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Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by Cjay » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:29 am

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Prefer Lionel Messi as a player, as a technical footballer.

But as an athlete.

Ronaldo is a machine.

He is 33 years old and doing 38kph sprints.

Said he wants to play into his 40s, and he probably can.

His dedication to his fitness is exceptional.

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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by Haighy » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:46 am

Yeah I've always preferred Messi as a footballer.
And as much as i hate Ronaldo, he's a great player and as you point out Cjay an athlete.

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Post by 1964white » Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:58 am

Ronaldo wouldn't have missed that penalty v Iceland

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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by becchio bear » Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:49 pm

Prefer Messi myself :bear:

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Post by faaip » Tue Jun 19, 2018 4:44 pm

me too, no competition...
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Post by Muppet the Cat » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:41 pm

I'm sure I read yesterday that they've now replaced the original Ronaldo statue/bust at Madeira Airport with the sculptors second effort which is widely considered to be a more accurate representation.
Do you think they offered the previous one to Niall Quinn, or will that just appear at the Dublin Airport Departure Hall entrance ??

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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by Norm » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:29 am

I prefer Messi on most levels because of his exceptional skills, humble demeanour and treatment of fans, but he cannot take a game by the scruff of the neck like Ronaldo did against Spain. He dominated everybody and personally ensured they got back in the game. Maradona did that, other really great players did that, but Messi hasn't activated his ruthless side yet and I wonder whether his lovely personality will ever let him.
I'd love to see him do it though!!!

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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by lufc1304 » Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 am

Not a Ronaldo fan, he's a self-licking ice cream, but sometimes he does things that make you reappraise him. There's a video on social media of a young Portugal fan in tears having missed the opportunity to see his heroes after the Spain game. Ronaldo comes off the team bus, wipes away the kid's tears, gets a picture taken with him and signs his shirt. Didn't have to, but showed a real touch of class in doing so
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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by Cjay » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:19 am

lufc1304 wrote:
Wed Jun 20, 2018 8:02 am
Not a Ronaldo fan, he's a self-licking ice cream, but sometimes he does things that make you reappraise him. There's a video on social media of a young Portugal fan in tears having missed the opportunity to see his heroes after the Spain game. Ronaldo comes off the team bus, wipes away the kid's tears, gets a picture taken with him and signs his shirt. Didn't have to, but showed a real touch of class in doing so

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Re: Cristiano Ronaldo

Post by Cjay » Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:20 am

Think he has become less arrogant as he has gotten older, became a dad etc.

Still not as likeable as Messi but not a bad egg.

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