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simplyared

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Build your team based upon your own expectations not being fulfilled and not necessarily price tag.
This would be my team:

GK Fabien Bartez
RB Diogo Dalot
CB Laurent Blanc
CB Marcos Rojo
LB Alexander Buttner
MF Veron
MF Fellaini
MF Hargreaves
FW Alexis Sanchez
FW Lukaku
FW Di Maria
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Gk - A
Rb - L
Cb - E
Cb - X
Lb - I
Rw - S
Cm - A
Cm - N
Lw - C
St - H
St - E
manager - Z

Barthez
Varela Jones Bailey Rojo
Bebe Djembax2 Kleberson Tosic
Sanchez Forlán

I had to show bias to Veron and Anderson, I love them too much. Bailey still has time to turn it around. Could possibly throw Fellaini in for Djemba as the later was bought on the cheap.
Di Maria was sabotaged by the manager at the time.

Honoury shout out to Lukaku.
 

Gabriel Djemba-Bebe

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GK: Taibi
RB: Darmian
CB: Jones
CB: Rojo
LB: Buttner
RW: Bebe
CM: Schneiderlin
CM: Veron
LW: Di Maria
ST: Sanchez
ST: Falcao
 

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Build your team based upon your own expectations not being fulfilled and not necessarily price tag.
Nice, noted.

Depay - Lukaku - Sanchez
Januzaj - Veron - Di Maria
Schneiderlin
Blackett - Jones - McNair
Foster

Subs: Macheda, Welbeck, Anderson, Cleverley, Varela
I don't have much expectations with the other popular "flops".

Learned my lesson.
Stopped having stupendous high expectation from now on. Expect low, expect less.
 

Sparky Rhiwabon

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Barthez
De Laet
C.Gibson
Lindelof
Rojo
Schneiderlin
Schweinsteiger
R.Milne
Falcao
Birtles
Di Maria

Subs
Taibi
Donaghy
Kleberson
P.Barnes
Davenport
Forlan
 

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Falcao
Kagawa
Depay
Di Maria
Zaha
Schneiderlin
Schweinsteiger

When you look back at it, that really should have been a fantastic team.. and to think it was only a few seasons ago :s
 

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GK Jim Leighton
RB Diogo Dalot
CB Laurent Blanc
CB Phil Jones
LB Alexander Buttner
MF Kleberson
MF Neil Webb
MF Jordi Cruyff
MF Schwinestieger
FW Alexis Sanchez
FW Garry Birtles

Subs

Bosnich
Di Maria
Schneiderlin
Kagawa
Mkhitaryan
 

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Lindelöf is a surprise inclusion.

Who is Bailey...
 

charlenefan

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Team should be...

------------------Howard------------------
Darmian-Jones-Blanc-Heinze-
-Schweinsteiger-Schneiderlin-
Di Maria-------Mata-------Sanchez
-------------------Falcao-------------------
 

Old Ma Crow

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Taibi
Varela Jones Prunier Buttner
Di Maria Kleberson Schneiderlin Obertan
Sanchez Depay
 

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Barthez
Darmian
Jones
Rojo
Dalot
Schneiderlin
Kleberson
Veron
Di Maria
Sanchez
Depay
 

The Cat

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Team should be...

------------------Howard------------------
Darmian-Jones-Blanc-Heinze-
-Schweinsteiger-Schneiderlin-
Di Maria-------Mata-------Sanchez
-------------------Falcao-------------------
As much as he is loathed by many Heinze wasn't a flop he just turned into a nob he was player of the season once wasn't he?
 

charlenefan

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As much as he is loathed by many Heinze wasn't a flop he just turned into a nob he was player of the season once wasn't he?
That's the reason why I've included him, he never pushed on from that first season and threw in the towel once Evra became established

I was also struggling for names in the back line
 

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Forgot some of these guys played for us. Darmian and Schneiderlin Christ.
 

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Taibi
Darmian, prunier, Jones, Rojo
Sanchez, Scheiderlin, Veron Depay
kagawa
Falcao

Cruyff,mkhitaryan,dalot,schweinsteiger,bosnich
 

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Barthez had some great moments for us, I'd put Howard in there before him.
 

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----------------Foster------------------
Darmian--Jones-Rojo--Shaw
-Schweinsteiger-Schneiderlin-
Depay-------Di Maria-------Sanchez
-------------------Forlan-------------------
 

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GK: Mark Bosnich
RB: Darmian
CB: Bailly
CB: Jones
LB: Rojo
CM: Schneiderlin
CM: Bastian
RW: Bebe
LW: Di Maria
ST: Sanchez
ST: Falcao
 

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Dong Fangzhou's name has come up in a couple of articles recently. Has to be one of the first names on the list.
 

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Barthez, Heinze, Lukaku, Hargreaves...are not flops. Come on people. Bebe is flop. Obertan is flop. Schneiderlin is flop.
But players who were solid but didn't justify hype are not flops.
As @Annihilate Now! perfectly said.

