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Your team's Greatest XI

Discussion in 'SA Archive' started by Gooner14, 21 Apr 2004.

  1. Gooner14

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    We've had the greatest team in the World, no doubt the Premiership has been done, or it will soon! So pick your teams greatest XI (football before you smart Alec's try that cricket game:p )

    Arsenal of course!

    Playing 4-4-2

    GK: Seaman

    RB: Dixon
    LB: Sansom
    CB: O'Leary
    CB: Adams

    LM: Brady
    RM: Rocastle (biased! who cares!)
    CM: Vieira
    CM: Petit (purely as he is Vieira best partner

    ST: Wright
    ST: Henry

    Subs:
    GK: Jennings (not in the first XI cause he was a spud)
    2. Bastin
    3. Pires
    4. McLintock (great leader)
    5. Bergkamp

    What you reckon to that! Post your teams greatest XI
     
  2. McBain

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    Location: Lancs/London

    GK : Flowers

    RB : Kenna
    CB : Hendry
    CB : Berg
    LB : Le Saux

    RM : Ripley
    CM : Batty
    CM : Sherwood
    LM : Wilcox

    CF : Garner
    CF : Shearer

    Can you tell i'm not that old ?! :p
     
  3. Big Kev

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    This team could change tomorrow knowing me, but here goes:

    Jennings

    Sansom
    O'Leary
    Adams
    Dixon

    Brady
    Pires
    Vieira
    Davis

    Henry
    Wright

    Subs:

    Seaman
    Anderson
    Overmars
    Radford
    Bergkamp
    Number 1 is Perry Groves, Number 2 is Perry Groves, Number 3 is Perry Grove, Number 4 is Perry Groves, Number 5 is Perry Groves, Number 6 is Perry Groves, Number 7 is Perry Groves, Number 8 is Perry Groves, Number 9 is Perry Groves, Number 10 is Perry Groves, Number 11 is Perry Groves, we all live in a Perry Groves world, a Perry Groves world.
     
  4. Gooner14

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    Classic Chant there! Legend all the same (well prehaps I'm bending the truth, he's up there with Gus Caesar and Martin Hayes), Ain't a certain My CliffyG related to him!
     
  5. Big Kev

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    We normally sing it when we're having an easy time on the pitch, like Friday for example.

    No place for Rocky mate, he was and always will be, a Highbury hero, but not quite good enough to make the list.
     
  6. Gilly

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    Ooof. Hard one.

    Nigel Martyn

    Paul Reaney Norman Hunter Jack Charlton Terry Cooper

    Peter Lorimer David Batty Billy Bremner Eddie Gray

    John Charles Allan Clarke

    Gary Sprake
    Gary McAllister
    Gordon Strachan
    Joe Jordan
    Alan Smith

    Reckon thats about it. There's more that deserve to be in and it pained me to leave some out.
     
  7. Gooner14

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    True in a way, if the manager when he was around was Wenger it would of been entirely different, but he was silenced in a workman like team that Graham liked. Also if he had been injured.

    But he was my first Highbury hero, and was around at the time when football started to become important to me! 85-87 ish

    It's also difficult putting current players in, I'd put Pires in but he's still got time to improve! (Henry and Paddy don't need to!)
     
  8. HangTime

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    Based on personal experience only (no pre-88 players)

    .................Seaman
    Dixon/..O'Leary/..Adams/..Cole/
    Merson.......Vieira.......Overmars
    ................Bergkamp
    ..........Wright.....Henry

    Lukic
    Keown
    Smudger
    Anelka (before he traitored, Henry for the half the price will do nicely ta)
    Schwarz
    Parlour
    Bould

    Bit top-heavy admittedly, but hey, it's a fantasy team and Vieira will just have to hold the fort in midfield on his own :)

    Gold star for whoever works out what the "/" symbols are there for ;)
     
  9. Gilly

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    Offside ref!
     
