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Discussion in 'Soccer' started by les Habs, May 24, 2019.

  1. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Ismaila Sarr >>>
     
  2. Pavel Buchnevich

    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    I considered taking Oyarzabal the last few rounds, but I think he's slightly overrated.
     
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  3. Evilo

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    Celik is a good under the radar pick. He could become a premium RB.
     
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  4. les Habs

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    Hmmm... I'm going with a chicken noodle soup, cucumber sandwiches and rhubarb pie picnic today.
     
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    RB is probably the worst position in the world right now. Both AWB and Celik were high on my list. Glad I don't have to take anyone else there
     
  6. les Habs

    les Habs Registered User

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    I agree on RB.
     
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    Indeed. That's why having the best RB in the world is so very nice. ;)
     
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    Pavel Buchnevich AV AND GORTON OUT

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    My full team.

    GK: MATS, Maignan
    DF: Klostermann, Mbabu, Varane, Umtiti, Stones, Badiashile, Marcelo, Ballo-Toure
    MF: Witsel, Kroos, Goretzka, Maier, Goetze
    FW: Kane, Gabriel Jesus, Mueller, Hudson-Odoi, Vinicius Jr, Bale

    Starting lineup:

    ----------------------------------MATS----------------------------------
    Klostermann-------Varane----------------Umtiti-----------Marcelo
    ----------------------------------Witsel----------------------------------
    ------------------------Kroos--------------Goetze-----------------------
    ---------------------------------Goretzka--------------------------------
    --------------------------Kane-----------Bale----------------------------

    Bench: Maignan, Stones, Ballo-Toure, Maier, Hudson-Odoi, Vinicius Jr, Gabriel Jesus

    Reserves: Mbabu, Badiashile, Mueller
     
  11. Duchene2MacKinnon

    Duchene2MacKinnon Dybalascibar

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    SEPH won the draft... drafting the incarnation of Mascherno with the passing ability of Barca's Masch. No one stands a chance lol.
     
  12. YNWA14

    YNWA14 Onbreekbaar

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    Please.

    I only have my back-up keeper to go I think. This diamond may as well be the crown jewel of the draft.

    Dybala - Benzema
    de Bruyne
    Gundogan - Verratti
    Martinez
    Grimaldo - Koulibaly - Lenglet - Kimmich
    Alisson


    Isco, ben Yedder, Bentancur, Paqueta, Atal, I. Sarr, Ake, Valverde, Davies, GK
     
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  13. Evilo

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    That's very good.
    Grimaldo is a tad unproven but you can't get all stars at every position.
    Only question is how the front 3 will play together since they tend to play a bit in the same zone.
     
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    Ronaldo Cavani
    Fekir
    Pogba Modric
    Brozovic
    Alba Boateng Pique Carvajal
    Handanovic

    Onana, Odriozola, Tierney, Manolas, Upamecano, Carvalho, Barella, Tielemans, Coutinho, Malcom, Aubameyang​
     
  15. Evilo

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    That's also a very strong team.
    Bench could make a difference if that man teams are strong.
     
  16. les Habs

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    Do y'all want a squads thread?
     
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    de Bruyne quite often drifts wide (especially in Pep's system) from the middle, and has also played out wide. Dybala I think needs to work a little more centrally but there's plenty of space there and Benzema is such a smart player, and moves around a lot, that the three of them I'm sure would work just fine. Both Dybala and Benzema have thrived in 2 striker systems already and de Bruyne could fit into any team, IMO, but especially with Verratti/Gundogan facilitating them and Martinez shutting down behind those (not that Gundogan and Verratti are slouches defensively).

    I'm actually quite proud of this team.
     
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    Will post team tomorrow. Drank a little too much to post it tonight :laugh:
     
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    Mbappe - Firmino - Son

    Thomas - Allan
    Pjanic

    Alaba - Romagnoli - Skriniar - Cancelo

    Szczesny

    Donnarumma
    Gnabry
    Aouar
    Wijnaldum
    Tonali
    Milik
    T. Hazard
    de Vrij
    Elvedi
    Mukiele
    Roussillon
    Love my front three, love my backline, love my bench (how was Gnabry available at round #13?). Tons of energy. I have a lot of bright, young players all around.

