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This is doing the rounds at the moment.

 

Pick your greatest World XI under these rules:

 

- No two players from the same country.

- No two players can have played for the same club.

- All eleven must have played in your lifetime.

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It’s surprisingly difficult, but I did mine yesterday

 

GK Bonner

CB Adams

CB kompany

CB Ramos

MID Maradona

MID Souness

MID Zico

MID Giggs

ST Van Basten

ST Totti

ST Lewandowski

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Mine is:

 

GK: Petr Cech

RB: Darijo Srna

CB: Aldair

CB: Virgil van Dijk

LB: Paolo Maldini

CM: Lothar Matthaus ©

CM: Paul Gascoigne

RM: Lionel Messi

ACM: David Silva

LM: Cristiano Ronaldo

CF: Kylian M’Bappe

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Really difficult but fun. Probably missed something in the list below.

 

GK: El Hadary

 

DC: Maldini

DC: Van Dijk

DC: Kompany

DMC: Park

 

MC: Okocha

MC: Nakata

MC: Socrates

 

ST: Messi

ST: Drogba

ST: Daei

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From those two I really wanted to include Zico or Socrates but couldn’t make it work. Zico was an absolute icon of World Cup 82 (and the hardest Panini sticker to get, I had to send off).

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Posted (edited)
This is doing the rounds at the moment.

 

Pick your greatest World XI under these rules:

 

- No two players from the same country.

- No two players can have played for the same club.

- All eleven must have played in your lifetime.

 

GK - Higuita

 

CB - Aldiar

CB - Van Dijk

CB - Maldini

 

CM - Gascoigne

CM - Maradona

CM - Matthaus

CM - David Silva

 

FW - Mbappe

FW - Drogba

FW - C. Ronaldo

 

 

probably a cock up in there somewhere!

Edited by Batman

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Thuram and CRonaldo played for Juve, van Basten and Maldini Milan

 

ffs, of course....will edit

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GK - Schmeichel

 

CB - Aldiar

CB - Van Dijk

CB - Maldini

 

CM - Gascoigne

CM - Maradona

CM - Matthaus

CM - David Silva

 

FW - Mbappe

FW - Drogba

FW - C. Ronaldo

 

 

probably a cock up in there somewhere!

A cock up like Schmeichel and Ronaldo both having played for United?

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A cock up like Schmeichel and Ronaldo both having played for United?
FFS, another daft one missed

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ffs, of course....will edit

 

That was a dilemma I had, Van basten and Maldini are two of my favourite players ever but due to both playing for AAC Milan could only have one. My original team had Ramos and Zidane (both played for real) and shilton and Mcgrsth who both played for derby.

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Also I love lewadowski so wanted him in but try finding a good German player who hasn’t played for Bayern (apart from Andreas Moller who is an utter helmet)

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Also I love lewadowski so wanted him in but try finding a good German player who hasn’t played for Bayern (apart from Andreas Moller who is an utter helmet)

 

Surely Skinner and Baddiel's favourite: Stefan ****z.

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Posted (edited)

Cech

 

Srna

Kompany

Maldini

Chivu

 

Le Tissier

Makelele

Xavi

Giggs

 

Lewandowski

Rebrov

 

VAR check please. Been watching since the early 2000s but I’m sure there are a couple of better options I could have picked. Much harder than it looks; I went for the best one club wonders I could think of (Maldini, Tiss, Xavi, Giggs). Rebrov was the best I could think of who didn’t conflict with the other players. Went through loads of players in my head and every time ended up conflicting with someone else.

 

Edit: f**k, Makélélé and Cech doesn’t work. Let me think...

Edited by Lighthouse

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Surely Skinner and Baddiel's favourite: Stefan ****z.

 

I said a good player. He was sh1te

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Cech

 

Srna

Kompany

Maldini

Chivu

 

Le Tissier

Makelele

Xavi

Giggs

 

Lewandowski

Rebrov

 

VAR check please. Been watching since the early 2000s but I’m sure there are a couple of better options I could have picked. Much harder than it looks; I went for the best one club wonders I could think of (Maldini, Tiss, Xavi, Giggs). Rebrov was the best I could think of who didn’t conflict with the other players. Went through loads of players in my head and every time ended up conflicting with someone else.

