From: Diabolik on 22 Jul 2010 23:57
"Futbolmetrix" <futbolmetrix(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> "milivella" <milivella(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
>> Too simplicistic.
> Thanks for the great analysis.
>> And - even if this tells more about my ignorance than about those
>> players - I don't know a lot of these 110 players (the 10 players most
>> similar to each of the Spanish ones). BTW, there is a player who is
>> among the 10 most similar players for *three* different elements of
>> the Spanish side. I know him :) and nobody has named so far. And he's
>> not a midget! (179 cm)
Mueller has to fit in there somewhere;)
From: Diabolik on 23 Jul 2010 00:01
> > > Piqu�, Gerard
> > > Nesta, Alessandro
> > > 151
> > We should be able to do better than this
> Indeed: 102...
Again a surprise how badly Nesta compares. Both similar in terms of
temperament and playing style. How about: Lucio (though looks more
aggressive on the surface and doesn't have the range of passing from
the back), Marquez.
I picked Lucio, score 181!
From: milivella on 23 Jul 2010 04:45
> "Abubakr" <deltara...(a)gmail.com> wrote in message
> On Jul 23, 9:50 am, milivella <milive...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> > He is! Gago is the perfect Xabi Alonso clone! :)
> > Great pick!
> The question is, why did Real Madrid get Xabi when they already had Gago?
> Not that it wasn't a great move, mind you, if only because it contributed to
> reduce Gago's playing time. Less playing time, less exposure, lower
> probability of getting called up to the NT: good outcomes all around!
The problem is that this is actually what happened! If the player with
most appearances and most points in the first 3.5 years of Fantasy
Scout wasn't at the World Cup, it's not just because of Maradona's
madness. It's the whole Galactico system that conspired against him!
Now, I don't know what are Cazorla's and Guiza's excuses...
From: milivella on 23 Jul 2010 04:48
> > It looks as if similarity of ability is more important than similarity of
> > playing style.
> Too simplicistic.
This is exactly how *not* to reply. And I'm not referring to the fact
that "simplicistic" is not an English word! I'm sorry, I've been quite
rude. I have no excuses, but some more sleeping will hopefully allow
me to think more and better.
From: milivella on 23 Jul 2010 04:59
> > And - even if this tells more about my ignorance than about those
> > players - I don't know a lot of these 110 players (the 10 players most
> > similar to each of the Spanish ones). BTW, there is a player who is
> > among the 10 most similar players for *three* different elements of
> > the Spanish side. I know him :) and nobody has named so far. And he's
> > not a midget! (179 cm)
> I've got no idea who this player could be, but I'm guessing that that the
> three Spanish players he is similar to are Xabi Alonso, Busquets and Xavi.
Bingo! Now, *you* should have an idea who this player is...
> Other interesting distance questions:
> 1) what's the distance between Xabi Alonso and Aquilani (the player who
> supposedly cam in to replace him at Liverpool.
> 2) What's the distance between Xabi Alonso and Poulsen, the player that Juve
> management decided to after when they realized that Alonso was too
Let me reply after the game deadline (assuming that nobody will pick
Aquilani and/or Poulsen).
> 3) What's the distance between Trezeguet and Amauri?
133. I.e. there are 28 players in the world that are more similar to
Trez than Am, and 41 players that are more similar to Am than Trez.
Main difference: Amauri fitter as free role.
> Any others?
Sneijder - Kaka: 157. Sneijder dirtier.
Wesley Sneijder - Rodney Sneijder (his brother): 246. Wesley fitter as