Ronaldinho although they have different roles so you cant really compare
Thing is though, the monicker of soccer, short for association football, was proposed by an Englishman. Should this take away from America etc's incorrectness? Nope, I say.
He has helped carry Barca much like Henry has done for Arsenal. Ronaldinho is only like 26/27 so he has a few good years left.
Does anyone think Shevchenko should not be starting for chelsea. He has hardly any input into the game, has no pace whatsoever and that will hardly get better with him hitting 30 soon. Players try to cater for him by bringing him into play but its not working out. He is just a liability for Chelsea and there are many fresh players on the bench who could replace him and bring much more to the team.
It was the worst buy ever me thinks, its time mourinho counts his losses and replaces him. Everyone goes on about he is one of the greatest strikers in the game but that was obviously in the past and is of no such calibre at the moment. Will he regain his prior form? I thinks its highly unlikely!
i dont know if hes going to be a very good signing. I think the problem with him is a lack of confindence but being a manc im happy with that.
great bit of business by milan i think
Shevchenko will definitely come good soon enuff. He just needs time to get adjusted to a new team and life in the premiership. Although £30M was a bit too much to pay for him at his age, he is still amongst the top 5 strikers in the world and will score many goals for Chelsea before he retires.
I've never rated Schevchenko tbh. Having said that, about the OPs referrence to him having no pace at all... neither did van Nistelhorse and he was really prolific. It always takes strikers time to adapt to the Premiership. For example, all van Nistelhorse did in the first season was get caught offside.
There's a more scientific tactical reason for Andriy Shevchenko's lack of input for Chelsea. My brain's too tired to go through it; but I just want to state that it is this reason and not any lack of ability on Sheva's part that is causing the problem; Chelsea and Shevchenko are presently incompatible. Ditto Michael Ballack.
I was at that game!! It was incredibly funny!
Is looking like Shevchenko is going to be the most expensive flop the premiership has seen.