Guardian are running a poll looking for people to vote for the greatest players ever. Dixie is listed as one of the strikers so vote, vote, vote!!!
Rob Murphy, Posted 20/10/2010 at 21:58:55
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1 Posted 21/10/2010 at 09:41:06
2 Posted 21/10/2010 at 09:50:08
A great player, but cmon.......
3 Posted 21/10/2010 at 10:04:39
Although if we are taking all bias and favouritism out of the equation I would expect one of Maradona, Cryuff or Di Stefano to come top. Although given the voting so far it would suggest otherwise.
4 Posted 21/10/2010 at 10:06:21
5 Posted 21/10/2010 at 10:12:35
6 Posted 21/10/2010 at 10:29:44
7 Posted 21/10/2010 at 10:43:17
8 Posted 21/10/2010 at 11:22:02
Not far behind Van Basten in 4th. Get clicking lads!!
9 Posted 21/10/2010 at 12:11:07
10 Posted 21/10/2010 at 12:43:24
11 Posted 21/10/2010 at 13:19:18
Then in the seventies we had Mueller and Cruyff who were just amazing. Later we had Ian Rush,Thierry Henry, Platini etc all worthy mentions. However I hate to say it but Maradonna seems to be the pick all things considered even the possibility he was on drugs when he was playing at his peak. Yes, I have missed quite a few but it is impossible to name all worthy strikers throughout the history of football.
12 Posted 21/10/2010 at 13:41:01
The problem is you can't really compare as the game was so different from 1930s to the 1960s to the 1980s to now.
While I understand people asking why is Dixie behind Ronado? ? Well, no-one here actually saw Dixie play 90 minutes. Now stats are something else, but shouldn't people vote for what they actually know i.e. players they have actually seen play.
I have heard so much about Ball, Dean, Young etc as I have heard so much about Muller, Rossi, Garrincha, Puskas etc, but I have not seen them enough for me to justify my opinion of one being better than the other, all I have is other people's opinion.
The problem with this is how certain players build a mystique beyond their actual ability, e.g. David Beckham, or how statistics can alter things, e.g. Miroslav Klose. In 20 years our kids will probably look an think Beckham was Jesus Christ reborn and Klose was the greatest striker of our generation.
For me at 25, Best stikers are Ronaldo, Del Piero, Bergkamp, Raul, Ronaldinho Gaucho. Out of them I would have to go for Ronaldo and Ronaldinho... effective and dazzling.
13 Posted 21/10/2010 at 14:04:26
14 Posted 21/10/2010 at 14:52:44
It's a stitch up.
15 Posted 21/10/2010 at 15:11:15
You can vote twice if you use different PC's. I'm in a library so I'm switching seats every hour or so.
16 Posted 21/10/2010 at 16:41:38
17 Posted 21/10/2010 at 19:08:13
Right i'm off to the daily socialist!!
18 Posted 21/10/2010 at 20:51:09
19 Posted 21/10/2010 at 21:19:06
20 Posted 21/10/2010 at 21:38:15
21 Posted 21/10/2010 at 22:53:41
There has been a recent thread thread about Tim Cahill as an Everton Legend. Tim will be. Dixie is the greatest striker who ever lived. I would like to invite someone more articulate than me to write a proper tribute.
22 Posted 22/10/2010 at 00:38:43
Off to look at the midfield section and put one in for Bally.
23 Posted 22/10/2010 at 01:10:13
1) In 336 club games he scored 246 goals
2) In 97 internationals he scored 62 goals
3) He has won FIFA World Player of the Year 3 times - something only one other player has done
4) His 15 goals in World Cup Finals make him the highest goalscorer in the competitions history - above Gerd Muller
He has achieved all of this despite suffering a serious knee injury in 1995 which meant he missed almost a season of football at PSV, then suffering a ruptured tendon in his knee in 1999, which meant he missed over two years of football.
For me, I fail to understand how any can question Ronaldo's standing as one of the greatest ever modern day forwards to have played the game.
24 Posted 22/10/2010 at 04:28:21
25 Posted 22/10/2010 at 09:53:01
Juste Fontaine has not been mentioned ??????? In the premier they have all been foreign except for Shearer and to a very short degree Linekar.
Henry has been my favourite and he took over from another Gunners great in Wright.....Bergkamp..Ronaldo of UTD and Messi also stand out.
Really it must be country by country as each league is different....EFC's best natural scorer in my time has been Roy Vernon who was as good as Rush and Fowler......
It all depends upon the age of the voter as lets face it...I have been lucky enough to see most of the greats actually playing....
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