Jump to content

Riquelme's free kicks


sweet waffle

Recommended Posts


He fell out with the cheeses at Villareal and was desperate to go back to Argentina. He got a loan deal sorted out with Boca and it looked like he was going to sign a permanent deal with them but that fell through because Boca weren't prepared to meet Villareal's demands. I think Atletico Madrid then made a move for him but that fell through for reasons I don't know. So he is back at Villareal now and still looking for a move as far as I know. Surprising that he hasn't managed to secure one.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

How old is he??

Loan deal in Jan i say!! His stock is down and its this kind of buisness that we should be looking at in Jan, when half the squad go of to the ANC, not to different from united taking larson on loan..

Hmm may have to see if can pop grant an email on this one

Link to comment
Share on other sites


That's not commentating, that is pure poetry.

Much better than some I've heard. It's like the night of the living dead. Just like politics.

Anyway, don't try and get Riquelme. I want him at Juventus. Great player. Not fast, but difficult to take the ball from. Creative, great passer of the ball and his freekicks isn't bad either.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i think the main qualm is that teams have to be built around him and if thats not the case he has a strop. That is never going to be the case as a big club which is why he isnt at one. Even villareal are trying to move past that stage and improve as a side which is why such a talented player isnt wanted there.

He'll never play for a top side in spain, italy or england again in my opinion.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


riquelme's talent is so great that unless you have kaka/totti/ronaldinho/messi then he deserves a side to be built around him. terrific footballer.

villarreal have been doing great without him so there is no "need" for him so far- pires is very good form, and rossi looks a good player.... they have a nice side.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Crap keeper - thats all!!!

Check this out

Why did they use a wall?

I see your golazo and raise you:

and

which is even better than Zola's v Spuds, not to mention Roberto Carlos's v France

Holy f*cking hell icon_eek.gif

That's how to take freekicks. Can we buy him now please? 128.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nakamura has no place on a football forum! He is probably the player who has made a football team mirror American football more than any other. I the same way that in American football you have the geezer who is brough on purely to take field goals Nakamura is kept on the park purely to take free kicks - against half decent opposition he does nothing whatsoever and is only kept on in case Celtic win a feee kick in a dangerous area.

Link to comment
Share on other sites


I have do disagree. Sinisa was great at freekicks, I don't deny it but I don't think Carlos was that good. Sure he could score on freekicks every now and then and some were quite amazing too, but the thing is that while he scored on 2, he probably missed 30-40 freekicks and some were absolute rubbish.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Nakamura has no place on a football forum! He is probably the player who has made a football team mirror American football more than any other. I the same way that in American football you have the geezer who is brough on purely to take field goals Nakamura is kept on the park purely to take free kicks - against half decent opposition he does nothing whatsoever and is only kept on in case Celtic win a feee kick in a dangerous area.

Yeah?

Tell that to Marek Jankulovski and Milan.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

He had a cracking five minutes against Milan didn't he Sydney.

Nakamura and big games go together like Australians and reserved behaviour. Even the Celtic fans (well other than the most blinkered) are finally beginning to realise it after spending ages claiming he was a footballing god - I even had some claiming he was one of the outstanding performers in the last World Cup!

Link to comment
Share on other sites


He had a cracking five minutes against Milan didn't he Sydney.

Nakamura and big games go together like Australians and reserved behaviour.

I'm not sure what you mean by that last phrase- but who dribbled Jankulovski and assisted the shot for Scott McDonald's winner?

He's an intelligent player. I know what you mean by Celtic fans going over the top (Aidan McGeady next Ryan Giggs, or some sh*t like that- there are too many Celtic/Liverpool fans here, a rant for another time) but you make him sound like he is Bolo Zenden.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If it wasn't for the fact he can take a free kick then you have actually hit upon a pretty good comparison in Bolo Zenden! A player who you can rely on to do one good thing about every 6 games (and I mean one good thing - i.e. a dribble against Milan, not one good match) and other than that he may as well be shoping for hair products.

I have seen Nakamura influence a game or two for Celtic - generally it is against the likes of Inverness Cale Thistle, Dundee United or Gretna! In the Champions League and in the games against Rangers and Hibs he has been almost anonymous.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If it wasn't for the fact he can take a free kick then you have actually hit upon a pretty good comparison in Bolo Zenden! A player who you can rely on to do one good thing about every 6 games (and I mean one good thing - i.e. a dribble against Milan, not one good match) and other than that he may as well be shoping for hair products.

I have seen Nakamura influence a game or two for Celtic - generally it is against the likes of Inverness Cale Thistle, Dundee United or Gretna! In the Champions League and in the games against Rangers and Hibs he has been almost anonymous.

Or Manchester United- he was electric in the game last season, but maybe his form has dropped.

And to be fair, Celtic as a whole were anonymous against Rangers...

So now you can explain- what's with Australians and reserved behaviour? You must realise I am Australian in the same way Gullit4 is English.

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!

Happy Tech GIF by Atlassian

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!

Sure, let me in!