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Interesting Best xi: Just How Creative Are NL Sports Analysts?

Hello guys and gals,

Here is a test of creativity of NL sports analysts.

Creatively form an interesting team of Best 11, using any interesting relationship/criteria:

Here are samples:

SAMPLE 1

R[/b]onald Reagan 's Best XI

GK:[b] R[/b]onald Waterreus(Holland & NY Red Bulls)

DF: [b]R[/b]onaldão(Brazil & WC 94)

DF: [b]R[/b]onald Koeman(Holland)

DF: [b]R[/b]onald Arana(Bolivia)

DF: [b]R[/b]onaldo Guiaro(Brazil & Olympic 1996)

DMF:[b]R[/b]onnie Whelan(Liverpool)

MF: [b]R[/b]onald de Boer(Holland)

RW: [b]R[/b]onaldo(Man Utd & Portugal)

LW: [b]R[/b]onaldinho(AC Mialn & Brazil)

FW: [b]R[/b]onaldo(Brazil )

FW: [b]R[/b]onald Cerritos(El Salvador)

INTERESTING PART: R starts their names

[b]SAMPLE 2

-----------------------P.Cannavaro-----------------------

----------Rio Ferdinand-A.Ferdinand-F.Cannavaro-----------

-F.De Boer--------------------------------------J.Charlton-

----------------B.Charlton---------------R.De Boer---------

------------------D.Drogba-----------J.Drogba-------------

INTERESTING PART: The team is made up of brothers

SAMPLE 3:

----------------------- Carlos Kameni (CAM) -------------------------

------ Daniel Agger (DEN) --- Per Mertesacker (GER) ------

Nigel de Jong (HOL) -------------------- Giorgio Chiellini (ITA)

-------------------- Javier Mascherano (ARG) -----------------------

----- Andrés Iniesta (SPA) --- Wesley Sneijder (HOL) ------

Carlos Tévez (ARG) ------------------------------ Robinho (BRA)

---------------------- Fernando Torres (SPA) -------------------------

Substitutes: Juan Pablo Carrizo (ARG); Martin Skrtel (SVK), Thiago Silva (BRA), Jorge Fucile (URU); Sulley Muntari (GHA), Mathieu Flamini (FRA), Alberto Aquilani (ITA), Bastian Schweinsteiger (GER), Arjen Robben (HOL); Jefferson Farfán (PER), Paolo Guerrero (PER), Emmanuel Adebayor (TOG).

INTERESTING PART: All born in 1984

SAMPLE 4: Best XI (first name - Philip and variations)

Filip de Wilde

Philippe Albert - Philippe Senderos - Philip Neville - Philippe Mexes

Philippe Desmet - Philip Cocu - Philipp Lahm - Philip Mulryne

Filippo Inzaghi - Felipe Caicedo

PS: The discussion actually started in an American soccer forum I abelong, but I found it worthy of discussing on NL as well.

OYA, LET'S SEE HOW CREATIVE YOU ARE:

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Van der meyde as a RB in Everton?

ehn ehn. Just hearing that

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I don't know about starting RB but i have seen Andy Van Der Meyde play as RB on a few occasions at Inter and Everton

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http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=584899&sec=england&cc=5901

The player in question is David Bentley a right winger so why are people arguing Van Der Meyde can not be right back?

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I no get money wey a go share oo. I just started the thread to test the ingenuity and creativity of NL sports analysts. Just a mental exercise to catch fun, and some education.

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Why is Dayo irrelevant?? Why did u jump into the middle of an argument without checking the cause??

Another show of sheer irresponsibility coupled with asinine reasoning and brain malfunctioning.

Beckham can never start or play as RB. . . . .

Your father in foolishness(Dayokanu) had a starting formation that positioned a well known winger as a right back and i criticised him.

Only an like y'all clan wouldn't

You may have seen your grandfather play as a full back and as a winger but Van Der Meyde is not a full back.

Why not create another formation of Javiers and put Zanetti as a winger instead of using his ability as a basis of playing Van Der Meyde as a RB?

Are u genetically silly?

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I have seen Amantino mancini plays as a full back and as a winger Same with Javier Zanetti

All hail GUFFANTI

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GUFFANTI aka god of stupidity. o need deliverance!

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Battle of the Ferdinands.

