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« Reply #400 on: December 6, 2021, 09:45:09 pm »
Picking now. Iíve had a disaster for this draft.
We've noticed.

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« Reply #401 on: December 6, 2021, 09:48:58 pm »
He was already 32 when he joined Coventry, and he made two PFA teams of the year while at Leeds, while also having better league finishes and individual stats. So I would definitely say he was playing at a higher level at Leeds.

He was, but a lot of that was in the Football League era, rather than Premier League I thought.

Anyway, itís a good pick, Iím just reminiscing inaccurately to pass the time.

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« Reply #402 on: December 6, 2021, 09:52:12 pm »
Update the pick list please and thank you.
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« Reply #403 on: December 6, 2021, 09:55:57 pm »
We've noticed.
I accept Iíve lost all votes for my derailing of the rhythm.

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« Reply #404 on: December 6, 2021, 10:08:52 pm »
He was, but a lot of that was in the Football League era, rather than Premier League I thought.

Anyway, itís a good pick, Iím just reminiscing inaccurately to pass the time.
Football League, Premier League, who cares. The important thing is that bald Scot was a football genius, and Bobby has no taste.  ;D

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« Reply #405 on: December 6, 2021, 10:27:34 pm »
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« Reply #406 on: December 6, 2021, 10:29:32 pm »
I was going to pick Ginola, mainly because a trip through Newcastleís Premier League archives reveals theyíve had a lot of truly average footballers. Some shite.

Fernandinho lasted a lot longer than his ability and accomplishments would suggest.

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« Reply #407 on: December 6, 2021, 10:30:31 pm »
If Nick and Bobby see this, please pick before 11 pm because I'm unsure about my internet situation also tomorrow :wave
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« Reply #408 on: December 6, 2021, 10:30:59 pm »
We all know Hazell picked Ginola because he's the closest thing he can get to Redondo.

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« Reply #409 on: December 6, 2021, 10:32:37 pm »
Football League, Premier League, who cares. The important thing is that bald Scot was a football genius, and Bobby has no taste.  ;D

I'm saying I reckon his best football was with us, mate. He was a vital component of a cracking team. On an individual level, he'd been around. Fitted us like a glove. Take him out of that he was about Leeds at best
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« Reply #410 on: December 6, 2021, 10:33:20 pm »
If Nick and Bobby see this, please pick before 11 pm because I'm unsure about my internet situation also tomorrow :wave

Didnít realise it was my pick again and this has made me decide to take the full hour.

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« Reply #411 on: December 6, 2021, 10:34:43 pm »
If Nick and Bobby see this, please pick before 11 pm because I'm unsure about my internet situation also tomorrow :wave

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« Reply #412 on: December 6, 2021, 10:35:18 pm »
We all know Hazell picked Ginola because he's the closest thing he can get to Redondo.

Yes! I was torn between him and George Boyd for my Redondo substitute.
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« Reply #413 on: December 6, 2021, 10:37:19 pm »
Didnít realise it was my pick again and this has made me decide to take the full hour.

Mate, think of the Linudden
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« Reply #414 on: December 6, 2021, 10:43:32 pm »
Mahrez was already picked by our friend Tremenderson in round two, Nick :wave

Btw, never realised that Gary Mac once had hair :o I thought that man, myth and legend was bald since birth!
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« Reply #415 on: December 6, 2021, 10:49:34 pm »
Mahrez was already picked by our friend Tremenderson in round two, Nick :wave

Btw, never realised that Gary Mac once had hair :o I thought that man, myth and legend was bald since birth!

Ah sorry, I was rushed into the pick by some rude prick. Will look again now!

It was a toss up anyway so will revert to my original choice!

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« Reply #416 on: December 6, 2021, 10:49:39 pm »
Jay-Jay Okocha is one of those players whose legend exceeds their actual achievements. Played his best stuff in Germany and Turkey and had one good season in the 3 he spent at Bolton, his first.
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« Reply #417 on: December 6, 2021, 10:56:15 pm »
If Nick and Bobby see this, please pick before 11 pm because I'm unsure about my internet situation also tomorrow :wave

All that urgency for Gazza fucking Bazza!

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« Reply #418 on: December 6, 2021, 10:57:38 pm »
Nice, got my pick in!

Central spine almost completed now:

Vidic van Dijk

Lampard Barry

Tevez

Also, it's a nice way to cross off the first non-top club by getting a very accomplished player who made Villa punch above their weight for several years in Barry. While obviously not on Xabi's level he was a very good Premier League midfielder for many years.
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« Reply #419 on: December 6, 2021, 11:00:21 pm »
Ah sorry, I was rushed into the pick by some rude prick. Will look again now!

It was a toss up anyway so will revert to my original choice!

