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Episode 10 · 1 year ago

UEFA Champions League Team of the Decade - Episode 9

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Hamish is joined by his older brother and host of The Watcher Podcast, Lachy, as well as first overseas guest on the show, Rhett Martin. The fellas discuss the UEFA Champions League Team of the Decade with a bit of a twist, the current football situation around the world and a little bit on UFC 249.

Cheese settle. Welcome back to episodenine of the on the ball podcast. Today I'm joined by my older brotherfor his first appearance on the show, lockome Corcadil. Welcome at good guy. Guys were doing and we have a new guest as well. So we'vegot two new guests. Reet Martin, welcome at all. Right, haveyou. How are you going? Yeah, good. You were saying you justfinished watching the fight. Did you enjoy it? Hey, it wasinsane. I Hate Ferguson, to be honest, but I was happy thesame shit knocked out with other five's good as well. Just that one manlyand guarding was good. He knocked out the other blacking like twenty seconds.Well, I'm not really surprised, but with that one all right. Sotoday we'd actually not talking about UFC. We're talking about soccer, which isprobably up there as my favorite sport, and even though we haven't done anepisode on it yet. So I'm happy. I'm happy to finally be chatting aboutthe world game as it's known. So so today we have tasked ourselveswith what we have found out to be an impossible activity. Really. We'vepicked a UCL SO Champions League team of the decade, but we've limited itto one player per club. So, for example, Ronaldo Will Christian andit Ronaldo, not fat Ronaldo. He crosses out Real Madrid and you fenters, meaning no one else in the side can can of played for those twoteams in the decade in the Champions League. So very difficult because it basically meansyou have to have like eleven to fifteen clubs represented pretty much, andwhen you get down to like the fifteen best club in Europe, you're you'restruggling to find anyone who knows how to kick a ball. So should wejust get straight into the goalkeeper? Yeah, I can, yeah, let's go. All right, you go, lock, who's your goal kidding pad? A check and goal from Chelsea and Arsenal. Fifty Three Champions League Games, three savers a game, probably one of the better keepers in Europe forthe past ten years, or when he was playing anyway, and was partof a Chelsea winning site. com of what year was two thousand and twelvehere? Two Thousand and twelve eating bite penalties. So I've gone with apat of check and I think you can go to wrong with our check andgoal. Did you go for redols. I've gone with all black and gofor darances. I thought, okay, twenty seven clean sheets. It's fiftypercent clean sheet ratio, which I think is pretty insane. The Champions League, I reckon. I think you'd have to be a best shot stuff bythat. There's been a bit past decade. Zero point seven, two goals,big game and see it. Yeah, just the spin of that side,I reckon to. Finally, I wanted to pick him, but yeah, because I think if you go start for start, he's probably better thancheck. The stats are in down here. Checks probably bit better with his feet, but that's about it. Yeah, just doesn't have the finals win.Yeah, and listed this. Ye, that, as well as the factthat, wait, what a genuine racing before. I think it isbecause I picked another authletic player or something. Yeah, it was my next Caper, but I went with him just so I could get another let itgo player in. Yeah, Pretty Fair. Yeah, I can't remember why,but yeah, I won't check. But they were very close. It'spretty pretty much a flip of the point for that one. Well, hereyou go with to do, go to check, but they would clearly thetwo best options. I reckon like there's Cassie us to Stagan, but obviouslyif you want to get messy and Ronaldo and you can't, you can't pickthose players. Yeah, based on our rules. So menlock, got check, you've got old black. What about way? What formation you guys rollingwith? By the way, I've gone a four hundred and forty two.I'm running growing a back four and thirty three with a CDIUM. Well,use what weird describe on fevers the free three four formation. So just oneof the one of the midfielders is a cam pretty much over powered. I'mback in a yeah, it was my go to in like FA seventeen,so I'll back it in for my team...

