white goal scorers 2011-2012

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  1. Giles Daldanus

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    Akene, welcome to the forum! :D

    Great call on Huntelaar and Di Natale, they tend to do the business for both their club sides and national teams (though the latter is rarely called up to the Azzurri squad) and are in many respects "pure strikers" (like Gerd Müller and Filippo Inzaghi).

    Frederic, indeed, the Bundesliga seems to be on the rise (on a good day Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund are more than a match for the top Premier League sides and possibly Real Madrid) while Italian clubs like Inter and AC Milan could be deadly in elimination games. It will be interesting to see which team will be the first to find a recipe against FC Barcelona's tiki-taka.

    A video of Darko Spalevic, the current top scorer in the Serbian SuperLiga (quick feet and excellent finisher):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QE6lAFd0Rho

    A clip featuring Artjoms Rudnevs from Latvia, one of the best players in the Polish Ekstraklasa (29 goals in 44 appearances for Lech Poznan):

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=708lKC6rI7M

    Has an eye for goal and possesses decent technical skills.







     
  2. frederic38

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    one of the goals scored by the latvian would have made the headlines if he was scored by ibrahimovitch or neymar (the one at 2.20 min)
    an amazing goal against juventus also

    also some news about belgium-nederlands

    in belgium the top scorer is jeremy perbet, some french white striker, who scored 17 goals (the second has 11 goals)
    honorable mention to jelle vossen, a belgian international, who is one goal from the 3rd place, and he would make the top 3 all-white (currently the 3rd is some iranian)
    http://sport.be.msn.com/fr/jupilerproleague/statistic.html?comp=2598&stat=41

    in nederlands the top scorer is bas dost, a white dutch, with 16 goals
    the top 3 is all white
    but the most impressive is dries mertens the belgian winger
    he is second with 13 goals
    http://eredivisielive.nl/eredivisie/statistieken/topscorer/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHMmO82wD8M&feature=related
     
  3. Porthos

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    Di Natale wants to stay in Udine because of family reasons. Last year he refused to go to Juventus.
    He is also ignored by the Italian national team selector who preferred Iaquinta to him in the world cup (Di Natale 29 goals in 2009/10 serie A season, Iaquinta 6 goals), and that is one of the big reasons why they crashed out so quickly. For the Euro they will probably force Balotelli instead of Di Natale.
    Udinese is a relatively small team but they are world famous for their scouting system and "buy-low-sell-high" business model. The Sanchez transfer to Barcelona (for some 40 milloin Euros) is a typical example. They have scouts in all of South America and eastern Europe (focusing mostly on "secondary" markets like Chile, Colombia, Slovenia, Switzerland which are mostly ignored by the big teams who prefer to focus on places like Brasil and Argentina). For example, in the world cup 2010, Udinese had no less than 9 players in various national teams, way more than some much bigger teams: Samir Handanovic (Slovenia), Mauricio Isla (Cile), Alexi Sanchez (Chile), Aleksandar Luckovic (Serbia), Gokhan Inler (Switzerland), Simone Pepe (Italy), Kwadwo Asamoah (Ghana), Alexis Sanchez (Chile) and Antonio Di Natale (Italy).
    They have a "video lab" where a large number of scouts do nothing else but watch DVDs with games from all over the world in search for talent. See for example http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/fo...engers-eye-for-young-talent-in-the-shade.html .
    Excerpt:
    "It is a scouting network that requires complete dedication from a team of no more than 20 people, overseen by Larini and Gino Pozzo, the Barcelona-based son of the club's owner. It boasts a video lab, staffed 24 hours a day, in which tapes of every game of every league in the world are reviewed. "There is always someone watching games," says Larini. "From various leagues across the planet, people who are trained to look out for the things we need. But there are lots of other people who are crucial to the way it works: technicians, engineers, and local scouts all over the world, who send tapes back." Players are recommended by that network of observers - recruited specifically for their detailed knowledge of specific areas - who are overseen by five supervisors. When names are raised, tapes are checked, and trips made."
     
  4. Matra2

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    A hat-trick for Messi today.

    [video=youtube;qWA4K316kfA]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWA4K316kfA[/video]

    He's the greatest player I've ever seen.
     
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  5. frederic38

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    better than maradona?
     
  6. Matra2

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    Yes. Though I didn't see many Maradona matches for Napoli.
     
