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 Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: bencrawfordd  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 19:07

‪Luka Modric won the Ballon D’or the other night there, but was it the right choice? 🤷🏼‍♂️‬

‪My opinion here ⬇️‬
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 21:12

He was the most influential player at the WC and his work rate was phenomenal in taking Croatia to a final in which they for the most part outplayed France. On that basis I would say it was a decent decision.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 22:10

Messi in 5th is criminal. The award has absolutely zero credibility.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: moviescot  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 22:15

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HalbeathRoad, Thu 6 Dec 22:10

Messi in 5th is criminal. The award has absolutely zero credibility.


How did Messi do at the world cup? Highest level surely and he was anonymous.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 22:20

So it’s an award for the World Cup? Never knew that.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Thu 6 Dec 22:22

Get the stat book out and compare every one in that top 5 over the past year and then put Messi 5th. Most goals , most assists. Mental. Modric never even won the league or the World Cup. I don’t have an issue with him winning it but having Messi in 5th is an absolute travesty.

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: GG Riva  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 06:49

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HalbeathRoad, Thu 6 Dec 22:20

So it’s an award for the World Cup? Never knew that.


No it's not, or shouldn't be, but if you look back at previous winners in WC years, they usually go for someone who's won it, or in Modric's case, nearly won it.



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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Lambo1885  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 08:42

I think Modric winning it was deserving, he was the best player at this years WC and probably the best Madrid player in their Champions league win.

Gotta agree with Halbeath tho, Messi coming 5th is mental!!!
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 08:42

Croatia were massive outsiders at the start of the tournament, and Modric pretty much got them through it all. Plus add his 3rd CL title in a row, it makes sense. What is farcical is an award thats been dominated by 2 players for 10 years when numerous others could and should have won it.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: JohnnyW  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 09:23

Where was Andy Ryan on the list?

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Lambo1885  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 10:23

"Where was Andy Ryan on the list?"

7th. Was a shoe-in to win, then missed that open goal v Falkirk.........
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 12:18

You’d have to go back to Cannavaro in 2006 for that to be the case GG. I am convinced they’d have given it to Ronaldo had the rape allegations not come out. It absolutely stinks.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: DA-go Par Adonis  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 13:42

Messi and Ronaldo have won it every year since 2008.

I'm struggling to think of many years where that wasn't justifiable.

I couldn't really get too worked up about it either way though.

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: londonparsclub  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 16:21

The Croatian FA doing the vote?

Is he not due to up afore the beek soon

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: DRFC_no1  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 16:55

Iniesta or Xavi could and probably should have battled for it in 2010......same Barca team as Messi but also won WC, one of which scored the winning goal
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Lambo1885  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 22:05

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DRFC_no1, Fri 7 Dec 16:55

Iniesta or Xavi could and probably should have battled for it in 2010......same Barca team as Messi but also won WC, one of which scored the winning goal


They were the top 3 that year tho.

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Bamba-Daft  
Date:   Fri 7 Dec 22:52

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DRFC_no1, Fri 07 Dec 16:55

Iniesta or Xavi could and probably should have battled for it in 2010......same Barca team as Messi but also won WC, one of which scored the winning goal


Messi getting Argentina to the final was a failure. Modric getting Croatia to the final is a huge achievement apparently.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Sun 9 Dec 12:29

Two world class free kicks last night for the 5th player in the world. Messi has scored more free kicks in a year than all the others combined. Still... modric tho eh ?

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/12/08/lionel-messi-two-free-kick-goals-barcelona-espanyol-ray-hudson



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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: kelty_par  
Date:   Sun 9 Dec 14:50

Is it only free kicks that make good players? I take it Beckham and Mijhilovic were better players than Pele and Cryuff in your book then?
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: HalbeathRoad  
Date:   Sun 9 Dec 15:08

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kelty_par, Sun 09 Dec 14:50

Is it only free kicks that make good players? I take it Beckham and Mijhilovic were better players than Pele and Cryuff in your book then?


You’re better than that 😂.And no one is better than Cryuff.

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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Sun 9 Dec 17:32

Varane should have won it this time round.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Sun 9 Dec 17:35

Why?

Turn on, Tune in, Drop out.
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 Re: Modric wins Ballon D’or
Topic Originator: Berry  
Date:   Tue 11 Dec 11:40

Because in my view he's been phenomenal for Real Madrid and was excellent with his country winning the World Cup.

Defenders rarely get a look in with these kind of awards which is wrong, Modric is a good choice, just my preference that Varane should have got it.
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