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      03.07.2009 13:59
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      A great team which probably wouldn't have lost a game if played together

      Through the years I must have done countless dream football teams, on any old scrap for an excuse of some paper. The back of microwavable meals, school books even the walls in my house, much to my parents horror (however my grandad loved it!). I've now reached a point where I think I can actually make an informed decision over who my dream team would be. Over the years I have built up quite a collection of DVDs and videos, showing games from the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s. I remember the 90s quite vividly and the 00s obviously too. So as I say, I think I have a decent chance of producing a good team.
      I should also make it clear I am a Stockport County fan and even the most bias of our fans wouldn't include one of our ex players, well, except a certain.........I'll leave it for later on.

      Thank you for reading, any comments are gratefully received.

      For the purpose of ease and familiarity across the world, I have chosen a 4-4-2 formation. This formation has developed into a standard formation across the world so will serve well in this team.


      Extremely tough choice. Well I guess every position is, we do have every football ever to play to choose from afterall! However, I have chosen Lev Yashin. A simply brilliant goalkeeper from Russia, he is affectionately known as the black spider, down to how he is able to cover so much of the goal it's as if he is a large spider! Lev is the only goalkeeper to ever win the European Player of the Year award, a competitively contested award which is testamount to how good he was. Hugely passionate, hugely committed, Lev was consistantly brilliant through his career. Lev even invented the idea of a goalkeeper sweeping up behind the defence, not afraid to come off his line and clear the ball. His best attribute though is undoubtedly his reflex saves, they were magnificant.

      Right Back

      Right back is a curious position. Ask someone to name the best right-back of all time on the spot and your average football fan will be stumped for a while. The truth is, nobody springs to mind as being the stand out best. We've had a lot of good players here but ultimately, great full-backs are often ignored through history. However, I managed to dwindle down the good ones to Carlos Alberto Torres. Carlos was a gung-ho full-back, getting forward whenever possible. He could dribble with the ball, had a good shot on him, he could cross it well, he was strong and defensively he was great too. In fact, I'm struggling to come up with any bad points with Carlos. He excelled at club level and for Brazil, picking up 53 caps and scoring 8 goals from full-back. An innovative and skillful player, he was a joy to watch.


      Somewhat similar to right-back, good luck naming the best left-back of all time off the top of your head. I could come up with a series of good left-backs but again nobody stood out as being the best. However, after much deliberation, I've gone for the influential Roger Byrne. Roger was the captain of the Busby Babes and he tragically died at the age of 28 in the Munich Air Disaster, 1958. Roger was a wonderful man and made a great captain. The younger players looked up to him and he offered non-patronising guidance. At the time when he played, full-backs were not expected to attack but Byrne did. He got forward all the time, a wonderful thing to see. He chipped in with numerous assists. Defensively he was a solid as they come and extremely intelligent too, he guided the Busby Babes to great success until it tragically ceased.


      As an Englishman, one name has to be included here. Bobby Moore. What can I say about Bobby? He was a superb player, whose skills were summed up in his simply brilliant performance against Brazil where he commanded the mesmerising Pele all game. Not many defenders could say that. Moore was an exceptional captain and played 108 times for his country, winning the World Cup in 1966 along the way. He coupled this with a fabulous club career with his beloved West Ham United, he is now immortalised forever with a statue at Upton Park. An icon, a wonderful man and a brilliant player, Moore was the complete centre-back.


      With so many to choose from, I decided to go for Franco Baresi. Franco was an exceptionally loyal and talented defender. He stayed at Ac Milan his whole career, captaining them to great success. He also played many times for his country, Italy, where he played 81 times. This would surely have been more if it wasn't for the brilliant Scirea, who narrowly missed out on my team by the way! Baresi was a great tackler and imperious in the air despite his small stature. He often was deployed as a sweeper, where he read the game brilliantly, rarely did the ball get past him. Excellently intelligent player, Franco is remembered fondly by Ac Milan and Italy alike.


      Now this is a position with an abundance of talent. I have gone for George Best though. Haha, here is the former Stockport player! Yes, George played on Edgeley Park and despite being overweight and drunk, he stood out as the best player by far. George had as much ability as any footballer that ever lived, simple as that for me. Who knows what could've been without the alcohol. He could use both feet exceptionally well, his dribbling unrivalled, he could finish clinically, he was good in the air and he was even good at tackling when he wanted to be. Causing countless problems to teams over his career, George scored bags of goals and countless assists, a truely brilliant player.


