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    (Original post by pbsjohnz)
    That's so true was going to suggest it. Why do we pick on poor Heskey when there are people like Carroll roaming the streets of England.
    Judging by how we're doing lately, 'anti-Liverpool' would also be a fair statement!
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    Can't believe noone agrees with me...

    I have a suspicion that this has something to do with the fact that Ronaldo is a prick/arrogant pretty boy.
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    (Original post by joshgoldman)
    Judging by how we're doing lately, 'anti-Liverpool' would also be a fair statement!
    haha Liverpool give us one win, you did'nt even win the Carling cup, Cardiff lost it!
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    Why always this?
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    Messi without a doubt does better at what he does than Ronaldo, however overall I think Ronaldo is better. If you had to choose out of the two for a crap team, I know I'd take Ronaldo.
    Also, Messi hasn't done **** all for Argentina yet, whereas Ronaldo is the focal point for Portugal and it shows. Who knows, Messi may dominate in the next WC.
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    this is such a dodgy argument. we all know deep down that messi is just unreal im a united fan buy you just cant compare "tap in" ronaldo with messi! who performs at the el clasico? yep their we go MESSI!
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    Did you not see ronaldo's goal this week? Blew my mind

    Any reason for the neg for his 40yd screamer?
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    Ronaldo is the best at the things every footballer can do, while Messi does the things that no other footballer can do.
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    Messi is completely comfortable at Barcelona; Spanish is his first language, been there since he was in his early teens, knows the players, knows the staff, the team revolves around him. Also, he's universally liked, doesn't get booed at half the grounds he goes to, very much protected by the referees (especially in the CL), hasn't had to adapt to different leagues/different cultures.

    People underestimate how much this helps a player....


    ...In general however, I think Messi is better. But I don't think that Ronaldo truly gets the credit he deserves.
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    To be fair, both players are probably the top 2 best in the world and will contribute a LOT to football when they both retire. I dont really think messi and Ronaldo care about who is 'better".they are just enjoying their football week in and week out.
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    Both incredible players of course but I think Messi is more of a game-changer than Ronaldo. If the going gets tough you just know Messi can turn it on its head single-handedly. Also ask yourself who would you rather have on your team...
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    (Original post by Newbie123)
    Can't believe noone agrees with me...

    I have a suspicion that this has something to do with the fact that Ronaldo is a prick/arrogant pretty boy.
    Virtually no-one agrees with you because most people agree that Messi>Ronaldo.

    I also like how you fail to mention Ronaldo's countless tap-in's/penalties(there's a reason why he's called Penaldo in Spain)/not turning up in big games/selfishness that costs his team at times/inability to drag his team through games. The only area where Ronaldo is much better is in the air, and that doesn't really matter seeing as Messi's game doesn't need it. In every other area of his game, Messi is better or can at least match Ronaldo.
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    (Original post by CB91)
    Virtually no-one agrees with you because most people agree that Messi>Ronaldo.

    I also like how you fail to mention Ronaldo's countless tap-in's/penalties(there's a reason why he's called Penaldo in Spain)/not turning up in big games/selfishness that costs his team at times/inability to drag his team through games. The only area where Ronaldo is much better is in the air, and that doesn't really matter seeing as Messi's game doesn't need it. In every other area of his game, Messi is better or can at least match Ronaldo.
    Spot on.
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    why do people keep mentioning kaka? He's only just starting to reach the form he had at milan and is in no way comparable to xavi/iniesta at the moment.
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    (Original post by Newbie123)
    Can't believe noone agrees with me...

    I have a suspicion that this has something to do with the fact that Ronaldo is a prick/arrogant pretty boy.
    Because your argument has valid points yet also rubbish ones. Ronaldo better in the air? No **** hes half a foot taller. Yet Messi is actually pretty good in the air for his size.

    Ronaldos faster, Yeah and what? this isnt a sprint its football gotta dribble with it you know. Just so happens Messi is the best dribbler.

    Ronaldo has 1 goal from a free kick this season. Real set piece specialist. Also taken into account how many penalties the guy has?

    Why should Messi move to show how good he is? He already does it in the champions league.

    You do realize Alves is leading assists for messi right not Xavi or Iniesta? Ronaldo has Di maria, alonso, Ozil to feed him for tap ins not to mention the mandatory penalty a game for him

    Both players are fantastic but when you spout rubbish like that just shocking.
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    (Original post by Newbie123)
    I'll try and explain...

    1. Ronaldo is faster
    2. Ronaldo poses an aerial threat
    3. Ronaldo is a greater set-piece threat
    4. Ronaldo has proven he can do his thing in the 2 best leagues in the world.
    5. Ronaldo performs at a similar level to Messi despite not having Xavi & Iniesta feeding him the ball all the time.

    Messi has greater close control than Ronaldo, but in the other aspects of their games, and overall, Ronaldo > Messi.

    Could Messi do what Ronaldo did in 07-08 in the Prem without Xavi & Iniesta & Alves? Doubt it.
    Messi is better than Ronaldo because he has won the world's best player award the last three years,which is judged by professional analysts who know the game better than you so Messi must be a lot lot better than Ronaldo.
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    (Original post by Raja1988)
    Messi does it in the big games
    Lets wait and see how he does in the World Cup, the biggest stage of them all.

    I dismiss the criticism about prior internationals though, Messi is only 24 right? He has to make World CUp 2014 his though, to be named among Maradonna, Pele etc. What better place to do it than in Brazil!
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    (Original post by isitinyet?)
    also, take messi out of barca and into the argentine national team and he doesn't look like a game changer. Ronaldo has more of an impact in international matches and is also proven in two leagues.
    Dont think you watch many games then, Messi with argentina plays much deeper an attacking mid, argentina have too many strikers to fit in so they put Messi as the mid. Need to fit in Aguero, Tevez, higuian. Ronaldo has not made more of an impact internationally. Both have been criticized for the performances not replicating their club form Ronaldo has done no more then Messi has. What does being proven in two leagues have to do with anything?
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    (Original post by Dalek1099)
    Messi is better than Ronaldo because he has won the world's best player award the last three years,which is judged by professional analysts who know the game better than you so Messi must be a lot lot better than Ronaldo.
    I agree with the outcome, however how you justified it, NO!

    Fifa would probably take a bribe of £1 to name Harry Potter as the world's best player.

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