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Who wins the match?

Hazell
7 (46.7%)
Draex
8 (53.3%)

Total Members Voted: 15

Voting closed: June 14, 2024, 05:12:10 pm

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Please note:
  • players should be evaluated on only their performances at their respective World Cup/EURO tournaments.
  • evaluate team chemistry, balance and the strengths and weaknesses in defence, midfield and attack. Also look at key one-vs-one battles.
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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2024, 10:58:08 pm »
*Tries hard to think of reasons to vote against Draex*

This is a really tough one to be honest.
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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #2 on: June 14, 2024, 08:32:28 am »
Very very tight game, Iíd say the only difference is Klinsmann had a better individual tournament 96 captaining Germany as winners vs Crespo who had a good tournament but went out early.

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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #3 on: June 14, 2024, 08:38:22 am »
Very very tight game, Iíd say the only difference is Klinsmann had a better individual tournament 96 captaining Germany as winners vs Crespo who had a good tournament but went out early.

 Might be wrong but didnít Klinsmann have injury of form issues and missed quite a lot of game time? I know Bierhoff got the goal in the finals and Kuntz (!) in the semi. Did he do much before then?

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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2024, 08:42:54 am »
I like how Hazell has a couple of partnerships in there that he can show worked Ďin real lifeí. Vieira and Gilberto is a grown up midfield pairing.Chamot and Ayalashipped a few to England and the Netherlands but is a proven partnership. Nice selection policy, well thought through and deserves rewarding. By the way, Rivaldo and Kluivert played together at Barca and combined brilliantly didnít they?

Kudos to Draex for picking Chilavert. Knew someone would! A set piece threat! Heís captured a few unexpected star of the tournament types in Baros, the Greek lad and even Materazzi.

Good battle, like all the ties so far.

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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2024, 08:56:17 am »
Might be wrong but didnít Klinsmann have injury of form issues and missed quite a lot of game time? I know Bierhoff got the goal in the finals and Kuntz (!) in the semi. Did he do much before then?

EURO 1996
Group C   6/9/96   A   Germany   Czech Republic   Czechia   2:0   on the bench
Group C   6/16/96   A   Germany   Russia   Russia   0:3   CF    2               90'
Group C   6/19/96   A   Germany   Italy   Italy   0:0   CF                   90'
Quarter-Finals   6/23/96   A   Germany   Croatia   Croatia   2:1   CF    1      7'         39'
Semi-Finals   6/26/96   A   Germany   England   England   7:6 on pens    Torn muscle fiber
Final   6/30/96   A   Germany   Czech Republic   Czechia   2:1 AET   CF       1            95'

2nd top scorer in the tournament just missed the semi's.

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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2024, 09:30:49 am »
Two great sides. I was originially leaning towards Hazell because of the synergy between his teammate picks. At first glance I thought the Chamot-Ayala partnership was a masterstroke, but having double checked Chamot played LB for that entire tournament and wasn't always a starter either. So in the spirit of the draft, I had to give it to Draex.
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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #7 on: June 14, 2024, 06:16:37 pm »
Dang.

Well done Draex :)
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Re: Nostalgia Draft: World Cup/EURO edition - 1ST ROUND - Hazell v Draex
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2024, 07:23:56 pm »
Dang.

Well done Draex :)

Well played, couldn't have called it.