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Apparently this was on Toffee TV earlier (Josh told me); you have to pick the best XI you've ever "seen" but only allowed one player per country. Tough this.

For me (defence hardest)...3-5-1-1

Howard (USA)

Ratcliffe (Wales) Captain

Yobo (Nigeria)

Heitinga (Netherlands)

Gravesen (Denmark)

Gana (Senegal)

Pienaar (SA)

Reid (England)

Kancheslkis (Russia)

Cahill (Oz)

Sharp (Scotland)

 

Fellaini (Belgium), Limpar (Sweden), Saha (France), Sheedy (ROI), Myre (Norway), Radzinski (Canada) and Pistone (Italy) on the bench.

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3 minutes ago, pete0 said:

Howard

Coleman Yobo Heitinga Digne

Arteta *McCarthy Fellaini Richarlison 

Cahill

Rooney 

*🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 

Completely forgot Mikel:doh:. You can't have Coleman and McCarthy though Pete.

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1 hour ago, MikeO said:

Apparently this was on Toffee TV earlier (Josh told me); you have to pick the best XI you've ever "seen" but only allowed one player per country. Tough this.

For me (defence hardest)...3-5-1-1

Howard (USA)

Ratcliffe (Wales) Captain

Yobo (Nigeria)

Heitinga (Netherlands)

Gravesen (Denmark)

Gana (Senegal)

Pienaar (SA)

Reid (England)

Kancheslkis (Russia)

Cahill (Oz)

Sharp (Scotland)

 

Fellaini (Belgium), Limpar (Sweden), Saha (France), Sheedy (ROI), Myre (Norway), Radzinski (Canada) and Pistone (Italy) on the bench.

No Lineker even on the bench. 

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2 minutes ago, MikeO said:

No place with Reidy in the team, only one Englishman allowed.

Arteta takes Reid out, but it is a poser like you said we had so many great English players play for us under Kendall you would want to pick them all. 

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6 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Arteta takes Reid out, but it is a poser like you said we had so many great English players play for us under Kendall you would want to pick them all. 

For me he takes Gravesen out (puts him on the bench). Agree with the rest though.

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5 hours ago, StevO said:

Southall

Coleman Bilic Distin Baines

Kanchelskis Arteta Cahill Pienaar

Richarlison Lukaku 

Subs; Weir, Materazzi, Gravesen, Oviedo, Howard, Gana and Eto’o.

Couldnt decide between Yakubu and Eto’o for the bench. 

I’d have Yak every time but otherwise I’d agree with that. Or Drop Distin for Saha

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3 hours ago, c1982 said:

GK - Southall

RB - Coleman

LB - Digne

CB - Gough

CB - Materazzi

RW - Kanchelskis

LW - Limpar

CM - Arteta

CM - Cahill

Att - Richarlison

Att - Rooney

Bench - Howard, Heitinga, Li Tie, Pienaar, Gueye, Eto’o, Lukaku

Gough great shout I never had a Scot in my team and was racking my brain for a good Scottish defender. 

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Undecided between these two teams

 

Tim Howard [emoji631]

Seamus Coleman [emoji1132]

Leighton Baines [emoji2527]

Kevin Ratcliffe [emoji2529]

Slaven Bilic [emoji1082]

Anders Limpar [emoji1236]

Mikel Arteta [emoji633]

Tim Cahill [emoji1037]

Andre Kanchelskis [emoji635]

Richarlison [emoji1054]

Graeme Sharp [emoji2528]

 

or

Stefan Wessels [emoji629]

Marc Hottiger [emoji1237]

Alec Cleland [emoji2528]

Per Kroldrup [emoji1087]

Antolin Alcaraz [emoji1093]

Stefan Rehn [emoji1236]

Mike Milligan [emoji1132]

Alex Nyarko [emoji1110]

Magalhaes Guedes [emoji1211]

Brett Angel [emoji2527]

Ibrahima Bakayoko [emoji1081]

 

 

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18 minutes ago, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

