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Episode 10 · 2 years 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 episode nine of the on the ball podcast. Today I'm joined by my older brother for 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've got two new guests. Reet Martin, welcome at all. Right, have you. How are you going? Yeah, good. You were saying you just finished watching the fight. Did you enjoy it? Hey, it was insane. I Hate Ferguson, to be honest, but I was happy the same shit knocked out with other five's good as well. Just that one manly and guarding was good. He knocked out the other blacking like twenty seconds. Well, I'm not really surprised, but with that one all right. So today we'd actually not talking about UFC. We're talking about soccer, which is probably up there as my favorite sport, and even though we haven't done an episode on it yet. So I'm happy. I'm happy to finally be chatting about the world game as it's known. So so today we have tasked ourselves with what we have found out to be an impossible activity. Really. We've picked a UCL SO Champions League team of the decade, but we've limited it to one player per club. So, for example, Ronaldo Will Christian and it 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 two teams in the decade in the Champions League. So very difficult because it basically means you have to have like eleven to fifteen clubs represented pretty much, and when you get down to like the fifteen best club in Europe, you're you're struggling to find anyone who knows how to kick a ball. So should we just 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 for the past ten years, or when he was playing anyway, and was part of a Chelsea winning site. com of what year was two thousand and twelve here? Two Thousand and twelve eating bite penalties. So I've gone with a pat of check and I think you can go to wrong with our check and goal. Did you go for redols. I've gone with all black and go for darances. I thought, okay, twenty seven clean sheets. It's fifty percent 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 by that. 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 than check. 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 fact that, wait, what a genuine racing before. I think it is because 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 it go player in. Yeah, Pretty Fair. Yeah, I can't remember why, but yeah, I won't check. But they were very close. It's pretty pretty much a flip of the point for that one. Well, here you go with to do, go to check, but they would clearly the two best options. I reckon like there's Cassie us to Stagan, but obviously if you want to get messy and Ronaldo and you can't, you can't pick those players. Yeah, based on our rules. So menlock, got check, you've got old black. What about way? What formation you guys rolling with? 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 one of the one of the midfielders is a cam pretty much over powered. I'm back 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 have you got for right back? Lock? Diara sh enough from SHAQTADN esk played forty one games. This is one of the ones where I was sort of just had to find some find someone to buy an up games. We have like fifty seven key passes in forty one games. It was a two two and a half tackles a game, two in exceptions. Three clearances is pretty good. 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 the decade. Decade for Shaqtas, a pretty pretty solid if I reckon to be honest. Have you on the same one, Cook? No, I was tempted there, I was very tempted, but I went with someone who's a bit more known than that. Man I went all the reason was actually because I'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 I went with Philip Lam, just absolute stallwart for buy and he played eight seasons in this decade, I think, maybe seven, and every single one of them he got out of the group stage. They won in two thousand and thirteen against Dortmund's in the final, and they made two other finals. They lost 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 full back. And Yeah, he's not defensively the best fullback, but with interns like pasting and stuff like that, is doesn't get much better than Philip Lam. So that's why I've Gone With who view gone for it. This is the most rogue shouting my side. It's played fourteen games in the Champions League, Masreli from I ax. Yeah, I think his level that he produced for I x last season was maybe better than some of the other options that I had down. So I've got down forty passes per game at an eighty two percent accurusly and five point four tackles in interceptions pay game. When I compared it to some of the other players on unless it was just like just streaks ahead. So I had to make concessions somewhere. So he sneaks in there. It's fair. We considering anyone else on things in a look or not really? Not Really. It was one of the last positions I did side. I didn't really wasn't looking at any of the