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09:58 PM on 05/14/12 
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Think about all the amazing players on the English national team. Rooney(arguably the best striker in the world other than Messi), Lampard, Terry, Ashley Young (form has dipped a bit), Scott Parker is a freaking beast. I'm not saying they're the best team. They could be, but something just never works for them. I don't know if they lack chemistry or if it's the pressure of being expected to be amazing. Spain is hands down the best team, but Spanish football is dull.

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10:08 PM on 05/14/12 
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Which group is the US in again? Hopefully we don't have to play Ghana again.

10:20 PM on 05/14/12 
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Look, I'm a United fan and all, but Rooney being second to Messi? That's where I draw my bullshit line. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.
10:39 PM on 05/14/12 
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Or CR9, or most other strikers. Like Chich.
08:45 AM on 05/15/12 
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Look, I'm a United fan and all, but Rooney being second to Messi? That's where I draw my bullshit line. Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.

Who else would you say is second? Van Persie has only had one good season. Cristiano Ronaldo really plays as an attacking midfielder. The only person I could see being second, other than Rooney, would be Mario Gomez. The only problem is that he doesn't have the titles/medals that Rooney has. That could all change this Saturday with the Champions League Final. I really need that two hundred dollars man. I'm kind of strapped for cash.
08:50 AM on 05/15/12 
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I wasn't aware that team titles/awards are a valid judgement on how good an individual player was.
01:32 PM on 05/15/12 
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Who else would you say is second? Van Persie has only had one good season. Cristiano Ronaldo really plays as an attacking midfielder. The only person I could see being second, other than Rooney, would be Mario Gomez. The only problem is that he doesn't have the titles/medals that Rooney has. That could all change this Saturday with the Champions League Final. I really need that two hundred dollars man. I'm kind of strapped for cash.

So, by your logic, if someone hasn't won more titles or medals than another, they're immediately inferior? That's fucking stupid.

When he isn't injured, van Persie is a better striker than Rooney. I'd also rate Drogba, Gomez, and Ibra above Rooney. Don't forget about Cavani, Klaas, and motherfuckin Falcao.
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Huntelaar is not better than Rooney.
01:45 PM on 05/15/12 
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Huntelaar is not better than Rooney.
Neither is Drogba.
02:01 PM on 05/15/12 
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Who else would you say is second? Van Persie has only had one good season. Cristiano Ronaldo really plays as an attacking midfielder. The only person I could see being second, other than Rooney, would be Mario Gomez. The only problem is that he doesn't have the titles/medals that Rooney has. That could all change this Saturday with the Champions League Final. I really need that two hundred dollars man. I'm kind of strapped for cash.
Do you just not watch Arsenal or..
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Who else would you say is second? Van Persie has only had one good season. Cristiano Ronaldo really plays as an attacking midfielder. The only person I could see being second, other than Rooney, would be Mario Gomez. The only problem is that he doesn't have the titles/medals that Rooney has. That could all change this Saturday with the Champions League Final. I really need that two hundred dollars man. I'm kind of strapped for cash.

lol? Ibrahimovic? Zlatan Ibrahimovic? Are you not aware of him or something? You don't even put him in the conversation? Get the fuck out of here. In my opinion, Ibra is right there with Messi, but for the sake of ranking them
1. Messi
2. Ibra
3. Van Persie
4. Rooney or Drogba, debatable
03:32 PM on 05/15/12 
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Strikers better than Rooney, not in order:
1. Mario Gomez
2. Fernando Llorente
3. Robin van Persie
4. Falcao
5. Edinson Cavani
6. Sergio "Kun" Aguero
7. Zlatan Ibrahimovic when he isn't acting the prick
8. Lionel Messi
9. Karim Benzema when he isn't acting the prick
10. Gonzalo Higuain when given a run in a team

Benzema, Aguero and Higuain are questionable, admittedly.
03:41 PM on 05/15/12 
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Llorente isn't better than Rooney. Neither is Higuain. Gomez is a better goalscorer, worse footballer.
03:43 PM on 05/15/12 
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Kyle Walker can't play.

RIP England
03:44 PM on 05/15/12 
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That's why I said striker in terms of Gomez and Llorente, they're better finishers/goalscorers imo. Higuain probably was better but now he's fallen out of favour, I'd probably call Rooney better.
 



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