If he Barça pretend that Griezmann be the nine that can alleviate the four months of absence of Suarez, it will not be easy. While Messi and Suarez, who have been on sick leave for relatively long periods, have collaborated on 26 and 25 goals respectively during the course, he has done so in 15 playing virtually everything (11 goals and 4 assists). What can not be doubted is his ability as a footballer. In Ibiza, he also threw down the theories that he disappeared away from Camp Nou. He was the only player on the team with a sharp edge and gained tons of credibility leaving Barça alive in the Cup. If he Barça was two summers behind Griezmann it was for something similar to that of Ibiza. Beyond playing against a team of Second Division B to which the Catalans were forced to win by decree, the situation had become almost dramatic and the French avoided a high-scale earthquake. His two goals in the only two serious shots on goal that his team made throughout the game (the other was a very soft shot of Rakitic) put the Barça in eighths and prevented the partner’s eyes from looking at the bench and even the box. Setien Y Bartomeu They can agree to thank French. Griezmann It was the solution, but also a symptom. He was the holder who least touched the ball in the Barça The whole game, 32 touches. Less even than Net (33). Less even than an alternate, Carles Pérez (3. 4). Happens that Griezmann He is a player who does not play for the gallery, but to be pragmatic. And in that it was the best long Barça in Ibiza. It goes in its price, 120 million euros, but it did so in some circumstances not easy, with a somewhat lost team in the plan that survived thanks to the instinct of the French, able to make two precise unchecks with two star finishes. Griezmann, moreover, can be attributed one more merit. It is adapting to what the team demands at all times. A gesture of humility that speaks very well of him. A star adapting to the needs of the group. In order not to alter the ecosystem of Messi and Suarez, he lay down on the left wing from the beginning in season with tactical discipline, although that clearly had an impact on its performance. He looked less and looked much less at the goal. It was a light version of Griezmann from Atlético. Now, Quique wants to fit him in the position of second striker. To that he also responded in Ibiza. His definitions after the services of De Jong and Alba, with which he also begins to understand with his eyes, were those of a senior striker. When Suárez and Messi were not there, he appeared. That’s why Griezmann came to Barça.
Loading comments… Trouble loading? 0 1 Don’t scratch Daley out of Britain’s golden history Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Reply Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Share via Email Twitter 2 Jul 2008 17:28 Report The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Share Report Since you’re here… 0 1 Comments 89 Facebook Athletics Share on Twitter whosaskin Read more Share Share on Twitter newest Sorry there was an error. Please try again later. If the problem persists, please contact Userhelp Threads collapsed Reply Share on Messenger MrMydak Share on Facebook I agree that his omission is scandalous – I was just a kid in the 80s (born at the end of ’78) so I can’t say that I knew exactly what was going on when I was watching the Olympics, but I distinctly remember being mesmerized by Daley. In fact, coming from a fairly racist family, it was probably Daley that prevented me from turning out racist – I couldn’t help but admire the guy. Share via Email Share on Twitter Reply Share Report Oh, and Pinsent in for Gunnell or Edwards surely also? Share on Facebook 2 Jul 2008 10:36 Share Reply | Pick MichaelVaughanMyLord 2 Jul 2008 9:11 2 Grazman Report 2 Jul 2008 16:18 Share on LinkedIn BM78 Reply 0 1 Report Share Share on Twitter 0 1 3 | Pick | Pick 0 1 Share on Facebook sirroger 0 1 Seconded – I remember the great battles Daley had against that german bloke….can’t remember his name… it was stirring stuff. Twitter | Pick Share on Facebook Twitter Sportblog Report Athletics Reply 4 2 Jul 2008 10:34 Share Absurd – his name must have been omitted from the pollster’s list of suggested athletes. The public were still free to vote for him, hence