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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 3:49am On Oct 30, 2022
Lordsnipper:
Eto is GOATED...4 champions league.
Henry couldn't singlehandedly hand a team champions league. He ran to Barca to get his hand on one.
Henry moved because Barcelona was/is bigger, better and more ambitious than Arsenal.

In 2006, Ronaldinho was the key man in 2006.

In 2009, Messi and Henry scored more champions league goals than Eto but Messi was the main man.

In 2010, Milito was the main man for Inter.

There was no time Eto topped goal chart for his UCL winning team or top scorer.

By you logic, Raul was a better footballer than Ronaldo De Lima cos he won 2 or 3 UCL while De Lima had none.

Eto was also African footballer of the year 4 times, Henry no European footballer of the year. If Eto was a European, he'll definitely be more idolized although Henry is 10 times better than Anelka but not better than Eto. FACTS
Talking as if winning African Footballer of the Year is/was big deal.

Why won’t Eto win it 4 times when he was just one out of the few Africans playing for a big club like Barcelona. You think Okocha would not have won it if he was in a big club too ?

If Henry could would finish second twice in FIFA World Best, what’s African Footballer of the year?

Despite playing 8 good years for arguably the best club in Europe at the time, Eto never won European Golden Boot.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Kayharry(m): 3:56am On Oct 30, 2022
Anelka the journey man.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by lolu2019: 5:59am On Oct 30, 2022
Eto,Anelka,even David trezeguet are far better than henry.those are goal poachers.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Moymoy: 7:06am On Oct 30, 2022
Spaxon:
My own is how Buhari left this Country on Auto Pilot and went to South Korea a week ahead of an Event.


An Event that does not even concern him.

Not even a 40mins Chopper Ride to visit flood Victims in Kogi.

But Could afford a 15 hour plane ride to Korea.


Tueeh


I am totally against APC and Buhari, however the level of high profile engagement in Korea makes the Korea trip one of his more purposeful trips. Check: the FG delegation met with the CEOs of almost all the Korean Multinational corporations.
The trickle down potential of any substantial collaboration that comes out of those deliberations will create jobs, at the very least.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 8:37am On Oct 30, 2022
lolu2019:
Eto,Anelka,even David trezeguet are far better than henry.those are goal poachers.
No European Golden Boot for Eto, Anelka & Trezequet put together.

2 European Golden Boot for Henry alone

Or strikers should not be measured with goals?

Among the players you mentioned, only Eto was nominated for FIFA World Best Player once and he finished third behind Ronaldinho and Lampard.

Henry came second twice in FIFA World Best Player….. Lost to Ronaldinho and Zidane

Where was Trezequet and Anelka when Henry finished as France Top scorer in France 1998

Where was Trezequet and Anelka when Henry finished as France Top Scorer in Euro2000

Where were they when Henry still finished as Top scorer & Player of the Tournament in confederations cup 2003……before I forget, he scored the winning goal against Eto’s Cameroon in the final.

Where were there when Henry finished as France all time top scorer

This your comment can mislead people……. Take you time to analyze things critically

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by lolu2019: 9:08am On Oct 30, 2022
OJEEMAH:
No European Golden Boot for Eto, Anelka & Trezequet put together.

2 European Golden Boot for Henry alone

Or strikers should not be measured with goals?

Among the players you mentioned, only Eto was nominated for FIFA World Best Player once and he finished third behind Ronaldinho and Lampard.

Henry came second twice in FIFA World Best Player….. Lost to Ronaldinho and Zidane

Where was Trezequet and Anelka when Henry finished as France Top scorer in France 1998

Where was Trezequet and Anelka when Henry finished as France Top Scorer in Euro2000

Where were they when Henry still finished as Top scorer & Player of the Tournament in confederations cup 2003……before I forget, he scored the winning goal against Eto’s Cameroon in the final.

Where were there when Henry finished as France all time top scorer

This your comment can mislead people……. Take you time to analyze things critically






where was Henry when eto'o finished arsenal in champions league final 2006.he was misfiring.u never see him at the big stage at club level.he got lucky with France because of the star studded squad. Even trezequet scored the golden goal winner at the euros.forget,Henry is another average player overhyped by the English press.he was in that same premiership when Michael Owen won the balloon dor. Misfiring against Liverpool in a fa cup final.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Cigarini: 9:45am On Oct 30, 2022
Truth be told, Henry was not on Eto's level. Eton was a beast. Watch prime Eto in his Barca days dismantling hard defenders. He won Champions league. Henry had to run to Barca before he could win UCL. Eto pass Henry by Miles.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 9:50am On Oct 30, 2022
lolu2019:
where was Henry when eto'o finished arsenal in champions league final 2006.he was misfiring.u never see him at the big stage at club level.he got lucky with France because of the star studded squad. Even trezequet scored the golden goal winner at the euros.forget,Henry is another average player overhyped by the English press.he was in that same premiership when Michael Owen won the balloon dor. Misfiring against Liverpool in a fa cup final.
If scoring in UCL final makes Eto better than Henry, then it’s safe to say Drogba was better than Eto, Henry, Zlatan, Lewandoski, Benzema, Ronaldo and even Messi.

For your info, Henry’s goal knocked Juventus out in the round of 16

At Bernabeu, Henry scored the only goal to defeat star studded Madrid in the quarter final.

Henry carried his team to the finals. We cannot say the same for Eto.

Trezequet is better because he scored against Italy in Euro2000?

Is Eder better than Ronaldo cos he scored the only goal against France in Euro 2016 final?

If you can sincerely answer the above then me and you no get discussion again.

