Messi or Maradona?

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Messi or Maradona?

Post by ftbllrckr » 21 Apr 2007, 03:29

Hey guys. Did you see that goal by Lionel Messi? Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuazOPnp_64

Here's the link for Maradona's famous goal:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rW-lK9F6TU

Hmmmmm...is it just me or do I see a similarity...a lot!! Messi looks like Diego too! Messi the next Maradona? Probably not, but amazingly good, YEAH!
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Post by EnSoUl » 21 Apr 2007, 04:16

I think both players are extremely talented as well, but even though messi is very young and we don't know what will come in his career I think he is better than maradona, thats not to say that maradona isn't good, he is a legend and always will be. But thats my two cents.

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Post by milanese » 21 Apr 2007, 04:20

Brillliant goal, but Maradona's was against England in the world cup, not Getafe. So I'd say Maradona's is more impressive.

Well Messi's been considered one of the best young players for a while now, and he's showing why.

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Post by gnarlyjim » 21 Apr 2007, 14:51

Think about what each of those goals meant too. Against Getafe doesn't really mean a whole lot (it does, but you know what I mean) and then scoring the the World Cup against England in a game with more pressure and a better team just makes me think Maradona's is better.

Messi's goal was very nice nonetheless.
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Post by EnSoUl » 21 Apr 2007, 23:23

yess, agreed but then messi has done drugs yet, or has he... :roll:

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Post by iwannagopro » 22 Apr 2007, 00:43

It was nice, but take a look at some Johan Cruijff videos, and then your mind will be changed about whether or not Messi or Maradona is better, because it is obviously Cruijff! :lol:

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Post by EnSoUl » 22 Apr 2007, 03:18

all of the players mentioned above are all extremely talented and a bunch of champs but because messi is still very young we can't compare him to maradona

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Post by ftbllrckr » 22 Apr 2007, 15:49

I think this is a misunderstanding.
iwannagopro said:
It was nice, but take a look at some Johan Cruijff videos, and then your mind will be changed about whether or not Messi or Maradona is better, because it is obviously Cruijff!
I'm not comparing the two, I'm just sensing a similar flare.
EnSoUl said:
all of the players mentioned above are all extremely talented and a bunch of champs but because messi is still very young we can't compare him to maradona

Same there too ^^^.

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Post by EnSoUl » 23 Apr 2007, 07:43

yes I get what your saying and I too think they are very similar as well as they both have alot of flare

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Post by Hugh » 25 Apr 2007, 03:00

I just realized something after seeing this goal again on Fox soccer's Goals of the week, and this is something that I think every young player here should take notice of.

Messi didn't use a single "move" or "trick" to score this goal.

He used only touches and cuts, no scissors, no elasticos, no hocus pocus no 360s, just turns; for me this is a great example of why tricks aren't for use in the game, they're completely unneccesary and this proves that I think.

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Post by iwannagopro » 25 Apr 2007, 03:09

I have tried explaining this to some people, but they didn't get it. Most of the best players in the world do not/did not use tricks, namely Maradona, Cruijff, Messi, Pele, etc.

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Post by EnSoUl » 25 Apr 2007, 04:23

yes, so are you suggesting just work on cuts to become great? some help in this area would be greatly appreciated as I know people who can get past opponents with touchs and some with moves, I was wondering what is the better way

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Post by Hugh » 25 Apr 2007, 14:09

Well you could check out my KISS: Strikers guide, because I talk about that a bit in it, but I think if you watch it again you'll see that a lot of the time he's using the cuts when they've turned around to see him going one way but he's gone the other. Other times he'll use the cuts either to go out of their reach, or cut back accross the direction they're going. You just need speed, a good touch and the intelligence to know when and where you should make your cuts.

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Post by expert » 25 Apr 2007, 15:24

When will these 'who is the best player' arguments stop ?! :cry:

Maradona - just as fast as Messi if not faster, much more skillful, WC Champion 86, WC finalist 90, turned Napoli from a crappy club into UEFA Champs
Messi - good player, strong, fast, not a bad dribbler, err... has't done sh*t yet

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Post by dareliss » 25 Apr 2007, 16:05

ithing were is not best player everyone has their own style of playing, but it's just what i think.
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