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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Iamthoney(m): 11:47am On Oct 29, 2022
owobokiri:

LoL
Eto was good.
Just that Thiery played in the EPL at his prime
If Henry had played in La Liga in his prime he would have won Ballon D’Or

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Kingcalls: 11:47am On Oct 29, 2022
Ayo13945:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jBfu0FHzjU


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=19T9QkuH_h4


Thanks for refreshing the memories of those that had forgotten how great the great man was and the kids that dint watch him play .... Henry, de Lima, suarez and Ibrahimovic de their own world for strikers level

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 11:49am On Oct 29, 2022
Maobichek:


Rooney and Aguero in the class of Eto? Eto didn't move to Barca by mistake or lobbying ok. Eto was at Madrid and Madrid loaned him to Real Marloca, at Marloca, he played against Madrid and showed them his class that was how Barca went for him. Watching only English Premier league is the sole reason one can put Rooney and Aguero in the class of Eto.

Also comparing Henry with De Lima (R9) shows disrespect and nothing more. The first world best R9 won was at Inter that was where he was called fenomeno. Do you know that R9 played at Barca? Maybe you started watching him during his days at Madrid. In the interview Henry granted, he didn't compare himself with R9, both are not even compared before FIFA and anything that has to do with the leather round-object game.

I was not the one comparing them. Between 02 and 06, global pundits on Espnsoccernet, Four four 2 and other renowned sport tabloids regularly compared them. Note that it was the post-2001 Ronaldo they compared him to. Pre-injury R9 was obviously on a different level to Prime Henry. So maybe Etoo is also comparing himself to post-2006 Henry.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Kingcalls: 11:49am On Oct 29, 2022
sageb:


2003, Henry deserved the Balloon d_'or that year but he came second and the award was given to Pavel Nedved.

It wasn't Nedved cos that award was sort of inconsequential that year...it was Zidane... balon dor wasn't a serious award that time...it was Fifa world player of the year that was the main award

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Scarletjr(m): 11:50am On Oct 29, 2022
Na him own opinions buh anelka na overall player who igwe is a goal getter
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Maobichek: 11:53am On Oct 29, 2022
phemmyfour:
Eto is on fresh smoke

When they are envy of your achievement.....they start making unreasonable comparison

Anelka was a lazy striker...no wonder he struggled when he left Arsenal .

Thanks to Chelsea that gave him a soft landing


Anelka a lazy striker Your comment showed that you know about Nicolas Anelka and when you started watching football.

Nicolas Anelka was a notable striker before Henry came to limelight both in France national team and at club sides. Anelka played for Juve, Madrid, Arsenal, New Castle, PSG. Anelka was at Juve before Henry move to Juve, he was at Arsenal before Henry moved to Arsenal. Anyone calling Anelka a lazy striker don't know anything about Anelka, Anelka lasted in football more than Henry, pls use Google or ask questions.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by iLoveYouToo(m): 11:57am On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Cameroon mind grin grin

I can’t imagine how big Eto think of himself for him to even say, Henry is not on his level.

One day e fit even say Aubameyang better pass Henry



They played on the same team bro, I’m sure he knows what he’s saying
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Maobichek: 11:59am On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


I was not the one comparing them. Between 02 and 06, global pundits on Espnsoccernet, Four four 2 and other renowned sport tabloids regularly compared them. Note that it was the post-2001 Ronaldo they compared him to. Pre-injury R9 was obviously on a different level to Prime Henry. So maybe Etoo is also comparing himself to post-2006 Henry.

Eto can't be compared to Henry and Henry won't be compare to R9, the difference is clear.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 11:59am On Oct 29, 2022
Fuckyoumod:
the guy dey high on some local cheap drug.

Thiery Henry was a goal machine..
aswear bro……imagine the weird comparison
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:00pm On Oct 29, 2022
hopefulLandlord:
lie!

Henry had 6 assists during 2003/04 unbeaten season. he was number 14 on the list. I'm pretty certain many of what you typed too would be wrong if I fact check them all
You stat is wrong. Henry had 24goals and 20 assist in 2003/2004 season
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:01pm On Oct 29, 2022
SaLongs1:
so for your mind Thierry pass Etoo abi.....
One step better bro….. no cap

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Nato008(m): 12:03pm On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


Henry was better than Eto'o hands down. Even that same Fenomeno did not win UCL or score in its final yet he is better than Eto.

