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October 22, 2012, 10:21:27 PM
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Great player, brilliant career. Love the way he's always had standards and kept to them, no crap moves.

I've just signed him on Fifa 13 for 200k and play him in the Pirlo role, picks a pass and could play in his slippers.
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October 22, 2012, 10:46:15 PM
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I've always liked him.

Very good player who always worked his socks off and played with pride and passion.

Wonderful right-foot, good passer of the ball, reads the game well, and isn't afraid of putting in a tackle.

It's a credit to him that he's kept himself in such great shape as well. I always respect players who take advantage of the resources they have (money, time, access to physicians and trainers) to extend their careers. I never understood players who eat shit food and don't do things like Yoga and physio-therapy, that are proven to prolong your career and prevent injury.

October 22, 2012, 10:53:29 PM
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Yes, although there's also the lottery of genetics, some players are just more injury-prone or age faster. Having said that, I do have respect for players like Beckham or indeed David James (still going at 42) for having the mental strength to still play and enjoy it even though they absolutely don't have to.
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October 22, 2012, 10:55:56 PM
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Apparently he's the only player at Man United who ever beat the bleep test.
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
Can you give me a reason sir as to why they've never grown

October 22, 2012, 10:56:38 PM
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Apparently he's the only player at Man United who ever beat the bleep test.

Rooney beat it too with one of his on-camera outbursts.
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October 22, 2012, 11:02:29 PM
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Yes, although there's also the lottery of genetics, some players are just more injury-prone or age faster. Having said that, I do have respect for players like Beckham or indeed David James (still going at 42) for having the mental strength to still play and enjoy it even though they absolutely don't have to.

Yea genetics obviously plays a role, some are blessed others cursed.

I always think of NBA player Steve Nash though. He's probably one of the least atheltic players in the league and yet rarely gets injured and is still going at 36 even though Basketball is particularly tough on your knees.

When he was playing in Phoenix one of his teammates adopted his regime of eating mostly veggie and doing yoga/gym/physio. This player not only improved but he went from a guy who was probably going to have a 3 or 4 year career to a guy that will likely be in the NBA for 8+ years.

Neville also takes care of himself, he might be pretty shit now, but he would have been at the level he is now about 2 or 3 years ago if he didn't look after himself so well.


October 23, 2012, 12:08:49 AM
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Yea genetics obviously plays a role, some are blessed others cursed.

I always think of NBA player Steve Nash though. He's probably one of the least atheltic players in the league and yet rarely gets injured and is still going at 36 even though Basketball is particularly tough on your knees.

When he was playing in Phoenix one of his teammates adopted his regime of eating mostly veggie and doing yoga/gym/physio. This player not only improved but he went from a guy who was probably going to have a 3 or 4 year career to a guy that will likely be in the NBA for 8+ years.

Hes just signed for Lakers as well, so not like hes showing any signs of slowing down yet playing for almost certain to be championship challengers.

I hope he gets a ring a year this year and hes one of my favourite ballers
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November 06, 2012, 02:57:22 AM
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Apparently he's the only player at Man United who ever beat the bleep test.

Dint think you could ever actually beat the bleep test?

You just get an increased level until you physically cant go on any longer and it beats you.
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November 06, 2012, 07:17:05 AM
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Dint think you could ever actually beat the bleep test?

You just get an increased level until you physically cant go on any longer and it beats you.

there is a finite number to the bleep test (23). Don't know if its humanly possible to do it though, sounds to me like torture.
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November 06, 2012, 04:24:04 PM
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Beckham is fucking boss.best dead ball specialist in the world ever in my opinion. Would still be in my england starting 11 now just for his get out of jail free card.Basically win a fee kick almost anywhere on the pitch and he will cause havoc with it

Also the way he managed to turn himself from the biggest villain in the nation to the biggest hero, was quite spectacular. Hated by the whole nation, banners and death threats against him at every ground in the country, but he never hid away.Just worked his arse off culminating in that Greece performance. Not only did he smash in a worldy of a free kick in stoppage time but that game he totally ran his heart out

Also turned himself into a money making machine and one of the most stylish guys. Does loads of charity work and just all round cool as fuck

Could get any bird in the world he wanted. Apart from having his wife, what man seriously wouldnt wanna be him
You think Lou Bega knocked it out of the park with Mambo number 1?!No but he kept at it!

November 06, 2012, 05:41:45 PM
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MmmblueBernard


Farming Karma like the Dalai Llama

November 20, 2012, 07:41:07 AM
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cantoffee


Leaving the Galaxy after the MLS Cup final.

I wonder where he is off to next. He said he isn't retiring, just moving on to a new challenge.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/soccer/story/_/id/8654146/david-beckham-says-mls-cup-last-game-los-angeles-galaxy

November 20, 2012, 07:46:28 AM
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Leaving the Galaxy after the MLS Cup final.

I wonder where he is off to next. He said he isn't retiring, just moving on to a new challenge.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/soccer/story/_/id/8654146/david-beckham-says-mls-cup-last-game-los-angeles-galaxy

I would have him here
Hey there mister can you tell me what happened to the seeds I've sown
Can you give me a reason sir as to why they've never grown

November 20, 2012, 08:01:25 AM
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there is a finite number to the bleep test (23). Don't know if its humanly possible to do it though, sounds to me like torture.

When doing my sports science course about 20 years ago, our class did the bleep test- ours went from one to twenty. I hit 19 and couldn't keep up after that. It was punishment! At the time I was an England schools cross-country runner so was well used to the stamina thing.

As for the Beckham subject, he wasn't an outstanding footballer, but he gave his all and was a great role model for others. He didn't really have to do much during the 90 minutes, he did it all with distance and accuracy.

November 22, 2012, 03:47:30 AM
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Leaving the Galaxy after the MLS Cup final.

I wonder where he is off to next. He said he isn't retiring, just moving on to a new challenge.

http://espn.go.com/los-angeles/soccer/story/_/id/8654146/david-beckham-says-mls-cup-last-game-los-angeles-galaxy

PSG?