I think this is Hafiz's way of saying fuck you to ballon dor
It does seem possible that he wants to give recognition to the players who he thinks were good but won't be getting the votes they deserve.
....Then again he did vote for Cristiano in 2018.....
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He is not Messi supporter I guess
Except for 2018, his list is in alphabetical order, maybe he thinks he needs to send in that order 🤔
With a majestic moustache like that, I respect his opinion even more
Always rated Hafiz
I think he votes for the guys who would probably get no votes from other journalists. So, basically he gives consolation points to some players, while remaining more-or-less neutral towards the favourites.
It's like in Football Manager when you can't vote for your own players for awards so you vote for the worst players possible
/r/soccer: why do players take these awards so seriously
also /r/soccer: WHY JOURNALIST MAN NOT VOTE PROPERLY
I think he's taking the piss, and I love him for it. Obsessing over awards is so boring, there's better ways to have discussions about the qualities of players.
Hey he’s allowed an opinion. That’s no different then people saying Ronaldo should have won this year
Imagine his surprise when that random Argentinian comes up on stage.
No cheryshev 2018 farce
I think 2017 was that year where Monaco reached semis and Falcao did amazing with Mbappé but to have him as the 3rd best player.
Someone with a football blog should reach out to him for an interview. There must be a method behind this apparent madness.
Surely hes just randomly selecting these.
This guy is literally getting paid to do shit. All his top 5 selections each year are different. That’s what you do when you don’t want your boss figuring out youre lazy.
I'm Sri Lankan ND I approve this. We have a different perspective looking at football.
Hafiz God bless you
His expression in the photo is the face I make reading his list.
Life would be boring if everyone thought the same way.
Is a protest voting? Maybe. Is it his honest opinion? Could be. Honestly, I don't see anything wrong with that picture. I find it amusing, because my opinion about Ballon d'Or is not particularly positive (to put it politely).
If you don't vote for Messi or C. Ronaldo, you are suddenly automatically not suitable for the job? GTFO!
I actually think he is pretty on point if you dont take into consideration Messi, which is quite frankly a bit boring and redundant.
they should definitely change the way voting is done
Such a fucking hipster.
Who cares who he voted for. People here can bitch that he’s wasting his votes all they want but this award is basically a popularity contest.
2017 is the year where Ronaldo scored 10 goals in 5 games vs Atletico, Bayern and Juve to win the CL. They also won the La Liga that season.
He doesn't have him in the top 5.
Best guy ever.
In five years none of his top 3 have reached top 3
We need this guy on Sunday Supplement.
He's got my attention. Proper journalist.
Like, who even is this guy?
Someone protect this man at all cost. lmao.
I wish redditor can vote for journalist that give vote for BDO. Hafiz will be the first in my list.
Why is this such a big deal? Jesus...
Damn, someone who doesn’t vote for Messi every year. Get his voting right cancelled.
2018 Number 1 position spot on!
There's a code there somewhere, someone needs to Alan Turing this thing.
I am Sri Lankan and have no fuckin idea who this guy is. The whole country is becoming a Joke because of this. smh
Maybe they can't watch spanish football in Sri Lanka!!
This shows in a perfect way what kind of award it is: a popularity contest.
Still it seems to trigger many people in here.
Consistency. Picks different people everytime save for Hazard and Kane
The fuck kinda voting is that
Are people really getting pissy about a popularity contest?
I'd far rather see someone who votes like this, rather than someone who goes "Let's see, Messi and Ronaldo have to be there, Liverpool won CL so I have to put one of their guys in, I have to put one in from club X or I'll never hear the end of it from their chairman, oh and I want to squeeze in this guy with same nationality/race/religion as me."
Can we get the same for other countries as well ?
I also would've picked Alexander-Arnold as the best player in the world
I suppose he ain't a fan of Messi.
Look could be he just sends five names without regard for order or he sends names of players who peaked his fancy knowing that the most likely winner will win anyway. Either way it's his vote leave him be.
That’s really funny, does anyone have a link to the place where you can see this?
How to not give a fuck, Sri Lankan style
I think he got it confused with alphabetical order
Ah, as a Sri Lankan Liverpool fan, I LOVE IT!
Damn how are these guys suppose to be taken seriously ffs
If you’re not gonna take it serious then don’t devalue it by voting with you arse. Surely there must be someone competent in Sri-Lana willing to do it.
You know this guy is telling awesome stories to his friends at dinners; “and then, I put Trent 1”
People are saying this guy needs to be interviewed. All these voters need an interview
Should stick to cricket imo.