Undivided between these two teams
 

Tim Howard 🇺🇸
Seamus Coleman 🇮🇪
Leighton Baines 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Kevin Ratcliffe 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿
Slaven Bilic 🇭🇷
Anders Limpar 🇸🇪
Mikel Arteta 🇪🇸
Tim Cahill 🇦🇺
Andre Kanchelskis 🇷🇺
Richarlison 🇧🇷
Graeme Sharp 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

 

or

Stefan Wessels 🇩🇪
Marc Hottiger 🇨🇭
Alec Cleland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
Per Kroldrup 🇩🇰
Antolin Alcaraz 🇪🇬
Stefan Rehn 🇸🇪
Mike Milligan 🇮🇪
Alex Nyarko 🇬🇭
Magalhaes Guedes 🇸🇳
Brett Angel 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿
Ibrahima Bakayoko 🇨🇮

Tough call that dunc, would be a tight game between the two.....for maybe as much as three minutes.

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Southall - Wales 

Digne - France

Gough - Scotland

Matterazzi  - Italy

Yobo- Nigeria (rb)

Sheedy- Ireland 

Arteta - spain 

Cahill - Australia 

Gueye - Gana

Kanchelskis- Russia

Rooney - England 

 

One 451....Tough one that.  Right back was the most difficult... it would be Stevens but England spot was rooneys. So yobo emergency RB. Probably wouldn't need him with that team 

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28 minutes ago, Hafnia said:

Southall - Wales 

Digne - France

Gough - Scotland

Matterazzi  - Italy

Yobo- Nigeria (rb)

Sheedy- Ireland 

Arteta - spain 

Cahill - Australia 

Gueye - Gana

Kanchelskis- Russia

Rooney - England 

 

One 451....Tough one that.  Right back was the most difficult... it would be Stevens but England spot was rooneys. So yobo emergency RB. Probably wouldn't need him with that team 

Not acceptable Yobo never played RB I know why you done that the brilliant Sheedy I wanted Stephen in midfield field but couldn’t sacrifice Lineker. 

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57 minutes ago, Palfy said:

Not acceptable Yobo never played RB I know why you done that the brilliant Sheedy I wanted Stephen in midfield field but couldn’t sacrifice Lineker. 

I think yobo would have been ok at right back. Amazing athlete and when his head was on it a very good defender. Right back could have been ideal for him.  Just checked.... he did play right back under moyes. 

Yeah... had to get sheedy in there.  My second English spot was Baines, Welsh spot Ratcliffe. 

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10 minutes ago, Hafnia said:

I think yobo would have been ok at right back. Amazing athlete and when his head was on it a very good defender. Right back could have been ideal for him.  Just checked.... he did play right back under moyes. 

Yeah... had to get sheedy in there.  My second English spot was Baines, Welsh spot Ratcliffe. 

Fair enough I concede mate, I cocked my defence up to be fair although I would gladly have Yobo and Hertinga here now though. 
Then people were coming out with Bilic, Gough and Weir who I thought was huge for us in difficult times and I forgot them, without doubt we’ve had some triffic players play for us as Harry would say. 

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On 26/03/2020 at 22:13, pete0 said:

Howard

Coleman Yobo Heitinga Digne

Arteta *McCarthy Fellaini Richarlison 

Cahill

Rooney 

*🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 

Howard

Coleman Yobo Weir Digne

Arteta Speed Fellaini Richarlison 

Cahill

Rooney 

I forgot about the late great Gary Speed. Updated for the welshman, and to keep Mike happy. Weir comes in to represent the Scots. 