If Trezequet was better, why was he on the bench for Henry through out the tournament or you know better than the coach?

The clip of the final is on YouTube. After watching the match you will never compare Henry and Trezequet…… reading online won’t give complete details or highlights of the game. It will just focus on the goal scorer

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 10:02am On Oct 30, 2022
Cigarini:
Truth be told, Henry was not on Eto's level. Eton was a beast. Watch prime Eto in his Barca days dismantling hard defenders. He won Champions league. Henry had to run to Barca before he could win UCL. Eto pass Henry by Miles.
You never saw prime Henry. You think he was twice nominated for FIFA World Best for nothing?

Let’s say Eto is better than Ronaldo De Lima cos he never won UCL till he retired.

Henry joined Barcelona cos Arsenal was not ambitious. If they were spending and signing players do you think he would have left Arsenal?

Joining Barcelona had nothing to do with Eto….. fact is Barcelona is/was a bigger and better club and they were more likely to win champions league than arsenal then (and even now) cos of the caliber of players they had then.

Henry spent his final season with 18years of Fabregas, Hleb, Adebayor, Flamini, Djorou, aging Pires and Bergkamp, Gilberto, Hoyte, Aladiere, Eboue, Toure, Ljunberg.

Eto was balling with Ronaldinho, Deco, Xavi, Iniesta, Van Bommel, Puyol, Guily, Marquez, Belleti and others…… squad was so good that Xavi and Iniesta sat on the bench

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by lolu2019: 10:16am On Oct 30, 2022
OJEEMAH:
If scoring in UCL final makes Eto better than Henry, then it’s safe to say Drogba was better than Eto, Henry, Zlatan, Lewandoski, Benzema, Ronaldo and even Messi.

For your info, Henry’s goal knocked Juventus out in the round of 16

At Bernabeu, Henry scored the only goal to defeat star studded Madrid in the quarter final.

Henry carried his team to the finals. We cannot say the same for Eto.

Trezequet is better because he scored against Italy in Euro2000?

Is Eder better than Ronaldo cos he scored the only goal against France in Euro 2016 final?

If you can sincerely answer the above then me and you no get discussion again.

If Trezequet was better, why was he on the bench for Henry through out the tournament or you know better than the coach?

The clip of the final is on YouTube. After watching the match you will never compare Henry and Trezequet…… reading online won’t give complete details or highlights of the game. It will just focus on the goal scorer







he scored against a weak Madrid side.And Eto'o was doing his job season in season out.just imagine,if eto'o had played for France. Henry, wouldn't av started. he was just lucky he played for France. The only thing he gat his pace and scoring in a small Highbury stadium. He couldn't at the Emirates stadium.why didn't he played as a striker at barca.it is because Pep knew eto'o was better. And don't bring peak to dis, because a normal African footballer is overaged.or did u forget Eto,Mourinho saga at the bridge. Eto'o is far better.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 11:07am On Oct 30, 2022
lolu2019:
he scored against a weak Madrid side.And Eto'o was doing his job season in season out.just imagine,if eto'o had played for France. Henry, wouldn't av started. he was just lucky he played for France. The only thing he gat his pace and scoring in a small Highbury stadium. He couldn't at the Emirates stadium.why didn't he played as a striker at barca.it is because Pep knew eto'o was better. And don't bring peak to dis, because a normal African footballer is overaged.or did u forget Eto,Mourinho saga at the bridge. Eto'o is far better.
Look at the Madrid side you just called weak. Compare it to the team Arsenal assembled in that game.

Name one player in that Arsenal starting 11 that can start over a Madrid player.

You don’t have to bad mouth Madrid and others to uplift Eto.

Doing his job season in, season out and no European Golden Boot to show?

As a top strike for arguably the best side in Europe at the time, Eto could only boost of one top scorer in La liga.

Eto is a senior player in Barcelona. Do you expect Henry to just bench him?

Pep didn’t sign Henry. Rijkaad did and accommodated both players by playing Henry from left cos Eto can’t function there not because Eto was better.

If reverse was the case, Wenger won’t bench Henry for Eto. The best he can do is play Henry from the left to accommodate Eto and that’s what every sensible coach would do to avoid causing problems.

It’s just like saying if Lewandoski joined Madrid, he will keep Benzema on the Bench

Or PSG will bench Mbappe cos Messi joined

Or if Gerard had succeeded in joining Chelsea, would he would have benched Lampard?

Ronaldo joined Madrid as World Best at the time. Did he bench Raul or wear number 7 immediately?

There’s something called respect for senior players.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by ThierryJay: 5:12pm On Oct 30, 2022
Kingcalls:


No one is saying he dint deserve it.. but balon dor wasn't the top prize ... fifa player of the year was the top price.... balon d'or never came with ceremonies until it merged with fifa in 2009.... balon dor then was just the player being visited at his home or the player will visit them at their office to receive the award.... Balon dor was always viewed as a consolation award ... if Fifa player of the year award was champions league, balon dor was like Uefa Cup.... when Owen won it in 2001 , he dint even play in the champions league, he played in the uefa Cup and won it with Liverpool against Alaves in the final with Alaves great, moreno scoring a hat trick that night, but still lost to Liverpool... despite Owen winning it, the still refer Ronaldo as the only winner from England, cos Ronaldo win the last fifa player of the year award b4 they merged with balon dor... the merging of both was what gave balon dor reputation

You are right on this. Ballon D'or was basically best player playing in Europe or European footballer of the year before the merger. Although it had always been prestigious since the 1970s because it was the only popular football award existent then (Fifa world best started in 1991). In addition, the profile of the past winners i.e Cryuff, Beckhanbeur, George best, Van Basten, Platini all contributed to its prestige then. But since its inception, the Fifa World best winner was the officially recognized world best player until the merger in 2009.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Cybertext(m): 10:03pm On Oct 30, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Look at the Madrid side you just called weak. Compare it to the team Arsenal assembled in that game.

