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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #160 on: June 26, 2019, 08:55:45 PM »
I think heís also a massive racist prick isnít he? But that could reduce the field a fair bit in this draft if we ruled out this types (he says slightly xenophobicaly).

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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #161 on: June 26, 2019, 08:56:37 PM »
He was a bit of a twat, in all fairness. More than a bit, really. One hell of a free kick taker though. Would probably rank in my top five set piece takers of all time, although that's be heavily influenced by watching Football Italia as a kid.

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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #162 on: June 26, 2019, 08:58:45 PM »
I think heís also a massive racist prick isnít he? But that could reduce the field a fair bit in this draft if we ruled out this types (he says slightly xenophobicaly).

See, while I can't listen to The Smiths anymore because I don't agree with Morrissey's I'm a racist prick policy (even though I do agree with his Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now policy), I would have picked Mihajlovic for my team despite him being a massive racist prick.

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« Reply #163 on: June 26, 2019, 09:00:05 PM »
See, while I can't listen to The Smiths anymore because I don't agree with Morrissey's I'm a racist prick policy (even though I do agree with his Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now policy), I would have picked Mihajlovic for my team despite him being a massive racist prick.

Is that wrong?

No, but lets move on from the Racist, Right Wing Nationalist, Arkan loving scumbag shall we.

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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #164 on: June 26, 2019, 09:04:14 PM »
I think heís also a massive racist prick isnít he? But that could reduce the field a fair bit in this draft if we ruled out this types (he says slightly xenophobicaly).

Did not know this. 

Which leads me to this

http://www.espnfc.com/europe/news/2000/1026/20001026mihajlovic.html

http://footballrepublik.com/sinisa-mihajlovic/

Interesting reads.

If my research went into political affiliations, crazy nut job personality quirks from abuse to being an utter dumbass, and who is hip, in, and cool amongst a small group of LFC supporters born during a certain time, then I would never finish researching the picks.

Now the real question is would I pick him again knowing what I know now?  But alas, drafts do not work that way.  Popularity contests aren't they?

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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #165 on: June 26, 2019, 09:05:34 PM »
See, while I can't listen to The Smiths anymore because I don't agree with Morrissey's I'm a racist prick policy (even though I do agree with his Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now policy), I would have picked Mihajlovic for my team despite him being a massive racist prick.

Is that wrong?
I never liked the Smiths or Morrissey anyway, and after all the stick I got off my Morrissey-loving mates for being all uncultured and that I feel somewhat vindicated by his ending up being a massive racist prick. Is that right?

Always loved a Mihajlovic free kick though - the whip, the power, the accuracy, man was a genius with a dead ball, even if he wasn't that great of a footballer aside from that. Is that wrong?

Very confusing, all this.

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« Reply #166 on: June 26, 2019, 09:06:58 PM »
Are we tied to a number of players from a Country?

PS. The Smiths were shite.  ;D
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« Reply #167 on: June 26, 2019, 09:10:08 PM »
Is Betts sandbagging, or ready with a pick?
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« Reply #168 on: June 26, 2019, 09:10:42 PM »
I'm online, but just waiting to hear from Bobby about whether he'd like to team up. Sounds like both of us have eratic schedules this week, so could be a perfect way to both get involved. But if I don't hear soon I'll just pick my guy anyway.
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« Reply #169 on: June 26, 2019, 09:14:04 PM »
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« Reply #170 on: June 26, 2019, 09:15:49 PM »
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« Reply #171 on: June 26, 2019, 09:21:52 PM »
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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #172 on: June 26, 2019, 09:26:39 PM »
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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #173 on: June 26, 2019, 09:30:40 PM »
Are we tied to a number of players from a Country?

PS. The Smiths were shite.  ;D

As long as you have players from at least 3 different nations, you can pick as many as you like.

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« Reply #174 on: June 26, 2019, 09:32:27 PM »
I never liked the Smiths or Morrissey anyway, and after all the stick I got off my Morrissey-loving mates for being all uncultured and that I feel somewhat vindicated by his ending up being a massive racist prick. Is that right?

