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Research will tell you facts, like teamsheets and results
but if I asked you whether Thomas Andrewson was a better
soldier than Michele Di Romildo you wouldn't know how to
answer, as you weren't there.

He said you can learn about players of the 60s through books
and talking to people, so via a 3rd person. That is not
enough to allow you to judge people from the 60s.

If I went to Denis Law and said "Best was better than you", he'd
be well within his right to turn round and say "well how the ****
do you know?".
that is like arguing how do you know sticking your hand in a fire will give you a nasty burn or holding a drill and severing power cable while standing in a bath is not a good idea -- ive never done either ..... reams of footage exist on the 60s . how do you know hitler was a nasty man ?

i judge hitler was a total cnut but i never met him so i must be wrong
 

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that is like arguing how do you know sticking your hand in a fire will give you a nasty burn or holding a drill and severing power cable while standing in a bath is not a good idea -- ive never done either ..... reams of footage exist on the 60s . how do you know hitler was a nasty man ?

i judge hitler was a total cnut but i never met him so i must be wrong
You're making idiotic comparisons to history.

This is FOOTBALL. Can someone who's watched 100 minutes of
football say Ronaldo is better than Rooney?
 

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50s --- Duncan Edwards
60's --- Best
70's ---Macari
80's ---Robson
90's ---Keane
00's -- Scholes

90's was incredibly difficult. Cantona and Shmeichel are the two who were closest to Keane IMO. 00's was pretty dificult aswell.
 

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the toughest call was the 60's but charlton got my vote over bestie as he was instrumental in england winning the world cup , his goals in the semi were unbelieveable
 

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Since I was born in the 90s I can only account for

90s - Cantona ( surprised really that almost nobody has chosen him)
2000s - Ronaldo
 

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50s = Duncan Edwards
60's = Charlton
70's = Macari (although Peter Barnes all be it for a short spell, was my favourite as a kid), then Coppell
80's = Coppell, then Robson
90's = Cantona (my all time fav player) then Keane
00's = Scholes then Ronaldo
 

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50s = Duncan Edwards
60's = Charlton
70's = Macari (although Peter Barnes all be it for a short spell, was my favourite as a kid), then Coppell
80's = Coppell, then Robson
90's = Cantona (my all time fav player) then Keane
00's = Scholes then Ronaldo
you have got to be joking , his spell at united was when he was over the hill he hardly had a good game for us , had we had him 10 years earlier it would have been a different story
 

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you have got to be joking , his spell at united was when he was over the hill he hardly had a good game for us , had we had him 10 years earlier it would have been a different story
i wasnt the biggest barnsy fan either sadly to say, he was one of the what could have been type players
 

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50s = Duncan Edwards
60's = Charlton
70's = Macari (although *Peter Barnes* all be it for a short spell, was my favourite as a kid), then Coppell
80's = Coppell, then Robson
90's = Cantona (my all time fav player) then Keane
00's = Scholes then Ronaldo

you have got to be joking , his spell at united was when he was over the hill he hardly had a good game for us , had we had him 10 years earlier it would have been a different story

You may notice that I didnt say Peter Barnes was the best, or anything close to it, merely that as a kid (a 12-yo at the time) he was my favourite - the player I pretended to be whilst kicking about in the park. Whilst I may not of been brain of Britain at 12, I certainly wasnt a thicko either, but at 12 that didnt give me the ability to quantify whether someone was indeed a legend, greatest player of all time, or whether in fact he was a one game dud (it was only 10-mins on Match of the Day and FA Cup games on telly I had to go on) 10-years past his sell-by-date. It is however a shame his best playing days were in the blue of Man Chitty.

Not many mentions of Coppell I notice, real shame his playing carear was cut short by injury, a genuine classy player.
 

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You may notice that I didnt say Peter Barnes was the best, or anything close to it, merely that as a kid (a 12-yo at the time) he was my favourite - the player I pretended to be whilst kicking about in the park. Whilst I may not of been brain of Britain at 12, I certainly wasnt a thicko either, but at 12 that didnt give me the ability to quantify whether someone was indeed a legend, greatest player of all time, or whether in fact he was a one game dud (it was only 10-mins on Match of the Day and FA Cup games on telly I had to go on) 10-years past his sell-by-date. It is however a shame his best playing days were in the blue of Man Chitty.

Not many mentions of Coppell I notice, real shame his playing carear was cut short by injury, a genuine classy player.
coppell was a great player actually was thinking about him after i'd already put mine up.

agree with your point about your favourite or best player not nescessarily been everyones cup of tea, as we all like have heroes when we first start goin and they aren't always the greatest pleyes or whatever. i can imagine in 15 years time people picking peeps from this decade and lots of people going for the obvious ronaldo or rooney, whereas players like evra even park may be peoples personal favourites at the time. so i can see where your coming from with that one :thumbsup:
 

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You may notice that I didnt say Peter Barnes was the best, or anything close to it, merely that as a kid (a 12-yo at the time) he was my favourite - the player I pretended to be whilst kicking about in the park. Whilst I may not of been brain of Britain at 12, I certainly wasnt a thicko either, but at 12 that didnt give me the ability to quantify whether someone was indeed a legend, greatest player of all time, or whether in fact he was a one game dud (it was only 10-mins on Match of the Day and FA Cup games on telly I had to go on) 10-years past his sell-by-date. It is however a shame his best playing days were in the blue of Man Chitty.

Not many mentions of Coppell I notice, real shame his playing carear was cut short by injury, a genuine classy player.
oh well nothing wrong with that barnes was superb with man city and west brom , and i can understand why you liked him .
Just saw his name on our legends thread , and in fairness never read your post properly so sorry for that.
Steve coppell got my vote he was my favourite , just a bit useless bit of info about coppell , did you know tommy docherty never saw him play before he signed him , he got a phone call from bill shankly who had just left liverpool (under a bit of a cloud) and said to doch i have just been to tranmere and seen a superb player and if i was still the liverpool manager he would make my first team, so doch just signed him.
Strange one of our biggest rivals giving us a gem like that.:thumbsup:
 

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Research will tell you facts, like teamsheets and results
but if I asked you whether Thomas Andrewson was a better
soldier than Michele Di Romildo you wouldn't know how to
answer, as you weren't there.

He said you can learn about players of the 60s through books
and talking to people, so via a 3rd person. That is not
enough to allow you to judge people from the 60s.

If I went to Denis Law and said "Best was better than you", he'd
be well within his right to turn round and say "well how the ****
do you know?".
Coming from a socialist, it is mind-boggling you don't understand the term consensus. :rofl:
 
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