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Casillas or Diego Lopez
India ish0zil 
Mourinho's words : "I like Diego Lopez more as a goalkeeper than Casillas. It's simple - it's not a personal decision. I like a goalkeeper who can play well with his feet, who is good in the air and who is a phenomenon between the posts.I like a different profile of goalkeeper, in the same way that Casillas might say he prefers a coach in the style of (Spain coach Vicente) Del Bosque.While I am the coach of Real Madrid, Diego Lopez will play, in normal circumstances. It's simple.I accept that people may say I know nothing about football because of that decision, but I say respect a coach who decides to play Diego Lopez. I'm the coach. It is my decision." He might be a great manager but this surely has got to be one of the wrong decisions he has made.Sure he gave Casillas a wake up call by dropping him for Adan but saying stuff like this surely points to him trying to get out of the Real Madrid job with a healthy compensation. Who would you have in your team Casillas or Diego Lopez?
2013-05-07 18:20
For now Diego is better than Casillas imo
2013-05-07 18:23
Portugal haas- 
2013-05-07 18:24
2013-05-07 18:26
No, he isn't
2013-05-07 20:28
yes he is
2013-05-07 20:38
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2013-05-07 23:39
2013-05-08 10:16
Well, Casillas is a great keeper for sure, but Diego Lopez has really played well lately. In the end it's a question of who's in the best form, right? So, I mean, if Mourinho feels Lopez is in the best form at the moment, it's all fair I guess. But I think there's something else underneath all of this. Casillas and Mourinho clearly don't have the best relationship. That has a huge impact apparently.
2013-05-07 18:25
Well dropping him on the basis of form is obviously justified as he did with Antonio Adan but comments such as "his biggest regret in his three years at the Bernabeu was not signing Diego Lopez, who is now his first-choice goalkeeper, at the end of his first season in charge" and "While I am the coach of Real Madrid, Diego Lopez will play" are definitely uncalled for.
2013-05-07 18:33
Funny how people can judge casillas's level atm, just because of Mourinho's decision, like if he didn't buy diego lopez, they would still say he is better than casillas.
2013-05-07 18:27
Portugal haas- 
A Frenchie hating Portuguese, nothing new. Is that you Platini?
2013-05-07 18:35
hating on portuguese ?Where did you see that in my comment ?
2013-05-07 18:58
probably won't because a gk is really dependent on their team, for example you couldn't compare Sevilla's defense to RM's one, now with the same defense, DL is CLEARLY better, Cassillas is good, but overrated alot.
2013-05-07 20:30
diego lopez isn't better, casillas didn't have the chance to prove he is the best cause Mourinho doesn't even want to let him play just one game.
2013-05-07 20:31
You're just a Casillas fan that's all, and I'm not even hating, I still consider him one of the best goalkeepers nowadays, the thing is DL is much better than him right now, IMO RIGHT NOW after Neuer he is the best, with De Gea coming next.
2013-05-07 20:37
"You're just a Casillas fan" Funny coming from a portuguese mourinho fan. Let's be honest, no one would have even hear of him if Mourinho didn't want him in the team, and now people are saying he is better than Casillas ?
2013-05-07 20:48
Maybe you and others so called football fans that only follow the topteams and their players lol, for some real football watchers Diego Lopez is around for sometime with super solid performances, but how could you compare Sevilla's defence? And stop saying Casillas is better when he isn't, overrated goalkeeper that did nothing to be kept in the initial 11.
2013-05-07 20:56
Dude you just said Pepe was better than Ramos, and you expect me to take you seriously ?You got to be joking right now. "Maybe you and others so called football fan" I actually already knew him, but never thought he could have his chance with RM.
2013-05-07 20:59
Romania tr$ 
A rock is better than Ramos.
2013-05-07 21:26
Spain ferk 
Ramos is one of the best defenders currently.