  10. HangTime

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    *
     
  11. Vicar

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    Location: Glasgow, East Kilbride

    Playing 4-4-2 (if were going for all time)

    GK: Peter Schmeichel (Denmark)

    RB: Danny Blind (Hollandl)
    LB: Sammer (Germany)
    CB: Paolo Maldini (Italy)
    CB: Franz Beckenbauer (Germany, technically a Sweeper)

    LM: Luis Figo (Portugal)
    RM: Luis Enrique (Spain)
    CM: Roy Keane (Ireland)
    CM: Kenny Dalglish (Scotland)

    ST: Marco van Basten (Holland)
    ST: Thierry Henry (France)

    Subs:
    GK: Gianluca Buffon (Italy)
    2. Pele (Brazil)
    3. Zico (Brazil)
    4. Ronaldo (Brazil)
    5. Junior (Brazil)
    6. Pavel Nedved (Czech Rebublic)
     
  12. Gilly

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    And when did all these players ply their trade in Scotland exactly? ;)

    Someone miss the 'your team' bit? :)
     
  13. Gooner14

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    Not Nigel! I'd pick him over Cole at this stage.

    Schwarz?! Not a bad player, but not in a greatest AFC XI (imo of course!) he never really settled, and always had big hair!

    By the way the / were very clever!
     
  14. HangTime

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    I wondered if anyone would pick up on Schwarz. I put him on the bench in case (god forbid) anything should happen to Vieira, in which case we would need some hard-tackling steel in the centre of midfield, which he provides. He is also left-footed which was lacking in my squad, could slot in at left-back at a pinch. Paul Davis or Petit would be alternatives I guess. Maybe I'd go with Petit in hindsight, but there's just something I don't like about him :) I also have a softspot for Schwarz because of that last-minute freekick in the Cup winners cup against Sampdoria.

    Cole I picked because of his attacking prowess and potential he has to improve.
     
  15. Vicar

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    Doh!!!!!!
     
  16. HangTime

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    I was also a bit confused about who was picked to play at fullback for that international team... maybe we have a budding Houllier/Ranieri in our ranks :)
     
  17. davestar_delux

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    Celtic

    Coach: Jock Stein

    Simpson;
    Craig; Gemmel; McNeill; Clark;
    Murdock; Wallace; Auld; Johnstone;
    Chalmers; Lennox.

    Think I've got that lineup right? It's the Lisbon Lions basically although I would probably drop Chalmers for Dalglish.

    SUBS:
    Larsson, Jimmy McGrory, Paul McStay, Danny McGrain.
     
  18. Exorcist

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    Location: Manchester Airport

    GK: Schmeichel
    DR: G.Neville
    DC: Bruce
    DC: Edwards
    DL: Irwin
    MR: Beckham
    MC: Keane
    MC: Robson
    ML: Best
    SC: Van Nistelrooy
    SC: Law

    Subs:-
    GK: Sealey
    DC: Pallister
    ML: Giggs
    MC: Ince
    FC: Cantona
     
  19. [ASSE]Hinchy

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    Based on own experiences, no pre 1990 players bar Kevin Keegan :D I know of some of our old players eg Jimmy Case but I never really saw them play. I have seen enough of Keegan though for him to warrant a place :p

    GK Antti Niemi

    DL Wayne Bridge
    DR Jason Dodd
    CB Dean Richards
    CB Claus Lundekvam

    ML Fabrice Fernandes
    MR Kevin Keegan
    DM Carlton Palmer - sure laugh it up, he came to us for a season or two and did a job :p
    AM Matthew Le Tissier suprisingly enough!!


    FWD Iain Dowie......OOPS!!! NO WAIT!!! Alan Shearer :D
    FWD James Beattie
     
  20. [ASSE]Hinchy

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    As in Duncan Edwards? I thought he was a midfielder :confused:

    Also, I can't BELIEVE that you would have Van Nistelrooy in your team AHEAD of Eric Cantona :p