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RoxSox2004


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:35 am    Post subject: 2012 Balon d'Or Shortlist Reply with quote

From FIFA

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GK: Buffon, Casillas, Neuer

Def: Pique, Ramos

Mid: Alonso, Busquets, Iniesta, Oezil, Pirlo, Toure, Xavi

Att: Aguero, Balotelli, Benzema, Ronaldo, Drogba, Falcao, Ibra, Messi, Neymar, Rooney, RVP


Kompany not even getting nominated?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Messi.

It's hard to argue it even if I think other players are deserving of recognition for years of consistency like Xavi, Casillas etc.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neymar???
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pique has to be the biggest question mark on that list. Especially when you leave out Silva and Kompany
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Mourinho when he said that a player should actually win a major trophy the year they get awarded the Ballon D'Or. I know that is not the criteria and it is awarded for individual performance but that is my personal preference.

Messi still seems like the favourite but I would rather see Ronaldo or Casillas who I feel thoroughly deserve it.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pique and Ramos are both terrible picks. Kompany and Hummels would've been much better.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No Shola?
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhunt2402 wrote:
Pique and Ramos are both terrible picks. Kompany and Hummels would've been much better.


But obviously they don't play for Barca/Madrid and so are ineligible.

Ronaldo should probably win it, but Messi or Iniesta will.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ukjets21 wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Pique and Ramos are both terrible picks. Kompany and Hummels would've been much better.


But obviously they don't play for Barca/Madrid and so are ineligible.

Ronaldo should probably win it, but Messi or Iniesta will.


Ramos should be nominated but Pique has no business being on the list. And whoops forgot about Hummels Embarassed
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pique, Ramos and Drogba Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ronaldo or Messi are the only answers for me. Messi was better player last year but Ronaldo won things so either way I wouldn't be bothered.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

teamorange wrote:
ukjets21 wrote:
dhunt2402 wrote:
Pique and Ramos are both terrible picks. Kompany and Hummels would've been much better.


But obviously they don't play for Barca/Madrid and so are ineligible.

Ronaldo should probably win it, but Messi or Iniesta will.


Ramos should be nominated but Pique has no business being on the list. And whoops forgot about Hummels Embarassed

I have no problem with Ramos. Euro Champs usually get nominated for individual awards and Ramos to me looked better than Pique in the tournament. Also won La Liga as well so he has the trophies to back it up.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 6:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

91jmay wrote:
Ronaldo or Messi are the only answers for me. Messi was better player last year but Ronaldo won things so either way I wouldn't be bothered.


Pirlo should also get some looks. Juventus has been undefeated for, forever now and he led Italy to the finals (also unexpected). He really was unappreciated last season.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The exclusion of Kompany and Mata is just embarrassing.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Andres Iniesta
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