Name one player in that Arsenal starting 11 that can start over a Madrid player.

You don’t have to bad mouth Madrid and others to uplift Eto.

Doing his job season in, season out and no European Golden Boot to show?

As a top strike for arguably the best side in Europe at the time, Eto could only boost of one top scorer in La liga.

Eto is a senior player in Barcelona. Do you expect Henry to just bench him?

Pep didn’t sign Henry. Rijkaad did and accommodated both players by playing Henry from left cos Eto can’t function there not because Eto was better.

If reverse was the case, Wenger won’t bench Henry for Eto. The best he can do is play Henry from the left to accommodate Eto and that’s what every sensible coach would do to avoid causing problems.

It’s just like saying if Lewandoski joined Madrid, he will keep Benzema on the Bench

Or PSG will bench Mbappe cos Messi joined

Or if Gerard had succeeded in joining Chelsea, would he would have benched Lampard?

Ronaldo joined Madrid as World Best at the time. Did he bench Raul or wear number 7 immediately?

There’s something called respect for senior players.





Abeg stop arguing with guys that started watching football in 2006. That same guy will argue that Eto o was better than R9 or Ibrahimovic because they didn't win the UCL.

Any person using one match to compare and judge legacy doesn't know football.

Imagine saying Valdez was better than Buffon because Buffon didn't win UCL...or better than Van de Sar, Neuer, Casillas because he had more UCL final clean sheet....

Eto o was good no doubt, most times as a poacher striker he had good link up play with the likes of Ronaldinho, Messi, iniesta, deco and so on ...He was a beast , but he was never the main man at Barca... Henry was the main man in arsenal where they had more average players, and few top players than the Barca team...you could only categorize (Bergkamp and viera as World class (which is still up for debate).... Unlike the Barca team of the 2002- 2010 that had world class players in almost every positions.

I will class Eto with the likes of Ruud, Raul, lewandoski and aguero... Prime Henry, Benzema and R9 were just a little bit above that level. R7 and Messi are in the Legendary category in my humble opinion...


Let's forget about the goals stats...
Henry had 28 assist in (202/2033) season as a striker.... He scores free kicks and solo goals for fun.... Eto'o highlight reels had few screamers... Eto'o is just probably a better poacher of the goal, but overall Henry is level ahead.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 10:50pm On Oct 30, 2022
Cybertext:


Abeg stop arguing with guys that started watching football in 2006. That same guy will argue that Eto o was better than R9 or Ibrahimovic because they didn't win the UCL.

Any person using one match to compare and judge legacy doesn't know football.

Imagine saying Valdez was better than Buffon because Buffon didn't win UCL...or better than Van de Sar, Neuer, Casillas because he had more UCL final clean sheet....

Eto o was good no doubt, most times as a poacher striker he had good link up play with the likes of Ronaldinho, Messi, iniesta, deco and so on ...He was a beast , but he was never the main man at Barca... Henry was the main man in arsenal where they had more average players, and few top players than the Barca team...you could only categorize (Bergkamp and viera as World class (which is still up for debate).... Unlike the Barca team of the 2002- 2010 that had world class players in almost every positions.

I will class Eto with the likes of Ruud, Raul, lewandoski and aguero... Prime Henry, Benzema and R9 were just a little bit above that level. R7 and Messi are in the Legendary category in my humble opinion..

Let's forget about the goals stats...
Henry had 28 assist in (202/2033) season as a striker.... He scores free kicks and solo goals for fun.... Eto'o highlight reels had few screamers... Eto'o is just probably a better poacher of the goal, but overall Henry is level ahead.
Nice analysis bro.

Seriously, Ronaldo De-Lima is the only striker we can place on the same level or higher than prime Henry not Eto’o but 2006 football fans will never agree cos most of them didn’t watch prime Henry. All they know are Henry’s Barcelona days when he was already past his prime. One even said Trezequet is better than Henry cos he scored the winning goal for France in Euro2000……na then I know say na kids I dey follow talk sef.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by dadabashua1(m): 8:07am On Oct 31, 2022
OJEEMAH:
Nice analysis bro.

Seriously, Ronaldo De-Lima is the only striker we can place on the same level or higher than prime Henry not Eto’o but 2006 football fans will never agree cos most of them didn’t watch prime Henry. All they know are Henry’s Barcelona days when he was already past his prime. One even said Trezequet is better than Henry cos he scored the winning goal for France in Euro2000……na then I know say na kids I dey follow talk sef. Una de mind them...hahahaha, Eto'o fa,kai the legendary igwe has suffered o,no place in world football they will rate Eto'o ahead of Henry only nairaland analyst grin





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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 3:59pm On Nov 14, 2023
I'm so embarrassed while reading the comments here. How can we objectively deny what Samuel Eto'o said ? As good as Henry was in his prime, it's true Eto'o was even better ! Those who compared Forlàn, David Villa, Aguero and Rooney are on drugs. We're talking about the greatest african striker ever. Once and for all I'll say why obviously Eto'o was better than Henry :

1- Statistics : • Henry scored 411 goals in 917 games overall, Eto'o scored 426 goals in 880 games. That means in their carreer stats, Eto'o gets the point.
• In their prime, which means Henry with Arsenal and Eto'o with FC Barcelona, Eto'o still has the better goal per game ratio since he banged 130 goals in 199 games compared to Henry's 227 goals in 367 games for Arsenal.