2013-05-07 22:16
too bad he's a shit person on the pitch
2013-05-07 23:20
2013-05-07 23:31
2013-05-08 00:11
Who isn't better than Ramos? Ramos is probably the worst centre back in top9 teams. ManU Bayern Barça RM Dortmund PSG Juventus Chelsea ManCity
2013-05-07 23:24
Right, like Real Madrid doesnt train everyday and Mourinho obviously cant know who is better. First, Casillas needs to prove himself at training ;) if he didnt convinced Mourinho so far and Diego did, why would Mourinho allow Casillas to play instead of Diego? Absolute nonsense.
2013-05-07 20:47
Diego Lopez just want it more than Casillas, how would you feel in the team, when you were always chosen as first goalkeeper for like more than 12 years ?He doesn't have to make a lot of effort as everygoalkeeper at training because everyone should know what he is capable of, and you're telling me that now more than ever, he has to impress Mourinho ?Like he didn't even know his level ? Mourinho has a problem with evaluating players, and his recent choices are proofs.
2013-05-07 20:53
You obviously dont know anything about football so i dont know if i should even consider replying but what the hell ima riskying it once: WHO THE FUCK CARES if he has been Real Madrid's goalkeeper for 100 years? Mourinho arrived Real Madrid, new coach, obviously the coach will make his choices based on the current form of the players and the ones he think had the right mindset. I wont even comment that absolutelly retarded question you made "He has to impress Mourinho?" yeah, a player having to prove he deserves to play, what a surprise! By that logic, Ronaldinho deserves a spot in every single team in the world: He sucks nowadays but who cares, everyone knows what hes capable of, right? Seriously, if you want to have a good discussion, at least make some valid points and not some totally garbage sentences without any rightfull meaning whatsoever.
2013-05-07 20:59
Tell me one top goalkeeper atm, who lost his former level at 32. You're talking like Casillas isn't the same anymore, but we couldn't even judge his level because he doesn't play anymore. "Mourinho arrived Real Madrid, new coach, obviously the coach will make his choices based on the current form of the players and the ones he think had the right mindset" Mourinho can also make mistakes, and everyone can point out a lot of them. "By that logic, Ronaldinho deserves a spot in every single team in the world" You gotta be retarded to compare Ronaldinho and Casillas.
2013-05-07 21:05
Mourinho can do mistakes, but first, he takes the blame when he does, and secondly, i can be 100% sure he has far more experience and knowledge to judge who is the one it should play than some random frenchie being a totally diehard fanboy of a player who was Once the best; Face it, diego lopez is better atm. And yes, it was my point exactly to look retarded with that comparison, since i followed the totally retarded logic you retarded sir seem to follow ;)
2013-05-07 21:08
I don't think you really know football as you claim you do. By your logic, no one can even judge every single of his choices ?Because there only a few people that have his experience (he has never been a player btw) And yet, every player of his team (except for Alonso and Arbeloa) are questioning his choices. Following this, He doesn't talk to his players since last saturday. Pepe who critised him, isn't even on the list to play versus Malaga. Face it, if Mourinho has problems with his players, he just doesn't want to let them play. "And yes, it was my point exactly to look retarded with that comparison, since i followed the totally retarded logic you retarded sir seem to follow" It is non sense as I just told you your comparison is retarded, do you really think I don't know what I just said ? PS : "While I'm still the coach, Casillas will never play"
2013-05-07 21:18
Are you mentally handicaped? Its HIS CHOICES. He does what he thinks its the best for the team. Why the fuck would he allow Casillas to play if he obviously thinks and already said he thinks Diego Lopez is just better? To make diehard fans happy? Please. Everyone can critize him, its called free will: which doesnt mean shit. What im saying is he knows better than evvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveryone in this god damn dumb forum about his players and his choices, and he does what HE THINKS its the best for HIS TEAM. Doesnt matter if you agree or not, its his choice. It was ment to be retarded as i said before. Why would he allow Casillas to play anyway if he thinks Diego is better, absolutelly dumb P.S.
