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Rob S
08-08-2008, 12:02 PM
Well, with the EPL season starting up I think this is a good time to do it. I figure i will get around 6-10 or so.......pretty standard draft. any questions ask.

1. Caddy- Cristiano Ronaldo
2. WooT- Kaka
3. Rob S- Lionel Messi
4. Nvot- Fernando Torres
5. UK- David Villa
6. Addict- Michael Essien

Addict- Andrei Arshavin
UK- Steven Gerrard
Nvot- Cesc Fabregas
Rob S- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
WooT- Wayne Rooney
Caddy- Ronaldinho

Caddy- Dimitar Berbatov
WooT- Iker Casillas
Rob S- John Terry
Nvot- Javier Mascherano
UK- Patrice Evra
Addict- Lukas Podolski

Addict- Sergio Ramos
UK- Xavi
Nvot- Franck Ribery
Rob S- Rio Ferdinand
WooT- Phillip Lahm
Caddy- Dani Alves

Caddy- Rafael Van DerVaart
WooT- Karim Benzema
Rob S- Andrea Pirlo
Nvot- Nemanja Vidic
UK- Weslely Sneijder
Addict- Robin Van Persie

Addict- Arjen Robber
UK- David Silva
Nvot- Gigi Buffon
Rob S- Ruud van Nistelrooy
WooT- Per Mertsacker
Caddy- Petr Cech

Caddy- Danielle DeRossi
WooT- Jamie Carragher
Rob S- Micah Richards
Nvot- Robinho
UK- Carles Puyol
Addict- Ricardo Quaresma

Addict- Ricardo Carvalho
UK- Maxi Rodriguez
Nvot- Carlos Tevez
Rob S- Andres Iniesta
WooT- Emmanuel Adebayor
Caddy- Luka Modric

Caddy- Giorgio Chiellini
WooT- Hammit Altintop
Rob S- Frank Lampard
Nvot- Alessandro Nesta
UK- Jose Bosingwa
Addict- Igor Akinfeev

Addict- Alexandre Pato
UK- Pepe Reina
Nvot-
Rob S- Gabriel Heinze
WooT-
Caddy

UKfan
08-08-2008, 07:15 PM
In there like swimwear.

Rob S
08-09-2008, 01:50 AM
NEWCASTLE UTD.

GK
LB- Gabriel Heinze
CB- John Terry
CB- Rio Ferdinand
RB- Micah Richards
CM- Iniesta
CM- Andrea Pirlo
CM- Genarro Gatusso
ST(recessed)- Lionel Messi
ST- Zlatan Ibrahimovic
ST- RVN

-----------------------------GK------------------------------
Gabriel Heinze---Rio Ferdinand---John Terry---Micah Richards
----------Iniesta--------Andrea Pirlo-----Genarro Gatusso----
------------------------Lionel Messi---------------------------
---Zlatan Ibrahimovic-----------------Ruud Van Nistelrooy

BENCH

ACM Frank Lampard
CM Juan Roman Riquelme
ST Didier Drogba

Caddy
08-09-2008, 01:56 AM
I'll be in. Any specific rules like EPL only or can we go nuts and pick whoever?

Rob S
08-09-2008, 01:59 AM
everybody....so any A league guys u want go ahead haha. By the way, did u sign up for my fantasy football yet?

Caddy
08-09-2008, 02:00 AM
everybody....so any A league guys u want go ahead haha. By the way, did u sign up for my fantasy football yet?

I don't believe I have. What do I need to register in the league?

Rob S
08-09-2008, 02:03 AM
check out the thread.....it is yahoo and the league ID and password is in there. Just make sure I got ur time zone right and check that the draft is a good time for u. Also, could u do a weekday morning draft or do u have work? Just post the answers in the other thread.....I dont want it to get too OT here.

Caddy
08-09-2008, 02:10 AM
Just PM me when this thing gets enough people. I don't check the fantasy forums that often any more to notice.

Rob S
08-09-2008, 02:11 AM
yeah u got it. I sent out a few messages so it should be obscenely long.

Caddy
08-09-2008, 02:13 AM
yeah u got it. I sent out a few messages so it should be obscenely long.

Just warning everyone, I may or may not select Tim Cahill with my first selection.

Rob S
08-09-2008, 02:17 AM
haha.....followed naturally by viduka and kewell. Hey, I love the A league tho. Simply because newcastle wins something there.

Addict
08-09-2008, 04:22 AM
cool. I'm in.

Gay Ork Wang
08-09-2008, 04:59 AM
ill be addicts co if thats okay with Addict.

Addict
08-09-2008, 05:02 AM
ill be addicts co if thats okay with Addict.

you're more than welcome.

Wootylicous
08-09-2008, 09:55 AM
http://www.usd.edu/modlang/Spanish/Jorge/real_madrid_logo.jpg

Real Madrid

GK - Iker Casillas
LB - Phillip Lahm
CB - Per Mertsacker
CB - Jamie Carragher
RB - Maicon
W - Arda Turan
LW - Sergio Aguero
CM - Kaka
CM - Hamit Altintop
RW - Joe Cole
ST - Karim Benzema
ST - Wayne Rooney
ST - Emmanuel Adebayor

Rob S
08-09-2008, 12:36 PM
we have 5. Honestly I would start it with even 1 more. U guys cool with 6 as a number?

Rob S
08-09-2008, 12:37 PM
and if u want I can make an order for 5 right now so we can start and then slot the 6th person into the 6th spot.....

ams
08-09-2008, 06:53 PM
I'm in this.

This is who you guys used to know as nvot9 but my password got messed up from the last account so I couldnt go on as that but yea I'm in. I'd like a co-gm since im super busy but if there's none available, I can make it work.

ams
08-09-2008, 06:55 PM
I dnno if anyone wants to do it themselves but we could just do the order of the draft as the order in which you signed up, thats easy and original.

703SKINS202
08-09-2008, 07:16 PM
Put me down jack.

Rob S
08-09-2008, 11:59 PM
Skins, u can be nvot's co if u want. But he is getting the final spot. Sorry, but I know him better.

alright, did a random order.

1. Caddy
2. WooT
3. Rob S
4. Nvot
5. UK
6. Addict


it will snake and it will be a current draft

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 12:03 AM
Is that cool nvot?

Rob S
08-10-2008, 12:06 AM
if u have AIM, I am sure it will work out for u. nvot is pretty chill

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 01:07 AM
if u have AIM, I am sure it will work out for u. nvot is pretty chill

Yea I got it so hopefully he wont mind. I'm a Liverpool/Epl fiend.

