Freelance writer specialising in Brazilian football for ESPNfc and Sambafoot. Editor of The Elastico football blog.
Chris, your article "Ranking the Strongest 15 Players in World Football" is racist, please remove from Bleacher Report ASAP. According to you, the strongest players in the world (non-whites) are Ibrahimovic at 11, and Chiellini at 14. Where is Hulk, Julio Baptista, Carlos Puyol, Younis Kaboul...to name a few? I would say this makes your article subtle racism, but it's not it's just racist, period.
Do you think Playing Willian ahead of Hulk and Lucas would help Scolari in a big way? He add another dimension into the Brazil attack
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Benfica are reportedly on the verge of signing Sao Paulo's left-back, Bruno Cortes. How do you rate him? Do you think he is good enough to play for a quality European side like Benfica?
On your bio Chris you have Tiger as being better than Jack - is that for real!
Why is Hulk not used at CF to make room for Lucas and allow Hulk to use his strength going foward at the net?
Fred is a crafty vet but lucas and Hulk would bring more speed to the attack.
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Chris, what do you think of Neymar going to Barça? Obviously there are a lot of opinions, and it's a pretty polarizing topic, but most people haven't actually seen him play. Knowing you seem to be pretty knowledgable about the Brazilian League, do you think Neymar can make that jump to the European level? Or do you think he'll flop once he gets to Europe?
Vertonghen over Pique and Hummels? What have you been smoking?
Hey Chris, I just read your article on the best ST in South America and I loved it! I didn't expect Irven Avila to make the Honorable mentions. He is definitely one of the forgotten ones from U-17 Peru team that made Quarter Finals at the World Cup. Also, based on current form, Guerrero is better than Pato. Even though Pato is still young and he is faster and more skilled than Paolo, Paolo is great being in the right place at the right time and his strength is great as well. Just wanted to say I loved the list!