2013-05-07 21:25
"He does what he thinks its the best for the team" If he really wanted that he wouldn't turn his back to the whole team. What I mean is that he just got the opportunity to kick casillas when he got injured, and while lopez is doing fine, casillas can still do better, but he doesn't even want to try him out again, he's stubborn.
2013-05-07 21:51
Thats your opinion and ONLY your personal opinion based on absolutelly nothing beside your own preference.
2013-05-07 21:52
In this comment I don't talk about my opinion but about what things really are.
2013-05-07 22:46
No, you base your opinion in absolutelly nothing nothing beside your own preference ;)
2013-05-07 22:48
Looks like you're forgetting the existence of RM coaching staff like trainers and GK coaches. If you think Mourinho's making the decision based on his personal agenda, I think you should consider more. The staff would clearly disagree or making some action if they thought DL was not deserves his spot. You can't denied that there's some decline in casillas recent performance. Casillas is RM legend but you can't denied that right now DL is doing his job superbly, why risk for change?
2013-05-08 04:37
WRONG Mourinho was a midfielder, playing in some portuguese teams like Belenenses and Rio Ave, seriously dude, you're being humilliated by Marcus1g with your "arguments" and now you just throw things you dremed last night into the air.
2013-05-07 23:35
Remind in what division are these club ?Please, everyone can play in fucking 3rd division, thing is, he has some issues with some players, and as he is leaving, he doesn't care anymore. Now I see you were just a portuguese mad mourinho fan
2013-05-08 01:31
What does experience as a player have to do with his coaching ability? It's quite common that some greatest managers don't have a good career as player.
2013-05-08 04:44
So true, but what can we do, that guy is a clueless retard, even Ferguson had really player career, Mourinho's one was probably better.
2013-05-08 15:40
You are the one who is clueless, Ferguson played with one of the best scottish club which is Glasgow Rangers : 57 games and 44 goals 89 games and 66 goals for Dunfermline also in 1st division Stop saying shit Mourinho was a failure as football player, this proves you don't know shit about what you are talking about, saying Mourinho was more successfull than Ferguson... LOL
2013-05-08 23:42
lol fucking idiotic kid, Rangers aren't a hotshot, same as Mourinho's team, Rangers are better yea, but saying Mourinho was a fail player career, maybe internationally but home is was a solid career. Not that matters to coaching and that's more than proven. But since you're mentally handicapted you couldn't think of better arguments than the relation of player=coach career.
2013-05-09 01:58
"player=coach career" If you can quote exacty where I said that, I would do anything for you Btw what kind of player only plays 5 years for shit clubs then retire ?Failures...
2013-05-09 02:00
cba to find you making a relationship between player career and coaching.
2013-05-09 02:03
And since when it was 5 years? Damn you're such a retard. wrong link
2013-05-09 02:05
Are you even serious ? This is the father of Jose You are looking for this link : So yes it is 5 years Stop insulting people of retards, when you can't even post the right link
2013-05-09 02:10
I said wrong link.
2013-05-09 02:14
"What does experience as a player have to do with his coaching ability" You know it's football we're talking about ?Playing at a professional level brings experience which can be used as a coach.
2013-05-08 23:48
So, was maradona a good coach? He's arguably the best football player ever lived. Yes, you can used that experience and bring that to your ablity to coach, but that's just a bonus point. That don't determined you good or bad as a coach.
2013-05-10 02:46
that's just a bonus, yes.
2013-05-10 12:56
They are/were in 1st portuguese (Rio Ave is curently 7th and Belenenses next year their back to the 1st division) divison seriously keep buring yourself, you don't know shit yet keep throwing thing into the air clueless. This just proves how argument-less and clueless you are.
2013-05-08 15:38
"next year their back to the 1st division" dont care about now, I wanted to know in which division he played fucking retard, that's no argument, that's a question, he ended up in 3rd division if I'm right.
2013-05-08 23:40
you're wrong, I thought it was pretty self explanatory when I said "BACK". L2read tard.
