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  • ElNuevo9 20 Sep 2012 13:49:45 14,127 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.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 13:49:53
    Wingers are more comparable than "midfielders". Wingers are also midfielders for starters.
  • SolidSCB 20 Sep 2012 13:50:16 9,926 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.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 13:51:29
    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?
  • ElNuevo9 20 Sep 2012 13:53:07 14,127 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.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 14:03:58
    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 9,926 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.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 14:32:24
    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 17,260 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 14,463 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 29,653 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.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 15:05:23
    I'm totally lost now. mike just disagreed with me then agreed with me in the same post.
  • Deleted user 20 September 2012 15:11:03
    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 4,075 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 4,075 posts
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    Haha! Crazy fuckers!
  • oceanmotion 20 Sep 2012 16:22:52 17,260 posts
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    Holy crap.
  • reddevil93 21 Sep 2012 01:12:39 13,819 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 11,260 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 13,819 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 11,260 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 83,777 posts
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    Lol, nvm. Thought this was the PL thread!

    Edited by Dougs at 09:00:49 02-10-2012
  • Deleted user 2 October 2012 09:48:25
    The glory hunters will soon flood to the blue half too.

    IRONY!

    I know
  • THFourteen 2 Oct 2012 09:52:34 46,287 posts
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    SuperCoolEskimo wrote:
    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.
    Yeah there were a couple of german guys sat in front of me that game.

    Actually remembering, i still think they had the best away fans i've ever seen at the emirates.
  • Dougs 2 Oct 2012 10:03:16 83,777 posts
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    They were great when we played them at Highbury too. Completely took over the Pins, to the point that we were directed to the other bar. Never known that before and they were slightly terrifying...
  • THFourteen 2 Oct 2012 10:07:36 46,287 posts
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    "look at me and my highbury stories" :-P

    i remember being in the pins before the cardiff fa cup match a few years ago reading my programme... i was there quite early, i'm thinking hey its quite loud in here, suddenly i look up and the whole place is full of rowdy cardiff fans. i'm like ok, had a bit of banter with the guys around me, then left at normal time to walk down to the ground, and as i left the police outside the door were like "wtf you doing in there, its an away pub".
  • roz123 2 Oct 2012 11:05:35 7,112 posts
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    Looking forward to the game against FC Nordsjaelland, apparently they are "The Danish Barcelona" although I think thats a bit tounge in cheek and they will be more like Swansea (they even have a Laudrup). I wonder if Di Matteo will make a few changes, it would be nice to see Azpilicueta and Marin start.
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