Jump to content

Ballack made wrong choice


Guest

Recommended Posts

Bayern Munich president Franz Beckenbauer feels Michael Ballack made the wrong decision in joining Chelsea ahead of Manchester United.

Bayern are keen to strengthen their midfield after losing their skipper last summer to Chelsea under the Bosman Ruling.

Ballack continues to be overshadowed by Frank Lampard at Stamford Bridge and has yet to win over the Chelsea supporters.

"I believe something has to happen in midfield [in the summer at the latest]," commented Beckenbauer on Bayern's situation.

"We are missing a player like Deco, Diego or Lionel Messi, or a young Mehmet Scholl. We don't have anybody like that.

"I don't see a position for him [ballack] at Chelsea - the ideal position where he played at Bayern or where he plays in the Germany national team.

"He does not fit in at Chelsea.

"He should have gone to Manchester United."

icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif

Bet he doesn't remember saying this (Oct 26, 2005)

"I cannot imagine that he (Ballack) would go to Manchester United," Rummenigge told television channel Premiere.

"What do Manchester United have that Bayern Munich don't? If you take a quick look at the English table then it seems it is nothing. If I was a player I would not go to Manchester United under any circumstances."

Link : http://www.wldcup.com/news/2005Oct/2005 ... occer.html

Did we have a lucky escape ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Rumenigge has talked nothing but twaddle since he hung up his boots - irrespective of who Ballack signed for he would find a reason to have a go at him for it purely because he didn't stay with Bayern.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

There you go icon_wink.gif

rooney.jpg_thumb.jpg

rooney_ronaldo.jpg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Apparently we have different views on what the word avatar means on forum like this, but nice pictures anyway. They work as a good motivator...one day, one day! 128.gificon_lol.gif

Sorry couldn't resist it. icon_razz.gif

Anyway keep on dreaming icon_wink.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Rumenigge has talked nothing but twaddle since he hung up his boots - irrespective of who Ballack signed for he would find a reason to have a go at him for it purely because he didn't stay with Bayern.

Loz having not seen enough of chelsea this season to base a judgement,what are your thoughts on Ballack ?.

Is it the case he needs more time to adapt ?

Does is style suit your team ?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

Joey Cole as an Avatar, and in a situation against your team like that?

Wow, new bloke, you really are trying to win friends..

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

Joey Cole as an Avatar, and in a situation against your team like that?

Wow, new bloke, you really are trying to win friends..

Just in case...for your information, it wasn't Joey Cole as the avatar when I posted my semi-serious complaint. icon_wink.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Loz having not seen enough of chelsea this season to base a judgement,what are your thoughts on Ballack ?.

Is it the case he needs more time to adapt ?

Does is style suit your team ?

First and foremost Ballack is a quality football player, he had proven that in domestic football, he has proven it in European football and he has proven that in International football. I am the first to admit we haven't seen the best of him at Chelsea so far however I don' for a second doubt his quality or that we will see a much improved Ballack possibly before this season is out and definitely next season.

He has only ever played in one league his entire career and, as wth the majority of players, moving to a new team and a new league is going to take some time to adjust to. Yes we can all name examples of players who have walked into a team and been top drawer from day one (Zola for example) however we can name a lot more who have needed a settling in period.

Does his style suit our team? I would probably say his style would suit us better if we played with wingers or an orthodox support striker (rather than a main striker filling in as a supprt striker) as he has a very quick footballing brain and is very capable at picking out players quickly on the break (far better at this than Lamps for example).

One side to his game we are failing to take advantage of is his ability in the air at corners - the main reason for this being that our corners are often decidedly average and easy to defend.

I would admit that he needs to pull his finger out a little more in matches - I don't think he has been as lazy as some would accuse him of however there have been times where he could make a little more effort - especially when you take account of the fact that his form is being questioned.

I do think that Jose should have benched him a few times in the manner he has Sheva to let him know he, like everyone else, has a place in the team to win and retain.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You should have used that other picture you said about Loz? icon_lol.gif

It wasn't meant for you Mak, but I couldn't help how you replied to the posts, good job you edited, wasn't it something about dreaming originally, sorry mate. icon_lol.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Ah, I see...the last resort of the bored power-crazed administrator. icon_lol.gif

Careful Maksimov, he'll turn you into a frog........

or worse, an Arsenal frog icon_eek.gif

300001177.jpg

Forgive him oh great Modulate, he knows not of your power icon_lol.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

I'll try again (shhhhhhhhh dont tell loz)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

I'll try again (shhhhhhhhh dont tell loz)

I promise not to tell Loz, but I think Mod will be here soon enough without anyone telling Mod about it. icon_wink.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hey, new bloke, please change your avatar back to a picture of OGS because at least that image portrayed something I had some sort of respect for. icon_lol.gificon_wink.gif

I'll try again (shhhhhhhhh dont tell loz)

I promise not to tell Loz, but I think Mod will be here soon enough without anyone telling Mod about it. icon_wink.gif

Reminder to self "Must put Mod on payroll" icon_wink.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites


Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
×
×
  • Create New...
Please Sign In or Sign Up

Well, this is awkward!

awkward the office GIF

The Shed End Forum relies on revenue to pay for hosting and upgrades. While we try to keep adverts as unobtrusive as possible without pop ups, we need to run ad's to make sure we can stay online and continue to keep the forum up, as over the years costs have become very high.

Could you please allow adverts on this domain by switching it off. Some of the advert banners can actually be closed to avoid interferance of your experience on The Shed End.

Cheers now!

Alright already, It's off!