70s Retro Football Fantasy Championship - DRAFT THREAD

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  1. Jan 21, 2012

    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    Your team's shaping up superbly Dan. If you're able to add some creativity to your midfield (and there's still some excellent playmakers available) you'll be extremely hard to beat.
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    KM I’m afraid I just blue myself

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    Somebody tell Dan that you could pick Non-Brazilian players in this FF.
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    1 Antohan: 1. ZIDANE 2. LUIS ENRIQUE 3. ZANETTI
    2 DanNistelrooy: 1. RONALDO 2. LUCIO 3. CAFU 4. GILBERTO SILVA
    3 Rood: 1. RIVALDO 2. GUARDIOLA 3. R. CARLOS 4. GALLAS
    4 TheReligion: 1. NESTA 2. PUYOL 3. RUI COSTA 4. VAN BOMMEL
    5 Cal? 1. KEANE 2. BECKHAM 3. PIRES 4. CRESPO
    6 Gio 1. DAVIDS 2. MENDIETA 3. VERON 4. AIMAR
    7 Cling Bak 1. HENRY 2. RIQUELME 3. OVERMARS 4. CARVALHO
    8 Jayvin 1. VIEIRA 2. AYALA 3. F. DE BOER 4. SCHOLL
    9 kps88 1. SCHOLES 2. GATTUSO 3. CAMPBELL 4. LJUNGBERG
    10 Ralaks 1. NEDVED, 2. CANNAVARO 3. COCU 4. BARAJA
    11 Cold Boy 1. STAM, 2. BALLACK 3. SHEVCHENKO 4. LITMANEN
    12 Zen 1. TOTTI, 2. THURAM 3. DECO 4. BUFFON
    13 Crustanoid 1. RAÚL, 2. DEL PIERO, 3. VAN NISTELROOY 4. ALBERTINI
    14 Brwned 1. PIRLO, 2. R.FERDINAND, 3. ZAMBROTTA 4. SHEARER
    15 Team Brian 1. MAKELELE, 2. SEEDORF, 3. DROGBA 4. STANKOVIC
    16 Snow 1. GIGGS, 2. FIGO, 3. LAMPARD, 4. PETIT
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    As it stands I'll have to play a completely different way to what I originally set out for.

    I'll take "knife between the teeth" Simeone
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    and Bobo Vieri
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    Hopefully my next two "must haves" will survive and I'll be fine and dandy.
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    Ralaks Full Member

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    Screw you! Hoped he would last till it was my turn
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    You shouldn't have taken Baraja then (or Cocu before him). Those were the two I was originally planning to go for here.
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    DanNistelrooy Full Member

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    [​IMG]

    Juninho Pernambucano
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    :lol: Last round I was lookign through midfielders and wondered who was going to go for him. I thought it would be you, of course.

    Have you set yourself up for the challenge of making it an all-Brazilian side?
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    :confused: I would have sure gone for him by now if I were in need of that sort of player.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    I was right to pick Petit. A lot of DMCs going. Really expected Vieiri and Carvalho to go as well. Aimar and Litmanen the only two surprise picks since my last one for me.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Where you considering Simeone at all? I thought he might go under the radar BUT he was the one I would have picked if I were you so that forced my hand.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    I hate Simeone. A prick. Also not sure how good he was in his prime. Just remember him being a thug.
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater

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    This is the first pick that Ive really had to think about and I cant fecking decide who to go for !!
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Vanilla
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    No chocolate! Definitely chocolate.
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    Cling Bak Hi, I'm Barry Scott

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    I'm a bit torn about my next one. Perhaps we can confer?
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Definitely frowned upon that.
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    Pick still not made?

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    Rood nostradamus like gloater

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    Ok feck it, Im going for Michael Owen - he has had his issues but we are talking about players in their prime and this guy won the Ballon D'Or at his peak and it doesnt get much better than that

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    Rood nostradamus like gloater

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    sorry mate - just saw this!
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    Crustanoid Full Member

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    Good pick - I was considering him for my next round pick
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    Rood nostradamus like gloater

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    I wrote out a whole post for a completely different player before a last minute change to Owen
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    Given the quality of striker that's gone since my pick, perhaps. My thinking was he was probably the best no 10 left in the draft, with the really top class ones (Zidane, Rivaldo, Riquelme) already gone. Initial plan was to pair him off Crespo, with Veron feeding in behind, but that cnut Cal scuppered those plans. Still, a top player in his first few seasons at Valencia, there's no doubt about that.
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    Cal? from Redcafe (matchfixing department)

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    It's our perch now...
    Where's thereligion? I'm drunk and falling asleep soon...
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    Cal? from Redcafe (matchfixing department)

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    It's our perch now...
    Oh well good night all 。
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    Cling Bak Hi, I'm Barry Scott

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    :lol:
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    Team Brian GB Baby Cameron loves X-Factor

