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Old 04-07-2010, 07:23 PM
Appletango
 
Default Bryan Robson

Just how good was he?

As someone who really only caught the tail end of his career any of you older pups want to tell me how good he was.

Reason I ask is you never really hear him mentioned among the best English players of the last 20 years etc.

So Robbo fans... How good was he?
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:25 PM
rebelcountyred
 
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great player, used to get injured a lot however and when he was missing we were fucked.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:31 PM
Arnold Muhren
 
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The best player in England throughout the 80's. Vital to both club AND country and the only truly world class player we had throughout a barren time (Big Norm and McGrath wern't fair behind mind you).

Better than Keane? Just about for me. Equals as players probably but Robbo wasn't surrounded by great players like Keane was. And he wasn't a cunt
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:32 PM
Zorg
 
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He was fucking brilliant. Utterly fearless, able to dominate games on his own, fantastic shot on him, brilliant passer. Shame he got injured so much but that was a lot to do with him hurtling into tackles with anyone and everyone.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:32 PM
Appletango
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rebelcountyred
great player, used to get injured a lot however and when he was missing we were fucked.
In comparison to Keane, Scholes, Lampard, Gerrard, Zidane, Seedorf etc where does he rank.

Not sure who were the midfielders of his generation. Gullit? Where did he rank?
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:37 PM
Tumescent Throb
 
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Juventus wanted to pair him in their midfield with Michel Platini.

tbf to him Platini was pretty good as well and wouldn't have looked out of place.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:38 PM
wiganste
 
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He was fucking brilliant. A warrior

nft
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:41 PM
Arnold Muhren
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Appletango
In comparison to Keane, Scholes, Lampard, Gerrard, Zidane, Seedorf etc where does he rank.
?
I'd probably only rate Zidane as above him on that list. Platini was as good in his pomp as well probably.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:55 PM
borsuk
 
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the most complete midfielder i've ever seen, could do it all. could pass like scholes, finish as well as anybody, shoot from anywhere and hard as nails in the tackle. and always the man for the difficult moment, always the one to raise the team.

you can imagine keane crashing into a tackle and winning the ball, scholes pinging out a forty yard pass, giggs going past a defender, rooney burying a twenty-yard piledriver. robbo could do all that by himself.

fucking loved robbo. an awe-inspiring player.
 
Old 04-07-2010, 07:56 PM
borsuk
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arnold Muhren
I'd probably only rate Zidane as above him on that list. Platini was as good in his pomp as well probably.
platini pisses all over zidane imo. zidane was a great player, lovely to watch, but he had plenty of poor matches. platini was in a different class.
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