Originally Posted by Redead
I dont get it, whats wrong with what i said?
Fuck spain and fuck playing with a false 9 who isnt messi
Torres was still retarded at the time but you see spain's play and you couldnt help but feel bad. they werent even pretending to try to pass to him. They just kept trying to walk it in an it got really fricking annoying. there were some situations where he did indeed try to make good runs on the break (which he doesnt do with chelsea, go figure) and they just blatantly ignored him. Spain is the only side with a counter attack that fricking passes backwards
It wasnt as much about torres as it was me defending the idea of a striker, my personal dislike for villa, and spain's style of play
You spent a fair amount of time defending Torres during the Euro 2012 tournament while also saying that Villa only gets so many goals for Spain because they pass to him, which is laughable seeing as Villa creates a lot of goals for himself (World Cup 2010 is a good example). By comparing the two strikers and saying that they would perform to similar standards in the same scenarios you were insinuating that Torres was on the same level as Villa, which is laughable. The evidence is there throughout that entire thread, myself and Seb
were arguing with you quite a lot about it.
It was also weird seing you recently post an opinion in the premier league thread that Torres was useless ("not worth five pounds", or something like that) the moment he lost his pace, despite the fact that it happened over two years ago, coupled in with the fact that you were relentlessly white knighting him during Euro 2012. I'll let it slide though. Saying "Torres was still retarded at the time" is a really strange comment though, seeing as you were practically claiming that he was the best thing since sliced bread during the summer. That happens a lot though with me when it comes to you and your football comments. I read Joel's
posts and generally think that he's spot on, where as you are often extremely wide of the mark. An example? "DiMatteo is great tactically" where as Joel
was far more reserved in his praise, two weeks later or so and Juventus away happens. There you go, that's opinions for you.
As for Spain and the false nine who's not Messi (which is not the topic, but whatever), let me just remind you that Spain won the tournament. There's also a reason why Spain didn't pass to Torres, but you finally understand why now so it's okay