  7. Europe

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    Let's hope Di Natale is called up this summer over you know who.
     
  8. Alkene

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    Cassano and Rossi are out because of major injuries, and it's not sure if they'll be ready for Euro 2012. Because of this, I expect Balotelli to be on the team. Balotelli will be competing with Pazzini, Matri, and Argentine transplant Osvaldo to get in the starting lineup. I can't see how Di Natale can be left out of the squad entirely because right now he is Italy's most in-form striker, and is the leading goal scorer in Serie A.

    I really don't see how any justification for going with Balotelli. He is not a guaranteed starter on his team, unlike Silva and Aguero. Most of his goals I've seen were tap-ins resulting from chances created by Silva, Milner, etc.
     
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    He shouldn't even be considered for Italy. There are English players on weaker teams that get more goals than him and they aren't even considered for the England team.
     
  10. Alkene

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    Robin van Persie has been playing some brilliant football in the past 12 months, and he's by far the best center forward in the English league. In the 2011 calendar year, he scored an amazing 50 goals for Arsenal and Holland. For Arsenal, he's been like a one-man team, especially since Fabregas left.

    He's in the form of his life right now. If not for his injury problems, he'd have established himself as a legend.
     
  11. frederic38

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    but aren't you aware that barcelona's best player is eric abidal :icon_rolleyes:

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    "abidal mouche le real" would translate to "abidal teaches real madrid" or "abidal shows real madrid how it's done"
    it's from barcelona's victory against real madrid few days ago in cup

    from this cover you get the impression that abidal is barcelona's playmaker, while he is the obligatory non south american black player who plays full back so his defensive mistakes won't be too costly for the team
    wonderfull pass buy messi on this goal by abidal by the way

    [video=youtube;VDu2z9CCywg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDu2z9CCywg[/video]

    abidal is known for being very bad ofensively, last year he scored his first goal for barcelona after more than 4 years in the club, the suporters and his team mates gently made fun of him because he never scores
     
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    maxi is finally a ac milan player!
    http://www.acmilan.com/en/news/show/138736






    also dries mertens the belgian i mentionned a few post earlier who plays for PSV in holland just scored this beautiful goal:
    [video=youtube;_xJV52txguM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xJV52txguM&list=UUXnPiEv1DoUCDAqDUXT9shQ& index=1&feature=plcp[/video]
     
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    nolan roux played his first match for his new club (i mentionned in the "french soccer" thread that he would play now for lille, one of the best teams in france now)
    and he scored 2 goals, excellent for a first match

    giroud once again scored the only goal of his team, like in the last match against lyon, goal number 15
     
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    Great performance by Maxi Lopez in Udinese-Milan 1:2. Scored a poacher's goal and an assist.
    Not sure why Milan's coach Allegri doesn't play Maxi from the first minute, especially now that Ibrahimovic is out. Instead preferring to play robinho who was one of the worst on the pitch. Let's hope this performance will "break the ice"... Robinho should be put on the transfer list.

    http://www.goal.com/en-gb/match/64074/udinese-vs-ac-milan/report
     
  15. frederic38

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    yes!
    i knew he wouldn't need a lot of time to show his talent
    maxi lopez not starting the match was a joke
    they said they wanted him to play when ibrahimovitch can't play
    and now they play with the arab el sharawy and the black robinho :icon_rolleyes:

    [video=youtube;NHkCG0t9xVE]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHkCG0t9xVE&context=C3d41895ADOEgsToPDskIK 88tkpN7SLRBqmK8sFkK0[/video]

    before this match he had played only 5 minutes in serie a with ac milan and 5 minutes in cup


    also, giroud doesn't stop scoring
    his team won 2-0 in french cup, he did a goal and an assist
    then they won 3-0 in "ligue 1" and he did a goal and an assist again
    goal number 16 for him in ligue 1, and he will be the ligue 1 player with most assists this season if he continues
    what he is doing is totally crazy
    especially since he was unknown (not for me :biggrin:) at the start of the season


    oh, and pavel pogrebnyak scored his first goal with his new club, fulham (he was transfered during the winter transfert period)
    and it was a beautiful one
     
