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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 1:06pm On Nov 15, 2023
I don't know if the reactions I read here comparing Eto'o to Henry, Suarez and Lewandowski (ok why not them) or more pathetic comparing him to Rooney, Aguero, Forlàn, David Villa are done because he's a cameroonian so we don't want him to be on top but we have to change some behaviours. We should learn to give the credit the other africans deserve, not humiliating them to keep some ego.
Samuel Eto'o is a player coming from another dimension for african football, you just have to watch his achievements, his statistics and the prides he receives from the greatest of the sport and from his clubs supporters. Winning 4 african player of the year award, 3 UCL medals, 2 AFCON, 1 olympics gold medal, 2 FIFA clubs World cup, 4 FIFA world cup participations, all time leading top scorer of AFCON, only player to achieve back to back trebbles, 2 × La Liga top scorer (when La Liga was the best league), a beast in the big games like the finals he scored as 2 UCL finals, FIFA clubs WC final, AFCON and olympics final, cup finals both in Spain and Italy, 426 goals + 136 assists in 880 games, best player of Mallorca history, FC Barcelona best 9 ever in history, hall of famer at Inter Milan.
Of course he's better than Henry and deserved a ballon d'or.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 6:14pm On Nov 15, 2023
I just noticed ur name now, u are an Eto fan. Reflecting in ur name. A die hard Eto fan. Life is more fun than being a diehard stan of any player. U will never see any wrong with Eto. In fact u can even say Samuel Eto is the best striker in history for u to dey yarn mumu talk sey Eto is best 9 in barca history. That means u are saying he's better than Ronaldo de Lima, Romario etc.
See apart from being successful and highly decorated with stats, record n awards, I look at reality. E.g. players like Mikel, Alves etc are more decorated than many players greater than them. I look at players that give me joy on the field of play. Their skills, creativity, ball control, leadership qualities, dribbles etc and in that regard Eto is not and will never be in my top 5/6 greatest strikers in football history.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 9:58pm On Nov 15, 2023
When you lack arguments, you start attacking me and my undername. I gave arguments to all my points but as you don't have any answer to that, you start saying bullshits. When I say Eto'o is the best 9 in Barça history, it's because he's been elected by Barça socios that way just like I could say Drogba is the best player of Chelsea history ! Now it looks more clearly like you don't really know nothing but the Premier League. If you didn't watch Eto'o's dribbles, pace, link up and combinations play, ball control etc in his carreer, I can't do anything for you.
Ronaldo is maybe a better striker than Eto'o but in Barça history Eto'o was better just like Raùl is better than Ronaldo for Madrid !! Trophies, stats, longevity, clutch goals suggest it. Same for Romario.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 11:03pm On Nov 15, 2023
And to end this debate once and for all, let's talk about Eto'o's 2005/06 season :
Spanish supercup winner
La Liga winner
2006 AFCON golden boot
La Liga top scorer
Top assists provider in UCL + 3rd goalscorer
Goalscorer and MVP in the UCL final
But they didn't give him the ballon d'or nor the FIFA POTY because those awards are full of business, marketing, politics, hype and segragation. The hype was for Zidane who didn't win anything, and they gave it to Cannavaro just to award an italian, forgetting there wasn't a top star carrying Italy but just a team work.
That's just how good Eto'o was.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 12:54am On Nov 16, 2023
Keep creating ur own happiness in fool paradise. Making a mess of yourself in public space. All the so called socios u have been shouting, u will never see any recognized pundit, sport journal, a.i. chat gpt, google, etc rate Samuel Eto in top 10 greatest strikers ever. U will never see him in top 20 greatest players of all time. Everyone cannot be sentimental like u.
Like I said, I'm a football enthusiast. I'm not sentimental or attached to any club, player or leagues. I see what u offer as a player. I see reality on the pitch. That way I enjoy football better. I see things clearly.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 6:07am On Nov 16, 2023
mayor1814:Na my brother wen de ICU be my problem now if not, I would have schooled him.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 7:41am On Nov 16, 2023
The way d guy reasons is shocking. He's the kind of guy that will say Rasheed Yekini is better than Ronaldo de Lima, Jay Jay okocha is better than Diego Maradona in the name of being loyal to Nigerian and African players. Imagine him saying Eto is better than Henry.
