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I know we do this periodically, but I thought worth a revive to remind us of better days. What's the best XI you can build out of the Rovers you've seen?

I would say

---------------------Friedel

---Berg-----Nelsen----Hendry----Le Saux

Bentley----Tugay-----Sherwood----Duff

-------------Shearer----Bellamy

I've been watching since 1992. I guess what's remarkable is Bentley gets in there ahead of Ripley, but he was truly outstanding when on form.

And I went for Belllamy over McCarty, Santa Cruz, Cole, Jansen as he won games single handedly for us in a way you very rarely see. Absolutely unplayable when on song.

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Rippers in for Bentley and i'd always go for the SAS up front they were a strike partnership, otherwise i'd go with the rest of the team above.

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3-2-5 (proper football)

Friedel

Newton England Le Saux

Clayton Tugay

Douglas McEvoy Shearer Bellamy Duff

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                                     Freidal

Newton      England       Moran      Le Saux

Ripley         Clayton         Tugay     Wilcox          

                              Douglas

                                         Shearer

 

Subs  Flowers   Hendry     Batty    Sherwood     Vernon     Pickering    Eckersley       

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I started writing this up and in the end landed on Mark Hughes' strongest team + pre injury Jansen instead of Bellamy, and even that's a stretch. Central midfield and full back really haven't been our strongest positions in the last 15 years or so. 

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I think I'm a similar age to the OP judging by his team and I don't think mine will be too different....

                                    Friedel

Berg           Samba                Hendry             Le Saux

 

Bentley           Tugay           Dunn                 Duff

 

                        Shearer          Bellamy

 

I accept Dunn is a controversial inclusion, but for me, at his best, I can't remember many players I'd rather see playing for us!

I never thought as a child, that I'd see a better 'keeper than Flowers. How wrong I was!

Edited by K-Hod

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                     Friedel

Berg   Hendry  Nelsen  Le Saux

Bentley  Tugay  Cowans  Duff

               Shearer Speedie

Subs: Flowers, Sherwood, Bellamy, Newell, Sutton, Jansen, Garner 

 

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8 minutes ago, K-Hod said:

I think I'm a similar age to the OP judging by his team and I don't think mine will be too different....

                                    Friedel

Berg           Samba                Hendry             Le Saux

 

Bentley           Tugay           Dunn                 Duff

 

                        Shearer          Bellamy

 

I accept Dunn is a controversial inclusion, but for me, at his best, I can't remember many players I'd rather see playing for us!

I never thought as a child, that I'd see a better 'keeper than Flowers. How wrong I was!

Henchoz for samba and that's mine

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1 hour ago, joey_big_nose said:

I know we do this periodically, but I thought worth a revive to remind us of better days. What's the best XI you can build out of the Rovers you've seen?

I would say

---------------------Friedel

---Berg-----Nelsen----Hendry----Le Saux

Bentley----Tugay-----Sherwood----Duff

-------------Shearer----Bellamy

I've been watching since 1992. I guess what's remarkable is Bentley gets in there ahead of Ripley, but he was truly outstanding when on form.

And I went for Belllamy over McCarty, Santa Cruz, Cole, Jansen as he won games single handedly for us in a way you very rarely see. Absolutely unplayable when on song.

What.A.team 

Has it all really 

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                    Friedel

   Berg  Todd  Short  Warnock

Thompson  Tugay  Savage  Duff

           Bellamy  McCarthy

Gone for more of my favourites than ‘best’, because surely most people’s bests will be the same.

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                                                           Friedel

                                       Berg   Hendry  Moran  Le Saux  

                                        Ripley   Tugay   Barker   Duff     

                                                    Shearer Garner

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                    Friedel

Emerton Moran Samba Le Saux

                Savage Tugay

      Bentley    Dack     Duff

                    Shearer 

My favourites really. A good balance of soldiers and artists. 

 

Edited by Bigdoggsteel

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                                     Friedel 

Newton        Nelsen                  England       Le Saux

Douglas       Clayton                 Tugay          Duff

                     Shearer                  Cole

Subs: Flowers, Hendry, Berg, Sherwood, Bentley, McCarthy, Bellamy

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Wow, there's some really good teams there. I like Jim's slant on 3-2-5. That team would score some goals !

