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SuperPacker
01-05-2013, 11:40 AM
Others mentioned it in the Soccer Thread. Sign up here.

Looking for about 10 people.

Over three years? Just one year? I'll let the people decide!

SP
Rob
Rosebud
Rufus
UK
Marshall
TBW
Mcgee
Woot

Rob S
01-05-2013, 01:38 PM
I'm in. I demand a good pick! I say 3 years.

Rosebud
01-05-2013, 02:36 PM
Sure why not.

RufusMcDaniel
01-06-2013, 11:37 AM
I'll join even though my knowledge probably lacks.

How soon will Eric Hassli go?

Rosebud
01-06-2013, 11:48 AM
3 years is fine with me

UKfan
01-06-2013, 12:12 PM
Am in please! :)

Cigaro
01-06-2013, 04:53 PM
I don't think I'll be able to do this, I'll be out of touch for most/all of Wednesday and Thursday.

marshallb
01-06-2013, 09:02 PM
I guess I'll throw my hat into the ring for this if you need people, but my knowledge is limited as I'm still rather new to soccer.

SuperPacker
01-06-2013, 10:23 PM
Anyone doing this can't be less knowledgeable than me!

TheBoyWonder22
01-06-2013, 11:23 PM
I'm down, I'm a little more knowledgeable than last time.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 05:16 AM
One more person and we'll start later.

Rob S
01-07-2013, 09:05 AM
Woot, sign up. Now.

SuperMcGee
01-07-2013, 09:15 AM
I feel like I never actually grow in knowledge of the game. But maybe I could do this.

Rob S
01-07-2013, 11:04 AM
You should do it, McGee. If anything this will help your knowledge. I know participating these was massive for me when I first got into soccer.

Rob S
01-07-2013, 12:25 PM
Let's start this. I'm bored.

Wootylicous
01-07-2013, 12:36 PM
http://www.futbol24.com/upload/team/England/Norwich-City.png

ST -
ST -
MF -
MF - Mesut Ozil
MF -
MF -
D -
D - Vincent Kompany
D -
D -
G -

Rosebud
01-07-2013, 02:50 PM
Cool cool cool. So I get CR7 again?

Rob S
01-07-2013, 02:59 PM
Cool cool cool. So I get CR7 again?

As long as I get Messi, this is fine.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 04:06 PM
shall we just do it with 9?

and sorry about that i fell asleep

Wootylicous
01-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Let's do this!!

Rob S
01-07-2013, 04:11 PM
Yeah. Start it up. McGee, if you don't want to run your own team. We could co gm seeing as work could go nuts for me at any given time.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 04:21 PM
rob you have the first pick.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 04:59 PM
we won't start the clock until everyone has picked once.

marshallb
01-07-2013, 05:28 PM
What are we using as the draft order?

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 05:29 PM
its in the selection thread.

marshallb
01-07-2013, 05:40 PM
its in the selection thread.

My bad. I somehow missed that thread.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 08:48 PM
http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mdfvdma6hn1rzaquvo1_400.gif

Wootylicous
01-07-2013, 08:51 PM
Weird pick. I understand it but I believe there is better players

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 08:53 PM
Weird pick. I understand it but I believe there is better players

Everyone I wanted to pick was old. Apparently Falcao is good.

Wootylicous
01-07-2013, 08:54 PM
3 years for an elite player like you know is not much. He will still be goddamn good for this period of time.

Rob S
01-07-2013, 08:57 PM
I love Falcao, so I'm okay with it. It was a tough spot to pick in.

Rosebud
01-07-2013, 10:17 PM
Falcao was gunna be my pick and you didn't even want him. **** you SP.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 10:24 PM
Can you guys leave names with your picks or i'm going to have to start making educated guesses for who the players are.

SuperPacker
01-07-2013, 10:50 PM
The team thread is up, btw.

Caddy
01-07-2013, 11:23 PM
A certain player hasn't been picked yet. Whoever picks him, wins.

marshallb
01-07-2013, 11:24 PM
I had no idea who to pick there. I went back and forth between about 8 names several times and ultimately decided on going for a strong midfield.

TheBoyWonder22
01-08-2013, 12:08 AM
A certain player hasn't been picked yet. Whoever picks him, wins.
Not a good fit, but I'm on it.

Rob S
01-08-2013, 06:58 AM
Xavi was going to be the most interesting one to watch here. In the end, I think he went in about the right spot although the players that went before him were not the ones I expected.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 08:33 AM
Eh xavi's already started slowing down, Over the next 3 years he'll be wasted up

Gay Ork Wang
01-08-2013, 08:47 AM
i can somewhat judge if you guys want

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 09:12 AM
Aguero with TFC is a travesty.

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 09:19 AM
Is that a reach? I have no idea.

Woot you're up.

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 09:25 AM
Zlatan is good.

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 09:27 AM
I remember he scored quite a good goal.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 09:28 AM
The **** you SP, if you were gunna take Zlatan why didn't you let me have Falcao?