the “it’s the public’s choice” carp from Camelot, but which of the gormless fools pottering around Bluewater on a Tuesday afternoon would think to choose someone who wasn’t on the list? 25 Twitter 2 Jul 2008 17:34 Share on Facebook View more comments Twitter Reuse this content,View all comments > Share on Twitter Report Share Reply Please select Personal abuse Off topic Legal issue Trolling Hate speech Offensive/Threatening language Copyright Spam Other | Pick | Pick Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Report Report Twitter theoceansswitch Facebook 0 1 50 Report 2 Share on Facebook Twitter Share on Twitter Report jyrkinieminen Report upapalmtree Share on Facebook unthreaded All Share on Twitter oldest Facebook 2 Jul 2008 18:00 | Pick 1 | Pick | Pick Facebook I’m sure he was called Hans Krautlander. 0 1 Share on Twitter Share on Twitter Share Reply The stunt at the 1984 Olympics when Thompson showed up in a T-shirt with the text ‘Is the World’s Second Greatest Athlete Gay?’was very amusing at the time 2 Jul 2008 16:28 Reply Share on Facebook Report | Pick Reply | Pick | Pick hadenuff Share Share on Facebook Twitter Facebook 2 Jul 2008 15:58 Share Share 0 1 Share Twitter He was the only Brit athlete it was okay to like when growing up as a young irishman. Immensely talented and funny – unlike so many bland British athletes recently. Reply Twitter 0 1 comments (89)Sign in or create your Guardian account to join the discussion. Reason (optional) 2 Jul 2008 16:05 100 Facebook Facebook Share Reply the whole story decide for yourself how good he was. lord thompson you say?!pt1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0JYwQto2k&feature=relatedpt2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CP7PNHR4SqI&feature=relatedpt3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnBTWG8C8sE&feature=relatedpt4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-uN9kNTNME&feature=related | Pick Share Share on Twitter Facebook 3 Malcolm Cooper instead of Duncan Goodhew? 0 1 Twitter Facebook 0 1 nothingtoulouse collapsed First published on Tue 1 Jul 2008 19.01 EDT Share on Twitter Twitter Twitter thatsdarts Reply Oh, one more thing (as Columbo says)…Maybe I’m wrong, but are all of these British Olympians on the stamp list actually English…Perhaps its exclusion of the Scots, Welsh and NIrish is a bit iffy?O | Pick Report 2 Jul 2008 16:24 0 1 After surveying 2,140 people, Camelot has revealed the six greatest British Olympians whose faces will illuminate its lottery scratch cards to raise funds for 2012 – Sebastian Coe, Steve Redgrave, Kelly Holmes, Jonathan Edwards, Sally Gunnell and Duncan Goodhew.Duncan Goodhew! Sure, Goodhew might well qualify as one of the six most recognisable Olympians and we felt for him with his alopecia (though, on the plus side, it did give him a hydro-dynamic advantage in the pool), but one of our greatest Olympians? His Olympic 100m breaststroke victory at Moscow was the only major gold of his career.There are any number of more likely contenders. Here are just a few who fell by the wayside: house painter John Jarvis, who won two golds swimming in the Seine in 1900; Queenie Newall, the oldest woman to win Olympic gold in the archery back in 1908 when she was 53; George Larner, who came out of retirement in the same year to win gold in the 3,500m and 10-mile walks, and put his success down to running naked round a secluded garden “when circumstances permit”; Scottish missionary Eric Liddell (400m gold, 1924) and Jewish Cambridge student Harold Abrahams (100m gold, 1924) whose rivalry was memorably portrayed in the film Chariots of Fire; Tessa Sanderson who competed in a record six Olympics and won a gold medal in 1984. Linford Christie was disqualified from the poll because of his failed drugs test, despite the fact that his 100m gold in 1992 was rated by the public the third greatest British gold-winning Olympic performance. But the astonishing omission is Daley Thompson.How could any poll fail to include Thompson among one of the top six British Olympians? The man not only won gold, he won it twice. He not only won it twice, he won it at the toughest event – the decathlon. Over 100m, 400m, 1500m, 110m hurdles, high jump, pole vault, long jump, discus, javelin and shot put, he