      I've gone for Garrincha here. A somewhat unsung hero for Brazil, often living in Pele's shadow despite being just as influential. He acceleration and pace, coupled with exceptional ability with the ball made for an outstanding candidate in this position. His bow legs enabled him to move with the ball in ways other players could only dream of. He scored 232 goals in 581 games for Botafago, a brilliant record for a winger. He had a somewhat hilarious story regarding a, shall we say, close encounter with a goat. A crazy man but a great footballer.


      Zico. Another Brazilian, Zico was a mesmersing player to watch. He spent most his career in Brazil but proved he could play in Europe too when he moved to Udinese, where he carried on being brilliant. On the ball, there aren't many players ever better than Zico. He could dribble, pass, shoot and carry out outrageous skill. He could also hit some astonishing free-kicks. The complete attacking midfielder, there was no chance Zico was going to be left out. Constantly looking for the ball, Zico took a lot of responsibility on his shoulders, helping to dominate midfields with alarming ease.


      With Zico being included, I felt there has to be a defensive midfielder in here too. So I've gone for Duncan Edwards. Duncan was a powerhouse of a midfielder who tragically died in 1958 in the Munich air disaster. Despite being the tender age of 21 when he died, Duncan had already played 151 for Manchester United and 18 times for England. Everyone he ever played with and against are in agreement he is one of the best players ever and who am I to disagree? In the videos I have of him, he excelled everytime, showing remarkable maturity, tackling in a fair but strong manner. His passing was brilliant, he was great in the air and bombed forward when he knew he should, staying back likewise. Duncan could use both feet and was a physical powerhouse, who knows what could have happened to him if he hadn't of tragically died.


      With so many to choose from, I've gone for Pele. There's a reason he's regarded as the best of all time, he was simply an astonishing player in every single way. Outstanding ability matched with pace, strength and guile made for a brilliant sight on the pitch. Pele scored 77 times in 92 games for Brazil, an astonishing record. This was coupled with his club career, where he scored many more goals than games he played in. Supremely talented and intelligent, Pele could finish any chance handed to him. Capable of scoring any sort of goal and creating them too, Pele just had to be included.


      I've got to go for Maradona. It was a tough chocie between him and Marco Van Basten but Maradona it is. I hated Maradona, I just can't forgive him for that handball but I've to appreciate talent when I see it. Marvellous dribbler, a very creative player who scored goals for fun. For his size he had great strength and he had a tremendous leap so he was good in the air too. One of the best footballing brains ever to grace the planet, Maradona had a great career at numerous clubs and he excelled everywhere he went, especially on the international stage. It was a tough choice as to whether I would put him where I put Pele, more withdrawn, but I felt he was best on the last man causing problems. Both him and Pele could play eithe position just as well.







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        29.06.2009 03:45
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        A very good 11, but possibly not "THE BEST"

        Right ok i will try and piece together my favourite 11 of all time, however im trying to keep it as recent as possible. Ill go for a 4-4-2 formation

        Goalkeeper - Peter Schmeichel

        With 643 club apps and 9 goals and 129 int. apperances 1 goal it just shows how versitile a keeper Peter Schmeichel was. He was a United great, and will be truley remembered for his yelling at defenders and telling them what needed to be done. He also captained united in their trebel winning campaign. He also holds the record for clean sheets to games ratio, 42%, in the premiership which is argueably one of the best leagues in the world.

        Right Back - Cafu

        Renowned for his overlapping runs and his speed up and down the wing, cafu is potentially one of the best right backs ever. Almost like having an extra right midfielder playing. Not only is he a European cup winner and the highest capped player for brazil but he is also a World Cup winner. A model professional whose career spanned 19 years, if he doesnt dserve to be included who does.

        Left Back - Roberto Carlos

        An ever vivid memory when Roberto Carlos is mentioned is that incredible free kick against France. Just how he got so much power and curve on the ball is amazing. For a left back to score 84 goals for club and country is remarkable. He's small, yet very strong and along with cafu tormented countrys with their running up and down flanks.

        Centre Back - Maldini

        A veteran centre back who spent 25 years playing for one team, AC Milan. This man won almost evrything apart from the World Cup. He seven Italian Serie A's, 'FIVE' UEFA Champions League Cups, one Coppa Italia, five Supercoppa Italia's, five UEFA Super Cups, two Intercontinental Cups and one FIFA World Club Cup. His tackling was immense and was an influential leader needed for any team

        Centre Back - Marcel Desailly

        A 6'2 centre back who had a huge physical presence and authority around the pitch. This is maybe a suprise choice, but I feel he was a commanding morauding centre half who won both the world cup and euro championship. He became the first player to win th champions league in two succesive seasons with two different clubs.

