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Messi wins golden ball

Postby Yea Why Not on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:01 am

:shock:

What a joke
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby AndyCarrollsBarber on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:04 am

Sympathy vote? Not even in top 5 for me.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby fjthegrey on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:13 am

Me and my mates were furious about it. There were probably 8 players playing in the final who deserved it more. One of them was in his team!

Total joke of a decision. Player of the tournament was Rodriguez and anyone who disagrees can **** off.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Yea Why Not on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:21 am

AndyCarrollsBarber wrote:Sympathy vote? Not even in top 5 for me.


A few goals definitely papered over the cracks. I didn't see a single dominating performance from him all tournament, he was awful in tonight's final and in the semi. Add that to the fact he strolled around like a little arrogant troll all tournament. I mean, what must Mascherano think of that after the performances he put in!

Disgraceful decision
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Morocco Mole on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:22 am

Absurd, embarrassing decision....
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby POP POP POP Robson on Mon Jul 14, 2014 12:45 am

What are your theories about what was wrong with him tonight? Have you ever seen a more pissed-off & listless man at what should be his global showcase moment? He also walked off when they were having the full time team talk.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby kenthammer1984 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:37 am

was fuming when he won this.

Rodriguez, Muller, Neuer, Neymar (until his injury), Boateng on tonights performance alone, all deserved it more than Messi.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby D C on Mon Jul 14, 2014 1:42 am

He looked as baffled as most fans were about it. I still think individual awards in football are utter bull**** anyway, unless it's something certain like golden boot or most clean sheets.

It's about time people start comparing Messi to other players though, instead of comparing him to his freakish 2009-2012 self. That was his peak and he'll never be that guy again.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby stu1 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:00 am

fjthegrey wrote:Player of the tournament was Rodriguez and anyone who disagrees can **** off.


Completely agree! 6 goals in 5 games including the goal of the tournament for me. Add to that he actually managed to perform over 90mins instead of 2mins a game like Messi. He's lucky a couple of great goals papered over the cracks of some terrible performances in the group stages.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Mark32 on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:34 am

Adidas sponsored Lionel Messi wins Adidas sponsored Golden Ball award, while playing for his team whose kits are made by Adidas.

This is a funny reads though on Messi winning the golden ball, got to be taking the mickey a little right? http://www.insidespanishfootball.com/11 ... lden-ball/

I agree with those who say the golden ball should have gone to James Rodriguez. Him, Neuer or Luis Suarez.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby westham,eggyandchips on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:03 am

Even Mascherano could of been in with a shout for this!
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby smuts on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:16 am

Neuer deserved it for me.

But as you say, Adidas were all over this.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Puff Daddy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:20 am

Outrageous decision, should have gone to Wayne Rooney for finally scoring in a World Cup. His one and only ever World Cup goal
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Denzil on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:41 am

Do people actually care or is it just a chance for an internet bandwagon moan up? Twitter up in arms about it but do they really actually care.

Did he deserve it? No. Do I care who won it? Absolutely not.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby WHUJohn on Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:44 am

He didn't deserve it but wasn't half as bad as the usually ridiculous comments on how bad he was, because he wasn't.

He dragged that team to the WC final basically with moment of genius in every game of the group and then in last 16 game.

Looked ****ed after that though, no surprise given that he played 70 odd games this season.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby simon hammer on Mon Jul 14, 2014 2:47 pm

105 hours of football. Poor b*stard must be knackered. Still, I'm sure he can go back to his mansion and cry into his gold plated bucket, and take comfort in the fact he didn't have to work 40 hours a week on minimum wage for the privilege.

My heart bleeds for him.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby claretcloggy on Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:13 pm

never ever! Muller, Kroos, Robben, Rodriquez, Hummels..but Messi?what a farce
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby warp on Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:43 pm

claretcloggy wrote:never ever! Muller, Kroos, Robben, Rodriquez, Hummels..but Messi?what a farce

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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby Billydinho on Mon Jul 14, 2014 6:58 pm

fjthegrey wrote:Me and my mates were furious about it.


Why? I don't think it was the right decision but I couldn't have cared much less to be honest.
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Re: Messi wins golden ball

Postby fjthegrey on Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:19 pm

It's just another example of FIFA ignorance and bias. I find it deeply frustrating how lazy they are. It was almost in insult to Messi as well. If they'd won the cup I reckon a German would have got it. Like a consolation prize.
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