big clubs that had already selected players from so let's just try to want some value. There's looking 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 from stats. So if they didn't like qualify for me, I didn't allow myself to pick them, but probably should have just picked his check just quietly before this 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 just a shit shoot. Really. Now I think. I think he's been the best. Yeah, he's probably better than most of them out there. But yeah, I was, I won't lie. I was pretty critical of your pick of Mazareo when you taught me last night, but now I've seen my side anything about it. So yeah, or left Knacklock, who you gone? All? This is my strangest pick. I've got Alex Teller's from Porto. I was looking at him as well. Yeah, thirty play, thirty three games had for forty five key passes, probably the weakest player in my side, like just one and a half tackles the game, two interceptions and 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's Alex Tellers, made a couple, made a couple of finals, ran a sixteen. I think maybe a quarter final appearance. So that's sort of got me over the edge because I didn't really want to pick anyone who hadn't really progressed to the last eight or last sixteen of the COLP. Can't say I've done that. Yeah, I know, I know that sucks because that means I can only really pick players from the big clubs, but I just think it'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 him for a balance in the side. Of've had to leave out probably the biggest name, 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 you A. Yeah, I had to go for balance. I've got Sandra left back. So He's played at poor so and at you've a sixty one appearances and 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 team needed balance and I had enough five our up top. So yeah, but I've thought I'd spread out the if I could, and it doesn't help that is a like a too club player, where at least a messy he's only crossing 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's hard. It's a hard build, a swallow. But yeah, so left back, I think. If one left back, if I'm honest, because I'll get very lad don't judge me. Okay, I've gone with Christian fukes on of showker and Lester fame. He made. Let's try and make this sound half decent. He made the round of sixteen three times, the quarterfinals once, I think that was with Lester. He averages just under five tackles and interceptions a game, three point eight clearances, just under two key passes a game. So not bad stats. But he he's only played like seventeen or eighteen matches, so it's pretty shot selection. So my issues are back where I was thinking of Lucio but who played for Inter but lock made me aware of the fact that he played ninety seven minutes for U Ventus in two thousand 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 a check couldn't pick himself. Stuck with an absolute shitbox. And I could have gone father players, but you know, I'll back him in. He's actually funny block. So I'll get around. Right Center backs. Can I start? And Yeah, hopefully by the time you guys say it's a forgotten who I've said right. I actually don't know who these players are, so I'll prime so once in a back. I haven't done starts for these guys because I don't even want to talk about it for long. But I've got Alexander q share of Shaqtadnetsk Shakta, made the quarters once, round sixteen twice. He's pretty much been there the whole decade. So yeah, and then the 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 gonna yeah, we're just going to cross over that. All right, fair enough, good send a back. Perry, lots walking about it. I'm not talking about embarrassed the first enter back. I've gone with manoles fifty appearances this decade in the Champions League, including that one, that one run to the semi final where I can pass from probably allison at the back and Jacko up top. He was their key player, got the winning goal against bar start in the quarterfinal, I think, and they also kept a clean Cheatigan's messy and 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 of me. Yeah, alongside him. Up going with Van Dyke, who, yeah, just spite only being two years of Liverpool to finals and I think it's just how to argue with how good he's been. And Yeah, just the difference, I reckon, between Liverpool being, you know, pretty average and then just moving up gears. And you got two goals and to assists on the way to the final and the win last year, including a goal and 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, the way eat, as you were saying, right the way you turn from Mr decent team to instant Premier League and Champions League contenders and winners. Like I don't think many other players could do that. Yeah, he's a good he's got with you gone with lot. I've got. First Center back is Diego Godin. Put Out Forty three games. Has a high. I my team seven 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's my other player. Thirty three. Thirty...