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    Horrible day for Inter, and even Forlan prformed badly in their thrashing loss at home against Bologna (0:3).
    Lucio who was a giant against Milan several weeks ago was a dwarf in the last couple of games including this one. Defenders Ranocchia and Nagatomo terrible. Bologna's third goal scored after their player (Acquafresca) makes fools of not 1, not 2, not 3, but 4 Inter defenders who were tripping over each other like in a under-8 game - hilarious!
    Not sure what is going on within Inter. On paper they have a strong team, on the field it is a different story. There is intense talk about Capello replacing Ranieri as the coach of Inter. We'll see...
    Monumental performance of the French White goalkeeper Gillet with at least 3-4 capital saves - Frederic should be proud! With him, Mexes, Menez, Giroud, Gourcuff and a few others France might be able to put together a quite impressive all-White team for the first time in decades!
     
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    i am still amazed by how giroud for example came out of nowhere and became the best striker of ligue 1
    it makes me proud also that he is from the same city as me
    the french national team could be (should be) 100% white right now, but since the country has so many non-whites, we will always have non-whites in the team
    but it's really impressive to have so many french white players doing well, because i repeat that very very very few whites play soccer in france

    but although gillet is ethnically french, his nationality is belgian (from wallonia, the french speaking part of belgium)
    but it makes me proud since wallons are french actually
    there is talk about wallonia becoming part of france:
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/1569133/France-yearns-for-Belgiums-Wallonia-region.html
    but don't worry about that, our goal keeper in the french national team is lloris, and he will remain the main goal keeper until the end of his career, like fabien barthez before him

    another great goal keeper from wallonia currently is thibaut courtois, from atletico madrid



    regarding internazionale, imagine being a player from their team: most of their players are over 30 years old, and since they see that the team is changing, they think about leaving too (because the president showed they wanted to change the team when they sold motta)
    they are not motivated, and they lost a key player (motta)
    when wotta was injuried, internazionale was bad at the start of the season
    now that he left, internazionale is bad again

    regarding forlan, in a recent interview in spanish he said that he was getting older, and that he knew that the end of his career is close.....:cry:

    ranocchia gifted the ball to di vaio also on one of his goals, it was almost comical
    it's not the first time that we see that ranocchia is not a great defender, not good enough for inter
    their defense should be samuel-lucio

    champions league is different though and i hope that they can do something good, but i lost my high expectations since they sold motta
     
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    well, the north of france is not really different from this :biggrin:
    i guess they had financial problems

    lovely climate :biggrin:
    where i live the climate can be horrible during the winter, but at least we have sun during the summer

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    but with the summer comes the pollution ....

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    messi scored 4 goals against valencia, the 3rd of the spanish league

    [video=youtube;8Sxw4KGBKYM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Sxw4KGBKYM&feature=related[/video]

    he scored 146 in 200 matches with barcelona in liga since the beginning of his career
     
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    Forlan is 32. Han can still play for many years, he is not finished.
    Look at Antonio Di Natale or Miroslav Klose.
     
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    he will play for inter tonight against marseille
    i hope he will do well
     
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    pavel is on fire, he scored 3 goals today
    i think that he scored 5 goals in 3 matches for fulham
    great news for the russian national team
     
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    an update about the duel between higuain the white argentine and the french arab benzema, both real madrid strikers :

    higuain is the 3rd top scorer of the spanish league with 17 goals
    benzema, who is considered the number one striker in real madrid, only scored 13 goals
    and benzema played more than higuain (1200 minutes for higuain, 1400 for benzema)

    some said that higuain scored less than benzema in champions league, but higuain started only 1 match in champions league, so how can he score as much as benzema, who started almost every match?
    in addition, higuain started the second leg of the 8th final of champions league against moscow (his second match this year as a starter in champions league i think), and he scored

    like i said in another thread, benzema is the number one striker in madrid because he is arab, and a lot of arabs/muslims watch real madrid's matches because of him
    that's why florentino perez loves him so much
     
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    maxi lopez scored this incredible goal in semi final of the italian cup against juventus:

    [video=youtube;wCpVqOXucZY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCpVqOXucZY[/video]

    how comes he doesn't play more? (he came in for the last 10 minutes)
    the arab el sharawy seems a lot more popular amongst the arab fans over the world, this might be the reason


    messi once again scored 3 goals in liga (!) and is now the top scorer of all time for barca, at only 24 years old (!)
    http://videa.hu/videok/sport/barca-vs-granada-32-messi-OyDrSN4IJx7FiArJ
     

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