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  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 13:02:15 86,810 posts
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    Then again I think that about an increasing number of Man U players these days.
  • ElNino9 20 Sep 2012 13:33:40 13,323 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Nani will never shake his "budget Ronaldo" label.
    It's harsh. He's nothing like Ronaldo, really. They're both Portuguese and are wingers, but that's where the similarities end.

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  • Dougs 20 Sep 2012 13:41:44 67,031 posts
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    That's more similarities than most players who are compared imo!
  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 13:42:52 86,810 posts
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    Yes they're both young Portuguese wingers who played sequentially for Man United - WHY DO PEOPLE COMPARE THEM??
  • ElNino9 20 Sep 2012 13:48:31 13,323 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    That's more similarities than most players who are compared imo!
    I dunno, like comparing Xavi and Silva because they're both Spanish and are midfielders.

    And let's face it, being a budget mans Ronaldo is hardly and insult. You could say that about everyone else who plays in his position bar Messi.

    Agree with everything said about Young, really not a fan of him. One of the most predictable players I've ever seen. People used to go on about his crosses and set pieces, and even they're pretty poor the majority of the time. I'd quite happily see him gone in the summer, far better players available for much less than he cost.

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  • roz123 20 Sep 2012 13:49:14 7,112 posts
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    They both look like cunts
  • ElNino9 20 Sep 2012 13:49:45 13,323 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Yes they're both young Portuguese wingers who played sequentially for Man United - WHY DO PEOPLE COMPARE THEM??
    Watch them week in week out.

    Then come back to me.

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  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 13:49:53 86,810 posts
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    Wingers are more comparable than "midfielders". Wingers are also midfielders for starters.
  • SolidSCB 20 Sep 2012 13:50:16 6,513 posts
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    You could compare any player in the world other than Messi to Ronaldo and they would pale into insignificance. I don't think anyone realistically expects Nani to be that sort of player.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 13:50:44
    They're not comparable because one was very good and one isn't.
  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 13:51:29 86,810 posts
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    ElNino9 wrote:
    kalel wrote:
    Yes they're both young Portuguese wingers who played sequentially for Man United - WHY DO PEOPLE COMPARE THEM??
    Watch them week in week out.

    Then come back to me.
    You're essentially saying they're different people and so it's not far to compare them, but as player comparisons go, it's about as fair as you can actually get.

    Who would be a fair player to compare either to?
  • ElNino9 20 Sep 2012 13:53:07 13,323 posts
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    kalel wrote:
    Wingers are more comparable than "midfielders". Wingers are also midfielders for starters.
    Ronaldo hasn't really been a midfielderer since 06. Nani is much more comfortable playing on the right side of a four man midfield. Ronaldo isn't, leaves you criminally exposed.

    Plays much further up the field.

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  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 14:03:58 86,810 posts
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    Yes, Nani isn't good enough to develop in the same way that Ronaldo did.

    You almost seem to be comparing them there...
  • SolidSCB 20 Sep 2012 14:22:27 6,513 posts
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    Well, I suppose the comparisons are right. After all, Ronaldo has kept Nani completely out of the Portugal side all these years by taking up his favoured right wing role.
  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 14:32:24 86,810 posts
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    Not quite sure if that's sarcasm or not, but if it is, I'd say it's fairly obviously not a particularly good point.

    Again, they are not TOTALLY IDENTICAL (which is sort of the point) but they are clearly similar enough to warrant comparison. It's as fair to compare them as it is to compare any two players.
  • oceanmotion 20 Sep 2012 14:35:14 15,770 posts
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    I guess playing Nani and Rafael on the right side of the pitch would be football suicide.
  • mikew1985 20 Sep 2012 14:40:44 12,652 posts
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    Ok by the same token, (insert any right winger ever here) isn't good enough to develop in the same way Ronaldo did.

    It's true but it's also a pretty redundant comparison.

