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  1. Re: Sulley Ali Muntari rating? He does play through the left, but to be fair, he is doing for Mourinho at Inter, what Essien did for Mourinho at Chelsea. He is a box to box modern day central midfielder. Like Essien, he could be anything from an AM to a DM depending on how he's told to play.
  2. Re: Villa & Mata..! Mata has definitely been playing even higher than a 91. He has without doubt been outshining David Silva. It'll be interesting to see what happens as Ashley Young's rating didn't increase. Also, with the ever pending doom that Valencia faces as a club, I wonder where he might end up as he is surely one of their top assets now with Villa and Silva. Could Liverpool be in his future???
  3. Re: Yossi Benayoun - 89 ? Your stats are wrong. As I have told others, check yourself before you wreck yourself, and go learn to count, or how to find a reputable stat site. Most likely, you should do both. Fletcher has 34 appearances in all competitions. Park has 32 appearances in all competitions. Benayoun has 34 appearances in all competitions, however he has been a sub for almost half of the games. It's really late here and I'm too tired to go get stats for minutes played, but both Fletcher and Park have played alot more than Benayoun. Also, why did you throw stats at me after I made the comment about how Benayoun was put into the team to maintain a level a creativity, since Gerrard wasn't playing. How did those statistics have anything to do with my comment and/or how could they be used to dispel my statement???
  4. Re: Yossi Benayoun - 89 ? Gerrard was injured though, which would explain why Benitez put in Benayoun in order to keep a level of creativity in the team. However, Park starts when the entire team is fit.
  5. Re: Best 'rags' to 'riches' player Jimmy Bullard is another you can add to the list. It's just disappointing that he's been plagued by injuries as of late.

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    Re: Best LB Look, few teams from the Bundesliga or the Portuguese League ever make an impact in Euopean competition anymore. The fact that they are competitive amongst themselves only shows that they are all at the same level. Also, just b/c they play at the same level doesn't necessarily mean they play at a high level. This is demonstrated clearly by their lack of presence throughout European competition, and their inability to prove themselves against top teams in Europe. To tie this back to the thread, Evra plays against much stronger competition on a weekly basis. What's more, not only does Evra have a better track record against domestic competition, but he has also proven himself against the very best in Europe as well. Unless Lahm can do the same, even if it means he has to move to another team to do so, only Evra can claim to be the world's best current LB.

    Best LB

    Re: Best LB It's ludicrous to claim Lahm as a better player than Evra. Defensively, Lahm is not only far worse than Evra, but he also plays in a far worse league. What's more, while Bayern has had a season of fits and starts, in addition to have missed playing in the Champions League last season, Evra has played against the best in the EPL, and Champions League, facing competition from players such as Messi and Maicon, and by in large, he has succeeded and proven himself. They (ManU) won the UCL last season, and thoroughly dominated Inter last round. Meanwhile, Lahm faced the same opposition in Messi a couple of days ago, and he let Messi run rampant.
  8. Re: Aly Cissokho - F.C.Porto´s new signing
  9. Re: Is SERIE A underrated? It's absolute nonsense. All the leagues look fine when they are competing amongst their own. It's only when they have to compete against top sides in other leagues that they are found out. I'm amazed at how a Liverpool fan, whose side absolutely tore Real Madrid apart, could make such a statement. The aggregate scorelines in the Champions League do not paint the entire picture, just as many say that for the top players in the world stats are not the most important element that SM takes into account for their rating's, but the players' actual performances. As such, the EPL teams absolutely wiped away the competition in terms of their performances, with the exception of Arsenal, who played a fairly even tie against Roma.
  10. Re: Is SERIE A underrated? Serie A has turned into garbage, in terms of quality, compared to the other top leagues. Even La Liga is lagging far behind the EPL. I already expressed my opinions more than once that the ratings should be adjusted accordingly.
  11. Re: Denis GLUSHAKOV (72 -> 84 *got 85* -> 87?)
  12. Re: English top 4-the definitive predictions! Quite good predictions. My suggestions would be that Fabio Aurelio hasn't done enough to rise. Wes Brown played more than any United player last season, in a team that went on to win the EPL and Champions League in order to reach 90; Aurelio hasn't come close to scaling those heights. Also, I think that Evra deserves a +1, as he's surely the best left back in the world. Other than that, I'd have to applaud you as this is probably the closest to what the ratings will end up being.
  13. Re: MONTERO, Fredy Being an American, and someone who watched Seattle's first game, as they beat my New York team, which is **** like always, I can tell you that Montero was great. Supposedly he was as good during the second game. Nevertheless, he won't increase from his rating of 86, unless he keeps scoring at this rate as MLS is a weak league compared to those around the world. If anyone is interested, the game this week between Toronto and Seattle will be something to behold. Toronoto FC is known for filling up their 20,000 capacity stadium every week and has had the best support in MLS since entering the league. However, many are now claiming that Seattle has even better support and higher attendances. What's more, being that both cities are in the north, the rivalry will be fierce. It really should be an excellent game, and I recommend anyone who is even slightly interested to check it out.
  14. Re: Noel Hunt Yes it is. It's Stephen's brother. Check yourself before you wreck yourself
  15. Re: Fernando Gago What a joke for the people that say he'll increase. Never better than Carrick, or even Mikel.
  16. Re: Agbonlahor or Ben Arfa? Agbonlahor has done better in a much stronger league. Both of the players' forms have tapered off, but Gabby plays for a better team in a better league. Villa is on the up, while Marseille will eventually sell off their best players, so they will never reach the heights of an EPL team.
  17. Re: Zlatan to 97???? I honesty think that SM has to look at the discrepancy between the EPL and the next two leagues in Spain and Italy. The gap has become ever more so prevalent over the past few years. The EPL's dominance has shown not just in European competition, but just for the fact that mediocre players have left the league to Italy and Spain and have become stars for top teams in their respective leagues. The best example of such players would be Muntari and Lassana Diarra who were good players in the EPL, but have really shown in Serie A and La Liga. What's more, despite the fact that they seem to have become stars in Milan and Madrid, they were absolutely out of their depth against top English opposition in the Champions League.
  18. Re: Leo Messi? Just to add, whoever says that Messi is a more complete player than Ronaldo is off their rocker. Messi has no right foot whatsoever, nor can he head the ball. I realize that he is a small guy, but so is Tim Cahill, and Cahill has scored plenty of goals from set pieces.
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