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 09:31 AM
The **** you SP, if you were gunna take Zlatan why didn't you let me have Falcao?

I don't care about defense! I'm getting all the forwards I can get.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 09:37 AM
Going for the Newcastle "we're gunna play two strikers, ones gunna suck from playing outta position but one will always be on fire" strategem?

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 09:40 AM
Going for the Newcastle "we're gunna play two strikers, ones gunna suck from playing outta position but one will always be on fire" strategem?

It worked last season. This season, not so much.

And Zlatan can play in the 'behind the striker' role.

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 09:41 AM
Zlatan play with Zlatan. Zlatan does not play behind the striker. He is the striker.

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 09:43 AM
Because Zlatan.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 09:48 AM
He is the Zlatan! And the Zlatan only plays the position of the Zlatan

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 09:48 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JPs9f3aTcjU/UAcEtiFu5II/AAAAAAAAG04/29tLARXHBQA/s1600/Zlatan_Ibrahimovic_Paris_Saint_Germain_Swedish_Str iker_Hd_Desktop_Wallpaper_citiesandteams.blogspot. com.jpg

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 09:49 AM
When Graham Bell invented the phone he already had 3 missed calls. They were all from Zlatan.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 09:56 AM
The Zlatan invented Goalkeeping because he was bored of scoring so many goals

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 10:00 AM
The Zlatan invented Goalkeeping because he was bored of scoring so many goals

Is that true or not?

Who nose?

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 10:04 AM
Messi may have won his fourth Ballon D'or yesterday, but he will never matched Ibrahimovic's record of 6 Golden Zlatans, a biannual award that The Zlatan hands to the World's most Zlatan Player.

Rob S
01-08-2013, 10:07 AM
<3 me some Zlatan.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 10:15 AM
I like The Zlatan the character a lot more than The Zlatan the player. As a player he's just not clutch in cup competitions and he doesn't run much, but he's a phenomenal league player because that ogre knows how to kick the ball, and off the field, his ego is amazing.

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 10:18 AM
I like The Zlatan the character a lot more than The Zlatan the player. As a player he's just not clutch in cup competitions and he doesn't run much, but he's a phenomenal league player because that ogre knows how to kick the ball, and off the field, his ego is amazing.

He was good at Euro 2012.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 10:21 AM
Oh he's good, huge part of why PSG are having the season they're having, but he's still not clutch. Now Sheva, he was clutch and reminded everyone of that fact at the Euros. Falcao's like that to, he just raises his play in cups.

djp
01-08-2013, 10:33 AM
Damn, wanted to try one of these :( totally missed it.

Rob S
01-08-2013, 10:52 AM
That was the right pick, McGee. Great value.

djp
01-08-2013, 12:41 PM
Can't say I agreed with the Aguero pick over RVP. Great pick McGee

SuperMcGee
01-08-2013, 12:44 PM
I felt as good about it as I could, considering who he plays for.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 12:44 PM
**** it, I'm just playing with no striker.

UKfan
01-08-2013, 12:57 PM
Sorry if I delayed it some, been out playing soccer

Rob S
01-08-2013, 01:05 PM
Suck it, rosebud.

UKfan
01-08-2013, 01:25 PM
I was going to take Bale next, damnit!

djp
01-08-2013, 01:26 PM
now that he's finally gone, lol @ Cavani over Suarez. Love them both, but Suarez is clearly a class above Cavani imo

UKfan
01-08-2013, 01:27 PM
As a Liverpool fan I am obviously going to love Suarez, but love him or loathe him he is an incredible player.

Also with Ronaldo and Suarez my team is going to be one of the most loathed in history :)

djp
01-08-2013, 01:35 PM
As a Liverpool fan I am obviously going to love Suarez, but love him or loathe him he is an incredible player.

Also with Ronaldo and Suarez my team is going to be one of the most loathed in history :)

Before this season, I'd probably have rather had Cavani, but I think Suarez has clearly passed him now. Been in tremendous form basically the entire season. Love me some Cavani though. Uruguay has some talent. Ronaldo/Suarez is an incredibly scary tandem, though. Great work so far.

djp
01-08-2013, 01:37 PM
Wow, didn't even know Cavani already had 20 goals this year. Last I checked he was struggling. perhaps it's a win-win to take either one now that I think of it.

Rob S
01-08-2013, 01:43 PM
Yeah, I was going to say that you can't go wrong with either. Suarez isn't a proven consistent finisher yet, but obviously bring more of a well rounded skillset.

RufusMcDaniel
01-08-2013, 03:00 PM
What's wrong with aguero?

UKfan
01-08-2013, 03:40 PM
I like Aguero and would have considered him at my pick, there haven't been many eye raising picks so far I dont think (though definitely one or two, but I won't run down anyones picks unless someone asked for my opinion)

TheBoyWonder22
01-08-2013, 03:43 PM
You guys don't like a team led by Neymar at LF and Cavani at ST for 3 years? Whatever you say haha.

