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Post by Stella Wed 14 Mar 2012, 3:42 pm

If this has been done before then sorry but I'm bored.

By looking back into your memory bank, which would be the best world XI from players you have seen, be it on telly or live?

Mine would be:

Schmeichel

Thuram
Canavarro
Sammer
Maldini

Zidane
Mattheus
Platini

Messi
Ronaldo
Maradona

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Post by d260005p Wed 14 Mar 2012, 5:47 pm

Wow. Hard to beat mate to be honest.

Mine would have to be:

Schmeichal

Thuram
Campbell
Adams
Cafu

Zidane
Keane
Cantona
Bekham

Ronaldo
Messi

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Post by Crimey Wed 14 Mar 2012, 6:18 pm

Casillas

Cafu
Cannavaro
Maldini
Carlos

C Ronaldo
Kaka
Zidane
Ronaldinho

Messi
Ronaldo

I do think that would be a ridiculously attacking team though, and I did take out a couple of players such as Vieira and Henry.

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Post by Imperial Ghosty Wed 14 Mar 2012, 6:46 pm

Schmeichel

Cafu
Ferdinand
Cannavaro
Maldini

C. Ronaldo
Makelele
Scholes
Zidane
Messi

Ronaldo

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Post by Good Golly I'm Olly Wed 14 Mar 2012, 8:11 pm

Casillas

Cafu
Maldini
Nesta
Carlos

Ronaldo
Makelele
Scholes
Messi
Zidane

HOLT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Post by Imperial Ghosty Wed 14 Mar 2012, 8:15 pm

Always surprised to see Maldini picked at centre back, he was a far better left back than Carlos although we're going back about 15-20 years there.

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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 8:01 am

Schmeichel

Cafu
Adams
Baresi
Maldini

Zidane
Matthaus
Keane
Maradonna

Messi
Ronaldo

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Post by Stella Thu 15 Mar 2012, 9:21 am

Imperial Ghosty wrote:Always surprised to see Maldini picked at centre back, he was a far better left back than Carlos although we're going back about 15-20
years there.

Yeah, I had him at LB. He IMO was at his best in the early - mid 90's when he played there for Italy.

Carlos was pretty shoddy at defending at times. His pace helped him a lot.
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Post by sirfredperry Thu 15 Mar 2012, 10:53 am

Older posters - OK, I mean me - would probably include the likes of Pele, Cruyff, Best, Bobby Charlton, Law, and Gordon Banks. I even saw Tom Finney but it was his last season.
I think I would have to include Maradona and Messi which would mean a real fight for places.

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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:37 am

"LIVE" only, don't rightly see how you can really assess a player's performance on TV, other than the highlights and lowlights, if they are even shown:

G: Pat Jennings
RB: Gary Neville
CB: Frank Munro
CB: Bobby Moore
LB: Terry Cooper
RM: Neeskens
CM: Charlton
LM: Giggs
S: Pele
S: Bergkamp
S: Greaves

Bench: Shilton, Jimmy Dickinson, Dave MacKay, Kevin Beattie, Brian Robson, Trevor Francis, Osgood, Rooney.

I'll remember someone essential with the next cup of coffee, so "click" . . . .



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Post by Stella Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:43 am

Showing your age mate :-)

I read that as Frank Bruno at first Doh
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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:46 am

Stella,
If you have it, you might as well flaunt it . . . .

Frank Who?

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Post by lorus59 Thu 15 Mar 2012, 1:03 pm

Schmeichel
Carlos Alberto, Moore, Beckenbauer, Maldini
Best, Cruyff, Platini, Messi
Pele, Maradona

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Post by GG Thu 15 Mar 2012, 1:17 pm

Buffon
Cafu, Desailly, Cannavaro, Maldini,
Vieira, Zidane, Makelele,
Messi, Henry,
Ronaldo (original).

Unlucky to miss out: Thuram, Nesta, Xavi, C.Ronaldo, Bergkamp, Keane, Adams, and Raul.

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Post by sodhat Thu 15 Mar 2012, 1:24 pm

---------------Schmeichel
Thuram---Cannavaro---Nesta---Maldini
------------------Vieira
------------Xavi-------Scholes
-----------------Zidane
------------Ronaldo---Messi

It's pretty difficult to fit them all into a coherent team, but that was my best shot!

