Sunday, 4 January 2009

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 last 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 Atlético Madrid on Tuesday.

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 five 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 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 18th time this game is organized.






Table

3
jerryprez
Henry

2.5
jepoy
temeldinho
vj
FCBFan

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

1.5
nozbleed
semko
Dan R
James
Louis
younes

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

0.5
Romyan
blaugrana poland
Bonton
Tobogan

64 comments:

Anonymous said...

VV

ALVES CACERES PUYOL SYLVINHO

YAYA
XAVI GUDDY

MESSI HENRY INIESTA

Anonymous said...

vv
alves pique caceres sylvinho
xavi busquets keita
messi bojan inesta

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Caceres
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Henry-Iniesta

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves-Cáceres-Piqué-Abidal
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Bojan-Henry

Anonymous said...

--------Valdes--------
-----Puyol--Caceres---
--Alves----------Abidal
--------Busquets------
----Xavi--------Keita--
-Messi-----------Iniesta-
--------Bojan-----------

Aya Krisht said...

-------------Valdes---------------
Alves----Pique----Caceras----Puyol
-------------Busquets-------------
----------Xavi----Iniesta---------
Messi---------Bojan----------Henry

Anonymous said...

............Valdes.........
Alves...Puyol...Caceres...Sylvinho
...........Busquets........
.......Xavi......Keita.....
..Messi.....Bojan....Iniesta

peter said...

.......Valdes.......
Alves..Caceres..Puyol..Sylvinho
........Yaya.........
...Xavi.....Busquets
Messi...Henry...Iniesta

Ramen said...
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Ramen said...

Note: Jeremy is now Ramen. Please change the name in the statistics. Thank you very much.

-------------Pinto--------------
-Alves---Pique--Caceres---Puyol-
------Busquets----Keita---------
--------------Xavi--------------
-Messi-------Bojan-------Iniesta

I'm surprised that the majority thinks that Valdes will start. You can make fun of me if I'm wrong on matchday. :/

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves Caceres Puyol Abidal
Gudjohnson
Xavi Keita

Messi Henry
Etoo

Anonymous said...

valdes

alves caceres puyol sylvinho


busquets keita hleb


messi bojan iniesta



iniesta and hleb can switch positions during the match

Anonymous said...

Valdes

Alves Puyol Pique Abidal

Busquets
Xavi Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

@Ramen, what makes you think Pep will put out so many reserve players? He rested players on Saturday specifically for the Atletico match.

Anonymous said...

Valdes,Alves,Caceres,Puyol,Abidal
Xavi,Busquets,Keita
Messi,Henry,Iniesta

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Caceres
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Anonymous said...

.......Valdes.......
Alves..Caceres..Puyol..Sylvinho
........Keita.........
...Xavi.....Busquets
Messi...Bojan...Iniesta

Louis said...

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

Unknown said...

valdes
alves, cassers, puyol, abidal
Busquest
xavi, guddy
messi, eto'o, inesta

Unknown said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
Busquest
xavi, guddy
messi, eto'o, inesta


neglect the previous one :)

Anonymous said...

--------------Valdes
Alves----Pique----Puyol---Caceres
------------Busquets
----Xavi-------------Keita
--Messi-----Eto'o---Iniesta

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

I would like to change Pep

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Caceres
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Etoo-Iniesta

Anonymous said...

valdes
alves-puyol-caceres-abidal
xavi-yaya-keita
messi-eto'o-iniesta

Anonymous said...

Pinto

Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal

Busqutes

Xavi Keita


Messi Eto'o Henry

pep said...

List is out:

Pinto, Jorquera, Alves, Pique, Victor Sanchez, Caceres, Abidal, Sylvinho, Keita, Touré, Busquets, Iniesta, Pedro, Messi, Bojan, Henry

Anonymous said...

So the list is out. then its time to change again.

Pinto
Alves-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Iniesta-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Henry-Bojan

Bubben said...

Pinto

Alves - Piqué - Cáceres - Abidal

Toure
Busquets - Keita
Messi - Henry - Iniesta

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves - Pique - Caceres - Abidal
Busquets
Iniesta - Keita
Messi - Bojan - Pedro

Anonymous said...

pinto

alves caceres abidal sylvinho


busquets keita iniesta


messi bojan pedro

Louis said...

pinto
alves, pique, caceres, abidal
toure
iniesta, keita
messi, henry, bojan

Anonymous said...

I tought we were going "all in" in this game!...Now I have to change.

...............Pinto...............
Alves...Pique...Caceres....Sylvinho
.............Busquets..............
.........Iniesta.....Keita.........
...Messi.......Bojan......Henry....

Anonymous said...

Yeah might as well change.

Pinto

Alves sanchez Pique Caceres

Keita Toure Busquets

Messi Bojan Henry

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves Caceres Pique Sylvinho
Keita
Iniesta Touré
Pedro Henry Bojan

Anonymous said...

