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The best player never to play in a World Cup
« on: September 19, 2008, 12:39:54 PM »
George Best

George Weah

Ryan Giggs

Liam Brady

Alfredo Di Stefano

Eric Cantona

David Ginola

And of course....de inevitable..."Hardest"

Feel free to add more to de list

BTW...Latas DID play in de World Cup.  Not enough for most of us of course but he did play.


From dah list...wit all due respeck to Hardest, Di Stefano would take my vote as de best never to play.

Some will say he is de best player de game has ever seen period.


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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 12:51:07 PM »
Leonson Lewis
Eric Cantona
Ryan Giggs

Did Anelka ever play in a WC?  if not then add him to the list.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 01:09:30 PM »
Good thread.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 01:22:39 PM »
Of course Giggs, Cantona, Ginola and Weah.

Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Neil Lamptey from Ghana...

Marcelinho Carioca from Brazil...

Joao Pinto from Portugal.

Jari Litmanen from Finland.

Matthew Le Tissier.
         

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2008, 01:23:37 PM »
Of course Giggs, Cantona, Ginola and Weah.

Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Neil Lamptey from Ghana...

Marcelinho Carioca from Brazil...

Joao Pinto from Portugal.

Jari Litmanen from Finland.

Matthew Le Tissier.


Le Tissier is a big call dey.  Respeck.
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2008, 01:24:43 PM »
Does a 20 minute cameo count ?? :devil:

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2008, 01:30:01 PM »
George Best

George Weah

Ryan Giggs

Liam Brady

Alfredo Di Stefano

Eric Cantona

David Ginola

And of course....de inevitable..."Hardest"

Feel free to add more to de list

BTW...Latas DID play in de World Cup.  Not enough for most of us of course but he did play.


From dah list...wit all due respeck to Hardest, Di Stefano would take my vote as de best never to play.

Some will say he is de best player de game has ever seen period.




Locally the 73 Squad with DeLeon  ;D

Alfredo Di Stefano  Hands down. I watched some video recently Lard ah bawl out!!!!

Then the two Georges. Best and Weah

Also add Bernd Schuster to yuh list

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2008, 01:30:08 PM »
George Best

George Weah

Ryan Giggs

Liam Brady

Alfredo Di Stefano

Eric Cantona

David Ginola

And of course....de inevitable..."Hardest"

Feel free to add more to de list

BTW...Latas DID play in de World Cup.  Not enough for most of us of course but he did play.


From dah list...wit all due respeck to Hardest, Di Stefano would take my vote as de best never to play.

Some will say he is de best player de game has ever seen period.




Palos how could you label a thread " the best player never to play in a world cup " , list ah whole setta players , then say feel free to add more ???

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2008, 01:41:07 PM »


Palos how could you label a thread " the best player never to play in a world cup " , list ah whole setta players , then say feel free to add more ???

I think the point is for people to list who they think should also be on the list....

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2008, 02:30:40 PM »


Palos how could you label a thread " the best player never to play in a world cup " , list ah whole setta players , then say feel free to add more ???

I think the point is for people to list who they think should also be on the list....

Daz what ah meant.  Thanks fuh clarifyin.  Fall een dey jai.
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2008, 02:38:39 PM »
Ian Rush

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2008, 02:39:54 PM »
Schuster could have played. He was a head case then.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2008, 03:50:50 PM »
Of course Giggs, Cantona, Ginola and Weah.

Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Neil Lamptey from Ghana...

Marcelinho Carioca from Brazil...

Joao Pinto from Portugal.

Jari Litmanen from Finland.

Matthew Le Tissier.

When I started watching football in the mid 90s, ESPN used to bring the Brasilerao regular. Carioca was a joy to behold. Real deft touch, vision, and could score too. Its a real shame he never play in a World Cup.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2008, 03:57:22 PM »
Of course Giggs, Cantona, Ginola and Weah.

Abedi Pele, Tony Yeboah, Neil Lamptey from Ghana...

Marcelinho Carioca from Brazil...

Joao Pinto from Portugal.

Jari Litmanen from Finland.