2013-05-09 01:53
learn to write, "next year their back to the 1st division" doesn't mean shit I only asked you, when mourinho was playing for these clubs, in which divsion they were ?Is that so hard for you to understand ?
2013-05-09 01:55
if it's back, it means Belenenses at that time was in 1st division!! Damn so slow. And Rio Ave always has been.
2013-05-09 02:01
what the hell, Casillas has been proving his level since last two years, he was really bad, the only reason why he stayed is just because Adan is even worse.
2013-05-07 20:36
since two years he was bad ?Please...
2013-05-07 20:46
Maybe you just started watching football yesterday and you think that was him being good.
2013-05-07 23:41
Diehard Casillas fan, dont bother arguing, he has no valid arguments whatsoever.
2013-05-07 21:03
Well.. I see that now.
2013-05-08 00:37
Spain ferk 
Well, do I have to remember you that Spain have won two eurocups and a world cup with key saves from him? Maybe he had a lower performance lately, but, bad? Thats too much saying.
2013-05-07 22:30
Yeah, he is playing really great in National team, but let's face some facts, he wasn't that effective in club. Every corner or free kick was a big danger, he barely saved shots that he could have saved but didn't must. Diego Lopez is one class above him at him(unless it's Casillas from his best years). But I think that Mourinho should give him some chances in those non important matches...
2013-05-08 00:36
Casillas for sure
2013-05-07 19:04
Casillas *10^999999999
2013-05-07 19:08
This Mourinho is so stupid!
2013-05-07 19:35
Big ego, still one of the best.
2013-05-07 19:55
I his job ego should be just an idea, not a certain thing!
2013-05-07 20:02
stupid why? You know better what to do, because your curriculum clearly says that you've won more CL and Championships in different leagues with teams from various levels. OH FUCKING WAIT!
2013-05-07 20:31
Mourinho is stupid for prefering Diego to Casillas? So by that logic, you are stupid for thinking Casillas is better at his eyes, derplogic
2013-05-07 20:48
top notch coaches in this forum, that still live in 2008 where Casillas was actually good.
2013-05-07 20:57
They still dont understand Mourinho is just doing what every single trainer in the world does: Putting in the pitch the one he thinks its better/has the better mindset/helps the team the most. Mourinho has the guts to bench a player like Casillas, there isnt even 1 trainer in the world who would do such thing, and that just proves how strong of a person Mourinho is mentaly
2013-05-07 21:02
You're talking bullshits! The only reason Mourinho don't play Casillas is his arrogance!
2013-05-07 21:18
I feel sorry for you.
2013-05-07 21:21
you really thnk that a professional guy like mourinho,whos been around for years would let his personal feelings and emotions interfere in his job XDxDXDXDXdXDD
2013-05-07 22:32
Is not about what I'm thinking or about what you're thinking, is about what Mourinho really does!
2013-05-07 22:56
Winning trophies with several different teams in several leagues?
2013-05-07 23:28
Spain ferk 
Its not 'thinking', there are facts. Ozil benched, Ramos celebrates a goal with him, got benched too. Mourinho talks badly about the team and Ramos, Ramos answers, got benched again. Mourinho talks shit about Ronaldo and Casillas, Pepe answers. Pepe got benched (well, what I'm saying, he is not even in the 18 players list for the match) and get humilliated in a press conference. His sub is not Varane, but Albiol, who has played 14 matches with a total of 1018 minutes. Of course a merely decision taken by only sportive issues.
2013-05-07 23:15
Because that's how you manage a team full of talents, look at Manchester City, what are they internacionally? Now look at their fucking squad! It's full of spoiled brats because Mancini can't put respect and discipline like Mourinho does.
2013-05-07 23:30
Dont argue, theyre hopeless.
2013-05-07 23:51
so true, they should look at ManCity, Mancini can't put discipline on them.
