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2 hours ago, oldjamfan1 said:

This team would take some beating!

                              Friedel

 

Berg        Samba        Hendry       Le Saux

 

Bentley          Tugay         Batty     Duff

 

                     Bellamy      Shearer

It would. As I said earlier, potentially Dunn in for Tugay, but I'd have the rest.

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19 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I know they were all good players but they'd be better still with one more player !

Ok, throw Cole in as the attack needs strengthening. 

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14 hours ago, Tyrone Shoelaces said:

I agree with you about David Batty. A very under rated player.  

Yup agreed. 

I loved that signing as my mate was a Leeds fan and Batty was his favourite player - he was double gutted.

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17 hours ago, oldjamfan1 said:

This team would take some beating!

                              Friedel

 

Berg        Samba        Hendry       Le Saux

 

Bentley          Tugay         Batty     Duff

 

                     Bellamy      Shearer

Tbis is the one. Maybe Savage for Batty but the best players in every position. 

 

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Savage? 😂

Good player for us but all-time greatest DM?

Even Nzonzi and Jermaine Jones were better players.

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Just now, Amo said:

Savage? 😂

Good player for us but all-time greatest DM?

Even Nzonzi and Jermaine Jones were better players.

Savage ? Not fit to lace Batty's boots, or Flitty's for that matter.

Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces

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A twist on this (I'll post my team later):

The best Rovers PL XI, but you can only have one player from each country. 

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20 minutes ago, Exiled_Rover said:

A twist on this (I'll post my team later):

The best Rovers PL XI, but you can only have one player from each country. 

                                                      Friedel (USA)

           Salgado (Spain) Hendry (Scotland)   Nelson (New Zealand) Le Saux (France)

                  Emerton (Australia)      Tugay (Turkey)   Duff (Republic of Ireland)

                                                       Villanueva (Chile)

                                      Shearer (England) Bellamy (Wales)

Most is quite straightforward but it gets difficult in CM - hence the youtube sensation himself getting in. Le Saux sounds french so that will do. Either him or Bjornabe. 

Edited by JacknOry

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2 hours ago, JacknOry said:

 

                                                      Friedel (USA)

           Salgado (Spain) Hendry (Scotland)   Nelson (New Zealand) Le Saux (France)

                  Emerton (Australia)      Tugay (Turkey)   Duff (Republic of Ireland)

                                                       Villanueva (Chile)

                                      Shearer (England) Bellamy (Wales)

Most is quite straightforward but it gets difficult in CM - hence the youtube sensation himself getting in. Le Saux sounds french so that will do. Either him or Bjornabe. 

Midfield is where it gets tricky - and you have to cheat to get Salgado in. He wasn't a great player for us.

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Easy.

Freidel USA,

Neil Aus,  Henchoz Swiss, Nelsen New Zealand, Bjornaby Norway.

Donis Greece, Nzonzi France, Tugay Turkey, Duff Eire.

Shearer Eng, Bellamy Wales.

You could have Emerton or Diouf on the right wing.

Edited by Tyrone Shoelaces

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Berg and Lucas Neill (if you dropped the loyal and overall fairly average Emerton) are alternative choices at right back. Givet could go at left back or alternatively Bjornebye. Samba an alternative at centre back and of course McCarthy and Santa Cruz amongst the alternatives up front. 

Midfield is more tricky. Gillespie could be a shout for the right wing. Nzonzi has been mentioned but whilst his first season was decent under Allardyce, overall I found him underwhelming and in his last season, in an admittedly difficult time, some of his "performances" were bordering on unforgivable, I particularly remember one at Swansea away where youd struggle to find a better example of a player that couldnt be arsed. Obviously has talent hence his CV but certainly not a favourite of mine.

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5 minutes ago, roversfan99 said:

Berg and Lucas Neill (if you dropped the loyal and overall fairly average Emerton) are alternative choices at right back. Givet could go at left back or alternatively Bjornebye. Samba an alternative at centre back and of course McCarthy and Santa Cruz amongst the alternatives up front. 

Midfield is more tricky. Gillespie could be a shout for the right wing. Nzonzi has been mentioned but whilst his first season was decent under Allardyce, overall I found him underwhelming and in his last season, in an admittedly difficult time, some of his "performances" were bordering on unforgivable, I particularly remember one at Swansea away where youd struggle to find a better example of a player that couldnt be arsed. Obviously has talent hence his CV but certainly not a favourite of mine.

Bohinen was good in midfield for a while. I liked Santa Cruz and Benny but Bellamy was in a different class for me.

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5 hours ago, Exiled_Rover said:

A twist on this (I'll post my team later):

The best Rovers PL XI, but you can only have one player from each country. 

                           Friedel (USA)

Neill (Aus) Nelsen (NZ) Hendry (Scotland) Olsson (Sweden) 

Gillespie(NI) Bohinen (Norway) Tugay (Turkey) Duff (IRE)

                    Shearer(ENG) Bellamy (Wales)

Edited by chaddyrovers

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It's kinda funny, do you go for objectively best 11 or personal favourite 11? Head knows Hendry goes in, but heart just wants Nelsen and Samba back together again...