Henry was nominated for World player & Ballon dor final 3 times and came second twice and third once. Eto was only nominated once and he came third.

Henry won:


-World cup
-Euro 2000,
-Fifa confederations Cup (where he scored against Eto's Cameroon in final and won player of tournament)
-UCL - Eto may have scored in that final but Henry was instrumental in that UCL campaign as well with 4 knockout goals.
-Henry dragged an average Arsenal side to UCL final with several scintillating displays.
-Henry's 2006 world cup campaign to the final is also notable for great performances against Brazil and Portugal.

On a personal attribute level, Henry was faster, more skillful, could pass the ball better, could score free kicks regularly, assisted more than Eto. Both have similar goal sense.

And Suarez, Lewandowski & Shevchenko are better than Eto'o. Rooney and Aguero are on his same level.

Note that Henry's prime was 2000 - 2006 while Eto's prime was 2004 - 2010. By the time Henry was playing with Eto in Barca he was already winding down his career. At Henry's prime he was generally considered arguably to be the worlds best striker vs Fenomeno.

My issue with ur comment is where u said he dragged an average arsenal team to the final, are taking to br funny or what....if that is ur logic then it will be ok to assume that if he was playing for Tottenham or man city then he would have reached the final....do u think so?
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Iamthoney(m): 12:03pm On Oct 29, 2022
Kingcalls:


There was a season Henry had top scorer and top assist in the EPL ...cant remember tho
Only Harry Kane has finished both top scorer and top assister in the history of Epl. The season Henry finished as top assister, Van Nistelrooy won the top scorer award
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Josephkabila12: 12:05pm On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


Henry was better than Eto'o hands down. Even that same Fenomeno did not win UCL or score in its final yet he is better than Eto.

Henry was nominated for World player & Ballon dor final 3 times and came second twice and third once. Eto was only nominated once and he came third.

Henry won:x
-World cup
-Euro 2000,
-Fifa confederations Cup (where he scored against Eto's Cameroon in final and won player of tournament)
-UCL - Eto may have scored in that final but Henry was instrumental in that UCL campaign as well with 4 knockout goals.
-Henry dragged an average Arsenal side to UCL final with several scintillating displays.
-Henry's 2006 world cup campaign to the final is also notable for great performances against Brazil and Portugal.

On a personal attribute level, Henry was faster, more skillful, could pass the ball better, could score free kicks regularly, assisted more than Eto. Both have similar goal sense.

And Suarez, Lewandowski & Shevchenko are better than Eto'o. Rooney and Aguero are on his same level.

Note that Henry's prime was 2000 - 2006 while Eto's prime was 2004 - 2010. By the time Henry was playing with Eto in Barca he was already winding down his career. At Henry's prime he was generally considered arguably to be the worlds best striker vs Fenomeno.
Unbaised analysis. Everything 100% correct

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Greatex90: 12:06pm On Oct 29, 2022
And Thierry Henry was a better player than Eto cool
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Iamthoney(m): 12:07pm On Oct 29, 2022
ImmaculateJOE:

No Sir.. By 2006, players like Viera, Bechkamp and other have left..
So Arsenal was an average team 2005/2006 season.
Only Vieira left the rest was there but they were almost at the twilight of their career. Bergkamp was near retirement, Pires and Llungberg was in their mid-thirties

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Vinnie2000(m): 12:09pm On Oct 29, 2022
Many of you here are Arguing in IGNORANCE! sad

Nicholas Anelka won the EPL Golden Boot in 1997/1998 season as a Young Unknown 18 Year old Boy!

U Guys think its an Easy feat

The Next 1998/1999 season, He scored 15+goals and Real Madrid Bought him for a Huge Fee!

At Real Madrid, Raul and Fernando Morienties Ganged up against him and another Young Black Striker (Samuel Eto).