...of the decade. So who haveyou got for right back? Lock? Diara sh enough from SHAQTADN esk playedforty one games. This is one of the ones where I was sort ofjust had to find some find someone to buy an up games. We havelike fifty seven key passes in forty one games. It was a two twoand a half tackles a game, two in exceptions. Three clearances is prettygood. Player passing at eighty one percent as well. Forty passes game.It's pretty solid. To play forty one games in the Champions League over thedecade. Decade for Shaqtas, a pretty pretty solid if I reckon to behonest. Have you on the same one, Cook? No, I was temptedthere, I was very tempted, but I went with someone who's abit more known than that. Man I went all the reason was actually becauseI'm embarrassed to say this, but one of my senter backs played for Shaktas, so it's a little previous to how bad my team is. So Iwent with Philip Lam, just absolute stallwart for buy and he played eight seasonsin this decade, I think, maybe seven, and every single one ofthem he got out of the group stage. They won in two thousand and thirteenagainst Dortmund's in the final, and they made two other finals. Theylost those two, Inter and Chelsea, but still good effort to get there. Just a weapon, really average about to key passes, a game completed, about for accurate long balls of game. Both pretty pretty pressive for a fullback. And Yeah, he's not defensively the best fullback, but withinterns like pasting and stuff like that, is doesn't get much better than PhilipLam. So that's why I've Gone With who view gone for it. Thisis the most rogue shouting my side. It's played fourteen games in the ChampionsLeague, Masreli from I ax. Yeah, I think his level that he producedfor I x last season was maybe better than some of the other optionsthat I had down. So I've got down forty passes per game at aneighty two percent accurusly and five point four tackles in interceptions pay game. WhenI compared it to some of the other players on unless it was just likejust streaks ahead. So I had to make concessions somewhere. So he sneaksin there. It's fair. We considering anyone else on things in a lookor not really? Not Really. It was one of the last positions Idid side. I didn't really wasn't looking at any of the big clubs thathad already selected players from so let's just try to want some value. There'slooking at piss check, but this, yeah, didn't produce much. Yeah, yeah, that's not bad. I already had that Brucia taken though.Yeah, yeah, yeah, I did it like a I did it fromstats. So if they didn't like qualify for me, I didn't allow myselfto pick them, but probably should have just picked his check just quietly beforethis series, claiming he's he effed up and that he's picked the Shite team. Yeah, already for my set of backs and left back. Yeah,so I went with Lam but you know, it's just really, it was justa shit shoot. Really. Now I think. I think he's beenthe best. Yeah, he's probably better than most of them out there.But yeah, I was, I won't lie. I was pretty critical ofyour pick of Mazareo when you taught me last night, but now I've seenmy side anything about it. So yeah, or left Knacklock, who you gone? All? This is my strangest pick. I've got Alex Teller's fromPorto. I was looking at him as well. Yeah, thirty play,thirty three games had for forty five key passes, probably the weakest player inmy side, like just one and a half tackles the game, two interceptionsand two a half clearance ISS bake name. And then just twenty eight passes,just under eighty percent accuracy. A storeball of FC Porto. My Man'sAlex Tellers, made a couple, made a couple of finals, ran asixteen. I think maybe a quarter final appearance. So that's sort of gotme over the edge because I didn't really want to pick anyone who hadn't reallyprogressed to the last eight or last sixteen of the COLP. Can't say I'vedone that. Yeah, I know, I know that sucks because that meansI can only really pick players from the big clubs, but I just thinkit's important that these guys have at least played quarterfinals something in Champions League.Same Did you? Did you? Did you pick tellers or I've done himfor a balance in the side. Of've had to leave out probably the biggestname, but I've gone with Sandra left back. Alexandra played out more.Yeah, I know it's a lot of rogues chat, but a balance.I would have picked me if I could a found a second player from youA. Yeah, I had to go for balance. I've got Sandra leftback. So He's played at poor so and at you've a sixty one appearancesand five. Five of them at you've...

...a a final and two quarterfinals.Yeah, it's just it hurts, but I know I felt like my teamneeded balance and I had enough five our up top. So yeah, butI've thought I'd spread out the if I could, and it doesn't help thatis a like a too club player, where at least a messy he's onlycrossing out off one club like any other buss a player would. So yeah, I think take best teams. It's a most successful pup there. It'shard. It's a hard build, a swallow. But yeah, so leftback, I think. If one left back, if I'm honest, becauseI'll get very lad don't judge me. Okay, I've gone with Christian fukeson of showker and Lester fame. He made. Let's try and make thissound half decent. He made the round of sixteen three times, the quarterfinalsonce, I think that was with Lester. He averages just under five tackles andinterceptions a game, three point eight clearances, just under two key passesa game. So not bad stats. But he he's only played like seventeenor eighteen matches, so it's pretty shot selection. So my issues are backwhere I was thinking of Lucio but who played for Inter but lock made meaware of the fact that he played ninety seven minutes for U Ventus in twothousand and fourteen. So because that those two matches, I couldn't pick him. What a prick. And then obviously Jordi album, Marcello, obvious reasons, and then Philippe Louise Play for Chelsea. So yeah, because of pat acheck couldn't pick himself. Stuck with an absolute shitbox. And I couldhave gone father players, but you know, I'll back him in. He's actuallyfunny block. So I'll get around. Right Center backs. Can I start? And Yeah, hopefully by the time you guys say it's a forgottenwho I've said right. I actually don't know who these players are, soI'll prime so once in a back. I haven't done starts for these guysbecause I don't even want to talk about it for long. But I've gotAlexander q share of Shaqtadnetsk Shakta, made the quarters once, round sixteen twice. He's pretty much been there the whole decade. So yeah, and thenthe next bloke is Sergy Ignis Chevik, who is from CSKA, Moscow,and they made the quarters once, round a sixteen once and that's about it. So right, who of you going with? Okay, I'm just gonnayeah, we're just going to cross over that. All right, fair enough, good send a back. Perry, lots walking about it. I'm nottalking about embarrassed the first enter back. I've gone with manoles fifty appearances thisdecade in the Champions League, including that one, that one run to thesemi final where I can pass from probably allison at the back and Jacko uptop. He was their key player, got the winning goal against bar startin the quarterfinal, I think, and they also kept a clean Cheatigan's messyand co which I think was probably the highlight of his average career. Probably, but he can cough. Yeah, alongside Magee. Initially really forgotten you. What's your blood sweavers? Move on it either. Sitting in front ofme. Yeah, alongside him. Up going with Van Dyke, who,yeah, just spite only being two years of Liverpool to finals and I thinkit's just how to argue with how good he's been. And Yeah, justthe difference, I reckon, between Liverpool being, you know, pretty averageand then just moving up gears. And you got two goals and to assistson the way to the final and the win last year, including a goaland assist against buying in the quarterfinal. Just turn that game away from home. So yeah, Vand can man he's probably apart from messy, I legit, reckon, he's probably the second best player in the world right now.If it's a bold shout, you're also a Liverpool Fan. Yeah, theway eat, as you were saying, right the way you turn from Mrdecent team to instant Premier League and Champions League contenders and winners. Like Idon't think many other players could do that. Yeah, he's a good he's gotwith you gone with lot. I've got. First Center back is DiegoGodin. Put Out Forty three games. Has a high. I my teamseven seven clearances a game and three point six AERIEL jewels, one per game. He's also also completes fifty one passes a game. I'm sorry, that'smy other player. Thirty three. Thirty...