At the age of 21 Alexander-Arnold already has more ballon d'Or votes then "the greatest midfielder in the history of the premier league" Paul Scholes
Damn he got that stank face
Maybe hes paid to vote for certain players. cant rule that out
Why is it always random ass asian and African countries with the absolute worst ballon d’or votes.
This guy is living in a parallel universe.
Hafiz watches football from a 4D plane
For me Alexander Arnold deserved more than Messi this year.. this balon d’or was robbed, van dick is the real winner
Agent of Chaos
Banter and jokes to aside here... Everton are genuinely in real danger now.
Their upcomings are Liverpool, Chelsea, United, Arsenal, Burnley, Newcastle, City
I really don’t want to be a prick here but if you looked at those games on form and on paper that’s like 0-5 points from those 7 games...
I’m actually worried about them. I always joke with blue mates about them getting relegated because they’re shite but fuck... they’re genuinely getting close this time.
Just the one team without a win in their last 5.
I always look forward to this post, great content man
Stay strong you lovely little white dot
Everton will get a draw this week, or concede a last minute winner in Kloppage time. Silva does ok with what he has against teams that don't sit back.
Ou form is terrible
Love how Chelsea to 3rd is listed as "possible" while Chelsea would have to score 15+ goals without response. Just a funny thought
Ole Masterclass to 16 here we come.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 10 11 12 13 14
Fuck, no progress tomorrow
One the one hand, I'd never want to see Spurs win, but on the other hand if United lose to them, they'll slip to 14th. (16th if they lose by a 4 goal margin).
And at the same time I'm not so sure about our game against Brighton lol
Peak shithousery this season is.
Liverpool have some really hectic schedule ahead this December
If they survive through it, there is no stopping them
I don't like where this table is going.
I'm super hyped for ManU vs Spurs
So Arsenal's love towards 4th position is doubled and they now want 8th position...
It baffles me how Liverpool has twice the points than the 5th placed team
ffs Tottenham is already 5th. It feels like Mourinho is inevitable.
Brendan Rodgers is such a remarkable manager.
I remember him mostly being a flop in Liverpool but if you look at his career, he's a winner.
And honestly, even at Liverpool, he almost won the league (I think 2 pts difference or smth)
Need a big Bournemouth win tonight 🍒
ME: "Man, I hope Leicester City drop points to..."
checks match schedule, sees Watford is their opponent
ME: "Oh. WELP."
why show the "impossible because of other matches" position?
EPL 19/20 looks like your every year Ligue 1
Insert weekly “lovely little white dot” comment here
Welp, 16th incoming
Tottenham really need to win their next match. Anyways go Chelsea!!
Didn't realise that Leicester and Chelsea were that close to City
Palace need a GD swing of at least 4 as well
Everyone else has at least one green. WTF
Ole at 16th- we're closer to winning than losing thechampionship
That 5th-10th positions..
Does the league usually shape into its mini leagues by this point? Cause this season feels really odd in the middle.
Possible, but only with a goal difference swing of at least 4
Can't wait for Burnley to thrash Man City 16-0 in a few hours
Chelsea must be shitting themselves about Jose beating them to top 4, bad timing by Jody Morris with his comment on Mourinho
How do you guys read form column? Left to right or is it right to left?
What does it mean to be "impossible, because of other matches"
Where can I get odds for us to lose and to have a goal difference swing enough for Chelsea to take third after this game week?
Rooting for: Leicester, Burnley, Aston Villa, Norwich
A goal difference swing of at least 4 for Chelsea is being a bit generous
Stop, my penis can only get so erect.
Damn, Sheffield United could get into Europa League spots, that's insane.
Didn't expect to see Mario Gomez (cha cha) here
Mario Gomez is underrated af even amongst our own fanbase
Just a week or two ago i saw a comment with 400 upvotes about the «end of Harry Kane’s peak» or some ridiculous shit in a change my view thread.
Haalands got his name written all over this record. 7 goals in 4 games so far.
I can't believe Messi or Ronaldo are not on this list.
What’s Mbappe at ?
Totally expected to see Del Piero here
Kane is so fucking good.
Imagine if he had the service a team like City provides and he could just play as a striker all day and not have to drop back so much.
Fair play to Kane. That's outstanding company to be in, let alone top
If anyone’s wondering who he scored against:
4 goals: Dortmund3 goals: PSV, Olympiacos, APOEL2 goals: Red Star1 goal: Monaco, CSKA Moscow, Barcelona, Juventus, Bayern
3 of the goals were penalties and 6 of them were game winners
As always, would be interesting to see what players they played with and who they played against but that would take alot of work.