Dats Y Eto hated Real Madrid till and was Scoring against them in Real Mallorca!
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by iLoveYouToo(m): 12:10pm On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


Henry was better than Eto'o hands down. Even that same Fenomeno did not win UCL or score in its final yet he is better than Eto.

Henry was nominated for World player & Ballon dor final 3 times and came second twice and third once. Eto was only nominated once and he came third.

Henry won:
-World cup
-Euro 2000,
-Fifa confederations Cup (where he scored against Eto's Cameroon in final and won player of tournament)
-UCL - Eto may have scored in that final but Henry was instrumental in that UCL campaign as well with 4 knockout goals.
-Henry dragged an average Arsenal side to UCL final with several scintillating displays.
-Henry's 2006 world cup campaign to the final is also notable for great performances against Brazil and Portugal.

On a personal attribute level, Henry was faster, more skillful, could pass the ball better, could score free kicks regularly, assisted more than Eto. Both have similar goal sense.

And Suarez, Lewandowski & Shevchenko are better than Eto'o. Rooney and Aguero are on his same level.

Note that Henry's prime was 2000 - 2006 while Eto's prime was 2004 - 2010. By the time Henry was playing with Eto in Barca he was already winding down his career. At Henry's prime he was generally considered arguably to be the worlds best striker vs Fenomeno.

Ah! Fenomeno didn’t win UCL

Check their goal to match conversion rate, that’s why Fenomeno was better than Henry and Eto’o

Eto’o > Henry
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Nato008(m): 12:10pm On Oct 29, 2022
tuzle:
I agree with everything u said except the average arsenal side. Do u know Henry played with one of the best arsenal teams ever. A team that had viera, Gilberto, pores, bergkham, Campbell and many more.
Exactly, that year with that team was supposed to be Wenger's crowning moment, the had the players, the experience....the had won titles..

I think he think one man can drag a team, the reason henry did so well was because arsenal had a rock solid defense and high technical midfielders....

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:10pm On Oct 29, 2022
ThierryJay:


The 2005/06 Arsenal side that reached the final were relatively average. Viera had left. Gilberto, Pires & Berkamp were in their last year. That team was different from the invincibles.

Henry mainly played with young Fabregas, Hleb, old lungberg, Gilberto & Pires in the run up to that final.
The exact response on my mind. Thanks buddie!

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:12pm On Oct 29, 2022
Kingcalls:


grin grin agree with u on this one.... Benzema wasn't even as good as Henry was... Henry still remains the best forward France ever had ....the only player that will match him will be mbappe ... Benzema was terrible from 2009 to 2019 ...
Exactly bro. With this electric form, Mbappe will definitely surpass him in France and maybe generally.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:14pm On Oct 29, 2022
Kingcalls:


No, he won UCL only once ...
just remembered he was already in mls in 2011
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Vinnie2000(m): 12:14pm On Oct 29, 2022
Maobichek:



Anelka a lazy striker Your comment showed that you know about Nicolas Anelka and when you started watching football.

Nicolas Anelka was a notable striker before Henry came to limelight both in France national team and at club sides. Anelka played for Juve, Madrid, Arsenal, New Castle, PSG. Anelka was at Juve before Henry move to Juve, he was at Arsenal before Henry moved to Arsenal. Anyone calling Anelka a lazy striker don't know anything about Anelka, Anelka lasted in football more than Henry, pls use Google or ask questions.

Ogbeni, Anelka NEVER played for Newcastle or Juventus!

He Played for

Arsenal
Real madrid
Liverpool
PSG
Man City
Bolton Wanderers
Chelsea
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Masterito(m): 12:15pm On Oct 29, 2022
Ibrahimovic is a self overrated player.
OJEEMAH:
You wan go that route?

Henry na Euros and World Cup winner
2 times UCL winner too

How is Eto better?

Any European Golden Boot?
How many La liga top scorer?
How many nomination for FIFA Best him get?

Champions league na team achievement not individual……anybody fit win UCL

Pedro don win WC, Euros, UCL, La liga, EPL and other trophies…. Does that mean he’s better than Ibrahimovic?