Others there could have been; Totti, Batistuta, Buffon, C.Ronaldo, Henry, Ronaldinho, Keane, Cantona, Giggs, Bergkamp, Hierro etc etc. My head would explode if I sat here trying to get them all in.


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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Thu 15 Mar 2012, 1:25 pm

The best player I've seen actually live, as in in the stadium, is Frank Lampard.

But I've not seen many Premier League players, supporting Watford.

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Post by lorus59 Thu 15 Mar 2012, 1:54 pm

Electric Demon wrote:The best player I've seen actually live, as in in the stadium, is Frank Lampard.

But I've not seen many Premier League players, supporting Watford.

You really need to get out more!!!

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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Thu 15 Mar 2012, 2:06 pm

This place - Jesus steam

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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 2:41 pm

-----------------Banks----------------
cafu---Moore----Beckenbauer----R Carlos
-----------------Viera------------------
---------Zidane-------Platini----------
----------------Maradona------------
--------------Pele---Gerd Müller---

Subs,Dida,messi, charlton-Henry Bergkamp , Cruyff

and
HESKEY!


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Post by Hero Thu 15 Mar 2012, 2:43 pm

Seen a great deal of Cafu or Beckenbauer?

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Post by Beer Thu 15 Mar 2012, 2:45 pm

Hero wrote:Seen a great deal of Cafu or Beckenbauer?

Or Pele?

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Post by Stella Thu 15 Mar 2012, 2:56 pm

King Beer wrote:
Hero wrote:Seen a great deal of Cafu or Beckenbauer?

Or Pele?

The posters may be to young?

I certainly am for Beckenbauer and Pele anyway Very Happy
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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:01 pm

erm my team
full of class players
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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:06 pm

I remember Beckenbauer playing the semi final against Italy in 1970 with a dislocated shoulder. Not sure how many players would do the same nowadays.

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Post by Hero Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:06 pm

It's certainly full of players regarded as the best in their position, I just wonder though how many of them you have actually seen.

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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:11 pm

suprised with the lack of gerd Muller

68 goals in 60 games for west germany
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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:11 pm

Looking at the line-up, I am amazed you missed George Best off. From 1969-1974 he was regarded as the best player in the world by many who played against him at that time.

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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:12 pm

The only footage I have seen of Muller is the 1970 World Cup and 1974 World Cup on highlight packages and ESPN. Can anyone actually recall watching for him for club?

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Post by Stella Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:15 pm

One player that I haven't seen on this article is Rivaldo. Most would have seen him as well.

Great player and would be in my team if I was 15 years younger, ie no Platini.
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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:17 pm

Surprised no Batistuta.

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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:23 pm

heres gerd muller stats

1963–1964 1861 Nördlingen 31 (51)
1964–1979 Bayern Munich 453 (398)
1979–1981 Fort Lauderdale Strikers 71 (38)
Total 555 (487)

National team
1966 West Germany U-23 1 (1)
1966–1974 West Germany 62 (68)

taht is pretty impressive stats

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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:27 pm

But have you actually seen him play live

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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:29 pm

i doubt many of these players any of us would have seen play live
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Post by MtotheC's Wrasslin Biatch Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:30 pm

When you say "play live" - do you mean in the flesh, or on telly?

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Post by Kenny Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:48 pm

Clemence
Neal
Hansen
Lawrenson
Kennedy
McManaman
Souness
Gerrard
Barnes
Dalglish
Rush

i did spend a lot of time at Anfield
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Post by Roberto Mankini Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:49 pm

The OP meant live as in either at the game or on the tube. I doubt many saw Muller in that capacity, so then it would seem strange to compile a line up of players you haven't seen in their pomp.

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Post by GG Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:58 pm

KingKenny7Heaven wrote:Clemence
Neal
Hansen
Lawrenson
Kennedy
McManaman
Souness
Gerrard
Barnes
Dalglish
Rush

i did spend a lot of time at Anfield

No Igor Biscan? Erm

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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 3:59 pm

GG wrote:
KingKenny7Heaven wrote:Clemence
Neal
Hansen
Lawrenson
Kennedy
McManaman
Souness
Gerrard
Barnes
Dalglish
Rush

i did spend a lot of time at Anfield


No Igor Biscan? Erm

or Dudek?
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Post by randy-poffo Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:02 pm

Schmeichel

G Nevile
Cannavaro
Costacurta
Maldini

Overmars
Matthäus
Maradona
Leonardo

Van bastan
Romario

My team is very mid 90's orientated as this was my favourite time in football.