...three passes per game, at eightypercent, which I think it's pretty good. I like my sender backs being ableto pass it for you as well, and I've paired him up with Ijust actually just quickly. Also, he was part of their two lossesto Real Madrid and twenty fourteen and sixteen, which is pretty stiff to play thetwo Champions League finals and not come away with the win in either ofthem. And then he's paired up with Tiago Silver, played seventy one games. He's one and a half tackles the game, five point six clearances,two point six interceptions, and he's also a fifty one passes a game atninety one percent. So it's a little my stro at the center back positionjust threatened bulls through. Yeah, I'm happy with that center back pairing Godin and silver. They're both good shots. So yeah, they're easily better.Both both your plays the fair to say better than mine. I don't. I'll just could, probably should, explain why I've gone with those centerback. So basically I've got a list of ten here. So I've gotMasherrano Pepe, who are both out because of bastard Madrid. Then I've gotnostagic and herved Az, who are both in their own right, dodgy selections, but they both played for showerer and because I have Christian fuks, Icouldn't pick them. And then I also have chavvy because apparently on who's accordingto WHO scored, he was a center back for the first three years ofthe decade. So I'm Hey, I'm not picking them at center back becausehe's just not a center back and be he play for bars. So leftme with like two Russians, are Ukrainian and the Turks bloke. So I'mjust confused by these criteria, to be honest. Yeah, I know.Well, they're worried about it. I'm what I've done. So I wentthrough each year I picked like five or six stats that for each position thatI rate, and then I picked like the top two and each start.So the problem is, if someone's like consistent and like Fiv and each start, they're not going to be picked up by my criteria. So the teamswho get wrecked in the group stage, which means the center backs have todo a lot more work, they got picked up a lot easier than say, someone like Chiago Silver, who lock was saying earlier, makes like lessthan one tackle and match in Leaguer. So yeah, that kind of explainswhy I've ended up with that Horse Shit, so rogue. The rest of myteam still shit, but they are people, you know. So I'lljust go with my midfield. Why I get out to Tiago silver in thePIRSG team for not progressing past the quarterfinal stage. Yeah, as sure Ishould. Touching on that, I'll roll into my shoutout Marco Vaddy for roundof sixteen, four quarter finals. So well done to PSG. Really goodmoney. I don't really have a reason. Ways in the side, just PSGwas one of the better clubs left. He averages like one point three keypasses a match, one point six dribbles. Just really sets up PSGfrom the base of midfield, just little Mastro distributor. I would say heis like the current closest version to what chabby was, but obviously it's notas good. But he put has a similar play style where he's a cdmbut he doesn't necessarily do he'ps of like defensive work. So That's who I'vegone with. Tapare him. I went with someone who's a bit more defensiveminded. To make up for his lack of defense. I've gone for VictorOne Yama, who was an absolutely rogue shower, but he played for Celticand Tottenham in the Champions League. He made a final with Tottenham last seasonand he made three round of s averages for tackles of match, two interceptionsand three clearances. So just a defensive workhorse really. When I got mylist of CDM's I pretty much had a list of like thirty names and therewas only four blokes I could pick because like half of the world from bars, are buying or roun. Yeah, that's fair. Yeah, other otheroptions I was thinking about was like Mattich Tiago, who used to play forlet of COB druid. But yeah, same, same, really, andthen I'll just complaine my midfield arm. That Cam I've got, ever,Beneger from Valencia, and severe. He hasn't even really played much in theChampions League. So just another shot selection for me. I think he's playedlike sixteen or seventeen matches. He completed almost for dribbles of match one pointsix key passes. So he's slow, small and fat, but he ismy he's a my straw on the US. He knows how to these foots likea wand. So yeah, and...