Interms of trophies, Henry is better sef…. So Wetin u dey yan?
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by DeLaRue: 12:16pm On Oct 29, 2022
Till today, whether Ronaldo or Messi, I have still not seen any player that played football so elegantly and graciously as Henry.

Henry was also remarkably unselfish. If he had been like some ýof the current crop of strikers - particularly Ronaldo, he would have scored even more. Henry would be in a certain goal-scoring position, and he would still pass to a team mate out of generosity.

He was a more skillful and complete player, whereas Etoo was mostly an excellent goal scorer.

The only striker in the class of Henry in the past 30 years is the Brazilian Ronaldo.

Henry retired years before Etoo, but when that name, Thiery Henry, is mentioned today, one immediately thinks greatness. If you hear Etoo's name, you just think...yeah, fantastic goal scorer.

Etoo is almost forgotten. No one talks about him. He talks about himself and makes controversial statements to get attention.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Sunshine34(m): 12:16pm On Oct 29, 2022
Cameroonians with pride. Too much Ego. Same as Zombidient
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:17pm On Oct 29, 2022
Ximenez:

You credited Henry for winning Euros and world cup.
But went ahead to say UCL is a team achievement and anybody can win it.

So are you saying world cup and Euros are individual achievements and has nothing to do with the team?

If you claim anybody can win UCL, then why are players like Aguero, Ronaldo and Ibrahimovic without it?


On Pedro and Ibrahimovic, i don't know what metric you are using to arrive at "better"
But Pedro is a winger and scored a lot of goals including important goals and assists to win several trophies. Including EPL, WC, Euros, UEL, UCL, La Liga
Ibrahimovic is a striker and has more goals than him, that's all.
You can't just put it vaguely that ibra is better than Pedro
You missed the point. I was trying to show him how flawed his points were.

He said Eto has 3 UCL as if Henry doesn’t have a WC & Euros.

On Pedro & Ibrahimovic, it’s not really a comparison but to back up my earlier claim.

Like how would you assume Eto was better cos he won 3 UCL. It’s ridiculous to me and he didn’t consider the fact that Henry won superior trophies

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by hopefulLandlord: 12:19pm On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
You stat is wrong. Henry had 24goals and 20 assist in 2003/2004 season

Izzet, who had the highest assists numbers in EPL that season made 14 (fourteen) assists.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Vinnie2000(m): 12:19pm On Oct 29, 2022
OJEEMAH:
You stat is wrong. Henry had 24goals and 20 assist in 2003/2004 season

You are the Wrong one. sad

What are referring to here is 2002/2003 season. Ruud Van Nisterooy scored 25 goals and pipped Henry to the Golden boot.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Iamthoney(m): 12:21pm On Oct 29, 2022
Vinnie2000:


Many of you here are Arguing in IGNORANCE! sad

Nicholas Anelka won the EPL Golden Boot in 1997/1998 season as a Young Unknown 18 Year old Boy!

U Guys think its an Easy feat

The Next 1998/1999 season, He scored 15+goals and Real Madrid Bought him for a Huge Fee!

At Real Madrid, Raul and Fernando Morienties Ganged up against him and another Young Black Striker (Samuel Eto).

Dats Y Eto hated Real Madrid till and was Scoring against them in Real Mallorca!
Anelka has just one Epl golden boot

Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 12:24pm On Oct 29, 2022
udemzyudex:


Lol..this your analogy dey funny, UCL na team achievement but world cup na individual achievement?

So anybody no fit win world cup?
You don’t get. The was just to tackle what the guy said.

Since he was trying to use UCL, I had to remind him that Henry won World Cup and Euros.

Like he shouldn’t use team achievements to compare them but if he wants to go that route, let me also drop Henry’s achievements with his team.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by alobright17(m): 12:24pm On Oct 29, 2022
BannedLarge:


Henry better than Etoo you just be smoking ijebu garri. Do you realize that Etoo is a 3 time champions league winner and scored at 2 finals?? Infact, it’s only Fenomeno that was better than etoo in the last 30 years

So Eto is better than Ronaldo of Brazil since Eto has won 3 Champions league and Ronaldo never did?

If na by trophy Henry has won number one trophy which is world cup and also champions league while Eto never did.

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