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Always hard is this:

GK: Friedel

RB: Berg

CB: Hendry

CB: Nelsen

LB: Le Saux

RW: Ripley

CM: Tugay

CM: Dunn

LW: Duff

CF: Shearer

CF: Bellamy 

Subs: Flowers, Samba, Henchoz, Sherwood, Wilcox, Gallacher, Sutton 

(Couldn't find a place for McCarthy or Santa Cruz...loved them both though!)

 

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11 hours ago, Exiled_Rover said:

Midfield is where it gets tricky - and you have to cheat to get Salgado in. He wasn't a great player for us.

Yeah, i wanted Neill there really but then i would have had to find a non-English right winger that was worth a place. So went with Emerton as the Aussie and put Salgado at rb. 

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8 hours ago, chaddyrovers said:

                           Friedel (USA)

Neill (Aus) Nelsen (NZ) Hendry (Scotland) Olsson (Sweden) 

Gillespie(NI) Bohinen (Norway) Tugay (Turkey) Duff (IRE)

                    Shearer(ENG) Bellamy (Wales)

Good shout Ollsson, forgot about him.

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23 hours ago, Exiled_Rover said:

A twist on this (I'll post my team later):

The best Rovers PL XI, but you can only have one player from each country. 

If it's just Premier League I'll go for...

Friedel (USA)

Berg (Norway) Hendry (Scotland) Samba (Congo) Givet (France)

Gillespie (NI) Tugay (Turkey) Savage (Wales) Duff (Ireland)

Shearer (England) Santa Cruz (Paraguay)

Subs - Enckleman (Finland) Ooijer (Netherlands) Neill (Australia) Olsson (Sweden) Mokoena (South Africa) Hollett (Canada) Yakubu (Nigeria) 

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                          Friedel

Berg        Hendry           Nelsen       Le Saux

Bentley   Tugay            Sherwood    Duff

              Shearer           McCarthy

Subs: Flowers, Samba, Neill, Ripley, Dunn, Santa Cruz, Bellamy

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No restrictions:

                       Friedel

Berg       Nelsen        Hendry        Gray

Bentley      Flitcroft     Tugay        Duff

            Shearer      McCarthy

 

Per country:

                                            Friedel (US)

Neill (AUS)           Nelsen (NZD)          Hendry (SCO)        Givet (FRA)

Gillespie (NIR)    Tugay (TUR)          Mokoena (SAF)      Pedersen (NOR)

                       Shearer (ENG)       Santa Cruz (PAR)

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17 hours ago, Dreyski said:

No restrictions:

                       Friedel

Berg       Nelsen        Hendry        Gray

Bentley      Flitcroft     Tugay        Duff

            Shearer      McCarthy

 

Per country:

                                            Friedel (US)

Neill (AUS)           Nelsen (NZD)          Hendry (SCO)        Givet (FRA)

Gillespie (NIR)    Tugay (TUR)          Mokoena (SAF)      Pedersen (NOR)

                       Shearer (ENG)       Santa Cruz (PAR)

Pedersen instead of Duff ? Not fit to lace his boots.

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On 24/03/2020 at 11:13, Exiled_Rover said:

A twist on this (I'll post my team later):

The best Rovers PL XI, but you can only have one player from each country. 

GK- Friedel (USA)

RB- Neill (Aus)

CB- Nelsen (NZ)

CB- Hendry- (Sco)

LB- Bjornebye (Nor)

RW- Bentley (Eng)

CM- Nzonzi (Fra)

CM- Tugay (Tur)

LW- Duff (ROI)

ST- Bellamy (Wal)

ST- Santa Cruz (Par)

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1 hour ago, K-Hod said:

GK- Friedel (USA)

RB- Neill (Aus)

CB- Nelsen (NZ)

CB- Hendry- (Sco)

LB- Bjornebye (Nor)

RW- Bentley (Eng)

CM- Nzonzi (Fra)

CM- Tugay (Tur)

LW- Duff (ROI)

ST- Bellamy (Wal)

ST- Santa Cruz (Par)

ooof - did not think anyone would go with a side without Shearer as their englishman.

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On 23/03/2020 at 14:25, speeeeeeedie said:

To point 1 - hypothetically this works but in practice it would not for the reasons you stated. I'd have David Batty in there, probably for Tugay as Dunn has more goals in him. Batty is overlooked by many Rovers fans. He won player of the year ahead of 30 goal Shearer in his first season. He was class. He got injured and hardly played in 94-95 then left for Newcastle shortly thereafter. Another nostalgic what if pick is Paul Warhust. Without 2 broken legs he'd have been in the starting 11 either at central defence or central midfield.

To point 2 - Rovers were never blessed with world class centre halves, but had plenty that were strong and organised. Hendry was no footballer, but he had guts galore. Samba was a physical presence. Nelsen was cool and collected. Henchoz was good too. My off the wall pick - Patrik Andersson. Signed at the same time as Henning Berg (the first time). He couldn't get a game at Ewood but won a Champs League with Bayern Munich a few years later.

 

Watched an old motd featuring Sheffield Wednesday v derby the other day a couple of goals from warhurst playing up top such a shame we never really got too see the best of him he was a superb footballer.

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