...same reason for CDM. I hada list of like fifteen cams and by the time I crossed out all thebig clubs, I was down to like to. So it was like himor pizzy, and I'm not picking Pisi. So ever, Benegar, what about? And also, if we're talking FIFA, green link with messy becauseof Argentina, Laliga so also think about the chemistry. You could also yeah, all to just pack icon raclly, no need to mention that. Youpacked in mate. I didn't say that, you just said it, though,whoever you got in your midfield lock. So I've got I'll start with myrocket CDM, which is for being you from Monaco and Liverpool, butit's bad. Thirty six champions league games, just like seventeen key passes, whichI caught from my cdm. He's making three tackles a game, twointerceptions, just under to clearances and is it's thirty three passes a game ateighty percent. was part of the too Bonaco runs and then they had arun, had a quarterfinal run and two thousand and fifteen, which she wasa part of, and then the semi final run two thousand and seventeen,which he was also part of them, pretty sure, and then obviously,more recently, most notably, part of the Liverpool side that won the ChampionsLeague last year. Just a successful player and someone exactly the top of player. I want my rock position at CDM. Yeah, fair enough. Seems likethis shit. Yeah, you've sold it. You saw them my boardvoice. You've sold the package. While man I respect until my bay toit. I've got my other too as well. So these two a bitmore with our creative type players. So the first one I've gone with isWesley Snyder, was the fans player of the final in the two thousand andten Champions League final when they beat Bayern Munich. To now he played fortyeight games for Inter and gala Tusseray, with thirteen assistant ten goals. Hewas at two and a half key passes a game, surprisingly, like around an interception of game and was making forty passes at eighty three percent creativeplay. A great freaky taker as well, and I've paid him with another sortof attacking minted player in David Silver. Fifty one games some men city tennisiseight goals. He was just over two key passes the game. Also, surprisingly, was at one point two tackles again him and an interception agame. Didn't realize he actually could defend. And then he was sitting there aboutforty six passes at eighty six percent. See, I know I was happywith that. David Silver also another team that's hasn't really done that wellor as as they should have, in Champions League. Nockout stage of thepast. He played for in Spain, like severe or something, Spaniel oneof the side. So not baster. That's all that is really for thisexercise. He was a Valencia. Same thing. Yeah. So for myto to center in Midfield, as I've gone with Modrich and Gondo one.So modrid four titles just like just the heartbeat at outside and Bedfield was prettyunreal. But crus having played for buy and, I just had to discountit, even though he was also unreal it buy and. But yeah,Modrid four titles, just eighty five percent pass accuracy. I think just it'shard to kind of quantify like what he brings outside, but I think intransition is probably the best play that they have seeings are cruises basically in awheelchair. Yeah, probably walk fast and he runs. Yeah, and thenfor good to one in their run to the final he was just unreal,just world class of that stage. Arkon. He in the semi final he wasjust he like just controlled Kadirra and Modric Alonso in the game where theyone hundred and forty one. Yeah, so I thought that was just prettyimpressive on its own and then it meant said he's also contributed with some moregoing forwards, a six goals and five assists in the last few seasons.It's pretty pretty impressive. Zero point four, four goals and assist per Nini,which is pretty insane for midfield. So Yep, those are the twoin midfield. Yeah, they're now you said that. Actually wish I'd pickgood into one because I kind of feel like I should have had a representativefrom every team who made the final this year and they would have fun atthis decade and I would have ticked off Dortmund, which I don't have.Yeah, it's not gonna lie. Completely forgot about nine. Ten. Iforgot were including nineteen, but it's right. The interpladers. Do you have anyinterplayers or yeah, not ill. Yeah, the problem is I wasSchneider probably would have made my team,...

...given how bad my midfield is.But on who scored, I think they're like around two thousand and nine totwo thousand and twelve. I think the positions are a bit cooked because,as I was saying before, Chabby's a center back and night I was onlyappearing as a striker. So that's so. Yeah, he like hardly even showedup in my midfield starts, but I'm sure he would have made myteam if that was more accurate. But yeah, I don't have it intoplayer. I wanted to get loose shell left back, but that little twogames didn't. You've a ruin that. I also don't have a little fullplayer, which is shattering. But that's poor on my company. Not Beinga little pool play right winger sucks. I was going to chuck seller andthere, but sell place the Chelsea and I said you were trying to pickpeople from every final. We made the last two finals. Yeah, yeah, Liverpool in time could have been to Robertson Trent. No one. Bothwould have been better. Could Have Gone Trent. The only played. Butwhatever trends done so far as better than what your right backs done. Surely. Yeah, but the yeah, the Shit. But they've played more thanlike two years in the Champions League, which my love run would have beenbetter than whoever. Yeah, s a back, Matt it, you couldhave been a magic because that show. But maybe he probably like came fromthe clubs they play for now. You probably played. He probably played longtime that when he's like fourteen, love and support man's vent diet, otherway around. And I support man's Love Roun. Wait, so what formation? You're rolling the red because you said you're only for for two. SoI've got left like a yeah, it's a it's an attacking for fo.Yeah, when you said that two midfielders, I was like is this for two? Four? Yeah, claps, catching your side. We're not defending. To be honest. What's going on outside? There's absolutely good. You'vegot phrases chasing magpies. There's like six magpies just chilling in the backyard andphrases running around the backyard trying to scare them off. I couldn't tell you. Could tell you from home about me, but I can't see you, punny. Yeah, no, I was trying to paint the picture of thered off. That's what six weeks of isolation does, I guess. Sodo you want to say your wings? Then Rhett first, because, yeah, it's a bit more like you know. Yeah, yeah, I'm pretty happywith these. Just I've got on the right. I've gotten BAFFE.Yeah, it's good. Nineteen goals, twelve assists in four season. AsI was like that, I had varady in as well, and then Isaw those stats. I was like come on just ship off one nine one, basically one point two goals and SIS per ninety. It's in that justhit one of the crows with a with a cricket balls. Yeah, Iwanted to become af a but, yeah, decided to go for raddy instead.Yeah, I was going to chuck him right wing and then just chuckmessy up top. But yeah, basically what I've done, and these braceagainst men city and when he was at Wannica. I think that was likejust announced him on the scene and then since then it's been yeah, like, obviously he's a beast of PSG, but I like he reckoned. Hewas more impressive at Monaco because, like they had a great start, obviously, but it was like a slet our team, and then he this factthat he was still just like producing. Yeah, I think you just turnedinto undeck now, sirs, it's less easy to like him. But yeah, what was that matter was it? Was it the match against Man Citywas talking about, where I was like for three or something? Yeah,it was like five hours on sixciting match in recent backy Oka was still good. Yeah, that because I was like the last year Monaco had the Bside really and now it's Um. Yeah, it's been like borderline relegation. FOULLcouts like sixty. Yeah, and then as you go on the otherson the left, I've gone with Rebrie. I think he was one of theirbetter plays in there to thirty, two thousand and Thirteen Champions League win. I think that's when they won the treble, if I'm correct, andthat he won the UAFA player the year and was nominated for a ballon orbetween two thousand and ten, two thousand and fifteen. Thirteen goals, eightassists. Yeah, it's just a magician, just one of the best in theworld at that point and I think, yeah, from all the buying playersI had to are I went with him. Yeah, and he's beenthere for most of his career, so I didn't cancel out any of theother giants like cruising land. Ask You would have. But so, yeah, he's gone in. Yeah, he actually surprised me when I was lookingat his stats. I feel like in my head I always rated robin likeway higher than re read but looking at the stats kind of yeah, ifnot on a par, but rebrey's probably arguably better than Robin, which veryshocked at the only thing with Robin won...

