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Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Bayernbazi » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:28 am

This Reuters journalist seems too uncomfortable with Guardiola & Klinsmann featuring in the Ballon D'Or list.
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Thats the problem with these so called sports journalists, its clear that they base their opinion when they only follow World Cup and Champions League matches and not the leagues ...their articles are repeated like parrots by several other media.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby runaway » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:26 am

Why didn't he call for the head of Pellegrini? They didn't even make it past R16 last season. At least he mentioned Mourinho sneaking in the list despite not winning anything.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Jorsett » Wed Oct 29, 2014 10:18 am

"One African player (Yaya Toure) makes the final 23 for the Ballon D'Or. None from CONCACAF."

Is this tweet a complaint? Or just a fun fact?

I agree on Klinsmann, but of course Guardiola should be on it. Won the double, got to the semi's, and won the league in record time. Just because we crashed out to the eventual champions doesn't take anything away. Also curious not to mention Mourinho (no trophies) and 3rd behind Liverpool with a vastly superior squad. :coffee:

EDIT: Wrote this before reading the article, hehe. Just went by the tweets, my bad.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Ottomeister13 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:02 am

IF that dude looks at it like that.. I wonder what Conte, Mourinho, Sabella and van Gaal do on that list.. They didnt win shit, Guardiola won freaking 4 titles :S If at all.. He or Low should win, not Ancelotti, that would be a complete joke tbh.

But the player ranking is ridiculous aswell.. Bale, Benzema, Courtois, Di Maria, Gotze, Hazard, Iniesta ( LOL ), Kroos, Mascherano, Messi, Pogba, Ramos, James Rodriguez, Schweini and Toure all shouldnt be on the list. Some like Schweini, Messi because of injury, Gotze's WC final and past performances are not enough and the rest of the names didnt do anything exceptional to be even on this list. Check at the names only, its just a snooze likeable fest. All known names with big clubs and most of them just because they are at a big club..

Iniesta? Come on.. James Rodriguez? Just for his WC stint? Pogba? What the hell did he do..

As long as it is like this, Bayern players wont win the Ballon D' lol.. And i dont really care either, as long as we win the important silverware ;)
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby prasun77 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:12 am

According to me only kroos,benzema,james and gotze shouldn't be on the list rest all are fine!
final 3
WILL BE: ronaldo,messi and robben
SHOULD BE: ronaldo,robben and neuer!
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top 3 according WILL BE:low,simeone and ancelloti(only because he won the champions league)
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Ottomeister13 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 11:18 am

Messi is a joke tbh.. He is not at all in the form he was a season or 3 ago. He seems a bit burned out and satisfied in my eyes. But honestly? Kroos shouldnt be on the list, but Pogba should?
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby prasun77 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:04 pm

i wouldn't say pogba is currently better than kroos but pogba marginally makes it coz he is more important to both france and juventus than kroos is to bayern/real or germany and pogba is brilliant given he is under so much pressure at such a young age!
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Ottomeister13 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 2:46 pm

We clearly have different opinions about Pogba then..
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby ramsej84 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 3:35 pm

the same report is here at timesofmalta.com see the comments - that hala thing :-& [source]
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby Bayernbazi » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:08 pm

ramsej84 wrote:
the same report is here at timesofmalta.com see the comments - that hala thing :-& [source]


As I said in my first post these articles from Reuters are then repeated ad nausea and finally become opinion makers for a lot of people.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby prasun77 » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:50 pm

ramsej84 wrote:
the same report is here at timesofmalta.com see the comments - that hala thing :-& [source]

One comment rightly pointed out though...WHY NOMINATE 23 PEOPLE WHEN ULTIMATELY IT WILL BE EITHER RONALDO OR MESSI?
I am sick of this man everywhere ronaldo and messi fanboys fight it out for who is the best in the world as if those are the only two who play football.Both sets of fans have excuse for every damn failure on ronaldo's/messi's part....amazing!as if they are gods!
None of them have singlehandedly achieved something for their country like maradonna or zidane did!as far as their NT success is concerned even robben carried the entire NT on his shoulders for not 1 but 2 WORLD CUPS!
even Blatter....whenever he chooses to comment on a football player its either Messi or Ronaldo!
I respect platini in that respect...he said that a german should win it this year.The most shameful thing is FIFA does not decide who wins the ballon d'or its the NT captains,coaches and the journalists.AND what i figured out from the analysis of last 2-3 years voting is that the only people who vote rationally are the journalists!surprising but also shameful!
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby JANCKER » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:58 pm