UKfan
01-08-2013, 03:47 PM
Looks good to me, the early rounds in these things I don't think are what wins it for you (although you can lose it early doors), the later rounds are what is going to divide opinion

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 03:48 PM
Pick TBW!!!

TheBoyWonder22
01-08-2013, 03:52 PM
I didn't know I was up! I'll pick once I leave the bank.

djp
01-08-2013, 06:52 PM
What's wrong with aguero?

Nothing wrong with Aguero at all. He's a great player. That said, RVP is an absolute deadly finisher and with the quality of midfield on these teams, he'll be lethal. That said, I can understand picking Aguero over RVP because of the 3 year window, as we don't know if RVP can maintain this pace for 3 more years. Doesn't look to be slowing down at all to me, though.

TheBoyWonder22
01-08-2013, 07:21 PM
Di Maria is one of my three favorite players so hooray!

Rob S
01-08-2013, 07:49 PM
Man, Pirlo has been absolutely ******* fantastic for the past year. Him being 33 just makes it tough.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 08:00 PM
I'll get at least 2 great years out of him, plus having him school Hummels will be great for his evolution.

marshallb
01-08-2013, 10:34 PM
Sorry for holding things up, I just got home from work.

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 10:35 PM
Mata is a nice pick.

Wootylicous
01-08-2013, 10:36 PM
What the **** SP you never sleep ?

marshallb
01-08-2013, 10:45 PM
Mata is a nice pick.

Thanks. I had to take him due to my Chelsea fandom. I wasn't so sure of the Benzema pick, but he's young and talented and there are a lot of damn good strikers that have gone so far and I didn't want to pass on another one with the long wait back to me.

SuperPacker
01-08-2013, 10:46 PM
What the **** SP you never sleep ?

Haha, my sleeping pattern is so messed up. Right now i'm on Australian time (I woke up just before I made my last pick), but i'm trying to work back round to GMT.

Rosebud
01-08-2013, 11:46 PM
God damn it caddy. This is why australians aren't allowed to have nice things.

Caddy
01-08-2013, 11:50 PM
I post wherever I want.

Rob S
01-09-2013, 08:01 AM
Are we setting up a clock today? I don't care as this has been moving decently, but I just want to know how often ill have to check in at work because it might be a busy day here.

Rob S
01-09-2013, 08:46 AM
Fantastic pick with Xabi, SP. I considered him along with Schweini.

SuperPacker
01-09-2013, 08:46 AM
it's going at an alright pace atm, but if it slows down I put one in.

Fantastic pick with Xabi, SP.

Thank you sir. He was the player I was aiming for at that position from the start, so I was sweating hoping he wouldnt get picked.

UKfan
01-09-2013, 10:43 AM
I remember when you guys didn't have as good a knowledge as you have now, gutted Gotze is gone as I wanted him next!

UKfan
01-09-2013, 02:49 PM
Alright lets get this thing rolling, c'mon McGee! :)

TheBoyWonder22
01-09-2013, 03:16 PM
Yeah I almost took Marcelo there, but I don't like having guys who are already on the same team. Personal preference and whatnot.

Rob S
01-09-2013, 03:38 PM
Well, I'm pumped. Now the question is Messi or Rooney in the middle.

UKfan
01-09-2013, 03:39 PM
For me Rooney is on the decline already, Cesc was a good pick though

marshallb
01-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Well, I'm pumped.

I thought long and hard about both of those guys with my last picks. I even had Rooney typed in instead of Benzema but changed my mind.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 03:41 PM
Rooney is meh

Rob S
01-09-2013, 03:42 PM
For me Rooney is on the decline already, Cesc was a good pick though

I don't feel that way at all really. He's just playing a different kind if game with RVP there/has picked up some injuries. I think he is still a fantastic player.

UKfan
01-09-2013, 03:49 PM
Well you know me Rob, I always have controversial opinions ha

Rob S
01-09-2013, 07:45 PM
Modric is an interesting one. Love his game, but him getting no games at real makes you wonder.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 07:51 PM
This possession game is gonna be fun.

TheBoyWonder22
01-09-2013, 09:07 PM
Noooooooo! Anyone but Vidic!!!

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 09:39 PM
Can't believe Ribery is still around, but I just drafted the first not-super-sexy man for my team.

Rob S
01-09-2013, 09:49 PM
Can't believe Ribery is still around, but I just drafted the first not-super-sexy man for my team.

Yeah, he was great value. I was considering him, but I'd have to play either him or Bale out of position.

SuperPacker
01-09-2013, 09:53 PM
I was going to pick Ribery before I realised I didn't have any defenders.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 09:54 PM
Ribery wasn't fitting in my plans.

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 09:56 PM
He's been playing so sexy the past couple of years. With Pirlo and Hummels launching passes from deep and Reus and Ribery hovering around Lewa up to, this team would be so much fun to watch pass the ball.