...three passes per game, at eighty percent, which I think it's pretty good. I like my sender backs being able to pass it for you as well, and I've paired him up with I just actually just quickly. Also, he was part of their two losses to Real Madrid and twenty fourteen and sixteen, which is pretty stiff to play the two Champions League finals and not come away with the win in either of them. 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 at ninety one percent. So it's a little my stro at the center back position just threatened bulls through. Yeah, I'm happy with that center back pairing God in 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 center back. So basically I've got a list of ten here. So I've got Masherrano Pepe, who are both out because of bastard Madrid. Then I've got nostagic and herved Az, who are both in their own right, dodgy selections, but they both played for showerer and because I have Christian fuks, I couldn't pick them. And then I also have chavvy because apparently on who's according to WHO scored, he was a center back for the first three years of the decade. So I'm Hey, I'm not picking them at center back because he's just not a center back and be he play for bars. So left me with like two Russians, are Ukrainian and the Turks bloke. So I'm just confused by these criteria, to be honest. Yeah, I know. Well, they're worried about it. I'm what I've done. So I went through each year I picked like five or six stats that for each position that I 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 teams who get wrecked in the group stage, which means the center backs have to do a lot more work, they got picked up a lot easier than say, someone like Chiago Silver, who lock was saying earlier, makes like less than one tackle and match in Leaguer. So yeah, that kind of explains why I've ended up with that Horse Shit, so rogue. The rest of my team still shit, but they are people, you know. So I'll just go with my midfield. Why I get out to Tiago silver in the PIRSG team for not progressing past the quarterfinal stage. Yeah, as sure I should. Touching on that, I'll roll into my shoutout Marco Vaddy for round of sixteen, four quarter finals. So well done to PSG. Really good money. I don't really have a reason. Ways in the side, just PSG was one of the better clubs left. He averages like one point three key passes a match, one point six dribbles. Just really sets up PSG from the base of midfield, just little Mastro distributor. I would say he is like the current closest version to what chabby was, but obviously it's not as good. But he put has a similar play style where he's a cdm but he doesn't necessarily do he'ps of like defensive work. So That's who I've gone with. Tapare him. I went with someone who's a bit more defensive minded. To make up for his lack of defense. I've gone for Victor One Yama, who was an absolutely rogue shower, but he played for Celtic and Tottenham in the Champions League. He made a final with Tottenham last season and he made three round of s averages for tackles of match, two interceptions and three clearances. So just a defensive workhorse really. When I got my list of CDM's I pretty much had a list of like thirty names and there was only four blokes I could pick because like half of the world from bars, are buying or roun. Yeah, that's fair. Yeah, other other options I was thinking about was like Mattich Tiago, who used to play for let of COB druid. But yeah, same, same, really, and then 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 the Champions League. So just another shot selection for me. I think he's played like sixteen or seventeen matches. He completed almost for dribbles of match one point six key passes. So he's slow, small and fat, but he is my he's a my straw on the US. He knows how to these foots like a wand. So yeah, and...

...same reason for CDM. I had a list of like fifteen cams and by the time I crossed out all the big clubs, I was down to like to. So it was like him or pizzy, and I'm not picking Pisi. So ever, Benegar, what about? And also, if we're talking FIFA, green link with messy because of Argentina, Laliga so also think about the chemistry. You could also yeah, all to just pack icon raclly, no need to mention that. You packed 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 my rocket CDM, which is for being you from Monaco and Liverpool, but it's bad. Thirty six champions league games, just like seventeen key passes, which I caught from my cdm. He's making three tackles a game, two interceptions, just under to clearances and is it's thirty three passes a game at eighty percent. was part of the too Bonaco runs and then they had a run, had a quarterfinal run and two thousand and fifteen, which she was a 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 Champions League last year. Just a successful player and someone exactly the top of player. I want my rock position at CDM. Yeah, fair enough. Seems like this shit. Yeah, you've sold it. You saw them my board voice. You've sold the package. While man I respect until my bay to it. I've got my other too as well. So these two a bit more with our creative type players. So the first one I've gone with is Wesley Snyder, was the fans player of the final in the two thousand and ten Champions League final when they beat Bayern Munich. To now he played forty eight games for Inter and gala Tusseray, with thirteen assistant ten goals. He was at two and a half key passes a game, surprisingly, like a round an interception of game and was making forty passes at eighty three percent creative play. A great freaky taker as well, and I've paid him with another sort of attacking minted player in David Silver. Fifty one games some men city tennisis eight goals. He was