                                                                 Ferdinando Coppola

      Anton Ferdinand                Fernando Hierro               Rio Ferdinand                    Fernando Meira

  Ferdinando Vitofrancesco          Fernando Cavenaghi     Gelson Fernandez                   Fernando Redondo

                                   Fernando Torres                                           Fernando Morientes

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Luis Arconada

                  Luis Amaranto Perea                    Luciano Zauri                               Lucio                       Luis Filipe Kasmirski

                 

                        Luis Figo                                      Luis Jimenez                                         Luis Carlos Almeida da Cunha( aka Nani)

                                                                     

                                                               Luis Anderson de Abreu Oliviera( aka Ando)

                                   Luis Garcia Postigo                                             Luis Javier Garcia Sanz

Luis Fabiano

Louis Saha

Luis Mario Cabrera

Luiz Silva Filho

Head gaffer : Luiz Felipe Scolari

Asst.           : Luis Aragones

Struck me there are quite many Lu's .  .  .

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Ambruse Vanzekin

Rene VAN DIEREN

Dave Van Den Bergh

Frank VAN DER STRUIJK

Gregoor VAN DIJK

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@Dayokanu

As much as I don't want to burst your bubble but your challenge was too strong. . .

I'll finish off Ibime's List,

Anthony VANDENBOORE ( Genoa FC)

Vincent VAN DEN BERG ( Le Arsenal FC)

Mark VANDEN BOOGART ( NEC Nijmegen- you should watch the dutch league sometimes)

You could Wikipedia these names to confirm!!

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@tkb

Nice one

@dayokanu

Just look at your list besides Van Buyten every other player is Dutch i might as well put up a Saudi team with Al in their prefixes whats hard about that but check out mine the variety of nationalities alone kills your list

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@Ibime,

Look at it well.

Van Marwijk is my assistant coach

If its easy mention 5 payers aside the one I listed that are van's Ibime gave 2

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@A-40

saw ur team bruv. tite!!

im sure mine wouldnt compete with the lazy bones in my midfield

@Dayo

what is hard in using Van?

i can as well complete the 11 players of Bulgaria and add some russians if i needed those who thier names end with (NOV).

nyways, everybody don try.

@Poster

nice one jare!

u be complete Great Ife!!!

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@darefestus

thanks bro. But i don't have any other better person to run the wing than essien. When we played against valencia he played 7 and he was good. Chopra cannot play wing. so i decided to make my formation 4-5-1

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Van Maarwijk, Jelle Van Damme, Peter Van der Heyden. . . . I'll let others complete the list.

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These are my team, the battle of micheals

Kasper Schmeichel

Míchel Salgado micheal dawnson mikel silvestre micheal ball

micheal carrick mikel obi

Micheal essien mikel arteta

micheal ballack

micheal owen

Formation: 4-5-1

coach

Peter Schmeichel

substitues

micah richard

micheal chopra

Michele Canini

Michele Ferri

Michael Johnson

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Mention 5 footballer with van as name asides the ones I mentioned

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ocho cinco baby please say the cinco

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A-40 your is tight But I thunk my team of Van's is still the best. and most creative

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Cassillas

Cincinho Cannavaro Cambiasso Cole

Christiano Carrick Carnsten Chivu

Cantona canniggia

Coach= Carlos Q.

A. Coach Chris Sutton ( is he a coach?)

Club President Calderon

This is what my fragile brains can brink, anyone who objects should just waka

nyways, Cristalz, Ibime, n Jackals teams are tight

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Stephan Klos

Stefan Schwarz Steve Staunton Stephen Keshi Stephen Taylor

Stephen Pienaar Steven Gerrard Stefan Effenberg Steven Ireland

Alfredo di stefano Stephane Chapuisat

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To think that Africa has Produced many talents in World football is a thing of joy

But the fact that most of this players never play for their Country of birth is more worrisome

The likes of Eusebio,Zidane,Desailly,Viera,Larsson and others just shows how much African players excel at the highest level for European teams.

Yet those who decided to play for the Fatherland are mostly treated like poo

thank God for the likes of George Weah{former world player of the year} and Eto'o{3rd best in 2006}

African players{Who played for their Father land} would have had nothing to show for it.

Then our case would have been like that of the Carribeans e.g Suriname Paramaribo,that produces players for the dutch national team,yet they have never qualified for fifa's major tournaments.