I repeat, to me George Weah will always be greater and better than Eto. It's still laughable that the guy is even proving Eto is better than Ronaldo de Lima and Henry. Nothing we no go see for nairaland.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 11:45am On Nov 16, 2023
I didn't know that was even a contest. Of course Thierry Henry run the premier league, he was a great player but comparing him to Samuel Eto'o Mr 4 times african player of the year, 3 champions league, 2 AFCON, back to back trebbles and Mr finals ? Let's be honnest a second, Henry is great but Eto'o na baba, he's the african GOAT, you just have to remember how he used to bamboozle the defenses with Ronaldinho back then and scored goals consistently no matter where he played.
Eto'o was robbed from a POTY clearly, he was litually the main man of FC Barcelona back then : fast, killer, intelligent, excellent game's reading, great technique on the ball, amazing play off the ball. Henry had a team built for him to shine but he's never been the same without Arsenal, even with France it was another story without Zidane. For me Eto'o is one of the greatest of this sport, Henry is a step below.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 12:19pm On Nov 16, 2023
Bro, honnestly speaking how can u believe Henry was better than Eto'o ? It seems like we didn't watch the same football.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 1:45pm On Nov 16, 2023
I had to jump in here. There is nothing objective about you saying Eto'o is better than Henry. And who told you people weren't watching Eto'o then?
I stopped taking you serious when you said Ronaldinho wasnt Barca's main man in 2005/06. Pardon?
Without Ronaldinho - Barca couldnt have won Chelsea in the 2nd round cos he scored two fantastic goals in both legs.
Without Dinho vs Milan in the SF, bamboozling Gattuso et al and delivering a great assist to Guily, Barca couldnt have progressed.
In the final, it was Ronaldinho's defence splitting pass that led to Lehman's sending off and put Barca at advantage. Of course it was only a matter of time from then onwards before Arsenal capitulated and Eto was a mere outlet. The real hero of the night for Barca was Henrik Larsson.
Now to Henry, you deliberately downgraded Henry's UCL goals record so he doesnt look good. FYI, Henry scored 7 UCL goals 3 times (97/98, 01/02 & 02/03) and not 5 goals as his season highest as you claimed.
Henry scored over 30 goals in all competitions for 5 consecutive seasons between 2001 - 2006. Now that's dominance and it was during this period that he was adjudged the world best striker in the eyes of many pundits. Eto's excellence was sporadic. Had 2 good seasons between 04 - 06 then was mediocre until 09 and finally another good season with Inter in 11. Meanwhile apart from 5 outstanding seasons at Arsenal, Henry also had a good season with Barca in 09 (27 goals).
Barca's best ever strikers are Ronaldo De Lima, the two Luis Suarezes (One won a Ballon D'or), then Eto has a claim to follow as 4th or 5th. Technically, even Lewa is better than Eto but his best years were spent before Barca.
Has Eto ever scored vs Madrid, the kind of quality solo goal Henry scored against Madrid in 05/06 UCL? That's the kind of display that separates the very good from the legendary. The quality of Henry's goals are even way above Eto'os for the most part. Technically Henry is even miles better.
Henry's play is even beyond stats, whenever he takes to the pitch, people expect magic to happen just like they do from Ronaldinho and Kaka. In a way, he was the Messi and Ronaldo of the early to mid 2000s before the reign of those two really began.
Eto'os class is Van Nistelrooy, F. Torres, Drogba, Raul, Shevchenko etc who are all very good strikers.
Henry is closer to the class of De Lima, Van Basten, Romario and Muller.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 2:12pm On Nov 16, 2023
What the hell ? Henry better technically than Samuel Eto'o ? Eto'os class is Drogba, Torres, Raùl, Van Nistelrooy ? I want you to remove it very fast because you can put Lewandowski and Haaland on the same class than those players but Eto'o was just on R9 and Romario level in terms of style of play. You can't compare his dribbling abilities to Henry because Henry needed space while Eto'o could kill u in very tight spaces. They were similar in terms of pace but when it came to dribbling, link up and combinations, Eto'o was his dad don't be ridiculous there is a reason Henry didn't fit with Barça : he wasn't on the technical level of Eto'o, Messi and Iniesta. And yes Eto'o scored a more beautiful solo goal than the one Henry banged against Madrid.
