Friday, 29 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 Deportivo on Saturday.

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 5:00 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 52nd time this game is organized.







Table

8.5
vj

8
Davor

7
westinho

6.5
ElDuroDeFCB
Zeli

6
B. Beltrocco
Barcik
Bogman
James
mario ch
xaviesta

5,5
semko

5
Henry
OLALEKAN
Söderström
temeldinho
zuka

4.5
Louis

4
Etsp
FC BARCA

3.5
Dan R
FCBFan

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

2.5
ekar
GrandeMessi
jepoy
younes

2
Barca nike
BlaugranaIRE
granche
Jamrock
jester[HUN]
Jonathan
Kman
Marc4barca
nozbleed
peter
unreal2
SimonP

1.5
Knives Out
Valdi

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

0.5
deyaa
Michael
blaugrana poland
Bonton
Tobogan

30 comments:

Tshepo said...

same squad as the one against man u... pep is dat gud enough?

pep said...

of course, Tshepo!

fcbee said...

Pinto

Puyol-Pique-Caceres-Abidal

Xavi-Busquets-Gudjohnsen

Pedro-Bojan-Hleb

Zeli said...

What about Muniesa?
Did his card revoked?

peter said...

Valdes
Puyol-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Yaya
Xavi-Iniesta
Messi-Etoo-Bojan

hieifcb said...

hey Pep, do you think its possible if we have like a score-prediction game next year?
Just a suggestion =D

Zeli said...

Pinto
Puyol-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Yaya
Hleb-Keita
Pedro-Etoo-Bojan

Cali Socis said...

--Pinto--
Puyol-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Xavi-Keita-Iniesta
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

** The question on who plays Saturday is if Pep cares about the La Liga goal record? In my opinion, the record doesn't matter that much, but Pep should have a go at it in the first half. Play a mostly first-string squad without jeopardizing anyone who's got a pre-existing injury (Henry) and see what they can do. If they score one or not at all, then give some younger guys a run out in the second half and enjoy the moment. I could see Guddy and Hleb getting a start or an early sub just to remind potential suitors of their worth.

mario ch said...

pinto

puyol caceres botia abidal

keita

torres gudjohnsen

pedro bojan hleb

Marc4barca said...

valdes
puyol-caceres-pique-abidal
xavi-yaya-keita
messi-eto-bojan

Cali Socis said...

--Pinto--
Sylvinho-Caceres-Pique-Abidal
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Messi-Eto'o-Bojan

Söderström said...

Pinto; Cáceres, Piqué, Botía, Sylvinho; Xavi Torres, Keita, Gudjohnsen; Bojan, Eto'o, Eto'o.

Bogman said...

This is a mission impossible...but here goes:

Pinto
Caceres-Pique-Abidal-Sylvinho
Hleb-Keita-Guddy
Pedro-Eto'o-Bojan

hieifcb said...

Pinto
Botia Caceres Pique Abidal
Guddy XaviTorres Keita
Hleb Eto'o Bojan

Cali Socis said...

-Pinto-
Sylvinho-Piqué-Cáceres-Abidal
Xavi-Touré-Keita
Hleb-Eto'o-Bojan

peter said...

Ok, since there are alot of injuries i'll have to revise my line-up:

Pinto
Caceres-Pique-Abidal-Sylvinho
Xavi-Toure-Keita
Hleb-Etoo-Henry

BlaugranaIRE said...

--------------Pinto----------------
Caceres---Pique---Abidal---Sylvinho
--------------Keita----------------
--------Thiago------Gudjohnson-----
Pedro-------------------------Bojan
--------------Eto'o----------------

cruelsong said...

valdes
caceres - botia - pique - abidal
xavi - busquets - keita
hleb - eto'o - bojan

Barcik said...

-----------Pinto
Caceres--Pique---Abidal--Sylvinho
------------Busquets
-----Guddy---------Keita
--Hleb-----Eto'o-----Bojan

unreal2 said...

ok... i say this because i feel pep(Guardiola) would want to break the record for most goals scored in la liga. my line-up is....

valdes
botia-pique-caceres-abidal
busquets
xavi-hleb
pedro-etoo-bojan

Vj said...

Valdes
Caceres - Botia - Pique - Sylvinho
Xavi - Busquets - Keita
Hleb - Eto'o - Bojan

zuka said...

------Pinto
botia-pique-caceres-abidal
busquets
xavi-keita
hleb-etoo-bojan

unresl2 said...

abidal not in list.... then i'll change it--

valdes
botia-pique-caceres-sylvinho
busquets
xavi-hleb
pedro-etoo-bojan

Davor said...

pinto
pique, toure, caceres, sylvinho
xavi, busquets, gudjohnsen
hleb, eto'o, bojan

westinho said...

Pinto
Cáceres-Piqué-Touré-Sylvinho
Xavi-Busquets-Keita
Bojan-Eto'o-Henry

Vj said...

Pinto
Caceres - Touré - Piqué - Sylvinho
Xavi - Busquets - Keita
Hleb - Eto'o - Bojan

B. Beltrocco said...

--------------Pinto
Caceres---Touré---Piqué---Sylvinho
Xavi-----Busquets-----Keita
Hleb-----Eto'o-----Bojan

peter said...

No Abidal either??


Pinto
Caceres-Pique-Toure-Sylvinho
Xavi-Xavi Torres-Keita
Hleb-Etoo-Henry

pep said...

DEADLINE



hieifcb:
we were already thinking about it :)

peter:
got his fifth yellow last weekend, it has been a month of suspension for him

pep said...

NO WINNER

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