Rob S
08-10-2008, 01:56 AM
caddy is going to pick now. So WooT will be up next.

Caddy
08-10-2008, 01:57 AM
With the 1st pick of the draft I select:

Cristiano Ronaldo

http://www.christianoronaldo.net/CristianoRonaldoG_Getty.jpg

Rob S
08-10-2008, 01:59 AM
alright....because I am on Alaksa time and I dont want to slow this up, I will take either Kaka or Lio Messi (whoever Woot does not take). I dont think I am out of line by posting this.....I think the top 3 is pretty clear right now.

Caddy
08-10-2008, 02:03 AM
alright....because I am on Alaksa time and I dont want to slow this up, I will take either Kaka or Lio Messi (whoever Woot does not take). I dont think I am out of line by posting this.....I think the top 3 is pretty clear right now.

Yeah I think it is fine to say that. They are pretty much the uncontested top players in the world. It was between those three for me so I assume it will be the same for WooT.

Gay Ork Wang
08-10-2008, 06:48 AM
woot is so gonna take Mister Torres

Addict
08-10-2008, 07:08 AM
awww I'm last? That sucks ass.

Also: is this for right now or a few years down the road?

ams
08-10-2008, 08:21 AM
I say just build the best team....meaning the best team to win right now but at the same time teams always think about their future. Example...Arsenal signed Aaron Ramsey to a contract recently. The kid is 17 I believe so clearly not in their plans right now but he has a lot of talent for the future...stuff like that. Like your gunna want a young guy like Karim Benzema on your team if not to start, at least to be on your bench to play 10 minutes as a sub cause in 3 years hell play 80 minutes and dominate. So I say to just draft the best team period....whatever you think that entails...

Addict
08-10-2008, 08:24 AM
I say just build the best team....meaning the best team to win right now but at the same time teams always think about their future. Example...Arsenal signed Aaron Ramsey to a contract recently. The kid is 17 I believe so clearly not in their plans right now but he has a lot of talent for the future...stuff like that. Like your gunna want a young guy like Karim Benzema on your team if not to start, at least to be on your bench to play 10 minutes as a sub cause in 3 years hell play 80 minutes and dominate. So I say to just draft the best team period....whatever you think that entails...

that doesn't ever work. If it's for three years down the road, older, elite guys are out of the question.

I always prefer to go 3 to 5 years down the road. Get some youngsters out there.

Caddy
08-10-2008, 08:39 AM
that doesn't ever work. If it's for three years down the road, older, elite guys are out of the question.

I always prefer to go 3 to 5 years down the road. Get some youngsters out there.

I'm up for whatever. It wouldn't change who I picked first overall any way.

Addict
08-10-2008, 08:43 AM
I'm up for whatever. It wouldn't change who I picked first overall any way.

Yeah Christiano works either way. It's Rob's call I guess, it's his draft.

UKfan
08-10-2008, 09:57 AM
Five... eww! Quite a tough spot I think.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 09:59 AM
http://forbiddenforest.files.wordpress.com/2007/05/kaka-revelacao.jpg

Gay Ork Wang
08-10-2008, 10:02 AM
Rob picks Messi then i guess

Rob S
08-10-2008, 10:23 AM
Yeah, I take Messi. Is said it is a current draft just because I think the judging often gets skewed in dynasty type things. But if I am outvoted thats fine.

As I said, I will take Lionel Messi, ST, Barca/Argentina

http://www.lionel-messi.net/images/lionel-messi.jpg

ams
08-10-2008, 11:18 AM
I know who I pick but I guess I'll wait for Skins to respond to my PM. If you guys get antsy and what me to just pick, then let me know and I can do so.

Rob S
08-10-2008, 11:20 AM
take ur time. If it is one of 3 players I cant see much of an argument tho.

Rob S
08-10-2008, 11:23 AM
I ask that everyone keeps a running roster whether it be in ur first post from the thread (as I did) or updated as u pick. It helps in getting it judged.

ams
08-10-2008, 12:45 PM
Aright I'm just gunna pick and hopefully he doesn't get too mad (my co-gm).

Fernando "El Nino" Torres

http://soccerlens.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/fernando-torres.jpg

And here goes my rregular shpiel on my pick :)

Torres is at the moment, the worlds greatest striker (Messi is a forward). A dominating player who's graceful on the ball and tenacious in closing down on defenders, Torres is a goal scoring machine who never ceases to amaze with a game winning goal or a highlight reel play. Solid size and aerial ability and electrifying speed make him one of the games most dangerous players and a threat to score at any time.

UKfan
08-10-2008, 12:46 PM
Damn you sir! I wanted Torres at 5, I knew this pick would suck. Ok having a think, back in a sec.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 12:48 PM
I...must...kill....

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 12:51 PM
Aright I'm just gunna pick and hopefully he doesn't get too mad (my co-gm).

Fernando "El Nino" Torres

http://soccerlens.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/06/fernando-torres.jpg

And here goes my rregular shpiel on my pick :)

Torres is at the moment, the worlds greatest striker (Messi is a forward). A dominating player who's graceful on the ball and tenacious in closing down on defenders, Torres is a goal scoring machine who never ceases to amaze with a game winning goal or a highlight reel play. Solid size and aerial ability and electrifying speed make him one of the games most dangerous players and a threat to score at any time.


Sorry man I didn't get to bed til 5am just woke up great pick!!

UKfan
08-10-2008, 12:51 PM
This really is a no win position for me, the top four players in my mind were quite clearly defined. That said, I am going to go for ST David Villa

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 01:10 PM
Hey UKfan I'm hearing some rumors that we put in a 18mil bid in for David Silva do you know if there is any truth to this?

UKfan
08-10-2008, 01:11 PM
Hey UKfan I'm hearing some rumors that we put in a 18mil bid in for David Silva do you know if there is any truth to this?

Was on the back page of a national newspaper here this morning, not heard anything else on it except in that one paper. Rafa still seems to want to spend the 18m on Barry tbh.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 01:12 PM
I hope if we do sign Barry that there is enough money left for Silva he is a much bigger need imo.

UKfan
08-10-2008, 01:14 PM
I hope if we do sign Barry that there is enough money left for Silva he is a much bigger need imo.

Definitely, and most fans agree.

I was at the game Friday and everyone was chanting Alonso's name and also chanting "you can stick your ******* Barry up your arse", I think the message was clear.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 01:18 PM
Definitely, and most fans agree.

I was at the game Friday and everyone was chanting Alonso's name and also chanting "you can stick your ******* Barry up your arse", I think the message was clear.