He's certainly not for everyone (aside from right wingers these days)

Always loved a Mihajlovic free kick though - the whip, the power, the accuracy, man was a genius with a dead ball, even if he wasn't that great of a footballer aside from that. Is that wrong?

Yes

Very confusing, all this.

Agree with that, too many blurred lines.
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« Reply #175 on: June 26, 2019, 09:37:01 PM »
No, but lets move on from the Racist, Right Wing Nationalist, Arkan loving scumbag shall we.

;D

He's a c#nt no doubt, the Arkan thing has some context seeing as he's from Vukovar and Arkan helped his family. A c#nt non the less. Recently [several years ago] when he was the Serbian national team manager, he banned Adem Laljic from playing because Ljaljic didn't sing the national anthem. LJaljic is a Serbian Muslim, who is from Novi Pazar, a part of Serbia which is predominantly Muslim

While we are on the subject of this, I only discovered today that Davor Suker, took a picture by the grave of Ante Pavalic [notorious Ustasa general], in the presence of other war criminals, this was taken in 1996 [in Madrid, sine Pavalic was buried there] . This photo was released by Croatian media recently but I only became aware of it literally today which in my mind totally distorts my view on him, regradless of his ability

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« Reply #176 on: June 26, 2019, 09:38:10 PM »
He's a c#nt no doubt, the Arkan thing has some context seeing as he's from Vukovar and Arkan helped his family. A c#nt non the less. Recently [several years ago] when he was the Serbian national team manager, he banned Adem Laljic from playing because Ljaljic didn't sing the national anthem. LJaljic is a Serbian Muslim, who is from Novi Pazar, a part of Serbia which is predominantly Muslim

While we are on the subject of this, I only discovered today that Davor Suker, took a picture by the grave of Ante Pavalic [notorious Ustasa general], in the presence of other war criminals, this was taken in 1996 [in Madrid, sine Pavalic was buried there] . This photo was released by Croatian media recently but I only became aware of it literally today which in my mind totally distorts my view on him, regradless of his ability

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« Reply #177 on: June 26, 2019, 09:38:58 PM »
So you won't be voting for Sarge then. Good.

Hahahah, it will be offset by the other players he has.

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« Reply #178 on: June 26, 2019, 09:43:45 PM »
Betty, reading my mind as always!

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« Reply #179 on: June 26, 2019, 09:49:07 PM »
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« Reply #180 on: June 26, 2019, 09:49:10 PM »
Betty, reading my mind as always!

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« Reply #181 on: June 26, 2019, 09:49:32 PM »
As long as you have players from at least 3 different nations, you can pick as many as you like.

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« Reply #182 on: June 26, 2019, 09:58:40 PM »
He's a c#nt no doubt, the Arkan thing has some context seeing as he's from Vukovar and Arkan helped his family. A c#nt non the less. Recently [several years ago] when he was the Serbian national team manager, he banned Adem Laljic from playing because Ljaljic didn't sing the national anthem. LJaljic is a Serbian Muslim, who is from Novi Pazar, a part of Serbia which is predominantly Muslim

While we are on the subject of this, I only discovered today that Davor Suker, took a picture by the grave of Ante Pavalic [notorious Ustasa general], in the presence of other war criminals, this was taken in 1996 [in Madrid, sine Pavalic was buried there] . This photo was released by Croatian media recently but I only became aware of it literally today which in my mind totally distorts my view on him, regradless of his ability

Oh did not know that about Suker, not good.
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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #183 on: June 26, 2019, 10:02:54 PM »
There is going to be a run on defenders soon boys!!! Get'em while they are hot!!!
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« Reply #184 on: June 26, 2019, 10:08:56 PM »
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« Reply #185 on: June 26, 2019, 10:10:04 PM »
I will of course be lying for teams that will play in perfect harmony and not pausing every 5 minutes to re enact Batty and Le Saux or Bowyer and Dyer.

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« Reply #186 on: June 26, 2019, 10:11:49 PM »
Can I leave my pick with someone?

