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  1. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The best players to never win a champions league/European cup.

    Here is in brief what I think about your options: Hagi: as you kind of spelled out yourself, he is a good option in the sense of...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 8:23 AM
  2. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread Dutch footballer of the year press classification 1979-1994.

    [IMG] 59. Willy van de Kerkhof (1951) Wine expert. Vacuum cleaner on the football pitch. Favorite of Kees Rijvers, Van Hanegem and...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 5:32 AM
  3. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread Serie A Guerin Sportivo 1980-1991 every game with player ratings.

    La Reppublica (a Rome based newspaper, with liberal/left wing readers) had in December 1990 a poll among 1023 of their readers - not a...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 4:49 AM
  4. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The best games of the best players.

    Yes interesting. Almost looks like he 'originally' got an eight or so but they thought afterwards "let's give him a 10" against the last...

    Jun 1, 2020 at 4:44 AM
  5. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The best players to never win a champions league/European cup.

    Dzajic looks as a good call for actually performing there, albeit for only two or three seasons (of the six). Hagi looks a good one too...

    May 31, 2020 at 2:48 PM
  6. PuckVanHeel liked Vegan10's post in the thread Serie A Guerin Sportivo 1980-1991 every game with player ratings.

    Carlo F. Chiesa’s top and worst of the weekend (in green and with ratings of 7 and above were the best; the worst in red with grades of...

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  7. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Doesn't even matter. You are also giving way more ATG designations to the 'Golden Generation' than the ones who won euro88 for instance....

    May 31, 2020 at 7:57 AM
  8. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread Dutch footballer of the year press classification 1979-1994.

    69. Berry van Aerle (1962) Lives on as the part-time postman who thought back with emotion to his heydays in service of Marco van...

    May 31, 2020 at 7:03 AM
  9. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Vieri his continental record is maybe a bit underwhelming compared to other strikers of his generation?...

    May 30, 2020 at 5:54 PM
  10. PuckVanHeel liked msioux75's post in the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    I said 2 or maybe 3 for Arg/Bra. And emphasize, maybe, a big maybe if you want, for Uruguay. I mean, for the golden generations, not...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  11. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Yugoslavia and Spain/England maybe differ as much culturally as Uruguay and Italy/Spain... That's not an insane hypothesis?

    May 30, 2020 at 4:18 PM
  12. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Europa League all-time topscorers (re: 'mid level')...

    May 30, 2020 at 4:02 PM
  13. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Except that Yugoslavia and Netherlands has many more European Cup and UEFA Cup winning players (take out the cups won with a domestic...

    May 30, 2020 at 3:07 PM
  14. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Highly improbable, given their population and actual strength: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_Football_Elo_Ratings

    May 30, 2020 at 1:44 PM
  15. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Uruguay can send three different teams of similar strength? Really? Yes it are different situations but they all fall in the same...

    May 30, 2020 at 10:27 AM
  16. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The greatest / most defining matches in football history.

    Two of the goals came when Italy played with ten man.

    May 30, 2020 at 7:59 AM
  17. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The best players to never win a champions league/European cup.

    He 'suffers' from being past his prime at two of these finals. See the chart here (and it's 'easier' to save for a more defensive team):...

    May 30, 2020 at 7:48 AM
  18. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread The best players to never win a champions league/European cup.

    FourFourTwo had in 2019 this top 25 (not saying I agree with the ordering): 1. Ronaldo 2. Buffon 3. Ibrahimovic 4. Bergkamp 5. Totti 6....

    May 30, 2020 at 3:56 AM
  19. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    They were meant to do that. There was the explicit instruction to hand out red cards for illegaly denying clear goal-scoring...

    May 30, 2020 at 3:19 AM
  20. PuckVanHeel replied to the thread A list of all time great players, and the pantheon of greatest ever.

    Looking at the other players in the top 20, and knowing who voted (the South Americans itself), it says maybe something about how people...

    May 29, 2020 at 5:24 PM