The Unpopular Opinion Thread

All football talk from anywhere except The UK. Includes Champions League, Europa Cup, transfer news and general World football chat.

The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Angelito » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:30 am

Any opinion deemed unpopular, please post it here. Arsenal related, Premier League, Europe, or Rest of the World - every unpopular opinion goes here.
Image
User avatar
Angelito
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 26185
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 9:32 am
Location: The Overlook Hotel

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Angelito » Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:31 am

I'll start.

Kylian Mbappe is the next Fernando Torres. Once those legs are gone, he won't be half the player he is today. I do think he will win the Ballon d'Or once like Kaka but will peter out eventually - again like Kaka.
Image
User avatar
Angelito
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 26185
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 9:32 am
Location: The Overlook Hotel

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:50 am

Angelito wrote:I'll start.

Kylian Mbappe is the next Fernando Torres. Once those legs are gone, he won't be half the player he is today. I do think he will win the Ballon d'Or once like Kaka but will peter out eventually - again like Kaka.


Hmmm... :biggrin: Controversial one to start with.

Not sure about that. I think he'll get better.
User avatar
Phil71
David Rocastle
David Rocastle
 
Posts: 4436
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:04 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby UFGN » Wed Oct 31, 2018 10:50 am

Overmars was better than Pires

Hleb? Meh

George Graham did nothing wrong financially except getting caught
Image
User avatar
UFGN
SE13
SE13
 
Posts: 19381
Joined: Wed Jan 16, 2008 1:46 pm
Location: London, init

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby StLGooner » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:46 am

World football needs a transfer and/or salary cap.

It's imperative so that we can keep teams like City and PSG on a leash and bring more parity to world football.
Formerly ChVint22
User avatar
StLGooner
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 35251
Joined: Mon Aug 06, 2007 1:07 pm
Location: St. Louis, Mo USA

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Dynamite » Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:49 am

Guardiola getting sacked at the latest after the 2019/2020 season cause he can't fulfill his mission to win the CL with City while having nearly unlimited resources.
User avatar
Dynamite
Ian Wright
Ian Wright
 
Posts: 951
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Angelito » Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:53 pm

Dynamite wrote:Guardiola getting sacked at the latest after the 2019/2020 season cause he can't fulfill his mission to win the CL with City while having nearly unlimited resources.


Pep will only get sacked if he fails to finish in the top-4 for two seasons in a row.
Image
User avatar
Angelito
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
 
Posts: 26185
Joined: Fri May 25, 2012 9:32 am
Location: The Overlook Hotel

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Phil71 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:13 pm

UFGN wrote:Overmars was better than Pires

Hleb? Meh

George Graham did nothing wrong financially except getting caught


Agree regarding Graham.

I think Dein wanted to get rid of him and used it as an excuse.

Pal Lydersen though! His shitness gave the game away I think.
User avatar
Phil71
David Rocastle
David Rocastle
 
Posts: 4436
Joined: Thu Nov 30, 2017 1:04 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Va-Va-Voom » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:20 pm

The Invincibles are overrated.

12 draws and bottled every other competition.

(They are legendary, I just don't think they are as great as some Gooners make them out to be)

Personally think our 2001/02 side was better, it was essentially the same except Pires and Ljungberg were at their absolute best, Bergkamp and Wiltord were more influential, and Adams and Keown could still put a shift in.

A stronger squad overall and a more balanced contribution rather than just Henry and Pires scoring all the goals as was the case in 2003/04.

Goals came from all over the pitch in '02 - we scored in every league game which is an incredible feat.
Last edited by Va-Va-Voom on Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:32 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Image



Invincibles Never Die
User avatar
Va-Va-Voom
Member of the Year 2015
Member of the Year 2015
 
Posts: 21112
Joined: Tue Oct 09, 2012 7:01 am

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Dynamite » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:26 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:The Invincibles are overrated.

12 draws and bottled every other competition.

(They are legendary, I just don't think they are as great as some Gooners make them out to be)

Personally think our 2001/02 side was better, it was essentially the same except Pires and Ljungberg were at their absolute best, Bergkamp was more influential, as was Wiltord, and Adams and Keown could still put a shift in.


Have to agree with that.
User avatar
Dynamite
Ian Wright
Ian Wright
 
Posts: 951
Joined: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:30 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Marsbar100 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 4:34 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:The Invincibles are overrated.

12 draws and bottled every other competition.

(They are legendary, I just don't think they are as great as some Gooners make them out to be)

Personally think our 2001/02 side was better, it was essentially the same except Pires and Ljungberg were at their absolute best, Bergkamp and Wiltord were more influential, and Adams and Keown could still put a shift in.

A stronger squad overall and a more balanced contribution rather than just Henry and Pires scoring all the goals.

It sounds a ridiculous statement but on the other hand if RVN places a penalty an inch lower they wouldn't really be remberered.

I think overrated is wrong though, we have to bare in mind they went 49 games unbeaten, of course any team would have to have a bit of luck to do that.

I simply think the squad was just a little bit small to last the distance accross all comps
Aaron Ramsey aka "The Drought Killer" 2008-2019
User avatar
Marsbar100
Bertie Mee
Bertie Mee
 
Posts: 9064
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2015 10:30 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Ach » Wed Oct 31, 2018 5:37 pm

Va-Va-Voom wrote:The Invincibles are overrated.

12 draws and bottled every other competition.

(They are legendary, I just don't think they are as great as some Gooners make them out to be)

Personally think our 2001/02 side was better, it was essentially the same except Pires and Ljungberg were at their absolute best, Bergkamp and Wiltord were more influential, and Adams and Keown could still put a shift in.

A stronger squad overall and a more balanced contribution rather than just Henry and Pires scoring all the goals as was the case in 2003/04.

Goals came from all over the pitch in '02 - we scored in every league game which is an incredible feat.

We're called invincible based on what we did in the league so other competitions don't come in to it. However it's a shame after we walked the league and won it on April 25, we got too cautious and played not to lost than to win as we had done all season.

Saying that, give me an undefeated season over 100 points and losses every time
Ach
Arsène Wenger
Arsène Wenger
 
Posts: 12897
Joined: Mon Jan 22, 2018 11:25 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Santi » Wed Oct 31, 2018 8:00 pm

Looks like it's not unpopular so fvck it off out this thread ;)
#YoPierre
User avatar
Santi
Member of the Year 2017
Member of the Year 2017
 
Posts: 33780
Joined: Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:11 am

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Tony_Adams » Thu Nov 01, 2018 6:55 am

We really miss Xhaka in CM when he plays LB.
Image
User avatar
Tony_Adams
SE13
SE13
 
Posts: 35261
Joined: Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:03 pm

Re: The Unpopular Opinion Thread

Postby Zedie » Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:54 am

The Invincible season disrespect is amazing in this thread.

The FA had to actually intervene in our final game and ensure that man u won so that we didn't hit an iconic 50 games. They literally had to fix that match in order to stop the run.

If that doesn't demonstrate the magnitude of that run i don't know what does.

You man are seriously saying all this? Have a word with yourselves. We achieved the impossible on these shores then carried it in to the next season for long enough for the FA and fergie to be genuinely scared about a back to back invincible season.
Image
User avatar
Zedie
SE13
SE13
 
Posts: 33184
Joined: Mon Oct 25, 2010 12:09 pm
Location: in the man cave

Next

Return to World Football

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Ahrefs [Bot] and 1 guest