Monday, 11 May 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 Athletic 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 six 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 48th time this game is organized.







Table

7.5
vj

6.5
ElDuroDeFCB
Zeli

6
Bogman
Davor
James
westinho

5
B. Beltrocco
Barcik
Henry
mario ch
temeldinho
xaviesta

4.5
Louis
semko

4
Etsp
OLALEKAN
Söderström
zuka

3.5
Dan R
FCBFan

3
Cali Socis
Cristi M
FC BARCA
henrikker
jerryprez
Kiki
Koyya
Nikola
ponnyKID
Ramen
sashi

2.5
ekar
GrandeMessi
jepoy
younes

2
Barca nike
brogie
granche
Jamrock
Kman
nozbleed
unreal2
SimonP

1.5
Knives Out
Valdi

1
admirer
BlaugranaIRE
DC86
Amr
Barca nerd-fan
Brambo
kamikaze kontiki
CharlesWood
Flippy
ej
Harshawardhan
hieifcb
Jacob
jester[HUN]
jordy
lostmyself
M10
Pete
rafouka
Romyan
Severian
tor
Maximus
Hung
simon
M4V3R1K
KEMPE cy
mofof
Josep
fcbee
Jonathan
peter

0.5
deyaa
Michael
blaugrana poland
Bonton
Tobogan

54 comments:

MANZO said...

Valdes
alves-marquez-pique-abidal
keita-xavi-toure
messi-bojan-iniesta

Carrer de Corsega said...

Valdes
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

LeónDragón said...

...to manzo...marquez won't play again this season...

Henry said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Caceres-Sylvinho
-Busquets-
-Xavi-Keita-
-Messi-Hleb
-Eto'o-

hieifcb said...

Valdes
Alves Pique Puyol Sylvinho
Xavi Yaya Keita
Messi Eto'o Bojan

Paweł said...

Pinto

Alves Pique Caceres Sylvinho

Xavi Toure Keita

Messi Eto'o Bojan Krkić

FCB-Fitz said...

Uefa just dismissed Barca and Man U's appeals for the Champions League final. We're gonna have to do without Alves and Abidal.

Anonymous said...

------------Pinto
-----Puyol-Pique-Toure-Sylvinho

---------Busquets
----Xavi - Keita

------Messi - Bojan
----------Eto'o

sashi said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Hleb

Anonymous said...

thers no ulitmate guardiola mystery. i hated when he played same players yesterday. in cup final will be same players and in weekend becouse he thinks 8 points clear is nothing. im afraid that players will be so exhosted that they lose both finals.

Anonymous said...

Official... Abidal and Alves out of Final in Rome. From Soccernet...

...Barcelona meanwhile will have their own absentee in Eric Abidal, the French defender's attempts to get his dismissal against Chelsea also falling on the deaf ears of the governing body. Dani Alves, to no-one's particular surprise, will also miss out after his yellow card was rubberstamped.

UEFA said in a statement: "All three players are therefore suspended for one UEFA club competition match and will serve their bans when Barcelona meet Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League final in Rome on May 27.

"In reaching its decision, the Control and Disciplinary Body concluded (i) that the protests had not been submitted within the required 24-hour deadline of a match for filing protests - as specified in the disciplinary regulations - and (ii) that even if they had been admitted they would have been rejected as unfounded as there were no grounds for contesting the referees' original decisions."

OLALEKAN said...
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Ramen said...

There's no way Marquez and Valdes will play on Wed. Neither will Iniesta.

Pinto
Puyol Pique Caceres Sylvinho
Busquets
Xavi Guddy
Messi Bojan Hleb

I'm going radical with the formation.

xaviesta said...
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ej said...

i am still too ungry about guardiola ...

dont thin hleb will play and i am afad messi will get injured next game.



bytheway iniesta show at chelsea game signs of getting injured , but why not putting all n danger just to win aliga one week before.

madrid wont win next week in villereal so it doesnt matter how barca play we have laliga !!!

and bytheway i dont thin we have chances in the cup they will kill us like they did with sevills i guess they wn 3-1 or 4-1 .

i put my money yesterday 10 euro for barca losing i had the quote 7.5 !! now they reduce it to 5.5 .

so atleast i get some money if barca lose , thank you guardiola for not thinking further...

if messi get injured next week he may miss even next season !!
and am afraid he will , he has no power as weeks , just remember the time where guardiola givng players some rest at start and mid season how messi was playing !!!



Guardiola , i like you as a person and as a Barca member but you act very often as a fan not as a Coacj

just imagine how would people where speaking if iniesta didnt shoot his lucky goal against Chelsea . and at min 85 barca didnt shoot once and our guardiola is hugging hiddnik and smilingthe media woud have killed him.

yes barca play vey good this season , but do you remember once , the team was playng aweful and guardiola did a nice change and the team start playng much better ?

OLALEKAN said...

pinto
alves - pique - puyol - sylvinho
toure
xavi -- busquet
messi - eto'o - bojan

xaviesta said...
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xaviesta said...

pinto
alves-puyol-pique-sylvinho
xavi-busquets-keita
messi-eto'o-bojan

jester[HUN] said...

pinto
alves puyol pique cacérés
xavi busquets keita
messi eto'o bojan

SimonP said...

