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Milanista28

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Lol.

There is some bloke plying his trade in Spain who goes alright. Lional Missi or something like that.

Heard he kicks heaps of goals.

2 in his last 8 starts, Messi has dipped a little of late.

Messi is probably the right answer but Kevin has been pretty bloody exceptional so far this season.
 

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2 in his last 8 starts, Messi has dipped a little of late.

Messi is probably the right answer but Kevin has been pretty bloody exceptional so far this season.

It isn't even close.



That's just this season up to this point. If there was any justice in football he'd be a lock for the Ballon d'or.
 

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Not as big a gap between them as you might think (this season obviously).

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Goals the obvious difference. If KDB can get that figure up...
Yeah just the 9 extra goals haha.

But stats though.

Just watch Messi. He's the GOAT. KDB is a fantastic player but absolutely nowhere near Messi.
 

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I dont really follow stats but it seems a few have him covered atm.
 

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Lol Messi betrayed by Whoscored. That website is the only thing Messi fans had left.
 

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It isn't even close.



That's just this season up to this point. If there was any justice in football he'd be a lock for the Ballon d'or.


I hear ya mate. WC will have a big bearing on the awards for this season.
 

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Yeah just the 9 extra goals haha.

But stats though.

Just watch Messi. He's the GOAT. KDB is a fantastic player but absolutely nowhere near Messi.
I've seen plenty of Messi this season. Perhaps it's because he's set the bar so high in previous seasons but I don't think he's that far ahead of KDB on play.

Stats can help to justify things but I'm also basing my opinion on watching them play.

For instance, Messi averages triple the amount of shots per game than KDB does. You'd kind of expect Messi to have more goals...
 

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Ballon d'or is a joke award though, Ronaldo will win it despite it being as clear as day he isn't even in the top 5 players in the world anymore in 2017.

Name a player who performed better or half as good in the biggest comp this year the CL? He won the award several months ago. There's no point even holding a vote.
 

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I've seen plenty of Messi this season. Perhaps it's because he's set the bar so high in previous seasons but I don't think he's that far ahead of KDB on play.

Stats can help to justify things but I'm also basing my opinion on watching them play.

For instance, Messi averages triple the amount of shots per game than KDB does. You'd kind of expect Messi to have more goals...
They are playing everything to Messi since Neymar and Enrique left which is padding stats. He tried playing deeper as a provider but it wasn't for him. Suarez the 70m investment has gone down the toilet. Barca are powerless as well because he's holding them to ransom on his contract. Its similar story at Argentina where he quit until they benched Dybala.
 

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Name a player who performed better or half as good in the biggest comp this year the CL? He won the award several months ago. There's no point even holding a vote.
Name such a former high quality player who has stunk it up at Madrid for nearly half a season.
 

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Name a player who performed better or half as good in the biggest comp this year the CL? He won the award several months ago. There's no point even holding a vote.

He's been dog shit in La Liga for months now, that instantly should rule him out of this type of award.
 

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They are playing everything to Messi since Neymar and Enrique left which is padding stats. He tried playing deeper as a provider but it wasn't for him. Suarez the 70m investment has gone down the toilet. Barca are powerless as well because he's holding them to ransom on his contract. Its similar story at Argentina where he quit until they benched Dybala.

Doesn't seem to be affecting the team though does it ? Aren't they 10 points clear of a superior squad that is Real Madrid ?
 

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He's been dog shit in La Liga for months now, that instantly should rule him out of this type of award.
Well the other players were dog shit in the CL knockout stages so they shouldn't be in this award. Ronaldo wins by default he was just too good.
 

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Well the other players were dog shit in the CL knockout stages so they shouldn't be in this award. Ronaldo wins by default he was just too good.

No point discussing logic with a Ronaldo fan boy, FWIW Kroos has been Madrid's MVP for a little while now.
 

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You're using calendar year. How many goals does he have in 17/18?
Yeah because Balon d'Or is for the calendar year. And its mostly for the post 16/17 performances that get the trophies. Those games hold more weight to them than CL group stage matches and beating Granada.
 

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No point discussing logic with a Ronaldo fan boy, FWIW Kroos has been Madrid's MVP for a little while now.
Would drop Kroos before Casemeiro in midfield. Kovacic could do a similar job to Kroos. Besides none come close to CR7's performances. That's why he broke the record for CL goals in a calendar year, mostly in knockout stages. I am sure we can all admire these performances for years to come. KBD will dream of one day getting 1/4 of the goals CR7 got in those rounds.
 
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