        Right Midfield - Eric Cantona

        An ever present player in United quest for dominance in England and somewhat sparked the turing point for united in the league. A magician, delicate feet, and an eye for a pass, he was a player opposition managers didn't want to see on the teamsheet. He scored some exquiside goals and has to be included in my 11, perhaps maybe nt the biggest goalscorer you may think, but he created as many goals which aren't accounted for.

        Left Mid - Maradona

        Perhaps not a midfielder by trade but i couldnt leave him out. Possibly one of the greatest players to have played the game, Maradona known for his quick feet, gave defenders nightmares. Most notibly he'll be remembered for a decision by the referee to allow a handball goal stand is something which he will be remembered for along wih another goal in the same game. Possibly the first name on my team, with 345 goals in his career, was an easy decision to make.

        Centre Mid - Zizou Zidane

        One of only 2 people to have won player of the year on three occasions! He won World cup, Euro Cup and the Champions league in his illustrious career. He was a skillful player, an All-round player, control, dribbling, passing, creativity where all parts of zidanes game and a must have in my best 11.

        Centre Mid - Roy Keane

        Roy keane, an Irish centre midfielder was a hard tackling midfielder who was not scared of a tackle. He was aggresive and a highly competitive player who would win ball for any team in the world. He was a catalyst in Man Utd's midfield for many a year and helped them to several trophies and achieved unprecedented sucess during his career. Every team needs a Roy Keane and that is exactly why he's at the heart of my midfield.

        Striker - Thierry Henry

        A prolific striker during his tenure at Arsenal. Scored in almost every match and became a much loved and world class player. 174 goals in 254 appearances for the London side. A goal scorer who can win games, a relible striker during his career. He has an exceptional one-on-one ability, and combined with his exceptional pace, means he could regularly breach defenses to score. A must have striker when he was at his peak

        Striker - Ronaldo

        Ronaldo was also one of the most prolific scorers in the nineties and in the early twenty-first century! He scored 291 goals in his career which helped him to win the Ballon d'Or twice and also along with Zidane, the Fifa Player of the year award three times. He also won the Pichichi twice and was a reliable goalscorer.

        Thats my team, obviously alot of people could play in this team, and it could be argued over, including myself. My selection may be somewhat biased but get back to me and let me know your view.


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          25.06.2009 12:06
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          11 players able to beat any team in the world!!!

          Ok my dream team for both past and present, hopefully my review won't be too biased with me being a Manchester United fan... i guess will we'll see :)

          Firstly i'll go for the classic formation os 4-4-2....

          Goalkeeper- Peter Schmeichel

          This is totally not based on the fact he is a Manchester United legend, he was bought for £530,000 by Manchester United for Brondby got to be one of Fergies most inspirational signings, described by fergie as the 'bargain of the century'.
          His career spanned nearly two decades, made 902 club appearences plus getting 129 internatioal caps.

          Left Back- Paolo Maldini

          For me he is one of the greatest defenders to ever play the game, spent his whole professional career with AC Milan, captained his national side for 8 years showing excellent loyalty and commitment.
          Again another player who played at the very top level for over twenty years making 647 club appearences with a very long list of club honours yet despite plyin for italy never managed to lift an international trophy.
          Had electric pace and made a brilliant slide tackle, he could also play as a centre back.

          Centre back- Bobby Moore

          My first English entry to the Dream Team he captained the England team to their one and only world cup triumph this alone gets him into the line up.
          He made 699 club appearences and was for years Englands highest capped outfield player (recently been broken by David Beckham) with 108 caps.

          Centre back- Franz Beckenbauer

          Know as the 'der kaiser' in english means 'the emperor', he began his career as a midfielder but became a legend as a centre back often regarded by most as Germany's greatest player.
          Won the German league with Bayern Munich 4 times and captained his national side to the world cup in 1974.
          He was a hugely versatile player who many believe to have been the creator of the sweeper role. Very elegant in his play Beckenbauer always seemed to create time on the ball.

          Right Back- Sergio Ramos

          First modern day entry is Real Madrid's full back who is known for his runs down the right flank and dangerous crosses, not to mention his dedication to defending. Currently only 23 on still getting better he is his Spains first choice right back and can see him being so for many years to come.

