Ali Benarbia - Still one of my all time Favourites

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  1. Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

    Zin 'messiah' Zimmer

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    ‘The great Alan Ball’, don’t forget that..

    Your dates are off our kid, LVG left Ajax in 97, replaced by Olsen, you know him right? (: you should of went in to Ajax, as the leanest spell in a couple of decades happened during Gios stay, a whopping 12 games in 2 years also....

    And I clearly said that Ali, out of for the 3, would of stood the best chance...

    Again, i find people somehow feel they are disrespecting memories by choosing not to be rational.... to be successful it takes more than natural ability, Pep doesn’t just magically wave a wand and ‘hey presto’ the player is puscas incarnated...

    Anyway, horses for courses pal, the beauty of football is we all see things through different lenses sometimes!
     
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  2. Toffee Man

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    If I remember correctly from Sky's "One to Eleven" series, Stuart Pearce selected Benarbia, and spoke very highly of him, not just as a player, but as a person of immense character.
     
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  3. Kompany is King

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    Benarbia was a wonderful player. A joy to watch.
     
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  5. dennishasdoneit

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    And your views are correct my friend.
    Eyal and Ali and would have flourished under Pep.imo.
    People forget that back in the day Football in this country wasn't anywhere near like the possession based game it is now...Eyal and Ali were top top players who stood out because of their high control and technique...both players were,in my humble opinion comparable to Silva etc today skill wise..and Pep would have easily encouraged them to do the hard running /press .....He managed to change Silva's game in that respect..similar to Augero...Eyal and Ali would have embraced the type of football Pep plays...they would have been waiting for that moment all their professional life's! That's what gifted central midfield players want more than anything. A Coach who knows how to win.
     
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  6. Dribble

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    I concur 100%. Eyal & Ali were Pep type players from back then. Added to the instinctive flair that Kinky brought, again I'm sure Pep would have made the most out of his mercurial talents too.

    All three are great players, who just needed a great manager like Pep to realise their full potential..
     
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  7. bear in the big blue house

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    Remember reading about Ali B signing on the Friday then his debut the following day against Birmingham. Didnt he play a return pass from a short corner leading to Dunne shinning one in? Was a great season getting promoted under KK and was nice to go up as champs without sweating on a result on the final day of the season.
     
  8. malg

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    Our fans have are still the same. Plenty of players have served us well, but we do have a fair few boo boys. This place has them in droves.
     
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  9. Bilboblue

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    To be fair to Kinkladze, I seem to recall Olsen, who signed him, was sacked before the season even started and the new manager stuck Gio out on the left wing, a position I think everybody would agree, wasn't suited to his style of play.
     

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