SuperMcGee
01-09-2013, 09:57 PM
Ribery is pretty filthy. I had no intention of taking him or Rooney, however. Nice picks, for sure.

RufusMcDaniel
01-09-2013, 10:18 PM
Offence is overrated.

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 10:26 PM
Offence is overrated.

Being able to retain the ball and pick apart teams who park the bus isn't though.

marshallb
01-09-2013, 11:27 PM
Interested in hearing thoughts on the Fellaini pick in particular. I love him and he's having a great year, but I'm not sure if this is too early for him or not. Didn't love anyone else there, so I went for it.

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 11:35 PM
Fellaini's a little early, although not really by much as there's only a couple midfielders left that i'd take over him. You're Alba pick pisses me off though, he was supposed to by my next pick.

marshallb
01-09-2013, 11:37 PM
Fellaini's a little early, although not really by much as there's only a couple midfielders left that i'd take over him. You're Alba pick pisses me off though, he was supposed to by my next pick.

Haha. Thanks. I thought about taking Marchisio and another player over Fellaini, but I wanted someone who could play box to box with Silva, Mata, and Xavi playing creatively in the midfield.

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 11:44 PM
I actually think Marchisio's better for a box to box role while Fellaini's better playing in a more attacking role. His ability to flick on clearances has been huge for Everton's counter-game. Plus around the box he's more available for crosses.

That said a big part of picking Marchisio was his chemistry with Pirlo, those two have been playing side by side for Juve and the NT for a couple of years now and Marchisio does a great job of protecting and clearing space for Andrea.

SuperMcGee
01-09-2013, 11:44 PM
Big Fellaini fan. Has been in my mind since I knew I wasn't getting Yaya.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 11:45 PM
Marchisio isn't even the best MF on his team.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 11:46 PM
Also Fellaini ? eh

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 11:48 PM
Marchisio isn't even the best MF on his team.

Well Juve have a world class midfield and both Pirlo and Vidal are already off the board. *shrug*

Marchisio's got great chemistry with Pirlo, he's a good retainer, covers a lot of ground, joins the attack very well and can play the incisive pass as well.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 11:50 PM
It's not Pirlo or Vidal.

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 11:53 PM
It's not Pirlo or Vidal.

Not sure were you're going with this, Isla and Asamoah've been playing as wing backs all season and a couple promising performances don't take Pogba to that level either.

Wootylicous
01-09-2013, 11:56 PM
Asamoah >>>>

Rosebud
01-09-2013, 11:58 PM
Eh, he's having a great season, but he's not playing as a midfielder for Juve and he's not very proven at the highest level at that position. So no I wouldn't put him near Pirlo, Vidal or Marchisio's level as a central mid.

Wootylicous
01-10-2013, 12:01 AM
He's incredible. He will soon take over.

Wootylicous
01-10-2013, 12:03 AM
Alba is also extremely overrated.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 12:03 AM
Don't get me wrong, Asamoah's stamina is incredible and he's really been huge on the wing for Juve, but Marchisio's more skilled, more experienced at the position and has better chemistry with Pirlo.

Wootylicous
01-10-2013, 12:31 AM
His potential is off the roof. I love him so damn much

TheBoyWonder22
01-10-2013, 12:39 AM
Ahhhh this pick is really difficult! I have three guys I love that are right forwards, but the two guys I love are getting kind of old and might lose a lot of value with the three year deal. Eh, **** it.

TheBoyWonder22
01-10-2013, 12:42 AM
Was that too early??

SuperMcGee
01-10-2013, 10:58 AM
Did I break it with his awesomeness?

SuperPacker
01-10-2013, 11:00 AM
Break what? The draft?

UK is probably just getting back from work sometime soon.

SuperMcGee
01-10-2013, 12:04 PM
Apologize to me, Rob!

RufusMcDaniel
01-10-2013, 12:05 PM
Ugh....Baines was going to complete my defence.

UKfan
01-10-2013, 12:08 PM
I was thinking Baines as well but I hoped he would drop another round or two. I love me some Daniel Agger and I think centre back is a weak position depth wise too so I hope I haven't reached on him, but the value feels about right.

Rob S
01-10-2013, 12:10 PM
I was kicking around between Agger and Subotic myself. Baines is just incredible. I too was hoping I could get him later because he isn't a huge name, but I couldn't justify passing on him. He's just ridiculous right now.

TheBoyWonder22
01-10-2013, 01:00 PM
Yeah I wanted Subotic. Hopefully my defense doesn't suck too much.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 01:09 PM
Subotic is good, and would've fit with the whole picking players who fit together well thing. But I actually wanted Agger more than Nevan.

Rob S
01-10-2013, 01:11 PM
Subotic is good, and would've fit with the whole picking players who fit together well thing. But I actually wanted Agger more than Nevan.

