Friday, 15 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 Mallorca on Sunday.

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 3:00 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 49th 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
Marc4barca
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

51 comments:

Marc4barca said...

hey i got the copa del rey line up exactly right before the sqaud list was released i should be up there, anyways

valdes
alves-puyol-pique-abidal
xavi-busquets-keita
messi-bojan-pedro

FC BARCA said...

Valdes
Alves-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Xavi-Yaya-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

westinho said...

Valdés
Alves-Puyol-Cáceres-Abidal
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Bojan-Eto'o

Marc4barca said...

sorry forgot pedro was injured

valdes
alves-pique-puyol-abidal
xavi-busquets-keita
messi-bojan-hleb

Cali Socis said...

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

henrikker said...

-Valdes-
Alves-Pique-Puyol-Abidal
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

Henry said...

Valdes
Alves-Puyol-Pique-Abidal
-Busquets-Keita-
-Xavi-
-Messi-Hleb-
-Eto'o-

hieifcb said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal
Xavi Busquets Keita
Messi Eto'o Hleb

Anonymous said...

Well keep in mind that if Real Madrid fail to win against Villareal, then FC Barcelona will mathematically win La Liga and will probably rest some key players against Mallorca.

cruelsong said...

valdes
puyol caceres pique abidal
xavi busquets guddy
hleb etoo bojan

Ramen said...

I hear Pique will be rested.

Valdes
Alves Caceres Puyol Abidal
Busquets
Xavi Guddy
Messi Eto'o Pedro

Zeli said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal
Xavi Busquets Hleb
Messi Eto'o Bojan

Barcik said...

----------Valdes
Alves---Pique--Puyol--Abidal
-----------Busquets
---Xavi---------Guddy
--Hleb---Eto'o---Bojan

nozbleed said...

Pinto
Fontàs-Caceres-Botía-Sylvinho
Busquets
Keita-Gudjohnsen
Hleb-Bojan-Pedro

Just trying my luck and I assumed we've won the league because RM not going to win against Villareal with their motivation right now.

sashi said...
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B. Beltrocco said...

Valdes
Alves Puyol Pique Abidal
Xavi Busquets Hleb
Messi Eto'o Bojan

Söderström said...

Valdés; Alves, Puyol, Piqué, Abidal; Xavi, Busquets, Gudjohnsen; Messi, Eto'o, Hleb.

xaviesta said...

valdes
alves-puyol-pique-abidal
xavi-yaya-keita
messi-eto'o-bojan

Marc4barca said...

ugh now pique is having trouble, wish u all the best pique. i'm tired of redoing this starting 11 so i'll just skip this one.

Etsp said...

Valdes
Alves-Puyol-Caceres-Abidal
Xavi-Keita-Hleb
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

Louis said...

valdes
alves, puyol, caceres, sylvinho
busquets
xavi, gudjohnsen
bojan, eto'o, hleb

Cali Socis said...

CAMPIONS!!!

--Valdes--
Alves-Puyol-Caceres-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Gudjohnsen
Helb-Eto'o-Bojan

Barcik said...

-----------Valdes
Alves---Puyol--Caceres--Sylvinho
-----------Busquets
----Xavi---------Guddy
--Hleb----Eto'o---Bojan

Harshawardhan said...

valdes
alves pique caceres sylvinho
guddy busquets keita
hleb etoo bojan

Harshawardhan said...

valdes
alves pique caceres sylvinho
guddy busquets keita
hleb etoo bojan

sashi said...
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Mihawk said...

Valdes; Alves, Puyol, Caceres, Abidal; Xavi, Toure, Gudjohnsen; Messi, Eto'o, Bojan

Zeli said...

Thanks, Villareal...And i have to change my prediction...

Valdes
Puyol-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Busquets-Toure-Guddy
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

Barcik said...

------------Valdes
Alves---Puyol---Caceres--Abidal
------------Busquets
-----Guddy------Keita
Hleb----Eto'o----Bojan

BlaugranaIRE said...

