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Fave South American Forward?

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Re: Fave South American Forward?

Enough with the polls dude

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Re: Fave South American Forward?

Damn it...didn't post the poll.

The options were gonna be:

Santa Cruz
Crespo
Tevez
Messi
Adriano
Ronaldo
Ronaldinho
Robinho
Saviola
Other

Messi gets my vote.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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Re: Fave South American Forward?

Santa Cruz
Crespo
Tevez
Messi
Adriano
Ronaldo
Ronaldinho
Robinho
Saviola
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Re: Fave South American Forward?

What about Forlan?
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Re: Fave South American Forward?

Not a forward, but Kaka
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Re: Fave South American Forward?

Roberto Carlos, well he isn't a defenders arsehole.

Seriously any of those are good enough.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Fave South American Forward?

They are all good, but some of the young names there need to prove themselves in a World Cup. My vote goes to Ronaldo, he still has it.

The one I like the least is Crespo, I'm sure Argentina has better forwards than him.
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Ronaldinho and Messi but Saviola has been a long time fave of mine too
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Is Ronaldinho a forward? I mean he could be classified as a midfielder as well.

But the 2 greatest ever players are South Americans.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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Re: Fave South American Forward?

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Is Ronaldinho a forward? I mean he could be classified as a midfielder as well.

But the 2 greatest ever players are South Americans.
Is Pele 2nd on your list? Or Garrincha?

I have assumed Maradonna tops your list.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
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Is Pele 2nd on your list? Or Garrincha?

I have assumed Maradonna tops your list.
I have never said who was better out of Pele or Maradona, but to me they are the greatest players.

Garrincha was special, big alcoholic, bow legged, loved the moves, meant to have loved the ladies, but he died in bad circumstances.

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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I have never said who was better out of Pele or Maradona, but to me they are the greatest players.

Garrincha was special, big alcoholic, bow legged, loved the moves, meant to have loved the ladies, but he died in bad circumstances.
10. Garrincha (Manuel Francisco dos Santos) (Brazil)

Position: Midfielder

World Cups: 1958 (winner), 1962 (winner), 1966

One of the game's greatest wingers and a star of Brazil's World Cup-wining sides in 1958 and 1962, Garrincha might never have played the game. As a child his legs were so badly twisted that he underwent surgery just to allow him to walk.

A champion dribbler, he could run circles around the opponent's defence much to the crowd's delight. This ability endeared him to the Brazilian crowds, who would turn up in large numbers to watch him play.

His right leg was six centimetres shorter than his left, but that did not prevent him from packing a mean punch in his kicks.

He passed away in 1983.



I have no clue about the circumstances of his death. Do tell...

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
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10. Garrincha (Manuel Francisco dos Santos) (Brazil)

His right leg was six centimetres shorter than his left, but that did not prevent him from packing a mean punch in his kicks.

He passed away in 1983.

I have no clue about the circumstances of his death. Do tell...
He was a womaniser he was meant to have 14 kids. When Pele and he were in the same side the team never lost.

He died as an alcoholic.

Here is a good review about him.

http://www.futebolthebrazilianwayofl...p?ArticleId=12

On Nadal bumping him on the changeover, Rosol said: "It's ok, he wanted to take my concentration; I knew he would try something".


Wilander on Dimitrov - "He has mind set on imitating Federer and yes it looks good. But he has no idea what to do on the court".

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Originally Posted by Filo V. View Post
I definitely would have preferred Gaba winning as he needs the points much more, but Jan would have beaten him anyway. I expect Hajek to destroy Machado, like 6-1 6-2.
Machado wins 6-2 6-1
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He was a womaniser he was meant to have 14 kids. When Pele and he were in the same side the team never lost.

He died as an alcoholic.

Here is a good review about him.

http://www.futebolthebrazilianwayofl...p?ArticleId=12
It is a good review. Made me want the book.

"My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories."

Bjorn Borg

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R128 Deblicker, Eric (FRA) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-1
R64 Fagel, Rick (USA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
R32 Bertolucci, Paolo (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-2 6-2
R16 Tanner, Roscoe (USA) N/A 6-2 6-4 7-6
Q Ramirez, Raul (MEX) N/A 6-3 6-3 6-0
S Barazzutti, Corrado (ITA) N/A 6-0 6-1 6-0
W Vilas, Guillermo (ARG) N/A 6-1 6-1 6-3
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