          Left Wing- Ryan Giggs

          Officailly the most decorated footballer in English club football history with 11 top division titles. began his youth career with Manchester City before Sir Alex Ferguson personally persuaded him to join Manchester United where he has spent all professional career, still playing to date at 35.
          Club apps 806 scoring 148 goals
          In his younger days Giggs was known for his winding runs down the left flank which would cause oppossing defence endless problems, perfect example is in 1999 FA Cup semi final replay where he ran from inside his own half on a mazing run past pretty much the whole Arsenal defence only to smash the ball past David Seaman, greatest goal i've ever seen.

          Centre Midfield- Johan Cruyff

          Creator of the cruyff turn, european footballer of the year for three years in the seventies, suprisingly he only made 48 international caps but his club career is a different story winning the dutch league 8 times and the european cup 3 times with ajax before going to Barcelona.
          Cruyff's style became known as total football he could play in pretty much any position on the field with devastating effect this was most notable while he played for Ajax.
          Total club apps 663 scoring 371 goals

          Centre Midfield- Roy Keane

          The best defensive midfielder ever!! Ok this isn't a fact but my opinion, a typical box to box midfielder he played with aggression and was highly competitve. He became Manchester United's captain and lead them to many trophies during his 12 year stay at Old Trafford, an inspirational captain who led by example and expected nothing less from his team mates.
          The best example of this for is in 1999 Keane was booked in the Champions League semi final 2nd leg against Juventus meaning he would miss the final should United get through, this looke highly unlikely as united trailed 2-0 away in Turin. Rather than letting his head drop Keane inspired his United side to an amazing win scoring the first goal and sparking a legendary come back!!

          Right midfield- Lionel Messi

          The greatest footballer playing the game at the minute, he is the star of Barcelona's current team. Playing on the right wing he likes to cut inside and unleash his wicked Left foot shots, he is equally adept at playing on the left wing, attacking midfield, or even as a striker. He is still very young but has jus had his most successful season with Barcelona, an integral part in the teams treble winning season.
          My only wish is one day to see him in Manchester United colours one day, although i think he will be with Barcelona for many years to come.

          Striker- Eric Cantona

          1966 was a great year for English football.... King Eric was born. Need i say more?
          He was the player to kick start Manchester United dominance of the English game, the season United signed him they was keeping clean sheets but strugglin to score goals. Cantona isn't a typical out and out striker, he created as many (if not more) goals than he scored.
          An excellent first touch and vision second to none he linked the attack and midfield bringing bags of goals to Manchester United who went on to win the title the year they signed him. To this day i don't know why Leeds sold him???

          Striker- Diego Maradona

          Very contraversial player, so we won't mentiuon the 'Hand of God' goal i'll focus more on the goal of the century which he scored in the same game. Running past six England players dribbling 60 metres and scoring, not to mention this was a World Cup quater final it was an excellent individual goal.
          He captained Argentina who progressed that year to the final and lift the World Cup.

          Maybe some of my selection is a bit biased then but for me these players are the best in those positions, Tell me waht you think :)


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            22.06.2009 23:08
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            This team would crush the might Barcelona with ease!

            ~ Overview ~

            Here is my dream football team and if I had a few billions spare or if I could go back in time this would be the squad who I would manage. I would play a 4-3-3 formation and play pass and move style football just like Brazil.


            [Peter Schmeichel} - Country: Denmark

            He was a legend for Manchester United and as a Liverpool fan I can honestly say he was one of the all time greatest goalkeepers. He won 5 premier league titles, 3 FA cups and 1 European cup.

            The one moment which I can remember Schmeichel pulling off a great save was the penalty save in the semi final against Arsenal in which Ryan Giggs went onto to get a classic goal too. If it wasn't for Peter then Manchester United may never of reached the final and go on to win the treble in that season.

            He has to be my number one goalie as he has agility, height and width which is what any good team requires.

            ** Left Back (Defence) **

            {Roberto Carlos} - Country: Brazil

            This guy could score some wicked goals and one I distinctively remember was the swerving goal against France which was phenomenal. He was born in 1973 in Brazil and went on to play for Real Madrid winning 4 Spanish League titles, 3 European cups and also winning the world cup.

            He has to be in my team as he was strong, fast and athletic and could get up and down the pitch with ease.

            ** 1st Centre Back (Defence) **

            {Jamie Carragher} - Country: England

            He is one of my all time greatest defenders and yes maybe I am being a bit biased as I am a Liverpool fan but I believe he is one of the best battling defenders around. He was born in 1978 and has won 2 FA cups, 1 European cup and 1 UEFA cup in his time at Liverpool Football Club. He also received PFA player of the year in 2005.

