The DAVID GINOLA thread

miles_64

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#42
Never seen that clip before but had heard the 'ginola gave the ball away and it cost France WC qulification' chat - UNBELIEVABLE! How can they seriously blame him for that! Bloody French.
 

ChRiStOpHe

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#43
My thoughts exactly miles. It was an over hit cross at worst :? ****s.
 

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#44
Ginola was blackballed after he gave away the ball in the final seconds only for the opponents to score and it failed France to qualify.


It was utter BS and I think he turned his back on France as a whole as the French fans never let him forget it.
I totally agree the treatment of him was grossly unfair. My reference to his international carrer was based on him not playing particauly well while he was in the team though and certainly in comparison to Gazza he nowhere near hit the levels.
 

tRiKS

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The fact he won PFA player of the year and Football writers in the same season speaks volumes. Especially considering we were seriously dogshit back then. Higher in the League than we are now though??!

Can't believe he only scored 13, it seemed like so much more. The Man The Myth.
Humm Beckham, Keane, and Scholes split the utd vote and ginola slipped in the back door. he was amazing that season i agree but the best 3 players in the country that year were victims of thier own collective success.
 
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Humm Beckham, Keane, and Scholes split the utd vote and ginola slipped in the back door. he was amazing that season i agree but the best 3 players in the country that year were victims of thier own collective success.
Bechham (1 trick pony), Scholes and Keane may well have split the PFA vote, but how does that explain how he got the football writers vote? It's a well known fact that the media are full of scum, chavski, Spammers and scouse support, so you cant use that excuse as why he got it. It's very easy to look good in a team that wins all the time and is packed with stars, not so easy when you surrounded by average/weak players (Edinburgh, Freund, Nielsen, etc).
 

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#48
In today's modern football, we don't see a player with the quality of David Ginola. We see many good tricky wingers with a lot of pace the ability to do it all by yourself (Ala Ronaldo, Robben, Ribery, etc...), but you don't see a winger with the same style as Ginola. He stood still with the ball in his feet - nobody attacked the ball, and then suddenly he ran past the defender to go all the way.

What a player Ginola was. One of my all time favorite at the Lane. A real legend and a star.
 

parj

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#49
ginola was our shining light during the dark days of relegation battles and mid table bull shit. he made watching that shit team from the 90's worth while and i was deeply upset when we sold him to villa. i think it would be a great idea to have him as a coach.....can u imagine lennon with ginola's caressing abilities of the ball? actually, can u imagine lennon and bale with ginola's ability?
 
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