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Old 11-02-2009, 12:56 PM   #26
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best "soccer" players in the world

Little bit surprised Agger bubbled, Joe Cole is injury related of course and Ivanovic is interesting. Now that he's getting more playing time at Chelsea he may show himself to be better than some people think.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:01 PM   #27
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Yeah I think he is really good. Fanni is somewhat of a victim of me not being quite sure just how good he is exactly, but other than that Ivanovic might very well be the best fullback left out and not with as much difference in quality to some of the higher ranked fullbacks that the difference in placings would suggest.
There were just too many players in other positions I couldn't get myself to rank him ahead of.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:06 PM   #28
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I would have thought Glen Johnson was a victim of being massively suspect positionally/defensively.

TBH these lists are an impossibility, nobody sees enough of any of the players to make a call, particularly those at the less glamorous clubs.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:23 PM   #29
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best "soccer" players in the world

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Old 11-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #30
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no PSG player bubbled,it's all good,i like the top 200 so far

Sammy Traore is still in the hunt
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #31
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best "soccer" players in the world

Landon Donovan #1, amirite?
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:30 PM   #32
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Very cool. I'm really excited to see your top 50 players.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:33 PM   #33
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Björn I don't want to spoil too much, but would you mind saying how many Budesliga players/Germans made the list?

And +1 to the idea of just listing the players here and posting a link to the writeup in your blog.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:41 PM   #34
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Björn I don't want to spoil too much, but would you mind saying how many Budesliga players/Germans made the list?

And +1 to the idea of just listing the players here and posting a link to the writeup in your blog.
I'll do that from now on.

Went through the list quickly so I might have missed one or two but I counted 17 Bundesliga players.
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:44 PM   #35
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That doesn't seem too bad, will be interesting to see who
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Old 11-02-2009, 01:46 PM   #36
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Eredivisie players?
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:03 PM   #37
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Just Dennis Rommerdahl!

But Eredivisie was difficult. Some recent absentees from there like Pranjic and Elia I had on my not so short shortlist but in the end I didn't include them. Lets see how they do for their new clubs outside Holland.
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:06 PM   #38
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In before Suarez flame
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:09 PM   #39
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Suarez is there. Somewhere!
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Old 11-02-2009, 02:10 PM   #40
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Pranjic is annoying me though. I might have made a mistake there grrrrr

There are some players he is pretty comparable with who made the list.


edit: also just noticed that the bubble is a little misleading since apparently I (accidently?) deleted some players from my document once they fell out of the top 200.
Pranjic was one. Just noticed Christian Poulsen is nowhere to be found either. And Bendtner!

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Old 11-02-2009, 02:18 PM   #41
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Landon Donovan #1, amirite?
obviously.



Nice work thus far Bjorn, I look forward to reading this. I mentioned in the other Euro league thread that this thread will probably be a good resource for those who will be watching the upcoming WC.

Also wow at the list of bubbled players. Really looking forward to reading about those that made the top 200.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:30 PM   #42
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Where the hell are Eduardo Sebrango and Mauro Biello? This list sucks.
Yea I know ... no Nick Garcia or Chad Barrett either!
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:38 PM   #43
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Btw, Bjorn is there a single American in your top 200? I am guessing no.
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:53 PM   #44
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best soccer players in the world

Wait, I'm confused, who wrote the top 50 list?

And where is the top 200 list going? In this thread?
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Old 11-02-2009, 03:56 PM   #45
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best soccer players in the world

Well some people seem to want Bjorn to post it on his blog and then link it here, instead of posting it in this thread which I don't understand.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:07 PM   #46
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bjorn, my only issue so far is the god damn pic you chose for mikel. salt in wound
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #47
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Re: A list with plenty of thoughts on the 200 best soccer players in the world

I did a list of my top 100 players today when I was bored in class. I'm pretty sure I'll get flamed pretty heavily, but I will post it anyways.
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Old 11-02-2009, 04:09 PM   #48
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Wait, I'm confused, who wrote the top 50 list?

And where is the top 200 list going? In this thread?
Yeah I'll post it in this thread as well.

The top 50 list I brought up was terrible and just an excuse to post the forewords, somewhat more to the point than mine, by Gabriel Marcotti.

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:11 PM   #49
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I did a list of my top 100 players today when I was bored in class. I'm pretty sure I'll get flamed pretty heavily, but I will post it anyways.
Cool. I'm pretty sure people will disagree with a lot of my positions too.

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Old 11-02-2009, 04:13 PM   #50
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bjorn, my only issue so far is the god damn pic you chose for mikel. salt in wound
Couldn't resist. I did remember the whole mess somewhat but had forgotten he was actually there with the shirt on.

Interestingly though what at the time looked like a miss and may still end up that way, he is hugely talented after all, he HAS since, I think, and the list will reflect this, been surpassed by United midfielders.
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