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TheGreatBarryB

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His words were "I could name at least 10 players today better than Baggio".

Without being biased, I could struggle to think of three.

KDB probably the only one who comes close. And maybe Lewa.
Today? ...Imagine him at Bayern or Man City today! I have a heavy bias to the 90s. Ask him to watch some of his Fiorentina highlights including dribbling past the best defence in club football at the time (Napoli). Would love to know his list of 10
 

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Today? ...Imagine him at Bayern or Man City today! I have a heavy bias to the 90s. Ask him to watch some of his Fiorentina highlights including dribbling past the best defence in club football at the time (Napoli). Would love to know his list of 10
Messi and Ronaldo are givens, I will agree with that.

I just struggle to think of 10 players today better than Baggio, let alone as good as.
 

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Today? ...Imagine him at Bayern or Man City today! I have a heavy bias to the 90s. Ask him to watch some of his Fiorentina highlights including dribbling past the best defence in club football at the time (Napoli). Would love to know his list of 10
The goal against Czechoslovakia at Italia 90 was the quintessential Baggio goal. True modern great.
 

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Today? ...Imagine him at Bayern or Man City today! I have a heavy bias to the 90s. Ask him to watch some of his Fiorentina highlights including dribbling past the best defence in club football at the time (Napoli). Would love to know his list of 10
I image him staying at Fiorentina and forming a formidable partnership with Batitstuta. Surely there was at least one Scudetto there for La Viola.
 

TheGreatBarryB

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I image him staying at Fiorentina and forming a formidable partnership with Batitstuta. Surely there was at least one Scudetto there for La Viola.
He did form a good partnership with a striker ..can’t remember name. Wonder if they would have bought Batistuta if they held on to Baggio
 

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DEVO

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He did form a good partnership with a striker ..can’t remember name. Wonder if they would have bought Batistuta if they held on to Baggio
Batistuta was about 20/21 when he signed with Fiorentina, and I think he was a bit of a bargain buy at the time as well. The Fiorentina VP "discovered" him so even if Baggio was still around Batitstuta was going to Florence.

It was Bati and Rui Costa (great player but inferior to Robi)
Rui Costa was a very good player who I loved watching as well, but he wasn't Baggio. He was even a fourth rate Baggio.
 

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