            He gets in my team as he can pull out a world class tackle to save you a goal and a real team player and great at organising a team.

            ** 2nd Centre Back (Defence) **

            {Franz Beckenbauer} - Country: Germany

            He was one of the all time greatest defenders and grew up hearing how good he was at defending in his day. He was born in 1945 and was twice selected as European Footballer of the Year. He won 3 consecutive European cups with Bayern Munich and also won the World and European Championships with Germany which not many players can say that they have done.

            For his pure talent and that he could score goals that meant he had to be included in my defence.

            ** Right Back (Defence) **

            {Cafu} - Country: Brazil

            After watching Brazil play many years it seemed evident that a lot of there domination was down to their defenders getting forward whipping balls into the penalty area and there was knowone better at this than Cafu.

            He is included in my squad as he too is a world cup winner and has athletic ability, and can skip past defenders with ease and cause havoc. He has won 2 Italian League titles, 1 European Cup and is the most capped Brazilian player of all time with 143 appearances.

            ** Left Winger (Midfield) **

            {Christiano Ronaldo} - Country: Portugal

            Well what side could manage without him and seriously Manchester United fans do you think he is replaceable? I think not. He is world class and will go down in history as one of the all time greats with his natural talent and wonderful shooting technique.

            He was born in 1985 and has won 3 Premier League titles, 1 FA cup, 1 European Cup and won FIFA world player of the year in 2008.

            For his pure speed, skill and shooting ability he has to be included in my main team.

            ** Centre of Midfield (Midfield) **

            {Steven Gerrard} - Country: England

            I'm not being biased but I know a lot of you would probably have Frank Lampard here but it's my opinion that counts. He has pulled Liverpool out of so many situations that I have lost count and is a true great.

            He was born in 1980 and has won 2 FA cups, 1 European Cup and 1 UEFA cup. One of the most important goals ever scored by Stevie was the goal in the Champions League final against AC Milan in Istanbul and he gave us a chance to get back into the match with a wonder goal with a header past Dida.

            For his true grit, strength and great shooting skills he has to be in my Central Midfield.
            ** Right Winger (Midfield) **

            {Bobby Charlton} - Country: England

            This guy could play footy and is one of the few world cup members still alive today that lifted England's only world cup in 1966. He was a cracking striker of the ball and won 1 European cup, 3 English Championships, 1 FA Cup and won European Player of the year in 1966.

            He was born in 1937 and was renowned for his attacking prowess and his ferocious long range shooting. He is a true legend and has to be included in my midfield.

            ** Left Striker (Forward) **

            {Pele} - Country: Brazil

            Now, this is a tough category as so many footballers could have been put here but no one was as good as this guy. He was born in 1940 and was known as the "King of football". He is the all time leading goalscorer for Brazil and he had a all round wonderful game.

            He won the world cup 3 times which is amazing in itself to do and won many championship titles with Santos in Brazil. In my opinion he was the best and we will never see anyone as good again.

            He could pass; he had pace, a powerful shot, unbelievable heading ability and would breeze into anyone's dream football team.

            ** Central Striker (Forward) **

            {George Best} - Country: Northern Ireland

            Now I know this wasn't his natural position but I am allowed to tinker as I am the coach so I would like to player George here. He was born in 1946 and was a legend for Manchester United winning 2 league titles and 1 UEFA European cup medal. He was well known for his move on Cruyff who was the best player in the world and Best took him on and nutmegged him with ease.

            He is in my main team for his two-footedness and his wonderful ability to drift round defenders. He also had great acceleration and beautiful balance whilst on the ball.

            ** Right Striker (Forward) **

            {Ian Rush} - Country: Wales

            Now I had to have someone with a lovely looking moustache and no one is as good as Ian Rush. He was born in 1961 and was the top Liverpool scorer with 346 goals. He scored the most goals against an Everton team over many seasons scoring 25 goals in total against the Toffee's.

            He won 5 League cups and also won many league and FA cups too as well as a European cup. He is a true Liverpool Football Club legend and has to be one of the main forwards in my team.

            ~ Conclusion ~

            Well there you have it; the above are my fantastic 11 and would beat any side in the world at the moment. With a strong defence and a Midfield which can tackle as well as score wonder goals and three strikers which could ruin any side in the world would dominate the football world for years.

            If I am being honest I could have put three or four players in each position but I felt these choices would make the side well balanced and have enough legendary statuses to put the fear of god into anyone.

            Thank you for reading my review, I hope you enjoyed it.


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