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View Poll Results: Best European Striker?

Villa 4 6.78%
Totti 1 1.69%
Henry 24 40.68%
Trezeguet 0 0%
Klose 7 11.86%
Rooney 3 5.08%
Shevchenko 13 22.03%
Cassano 0 0%
Cassano 0 0%
Other 7 11.86%
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Old 06-08-2006, 05:25 AM   #16
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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.
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Pauleta do me a favour.
Pauleta should easily be there ahead of people like cassano. Pauleta has been consistently one of the top strikers in Europe for the last decade whereas cassano had one good season.
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Pauleta should easily be there ahead of people like cassano. Pauleta has been consistently one of the top strikers in Europe for the last decade whereas cassano had one good season.
I agree, Cassano is overrated.

But Pauleta has never produced on the big stage. If he's in the top 5 or so strikers in Europe, there is something seriously going wrong. Owen would get on the list well before him.
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I agree, Cassano is overrated.

But Pauleta has never produced on the big stage. If he's in the top 5 or so strikers in Europe, there is something seriously going wrong. Owen would get on the list well before him.
not on my list.

Pauleta's record. International tournaments, he first got a start in 2002 world cup and scored 3 goals in 3 games. He did disappoint at Euro 2004 BUT

1996: Signed for UD Salamanca. Pauleta struck 19 times as the Spanish club gained promotion in 1998, and 15 times in his first season in the top flight.

1998: That scoring rate earned a move to RC Deportivo La Coruña. Pauleta enjoyed a two-year spell with the Galician team, hitting 33 goals in 92 matches, including eight from 12 starts as Deportivo won their first league title in 1999/00.

2000: Pauleta transferred to FC Girondins de Bordeaux in 2000. He scored a debut hat-trick as Bordeaux crushed FC Nantes Atlantique 5-0. In total he registered 65 league goals in 98 games for Bordeaux and was twice named France's Footballer of the Year.

2003/04: Joined Paris Saint-Germain FC ahead of the season, signing a three-year contract for a reported €12m, and helped the Parisians to their first silverware in six years by scoring the only goal of the French Cup final against LB Châteauroux. Pauleta was his usual prolific self in Ligue 1, registering 18 goals in 37 games as PSG finished second.
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Time for Pauleta to show up at a major event.

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As much as I hate him, Henry by a distance.
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I think Henry has to prove himself. Obviously he is quality and should be in the options. But you have to remember that he totally flopped in Italy. Ok, they used him as a winger sometimes but still, he had chances up front and had a horrible record there. In England he has been great and in Europe this season he really stepped up but he has not yet proved consistently that he can do it in Italy (I do realise he did very well against both Inter and Juve recently) and i feel Italy has the best defences in the world.

Sheva can do it in Italy.
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I think Henry has to prove himself. Obviously he is quality and should be in the options. But you have to remember that he totally flopped in Italy. Ok, they used him as a winger sometimes but still, he had chances up front and had a horrible record there. In England he has been great and in Europe this season he really stepped up but he has not yet proved consistently that he can do it in Italy (I do realise he did very well against both Inter and Juve recently) and i feel Italy has the best defences in the world.

Sheva can do it in Italy.
Merci, danke, grazie, Takk, Tapadh leat that is the basics with Henry.

It is a testament to Wenger that he managed to turn Henry around from the huge flop he was in Italy and yes he has improved in Europe and even in internationals he doesn't do as well as he does with Arsenal, even though the French national team in between 1996 and 2002 were one of the best teams going around.
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Merci, danke, grazie, Takk, Tapadh leat that is the basics with Henry.

It is a testament to Wenger that he managed to turn Henry around from the huge flop he was in Italy and yes he has improved in Europe and even in internationals he doesn't do as well as he does with Arsenal, even though the French national team in between 1996 and 2002 were one of the best teams going around.
No need to thank me

He was France's top scorer in world cup 98 though
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No need to thank me

He was France's top scorer in world cup 98 though
Was he? I thought it was the magnificent Lillian Thuram who was the leading scorer.

Too bad Jean Pierre Papin wasn't around and there was a quality forward.
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Was he? I thought it was the magnificent Lillian Thuram who was the leading scorer.

Too bad Jean Pierre Papin wasn't around and there was a quality forward.
Thuram got 2, they were both in the semi against Croatia and are still the only 2 goals he has ever scored for France don't know how i know that but i'm pretty sure it's right.

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Too bad Jean Pierre Papin wasn't around and there was a quality forward.
Hell yeah, Jean-Pierre Papin was great, but he had too many serious injuries in the final stages of his career and was denied a great career end. But when I was a little Neely about 10 or more years ago, he gave me an autograph when I was with my father at a Bayern Munich practice session. From there on I loved him
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