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  1. 08 Aug '07 23:35
    so i was at the oval tonight.

    man utd vs the cretins *cough* i mean glentoran

    micheal carrick is tall btw

    anyway

    nani is pure class, a bit like ronadlo, maybe better with time. not afraid to track back to tackle either. he well get send off this season, i guarantee it.

    anderson on the other hand i was pretty disappointed with, might take him a while to settle it. his passing was very sloppy and his movement off the ball could've been better.

    we'll see but on that match i predict anderson to flop and nani to be player of the season in the future.
  2. Standard member Ragnorak
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    09 Aug '07 21:52
    Originally posted by trevor33
    so i was at the oval tonight.

    man utd vs the cretins *cough* i mean glentoran

    micheal carrick is tall btw

    anyway

    nani is pure class, a bit like ronadlo, maybe better with time. not afraid to track back to tackle either. he well get send off this season, i guarantee it.

    anderson on the other hand i was pretty disappointed with, might take him ...[text shortened]... ut on that match i predict anderson to flop and nani to be player of the season in the future.
    Anderson is just back from a broken leg. United have taken a risk that he will continue to develop from the stage he was at before the break. He also played in the Copa America and has just returned to pre season training, playing his first match only last week (first half only against Doncaster), so against Glentoran was only his second pre season match. I believe Nani had already played in 4 games.

    Anderson is also a year younger than Nani.

    Give him time. Judging by his youtube videos, he looks a superb prospect. Though possibly from next season.

    D
  3. Standard member Ragnorak
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    09 Aug '07 22:02
    Nani doing a nice bit of work...
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yre2qQyz_NM

    D
  4. 09 Aug '07 22:17
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    Anderson is just back from a broken leg. United have taken a risk that he will continue to develop from the stage he was at before the break. He also played in the Copa America and has just returned to pre season training, playing his first match only last week (first half only against Doncaster), so against Glentoran was only his second pre season match. ...[text shortened]... dging by his youtube videos, he looks a superb prospect. Though possibly from next season.

    D
    didn't know he had broke his leg. i'll give him a year then. his passing was so sloppy though, every ball bobbling along.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8vrTbsP18A&NR=1

    that wasn't the glens best chance though, they had one cleared off the line. bit of a goalmouth scramble but still.
  5. Standard member Palynka
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    10 Aug '07 09:57
    Originally posted by trevor33
    didn't know he had broke his leg. i'll give him a year then. his passing was so sloppy though, every ball bobbling along.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8vrTbsP18A&NR=1

    that wasn't the glens best chance though, they had one cleared off the line. bit of a goalmouth scramble but still.
    Carlton Banks:
    http://www3.turkishpress.com/i-s/SGE.IGH50.050807040405.photo00.quicklook.default-207x245.jpg

    Nani:
    http://www.mackanzoor.com/belair/Carlton%20Banks--alfonso01.jpg

    Anderson was the best of the two, here in Portugal, but he has had some problems with injuries which may influence his development. Nani has been on fire recently, but he's also trying too hard. Losing a few balls in your own half against Glentoran or Shenzen is not too bad, but doing so in the Premiership may be costly. Neither of them are ready, in my opinion, but they both can make great substitutes when something special is missing in the offense.
  6. Standard member Ragnorak
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    06 Oct '07 16:42
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Anderson was the best of the two, here in Portugal, but he has had some problems with injuries which may influence his development. Nani has been on fire recently, but he's also trying too hard. Losing a few balls in your own half against Glentoran or Shenzen is not too bad, but doing so in the Premiership may be costly. Neither of them are ready, in my opinion, but they both can make great substitutes when something special is missing in the offense.
    Anderson had a superb half today against Wigan in the centre of midfield. His work rate was incredible, and he won numerous balls from his opponents, which is something I wasn't expecting at all. He also played 2 superb passes, 1 resulting in Ronaldo's goal, and the other should have resulted in Ronaldo playing in Rooney for his 2nd.

    Nani fires hot and cold. He did some superb things in Europe midweek, but did some terrible things as well. I think he's got massive potential.

    From what little I've seen of them, Anderson looks the most ready to play a influential part for this season.

    D
  7. 06 Oct '07 17:41 / 1 edit
    I have Nani on my fantasy team, should I ditch him if he doesn't get enough playing time? He costs less than $7.
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    06 Oct '07 20:54
    Originally posted by darvlay
    I have Nani on my fantasy team, should I ditch him if he doesn't get enough playing time? He costs less than $7.
    What's your team's name?

    I don't think Nani is a great pick for this season. He won't play every game. Petrov, Bentley, Koumas or Downing might be better picks for about the same money.

    D
  9. 06 Oct '07 21:07
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    What's your team's name?

    I don't think Nani is a great pick for this season. He won't play every game. Petrov, Bentley, Koumas or Downing might be better picks for about the same money.

    D
    i picked nani after seeing the glentoran game

    luckily ronaldo starting to hit form

    should've picked bale instead of anton f. that was a mistake.

    given was cheap but not played that much and carvalho has been injured all season

    dean ashton and torres has hit some points though, as has terry and carragher.

    freddy hasn't played much and berbatov is just warming up.

    not a bad team but could've been better.
  10. Standard member Palynka
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    08 Oct '07 15:40
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    His work rate was incredible, and he won numerous balls from his opponents, which is something I wasn't expecting at all.
    Yes, he does an impressive amount of work for someone so technically gifted. He also usually uses any technical tricks very sparingly, which is quite impressive for someone so young.
  11. 08 Oct '07 23:00
    Originally posted by Ragnorak
    What's your team's name?

    I don't think Nani is a great pick for this season. He won't play every game. Petrov, Bentley, Koumas or Downing might be better picks for about the same money.

    D
    It's "Soccer is a Woman's Sport". (That's a joke, I don't actually believe that) and I'm with a bunch f my friends who are pretty serious football fans. I have a solid team and have been following along this year. I heard lots of talk about Nani but it appears he only finishes games up after other ManU strikers are substituted.

    He's cheap though. 6.88. Petorv, Downing and bentley are from 10.50 to 14.00.
  12. 08 Oct '07 23:03
    Here's my team:

    Forwards
    R. Van Persie (ARS - F) 19.76
    F. Torres (LIV - F) 10.04

    Midfielders
    C. Dempsey (FUL - M) 7.01
    T. Rosicky (ARS - M) 10.98
    F. Fabregas (ARS - M) 15.71
    J. Utaka (POR - M) 8.65
    Nani (MAN - M) 6.88

    Defenders
    C. Samba (BLA - D) 8.15
    W. Brown (MAN - D) 7.84
    S. Taylor (NUF - D) 6.88

    Goalkeepers
    S. Carson (AST - G) 10.93

    I'm in second right now.

    Any more tips for a football idiot?
  13. Standard member Palynka
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    09 Oct '07 11:44
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Any more tips for a football idiot?
    Go water the pavement.

    That act alone will increase your average football knowledge by twofold.
  14. 09 Oct '07 12:50
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Go water the pavement.

    That act alone will increase your average football knowledge by twofold.
    Fine, be that way! Don't ever come to me asking for hockey advice, you prick!
  15. Standard member Palynka
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    09 Oct '07 20:53
    Originally posted by darvlay
    Fine, be that way! Don't ever come to me asking for hockey advice, you prick!
    Let me guess...pack my milk in a bag?