-------------Pinto
Alves---Pique----Caceres---Abidal
------------Busquets
---Iniesta----------Keita
---Messi------Bojan---Henry

Harshawardhan said...

pinto
alves pique caceres abidal
busquets
iniesta keita

messi bojan henry

temeldinho said...

---------------Pinto---------------
Alves-----Pique----Caceres---Abidal
---------------Toure---------------
------Busquets--------Keita--------
--Messi--------Bojan--------Iniesta

Anonymous said...

Some changes got to be made.

Pinto

Alves Pique Abidal Caceres

Iniesta Busquets Keita

Messi Bojan Henry

Anonymous said...

Valdés
Alves-Cáceres-Piqué-Sylvinho
Iniesta-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Bojan-Henry

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Caceres Abidal
Iniesta Busquets Keita
Messi Bojan Pedro

Anonymous said...

Are you blind or sth?

Valdes is not on the list.

Anonymous said...

I guess Ramen was right, I'm surprised. With Osasuna coming up I thought it was the perfect opportunity to put away the Copa early.

Pinto

Alves Pique Caceres Abidal

Iniesta Busquets Keita

Hleb Messi Henry

Anonymous said...

James, you're next lad, that haven't checked the list - Hleb not in the list :)

Anonymous said...

-------------Pinto---------------
Alves----Pique----Caceres----Abidal
-------------Yaya-------------
-------Busquets----Iniesta---------
Messi---------Henry----------Bojan

peter said...

Oh! this makes it tougher.

.............Pinto...........
Alves...Caceres...Pique...Abidal
..............Yaya.............
Busquets...................Keita
Messi.........Bojan......Iniesta

But i hope Sylvinho plays, not likely tho.

Anonymous said...

----Pinto----
Alves--Caceres--Abidal--Sylvinho
---Yaya---
Busquets---Guddy
Messi--Bojan--Hleb

Anonymous said...

------------valdes---------
alves pique caceres sylvinho
-----xavi busquets keita----
----messi bojan inesta-----

Anonymous said...

I meant to put Pinto instead of Valdes, just typed it because I got so used to it.

Here is my new predection

Pinto
Alves, Pique, Caceres, Puyol
Iniesta, Busquets, Keita
Messi, Bojan, Pedro

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves Pique Caceres Abidal
Busi Keita Iniesta
Messi Bojan Pedro

Ramen said...

@FCBFan, Puyol is not on the list.

@James, told you so :D

----------------Pinto-----------------
-Alves----Pique-----Caceres----Abidal-
--------Busquets-----Keita------------
---------------Iniesta----------------
-Messi---------Bojan------------Henry-

Anonymous said...

Pinto
Alves Pique Cacérés Abidal
Keita Toure Iniesta
Messi Henry Bojan

Anonymous said...
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Anonymous said...

sory mistake,i didnt see that marquez is out,so.. Pinto,alves,pique,caceres,abidal;iniesta,busquets,keita,messi,henry,bojan!

Anonymous said...

pinto
alves-puyol-caceres-abidal
iniesta-yaya-busquets
messi-eto'o-henry

Anonymous said...

---------Pinto--------
----Pique--Caceres----
Alves-----------Abidal
---------Yaya----------
---Busquets---Iniesta--
-Messi-----------Bojan-
--------Henry-----------

Riis said...

i really want bojan to start n hope he does..

with that said....

Pinto
Alves..Cáceress..Piqué..Abidal
Keita..Iniesta..Busquets
Messi..Henry..Bojan


Hey Pep!
How come you dont ever have a guess?? I better see your comment next ultimate game!!

Unknown said...

Pinto,
Alves, , Piqué, Abidal, Sylvinho,
Keita, Touré, Busquets,
Messi, Henry , Iniesta

barca nike said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Abidal-Silvinho
Toure
Keita-Busquets
Messi-Bojan-Henry

Vj said...

Pinto
Alves - Piqué - Abidal - Cáceres
Iniesta - Busquets -Keita
Messi - Bojan - Henry

xaviesta said...

Pinto
Alves Pique Caceres Abidal
Toure
Keita Iniesta
Messi Bojan Henry

Anonymous said...

pinto
alves, caceres, pique, abidal
iniesta, busquests, keita
messi, bojan, henry

kuzenoff said...

-------Jorquera--------
----Pique--Caceres----
Alves---------Sylvinho
---------Yaya----------
---Busquets---Keita--
-Messi-----------Henry
--------Bojan--------

Anonymous said...

Pinto,
Alves, Pique, Caceres, Sylvinho,
Keita,Busquets, Iniesta,
Messi, Bojan, Henry

pep said...

DEADLINE

pep said...

NO WINNER



Someone has to stay neutral, Riis...

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