beat the world – time and again. His 1984 Olympic record stood for eight years and is still a UK record, and he was the first athlete simultaneously to hold Olympic, Commonwealth, European and world titles in a single event. He might have won a third gold in 1988 if he’d not been injured. Amazingly, he achieved all this with a handlebar moustache. It was the ‘tache, which he still wears today, that told us everything we needed to know about Daley. Like a policeman with a ponytail, here was a man prepared to stand alone. He called himself Daley despite being born Francis Morgan, whistled God Save The Queen on the podium in 1984, referred to his gold medal as the big G, swore on live television when he was named personality of the year, and went on to play professional football.Daley was never one for protocol. After winning gold in Los Angeles, overcome with emotion, he announced he’d like to have Princess Anne’s babies. In 1986, he crossed out the name of Guinness (sponsor of the Commonwealth Games) because he was teetotal, told the press to piss off, then tried to make amends by wearing a Guinness choker round his neck the next day. “I think I can do anything, one leg, no legs, one arm tied behind my back. Whatever it takes,” he said in 1989 when he was already past his best. He was a sporting genius and a huge, if not always measured, personality. Incredibly, Daley does not even get a mention in Camelot’s press release. We are told that the public fondly remembered Mary Peters in 1972 for her pentathlon victory, and Anita Lonsbrough’s 200m breaststroke gold in Rome in 1960 also gets an honourable mention. But Daley? Nothing. He’s been erased from Camelot’s Olympic history. Report thatsdarts An absolutely astonishing omission. Daley was one of my sporting heros as a kid. Forget Britain, he was one of the greatest sportsmen in the world…His only problem is that he has a personality rather than trying to be a personality. Share on Facebook Share Twitter Report Report Share on Facebook Deleted by moderator 0 1 Share on Pinterest 2 Jul 2008 16:31 whosaskin Close report comment form | Pick | Pick 2 Jul 2008 17:12 Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Share on Facebook recommendations 0 1 Share on Facebook Reply Daley was a hero when i was 12 years old watching those olympics in California. not only a multi-gold medal winner but he had a ZX spectrum game as well!!! here he is in action: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2sSF1a2dww0&feature=related and here with narration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq0JYwQto2k&feature=related and here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZMNb3Hcbo5I&feature=related details… pb in 100m, discus, high jump… olympic record in long jump… as the guy says in the 2nd film; in 1980 Thomson destroyed the competition in all events. in 1984 the german athlete Jurgen Hingsen, the record holder was back and it took Thompson to rise to new heights to win his 2nd gold… this is the story of a true champion. leaving this guy out is a disgrace. An incredible omission. Clearly the most gifted all-round athlete the UK has ever produced and demonstrated that not only at successive Olympics but I saw him win the decathlon in Stuttgart in 86 beating two Germans in a German stadium (Jurgen Hingsen and Siggi Wentz). Perhaps the questionable t-shirt was a factor, but on the athletics he clearly outranks anyone else. Scandalous. Keep digging on this. There has to be some kind of skullduggery at work. Share on Twitter I was also in Stuttgart in ’86. Not only did he beat the Germans, who had a highly partisan crowd screaming for them and booing Daley’s every move, he also ran in the British 4×100 metres relay team-the day after winning the decathlon! The man is an absolute legend. Share Twitter Share on Twitter 2 Jul 2008 15:55 Report We bumped into Daley (as he is known to me) in a cafe in Putney before the 2003 World Cup Final, he was enjoying a full English and confidently predicted an England triumph. I knew then that it would be a memorable day.I suspect his omission is because he is a bit dangerous, because he is not willing to be part of the BBC’s smug ex-athletes brigade who spout constant inanity, breaking occasionally to issue selective pious