My team - in a 4-4-2 formation.

Freidel.

Newton, England, Hendrey, LeSaux.

Ferguson, Clayton, Douglas, Duff.

Shearer, Pickering.

That's leaving out some truly brilliant players from the past 60 years,

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                                                             Freidel

                                     Newton   Hendry    Hunter   Le Saux

                                        Duff      Kendall   Tugay    Wagstaffe 

                                                 Shearer    Pickering

 

  All I have seen on Ewood  albeit 3 of them , only once or twice,,,

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3 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Wow, there's some really good teams there. I like Jim's slant on 3-2-5. That team would score some goals !

My team - in a 4-4-2 formation.

Freidel.

Newton, England, Hendrey, LeSaux.

Ferguson, Clayton, Douglas, Duff.

Shearer, Pickering.

That's leaving out some truly brilliant players from the past 60 years,

I left Duff out reluctantly because he wouldn't be defensive enough for the rest of my line-up. That's the problem---do you pick the best eleven players for each position or do you have to think of the formation as a whole?

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11 hours ago, K-Hod said:

I think I'm a similar age to the OP judging by his team and I don't think mine will be too different....

                                    Friedel

Berg           Samba                Hendry             Le Saux

 

Bentley           Tugay           Dunn                 Duff

 

                        Shearer          Bellamy

 

I accept Dunn is a controversial inclusion, but for me, at his best, I can't remember many players I'd rather see playing for us!

I never thought as a child, that I'd see a better 'keeper than Flowers. How wrong I was!

Guess its your age but Berg was not in the same class as Newton. still a great player though!

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4 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

Wow, there's some really good teams there. I like Jim's slant on 3-2-5. That team would score some goals !

My team - in a 4-4-2 formation.

Freidel.

Newton, England, Hendrey, LeSaux.

Ferguson, Clayton, Douglas, Duff.

Shearer, Pickering.

That's leaving out some truly brilliant players from the past 60 years,

Well done for getting Fergie in the team. I considered putting him in and Duggie at 10 but I thought Bellamy was fantastic for us.  Fred and Shearer together up front would have been interesting. 

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Friedel, Shearer, Le Saux and Duff are common to  most teams, even with those fans going back 60 years or so.  Le Saux didn't have alot of competition to be honest; John Bailey was excellent but we haven't been over-endowed by top quality left backs - though Sir Keith could have played there.  Duff was an easy choice too, though Wilcox probably should get more votes than he has. 

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Jim's team was interesting. I wouldn't have McEvoy in mine because he was a great poacher who relied on knock downs and loose balls therefore needing a big man with him.

It's very difficult to put yesteryear's footballers in the same team as modern players because the game has totally changed in fitness and pace; and in the laws of the game that don't allow brilliant sliding tackles from behind like Mike England used to do.  However, here is my shot:

                                                          Freidel

         Newton                Henchoz            England                Eckersley

         Douglas               Clayton              Tugay                    Duff

                                         Shearer                   Bellamy

Edited by bazza

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I'd go:

Friedel / Newton, England, Hendry, Le Saux / Douglas, Tugay, Clayton, Duff / Shearer, Pickering

 

Subs:

Flowers, Berg, Nelsen, Ferguson, Sherwood, Bellamy, Sutton

 

Edited by Mercer

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Nobody has picked our record goal scorer despite selecting forwards like Bellamy, Cole and McCarthy. Ok oldJamFan has him as a sub  

 

Just unbelievable. 

 

In fact my take on it:

                             Garner

Garner       Garner       Garner     Garner

Garner       Garner       Garner     Garner

                    Garner       Garner

 

Sub. Shearer

Edited by old darwen blue

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Excellent thread and some very good teams.

Mine is:

Friedal/ Berg, Hendry, Samba, Le Saux/ Ripley, Tugay, Sherwood, Duff/ Shearer, Jansen (before his accident)

 

 

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                     Friedel

Kenna Berg Hendry Le Saux

                     Tugay 

Ripley                            Duff

                  Dunn

           Shearer    Cole

Subs;

Roque Santa Cruz

Pedersen

Sutton

Samba

Emerton

 

 

 

 

 

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