...them. I'm pretty he was likethe best player in the final, basically one in the final, so Iwanted to put him in, but I didn't know if he played the Chelseastuff. Well, yeah, during this IDA, like rebre had a steeperdecline than Robin. Oh Yeah, off a cliff once he was his paceand he started getting injured like every now and like all the time. Yeah, like like two thousand and sixteen on wouds, he was hardly on thepitch and when he was he was like slow as as you were saying.Yeah, just let's miss those stats. After two thousand and sixteen just fell. We're roll fast. Who View got for your wingers? Lock? Well, by the way, just quietly. You're your formation is basically a fortyfour turn to tell me the lads of rock and back helping out the fullbacks. I must room of three, though, because it's once you hearthe front three, you're going to be like bad booze. There's no defenseto stopping this front three, ever, so I'll start with my left winger. We've got our Christiano Ronaldo. I'm left wing. Hundred ten games,hundred eight goals, just under to key passes game. Took an INC ridiculoussix point three shots per game. Just probably why scored so much. Tobe honest. It was just a just under two dribbles a game at fiftyeight percent success rate, and was making twenty nine passes, eighty two anda half percent, and was the way of the final. And they're twothousand and Seventeen Champions League win over Juventus. Nothing else really did say. Oneof the one of the great players, Christianna, and I probably one ofthe great or if not the best, goal scorer of all time. Justa like just knows how to score, is going abolutely rock it on him. Can take free kicks as well. And then I'm other way. Wereright wing. I've got my man Leo Messi. A hundred one games, Ninety five goals, twenty three Isis just over two key passes game.He was at five shots of game as well, four and a half dribblesat like a sixty percent success rate, and also makes fifty three and ahalf passes per game at eighty six percent, and was the player of the finalin the two thousand and eleven victory over Manchester United. Nothing really tosay. The goat. That's all. And then my senter forward striker ismy man, Robert Lewandowski. He's got fifty three goals and eighty games.He's also got just he's also gone at just over a key pass a game. Three, three points, stick shots, for name it, with half ofthe target doesn't really pose any like sixteen passes a game of seventy twopercent, but I don't really want him passing the blow on that man justtrying to rock it everything in the top corner. Yeah, and he's showedhis class in that time. He scored like five goals and nine minutes orwhatever. I think they might have been in the Buddhi Sega, though,but that just shows the man's class and that he's able to find the net. Yeah, that's right. frighting front, you have lemon, Dusky reddles.Now I've got come to one from dormand and yeah, that's right.Need to spread the talent, mat spread the strike. Then you'll see me. Are you going with your wings best? You have to have a messy,I guess. Yeah, I'll go my wings first. I'm shit onthe right wing. I'm sorry, I've gone with Hulk. Now he's athis deaths were right, but come on, from two thousand and ten to twentyfifteen, he was actually genuine weapon. He played for Porto and Zen.It's in the groups. The yeah, he's team, he's teams was shit. He got out of the Group Stage three times in I think sixattempts, which is pretty deplorable. He through, he was playing for badside. So for him he average basically a goal every three games, whichfor a winger and a bad team isn't that bad. But like, youcould do better, Hulk. Come on, brother and but the main thing forhulk, he is basically a better version of what was like a diamondtray or a he's just an absolute beast. He averages four point seven dribbles andmatch, so he's basically just taking on anyone who comes towards him andhe's explosive. There was a time there where Brazil kind of leaned on himto take the attack forward. So showed how good he was that such arich footballing nation would put such like onnus on his abilities. And Yeah,it's I think if you maybe didn't go for money and went for well,I don't obviously know what offers he was getting, but I do think hewas chasing money going to Zena and then Shanghai. Like I think at somestage you would have got it offer from a big five league club which couldhave seen him progress a bit more as a player. But yeah, I'vegone with him. Not much really reason, but for me the strike is actuallywere left a lot to be desired,...

