From: Diabolik on

"milivella" <milivella(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
news:814f2fd2-0c29-454a-a177-fd5d8e390e93(a)q35g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
> Diabolik:
>
>> > Casillas, Iker
>> > Buffon, Gianluigi
>> > 172
>> > Casillas better with left foot.
>>
>> Wow so many parameters!:)
>
> Indeed! But when all your left-footed players, including the ones from
> the reserve team, will be injured, you'll curse your Buffon. ;)
>
>> > Puyol fitter as right wingback. (in Abubakr's score post, I wrote
>> > "wayback": what is a wayback?!)
>>
>> Puyol right wingback??? I've never seen him play there!:)
>
> Nor I. :) But it looks like he did (indeed, he started as a winger!):
> http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/players/player=177914/profile.html
> He's just half-fit as wingback, though.

So not only did we have to match the Spanish players, we also had to get the
right position of the Spanish players?

I would have assumed their coach got it right by now;) Hehe


>
>> > Kaka fitter as left AM and more controversy.
>>
>> Controversy?!? What does that mean?
>
> Copy-pasting from Google results (I am using Football Manger database,
> by the way: forgot to mention it):

Ahhh...Why don't you use an Italian biased DB? :)


> "how they react to fans and stuff - I sold Mido [who has max
> controversy] to Hull and he was immediately demanding the team to be
> built around him, then the next day 'hitting back' at fans."
> "likely to act like a prima donna"
> "How controversial he is off the field. Controversy off the field can
> seriously effect a players/teams performance on the field. If a player
> goes shouting his mouth off about the other team, it may inspire them
> to thrash the living daylight out of you."

Haha. And I always thought Kaka' was humble..:)


>
>> > Pedro
>> > Messi, Lionel
>> > 210
>> > Messi fitter as CM.
>>
>> I didn't think he would be far off:)
>
> Nor I. Pedro seems the most difficult player to replicate! (possible
> explanation: stats are from one year ago, so his attributes were maybe
> not well known by Football Manager crew)

That was fun!:)

From: milivella on
Diabolik:

> "milivella" <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>
> news:814f2fd2-0c29-454a-a177-fd5d8e390e93(a)q35g2000yqn.googlegroups.com...
>
>
>
> > Diabolik:
>
> >> > Puyol fitter as right wingback. (in Abubakr's score post, I wrote
> >> > "wayback": what is a wayback?!)
>
> >> Puyol right wingback??? I've never seen him play there!:)
>
> > Nor I. :) But it looks like he did (indeed, he started as a winger!):
> >http://www.fifa.com/confederationscup/players/player=177914/profile.html
> > He's just half-fit as wingback, though.
>
> So not only did we have to match the Spanish players, we also had to get the
> right position of the Spanish players?

No, you should match every aspect of the Spanish players, including
the positions where they are fitter and the ones where they are less
fit (i.e. all the other parameters being equal, a central defender who
can play as right wingback will be more similar to Puyol than a
central defender who can't play as RWB).

> I would have assumed their coach got it right by now;) Hehe

:)

> >> > Kaka fitter as left AM and more controversy.
>
> >> Controversy?!? What does that mean?
>
> > Copy-pasting from Google results (I am using Football Manger database,
> > by the way: forgot to mention it):
>
> Ahhh...Why don't you use an Italian biased DB? :)

I should have done it! Italian brotherhood!

> > "how they react to fans and stuff - I sold Mido [who has max
> > controversy] to Hull and he was immediately demanding the team to be
> > built around him, then the next day 'hitting back' at fans."
> > "likely to act like a prima donna"
> > "How controversial he is off the field. Controversy off the field can
> > seriously effect a players/teams performance on the field. If a player
> > goes shouting his mouth off about the other team, it may inspire them
> > to thrash the living daylight out of you."
>
> Haha. And I always thought Kaka' was humble..:)

I too. 10% of world players are more controversial than him... but
this still means that 90% are less controversial!

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milivella
From: futbolmetrix on
On Jul 22, 7:54 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Your goal is to re-create the Spain NT that won the WC... using non-
> Spanish players.
>
> I.e. you have to name the 11 players that are in your opinion more
> similar to the ones that Del Bosque fielded against Nehterlands:
>
> Casillas, Iker
Dudu Aouate

> Sergio Ramos
Ivanovic

> Piqué, Gerard
Walter Samuel

> Puyol, Carles
William Gallas

> Capdevila, Joan
Jorge Fucile

> Busquets, Sergio
Schweinsteiger

> Xabi Alonso
Gago

> Xavi
Obviously the best match is his co-midget Iniesta. But I'll have to go
with someone else:
Riquelme

> Iniesta, Andrés
Yossi Benayoun

> Pedro
Malouda

> Villa, David
Pato

Nice game. Almost impossible to beat Abubakr's score, though.

From: milivella on
futbolmetrix:

> > Xabi Alonso
>
> Gago

I expected more trickeries like this one by you! Thanks for
remembering that Gago exists, anyway. :)

> Almost impossible to beat Abubakr's score, though.

After the deadline, I'll tell you what the perfect submission would
have been (Spain Clones XI).

Let's see how you performed:

Casillas, Iker
Aouate, Dudu
224
Casillas better with left foot.

Sergio Ramos
Ivanovic, Branislav
147
Ramos fitter as DM.

Piqué, Gerard
Samuel, Walter
189
Pique better with right foot.

Puyol, Carles
Gallas, William
171
Puyol fitter as sweeper.

Capdevila, Joan
Fucile, Jorge
199
Fucile fitter as RD.

Busquets, Sergio
Schweinsteiger, Bastian
264
Schweinsteiger fitter as LM.

Xabi Alonso
Gago, Fernando
109
Gago fitter as free role [since he's the better player in the world].

Iniesta, Andrés
Benayoun, Yossi
147
Benayoun fitter as striker, Iniesta fitter as DM.

Xavi
Riquelme, Juan Román
185
Xavi fitter as DM.

Pedro
Malouda, Florent
211
Pedro fitter as right AM.

Villa, David
Pato
127
Villa more corners.

Total: 1,975.

Ranking:
1,582 Abubakr (1st to play)
1,975 Futbolmetrix (3rd)
2,143 Diabolik (2nd)

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milivella
From: The Scrutineer on
> Casillas, Iker
Edwin van der Sar

> Sergio Ramos
Phil Lahm

> Piqu�, Gerard
Per Mertesacker

> Puyol, Carles
John Terry

> Capdevila, Joan
Patrice Evra

> Busquets, Sergio
Michael Carrick

> Xabi Alonso
Esteban Cambiasso

> Xavi
Frank Ribery (Ran out if ideas, had very limited options)

> Iniesta, Andr�s
Landon Donovan

> Pedro
Ivica Olic

> Villa, David
Diego Forlan