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  1. @MegadriveMan you are the worst tactical voter ever. Has there even been a draft (including the finals) where you haven't voted last / not voted at all unless prompted AND haven't voted for anyone competitive with you in the standings where appropriate? Bad form. Anyway - this was a hard one. Lots of merit to all teams. 3 Stacks has the best defence in Draft History - he should win by merit of that. Shearer in for Owen and it would be a landslide.
  2. Who is left to vote? Stig? Megadriveman (always!)?
  3. V hard to choose. Comfortably the best quality output I’ve seen given the restrictive nature of the game. Loads of really good teams. Will post choices later
  4. This is going to be the hardest one to vote on yet for me - some really great, interesting sides. John - agree re: Sterling - there's a complete dearth of good wide players and Sterling's probably already one of the top 10 Europe has produced in the past 10-15 years. I would have taken him if there wasn't an even greater dearth of genuinely world class left backs. Speaking of criminally under rated.. It's a bit mad that Ribery never gets picked in these things. There were a few years where he And robben were absolutely unstoppable.
  5. Desailly wasn't really a midfielder. He played as a CB in the Marseille European Cup winning team, then moved to Milan but couldn't break Italian axis of Costacurta/Baresi/Maldini/Galli who were well-established as Europe's best for years by then (who could?) and found himself more often than not in midfield, then left Milan where he again played CB for the rest of his career. He was always at CB for France too. So there were pretty unique circumstances that led to him being in midfield at Milan.
  6. Yup Pedrag was a v good pick. Ballon D’Or runner up - became Real’s Sporting Director after. Can only imagine how hard & how much politicking would be needed for an Eastern European to break into that Spanish cartel (the “mafia” as Ferguson called them?). A lot of those East European players of the time had big minds. Boban has a whole house dedicated to Russian Literature, became editor of a Croatian newspaper, has a restaurant .. and I think now is an executive at UEFA or FIFA possibly too? Casual.
  7. Not sure if he works as a lone forward though. Always needed a foil. Peak Shearer probably better than peak Owen Balon D'Or regardless. Great team nonetheless. Uncompromising defence.
  8. Switch Owen for Shearer and that team breezes this. May yet win.
  9. @MegadriveMan I'm done. Baia was my initial pick; no one else can take a Spanish pick so I took Villa too.
  10. Alex_K

    European Championships Rules & Selection Thread

    Megadriveman  1. Cristiano Ronaldo, Portugal(04,08,12,16) 2. Peter Schmeichel, Denmark (88,92,96,00) 3. Robert Lewandowski Poland (12, 16) 4. David Alaba, Austria (16) 5. Xabi Alonso Spain 6. Toby Alderweireld, Belgium 7. Bastian Schweinsteiger, Germany 8. Claude Makelele, France 9. John Terry, England 10. 11.   ViRdjil   1. Michael Laudrup - Denmark (88) 2. Frank Rijkaard - Netherlands (92) 3. Thierry Henry - France (00) 4. Ricardo Carvalho - Portugal (04) 5. Zlatan Ibrahimovic - Sweden (12) 6. Kevin De Bruyne - Belgium (16) 7. David Silva - Spain (12) 8. Darijo Srna - Croatia (08) 9. Danny Rose - England (16) 10. Jürgen Kohler - Germany (96) 11. Gianluigi Buffon - Italy (08)   Alex_K  1. Zinedine Zidane (00) 2. Andriy Shevchenko (12) 3. Hagi (96) 4. Kimmich (16) 5. Ashley Cole (12) 6. Andrea Pirlo (04) 7. Jan Verthonghen (16) 8. Ronnie Whelan (88) 9. Jaap Stam (96) 10. Vitor Baia (00) 11. David Villa (08) 3 Stacks  1. Luka Modric, Croatia (08, 12, 16) 2. Hristo Stoichkov, Bulgaria (96) 3. Gareth Bale, Wales (16) 4. Franco Baresi, Italy (88) 5. Michael Owen, England (00, 04) 6. Petr Cech, Czech Republic (04) 7. Sergio Ramos, Spain (08, 12, 16) 8. Andreas Brehme, Germany (88, 92) 9. Edgar Davids, Holland (96, 00, 04) 10. Raphael Varane, France (16) 11.   Rapey  1. Steven Gerrard; England (Euro 00, 04, 12) 2. Ruud Gullit; Holland (88, 92) 3. Eden Hazard; Belgium (16) 4. Fernando Torres; Spain (04, 08, 12) 5. Marcel Desailly; France (96, 00, 04) 6. Pepe; Portugal (08, 12, 16) 7. Siniša Mihajlović; Serbia (00) 8. Gianluca Zambrotta; Italy (04, 08) 9. Séamus Coleman; Ireland (16) 10. Oliver Kahn; Germany (96, 00, 04) 11.   Elite  1. Marco Van Basten (Holland) 88, 92 2. Pavel Nedved (Czech Republic) 96, 00, 04 3. Patrick Vieira (France) 00, 04, 08 4. Alessandro Nesta (Italy) 00, 04 5. Ivan Rakitic (Croatia) 12, 16 6. Dimitar Berbatov (Bulgaria) 04 7. Michael Ballack (Germany) 04, 08 8. Gerard Pique (Spain) 12, 16 9. Thomas Helveg (Denmark) 96 10. Stuart Pearce (England 92) 11.   Stig  1. Lothar Matthaus - Germany (88, 00)  2. John Barnes - England (88) 3. Arjen Robben - Holland (04, 08, 12) 4. Francesco Totti - Italy (00, 04) 5. Lilian Thuram - France (96, 00, 04, 08) 6. Andres Iniesta - Spain (08, 12, 16) 7. Paul McGrath - Rep of Ireland (88) 8. Henrik Larsson - Sweden (00, 04) 9. Gheorghe Popescu - Romania (96, 00) 10. Thibaut Courtois - Belgium (16) 11. Fabio Coentrao - Portugal (12, 16)  John102  1. Luis Figo  2. Paolo Maldini 3. Philip Lahm 4. Xavi 5. R. Koeman 6. Boban  7. Dasayev 8. Lizarazu 9. Mijatovic  10. Sterling 11.
  11. @viRdjil's team makes sense as there was no option for others to choose German or Italian players. @Bjornebye has picked too soon as I know that I, at least, can pick a Portugese player before his 11th pick (I wouldn't have taken Coentrao anyway, but not sure if that goes for others as havent checked if others can also choose Portugese player).
  12. Beckhams problem is that he is the "universal celebrity football superstar" for non-football fans.. which leads to real football fans grossly dismissing him. Reality is somewhere in between. Versatile, mega hard working midfielder who had a goal in him & somehow always found space to deliver devastating crosses despite his lack of pace. Can't think of too many stronger European right midfielders.
  13. I actually think Beckham was under rated too. The amount of goals he was involved in for United in Europe during late 90s was pretty staggering. He'd be a great Klopp player.
  14. I was deliberating hard on if you would or wouldn't as I figured you were the only one who possibly could..glad I made the right choice! Now I've got one player left who is a risk and one who no one can take.
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