Thursday, 23 October 2008

The Ultimate Game: Get Inside Guardiola's Head


With Frank Rijkaard you couldn't get any honour by predicting Barcelona's starting line-up. Even hockey moms could. But this has dramatically changed this summer. Until this very day, nobody has been able to crack the code of Josep Guardiola's brain. Nor has anyone got inside his sleeves.

So this is your chance to prove not only your knowledge about the game of football but also your psychological insight:


PREDICT BARCELONA'S STARTING LINE-UP


This is not (as in: NOT) a place for discussion on team tactics or personal player preferences. You just give the system and the eleven names you think will start the game against Ameria on Saturday.

You put them in the right position, so using the 4-3-3 (or whatever you think they will play) and putting the players from the right to the left, so the right back defender is your first name after the goalkeeper. Note: the central defenders should also be put in the right position (centre right and centre left). If your line-up isn't clear, my interpretation counts.

Don't forget to add your (nick)name by clicking Name/URL under the comment box and fill it in, otherwise your after-game claim to glory will be dismissed.

You can give your starting line-up until four hours before the start of the game, in this case: until 6 pm barcelona time.

If you give your line-up before Guardiola announes his match list, or if all the available player or at least 20 players are included in the match list, you get one point for the correct line-up. If you do it after that announcement, you get half a point. Who will have 10 points somewhere down this season, can call himself the winner.

This is the fourth time this game is organized.
Until now, nobody gave the correct line-up.

47 comments:

pep said...

Note: Guardiola will probably announce the list on Friday around noon.

groga said...

Valdes

Alves-Pique-Puyol-Caceres

Xavi-Busquets-Hleb

Messi-Eto'o-Henry

duBBBrovnik said...

valdes

alves-pique-puyol-abidal

yaya-sergi-iniesta

messi-etozinho-henry

fcbee said...

valdes

puyol-pique-caceres-abidal

hleb-busquets-iniesta

messi-eto'o-bojan

Romyan said...

Although it's impossible, but I'll try

VV

Pique - Puyol
Alves - - Abidal

Sergio
Xavi - Hleb

Messi - Iniesta
Eto'O

barcelonista said...

valdes
alves-marquez-puyol-abidal
xavi-toure-busquets
messi-etoo-iniesta

Söderström said...

Valdés; Alves, Puyol, Márquez, Abidal; Xavi, Touré, Hleb; Messi, Eto'o, Iniesta.

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal

Toure

Xavi Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

Fan of Beautfull football said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal

Toure

Xavi Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

DC86 said...

Valdes
Alves Pique Puyol Abidal
Toure
Xavi Busquets
Messi Iniesta
Etoo

Severian said...

Valdes

Alves-Pique-Caceres-Abidal

Xavi-Busquets-Hleb

Messi-Eto'o-Iniesta

temeldinho said...

--------------Valdes-------------
Alves---Pique-------Puyol---Abidal
--------------Toure--------------
------Xavi------------Busquets---
---Messi------Eto`o-------Iniesta-

Zeli said...

--------------Valdes-------------
Alves---Marquez----Puyol---Abidal
--------------Toure--------------
------Xavi------------Iniesta----
---Messi------Eto`o-------Henry--

Xavi_forever said...

Valdes

alves - marquez- pique- abidal

toure
xavi iniesta

messi eto'o henry

Waleed said...

all attepts were disappointing so far, but I'll never give up!
----------Valdes-------
Alves-Marquez-Piquet-Abidal
----------Tore'---------
--------Xavi-Hleb-------
---Messi-Eto'o-Iniesta--

nickr said...

-----------Valdes-----------
Alves-Marquez-Puyol-Caceres
---Iniesta---Xavi---Hleb----
--Messi--Eto'o/Henry--Bojan

TupacBarca said...

----------Valdes-----------
-------Pique---Puyol-------
--Alves-------------Abidal-
-------Busquets-Toure------
------------Xavi----------
----Messi---------Iniesta--
--------Eto'o(Henry)------

FCBFan said...

Hey Pep, maybe you should make a new game. We can guess which goalkeeper will start the match, or what the defense lineup will be, because that's the furthest we can get :P Getting the whole lineup correct is near impossible.
Anyways Iniesta and Eto are definate because they were rested against Basel. I'll give it a try tomorrow after the list is announced.

Alenardo said...

Valdes; Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal; Xavi, Toure, Busquets; Messi, Eto'o, Iniesta.

Orb said...

yeah, fcbfan :)

Or give 1 pts each correct position, correct whole lineup team give for example 20 pts or even 50 pts :)
I know too much work, but... :)

Pinto(!)
Alves, Marquez, Caceres, Abidal
Iniesta, Xavi, Hleb
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

Andres said...

