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  • George Beckham posted 325 days ago

    George Beckham

    HAI ALONSO

  • Dave Kuhn posted 327 days ago

    Dave Kuhn

    Will be a great watch for sure. Hey man sorry for being a j@ckass at times. Some of it is playful trolling.

  • Dave Kuhn posted 327 days ago

    Dave Kuhn

    Hey man, it's really tough to call the next Clasico honestly. Without Messi I would say Madrid "should" have the advantage. I'm still not at all convinced by Barca's defense and I can bet that once they come up against a proper attacking team, they will get exposed. The fact that they are unbeaten thus far is misleading as to how good they are if you ask me. Cheers.

  • Sam Tighe posted 332 days ago

    Sam Tighe

    Hi mate.

    It's tough, really tough. People have mixed views because he is so good in each and every role in midfield, and a former winger to boot.

    For me, he is at his finest in a box-to-box role; Stamina, passing, tackling, shooting, marking. Has it all. The complete player

  • Andre Rodi posted 363 days ago

    Andre Rodi

    I aprecciate you asking me, I can rule out Pato, he's been awful, was booed by his own club's fans, he scored two goals against an awful team(Flamengo) and was only called after Fred's injury because of money, media or something.
    I personally am not a fan of Damião, I think he's not good enough to be part of the national team, and he had one great season and had been average for one season and a half, but since he came back from injury a while ago he's been very impressive, he might leave in january and do well in Europe, but wouldn't count on him starting at 2014.
    Jô is really lucky haha, he got to the confederations cup because of an injury and scored two simple goals, and now will start because Fred's injured, maybe he impresses again and earn's Felipão's confidence, isn't that good but due to lack of competition might get the start.
    Fred is great, he is an amazing finisher and pivot and a leader, not very mobile but he gets the job done, he hasn't done well recently but mostly because he is a player that needs service and Fluminense has been terrible this year, he can't dribble and score on his own, but that won't be a problem in the Seleção, he has Scolari's confidence and has shown the world in the confederations cup what he can do, expect him to start unless something unusal happens.
    This is my opinion, I hope it was useful man.

  • Sam Tighe posted 363 days ago

    Sam Tighe

    Cheers! Couldn't deal with the pressure, would much rather be the coach than the manager :P

  • Sam Tighe posted 363 days ago

    Sam Tighe

    Hopefully, Pato has been in form for sure.

    The Fred injury wouldn't change much at this stage unless it's really bad and Pato is incredible in his place. Scolari's game has been built on using Fred to supplement Neymar and allow the latter space on the left/between the lines, Pato probably can't do that.

  • Sam Tighe posted 363 days ago

    Sam Tighe

    Could change at any point. right now it's FRED, as Scolari continues with his Confeds Cup formation/starting XI