2- Clutch goals : We often use that argument for Drogba but Big Sam was even clutcher than the ivorian. Indeed, Eto'o scored in 2 UCL finals (2006 and 2009), 2010 clubs WC final against TP Mazembe, 2000 AFCON final vs Nigeria, 2000 olympics final vs Spain, also in Italy's and Spain's cup, and he won those finals ! On the other hand Henry scored in only one final : the confederations cup against Cameroon. Not to mention Eto'o shined in the classicos etc... By far and without a shadow of a doubt a better big games player than TH14.

• Records : Eto'o is a 4 × African player of the year, all Time top scorer in AFCON, back to back trebbles, all Time Cameroon's top scorer too.
About their goals tally in a league season both topped on 30 goals no matter one won a golden boot or not, in UCL Eto'o topped 8 goals in 10/11 while Henry's greatest Tally is 5 goals.

• Trophies : Eto'o won 3 UCL, 2 AFCON and an Olympic gold medal as a starter and Key payer. Henry only won 1 UCL joining Barcelona, he won the WC being on the bench from the quarter finals to the final (where he didn't play).

• Legacy : Eto'o is known as the best african player of all times (no time for jealousy), greatest 9 ever for FC Barcelona, best footballer in the History of RCD Mallorca, hall of famer in Inter Milan, was the most paid footballer on the planet.
Henry is the greatest player of Arsenal and of the PL history.

• Adaptation : Eto'o was amazing with Mallorca, Barcelona, Inter Milan and Cameroon while Henry played amazing with Arsenal only... Struggled with Juventus and Barcelona.

• Style of play : Eto'o was better on the ball, more effective in tight spaces, better dribbler and Tiki taka player. More mobile on the pitch.

Not to mention both played together for 2 seasons and we know the story. And even Henry recognised Eto'o was better. Eto'o was the best striker of his generation and people tend to forget that from 1998 to 2007, La Liga was the best league in the World followed by Serie A, PL was just the 3rd which makes Etoo's performances even more impressive.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 4:12pm On Nov 14, 2023
OJEEMAH:
I am asking again, on what basis is Eto better than Henry

Trophies
Golden Boots &
Awards


Eto'o was better based on overall stats in their carreer, big games, stats in their prime, records, trophies being instrumental and of course technical abilities. Henry can have golden boots but he didn't score more than Eto'o, winning the golden boot with 25 and 30 goals doesn't make you a better striker than Eto'o.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 5:26pm On Nov 14, 2023
Apart from stats and records, there are some undeniable facts that our naked eyes see everytime. How will someone even compare Eto to prime Thierry Henry not to even talk of comparing Henry aand Anelka. That is total disrespect to Henry.



Henry is one of the top 5 greatest strikers of all time. After Pele, Ronaldo de lima, George Weah, Romario the next is Thierry Henry. I don't know why ppl are not objective. Is it because of sentiment? Is it because u a man UTD fan, or real Madrid fan, u felt Henry tormented u while in his prime? I don't just understand.


Henry is greater and better than Eto. Simple.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 5:42pm On Nov 14, 2023
mayor1814:
Apart from stats and records, there are some undeniable facts that our naked eyes see everytime. How will someone even compare Eto to prime Thierry Henry not to even talk of comparing Henry aand Anelka. That is total disrespect to Henry.



Henry is one of the top 5 greatest strikers of all time. After Pele, Ronaldo de lima, George Weah, Romario the next is Thierry Henry. I don't know why ppl are not objective. Is it because of sentiment? Is it because u a man UTD fan, or real Madrid fan, u felt Henry tormented u while in his prime? I don't just understand.


Henry is greater and better than Eto. Simple.


grin grin No you can't say Henry was better because it isn't true. I think it's the effect of biased PL merchant. Ppl didn't really watch Eto'o the way they watched Henry because prime Eto'o played in La Liga. Otherwhise there would be no debate since Eto'o is on a level of his own. When I rank the greastest 9 ever, it's Ronaldo Nazario, Romario, Eto'o, Van Basten and Luis Suarez. Just ask me some of his Barcelona's games and I'll be proud to guide you on YouTube. His technical level was superior to Henry and I think when he says Henry not on his level or Anelka's he's talking about it.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 7:30pm On Nov 14, 2023
Etoodinho910:



grin grin No you can't say Henry was better because it isn't true. I think it's the effect of biased PL merchant. Ppl didn't really watch Eto'o the way they watched Henry because prime Eto'o played in La Liga. Otherwhise there would be no debate since Eto'o is on a level of his own. When I rank the greastest 9 ever, it's Ronaldo Nazario, Romario, Eto'o, Van Basten and Luis Suarez. Just ask me some of his Barcelona's games and I'll be proud to guide you on YouTube. His technical level was superior to Henry and I think when he says Henry not on his level or Anelka's he's talking about it.



It will be pointless trying to convince u that Henry is not only better than Eto but miles better than him. Hold on to your views. I will hold on to my views.


How will someone even compare Henry to Eto in the first instance is still baffling me. Nothing we no go see. Even George Weah is far better than Eto. Make Eto go Sidon. Him pride too much.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 8:09pm On Nov 14, 2023
Etoodinho910:



Eto'o was better based on overall stats in their carreer, big games, stats in their prime, records, trophies being instrumental and of course technical abilities. Henry can have golden boots but he didn't score more than Eto'o, winning the golden boot with 25 and 30 goals doesn't make you a better striker than Eto'o.
Eto’o was never and has never been a match for Henry.

