Originally Posted by Snow
I understand all that. But this is a fantasy draft. He's not in mine. And I don't rate him higher than Petit. Petit won leagues and cups as well as the WC and EC. He wasn't a disliked man, in fact Wenger holds him in the highest regard of any footballer he's met. There aren't that many French footballers that have been given high honors in France. He is one of them though.
So I don't think I made and error in choosing him over someone else.
Eh? I never said you made a mistake picking Petit. My point was having him as the third centre-mid, with Petit and him either side of Lampard who would bomb forward as usual (4-3-2-1/4-2-3-1 type stuff) which is what I thought you were getting at earlier. Unless you see Simeone as a DM sitting in front of a back four which is not where he is best utilised.
Anyhow, clearly a case of misreading. I thought he could possibly last the 30 pick round on the back of people disliking him/Becks red card precedent, etc. (as you say, him not being people's fantasy) but was worried that 1. he made a lot of sense in your midfield, more so than anyone else I could think of, 2. Crustanoid downloaded CM from those days and he was insanely good there (maybe that was 00/01 though, straight after Lazio's double).
I'll just cross my fingers my next 2 picks don't go now.