...if I'm honest. So I decidedto pick hulk or right wing and then move messy up top, becausemy other striking options were like Cho Torres, and I just don't want either ofthem. So I've got messy up top, tores, not basster outof the Champions League when you oh, yeah, like tres great in hisprime, but he wasn't his prime very long. So that's why I didn'twant to go hire, but Hulk Shit. So what can I say? SoMessi's but striker and then, obviously on the left wing I've got tosee our seven goal scoring Shane for titles. So yeah, pretty obvious forward line, except for Hulk. I've just realized how about my team is.Couldn't track like sterling or something on it have silver my name. I couldhave this city all of a fool player. Yeah, it's telling sterling stats werelike beast the fucking snake. Yeah, he only made he only popped upin the stats once, which you know, for me is not goodenough. I want more. Went outsidn't even pop up in your stats,though. He May gonna have to get a drs on this algorithm it.Yeah, yeah, there are are a shit starts, but I didn't knowif there's another way that you can go through ten years of starts without takingupsolute weeks like I do have a UNI sigment blood. So it means I'mrolling with Hulk at right wing. It means I'm rolling with hulker right wing. So who is strike? His Rid us? All right, so atSanta for when I've got messy. Just play enough my other men. It'snot. I think everything's been said to be very's pretty good, pretty gooddays that he knows that people. And then that strucker. I've gone withthe big man. Did he a drum by? That is from left Yild? I would say left field. It was the best player on the waythat the two thousand and twelve win. You weren't pick and check. Ifyou open can check the next Chelsea player on the boards. Drop Bar.Yeah, I was thinking like cold, but I'm like no, I'm notputting that kind of talent left back. So I've Gone Drug Rock Top,that winning goal against all the key goal against who was it buying in thefinal. He also scored against Barsta in their one neil home victory in thesemi. It is just a big game play. I don't want that inmy in my team of the decade. They're going to play some knockout games. I want drug rop top just heading those cheap feet for goals in thenine minute. Cannot have it. Cannot have enough of that. To behonest. It is a serious player. Yeah, people from Chelsea just talktoo much about him, but he's it was a right who who has thebest side? So I'm happy to take their PSIU. Are you guys?Who are you guys? Backing your team over each other, backing his teamto win like six straight titles from a well, that's exactly what you saidon your own podcast and we did in will for rugularly. You just likeyet my teams to this Saus you can decide them. My team's winning liketen seven every game and well, I don't know, it's and as reallyMas Relli. On Renaldo, I think he's gonna struggle to be in.Yeah, but he'll be playing right wing. Lucky he's not ending PSG and Bape'sgot too much ego to track back from right midfield. So so you'llbe taking Monica and BAT A, Mon come and by a, just raw, just all that exuberance at eighteen. I can track back for me.Yeah, would how many players Dreking in your team? Would make your UCLteam the decade if there was no restrictions on how many per club? Messyand all black. That's it. Maybe vender. I don't reckon messy orand MODRID. Would actually not Modrid, I don't even recoon. Modrich wasbetter than cruise this decade, to be honest. And Yeah, exactly.Chris was unreal when he was at buying. Yeah, but they will figure atthe top. Yeah, like I think recency bias would have modrius pickedover crus most times. I'd say much travor cruise. Yeah, because crewsis kind of fallen off last couple. I just think I like, Iprefer modred, like I think, which is good football. Bard take watchedover him. Yeah, it's basically preference to this point. At that point. Yeah, Jim Catmarrow was like beast for them and all make Cathomir wasmy far the best defensive midfielder in the starts. For me, like noteven quits. That's remember to remember that volley he scored in the jet it. It was right. It's like from the win and you just followed itroom swearing a crazy gold before one memory. Just find it. Find it,I'll send it to you. It's...

...like to yours, like the memory. May only remember at Liverpool moments, not even I don't even remember littlemoments. I can't. Haven't make like sour on the instead of I heplayed a Chelsea, but come on. Yeah, yeah, that was theissue. But the thing is that I don't know what I was getting confusedbecause I was thinking if I picked a black, because at one point Iwas thinking I had Philippe Louise at left back. So then I was like, oh well then I can't have a black, but in the end,because I want to check, I could have had Philippe Louisa left back.Oh No, because he played for Chelsea. That's what my issue was. Idid did you have no one from athletic? Oh, yeah, Ihad no one from athletic should like at least peak to go. which howmany teens did you not pick out of the teams? I've et the final? How many teams don't you have represented in there? I don't have aninterplayer. Liverpool doortops and N but totten player. One Y armor. Comeon, I've got every armor. Come on. And Yeah, I don'tknow, but I like. Yeah, I'm sure Benega played a couple gamesfor out. Let it go. Are you in there? Like it doesn'tsay did, but PLADE, every other managed Tom I'm sure he's nuckle onthere for a couple minutes. He's a Stella's austellar dweller over the League ofmate. Yeah, at the top, the King of nothing man. Soyou boys, Bundes League is almost back. So you guys excited for that?I was trying of a team of support. Yeah, we're. It'sactually on a good time for Australia. We're kind of lucky because it waslike the League are return before everything else, like would have been. I stillto watch past every weekend. Yeah, I don't want to watch PSG andsix near with a bunch of like nineteen year olds playing where this thistighter race is actually very interesting. You got like buying dormant Leipzig munching gladback or within six points. So it's going to be exciting. First Matchis eleven o'clock Saturday night and it's dormant vers Shukuido. Any the league man? Yeah, but I'm in denial, so why not? Yeah, it'sjust a little real nice to be right. I'm gonna Watch it. I'm justletting you know that by Munichal with a league. I read Elf lockstrying to pick it when this League of team. Do you have any suggestions? I'm on the habits trained, to be honest. I just like him, love a cousin. Always have some sexy players. Yeah, but thenthey fought for cliff like that. Your Maidan Bloke, Bailey. Where's hegone? Is Even? Does he still playfully? You die like last season? Nothing. Yeah, after they linked him with bike becoming English, he'sjust like that. I'm out of here, just falling off the face of theearth. Yeah, you can on a little bit. It leaning towardslife. Thea. Might as well pick one is in the finals title rest. Yeah, I don't know. There's like a new team never done amuch silver were. If any other think so, I'll say it's I think, because it's for the team. I'd like to manage a football each ofthe most it's pretty completed as if you are a manager, like you said, that is, if you're an a league manager looking for the job.Just straight if one's heart any matter, manager real drops out there. I'mwilling to do it for free. What's on the regime? A syrial titlewith Atlanta third season. Fool had a step with the arsenal as well.Want to Champions League in a one Premi took me like ten years to winthe Premier League title, which but I want to say it's been had lastone fifteen years. So do you guys record the prem will return or not? Even if it's going to be bit sweet, I can even if,yeah, it's just coronavirus is just shot on everything. Well, I thinkeither way, no matter what happened this year, there was going to besomething happened. Like, for example, if we got knocked out the ChampionsLeague early or lost a cup early and we went on to win the title, people would still be like, Oh, well, you didn't win the troubleDijo. Yeah, like imagine, imagine, and they don't give usthe title there, like that'd be the biggest disgrace in the history football.Way You just can't move on from that. Yeah, if they do that,we should have like a twenty point head start next year. What,whatever, whatever difference we're waiting by right now, I just check that onas a buffer. Yeah, I don't get it. I'm so confused because, like they were thinking of bringing it back at neutral venues and if afew of the lower teams of voted against it, and I kind of understandfor the teams who are like fourteen and fifteen because they're safe. Yeah,so, but Austin Villa voted against it in their nineteen. But I I'mjust thinking, like sure, you want...