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Post by Kenny Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:02 pm

cherriesfan wrote:
GG wrote:
KingKenny7Heaven wrote:Clemence
Neal
Hansen
Lawrenson
Kennedy
McManaman
Souness
Gerrard
Barnes
Dalglish
Rush

i did spend a lot of time at Anfield


No Igor Biscan? Erm

or Dudek?

Igor nearly got in as did Torben Piechnik , Dudek was a good keeper but Clemence was better
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Post by Stella Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:03 pm

randy-poffo wrote:Schmeichel

G Nevile
Cannavaro
Costacurta
Maldini

Overmars
Matthäus
Maradona
Leonardo

Van bastan
Romario

My team is very mid 90's orientated as this was my favourite time in football.


Romario? A very underrated player. Best box player I've seen.
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Post by guildfordbat Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:07 pm

KingKenny - With David Fairclough as the supersub! Very Happy

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Post by Kenny Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:12 pm

guildfordbat wrote:KingKenny - With David Fairclough as the supersub! Very Happy

Of course Very Happy you need a supersub and he was the best , i was talking to him a couple of years back at a reserves game really nice bloke
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Post by kwinigolfer Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:13 pm

And St.John moving to inside left if you ever signed anyone called Jesus . . .

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Post by guildfordbat Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:20 pm

Roberto Mankini wrote:The only footage I have seen of Muller is the 1970 World Cup and 1974 World Cup on highlight packages and ESPN. Can anyone actually recall watching for him for club?

Certainly saw a fair bit of Muller on tv playing for West Germany and Bayern Munich throughout the 1970s.

Surprisingly perhaps, he wasn't that gifted with the ball. His tremendous skill was in reading the game and anticipating opportunities. That so often enabled him to gain an extra bit of space and react almost instantly with a close range goal.

There's an old expression - great goalscorers don't score great goals. That sums up Gert Muller.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 15 Mar 2012, 4:49 pm

Messi and Luis Ronaldo up front would've been delicious. Seedorf and Zidane behind them infiltrating the opposition. OK
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Post by cherriesfna Thu 15 Mar 2012, 5:48 pm

guildfordbat wrote:
Roberto Mankini wrote:The only footage I have seen of Muller is the 1970 World Cup and 1974 World Cup on highlight packages and ESPN. Can anyone actually recall watching for him for club?

Certainly saw a fair bit of Muller on tv playing for West Germany and Bayern Munich throughout the 1970s.

Surprisingly perhaps, he wasn't that gifted with the ball. His tremendous skill was in reading the game and anticipating opportunities. That so often enabled him to gain an extra bit of space and react almost instantly with a close range goal.

There's an old expression - great goalscorers don't score great goals. That sums up Gert Muller.

u dont need your striker to be good you need gim to score and there isnt and never willbe as good as STRIKER as he was
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Post by Imperial Ghosty Thu 15 Mar 2012, 6:15 pm

randy-poffo wrote:Schmeichel

G Nevile
Cannavaro
Costacurta
Maldini

Overmars
Matthäus
Maradona
Leonardo

Van bastan
Romario

My team is very mid 90's orientated as this was my favourite time in football.


Wanted to include Leonardo in my team, the sweetest left foot i've seen and as a wide player is superior to both Messi and Ronaldo. If I were to try and make a team to win i'd have to leave one of them out as i'd only want one luxury player in which case Leonardo or Giggs would replace them.

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Post by Josiah Maiestas Thu 15 Mar 2012, 11:09 pm

Can't forget this guy!

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Post by 88Chris05 Fri 16 Mar 2012, 12:34 pm

Probably best to keep this to players who I've seen reach their peak in my lifetime.

Schmeichel

Thuram - Sammer - Cannavaro - Maldini

C. Ronaldo - Keane - Zidane - Rivaldo

Messi

Batistuta

Unusual formation, with Messi playing as deep striker, but naturally I've bent it a little to make sure I can have all the names I'd consider essential in!
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