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Offline TaxDodger

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2020, 03:56:41 PM »
Since 1996;

                   Bosnich

Delaney  Mellberg  Laursen  Wright

              Taylor    Barry

Young            Merson          Grealish

                      Yorke

Subs: Friedel, Staunton, Southgate, Milner, Petrov, Benteke, Angel
 

Offline Woofles The Wonder Dog

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2020, 06:09:04 PM »
Somehow I need to accommodate Alex Cropley for his part in 76/77 and creating the template for Gordon Cowans,

It's tough isn't it?

I really struggled and could probably pick 2 sides to be honest.

Or 3. Somehow I feel disloyal leaving certain players out - e.g. my 13 year-old self is desperately trying to put up some sort of argument on behalf of Alan Deakin and Tony Hateley, but my 67 year-old is tutting "get real".

Offline SteveN

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2020, 07:56:24 PM »
Somehow I need to accommodate Alex Cropley for his part in 76/77 and creating the template for Gordon Cowans,

It's tough isn't it?

I really struggled and could probably pick 2 sides to be honest.

Or 3. Somehow I feel disloyal leaving certain players out - e.g. my 13 year-old self is desperately trying to put up some sort of argument on behalf of Alan Deakin and Tony Hateley, but my 67 year-old is tutting "get real".

This 67 year old is still working on his team but will have to find room for Peter McParland and Gerry Hitchens could well be on the bench along with Slogger/Tulip.

Offline Flamingo Lane

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2020, 08:33:46 PM »
The goalkeeper is tricky as the game has changed.

Spink

Gidman
Evans
McGrath
Staunton

Cowans
Mortimer
Cropley

Platt

Withe
Shaw

Online cdbullyweefan

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #19 on: January 21, 2020, 02:05:04 AM »
Somehow I need to accommodate Alex Cropley for his part in 76/77 and creating the template for Gordon Cowans,

It's tough isn't it?

I really struggled and could probably pick 2 sides to be honest.

Or 3. Somehow I feel disloyal leaving certain players out - e.g. my 13 year-old self is desperately trying to put up some sort of argument on behalf of Alan Deakin and Tony Hateley, but my 67 year-old is tutting "get real".

This 67 year old is still working on his team but will have to find room for Peter McParland and Gerry Hitchens could well be on the bench along with Slogger/Tulip.

I know Tulip is Sleeuwenhoek, but who is Slogger?

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #20 on: January 21, 2020, 02:33:06 AM »
Slogger is also John Sleeuwenhoek.

Edit: A quick search and it brings up this old thread about him which is a good read https://www.heroesandvillains.info/forumv3/index.php?topic=48050.0
« Last Edit: January 21, 2020, 02:38:06 AM by PeterWithesShin »

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #21 on: January 21, 2020, 08:09:25 AM »
Ah, cheers. Will have a look.

Offline algy

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2020, 06:44:06 AM »
Posted this on another thread without realising this one was here ...

1. Nigel Spink
2. Chris Price
3. Steve Staunton
4. Olof Mellberg
5. Paul McGrath
6. Ian Taylor
7. Tony Daley
8. David Platt
9. John Carew
10. Sid Cowans
11. Dwight Yorke
Subs:
12. Shaun Teale
13. Mark Bosnich
14. Ashley Young
15. Gareth Barry
16. Dalian Atkinson

Have a no-current-players rule with these, but Grealish is nailed on to replace someone at the moment. Possibly Mings & SJM.
« Last Edit: January 23, 2020, 06:49:42 AM by algy »

Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #23 on: February 04, 2020, 01:53:21 PM »
Since 1988

4-4-2
Bosnich
Price
McGrath
Southgate
Staunton
Milner
Townsend
Platt
Young
Yorke
Saunders
Subs
Spink
Laursen
Delaney
Barry
Cowans
Daley
Benteke

Milner giving you the counter balance to Youngs attacking, as they did when MON was here.

5-3-2
Bosnich
Price
Staunton
McGrath
Southgate
Laursen
Townsend
Cowans
Platt
Yorke
Saunders
Subs
Spink
Delaney
Ugo
Barry
Merson
Grealish
Benteke

Grealish could play up top or in behind in this formation for me.

4-3-3
Bosnich
Price
Staunton
McGrath
Southgate
Townsend
Cowans
Platt
Daley
Yorke
Young
Subs
Spink
Delaney
Laursen
Barry
Merson
Grealish
Carew

Picked Carew over Benteke for this as i think he's do better in a more isolated situation. Generally though Carew the better player on his day but Benteke more consistant. Again Grealish could play either left side or in behind.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2020, 02:13:21 PM by Clark W Griswold »

Offline SteveN

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #24 on: February 05, 2020, 11:20:31 AM »
Based on my favourites rather than ability but still a decent team in a 4 2 3 1 formation.

Withers

Gidman Mellberg Mings Gibson

Rioch Mortimore

Daley Grealish McParland

Yorke

Subs
Bosnich McGrath Petrov Little Carew Townsend Hitchens

Offline Rory Christopher

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2020, 01:04:43 AM »
Since I've been watching, circa 1994, and assuming a 4-4-2):

GK - Bosnich

RB - Delaney
CB - God
CB - Laursen
LB - Staunton

RM - Milner
CM - Barry
CM - Grealish
LM - Young

CF - Yorke
CF - Benteke

Offline FrankyH

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2020, 01:26:03 AM »
Des Bremner and 10 other Legends.

« Last Edit: February 22, 2020, 01:27:41 AM by FrankyH »

Offline tomd2103

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2020, 01:28:57 AM »
Since mid 80's:

                        Bosnich

Barrett      McGrath     Laursen   Staunton

                Cowans       Townsend

Daley                  Platt                 Merson

                          Yorke

Toughest choices were:

Bosnich over Spink or Friedel
Laursen over Southgate, Ugo or Mellberg
Townsend over Barry
Merson over Young or Grealish
Yorkie was special so not too hard a choice, but special mentions to McInally, Dublin, Carew and Benteke for that spot.

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Re: Your Ultimate Villa XI
« Reply #28 on: March 29, 2020, 10:20:08 AM »
Rimmer

Gidman
McGrath
Southgate
Staunton

Cowans
Morley
Bremner
Grealish

Yorke
Withe

 


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