BTW, since this balance, gelling and synergies argument seems to hold some sway: Most of my players have played with 2-3 others before All my players speak Latin-based languages, Spanish and Italian in particular My front 6 all speak Spanish My whole back four has played in that exact position as part of a Serie A back four and can communicate fluently kps' back four consists of two fullbacks whose peaks were playing in a Dutch-inspired 3-4-3 in La Liga (not precisely as fullbacks!), a Serie A CB and an EPL CB. Campbell will not be able to communicate with any of them. If his players become "better" by having played with each other, surely my back four is significantly better since they can actually communicate with each other and are playing in a familiar way based on the Italian school of defending. At some point we have to draw the line between this being a fantasy competition and voting judgement being based on "reality checks".