Who was better Cantona or Bergkamp

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  1. Cucumber

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    Putting bias aside who was the better player in their respective careers?


    Thought this would be an interesting debate.
     
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    Cantona seems obvious to me here.
     
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    Guess someone didn't see the first line :D:D:D:D:D

    I am an utd fan so Cantona for me as well :yo::yo:
     
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    I did, but frankly, Cantona had more impact. He was the first foreign player to really establish himself as the dominant player. He won it all in England with a bunch of kids around him.
     
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    Does this matter?
     
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    Yes, it does IMO. He had the toughest route. And didn't have the Henrys and Vieiras around him.
     
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    Heck he even dominated with Leeds.
     
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    Club level, Cantona. Internationally, Bergkamp.
     
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    Well, that's only because Jacquet thought nobody should could ZZ himself. Cantona was an excellent NT player until ZZ thought he'd rather have his own friends.
     
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    The second part is a legitimate argument. But being the first foreign player to establish himself doesn't mean much to me. Especially because he wasn't.

    And he had Giggs, Bruce, Ince, Schmeichel, Hughes, Keane, etc around him. And yeah, they were kids, but they were some damn good kids
     
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    Well France kind of sucked during Cantona's hey day. Failed to make the World Cup for example.
     
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    His comeback season after the ban alone wins him this argument. Few players have dominated a season as well as he when it came to winning games. Back then, EPL was still on free tv channels on Saturdays in Finland and I remember more than a few United games that they were having all sorts of issues until King Eric scored the winner.
     
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    Yeah, I have no issue admitting that I have no idea in terms of what was happening then, but looking at names, it wasn't like he was surrounded by nobodies.
     
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    Cantona had more talent but I'm not sure he had the better career.
     
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    I'm with you here. Eric Cantona was "special", but he was an impact player. Not that Dennis Bergkamp wasn't good, but he wasn't a leader like Cantona was.
    First impact player was Ardiles in my books. He had a hard time during the Falkland crisis afaik.
     
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    Cantona for me
     
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    Not his fault... Houiller... They had a solid team.
     
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    Cantona more talented?

    Meh, I'm biased so I'll abstain from the conversation buuuuuut:



    I love excuses to post this goal anyway.
     
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    And Ginola's fault too :)
     
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    Again, that's not Ginola who had champagne bottles openned at HALFTIME of the second to last game. ;)
     
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    Tough one but Bergkamp for me because he had more impact on his NT than Cantona. And I think both had similar impact for their respective clubs. Also, Bergkamp is more likeable.
     
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    That's kind of my point. Not his fault the national team overall just didn't perform well.
     
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    Not even close.
     

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