I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Aceface » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:24 pm

Didn't make it to the end of the post did you?

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Pango » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:25 pm

SammyLeeWasOffside wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:14 pm
Adrian
Zabaleta
Federicks
McCartney
Reid
Collins
Song
Diame
Ba
Vaz Te
Morrison
Faye
O'Brien
7Mish total, so about 5m cheaper than the list by overchuffed.
Some bargains work, some don't. Spending doesn't seem to work for us either though lol.

Sammy ... you have literally given that 3 seconds thought ....

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by aaronhammer » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:32 pm

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 1:28 pm
rules: All players had to have been signed for us under the the three stooges, and had to have played at least one first team game in our shirt. The goal is to put a team out that can lose to my team. There are so many options but I’m intrigued to see if we get any consensus choices!

Roberto
Arbeloa Pogatetz Relegator Armero
Petric Sanchez Barrera
Zaza McCarthy Mido

Formation: 4-3-3
Manager: Avram


I believe there are no goals in my team, so good luck losing to them!
Hard to disagree but I'm going to tweak the shape and go with a 3223 with 2 wing backs. I've put in brackets their age when signed, the cost (taken from transfermarkt), and the season signed.
GK - Roberto (33, Free, 19/20)
CB - Pogatetz (30, Loan, 12/13)
CB - Diarra (31, £2.25m, 12/13)
CB - Johnson (30, Loan, 13/14)
RWB - Arbeloa (33, Free, 16/17)
LWB - Evra (36, Free, 17/18)
CM - Wilshere (26, Free, 18/19)
CM - Sanchez (32, Free, 18/19)
ST - Zaza (25, Loan, 16/17)
ST - McCarthy (32, £2.34m, 10/11)
ST - Petric (32, Free, 13/14)

Manager: Avram Grant

The bench is made up with a lot of strikers.

I think it shows why a lot of those didn't set the world alight, only 2 players under 30 (Wilshere and Zaza) and only 2 players where a fee was paid for a transfer (Diarra and McCarthy).

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:50 pm

-------------- Roberto ---------------

Armero -- Arbeloa -- Potts-- Evra

----- Petric - Diarra - Tore --------

-- Chamakh - Mido - Mccarthy ---

Your team had a combined 16 wins for West Ham.

Mine has 5.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by iLoveLasagne » Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:58 pm

Sanchez, Roberto, Arbeloa, Evra, Wilshere....the £ paid for pure crapness is probably the worst in the country. Carroll's roughly £1.5m per goal is an argument for inclusion.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by e17 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:09 pm

Depressingly brilliant thread this :thup:

I don’t think relegation Rog belongs in that opening 11, otherwise it’s spot on. Swap him for Wayne Bridge and jobs a good un

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by e17 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:10 pm

Anyone leaving Big Benni or Pogatez out doesn’t known how lucky they were not to have seen those two in the flesh.

Outfield Roberto levels of *****

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:13 pm

Johnson won 3 games as a West Ham player.

Sanchez has won 6.

Practically Messi levels of brilliance compared to some on the list.

Pound for pound Roberto's record looks truly exceptional when you work through the list.

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Post by Croydon » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:14 pm

Usually in most "worst XI's", it's sods law that a few of them go on to have decent careers elsewhere.

With ours, they're generally so old the next move they make is into punditry or coaching :D

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:21 pm

kenthammer1984 wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:47 pm
Am I the only one who didn't think Roger Johnson wasn't THAT bad?
I didn't think he was that bad at all. I mean, the whol team was crap at that point. I thought his subsequent reputation was primarily built on preconceptions and expectation!

Of course, MC did trounce us 6-0 in his first game, but what did we expect?

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by steveyrockstar » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:22 pm

Monkey Mike wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:05 pm
Pogatetz would be my captain for his performance against Spurs where he came on late with us winning 2-1 and we lost 3-2 thanks largely to his complete and utter ineptitude.
Pogatetz is the worst footballer I've ever seen play for us. He was totally out of his depth and a walking calamity.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by hammerleroy » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:39 pm

EVERY single team must include Mido and McCarthy. No goals then is guaranteed :lol:

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Post by WestHamIFC » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:46 pm

-----Zaza--Chamakh--McCarthy---
Calleri--Wilshere--Sanchez--Tore
--------Evra--Diarra--Nordtveit----
------------------Hart----------------

8-)

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Ludeksgloves » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:48 pm

WestHamIFC wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:00 pm
He wasn't. He had a nightmare first match being thrown from the 3rd Tier straight into the Lion's Den - away at the country's dominant force, Man City. He'd barely had a chnace to train with his new team-mates!
He actually improved very considerably after that game, and by the end of the 6 months was quite decent. But unfortunately for him, the stigma of that 1st game - and that infamous video of him 'defending' against Yaya Toure - just stuck and never went away..

Personally I can't stunned how anyone wouldn't put Patrice Evra as first name on this teamsheet :shock: , but I guess looking at the suggestions so far I am alone in that!
Someone on here described Rogers defending “like a dog barking at a hoover”. I spat my tea over my laptop that day.

Good times

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by fjthegrey » Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:48 pm

hammerleroy wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 4:39 pm
EVERY single team must include Mido and McCarthy. No goals then is guaranteed :lol:
Also Zero wins between the two of them as well. Chamakh also with 0.

Brian Montenegro is another appearance maker with 0 wins.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Mega Ron » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:24 pm

Aztec Hammer wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 3:04 pm
Armero, Rat, Bridge, Evra, Masuaku

I’m noticing a trend that we are particularly bargain basement useless in a certain area of the field!

(incoming examples of how we are exactly the same at EVERY position)

Hopefully this thread further highlights the ineptitude of GSB.
Premier League, or Championship, I'd say we need at least 3 new full backs.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Aceface » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 pm

On the topic of Roberto, this from a few weeks back is rather interesting. Either as example of how stats don't tell the whole story *or* that he wasn't quite as bad as he seemed.

https://www.football365.com/news/keeper ... ve-alisson

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by SammyLeeWasOffside » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:52 pm

Wilshere isn't crap he is just injured all the time and shouldn't have been signed. If he is fit to play he doesn't make these teams imo.

A team of what ought to have been would be a pretty depressing read too.

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by e17 » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:41 pm

Aceface wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:39 pm
On the topic of Roberto, this from a few weeks back is rather interesting. Either as example of how stats don't tell the whole story *or* that he wasn't quite as bad as he seemed.

https://www.football365.com/news/keeper ... ve-alisson
Games: 8

Clean Sheets: 0

Goals Conceded: 18

Sadly those are the key stats

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Re: I challenge you to lose to my GSB XI.

Post by Smonnie » Fri Feb 07, 2020 6:59 pm

Roberto (although Randolph in his first 8 games was almost as bad)

Arbeloa
Pogatetz
Diarra
Evra

Bentley
Sanchez
Hitzlsperger (ship-jumping Bank of England cosying prick)
Barrera

Mido
McCarthy

Bit old school as I think the quality of our signings has generally increased but at the expense of depth and balance.

Also outlay in terms of fee but mostly wages also accounted for.

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