SG Draft 2017 - official sign up thread

ChungaHungry

Club Supporter
Happy to get Kolasinac. Given the dearth of fullbacks, I'm glad to still be able to snap up the best LB of the Bundesliga last season.

Sir Didier Drogba;n6455830 said:
I can't believe Asensio was still available - I even thought I remembered him going, was gonna pick him myself a round or two ago but was sure he was gone.

Icardi is also another absolute steal at this stage.
Yeah, both excellent. Even the John Stones pick is a very good one at this stage, given that he has been, and will continue to be, a starter for Pep. Shows there are still a lot of excellent players still unpicked.



ShiftyPowers;n6455763 said:
Those Barca players are all elite of the elite level passers. They don't have to defend beyond pressing because they always have the ball. You don't have anywhere near the level of talent in that respect. Rakitic is a better passer than anyone you have, to say nothing of Messi, Busquets, and Iniesta. To play that system you need to utterly dominate possession, and I'm not sure you will. You have a lot of bruisers and counter attack guys, not short passing, deliberate build up play types.
You think Rakitic is a better passer than David Silva? Anyway, I compared my team to Ajax 95, not Barca (that was simply in reply to Mandieta6's claim that Barca had abandoned the tactic), and aimed to build a similar profile but as a modern iteration. I made a player-to-player comparison: http://soccergaming.com/forum/off-t...official-sign-up-thread?p=6455671#post6455671


Dytza;n6455841 said:
Shifty is right here, not to mention that the formation in that photo is nowhere near what the team actually looked liked on the pitch this season.
You didn't play 3-3-1-3 all season, just in a few matches. Take a look at the article I posted in my previous post.
 

Xaviesta

Starting XI
Stones wasn't that bad and he has quality. Will continue to start under Pep. City's problem in defense was the whole line of 4, not just one player.

also, he was the best CB available.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
I just think in particular, Rijkaard, de Boer, and Seedorf were vastly more skilled players. That old van Gaal system would be totally ineffective in 2017 too. No creativity, just feed the wings and if by a miracle there isn't a 1v1, recycle. No counter. Also, Ronald de Boer started for that team didn't he? And he was a carelleiro, not a holder like keita.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
Xaviesta;n6455864 said:
Stones wasn't that bad and he has quality. Will continue to start under Pep. City's problem in defense was the whole line of 4, not just one player.

also, he was the best CB available.

HAHA HELL NO. For one i just took Sule who is better at literally everything. I could list others for you, but i don't want to tip.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
I wanted Renato as he is exactly the kind of player I need to link my midfield and crazy attack - strong battering ram - but I didn't dare pick him because I thought he'd take too much SG abuse. I still think he'll be a great player some day.
 

ShiftyPowers

Make America Great Again
He just lost too much possession to be played at Bayern. He'll be given another chance with Xabi retiring and Kimmich moving to RB, but I hear some already want to just cut their losses and sell.
 

ChungaHungry

Club Supporter
ShiftyPowers;n6455866 said:
I just think in particular, Rijkaard, de Boer, and Seedorf were vastly more skilled players. That old van Gaal system would be totally ineffective in 2017 too. No creativity, just feed the wings and if by a miracle there isn't a 1v1, recycle. No counter. Also, Ronald de Boer started for that team didn't he? And he was a carelleiro, not a holder like keita.
No counter? They were lethal on the counter.

Ronald de Boer was the joker: false nine when needed, and in place of Seedorf when needed.
 

Dytza

Banned - Playing with Fire
ChungaHungry;n6455861 said:
You didn't play 3-3-1-3 all season, just in a few matches. Take a look at the article I posted in my previous post.

Of course, I was talking about the matches we played with a 3 man defensive line. The team didn't look like that at all. Rafinha (sorry for tipping but it was already done by his pic) played almost sticked to the touch line, mostly as a RWB, and on the other side Neymar made a huge effort to cover in every match we played that way.

This is Rafinha's heatmap in the Celta game (one of the games discussed in that article):



 

Jaboldinho

Fan Favourite
How did Lukaku last this long? I was already wondering about it rounds ago, but forgot about him. Just shows how many great attackers there are at the moment. Each draft you realize which are the positions that have smaller margins separating the players at the top. Would be useful to do that beforehand.
 

Arnau

NGR LVR
I was considering taking Lukaku but i already have Ronaldo and Costa, need a different profile, a dribbler.
 

Sir Didier Drogba

Head Official
Martial was another I expected to go earlier. He was great last season and most of the stalling this season wasn't his fault, and I still enjoyed watching him in some games
 


Top