2013-05-08 00:08
Mancini -> no discipline, loss the control of the team Mourinho -> manages his teams like a dictator, loss the control of the team (not just Real Madrid, happened in Chelsea too. Del Bosque -> earns his respect by respecting his players. This is a comparison. There are many ways to lead a team, not only like a dictator. Its all about the team you have and their character.
2013-05-08 00:18
Del Bosque does nothing, the team is Barça's team plus some others.
2013-05-08 01:16
Mourinho best coach ever, Del Bosque 'does nothing the players play whatever they want'. I hope you're trolling or blinded, because if not, you know zero about football.
2013-05-08 11:39
I'm not saying Mourinho is the best coach ever, but Del Bosque is so overrated, he works almost with Barcelona's team plus some others, how hard is to work them?
2013-05-08 15:32
You mean the same Barcelona who lost 7-0 against Bayern and wasn't even able to win Real Madrid bench players? Del Bosque deserves the credit he has now. He was taken in the middle of the season (1999) to Real Madrid, a team who was placed like 8th or 10th in league with a shitty team and won the Champions League. Then, with the arrival of Figo, Zidane, etc... He conquered two LFP titles alongside a new Champions League in 4 years playing a fluid and attractive football. Mourinho has 'only' won one single LFP title and one/two Kings Cup (minor trophy in Spain) in one year less. And I don't want to compare the football quality between Del Bosque style and Mourinho's ones because there is no color between them. Del Bosque, after a bad run in Besiktas and a little break, he was hired for Spain and has won the first spanish World Cup and another Eurocup. You can say Spain had a great team and its true, but, the rest of national teams also had a lot of skilled players. In fact, if you check the top players thread in this website, you'll see so few players from Spain. Mourinho is not playing with a second line team, he is playing with prime players, more than enough quality to fight for the majors.
2013-05-09 00:04
Dude I'm not saying Del Bosque is bad, I'm just saying is job is much easier since the team is pretty much Barça.
2013-05-09 02:00
Well, ok. Thats your vision and its ok. Personally I don't think he has an easier job than any club coach just because he got great players. There are advantages like having the best of the best of your country working together. But there are also disadvantages, no time for properly prepare your team, and well, you cannot fail in a single match during a WC because the games are decided by details, which makes winning a WC or an EC a hard task. Since we are talking about Casillas and gks overall, Spain wouldn't have won the WC without Casillas saving that 1v1 against Robben, for example.
2013-05-09 03:44
So true, yet people hate him for being the best manager.
2013-05-07 23:25
I actually think that Mourinho would be the only one to send Casillas on bench, he's got some balls.
2013-05-08 00:39
And thats how a real trainer should be, do what he thinks its the best without worrying about hurting ego's and fans little feelings. He indeed has balls
2013-05-08 01:25
casillas > Diego in overall but atm Diego > casillas
2013-05-07 19:41
2013-05-07 19:50
Lopez form now is on top, but Casillas hasnt had his chance to prove himself after injury.
2013-05-07 19:55
Spain ferk 
Mourinho in 2011: "Casillas deserves ballon d'or". At the same time, according to Mourinho and Karanka, Mourinho regrets not signing Diego López at the end of his first year (2011). So, Mourinho is a liar or an hypocrite (or both). I think you can't take out Diego López out of the team nowadays. He is playing pretty well and there is no reason to change something that works. But I think something is clear here; Mourinho didn't take out Casillas for Adán in first place because of exclusively sports reasons. Mourinho's relationship with Casillas (and the entire Real Madrid roster including Ronaldo) is broken and he seems to be a vengeful coach. He has said today that Pepe, after his confrontation with him, won't play against Malaga and Albiol (that barely played this year) is taking his spot. So, if you don't share his same mind you don't play (happened to Ramos, Ozil, Casillas and now Pepe this year). Unfortunately there is a long way till 30 june, but that day will be a great one with the end of Mourinho's era in Real Madrid.
