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Messi
PKGooner (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:04
On form right now, stunning

 
Re: Messi
eduardo (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:06
best player in the world



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Messi
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:11
Other than Rosicky.

 
Re: Messi
eduardo (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:19
amit thinks it chamakh



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Messi
Shane (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:20
Everytime I watch Fabregas it's like he never used to play for us.

 
Re: Messi
eduardo (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:23
why is that shane, when I see him for Barca it just reminds me of his best bits for us



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Messi
Shane (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 21:29
Dunno, it's just kinda hard to believe a player that good was our property as little as 9 months ago.

 
Re: Messi
Spursrule (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 22:05
Fabregas was way too good for arsenal, and I hope he keeps his form so barcelona catch Real Madrid and wipe that smile off Mourinho's smug face.

 
Re: Messi
BootyDaddy (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 22:06
Don't worry, you'll be able to think th same of RVP in another 9 months.

 
Re: Messi
19 February, 2012 22:13
Oh my God. Just like Vela

 
Re: Messi
eduardo (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 22:21
(Sm22)



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Messi
SuperRob (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 22:31
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Shane1988
Dunno, it's just kinda hard to believe a player that good was our property as little as 9 months ago.

I was thinking the same thing. I tend not to watch barca too much but this really reminded me how good he is and was for us.

 
Re: Messi
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
19 February, 2012 22:36
Fab had a great game today, and was unlucky to hit the crossbar with a beautiful reverse volley

 
Re: Messi
eduardo (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 00:35
[www.arsenalnewsreview.co.uk]



*Signing Ozil is a signing Bergkamp type moment for Arsenal. It changes things utterly.*

 
Re: Messi
Indiangooner (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 04:56
wonder if he will feel like having a fresh challenge in a physical league like EPL in a couple of seasons or tactical Italian league

 
Re: Messi
nis (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 17:07
yh id like to see him in italy,

theres no point in coming here where he would prob score only 30 goals a season and ppl would call him a flop,
these old millwall, west ham fans at work always tryin to tell me

1 ronaldo is a much better player because he done it in enger land

2 that messi is a diver/is weak???? no 1 thing messi doesnt do is dive ive seen him stand up to tackles or get up and keep running from tackles that would have most players rolling,

3 look at wen he played insert english team that time he was quiet

4 he was rubbish in wc2010 , erm no he wasnt he was being a playmaker who made chance after chance, he doesnt need to score every game ya kno



(hard work will beat talent if talent dont work hard)

 
Re: Messi
Zainy (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 18:13
While I agree nis that people sometimes try to undervalue him, he is most certainly a diver. He does occassionally stand up in a tackle, but ive seen him flop over the place A LOT!

 
Re: Messi
holzini (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 18:21
i dont know 1 defender who can stop him ...
but ronaldo has the overall package !

 
Re: Messi
nis (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 19:17
who messi? or ronaldo?
lol does anybody remeber wen they played us and song had his shirt and hes still ran about 15 yards before the ref called a foul

any specific times of his diving as id say i watch like 75 of his games and that is one thing i cant say about him diving



(hard work will beat talent if talent dont work hard)

 
Re: Messi
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 22:51
Anyone who says Messi dives is a fool

 
Re: Messi
Zainy (IP Logged)
20 February, 2012 22:57
Yeah, maybe thats why he was booked twice in 2 months for diving in the box at the end of last year.

He is completely overshadowed by the other Barce divers thats for sure and used to have a relatively spotless record until recently, but dont go attributing something to someone that doesnt exist. Messi dives and has been booked for it on more than one occassion. That im afraid is a fact.

Somewhat less debatable is that he is the best player in the world for a number of years.

 
Re: Messi
Gunners R Us (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 01:30
I still think Ronaldo has been better this season

 
Re: Messi
Shane (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 01:44
Of course he dives, when Barca are really up against it you'll see Messi taking tumbles along with the rest of them.

They're all like that, it's just as integral to the modern day Barca as tiki-taka or the 5 second rule, it's coached into them, bunch of cheating c*nts.

 
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nis (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 13:35
video: [url]

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i cnat call him a diver i mean everybody goes down easy sometimes but ive never seen a player who rides tackles and carrys on when a certain penalty would be given like messi does



(hard work will beat talent if talent dont work hard)

 
Re: Messi
Zainy (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:06
Fair enough, he is certainly far less to blame than most.

 
Re: Messi
Mad Jens (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:07
This Messi fellow doesn't look half bad. I reckon we should sign him.

 
Re: Messi
Zainy (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:22
And quickly before anyone else find out how good he is.

 
Re: Messi
Mad Jens (IP Logged)
21 February, 2012 15:23
Our scouting network has done it again!

 
Re: Messi
SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
27 February, 2012 23:52
Yeah, maybe thats why he was booked twice in 2 months for diving in the box at the end of last year.

