For those that saw both live who was better?

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  1. asahartford1

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    I think if Colin played today, he would be a wing back.With today's training he would have been even fitter. He would be a defender, midfielder, and forward in one player, up and down the right side, a true nijinsky.. As I said before he was very one footed and might have found it difficult in the centre, with present day preparation opposition managers would play on it. He always turned it on in Derby games and ran rings round Charlton. Happy days.
     
  2. Bill

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    he did. it shared it with Colin Waldron a Burnley player. we once had our end of season do there. a good night out.
     
  3. Abattoir Blue

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    Except when wearing the red shirt of Spain...
     
  4. HarrytheBlue

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    Colin avoided publicity - just like David. Without that injury, Colin would, without doubt, have passed the 200 goal mark. When Colin appears he creates a lump in the throat moment - a genius robbed of his prime years. In future years, David will have that effect, as well as Sergio, Vinnie, Yaya, Zaba and Joe.

    Like Franny, Mike Summerbee and Mike Doyle, Colin specialised in tearing Manure to shreds - just like David and Sergio. And that just adds to the magic. I was lucky to have spent my childhood watching that team.
     
  5. Marvin

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    I saw Bell but after his injury.

    None of the footballers of that era or any era up to about 2010 would stand a chance today because of the athleticism, but of course if he grew up today, he'd be a different footballer than the one he was.

    You can't ask questions like that!
     
  6. HarrytheBlue

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    Massively outscores Iniesta for Spain - 30-odd goals in 110 for Spain from midfield. For Spain he has players setting him up for chances. For us he's the creator of chances. Best record of anyone in the Prem for 6 years. David and Kevin neck and neck this season.
     
  7. MikeJM1973

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    If Yaya had the right mentality at his peak he would have been up there with Messi and Ronaldo. Sometimes, watching him reminds me of a huge teenager playing against juniors. If only his head was right. He reminds me a little of Gazza. Gazza should have been the greatest footballer of all time. Wrong mentality though.
     
  8. HarrytheBlue

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    The footballers of the late 60s and 70s were massively fitter and more athletic than those of the 50s and early 60s. But by the 80s things had changed - players were noticeably fitter than in the 70s. However, in the 60s and 70s Colin was the stand-out athlete. Naturally athletic and he worked at it. He was known to run middle distances at comparable times to world class distance runners. He was essentially a 2017 player in a 60s and 70s time warp (Martin Peters another).
     
  9. HarrytheBlue

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    I went a bit nuts when he appeared on Sunday. He just evokes that kind of reaction. God-like to those of us who grew up in the 60s and 70s.
     
  10. HarrytheBlue

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    David transformed us when he came into the team. Very good players have great games from time to time. David joined us and played, and continues to play, world class in every game. Makes it look easy. Pass of the decade in the 6 - 1.
     

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