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Your "Over 30" Team
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
As the title says.

Try to compile what you think would be the best team consisting of players of the age 30 (born 1982 or later)

I'll go first.


-----------------------------------Casillas-----------------------------------
Maicon--------------Vidic------------- Nesta------------------Abidal
---------------------------Essien-----Xabi Alonso----------------------
-------------------------------------Xavi---------------------------------------
-------------------Ibrahimovic-------------------------Villa---------------
--------------------------------Di Natale------------------------------------

What do you guys think? What would yours be?
Tony (footytube staff) 2 years ago
Giggs has got to be in there mate
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Where is zanetti?
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 2 years ago
------------------Thomas Sorensen--- haha jokes got ya----------

Tom foolery aside

-------------------------------Iker----------------
Javier Zanetti-----------Vidic-------JT---------Eric Abidal

----------------Steven Gerrard-----Xavi---------

Ronaldinho--------------------------------Ryan Giggs

-----------------------Miro Klose------------
--------------------Antonie Di Natale--------
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Good team but Essien is not 30 yet, He will be in December
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
I said born in 1982 or later.... Essien was born in 82
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
@Tony: it's an 'over 30' team, not an 'over 60' one
Atnighthawk (AFC Telford United) 2 years ago
This is pretty difficult, . So i'll just pick a team that is likely to do well this year.

Soo.... 3-5-2, probably fluid 5-3-2 when defending. Ibra not ideal for this formation, but plenty of squad members to choose from

---------------------------Buffon(Juve)------------------------
------Barzagli (Juve)----King (Tottenham)----Colloccini(Newcastle)------
-----------------------Pirlo(Juve)-------s. Parker(Tottenham)--------------------
Reveillere(Lyon)------------------------------------------------------------Balzaretti(Palermo)
------------------------------------Kaka(Real Madrid)-----------------------------------------
---------------Ibrahimovic(Ac Milan)----Di Natale(Udinese)---------------------------

Subs (and rest of squad): Casillas(Real Madrid), Riise(Fulham), Nesta(AC Milan), Lucio(Inter), Lugano(PSG), Cole(Chelsea), Lampard(Chelsea), Seedorf(AC Milan), Alonso(Real Madrid), Xavi(Barca), Del Piero(Juve), Miccoli(Palermo), Eto'o(Anzhi), Klose(Lazio)
Atnighthawk (AFC Telford United) 2 years ago
Hmm if you picked 1982 players I could make a much better team actually.... Most of the players I tried to put in that are awesome this year other than the "big names" are 29.
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
I'll go for a 4-3-3.

--------------------------Casillas--------------------------
----------Zanetti----------Terry----------Puyol----------Cole
-----------Lampard-----------Alonso----------Xavi------------
-----------Giggs----------Di Natale----------Ibrahimovic-----

I mixed it with in form, and just reliable goal scoring legends, ofc its biased with 3 chelsea players
FootyRulz (Chelsea) 2 years ago
------------------Casillas-----------
--Zanetti-----Terry-----Puyol----Cole

------------------Alonso-------------------
--------------Xavi-------Lampard-------

---------Giggs----Villa---Di Natale-------

Subs: Buffon, Ibrahimovic, Gerrard, Abidal, Vidic, Klose
Beermchoff (Arsenal) 2 years ago
How has no one added drogba he's still alive and kicking
HangTime (Chelsea) 2 years ago
------------casillas----------
Maicon----Vidic----Terry----Cole
-------------Alonso----------
------Xavi----------Lampard--
Villa---------------Ronaldinho
-----------Drogba-------------
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Strange that I am the only one that has Steven Gerrard in the team. The man is immense one of the greatest footballer's of his generation but I respect everyone's opinion
ManUK (Manchester United) 2 years ago
I cannot believe how many people have Lamps in their team but not Gerrard. Give me Gerrard any day
HangTime (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Gerrard is a great player, but only when he's fit. Lampard is more consistent
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Easy reason for that Mank besides me and TBS everyone who has put up a team are Chelsea fans haha
LumpOfCelery (Chelsea) 2 years ago
I don't see why you can't have both, England did it successfully, right?
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
I rate Gerrard higher than Lampard though just to make things clear.