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« Reply #187 on: June 26, 2019, 10:13:07 PM »
Nice picks BBB

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Re: The Balkan Express XI Draft
« Reply #188 on: June 26, 2019, 10:14:56 PM »
Just warming up, Trend. Going from back to front I see? Who's next, your keeper?

Lev Yashin-ovic -- spot on mate.

Back to front is right (you might be the only person other than me to pick defenders with 1 pick).  Love it.

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« Reply #189 on: June 26, 2019, 10:16:00 PM »
I will of course be lying for teams that will play in perfect harmony and not pausing every 5 minutes to re enact Batty and Le Saux or Bowyer and Dyer.

I thought that was directed at me for a moment as a thinly guised insult. Getting into the Mihajlovic spirit.
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« Reply #190 on: June 26, 2019, 10:16:13 PM »
Lev Yashin-ovic -- spot on mate.

Back to front is right (you might be the only person other than me to pick defenders with 1 pick).  Love it.



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« Reply #191 on: June 26, 2019, 10:20:47 PM »
Baresi is always my first pick when I can.

Must be contagious, as after my first draft --- with you and the boys I tended to drift towards wanting Baresi more than others, as a place I like to start too.

Baresi is a beast --- but I found that if I relied upon him to win it for me (there would always be three Brazilians against) and I would lose by 10 votes.... even with Mbappe and Henry? 

I'll try to steer clear from repeat performance patterns though, as in a year or two BB will have my profile drafting pattern out like he did Hazell --- whom I think may be the most resilient drafter among us.  Just when you think the spigot runs dry, he comes out with a pick we all would have liked to have taken credit for...

 
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« Reply #192 on: June 26, 2019, 10:25:35 PM »


Always wanted to draft Baresi. Absolute God on the field. Whenever I see him in a line-up I almost automatically take the opposition striker out of the game. He'll be so tightly wedged in Franco's pocket he might as well not exist anyway.
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« Reply #193 on: June 26, 2019, 10:26:56 PM »
Always wanted to draft Baresi. Absolute God on the field. Whenever I see him in a line-up I almost automatically take the opposition striker out of the game. He'll be so tightly wedged in Franco's pocket he might as well not exist anyway.

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« Reply #194 on: June 26, 2019, 10:53:19 PM »
There goes my favorite defender of the draft, top stuff Trend!

Boksic another good pick, another one bites the dust.

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« Reply #195 on: June 26, 2019, 11:11:15 PM »
Boksic was great, big and strong and a good finisher. How the fuck did he end up wasting a few years at Middlesbrough (thereís a fair few who can ask themselves that question)?

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« Reply #196 on: June 26, 2019, 11:12:50 PM »
Baresi is always my first pick when I can.

Was my very first pick in my very first draft.....I remember you Berasied me then Sulkered. I nearly complained to a Modric
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« Reply #197 on: June 26, 2019, 11:18:06 PM »
Was my very first pick in my very first draft.....I remember you Berasied me then Sulkered. I nearly complained to a Modric

;D You did sound hurt at the time, but he was the greatest bar none.
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« Reply #198 on: June 26, 2019, 11:18:29 PM »
Boksic was great, big and strong and a good finisher. How the fuck did he end up wasting a few years at Middlesbrough (thereís a fair few who can ask themselves that question)?

True.

Going abroad is a difficult business - language, culture, manager trust, team mates relations and a lot has changed in the last 30-40 years.  Personality matches to the culture sometimes can be tricky (as players have their feet in multiple worlds at the same time) - hard to feel grounded. 

Thinking of Lazar Markovic at present - a lot of reasons for things not to work out.
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« Reply #199 on: June 26, 2019, 11:19:20 PM »
True.

Going abroad is a difficult business - language, culture, manager trust, team mates relations and a lot has changed in the last 30-40 years.  Personality matches to the culture sometimes can be tricky (as players have their feet in multiple worlds at the same time) - hard to feel grounded. 

Thinking of Lazar Markovic at present - a lot of reasons for things not to work out.

Spoiler!!

 ;D
If you donít stand for something you will fall for anything.