And I notice except 1997/98 with Monaco, Henry never reached 7 CL goals, his max was 5 and I don't need to remind you the UCL changed in 2003/04, before that Season it wasn't the same format because there was 2 group stages.
It's simple. Lewandowski better than Eto'o ? What a joke. And the ballon d'or Suarez wasn't a striker, he was a midfielder. The reality is when it comes to FC Barcelona, Eto'o is the best 9 ever, Ronaldo Romario and Luis Suarez are below. There isn't even a debate about it.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 2:33pm On Nov 16, 2023
The only joke here is your skewed exagerrated opinions of an excellent striker who's no more than that.
You like arguing blindly. I said Henry also scored 7 ucl goals in 01/02 and 02/03 and instead of you to verify you are still twisting facts on its head. There is a reason Henry is among top 10 UCL goalscorers of all time and Etoo isnt.
You call a solo goal where Etoo dribbled 2 and half people better than one where Henry dribbled 4 Madrid defenders to score?
And who told you Henry doesnt dribble in tight spaces? His solo goal of season contender against liverpool defence in 04 was with almost the entire Liverpool team behind him when he started the move.
Henry in Barca was already past his prime. Still in 08/09 he gelled well with the team and had individual success. His legacy however had already been sealed before he came to Barca.
You cant even defend several other points I raised previously and the ones you cherry picked came with a weak comeback.
Henry above Eto anyday any time and for majority of knowledgeable football enthusiasts.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 3:20pm On Nov 16, 2023
You know what ? Keep your opinion if you like but even in dreams Henry can't match Eto'o technically and his solo goal is clear, he didn't push anybody and dribbled at least 3 players to score against Madrid. He did it week after week consistently. It isn't my fault if you were just watching Henry who was more a sprinter than a technical beast. To be the number 9 of Barcelona back then you had to be fast and technical, nobody matched Eto'o back then, and surely not Henry. Go and youtube Barcelona's Eto'o and you'll find the classicos. Take your time to watch it especially Etoo's game cos you seem completely lost.
Eto'o better anyday that's the reason he scored in 2006 vs Arsenal + MVP and in 2009 vs United Henry always being on the pitch. Eto'o benched Henry too so no debate.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 3:33pm On Nov 16, 2023
You've got no point man. Grasping at straws with all talks of dreams and subjective what have you. Your defence lacks a substantive punch.
Anyway, the mainstream football pundits and experts all rate Henry way above Etoo in the greatest players of all times lists with objective metrics. So I'll stick with that rather than with some lame incomplete assertions that lack a verifiable basis. It doesnt matter how many times or how long you repeat your exaggerated opinion of Eto'o, it will still remain an inaccurate one.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 3:38pm On Nov 16, 2023
I knew I can't discuss with you when you brought the fact " Henry was a magician "... That's the craziest thing I've heard as a football fan. Henry couldn't match Barcelona's tehnical excellence and he knows it, he learned back how to play football at Barça and found Eto'o was a démon. Then he said in 2008 : " Eto'o is REALLY better than me ".
And I read a brother already killed the discussion with facts. Since the stats and trophies don't speak for Henry, you want to dance on the " technical aspect of the game " making look like Eto'o was a poacher like Haaland or Lewandowski who touched few balls and wasn't very good on the ball when it came to dribbling, pace or tiki taka ?
Go and sleep kid.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 3:44pm On Nov 16, 2023
They all rate in your dreams ? If by experts you're talking about EPL journalists or merchant why not. Otherwise you're completely delusional. When you ask that question to Gio Van Bronckorst, Sylvinho, Messi etc what is the answer ? The guy who scored more, with better goals per game, with a lot of clutch goals, who shined in many teams, benched the other one then threw him on the side and played entertaining football is the best one. Simple.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 3:55pm On Nov 16, 2023
And if you were juste too young, just Say it cuz in 2006 Barça main man was effectively Eto'o and he was the best in the world. Ronaldinho admitted it, same for Xavi, Belletti, Marquez, Giuly, Henry, Juninho, Drogba etc but you can't know it since those who feed you informations don't talk about it. At that time he carried FC Barcelona and we expected him to win the POTY.
