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17.10.2007, 09:07
It's a brave man who compares VdV to Seeler :eek:

Just like "Our Uwe"
On matchday 9, Rafael van der Vaart equalled a long-standing club record at Hamburger SV, putting him on a level footing with the legendary Uwe Seeler.

The 24-year-old Dutch international's winner in the 1-0 victory over Arminia Bielefeld was the seventh consecutive Bundesliga game in which he had scored - a feat previously only achieved at the club by "Our Uwe" in the very first Bundesliga season, back in 1963-64.

"It's a great honour to have done something only accomplished before by such a great player", the HSV captain said after the game.

"His round"

There were congratulations from head coach and fellow Dutchman Huub Stevens, along with best wishes for the upcoming internationals.

Asked the significance of van der Vaart's record-equalling feat, Stevens replied with a grin, "It's his round", adding, "I'll have no objections of course if he keeps banging them in."

Well ahead of schedule

One more goal will see "Rafa" equal his own total from last season.

In 2006-07, he had not netted once at the end of matchday 9. The first of his eight Bundesliga strikes for the season only came on matchday 14.

In other statistical departments, van der Vaart is also well up on his form at the same stage last season. His shooting accuracy is up from 53 percent after 9 games last year to 64 percent, his successful dribbles from 13 to 47 percent, and he has won 50 percent of all tackles as opposed to 42 percent last time around.


17.10.2007, 15:41
Thankfully, he's only on "level footing" with Uwe in terms of equalling a club scoring record.

No way will he ever he "level footing" on professionalism, loyality etc with Uwe, not in my book anyway.

17.10.2007, 17:38
Ahhhh, you got me :D
Player Nr.23 is an outstanding player, no doubt about it. But he has also proven this summer that he is an outstanding arsehole, too. He could have easily reached the level of Kevin Keegan after this season but he ruined it in only two weeks.
Uwe Seeler was one of these brave men http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One-club_player. He never left the club, scored hundreds of goals and was also named a honorary team leader of the German national team (beside Fritz Walter, Franz Beckenbauer and Lothar Mattäus). But unfortunately in his 3 years as a director of the board in the middle of the 90s, Uwe Seeler has also shown that he is bit of a simple-minded and hot-tempered person with a questionable understandig of democracy when it came to general meetings. But anyway he will always be remembered as an unblamable sportsman and the the greatest, most famous player this city has ever seen. Player Nr. 23 will never get to that stage due to lack of character and childish behaviour...

18.10.2007, 09:17
Sound alot like the wanker Barry Ferguson, great player but never ever will be a Ranger or Captain of the Rangers

19.10.2007, 21:19
Really do hope he does keep banging them in but his attitude during the summer was not befitting the captain of such a great club. Won't matter if he breaks Seeler's record (they are there to be broken) as he won't ever be the legend that Uwe was/is.

As 'rangers1873' (where the hell does 1873 come from? :confused: :D ) number 6 at Rangers is every bit as bad and should never have worn a Rangers top again far less captain the club.:mad:

20.10.2007, 08:15
Players names suck!!!:D