That's some good company for our one season wonder
Best in the world
Pre injury Del Piero doesn’t get the respect he deserves
Not taking anything away from this, but it's worth noting that he did begin his champions league career later (and more developed) than a fair few others
20 goals in 24 games, in the Champions League, is insane.
This one posted in r/futebol shows better the size of the thing
i think i'm switching to south american football now. what a game and atmosphere
Imagine having to go to the bathroom while you’re in the middle of all that...
Is Flamengo the most supported team in Brazil?
The fan base are amazing.
Most supported club in the world
my god that’s beautiful
They also won the Brazilian league today.
this could have been Buenos Aires today, I could have been there....god fucking dammit :(
Yeah no one beats Corinthians and Flamengo in terms of having the most fans in the whole continent of America!!
Crazy that Sheffield Utd can drop all the way to 15th.
Mid table is just complete bonkers at the moment
Spurs go to 6th.
Jose “Mission Accomplished.”
Wait, United at 7th already? Damn
It’s fucking nuts that Spurs dropped 20 points more than us after 12 games
Long reign the white dot
(There are no Primeira Liga matches this weekend.)
How the 2019/20 Bundesliga table could change in gameweek 12.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 7 8 9 10 11
Makes you realise how the top 4 and bottom 3 are so far ahead/behind on goal difference compared to the middle.
How the 2019/20 Serie A table could change in gameweek 13.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 8 9 10 11 12
The RIP Poch edition.
Previous 5 Premier League gameweeks: 8 9 10 11 12
Chelsea definitely need to try and boost their goal difference.
Makes you realize that arsenal being 6th is a complete blinder.
How the 2019/20 Ligue 1 table could change in gameweek 14.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 9 10 11 12 13
How the 2019/20 Eredivisie table could change in gameweek 14.
What a waste. Such winnable games like Watford, Everton and Arsenal just thrown away from leading positions.
It's one thing to get done by the ref or a worldie, but the manner of those losses still a bad taste in my mouth.
How the 2019/20 Championship table could change in gameweek 17.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 12 13 14 15 16
How the 2019/20 La Liga table could change in gameweek 14.
Anyone from 5th to 13th could end up at 15. Madness!
Only 5th is guaranteed Europa League.
Only 4 points separates 17th and 5th, madness
5th - 15th is insanity right now. Top 4 and Bottom 3 are like separate leagues.
I love these graphics, thanks for making them!
I wait for this every game-week.
Just imagine if everything turns out right, Mourinho could lead Spurs from 14th to 6th after just his first game in charge!
Its crazy that Sheffield United can only get 95pts max of they won all their matches while we got 2 teams 97 above last time.
Arsenal (max 95); shit, we can't reach the point record.
Top four (I hope) and relegation is near enough sewn up but everyone else has a shot at European football next season.
Me and the boys, climbing our way to 5th in “crisis”
Draw for everyone minus liverpool pls
Am I crazy or is 6th not a EL spot? 5th is, and the two cup winners are. It just happens that usually a CL team wins a cup so it goes to 6th and sometimes 7th too.
This is definitely the most interesting the league’s been in a while in terms of top 4, top 6 etc.
I’m not sure there’s even a best of the rest/7th mini league this year, too many under-performing/over-performing teams.
Well, the good news is we're at least avoiding the relegation zone for another week.
Hey OP, why don't you post an Imgur album from next time? It will keep all the tables consolidated.
Watford and Southampton are already suffering the fallout of their respective yeetings by us and Man City then. Both technically able to get out the bottom 3 this weekend, but their GD has them stuffed.
I'm amazed that Norwich already have a worse GD than the Hornets, mind you. They're properly tanking after their early Pukki Party.
amazing how man u are still within top 5 range lmao
We're going to need a win because we aren't getting one in the next 5 games after Norwich...
Some of these look wrong based on your legends, from what I can see for the teams on 15pts to go to #5 they would need a goal difference of +5, assuming they win their match and Sheffield vs Man Utd draw.
So Burnley, Brighton, Crystal Palace and Newcastle are missing the goal difference swing marker.
so you're saying there's a chance?
Sheffield are 5th?? Fucking hell I didn't know they were doing that well.
Outgrown the league smh my head, petition to rename the sport liverball
Oh joy, we can drop all the way to 15th!
They were already the 4 play off teams, Luxembourg were eliminated before today's match.
Well Luxembourg losing didn't change anything as they couldn't qualify anyway, right?
This format gives incentive to mediocre teams (ehm,Greece for example) to suck badly in nations league for one season,be relegated to group D and have very solid chances of qualifying in the next Euro.
