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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6280 on: January 19, 2020, 06:29:26 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6281 on: January 19, 2020, 06:38:57 PM »
Might as well give him the PFA and the FWA awards already :champ

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6282 on: January 19, 2020, 07:58:02 PM »
It's ridiculous how good he is, the Zidane of central defenders, making every player around him look ordinary.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6283 on: January 19, 2020, 07:59:51 PM »
He was pretty damn good today.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6284 on: January 19, 2020, 08:01:12 PM »
That spell at the end where he made about 5 different clearances/challenges in about 60 seconds was hilarious. Carragher had said he clears everything just before it too, good timing!

He's the best centre back there's ever been, like a computer designed footballer. He should age brilliantly too, he'll obviously lose his pace at some point in his 30s but it's extremely rare he ever needs to use it so good is his reading of the game. Him and Alisson basically guarantee us a good defence for 5 plus years and should be brilliantly backed up by Trent, Joe and whoever else is here/signed.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6285 on: January 19, 2020, 08:06:06 PM »
This man eyeing back-to-back PFA Player of The Year seasons

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6286 on: January 19, 2020, 08:07:43 PM »
Hilarious he cost less than Maguire. Impossible to even compare the two. Maguire's at best a poor mans John Terry, Van Dijk is Hansen, Hyypia and Ron Yeats rolled into one - albeit with a tad more pace.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6287 on: January 19, 2020, 08:08:41 PM »
I didn't see United scoring today near the end because they weren't getting past VVD let alone Alisson.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6288 on: January 19, 2020, 08:12:00 PM »
Just immense in the last 20

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6289 on: January 19, 2020, 08:22:19 PM »
His positioning is so good. Literally everything falls to him and he clears it.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6290 on: January 19, 2020, 08:36:50 PM »
I reckon he's good, but he's no Harry maguire.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6291 on: January 19, 2020, 08:40:14 PM »
Anyone have a gif of him jump celebrating with the red sunset above him? Looked epic!
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6292 on: January 19, 2020, 08:43:53 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6293 on: January 19, 2020, 09:24:19 PM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6294 on: January 19, 2020, 09:47:48 PM »
Run out of words for him. He is the best defender in the world; he is Roger Federer meets Maldini meets some Afro-Dutch genes.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6295 on: January 19, 2020, 10:22:06 PM »
Souness was asking if they’re are two Van Dijk’s earlier. “He’s just played 90 minutes of Premier League football against Liverpool’s biggest rivals and he’s stood there in the post match interview so cool, so calm, not out of breath and without a bead of sweat on him”.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6296 on: January 19, 2020, 10:25:21 PM »
he's an actual colossus, isn't he? One of the Wonders of the World.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6297 on: January 19, 2020, 10:34:25 PM »
Absolute machine. 

It’s not just his actual personal physical contribution it’s how well he organises the rest of the team.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6298 on: January 19, 2020, 10:52:36 PM »
Definitely not worth 75 million.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6299 on: January 20, 2020, 06:37:53 AM »
He's the best defender I've seen. The last two years,  he's been playing at a Ballon Dor level. He's one of the top 5 players if not top 3 or even top 2. I can't think of anyone other than Messi that I would take over Virgil now. He's not the a Rolls Royce player. Rolls Royces are the Van Dijks of cars.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6300 on: January 20, 2020, 07:53:09 AM »
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6301 on: January 20, 2020, 08:25:33 AM »
Definitely not worth 75 million.
Worth more than that.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6302 on: January 20, 2020, 08:31:24 AM »
One day people will genuinely be able to accept that, the best player in the world, might not always be a forward. Virgil could be the driving force in that happening.

Nobody is on his level.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6303 on: January 20, 2020, 09:30:48 AM »
Best player on the planet by far

The way he reads the game made all Man United passes forward look amateur. His ability to see a pass and just block it from becoming anything other than a shit pass is extraordinary

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6304 on: January 20, 2020, 09:33:06 AM »
Disgustingly good.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6305 on: January 20, 2020, 09:39:40 AM »
Im 35, and I can genuinely say for me he is the best centre half I've ever seen. Not one single weakness, so so clever too and a leader. Just a phenomenal player.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6306 on: January 20, 2020, 09:42:41 AM »
In 2-3 years the top 3 ballon d’or could be Virg, Mo, Mane.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6307 on: January 23, 2020, 10:06:04 PM »
There was a moment in the first half, maybe around the half hour mark, where he shepherded the ball, which eventually went out for a goal kick for what seemed like a good 20 seconds, making 2 of their forwards look like rag dolls, it was fantastic  ;D