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    I hope Cal thought to PM somebody before getting drunk and falling asleep.
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    Team Brian GB Baby Cameron loves X-Factor

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    1 Antohan: 1. ZIDANE 2. LUIS ENRIQUE 3. ZANETTI 4. SIMEONE 5. VIERI
    2 DanNistelrooy: 1. RONALDO 2. LUCIO 3. CAFU 4. GILBERTO SILVA 5. PERNAMBUCANO
    3 Rood: 1. RIVALDO 2. GUARDIOLA 3. R. CARLOS 4. GALLAS 5. OWEN
    TheReligion: 1. NESTA 2. PUYOL 3. RUI COSTA 4. VAN BOMMEL 5.
    5 Cal? 1. KEANE 2. BECKHAM 3. PIRES 4. CRESPO
    6 Gio 1. DAVIDS 2. MENDIETA 3. VERON 4. AIMAR
    7 Cling Bak 1. HENRY 2. RIQUELME 3. OVERMARS 4. CARVALHO
    8 Jayvin 1. VIEIRA 2. AYALA 3. F. DE BOER 4. SCHOLL
    9 kps88 1. SCHOLES 2. GATTUSO 3. CAMPBELL 4. LJUNGBERG
    10 Ralaks 1. NEDVED, 2. CANNAVARO 3. COCU 4. BARAJA
    11 Cold Boy 1. STAM, 2. BALLACK 3. SHEVCHENKO 4. LITMANEN
    12 Zen 1. TOTTI, 2. THURAM 3. DECO 4. BUFFON
    13 Crustanoid 1. RAÚL, 2. DEL PIERO, 3. VAN NISTELROOY 4. ALBERTINI
    14 Brwned 1. PIRLO, 2. R.FERDINAND, 3. ZAMBROTTA 4. SHEARER
    15 Team Brian 1. MAKELELE, 2. SEEDORF, 3. DROGBA 4. STANKOVIC
    16 Snow 1. GIGGS, 2. FIGO, 3. LAMPARD, 4. PETIT
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    I share the sentiment. Thing is, midfield enforcers are not there to win popularity contests, rather the opposite. Most non-United fans would readily write the stuff in bold about Keano.

    What counts is that fans from all teams he has played in hold him in great esteem. He's just gone back to Atlético as manager, in very similar circumstances to King Kenny last year: appease the fans with an undisputed club legend (won the domestic Double with Atlético).

    He also won the UEFA Cup at Inter, the Double at Lazio, two Copa Américas with Argentina + all sorts of other Charity shield/EuroSuperCups type honours, etc).

    For a long time he was the one name I didn't want to see on the teamsheet when playing Argentina. Verón and others wouldn't influence the outcome of a derby as much as Simeone's presence would. Although, in fairness, that also had to do with the fact that they were severely lacking in top level midfield alternatives (from a defensive standpoint).
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    Gio Full Member

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    Good point. There was a gulf in class between a top-level enforcer like Simeone and some of the other options like Duscher.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    A lot of Argies were very bitter after the WC exit in '02 blaming him and the manager for keeping him past his best. But they had bugger all alternative really.

    The guy they should have shot in public was Passarella for falling out with Redondo over haircuts pre-WC98, and the whole Argentinian public/FA for never taking him back even after Passarella was gone. Instead of blaming Passarella they blamed Redondo for being so obtuse about his hairstyle.

    :houllier: they could have won WC98 with Redondo TBH. Instead, they had Simeone carrying out the midfield battle all by himself for half a decade.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    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.
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    Gio Full Member

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    That's a hell of a front four you'd have assembled. I'm wondering how they'd all have fit in.
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    :lol:

    Enjoying the all-Brazilian theme going on here. Unprecedented in fantasy draft history? Juninho was one of three I thought you might have picked. I'm stunned one of the others has lasted this long.
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    For all your panicking I can't believe Vieri lasted this long! Truly unstoppable centre forward in his prime, and maybe the last available of that ilk now that he and Shearer, RVN, Drogba have all been snapped up.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    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.
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Sshhhhhhhhhh ;)
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    antohan gets aroused by tagline boobs

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    Bizarre, I know. Once Shearer went I thought it would be just a matter of time and was surprised to see him survive when so many obviously could use him. In principle there are lots of great strikers out there but few that can hold their own as a lone striker.
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    Snow Somewhere down the lane, a licky boom boom down

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    Yea, I thought you meant why I opted for Petit instead of Simeone. I have one player in mind at the moment. Let's see if he'll make it.

    I got that CM as well. Didn't help me at all. Guess my research was good enough. I have an excel sheet with all the good players I could find and the best I bolded. Not many bold midfielders left.
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    Pat_Mustard Full Member

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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    I thought you were going to go for Vieri on this pick and try to get Aimar/AN Other on your next. That said, Aimar's a serious vote winner for me. I really believe that if injuries had been slightly kinder to him and if he'd been born a decade or so earlier he'd have been seen as one of the greats of his generation.

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