Kim Jong-un from Pyongyang(the Democratic People's Republic of Korea - DPRK) might learn a thing or two from UEFA and FIFA presidents.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby SouthernStar » Wed Oct 29, 2014 5:00 pm

What will happen:

Ronaldo and Messi will be on the final 3

We will be lucky if one of Neuer or Robben made it to the final 3, I am expecting James Rodriguez name to be on there instead.

Ronaldo will win it.

/snooze

TBH, I won't be that upset if Ronaldo wins it this year (no matter how much I hate him). He should never have won the previous one however.

Voting system has and will always be a joke. This article from last year clearly explains it (I was explaining to my Canadian friend earlier today about how flawed the voting system is and redirect him to read on this).

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http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2014/jan/14/ballon-dor-votes-cristiano-ronaldo-lionel-messi

No one could ever accuse Cristiano Ronaldo of ignorance as to the correct side on which to apply (fat-free) butter to (carb-free) bread; not only did he omit Lionel Messi from his voting paper for the Ballon d'Or, but Franck Ribéry too. And he also found space to brandish the Vs at his club manager, Carlo Ancelotti, giving his third-place vote to Mesut Özil, who was nominated by 14 voters – 14 more than nominated Isco.

Of course, Messi was not to be outdone, not only ignoring Ronaldo and Ribéry, but voting for three Barcelona team-mates – Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Neymar – two of whom endured their worst seasons for some time.

Samuel Eto'o felt a season of personal underachievement and collective failure sufficient to earn his former team-mate Yaya Touré his first-placed vote, and in third, behind Lionel Messi, came his current team-mate Eden Hazard, his all-round contribution sufficient to override the 44 more goals scored by Ronaldo.

By virtue either of curious coincidence or inside information, the Poland captain Jakub Blaszczykowski gave his third-place vote to Robert Lewandowski, his team-mate at club and international level. Luckily their coach, Adam Nawalka, saw this for the arrant nonsense that it is, and placed Lewandowski in his rightful top position.

Luis Suárez may have missed a fifth of his year's games with suspension, but his performances in the remaining fractions were enough to convince Martin Skrtel – voting in his capacity as captain of Slovakia – that he deserved the accolade of the world's best player in the period. Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, evidenced the kind of crushing disloyalty that can force men to contemplate the horror of solitary strolling, deeming him worthy of a mere third place.

Diego Lugano, the captain of Uruguay, considered the Uruguayan Luis Suárez to be the most deserving recipient of the award, and the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani to be the second most deserving recipient of the award. Cavani has forged a strong reputation as Zlatan Ibrahimovic's straight man at PSG.

After a period of careful contemplation, Vicente del Bosque, the Spain coach, determined the world's best player in the calendar year 2013 to be Xavi. Second on his list was Andrés Iniesta, just edging out King Juan Carlos.

Perhaps because people are biased towards attackers, perhaps because we are enjoying a golden era of attacking brilliance and defensive incompetence, and perhaps because of both, of 1,623 votes cast, only 27 went to non-attacking players. Philipp Lahm was mentioned 19 times, Thiago Silva four times and Manuel Neuer twice – one of those by his French counterpart, Hugo Lloris.

The media do not appear to be much taken with Ronaldo. Of the 173 votes cast by its members, Ribéry received 80 first places, Ronaldo just 48.
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Re: Ballon D'Or - Article by Brian Homewood from Reuters

Postby FCBayernMunchen » Thu Oct 30, 2014 7:06 pm

prasun77 wrote:One comment rightly pointed out though...WHY NOMINATE 23 PEOPLE WHEN ULTIMATELY IT WILL BE EITHER RONALDO OR MESSI?

That was ramsej himself. :lol:
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