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Post by Mr Nick09 Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:16 pm

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Post by RealGunner Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:22 pm

Wonder if Ronaldo's allegations will affect his chances of winning?
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Post by Kebab Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:44 pm

This award has always been in the shadow of Fifa player of the year. When they merged Ballon Dor was something special. but now again it became a scrub award. FIFA award is harder to win and only GOATs can win it
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Post by Mr Nick09 Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:49 pm

Kebab wrote:This award has always been in the shadow of Fifa player of the year. When they merged Ballon Dor was something special. but now again it became a scrub award. FIFA award is harder to win and only GOATs can win it
rofl
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Post by Firenze Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:51 pm

some tragic names on there

Firmehno? lol
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Post by Myesyats Mon Oct 08, 2018 3:54 pm

I can live with anyone, but Benzema?

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Post by farfan Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:02 pm

Mr Nick09 wrote:
Kebab wrote:This award has always been in the shadow of Fifa player of the year. When they merged Ballon Dor was something special. but now again it became a scrub award. FIFA award is harder to win and only GOATs can win it
rofl


He's right, you didn't hear the Bernabeu singing " Lukita Jugador Mundial de la FIFA " at the start of the season?
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Post by Casciavit Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:14 pm

RealGunner wrote:Wonder if Ronaldo's allegations will affect his chances of winning?


I don't see him winning this either TBH. The Ballon d'or is strictly voted by journalists only. If you look at the history of the Fifa Ballon d'or and specifically look at who the journalists voted for, you'd realize that journalists are the ones who have been trying to end the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly. If they never made the combined award, Sneijder would have won in 2010 and Ribery in 2013 looking at their votes.

Messi and CR only won those Ballon d'ors because of the votes of the players and coaches. So if those people are the reason they've dominated the award scene for the last decade, and they finally decided to vote for someone different in Modric, I think it's unlikely that journalists will oppose that and go for Messi or Cristiano ahead.

Judging by their recent voting history, Modric seems like the type of player they'll be voting for this year.

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Post by Thimmy Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:35 pm

My vote goes to Karim Benzema. Carried his club to the last of 4 Champions League titles in recent years, and would have won the world cup this year, if not for his highly controversial omission. His Kuyt-like persistence and worker bee mentality earned him a rightful place among the nominees, and he deserves a lifetime achievement trophy for his impeccable FIFA stats. There's truly no other, more worthy recipient of this award, and hopefully this marks the point in time when even the Ballon D'or began to recognize defensive midfielders. Legend.
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Post by The Demon of Carthage Mon Oct 08, 2018 4:47 pm

Thimmy wrote:My vote goes to Karim Benzema. Carried his club to the last of 4 Champions League titles in recent years, and would have won the world cup this year, if not for his highly controversial omission. His Kuyt-like persistence and worker bee mentality earned him a rightful place among the nominees, and he deserves a lifetime achievement trophy for his impeccable FIFA stats. There's truly no other, more worthy recipient of this award, and hopefully this marks the point in time when even the Ballon D'or began to recognize defensive midfielders. Legend.

His selflessness is what separates him from the rest. He does everything in his power not to touch the ball and if, god forbid, he touches it, he immediately passes it to someone else.

And what about gentleness? Have you ever seen him being aggressive or trying too hard to win the ball back? No, because he's gentle. He doesn't want to hurt the opposition and cause them any injury of any kind. Some people confuse this for laziness and indifference, but it's gentleness in its purest form.

Benzema is the very definition of a superhero: invisible, selfless and caring. These are small acts of heroism that rarely attract any notice. I'm just glad he got the recognition he deserves for once

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Post by Mr Nick09 Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:05 pm

farfan wrote:
Mr Nick09 wrote:
Kebab wrote:This award has always been in the shadow of Fifa player of the year. When they merged Ballon Dor was something special. but now again it became a scrub award. FIFA award is harder to win and only GOATs can win it
rofl


He's right, you didn't hear the Bernabeu singing " Lukita Jugador Mundial de la FIFA " at the start of the season?
no he is not, Ballon d'Or is THE trophy to win. Messi and CR dont count or post pictures of their player of the year award.

there is a reason why even when it merged with Fifa, it was still called the ballon d'or. this is what Messi or CR want.
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Post by farfan Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:08 pm


Mr Nick09 wrote:
farfan wrote:
Mr Nick09 wrote: rofl


He's right, you didn't hear the Bernabeu singing " Lukita Jugador Mundial de la FIFA " at the start of the season?
no he is not, Ballon d'Or is THE trophy to win. Messi and CR dont count or post pictures of their player of the year award.

there is a reason why even when it merged with Fifa, it was still called the ballon d'or. this is what Messi or CR want.


