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The Importance of Alphonso Davies

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2 hours ago, T.I.O.R. said:

Robert will do just fine, Bison44.

Never mind about your subjective passion. Let's look at some actual numbers instead.

The IIHF claims to have a membership of 81 countries. Can you believe it? I wouldn't have, until I just looked it up. See for yourself at: https://www.iihf.com/en/associations

Anyhow, for argument sake lets play along with their silly illusion of grandeur. For some inexplicable reason there does not appears to be a IIHF/Coca-Cola ranking for these 81 hockey-playing countries, but just for fun let's say there has always been one. Let's also look at Canada as having two epochs. A pre-Gretzky era and a post-Gretzky era. Lets also assume that there have been 81 national ice hockey associations from the beginning. (I still find it hard to believe that there's 81 countries in the world that have hockey rinks.) Anyhow, during both the pre and post Gretzky eras, do you suppose the lowest ranking for Canada would have ever been 40th in the world, because that's the highest the CMNT has ever been in the FIFA/Coca-Cola rankings?

There's your smoking gun, @admin! Do what you must.

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12 hours ago, nolando said:

Davies valued as the third most expensive teen in the world at a cool 92.5 Million Euros!! https://football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2019/wp288/en/

Interesting that Jonathan David is not even on the list, even though Josh Sargent comes in around 16 mil and Timothy Weah around 11 mil. We know that Gent rejected an offer of 25 mil, so his value is at least that. All the players listed are from the big 5 leagues, so that's probably why he does not show up. Assuming David has the highest value in Europe outside the top 5 leagues, he probably comes in around number 22 on that list. 

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One of my favourite Soccer podcasts “Total Soccer Show” does listener questions. It’s an American podcast but last week I asked who had a higher ceiling, Pulisic or Davies. Fun response which I’m glad a whole wack of USMNT fans had to listen to.

 

https://total-soccer-show-usmnt-champions-league-epl-and-more.simplecast.com/episodes/the-minnow-xi-assembling-the-best-team-from-the-smallest-soccer-nations-plus-pulisic-v-davies-and-more-listener-questions (It’s about 30 min in)

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14 hours ago, nolando said:

Davies valued as the third most expensive teen in the world at a cool 92.5 Million Euros!! https://football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2019/wp288/en/

This article is pretending Alphonso Davies doesn't even exist. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/football/jadon-sancho-erling-braut-haaland-borussia-dortmund-spt-intl/index.html

They literally list out the "top 5" players, but exclude Davies and include 6th ranked Hudson-Odoi.

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4 hours ago, Kent said:

This article is pretending Alphonso Davies doesn't even exist. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/football/jadon-sancho-erling-braut-haaland-borussia-dortmund-spt-intl/index.html

They literally list out the "top 5" players, but exclude Davies and include 6th ranked Hudson-Odoi.

So Trump was right about cnn being fake news.....

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