 

Fail. Czech and maker birth played for Chelsea

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People picking Van Dijk as one of the best ever :lol:

 

More a case of picking players that are good enough without clashing with others. Please share your team. ;)

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Fail. Czech and maker birth played for Chelsea

 

Yeah, spotted as I was double checking. Okay...

 

Buffon

 

Srna

Kompany

Van Dijk

Roberto Carlos

 

Pires

Gerrard

Xavi

Giggs

 

Lewandowski

Shevchenko

 

I don’t know if it’s legal, it’s certainly better.

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People picking Van Dijk as one of the best ever :lol:

 

Have a go, it’s really hard, you have to leave out quite a few obvious choices. Look at my team No way is Packie Bonner even in the 50 best keepers of all time but to fit into the country and no clash of club you have to have a few odd ones for it to work.

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I’m fairly sure you’ll find a few players on these lists that aren’t the best ever. That’s kind of the idea.

 

oh, and :lol:

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Yeah, spotted as I was double checking. Okay...

 

Buffon

 

Srna

Kompany

Van Dijk

Roberto Carlos

 

Pires

Gerrard

Xavi

Giggs

 

Lewandowski

Shevchenko

 

I don’t know if it’s legal, it’s certainly better.

 

Van dojo and Gerard both at Liverpool

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Posted (edited)
Van dojo and Gerard both at Liverpool

 

Oh donkey dingles, of course. I should proof read my own posts. :mcinnes:

 

Okay, just stick Mostovoi in for Gerrard.

Edited by Lighthouse

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I’m fairly sure you’ll find a few players on these lists that aren’t the best ever. That’s kind of the idea.

 

oh, and :lol:

 

Quite. It’s interesting that Kompany makes a lot of teams I’ve said, food but not great. Yet I’ve not seen the likes of Fat Ronaldo, figo, Weah, Eto, Platini, Inesiesta, Baresi, Buffon make anyone’s.

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Quite. It’s interesting that Kompany makes a lot of teams I’ve said, food but not great. Yet I’ve not seen Brilliant players the likes of Fat Ronaldo, figo, Weah, Eto, Platini, iniesta, Baresi, Buffon make anyone’s.

 

Apart from Buffon in lighthouses :)

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Quite. It’s interesting that Kompany makes a lot of teams I’ve said, food but not great. Yet I’ve not seen the likes of Fat Ronaldo, figo, Weah, Eto, Platini, Inesiesta, Baresi, Buffon make anyone’s.

 

Wipes out both Milan teams and both Spanish giants, almost impossible to get him in. Likewise Eto'o - Both Spanish giants, Chelsea and Inter. CR7 takes out three of the world's best teams as well.

 

Buffon not too hard, left him out of my first attempt because Makelele was also at PSG.

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Wipes out both Milan teams and both Spanish giants, almost impossible to get him in. Likewise Eto'o - Both Spanish giants, Chelsea and Inter. CR7 takes out three of the world's best teams as well.

 

Buffon not too hard, left him out of my first attempt because Makelele was also at PSG.

 

Exactly. Just making the point It’s not going to be a worlds best ever XI because some brilliant players can’t get in because you can only choose one from Barcelona, real, the great Milan teams, Man U, juventus etc.

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Exactly. Just making the point It’s not going to be a worlds best ever XI because some brilliant players can’t get in because you can only choose one from Barcelona, real, the great Milan teams, Man U, juventus etc.
I tried to put Thierry Henry in to start with...

But that wipes out all other French, Juventus, Arsenal, Monaco, Barcelona players.

 

Not happening!

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Exactly. Just making the point It’s not going to be a worlds best ever XI because some brilliant players can’t get in because you can only choose one from Barcelona, real, the great Milan teams, Man U, juventus etc.