If you truly watch both players, you will not come up with something like this except Ofcos you are writing based on sentiment.

If you compare their prime Eto’o stand no chance.
European golden boot(0)
Eto’o (0)
Henry(2)

UCL top scorer
Eto’o (0)
Henry (0)

EPL/La liga top scorer
Eto (2)
Henry (4)

FIFA/Balon D’or nomination
Eto(1)
Henry (2)

List Eto’o record. Let me drop Henry’s

Henry was top scorer for France in 1998 World Cup and Euro2000

Or you want us to discuss how Henry led Arsenal invincibles?

By instrumental to trophies, Eto scoring in UCL final makes him a better player?

Is Di Maria better than Messi cos he scored in finals?

Cos other than that, I don’t understand what you mean by instrumental cos Henry still remain the only player in EPL to deliver 24goals and 20assists. A feat Eto can only dream. If this is not being instrumental, then I wonder what instrumental means to you.

For every Eto’s achievement, Ronaldinho was the man behind their success

2006 UCL victory, Ronaldinho was their Best player not Eto.

2009, Messi was Barcelona and UEFA best player

2010 with inter Milan, Milito topped goal chart and was also voted inter Milan and UEFA Best

If you did watch Henry the way you claim to have watched Eto, you go know say technically na only De Lima beat Henry. Henry that had speed, can make good use of his head, can also dribble defenders, free kick and all

Infact, Eto’o score free kick during him playing days? Henry scored 12.

Winning golden boot with 25-30goals makes Henry better cos of his consistency in doing it. Is winning 4 EPL top scorer a joke to you?

The golden boots Eto won in Spain, how many goals did he score? 25 & 26 respectively.

If Henry had that Barcelona team during his prime, we would not be having this conversation.

Despite playing with better players and for a better team, Eto no fit win one UCL top scorer or European Golden boot. You de compare am with Henry that

Even Suarez that played in Ronaldo and Messi’s era manage to win 2

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by dadabashua1(m): 8:24pm On Nov 14, 2023
OJEEMAH:
Eto’o was never and has never been a match for Henry.

If you truly watch both players, you will not come up with something like this except Ofcos you are writing based on sentiment.

If you compare their prime Eto’o stand no chance.
European golden boot(0)
Eto’o (0)
Henry(2)

UCL top scorer
Eto’o (0)
Henry (0)

EPL/La liga top scorer
Eto (2)
Henry (4)

FIFA/Balon D’or nomination
Eto(1)
Henry (2)

List Eto’o record. Let me drop Henry’s

Henry was top scorer for France in 1998 World Cup and Euro2000

Or you want us to discuss how Henry led Arsenal invincibles?

By instrumental to trophies, Eto scoring in UCL final makes him a better player?

Is Di Maria better than Messi cos he scored in finals?

Cos other than that, I don’t understand what you mean by instrumental cos Henry still remain the only player in EPL to deliver 24goals and 20assists. A feat Eto can only dream. If this is not being instrumental, then I wonder what instrumental means to you.

For every Eto’s achievement, Ronaldinho was the man behind their success

2006 UCL victory, Ronaldinho was their Best player not Eto.

2009, Messi was Barcelona and UEFA best player

2010 with inter Milan, Milito topped goal chart and was also voted inter Milan and UEFA Best

If you did watch Henry the way you claim to have watched Eto, you go know say technically na only De Lima beat Henry. Henry that had speed, can make good use of his head, can also dribble defenders, free kick and all

Infact, Eto’o score free kick during him playing days? Henry scored 12.

Winning golden boot with 25-30goals makes Henry better cos of his consistency in doing it. Is winning 4 EPL top scorer a joke to you?

The golden boots Eto won in Spain, how many goals did he score? 25 & 26 respectively.

If Henry had that Barcelona team during his prime, we would not be having this conversation.

Despite playing with better players and for a better team, Eto no fit win one UCL top scorer or European Golden boot. You de compare am with Henry that

Even Suarez that played in Ronaldo and Messi’s era manage to win 2

My brother safe yourself the stress, ANYONE that genuinely thinks Eto is better than Henry CAN'T get my attention...his or her opinion,I no get strength...lol such statement is even blasphemous..lmao








Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by dadabashua1(m): 8:26pm On Nov 14, 2023
OJEEMAH:
Eto’o was never and has never been a match for Henry.

If you truly watch both players, you will not come up with something like this except Ofcos you are writing based on sentiment.

If you compare their prime Eto’o stand no chance.
European golden boot(0)
Eto’o (0)
Henry(2)

UCL top scorer
Eto’o (0)
Henry (0)

EPL/La liga top scorer
Eto (2)
Henry (4)

FIFA/Balon D’or nomination
Eto(1)
Henry (2)

List Eto’o record. Let me drop Henry’s

Henry was top scorer for France in 1998 World Cup and Euro2000

Or you want us to discuss how Henry led Arsenal invincibles?

By instrumental to trophies, Eto scoring in UCL final makes him a better player?

Is Di Maria better than Messi cos he scored in finals?

Cos other than that, I don’t understand what you mean by instrumental cos Henry still remain the only player in EPL to deliver 24goals and 20assists. A feat Eto can only dream. If this is not being instrumental, then I wonder what instrumental means to you.