just over two key passes the game. Also, surprisingly, was at one point two tackles again him and an interception a game. Didn't realize he actually could defend. And then he was sitting there about forty six passes at eighty six percent. See, I know I was happy with that. David Silver also another team that's hasn't really done that well or as as they should have, in Champions League. Nockout stage of the past. He played for in Spain, like severe or something, Spaniel one of the side. So not baster. That's all that is really for this exercise. He was a Valencia. Same thing. Yeah. So for my to 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 pretty unreal. But crus having played for buy and, I just had to discount it, even though he was also unreal it buy and. But yeah, Modrid four titles, just eighty five percent pass accuracy. I think just it's hard to kind of quantify like what he brings outside, but I think in transition is probably the best play that they have seeings are cruises basically in a wheelchair. Yeah, probably walk fast and he runs. Yeah, and then for 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 was just he like just controlled Kadirra and Modric Alonso in the game where they one hundred and forty one. Yeah, so I thought that was just pretty impressive on its own and then it meant said he's also contributed with some more going 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 two in midfield. Yeah, they're now you said that. Actually wish I'd pick good into one because I kind of feel like I should have had a representative from every team who made the final this year and they would have fun at this decade and I would have ticked off Dortmund, which I don't have. Yeah, it's not gonna lie. Completely forgot about nine. Ten. I forgot were including nineteen, but it's right. The interpladers. Do you have any interplayers or yeah, not ill. Yeah, the problem is I was Schneider 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 to two 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 only appearing as a striker. So that's so. Yeah, he like hardly even showed up in my midfield starts, but I'm sure he would have made my team if that was more accurate. But yeah, I don't have it into player. I wanted to get loose shell left back, but that little two games didn't. You've a ruin that. I also don't have a little full player, which is shattering. But that's poor on my company. Not Being a little pool play right winger sucks. I was going to chuck seller and there, but sell place the Chelsea and I said you were trying to pick people from every final. We made the last two finals. Yeah, yeah, Liverpool in time could have been to Robertson Trent. No one. Both would have been better. Could Have Gone Trent. The only played. But whatever trends done so far as better than what your right backs done. Surely. Yeah, but the yeah, the Shit. But they've played more than like two years in the Champions League, which my love run would have been better than whoever. Yeah, s a back, Matt it, you could have been a magic because that show. But maybe he probably like came from the clubs they play for now. You probably played. He probably played long time that when he's like fourteen, love and support man's vent diet, other way 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. So I'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've got phrases chasing magpies. There's like six magpies just chilling in the backyard and phrases 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 the red off. That's what six weeks of isolation does, I guess. So do you want to say your wings? Then Rhett first, because, yeah, it's a bit more like you know. Yeah, yeah, I'm pretty happy with these. Just I've got on the right. I've gotten BAFFE. Yeah, it's good. Nineteen goals, twelve assists in four season. As I was like that, I had varady in as well, and then I saw 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 just hit one of the crows with a with a cricket balls. Yeah, I wanted to become af a but, yeah, decided to go for raddy instead. Yeah, I was going to chuck him right wing and then just chuck messy up top. But yeah, basically what I've done, and these brace against men city and when he was at Wannica. I think that was like just 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. He was more impressive at Monaco because, like they had a great start, obviously, but it was like a slet our team, and then he this fact that he was still just like producing. Yeah, I think you just turned into undeck now, sirs, it's less easy to like him. But yeah, what was that matter was it? Was it the match against Man City was 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 B side really and now it's Um. Yeah, it's been like borderline relegation. FOULL couts like sixty. Yeah, and then as you go on the others on the left, I've gone with Rebrie. I think he was one of their better 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, and that he won the UAFA player the year and was nominated for a ballon or between two thousand and ten, two thousand and fifteen. Thirteen goals, eight assists. Yeah, it's just a magician, just one of the best in the world at that point and I think, yeah, from all the buying players I had to are I went with him. Yeah, and he's been there for most of his career, so I didn't cancel out any of the other giants like cruising land. Ask You would have. But so, yeah, he's gone in. Yeah, he actually surprised me when I was looking at his stats. I feel like in my head I always rated robin like way higher than re read but looking at the stats kind of yeah, if not on a par, but rebrey's probably arguably better than Robin, which very shocked at the only thing with Robin won...

