Thursday, 2 April 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: N-O-T) 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 Valladolid 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. 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 4:00 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 or if I decide so), 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 37th time this game is organized.







Table

5.5
Zeli

4.5
ElDuroDeFCB
James
vj

4
Barcik
B. Beltrocco
Bogman
Davor
Henry
mario ch
temeldinho

3.5
Dan R
FCBFan
semko

3
jerryprez
OLALEKAN
Söderström
westinho
zuka

2.5
ekar
GrandeMessi
jepoy
Louis
younes

2
Barca nike
Cali Socis
Etsp
Jamrock
Kiki
Nikola
nozbleed
Ramen
sashi
SimonP
xaviesta

1.5
Valdi

1
admirer
BlaugranaIRE
DC86
henrikker
ponnyKID
Amr
Cristi M
Brambo
kamikaze kontiki
CharlesWood
Flippy
Romyan
Severian
granche
Maximus
Hung
Koyya
simon
Kman
M4V3R1K's blog
KEMPE cy
mofof
Josep
fcbee
brogie
Jonathan
peter
unreal2

0.5
deyaa
Knives Out
Michael
blaugrana poland
Bonton
Tobogan

51 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just a question pep, will Carles Puyol be ready for Vallodolid? If not, then how about the FCB vs FCB(Munich) clash?

M4V3R1K said...

valdes
puyol,pique,marquez,sylvinho
keita,busquets,xavi
iniesta,eto,henry

jester[HUN] said...

Valdez
v.Sanchez Pique Marquez Cáceres
Xavi Busquets Keita
Messi Eto'o Henry

westinho said...

Valdés
Alves-Márquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Gudjohnsen
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

younes said...

Valdés
Alves-Márquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Gudjohnsen
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

Ramen said...

Valdes
V. Sanchez Marquez Pique Sylvinho
Busquets Yaya Keita
Bojan Eto'o Henry

Kman said...

Valdés
Alves-Márquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Keita-Hleb
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

nozbleed said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Engineer said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

Koyya said...

valdes
Alves,pique,marquez,sylvinho
Good Jhon,busquets,xavi
Hleb,eto,henry

pep said...

Anony:

Puyol has not yet the green light, but he could be ready for Valladolid.

maximi83 said...

Valdes
V. Sanchez Caceres Pique Sylvinho
Busquets Yaya Keita
Hleb Bojan Henry

brogie said...

valdes

sanchez - pique - marquez - sylvinho

toure

xavi - keita

hleb - eto'o - henry

ElDuroDeFCB said...

This 1 is hard...

Valdes, Puyol(Alves), Marques, Pique, Silvinho, Sergio B, Xavi, Iniesta(Hleb), Henry, Etoo, Bojan...

Bogman said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Keita-Busquets
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

Dan R said...

--------------VV-----------------
-Puyol--Marquez--Pique--Sylvinho-
------------Busquets-------------
-------Gudy-----------Keita------
---Bojan-----Henry------Hleb-----

pep said...

list out:

Valdés, Pinto, Alves, Márquez, Piqué, Cáceres, Puyol, Sylvinho, Sergio Busquets, Keita, Xavi, Iniesta, Gudjohnsen, Henry, Eto'o, Messi, Bojan, Pedro.

Zeli said...
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B. Beltrocco said...
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B. Beltrocco said...
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B. Beltrocco said...

NO!!!!!!! THIS ONE SORRY PEP I DIDNT REALIZE THAT HLEB WASNT ON THE LIST..

Valdes
Alves-Puyol-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Loos said...

Valdés
Alves, Piqué, Márquez, Sylvinho
Xavi, Keita, Gudjohnsen
Messi, Eto'o, Bojan

Zeli said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Dan R said...

pep, can you please explain again the rules about list announcments and cases of injuries.
thanks

FCBFan said...

Valdes
Sanchez--Puyol--Marquez--Sylvinho
Keita--Busquets
Xavi
Iniesta--Eto--Henry

pep said...

The general rule is:

- line-up before list announcement: 1 point if it's correct
- line-up after list announcement: 0,5 point if it's correct


If a player gets unexpectedly injured and you had included him in your pre-announcement line-up, then you can replace that one player while at the same time keeping your 1 point.


But on a sidenote.
In case the list is kind of the "logical" list (meaning: only the injured players are not there plus Jorquera plus Pedro and/or Victor Sanchez), I tend to give always 1 point lately because it's as difficult (or easy) to predict the line-up before or after the announcement.


So basically you can do whatever you want as long as you're within the time limit.


Other important rule: your last line-up counts.

Etsp said...

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

sashi said...

Valdés
Alves, Piqué, Márquez, Sylvinho
Xavi, Keita, Busquets
Messi, Eto'o, Bojan

Louis said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, sylvinho
busquets
iniesta, keita
messi, eto'o, bojan

ekar said...

valdes
alves pique caceres slyvinho
xavi Gudjonsen Busquets
bojan eto'o henry

Cali Socis said...

--Valdes--
Alves-Marquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

Cristi M said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Henry said...

--------Valdes---------
-----Marquez-Caceres---
--Alves----------Sylvihno
-------Keita--Busquets--
----------Guddy---------
------Bojan-----Pedro---
----------Eto'o--------

OLALEKAN said...

valdes
alves -- maquez -- puyol -- sylvinho
busquet
xavi --- keita
messi ---- eto'o --- iniesta

mario ch said...

valdes

alves marquez pique sylvinnho

busquets

xavi keita


bojan eto`o henry

mario ch said...

valdes

alves marquez pique sylvinnho

busquets

xavi keita


bojan eto`o iniesta

Barcik said...

-----------Valdes
Alves---Marquez--Pique--Sylvinho
------------Busquets
----Xavi----------Keita
--Bojan---Eto'o---Henry

henrikker said...

Valdes.

Alves-Marquez-Pique-Sylvinho

Busquets

Xavi-Keita

Bojan-Eto-Henry

peter said...

Valdes
Puyol-Pique-Marquez-Sylvinho
Busquets
Xavi-Iniesta
Messi-Etoo-Henry

James said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Vj said...
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Vj said...

Valdes
Alves - Marquez - Piqué - Sylvinho
Xavi- Busquets - Keita
Messi - Henry - Iniesta

Kiki said...

Valdes
Alves-Puyol-Marquez-Sylvinho
Keita-Busquets-Xavi
Iniesta-Henry-Eto'o

zuka said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Pique-Puyol
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Anonymous said...

Valdes
Puyol-Pique-Marquez-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Iniesta-Eto'o-Henry

Davor said...

Valdes
Puyol-Pique-Marquez-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Iniesta-Eto'o-Henry

lostmyself said...

Valdes
Puyi-Rafa-Pique-Syl
Xavi-SergioB-Keita
Pedro-Eto'o-Bojan

Dan R said...

VV
Puyol-Marquez-Pique-Sylvinho
Iniesta-Busquets-Keita
Bojan-Henry-Iniesta

uneal2 said...

valdes

alves-puyol-marquez-sylvinho
xavi-busquets-gudj
messi-etoo-henry

semko said...

valdes
alves,marquez,pique,sly
xavi,busquets,keita
bojan,eto'o,henry

pep said...

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