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Who Wins?

Betty Blue v
13 (34.2%)
Tubby
6 (15.8%)
Crosby Nick v
11 (28.9%)
Drinks Sangria
8 (21.1%)

Total Members Voted: 19

Voting closed: June 19, 2022, 02:04:18 pm

Author Topic: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals  (Read 486 times)

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Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« on: June 18, 2022, 02:04:18 pm »
Betty



V

Tubster





Crosby



V

Drinks


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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2022, 02:05:51 pm »
Colour clash. Better have a competent ref.  ;D

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2022, 02:30:53 pm »
Can I have another nearly all Liverpool team instead please?

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2022, 02:34:45 pm »
Can I have another nearly all Liverpool team instead please?

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2022, 03:59:56 pm »
You want to play Sarge again?  ;D

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2022, 08:12:29 pm »
BUMP!

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2022, 08:29:48 pm »
BUMP!

Damn not many votes in this one! I gave mine to the leaders, but there are no bad teams going this far. Iniesta and Modric as sitting mids bothers me a bit sorry Drinks Sangria ;D
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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2022, 08:35:53 pm »
Betts and Nick on this one. Refreshing to see Nicholas building an actual good side for a change and not having to rely on his popularity.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2022, 08:41:27 pm »
Betts and Nick on this one. Refreshing to see Nicholas building an actual good side for a change and not having to rely on his popularity.

Shots fired, take cover :D
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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2022, 08:52:44 pm »
Betts and Nick on this one. Refreshing to see Nicholas building an actual good side for a change and not having to rely on his popularity.

Fuck off you dragon botherer.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2022, 09:08:12 pm »
Fuck off you dragon botherer.
That’s no way of treating you voters. I’ll have to rethink things for the final. And I consider myself more or a sheep’s rights activist, thank you.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2022, 09:19:15 pm »
This is what I get for taking out the tournament favourite.
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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2022, 10:51:52 pm »
Modric and Iniesta aren’t holding midfielders, they’re in a possession-based midfield triangle that utilises the vertical movement of the wing-backs in order to open space for the movements of Ronaldo and Benzema.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2022, 11:35:49 pm »
You picked Modric's idiot cousin Modoric though mate.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2022, 11:37:30 pm »
Modric and Iniesta aren’t holding midfielders, they’re in a possession-based midfield triangle that utilises the vertical movement of the wing-backs in order to open space for the movements of Ronaldo and Benzema.

It falls on me to bring culture to this group.

Cried it in!

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2022, 12:14:53 am »
It's should be taken into the records that Betty's lads are fresher than everyone else having played a game less.  ;D

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2022, 12:20:31 am »
Me and Betty have the same formation, making it an idea match up for a final in terms of being able to compare. In my unbiased opinion.

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Re: Football Cicrlce Draft- Semi Finals
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2022, 12:08:05 pm »
This is what I get for taking out the tournament favourite.

I was pleasantly surprised at the scoreline! Expected this to be much tighter.

Went with Nick in game 2. Found DS' set up really interesting and it's definitely nice to see other formations explored (maybe some kind of formation restrictive draft could be fun in future?). But the midfield is where this one was won and lost for me. Although there's the potential for Zizou to run rampant against Dino Baggio, who is a bit below the level of some of the players out here. Zidane excelled when playing with ball winners and 'water carriers' - Makelele, Vieira, Petit, Deschamps, Davids. You could argue that once Modric-Iniesta-Zidane have the ball you'd never get it off them, but how do they win it in the first place? Especially with Matthaus in there. I do think Nick's attack would struggle to score against that defence, but I'd also say the same for DS' attack. So that's why it's the midfield battle that swayed me here. This would be a 1-0 win on a knife's edge.
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