witterings against He Who Must Not Be Named (or Dwain Chambers). More power to Daley, along with Linford Christie the only truly cool British Olympic Champion. Facebook Absolutely. Undoubtedly one of the greatest British sportsmen of all time, never mind olympian. Daley for King. What’s going on? Conspiracy theorists are digging up old stories in which he argued that lottery funding for athletes encouraged mediocrity and limited horizons. “The difference now is that people just want to get on the bottom of the lottery ladder. They want to be the fifth or sixth best in Britain and they’re satisfied with that. In the 1980s and 1990s we weren’t satisfied. We all wanted to be the best,” he said in 2006.Perhaps Daley was excluded, accidentally or otherwise, from the prompt list given to those surveyed? Ipsos Mori, which carried out the poll, says only the British Olympic Association, which supplied the list, or Camelot can answer that. Meanwhile, the BOA tells me it cannot possibly provide a copy of the prompt list out of respect for its Olympians. Nor can Camelot, which simply says: “This was the public’s choice.” Hmm. If this were Zimbabwe or Florida we’d be demanding a recount. route22 Facebook Facebook Facebook Facebook 0 1 2 Jul 2008 16:59 | Pick Report 4 Share Share on Twitter 2 Jul 2008 17:22 Facebook Twitter Reply | Pick Reply 2 Jul 2008 17:00 Reply MouthoftheMersey Share on Facebook Share on Facebook Facebook Facebook Share on Twitter Scandalous stuff.route22, it was Jurgen Hingsen, who also had a tache if I remember rightly Report Share on Twitter Facebook 2 Jul 2008 17:04 2 Jul 2008 10:03 Share Reply Share on Twitter Report badaude 0 1 Facebook … we have a small favour to ask. The Guardian will engage with the most critical issues of our time – from the escalating climate catastrophe to widespread inequality to the influence of big tech on our lives. 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Every reader contribution, big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Twitter LondonLouis Report 2 Jul 2008 17:33 Othelliago 0 1 Share Share on Facebook | Pick Share on Twitter Twitter | Pick | Pick Simon Hattenstone RaydeChaussee Share on Facebook He was probably excluded from the list. And (before anyone says it) definitely not because he was black.As Simon suggests, there were times in his career when Daley was a loose cannon, and he has the potential to be an embarrassment today if given exposure. Anyone remember the tasteful teeshirt he wore in 1984, suggesting that Carl Lewis was gay?Daley Thompson was a great athlete, but also a total tosspot. Reply Share Reply Share on Twitter Facebook 0 1 Support The Guardian | Pick leytondanio Report Email (optional) 2 Jul 2008 16:47 Share 0 1 Facebook Share Share on Twitter 2 Jul 2008 16:23 Twitter Tue 1 Jul 2008 19.01 EDT Twitter Order by oldest Twitter Report Twitter Reply Share on Facebook Topics comment | Pick Magpawacar Report 1 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Reply I’ll always fondly remember the Daley Thompson game…The list seems very athletics-biased, so I wouldn’t begrudge the swimmer and rower their places. But surely GB&NI have had success in other Olympic Sports that would be better ‘stamped’?E.g. Boxing, Cycling…I can think of several other sportmen and women who would be deserving of their places (probably ahead of Gunnell & Edwards).O Show 25 Share on Facebook Share Share on Twitter Facebook Twitter I agree. Facebook CountMagnus expanded Twitter Reply 2 Jul 2008 15:58 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter 0 1 Can’t argue with any of this, he was an absolute legend – it’s just amazing in decathlon generally how good their performance in each event it, the standard is astonishing. And good work also to the poster who mentioned the Spectrum game – what a classic that was…I think the poster who mentions the t-shirt probably has it right though – that’s probably the reason for his airbrushing. Reply jurgen hingsen, it was. Othelliago 2 Jul 2008 18:18 0 1 Share Facebook Share 0 1 [Deleted by moderator] | Pick Twitter Share on Twitter Reply Olympic Games 2012 0 1 Shares11 2 Jul 2008 16:00 | Pick hadenuff Report Sportblog Facebook 0 1 Sign in or create your Guardian account to recommend a comment Share on Facebook