    People compare Ronaldo and Nani mainly because they're both Portuguese and have tendencies to be incredibly frustrating to watch at times oh and they are both perceived to be utter cunts that play(ed) for Man Utd. I think the Man Utd cunt part is the key.

    Edited by mikew1985 at 14:42:57 20-09-2012
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 14:47:09
    oceanmotion wrote:
    I guess playing Nani and Rafael on the right side of the pitch would be football suicide.
    Rafeal is going to be a great rb. He's become more disciplined this season and is only going to get better.
  • Stickman 20 Sep 2012 14:59:15 29,664 posts
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    mikew1985 wrote:
    People compare Ronaldo and Nani mainly because they're both Portuguese and have tendencies to be incredibly frustrating to watch at times oh and they are both perceived to be utter cunts that play(ed) for Man Utd. I think the Man Utd cunt part is the key.
    Isn't that the point being made though? Or have I missed something?
    Rightly or wrongly, they will always be compared and Nani will be found wanting. Especially while he's at Man Utd.

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  • kalel 20 Sep 2012 15:05:23 86,810 posts
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    I'm totally lost now. mike just disagreed with me then agreed with me in the same post.
  • bitch_tits_zero_nine 20 Sep 2012 15:11:03 6,654 posts
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    SSN compare their statistics pretty regularly. As of last year, ironically Nani had better assists and goals than Ronaldo at the same point in his Man United career.
  • Latin 20 Sep 2012 15:22:38 3,606 posts
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    bitch_tits_zero_nine wrote:
    SSN compare their statistics pretty regularly. As of last year, ironically Nani had better assists and goals than Ronaldo at the same point in his Man United career.
    Think he joined as a more developed player, if I'm not mistaken we signed nani when he was 20 and Ronaldo when he was 17?
  • roz123 20 Sep 2012 15:27:47 7,112 posts
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    A clip from an Asian Champions League game in Iran. The clip pauses at times, try to guess what happens next
    http://youtu.be/8PjIolPWY48
  • Latin 20 Sep 2012 15:33:46 3,606 posts
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    Haha! Crazy fuckers!
  • oceanmotion 20 Sep 2012 16:22:52 15,770 posts
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    Holy crap.
  • reddevil93 21 Sep 2012 01:12:39 11,505 posts
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    Was a good night in Old Trafford last night, performance wasn't overly convincing but was a good 3 points to get. Stretty was buzzing all night, was pleased to see most didn't take part in the 'Always the victims' chant too for the week that's in it.

    Worst taste of the night was "Always look out for Turks carrying knives" followed by "We all hate Leeds scum", both things sung individually was grand but couldn't shake the feeling the people who started the Leeds chant straight after the Turks one were trying to cause offence. Like the 'victims' chant most singing probably didn't realise how badly it could be misinterpreted.

    Don't get all the Nani critiscism either, was very unlucky not to have at least 1 assist, he's a player that takes risks in possesion and if other players(namely Hernandez) had finished their chances not many would be critical.

    Reception for Fletcher was brilliant too, delighted for him.

  • SuperCoolEskimo 2 Oct 2012 01:10:10 9,760 posts
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    Surprised that City vs Dortmund hasn't sold out for Wednesday, it should be a good game and it's worth going just to see the Dortmund fans too, they are mental. Best away fans I've seen at the Emirates.
  • reddevil93 2 Oct 2012 01:32:57 11,505 posts
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    They had to reduce their already cheap tickets to try sell out the Champions league games last year in their 1st year in the tournament under that format.

    Embarrassing

  • SuperCoolEskimo 2 Oct 2012 01:57:18 9,760 posts
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    A Dortmund fan on Twitter said their fans were buying some of the tickets that are on general sale and had their bookings cancelled by City. Said they bought some on general sale when they came to Emirates and we didn't say anything.
  • Dougs 2 Oct 2012 09:00:18 67,031 posts
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    Lol, nvm. Thought this was the PL thread!

    Edited by Dougs at 09:00:49 02-10-2012
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