2013-05-07 19:56
+1 similar to what was said by Guillem Balague..Mourinho by alienating himself against the important players like Casillas,Ramos and now Pepe is just openly inviting the board to sack him so he basically gets a higher compensation before he joins a new team (Chelsea maybe)
2013-05-07 20:13
Unfortunately there is a long way till 30 june, but that day will be a great one with the end of Mourinho's era in Real Madrid When Real will sign a new manager and kick him the next year like always spending hundred of millions and still failing, imo all teams should take Ferguson as an example and stop kicking managers.
2013-05-07 20:16
Spain ferk 
You have a point here. Florentino Pérez did a lot of bad decisions since his arrival in 2000. He is some kind of 'CEO' who wants to be involved in every matter in the team and that cannot be possible. You have to give freedom to you coach in order to build the team as he did for the first time with Mourinho (they gave him everything he wanted). But Real Madrid failling in their decisions doesn't mean Mourinho has done a great work here. No one except 2 or maybe 3 players in the team want him here. He doesn't even talk to his players. If Florentino Pérez gives the next coach his deserved space to do and undo, then Real Madrid won't have any problem to have a successful season. If not, well...
2013-05-07 20:39
So what? He has always wanted to have a second goal keeper to make Casillas more competitive since Adan wasn´t and isn´t a threat to Iker's position. As a proof of why he wanted that is the underperformance of Casilla's since the start of the season ( and even before). The sad truth is that players that have won so much for his club can´t take the idea of being treated equally as his colleagues which is what mourinho has done.
2013-05-07 20:27
Spain ferk 
So if Adan wasn't a threat to Casillas, why did Mourinho put him there? Adan was demolished when Diego Lopez took his spot after having heard Mourinho say 'Adán deserves respect', 'he is in better form than Casillas', etc...
2013-05-07 20:44
Cuz Mourinho had no other option since the president didn´t want to hire Diego Lopez and Casillas needed a wake up call. You should remember that after Adan played terribly 2( 1 and a half) matches and got expelled , Casillas played so well he didn´t recivied a single goal till he got injured.
2013-05-07 20:55
Spain ferk 
Then we are back to my first post. Mourinho has asked for Coentrao (€35M), Carvalho (€8-10M), Modric (€30M) etc, etc... I can't believe Florentino Pérez didn't want to hire Diego López for just €3,5M. Yeah, maybe Casillas needed an extra motivation to recover his best level, ok. But, did he needed all the drama Mourinho has caused after by talking shit about him?
2013-05-07 22:13
Mourinho didn´t cause any drama but the press. All he did was to let Casillas know he isn´t untouchable and needs to fight for his position. The press was the one that made all the fuss about it and tried to directly link this ( making Adan the main goalkeeper) to the personal bad relationship between him and Iker.
2013-05-08 00:29
Spanish press is the most retarded press world-wide. Mourinho did the same in every other team he was in, no drama, huge sucess. Spanish press, what else.
2013-05-08 01:26
Thats the meaning of being a coach: If you dont share his mindset, he has the power to choose whoever he feels deserves to play. If you think he would purposely put his team in risk just to get some pathetic revenge, your retarded. He obviously does what he thinks its the best for the team. Bottom line: He is the coach, He chooses who play and who doesnt, and if something fails he is the one who has to take the blame and you know what? Thats why i have so much respect for Mourinho, he takes every single bullet for his players. "If we dont qualify for the Champions League final, its my fault." Its funny how his personality bothers so many weakminded people.