He's imperious.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6308 on: January 23, 2020, 10:25:38 PM »
Love how he always looks fucked off at having to do a little jog instead of his usual stroll. ;D
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6309 on: January 23, 2020, 11:38:22 PM »
There was a moment in the first half, maybe around the half hour mark, where he shepherded the ball, which eventually went out for a goal kick for what seemed like a good 20 seconds, making 2 of their forwards look like rag dolls, it was fantastic  ;D

He's imperious.
I think that was the one where he gave the Wolves guy a look of utter contempt  :D Every damn week this guy is on top of his game. It's not just his immense qualities that make him the world's best defender, it is his utter consistency.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6310 on: January 23, 2020, 11:41:29 PM »
Love how he always looks fucked off at having to do a little jog instead of his usual stroll. ;D

That is it.  He's just so composed.  It's almost like he's several steps ahead of other players around him - it's incredible to watch.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6311 on: January 23, 2020, 11:49:06 PM »
Traore had nothing over VVD in strength and pace. Traore knew that and panicked with a wild shot. Something he would never do had that been McGuire or any other guy..

If VVD had wanted to become a striker he would be Christian Vieri on double the steroids.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6312 on: January 23, 2020, 11:56:30 PM »
I didn’t think he had one of his better games tonight. However “not one of his better games” is still a level above most other defenders. He really is that good.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6313 on: January 24, 2020, 12:14:58 AM »
I didn’t think he had one of his better games tonight. However “not one of his better games” is still a level above most other defenders. He really is that good.

I thought he was really good. Just that bad misplaced header late on that stood out, otherwise, he had a fine game.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6314 on: January 24, 2020, 08:23:56 AM »
I didn’t think he had one of his better games tonight. However “not one of his better games” is still a level above most other defenders. He really is that good.
Really? I thought he was outstanding.

Robertson had one of his poorest games last night which meant VVD was having a lot of ground to cover on the left hand side, and he was still able to to cover Gomez when he had to also.
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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6315 on: January 30, 2020, 05:38:57 PM »
How long do you think he'll be playing in our 1st team? His reading of the game is on the highest level possible so even if he loses some pace due to age there won't be many players who can get past him. Maldini was playing in CL final against us (the one we lost) at the age of 37. Can we really expect to have 7-8 more seasons of watching the best defender in the world in our team?

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« Reply #6316 on: January 30, 2020, 05:56:47 PM »
How long do you think he'll be playing in our 1st team? His reading of the game is on the highest level possible so even if he loses some pace due to age there won't be many players who can get past him. Maldini was playing in CL final against us (the one we lost) at the age of 37. Can we really expect to have 7-8 more seasons of watching the best defender in the world in our team?
I wonder if it will be beneficial having not played (no disrespect to Celtic or Southampton) at the very highest level until recently. I know Southampton play in the same league but I'm talking about title challenges, top of the table clashes, huge derbies and cup finals. It seems ridiculous now but he joined us in 2018 having never played in a Champions League knockout game before.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6317 on: January 30, 2020, 06:03:18 PM »
Moyes even made the point in his (very fair) press conference that one of the main briefing points to his team was to avoid balls that would find Virgil's head, and so was pissed off that it was a VVD clearance that set us away on the brilliant counter attack Ox goal.

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6318 on: January 30, 2020, 07:46:21 PM »
How long do you think he'll be playing in our 1st team? His reading of the game is on the highest level possible so even if he loses some pace due to age there won't be many players who can get past him. Maldini was playing in CL final against us (the one we lost) at the age of 37. Can we really expect to have 7-8 more seasons of watching the best defender in the world in our team?

Why not? athletes are even more fit in current times... he can go until late thirties maybe especially as a CB...

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Re: Virgil Van Dijk PFA Player of the Year, UEFA Player of the Year
« Reply #6319 on: February 1, 2020, 07:00:14 PM »
Pretty good day at work again, wasn't it? Even during the first half he showed just how tall his legs were when Ings tried to square it. The sheer consistency of his is unfathomable. I just don't know how he does it. He's always one of our best players in every single game, period.