Do you consider Messi a clutch player?

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Post by Nirgal Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:23 pm

Given his record against Madrid and in Champions league, and the fact that he performed very well at World cup (I know people who haven't watched him will point to his goal tally and argue against this point), do you think he has earned the right to be considered a Big game player?
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Post by IzzyC08 Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:25 pm

Is this even a question??? Yes of course he is.
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Post by golden dragon Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:26 pm

Yes without a doubt.
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Post by VivaStPauli Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:27 pm

He is, he was pretty good even against Germany, the numbers just don't show "almost goals", Messi never disappears, and even if you don't see much of him, it takes like 3 defenders to keep him that quiet.
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Post by The Madrid One Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:34 pm

why are people so inclusive when talking about big game players.

this is a no brainer.
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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:35 pm

VivaStPauli wrote:He is, he was pretty good even against Germany, the numbers just don't show "almost goals", Messi never disappears, and even if you don't see much of him, it takes like 3 defenders to keep him that quiet.

Yes that's true but he's still no Prince Poldi and he never will be :coffee:
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Post by Lord Awesome Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:36 pm

Umm........Yeah?
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Post by Onyx Sun Jun 12, 2011 12:40 pm

Based on what he has accomplished, yeh.

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Post by Albiceleste Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:46 pm

Of the highest order.

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Post by Great Leader Sprucenuce Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:47 pm

Lionel Messi wrote:Of the highest order.

I thought you were humble and respectful? what you just said reeked of arrogance imo :coffee:
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Post by RobbyV Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:48 pm

Assist vs Chelsea for Iniesta, goal in both CL finals. Destroyed Arsenal twice, epic games during CL 09. Brilliant vs Madrid in all fixtures last season and the year before........... But........

















He was contained by Zanetti and Inter
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Post by Albiceleste Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:48 pm

Its the truth :coffee:

Why does it seem like any Messi topic gets inter fans stuck in the past Shocked

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Post by Sushi Master Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:55 pm

I've seen Messi being "contained" by many teams. Which means you still shit your pants, just that he doesn't score any goals.
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Post by M99 Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:57 pm

Nirgal wrote:Given his record against Madrid and in Champions league, and the fact that he performed very well at World cup (I know people who haven't watched him will point to his goal tally and argue against this point), do you think he has earned the right to be considered a Big game player?

To answer you question, NO. Not at all.

He still has to score in a cold night in the Britannia Stadium Do you consider Messi a clutch player? 2859867778
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Post by Gil Sun Jun 12, 2011 1:58 pm

Couldn't do it on a dry, cold & humid Wednesday night against Ashley Cole at the Bridge though!
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Post by Blue Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:01 pm

RobbyV wrote:Assist vs Chelsea for Iniesta, goal in both CL finals. Destroyed Arsenal twice, epic games during CL 09. Brilliant vs Madrid in all fixtures last season and the year before........... But........

















He was contained by Zanetti and Inter

Am i the only one who thinks Messi is getting way too much credit for Iniesta goal against Chelsea?

to answer the OP.............Yes
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Post by Vibe Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:09 pm

What's a clutch player?
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Post by Lord Hades Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:23 pm

i consider wolfgang stark and ovrebo clutch refrees and buscuits a clutch player.. whenevers theres a big match he 'dives' in :coffee:
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Post by Albiceleste Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:24 pm

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Post by Nirgal Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:26 pm

VibeTribe wrote:What's a clutch player?

A player that performs particularly well under pressure.
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Post by McAgger Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:27 pm

Second only to Godolski
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Post by Albiceleste Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:27 pm

Sushi Master wrote:I've seen Messi being "contained" by many teams. Which means you still shit your pants, just that he doesn't score any goals.
not scoring a goal = being contained according to your logic, looks like every team Barcelona has faced has contained Mascherano this season since he didn't score

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Post by Vibe Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:28 pm

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A player that performs particularly well under pressure.

Well only time I remember Messi playing under pressure is vs Inter and vs 11 men Real Madrid and he failed...So no.
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Post by Albiceleste Sun Jun 12, 2011 2:29 pm

VibeTribe wrote:
Nirgal wrote:

A player that performs particularly well under pressure.

Well only time I remember Messi playing under pressure is vs Inter and vs 11 men Real Madrid and he failed...So no.
Theres no pressure at all in the champions league unless you're playing madrid or inter right?

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Post by Sushi Master Sun Jun 12, 2011 3:19 pm

Lionel Messi wrote:
Sushi Master wrote:I've seen Messi being "contained" by many teams. Which means you still shit your pants, just that he doesn't score any goals.
not scoring a goal = being contained according to your logic, looks like every team Barcelona has faced has contained Mascherano this season since he didn't score
I guess you didn't get the sarcasm. My point is that Messi is always a threat, even when he doesn't score.
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