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For Cape Verde to have produced these players for other countries, I expect them to have a decent(at least average) national team in the class of Senegal or Algeria. Senegal and Algeria have also produced great players that have played for France and other European countries, but their national teams is still decent, at least compared to Cape Verde, which is not even a CLASS C team in African football, if we put CIV,NGR,EGYPT,GHA,CAM in CLASS A etc.

What's wrong with that country?

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Na wa for U na. What happened to

Messi Cech

Messi Bosingwa Messi Ferdinand Messi Terry Messi Clichy

Messi Gerrard Messi Mikel Messi Cesc

Messi Ronald Messi Torress Messi Kaka

Coach: Messi Amodu

Asst: Messi Wenger

Make Una let me know if Una want more best xi.

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@Ibime

They are all Cape Verdians

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Henrik Larsson                Nani

Manuel Fernandes         Patrick Vieira             Gelson Fernandes           Nelson

Ricardo Faty              Jorge Andrade              Jacques Faty                  Miguel       

                                                        Jose Veiga

Who can tell me the link without consulting wikipedia?

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@cristalz

drug related offence

d dude missed a routine drug test so he deserves to be in my list

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criteria: banned for drug related offence

Mark Bosnich

Abel Xavier Jap Stam Rio Ferdinand Fernando Couto

Christophe Dugarry Edgard David Theo Zagorakis Shaun Newton

Adrian Mutu Diego Maradona

Coach: Josep Guardiola

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Can we have something like

BEST 11 PLAYERS WHO NEVER WENT TO WORLD CUP

BEST 11 PLAYERS WITH MOST RED CARDS (Viera, Keane etc)

BEST 11 PLAYERS CHARGED WITH SEXUAL OFFENCE AT ONE TIME OR THE OTHER( Babayaro, C Ronaldo, De Lima Ronaldo, Ronaldinho etc)

Can someone think along that line?

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@dayokanu

I am not saying you didn't do a good job all i am saying is the degree of difficulty was less than mine

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Shut your mouth!!!

Often wingers are deployed as full backs and vice versa Eboue was a right full back now a right winger Ze Roberto as a left winger and has

been deployed as a left full back same with Solari, Odonkor, Javier Zanetti, Amantino Mancini, and lots more.

Go and up your game

@Ife eco pick the strongest team I think its mine

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Phock Danny Shittu. . . . but how can you leave out our own Amokachi? At least make him Assistant Manager na!

Oliseh to Danny Blind: "You are not my coach so don't tell me what to do."

Others:

Danny Dichio

Daniel De Ridder

Danilinho

And the greatest of the Daniels. . . . . . . . . . , . . . , . . . , .

Dan Petrescu!

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I just dey come back from church so I would not insult you for the next 24 hours cos with this anointing I have now I could send you to the midst of the swines. but dont tempt me

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Daniel Aranzubia

                                     Daniel Van Buyten         Daniel Agger        

          Dani Alves                                                                       Danny Pugh (ex-Leeds Utd)

                                                     Daniele De Rossi

                                 Danny Murphy                    Daniel Carvalho

        Danny Alves (Zenit)           Danny Koevermans           Danny Welbeck

C: Daniel  Passarella

Asst:  Danny Blind

No space for Danny Shittu!!

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I am waiting for a team of Traore's. . . . . Debo, over to you.

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David James

David Navarro                                 David Dunn                                                 David Unsworth                                   David Albelda

David Ginola                                    David Fernandez                                        David Edgar                                          David Bentley

                                                              David Trezeguet                   David Villa

                   

Coach: David Moyes

Bottom Coach: David Platt

Subs:

David Seaman

David Beckham

David Kitson

David Wright        

David Healy

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The battle of the Davids

                                              David James

   

          Kevin Davies                 Davie Weir                              David O leary

                                              Edgar Davies

David Beckham                                                                          David Abwo

                                            David Di natale

David Agbonlahor                 David Pizzaro                               David Villa

Coach:David alberto Perriera

Asst:David Moyes

TM:David Gill

Reserves:David Bently

              David Seaman.

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Lea[b]o[/b]

                           Cicinh[b]o[/b] Luci[b]o[/b] Luisa[b]o[/b] Garrid[b]o[/b]

                                  Gibert[b]o[/b]     Juninh[b]o[/b]

                    Bebet[b]o[/b]                                    Rivald[b]o[/b]

                                  Ronald[b]o[/b] Ronaldinh[b]o[/b]

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@Sauron~

Not good enough. .

