One of the problems I’ve always had with teams or clubs getting fans to pick their all time best XI is that its biased to those who were playing when you watch the team. For instance, there’s no way Malouda would’ve got so high in Chelsea’s all time XI and Hilsden or greeves or Venables so low if the voters had an average age of 60 and not 16, or if the majority of them were match going fans rather than the new Internet generation of supporters.
So this led me to come up with some quirky rules pro add to the mix. Feel free to send in your teams best XI using the same rules shown below.
Players you’ve seen live, and only me per country.
Petrescu Desailly Johnsen Cole
Robben Di Matteo Mata Hazard
Essien, Carvalho, Terry, Petrescu,
Mata, Zola, Robben,
Carvalho Desailly Petrescu Cole
Cooke Mata Zola Hazard
(442 Desailly capt)
Clarke Desailly Terry Babayaro
Robben Mata Poyet Hazard
Petrescu, Carvalho, Terry, Babayaro
Poyet Mata Robben
Babayaro Desailly Carvalho Petrescu
Lampard Zola Robben Mata
Anyone without Lampard is wrong.
Manchester United managed by Fergie
Neville, Stam, Vidic, Irwin
Giggs, Scholes, Keane, Beckham
G Neville, Stam, Bruce, Irwin,
Ronaldo, Keane, Scholes, Giggs,
G Neville, Stam, Pallister, Irwin
Beckham, Keane, Scholes, Giggs
Ronaldo, Van Nistelrooy
Petrescu, Clarke, JT, Le Saux
in a 4-1-2-1-2
Clarke JT Chopper Marcel Donaghy
Wise Frank Ossie
Marcel Terry, Pates, Droy, Cole
Harris, Hollins, Lampard,
4321 Terry capt