 

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Okay then, another one Josh has challenged me with (I assume from ToffeeTV). Best Everton twelve comprising three English, three Scottish, three Welsh and three Irish (NI & ROI accepted)

Southall (Wales)

Coleman (Ire)

Ratcliffe (Wales)

Weir (Scotland)

Van den Hauwe (Wales)

Reid (England)

Kendall (England)

Sheedy (Ire)

Ferguson (Scotland)

Sharp (Scotland)

Steven (England)

Sub: Carsley (Ire)

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Southall

Coleman  Weir  Jags  Baines

McFadden Speed Horne Kilbane

Ferguson Rooney

Sub: Carsley

Keep the challenges coming...think theres probably a Scandinavian XI there somewhere and maybe African / Asian / Australasian combo XI too

 

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On 27/03/2020 at 16:15, duncanmckenzieismagic said:

Undecided between these two teams

 

Tim Howard emoji631.png

Seamus Coleman emoji1132.png

Leighton Baines emoji2527.png

Kevin Ratcliffe emoji2529.png

Slaven Bilic emoji1082.png

Anders Limpar emoji1236.png

Mikel Arteta emoji633.png

Tim Cahill emoji1037.png

Andre Kanchelskis emoji635.png

Richarlison emoji1054.png

Graeme Sharp emoji2528.png

 

or

Stefan Wessels emoji629.png

Marc Hottiger emoji1237.png

Alec Cleland emoji2528.png

Per Kroldrup emoji1087.png

Antolin Alcaraz emoji1093.png

Stefan Rehn emoji1236.png

Mike Milligan emoji1132.png

Alex Nyarko emoji1110.png

Magalhaes Guedes emoji1211.png

Brett Angel emoji2527.png

Ibrahima Bakayoko emoji1081.png

 

 

i see your bet but i call, only been following everton for the last decade or so, my sample size is a lot smaller but i remembered some good ones, not an english player in my side too

 

GK - Jan Mucha (Slovakia)

RB - Tyias Browning (China)

LB - Cuco Martina (Curacao)

CB - Antolin Alcaraz (Paraguay)

CB - Eliaquim Mangala (France)

CM - Thomas Hitzlsperger (Germany)

AM - Davy Klaassen (Netherlands)

LW - Sandro Ramirez (Spain)

RW - Magaye Gueye (Senegal)

CF - Lacina Traore (Ivory Coast)

CF - Apostolos Vellios (Greece)

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28 minutes ago, StevO said:

Browning was born in Liverpool, but I’m sure you can have him as Chinese. Even though he played for England under 17, 19 and 21. 
His grandad is Chinese apparently, so go on. 😂

he moved to china and is a naturalized chinese citizen now.  he did this to try and get into that national team since he has no chance with england.

 

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201909/26/WS5d8bf943a310cf3e3556d7e8.html  

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10 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

 

i see your bet but i call, only been following everton for the last decade or so, my sample size is a lot smaller but i remembered some good ones, not an english player in my side too

 

GK - Jan Mucha (Slovakia)

RB - Tyias Browning (China)

LB - Cuco Martina (Curacao)

CB - Antolin Alcaraz (Paraguay)

CB - Eliaquim Mangala (France)

CM - Thomas Hitzlsperger (Germany)

AM - Davy Klaassen (Netherlands)

LW - Sandro Ramirez (Spain)

RW - Magaye Gueye (Senegal)

CF - Lacina Traore (Ivory Coast)

CF - Apostolos Vellios (Greece)

I didn’t mind Hitzlsperger! The bloke had an absolute hammer of a shot.

Swap him for Segundo Castillo for my team. We have had some absolute donkeys. 

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8 hours ago, markjazzbassist said:

he moved to china and is a naturalized chinese citizen now.  he did this to try and get into that national team since he has no chance with england.

 

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201909/26/WS5d8bf943a310cf3e3556d7e8.html  

Oh, I know this. Just letting you know there is an Englishman in your team. 

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16 minutes ago, Btay said:

We have had some absolute donkeys. 

yeah that was kinda my point.  i figured i haven't been following long enough to find the brett angels and the like, but when i went through year by year i realized the amount of shite players we've had.  lord, we have had a lot.  i could have had a whole team of shite strikers, straq, leandro rodriguez, kone, etc.  makes you grateful for some of the players we have now!

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Tried to make an XI for players that played for a different country than their birthplace but couldn't find a keeper and had to use a couple of midfielders for the final spots in defence and in goal. 

McCall

VDHauwe Duffy Browning Besic 

Bolasie McCarthy Hutchison Kilbane

Radzinski Anichebe

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