 

I think the key is 'loyal' players from mediocre countries, which makes Kompany a fairly easy pick, unless you really want KDB or Hazard.

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Having to leave out so many quality players is what makes it so tough. If, like me, you’re determined to get Cronaldo and Messi in there you’re basically then ruling out a very significant proportion of the world’s greatest players in the last 20 to 30 years.

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Having to leave out so many quality players is what makes it so tough. If, like me, you’re determined to get Cronaldo and Messi in there you’re basically then ruling out a very significant proportion of the world’s greatest players in the last 20 to 30 years.

 

If you really want to drive yourself nuts, do the same challenge again but you MUST have Zlatan in the team.

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If you really want to drive yourself nuts, do the same challenge again but you MUST have Zlatan in the team.

 

:lol: no way!

 

Paolo Maldini was my ultimate undroppable so it’s definitely a non starter for me :toppa: Zlatan nearly leaves me playing 5 a side.

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Yeah it is pretty hard actually :lol:

 

GK Shilton

RB Lahm

CB Cannavaro

CB Terry

LB Maldini

MF Gerrard

MF Scholes

MF Gazza

FW Messi

FW Totti

FW Aguero

 

Too many players have played for at least one of the big 3 Italian clubs. What a fall from grace that league has seen, apart from Ronaldo seeing out his last years it’s been sh1te for quite a while. .

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Yeah it is pretty hard actually :lol:

 

GK Shilton

RB Lahm

CB Cannavaro

CB Terry

LB Maldini

MF Gerrard

MF Scholes

MF Gazza

FW Messi

FW Totti

FW Aguero

 

Too many players have played for at least one of the big 3 Italian clubs. What a fall from grace that league has seen, apart from Ronaldo seeing out his last years it’s been sh1te for quite a while. .

 

Not even close, you can’t have more than one from the same country. Back to the drawing board :)

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Not even close, you can’t have more than one from the same country. Back to the drawing board :)

I never read that :lol: I only saw the club bit. I give up then.

 

but I still wouldn’t pick Van dijk

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Well, it’s kind of the idea if we’re being honest.

I could have had 20 wànks.

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:lol: no way!

 

Paolo Maldini was my ultimate undroppable so it’s definitely a non starter for me :toppa: Zlatan nearly leaves me playing 5 a side.

 

As I said above Van basten and Maldini were probably my two favourites ever but could only pick one so went to my next favourite Italian or Dutch and Totti was preferred to Rijkard so that was the decision made.

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As I said above Van basten and Maldini were probably my two favourites ever but could only pick one so went to my next favourite Italian or Dutch and Totti was preferred to Rijkard so that was the decision made.

Van Basten, Rijkard, Gullit, Baresi, Costacurta, all players I considered, especially MVB. Really enjoyed doing this one, it was hard work but very interesting seeing what sides others have shoehorned in.

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Probably a stronger XI:

 

Niemi

 

Srna

Maldini

Van Dijk

Roberto Carlos

 

Pires

Scholes

Xavi

Nedved

 

Lewa

Aguero

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I take it you’re only 14 then...

Do you often think about 14 year olds masturbating? :?

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Probably a stronger XI:

 

Niemi

 

Srna

Maldini

Van Dijk

Roberto Carlos

 

Pires

Scholes

Xavi

Nedved

 

Lewa

Aguero

Niemi and VVD.

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Do you often think about 14 year olds masturbating? :?

 

It was more trying to remember the last time I could masterbate that many times an hour

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Mine is:

 

GK: Petr Cech

RB: Darijo Srna

CB: Aldair

CB: Virgil van Dijk

LB: Paolo Maldini

CM: Lothar Matthaus ©

CM: Paul Gascoigne

RM: Lionel Messi

ACM: David Silva

LM: Cristiano Ronaldo

CF: Kylian M’Bappe

 

Hard to better that but feel like M’Bappe doesn’t deserve a place

 

I would swap him for Pelé

 

But then who for Aldair?

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Oblak is a decent shout for a goalie. Only played for two clubs, from a fairly obscure country, and is proper class.

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