Friday, 19 December 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 Villareal on Sunday.

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. 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 three hours before the start of the game, in this case: until 4 pm barcelona time.

If you give your line-up before Guardiola announes his match list (or if all the available players 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 the most points at the end of the season, can call himself the winner.


This is the 16th time this game is organized.






Table

3
Henry

2.5
jepoy
temeldinho
vj
FCBFan

2
GrandeMessi
jerryprez
Kiki
westinho
Zeli
ElDuroDeFCB
Davor
mario ch
Söderström
Nikola

1.5
Dan R
James
Louis
younes

1
Severian
granche
Maximus
Hung
Koyya
Barcik
Jamrock
Valdi
simon
Barca nike
SimonP
Cali Socis
KEMPE cy
mofof
B. Beltrocco
Josep
Jeremy
nozbleed
fcbee
brogie
Jonathan
peter

0.5
Bonton
semko
Tobogan

61 comments:

Kiki said...

Valdes
Alves, Caceres, Puyol, Abidal
Toure, Xavi, Keita
Messi, Eto'o, Bojan

Valdi said...

Valdes
Alves Marquez Puyol Abidal
Xavi Yaya Busquets
Messi Eto'o Henry

semko said...

Valdes
Alves,Pique,Puyol,Abidal
Xavi,Busquets,Keita
Messi,Eto'o,Henry

SimonP said...

Can't really see the need for rotation in a game like this so the best XI should start:

Valdes
Alves Marquez Puyol Abidal
Yaya
Xavi Keita
Messi Eto'o Henry

zuka said...

Valdes
Alves Pique Puyol Abidal
Yaya
Xavi Busquets
Messi Eto'o Henry

segun said...

valdez
Alves,Pique,Puyol,Abidal
Xavi,Busquets,guddy
Messi,Eto'o,Henry

A2J said...

------valdez-------
Alves,Pique,Puyol,Abidal
Xavi,toure,guddy
Messi,Eto'o,Henry

Louis said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
toure
xavi, keita
messi, eto'o, henry

Henry said...

----------Valdes---------
--------Puyol-Caceres----
--Alves------------Abidal-
----------Toure----------
-------Xavi-----Keita----
---Messi------------Henry
----------Eto'o----------

mofof said...

Valdes
Alves - Puyol - Marquez - Abidal
Busquets
Xavi - Keita
Messi - Eto'o - Henry

Bralex said...

Valdés
Alves -- Puyol -- Marquéz-- Abidal
Busquets
Xavi -- Keita
Messi -- Eto'o -- Henry

Dimmu said...

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

Barcik said...

-------------Valdes
Alves---Pique---Puyol----Abidal
-----------Busquets
----Xavi------------Keita
--Messi-----Eto'o---Henry

Flippy said...

Valdes
Alves Caceres Puyol Abidal
Yaya
Xavi Keita
Messi Eto'o Iniesta (if not availabe then Henry)

Söderström said...

Valdés; Alves, Márquez, Puyol, Abidal; Xavi, Touré, Busquets; Messi, Eto'o, Henry.

B. Beltrocco said...

----------Valdes---------
--------Puyol-Caceres----
--Alves------------Abidal-
----------Toure----------
-------Xavi-----Keita----
---Messi------------Henry
----------Eto'o----------

James said...

----------Valdes---------
-------Puyol---Pique----
-Alves--------------Abidal-
------------Yaya----------
-------Xavi-----Busquets---
-Messi---------------Henry-
-----------Eto'o----------

jamrock said...

-------------------VV

--Alves---Pique-------puyol----Abidal

---------------Yaya

------Xavi--------------Keita

---Messi-------Eto'o-----Henry

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal
Xavi, Busquets, Keita
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

Koyya said...

Valdes
Alves, Puyol, Pique, Abidal
Xavi, Yaya , Keita
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

Cali Socis said...

Valdes
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal
Yaya
Xavi-Busquets
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

vj said...

Valdés
Alves -- Puyol -- Marquéz-- Abidal
Xavi -- Touré -- Busquets
Messi -- Eto'o -- Henry

noubarca said...

i know we are playin away but i would use Hleb instead of keita.


......Titi.....SAMU........MESSI


........Hleb....Yaya........XAVI

Abidal......Pique...Puyol......Alves

.............. V V..................

GrandeMessi said...

Valdes
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Etoo-Hleb

lekan said...

valdes
alves -- pique--- puyol-- abidal

toure

xavi ---- keita

messi ---- eto'o ---- henry

Nikola said...

----------Valdes---------
-------Puyol---Pique----
-Alves--------------Abidal-
------------Yaya----------
-------Xavi-----Busquets---
-Messi---------------Henry-
-----------Eto'o----------

Blaugrana_namibia said...

