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Thursday, May 03, 2007

Kaka is Fabregas-plus!

A quick post to mention how good it was to see the AC Milan performance in their 3-0 win over Man Utd at the San Siro last night.

The midfield five that has been assembled by Carlo Ancelloti were great to watch and I really liked the sheer understanding and balance of the quintet: Ambrosini is the underrated Gilberto Silva type anchor-man and captain; Pirlo, Gattuso and Clarence Seedorf possess a great mix of big-match experience and heart, excellent defensive and attacking awareness and economical passing ability, and in front of them is Kaka whose ultimate composure on the ball, attacking finesse and pure footballing ability makes me reckon he is the number one footballer in the world: Fabregas-plus!

Personally I am a massive fan of both Kaka and Seedorf and to see both of them at their best yesterday was great to see. Both took their goals with supreme confidence and ability: big match players doing it on the big occasion when their team needs them.

Kaka is a Rolls Royce player: his dribbling and running towards the goal is super-smooth and his end product is supremely clinical. And for me Clarence Seedorf is so under-rated - this guy has one three champs league medals with three different teams - and his economy of play is fantastic. He hardly ever wastes possession and can be relied on from midfield to score or decisively contribute to vital goals as he did last night and in the previous round when scoring in Bayern Munich.

So commisserations to Man Utd but last night they came up against a team of exceptional footballers who really play as a team and were totally determined to win from the first to the last minute. It was comprehensive and clinical from Milan - and you can tell that they will relish their amazing opportunity for redemption in Athens in three weeks time.

38 Comments:

Anonymous Neal said...

Kaka isn't a big game bottler like Ronaldinho!

5/03/2007 12:40 pm

 
Anonymous nutsack said...

and his balls don't smell either.

5/03/2007 1:11 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ronaldinho didnt bottle last season final and Kaka is nothing to do with fabregas, totally different player. Only a stupid Goner would say that.

5/03/2007 1:17 pm

 
Blogger RedsMan said...

I can only add to your words, T, which I have done in an article. Milan were so acute for the majority of the game that I watched them pass and pass and control the ball with hardly an error. It was good to see for Liverpool to know. Kaka, Seedorf, Ambrosini, Gattuso hounded Ronaldo and Dida and defence were hardly troubled. More importantly Sir Alex said the goals were cheap and they were, which goes to emphasise Utd's response from the kick off. they were almost humbled as much as they had done to Roma.


RedsMan.

5/03/2007 1:21 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How can you compare Kaka to Fabregas ? Kaka's much better.

5/03/2007 1:27 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Agree, Kaka does not do want Fab does I don't think he can. Pirlo can be compared to Fab because of the way they control the pace of the game, pass receive and give. Kaka might have scored alot of goals but Fab has more assist, and more passes made. Even played more games.
Ronaldo should be compared with Kaka, Ronaldo is all pace and no common sense. Since he won the PFA award and said he was going to work harder, well I think he hasn't. Well he has lost his FORM BIGGGG TIMEEEE. Kaka is more of an attacking midfielder while Fabrigas is more of a midfield controller. Fab is the best at what he does, followed by Pirlo of AC Milan and Riquelme of Argentina.
Kaka is very very good, it just a pity we don't see him play everytime.

5/03/2007 1:28 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kaka, the buzz word of football now and you want to link him to Fabgre-ass? Typical Goners, nothing this season and you desperately want attention. When you're on the same level as Man Utd then talk, yeah? And Ronaldo has lost it? We sit on the top right now cos of Ronaldo, where do Milan sit?? You Goners are just about above water in 4th. Like it down there do ya cos you aint coming up here, pal.

5/03/2007 1:39 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fabregas is better than Pirlo and Riquelme?

I'm a gooner and that's crap. Fabregas is only a typical Wenger hype. He and Gilberto is a weak midfield and that's why we suck.

Carrick is better and 15 others.

5/03/2007 2:40 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When has a Spaniard ever been better than a Brazilian.

5/03/2007 3:21 pm

 
Anonymous Arsenal Analysis said...

Fabregas can dictate the game as only he knows and can and in a much more commanding manner than Kaka. Kaka is more a Bergkamp type of player and it is here that the comparison should be made!

Fab is the grand puppeteer that pulls the strings. He makes Arsenal tick and is the most influential player in the squad. We put him ahead of Henry in this respect.

The worrying thing is that there is no adequate replacement for Fabregas at the moment leaving a big gap if he ever becomes unavailable for long spells.

Maybe Denilson in a few years?

5/03/2007 3:31 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a spaniard better than a brazilian...all of spain (every citizen) vs. Julio Baptista.

Cant compare Kaka to Fab, totally different players. Ronadinho doesnt bottle big games, before this season he had many crackers. If anyone bottled a big game, try christiano ronaldo..over the two legs he produced nothing of substance, just a flukey og.

