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Ronaldo is one of the finest goalscorers of the past 20 years. His record at every level (domestic, CL and international) is frighteningly good. He comes in for a lot of criticism because people always compare him to that one stunning season at Barca as if not managing to replicate one of the finest seasons in the history of football is a sign of failure.

People also love to jump on the 'Ronaldo is fat' bandwagon which is more waffle - if he was fat he would not survive at this level of football and he wouldn't continue to achieve a goal return which any top class striker would be proud of.

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Ronaldo is one of the finest goalscorers of the past 20 years. His record at every level (domestic, CL and international) is frighteningly good. He comes in for a lot of criticism because people always compare him to that one stunning season at Barca as if not managing to replicate one of the finest seasons in the history of football is a sign of failure.

People also love to jump on the 'Ronaldo is fat' bandwagon which is more waffle - if he was fat he would not survive at this level of football and he wouldn't continue to achieve a goal return which any top class striker would be proud of.

Totally agree with you there but I can't get over the fact that if he had half the motivation JT has, he would IMO be the best striker the world has ever seen. Now I didnt see Maradona or Pele but at his prime I dont think Ronaldo was far off them.

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Ronaldo is one of the finest goalscorers of the past 20 years. His record at every level (domestic, CL and international) is frighteningly good. He comes in for a lot of criticism because people always compare him to that one stunning season at Barca as if not managing to replicate one of the finest seasons in the history of football is a sign of failure.

People also love to jump on the 'Ronaldo is fat' bandwagon which is more waffle - if he was fat he would not survive at this level of football and he wouldn't continue to achieve a goal return which any top class striker would be proud of.

I have to agree but it's always fun to joke about his weight.

The thing is that I think he does look a bit overweight or atleast not as fit as one would hope but he's still a good goalscorer. You only have to look at the world cup to realize that.

It will be interesting to see him back in Italy.

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he's been chasing personal acheivement, goalscoring records for a couple of years now... no real motivation to do anything else... it's been sad to see. although, of course he deserves plenty more respect than he receives.

lets see what happens now... he could follow figo and do something to reverse his situation. that can apply to raul to. a club like madrid is not the place for any serious footballer. given time cap will change that... but he probably won't get that time.

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Totally agree with you there but I can't get over the fact that if he had half the motivation JT has, he would IMO be the best striker the world has ever seen. Now I didnt see Maradona or Pele but at his prime I dont think Ronaldo was far off them.

In fairness, I don't think his injuries helped either.

When he was at Barcelona he was quick enough to be a sprinter and injuries took that away from him.

More than anything else, I beleive that is what stopped him from going that final step and becomming something better

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Totally agree with you there but I can't get over the fact that if he had half the motivation JT has, he would IMO be the best striker the world has ever seen. Now I didnt see Maradona or Pele but at his prime I dont think Ronaldo was far off them.

In fairness, I don't think his injuries helped either.

When he was at Barcelona he was quick enough to be a sprinter and injuries took that away from him.

More than anything else, I beleive that is what stopped him from going that final step and becomming something better

But even in his RM days, you could still see that sudden burst of speed where he could beat any defender over 20 yards or so. He had all the skill in the world and the physical strength needed. It jus frustrates me to see the likes of Henry and Etoo being called the best striker in the world while they arent even fit to lace boots of that fat moron.

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Totally agree with you there but I can't get over the fact that if he had half the motivation JT has, he would IMO be the best striker the world has ever seen. Now I didnt see Maradona or Pele but at his prime I dont think Ronaldo was far off them.

In fairness, I don't think his injuries helped either.

When he was at Barcelona he was quick enough to be a sprinter and injuries took that away from him.

More than anything else, I beleive that is what stopped him from going that final step and becomming something better

But even in his RM days, you could still see that sudden burst of speed where he could beat any defender over 20 yards or so. He had all the skill in the world and the physical strength needed. It jus frustrates me to see the likes of Henry and Etoo being called the best striker in the world while they arent even fit to lace boots of that fat moron.

agreed, the fat boy can still run when he needs to...at times you forgot that he was a 28 year old past his prime with his silky first touch and instant speed...and with kaka giving him the ball at AC he still may have some glory left in his boots...what ruined him was that brazilian model trying to get him in shape...he was the best in the world as a fatty, and a fatty is what he should stay!!! icon_razz.gif

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He comes in for a lot of criticism because people always compare him to that one stunning season at Barca as if not managing to replicate one of the finest seasons in the history of football is a sign of failure.

Don't know if they were showing Italian football there when he was at inter, but he was not bad there.

phenomenal even...

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Yes I saw him at Inter as well (back in about 97/98/99 wasn't it?) and he was superb prior to his injury.

Italian football has been on our screens regularly since about 1992 I think.

September 1992: Great excitement in UK, Serie A on the small screen every week - a chance to see the best football in the world according to the media

November 1992: They all prance around like fairies, at least Gazza is there to make an arse of things!

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People also love to jump on the 'Ronaldo is fat' bandwagon which is more waffle - if he was fat he would not survive at this level of football and he wouldn't continue to achieve a goal return which any top class striker would be proud of.

That's what has always intrigued me about the 'Fat Frank' jibes. No one could do the amount of running or play the number of games he does if he was fat. Even more intriguingly, the blokes who sing it always seem to be the ones eating burgers and straining to stay inside their XXL replica shirts.

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People also love to jump on the 'Ronaldo is fat' bandwagon which is more waffle - if he was fat he would not survive at this level of football and he wouldn't continue to achieve a goal return which any top class striker would be proud of.

That's what has always intrigued me about the 'Fat Frank' jibes. No one could do the amount of running or play the number of games he does if he was fat. Even more intriguingly, the blokes who sing it always seem to be the ones eating burgers and straining to stay inside their XXL replica shirts.

I thought it had to with Lamps being fat when he was a kid. 300.gif

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