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Vote for the best team (best representation of the manager in terms of philosophy, style & tactics)

Lastrador (Rinus Michels)
JordanTremenderson (Tony Pulis)
Hazell (Valeriy Lobanovskyi)

Voting closes: Today at 05:29:30 pm

Author Topic: Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D  (Read 219 times)

Offline NICHOLLS1986

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Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D
« on: December 8, 2022, 05:28:42 pm »
Please rank the teams in order of who you think are the best.

Remember, we are voting which teams are the best in terms of being the best constructed team in line with the chosen manager's philosophy, player styles and tactics. NOT 'the team with the greatest 11 players'. Well-chosen players and tactics that execute the manager's philosophy the best should be valued more than a team full of big names that don't.

For example:

1st: Manager A
2nd: Manager B
3rd: Manager C
Group D

Lastrador (Rinus Michels)



JordanTremenderson (Tony Pulis)


Manager profile, player styles and team tactics

Hazell (Valeriy Lobanovskyi)


Manager profile, player styles and team tactics
Manager: Valeriy Lobanovskyi:

Lobanovskyi's most famous for managing Dynamo Kyiv in three spells and winning loads of trophies with them. He was the manager of that exciting Kyiv team which had Shevchenko and mauled Barcelona amongst others in the late 90's.

He tended to play the now unsexy 442 but favoured a tactically astute high pressing team, with disciplined players able to move into different positions should the need arise. Basically a mix of Michels and Klopp, so I've tried to make my team in that ilk.

Alisson is therefore obvious choice and while the centrebacks wouldn't be people's first thought for this team, both were able to progress the ball and Vierchowod in particular had recovery pace which would allow him to play higher up than he was used to. Happy enough with Krol (obviously well versed in total football) and Sagnol. Think the rest of the team speaks for itself in how it would be under Lobanovskyi, Matthanus and Souness strong and fit enough to play for that kind of side and Mendieta and Mane in particular on the flanks wouldn't stop and then there's Rush and Cavani - no better players capable of pressing from the front (Firmino aside) and scoring a shedload of goals.
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Re: Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 11:51:37 am »
The team with:

Chilovert (better freekick & pen taker than GK)
Popescu (rubbish in a back four)
Veron (PL flop)

Are winning this! 

Ho ho holy cr$p! ;D

My team would be too tough to handle at set plays.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 11:53:12 am by JordanTremenderson »

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Re: Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 03:42:27 pm »
I went for Jordan, I am not sure the other two teams could do it on a cold Tuesday night at Stoke.

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Re: Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 06:23:28 pm »
voted for lastrador earlier. beautiful team.

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Re: Diamond Anniversary Draft - GROUP D
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 06:56:28 pm »
Can't believe Las is winning, I can imagine Bremner in particular doing a particular poor impression of Jansen.
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