The Poggles Files

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Zidane98

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Dec 22, 2009
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Very simplistic outlook.

With all due respect, all of your penalties would have meant nothing compared to football we see on TV.

With all due respect I am not being paid huge amounts of money to play football.

Unless a keeper produces a wonder save there is no excuse for a professional footballer missing a penalty if they keep it simple and slot it in the corners with power. These days when a footballer misses it is often because they change their mind mid run up or try and br a smart are by putting it down the middle.
 

Cruyff14

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Aug 16, 2011
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Or they have poor composure. You're completely disregarding the mental fortitude that is sometimes needed to score. Just like in the 2005 CL final.

The two greatest players of this generation - and two of the best of all time - have even missed their fair share.
 

charcoalchicken

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I can’t argue he had a good game, he didn’t. But I’ll reserve judgement until he has a team around him that gives him a chance to play to his potential. He had Fred, McTominay and Lingard out there with him, and only managed 34% possession. He can’t be a one man midfield. United need new fullbacks, new centre halfs, at least 2 new midfielders and probably another attacking option.

I’ll put it this way, if he was putting in performances like that playing in any of the other top 6 teams in the league I’d be first in line to criticise him. But he’s not the type of player who will carry an average team, which United are. But put him in a good team and he’ll be just about the best player on the pitch. His performances for France show that.
So in other words he's a downhill skiier?
 
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Art Vandelay_

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Oct 28, 2012
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Too many excuses are made for pogba, if he actually was as good as how he has been rated he wouldn't need people constantly defending him and would let his football do the talking but he doesn't do that anywhere near consistently enough
Has that checked out I’m off to Madrid vibe.

Aside from the defence of the lame penalty jibes; I do think (1) he’s vastly overrated (2) United massively overpaid (3) he hasn’t got close to the level of performance expected and (4) this is the best backfire Bojan has ever had.
 

99 Problems

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So in other words he's a downhill skiier?
Well yeah, most players like him are. They knew that when they bought him. At the end of the day he’s 10th in the league for goals scored and 6th for assists, from midfield, in a team that’s largely struggled. They need to improve the players around him, not him.
 

charcoalchicken

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Well yeah, most players like him are. They knew that when they bought him. At the end of the day he’s 10th in the league for goals scored and 6th for assists, from midfield, in a team that’s largely struggled. They need to improve the players around him, not him.
Why are utd. forking that sort of money out for a downhill skiier if the core of the team, the players that will actually win games aren't there?
 

99 Problems

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Why are utd. forking that sort of money out for a downhill skiier if the core of the team, the players that will actually win games aren't there?
You’ve hit the nail on the head there really. They shouldn’t be. They’ve got a defence that ships goal, fullbacks that lack any attacking threat, a midfield that can’t maintain possession and forwards that look disinterested and wasteful (Rashford the exception..he has quality and tries hard). All of that needs fixing before they’ll get the consistent best out of a player like Pogba.
 

moomba

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Zoom

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Whoever buys him will be making a mistake
 

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UnitedWarrior93

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Sep 18, 2014
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He’s toxic, as is his manager. We need to get rid of him ASAP, and good luck to whoever gets him with that turd Mino Raiola.

Good riddance poggles.
 

chef

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Oct 5, 2007
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Quite the legacy he'll leave. Walked out on United, bought back for £90m only to walk out again.

So much unfulfilled potential.
 

RPCB

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Jun 21, 2007
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Quite the legacy he'll leave. Walked out on United, bought back for £90m only to walk out again.

So much unfulfilled potential.

Until he goes to his next club and becomes France and Juventus Paul Pogba.
 

Oshka

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Why is the Higuain thread Terrace’d but this one remains? Need to swap them
 

charcoalchicken

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The most overrated footballer on the planet and has been for years now, is afforded constant excuses for whatever reason, I think because he plays a handful of outstanding games per year people get blindsided to the fact that most of it is inconsistent dross
 

Marcel Proust

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The most overrated footballer on the planet and has been for years now, is afforded constant excuses for whatever reason, I think because he plays a handful of outstanding games per year people get blindsided to the fact that most of it is inconsistent dross

Will kick ass at RM