...to get yourself up with? I'dbe wanting to get back no matter what, just in case the FA turnaround todo it, the French league did, and then just go off points pergame, which would see them relegated. So I don't really know why they'rejust assuming that if it doesn't go ahead, it's just going to beall good and they're going to be in next year. I'll shoot me,though. They are arguing. They like their argument is that they want theseason to be void, like that's not like we're I. We don't wantto play it like we want the season to get called off and everything void. Then we restart next year. That's like the only option. Arguing,though, yeah, but they're arguing if you're going to with it, isthey're like be able, not going to let you relegate us, pretty much. Yeah, but that's why they should just colp the return, even ifit's neutral venues, because then that's in their own hands. Yeah, butwhat they're trying to do it just get the season canceled. So they don'tknow trying to do. But to me it's just recently, am coach there, what if? Um, yeah, the I just think they're fay.Could so easily just be like, or, we're not going to return because youdon't and play and used your venues, but we need to relegate someone,so we're going to go points per game and you're gone. So forme, they're just playing with fire reckon, like, well, regardless of playingwith fire, because I'm not getting promoted, they're not staying up anyway. Yeah, yeah, but I play. They give themselves a chance. They'reon the LEA points away more and more likely than not they're gone down. So they must yeah, but they must think that their best chance tostay in the Premier League is trying to get the season canceled with no promotionrelegation. Yeah, but they're risking the FA just. Yeah, but it'sprobably the same chance of them playing on, like there's probably the same chance stayingup. Yeah, but at least it's not up into the hands ofsomeone else. They can actually grow as just start being good. It's justbecause you want the freaking tittle bit team and that's all. No, it'sactually got nothing to do with that. I just want the Kay League backmates. off is already back. Have they got the KLA gone up?Just they have happy? Yeah, after spreading them. Yeah, they're gonnahave half the body, half of feet are in a second. I wonderif today they had the World Cup, didn't they in two thousand and eighteen? Who? I think they had the euros or something. Yeah, theyhad both actually had. Yeah, I saw, you know over I sawsomewhere that they were proposing that the two people who are in the automatic promotionthey just come up and then next year they have twenty two teams. Yeah, I mean that's them. Yeah, and then they like make up theGames that the broadcasting people missed out on this year over like two seasons.They just relegate extra person or some shit like that. That's poort fair.Yeah, I do. That's like the most probable way moving forward. Andwe still get the what happens with the championship? They the next season.Does that mean no one gets promoted or because I'd be pretty stiff on theteams that play well that season. Well, yeah, I know they're gonna do. The top two teams would still get promoted this year. So whoever'sleads and whoever. Yeah, asn't like next year, though, when it'stwenty the premier league, twenty two, like how many are getting relegated?Five, they just relegate. I think they really get four for the nexttwo seasons. I think. Is that how we were? Well, thatthey make them sense on five and one year. But well, they reallyget then. I think it was over two reasons. Yeah, problem isI don't know, like where do they call it? Because did the Leagueone teams get put up to championship? I don't know how it works.I'd say you have to have a final effect throughout the whole England, Englandsystem, wherever, it's gonna have to get up and down. Yeahsag inthe promotion yet, from level mine to level the lots of thing cause ifthey've either got to cancel everything and just restart next year, but if theywant to, I feel like if you award Liverpool the title, like you'regoing to have like the guys leading in the championship league one and stuff arguinglike why haven't we been awarded the title if we're on top of the ladder. I know that like Liverpool of miles ahead, but they'll be like well, we're on top as the seasons finished. I think it's other one way,as they'll be like everything's canceled, restart next year, or will justbe promote everything, promote, everyone's going to promote a relegated all the titlesbeing handed out. Yeah, yeah, I'm glad, I'm not. It'sit. The only the thing is, with us being on top by somuch, if they wait as long as they can to start the premier leagueagain, from where we are now, it will just be like we wintwo games, we win the title and then from there on like yeah,whole states and this just shit house because everyone's because we've already won the title. Yeah, well, probably there was something that if Liverpool, when theywere if the COP comes back in Liverpool, win like within the first few games, is expected that they're just going to rest the first team and they'rejust going to play like the reserves or something at the young guys could justnot it's not worth risking the injuries and stuff because we shum there gonna haveto play a quite a few games in like a small period. That didsuck that we're going to buy break the record for most points in this season. You know, like I know nothing. There's not much good that's come outof this pandemic, but I'm bloody...

