Beckham debate (1 Viewer)

Alex

Junior Member
May 1, 2004
395
#1
Some people love him either for his looks or for his ability on the field
others don't, again either for his looks or for his ability.

i myself think he's:
undisputed king of free kicks (pk not included)
a very good crosser of the ball
shit in possession
has no short range passing ability
very limited dribbling ability
poor aerial skill


please feel free to argue or support what ive said and also bring up other stuff in debating the value of David Beckham.
 

ZhiXin

Senior Member
Oct 1, 2004
10,321
#5
Agree with all of u guys.

His crosses + free kicks r good. Dribbling? Limited. Attitude? Makes me vomit.

I prefer Nedved to Beckham.

And I wonder y Beckham can become the captain of England.
 

gray

Senior Member
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Apr 22, 2003
30,096
#6
++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
undisputed king of free kicks (pk not included)
I wouldn't say undisputed. Van Hoojidonk and Mihajlovic for example probably have better percentages from freekicks

- can't dribble
- can't head
- can't kick with his left foot
- probably wouldn't be as famous or highly rated if not for his looks and his life outside of football

That said, I think a lot of people are a bit hard on Beckham. It's not his fault that he's good-looking, and I know a lot people say that he's just a model, not a footballer.. but again, that's not really his fault.

Sure, he probably does a lot more publicity than other players, but that's because people offer him ridiculous sums of money just to do interviews. He's not an incredibly bright fellow either, but again you can't really fault him for that.

He's a fantastic crosser of the ball and quite deadly from free kicks, but because of the other shortcomings in his game, I'd say he's an average footballer at best.
 
Sep 14, 2003
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#7
I had the 'pleasure' of seeing him play once in the flesh and I was struck by how poor his first touch and close control of the ball was. He is without doubt though, one of the very best freekick takers and crosser in the World.
 
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Alex

Junior Member
May 1, 2004
395
#9
watching Madrid lately puzzles me why they continue to play him in deep lying mid position.
Also every time they begin there passing game it seems as if Becks is always the one to lose it.
 

Stu

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#10
He's undoubtedly one of the best set piece takers in the world and has a brilliant cross. His long balls and shots from range are decent but on the whole he isn't that great. He has of course done some brilliant things throughout his career, but IMHO he's highly overrated. I think he's a good player but he certainly does have his weaknesses and alot of people make him out to be way better than he is.
 

Stu

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#11
++ [ originally posted by Alex ] ++
watching Madrid lately puzzles me why they continue to play him in deep lying mid position.
Also every time they begin there passing game it seems as if Becks is always the one to lose it.
Beckham wants to play in the centre but imo he's not half as good there as he is on the right hand side of midfield.
 

Seven

In bocca al lupo, Fabio.
Jun 25, 2003
35,881
#12
Beckham should indeed play on the right hand side. But Beckham being a poor football player? Come on, guys, you know that's not true.
 

Len

Senior Member
Feb 13, 2004
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#13
He is a great right mid, and he provides the strikers will good aerial balls always.....Manchester Utd are starting to miss him......RVN misses him....he's so far scored a goal in 8 games.....:D
 

Azzurri7

Pinturicchio
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Dec 16, 2003
72,660
#15
++ [ originally posted by Seven ] ++
Beckham should indeed play on the right hand side. But Beckham being a poor football player? Come on, guys, you know that's not true.
True... but lets not forget there ARE better then beck in the position he used to play in manutd....

but at last, he's great player although am not a big fan of him ... and as gray said , it's not his fault if he's good-lookin ...
 

nedved34

Senior Member
Oct 3, 2002
3,919
#16
Beckham was a great player when he was in man.utd. I have always admired him.but after he became famous i guess he is not performing like he did in past.but still a great player.no reason to hate him btw..
 

Majed

Senior Member
Jul 17, 2002
9,630
#17
He's definately overrated by many, but I think he's also underrated by many too.

I think he's in the top 100 players in the world.

His Freekicks are sublime
His crosses, corners and long floating balls are great.
He's no C. Ronaldo or Denilson, but Becks can dribble (nice example, his goal vs. Real Madrid in the CL)
Many see him as Posh-spice, but admire his work rate. He runs a lot and fights for the ball when the going gets tough.
Some people say that he can't shoot worth crap with his left, but he can. It's just that why would anyone use his average left foot when he has a golden right foot.


In short, he's not as good as the media (specially in the USA) hype him up to be, but he's a very good footballer and would be an asset to any team.


No offense, but I think you guys are too hard on him! :)
 

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