Right, me and NSD were being all nostalgic on steam earlier and I want to open this discussion to a wider audience. Well, it's less a discussion and more a statement of fact, but you know...
The 2000/01 Serie A season was the single greatest collective of talent in football history.
Now, I shouldn't have to explain myself here, because I'm fucking right, but I'll just lay out some little bits here...
Hernan Crespo - Lazio - 26
Andriy Shevchenko - Milan - 24
Enrico Chiesa - Fiorentina - 22
Gabriel Batistuta - Roma - 20
Christian Vieri - Inter - 18
You have a list of players like that, without even mentioning Ronaldo (the greatest striker of all time, btw), Blanc, Zanetti, Gattusi, Maldini, Nesta, Inzaghi, Sukur, Seedorf, Recoba, Del Piero, Totti, Buffon, Thuram, Cannavarro's, Albertini, Coco, Bierhoff, Costacurta, Montella, Walter Samuel, Cafu.... The craziest thing about this list is that I've only looked at like 3 teams and I could easily keep going.
I don't think we ever have, nor will we ever, see such a collection of pure talent ever again.
So...anybody for a game of Championship Manager 00/01 or 01/02?