Pinto
Alves Piqué Puyol Sylvinho
Touré
Xavi Busquets
Messi Eto'o Bojan

Zeli said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

Cali Socis said...

--Pinto--
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquests-Keita
Bojan-Eto'o-Helb

James said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

FC BARCA said...

Pinto
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Yaya-Gudjohnsen
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

Cristi M said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

Iason said...

What the hell is wrong with you ej? Our games against Athletic Biblao have been very comfortable for FC Barcelona this season and I'm very confident that we will be able to beat them again this time. Athletic will obviously more motivated for this game but Bojan has been talking about this game for while now and I know that he will explode for this match. Even if FC Barcelona do lose, they wont lose 3 or 4-1. And don't be so critical on Guardiola! He has made all the right choices this season and although he has made some mistakes recently, you have to remember that this is his first season as a coach (excluding coaching the B team, which he also led to the league title in his first season). He is constantly improving tactically and has already showed Barca some new moves like the goal that Messi scored against Recreativo I think first leg. Next season he will be a genius coach. Remember, getting Pique was his idea as-well.

Iason said...

- Pinto -
Caceres - Pique - Puyol - Sylvinho
Xavi - Toure - Gudjohnsen
Messi - Bojan - Hleb

cruelsong said...

pinto
puyol-pique-caceres-sylvinho
xavi-busquets-guddy
messi-etoo-bojan

Barcik said...

------------Pinto
Alves---Pique--Puyol--Sylvinho
-----------Busquets
---Xavi-----------Keita
Messi------Eto'o---Bojan

tor said...

pinto
alves.pique.puyol.sylvinho
xavi.busquets.keita
messi.bojan.eto'o

Kman said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Sylvinho
-Toure-
-Xavi-Keita-
-Messi-Hleb
-bojan-

Marc4barca said...

i'm surprised people have helb in there starting line-up, he has been predicted to play so many times but didn't, who knows maybe he will play this time.

pinto
alves-pique-toure-puyol
xavi-busquets-keita
messi-eto-bojan

Koyya said...

Pinto
Alves-Pique-Caceres-Sylvinho
-Busquets-
-Xavi-Gudjhonson-
-Messi-Hleb
-Bojan-

BlaugranaIRE said...

-------------PINTO----------------
ALVES----PUYOL---PIQUE----SYLVINHO
------------BUSQUETS--------------
-------XAVI----------KEITA--------
MESSI------------------------ETO'O
--------------BOJAN---------------

henrikker said...

Pinto
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Sylvinho
Yaya
Xavi-Keita
Messi-Eto-Bojan

Arian-Barcabest said...

Pinto
Alves - Pique - Caceres - Sylvinho
Busquets
Kieta - Toure
Hleb - Etoo - Bojan

nozbleed said...

Pinto
Alves-Puyol-Sylvinho
Busquets
Xavi-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Hleb

westinho said...

Valdés
Alves-Piqué-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Touré-Busquets
Messi-Bojan-Eto'o

Vj said...

Valdés
Alves - Piqué - Puyol - Sylvinho
Xavi - Touré - Keita
Messi - Eto'o - Hleb

Vj said...

Oops.. Forgot that it is the Copa..

Pinto
Alves - Piqué - Puyol - Sylvinho
Xavi - Touré - Keita
Messi - Eto'o - Hleb

Etsp said...

Pinto
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Sly
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Hleb

Bogman said...

Pinto
Alves-Piqué-Puyol-Sylvinho
Xavi-Touré-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Hleb

B. Beltrocco said...

Pinto
Alves - Piqué - Puyol - Sylvinho
Xavi - Touré - Keita
Messi - Eto'o - Hleb

semko said...

Pinto
Alves,Pique,Puyol,Sly
Xavi,Busquets,Keita
Messi,Eto'o,Hleb

Mario ch said...

Pinto
Alves. Pique. Puyol. Sylvinho

Yaya

Xavi. Guddy

Messi. Bojan. Pedro

unreal2 said...

pinto
alves-puyol-pique-sylvinho
xavi-busquets-keita
mesi-bojan-hleb

zuka said...

pinto
alves-puyol-pique-sylvinho
xavi-toure-keita
mesi-eto'o-bojan

ElDuroDeFCB said...

Pinto, alves, pique, puyol, silvinho, yaya, keita, xavi, eto, bojan, messi.

temeldinho said...

---------------Pinto-----------------
Alves---Pique--------Puyol---Sylvinho
---------------Toure-----------------
-----Xavi---------------Keita--------
Messi----------Bojan------------Eto'o

Loos said...

--------------Pinto-------------
Alves - Pique - Puyol - Sylvinho
Xavi --- Busquets --- Gudjohnsen
Messi ------- Bojan ------- Hleb

Davor said...

pinto
dan alves, pique, puyol, sylvinho
xavi, busquets, gudjohnsen
messi, bojan, hleb

pep said...

DEADLINE

Mihawk said...

Pinto; Alves, Pique, Toure, Puyol; Xavi, Busquets, Keita; Messi, Eto'o, Bojan

pep said...

NO WINNER

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