Sunday, 26 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 Chelsea 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 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 44th time this game is organized.







Table

6.5
Zeli

6
James

5.5
ElDuroDeFCB
vj

5
Barcik
Bogman
Davor
Henry
mario ch
temeldinho

4.5
semko

4
B. Beltrocco
OLALEKAN
Söderström
westinho
zuka

3.5
Dan R
FCBFan
Louis

3
Cali Socis
Etsp
jerryprez
Kiki
Koyya
Nikola
Ramen
xaviesta

2.5
ekar
GrandeMessi
jepoy
younes

2
Barca nike
brogie
Cristi M
granche
henrikker
Jamrock
nozbleed
ponnyKID
sashi
SimonP

1.5
Knives Out
Valdi

1
admirer
BlaugranaIRE
DC86
Amr
Brambo
kamikaze kontiki
CharlesWood
Flippy
Barca nerd-fan
FC BARCA
Harshawardhan
Jacob
jester[HUN]
jordy
M10
Romyan
Severian
Maximus
Hung
simon
Kman
M4V3R1K
KEMPE cy
mofof
Josep
fcbee
Jonathan
peter
unreal2

0.5
deyaa
Michael
blaugrana poland
Bonton
Tobogan

49 comments:

mofof said...

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

Barca nerd-fan said...

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

Etsp said...

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

James said...

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

Nikola said...

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

noubarca said...

hmm... Puyol, Busq, Henry and alves are one card away from missing the 2nd leg. They all need to be careful

Louis said...

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

ElDuroDeFCB said...

Valdes, Alves, Marques, Puyol, Abidal, Yaya, Xavi, Iniesta, Henry, Etoo, Messi...Very easy!!

Marc4barca said...

i would laugh at all of you if pique starts this match thats why i'm going with.

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
xavi, toure, iniesta
messi, eto, henry

FC BARCA said...

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

Harshawardhan said...

valdes
alves pique puyol abidal
xavi toure iniesta
messi etoo henry

Ramen said...

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

Iason said...

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

Cali Socis said...

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

On a side note, if you would have told me Barca would be in the Final of the Copa Del Rey, the Semi of the CL and have a lead in La Liga with a trip to Madrid to seal the deal...I would have told you that is a dream come true...and so would all of you. The negativity at how La Liga has turned out is amazing. Calm down. Barca is in the drivers seat for all three competitions. Pep and Co will rise above the negativity and pressure. That's just what Barca does. We have a wonderful week ahead of us, so let's get behind our team and support them with positive energy and show them that the best team in the world has the best fans in the world.

sashi said...

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

Well said Cali Socis... let us be 200% behind our team...

barca transfer is the best! said...

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

hieifcb said...

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

jester[HUN] said...

valdez
alves Puyol marquez abidal
xavi Toure iniesta
messi eto'o henry

nozbleed said...

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

Koyya said...

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

Barcik said...

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

westinho said...

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

BlaugranaIRE said...

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

semko said...

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

lostmylself said...

Valdes
dani marquez pique abidal
xavi yaya iniesta
messi eto'o henry

considering,puyol and dani got 2 yellow cards already in CL
puyol will be rested for classico and 2nd leg at SB maybe.
if both of them get yellow at the same time, we have no RB.

2BnamedL8r said...

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

fcbee said...

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

Cristi M said...

Valdes, Alves, Marques, Puyol, Abidal, Yaya, Xavi, Iniesta, Henry, Etoo, Messi

Kiki said...

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

Kman said...

valdes
alves, pique, puyol, abidal
xavi, toure, iniesta
messi, eto, henry

tor said...

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

brogie said...

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

Alves - Marquez - Pique - Puyol

----------- Toure -------------

------- Xavi - Iniesta --------

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

Zeli said...

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

DC86 said...

Valdes
Alves Marquez Pique Puyol
Toure
Xavi Iniesta
Messi --------Henry
------Etoo

zuka said...

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

Davor said...

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

peter said...

Valdes
Alves - Marquez - Puyol - Abidal
Xavi - Yaya - Gudjohnsen
Messi - Eto'o - Iniesta

I always vote with my heart. Would be fun to see Guddy up against his old team, plus his minutes against valencia was great. And it would be great to have Henry and Sylvinho on the bench in case chelsea should get the lead (god forbid). No pun but we need subs that MATTER and that can change the score. Again, no pun, but what difference would Bojan or Hleb do if we're down 1-2 in the 80th minute?

temeldinho said...

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

Mario ch said...

Vv

Alves. Puyol. Marquez. Abidal

Yaya

Iniesta. Xavi

Messi. Etoo. Henry

Bogman said...

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

Barca nike said...

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

Loos said...

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

B. Beltrocco said...

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

pep said...

DEADLINE

xaviesta said...

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

Zeli said...

2 lostmylself

Great work, man!!! I adore your analysis! Nobody could predict his play without Carles.

pep, I'd like to give 1 my point to lostmylself. Is it possible?

pep said...

Only if that one point goes from your total score, Zeli... ;)

pep said...

2 winners:

hieifcb
lostmylself

Zeli said...

< Only if that one point goes from
< your total score, Zeli... ;)

Yes..Exactly so)

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