...them. I'm pretty he was like the best player in the final, basically one in the final, so I wanted to put him in, but I didn't know if he played the Chelsea stuff. Well, yeah, during this IDA, like rebre had a steeper decline than Robin. Oh Yeah, off a cliff once he was his pace and 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 the pitch 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 forty four turn to tell me the lads of rock and back helping out the full backs. I must room of three, though, because it's once you hear the front three, you're going to be like bad booze. There's no defense to 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 ridiculous six point three shots per game. Just probably why scored so much. To be honest. It was just a just under two dribbles a game at fifty eight percent success rate, and was making twenty nine passes, eighty two and a half percent, and was the way of the final. And they're two thousand and Seventeen Champions League win over Juventus. Nothing else really did say. One of the one of the great players, Christianna, and I probably one of the great or if not the best, goal scorer of all time. Just a 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. Were right 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 dribbles at like a sixty percent success rate, and also makes fifty three and a half passes per game at eighty six percent, and was the player of the final in the two thousand and eleven victory over Manchester United. Nothing really to say. The goat. That's all. And then my senter forward striker is my 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 of the target doesn't really pose any like sixteen passes a game of seventy two percent, but I don't really want him passing the blow on that man just trying to rock it everything in the top corner. Yeah, and he's showed his class in that time. He scored like five goals and nine minutes or whatever. 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 on the right wing. I'm sorry, I've gone with Hulk. Now he's at his deaths were right, but come on, from two thousand and ten to twenty fifteen, 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 six attempts, which is pretty deplorable. He through, he was playing for bad side. So for him he average basically a goal every three games, which for a winger and a bad team isn't that bad. But like, you could do better, Hulk. Come on, brother and but the main thing for hulk, he is basically a better version of what was like a diamond tray or a he's just an absolute beast. He averages four point seven dribbles and match, so he's basically just taking on anyone who comes towards him and he's explosive. There was a time there where Brazil kind of leaned on him to take the attack forward. So showed how good he was that such a rich 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 he was chasing money going to Zena and then Shanghai. Like I think at some stage you would have got it offer from a big five league club which could have seen him progress a bit more as a player. But yeah, I've gone with him. Not much really reason, but for me the strike is actually were left a lot to be desired,...

...if I'm honest. So I decided to pick hulk or right wing and then move messy up top, because my other striking options were like Cho Torres, and I just don't want either of them. So I've got messy up top, tores, not basster out of the Champions League when you oh, yeah, like tres great in his prime, but he wasn't his prime very long. So that's why I didn't want to go hire, but Hulk Shit. So what can I say? So Messi's but striker and then, obviously on the left wing I've got to see 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 could have this city all of a fool player. Yeah, it's telling sterling stats were like beast the fucking snake. Yeah, he only made he only popped up in the stats once, which you know, for me is not good enough. 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 know if there's another way that you can go through ten years of starts without taking upsolute weeks like I do have a UNI sigment blood. So it means I'm rolling with Hulk at right wing. It means I'm rolling with hulker right wing. So who is strike? His Rid us? All right, so at Santa for when I've got messy. Just play enough my other men. It's not. I think everything's been said to be very's pretty good, pretty good days that he knows that people. And then that strucker. I've gone with the big man. Did he a drum by? That is from left Yild? I would say left field. It was the best player on the way that the two thousand and twelve win. You weren't pick and check. If you 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 not putting 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 the final. He also scored against Barsta in their one neil home victory in the semi. It is just a big game play. I don't want that in my 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 the nine minute. Cannot have it. Cannot have enough of that. To be honest. It is a serious player. Yeah, people from Chelsea just talk too much about him, but he's it was a right who who has the best side? So I'm happy to take their PSIU. Are you guys? Who are you guys? Backing your team over each other, backing his team to win like six straight titles from a well, that's exactly what you said on your own podcast and we did in will for rugularly. You just like yet my teams to this Saus you can decide them. My team's winning like ten seven every game and well, I don't know, it's and as really Mas 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's got too much ego to track back from right midfield. So so you'll be 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 UCL team the decade if there was no restrictions on how many per club? Messy and all black. That's it. Maybe vender. I don't reckon messy or and MODRID. Would actually not Modrid, I don't even recoon. Modrich was better than cruise this decade, to be honest. And Yeah, exactly. Chris was unreal when he was at buying. Yeah, but they will figure at the top. Yeah, like I think recency bias would have modrius picked over crus most times. I'd say much travor cruise. Yeah, because crews is kind of fallen off last couple. I just think I like, I prefer modred, like I think, which is good football. Bard take watched over him. Yeah, it's basically preference to this point. At that point. Yeah, Jim Catmarrow was like beast for them and all make Cathomir was my far the best defensive midfielder in the starts. For me, like not even 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 it room 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 little moments. I can't. Haven't make like sour on the instead of I he played a Chelsea, but come on. Yeah, yeah, that was the issue. But the thing is that I don't know what I was getting confused because I