All those informations are on internet everybody can check and I know it because I followed La Liga.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 5:13pm On Nov 16, 2023
JayJayShow:Most of you didn’t watch 2000-2006 Henry. You probably saw 2005-2010 Eto’o at a time Henry was about hanging his boot in football.
Henry is rated behind R9 in the conversation for greatest striker. Eto’o no de top 5.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 6:26pm On Nov 16, 2023
Shey na only EPL pundits dey vote World best or Ballon Dor or even operate renowned sports tabloid? How are you even thinking
You are just farting your subjective opinion all over this thread. Will Messi or other Barca players give you an answer based on Henry's time before joining Barca? How would you even know their response? Through yet more subjective drivel??
You think football started in 2006? when some of us have been following the sport avidly more than a decade earlier?
Your claim about Etoo is ten kobo a dime which anyone can make. But the harder part is to infuse sense into it which is sadly lacking in your submissions. Imagine calling Eto'o Barca's main man in 2006 when it was obviously Dinho. By 2007 Messi had become Barca's main man.
Henry is more decorated than Eto'o both collectively and individually. He scored more beautiful goals than Eto and was rated higher than Eto'o in ALL global sports tabloid lists of the best ever. So, sorry an uninformed fan's opinion don't count.
It's obviously a waste of precious time continuing this discourse with you. You can continue to bray afterwards but I will no longer respond.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 6:27pm On Nov 16, 2023
You dey mind am. Just spewing opinionated stuff as assertions without any valid backing.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by dadabashua1(m): 7:08pm On Nov 16, 2023
ThierryJay:no normal human will rate Eto'o ahead of Igwe himself in world football,infact players ahead of him aren't even much in history of football in general Eto'o ke Etim ne.... hahahahahaha
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 7:09pm On Nov 16, 2023
ThierryJay:from their comments, you would know they didn’t watch prime Henry. They started watching ball from 05 when Henry was almost past his prime.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 7:15pm On Nov 16, 2023
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 7:26pm On Nov 16, 2023
It's so annoying. The confident but uninformed excretions over Henry, the acclaimed EPL greatest.
I dont like to badmouth Eto who is a great striker by the way, but the lack of cohesion in his arguments is just appalling.
Someone that cant even stand toe to toe with Suarez of 2011 - 2021.
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|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 7:39pm On Nov 16, 2023
No chance, he isn't even a contender. Eto'o is in the top 5 with R9, Romario, Van Basten and Eusebio. Henry can't challenge those names and I can assure you I know Henry since Claire fontaine in France so you don't teach me anything about him. He's a PL legend so we tend to overrate him just like we overrate Drogba for the comparison to Eto'o but he can't be compared to those names, their technical skills are too important for Henry who was just a poor Mbappe and played on his speed to pass his opponents. Ronaldo shined in the old Serie And in La Liga which were clearly more competitive than Premier League back then, he shined when it mattered too, Henry no. And 2005-2011 Eto'o is better than Henry, it's like comparing Arsenal to FC Barcelona. Let me remind you that Larsson, Henry, Saviola, Gudjhonsen, Ibrahimovic, David Villa all came to Barcelona but the best of them was just average there and didn't bang as many goals as they used to do. How do you explain that ? On the other hand with Arsenal any striker shined, even Adebayor showed a demoniac level when Henry leaved scoring 24 league goals let's be serious and you want to compare him to Eto'o ??
Continue making distractions. World best is an award influenced by sponsors, powerful federations, european medias just for business. Ballon d'or is given by journalists, at that time it was only UEFA journalists who could vote and we all know any journalist has an editorial line he has to respect. So Eto'o who came for Cameroon which means a poor federation in FIFA, no powerful medias to make his promotion, playing for an african nation no attractive for sponsors, how do you want him to surpass Henry ? Should I recall you ballon d'or na elections and elections na politics ?? Can you win an election without campaign ? For ballon d'or the campaign is done by sport Journals, medias, sponsors etc... Eto'o doesn't benefit of it.
And yes Eto'o 2005-06 was better than Dinho, when you don't know ask and we'll tell you why. There was a year we know in Africa that Eto'o could really win the World best and that year is 2006. If you become a little bit humble, maybe I'll give you sources.