Matthew Le Tissier.


joao pinto play in the 2002 WC.

unless you talking about another joao pinto, that name is probably like 'john smith' in portugal.
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George Best

George Weah

Ryan Giggs

Liam Brady

Alfredo Di Stefano

Eric Cantona

David Ginola

And of course....de inevitable..."Hardest"

Feel free to add more to de list

BTW...Latas DID play in de World Cup.  Not enough for most of us of course but he did play.


From dah list...wit all due respeck to Hardest, Di Stefano would take my vote as de best never to play.

Some will say he is de best player de game has ever seen period.





Locally the 73 Squad with DeLeon 

Alfredo Di Stefano  Hands down. I watched some video recently Lard ah bawl out!!!!

Then the two Georges. Best and Weah

Also add Bernd Schuster to yuh list

 
 
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from that list i would to say george best without a doubt

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2008, 05:34:52 PM »
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2008, 06:17:37 PM »
Of the names mentioned I'll go with Best and Weah... with honorable mention to Rush.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2008, 06:40:01 PM »
Djalminha

Leonson Lewis

Marco Simone

Andrei Kanchelskis (boycotted)

Alen Boksic (injury)
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #18 on: September 19, 2008, 06:43:21 PM »
George Best is reguarded as the best player never to play in a world cup

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2008, 06:46:55 PM »
Marcelinho Carioca is a nice call, but Brazil had better players who never make a World Cup imo. Big big ballers like Elber, Marcelinho : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcelinho , Evair & Jardel to name a few




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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2008, 07:09:37 PM »
George Best is reguarded as the best player never to play in a world cup

By whom?
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2008, 07:59:25 PM »
George Best is reguarded as the best player never to play in a world cup

By whom?

Many of the football pundits although they were mainly from the British media
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2008, 08:19:59 PM »
The list should be restricted to players who were never named to a WC finals roster or men like Weah who played for countries that did not make the WC ever or men like Leonson whose country made the WC but not when they were involved with the game or kicking any kinda brand.

Ah find if a man sitting on de bench that's testimony to something as well as tactical considerations. Whole different category (thankfully Latas is excluded from this category, albeit marginally)

Djalminha

Leonson Lewis

Marco Simone

Andrei Kanchelskis (boycotted)

Alen Boksic (injury)


Boksic was at WC 1990 with Yugoslavia ... but your point is well-taken ... just musing about fine-tuning the parameters.

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2008, 11:21:57 PM »
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2008, 11:34:54 PM »
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #25 on: September 20, 2008, 01:48:24 AM »
The list should be restricted to players who were never named to a WC finals roster or men like Weah who played for countries that did not make the WC ever or men like Leonson whose country made the WC but not when they were involved with the game or kicking any kinda brand.

Ah find if a man sitting on de bench that's testimony to something as well as tactical considerations. Whole different category (thankfully Latas is excluded from this category, albeit marginally)

Alen Boksic (injury)


Boksic was at WC 1990 with Yugoslavia ... but your point is well-taken ... just musing about fine-tuning the parameters.

Boksic started all three games for Croatia in 2002
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #26 on: September 20, 2008, 03:02:22 AM »
Leonson Lewis by ah mile...in he prime, he was d best....

He make strikers like Ian Wright look like school boys...
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #27 on: September 20, 2008, 08:27:59 AM »
The list should be restricted to players who were never named to a WC finals roster or men like Weah who played for countries that did not make the WC ever or men like Leonson whose country made the WC but not when they were involved with the game or kicking any kinda brand.

Ah find if a man sitting on de bench that's testimony to something as well as tactical considerations. Whole different category (thankfully Latas is excluded from this category, albeit marginally)

Alen Boksic (injury)


Boksic was at WC 1990 with Yugoslavia ... but your point is well-taken ... just musing about fine-tuning the parameters.

Boksic started all three games for Croatia in 2002

Yeah you're right- didn't remember that- I remember he didn't get any time in 90, and he was injured out of 98....
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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #28 on: September 20, 2008, 08:50:13 AM »
A Tossed between Alfredo Di Stefano and George Best

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Re: The best player never to play in a World Cup
« Reply #29 on: September 20, 2008, 03:41:46 PM »
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