V.Valdes
Alves, Puyol, Marquez, Abidal
S.Busquets
Xavi İniesta
Messi Henry
Eto'o

Louis said...

no, come on, thats way to easy... pep's unpredictable rotation is exactly what makes this game exciting.
-----------Valdes-----------
Alves--Marquez--Puyol--Abidal
-----------Sergi B.--------
-------Xavi-----Hleb--------
Messi-----------------Iniesta
-----------Eto'o------------

nozbleed said...

==========Valdes===========
=======Pique==Puyol========
=Alves==============Abidal=
=========Busquets==========
===Xavi=============Hleb===
=Messi=============Iniesta=
===========Eto'o===========

brogie said...

Valdes

Alves-Puyol-Pique-Abidal

Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta

Messi-Eto'o-Hleb

Kamesh said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal
Yaya
Xavi Hleb
Messi Iniesta
Eto'o

And Pep I think 10 points is the bar too high. The way the thinks are going I doubt whether anybody can reach 5.

pep said...

I was thinking about lowering that, Kamesh, but we'll see how things go through the season. Guardiola yesterday didn't exclude he's gonna have more or less a fixed team later in the season, so there's hope, guys!


P.S. If you have already predicted a line-up that's not possible anymore after the match list has been announced, you can still post a new line-up (for half a point).

noubarca said...

Iniesta Sammu Messi


Xavi Yaya Busquet


Abidal Pique Puyol Alves

VV

Barca nike said...

Valdes
ALVES_PUYOL_CACERES_ABIDAL
BUSQUETS
XAVI_HLEB
MESSI_ETOO_BOJAN

granche said...

pep why dont u predict a line up. maybe u should be involved in the game. anyway

valdes
alves puyol Pique abidal
Toure
xavi
hleb

Messi etoo iniesta

Valdi said...

Valdes

Alves Puyol Pique Abidal

Xavi Yaya Busquets

Messi Eto'o Iniesta

pep said...

I have to stay impartial, Granche... So I'm enjoying your efforts from the sideline ;)

refter said...

Valdes

Alves / Pique / Caceres / Sylvinho

Xavi / Toure / Iniesta

Messi / Eto'o / Bojan

grrreat said...

We have four injured players, so this is our chance! Can't imagine what it would be like if Gudjohnsen, Keita, Pedro and Milito would also be there :)))


Valdes

Alves Pique Puyol Abidal

Busquets
Xavi Hleb

Messi Eto'o Iniesta

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves Abidal
Puyol Pique

Keita
Xavi Iniesta

Messi Henry
Eto'o

mario ch said...

valdes

Alves Pique Puyol Abidal

yaya Busquets

xavi

Messi Etoo Iniesta

KEMPE cy said...

--------------vv---------------
puyol---pique----caseres--abidal
-----------busquets------------
-------xavi-------hleb---------
iniesta-------------------henry
-------------eto'o-------------

am i grazzy????????

too much risk in the back line up too much technic in the midfield
so we have a ballance!!!!!!

yes i do not think it will be that line up but that is what i would love to see!!!

Anonymous said...

-----------Valdés------------
-Alves--Puyol--Piqué--Abidal-
-----------Touré-------------
------Xavi------Iniesta------
-Messi-----Eto'o-----Hleb----


//westinho

James said...

-----------Valdés------------
-Alves--Puyol--Piqué--Abidal-
-----------Touré-------------
------Xavi------Busquets-----
-Messi-----Eto'o-----Iniesta-

Pretty standard formation is my guess, maybe Iniesta gets a rest for Henry.

barcelonista said...

where we can see our points?

SimonP said...

Valdes - Alves, Marquez, Pique, Abidal - Touré, Xavi, Hleb - Messi, Eto'o, Henry

KEMPE cy said...

BARCELONISTA no one has point yet!! :)

Inderteuton said...

------------Valdés-------------
-Alves--Puyol--Marquez--Abidal-
-----------Busquets------------
------Xavi---------Iniesta-----
-Messi------Eto'o------Henry---

pep said...

STOP


Guardiola didn't announce his list of 18 yet so one point in play.



And like Kempe Cy says, Barcelonista: nobody has so far guessed a line-up, so there's no table yet.

FCBFan said...

---------Valdes------------
Alves----Puyol----Pique----Abidal
---------YayaToure--------
-----Xavi-------Hleb------
Messi-----ETo---Iniesta--

Probably wrong but .. watever ..

messi10 said...

Here is my starting line up:
Valdes Alves Puyol Caceres Abidal Busquets Xavi Hleb Iniesta Eto Messi

pep said...

We have a winner this time:

Zeli

Zeli said...

Thanks a lot pep :))
very good beginNing!

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