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From: Bruce D. Scott on 1 Jul 2010 08:06
=?ISO-8859-1?Q?Matthias_M=FChlich?= (muehlich(a)iap.uni-frankfurt.de) wrote:
: MH schrieb:
: > Mertesacker has been surprisingly good too.
: No, Michael, definitely not. Mertesacker was okay, not more. But the
: other German CB, Arne Friedrich, was excellent so far and belongs in the
: WC10 starting XI for me. Surprisingly.
I agree on both counts. Mertesacker's positioning play has been
exceptionally bad. But up to now Friedrich has mostly been able to pick
I have a question: why was Boateng supposedly at fault on the English
header? I would have thought the two central men were responsible for
anything going on there. It was quite central.
drift wave turbulence: http://www.rzg.mpg.de/~bds/
From: Abubakr on 1 Jul 2010 08:23
On Jul 1, 3:09 am, Jesus Petry <jesuspe...(a)pop.com.br> wrote:
> With almost 90% of the matches already played, I guess we can start
> picking the team of the tournament.
> I'll get the Jabulani rolling with some indications:
> I almost added Enyeama, but his only error was too costly to the
> Right backs:
> Central defenders:
> Ricardo Carvalho
> Left backs:
> Morel Rodríguez
> Fábio Coentrão
I would add Heinze here.
> Midfielders/wingers (so we can mix them up at will :-P):
> [no particular order here]
> Kevin-Prince Boateng
> Gilberto Silva
> Alexis Sánchez
> David Villa
Villa should be in the 'striker' category for even tough he starts on
the left wing/left of midfield, he has much more license to get into
goalscoring areas than other players in that situation. Sort of like
Tevez for Argentina.
> Luís Fabiano
> Luis Suárez
> Please add more names/critique at will.
> Jesus Petry
From: Abubakr on 1 Jul 2010 08:25
On Jul 1, 8:57 am, Matthias Mühlich <muehl...(a)iap.uni-frankfurt.de>
> MH schrieb:
> > Mertesacker has been surprisingly good too.
> No, Michael, definitely not. Mertesacker was okay, not more. But the
> other German CB, Arne Friedrich, was excellent so far and belongs in the
> WC10 starting XI for me. Surprisingly.
I agree. AF has played with class.
From: milivella on 1 Jul 2010 08:51
> The best XI based on FIFA's castrol index:
> Sergio Ramos Alcaraz Demichelis(??) Capdevila
> Alvaro Pereira Riveros Gilberto Silva Gerrard (?)
> Higuain Villa
Based on FIFA's fantasy game (total score):
CD Da Silva
LD Fabio Coentrão
LM Alvaro Pereira
FW David Villa
Based on Gazzetta dello Sport's average rating (min 3 matches played):
GK Benaglio / Enyeama
DM Yaya Toure
LM Park Ji Sung
Positions are not based on how the players are used in his NT (since
FIFA and Gazzetta listed them as DF/MF/FW before the beginning of the
WC... I know, weak excuse :P ). You can swap Dempsey and Park, BTW.
It looks like Maicon and Villa have a spot in each list submitted so
From: Werner Pichler on 1 Jul 2010 09:04
On 1 Jul., 14:51, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> It looks like Maicon and Villa have a spot in each list submitted so
Well, rightly so. It's hard to see how you could play their
respective positions any better.