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Old 04-03-2013, 03:44 AM   #4121
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Default Re: 2012-2013 English Premier League Thread (La Liga, Serie A, etc.)

Originally Posted by Brunch@Five
he is inarguably worse than Ribery, which makes his selfishness shine through even more. What itches me most about him that he seems absolutely inable to use his right foot nowadays. A few years ago you thought he was just hesitant, but Robben really is limited. Passing up shots with his right, not even trying on crosses and sometims even passes on a counter attack when the angle with his left is closed. That and he also has lost his touch in front of the coal. He should've scored 2 times this game but failed to deliver an even decent shot on goal from 5m to 10m distance.

Dogging on Robben right now is simply a matter of "what have you done for me lately". He's been injured and when he came back Bayern was sort of set for the season. If he returned during a bad stretch for Bayern he would have been heralded as the savior.

You can replace Ribery with Robben and vice versa and the piece you wrote still makes sense, barring the match specific references. Both of them are low IQ players who are really only suited in a disruptor role on offense. They force something to happen when they have the ball for better or for worse. Otherwise they bring absolutely nothing good to the team, both of them are notoriously shitty in regards to anything counting towards team play.

I've never been a fan of these types of players (though they have their uses), but to critize Robben for the very reasons all of Bayern was on his dick a while ago is a bit off putting. All the criticisms you mentioned Robben was already known for 10 years ago. What has changed? Basically if Robben scores the right goal at the right moment he will be the hero of every Bayern fan again, even though he has barely changed as a player since his Chelsea days in reality.
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