Monday, 25 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 Manchester United 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 51st time this game is organized.







Table

7.5
vj

7
Davor

6.5
ElDuroDeFCB
Zeli

6
Bogman
James
westinho

5
B. Beltrocco
Barcik
Henry
mario ch
Söderström
temeldinho
xaviesta

4.5
Louis
semko

4
Etsp
OLALEKAN
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

44 comments:

Louis said...

valdes
puyol, toure, pique, keita
busquets
xavi, iniesta
messi, eto'o, henry

Kiki said...

Valdes
Puyol, Pique, Toure, Sylvinho
Keita, Xavi, Iniesta
Eto'o, Messi, Henry

jester[HUN] said...

Valdez
Puyol Toure Pique Sylvinho
Xavi Busquets Iniesta
Messi Eto'o Henry

Bogman said...

Valdés
Puyol-Touré-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Keita-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

ekar said...

-------------VV-----------
--puyol--pique--yaya--slyvinho
---xavi---keita---iniesta---
---messi---eto'o---henry

semko said...

Valdés
Puyol-Touré-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

ameer97 said...

Valdes
Puyol, Toure, Pique, Keita
Busquets
Xavi, Iniesta
Messi, Eto'o, Henry

FC BARCA said...

Valdes
Puyol-Yaya-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Jonathan said...

Puyol-Yaya-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busq-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

zuka said...

Valdes
Puyol-Yaya-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Zeli said...

Valdes
Puyol-Yaya-Pique-Keita
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Cali Socis said...

--Valdes--
Puyol-Toure-Pique-Keita
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

xaviesta said...

valdes
puyol-yaya-pique-sylvinho
xavi-busquets-iniesta
messi-eto`o-henry

Abdikarim said...

VV

Puyol Yaya Piqué Sylvinho

Keita

Xavi Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

Etsp said...

Valdes
Puyol-Pique-Toure-Sly
Xavi-Keita-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

Mihawk said...

Valdes; Puyol, Pique, Toure, Keita; Xavi, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Eto'o, Henry

Anonymous said...

VV
Caceres Puyol Pique Syvinho
Yaya
Xavi Iniesta

Messi (free role just behind)
Etoo Henry (Henry still left wing)

Maxi

Barca nerd-fan said...

Valdes
Puyol-Toure-Pique-Sylvinho
Xavi-Keita-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry


Guardiola said Barca will attack in Rome, so I believe he would play Keita as DM...

mario ch said...

vv

puyol pique yaya sylvinho

busquets

xavi iniesta

messi eto`o henry

Söderström said...

Valdés; Cáceres, Piqué, Puyol, Sylvinho; Xavi, Touré, Iniesta; Messi, Eto'o, Henry.

MiDO From Lebanon said...

V.V.

puyol pique toure keitabusquets
xavi iniesta

messi eto'o henry

Henry said...

-Valdes-
-Puyol-Pique-
-Caceres--Sylvinho-
-----Toure--------
---Xavi---Iniesta--
--Messi------Henry-
-------Eto'o---

Ramen said...

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

I'm thinking that Pep will save Iniesta for the 2nd half and Henry for the 1st.

westinho said...

Valdés
Puyol-Touré-Piqué-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Henry

ElDuroDeFCB said...

This is hard because we dont now about Henrys and Iniestas status:

But i hope the starting 11 will look like this:

Valdes,
Puyol, Pique, Yaya, Silvinho,
Keita, Xavi, Iniesta (Busquets),
Messi, Etoo, Henry (Iniesta).

It all depends if our 2 super stars will receiv green light or not.....

Marc4barca said...

victor valdes
puyol-yaya-pique-slyvinho(60' keita)
xavi-busquets-iniesta
messi-eto-henry

reason why i only have keita to come in is because as we all know guardiola isn't going to make more than one sub which is ok unless henry and iniesta start having difficulties on the field.

nozbleed said...

VV
Puyi-Geri-Yaya-Keita
Busquets
Xavi-Iniesta
Leo-Samu-Titi

Leo10 said...

Valdes
Puyol-Pique-Toure-Keita

Xavi-Busquets-Iniesta

Messi-Eto'o-Henry

cruelsong said...

Valdes
Caceres - Puyol - Pique - Keita
Xavi - Toure - Iniesta
Messi - Eto'o - Bojan

Barcik said...

-----------Valdes
Puyol---Toure---Pique--Sylvinho
------------Busquets
-----Xavi-----------Iniesta
--Messi-----Eto'o---Henry

Vj said...

Valdés
Puyol - Touré - Piqué - Sylvinho
Xavi - Busquets - Iniesta
Messi - Eto'o - Henry

sashi said...

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

engelin said...

Valdés
Puyol - Touré - Piqué - Sylvinho
Xavi - Busquets - Iniesta
Messi - Eto'o - Henry

BlaugranaIRE said...

-------------Valdes----------------
Puyol----Toure----Pique----Sylvinho
-------------Busquets--------------
--------Xavi----------Iniesta------
Messi-------------------------Henry
--------------Eto'o----------------

OLALEKAN said...

valdes
puyol -- toure -- pique -- sylvinho
busquet
xavi iniesta
messi -- eto'o -- henry

peter said...

valdes
puyol -- pique -- yaya -- sylvinho
busquets
xavi -- iniesta
messi -- eto'o -- henry

B. Beltrocco said...

Valdés
Puyol - Touré - Piqué - Sylvinho
Xavi - Busquets - Iniesta
Messi - Eto'o - Henry

brogie said...

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

Puyol - Piqué - Toure - Sylvinho

Xavi ----- Busquets ---- Iniesta

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

Koyya said...

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

Puyol - Piqué - Toure - Sylvinho

Xavi ----- Keita ---- Iniesta

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

Nikola said...

------------Valdes-----------------
Caceres----Toure----Pique-----Puyol
-------------Keita-----------------
--------Xavi----------Iniesta------
Messi-------------------------Henry
--------------Eto'o----------------

Davor said...

valdes
puyol, pique, toure, sylvinho
xavi, busquets, iniesta
messi, eto'o, henry

Barca nerd-fan said...

Valdes
Puyol,Toure,Pique,Sylvinho
Xavi,Keita,Iniesta
Messi,Eto'o,Henry

groga said...

Valdes

Puyol Pique Caceres Keita

Xavi Toure Iniesta

Messi Eto'o Henry

pep said...

18 winners

jester[HUN]
semko
FC BARCA
Jonathan
zuka

xaviesta
mario ch
westinho
Marc4barca
Barcik

Vj
engelin
BlaugranaIRE
OLALEKAN
peter

B. Beltrocco
brogie
Davor

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