> > > Let's be serious..Beckham is is not even remotely qualified for the
> > > best world footballer title. Even mentioning him in the same
> breath ..the likes of Zidane, Rivaldo or Figo is nothing short of sheer
> > Not at all - his peers and most European managers would die to have
> him in his side.
> So what? Same folks would die to have Jaap Stam at their side. Does
> this imply that Stam is qualified for the award? Or, that he is as good
> as Rivaldo?
Let's not widen it Orphan Annie - you say it is blasphemy but Beckham is a proven
winner at all levels and I think it's a moot point whether he is with the 3 mentioned
above but IMO he is. Some would say that Zidane shouldn't be there anyway but....
> > He can also score and dribble and play-make too and pop in the
> odd .free-kick and has captained England...
> Whether he captained England or not is irrelevant. As for dribbling and
> play-making, he shines against the likes of Steve Elliot and Jody
So he never contributed to the wins against Juve, Bayern, Barca, etc...?
He never made an assist or cross or scored in Europe? Get real and don't be silly.
> he did not "shine" in any way at the WC/EC, against more
> adept opposition.
Like I said, he was our best player if I remember correctly and which 'adept'
opposition are you talking about? Two assists v. Portugal and I can't quite remember
the Argentinan game. That's the only two 'adept' teams in the finals we played.
The rest were mediocre.
> > He was fine in the WC and our best player in a bad team in Euro2000.
> >Are you sure you are not just being bigoted again Orphan Annie?
> I am not arguing that Beckham is a bad player; (or that your team was
> not bad at the EC). Instead, I am simply saying that he does not
> compare to Zidane, Figo or Rivaldo.
He's not quite as versatile as the above it's true but what he does specialise in, he
Beckham is simply the best crosser of the ball alive. Figo is very good also and
Rivaldo not bad but not as good. And managers of all nations appreciate outstanding
> > Oh..the dodgy Rumanian has crawled out from his rock again...troll...
> >troll... troll...
> No arguments left, eh?
Calling you a troll is simply a statement of fact: it isn't an argument.