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49 minutes ago, The_Ghost said:

Well he didn’t need to. He read the game

Basically yes. He read it like a a children’s book. 

 

9 hours ago, The_Ghost said:

stopping an attack, winning the ball and making a pass to a free teammate in the same tackle. 

This is really the essence of it and why Makelele was a true great of the game. He combined defence with offence in such a efficient and lethal way. He was no Fabregas but Fabregas was no Makelele either, so it’s a non statement. Winning the ball and passing it off when the opposition is unbalanced and on the back foot is just as good, if not better than making a Fabregas style pass against a balanced defence. Makelele was an ok passer but you have to look at the context of the passes and what he enabled.
 

What I find interesting about Makelele is that he is lauded despite being so unspectacular. That is really really difficult to achieve in this day and age. Just tells you the uniqueness of the player. 

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On 2/18/2021 at 6:58 AM, paulw66 said:

Loved Lord Claude........was brilliant at what he did. Positional discipline in that role, I have never seen the likes of it. Always had a smile on his face too. Zidane knew his value, even if RM didn't

Enjoyed the "highlights" clip...as mentioned some of the tackling would get frowned upon but pity the art of tackling has long gone.

Always had a smile on his face..yep.....but Joe Cole explained that.

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He gets forgotten about it compared to most other players. Even I must admit I remember him less than the rest. But arguably was the most important of all. 

Funny thing is this used to get said about him back when he was playing too! 

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On 26/02/2021 at 8:50 AM, Ibn Battuta said:

Just to give a little substance to why the Kante comparisons is wide off the mark. Makelele was just on another level with the ball, and without the ball I really do not believe it is close either. Makelele was different. 

As I've said before, no comparison. He's streets ahead in almost every measure. 

What's more impressive about this compilation is that it doesn't even include anything he did at Chelsea where her played, in my opinion, the best football of his career. 

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2 hours ago, Ham said:

As I've said before, no comparison. He's streets ahead in almost every measure. 

What's more impressive about this compilation is that it doesn't even include anything he did at Chelsea where her played, in my opinion, the best football of his career. 

Personally, I think people , certainly those with agendas , have short memories of not only how he played but how incredibly good he was , easily one of our best ever signings. Easily.

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1 hour ago, Mark Kelly said:

Personally, I think people , certainly those with agendas , have short memories of not only how he played but how incredibly good he was , easily one of our best ever signings. Easily.

I don't think anyone thinks he wasn't a great player.
Some think he was a great all around player, other think he was a great specialist player.

The only "agenda" I can see here, is people using the term agenda for a purpose.

 

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17 minutes ago, Droy was my hero said:

I don't think anyone thinks he wasn't a great player.
Some think he was a great all around player, other think he was a great specialist player.

The only "agenda" I can see here, is people using the term agenda for a purpose.

 

Blimey! 

I can't believe you think anyone would think you had an agenda , I'm stunned .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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22 minutes ago, paulw66 said:

This one is even better....class act 

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