Haha yea I read on a website that Alonso got a standing ovation by the kop. I hope Rafa comes to his senses Alonso had one bad campaign he can get his form back. Hopefully they sell Vorinin and Pennant and offer 10mil or something and then get Silva too instead of just selling Alonso to make room for Barry. The owners need to step up plain and simple.

UKfan
08-10-2008, 01:22 PM
I filmed some of the crowd singing and stuff at the game, but I have lost my data link cable for my phone :(

Gay Ork Wang
08-10-2008, 01:35 PM
am i/Addict on the clock?

UKfan
08-10-2008, 01:36 PM
Yessir....

Gay Ork Wang
08-10-2008, 01:41 PM
We will go with

Michael Essien http://www.bloggersmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/10/michael-essien.jpg

IMO the best defensive Midfielder right now

and

Arshavin

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/euro2008/arshavin438getty.jpg

Maybe a little of a steal, but he played Lights out in the EC and i know UKfan likes him a lot, so i really didnt know if he would last 2 more rounds

UKfan
08-10-2008, 01:43 PM
I'd say slight reach, but he is a top quality player. I'm going to take a guy who at this point now looks like a steal to me.

Steven Gerrard. Far and away better than Essien IMO.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 01:52 PM
I'd say slight reach, but he is a top quality player. I'm going to take a guy who at this point now looks like a steal to me.

Steven Gerrard. Far and away better than Essien IMO.

Ahhhhhhhh definitely all homerism aside Essien aint bad but Gerrard is much better.

Gay Ork Wang
08-10-2008, 01:58 PM
haha we discussed so many players, the name gerrard didnt fall

ams
08-10-2008, 03:52 PM
Joint decision, we choose CAM Francesc Fabregas.

703SKINS202
08-10-2008, 03:56 PM
http://img.thesun.co.uk/multimedia/archive/00383/Cesc_Fabregas_383809a.jpg

Addict
08-10-2008, 04:05 PM
Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ooooooooooo

ams
08-10-2008, 04:29 PM
Fabregas sending through balls to Torres all day baby....

Caddy
08-10-2008, 07:50 PM
I believe WooT is up.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 07:57 PM
Rob is otc!

Rob S
08-10-2008, 08:28 PM
I do think he is slightly overrated, but at this point I dont think anyone can argue against Zlatan Ibrahimovic. An absolute force in Serie A and a great compliment to Messi up front. With those two anchoring my attack there will be no questioning where my goals will be coming from.

http://www.index.hr/images2/zlatan_ibrahimovic_psv_afpV.jpg

Addict
08-10-2008, 08:34 PM
this is gonna get ugly

Rob S
08-10-2008, 08:34 PM
what u mean?

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 08:46 PM
http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/200710/r194902_739689.jpg

Wayne Rooney

Rob S
08-10-2008, 08:49 PM
nice pick. I was down to those 2, but I needed Ibra's size.

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 08:49 PM
Oh don't you worry I was going to select Zlatan with my pick :P

Rob S
08-10-2008, 08:53 PM
haha....I figured.

Caddy
08-10-2008, 09:12 PM
I select:

Ronaldinho

http://www.nfv.de/news/newsbild/ronaldinho.jpg

and

Dimitar Berbatov

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_03/BerbatovAP_468x609.jpg

Wootylicous
08-10-2008, 09:19 PM
My spain homerism made me choose this one

http://www.golpozisyonu.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/iker-casillas.jpg

Iker Casillas - GK

As much as I hate to go with a goalkeeper this early I thought Casillas is the best in the world right now and can't really pass on this guy.

Rob S
08-10-2008, 10:16 PM
John Terry please.

http://soccerginseng.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/03/terry.jpg

Rob S
08-10-2008, 10:58 PM
nvot is up......take ur time tho. Uk wont be up for a few hours.

Caddy
08-11-2008, 02:19 AM
I figure we are just going to take this thing pretty easily? Are we going to worry about setting a precise time limit per pick or just make sure it is done within a reasonable time? I only bring this up because a few of us are from quite different time zones.

703SKINS202
08-11-2008, 02:22 AM
I'm ready but I'm a co with ams so just waiting on his response to my take. We shouldn't rush this no need to really.

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 02:23 AM
what u mean?
He means our picks. We targeted Ibra and Cesc. I hate to draft at the end of the round/beginning

Rob S
08-11-2008, 02:49 AM
yeah we can take our time......the time zones are tough and i realize it. Especially with me in Alaska now its a hot mess. So long as whenever anyone can be on they try to do so.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 02:50 AM
and if u wanna send a list to me go for it. btw I wont be on all that much tomorrow- I have my flight back home.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 09:07 AM
If nvot doesnt get on soon, I will let u go for it skins. Say 2 hrs. from now.

UKfan
08-11-2008, 11:22 AM
I'm around as of now. Just cooking myself a kickass dinner as I missed lunch cos a meeting ran long at work :(

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 11:25 AM
Well it's been 2 hours so I think you can go ahead!

Addict
08-11-2008, 11:29 AM
He means our picks. We targeted Ibra and Cesc. I hate to draft at the end of the round/beginning

exactly. Sure, back to back picks has it's charm, but it's cruel when you gotta watch everyone take your picks in between.

703SKINS202
08-11-2008, 11:48 AM
Javier Mascherano

http://www.football.co.uk/shared/images/news/400x400_JavierMascheranoNew2.jpg

UKfan
08-11-2008, 11:50 AM
Javier Mascherano

http://www.football.co.uk/shared/images/news/400x400_JavierMascheranoNew2.jpg

I hate you right now. Actually. Hate. You.

OK I need to think this through for a second, I thought Mascherano would last one more pick!

UKfan
08-11-2008, 11:51 AM
Ok, I'll take Patrice Evra.

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 11:59 AM
http://www.stadt-koeln.de/fifawm2006/images2/poldi.jpg

fu Woot, u dont get him.

He is prolly the dumbest player on the german team but also the most talented. 23 years, already played 54 games for the national team. Mr Matthäus, the guy with the most capped apparences has 150 and had 12 when he was 23.

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 11:59 AM
Nooooooooo :(

Addict
08-11-2008, 12:00 PM
our other pick:

http://www.v-bal.nl/uploaden/sergio_ramos.jpg

Addict
08-11-2008, 12:03 PM
for some strange reason I always end up with Ramos in these things.

