Starting elevens (1 Viewer)

Zambrotta

Senior Member
Nov 16, 2001
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#1
How do you predict the starting elevens in the teams in this years EURO tournament. Could also be useful for people playing fantasy games.

Sweden:

---------------------Isaksson---------------------------

--Lucic-----Mellberg----Svensson-----Edman------

--------------------Jakobsson--------------------------

----Wilhelmsson----------------------Ljungberg-----

-------------------Källström-----------------------------

----------Larsson---------------Ibrahimovic----------

Bench:

Hedman
Linderoth (Nilsson)
Jonsson
Mjällby
Allbäck
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
30,133
#2
----------------[Buffon]
[Panucci]--[Nesta]---[Canna]---[Zamby]
-------------[Rino]---[Pirlo]
-----[Fiore]-----[Totti]------[Alex]
-----------------[Vieri]

Actually I dunno if Trap will play like that, but that's my starting line-up
 

Tom

The DJ
Oct 30, 2001
11,726
#3
Great thread Zambro! :)

Personally I'm doing a fantasy team, my only main concern over my lienup is whether or not Nuno valente (POR) or Wesley Sneijder (NED) will be likely to start!

Any aid will be appreciated

ps I have M Svensson in my dream team so glad to see him starting there
 

gray

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Apr 22, 2003
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#4
Tom, what fantasy comp are you playing? I'm not involved in one yet; maybe we should get the forum involved
 

Tom

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Oct 30, 2001
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#5
I'm doing the Sun fantasy football. First prize £40,000 :greedy::D

I'll get you a link in a mo but you can probably get it from their website thesun.com or .co.uk I guess :)
 
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Zambrotta

Zambrotta

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Nov 16, 2001
2,421
#8
++ [ originally posted by Paolo_Montero ] ++
Great thread Zambro! :)

Personally I'm doing a fantasy team, my only main concern over my lienup is whether or not Nuno valente (POR) or Wesley Sneijder (NED) will be likely to start!

Any aid will be appreciated

ps I have M Svensson in my dream team so glad to see him starting there
Actually he's injured at the moment but I'm pretty sure he will be back in good shape by the the 14th june. I'll keep my eyes open though.

I would very much like to hear Erik or someone else's thoughts about Sneijder and van Der Meijde.
 

Tom

The DJ
Oct 30, 2001
11,726
#10
++ [ originally posted by Graham ] ++
There's £5 entry fee?!? :wth:
they aren't gonna just give £100,000 worth of prizes away y'know :D

I was thinking if we were to do one on the forum I could make one up...

Cheers Calle, keep me updated :)

Here's my team anyhow, actually no I'm gonna make a seperate thread for dream teams, its wrecking this one
 

Azzurri7

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Dec 16, 2003
72,660
#11
--------------------Buffon---------------------------

-------Pannuci----Nesta-----Cannavaro------Zambrotta

--------------------Gattuso--------------------------

---Camoranesi----------------------Pirlo-----

-------------------Totti-----------------------------

----------Dp---------------Vieri----------
 

Stu

Senior Member
Jul 14, 2002
17,556
#12
++ [ originally posted by Graham ] ++
----------------[Buffon]
[Panucci]--[Nesta]---[Canna]---[Zamby]
-------------[Rino]---[Pirlo]
-----[Fiore]-----[Totti]------[Alex]
-----------------[Vieri]

Actually I dunno if Trap will play like that, but that's my starting line-up
That's ideal. Very good line-up, G :thumb:
 

Slagathor

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Jul 25, 2001
22,708
#13
++ [ originally posted by Zambrotta ] ++
Actually he's injured at the moment but I'm pretty sure he will be back in good shape by the the 14th june. I'll keep my eyes open though.

I would very much like to hear Erik or someone else's thoughts about Sneijder and van Der Meijde.
Hard to say...I'll get back to you after doing some research ok?

EDIT: OK Back, I'm going to have to throw some philosphies in here too, Advocaat is predictibly unpredictible yet traceable so I'll come close but I'll never guess it 100%. Anyway, here goes:

The Dutch are mad with wingers, you'll know that. Problem is though that no real wingers are available right now (if you want them to meet certain criteria anyway). Van der Meijde, for example, hasn't played a decent match all season and Overmars is no longer capable of playing entire matches. There's really only one good winger available right now: Robben. But one wing can't make you fly.