5/03/2007 3:47 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone saying Carrick is better than Cesc clearly has testicles for brain.

5/03/2007 4:27 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fab4 is a completely different style of player than Kaka or Carrick and only an idiot would try to compare the two. Compare Kaka to Carrick for sure and theres no question whos the better. And only a person that has never senn Fab4 play, a scum fan or a over inflated northern monkey would say that Fab4 is overated.

5/03/2007 5:08 pm

 
Anonymous Arsenal No10 said...

Arsenal Anylisis got it right, kaka is a no 10 player,not a midfielder,, to the tools out there who don't know what that is = a striker who drops deep a lot like the Great Denis Bergkamp or to a less extent that pikey spud manc sherringham.
kaka reminds me of zico ..
dont worry about denilson AA ,he is ready KNOW for the first team.

5/03/2007 6:00 pm

 
Anonymous Arsenal Analysis said...

Arsenal No 10

I hope so he still needs more exposure though. But I agree with you he is a fantastic prospect!

5/03/2007 6:40 pm

 
Blogger T said...

Thanks for the comments and good debate...

Should elaborate on my link of Fabregas to Kaka... definitely agree that they play different midfield positions and therefore different roles so a direct comparison is perhaps not possible nor fair.

But I still like to make a link because I have thought more than a couple of times this season that when Fabregas adds more of the attacking ability of a Kaka to his game he would really become the ultimate midfielder.

For me Kaka owns this title- I see him more of a midfielder as a striker - and it is the clinical attacking talent of the Brazilian that Fabregas should aspire to in order to further his own development into the best midfielder in the world.

Cesc has the supreme inate composure, class and passing ability of Kaka... just needs to add more to his attacking game which I'm sure will come in the next few seasons.

5/03/2007 7:51 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh yeah, can see it now, otu of FA cup, League Cup final crap, nothing in the league, I can see how Fab Fab4 is. Seems like your getting use to no trophies now were in town and as for northern monkey we are top of the league. Funny how Ronaldo was steaming through teams no one was saying anything about him being shite then. You all talk wet like girls.

Who are ya?

Where are ya?


Get stuffed southern pansies and stay down there and all

5/03/2007 9:06 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I beleive Fab is a superb distributer and like kaka is great off the ball. If Fab had pace no doubt they would be similar players.. both have a total game.. although i wouldn't trust them in defence. Carrick is not on their level.. scholes is a far better comparison. Wait until Fab gets some man strength.. then you'll see a player! Wenger might not be able to buy success but he can curtainly grow it! MR

5/03/2007 9:21 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lets not forget that its Wenger who has developed our total football style. If Fabregas left tomorrow we would probably play the same sort of football because Wenger is the common denominator. What I will say about Fabregas is that he is a very unselfish player always looking for a pass.

5/03/2007 10:26 pm

 
Blogger Kixzon said...

Has someone forgotten MU lost twice to Arsenal this season? So shut up....go back to your beloved blog.

5/03/2007 10:49 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So? We can afford to do so because we were going for a treble. Heard of those down your way? Didnt think so, you only think in doubles mate. You go back to bed, its too late for you. you have to be up for it come Sunday when they blaze you out of the Emirates.

5/03/2007 10:53 pm

 
Blogger Kixzon said...

AC Milan 3 - 0.....treble mate?

5/03/2007 11:06 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OH please, how about you making it there as often as we have then brag?? Didnt barca double their tally last year 2-1? So wonderful with Henry the only man to rely on and barca still came back and that was the furtherst you ever got. Quarter finals was the furthest, so win it or bin it mate. Cant compare so dont go there. Weve got what you only have three-fold, turn the lights off on your way down chump

5/03/2007 11:10 pm

 
Anonymous tripping said...

Positionally,
Kaka=Fat Frank and Scholes
Pirlo=Carrick
Fabregas is a little different from all of them but is closer to Pirlo and Carrick

In terms of play and ability
Kaka=Scholes in his prime>>Fat Frank
Pirlo>Fabregas>>Carrick

Milan were beautiful to watch. Completely outclassed United in terms of technical ability and tactical nous. Ronaldo kept coming inside, leaving Oddo with acres of space. I think they missed Evra badly.

5/03/2007 11:29 pm

 
Blogger Kixzon said...

To read how badly is MU being outclassed, read on...
http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/sports/story/0,4136,129429,00.html?