Yeah, Lonnie Donegan, see what you done here? Prick.
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« Reply #420 on: December 6, 2021, 11:00:57 pm »
All that urgency for Gazza fucking Bazza!

Better take him before I'm left with the Mophead ;D

I'd obviously taken Mendieta if we're talking whole careers but that's a different story!
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« Reply #421 on: December 6, 2021, 11:01:07 pm »
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« Reply #422 on: December 6, 2021, 11:03:08 pm »
All that urgency for Gazza fucking Bazza!

Fucking hell, he could have had that pick after the goalie
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« Reply #423 on: December 6, 2021, 11:07:09 pm »
Fucking hell, he could have had that pick after the goalie

Better hope I'm up against Lobo then ;D

In all seriousness, Barry gets an unfair rep for Rafa alienating Xabi over him. He was a much better footballer than people give him credit for and it's not a coincidence that Villa began a serious decline shortly after he left. In fact, even his first year for Everton was a really good one. I'm not too fond of the alternatives at this stage either. Barry was a solid 3-star midfielder on an FM scale and he did a job good enough to be a regular in the City team that won the Premier League without shining. People who are going to draft CM's outside of the big clubs are going to be seriously disappointed by now.
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« Reply #424 on: December 6, 2021, 11:08:47 pm »
Jay-Jay Okocha is one of those players whose legend exceeds their actual achievements. Played his best stuff in Germany and Turkey and had one good season in the 3 he spent at Bolton, his first.

You gotta consider the team he was playing for. He joined a Bolton team fighting for relegation, he played big part in improving them. Most Bolton fans probably would pick him as their best player in PL era.

He is gonna be perfect in my team.

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« Reply #425 on: December 6, 2021, 11:10:05 pm »
Fucking hell, he could have had that pick after the goalie

:D

Barry has some good longevity stats going for him. And he did belatedly make a step up when City were emerging.

Him and Lampard would both be running through treacle though.

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« Reply #426 on: December 6, 2021, 11:12:31 pm »
Barry is a shite pick when you consider that there is a better England midfielder available that played for Villa and moved to City.


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« Reply #427 on: December 6, 2021, 11:14:36 pm »
Sometimes you could think that Barry, Carrick and Fletcher were the same player, such were the similarities in how they played. The kind of players that are good enough to be complements in a midfield with title ambitions but is there by not taking too big risks and just taking care of the football.

Since Carrick and Fletcher had their best days at United I couldn't pick either no matter what. The other two options I had an equal option to Barry in mind but passed up for tactical purposes since I'm interested in the main club for other options moving forward.
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« Reply #428 on: December 6, 2021, 11:15:08 pm »
My CM pisses all over everyone ;D
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« Reply #429 on: December 6, 2021, 11:16:01 pm »
Barry is a shite pick when you consider that there is a better England midfielder available that played for Villa and moved to City.

Mille didn't play CM for Villa and was a largely inadequate right winger due to a lack of pace. I considered it but I'm not going to put him on the right side.
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« Reply #430 on: December 6, 2021, 11:16:56 pm »
My CM pisses all over everyone ;D

Who have you got Robster?

Masch and Fabregas tidy I reckon. Not sure if I need a third or go old school 442. Options are open at this stage!

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« Reply #431 on: December 6, 2021, 11:22:28 pm »
Who have you got Robster?

Masch and Fabregas tidy I reckon. Not sure if I need a third or go old school 442. Options are open at this stage!

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« Reply #432 on: December 6, 2021, 11:22:59 pm »
Anyone want to take my picks for me in case its not my turn tonight?

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« Reply #433 on: December 6, 2021, 11:24:14 pm »
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Gang of Midgets ;D

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« Reply #434 on: December 6, 2021, 11:25:19 pm »
Gang of Midgets ;D

Try get the ball off them ;D
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« Reply #435 on: December 6, 2021, 11:27:58 pm »
Lads?

When are you up in the draft? And when are you off to bed Pops?

Decent midfield it has to be said!

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« Reply #436 on: December 6, 2021, 11:29:14 pm »
When are you up in the draft? And when are you off to bed Pops?

Decent midfield it has to be said!

Second last so two close picks side by side, think 5 more to go before me but i am up for an hour or two yet.
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« Reply #437 on: December 6, 2021, 11:41:31 pm »
Ok, I wonít volunteer then

Thoughts on Harry Kewell anyone (Iím very needy!)...He was class at Leeds and also in spells for us but obviously we didnít see the best of him. Rafa always picked him when fit.

Those couple of seasons at Leeds from around 99-02 he was superb though.

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« Reply #438 on: December 6, 2021, 11:44:20 pm »
He was brilliant at Leeds and the player we hoped we where getting.
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« Reply #439 on: December 7, 2021, 12:14:35 am »
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