I made my team as if they were going to play a match. Think I got the right mix there
Dgrant117 (Manchester United) 2 years ago
Casillas

Zanetti-Vidic-Puyol-Evra

Giggs-Xavi-Scholes-Ronaldinho

Ibrahimovic-Di Natale

4-4-2
TheBarcaShow (Footytube Staff) 2 years ago
Great team. Looks great and Xavi gets his dream of playing with Scholes
Dgrant117 (Manchester United) 2 years ago
I would love to see that one day, only in my dreams I guess, haha
Dgrant117 (Manchester United) 2 years ago
I would love to see that one day, only in my dreams I guess, haha
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 2 years ago
------------------Zidane---------

Zidane----Zidane--------Zidane-------Zidane

Zidane -----Zidane ------Zidane-----Zidane

-----------Zidane-----------Zidane
HaRdCoReMaN (Chelsea) 2 years ago
Replace zidane with Heskey  Then its good
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Ah damn D, I was gonna' make that joke but with 11 Henrys
Alexinho (AC Milan) 2 years ago
Counter move - Field Materazzi and win 3-0 because of too many red cards.
Sn3kyn00b (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Replace all with titus bramble for maximum laffs
Achiox (Manchester United) 2 years ago
Next year....    Needs more Joey Barton.
Jeroen (Barcelona) 2 years ago
Iker
Zanetti - Puyol - Vidic - Abidal
Xavi - Essien - Scholes - Kaká
Villa - Ibra

And If I am a bit more original:

Valdés
Puyol (still world class even as a right-back) - Nesta - Carvalho - Evra
Gerrard - Lampard - Giggs
Dinho - Eto'o - Henry (this old Barça triangle would be a winning combination )
Malik 2 years ago
Mine will be 4-3-3
------------------Casillas-----------

Zanetti-----vidic-----Puyol----Abidal
---------------Alonso-------------------
-----------Xavi-------Giggs-------

Ronaldhino----Villa---Ibrahimovic

Sub:valdez, nesta, pirlo, scholes & Di Natale
WhiteHartRogue (Tottenham Hotspur) 2 years ago
--------------Casillas--------------
Maicon-----King------Terry------Cole
Villa------Xavi-----Alonso-----Giggs
--------Drogba-------Ibra-----------
KingHarryKewell (Liverpool) 2 years ago

----------Casillas------

Zanetti---Puyol---Terry----Abidal

Gerrard---Alonso---Xavi----Giggs

-----Villa-----Klose------
Sn3kyn00b (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Repping miro klose!
Sn3kyn00b (Arsenal) 2 years ago
Whoops double post
Redsince63 (Manchester United) 2 years ago
.... Friedell....

Zanneti.... Puyol.... Vidic.... Abidal

Giggs.... Scholes.... Seedorf.... Ronaldiniho

.... Drogba.... Henry....

Food for thought surprised nobody mentioned Clarence Seedorf the guys been awesome for 2 decades !
Donnchadh (Liverpool) 2 years ago
Seedorf is a great shout. Use to be able to score from 30 or 40 yards with ease, similar to Gerrard. Rarely do you see them even try hitting it from there anymore, I guess it would make some sense to lose a bit of power in your legs as you get older
JulioFC (Inter Milan) 2 years ago
-----------------Casillas--------------

----Zanetti----Puyol----Nesta----Abidal

----------------Cambiasso--------------

----Pirlo--------------------------Xavi

----------------Ronaldinho-------------

----------Raul----------Del Piero------

Bench: Gattuso, Drogba, Kaka, Buffon, Van Nistlerooy & Carvalho
Alexinho (AC Milan) 2 years ago
________________________Buffon_______________________________
___Zanetti_________Puyol______Nesta_______________Maldini____
________________________Pirlo________________________________
__________Kaká_____________Xavi_________Scholes____________
____________________Zlatan___________________________________
____________________________Di Natale________________________

Bench:
Casillas-Campagnaro-Vidic-Gerrard-Seedorf-Alonso-David Villa

Let me coach this team in champions league and we will see if a Under 30 team can beat them



   
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