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Footy: The Doggies won the 2016 Premiership!! Soccer: From Ronaldo to Ronaldinho to Messi and seemingly back to another Ronaldo. Full circle!

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New name, new look!

Port Adelaide Power season 2021 review: Blackout in Adelaide

Sounds like Di Stefano and Puskas both rotated between midfield and attack as they felt like. It does sound like Messi.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

You’re right, ‘history’ is stretching it. I hesitated on a lot of the early ones for quite a few BS reasons… ignorance, laziness, whatever, but my main concern is that forward lines were more than 3 players in those days. Wasn’t Gento an attacking winger? Was he really one of only three attackers? Technicality, I know.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

I think Ronaldo (Nazario de Lima) went to Haiti once and they called peace for that too 🙂

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

I am talking combination attacks, not just the best 3 forwards of all time.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

I appreciate the comment and understand what you’re saying, but just having the players in your squad doesn’t mean they were functional combinations necessarily.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

I think Brazil winning the World Cup does reflect well on their league at the time. That such calibre players were playing in Brazil must mean their clubs had similarly good standard players. Santos did dominate the continent, if only for two years.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Agree, for me South American clubs only began to be inferior maybe in the mid-90s when going to Europe became the norm for those players.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Pepe was not a starter in any Brazil World Cup winning team. Probably too far before my time to further comment.

Technically Tostao was the forward of 1970 Brazil, albeit a false 9.

Man U of the 60s, I think you’re right, they sound good.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Were the Hungarians a trio? You are probably right, but in those days it was considered a 5-man forward line.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

To jump in on this argument, in my opinion Brazil was a very competitive setting in the 60s, on the same level as Europe for quality although there were no organised national league in Brazil back then I think. For me Santos was about as good as the best Euro teams. Hardly any Brazilians went to Europe in those days (Altafini excepted). Pele didn’t!

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Thanks very much! Much appreciated.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Brazil 1958 was considered a front 4. Zagallo, Vava, Pele, Garrincha. Not a trio.
What was the actual trio of Real Madrid in the 50s-60s (if they were a trio)? I’m all ears. Back in the 50s and 60s there were generally more than 3 players considered forwards in each team. After that era there were generally only 1-2 forwards per team. That is my thinking.

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

But Inter were terrible in 99!

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

Yeah good point. I probably am not familiar enough with Law as a player to really know how they operated. Not really sure what Charlton’s position was either. Thanks for comment!

What was the most star-studded forward trio in history?

You can set your watch to any team in reasonable nick winning the flag at 5:00pm (if daytime grand final) and a bunch of goldfish-mentality journos talking about dynasties at 5:01.

‘This is just the start’: Can the Demons be the next dynasty team?

They weren’t that good, just normal, which is being celebrated now because the bar has fallen so low. Blight and Walls were very negative. Quartermaine was boring. Saved by Hudson.

Ten years on: Why Ten's AFL commentary still reigns supreme

The long droughts are all dropping like flies. Sydney in 05, Geelong 07, us in 16, Richmond 17. Melbourne has a 50% chance of it happening this year, potentially leaving only St Kilda left (hopefully Melbourne will still be left).

I had a strange theory… it took the Red Sox 18 years to fix their stuff up, and the Bulldogs 19 to fix theirs. So St Kilda will perhaps take 20. Put money on them either 2029 or 2030, it’s a lock.

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

I don’t know much about it, but surely Riccardi wasn’t getting into the top 22 of that 07 team anyway?

‘They were deers in the headlights’: Is Ken Hinkley the man to lead the Power to their next flag?

What’s interesting is they played each other twice, that hardly happens anymore. Luckily for hype they split a win each. They’ve more or less been exactly even at the top all year, Melbourne a tad better.

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

Hard to do this off the top of my head, but I always liked David Wirrpanda. Probably a lot of the Aboriginal boys would get into my (non-Bulldogs) favourites 22.

McLeod’s 98 Grand Final, Jesus, I reckon that’s the best midfield performance ever, bloke was limping between each play. What a beautiful mover, one book said he had 7 assists that day. (!)

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

Which others would you put in?

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

There you go. I knew it was niche!

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

To clarify: I did not call 1997 St Kilda hopeless, this is an edit from the website. Original line: the ‘hopeless’ St Kilda versus Western Bulldogs, meaning both of them had come from absolutely nowhere that year.

The most unconventional grand final match-ups ever

I hate player ratings in matches (they are spinal Tap “goes to 11” kind of metrics) and not so keen on these ones either. All the clubs gave it a shot to some degree. Essendon played a better first half than many of their other recent finals. Brisbane copped the two grand finalists and lost by a point. Port did play one killer final. Sydney is the overrated one, they lost to a team with 11 wins, I’m just repeating other comments at this point.

2021 AFL finals report card: How each team fared

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