----------Valdes---------
--------Pique-Puyol----
--Alves------------Abidal-
----------Toure----------
-------Xavi-----Keita----
---Messi------------Henry
----------Eto'o----------

kimh said...

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

westinho said...

Valdés
Alves-Puyol-Cáceres-Abidal
Xavi-Touré-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

hamad_ali said...

valdes
alves-puyol-caceres-abidal
xavi-toure-keita
messi-eto'o-henry

younes said...

Valdes
Alves piqué Puyol Abidal
Xavi Yaya Busquets
Messi Eto'o Henry

jordy said...

I would like hleb to play center midfield, caceres to play central defender and that pedro gets some minutes in the second half. hope pep thinks the same way!but i think pique will play if franco does!

valdes
alves puyol pique abidal
xavi toure hleb
messi eto"o henry

vj said...

I'd like to change.. coz I just found out Marquéz is injured..

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

Brambo said...
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Brambo said...

valdes
alves - pique - puyol - abidal
xavi- yaya - keita
messi - eto'o - henry

mario ch said...

valdes

alves pique puyol abidal

busquets

xavi keite


messi eto`o hleb

Messa said...

-----------Valdes--------------

alves---pique---puyol---sylvinho

------------yaya---------------

-------Xavi------Keita---------

---Messi---Eto'o---Henry-------

Anonymous said...

Valdes

Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal

Xavi-Busquets-Keita

Messi-Eto'o-Henry

blaugrana poland said...

Valdes

Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal

Xavi-Busquets-Keita

Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Anonymous in previus post is me, sorry 'bout that, I forgot to log in.

LéonDrágon said...

v. valdés
d. alves-piqué-puyol-abidal
touré yaya
xavi-keita
messi-henry
eto'o

Anonymous said...

...nothing bad...but game is on sunday,pep...

nozbleed said...

========Valdes=========
=====Pique===Puyol=====
=Alves==========Abidal=
=======Busquets========
===Xavi========Keita===
=Messi===========Henry=
=========Eto'o=========

barca4life said...

Valdes

Alves Pique Puyol Abidal
Toure
Xavi keita

Messi henry
etoo

Dan R said...

----------Valdes----------
Alves---Pique--Puyol--Abidal
-----------Yaya-----------
---Xavi-----------Hleb----
--Messi----Etoo----Henry---

pep said...

Changed that, Anony. People who had Marquez in their line-up can change that (without -if that's the case- losing their pre-matchlist bonus).

jester said...

Valdez
Alves Cacérés Puyol Abidal
Xavi Toure Busquets
Messi Eto'o Henry

EXARCHIOTIS said...

Valdez
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Abidal
Xavi-Toure-Busquets
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

Davor said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
xavi, toure, keita
messi, eto'o, henry

kamikaze kontiki said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
Xavi, toure, busquets
messi, eto'o, hleb

Romyan said...

VV
Alves - Pique - Puyol
Sergio
Xavie - Keita
Messi - Henry
Eto'o

Jay said...

----------valdes-----------
Alves--Pique--Puyol--Abidal
----xavi--yaya--busquets---
-Messi------Eto'o----Henry-

Romyan said...

I missed Abidal :D

Steffen Risager said...

Valdes
Alves Pique Puyol Abidal
Xavi Yaya Keita
Messi Eto'o Henry

temeldinho said...

--------------Valdes---------------
--Alves---Pique----Puyol---Abidal--
---------------Yaya----------------
---------Xavi--------Keita---------
----Messi------Eto'o-------Henry---

RuneSR said...

----------Valdes----------
-------Puyol---Pique------
-Alves--------------Abidal
------------Yaya----------
-------Xavi-----Keita-----
-Messi---------------Henry
-----------Eto'o----------

pep said...

DEADLINE

Anonymous said...

Yeah, deadline.
I got another point :D
And we'll get 3 more points against the Yellow Submarine!

pep said...

6 WINNERS


1
semko
Barcik
jerryprez

0,5
blaugrana poland
nozbleed
Romyan

Anonymous said...

Thanks pep,
We'll have to wait for some time before Barca's games continue in the new year.
We have achieved a very successful half of the season.
Good luck to everybody and give my thanks to those who run this blog!
Thank you.

Merry chrismas and happy new year!

GrandeMessi said...

I agree with jerryprez. Can't wait for the next game the 3 january against Mallorca.
Thanks again for a GREAT blog Pep.
To all Culés

Feliz Navidad y un prospero Ano Nuevo

Visca Barca

pep said...

Thanks, guys, the plans to make the blog better during the new year are ready, so just wait and see...

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