Monday, 6 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 Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

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 4:45 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 38th 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

54 comments:

Mihawk said...

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

noubarca said...

A team to whip Bayern 6-1..lol


VV
Alves, Puyi, Marq, Sylv

Yaya

Xavi Ini

Messi Sammu Titi

Jacob said...

its been said Pep already made up his mind for the line-up in mid-week. He will have the triple threat up front. With Yaya, Xavi and Andres. The back will be Alves and Puyol on the flank and Rafa and Pique in the middle.

Most everyone should get this. How pep wants to award points is up to him.....but I think this is the easiest one all year.

AMJ said...

This one should be easy, i guess...

Valdes
Alves, Marquez, Puyol, Sylvinho
Yaya, Xavi, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

FC BARCA said...

Valdes
Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol
Xavi, Yaya, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

barca4life said...

Valdes
Alves Marquez Puyol Sylvinho
Xavi Keita Iniesta
Messi Etoo Henry

Knives Out said...

Alves Marquez Pique Puyol
Xavi Toure Iniesta
Messi Eto'o Henry

M4V3R1K said...

Valdes, Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Keita, Iniesta, Messi, Eto, Henry

Kiki said...

Valdes, Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol, Xavi, Toure, Iniesta, Messi, Eto, Henry

OLALEKAN said...

valdes
alves -- marquez -- pique -- puyol
toure
xavi -- iniesta
messi -- eto'o -- henry

henrikker said...

Valdes
Alves-Marquez-Pique-Puyol
Yaya
Xavi-Iniesta
Messi-Eto-Henry

ekar said...

is it me or everyone is putting yaya in the starting XI?
YAYA IS INJURED YER OL' FOOLS!! lol

---------VV
--alves--pique--marquez--puyol--
----xavi----keita---iniesta
-----messi---eto'o---henry

i wouldnt mind seeing busi instead of keita though...

westinho said...

Valdés
Alves-Piqué-Márquez-Puyol
Xavi-Keita-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

ekar

Yaya Touré might be back in time for the game yer "ol' fool".

Jacob said...

"At Camp Nou though, Guardiola is already reported to have decided on his starting team now that Iniesta has fully recovered from a knock and Toure Yaya is participating with the first team all weekend and expected to be fit"

YOUR THE ONLY FOOL....EKAR!

and even if he doesnt start...nobody hear is fool...everyone entitled how they want to interpret the facts, rumors and news.

Cristi M said...

VV
Dani-Pique-Rafa-Puyol
Xavi-Yaya-Iniesta
Leo-Samu-Titi

ponnyKID said...

vv, dani, rafa. pique, puyol ,
xavi,yaya,iniesta,
leo, sami, titi

Anonymous said...

Hi knivesout - no goalie, I know he is crap but he may save the odd slow back pass!

ekar said...

whoa
@westinho and Jacob
ok i didn't see he was back but i was just kidding dude(s), no one is a fool here...chill...

Barca nerd-fan said...

---------------Valdes--------------
Dani-----Marquez-----Pique----Puyol
--------------Yaya-----------------
--------Xavi---------Iniesta-------
Messi-------------------------Henry
---------------Eto'o---------------

jester[HUN] said...

valdez
alves marquez pique puyol
xavi yaya iniesta
messi eto'o henry

Kman said...

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

semko said...

valdes
alves,marquez,pique,puyol
xavi,yaya,iniesta
messi,eto'o,henry

mario ch said...

valdes

alves pique marquez puyol

yaya

xavi iniesta

messi eto`o henry

Henry said...

Valdes
Alves--Marquez-Pique--Puyol
-------Y.Toure------------
----Xavi-----Iniesta-----
--Messi-----------Henry-
--------Eto'o------

James said...

Valdes
Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol
Xavi, Yaya, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

Etsp said...

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

Ramen said...

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

I prefer 2 DMs for this match though. Let's just hope our 2 CMs will outspeed their midfield.

Riis said...

vv

dANI. rAFA. cAP'T C. sYLVINHO
sERGIO. xAVI. kIETA.
mESSI. hENRY. iNIESTA

M10 said...

VV
alves-marquez-pique-puyol
xavi-yaya-iniesta
messi-eto-henry

M10 said...

i can help but think were gonna kick ass ;)

Barcik said...

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

Koyya said...

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

ElDuroDeFCB said...

Valdes, Alves, Marques, Pique, Puyol, Yaya(Sergio B), Xavi, Iniesta, Henry, Etoo, Messi...If Yaya is 100% fit 4 fight he will play, otherwise Sergio Will Start...

Bogman said...

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

sashi said...

Valdes
Alves Marquez Puyol Sylvinho
Xavi Keita Iniesta
Messi Etoo Henry

jordy said...

if bayern plays borowski
alves pique rafa puyol
toure xavi inieste, messi henry eto'o

if podolski plays sylvinho instead of pique

Davor said...

valdes
alves, pique, marquez, puyol
xavi, toure, iniesta
messi, eto'o, henry

granche said...

VV

Alves Marquez Pique Puyol

Toure
Xavi
Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

xaviesta said...

valdes
alves-marquez-pique-puyol
xavi-yaya-iniesta
messi-etoo-henry

zuka said...

------valdes
alves-marquez-pique-puyol
xavi-yaya-iniesta
messi-eto'o-henry

Harshawardhan said...

valdes
alves marquez puyol sylvinho
xavi toure iniesta
messi etoo henry

Cali Socis said...

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

BlaugranaIRE said...

valdes

alves marquez puyol sylvinho

xavi toure iniesta

messi etoo henry

Zeli said...

Valdes
Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol
Xavi, Yaya, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

westinho said...

I'm changing my lineup..

Valdés
Alves-Piqué-Márquez-Puyol
Xavi-Touré-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

I'm so glad that our beast, Touré, is back!

Söderström said...

Valdés; Alves, Márquez, Piqué, Puyol; Xavi, Touré, Iniesta; Messi, Eto'o, Henry.

brogie said...

----------- valdes ------------

alves - pique - marquez - puyol

----------- toure -------------

-------- xavi - iniesta -------

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

Nikola said...

Valdes
Alves, Marquez, Pique, Puyol
Xavi, Yaya, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

temeldinho said...

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

Louis said...

valdes
alves, pique, marquez, puyol
yaya
xavi, iniesta
messi, eto'o, henry

pep said...

DEADLINE

Knives Out said...

Pep, I forgot to write Valdes! Do I still get a point if the lineup is correct? :(

pep said...

You're lucky we've won!

pep said...

34 winners:


Jacob
FC BARCA
Knives Out
Kiki
OLALEKAN

henrikker
Cristi M
ponnyKID
Barca nerd-fan
jester[HUN]

semko
mario ch
Henry
james
Etsp

Ramen
M10
Barcik
Koyya
ElDuroDeFCB

Bogman
jordy
Davor
granche
xaviesta

zuka
Cali Socis
Zeli
westinho
Söderström

brogie
Nikola
temeldinho
Louis

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