--------------Valdes----------------
Sanchez---Puyol---Caceras---Sylvinho
------------Busquets----------------
-----Gudjohnson-----Keita-----------
Hleb---------------------------Pedro
--------------Bojan-----------------

Vj said...

Valdes
Sanchez - Puyol - Caceres - Abidal
Keita - Busquets - Gudjohnsen
Hleb - Eto'o - Bojan

Bogman said...

Valdes
Alves-Puyol-Caceres-Abidal
Xavi-Busquets-Guddy
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

unreal2 said...

oier
victor sanchez-pique-caceres-abidal
gudj-busquets-keita
bojan-etoo-hleb

unreal2 said...

hey. i'm changing my prediction. plz discard the previous...

valdes
victor sanchez-pique-caceres-abidal
gudj-busquets-hleb
pedro-etoo-bojan

pep said...

Match list changed:

Xavi, Messi, Puyol, Piqué, Touré and Busquets not included

Abraham, Fontàs, Jeffren, Oier, Thiago and Xavi Torres included

westinho said...

I'm changing mine aswell..It's close to impossible to nail this one..

Oier
Abraham-Sanchez-Cáceres-Sylvinho
Torres-Keita-Guddy
Jeffren-Eto'o-Bojan

Mihawk said...

Valdes; Alves, Caceres, Victor Sanchez, Abidal; Gudjohnsen, Xavi Torres, Keita; Pedro, Bojan, Hleb

Barcik said...

-----------Valdes
Alves---Puyol---Caceres--Abidal
------------Keita
-----Hleb-------Guddy
Pedro-----Eto'o---Bojan

Vj said...

Valdes
Sanchez - Puyol - Caceres - Sylvinho
Hleb - Keita - Gudjohnsen
Pedro - Eto'o - Bojan

Davor said...

oier
alves, v sanchez, caceres, sylvinho
xavi torres, keita, gudjohnsen
hleb, eto'o, bojan

BlaugranaIRE said...

--------------Valdes---------------
Sanchez--Caceras--Abidal---Sylvinho
--------------Keita----------------
-------Gudjohnsen---Hleb-----------
Pedro-------------------------Bojan
---------------Eto'o---------------

Barcik said...

---------------Valdes
Alves----Caceres---Abidal--Sylvinho
-------------Keita
------Hleb--------Guddy
--Pedro-----Eto'o----Bojan

peter said...

Times up right?

Still, heres my guess.

Oier
Sanchez-Caceres-Abidal-Sylvinho
Torres
Thiago-Gudjohnsen
Pedro-Etoo-Bojan

Zeli said...

Oh my God...The game will be very interesting..

Valdes
Sanchez-Caceres-Abidal-Sylvinho
Hleb-Keita-Gudjohnsen
Pedro-Etoo-Bojan

temeldinho said...

--------------Valdes-----------------
Alves---Caceres-----Puyol----Sylvinho
---------------Keita-----------------
----Hleb--------------Gudjohnsen-----
Pedro----------Eto'o------------Bojan

Ramen said...

List Change

Valdes
Sanchez-Caceres-Abidal-Sylvinho
Xavi Torres
Guddy-Keita
Hleb Eto'o Pedro

LeónDragón said...

oier
v. sanchez-caceres-fontas-abidal
xavi torres
keita-abraham
bojan-etoo-hleb

...let's see...difficult to get in guardiolas head...like in a labyrinth without light after ten 360 turns...

sashi said...

Oier
Sanchez-Caceres-Abidal-Sylvinho
Torres
Thiago-Gudjohnsen
Pedro-Bojan-Hleb

pep said...

DEADLINE

Cristi M said...

Valdes
Sanchez - Puyol - Caceres - Abidal
Keita - Busquets - Gudjohnsen
Hleb - Eto'o - Bojan

pep said...

NO WINNER


(but Marc4barca indeed had the copa line-up correct, sorry for that, added you!)

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