Kosovo should win this
None of them have been to a final tournament before. My money's on Georgia.
Think Kosovo wins it
Kosovo in the Euros would be amazing!
This qualification playoffs are not in the spirit of completion. As a Scot even I think we have no right to be there on current form.
Kosovo should comfortably get out of that group.
Come on Macedonia. Anyone who says they wouldn’t wanna see Alioski at the Euros is crazy
So Georgia is hosting this group then?
goan my kosovar brothers
Shame, they were so unlucky against Ukraine and almost fought back against Serbia. That draw against Lithuania really cost them
It seems to me that these playoffs will be fantastically unpredictable.
It's worth losing in nations league or at least using developing players because it makes qualifying easier
Ridiculous format. These teams have no business at the euro.
My money is on Kosovo.
Quick and diplomatic response.
Hopefully this ends it. Hope he’s alright and I hope Gomez doesn’t get vilified if England lose their next game.
Acting like Joe Gomez was involved as well? From all accounts it seems like he didn’t react at all to being provoked multiple times. Less of an apology which is what it should be and more of a statement.
I don’t why but the term ‘we move’ always cringes me out. Fair play to them for sorting it out and putting their football first above everything else.
“This is why Sterling is captain material”
Because he owns up to attempting to choke a teammate? laughing emoji spam
Based on how the British tabloids move.
Zero chance Rah.
Doesn't really seem like that big of a deal. People argue, people fight.
It’s quite sad if he’s overreacted after being memed on twitter.
You're lucky Brendan isn't England manager or youd be on the next plane home young man
No apology or admitting he was in the wrong? Makes it sounds like Gomez is equally in the wrong, when all accounts say the opposite.
I’m biased, obviously, but I’d rate It a 3/10 apology.
Good on him. Hope r/soccer moves on. Things happen. We all make poor judgement calls sometimes.
PR teams work fast these days
Fair enough, I'm sure Liverpool fans will be going on about it for the next 5 years though
I wish the fights during lunchtime at my school got this much attention in the school's paper. People would scream that a fight was happening but it was always over before you knew it. Never knowing what it was all about in the first place.
Was waiting for a "Suck yuh mada Joe." At the end...
Fair enough, still funny though
Did he have this saved and was this written before the incident occurred
How funny would it be if England doesn’t play one of their top players during the World Cup or any other big game bc of drama loool
Sterling :We move The Sun: No way, : RAHEEM STERLING DECLARES HE CAN MOVE PAST JOE GOMEZ
Shout out Raheem man he gave it to Gomez on sight and then was man enough to squash the beef. My g
Good for moving past things but that should have happened before he got himself dropped.
Mirrors / Alternate angles
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that replay is fucking hilarious
WTF is he checking
The VAR check didn't end where this clip ended, he ended up giving a sub from Freiburg a red card after watching
Good, check the mouth movement of Streich while he's falling. VAR is flawless in Germany confirmed.
I want that loop of him falling and getting hit and falling and getting hit to be replayed for eternity
Game has gone if that’s a red card.
Back in my day, when a player intentionally shoulder charges a manager for no good reason, the manager just gets on with it.
Can’t believe it.
We needed this.
Damn near killed im
lol. Post of the day.
Lmao , the ref is enjoying it
It looks like when Sandberg pushed the Duke in "7 Days in Hell"
The reaction from the manager kills me
Can someone set this to music please?
Deceptive. You can see Streich looking for contact in another angle.
Needed to laugh a little. Tks.
What is that weird screen thing at the side of the pitch?
He would probably have a harder time falling over when standing in the bus while not holding onto anything.
Are you kidding me? A red card for that?
Yeah gonna need some context please.
And Leno has faced the most shots of any goalkeeper in the PL this season.
This is gonna be a bloodbath.
why is he standing like that
He rarely misses a good chance, and if he does it’s usually a good save from the keeper
chuckles I'm in danger...
Pulisic more clinical than aubameyang😎👌
any context for number of shots each has actually taken? minimum 15 shots seems incredibly low.
Cut out the Vardy part, find an awkward Pulisic pic and reap in that american karma
You peanuts can talk shit all you want. He's also been on of the most unselfish strikers with some amazing passes leading to chances this season. Most of his shots have been composed and intelligent, if Vardy was on the right side of 25 Harry Kane would be sitting on the bench during England's next outing. Prove me wrong.
Cheers son's crying
As someone who's been watching football since the early 90s, I don't remember such a sharp player since at least the times of Stoichkov in Barcelona.
he's one of the best pure finishers in the world
That's top quality for you. Why are guys acting surprised? Hes finishing is of the top quality.