2013-05-07 20:53
Spain ferk 
Not needed to call retard to anyone btw. Mourinho can trashtalk Casillas and Ronaldo, but Pepe cannot say something as simple as 'his words wasnt apropiated'. That means nothing when playing because Pepe is always playing at his best. Taking him out for that and trying to humilliate him in press conference is only a vengeful act, no sports related. Now, do you seriuosly think that leaving your best players in the bench is because he is looking for the best? Do you think that start a war with all your players, publicly criticize his players, don't even talk to them nor even for tactical instructions, is looking for the best of the team? Trashtalking legends of the team making them look guilty, making excuses for the bad year (Mou's words: 'we were sad at the start of the season' in reference to Ronaldo) without counting himself is looking for the best? I've never liked Mourinho, and I have nothing to say about his two first seasons (except for the bad play of the team). But he went crazy in this last year and he has destroyed the team. That if we don't count Mourinho insulting several times the crowd, locking a reporter in a little room to interrogate him, waiting a referee in the parking garage to face him... Mourinho is only a mercenary that thinks he is above of REAL legends. That didn't work on Real Madrid. He is better off Chelsea.
2013-05-07 22:07
"Now, do you seriuosly think that leaving your best players in the bench is because he is looking for the best?" - He doesnt put his best players in the bench lol not even close. He benches who he thinks have the wrong mindset, and its his function to do so. He does what he thinks its the best for the team, doesnt mean it is or we all have to think like him, but guess what? Hes the one who has the power to do so. He never had this problems in his teams before, he always benched who he wanted, and noone ever said anything about it. Now, spanish has the most pathetic press ive ever seen. Who cares if they are legends in the club? If they dont meet the pre-requirements that Mourinho demands his players to have, they get benched. That simple. Every single trainer in the world benches who they think they should bench, just because its some pseudo-legend everyone gets upset about it. Gimme a break will ya. HE IS ABOVE REAL LEGENDS, he is the trainer he benches all the players he wants to, thats his job. Oh and about Pepe, lool. Pepe is just frustrated he got replaced by a 19 year old kid who happens to be better than him, its hard to age;)
2013-05-07 22:43
Spain ferk 
The thing is Mourinho (and no one) is above of Real Madrid. He thought he was and then he failed. You can think whatever you want ofc. But when only two or three players (of 25) supports him, maybe is because Mourinho is not as good or had not taken the best choices for the team. Pepe frustated for Varane? Ok, you can believe every word that comes from Mourinho's mouth.
2013-05-07 23:06
Saint Iker
2013-05-07 20:24
Your mom
2013-05-07 20:24
The trolling is strong with this one ^^
2013-05-07 20:38
Diego Lopez no doubts, Casillas form is decaying for some years now, and since every coach out there wouldn't had the balls to do it because of his status, Mourinho did it. Casillas was failing at easy saves even before he got injured, everybody could see he isn't/wasn't the same, failing some things that younger gk with less than half experience would save. DL is a really complete gk, imo they're better now, but lacks a good centre back to play with the still unexperienced Varane (Ramos sucks let's face it, Pepe is better but then again Mourinho can't put another spanish in the bench, another with great status in the club, dunno why didn't done shit to deserve it) since he is really talented and good, but defence is a place that needs experience, specially at top level.
2013-05-07 20:36
"Ramos sucks let's face it, Pepe is better" You gotta be fucking kidding me, don't ever talk about football again, even Varane is better than Pepe
2013-05-07 20:56
"even Varane"? Varane is clearly better than Ramos
2013-05-07 21:35
I meant Varane > Pepe
2013-05-07 21:45
but you said that Ramos is better than Pepe and even Varane is better than Pepe. The *even* implies that Ramos > Varane > Pepe.
2013-05-07 22:01
the even, means (at least I wanted it to mean), that even a 19 year old player, is better than Pepe (even though Varane is indeed really good).
2013-05-07 22:45
Since when is Ramos better than Pepe lol? What world are you living? He just on the started eleven because he is one of the few spanish in the team, plus he is from RM's youth school, so he is captain and you can't simply bench him and casillas at the same time, the locker room would turn against you, like Chelsea did with Villasboas. You're like implying Ramos is good? h3h3h3
2013-05-07 23:27
haha, so mourinho judges DL as better than casillas, but by putting pepe on the bench, it's only because "he is one of the few spanish in the team, plus he is from RM's youth school" "the locker room would turn against you" The locker room is already against him, plus pepe is just a stupid defender and ramos is clearly better than him, but not at breaking legs, gotta give the man some credits for that.
