Unpopular Opinions (Association Football version)

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BlueBen

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Pep Guardiola is one of the luckiest men in the history of football management and his true ability as a manager is impossible to determine accurately - just about any manager would win trophies with the players he had at Barca and the players he currently has in the walkover that is the Bundesliga. Yet he will in all likelihood go down as one of the most revered and successful managers of all-time.
 

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Jatz

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No, just the prevailing opinion that the right way to run a club is to spend nothing.

I guess Arsenal is the most commonly cited.
After Ozil, I guess that's not completely true.

Speaking of, I think he's very overrated based on this seasons games. Started with a bang but hasn't had the same impact that his price tag suggests he should have
 

Magma

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that doesn't mean you can't be overrated.

everything that gets talked up obscenely is usually overrated.
 

Thistle

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That's certainly unpopular. Watch the goal against Norwich this season. No offence but Cleverly couldn't pull that off.
Yup I rate it goal of the season so far.

Wilshere has 10 goals and 20 assists in 134 games compared to Cleverley's 22 goals in 141 games (not sure about assists). From the matches I've watched Cleverley has had a bigger impact on games. Granted Wilshere is only 22 but I don't ever think he will be an elite player he is expected to be. I could be proven wrong but just an unpopular opinion I have.
 

Jatz

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I'm not as big on statistics. Wilshere has a much bigger impact on games.

Having said that, it is what this thread is about :thumbsu:

Actually that's another one I have. Statistics can be incredibly overrated and don't always justify a players performance or influence.
 

moomba

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Yup I rate it goal of the season so far.

Wilshere has 10 goals and 20 assists in 134 games compared to Cleverley's 22 goals in 141 games (not sure about assists). From the matches I've watched Cleverley has had a bigger impact on games. Granted Wilshere is only 22 but I don't ever think he will be an elite player he is expected to be. I could be proven wrong but just an unpopular opinion I have.
7 goals, 5 assists in 72 premier league appearances for Cleverley. 3 goals and 3 assists in the last 3 seasons (including this one). Did well in div 2 which helps his stats out a fair bit.
 

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