UKfan
08-11-2008, 12:09 PM
CM Xavi Hernandez

703SKINS202
08-11-2008, 12:10 PM
Hell yes we take Franck Ribery...

http://img.stern.de/_content/57/99/579929/ribery500_500.jpg

Addict
08-11-2008, 12:15 PM
solid selections so far everyone. Now i'd like you to screw up every now and again so we can build some kind of working unit.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 01:36 PM
Well, I will assure myself the best CB pairing in this thing with Rio Ferdinand. I think I have the #1 and 2 CB in the world currently with him and Terry.

http://www.rioferdinand5.com/files/ferdinand14.jpg

UKfan
08-11-2008, 01:37 PM
Well, I will assure myself the best CB pairing in this thing with Rio Ferdinand. I think I have the #1 and 2 CB in the world currently with him and Terry.



and I think you are wrong ;) but I am a Liverpool fan, so I am bound to say that haha. Tbh I don't even think you have taken the best DC in the Premier League (and I don't mean Carragher)

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 01:37 PM
http://futbolabccont.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/phillip_lahm2.jpg

Phillip Lahm!

fu renji!

Rob S
08-11-2008, 01:48 PM
and I think you are wrong ;) but I am a Liverpool fan, so I am bound to say that haha. Tbh I don't even think you have taken the best DC in the Premier League (and I don't mean Carragher)

I always disagree with u in soccer related matters. I really think Rio should be considered the best right now over Terry. I took Terry 1st because I knew he would go.

UKfan
08-11-2008, 01:49 PM
I always disagree with u in soccer related matters. I really think Rio should be considered the best right now over Terry. I took Terry 1st because I knew he would go.

I disagree with everyone, I'm an awkward sod when it comes to soccer haha. Anyway I agree Ferdinand over Terry.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 01:51 PM
alright, I leave for the airport in 3 hrs. Its 5 AM in australia....hopefully I can pick again haha.

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 01:56 PM
Btw I got Lahm

Addict and Renji got Podolski

Rob S
08-11-2008, 01:57 PM
ok haha......i will put it in

Rob S
08-11-2008, 01:59 PM
I will probably send a list before I leave. Who wants to take (probably an American due to time zones)?

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 02:02 PM
I can take it if you want to.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 02:04 PM
alright.....I was gonna send it to u anyway if nobody responded haha

Gay Ork Wang
08-11-2008, 02:23 PM
http://futbolabccont.files.wordpress.com/2007/02/phillip_lahm2.jpg

Phillip Lahm!

fu renji!
I hate u forever

ams
08-11-2008, 02:44 PM
Uk I'm stillin all the Reds players :)

I knew you'd want Javy, I told skins to make him top priority, dude's stepped his game up tremendously this year (or last year, however you wanna put it). He's no longer just a great defensive midfielder, I think he's one of the best midfielders in the game, in all aspects...him paired with Cesc and then Ribery up top.....mmmmmmmmm

Rob S
08-11-2008, 03:52 PM
yeah....it was obvious that UK wanted Javy.....he ALWAYS takes him haha

UKfan
08-11-2008, 03:53 PM
Cos he is an absolute manbeast, am still smarting haha.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 03:55 PM
haha....he is an awesome player. Cant fault u for taking him at all.

Rob S
08-11-2008, 04:35 PM
alright, WooT has my list.....

Caddy
08-11-2008, 08:19 PM
I select:

Daniel Alves

http://www.onlibero.com/onlibero/onlibero_yonetim/my_documents/my_pictures/23C_400x400_DanielAlvesNew2.jpg

and

Rafael Van der Vaart

http://www.nzz.ch/images/Rafael%20van%20der%20Vaart_1.544459.jpg

Caddy
08-11-2008, 08:21 PM
Current 2008/09 Tottenham Hotspurs Line-up.

RW - Cristiano Ronaldo
LW - Ronaldinho
ST - Dimitar Berbatov
RB - Daniel Alves
CM - Rafael van der Vaart

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 08:24 PM
Karim Benzema

http://images.teamtalk.com/08/04/800x600/Lyon_Karim_Benzema_826913.jpg

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 08:25 PM
Rob S select

http://eur.news1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4351066

Andrea Pirlo

ams
08-11-2008, 08:38 PM
CB Nemanja Vidic

http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/04/06/nemanja_vidic.jpg

One of the grittiest, most powerful, and hardest working players in the world, Vidic is a class defender. His strength and ability to win balls and make strong tackles fortified Man U.'s defense this year and was the real reason for their success (and the fact that they had the least GA this year). His counterpart, Rio Ferdinand, loves to steal all the credit, but his awkward, clumsy, and overall lackadaisical play was often backed up by Vidic. Perhaps noone in the world challenges the ball like he does, and if he can make Rio Ferdinand look like a genius, then there's no stopping this man.

Caddy
08-11-2008, 08:44 PM
CB Nemanja Vidic

http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/04/06/nemanja_vidic.jpg

One of the grittiest, most powerful, and hardest working players in the world, Vidic is a class defender. His strength and ability to win balls and make strong tackles fortified Man U.'s defense this year and was the real reason for their success (and the fact that they had the least GA this year). His counterpart, Rio Ferdinand, loves to steal all the credit, but his awkward, clumsy, and overall lackadaisical play was often backed up by Vidic. Perhaps noone in the world challenges the ball like he does, and if he can make Rio Ferdinand look like a genius, then there's no stopping this man.

LOL at the attempt to discredit the Rio Ferdinand pick.

Wootylicous
08-11-2008, 08:46 PM
Are you trying to discredit this man ?!

http://www.rioferdinand5.com/files/ferdinand7.jpg

ams
08-11-2008, 08:48 PM
That's truly how I feel. I think Ferdinand is given all to much respect when he clearly is a clumsy player who's made to look better than he is because of Vidic's strong challenges and ability to win balls in the air. Ferdinand kinda just sits back and waits for the play to come to him. Now dont get me wrong, he's good as hell when that happens, no doubt, and his counterattack is amongst the best, but waiting only does so much, good players are able to wait and then react. Great players (such as Vidic) are able to make things happen by creating the decisions and making the offensive player do as he says.

ams
08-11-2008, 08:51 PM
I'd also like to add that I'm extremely opinionated when it comes to soccer (and pretty much everything lol) and I dont expect many if any to agree with me. I'm not discrediting Rob S's pick of Ferdinand, I'm discrediting the player of Ferdinand, I'd feel the same way even if I picked him. In fact, my goal was to get him AND Vidic. Cause theyre two styles is very compatible.

Addict
08-12-2008, 04:49 AM
my life sucks now. Thanks guys.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 07:17 AM
rio and vidic play totally different games.....makes no sense comparing them. They are both excellent at what they do. Just because they are listed at the same position it really doesnt mean much.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 07:19 AM
and Vidic, with his aggressive style would get toasted fairly often if rio wasnt back there to help.

