With Barthez, you KNOW something's gonna happen.... he'll probably save spectacularly from certain goals, miskick his clearance, give away a penalty, and lets in easy goals... all probably in one game...
The defense, with Montero and Materazzi (helveg and legrottaglie are the subs) manning the central defense, you can expect:
a) one, or both of the central defenders' getting sent off
b) a penalty, or a free-kick (at the edge of the penalty box) given away
c) a horrible, horrible misunderstanding between centrebacks and gk
Fullbacks Iuliano and Melchiot WON"T be much of a help...
In midfield, Veron can povide some of the most spectacular cross-field through balls you'll ever see in your life, but he just doesn't know how to pass when the player he's passing to is right beside him... Then of course his tackling abilities is one to behold. Camoranesi will huff and puff.... and generally forget what on earth he's supposed to be doing.. Davids will do all the running, tackling, and arguing with refs needed for a player in his position, and he'll be lucky if he leaves the field with only conceding one yelllow card...
Upfront, Del Piero will turn and twist around defenders, then will screw it all up when he gets a clear shot on goal... And the only player who will manage to miss more clear cut chances in front of goal than DP is none other than inzaghi himself... who'll no doubt complain everytime he gets an offside call...
Oh, you cannot have a team without someone to coach them... And Claudio Ranieri (Kevin Keegan's the assistant) does the job superbly for the squad...
gk: Bartez-brilliant and horrible depending on what day it is
Rb: Silvestre- ive seen him handball 3x in 1 match
Lb: Cocu- clumsy
RCb: Iuliano- always wonder how he made it?
LCb: Pessotto- no technical ability
Dm:I. Campo- the worst Real M. player ever
Lmarlour- he can chase the ball but thats about it!
Rmetit (portugese) never plays much for a good reason
Lf;Heskey- should have been a boxer
Rf:Fowler- consistently in poor form
++ [ originally posted by Jun-hide ] ++
Just had a curious idea: what would be the most mistake prone starting 11 right now?
GK: Bartez vs Van der Sar: There is obviously personal bias on this position. The images of Van der Sar flapping crosses, and fumbling shots are still vivid. Montella, Sosa, Salas? :stress:. Cost us Serie A. Only a heroic effort of equal magnitude by Antonnioli almost prevented Roma from winning it.
I'm tired of arguing about VDS' performance for Juve, but given his excellent performances with Ajax, Fulham, and the Dutch NT; I'm going to say that's bullshit. Furthermore, how about Jerzy Dudek, Fabien Barthez, or Magnus Hedman?