    Admittedly my midfield isn't the flashiest, I know. I saved it for rather late. I've kind of picked a deeper playmaker and paired him with two high energy players that don't have too much offensive impact, but generally do very well in midfield matchups because of their defense and ability to drive through lines. Firmino also makes my midfield matchups more favorable.

    My elite fullbacks will cover the offensive creativity that my midfield lacks in the final third. And besides, my wingers are fantastic at creating goals by themselves.
     
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  20. Evilo

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    That's a strong team. I'd play Allan at 6 and Pjanic at 8 though.
     
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    Neymar/Bamba-Lewandowski/Dembele-Lemar/Chukwueze
    Thiago/Golovin-SMS/Winks-Tolisso/Maddison
    Mendy/Telles-Silva/Lindelof-Marquinhos/Kamara-Walker/Conti
    De Gea/Henderson
     
  22. Evilo

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    Strong team as well. Lemar is on the wrong side though. Golovin is a forward as well.
     
  23. Wee Baby Seamus

    Wee Baby Seamus Yo, Goober, where's the meat?

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    Eden Hazard (C) - Timo Werner - Marco Reus
    David Silva - Adrien Rabiot
    Saul Niguez
    Lucas Digne - Tobias Alderweireld - Matthijs de Ligt - Djibril Sidibe
    Thibaut Courtois

    Julian Brandt, Donny van de Beek, Romelu Lukaku, Presnel Kimpembe, Goncalo Guedes, Andreas Christensen, Fernandinho, Mikel Oyarzabal, Leo Dubois, Ben Chilwell, Alphonse Areola
    ATTACK:

    Loads of goals from this trio. Hazard and Reus both play functionally as inside forwards, looking to penetrate defenses through dribbling, while Werner's pace will get him in behind back lines for either inside forward to spring him. Werner is young and already a 20 goal-a-season striker, while Hazard and Reus can both easily contribute double digits.

    Coming off the bench, Lukaku can bully defenses (once I have him on a training regimen to get him back in shape) and has proven chemistry with Hazard, while also providing something different to Werner in build-up. His hold-up work can free Hazard and Reus to get in behind. Guedes and Oyarzabal also offer creativity on the wings coming off the bench.

    MIDFIELD:

    Three top-class CMs, all of whom can pick apart defenses with passing, resist pressing with ball retention, and win possession through smart positioning and rough tackling. No other midfield in this competition would be able to win a battle in the centre of the park against this one.

    Coming off the bench, substitute midfielders offer different tactical approaches. Julian Brandt in for David Silva allows the team to switch from a 4-3-3 to a 4-2-3-1, in which Brandt, Reus, and Hazard play as a free roaming attacking midfield. Fernandinho offers strong defensive play and chemistry with Silva. van de Beek brings goals from midfield if we're chasing a match.

    DEFENSE:

    The centre-back duo of Alderweireld and de Ligt keeps things under control at the back. The Ajax connection makes Toby a good mentor to help de Ligt fulfill his potential, so that the two of them can boss things defensively. Both also play the ball spectacularly well. On the flanks, Digne and Sidibe both bring great attacking flair, perfect to complement the wingers who will look to play inside - Hazard and Reus cut in while Digne and Sidibe provide the width through running, interplay, and stellar crossing.

    Off the bench, both Kimpembe and Christensen can do a job at CB, while Dubois and Chilwell offer good alternatives at the full back slots.

    KEEPER:

    Courtois remains one of the best keepers in the world, as a stopper, distributor, and controller of the penalty area. Areola is a strong back-up.

    Overall, this team will dominate the ball. Starting from the back, possession will flow through the CBs into the midfield, whose interplay will keep control of the park. Hazard and Reus both bring penetrating runs and clever interchange to either spring Werner or finish the job themselves, while the full-backs bomb forward for support. The best defense is an offense that doesn't lose the ball. When we're not in possession, Reus and Werner can lead an advanced press while Saul and Rabiot chip away at opposing midfielders. At the back, I have one of the best centre back combos here, and one that will only get better.
     
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  24. Evilo

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    Strong team as well.
    Problem for me is the right side. I'd start Brandt over Reus on the right side and Sidibe has fallen off a cliff. He's a negative player on the pitch right now (he costs more than he brings).
     
  25. Vasilevskiy

    Vasilevskiy I've many surnames

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    Saul there would be misusing him IMO, almost better play with just three CM
     
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