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Football Forum's All Time XI

Discussion in 'FF All Time XI' started by kaboose, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. kaboose

    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    Hello, my name is Kaboose. And I've got something for us to do here.

    As a community I imagine we all have one thing in common, we all love @Shane and we might also all love football.

    So I'd like to interact a bit more with our love for the latter and actually get EVERYONE'S opinion here. Or if you don't want to participate that's fine.

    This thread will be the main discussion thread for all of this. It will house the final XI we decide on through poll's and discussion.

    So here's what we're going to do first. First as a community we're going to decide on our formation. So right after I post this I'll begin a new thread for FF's All Time XI Formation, there we will discuss what in each of the member's opinion is the best formation ever. Then once we have two or three days for everyone to chime in I'll make a poll and whichever formation has the most votes by the end of the poll will be our formation.(In the even of a tie, there will be a new poll just for the tiebreaker but we'll get in to that in more detail in that thread.

    Once we have our formation the real fun begins.

    Position by position we will argue who deserves to play. For whatever formation we choose we'll need a keeper. So a thread will be opened for nominations. Everyone can post as few as 1 and no more than 16 of who they feel are the greatest keepers of all time. There is no wrong choices here. Whoever you feel deserves a nod and to be discussed.

    Then I will take the nominations and count them up. If there's at least 16 unique ones that's where we'll start. If there's between 8-15 I'll take the top 8, if there's 4-7 top four.

    Once that's decided a single elimination tournament will begin. Random drawing will seed the players and from there there will be polls created. Player with the most votes at it's expiration moves on.

    Now the point of this thread again is for the discussion, questions, and whatever else.

    So please enjoy, bring your opinion, remember there is no wrong answer and let the votes do the talking.

    Enjoy!

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    Part I - The Formation
    First the formations were nominated... Then voted on... With the winner being 4-2-3-1!

    Part II - The Goalkeeper
    The nominations are in...

    Round 1
    Gianluigi Buffon defeated Sepp Maier and Ray Clemence
    Dino Zoff defeated Rinat Dasayev
    Iker Casillas defeated Petr Cech
    Peter Schmeichel defeated Neville Southall
    Manuel Neuer defeated Peter Shilton
    Lev Yashin defeated Pat Jennings
    Gordon Banks defeated Gianluigi Donnarumma
    Oliver Kahn defeated Edwin van der Sar

    Quarter Finals
    GIanluigi Buffon defeated Lev Yashin
    Dino Zoff defeated Manuel Neuer
    Gordon Banks defeated Iker Casillas
    Peter Schmeichel defeated Oliver Kahn

    Semi Finals
    Gianluigi Buffon defeated Peter Schmeichel
    Dino Zoff defeated Gordon Banks

    FINAL
    Gianluigi Buffon defeated Dino Zoff

    Part III - The Left Back
    The nominations are in...

    Round 1
    Giacinto Facchetti defeated Andreas Brehme, Emyln Hughes, and Karl-Heinz Schnellinger
    Paolo Maldini defeated Ruud Krol, Denis Irwin, and Philipp Lahm
    Nilton Santos defeated Ashley Cole, Tommy Gemmell, and Leo Junior
    Roberto Carlos defeated Paul Breitner, Antonio Cabrini, and Bixente Lizarazu

    Semi Finals
    Paolo Maldini defeated Giacinto Facchetti
    Nilton Santos defeated Roberto Carlos

    FINAL
    Paolo Maldini defeated Nilton Santos

    Part IV - The Right Back

    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Javier Zanetti defeated Dani Alves
    Cafu defeated Djalma Santos
    Philipp Lahm defeated Carlos Alberto
    Lilian Thuram defeated Berti Vogts

    Semi Finals
    Lilian Thuram defeated Javier Zanetti
    Cafu defeated Philipp Lahm

    FINAL
    Lilian Thuram defeated Cafu

    Part V - The Centre Backs
    The nominations are in...

    Round 1 - Winner's Bracket
    Franco Baresi v. Rio Ferdinand
    Alessandro Nesta v. Ruud Krol
    Franz Beckenbauer v. Claudio Gentile
    Gaetano Scirea v. Ronald Koeman
    Fabio Cannavarro v. Guiseppe Bergomi
    Marcel Desailly v. Elias Figueroa
    Daniel Passarella v. Fernando Hierro
    Jurgen Kohler v. Bobby Moore

    Quarter Finals - Winner's Bracket

    Franco Baresi defeated Guiseppi Bergomi
    Alessandro Nesta defeated Elias Figueroa
    Franz Beckenbauer defeated Bobby Moore
    Gaetano Scirea defeated Daniel Passarella

    First Round - Loser's Bracket

    Fabio Cannavarro defeated Rio Ferdinand
    Ruud Krol defeated Marcel Desailly
    Jurgen Kohler defeated Claudio Gentile
    Ronald Koeman defeated Fernando Hierro

    Semi Finals - Winner's Bracket
    Franco Baresi defeated Gaetano Scirea
    Franz Beckenbauer defeated Alessandro Nesta

