You'd think that footballers would learn from their mistakes. But as sure as the sun sets, eggs is eggs, and as sure as Ashley Cole will inevitably end up with his oozing hands dancing all over the wrong woman's naked body...

English players will forever oversell themselves, despite the mountain of facts that suggest the contrary.


Today, as reported in The Guardian newspaper, Steven G said this about his new best friend, Joe Cole:

"Messi can do some amazing things, but anything he can do Joe can do as well, if not better."

"He used to shock us in training by doing footy tricks with a golf ball that most players can't even do with a football. I really fancy Joe for the [player of the year] award this season."

Now here are two videos that might help you make up your own mind about that…

Joe Cole

Lionel Messi

This post, written by Josh Burt, is republished with permission from The Spoiler. Go there often if you like soccer stuff.