From: MH on
milivella wrote:
> 16 Chelsea

This tends to support claims about chelsea having the strongest squad in
the EPL. I make it 4 England, 2 Ivory Coast, 1 Germany, 1 Brazil, 2
France, 1 ghana , 1 Nigeria, 1 Serbia, and 3 Portugal. If Russia had
qualified, or Bosingwa had been healthy it might have been more.

> 14 Barcelona
> 12 Liverpool

This is a bit of a surprise to me. 3 England, 2 Spain, 2 Argentina, 2
Netherlands, 1 Slovakia, 1 Greece, 1 Denmark.... is that right ?

> 12 Panathinaikos
> 11 Ajax
> 11 Arsenal
> 11 Bayern Munich
> 11 Juventus
> 11 Real Madrid
> 10 Internazionale
> 10 Tottenham Hotspur
> 10 Udinese
> "Top" clubs in lower positions:
> Manchester United: 7

A number of key players from non-qualified teams like Wales, Scotland,
Ireland, and Bulgaria.

> Milan: 8
> Roma: 5
> Sevilla: 6
> Shalke: 3
> Valencia: 7
> Werder Bremen: 6
> Source:
> (excluding "stand-by" players)
> --
> Cheers
> milivella
From: Karamako on
Some players born in France :

Algeria (impressive) :
Ra�s M'Bohli Ouhab
Nadir Belhadj
Antar Yahia
Madjid Bougherra
Carl Medjani
Habib Bella�d
Yazid Mansouri
Karim Ziani
Karim Matmour
Khaled Lemmouchia
Mourad Meghni
Djamel Abdoun
Medhi Lacen
Ryad Boudebouz
Adl�ne Guedioura
Foued Kadir
Abdelkader Ghezzal
Rafik Zoheir Djebbour
Chadli Amri

Gonzalo Higua�n

Andr� "Dede" Ayew

Beno�t Assou-Ekotto
S�bastien Bassong
Gaetan Bong

Abdoulaye M��t�
Guy Roland Demel
Souleymane "Sol" Bamba
Emerse Fa�

Micka�l Landreau
Hugo Lloris
C�dric Carrasso
�ric Abidal
Ga�l Clichy
William Gallas
S�bastien Squillaci
Bacary Sagna
Rod Fanni
Anthony R�veill�re
Marc Planus
Adil Rami
Abou Diaby
Florent Malouda
Franck Rib�ry
J�r�my Toulalan
Lassana Diarra
Alou Diarra
Yoann Gourcuff
Yann M'Vila
Mathieu Valbuena
Thierry Henry
Nicolas Anelka
Sidney Govou
Djibril Ciss�
Andr�-Pierre Gignac
Hatem Ben Arfa
Jimmy Briand

> Source:

From: milivella on

> > 12 Liverpool
> This is a bit of a surprise to me.  3 England

Jamie Carragher
Glen Johnson
Steven Gerrard

> 2 Spain

Fernando Torres
Pepe Reina

> 2 Argentina

Javier Mascherano
Maxi Rodríguez

> 2
> Netherlands

Dirk Kuyt
Ryan Babel

> 1 Slovakia

Martin Å krtel

> 1 Greece

Sotirios Kyrgiakos

> 1 Denmark

Daniel Agger

> .... is that right ?

The last time you were wrong was when you predicted Lindbergh to fail
his flight. :P

From: milivella on

> Some players born in France :

France is the most represented nation at the WC! :)

(I guess Brazil comes 2nd, doesn't it?)

From: Futbolmetrix on
On May 16, 6:44 pm, milivella <milive...(a)> wrote:
> futbolmetrix:
> never know what peaks Futbolmetrix can achieve!

It's actually pretty straightforward: assign to each team their UEFA
coefficient: Barcelona 136, ManU 125, etc.

Issues with this:
1) Any team that doesn't have a coefficient gets its country's
coefficient (so, for example, West Ham = England = 16.371. But what
about teams in lower leagues?). Same number, or same number divided by

2) What coefficients to assign to non-european teams? My hunch:
Brazilian teams ~ Russia/Portugal. Argentinian teams ~ Netherlands/
Turkey; Everything else in SA+Mexico+J-League+K-League + Egypt:
Austria/Bulgaria; Everything else: Hungary/Georgia

In any case, I'm about a third of the way there, it will be
interesting to see what comes out. I suspect that Brazil and Spain
will advance substantially in the rankings.