Can't go wrong with either and seeing as I value them both relatively equally right now, I went with the youth. I'll tell you what though, Agger and Hummels passing out of defense would be a pleasure to watch....almost unfair to have those 2 starting a counter.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 01:25 PM
Can't go wrong with either and seeing as I value them both relatively equally right now, I went with the youth. I'll tell you what though, Agger and Hummels passing out of defense would be a pleasure to watch....almost unfair to have those 2 starting a counter.

Yeah, with Pirlo right in front of them it would've just been sickening.

UKfan
01-10-2013, 01:28 PM
I like a mix with my centre defenders, one hard nut and one passer, that's why I always felt the mix at Chelsea of Carvalho and Terry was so good. Carvalho's class and ability to anticipate and intercept combined with Terry's willingness to go in where it hurt worked really well. 2 class passers would be fun to watch in possession too though :)

Wootylicous
01-10-2013, 01:35 PM
God I hope my guy will be there.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 02:54 PM
I like a mix with my centre defenders, one hard nut and one passer, that's why I always felt the mix at Chelsea of Carvalho and Terry was so good. Carvalho's class and ability to anticipate and intercept combined with Terry's willingness to go in where it hurt worked really well. 2 class passers would be fun to watch in possession too though :)

I think it comes down to more general balance, whether you get that extra steel from your second CB or your midfield. Especially since both Hummels and Agger are good tacklers who are strong in the air to. They may not be physically imposing the way Terry was, but they also aren't so small and soft that they'll get pushed around when playing against the ball.

Also depends on how you intend to play. My team's built in large part on guys who are used to playing a high line, dominating possession and pressing high up the pitch, you need different defenders to do that than you do when you're going to sit deep and absorb pressure the way Chelsea do.

UKfan
01-10-2013, 03:10 PM
Agreed, just stating my personal preference :)

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 03:16 PM
That's the beauty of football, there's so many different ways to play the game and find success.

UKfan
01-10-2013, 03:27 PM
Definitely, just look at Chelsea and Barcelona last year

marshallb
01-10-2013, 04:16 PM
Just a heads up, but I work until 11 ET tonight, but I will be on after that to make my picks.

SuperPacker
01-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Is there someone that I can send a board too that will be on for the rest of the night?

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 04:28 PM
Just a heads up, but I work until 11 ET tonight, but I will be on after that to make my picks.

leave your picks with rob or someone else who's already picked?

UKfan
01-10-2013, 05:01 PM
Damn Cazorla was a great get here, completely slipped my mind :(

SuperPacker
01-10-2013, 05:09 PM
Damn Cazorla was a great get here, completely slipped my mind :(

Love me some Cazorla! I didn't have a winger either, so it made too much sense.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 05:10 PM
I like Cazorla more as a central playmaker, but either way he's a steal at this point.

Wootylicous
01-10-2013, 05:18 PM
I love my central backs.

UKfan
01-10-2013, 05:24 PM
Kompany is a beast. If Kyri matures as he should he will be a very very good one as well

Rob S
01-10-2013, 05:30 PM
I love my central backs.

I was hoping he would make it back to me. Kid's a stud.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 06:30 PM
Son of a *****. Gimme a minute. Sami's been playing unreal for the past year, lead the NT and has been one of Real's best players this season.

Oh well, Joe Hart was gunna be my next pick anyway. Dude's a great shot stopper even though he hasn't been having the most consistent of seasons.

Rosebud
01-10-2013, 11:17 PM
I'm surprised Dante went so high. There's a number of guys, who I like him more than, who I figured would be go before him.

Rob S
01-10-2013, 11:38 PM
I'm headed to bed. I left a board with Rosebud in case this gets to me tonight. I doubt it, but hey, you never know.

TheBoyWonder22
01-10-2013, 11:48 PM
Gahhhh Badstuber was stolen from me! Let me do some research and I'll be back.

SuperMcGee
01-11-2013, 02:05 AM
Rosebud is a dick.

Rob S
01-11-2013, 06:30 AM
**** you, McGee. **** you.

UKfan
01-11-2013, 08:09 AM
Always seems to get to me when I am at work, lame! Anyway pick is up

Rosebud
01-11-2013, 08:15 AM
I've had Falcao, Dante, Khedira, Piszczek, Alba, Lloris and Vidal stolen from me McGee, so I feel no guilt.

SuperPacker
01-11-2013, 08:33 AM
I've had Falcao, Dante, Khedira, Piszczek, Alba, Lloris and Vidal stolen from me McGee, so I feel no guilt.

I was responsible for 4 of those. :D

Rob S
01-11-2013, 09:03 AM
Those were tough picks. I think this wa about the right spot though.

Rosebud
01-11-2013, 09:07 AM
Sneijder's still legit and just needs a new team, but I think Alves has just gotten old. He's been special because of his speed and stamina, rampaging up and down that right flank, and although he's still skilled, he's lost that tirelessness and explosiveness.

And **** you SP. My team's still gunna crush your team!