Not sustainable long term, but he's on fire so far.
God help us
premier league best striker right now
I would like to see his conversation stats from the title winning season, because I remember him scoring with nearly every shot, so this is definitely not something new
Wb his wife's conversion rate for churning out fake stories to The S*n?
From fucking factory worker to this, GOAT
I'm glad he stayed with Leicester, he could have moved to a 'bigger' club, where he might not have been first choice or would have had to fight for his place, who knows what might have happened to him had he moved.
Vardy most underrated and should stay on the underrated team!!
PRayers he stays above 30% through the season would still be amazing with all the link up play hes doing!
How have three of them got a conversion rate of bang on 26.3?
As I’m writing “that’s unsustainable over a season,” Vardy scores.
Holy shit we could go 18th
Christ imagine City going 4th
We're so fucking bad just fucking end me
How the 2019/20 Bundesliga table could change in gameweek 11.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 6 7 8 9 10
Don't care about City and Liverpool tbh i just hope Leicester gets 2nd ;)
How the 2019/20 Ligue 1 table could change in gameweek 13.
How the 2019/20 La Liga table could change in gameweek 13.
How the 2019/20 Serie A table could change in gameweek 12.
How the 2019/20 Primeira Liga table could change in gameweek 11.
1st playing 2nd17th playing 18th19th playing 20th
Should be a fun weekend
How the 2019/20 Eredivisie table could change in gameweek 13.
Can't believe despite how colossally shit we are we've managed to open a four point gap on the relegation places
Wow City can drop to 4th and with hard games to come up by new year they could stay around that position....
Find it absolutely mental that there’s a relatively high chance we’re second by the November international break. Considering how many people wrote us off pre season it really shows how impressive we’ve been this season
Previous 5 Premier League gameweeks: 7 8 9 10 11
cool viz, which software/tool do you make this with?
How the 2019/20 Championship table could change in gameweek 16.
Previous 5 gameweeks: 11 12 13 14 15
Love all the work you're doing. Think you could put them all in 1 megathread and the mods might sticky them :)
Also think you could do the Belgian league too?
The fact we could go 9th and we’re STILL going to be consistently flirting with relegation.. That’s a tight tight table bois
Only 4/10 foreign managers in the top half of the table in gameweek 11, wonder the last time that happened? Or even 3/6 in the top 6?
6/10 in the bottom half.
how is Arsenal 5th lmao
I can't believe I am sitting here thinking about how our defence should be better than Newcastles offence, and that we should be able to end up in 5th place, should Leicester and Spurs do their thing.
Edit: just remembered it's Spurs...
It's so... so tight😩😩🍆💦
Typical. Top 4 way ahead of the rest smh my head.
Love that Manchester United could be sitting at 17th by the end of this weekend
Why are 5th and 6th marked as Europa League? Only 5th is a guaranteed EL spot.
Good to know that Arsenal will still be in the top half of the table come Sunday
Haha, there's a dick shape of draws in the Bottom 3's recent form.
Why the fuck did I notice that.
it’s nice up here, could get used to it
so worst case scenario for arsenal is dropping to 9th? honestly, the way my arsenal fan bf is moaning you'd think they were in a relegation battle.
CITY AT 4TH OR WE RIOT
The only way forward is back
Incredible work! Very beautiful and descriptive. I'll be eager for more
Can you elaborate on what Impossible because of other matches means?
Could you also do Russian Premier Liga? Thanks!
over the last 5 games, the bottom 8 teams have won 6 games between them. That seems crazy.
Chelsea have won as many games in their last 5 matches as the bottom 6 teams combined in the same time.
The bottom 8 teams are really doing a good job of being shit this season.
A lot of potential 6 pointers this week. 1v2 3v5 17v18 19v20, near enough the whole program split as top half matches & bottom half matches
Wish Bournemouth had some fans we could talk shit with tbh
I don’t know how complex the model is but would that be possible to make an after-3-rounds or after-5-rounds version?
wow wolves unbeaten at the last 5 games
Hey /u/phigo50, how do you go about making these? Do you manually work out the potential combinations of results, or do you have you got a script that calculates it for you? I'm kinda interested in doing something similar for /r/Aleague
Most Premier League sides: I could make big gains this weekend. Man City and Arsenal: hold my beer.
So nice to have a buffer. Of course, it's going to be chipped away pretty soon after a guaranteed defeat at the Etihad.
You've got too much time.. but neat!
Huh, didn’t realise Chelsea are the most inform team for prem results, guess losing to united made me forget the run they’ve been on.
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