Paul Scholes

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Paul Scholes

Post by Ward9310 » 08 Aug 2010, 22:46

You can shove your Fabregas', Xavi's and Ozil's up your arse, there will never be a better footballer than Paul Scholes.

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Post by 2brown347 » 08 Aug 2010, 23:03

Not the exact way I'd put it but I can't argue the logic. I've been saying for years that United is in for a rude awakening as soon as Scholes and Giggs retire. They're the work horses that allow the other players to get the glory.

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Post by soccer11 » 09 Aug 2010, 01:39

Like.

I think he's one of the most underrated players of all time. One of my English friends told me once that he was "A poor man's version of Zidane".
I think United can make do without Giggs as we have wingers but Scholes will be hard to replace. As I said in a different thread, I still think Scholes is United's best midfielder.
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Post by pickyourheadup » 09 Aug 2010, 04:07

"A poor man's version of Zidane"
Thats great stuff.

I just watched a video of his passes and it did kind of remind me of Zidane, in the sense that he seemed spacially aware and unselfish.

I wasn't aware of Paul until I saw this thread and decided to look him up. Is he retiring or transferring to another team? Also, as a side note, are the more "poor man's versions of Zidane? I don't watch enough soccer to know :x
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Post by bsc » 09 Aug 2010, 04:22

It's way too early to say anything really, but when Jack Wilshere has a great game playing in the middle of the park, it reminds me so much of Scholes. I hope he keeps going in that mold.


Besides the ridiculous bookable tackles he makes (and sometimes gets away with) I agree he's United's best midfielder. He get's sh*t done.
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Post by 2brown347 » 09 Aug 2010, 05:23

pickyourheadup wrote: I wasn't aware of Paul until I saw this thread and decided to look him up. Is he retiring or transferring to another team?
IMO he's been the major reason (along with scholes) for Man U's success the last 3 or 4 years. People a googly eyed over younger more exciting players like cr7, Rooney, and Nani but without Scholes and Giggs being the driving force the club would be far less successful. I think last season was the first time Scholes and Giggs really started to show their age and as a result Man U suffered. What surprises me is Fergie hasn't seemed to put any serious effort into finding replacements for them.

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Post by Ward9310 » 09 Aug 2010, 11:08

What surprises me is Fergie hasn't seemed to put any serious effort into finding replacements for them.
Is it really possible to replace Giggs and Scholes though? Once in a lifetime players.

Is he retiring or transferring to another team?
Not yet, he is 35 though, so he probably will be thinking of retiring soon.

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Post by Croatianblood1 » 09 Aug 2010, 17:01

Hell yeahhhh!! Paul Scholes is the man! My favorite Man Utd. player of all time and one of my favorite players ever.

I really admire his loyalty and his ability to strike the ball so well. Whenever the ball comes out around the box I just hope for Scholes to blast one in.
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Post by soccer11 » 09 Aug 2010, 18:59

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH_FC9gS-zw
great compilation of Scholes' touches and passes. Such great vision.

Back in the day, him and Keane were the perfect center mid partnership.
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Post by Met » 16 Aug 2010, 20:50

Without Rooney firing, he is going to carry Man U. Good game v Newcastle. 4-4-2 suits him. Didn't get a look in last season with Man U 4-3-3. Nani is meant to be Giggs replacement, i wonder who's gonna b for Scholes?

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Post by panchester07 » 16 Aug 2010, 21:38

When do you english league experts reckon Rooney will be back?
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Post by Met » 16 Aug 2010, 21:48

What you mean? Form wise?

He is literally playing football again. Fitness, form, nowhere to be seen. Although hunger is creeping back in.

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Post by panchester07 » 16 Aug 2010, 22:38

Thats what I like about him. Hopefully he'll hit peak around December? I just don't get why that hunger so characteristic of him, didn't show up in the world cup. Anyway thats a whole different topic.
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Post by Evan » 17 Aug 2010, 00:03

You can shove your Fabregas', Xavi's and Ozil's up your arse, there will never be a better footballer than Paul Scholes.
Because of a couple good games? Haha...riight, I'll take any of those 3 mentioned any day.
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Post by nick117 » 17 Aug 2010, 02:15

no evan because of over a decade of success scholes was dominating when most of your hero's were learning how to say football.

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