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Best of the rest XI

I mentioned in an article earlier how many excellent players we've had in the PL area and was wondering how strong we were going down into the third best XI etc. With that in mind (and I know I'll have missed some out as I'm doing this quickly and that it's also a matter of opinion) you firstly need a best two XIs first.

Here's mine below and the best of the rest team below them. Feel free to slate/amend/delete as you see fit. I've set the first two teams out in 442 formation for ease of inclusion which may make it more biased towards the older players although the third team is a 433.

VDS / Schmeichel

Neville / Brown
Rio / Vidic
Stam / Pallister
Irwin / Evra

Keane / Robson
Scholes / Carrick

Ronaldo / Beckham
Cantona / Rooney
Van Nistelrooy / Cole
Giggs / Sharpe

Third best XI:

DDG

O'Shea
Bruce
Johnsen
Shaw* - changed to Shaw from Silvestre as per Babyen.

Ince - I think you could swap him for Robson but just couldn't do it!
Butt
Fernandes

Kanchelskis
Hughes
Rashford

Honourable mentions to the likes of Parker, Solskjaer, Van Persie, Yorke, Nani, Maguire etc too.

How do you think that 'third' team would do in the current PL?

posted on 10/9/21

comment by Bobby Dazzler (U1449)
posted 9 minutes ago
Wayne “Tap in” Rooney

Name that poster?
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He was the other Forza guy. Ahhh that's annoying me.

posted on 10/9/21

comment by Paul McGinn (U1734)
posted 2 minutes ago
comment by Bobby Dazzler (U1449)
posted 9 minutes ago
Wayne “Tap in” Rooney

Name that poster?
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He was the other Forza guy. Ahhh that's annoying me.
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https://www.ja606.co.uk/users/viewUser/1848

posted on 10/9/21

comment by Paul McGinn (U1734)
posted 34 minutes ago
Rooney / Rooney

Rooney/ Rooney
Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney

Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney

Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney
Rooney / Rooney

Third best XI:

Rooney

Rooney
Rooney
Rooney
Rooney* - changed to Rooney from Rooney as per Rooney.

Rooney - I think you could swap him for Rooney but just couldn't do it!
Rooney
Rooney

Rooney
Rooney
Rooney

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The more Rooney you write, the more Rooney you see.

posted on 10/9/21

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Diafol Coch 77 (U2462)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 1 minute ago
Liverpool's would get stuffed. Here's my attempt since you're interested:-

Allison/Reina
TAA/Jones
Carragher/Hyppia
VVD/Agger
Robertson/Riise
Mascherano/Fabinho
Alonso/Henderson
Gerrard/McManaman
Suarez/Salah
Torres/Fowler
Mane/Sterling

James
Johnson
Wright
Matip
Enrique
Hamann
Wijnaldum
Firmino
Kuyt
Owen
Bellamy

I'm sure I missed some but yeah midtable, perhaps battling for top six.

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All teams welcomed. No room for Barnes, Finnan, Heskey, Gary Mac etc then or, like me, you did it quickly!
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Yeah Barnes was better before PL, same as Molby. Finnan and Johnson a difficult one but in today's game Johnson. Heskey was a type of player going out of fashion, especially at the better teams, by the time we bought him. McAllister did a great job but for a short time. Although you could say the same about Sterling but we always had a lack of talent at left wing, after Barnes moved central.
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posted on 10/9/21

Robson was way past his best when the premier league started. I'd have Ince, Carrick, Pogba and Butt ahead of him.

posted on 10/9/21

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
Liverpool's would get stuffed. Here's my attempt since you're interested:-

Allison/Reina
TAA/Jones
Carragher/Hyppia
VVD/Agger
Robertson/Riise
Mascherano/Fabinho
Alonso/Henderson
Gerrard/McManaman
Suarez/Salah
Torres/Fowler
Mane/Sterling

James
Johnson
Wright
Matip
Enrique
Hamann
Wijnaldum
Firmino
Kuyt
Owen
Bellamy

I'm sure I missed some but yeah midtable, perhaps battling for top six.

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Torres or Mane over Salah?

You’re the Liverpool fan but not for me.

posted on 10/9/21

comment by The Process (U20671)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
Liverpool's would get stuffed. Here's my attempt since you're interested:-

Allison/Reina
TAA/Jones
Carragher/Hyppia
VVD/Agger
Robertson/Riise
Mascherano/Fabinho
Alonso/Henderson
Gerrard/McManaman
Suarez/Salah
Torres/Fowler
Mane/Sterling

James
Johnson
Wright
Matip
Enrique
Hamann
Wijnaldum
Firmino
Kuyt
Owen
Bellamy

I'm sure I missed some but yeah midtable, perhaps battling for top six.

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Torres or Mane over Salah?

You’re the Liverpool fan but not for me.
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Torres as a striker yes.
Mane as a left winger yes.
Difficult one between Mane and Salah right wing. Mane a better overall player. Salah a better goalscorer.

posted on 10/9/21

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by The Process (U20671)
posted 6 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 hours, 32 minutes ago
Liverpool's would get stuffed. Here's my attempt since you're interested:-

Allison/Reina
TAA/Jones
Carragher/Hyppia
VVD/Agger
Robertson/Riise
Mascherano/Fabinho
Alonso/Henderson
Gerrard/McManaman
Suarez/Salah
Torres/Fowler
Mane/Sterling

James
Johnson
Wright
Matip
Enrique
Hamann
Wijnaldum
Firmino
Kuyt
Owen
Bellamy

I'm sure I missed some but yeah midtable, perhaps battling for top six.

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Torres or Mane over Salah?

You’re the Liverpool fan but not for me.
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Torres as a striker yes.
Mane as a left winger yes.
Difficult one between Mane and Salah right wing. Mane a better overall player. Salah a better goalscorer.
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Fair enough. You’ve seen more of them than me no doubt.

Just my opinion but Salah gets in any Liverpool XI. Scored more frequently than Torres over a longer period and has been part of a PL and CL winning side.

For me it would be Suarez and Salah as shoe ins and a coin toss between Torres and Mane.

posted on 10/9/21

Yeah I knew if nothing else I would get a top player in up front in my third team. I therefore had to put Suarez on the right to make sure Owen was the third team striker. I cheated, you caught me

posted on 10/9/21

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 29 minutes ago
Yeah I knew if nothing else I would get a top player in up front in my third team. I therefore had to put Suarez on the right to make sure Owen was the third team striker. I cheated, you caught me
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You've had some great strikers in the PL.

Fowler
Owen
Torres
Suarez
Salah

plus some decent support for them too in Mane, Sterling, Firmino etc. You did cheat a bit!

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