UKfan
01-11-2013, 09:13 AM
I have a feeling people are going to call reach on that selection, but left back has horrible depth in world football right now, so I jumped him up over some others I have my eye on.

SuperMcGee
01-11-2013, 11:37 AM
I've had Falcao, Dante, Khedira, Piszczek, Alba, Lloris and Vidal stolen from me McGee, so I feel no guilt.

Piszczek and Zabaleta are basically my two favorite players. To miss them both at that spot is not pleasant. Zabber has been fantastic this year.

marshallb
01-12-2013, 02:56 AM
Are we just doing a starting 11 or are we doing a bench, too?

SuperPacker
01-12-2013, 03:02 AM
Bench as well.

marshallb
01-12-2013, 03:03 AM
Ok. That's what I was thinking, but then I saw that the draft order was only up through 11 rounds, so I was confused.

Rob S
01-12-2013, 11:08 AM
No clock for the weekend I'm assuming? I have football (or both kinds) matters to attend to all weekend.

SuperPacker
01-12-2013, 12:01 PM
Loved Kagawa there!

No clock for the weekend I'm assuming? I have football (or both kinds) matters to attend to all weekend.

No clock.

Rosebud
01-12-2013, 12:13 PM
Yeah, Kagawa's a good get at this point, although there's a few other guys who I think are a notch above Kagawa but still on the board.

UKfan
01-12-2013, 12:15 PM
I'm wondering whether to go for a guy who will only make my bench right now, but I feel is an absolute stud...

Rosebud
01-12-2013, 12:21 PM
I'm wondering whether to go for a guy who will only make my bench right now, but I feel is an absolute stud...

You should pass and leave those type of guys for me.

UKfan
01-12-2013, 12:30 PM
Well I am wondering if I can get them later, but some guys I thought would drop have gone early...

Rosebud
01-12-2013, 12:36 PM
Well I am wondering if I can get them later, but some guys I thought would drop have gone early...

Yeah, this draft has been very unexpected for me, not that I think there have been many bad picks. That's why I took Dembele here, I was going to wait, but with the way this draft has gone he and my top back up pick would've been gone.

So I had to grab that third midfield man who will fit perfectly next to Marchisio and Pirlo for me the way Vidal does. Dembele's a little more offensively oriented than Vidal, but he's got that incredible work rate to charge up and down the field, size and strength to help defend and protect Pirlo, and the skill to keep that attacking trio flowing.

marshallb
01-12-2013, 06:31 PM
I was really close to taking Dembele or de Rossi with one of my last picks over Rodriguez, and I was thinking about that same thing UK.

UKfan
01-12-2013, 06:54 PM
Well that plan is gone, DAMN YOU MCGEE!!!!

SuperMcGee
01-12-2013, 07:14 PM
Ha, clearly we have similar thoughts on his studliness. The main reason Malaga is my adopted UCL team for the 1-2 rounds they have left.

UKfan
01-12-2013, 07:20 PM
Isco was the player I was talking about before, he's an absolute stud. I have one back up for the same position who I am tempted to throw out there soon though.

Can't believe you stole Isco one pick before me, bah humbug!

Wootylicous
01-14-2013, 10:04 AM
I think I broke this draft by drafting the best team ever. Sorry guys.

SuperMcGee
01-14-2013, 10:20 AM
I think I broke this draft by drafting the best team ever. Sorry guys.

http://i1.kym-cdn.com/entries/icons/original/000/005/498/1300044776986.jpg

RufusMcDaniel
01-14-2013, 10:25 AM
SES does give Woot quite the team...therefore I cannot argue.

SuperMcGee
01-14-2013, 10:37 AM
Go be Italian somewhere else.

Rosebud
01-14-2013, 11:03 AM
SP is making me really regret saving his life.

And woot showing of his football ignorance by ignoring the amazingness which is my team.

SuperMcGee
01-14-2013, 11:22 AM
Kroos is definitely a solid pick. I like the Bayern players I took, though, and didn't want to load up on them.

SuperPacker
01-14-2013, 11:37 AM
SP is making me really regret saving his life.

And woot showing of his football ignorance by ignoring the amazingness which is my team.

:)))))

I don't even need Kroos, I just didn't want anyone else to have him.

Rosebud
01-14-2013, 12:28 PM
:)))))

I don't even need Kroos, I just didn't want anyone else to have him.

Yeah, I was gunna be in a similar position but he's so studly if played right that I still really wanted to nab him, the reason I want germany to go to a strikerless 4-3-3 is to get him and Ozil on the field at the same time without putting one of them out of position. Kid's an awesome player to sit at the front of midfield triangle of a possession dominant team.

And now I have my Pirlo replacement who is awesome, so even if the old man starts to wear down I can keep him fresh with a great passer.

TheBoyWonder22
01-14-2013, 01:23 PM
I wanted Balotelli! What is this "Center Back" you guys keep drafting?

Wootylicous
01-14-2013, 01:46 PM
Don't pick my guy SP.