2013-05-08 01:34
Stupid defender? lol at you, this proves everything you know about football. Ramos is better than Albiol that's all, he is so bad, he goes full retard in everygame and about breaking legs? You sure haven't seen Ramos latest games lol.
2013-05-08 15:34
And yes DL is better than Casillas, but keep cheering for your overrated "legend".
2013-05-08 15:35
2013-05-07 20:39
de gea best goalkeeper on earth spain should hire him for the national team Cas is getting to old !! ;:D
2013-05-07 20:57
cas bro no comparison. mourinho has personal issues with him
2013-05-07 21:03
Casillas is king!
2013-05-07 21:07
diego cassilas
2013-05-07 21:15
Diego casillas or iker lopez
2013-05-07 21:15
Pepe and casillas underperformace this year, Diego Lopez and Varane played really good thats all
2013-05-07 21:32
+1 status don't matter if you can't keep them up.
2013-05-07 23:43
Romania tr$ 
Before his injury Casillas form was pretty low, Diego Lopez form now is pretty high. Putting DL on the bench right now would be pretty idiotic.
2013-05-07 21:32
Casillas is so fucking overrated. With madrid he's been shit except for his first CL final. With Spain he's been shit forever until barcelona's dream team started as spain except for 3 in the starting 11. Remember, casillas in his "PEAK" accepted 5-6 goals from barcelona. Spain doesn't even need a top goalkeeper, because barcelona's style of play depends on possesion in the midfield the goalkeeper/defence are worthless in that kind of tactic. When Tito changed how barcelona everybody started realizing how shit valdes/pique are, Valdes+Pique have been shit all the time its just Xavi Iniesta Besquets YayaToure controled the ball so much that people didn't see the weaknesses of barcelona. If pique was so special why did Sir Alex let him leave for 3-5mill? Valdes is a joke no one can deny that! Mourinho is a genius, i say that and i'm a manchester united fan. He knows how to prove that he is always #1. But he's ego is huge, the reason he's doing that to casillas is because iker said that Del Bosque is a better coach that joseph.
2013-05-07 22:18
Spain ferk 
"the reason he's doing that to casillas is because iker said that Del Bosque is a better coach that joseph." You know that this phrase immediately makes everything you wrote before useless right?
2013-05-07 22:34
How is that? i didn't give a reason for replacing him except for this the rest is just what i think of casillas. Mourinho's reasons were obvious: Casillas Leaking team formation to his GF Casillas problems with C.Ronaldo Casillas saying that Dbosque > mourinho
2013-05-07 23:30
Ronaldo, Casillas and Ramos are now the leaders of the team. Leaking info to his gf? Well, there is not any fact of that. And fyi, Casillas voted Mourinho over Del Bosque in the last FIFA prize.
2013-05-08 00:10
"It's not a personal decision" Haha, right...
2013-05-07 22:48
If there are someone better than them atm, does it make sense to put them on the pitch and those persons don't?
2013-05-07 23:45
I like and respect Casillas but Diego is also good
2013-05-09 00:11
mou is biggest egotrip, a circus
2013-05-09 01:06
Well it's about time for a rotation in the Hispanic ranks. I wanna see some young blood though. Casillas/Lopez Valdes/Pinto -They're all getting old (Yeah even though Goalies usually top at that age), but Diego Lopez is in a really good form though.
2013-05-09 02:17
De Gea is pretty much the chosen one for the future. There are also less known talented gks in Spain like Guaita in Valencia.
2013-05-09 03:49
Casillas the best GK ever.
2013-05-09 06:21
Casillas has been the most overrated keeper for a good decade now. In my opinion, there were always better keepers than him... Beginning of the decade: Buffon, Kahn > Middle of the decade: Cech, van der Sar > Recently: Neuer, Lloris >
2013-05-10 13:04
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