The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread

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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#101 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 6:28 pm

I think he showed last night why he is top 5...
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#102 » by Baphomet » Thu May 5, 2016 6:39 pm

And a few days before that he showed why he is mediocre at best at the moment, when he got carved up by Shane Long. He's been absolutely battered this season, a very poor fit for the PL.

Not saying he can't/won't improve at City, though. Still early days.
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#103 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 6:51 pm

He plays for City, very good players look mediocre under Pellegrini, i expect a significant improvement with several players next year under Guardiola.
And Otamendi showed last night at his best that he can easily be top-5 IMO.
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Post#104 » by Arda K » Thu May 5, 2016 7:20 pm

that jackson in serie a claim was hilarious back then and even more hilarious now

otamendi is not even a top 5 center back in manchester, but in a world where casillas is a top 5 keeper anything is possible
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Post#105 » by J-Mezzy » Thu May 5, 2016 8:11 pm

Pekerman said he's never calling up guys from China. Too far of a trip.

Jackson doesn't suck, just not a mentally strong guy. Not meant for big clubs
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#106 » by DD12 » Thu May 5, 2016 8:59 pm

J-Mezzy wrote:Pekerman said he's never calling up guys from China. Too far of a trip.

Jackson doesn't suck, just not a mentally strong guy. Not meant for big clubs


He is Porto's product. Nothing spectacular.

I told you guys 2 years ago that he is noy worth 35 mil. Atletico paid and he sucked and they were lucky to ship his ass to china.
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Post#107 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:00 pm

Arda K wrote:that jackson in serie a claim was hilarious back then and even more hilarious now

otamendi is not even a top 5 center back in manchester, but in a world where casillas is a top 5 keeper anything is possible


You and Casillas :lol:
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#108 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:01 pm

DD12 wrote:He is Porto's product.


So ?
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Post#109 » by DD12 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:02 pm

mercgold3 wrote:
DD12 wrote:He is Porto's product.


So ?


So just like otamendi, mangala etc. he is an overrated player.
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#110 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:05 pm

DD12 wrote:
mercgold3 wrote:
DD12 wrote:He is Porto's product.


So ?


So just like otamendi, mangala etc. he is an overrated player.


What about, Pepe, Carvalho, Casemiro, Deco, Guarin, James, Hulk, Falcão, Alex Sandro, etc etc (just talking about the last 10 years)
What they are ?
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Post#111 » by DD12 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:08 pm

We are not talking about those players. We are talking about Otamendi and Jackson Martinez who suck for a while now. You claimed he would score 20+ goals which we called it impossible. He moved to Spain and got his ass shipped within 4 months. Baphomet is the biggest epl follower on the forum and he said otamendi sucks.

Also, just a note. Those players you listed, none of them world class except Falcao a couple of years ago. Alex Sandro sucked for months, Pepe meh, Casemiro nothing yet, James overrated, Hulk in Russia doing nothing except getting obese, Carvalho was good also. So don't act like every Porto player is great.


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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#112 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:13 pm

I claimed he would score 20+ goals in Milan. Again, Atletico is a different scenario for every player in the world.
And none of these players were/are world class ? OK. End of discussion.
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#113 » by Arda K » Thu May 5, 2016 9:44 pm

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Arda K wrote:that jackson in serie a claim was hilarious back then and even more hilarious now

otamendi is not even a top 5 center back in manchester, but in a world where casillas is a top 5 keeper anything is possible


You and Casillas :lol:

more like you and casillas, he is not bombing my team
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Post#114 » by J-Mezzy » Thu May 5, 2016 9:46 pm

We all in Colombia thought Bacca to Atletico and Jackson to Milan made more sense for both players. Many in Colombia worried that he'd fail under Simeone because he's just not a high work rate guy.

Bacca did well in Italy, Jackson failed in Atletico. We can speculate that he'd fail in Milan or that he wouldn't, but it'd be just that, speculation

One thing is for sure, he proved he's not a top striker. Top players don't flop that badly. I don't think he socks though. He did well in the CL so it wasn't just the weak Portuguese league
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Post#115 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:47 pm

I guess, Muslera is bombing Galatasaray this season then.
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Post#116 » by Arda K » Thu May 5, 2016 9:52 pm

more difficult to get accustomed to serie a, jackson wouldn't have reached double digit goals in milan with his workrate
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Post#117 » by Arda K » Thu May 5, 2016 9:53 pm

mercgold3 wrote:I guess, Muslera is bombing Galatasaray this season then.

muslera can bomb for a decade if he wants, he already gave us half a dozen cups. casillas just steals money from you.
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#118 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 9:56 pm

Arda K wrote:
mercgold3 wrote:I guess, Muslera is bombing Galatasaray this season then.

muslera can bomb for a decade if he wants, he already gave us half a dozen cups. casillas just steals money from you.

Yeah, that makes sense :roll: :banghead: :crazy:
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#119 » by Arda K » Thu May 5, 2016 9:57 pm

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Arda K wrote:
mercgold3 wrote:I guess, Muslera is bombing Galatasaray this season then.

muslera can bomb for a decade if he wants, he already gave us half a dozen cups. casillas just steals money from you.

Yeah, that makes sense :roll: :banghead: :crazy:

anything makes more sense than casillas being a top 5 keeper :nod:
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Re: The Official Portuguese Primeira Liga Thread 

Post#120 » by mercgold3 » Thu May 5, 2016 10:03 pm

Casillas is not top-5 anymore, he was for a decade, not top-5, but top-2 in the world.
But hey, still rather have Casillas instead of Muslera, that is for sure.
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