From: Futbolmetrix on 13 May 2010 15:44
On May 13, 9:36 pm, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Interesting. Only one player picked. Collectively, we've been shooting
> > a massive blank for Brazil. Is this because the roster includes only
> > players who earned their first two caps before FS started, or did we
> > miss out on players that eventually became ineligible, or is it all
> > due to Dunga's idiosyncratic selections?
> The former, I guess. The only selected players who were eligible at
> the beginning of the game (and I'm including 2007, AKA the "Jesus vs.
> the Vellas" year) are (but I could miss some!) Thiago Silva and
> Ramires (other than Bastos and Grafite, of course).
Felipe Melo. He is of course the worst player ever to have worn a Juve
shirt, so maybe there was some justification for not picking him.
But how about players we picked that missed the cut? Pato, Thiago
From: milivella on 13 May 2010 16:05
> Felipe Melo. He is of course the worst player ever to have worn a Juve
> shirt, so maybe there was some justification for not picking him.
I guess that today it's painfully clear for you!
> But how about players we picked that missed the cut? Pato, Thiago
:D Not sure that they belong in the same breath...
A bit serious: according to Castrol
in the last 12 months the best Brazilian players among the picked ones
have been Marcelo (the only really scandalous omission by Dunga!),
Pato and Denilson.
According to FTBL
(column on the right)
the most in form players are Marcelo, Michel Bastos, Fernando, Thiago
Motta and Pato (all in the ideal FTBL's 23-man Brazilian squad).
(as usual, I could have missed someone!)
From: milivella on 13 May 2010 16:17
> Most of the squads have already been posted, so I'll just link to the
> relevant threads and highlight the players that are interesting from a
> Fantasy Scout point of view.
> As usual, data about pickable players are from Wikipedia, so they
> should be checked.
- Hart (Daniele)
- Warnock (William)
- Baines (Mpfat)
- Dawson (Mpfat)
- Walcott (Andrea V.)
- Milner (Tom one)
- Huddlestone (Giulio)
- Johnson (Michael M.)
Oldest picked player not called up (AKA winner of the "No More Hopes,
- Pennant 1983 (Andrea V.)
From: Futbolmetrix on 14 May 2010 05:03
On May 14, 10:25 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > Brazil:
> > Players that were pickable at the start of the game (i.e., had their
> > third cap after January 1, 2007) and are in Brazil's 23-man roster: 9
> > (Doni, Thiago Silva, Ramires, Felipe Melo, Josue`, Nilmar, Grafite,
> > Dani Alves, Michel Bastos)
> Well, it looks like I missed *a lot* of them! :) Though Nilmar
> probably had his third cap back in 2003:http://www.footballdatabase.eu/football.club.bresil.2003.403..en.html
Hmm.... I guess you're right. It's the 2003 Gold Cup, to which Brazil
sent a U-23 team. Wikipedia doesn't count those matches as full
internationals, even though it probably should.
> And up to December 2007 the eligibility rule was "never had a cap
> before January 1 2007", so Doni, Dani Alves and Josue have never been
> eligible; of course you couldn't know it, since you joined the game
Indeed I didn't know. Silly me for believing that once you've launched
a game with a given set of rules, you stick to those rules
> > Overlooked players: 4 (Palombo, Pepe, Pazzini, De Sanctis).
I was very close to pulling the trigger on Pazzini after his first
call-up, but then decided against it. If I had known of the deluge of
scouts joining the game after the Gazzetta article, I probably would
have picked him.
From: Insane Ranter on 14 May 2010 05:19
On May 14, 3:25 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Yep, probably many Brazilian players have been picked out of hype! :)
You could just pick names out of a hat with Brazil and you'd still
have a good team,