UKfan
08-12-2008, 10:42 AM
CB Nemanja Vidic

http://www.4thegame.com/media/00/04/06/nemanja_vidic.jpg

One of the grittiest, most powerful, and hardest working players in the world, Vidic is a class defender. His strength and ability to win balls and make strong tackles fortified Man U.'s defense this year and was the real reason for their success (and the fact that they had the least GA this year). His counterpart, Rio Ferdinand, loves to steal all the credit, but his awkward, clumsy, and overall lackadaisical play was often backed up by Vidic. Perhaps noone in the world challenges the ball like he does, and if he can make Rio Ferdinand look like a genius, then there's no stopping this man.

I agree, I hate to say it but based on last year Vidic was the best defender in the prem.

UKfan
08-12-2008, 10:43 AM
Oh and I will select Wesley Sneijder, also spelt S-T-E-A-L

Gay Ork Wang
08-12-2008, 11:29 AM
u suck UK u suck

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 11:59 AM
Pick Renji!

Gay Ork Wang
08-12-2008, 12:00 PM
http://goonersworld.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/van_persie_robin_afc_profile_2006.jpg
Van Persie

UKfan
08-12-2008, 12:03 PM
You have another pick

Gay Ork Wang
08-12-2008, 12:09 PM
yes im thinking. weve put together a 5 man board and u guys picked everyone

i guess ill go with:

Arjen Robben

http://es.geocities.com/antonio_ms2000/Arjen_Robben-12_Holanda_Euro_2004.jpg

UKfan
08-12-2008, 12:13 PM
David Silva - LW

Addict
08-12-2008, 12:43 PM
Oh and I will select Wesley Sneijder, also spelt S-T-E-A-L

I hate you forever. Dammit. Everyone Renj and I talked about is G-O-N-E gone.

Renj, you saved the day.

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 01:23 PM
Well nvot is otc.

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 01:31 PM
I sent him a pm just waiting on him to sign on.

ams
08-12-2008, 02:48 PM
We select GK Gianluigi Buffon.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/07/10/finalbuffonsavesheader_gallery__315x400.jpg

We had another player on mind who's of first round talent and when selected everyone will be like "OHH S-T-E-A-L!!!!" However we believe Buffon to be the real steal. Buffon is the kinda goalie who makes any defense look good and possesses leadership and intelligence of the game that no other keeper can provide. The best PK defender in the world aside from PERHAPS Casillas (see PK stop against Mutu a couple months ago), Buffon is widely regarded as the world's best goalie (and a top 5 overall player) but recent excellence by Casillas has jumped him up a notch. At age 30, Buffon is still in his prime.

ams
08-12-2008, 02:49 PM
ST: Fernando Torres
AM: Frank Ribery
CM: Cesc Fabregas
CM: Javier Mascherano
CB: Nemanja Vidic
GK: Gianluigi Buffon

That's a damn good team right there...

Gay Ork Wang
08-12-2008, 02:51 PM
ST: Fernando Torres
AM: Frank Ribery
CM: Cesc Fabregas
CM: Javier Mascherano
CB: Nemanja Vidic
GK: Gianluigi Buffon

That's a damn good team right there...
every team looks good right now ;)

UKfan
08-12-2008, 02:57 PM
We select GK Gianluigi Buffon.

http://www.smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/07/10/finalbuffonsavesheader_gallery__315x400.jpg

We had another player on mind who's of first round talent and when selected everyone will be like "OHH S-T-E-A-L!!!!" However we believe Buffon to be the real steal. Buffon is the kinda goalie who makes any defense look good and possesses leadership and intelligence of the game that no other keeper can provide. The best PK defender in the world aside from PERHAPS Casillas (see PK stop against Mutu a couple months ago), Buffon is widely regarded as the world's best goalie (and a top 5 overall player) but recent excellence by Casillas has jumped him up a notch. At age 30, Buffon is still in his prime.

Pretty sure I know who the first bolded bit refers to, as I considered him but changed my mind, and the second but, I don't agree, people see Cech, Casillas and Buffon in the same bracket IMO.

ams
08-12-2008, 03:09 PM
I personally think Casillas is a better keeper than Buffon RIGHT NOW (which is all that matters) and I'd have picked him had he been there, I meant Buffon was widely regarded as the best goalie in the world literally because he is, many things I've read, seen on tv, etc. say Buffon's the best (likewise, many people think Casillas is the best. I personally think Casillas is better and think it should be judged that way, but Buffon is certainly not second fiddle, it's very damn close and both are elite.

As far as Cech goes, I REALLY think he's fallen off as of late, especially with his recent string of injuries during the 07/08 season. I think a lot of his success comes from the fact that Chelsea's D is so damn good. I dont think he's (anymore) on the same level as Buffon and Iker, I think he's a distant 3rd, maybe 4th.

PM me who you think the player is, I'm sure your right lol.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 03:48 PM
I will go 4-3-3 boys because I cant pass on Mr. Ruud van Nistelrooy at this point.

http://multideportes.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/van-nistelrooy.jpg

I will move Messi to a recessed role where he can run at defenders and create.

ams
08-12-2008, 03:50 PM
Put Messi at midfield. Either as a winger (Right Wing is his normal position) or in the middle as an attacking midfielder/support striker with Ibra and RVN both crashing the nets and making runs. I think that could work well.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 03:53 PM
Put Messi at midfield. Either as a winger (Right Wing is his normal position) or in the middle as an attacking midfielder/support striker with Ibra and RVN both crashing the nets and making runs. I think that could work well.

Essentialy he will be filling the role of support ST. I like him better in the middle of the field than on the wing.

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 04:32 PM
http://www.conti-online.com/generator/www/de/de/continental/contisoccerworld/themen/08_fifa_wm_2006/09_fifa_confederations_cup_2005/01_einblicke/img/mertesacker_01_de;property=original.jpg

Per Mertsacker

Hesitated between two guys but finally choose him cause he is younger :P

Caddy
08-12-2008, 06:06 PM
I select:

Petr Cech

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/04_02/PetrCech_468x589.jpg

and

Daniele De Rossi

http://www.vuicungeuro.com/images/menu/400x400_DanieleDeRossiNew2.jpg


Current Tottenham Hotspurs Lineup

GK: Petr Cech
RB: Daniel Alves
CB:
CB:
LB:
DM: Daniele De Rossi
CM: Rafael van der Vaart
CM:
LW: Ronaldinho
RW: Cristiano Ronaldo
ST: Dimitar Berbatov

ams
08-12-2008, 07:12 PM
GREAT De Rossi pick. One of my absolute favorite players, tremendous competitor, absolutely shores up anyone's midfield and defense.