And Veron?? How is he a flop ffs?
 

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Barthez, Heinze, Lukaku, Hargreaves...are not flops. Come on people. Bebe is flop. Obertan is flop. Schneiderlin is flop.
But players who were solid but didn't justify hype are not flops.
As @Annihilate Now! perfectly said.

And Veron?? How is he a flop ffs?
I agree with you on this None of those players were flops. Hargreaves was very instrumental in us winning trophies that year. He simply was injured and never got over it. Veron was superb too and especially in Europe. I still think Fergie was wrong to sell him as I saw him murder the European teams in the pre season in the USA. Lukaku was a flop in the end I have to admit. Nor was Heinze a flop though he id make himself very unpopular with the fans in the end.
 

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Hargreaves I thought was a very important player for us in when he could stay fit so I wouldn't call him a flop.
 

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Definition of a flop
Some one who you pay a lot of money for and expect big things. But are crap as feck.
The best example I use is
'Sanchez'.
(Please don't make silly comments about he cost nothing).
 

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Barthez, Heinze, Lukaku, Hargreaves...are not flops. Come on people. Bebe is flop. Obertan is flop. Schneiderlin is flop.
But players who were solid but didn't justify hype are not flops.
As @Annihilate Now! perfectly said.

And Veron?? How is he a flop ffs?
You say that like the idea that Veron was a flop isn't a widely held opinion. I mean fair enough if you want to argue he wasn't but the reality is that he regularly pops up in "Fergie's worst flops" or "Top 10 PL flops" type lists. It isn't in any way an outlandish opinion. Just google "Veron flop" and see.
 

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Never understand threads like these even for entertainment as every player mentioned will be 10x the player the poster ever was or could hope to be, and unless they've been complete and utter idiots have more money in the bank than they'll ever need for doing something you are taking the piss out of them for.

Surprised there's no mention of Pogba and Shaw yet.
 

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Barthez, Heinze, Lukaku, Hargreaves...are not flops. Come on people. Bebe is flop. Obertan is flop. Schneiderlin is flop.
But players who were solid but didn't justify hype are not flops.
As @Annihilate Now! perfectly said.

And Veron?? How is he a flop ffs?
Read the first line in the OP

These XI's are based on that criteria, no one could have had any expectations on Bebe or Obertan
 

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Never understand threads like these even for entertainment as every player mentioned will be 10x the player the poster ever was or could hope to be, and unless they've been complete and utter idiots have more money in the bank than they'll ever need for doing something you are taking the piss out of them for.

Surprised there's no mention of Pogba and Shaw yet.

Exactly.

World Record fee and massive salary for five years - probably the most expensive mistake any club will ever make.
 
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Barthez, Heinze, Lukaku, Hargreaves...are not flops. Come on people. Bebe is flop. Obertan is flop. Schneiderlin is flop.
But players who were solid but didn't justify hype are not flops.
As @Annihilate Now! perfectly said.

And Veron?? How is he a flop ffs?
Bebe wasn’t a flop - god only knows what we call him, a bung I suppose. He was a disaster of a transfer, and one of SAFs worst ever buys, but I don’t think he fits the criteria of a flop.

Obertan was a £2m punt, in the same way players like Dong and Bellion were - they had close to zero expectation.

Lukuku was 100% a flop. Couldn’t hit a barn door against a top team, 1 goal in 23 appearances against the top 6.

Veron - probably the most disappointing transfer I remember, wonderful player, didn’t work, disrupted a great midfield, flogged for 1/2 price to Chelsea 2 years later, and we we’re lucky they suddenly had money. If it wasn’t for Chelsea we would not have got anywhere near £15m for him.

I wouldn’t describe Hargreaves as a flop, but he failed to deliver due to injuries. Blomquest would be the same.
 
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GK - Taibi
DR - Darmian
LB - Buttner
CB - Jones
CB - Rojo
CM - Schneiderlin
CM - Kleberson
CM - Djemba Djemba
AML - Bebe
AMR - Obertan
FC - Manucho
that’s 50% just a collection of shit players, rather than flops. Manucho - has you even heard of him before we bought him?
 

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Never understand threads like these even for entertainment as every player mentioned will be 10x the player the poster ever was or could hope to be, and unless they've been complete and utter idiots have more money in the bank than they'll ever need for doing something you are taking the piss out of them for.

Surprised there's no mention of Pogba and Shaw yet.
Ok get your point. Wasn't my intention. Have you never "taken the piss" on here??
 

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Never understand threads like these even for entertainment as every player mentioned will be 10x the player the poster ever was or could hope to be, and unless they've been complete and utter idiots have more money in the bank than they'll ever need for doing something you are taking the piss out of them for.

Surprised there's no mention of Pogba and Shaw yet.
By that measure, we should never criticize a single performance.