Rated by all global sports tabloïd lists ? You're really a kid. When you want to compare players you're supposed to have seen your arguments are tabloïd lists . Grow up then we'll speak seriously. Is Weah that you consider very great on your tabloïd lists ?? They sell their best names and put them on top, but there are professionals and players who know the truth, same for great football lovers. Did u see the fight Fury vs Nganou ? Fury is the official winner, Nganou was the stronger. There are decisions and there are reality.
Henry scored more beautiful goals who judged it ?
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by JayJayShow: 7:59pm On Nov 16, 2023
From their comments, you would know they didn't watch anything but the Premier league, that's the reason they didn't know anything about Eto'o so they based their judgement on what european sport journals tell them especially english journalists. They don't care Eto'o scored more, in less games, had a better goals per game than Arsenal's Henry with FC Barcelona, was by far a better big games player, shined in many leagues and teams, and a striker who could do everything on the front line. They only have eyes for Henry and ears for what european medias tell. That's the whole story.
Suarez compared to Eto'o ? He's better than Henry for sure, obviously his season is considered as the greatest in EPL and far superior to Henry's. But he lacks that estethic touch, the technical quality, the trophies, the importance or impact on the team and the clutch goals to be on Etoo's level. Not that he don't have those qualities but they're not as evident compared to Eto'o. If you want somebody who can kill the defenders and combine perfectly it's Eto'o, Suarez isn't very good for this but if you want a killer both would do the job, Eto'o is even better when it really matters.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 11:01am On Nov 17, 2023
My friend u sabi ball ooo. Eto'o is without the shadow of a doubt the best one.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 11:08am On Nov 17, 2023
Na kids be this ooo brother don't mind them, they no have TV when Eto'o ppl called Eto'o pichichi.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 11:11am On Nov 17, 2023
Knock out . I would even put Eto'o in my top 3 since Eusebio played an old era. Ronaldo Romario and Eto'o are the greatest centre forwards ever.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Debroslink: 12:35pm On Nov 17, 2023
Henry bawo? The flop who always choke in major European finals. Uefa cup final 2000. He's the reason Arsenal lost to lowly rated Galatasaray. UCL 2006, one on one twice against freaking Valdes, and he couldn't lift Arsenal. In fact, he's the reason Arsenal hasn't won an European trophy when they dominated EPL. If you doubt, check YouTube for highlights.
France kor? Even a dog knew that Zidane was the soul of that team. When he got injured in 2002 WC, Henry lost to a debutant Senegal and crashed from group stage as world champion. France had to drag old man Zidane to play the next WC because they knew Henry flopped in major tournaments. They said Henry scored against Brazil in 2006,abeg who created that pass that skipped all Brazil players to find Henry's leg? Zidane! Euro 2000 was a Zidane vs Figo show. Henry was a passenger.
Eto played in an era where Valencia, Deportivo, Sevilla were dragging league title with Barca and Madrid. Eto dragged less fancied Mallorca to a major trophy in Spain. Henry bossed an EPL that was inferior to La Liga and Serie A. He had only Man Utd to drag epl with and when Chelsea and Abramovich came in, he couldn't win epl title anymore.
|Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 2:29pm On Nov 17, 2023
Spot on. The only reason ppl compare Henry to Eto'o is because they grew up with Henry and the premier league while they just watched Eto'o times to times, they watched him more in AFCON. Of course cuz you follow football you knew he was a beast since each week you had the information he scored and you saw goals actions, ppl also notice him in the big games but cuz he wasn't as mediatic as Henry, his actions and goals weren't as mediatic and decrypted as Henry's, u have those ppl who are putting Henry on his level. That's the power medias have, they can make a player look better than they're supposed to be and that's the reason Eto'o said if he played in France meaning La Ligue 1, he would get more hype and win all the individual awards. You just have to notice the hype Drogba benefited cuz he played in France.
Henry was a great, nobody can deny the beast he was. But Eto'o scored consistently when La Liga was the best league in the world, had huge talent allowing him to do everything on the attack line, he was a real big games player, he adapted in many systems and was the best in the world at a time. They even gave him the greatest salary back then, it wasn't for nothing. If Eto'o was european he would have poweful medias and sport journals, big sponsors behind him and there would be no comparison.
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