s offence was something milder like being a rapey creep :D

Here’s another couple of photos for you by the way.



I gave up caring about ‘celebrity’ celtc fans a long time ago.

Everyone in Scotland knows that they go out their way to be loved and throw the green and grey jersey at anyone for a second of publicity.
 

Hammy

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Greetin faced, timmy loving, steroid taking, left footer who can %^*& right off.
Haha bloody hell. Stop getting so angry. You really think Messi and co give a shit about Celtic. He’s scored enough goals against them over the years.

Suppose you hate Ronaldo now as well?

 

Hammy

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Short memories of the poison dwarf.
You clearly weren’t on here in 07/08, you had fans raging (nothing new there...) at Walters European tactics all the time.

Xavi (who is in that pic with Messi) said the below about Celtic. Suppose he’s a big Rangers man now? :D These players call it as they see it, get pulled into photo ops and have no real opinion on Rangers/Celtic generally.

 
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Ticketybloo

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He might come across as a bit of a self centred knobend but can't deny that Boy's one helluva gifted player.
 

Fingers1872

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Higuain scores 36 league goals a few years back. 25 seems a bit low for one of footballs greats!
In his final season at Napoli, 35 league games 36 league goals. The following season wiki has him 38 league games and 24 league goals for Juve.
 

Desert Loyal

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You clearly weren’t on here in 07/08, you had fans raging (nothing new there...) at Walters European tactics all the time.

Xavi (who is in that pic with Messi) said the below about Celtic. Suppose he’s a big Rangers man now? :D These players call it as they see it, get pulled into photo ops and have no real opinion on Rangers/Celtic generally.

So because Xavi slagged Celtic I should accept Messi slagging Rangers because the spoiled child didn't didn't get his way.....aye ok.
 

Hugo Baws

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Maradonna is an example of how miss leading stats can be. Didn’t exactly score thousands over his career. Yet carried his team to a WC and Napoli to a title.
Add into it the absolute shite hole pitches he played on.

Absolute animal Defences he played against who literally got away with assault week in week out.
 

Andy_N

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Surprised it’s stood that long it’s not that impressive for a team that size but Ronaldo’s not showing any signs of slowing down.
 

top_cat

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Xavi, Maldini, Giggs, Scholes, Pirlo. Just some of the players who didn't have the bottle to prove themselves in other top leagues.

Players who have the bravery to go play in other top leagues are automatically superior.

Big Zlatan Ibrahimovic is clearly on another level compared to Messi. He even produced the goods in the EPL. And he was practically a pensioner when he did it! Unbelievable.
These guys were world class, ffs :D
 

Desert Loyal

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Aye, all the mods are in my pocket, they do my bidding whenever I so desire.

In fact, I actually run this forum, Mark is just a figurehead.

:D
Sorry you misunderstand.
I'm implying that if you read something you don't like or agree with, you report it to the mods.
Take from that what you will.
 
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