Jarni is retired

My Bench

Andreas Isaksson

Tore ANDRE Flo

Andrew Johnson

Andy Griffin

Andy Gray (SKYSPORTS)

Andreas Ivanschitz ( Looked pretty lost at the last EUROs)

Andy Van Der Meyde

Andreas Escobar (RIP) was a great RB in the early '90s before his famous own goal!

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I knew hannibal was the bomb!

Ride on jo.

I cming with mine now.

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@sauron~

I thought you missed out on the great BOBBY MOORE!!!

and maybe put BEBETO on and bench that short man Earnshaw!!!

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Paul Peschisolido          Paulo Rossi         

Pavel Nedved               Paulo Bento               Paul Gascoigne           Paulo Aimar

Paulo Maldini                Paulo Cannavaro         Pablo (At Madrid)      Paul Parker

                                                  Paul Robinson

Manager: Paul Ince

Subs:

Paulo Ferreira

Pablo Zabaleta

Pablo Counago 

Pablo (Barcelona)

Diego Pablo Simeone

Pablo Piatti

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Roberto Abbondanzieiri

 

Roberto Ayala        Robert Kovac      Robert Huth         Roberto Carlos

 Robert Pires                      Roberto Nanni                      Ze Roberto

             Robert Earnshaw         Robert Fowler           Roberto Baggio.

Manager: Roberto Mancini

Assistant Manager: Roberto Donadoni.

Subs: Robert Green, Jason Robert, Robert Hulse, Rob Savage, Robbie Keane and Laurent Robert.

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Still waiting for critiques with substance pls

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Go and watch Germany vs Croatia. Odonkor played as a right back Solari played as a left back for Real several times.

Bommel as Defender?   Did you see essien as a defender or Alex Song for you EPL fans?

When you don't watch football all you do is to come here to spit your drivel  How did Kolo Toure get to central defence? wasnt he a midfielder when he came to Arsenal

Goof!! When I did not see kahn In Goal against Croatia in France 1998 or see Zidane winning European footballer of the year or Leeds winning Champions cup.

Sauron, in fact you shouldnt be looking out for peoples GOOFs because you have broken all records. I have all the quotes to the above statement!!!

@ debo,

Can you remember this last Olympics? Did you see Solomon Okoronkwo a Giant Like VH on the wings? Sia sia played with 4 strikers. Osaze, Promise, Okoronkwo, Obasi and Nsofor(Who Plays to the wings too)

Watch the last olympics again

@ All,

Pick any of my positions and lets debate i would tell you situations where these have occurred in Real football games

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Ok now. . . .

Lets see how Creative they can be. . . .

At the moment,i will just sit down and watch you all do your thing

All the best!!!

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Shut your diseased mouth and admit u goofed.

Seen Rooney as a winger ma Bottom. . . . .When did Rooney ever play as a winger??

Playing wide right in a 4-3-3 formation does not make Rooney a winger. . . .Wingers only come into play in a 4-man midfield.

Are Ronaldinho and Messi wingers are forward men? Bloody he-goat.

Van Der Meyde as a RB. . . . . . .Theo Walcott has a better chance playing as a centre half!!!

You are even chuffed to have come up with the simplest mental exercise using VAN(the most common name prefix in the football world).

Try the names John or Emmanuel and come up with a famous starting XI, bloody swine!!!

Ma puppy coulda done better than the hokum u typed above.

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Who told you Van Bommel can't play center defence? Did you see Alex Song in central defence, John O'Shea, Essien or Even Mascherano

Did you ever see Rooney on the wings? This formation might be used when the team have to score and they throw caution to the wind which happens several times in football. I have seen mourinho play 4 striker on the field at the same time

That formation can be modified to 3-4-3   Buyten Bonchorst, Meyde-  Bommel, Vaart, Persie, Vossen- Hooijdonk, Nistelrooy, Basten All son of Van!!!

Funny enough these people can't come up with their formation

Have you ever seen Rooney as a winger? or odonkor as a right full back Germany Croatia (Euro 2008), Solari as left back,  

If you have seen such situations and you still write this drivel than you are really insane.

@ criz,

Why do N'lander just hate tell them to bring their own formation they wont Sauron is too dull to cope with such rigorous mental exercise

Thinking I came up with this in less than 15 minutes

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