was thinking if I picked a black, because at one point I was 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. I did did you have no one from athletic? Oh, yeah, I had no one from athletic should like at least peak to go. which how many 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 an interplayer. Liverpool doortops and N but totten player. One Y armor. Come on, I've got every armor. Come on. And Yeah, I don't know, but I like. Yeah, I'm sure Benega played a couple games for out. Let it go. Are you in there? Like it doesn't say did, but PLADE, every other managed Tom I'm sure he's nuckle on there for a couple minutes. He's a Stella's austellar dweller over the League of mate. Yeah, at the top, the King of nothing man. So you boys, Bundes League is almost back. So you guys excited for that? I was trying of a team of support. Yeah, we're. It's actually on a good time for Australia. We're kind of lucky because it was like the League are return before everything else, like would have been. I still to watch past every weekend. Yeah, I don't want to watch PSG and six near with a bunch of like nineteen year olds playing where this this tighter race is actually very interesting. You got like buying dormant Leipzig munching glad back or within six points. So it's going to be exciting. First Match is 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's just a little real nice to be right. I'm gonna Watch it. I'm just letting you know that by Munichal with a league. I read Elf locks trying 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 then they fought for cliff like that. Your Maidan Bloke, Bailey. Where's he gone? Is Even? Does he still playfully? You die like last season? Nothing. Yeah, after they linked him with bike becoming English, he's just like that. I'm out of here, just falling off the face of the earth. Yeah, you can on a little bit. It leaning towards life. 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 a much 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 of the 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'm willing to do it for free. What's on the regime? A syrial title with 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 win the Premier League title, which but I want to say it's been had last one 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 think either way, no matter what happened this year, there was going to be something happened. Like, for example, if we got knocked out the Champions League 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 trouble Dijo. Yeah, like imagine, imagine, and they don't give us the 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 on as 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 a few of the lower teams of voted against it, and I kind of understand for 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'm just thinking, like sure, you want...

...to get yourself up with? I'd be wanting to get back no matter what, just in case the FA turnaround to do it, the French league did, and then just go off points per game, which would see them relegated. So I don't really know why they're just assuming that if it doesn't go ahead, it's just going to be all 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 the season to be void, like that's not like we're I. We don't want to 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, is they'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 if it's neutral venues, because then that's in their own hands. Yeah, but what they're trying to do it just get the season canceled. So they don't know 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 you don'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 for me, they're just playing with fire reckon, like, well, regardless of playing with fire, because I'm not getting promoted, they're not staying up anyway. Yeah, yeah, but I play. They give themselves a chance. They're on 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 to stay in the Premier League is trying to get the season canceled with no promotion relegation. Yeah, but they're risking the FA just. Yeah, but it's probably the same chance of them playing on, like there's probably the same chance staying up. Yeah, but at least it's not up into the hands of someone else. They can actually grow as just start being good. It's just because you want the freaking tittle bit team and that's all. No, it's actually got nothing to do with that. I just want the Kay League back mates. off is already back. Have they got the KLA gone up? Just they have happy? Yeah, after spreading them. Yeah, they're gonna have half the body, half of feet are in a second. I wonder if today they had the World Cup, didn't they in two thousand and eighteen? Who? I think they had the euros or something. Yeah, they had both actually had. Yeah, I saw, you know over I saw somewhere that they were proposing that the two people who are in the automatic promotion they 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 the Games 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. And we 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 the teams 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's leads and whoever. Yeah, asn't like next year, though, when it's twenty the premier league, twenty two, like how many are getting relegated? Five, they just relegate. I think they really get four for the next two seasons. I think. Is that how we were? Well, that they make them sense on five and one year. But well, they really get then. I think it was over two reasons. Yeah, problem is I don't know, like where do they call it? Because did the League one 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, England system, wherever, it's gonna have to get up and down. Yeahsag in the promotion yet, from level mine to level the lots of thing cause if they've either got to cancel everything and just restart next year, but if they want to, I feel like if you award Liverpool the title, like you're going to have like the guys leading in the championship league one and stuff arguing like 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 just be promote everything, promote, everyone's going to promote a relegated all the titles being handed out. Yeah, yeah, I'm glad, I'm not. It's it. The only the thing is, with us being on top by so much, if they wait as long as they can to start the premier league again, from where we are now, it will just be like we win two 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 they were 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're just going to play like the reserves or something at the young guys could just not it's not worth risking the injuries and stuff because we shum there gonna have to play a quite a few games in like a small period. That did suck 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 out of this pandemic, but I'm bloody...

