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« Reply #3510 on: September 19, 2021, 09:11:50 PM »

He's not a '36yo', though. He's an absolute freak of nature.

Didn't they run physicals on him and he was actually in the condition of someone in their 20s?
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« Reply #3511 on: September 20, 2021, 08:35:21 AM »

He's not a '36yo', though. He's an absolute freak of nature.

Didn't they run physicals on him and he was actually in the condition of someone in their 20s?



Bit like Tom Brady then - except Tom Brady is (I think) 44.



Brady is a slam-dunk to throw more touchdown passes in his forties than he did in his twenties.
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« Reply #3512 on: September 20, 2021, 02:56:50 PM »

He's not a '36yo', though. He's an absolute freak of nature.

Didn't they run physicals on him and he was actually in the condition of someone in their 20s?

Didn’t I already say that?

seems to have been a decent return to Old Trafford for the boy Ronaldo.
One swallow doesn’t make a summer, and all that but it’s time to start feeling extra positive I think.

I must confess to being somewhat sceptical(grumpy old buggers usually are) re. the number of games a 36-y-o is capable of playing in this league.

There's no doubting the guy's amazing hunger and desire to score goals though and if he does somehow stay fit enough you may have a bargain..

He is an animal in terms of fitness Ralph. Probably fitter than most of the twenty somethings in the PL.


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« Reply #3513 on: September 20, 2021, 03:03:24 PM »

Not exactly, but if you want to play chief pedant, crack on Cheesy

You said he is probably fitter than most of the twenty somethings in the PL.

I was referring to a show/article where they actually ran a battery of tests.
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« Reply #3514 on: September 20, 2021, 03:04:03 PM »

He's not a '36yo', though. He's an absolute freak of nature.

Didn't they run physicals on him and he was actually in the condition of someone in their 20s?


Bit like Tom Brady then - except Tom Brady is (I think) 44.


Brady is a slam-dunk to throw more touchdown passes in his forties than he did in his twenties.

Some boy, Thomas.
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« Reply #3515 on: September 20, 2021, 04:48:33 PM »



Was when he signed for Juve.

I think it was Arb that posted the article about it, back when they did the tests.
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« Reply #3516 on: September 20, 2021, 05:22:42 PM »

ESPN sports science lab team did an article saying he had 40 inch vertical leap which is top end nba standard.   That's what made me read the article years ago.
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« Reply #3517 on: September 20, 2021, 05:32:30 PM »

ESPN sports science lab team did an article saying he had 40 inch vertical leap which is top end nba standard.   That's what made me read the article years ago.

Crazy, isn't it!

Soccer's version of Lebron.
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« Reply #3518 on: September 20, 2021, 05:42:50 PM »

Yes comparing him to Brady is silly because TB doesn't remotely operate and stll exist on athletic talent albeit he is super strict diet/regime wise he isn't remotely physically gifted.  Ronaldo is easily the most naturally gifted/artificially enhanced through 20 years of commitment to excellence football has ever seen.   Pointless compared him to any past footballer aging wise as there is no one remotely like him.
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« Reply #3519 on: September 20, 2021, 06:13:08 PM »

Yes comparing him to Brady is silly because TB doesn't remotely operate and stll exist on athletic talent albeit he is super strict diet/regime wise he isn't remotely physically gifted.  Ronaldo is easily the most naturally gifted/artificially enhanced through 20 years of commitment to excellence football has ever seen.   Pointless compared him to any past footballer aging wise as there is no one remotely like him.

Be interesting to see just how long he lasts at the top level.
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« Reply #3520 on: September 20, 2021, 06:16:17 PM »

Yes comparing him to Brady is silly because TB doesn't remotely operate and stll exist on athletic talent albeit he is super strict diet/regime wise he isn't remotely physically gifted.  Ronaldo is easily the most naturally gifted/artificially enhanced through 20 years of commitment to excellence football has ever seen.   Pointless compared him to any past footballer aging wise as there is no one remotely like him.

Be interesting to see just how long he lasts at the top level.

I agree. The legs usually just "go" at some stage however fit a player is - usually on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke..
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« Reply #3521 on: September 20, 2021, 06:22:01 PM »

Yes comparing him to Brady is silly because TB doesn't remotely operate and stll exist on athletic talent albeit he is super strict diet/regime wise he isn't remotely physically gifted.  Ronaldo is easily the most naturally gifted/artificially enhanced through 20 years of commitment to excellence football has ever seen.   Pointless compared him to any past footballer aging wise as there is no one remotely like him.

Be interesting to see just how long he lasts at the top level.

I agree. The legs usually just "go" at some stage however fit a player is - usually on a cold Tuesday night in Stoke..

He won't have to worry about any of those for a few years, unless it's a midweek cup game Grin
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« Reply #3522 on: October 26, 2021, 03:45:43 PM »


Oh dear....

Next up Spurs (a) and City (h).

I'll be staggered if he doesn't revert to a low block, counter attacking plan against City...
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« Reply #3523 on: October 27, 2021, 11:09:08 PM »


Oh dear....

Next up Spurs (a) and City (h).

I'll be staggered if he doesn't revert to a low block, counter attacking plan against City...

You forgot Atalanta (a).  Smiley

I’m not sure we have the personnel to play that system effectively…

I’m holding faith in OGS, but it starts to feel more difficult. The sad truth is that while we were out chasing Sancho, we forgot to look for a proper DM. Varane may or may not be the CD we need alongside Maguire, but Lindelof and Bailey definitely aren’t.
I yearn for a return of Vidic. Tbh, he’d probably improve our defence even now.

Oh, and I wouldn’t shed a tear if Pogba never played for us again.
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« Reply #3524 on: October 29, 2021, 10:14:39 AM »


Oh dear....

Next up Spurs (a) and City (h).

I'll be staggered if he doesn't revert to a low block, counter attacking plan against City...

You forgot Atalanta (a).  Smiley

I’m not sure we have the personnel to play that system effectively…

I’m holding faith in OGS, but it starts to feel more difficult. The sad truth is that while we were out chasing Sancho, we forgot to look for a proper DM. Varane may or may not be the CD we need alongside Maguire, but Lindelof and Bailey definitely aren’t.
I yearn for a return of Vidic. Tbh, he’d probably improve our defence even now.

Oh, and I wouldn’t shed a tear if Pogba never played for us again.

Do you think that Pogba is no longer the same and his time has passed?
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