That results into a 4-4-2 line-up then, as Advocaat has used for the last two friendlies. This requires a play-maker though, so Van der Vaart is a definite yes. The strike-force will probably consist of Kluivert and Van Nistelrooij, provided they succeed in the friendlies to come. To stabilise the midfield, Advocaat is a fan of using Davids in the centre.

This is where it gets tricky though. So far we have this:

----------------Davids-----------------
------------Van der Vaart------------
----Kluivert-------Van Nistelrooij---

Obviously you need players on the flanks, side-kicks to Davids, if you will :D Personally I have my preferences and theories but that's of no use to you. Countering all that's likely, Advocaat generally likes to pair up Davids with Van der Meijde to his right and Overmars to his left.

Disregarding my own frustration on this point I'll move on to defense, which is fairly easy. The best line-up possible at the back is Van Bronckhorst - Heitinga - Stam - Bouma. Van Bronckhorst might be replaced by Cocu but this is what it would look like. Van der Sar is in goal at any time of course.

That gives the following:

------------------Van der Sar------------------
--Van Bronckhorst--Heitinga--Stam--Bouma--
----------------------Davids---------------------
--Van der Meijde--Van der Vaart--Overmars
--------------Kluivert------Van Nistelrooij---------

In certain matches (such as against tougher defensive teams) he might still choose to play with wingers. That could look like this:

------------------Van der Sar------------------
--Van Bronckhorst--Heitinga--Stam--Bouma--
--------Sneijder---Davids---Van der Vaart-------
-Van der Meijde---Kluivert---Robben---

You need a forward with this style, not a striker so Van Nistelrooij is out, Kluivert stays. Van der Meijde is the best bet on the right while Robben will do an excellent job on the left, paired up with Van der Vaart. Defensively though, this formation is rather weak and seeing as Advocaat likes to play low-risk games, this is an unlikely formation.

At either rate - I think I've proven sufficiently that Advocaat prefers Van der Meijde over Sneijder (god knows why). Hope that helped all you gamblers out there :D
 

Amr

Senior Member
Dec 25, 2003
3,465
#14
++ [ originally posted by Graham ] ++
----------------[Buffon]
[Panucci]--[Nesta]---[Canna]---[Zamby]
-------------[Rino]---[Pirlo]
-----[Fiore]-----[Totti]------[Alex]
-----------------[Vieri]

Actually I dunno if Trap will play like that, but that's my starting line-up
Excellent gray :)

but in current form,, drop canna and bring on matrix
 

Tom

The DJ
Oct 30, 2001
11,726
#16
++ [ originally posted by Erik ] ++
At either rate - I think I've proven sufficiently that Advocaat prefers Van der Meijde over Sneijder (god knows why). Hope that helped all you gamblers out there :D
:wth: WHY?! The madman :fero::D

well cheers for the analysis matey, will come in handy!
 
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Zambrotta

Zambrotta

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Nov 16, 2001
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#18
Thanks for the analysis Erik

I'm having troubles with Englands team. The defence and attack is more or less clear but If they are gonna play 4-4-2- we are having problems in the central midfield. We have to leave out either Scholes, Lampard or Gerrard.
This would be my suggestion, unfortunately leaving Scholes on the bench. Cole could be replaced with Kieron Dyer.

--------------------------------------James---------------------------------

--------Neville--------Terry--------Campbell--------Cole---------

---Beckham--------Gerrard---------Lampard-----Cole------

--------------------Rooney------------Owen-----------------

Now Sven has said that he wants to play Gerrard on the left flank, something I wouldn't like. Gerrard is their best player and it would be sad if he couldn't use all his potential. But if that is how they are going to play then it is .

--------------------------------------James---------------------------------

--------Neville--------Terry--------Campbell--------Cole---------

---Beckham--------Scholes---------Lampard-----Gerrard------

--------------------Rooney------------Owen-----------------
 

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