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    Armando, nookular

    Messi hasn't done much when playing for Argentina which pulls him down in my opinion. It's said that Messi doesn't even score in the bedroom without Iniesta.  I wouldn't even have him for best ever Argentinian player - which has to be Diego Maradona in my books.

    •  It's a point (0+ / 0-)

      But not a fair one imo.

      In the last World Cup, Argentina was managed by the worst manager of all time, the same Maradona.

      Messi is not great because of his team (Barca)  imo. He plays on a great team that he makes historically great.

    •  You mean Diego "the hand of God"? (0+ / 0-)

      No thanks. He was a dirty cheat of a player, shoved coke up his nose, and then used ephedrine in the 1994 World Cup.

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      by absdoggy on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:12:07 PM PDT

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      •  Yes (1+ / 0-)
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        I agree with most of what you say. But he was the best football player I have watched. My favorite Maradona moment wasn't when he was at his peak - the 1986 World Cup (where he won the Golden Ball Award) but the 1990 World Cup where he was older, unfit and playing with a weak Argentina team. In the round of 16 match against Brazil (Brazil were the favorites in that World Cup), his setup of the goal which Caniggia scored was fabulous - it came out of nowhere in a match dominated by Brazil. Brazil was eliminated.

        A very weak Argentina team made the finals solely due to Maradona and Caniggia & lost of Germany.

        Maradona was magic - in 1986, all you may remember is his 'hand of god' goal - what I remember is the goal against Belgium.

    •  So would you have Lebron as the best american (0+ / 0-)

      player ever?

      One failed attempt at a shoe bomb and we all take off our shoes at the airport. Thirty-one school shootings since Columbine and no change in our regulation of guns. --- John Oliver

      by voroki on Sat Mar 16, 2013 at 08:16:58 PM PDT

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