...keen for backtoback of Euros and worldcar that's going to be freaking elite. You know WHO's loving that? TheEngland team, because they were going to have to roll into the euros ofno striker, I think, because rush fitting pain, like yeah, that'stoo yeah, they're still gonna show. So, yeah, they're not withanything. All their young players are so arrogant. I actually had them,or all of them. Yeah, it's true. What where do you?I can say and Sho will go ly stay? I don't I don't evenknow who can. He's actually Ben Have you seen his stats? Yeah,it's stupid. We should. You could have chucked him in your side makeeven he would have been bad on hulk. Yeah, true. I'm still feelingabout that. I'm still feeling and I picked it may now will aboutmy sent amax mate. I know one of them and it's because he's gotlike thirty six pace on FIFA. How could you look at that side witha straight face and like yeah, yeah, come on, I'm not. Iwas coming on the deck. I was just on the decks doing itand I was just raging like the whole time. But the thing is Igot like halfway through the team with one method, so I didn't really wantto like change the method because then I would have to change the whole thing. But yeah, if I had more time and wasn't like in the middleof unimid Sen tests and stuff, I hundred percent would have come up witha better way of doing it. But yeah, I apologize to every unoffendedout there by this disgrace. It aside, a can retognized team would win tendal. Yeah, at least I don't even see. Let's him. Andnow, though, man, I'm scoring a couple. I'm just gonna.I'm going for corners and then I'm just whipping it in. MESSI's whipping itin drug. But on top of your two center backs and Ike are canI score filing from corners alone? They are Russian, though, so there'sa chance. They are two and a half meters tall and absolute tanks.I got message dropping in the midfield to create for midfielders. Credit over lapRonaldo, Lordel Scalp top can't be stopped. That Ding. You just pick thatformation and Chris Messi. I didn't want to pick Messi as a cambecause he doesn't play Cam's right winger. Pass when we're defending on what himout in the wing? Yeah, just accept. I accept that. Yourturns are better than mine, by the way. Right back to the fight. Does gaig winning mean he's going to get a chance? That could beor yeah, he's got there. He got the interim title, so hewill fight. Could be next by whenever Ramadan finishes. And Shit, rememberRamadan, you know in the where where were we to bar? Yeah,unreal. Yeah, I remember just getting scolded for drinking water. Yeah,remember, we are at the food court. We like had to go behind closedor yeah, that's straight that's where our either we discovered the chase cropso verstraight up plastic. I don't know why. I was good. Someof the best food of ever eating pizza. Yeah, shout out a pan ofMES art, not the Dubai. When we ate behind the closed doorsthe food court, I was about as a run at a pound and theinside the cross name red as got a pizza and we had stuff crossed likescross the shrine and walk was elaid as well. Colombo, for anyone stilllistening, Hob I make the best pizza in for BACCA. Where do youdo? You know where it is. What are you talking about? Doyou know where the best pizza in Hobart? Yes, may, how I makethe best pizza and Hobarts we make the best stuff in Australia. SomeoneI get down some Sindos a care package snart. Yeah, I'll just drive. I'll just drive it over the best right, ask who passable. Talksome Tim Tams in there as well. Be True. I fix everyone outfree pizza. Yeah, we actually need to get down. Maybe we canbring an episode live from Hobart. The Fan on the wall goes on tourthe massive crowd listening and would love that. Oh Yeah, we do live studioaudience because the fan base and hobarts's a lie. I need to givea little back to the Tasmanian fans, as Manu's actually one of the hotspots of my listeners. That's because I listened that. Yeah, one,one out of three is from the other two live in my house, becausethen the my laptop and my phone. You just see your listeners just drivingaround Hobart, as I listen while I'm...

...in my car doing deliveries. Youlike Shit, my whole water audience is just moving around. But when youdo get deliveries made, that should be you should ride a little message onit. Say listened on the ball podcast. Just get out if I can answersports and I'll be like yeah, just chuck this on to night met. Yeah, just turn off money highsts and just just chuck this. Ifyou want to hear the worst, you see, I'll team of the decade. Listen this. Yeah, this put this episode under the Comedy Category,because my team's like there's nothing as you're going to say that because met on. That's definitely great. That's because that's back. You are cracking gags.Yeah, I reckon. I'm I could actually dam my center backs and thenI'd be like, by the way, you made my Champions League team ofthe decade. Brother World, I'm they'd probably respond laughing Emoji, and that'sit with your view. Best of for there's more people in the world whoknow of your name then, but those blokes you got a bigger fan base. Those you can't tried to emn. I've actually I've heard of IGNIS Chevitch, but I've never heard of Kushat in my life. I just don't thewhen I think of a shacked a center back, I just think of RiskKidski or whatever. Also, pick someone that you've never ever watched play before. Oh No, I don't watch half these boys. Well, even ifI have, I've taken note because, yeah, I don't know shit abouthalf of anyway, I think we should wrap it up. So that's beenepisode nine of the on the ball podcasts. Next episode will be out on Thursday. That will be the ten episode special. I have to think ofsomething great now. It's going to be a rubbish episode, probably because becauseI've got a mid s test on Wednesday and Thursday. It's a great promofor that one. I'll probably its to do something shit, but yeah,enjoy. Enjoy the rest of your week, boys, thanks for tuning. Thanksfor joining me. Actually not tuning in. Thanks for joining me.Retten Lo ords me. Thanks for having me just quickly, not that anyone'slistening. Lock as a podcast called the watch a podcast. So if youenjoyed his shit talk, just Google and spotify will stop. Google. Ifit's in spotify, is it just hurt? And spotify the watcher podcast and hestuff will pop up here on there. So that's probably the main draw card. But yeah, anyway, thanks for listening. Cheer.

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