Update: As of February 26, Messi has reached five yellows and therefore a suspension (three handballs, one protest and one dive).

And also a New compilation of Messi never Dives:

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Eat and swallow it.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 27/02/2012 23:54 by SaltnPeppah.

 
Re: Messi
Shane (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 07:35
How often are players booked for diving? Very rarely and the dives I've witnessed he wasn't booked so that must be an additional one.

That's a bullshit video and using a YouTube montage as proof makes for a bullshit arguement.

 
Re: Messi
Zainy (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 10:44
Indeed that is a ridiculous argument snp.

 
Re: Messi
80'sGoona (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 10:50
Fabregas said he preferred playing deeper in midfield, so Barca stick him up front.

They really didn't need him, regardless of how many goals he's scored.

 
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SaltnPeppah (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 17:26
How often are players booked for diving? Very rarely and the dives I've witnessed he wasn't booked so that must be an additional one.

How many players apart from Messi (try to) stay on their feet when chopped down? Not too many, I'd say.

 
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Gunners R Us (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 17:39
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80'sGoona
Fabregas said he preferred playing deeper in midfield, so Barca stick him up front.
They really didn't need him, regardless of how many goals he's scored.


Just because he prefers there does not mean it is his best position. We stuck him behind the striker and he excelled.

Steven gerrard often says he prefers playing deeper, yet when benetiz played him behind torres he was playing the best he ever had in his career.

 
Re: Messi
Gööfle11 (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 19:14
Best player ever. I think this should be considered fact by now.



"I painted a sunny day on the insides of my eyelids"

 
Re: Messi
younghansolo (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 19:27
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Goofle11
Best player ever. I think this should be considered fact by now.

He probably is. I'd still like to see him do it in another league though and at international level or else some will forever doubt that.

 
Re: Messi
Rockstaar (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 19:29
Never seen a player in Spain much less this Barca team that doesnt dive sorry

and the best player fu.ckery in the world has been discussed and debunked already on AT



http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5066/verminator2.jpg
[arsenalsigs.blogspot.com]

 
Re: Messi
PKGooner (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 21:33
Watch pretty much all of Barcelona's games - he does go down easy at times. Though I've not seen him go down completely outright without any contact like that chimp c*nt did on Sunday

 
Re: Messi
younghansolo (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 21:53
I seem to remember song getting booked in the second leg 2 seasons ago because of a Messi dive.

 
Re: Messi
PiP the Gunner (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:03
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PK
...like that chimp c*nt did on Sunday

(Sm22) (Sm22).....cracks me up everytime I hear him called that.

Anyway, I don't think Messi's that bad compared to most, except when he plays against Real.

Then he gets sucked into the diving shenanigans along with all the usual suspects like slimy Pedro et al.

 
Re: Messi
Mad Jens (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:05
Agree - not innocent but he's hardly the poster child for that sort of thing.

Pedro... what can you say about him...

 
Re: Messi
PiP the Gunner (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:14
I've watched the last 2 Barca v RM games, & each time the diving, play-acting etc gets worst.

Although between them they've got some of the best players on the planet, in some ways that fixture is a terrible advert for football.

You see some great football & goals but they always ruin it as a spectacle with all the cr.ap that goes on.

 
Re: Messi
80'sGoona (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:42
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Gunners R Us
Quote:
80'sGoona
Fabregas said he preferred playing deeper in midfield, so Barca stick him up front.
They really didn't need him, regardless of how many goals he's scored.


Just because he prefers there does not mean it is his best position. We stuck him behind the striker and he excelled.

Steven gerrard often says he prefers playing deeper, yet when benetiz played him behind torres he was playing the best he ever had in his career.

That's true. But I don't think having him in their team has improved them in any way. It's disrupted the balance. Busquets Xavi Iniesta with Villa Messi Pedro or Sanchez for Villa or Pedro is their most potent line up.

I'm just being bitter, ignore me.

 
Re: Messi
PiP the Gunner (IP Logged)
28 February, 2012 22:46
This season Cesc has got 15 goals & 15 assists in 34 games. Amazing, considering how sh!.t he was for us last season at times.......

And yes, I'm bitter too!

 
Re: Messi
hacomon1945 (IP Logged)
29 February, 2012 13:14
anyone who says he doesent dive is fool fool

 
Re: Messi
nis (IP Logged)
29 February, 2012 17:09
Quote:
PiP the Gunner
I've watched the last 2 Barca v RM games, & each time the diving, play-acting etc gets worst.
Although between them they've got some of the best players on the planet, in some ways that fixture is a terrible advert for football.

You see some great football & goals but they always ruin it as a spectacle with all the cr.ap that goes on.

put simply joses real like to foul and peps barca like to dive == a red card a game



(hard work will beat talent if talent dont work hard)


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