5/04/2007 1:02 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"http://newpaper.asia1.com.sg/sports/story/0,4136,129429,00.html"

Who???? Where did you dig that from, the same earth the Goners are buried under hiding from the top of the EPL? You want to pick one match and a double over us and you still dont look at the whole picture - FA Cup= us and Chelski Title= us Champs League semi final= us possible treble= us Arsenal achievements last season this season= none for everything else you need masterclass and the goners are running out of that

Put it this way and go to bed now - you lose Sunday you can shut up and go away you win or draw Sunday we get the title so either way you're helping us thank you very much and spread your rubbish elsewhere the Goners dont shine

5/04/2007 1:13 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Man u fans have been well and truely rattled. You better get it together or you could end up with nothing also. So its you lot who need thier sleep!

Kaka is a formidable player in prime form.

Fabregas is a formidable player still under construction.

5/04/2007 1:48 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way people over rate Fabregas reminds of the way the media over rate Cristiano Ronaldo and Beckham in the past.

5/04/2007 2:22 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey people talk a bout Ronaldo being great. I agree he is a good player but not great. Kaka should not even be compared with Fabregas because he is not solemly depended upon by milan like the arsenal kid in the name of fabregas. Fabregas is a magician under the tentive coaching of the best coach. I know is hard for arsenal players to be appreciated because they dont buy the out of form expensive English players: ain't that RACISM?

5/04/2007 2:30 am

 
Blogger Kixzon said...

Oi....where were you the last couple of years when MU were shaking to the core? And where were you when Arsenal was undefeated? Crawling? And now you're blah-ing in others blog cos yr club only starting to progress this year?

But then again, what can I say...just the normal characteristics of a typical MU fan? Uneducated & ill-mannered...

5/04/2007 4:19 am

 
Blogger Pat said...

Kaka is more like Zidane in my opinion.

Milan's first goal was a well worked goal with some fantastic touches, hardly a cheap goal.

5/04/2007 8:32 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whilst I agree that Fabregas is still developing I still dnt see the link between him and Kaka. Kaka is a striker, he does sit in midfield he plays further upfield than Fabregas who sits in midfield and try to control the flow of the game.

5/04/2007 10:41 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Man U fans are amusing, were was all this bravado for the past three seasons, last season we reached the Champions league final and were still not outclassed in the final, you were completly outclassed in the SEMI FINAL. Shouldnt this put things in perspective? Whilst Iv enjoyed some of the football youv played this season I think we all know that this is a blip, how will you rebuild your aged team? Not through your youth system, thats for sure. Meanwhile Arsenal have assembled the greatest collection of youth in the world, we are for the future your for the past. Even more amusing you dnt have the money to replace all that youv lost, before Chelsea you were the heavy spenders and now you cant afford to replace Giggs, Scholes,Neville,Heinze (if he leaves as reports state) and probably Saha as well as bringing in Hargreaves. In short enjoy this season, next season will not be so pleasant for you me thinks.

5/04/2007 10:48 am

 
Blogger Mart said...

Gotta love sofa fans. Fabregas is class. Kaka is class. Pirlo is class. However, they all do different jobs on the field.

The Chelsea fans - what might you win this year? The Carling Cup vs Arsenal kids. Well done.

The FA Cup? Maybe.

The league? Nope.

Champions League? Nope - you showed nothing against a team 20 points below you in the table. Not bad, after a half billion pound investment.

Man U fans - congrats on the league. As a Gooner (not Goner, as half of you write), it's hard to say, but you've been the best team this year. However, you were destroyed by Milan.

My boy's haven't done well this year, but, again, we've spent maybe 5% of the big teams budget, especially over the last few years. Maybe that's a good thing, maybe not, but at least we're owned by Arsenal fans, not multi billionaires (I'm grateful for that)


Cheers
Mart

5/04/2007 1:09 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fab is great he need better players around him to take advantages of his fantastic vision and creativity and control. Man Utd fans go cry somewhere else, u all 2 touchy coz u lost.

All gooners want u to beat Chelski and u stil moan, Ronny has lost abit of form now, but your team is tired, which is understandable, and most important player for you has always been Rio. When he is missing you always suffer.

Fab and Kaka together would be nice, always liked Kaka (creative goal-getter). The passes Kaka made for the goal agiainst Liverpool on the ground at speed in 2005 were incredible.

5/04/2007 1:12 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If we had Kaka at Arsenal then we would have a player who is as creative as Ronaldinho and Messi. Now are you saying that with Fabregas we have a player who is as creative as those two at Barcelona? Of course not.

5/04/2007 1:47 pm

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well of course we don't need Kaka, we can always wait for 1-2 years in a more attacking instinct Fran Merida. Fab4 & Merida combination would be interesting. Merida will be pushing for a couple of games next season. Definitely the leauge cup.

5/05/2007 2:56 am

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMGGGG

I didnt just see Kaka matched with Fabregas!! :-|
What kind of blind fool would do that??

Only an Arsenal supporter

If u think that ur team is anywhere near Milan then u really need to shoot yourself in the head!!

:s

5/18/2007 8:55 am

 

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