How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by cmonurz » 01 Feb 2008 16:26

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Thank heavens you're here to add a bit of levelled opinion to the debate


Have to respect his opinion given he is the same nobber who thinks Henry was over-rated.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Tredder » 01 Feb 2008 16:28

I mean, what did he ever achieve and where is he now?

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by TBM » 01 Feb 2008 16:53

He could well have been an Arsenal player

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/footbal ... 222616.stm

Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has told BBC Sport Cristiano Ronaldo had spent time with the Gunners before he joined Manchester United in August 2003.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by igoe agogo » 01 Feb 2008 18:45

think he's awesome but apparently he's only scored 3 goals against Arsenal, Liverpool & Chelsea combined since he's been in the prem - or something like that anyway

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by PlasticRoyale » 01 Feb 2008 20:17

Gattuso should have been booked in the semi at the San Siro. Constantly fouled ronaldo but got away with it. Actually rugby tackled him at one point


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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by philM » 02 Feb 2008 12:46

Can someone explain to me how players get the ball to move in the air so much without applying spin. e.g Ronaldo's free-kick v portsmouth. Looking at it the ball doesn't seem to be spinning much but the ball certainly dips compared to it's expected flight/speed.

Having never played at a level where bending the ball became relevant or even optional without adding some slice/fade spin I don't understand how it works. :?

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Royal With Cheese » 02 Feb 2008 23:14

The frightening thing is he's going to get better over the next few years.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by moo » 03 Feb 2008 13:17

Royal With Cheese The frightening thing is he's going to get better over the next few years.


Like Owen did.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by shadesrwrf » 03 Feb 2008 13:29

I don't think he's as good as Theo Walcott.


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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Smoking Kills Dancing Doe » 03 Feb 2008 14:50

Well he caertainly did it against England at the world cup and we're the best team in the world.

AN absolute joy to watch, as is the entire Utd team.

I remember a month into the season Alan Green called Anderson the new Kleberson.....

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by From Despair To Where? » 03 Feb 2008 19:19

Considering all the media hype about his free kick against Pompey, was I the only person to be somewhat underwhelmed by it when they finally saw it? Seemed to me it was taken with a plastic ball bought for 99p from Tesco. I used to score goals like that in the playground at primay school.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Big Ern » 04 Feb 2008 10:38

On current form, he is the best player in the World at the moment IMO.

He will never be considered amongst the elite until he has lit up a major tournemant thae same way that Maradonna, Pele and Zidane did, but he is still young and has 5 or 6 major tourmenents ahead of him to do so.

The other players who could be currently consiodered the best in the World, Kaka & Ronaldhino were not that impressive in the last world cup, and out of all 3 I would say Ronaldo out performed them. Although i think Ronaldhino was still reeling after seeing his dream move to ReadingFC falling through due to problems with wages.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by TBM » 04 Feb 2008 10:58

philM Can someone explain to me how players get the ball to move in the air so much without applying spin. e.g Ronaldo's free-kick v portsmouth. Looking at it the ball doesn't seem to be spinning much but the ball certainly dips compared to it's expected flight/speed.

Having never played at a level where bending the ball became relevant or even optional without adding some slice/fade spin I don't understand how it works. :?


If you ever get a chance to, pick up one of the balls they use - for starters its got a soft jelly like coat to it and is really light. Compare it to the ones you buy in a sports shop, which are heavier and harder without that soft coating. Add in the new thinner boots players wear it means when they strike the ball they can influence it alot more than if you're wearing £30 boots that we buy. The Ronaldo free-kick, he hit it in such a way that he added more of a top spin making the ball dip at pace, his run up is front on - compare it to Beckham who come almost side on to the ball hence why he gets so much curl.


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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by shadesrwrf » 04 Feb 2008 11:37

TBM The Ronaldo free-kick, he hit it in such a way that he added more of a top spin making the ball dip at pace, his run up is front on - compare it to Beckham who come almost side on to the ball hence why he gets so much curl.


Behave yourself. It was a mis-kick.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by TBM » 04 Feb 2008 15:16

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TBM The Ronaldo free-kick, he hit it in such a way that he added more of a top spin making the ball dip at pace, his run up is front on - compare it to Beckham who come almost side on to the ball hence why he gets so much curl.


Behave yourself. It was a mis-kick.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_tLV6bfg9U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejfGKxlqOwQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2vTJRf2xVk

I agree - all mis-kicks!

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Royal Fleet » 04 Feb 2008 16:50

To be a true great and be mentioned in the same breath as Pele, Platini and Zidane he needs to learn some humility and honour. I think his game still has a cheating edge, and he fancies himself a bit too much. I will always consider Maradona a level below those I have mentioned for exactly these reasons.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by shadesrwrf » 04 Feb 2008 17:03

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TBM The Ronaldo free-kick, he hit it in such a way that he added more of a top spin making the ball dip at pace, his run up is front on - compare it to Beckham who come almost side on to the ball hence why he gets so much curl.


Behave yourself. It was a mis-kick.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_tLV6bfg9U
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejfGKxlqOwQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2vTJRf2xVk

I agree - all mis-kicks!


My apologies, that's what comes of no tongue-in-cheek emoticon.

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by TBM » 04 Feb 2008 17:28

shadesrwrf My apologies, that's what comes of no tongue-in-cheek emoticon.


:lol: so was my post....

Now if you were SpaceCruiser i wouldn't have believed you

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Re: How good is Cristiano Ronaldo?

by Silver Fox » 05 Feb 2008 02:30

Late to the party and all that but I only saw Ronnie's free kick on Saturday and given that it was a dead ball situation I don't think it was all that. The praise heaped on it just reminds me of Carlos in le Tournoi, how did his free kicks work out for him after that?

Having said that, he is the best player in the world by a mile.

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