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Old 03-01-2013, 02:12 PM
 
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Suarez is an out and out attacker Bale has defensive duties.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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Suarez is an out and out attacker Bale has defensive duties.
Don't get me wrong, I am not having a jab or anything at Bale. I am just sharing a stat that I thought interesting. They compared it to Bale because Bale is on everybody's lips at the moment and I think because he is number two on the list but I am not sure.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:27 PM
 
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It's amazing how you will find a way to mention Suarez...

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Old 03-01-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Don't get me wrong, I am not having a jab or anything at Bale. I am just sharing a stat that I thought interesting. They compared it to Bale because Bale is on everybody's lips at the moment and I think because he is number two on the list but I am not sure.
Saurez' dribbles are short, Bale's take the whole length of the pitch sometimes. So it's tough to compare but I don't know if any player in the world dribbles better in the box (tight spaces) than Saurez. I'd still take the Welshman though.

That said, I wouldn't put much value in dribble stats. A player could get credited for one that ultimately broke down the attack... a pass instead of the dribble might have been the better decision. Too often dribbling is sporting masturbation.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:46 PM
 
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It's amazing how you will find a way to mention Suarez...
It amazes me how you seem to always troll about looking for a fight.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:48 PM
 
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Saurez' dribbles are short, Bale's take the whole length of the pitch sometimes. So it's tough to compare but I don't know if any player in the world dribbles better in the box (tight spaces) than Saurez. I'd still take the Welshman though.

That said, I wouldn't put much value in dribble stats. A player could get credited for one that ultimately broke down the attack... a pass instead of the dribble might have been the better decision. Too often dribbling is sporting masturbation.
Yep that is fine mate. I agree with you but I think the point I was making was missed and that was about the stat. I think it is an incredible stat. The time and effort that must be put in to watching every player and how many dribbles they make.
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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It amazes me how you seem to always troll about looking for a fight.
It's a football stats thread, not Suarez's thread....you are dragging the whole thread in wrong direction with your Suarez....
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:26 PM
 
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It's a football stats thread, not Suarez's thread....you are dragging the whole thread in wrong direction with your Suarez....
Whatever Pete.

I said a stat which had Suarez in it. Get over it. You love looking for a fight Pete. That's a fact.
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Old 03-02-2013, 06:41 AM
 
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Another stat/fact regarding Chelsea. I just heard on Football Focus that the last two managers got sacked after playing West Brom. Chelsea play West Brom today.
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Old 03-02-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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Lol yeah I heard that to, bad omen?
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