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That's terrible. Former communist countries in Eastern Europe are really not an ideal player for multicultural players to play unfortunately. Their attitudes are about where western society was 50 years ago.
It's genuinely amazing that many countries in Eastern Europe were put on a list for genocidal cleansing by some Austrian bloke due to their ethnicity and now have high amounts of people who support said Austrian bloke.
 

Bradesmaen

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It's genuinely amazing that many countries in Eastern Europe were put on a list for genocidal cleansing by some Austrian bloke due to their ethnicity and now have high amounts of people who support said Austrian bloke.
Don't forget anyone over 30 was brought up in those countries under communism where racism was prevalent
 

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jod23

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Goal.com have released their top 25 footballers on the planet and it's erm... interesting.

1. Robert Lewandowski
2. Kevin De Bruyne
3. Lionel Messi
4. Neymar
5. Cristiano Ronaldo
6. Kylian Mbappe
7. Virgil Van Dijk
8. Karim Benzema
9. Thomas Muller
10. Sadio Mane
11. Joshua Kimmich
12. Thiago Alcantara
13. Sergio Ramos
14. Trent Alexander Arnold
15. Romelu Lukaku
16. Serge Gnabry
17. Erling Haaland
18. Mo Salah
19. Ciro Immobile
20. Alphonso Davies
21. Manuel Neuer
22. Bruno Fernandes
23. Jordan Henderson
24. Jadon Sancho
25. Paulo Dybala

So my notes on this list...

No chance is their 17 footballers on the planet better than Mo. I'd have him top 7ish....

What is Alphonso Davies, Henderson, Fernandes, Sancho, Ramos and Neuer doing on this list?

Benzema at 8? WTF?

Messi not at No.1? WTF?

Neymar at 4? Really?

This list is all over the shop.
 

jod23

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Also hilariously they had VVD at 1, Mo at 3 and Sadio at 5 in the 2019 rankings.

Yet we go and break a ton of records and those three are massively key reason as to why we break the 30 year hoodoo and win the league by 18 points and somehow they all drop massively?

I mean ... ok I guess goal.com lol
 

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