Dude I was kidding Laughing fans were chanting " Lukita Balon de oro ". Nobody gives a shit about the FIFA award.
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Post by RealGunner Mon Oct 08, 2018 5:21 pm

Would be a disgrace if Modric wins it over Ronaldo
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Post by BarcaLearning Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:25 pm

One of the most interesting list in recent years for sure, being a WC year full of upsets, and its good to see lots of names not on there just because of the name but for performance. Otherwise players like Mandzukic and Firminho wouldnt be there. Seeing Lloris there thought, so undeserved.

Mbappe must be not long way from winning it... was thinking if he wins the big award would they still give him that young player award? Very Happy One player to win both would be funny.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:49 pm

Benzema? Varane? Lloris?

I guess it's a WC year

Also Mandz but no Pipita, for shame
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Post by Varnagel Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:09 am

Myesyats wrote:I can live with anyone, but Benzema?

Delete this thread

Benzema won UCL and was an integral cog for Real Madrid throughout the tournament whilist making 5 UCL-goals in 9 games. Eliminated Bayern Munchen from SF and scored the opening goal in the final.

After all, Bale got nominated for scoring in CL final while scoring 1 goal in rest of the campaign.

BarrileteCosmico wrote:Benzema? Varane? Lloris?

I guess it's a WC year

Also Mandz but no Pipita, for shame


Benz wasn't included in France's WC-squad.

Mandzukic had a great WC-tournament and was an integral cog for Croatia reaching WC-final.


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Post by halamadrid2 Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:43 am

Enter Chad alter ego.....
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Post by rincon Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:49 am


These are just random lists.
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Post by sportsczy Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:30 am

They're so random.  Popularity contest mixed in with some FIFA additions (for WC).

These awards are a complete sham.

Varane does deserve it for sure. He's been head and shoulders better than Ramos in everything except scoring goals. But scoring goals is apparently the key factor in rating a CB these days. ALTHOUGH Varane scored a massive goal in the WC against Uruguay... not his thing though.
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Post by Robespierre Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:00 am

Casciavit wrote:
RealGunner wrote:Wonder if Ronaldo's allegations will affect his chances of winning?


I don't see him winning this either TBH. The Ballon d'or is strictly voted by journalists only. If you look at the history of the Fifa Ballon d'or and specifically look at who the journalists voted for, you'd realize that journalists are the ones who have been trying to end the Messi-Ronaldo duopoly. If they never made the combined award, Sneijder would have won in 2010 and Ribery in 2013 looking at their votes.

Messi and CR only won those Ballon d'ors because of the votes of the players and coaches. So if those people are the reason they've dominated the award scene for the last decade, and they finally decided to vote for someone different in Modric, I think it's unlikely that journalists will oppose that and go for Messi or Cristiano ahead.

Judging by their recent voting history, Modric seems like the type of player they'll be voting for this year.



Totally agree
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Post by The Demon of Carthage Tue Oct 09, 2018 6:16 am

Varnagel wrote:
Myesyats wrote:I can live with anyone, but Benzema?

Delete this thread

Benzema won UCL and was an integral cog for Real Madrid throughout the tournament whilist making 5 UCL-goals in 9 games. Eliminated Bayern Munchen from SF and scored the opening goal in the final.

After all, Bale got nominated for scoring in CL final while scoring 1 goal in rest of the campaign.

BarrileteCosmico wrote:Benzema? Varane? Lloris?

I guess it's a WC year

Also Mandz but no Pipita, for shame


Benz wasn't included in France's WC-squad.

Mandzukic had a great WC-tournament and was an integral cog for Croatia reaching WC-final.

Now, this is what I call a great first post. How have you been, Chad?
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Post by Thimmy Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:22 am

BarrileteCosmico wrote:Benzema? Varane? Lloris?

I guess it's a WC year

Also Mandz but no Pipita, for shame


What's wrong with Varane's inclusion? I can't think of a more reliable defender, who performed to a high standard, both for his national team and club. If anything, he's an underappreciated rock of a defender. Sergio Ramos should count his lucky stars that he doesn't have to partner someone else.
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Post by boyzis Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:58 am

Ronaldo the great. Surely he will win. Scrubs like modric dont deserve the reward.

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Post by Varnagel Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:50 pm

halamadrid2 wrote:Enter Chad alter ego.....

The Demon of Carthage wrote:Now, this is what I call a great first post. How have you been, Chad?

lol

BarrileteCosmico wrote:What's wrong with Varane's inclusion? I can't think of a more reliable defender, who performed to a high standard, both for his national team and club. If anything, he's an underappreciated rock of a defender. Sergio Ramos should count his lucky stars that he doesn't have to partner someone else.

What are you talking about?

Varane is very highly rated footballer even outside Real Madrid's fanbase.[/quote]


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