...keen for backtoback of Euros and world car that's going to be freaking elite. You know WHO's loving that? The England team, because they were going to have to roll into the euros of no striker, I think, because rush fitting pain, like yeah, that's too yeah, they're still gonna show. So, yeah, they're not with anything. 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 even know 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 make even he would have been bad on hulk. Yeah, true. I'm still feeling about that. I'm still feeling and I picked it may now will about my sent amax mate. I know one of them and it's because he's got like thirty six pace on FIFA. How could you look at that side with a straight face and like yeah, yeah, come on, I'm not. I was coming on the deck. I was just on the decks doing it and I was just raging like the whole time. But the thing is I got like halfway through the team with one method, so I didn't really want to 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 middle of unimid Sen tests and stuff, I hundred percent would have come up with a better way of doing it. But yeah, I apologize to every unoffended out there by this disgrace. It aside, a can retognized team would win tendal. Yeah, at least I don't even see. Let's him. And now, 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 it in drug. But on top of your two center backs and Ike are can I score filing from corners alone? They are Russian, though, so there's a 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 lap Ronaldo, Lordel Scalp top can't be stopped. That Ding. You just pick that formation and Chris Messi. I didn't want to pick Messi as a cam because he doesn't play Cam's right winger. Pass when we're defending on what him out in the wing? Yeah, just accept. I accept that. Your turns 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 be or yeah, he's got there. He got the interim title, so he will fight. Could be next by whenever Ramadan finishes. And Shit, remember Ramadan, 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 closed or yeah, that's straight that's where our either we discovered the chase crop so verstraight up plastic. I don't know why. I was good. Some of the best food of ever eating pizza. Yeah, shout out a pan of MES art, not the Dubai. When we ate behind the closed doors the food court, I was about as a run at a pound and the inside the cross name red as got a pizza and we had stuff crossed likes cross the shrine and walk was elaid as well. Colombo, for anyone still listening, Hob I make the best pizza in for BACCA. Where do you do? You know where it is. What are you talking about? Do you know where the best pizza in Hobart? Yes, may, how I make the best pizza and Hobarts we make the best stuff in Australia. Someone I 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. Talk some Tim Tams in there as well. Be True. I fix everyone out free pizza. Yeah, we actually need to get down. Maybe we can bring an episode live from Hobart. The Fan on the wall goes on tour the massive crowd listening and would love that. Oh Yeah, we do live studio audience because the fan base and hobarts's a lie. I need to give a little back to the Tasmanian fans, as Manu's actually one of the hot spots of my listeners. That's because I listened that. Yeah, one, one out of three is from the other two live in my house, because then the my laptop and my phone. You just see your listeners just driving around Hobart, as I listen while I'm...

...in my car doing deliveries. You like Shit, my whole water audience is just moving around. But when you do get deliveries made, that should be you should ride a little message on it. Say listened on the ball podcast. Just get out if I can answer sports and I'll be like yeah, just chuck this on to night met. Yeah, just turn off money highsts and just just chuck this. If you 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 then I'd be like, by the way, you made my Champions League team of the decade. Brother World, I'm they'd probably respond laughing Emoji, and that's it with your view. Best of for there's more people in the world who know 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 the when I think of a shacked a center back, I just think of Risk Kidski or whatever. Also, pick someone that you've never ever watched play before. Oh No, I don't watch half these boys. Well, even if I have, I've taken note because, yeah, I don't know shit about half of anyway, I think we should wrap it up. So that's been episode 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 of something great now. It's going to be a rubbish episode, probably because because I've got a mid s test on Wednesday and Thursday. It's a great promo for that one. I'll probably its to do something shit, but yeah, enjoy. Enjoy the rest of your week, boys, thanks for tuning. Thanks for joining me. Actually not tuning in. Thanks for joining me. Retten Lo ords me. Thanks for having me just quickly, not that anyone's listening. Lock as a podcast called the watch a podcast. So if you enjoyed his shit talk, just Google and spotify will stop. Google. If it's in spotify, is it just hurt? And spotify the watcher podcast and he stuff 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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