For every Eto’s achievement, Ronaldinho was the man behind their success

2006 UCL victory, Ronaldinho was their Best player not Eto.

2009, Messi was Barcelona and UEFA best player

2010 with inter Milan, Milito topped goal chart and was also voted inter Milan and UEFA Best

If you did watch Henry the way you claim to have watched Eto, you go know say technically na only De Lima beat Henry. Henry that had speed, can make good use of his head, can also dribble defenders, free kick and all

Infact, Eto’o score free kick during him playing days? Henry scored 12.

Winning golden boot with 25-30goals makes Henry better cos of his consistency in doing it. Is winning 4 EPL top scorer a joke to you?

The golden boots Eto won in Spain, how many goals did he score? 25 & 26 respectively.

If Henry had that Barcelona team during his prime, we would not be having this conversation.

Despite playing with better players and for a better team, Eto no fit win one UCL top scorer or European Golden boot. You de compare am with Henry that

Even Suarez that played in Ronaldo and Messi’s era manage to win 2
My brother safe yourself the stress, ANYONE that genuinely thinks Eto is better than Henry CAN'T get my attention...his or her opinion,I no get strength...lol such statement is even blasphemous..lmao










Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 9:07pm On Nov 14, 2023
mayor1814:




It will be pointless trying to convince u that Henry is not only better than Eto but miles better than him. Hold on to your views. I will hold on to my views.


How will someone even compare Henry to Eto in the first instance is still baffling me. Nothing we no go see. Even George Weah is far better than Eto. Make Eto go Sidon. Him pride too much.

Yes just hold on to your views of PL merchant, it won't change the reality. You can go on YouTube and watch Barça games back then.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 9:13pm On Nov 14, 2023
[quote author=dadabashua1 post=126970671][/quote]

Of course because Eto'o was better than Henry himself who recognises it. If your football knowledge makes you juge 2 strikers by european shoe, that isn't mine, I think I'm smarter than that. Eto'o and Henry are 2 players of the same generation practically :
- who scored more goals overall in their carreer ?
- who has the better carreer goal per game ratio ?
- who was more prolific and efficient in his prime ? I'm talking about the goals ratio of Arsenal's Henry vs Barcelona's Eto'o.
- who was the better Big games player ? Yes because we see big players in the Big games if you didn't know.
- who fitted better in different teams and systems ?
- who benched Henry at Barcelona then threw him on the side ?

The FIFA or ballon d'or is just about business and hype. The european golden boot isn't an argument in a comparison against a player who scored more than you overall and even in your prime vs his prime. It's also about luck because winning the golden boot with 25 and 30 goals doesn't make you better than a striker like Eto'o who also scored 30 league goals in 08/09 with Barcelona but lost the european golden shoe to Forlan. Not to mention that each 2 years there is AFCON in january and Eto'o had to leave FC Barcelona while his opponents were still scoring, otherwise he would win it in 2006 !!

Being back to back La Liga top scorer was amazing because there was R9, Raul, Owen, David Villa, Diego Forlan, Oliveira, Fernando Torres, Luis Fabiano, Kanoute etc... And if you didn't know back then La Liga was the best League in the world while the EPL was 3rd according to UEFA coefficient! Eto'o was a very consistent goalscorer who scored 20+ league goals in Spain and Italy.

Henry couldn't do anything with that Barça team and we have seen it because there was many stars. He couldn't do better than Larsson, Ibrahimovic or David Villa who were all average with Barça because they had to play for the team.

Eto'o and Ronaldinho was on the same level, in 2005 Dinho was better but in 2006 it's Samuel the main man if you didn't know. How to recognise an EPL merchant fan ? When he says Ronaldinho was the 2005/06 Barça's main man. It was the year of Samuel Eto'o and every real Barça fan knows it. Who beat Arsenal in the final ? Who beat Benfica in the round of 8 ? Who beat Chelsea in Stamford Bridge ? Just answer those questions. At the end we had
Ronaldinho : 7 goals (3 penalties) + 4 assists in 12 CL games
Eto'o : 6 goals (0 penalty) + 4 assists in 11 games
Eto'o being clutcher in the knockout phase.

In 2009 he always was influential, being behind Messi doesn't mean you're not amazing.

And for 2010, yes Milito took the light but Eto'o was very important.

Now do you see how ridiculous your arguments are ? Laughable.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by OJEEMAH(m): 8:00am On Nov 15, 2023
[quote author=dadabashua1 post=126970671][/quote] maybe na YouTube videos of Eto e watch for him to think Eto was on Henry's level.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 8:08am On Nov 15, 2023
Etoodinho910:


Yes just hold on to your views of PL merchant, it won't change the reality. You can go on YouTube and watch Barça games back then.


For your information THIERRY HENRY is the greatest premier league player of all time. No matter the pundit, the analysis, the sentiment, the sport journal, they will always rate HENRY as the face of English premier league.



Now come to Laliga, Eto will never make top Top 5 in their La Liga best or greatest players of all time. Even top 10 sef. Who dash am. Even seria A top 5 in history, Eto no go ever enter.


Now let's come to Cameroon. Patrick Mboma was more feared than him in the attack in their playing days. Mboma was stronger, fitter and deadlier than him. Nigeria vs Cameroon, 2000 nations cup comes to mind. And overall, Roger Milla is considered a greater legend than Eto.

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Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 8:25am On Nov 15, 2023
OJEEMAH:
Eto’o was never and has never been a match for Henry.

If you truly watch both players, you will not come up with something like this except Ofcos you are writing based on sentiment.

If you compare their prime Eto’o stand no chance.
European golden boot(0)
Eto’o (0)
Henry(2)

UCL top scorer
Eto’o (0)
Henry (0)

EPL/La liga top scorer
Eto (2)
Henry (4)

FIFA/Balon D’or nomination
Eto(1)
Henry (2)

List Eto’o record. Let me drop Henry’s

Henry was top scorer for France in 1998 World Cup and Euro2000

Or you want us to discuss how Henry led Arsenal invincibles?

