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Discussion in 'Italy: Clubs' started by Henchag, Apr 20, 2010.
Do you know why starting midfielder Frank Rijkaard abruptly left Milan for Ajax in 1993?
Is it a major issue? He had five successful seasons with Milan. And then retired after two season with Ajax after returning to them.
Do you know every tid bit about Juventus' and their history? seriously I doubt it. Or AS Roma. Or whatever team you support.
I have no problem at all giving it to a defender but I think the award has to go to Totti, as much as I despise him, with probably Pirlo coming in second.
Falvo is our Serie A sex scandal beat reporter.
Nothing personal I was mostly kidding. That wasn't the reason on why he left though......
I can however, tell you about the first scandal in Juventus history...il Caso Allemandi in 1927....
Pirlo was a good one. More of playmaker, however. I'm sure the fact that he was in drug rehab in the earlier part of the decade (although it was pretty much silenced by everyone) didn't help his cause.
You googled that. I don't care if you deny it. Everyone here knows you did because you gave up too much information. You should have said, I don't remember, or, perhaps more correctly, I wasn't born yet. And for future reference, you don't google when people ask you things like that.
I voted Nedved, but Totti is OK with me. I don't think Pirlo was better that decade then Nedved was.
You have a point on Nedved being ahead of Pirlo. It's just hard to not give anyone on ACM an honorable mention with their two CL titles (even if that's not really Serie A) during the decade.
I didn't Google that. I responded rather quickly to his post. Stop being a douche please. I was born in 1985.
Stop being a know-it-all, when you really know nothing. You may have been posting here for a long time, but you still know nothing.
He was crucial in the World Cup too...
Plenty of your players got in trouble for drugs.
I know Flachi was banned for life but he never played for Juve or Roma.. Del Piero was accused of it by Zeman but it was never really proven and if it was, it was also silenced. Other than Peruzzi and Carnevale in the early 90's and maybe Cannavaro for treatment of an insect bite, I can't think of too many others off hand. I'm thinking Caniggia was caught when he played for Roma, but I can not remember that far back. I'm sure there were tons in the 80's and 90's but again, silence was golden....
Milan only won one league title this decade. Which is also why I'd give it to Nedved over Totti. Juve won four and probably would have won 3 more had it not been for that twat Moratti.
Totti and Nedved are really close IMO for the award. But, Buffon's exclusion is just criminal. The guy has been Superman throughout this decade and will likely come down as the greatest keeper ever because of it.
HAha wtf is this Pirlo in Drug Rehab story?
What was he, a coke head or something?
He does look like someone you'd meet in rehab doesn't he...
Oh yeah. That was the word when I lived in Italy....
He sure does.......
Totti also plays for Roma, which has spent the decade trying to avoid the inevitable bankruptcy of the Sensi family. I think Totti would have won a lot more had he been somewhere else, or had Roma not be used as a life preserver by the Sensi family.
One thing to point out if you wanted to make the case for Totti, over say Pirlo, or Neved is that as a player he reinvented himself very late in his career and managed to transform himself and succeed in a role that no one really felt was his. The first half of his career making other people score goals, and the second half scoring goals himself. Winning the Golden Boot as the top scorer in Europe is pretty impressive considering the role he made his name playing.
I know winning is about team but when you're talking player of the decade trophies has to count. A decade is almost a career. If it's player of the season I think it's less important.
Fair enough. You could argue that a lot more has gone through Totti though. He's been the playmaker and finisher and is so involved with everything Roma does. He didn't have a Camoranesi and Del Piero to share the ball with. I don't know how much that would have effected him but it's fair to say he probably wouldn't have been a Golden Boot winner.
I'd give it to Nedved though because I think being a winner matters and is a good way to separate two equally impressive players.
WTF where the hell is Maldini in this Poll SMH
Maldini is definetely the player of the decade in Serie A
You Roma,Merda,RuBe fans can disagree all you want....no RuBe/Roma/Merda Player over the last 20 years touches Paolo lol
We Didnt win many scudettos this decade cuz we knew it was pointless since RuBe always buys the official so we focused on the big trophies(UCL)
I think Maldini is the best ever but not so sure if he should be considered best of the decade. I mean even though he retired in 2009, it was said in Italy anyway when I lived there, he lost it when he got out jumped by Ahn and South Korea, eliminating Italy. Maldini's best time though was from 1988-2004. After that, he played with experience but nowhere near the level he was used to. He was still a lot better than most defenders and played mostly with experience as he could read the game better than anyone but after 2004 he wasn't considered for national team duty anymore. I know everyone says he retired from international football and he did in fact retire after 2002 and even Trap asked him to come back but he refused. When Lippi took over, he talked to Paolo once and Maldini would have played if Lippi insisted but Lippi never asked him again because he felt he had better options and thought he was done. He went on to utilize Fabio Grosso and we all know what happened after that....
LOL you are pathetic
He lost it after he was jumped by some random dude? The ******** are you talking about?
He still won 2 UCL's,1 Scudetto,2 Super Cups,1 Supercoppa Italiana,1 Coppa Italia
The reason Italia won in 2006 was cuz of Materazzi pissing off Zidane lol
Grosso is a POS unless you're a RuBe fan or smth
Its becuz of that World Cup Victory that Serie A is now horrible...cuz that pretty much was the reason for FIGC to ignore all the problems with the league
Italia just barely won in 2006 really...they scored only like 5 goals or smth FFS
I remember Italia was cheated in 2002...how the f*ck was that Paolo's fault?
Cannavaro also did not deserve Ballon D'or in 2006 yet he won it lol
Very few players can play as well as Paolo till their 40's...look at Canna...he left to Al Ahly in his last 2 years
P.S why no mention of Gattuso? He has got to be one of the most consistent players this Decade in Serie A
Dude, what do you want from me? I'm saying this is what everyone said while I was living in Italy from 2001-2005. I for one have been a Paolo Madlini fan forever. Where were you when I posted all his player ratings on a weekly basis until he retired? If you read through all my posts in this thread below, you will see how much I admired him. I never said or thought he was never any good. The complete opposite.
Paolo Maldini - Il Capitano - The King of Kings.
Italy has a Huge Percentage of RuBe fans
Of course they are gonna make BS Excuses to downplay Maldini
What about when Baggio missed the Penalty in 1994 Final lol ?
What a Choker
And about the experienced bit....look at Nesta....he has played with experience for alot of years now that's what makes a defender so great.Just look at this season...He owned Messi for 4 games straight didnt let him score from open-play
Also why no Mention of Gattuso in this thread???
Paolo Maldini is definitely the best Italian and Serie A player of not just the last decade, but the last two decades (prior to his retirement of course). People always try to downplay Maldini to often idiotic results. Maldini has one of the most extensive trophy records of any player. Period. 5 CL trophies... tell me... what did Baggio or Totti have?
Oh and after 2004, he was still a fantastic defender especially in 2006-07. So wrong on that count. Why are Juve fans so biased?
Fabio Grosso who? He had a great World Cup, but he was NEVER a good club player.
What happened in 2002 was NOT Maldini's fault. Don't even think about it. Last I heard the fault was the referee who sits in prison right now for drug related charges.