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« on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 11:08:32 »

coming up.
Listening to 5 live last night, they had a pick your best all time XI debate, based on picks from listeners.  It was quite interesting.

This was thelistener's pick...

Banks

G Neville
Ferdinand
Moore
A Cole

Beckham
Gascoigne
Charlton
 
Shearer
Lineker
Greaves

Tis of course just picking favourites not a team as such.

I'd want Sol Cambell in my side, he was immense as a player... so perhaps 3 at the back.  That would then free up a slot for wing backs, neither of whom would be GN or Cashley.   Beckham would be nowhere near, fair enough he tried hard and had a good deadball delivery but nowhere near as good as say Scholes.

Gazza and Sir Bobby are in.   That front 3 would be ridiculous but what great goalscorers...... I did like the fact that even though he's ancient history Jimmy Greaves was first pick... difficult to convey how good he was.  Michael Owen would have a decent case as well.
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« Reply #1 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:22:22 »

Not sure I agree with Ferdinand. A good player, yes, but I don't think he was ever really 'world class'.

There are a lot of midfielders to choose from. David Platt has to be in with a shout of making the best XI. He didn't score a lot, but Ray Wilkins too.

Striking options again are plentiful. Rooney has to be in consideration.
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« Reply #2 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:24:34 »

No Harry Fleming???
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« Reply #3 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:29:30 »

Off to this tonight with some workmates. Should be a good crack.

Gary Neville? nah
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« Reply #4 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:32:16 »

No McMahon?
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« Reply #5 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:34:07 »

Not sure I agree with Ferdinand. A good player, yes, but I don't think he was ever really 'world class'.

There are a lot of midfielders to choose from. David Platt has to be in with a shout of making the best XI. He didn't score a lot, but Ray Wilkins too.

Striking options again are plentiful. Rooney has to be in consideration.

Rio was very good, but has the missed drug test on his rap sheet.... Platt, Wilkins, Brian Robson, Hoddle.  Dear old Ray, was one of those like Martin Peters 10 years ahead of his time,  nicknamed the Crab as it was all about keeping possession for him, rather than the favoured English style of "getting it forward"

Rooney is an odd one, he came o the scene as a kid and looked a world beater, is leading scorer, but never really did anything much when it mattered most. Always seemed to be around when one of those truly terrible performances happened like Iceland.
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« Reply #6 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:35:12 »

Team is nothing without David Nugent, Michael Ricketts or Barry Venison
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« Reply #7 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:39:27 »

No McMahon?

Steve was part of the 90 squad, but got injured so Platt came in.

McMahon got a few mentions on Tuesday, with the Wellens sending off showing him out on the pitch.  Both Mildy and Wellens thought him OK if a little old skool.  The thought crossed my mind that if Costanza had used his technique on McMahon, he'd have probably ended up in GWH.
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« Reply #8 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:41:06 »

Team is nothing without David Nugent, Michael Ricketts or Barry Venison

Plenty of scope for a worst ever XI. I reckon though should be a criteria of say 20 caps.
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« Reply #9 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:42:40 »

Subs (GK + 5)

Seaman, Pallister, Robson, Hoddle, Rooney, Owen

Really difficult to relate to players before my time.
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« Reply #10 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:43:35 »

Brian Robson

Bryan, it's Bryan
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« Reply #11 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 12:45:42 »

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« Reply #12 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 13:02:33 »

Bryan, it's Bryan

Fair enough. Will try and remember.
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« Reply #13 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 13:21:39 »

Plenty of scope for a worst ever XI. I reckon though should be a criteria of say 20 caps.

Good idea. Restricting to this century (sure you remember some properly dreadful ones to add) and dropping the criteria to 10 caps for my amusement and because 20+ is actually quite hard.

Rob Green (12)

Kieran Gibbs (10)
Danny Mills (19)
Micah Richards (13)
Phil Jones (27)

Andros Townsend (13)
Aaron Lennon (21)
Jermaine Jenas (21)
Tom Cleverley (13)

Alan Smith - Leeds/Man Utd edition (19)
Darius Vassell (22)


Not so much bad as deeply, deeply average but still.
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« Reply #14 on: Thursday, November 14, 2019, 17:06:53 »

Carlton Palmer must make the all time worst XI - couldn’t pass to a white shirt (unless England had changed to red)!
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