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World class players

Sir Alex Ferguson has said he had four truly world class players at United
Cantona
Giggs
Scholes
Ronaldo

He says the term “world class" gets used to easily.

Agree/Disagree?

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Disagree with Ferguson about only having those four. I’m one of the few who doesn’t really mind the term “world-class” being used a lot - who said that the term had to be reserved for an elite few? You could argue that anyone who’s good enough to shine at a World Cup is world-class by definition, and that includes loads of players. The problem might be not that “world-class” is overused, but that we don’t have enough ways of describing people who are even better than that, the real crème de la crème, so when we say Bruno Fernandes is “world-class”, it sounds like we’re putting him alongside Messi.

posted 2 weeks, 6 days ago

Fergie was world class to put it mildly, his United teams were almost always more than the sum of their parts. Not necessarily packed with the best individuals but as a team it all came together

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Van Nistelrooj
Schmeichal

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
Forgot about Kante. Struggle with Lampard, Drogba and even Hazard.
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Wouldn't say Kante. World class needs to be prolonged spell at the top. Like at least ten years

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

Masabumi Hosono survived the Titanic, but not the public's scorn.

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 4 hours, 57 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
Forgot about Kante. Struggle with Lampard, Drogba and even Hazard.
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Wouldn't say Kante. World class needs to be prolonged spell at the top. Like at least ten years
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Jesus that’s some margin.

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 6 hours, 16 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
Forgot about Kante. Struggle with Lampard, Drogba and even Hazard.
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Wouldn't say Kante. World class needs to be prolonged spell at the top. Like at least ten years
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So this would mean Kane, KDB, Salah aren't world class yet?

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 6 hours, 20 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
Forgot about Kante. Struggle with Lampard, Drogba and even Hazard.
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Wouldn't say Kante. World class needs to be prolonged spell at the top. Like at least ten years
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At least ten years? Is this poster serious?

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by Cinciwolf---A top 20 brand in world football (U11551)
posted 6 hours, 20 minutes ago
comment by Sat Nav (U18243)
posted 9 hours, 47 minutes ago
Forgot about Kante. Struggle with Lampard, Drogba and even Hazard.
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Wouldn't say Kante. World class needs to be prolonged spell at the top. Like at least ten years
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At least ten years? Is this poster serious?
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Surely it would mean that you could be the best player in the world... but not world-class

comment by Spurtle (U1608)

posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago

comment by Clockwork Red (U4892)
posted 13 hours, 15 minutes ago
Disagree with Ferguson about only having those four. I’m one of the few who doesn’t really mind the term “world-class” being used a lot - who said that the term had to be reserved for an elite few? You could argue that anyone who’s good enough to shine at a World Cup is world-class by definition, and that includes loads of players. The problem might be not that “world-class” is overused, but that we don’t have enough ways of describing people who are even better than that, the real crème de la crème, so when we say Bruno Fernandes is “world-class”, it sounds like we’re putting him alongside Messi.
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Agree totally with this. People give themselves so many silly parameters and limits with the term, why can't it be that being world class is a fairly common thing? At the same time though you shouldn't be seen as world class for a few flash in the pan performances over part of a season, it has to be sustained over a couple of seasons and ideally over multiple competitions (domestic, European, international).

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