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 07:26 PM
wo_ot you're up buddy

Caddy
08-12-2008, 07:44 PM
GREAT De Rossi pick. One of my absolute favorite players, tremendous competitor, absolutely shores up anyone's midfield and defense.

Yeah I'm a big fan of his play. He doesn't get a lot of press but he is one of the best players Italy has.

ams
08-12-2008, 07:49 PM
Yeah I'm a big fan of his play. He doesn't get a lot of press but he is one of the best players Italy has.

Oh hands down....De Rossi>Gattuso as far as I'm concerned. Gattuso's got guts and heart and all that, but De Rossi has just as much, plus tremendous skill.

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 09:09 PM
http://www.uefa.com/multimediafiles/photo/competitions/ucl/474119_bigportrait.jpg

Jamie Carragher

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 09:11 PM
How many bench players ? 5 ?

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:11 PM
We can do as many bench as u guys want. I figure we can try for a full 22 man roster if u guys are up for it. This is actually moving, so I figure I will ride the wave as far as it takes us lol.

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:13 PM
Eh, I vote for 3 bench players cause thats how many subs you'd be allowed in a game so I say we go that route. I don't want to do this forever...

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:21 PM
I will take one of my favorites, Micah Richards.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_01/richardsDM0509_468x803.jpg

my team is more ripped, thank u and good night haha. I am going to play him at RB.

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:24 PM
I will take one of my favorites, Micah Richards.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2007/09_01/richardsDM0509_468x803.jpg

my team is more ripped, thank u and good night haha. I am going to play him at RB.

nice pick im a big fan of micah

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:25 PM
Its nvots and my pick but I'm gonna let him take this one cause I know hes been wanting to take this guy for a while now haha.

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:27 PM
Nice pick with Micah Richards Rob. He is a great, young player.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:28 PM
Its nvots and my pick but I'm gonna let him take this one cause I know hes been wanting to take this guy for a while now haha.

alright......u should kind of take him tonight tho because UK is 5 hours ahead and will probably be waking up around 3 or 4 nvot's time. U can just put the player and he can do his usual write up regarding how his player is a god amongst men haha :) (j/k nvot)

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:30 PM
alright......u should kind of take him tonight tho because UK is 5 hours ahead and will probably be waking up around 3 or 4 nvot's time. U can just put the player and he can do his usual write up regarding how his player is a god amongst men haha :) (j/k nvot)

Haha alright I dont think he will be too mad cause we are getting the player...

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/2599/robinho121024x768oy6.jpg


ROBINHOOOOOOOOOO!

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:32 PM
Decent pick. I was thinking about taking him but then I realised I already had Ronaldinho and Ronaldo as my outside players.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:32 PM
yeah i was thinking about him for a while. Couldnt find a slot for him tho. He lost a bit of form towards the end of the season for sure, pretty good value here tho. I had him top 5 in the world about 1/4 of the way through La Liga last year after his nasty Copa America.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:39 PM
BTW, I am so jealous that u live in England UK. The hype must be awesome for the new season. I am so pumped, but I got nobody to talk to here. It must be great being around EPL fans.

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:41 PM
BTW, I am so jealous that u live in England UK. The hype must be awesome for the new season. I am so pumped, but I got nobody to talk to here. It must be great being around EPL fans.

Haha yea but its the same for him and the NFL prolly. I'll talk epl with you, whos ur squad?

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 11:42 PM
Liverpool! Liverpool!

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:43 PM
Tottenham Hotspurs!!!!!!!

http://inadvisable.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/sp0403tottenham-hotspur-posters.jpg

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:44 PM
Same here, Gerrard for life. He's what sold me on Liverpool when i got interested in futbol.

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 11:44 PM
Torres <3!

703SKINS202
08-12-2008, 11:45 PM
Torres was the cherry on top last campaign.

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:45 PM
Haha yea but its the same for him and the NFL prolly. I'll talk epl with you, whos ur squad?

I know I can find fans here, I just miss the hype u know. Seeing people in jerseys, random conversations. I try to strike up random convos whenever I see a jersey but people are often ********. Anyway, I am a Newcastle fan. I am hoping for top 10....I dont let my expectations get too crazy, although I do think that if everything clicks we could get to Europe. We have decent quality almost everywhere, but we are thin and some players with crappy form as of late need to step it up (Duff, Milner, Owen, Martins, Viduka.)

Wootylicous
08-12-2008, 11:46 PM
Yeah been following soccer for like a year. Had a big crush on Torres :)

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:46 PM
the reds are my team from the big 4 btw.

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:47 PM
I've been following the Spurs since I was a little kid. Back in the Gascoigne days but really started getting into it when Jurgen Klinsmann played.

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:48 PM
the reds are my team from the big 4 btw.

There will be a new big 4 after this season. The gunners better prepare to make way for the mighty Spurs!

Rob S
08-12-2008, 11:56 PM
There will be a new big 4 after this season. The gunners better prepare to make way for the mighty Spurs!

very possible. Spurs are loaded, but meh. They were last year too. Now Ramos pwns Jol, but still. I think cracking the big 4 will still be tough. Especially since berba is gone along with Keane. Bent is going to have to continue his pre season form. I could see either the reds or arsenal giving way tho, but I think it is more likey Spurs at 5.

Caddy
08-12-2008, 11:58 PM
very possible. Spurs are loaded, but meh. They were last year too. Now Ramos pwns Jol, but still. I think cracking the big 4 will still be tough. Especially since berba is gone along with Keane. Bent is going to have to continue his pre season form. I could see either the reds or arsenal giving way tho, but I think it is more likey Spurs at 5.

Berbatov hasn't left yet but the rumours are certainly starting to circulate again. I really hope he doesn't leave as I think he is an absolutely amazing player. If he does leave, I really hope that the 25-28million will be enough to bring in some help. Darren Bent is playing great so far this season, but there is no way he should be trusted with no credible back up.

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:01 AM
Berbatov hasn't left yet but the rumours are certainly starting to circulate again. I really hope he doesn't leave as I think he is an absolutely amazing player. If he does leave, I really hope that the 25-28million will be enough to bring in some help. Darren Bent is playing great so far this season, but there is no way he should be trusted with no credible back up.

I agree. It sounds like its done tho. When utd. bids that much for a player, they get him. It sucks, but I am pretty sure he will be off to Old Trafford.

Caddy
08-13-2008, 12:02 AM
I agree. It sounds like its done tho. When utd. bids that much for a player, they get him. It sucks, but I am pretty sure he will be off to Old Trafford.