By instrumental to trophies, Eto scoring in UCL final makes him a better player?

Is Di Maria better than Messi cos he scored in finals?

Cos other than that, I don’t understand what you mean by instrumental cos Henry still remain the only player in EPL to deliver 24goals and 20assists. A feat Eto can only dream. If this is not being instrumental, then I wonder what instrumental means to you.

For every Eto’s achievement, Ronaldinho was the man behind their success

2006 UCL victory, Ronaldinho was their Best player not Eto.

2009, Messi was Barcelona and UEFA best player

2010 with inter Milan, Milito topped goal chart and was also voted inter Milan and UEFA Best

If you did watch Henry the way you claim to have watched Eto, you go know say technically na only De Lima beat Henry. Henry that had speed, can make good use of his head, can also dribble defenders, free kick and all

Infact, Eto’o score free kick during him playing days? Henry scored 12.

Winning golden boot with 25-30goals makes Henry better cos of his consistency in doing it. Is winning 4 EPL top scorer a joke to you?

The golden boots Eto won in Spain, how many goals did he score? 25 & 26 respectively.

If Henry had that Barcelona team during his prime, we would not be having this conversation.

Despite playing with better players and for a better team, Eto no fit win one UCL top scorer or European Golden boot. You de compare am with Henry that

Even Suarez that played in Ronaldo and Messi’s era manage to win 2











I don't know why you guys refuse to be objective or to give the credit an african brother deserves. I'm pretty sure reading you that you didn't watch Eto'o at his peak. Sure you heard about him, times to times you watched highlights and noticed he was a goal machine but you didn't really watch his games in La Liga with Barça or in Serie A with Inter Milan, you're a big EPL fanboy that's it. Henry had more hyped and his actions were more decrypted because he had powerful medias on his back, they sold him better.

But on that comparison against Eto'o, let's be honest he isn't on Etoo's level no matter what the english hype machine want to sell because Eto'o has better goals stats both on carreer and on their prime, by far clutcher, a better level of adaptation to différent teams and football because we're talking about a player who led a small team like Mallorca, a big club like FC Barcelona and another big club like Inter and they all played different football, the technical quality and dribbling skills, the trophies especially major trophies like the UCL and clubs world cup.

Talking about how many golden boots he got is irrelevant because he still scored more and his league goals records aren't less impressive than Henry's :
2004-05 Henry = 25 league goals
2003-2004 Henry = 30 league goals

2004-2005 Eto'o = 25 league goals
2008-2009 Eto'o = 30 league goals

So you can't say Henry was better because he won european golden boot while he didn't beat Etoo's top stats, it was all about concurrence because Forlan scored 32 goals in 2009, but also about luck because each 2 years Eto'o played AFCON in the middle of the season.

About the ballon d'ors FIFA rankings, it's all about hype, sponsors, powerful federation because they're political and marketing awards. How could Eto'o who came from Cameroon could get the ballon d'or when competing against french, brasilians etc ? All the powerful medias, big federations, influent sponsors aren't from the african continent. A football player is also a marketing product and that's the reason he never won a ballon d'or he fully deserved especially in 2006.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 9:04am On Nov 15, 2023
mayor1814:



For your information THIERRY HENRY is the greatest premier league player of all time. No matter the pundit, the analysis, the sentiment, the sport journal, they will always rate HENRY as the face of English premier league.



Now come to Laliga, Eto will never make top Top 5 in their La Liga best or greatest players of all time. Even top 10 sef. Who dash am. Even seria A top 5 in history, Eto no go ever enter.


Now let's come to Cameroon. Patrick Mboma was more feared than him in the attack in their playing days. Mboma was stronger, fitter and deadlier than him. Nigeria vs Cameroon, 2000 nations cup comes to mind. And overall, Roger Milla is considered a greater legend than Eto.

Now you're derailing because you don't have any argument anymore. If you think Mboma was the main man of Cameroon, it's your opinion and I respect it, do you want to make me believe Henry was the main man for France ?? Was Henry even a top 3 for France back then in that generation with Zidane, Thuram, Djorkaeff, Vieira, Makelele, Dessailly etc ? No he wasn't, he simply wasn't.

And let me recall you for that 2000 AFCON, Eto'o scored 4 goals + 1 assist in 5 games : goal vs Ivory Coast in group stage, goal in quarter final vs Algeria, goal in semi final vs Tunisia then a goal + assist in the final against Nigeria. You want to reduce his impact by comparing him to Mboma but you're delusional my friend, Eto'o was just 19, wasn't even a starter at the begining of the competition, had less playing time than Mboma but was as decisive than him + an mvp performance in that final against Nigeria !! Eto'o was the mvp of that game sorry for you but even the goal Mboma scored Eto'o did all the job ! He was in the team of the tournament too, not Mboma because he had more technique and mobility on the pitch.
Roger Milla vs Eto'o is a generation's debate, Eto'o overall has more records, Milla has the 1990 world cup history.

I don't know if you're all Arsenal's fans but even Henry knows who is Eto'o. Don't tell bullshits anymore. Eto'o scored more goals overall than Henry with a better goals per game too, Barcelona's Eto'o also has a better goals per game than Arsenal's Henry, Henry never showed up in finals compared to Eto'o, Henry failed in Italy with Juventus and in Spain with FC Barcelona while Eto'o had an amazing level of adaptation, Eto'o also beat him on trophies. Even on their qualities I still take Eto'o anyday.