SuperMcGee
01-14-2013, 01:50 PM
How many bench spots are we doing?

SuperPacker
01-14-2013, 01:52 PM
How many bench spots are we doing?

Seven. (10)

RufusMcDaniel
01-14-2013, 01:52 PM
Because I'm extremely bored and have nothing better to do, I'm probably going to create all these teams in FIFA 13 and create a league and we'll see once and for all who has the greatest team in the video game landscape.

SuperPacker
01-14-2013, 01:54 PM
good idea lol.

Rob S
01-15-2013, 10:24 PM
Courtois is a great pick. I was going to take him if ter Stengen was gone.

marshallb
01-15-2013, 10:39 PM
Courtois is a great pick. I was going to take him if ter Stengen was gone.

Thanks. I nearly took him my with one of my last picks, but decided that I could probably wait on him. Guy's going to be a stud in a handful of years. Already is one of the best keepers in La Liga at 20.

SuperMcGee
01-15-2013, 10:41 PM
I had Luiz on my radar, as well. Love all the midfield play he's getting.

Wootylicous
01-15-2013, 10:43 PM
I took him last draft I had. Stud.

Rosebud
01-15-2013, 11:16 PM
I'm really liking the way this draft has worked out for me, team's really come together nicely to play an intensive pressing game with an aggressive attack the way Dortmund have taken Europe by storm. With Lewa and Reus pressing higher up the pitch, Dembele and Marchisio bossing the midfield, Alaba, Hummels, Vermaelen and Zabaleta all being great at holding a high line, and Joe Hart being a great shot stopper, y'all ain't ever gunna score on me.

Wootylicous
01-17-2013, 10:04 AM
I broke the draft again. I should stop drafting awesome players.

SuperPacker
01-17-2013, 11:40 AM
We might have to make a TBW clock.

SuperMcGee
01-17-2013, 12:09 PM
Just let me know.

SuperPacker
01-17-2013, 12:14 PM
Make your pick McGee. TBW has actually been online since he got on the clock.

Wootylicous
01-18-2013, 09:04 AM
Pretty good striker value in this round. Cisse/Gomez/Villa

SuperMcGee
01-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Sure, last year.

It's all about Michu now!

Wootylicous
01-18-2013, 09:30 AM
You took Michu away from me.

Rob S
01-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Sure, last year.

It's all about Michu now!

Oh, McGee. Form is temporary, class is permanent. Plus, villa isn't even much off form anyway, 10 in 22 (many of the appearances as a sub) is pretty darn good. I can't wait till he pwns bitches at bayern next year.

Rosebud
01-18-2013, 09:41 AM
Just wanted say bite me rufus, Cisse was gunna be my pick.

SuperMcGee
01-18-2013, 09:45 AM
That's such a soccer attitude, Rob.

Michu has been pretty darn good for two years in different top leagues at different positions and has just looked so impressive out there. I will not be patronized on this pick.

Rob S
01-18-2013, 09:50 AM
Michu is great and a fine pick. I won't debate that Michu is a good player, but I think villa is absolutely a better one.

Rosebud
01-18-2013, 10:50 AM
Who knows how much longer Villa will be able to keep it up, especially in the 3 year window? Plus at this point he's a rotational player on a Barca team that's just steamrolling the rest of La Liga. It's why I wouldn't take Miro although he's been the most clinical finisher in europe this season and his game would be hugely beneficial to the continuing development of Lewa and Jovetic.

Rob S
01-18-2013, 01:34 PM
I picked Barzagli....

Rob S
01-18-2013, 02:18 PM
Doumbia is a great pick. It was between him and villa for me.

Wootylicous
01-18-2013, 02:29 PM
Forrest is a stud.

SuperMcGee
01-18-2013, 02:32 PM
I love Forrest. I first liked him just because he was super quick on the wing in FIFA two years ago. Then I began to realize that he's actually becoming quite a good player for Celtic. Can only imagine how good he's going to be considering he's probably only 12 years old, right now.

Wootylicous
01-18-2013, 02:34 PM
Baby-faced assassin.

Rosebud
01-18-2013, 02:46 PM
Doumbia is a great pick. It was between him and villa for me.

Yeah, he's been hurt for most of the year, but it was between Cisse and him for my next pick. Villa's awesome too, but Doumbia's still get the legs to run his ass off leading my team's pressing for the next 3 years, on top of the clinical finishing and clever movement. That's gunna be a key for my team, pressing high up the pitch and letting my midfielders physically boss things ahead of Pirlo/Gundogan and Hummels. Gunna score so many goals with quick counters.

SuperPacker
01-18-2013, 03:50 PM
You can make your pick if you're here, Mcgee.

Rosebud
01-18-2013, 04:50 PM
Turan's a great pick, was really hoping he'd keep sliding to my next set of picks.

Rob S
01-18-2013, 05:55 PM
UK needs to pick, steal city is coming up.

