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Messi retires from international football, age 29

Discussion in 'football' started by Lord Camomile, Jun 27, 2016.

  1. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    He's done a Scholes!
    A rash decision? Unclear as to whether he's been planning it.
     
  2. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Taking a break to spend more time with his taxes.
     
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  3. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    It would be a massive shame if so, but he does seem to carry the weight of the nation on his shoulders and it's clear it's too much. I was hoping for his sake that they won yesterday, he may be a tax cheat but on the pitch the guy's a class act and deserves some international recognition.
     
  4. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    "It hurts not to be a champion". Yeah, welcome to the real world, sunshine.
     
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  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Flouncing because a tournament didn't go his way and he's never been able to drag the Argentinian team up in the way Maradona did.

    Talented he may be but he's got no bottle :rolleyes:

    Seems like him and Ronaldo are competing to be the biggest bellend alongside biggest footballer.
     
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  6. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Ronaldo is a dick on the pitch, off he ain't though is he?
     
  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Petty sure he's had plenty of global recognition for many years. And shit loads of cash too.
    His team/country needs him and he's flouncing off because One Is Not Happy With One's Performance. Twat.
     
  8. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Obviously don't know what he's like in private, but just going off the attitude more than anything, nobody should be that pleased with themselves :D Although I did enjoy the microphone / lake interaction as it was a Sun-equivalent rag journalist annoying him.

    Messi seems like he'd dig you in the kidneys before nicking the ball and dribbling past 8 players, Ronaldo would just straight up muscle you off the ball and then smirk at you like a dick after scoring.
     
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  9. Threshers_Flail

    Threshers_Flail Well-Known Member

    Yh can't disagree with that. I dunno I just have massive man love for the guy, if you watch football these days you kinda have to turn a blind eye to a lot of shite to enjoy the game. Our own Gareth Bale for instance, aye a Welsh legend but also man likes a dive and plays for Real Cunting Madrid.

    Messi ain't played his last game. He'll be back.
     
  10. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    Never really took to him. Can't deny he's a great player, but there's something I find quite unlikable about him. It might be his face.
     
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  11. Kanda

    Kanda Diving wanker

    Twat can only play in one team shocker...
     
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  12. littlebabyjesus

    littlebabyjesus one of Maxwell's demons

    tbf to Ronaldo, his supreme arrogance is part of what makes him so good. He has absurdly high levels of self-belief. I still think he's a twat, mind.
     
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  13. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    Biggest charity donater of all sports-types, won't get tattoos so he can give blood, blood marrow donor - all sorts of decent things he's done.
     
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  14. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    You can give money to charity and still be a total twat, mind.
     
  15. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    True, but the range of things he's given to and how he's done it, plus he way he's involved himself in all sorts of stuff beyond the minimal required suggests he may not be.
     
  16. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    Craig Bellamy, for example.

    (Before that's seen as a complete non-sequitur, we had the same discussion years back and it always rankled that people seemed to think he was one or the other, saint or twat)
     
  17. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    His ethics may be sound, but that won't necessarily stop him appearing to be an utter dick when it comes to his personality.
     
  18. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Indeed. Twat on the field, tireless and pleasingly modest campaigner off the field.
     
  19. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    I think his ethics say something about his personality beyond the football field.
     
  20. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well have to agree to disagree then. His attitude on the pitch stinks.
     
  21. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    There's been some questions about his conduct off the pitch too. Golf clubs, and the like.
     
  22. butchersapron

    butchersapron blood on the walls

    That's what i said at the start up there. That's he's a dick on the pitch but doesn't appear to be one off it.
     
  23. stavros

    stavros Well-Known Member

    He's got that thorough undeserved player of the tournament award from the last World Cup to cherish. He wasn't even the best Argentina player there - Mascherano was.
     
  24. twistedAM

    twistedAM Left Of The Dial

    What's his health like? Surely all this growth enhancement drugs will take a toll on his body at some point?
     
  25. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop......Hammertime

    Sounds like he retired knowing something was coming, and here it is - Messi 'given 21-month jail term' - BBC News

    21 months, wonder if he'll actually see the inside of a cell :rolleyes:

    EDIT - apparently if the sentence is under 2 years for a non-violent crime it is usually suspended in Spain, how convenient.
     
  26. weltweit

    weltweit Well-Known Member

    Blimey
     
  27. nuffsaid

    nuffsaid But this goes up to 11

    Wow..:eek: wasn't expecting that. This would be a good year for an alien landing on the White House lawn, it would be less of a shock given everything else that's gone on.

    Damn them releasing this verdict on the day of the Chilcot report, talk about burying bad news.
     
  28. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    The risible Catalan newspaper Sport published a brilliant conspiracy theory rant last month claiming the Spanish government and judiciary were out to destroy F. C. Barcelona. I wonder what tomorrow's front page will be :D
     
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  29. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

  30. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

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