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    After leaving New York City FC, at the age of 38, the Italian Legend has announced he’s hung up his boots:

    https://www.theguardian.com/football...e_iOSApp_Other

    What a player he was. A personal favourite of this poster, his displays for Milan, and latterly for Juventus, where he won four championships, never ceased to impress.

    Ciao, Andrea!

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    An absolute joy to watch. One of my fave England memories in recent years was watching him making Hodgeson's team look as feeble as it was back in 2014. A bunch of WAG-hunting fannies chasing their tails as Pirlo orchestrated their downfall, and rightly made Hodgeson, Rooney, Gerrard & co look the useless, lame gimps they were.

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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    One of the all-time greats


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    The quintessential deep-lying playmaker. In an age of ever faster pace, Andrea Pirlo often looked like he was in the eye of a storm: people would run around him like a movie in fast forward, and he, taking his time, would calmly split any defence into pieces with his passing.


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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    Yeah not a bad player to be fair


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    A player i greatly admired and one I just missed out on seeing live. He was an unused sub both times when I went specifically to see him. V's Milan, and then Inter.



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    The thing about great players is they make the game look effortless and Pirlo was one of the best. High quality hardly wasted a pass and a gentleman to boot. Hope to see him as a manager with his football philosophy..


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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    Let us not forget, his interest in winemaking too:



    What a man.


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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    Beyond cool. Proper Maestro.

    When he wears that top, it's even better.






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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    Saw NYCFC a couple of years ago, bargain at £20 to see Pirlo and David Villa at work even that late in their careers. Fat Frank weren’t bad either.


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    The Hunchbacks have knocked this up. Some of the free kicks are pure filth.




    also...too soon?





    and just for pedantry points, Pirlo calls it a "cucchiaio" (spoon) and not a panenka.

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    Default Re: Andrea Pirlo retires

    I’d like to think someone in Milan regularly still cries into their morning Espresso that they let him go.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    I’d like to think someone in Milan regularly still cries into their morning Espresso that they let him go.
    There's probably quite a few in Milan who cry about it. Especially on a Sunday when the team sheet comes out..."Borini, Kalinic" etc..


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    Quote Originally Posted by chriscl View Post
    I’d like to think someone in Milan regularly still cries into their morning Espresso that they let him go.
    We will be the same about super Benny Osborn


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    Absolute genius. My favourite player of the last decade or so.

    If he was an Englishman he wouldn't have got 10 caps.


 

 

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