UKfan
01-18-2013, 07:41 PM
Sorry I was out with my football team, pretty hammered right now but I have put a pick in anyway, I may regret it...

TheBoyWonder22
01-18-2013, 10:12 PM
Gahhhh fine let me think!

Rosebud
01-20-2013, 11:54 AM
I was wondering where Yarmolenko was gunna go. Kid's got a nose for goal and a great shot, he's a little Robben-esque in how much he relies on cutting inside and shooting, but I think he's got more forward in him with the better size, strength and quick shooting. I think he's going to develop into a very good supporting striker the way SES is for Milan or Giovinco is for Juve.

Rosebud
01-20-2013, 11:20 PM
Is this the last round or are we doing one more?

SuperPacker
01-21-2013, 04:08 AM
Last round. Once everyone's picked and updated their team in the team thread we can start ranking.

Rosebud
01-21-2013, 08:17 AM
Ah, well can I change my last pick to a backup Goalie? I thought I was gunna get one more pick to address that

SuperPacker
01-21-2013, 08:27 AM
Yeah go for it.

Rosebud
01-21-2013, 09:28 AM
Done and done

Rosebud
01-22-2013, 09:39 AM
So we're done now, how are we gunna do this? Just general voting to rank the teams for head to head match ups?

SuperPacker
01-22-2013, 09:50 AM
So we're done now, how are we gunna do this? Just general voting to rank the teams for head to head match ups?

Yeah, vote for the rankings and then head to head match ups. TBW still has 4 picks to make, hopefully he picks soon, but if he doesn't i'll just PM people later today asking for the rankings from 1-8.

SuperPacker
01-23-2013, 12:28 PM
Okay looks as though TBW has disappeared. If you can start sending in your rankings from 1-8 (not including your team) that would be cool. I'll PM people as well though.

Rob S
01-23-2013, 05:52 PM
Everyone should probably post their projected Starting XI for all 3 years....

Roster:

FW: Lionel Messi : Gareth Bale : Wayne Rooney : David Villa
MF: Cesc Fabregas : Bastian Schweinsteiger : Wesley Sneijder : Christian Eriksen : Lucas Leiva : Lucas Moura
FB: Leighton Baines : Dani Alves : Stephan Lichtsteiner
CB: Neven Subotić : Andrea Barzagli : Dede
GK: Marc-André ter Stegen : Gigi Buffon


Starting XI - Year 1

http://this11.com/boards/abD8j1qaco.jpg

Starting XI - Year 2

http://this11.com/boards/abD8j8vadA.jpg

Starting XI - Year 3

http://this11.com/boards/abD8ke1aj1.jpg

RufusMcDaniel
01-25-2013, 11:57 AM
Like I said earlier, I have already made the teams and whatnot in FIFA 13, so since I'm not working today, I'm going to start this tournament....and I'll probably just play as the home team each game. I'm not great, so it's no guarantee that I win every game.

Matchday 1 we have:

Superpacker 0 vs. Rufus 1
-Goal by Joao Moutinho(15')
-Red Card to Hulk(23')

TheBoyWonder 2 vs. Marshall 1
-Goal by Cavani (33')
-Goal by Cavani (74')
-Goal by David Silva (79')

UkFan 2 vs. Rob 2
-Goal by Suarez(26')
-Yellow Card to Subotic (49')
-Goal by Ronaldo (50') *Penalty
-Goal by Villa(70')
-Goal by Rooney (85')

Woot 2 vs. Rosebud 1
-Yellow Card Huntelaar(39')
-Goal by Ribery (59')
-Goal by Gotze (65')
-Goal by Ozil (78') *Penalty


Mcgee on the bye

Rosebud
01-31-2013, 06:54 PM
So are people gunna up date their teams for their 3 year plan? Let's get that done and submit our initial rankings over the weekend.

Rob S
01-31-2013, 07:25 PM
So are people gunna up date their teams for their 3 year plan? Let's get that done and submit our initial rankings over the weekend.

I was holding out hope that they would, but if it doesn't get done I'll just send mine in Saturday after the games.

Rosebud
01-31-2013, 07:36 PM
I feel like sending out a reminder message with a deadline of sometime on saturday would be prudent.

SuperPacker
01-31-2013, 07:42 PM
I thought we were going to rank first and then do the 3 year match ups. :neutral:

Rosebud
01-31-2013, 07:44 PM
I meant have people post their 3 year lineups so we can rank them. For example UK only has his first 9 picks up on his team post, yet looking at who he picked he'd be near the top of my list depending on how he utilizes them.

SuperPacker
01-31-2013, 07:46 PM
oh yeah, I guess people just lost interest after we finished drafting :(

Wootylicous
01-31-2013, 07:49 PM
2-1

Rosebud suck it!

Rosebud
01-31-2013, 11:07 PM
Why don't you shut your damn quebecy mouth and figure out what the hell you're going to do with your team.

Rosebud
02-03-2013, 12:06 AM
TNKtDn4pcBw

Ilky's so damn sexy.