It is certainly annoying. As soon as a major club lets a player know they are interested it seems as if it gives a player the right to sulk around until the club is forced to let them go. It's absolute rubbish but unfortunately it happens.

Without Berbatov the only veteran striker Spurs have is Darren Bent. Having one striker is not a great comfort.

703SKINS202
08-13-2008, 12:04 AM
It is certainly annoying. As soon as a major club lets a player know they are interested it seems as if it gives a player the right to sulk around until the club is forced to let them go. It's absolute rubbish but unfortunately it happens.

Without Berbatov the only veteran striker Spurs have is Darren Bent. Having one striker is not a great comfort.

See Gareth Barry

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:04 AM
yeah, but at least ur getting good value. Close to 30 million will get u a class player.

Caddy
08-13-2008, 12:05 AM
See Gareth Barry

Might as well throw Robbie Keanes name into the hat too.

Caddy
08-13-2008, 12:05 AM
yeah, but at least ur getting good value. Close to 30 million will get u a class player.

That is true I suppose. Hopefully we could bring somebody in before the transfer deadline. David Villa would look good in lilywhite.

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:05 AM
See Gareth Barry

I give Villa credit tho, good on em. Even tho I think they would have made a huge profit by selling bc Liverpool was going to WAAAAY overpay, they still stood up to a member of the big 4.

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:06 AM
and by the way, the price of english players is disgusting.....just throwing that out there.

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:07 AM
That is true I suppose. Hopefully we could bring somebody in before the transfer deadline. David Villa would look good in lilywhite.

I was thinking Villa, but idk if he would come to England even, nonetheless a non elite (as of yet) team. I think 35 million was the price so ur close on that front.

Caddy
08-13-2008, 12:10 AM
I was thinking Villa, but idk if he would come to England even, nonetheless a non elite (as of yet) team. I think 35 million was the price so ur close on that front.

There has been reports and quotes of him/his agent saying that he is a huge fan of how spurs play and how Ramos coaches, but I don't know if that holds any worth.

I guess we could also just pay that little extra for Andrei Arshavin.

703SKINS202
08-13-2008, 12:10 AM
I give Villa credit tho, good on em. Even tho I think they would have made a huge profit by selling bc Liverpool was going to WAAAAY overpay, they still stood up to a member of the big 4.

It aint over yet. He is definitely overpriced though and MON was too stuborrn to let him go for anything thing less than 18 million pounds and players. Pretty ridiculous. I think Benitez still wants him pretty bad so we will see what happens. It wont be a good situation at all if he ends up staying at Villa.

Wootylicous
08-13-2008, 12:11 AM
I remember getting Torres and Villa in the last draft :(

Rob S
08-13-2008, 12:16 AM
There has been reports and quotes of him/his agent saying that he is a huge fan of how spurs play and how Ramos coaches, but I don't know if that holds any worth.

I guess we could also just pay that little extra for Andrei Arshavin.

Arshavin is soooo overrated now imo. He would be a good buy for 15 and under imo. Anything over is ridiculous. Nobody even knows if he has the ability to do a full season without slowing down in england, hell, he gassed in Euro after not even playing the 1st 2 games.

Caddy
08-13-2008, 12:17 AM
Arshavin is soooo overrated now imo. He would be a good buy for 15 and under imo. Anything over is ridiculous. Nobody even knows if he has the ability to do a full season without slowing down in england, hell, he gassed in Euro after not even playing the 1st 2 games.

It's probably why Australia cooled their interest on him when they had a 15.6million bid rejected.

703SKINS202
08-13-2008, 12:19 AM
Yea Arshavin blew up a little too much(hype wise) he is definitely not worth what Zenit is aksing.

UKfan
08-13-2008, 10:46 AM
Apologies I held this up, I need sleep haha.

Anyway I am going to take... Carles Puyol.

Gay Ork Wang
08-13-2008, 11:08 AM
http://vince74.files.wordpress.com/2007/07/12739.jpg

Quaresma


http://www.football.co.uk/shared/images/news/400x400_RicardoCarvalhoNew2.jpg

Ricardo Carvalho

UKfan
08-13-2008, 11:51 AM
RW Maxi Rodriguez

UKfan
08-13-2008, 01:00 PM
I have to say, whilst I don't think at least one should be taken yet, there are two guys I am surprised has not gone, very surprised...

Gay Ork Wang
08-13-2008, 01:03 PM
yes there are 2 guys im suprised about too

Rob S
08-13-2008, 01:05 PM
I know who ur speaking of.......

UKfan
08-13-2008, 01:25 PM
One is pretty easy to guess if you know me at all lol.

Addict
08-13-2008, 01:27 PM
yes there are 2 guys im suprised about too

you're killing them out there!

Rob S
08-13-2008, 02:03 PM
nvot is up right?

ams
08-13-2008, 02:22 PM
******* cnts for taking Quaresma and Carvalho especially.

The Tottenham Hotspur suck dick...big four? Theyll be lucky if they make top 7. The big four is out of the question for sure, and Aston Villa, Portsmouth, and Man City all look better with Blackburn, Everton, and even West Ham giving them a run for their money as well. Watch out for Man City though.

ams
08-13-2008, 02:33 PM
Ah **** it I know we didn't discuss this in our plans, so hopefully Skins doesn't get too mad at me about this, but I gotta go with this pick, he's got just too much value.

Carlos Tevez ST

http://z.about.com/d/worldsoccer/1/0/A/3/-/-/carlos-tevez2.jpg

Not much to say, he's fast, powerful, talented, and a perfect fit as the supporting striker. Gives us easily the most dominant offense and a lot of firepower and speed up front.

UKfan
08-13-2008, 02:35 PM
I love how you talk your picks up nvot haha.

ams
08-13-2008, 02:38 PM
I always do it haha. Every player I pick is the best.....unless someone else picks him, in which case he sucks and is overrated... :)

UKfan
08-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Tis fair enough, I just let my players do the talking lol. Anyway, this CL game sucks, we look crap :(

Gay Ork Wang
08-13-2008, 02:48 PM
******* cnts for taking Quaresma and Carvalho especially.

The Tottenham Hotspur suck dick...big four? Theyll be lucky if they make top 7. The big four is out of the question for sure, and Aston Villa, Portsmouth, and Man City all look better with Blackburn, Everton, and even West Ham giving them a run for their money as well. Watch out for Man City though.
yes i know, our team is awesome

Addict
08-13-2008, 02:50 PM
yes i know, our team is awesome

that they will be.

Addict
08-13-2008, 03:04 PM
so is this for a few years down the road or what? I'm still unsure.

