The forgotten hero

Discussion in 'Italy: National Teams' started by Daei_10, Aug 9, 2010.

  1. Daei_10

    Daei_10 Member+

    Aug 22, 2007
    LA, California
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OK4UGAl_Lw"]YouTube- ‪Del Piero Goal - Juventus VS Shamrock Rovers - Free Kick‬‎[/ame]

    All these talks over amauri, this player and that player.....people have forgotten one of the greatest forwards of italy...and he's still rocking.....he might not be able to play full 90 but i still believe he is the best super sub

    im not sure why he was left out of italy squad for so long, especially since the forward position has been horrible
     
  2. Italy08

    Italy08 Member

    Jun 7, 2008
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    Club:
    AC Milan
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He is an excellent player. I think he should be awarded the golden ball in 1996. It's sad to see that he was usually used as a sub in the Italian national team.
     
  3. NickyViola

    NickyViola Member+

    May 10, 2004
    Boston
    Club:
    ACF Fiorentina
    Poor Juventini just never got enough respect from the Azzurri... :p
     
  4. tdrazz

    tdrazz Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    WOW...that was great shot,but we have Balotelli he no stranger when it comes for that...
     
  5. Forzaabruzzo

    Forzaabruzzo Member+

    Apr 19, 2006
    Since when was Del Piero "forgotten"?
     
  6. Daei_10

    Daei_10 Member+

    Aug 22, 2007
    LA, California
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    since he hasnt been given a chance in years...even in 2006 he was a sub

    i believe last year he also scored more goals than amauri playing 1/3 of what amauri played...yet amauri gets a call up and possibly starts :rolleyes: while better ITALIAN forwards arent. I still dont get how u guys are not pissed off about that...lol...if amauri saves italy somehow it'll be same as inter winning last year, no respect from rest of the world
     
  7. DIECI

    DIECI Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    before clicking I thought this was a thread about Iaquinta!
     
  8. asbari1908

    asbari1908 Member

    Dec 18, 2008
    BARI
    Club:
    AS Bari
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    The Mighty Shamrock Rovers, how did Juventus do it?:rolleyes:

    Nice goal, keeper could have had it. But beyond all that, let's look to the future not be stuck in the past. Ah...Amauri out! Okaka in! :p
     
  9. DDR

    DDR Moderator
    Staff Member

    Jun 13, 2006
    Club:
    AS Roma
    With all due respect to Del Piero but he's 36 now. It's time to close that chapter. He was at the last Euro and wasn't quite the super sub. We should be happy he got to win a World Cup and remember him for his goal against Germany. Time for a new generation, all things end.
     
  10. Forzaabruzzo

    Forzaabruzzo Member+

    Apr 19, 2006
    That's all fine and dandy, but I think it's safe to say that it's time for the NT to move forward, and it's rather difficult to do that when you're calling up players in their mid-late 30's. I'll always have nothing but respect for ADP, but sometimes you just gotta let things go. He got to raise the World Cup, and was rightfully granted a call up in 2008 as a 34 year old, which isn't something that too many players can say.

    Time to move on.
     
  11. VigorLamezia

    VigorLamezia New Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    CT
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    post after post I continue to agree with you haha.

    I knew when I clicked this thread I was going to regret it. coming from a Juve fan please lets move on, he is a legend but his time has come. I don't even want him on the bench for Juve anymore, forget about the national team. A set piece goal in an august Europa League qualifier against an Irish club side (no disrespect), means absolutely nothing. Giovinco could have scored that same goal

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22uDIzkl-zk&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22uDIzkl-zk&feature=related[/ame]

    Del Piero out, Giovinco and Forestieri in
     
  12. bobarino

    bobarino New Member

    Feb 11, 2004
    U.S.A.
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    ADP could never fill Baggio's shoes and got tagged with the "no show" label in big international matches. Not saying it was deserved, it just happened. Totti also got some of that post-Baggio "not meeting expectation" label. Both were great players for the azzurri but it is time to move on and move forward.
     
  13. Daei_10

    Daei_10 Member+

    Aug 22, 2007
    LA, California
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    im not saying he should come back, im just saying its sad that he was forgotten all these years when there really wasnt many players better than him. And the euro 08 was just a disaster campaign like WC 10 so u cant say he didnt do anything...when the midfield doesnt deliver,u cant expect anything from a forward.
     
  14. VigorLamezia

    VigorLamezia New Member

    Mar 24, 2005
    CT
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Forgotten? ADP will never be forgotten, he is one of the last great "Bandieri" in the world of football, one of a dying breed. Love Juve or hate them, he wont be forgotten.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vGEfTZD6c&feature=related"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-vGEfTZD6c&feature=related[/ame]

    one of the greatest Juve moments of the last 5 years, I'll never forget watching this, the stadium applaud was incredible.
     
  15. Daei_10

    Daei_10 Member+

    Aug 22, 2007
    LA, California
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States

    what was this for? just his performance or did he hit a milestone?
     
  16. Falc

    Falc Member+

    Jul 29, 2006
    Maryland
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    He had a brace that defeated Real Madrid in their own stadium 2-0.
     
  17. Canadian Azzurri

    Nov 14, 2006
    Canada
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I remember watching that game. Casillas set up one of the WORST walls I have ever seen, there was a foot and a half gap between the end of the wall and the post. I just screamed at the TV: "DON'T YOU SEE, HE'S JUST GOING TO KICK IT IN THE CORNER!"

    He kicked it in the corner.
     
  18. elvesuvio

    elvesuvio Member+

    Feb 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I remember ADP in earlier cups (pre 2006) being a constant diver...every time he touched the ball he'd go down like a sack of bricks. He has since changed even as he's gotten older...and for the better I mean. That goal against the Germans is etched in my brain probably for life as are some of his magnificent goals in Serie A. That being said, he was NEVER in the same realm as Baggio.

    LOL.
     
  19. ronaldo99

    ronaldo99 Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    Before 1998 he was.
     
  20. Kqql

    Kqql Member

    Sep 22, 2003
    The forgotten hero? No Way :p

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rIEclbT1bFY"]YouTube- ‪Alessandro del Piero 3!!!‬‎[/ame]


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  21. sss112

    sss112 Member

    Nov 7, 2006
    Ulaanbaatar
    Club:
    AS Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    Hahaha nearly fell off from my chair, classic.
     
  22. elvesuvio

    elvesuvio Member+

    Feb 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    you are insane.
     
  23. ronaldo99

    ronaldo99 Member

    Jul 21, 2008
    hardly.

    Before his injury he was truly phenomonal, one of the top 5 players in the world.
     
  24. elvesuvio

    elvesuvio Member+

    Feb 6, 2008
    Toronto, Ontario
    Club:
    SSC Napoli
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy
    I actually appreciate more the player he has become post-injury. He was world class before that but a world class diver at best.
     
  25. DIECI

    DIECI Member

    Sep 1, 2004
    Club:
    Juventus FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Italy


    ADP was a great player in his prime but no way no how anything close to what Baggio was! Baggio was just on a different level.
     

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