    Second Round - Loser's Bracket
    Ruud Krol defeated Fabio Cannavarro
    Daniel Passarella defeated Ronald Koeman
    Jurgen Kohler defeated Guiseppe Bergomi
    Bobby Moore defeated Elias Figueroa

    FINAL - Winner's Bracket

    Franz Beckenbauer defeated Franco Baresi

    Third Round - Loser's Bracket
    Alessandro Nesta defeated Ruud Krol
    Gaetano Scirea defeated Bobby Moore
    Daniel Passarella defeated Jurgen Kohler

    Semi Finals - Loser's Bracket
    Franco Baresi defeated Daniel Passarella
    Gaetano Scirea defeated Alessandro Nesta

    FINAL - Loser's Bracket

    Franco Baresi defeated Gaetano Scirea

    Part VI - The Defensive Midfielders
    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Frank Rijkaard defeated Patrick Vieira
    Claude Makelele defeated Sergio Busquets
    Fernando Redondo defeated Roy Keane
    Lothar Matthaus defeated Xabi Alonso

    Semi Finals

    Frank Rijkaard defeated Fernando Redondo
    Lothar Matthaus defeated Claude Makelele

    FINAL
    Frank Rijkaard defeated Lothar Matthaus

    Part VII - The Box-to-Box Midfielders
    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Lothar Matthaus defeated Paul Scholes
    Steven Gerrard defeated Andrea Pirlo
    Johan Neeskens defeated Patrick Vieira
    Xavi defeated Paul Breitner

    Semi Finals
    Lothar Matthaus defeated Xavi
    Johan Neeskens defeated Steven Gerrard

    FINAL
    Lothar Matthaus defeated Johan Neeskens

    Part VIII - The Right Wingers
    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Garrincha defeated Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
    Lionel Messi defeated Bruno Conti
    Jairzinho defeated Stanley Matthews
    George Best defeated Luis Figo

    Semi Finals

    Garrincha defeated George Best
    Lionel Messi defeated Jairzinho

    FINAL
    Lionel Messi defeated Garrincha

    Part IX - The Left Wingers

    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Ronaldinho defeated Paco Gento
    Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Pavel Nedved
    Ryan Giggs defeated Rivaldo
    Johan Cruyff defeated Hristo Stoichkov

    Semi Finals
    Johan Cruyff defeated Ronaldinho
    Cristiano Ronaldo defeated Ryan Giggs

    FINAL
    Johan Cruyff defeated Cristiano Ronaldo

    Part X - The Strikers
    The nominations are in...

    Quarter Finals
    Ronaldo defeated Gabriel Batistuta
    Pele defeated Eusebio
    Gerd Muller defeated Ferenc Puskas
    Marco van Basten defeated Romario

    Semi Finals
    Ronaldo defeated Marco van Basten
    Pele defeated Gerd Muller

    FINAL
    Ronaldo vs. Pele
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    ~The Final Football Forums XI~

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    #1 kaboose, Feb 27, 2017
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  2. Andy-gers1

    Andy-gers1 Mike <3 Shane
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    Formation 4231?

    Seems to be the most used tactic on the planet and also very attacking minded.
     
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    SpursLegend Formarly known as Lockie

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    WM formation

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  6. Joga bonito

    Joga bonito "play beautifully"
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    If we're going for balance 4231 or 433.

    If we trying to include as many football geniuses as possible (who were generally inside forwards/#10s/withdrawn CF's) let's go for a classic WM :rock:
     
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  7. Dirk

    Dirk In dubio pro Raute!

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    4-3-3

    But historically I like the WM System. Germany won the 1954 World Cup with it. Of course today you have to play more "flexible" than that.
     
  8. kaboose

    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    @Dirk, check out the poll for best formation, and nominate some keepers!
     
  9. Dirk

    Dirk In dubio pro Raute!

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    Huh?

    I've already voted in the poll (mine is the only 4-3-3 vote so far :D). Keepers? Goalkeepers? I've already done that, too.
    Or what do you mean here?
     
  10. kaboose

    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    Oh! I didn't see your keeper, and the votes are hidden so I wasn't sure if you had! Good lad!
     
  11. Dirk

    Dirk In dubio pro Raute!

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    No problem ;)

    btw: I've nominated "only" my top3 in Keepers and only those that I've seen live (or in tv) for some years. So no Lew Yashin et al because it wouldn't be fair to rate them only by reading or seeing some b/w clips. Hope that's ok.
     
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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    It's your opinion! That's all that matters


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    Muller I like using gifs

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    I have voted I want to see Donnuramma win this don't let me down you slut.
     
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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    Quarter final polls for qoalkeepers are now up! Voting ends in two days!
     
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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    The FINAL for the Goalkeeper selection is up!

    Group stage polls for our Left Back position are up as well!
     
  17. Adam

    Adam Are you cereal?

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    Haven't heard of most of these left-backs :laugh:
     
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    Muller I like using gifs

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    Same :D
     
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    Adam Are you cereal?

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    They're apparently all amazing though despite the fact you could only reasonably have seen some of them play a few times via YouTube :laugh:
     
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    kaboose Klopp is the beat.

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    Ignorance is bliss I guess?
     

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