Rob S
08-13-2008, 05:20 PM
Andres Iniesta

Wootylicous
08-13-2008, 05:27 PM
I just can't pass on the value of this guy right here even if I already have two strikers.

http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/05_01/adebayorG2804_468x452.jpg

Emmanuel Adebayor

Addict
08-13-2008, 06:26 PM
Going with three strikers there, woot?

Wootylicous
08-13-2008, 06:28 PM
My bench sir.

Addict
08-13-2008, 06:46 PM
My bench sir.

I digress, sitting such talent is a shame, sir.

Wootylicous
08-13-2008, 06:55 PM
I digress, sitting such talent is a shame, sir.

Indeed but pretty hard to choose between Rooney, Benzema and Adebayor :P

Caddy
08-13-2008, 07:05 PM
I select:

Luka Modric

http://www.football.co.uk/shared/images/news/400x400_LukaModricNew.jpg

and

Giorgio Chiellini

http://d.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/ng/sp/empics/4883431

Addict
08-13-2008, 07:18 PM
Modric was such a dissapointment at the EC. I expected him to do so much more, otherwise, huge talent, good pick.

Wootylicous
08-13-2008, 08:42 PM
Hamit Altintop

http://www.7sur7.be/static/FOTO/pe/17/3/8/large_351308.jpg

Really really liked what I've seen from this guy he is likely a reach a this point but for me he is a top defensive midfielder. He is also a versatile midfielder and can play either in a defending or attacking role.

TCU
08-13-2008, 09:18 PM
Rob S, great opening picks but the Pirlo pick was weak and the Michah Richards pick is pathetic, granted you have the best team so far, but the Richards pick was absolute rubbish, he isnt the best RB in the world but you drafted him like he was, but overrall great start.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 12:00 AM
Rob S, great opening picks but the Pirlo pick was weak and the Michah Richards pick is pathetic, granted you have the best team so far, but the Richards pick was absolute rubbish, he isnt the best RB in the world but you drafted him like he was, but overrall great start.

Thank you, but I would have to disagree strongly. Pirlo is absolutely amazing imo. He is one of the smartest players in the game and an elite playmaker. He also is sick on set pieces. Perhaps he relies on players around him a bit, but with my strike force....it wont be a problem at all. I rate richards very, very highly. I did pass up a player or two that are currently better, but having full back that can get up and down the pitch is nice in a 4-3-3, so I opted for him because I love his ability in that regard. Richards may not be the best, but he is damn close and fits my team.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 12:10 AM
Alright....I ******* hate him. I really do. However, he is way too good to have lasted this long. I have been struggling not to take him the last 2 rounds, but I have to go with Frank Lampard here. I dont know if he will start or come off the bench or what, but I do know that he is amazing value here.

Caddy
08-14-2008, 03:21 AM
Alright....I ******* hate him. I really do. However, he is way too good to have lasted this long. I have been struggling not to take him the last 2 rounds, but I have to go with Frank Lampard here. I dont know if he will start or come off the bench or what, but I do know that he is amazing value here.

Haha I thought about going with Franky Frank over Luka Modric. But Lampard is in my opinion, one of the most overrated players in the world.

Addict
08-14-2008, 05:57 AM
Haha I thought about going with Franky Frank over Luka Modric. But Lampard is in my opinion, one of the most overrated players in the world.


he probably is, in American Football terms: he's a role player who fits the system like a glove.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 09:54 AM
Lampard is overrated as hell, but he doesnt deserve this fall imo.

UKfan
08-14-2008, 11:43 AM
Were there not more posts here before? What happened?

Addict
08-14-2008, 11:47 AM
Were there not more posts here before? What happened?

justice was served.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 01:09 PM
Nvot is OTC

Rob S
08-14-2008, 02:55 PM
Im soooo bored ahhhh....i need this draft to keep my awake at work lol

UKfan
08-14-2008, 02:56 PM
I'm ready and waiting...

Wootylicous
08-14-2008, 03:04 PM
can we skip him ?

Gay Ork Wang
08-14-2008, 03:06 PM
I'm ready and waiting...
so am i!!!

Rob S
08-14-2008, 03:11 PM
nah.....this draft has gone so amazing thus far I think we should wait.

ams
08-14-2008, 03:14 PM
Ive been at soccer from 8-330 all week so sorry about the wait....hasn't been an issue till now I guess

ams
08-14-2008, 03:16 PM
Bleh Bleh Bleh I'll just go with him even though their might be better players and he's old.

Alessandro Nesta CB

We'll draft a younger CB to come off the bench (was hoping for Micah Richards) and replace him when the time comes...

Rob S
08-14-2008, 03:16 PM
nice....and were off.

UKfan
08-14-2008, 03:18 PM
RB Jose Bosingwa

Rob S
08-14-2008, 03:19 PM
RB Jose Bosingwa

good pick here

Rob S
08-14-2008, 03:21 PM
go for it renji....

Gay Ork Wang
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
http://soccerpitch.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2008/02/alexandre-pato.jpg
Alexandre Pato

http://www.euro2008.uefa.com/MultimediaFiles/Photo/competitions/EURO/67/20/32/672032_w2.jpg

Igor Akinfeev

UKfan
08-14-2008, 05:35 PM
Pepe Reina!

Rob S
08-14-2008, 05:38 PM
jumped the gun

Gay Ork Wang
08-14-2008, 05:40 PM
Is this win now or future?

Rob S
08-14-2008, 05:41 PM
win now, but dont draft someone so old that they will break down over the course of a season.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:05 PM
nvot is up

Caddy
08-14-2008, 08:06 PM
Come onnnnn Nvot!

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:07 PM
he's on right now

Caddy
08-14-2008, 08:09 PM
he's on right now

That's what I like to hear. My starting line-up is very close to completion and I want to start thinking about my bench.

Wootylicous
08-14-2008, 08:13 PM
Also waiting for him.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:18 PM
perhaps a little motivation. Since this has all gone so smoothly, if we finish it out well I will spread the rep love around to everybody.

Caddy
08-14-2008, 08:20 PM
perhaps a little motivation. Since this has all gone so smoothly, if we finish it out well I will spread the rep love around to everybody.

I vote we skip. If we skip him, Woot, you and I can all get out two more picks.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:21 PM
he should pick. If he leaves and doesnt pick within like 15 to 30, we will skip. It will make up tons of ground.

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:21 PM
well, he left. So hopefully its to get a pic or do research

Rob S
08-14-2008, 08:29 PM
alright, well I sent him a PM and I know he viewed this thread, so I say we skip at 9:45 EST.