Now you're talking about Henry being the best in EPL and I agree but are you comparing EPL to La Liga in history ? When Henry was the face of EPL, it was the 3rd league ! How many ballon d'ors did play in EPL compared to La Liga ? How many legendary names ? And Eto'o is a La Liga ambassador, the best La Liga striker of the 2000s and the greatest 9 ever of FC Barcelona history, we're talking about FC Barcelona who had number 9 like Ronaldo, Romario, Kluivert, Suarez, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, David Villa etc... If you compare EPL legends to La Liga legends you'll see it isn't the same level. However Eto'o is still highly rated but he can't be too high because he didn't play there his entire carreer compared to other big names like Raùl, Xavi, Iniesta, Casillas etc...
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by mayor1814: 9:54am On Nov 15, 2023
Etoodinho910:


Now you're derailing because you don't have any argument anymore. If you think Mboma was the main man of Cameroon, it's your opinion and I respect it, do you want to make me believe Henry was the main man for France ?? Was Henry even a top 3 for France back then in that generation with Zidane, Thuram, Djorkaeff, Vieira, Makelele, Dessailly etc ? No he wasn't, he simply wasn't.

And let me recall you for that 2000 AFCON, Eto'o scored 4 goals + 1 assist in 5 games : goal vs Ivory Coast in group stage, goal in quarter final vs Algeria, goal in semi final vs Tunisia then a goal + assist in the final against Nigeria. You want to reduce his impact by comparing him to Mboma but you're delusional my friend, Eto'o was just 19, wasn't even a starter at the begining of the competition, had less playing time than Mboma but was as decisive than him + an mvp performance in that final against Nigeria !! Eto'o was the mvp of that game sorry for you but even the goal Mboma scored Eto'o did all the job ! He was in the team of the tournament too, not Mboma because he had more technique and mobility on the pitch.
Roger Milla vs Eto'o is a generation's debate, Eto'o overall has more records, Milla has the 1990 world cup history.

I don't know if you're all Arsenal's fans but even Henry knows who is Eto'o. Don't tell bullshits anymore. Eto'o scored more goals overall than Henry with a better goals per game too, Barcelona's Eto'o also has a better goals per game than Arsenal's Henry, Henry never showed up in finals compared to Eto'o, Henry failed in Italy with Juventus and in Spain with FC Barcelona while Eto'o had an amazing level of adaptation, Eto'o also beat him on trophies. Even on their qualities I still take Eto'o anyday.

Now you're talking about Henry being the best in EPL and I agree but are you comparing EPL to La Liga in history ? When Henry was the face of EPL, it was the 3rd league ! How many ballon d'ors did play in EPL compared to La Liga ? How many legendary names ? And Eto'o is a La Liga ambassador, the best La Liga striker of the 2000s and the greatest 9 ever of FC Barcelona history, we're talking about FC Barcelona who had number 9 like Ronaldo, Romario, Kluivert, Suarez, Ibrahimovic, Lewandowski, David Villa etc... If you compare EPL legends to La Liga legends you'll see it isn't the same level. However Eto'o is still highly rated but he can't be too high because he didn't play there his entire carreer compared to other big names like Raùl, Xavi, Iniesta, Casillas etc...


Immediately u said Eto is the best 9 ever in barca history I know your delusion is not only low key but premium max. I'm not an arsenal fan and I will never be but I watch football objectively without sentiment. I see reality.


Someone like u will rate Yekini better than Ronaldo de Lima in history because of ur sentiment n loyalty for Nigeria. Keep it up.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 10:54am On Nov 15, 2023
mayor1814:



Immediately u said Eto is the best 9 ever in barca history I know your delusion is not only low key but premium max. I'm not an arsenal fan and I will never be but I watch football objectively without sentiment. I see reality.


Someone like u will rate Yekini better than Ronaldo de Lima in history because of ur sentiment n loyalty for Nigeria. Keep it up.

OMG what is he saying ? I'm giving you an information, not a feeling. Eto'o is the best 9 ever in Barça history ELECTED BY THE SOCIOS if you didn't know and approved by Barça legends as Puyol, Xavi, Iniesta, Alves, Ronaldinho, Piqué, Guardiola etc... You should be completely damaged to deny that reality because he has no opponent in Barça modern era, his only opponent being Kubala who played in a different era of football.

Eto'o with Barça :
199 games
130 goals
2 × La Liga golden boots
Bronze award in FIFA World Best player
1 × UEFA forward of the year
2 UEFA team of the year
2 FIFA/FIFPRO World XI
3 La Liga trophies
2 UCL trophies
2 goals in 2 UCL finals

During his Barça days, he was the main man when it came to goals, nobody came close to his goals contribution to the team although he shared the attack line 1st with Ronaldinho and Giuly (or Larsson), then with Henry and Messi.
Re: Eto'o Sensationally Claims Anelka Was Better Than Thierry Henry by Etoodinho910: 11:13am On Nov 15, 2023
And before you bring any comparison with Suarez I'll cut you down very fast. Suarez didn't have Eto'o's goals contribution to the team and wasn't the main man for goals during his Barça days despite he was the focal point of the front line. He didn't win 2 Champions league, he didn't have the technical level and the pace Eto'o had, he didn't score as important goals as Eto'o did.

That's the reason Eto'o is Barça's best 9 ever : stats (the only 9 with better stats in Barça history is Luis Suarez), goals contribution to the team (scored like 30% of Barça's goals back then), all round game (had more mobility up front and played more balls + great technique and mad Pace), clutch goals, trophies.

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