in a cricket mad nation, there won't be many takers for Messi.. Indeed he is a great player but in India nothing other than cricket sells.... Also I do not think the facilities available in our country for football will inspire any youngsters to take to the game.
Messi will come and go, but what's the point??? Other than a few more crores of burden on the exchequer I do not think it is going to server any purpose... India's position in football will remain the same if not go down owing to the lacklustre facilities, inclement weather and poor quality players whose physical fitness is next to nil compared to their international counterparts...
Re: not many takers
by allen on Sep 01, 2011 09:19 AM
Moron ..please undersatnd ...Messi ..has nothing to do with the state exchequer ... this is a private initiative ... please be informed before you write ...
Re: Re: not many takers
by subhrakanti dhar on Sep 01, 2011 10:56 AM
i also tell the same u moron..its a private initiative..and who told messi doesnt have takers..kolkata is a football crazy place,people worship footballers thr..have u evr been thr during world cup?..parades come out with brazil and argentine flags.i m from tht place,so plz be informed before u write nething..and abt the future of football,thr alwayz shud be a start..only thn the nation will come out from the craze of a lazy game like cricket!!
Re: Re: Re: not many takers
by rahul sharma on Sep 01, 2011 12:27 PM
Is He good? I only watch World Cup and I think Spainsh guys are too good. They gel like a football unit. Also, if he is that good may be he is too young else he might have won world cup for Argentina.
Re: Re: Re: not many takers
by Pradeep Shinde on Sep 02, 2011 09:20 PM
ya ya Kolakutta is foosball crazy, what if they never produced even a street player of repute in its lifetime, it takes nothing to be a foota-balls fan. go kol go.
Indeed Messi is a good footballer but not versatile,he has scored only for his club Barca and brought glory,he never scored for Argentina in World cup & Copa America,in World cup 2010 they were humilited badly 0-4 by Germany,he is total flop playing for his country,on the other hand Diego forlan(Uruguay) has performed for his club n country,i place him above Messi.....Messi $ucks.
by akhil shivan on Sep 01, 2011 10:33 AM
Request you to do a better analysis before comparing two great footballers. No doubt Forlan is a good footballer, but you are writting off Messi only because Argentina lost world cup match to Germany. Dude it was a collective failure. If you do an analysis on the skill set of these two players you will get the answer.
Re: Re: Messi
by khoyakhoyachand on Sep 01, 2011 04:47 PM
Diego forlan won europa cup with Athletico madrid in 2010,same year he steered Uruguay 2 SF of WC,in 2011 he steered Uruguay 2 Copa America win,so he has performed in all the tournament,whereas Messi is only performed 4 Barca at CL.
How great if we have players like Messi caliber play for our country...I have seen some kids play great football for Indian under 16 team and they are in equal par with other football playing nation in talent, but later because of our corrupt football setup those talents are not nurtured... Biggest looter Praful Patel (central minister) is the head of Football body in India, and his daughter even diverted an Indian Airlines plane for her will to accommodating IPL tournament for her personal gains.....