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    Second Henry, just to annoy Scaly and the Irish. Oh and second Ball, because he's the only one I've been next to at a urinal.

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    Thanks chaps, spirit of the blitz and all that.

    We now have our runners, 68 in total; meaning 4 first round battles will have 3 contenders.

    Final list:

    Romania: Georgi Hagi

    Italy: Roberto Baggio, Salvatore Schillaci, Fabio Grosso, Paolo Rossi, Marco Tardelli, Paolo Maldini, Fabio Cannavaro

    (West) Germany: Franz Beckenbaur, Oliver Kahn, Gerd Muller, Jurgen Klinsmann, Lothar Matthaus, Miroslav Klose, Rudi Voller

    Australia: Lucas Neill, Tim Cahill, Mark Schwarzer

    The Netherlands: Dennis Bergkamp, Phillip Cocu, Johan Cryuff, Mark van Bommel, Johan Neeskens, Frank Rijkaard

    Cameroon: Roger Milla

    France: Zinedine Zidane, Just Fontaine, Michel Platini, Lilian Thuram, Thierry Henry

    Portugal: Eusebio

    Argentina: Diego Maradona, Gabriel Batistuta

    England: Gary Lineker, Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst, Jack Charlton, Bobby Charlton, John Barnes, Gordon Banks, Nobby Stiles, Paul Gascoigne, David Platt, Alf Ramsey, Alan Ball, Michael Owen

    Brazil: Cafu, Pele, Ronaldo, Romario, Roberto Carlos, Zico, Garrincha, Jairzinho, Carlos Alberto, Rivelino, Ronaldinho, Leonardo

    Paraguay: Jose Luis Chilavert

    Columbia: Andres Escobar, Carlos Valderrama

    Hungary: Ferenc Puskas*

    Republic of Ireland: John Aldridge

    Bulgaria: Hritso Stoichkov

    Croatia: Davor Suker

    Scotland: Archie Gemmill

    Poland: Zbigniew Boniek

    Peru: Teofilo Cubillas

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    Second Valderrama for the hair, Leonardo for the elbow, Owen for the goal and Cubillas for some diversity
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    Quote Originally Posted by marc71178 View Post
    Second Valderrama for the hair, Leonardo for the elbow, Owen for the goal and Cubillas for some diversity
    Unfortunately that'd now take us over; wanna pick your two favs?

    EDIT: Forget it; I'll just throw three into a few battles. Noms now closed with vic's post.

    Battles to follow shortly.
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    First Round

    32 ties to get through, so two per day. Negative votes are allowed for those of you of a malicious disposition. 24 hours (or thereabouts) per battle; ten vote lead mercy kill applies.

    Battle One



    Johan Cruyff (The Netherlands)
    World Cups: 1 (1974)
    World Cup Apperances: 7
    World Cup Goals: 3
    Best Performance: Runner-Up in 1974
    Noteable for: The Cruyff turn and being the epitome of that typically Dutch brand of total football that nearly went all the way


    v



    Geoff Hurst (England)
    World Cups: 2 (1966, 1970)
    Apps: 6
    Goals: 5
    Best: Winner in 1966
    Noteable for: Being the only man to score a hat-trick in a World Cup final & the only contender to have played first-class cricket


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    Michael Owen (England)
    World Cups: 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
    Apps: 10
    Goals: 4
    Best: Quarter-finalist in 2002 & 2006
    Noteable for: A magnificent solo goal versus Argentina as a fleet-footed child in 1998 and "earning" two penalties against the same oppo.


    Battle two



    Paolo Maldini (Italy)
    World Cups: 4 (1990, 1994, 1998, 2002)
    Apps: 23
    Goals: 0
    Best: Runner-Up in 1994
    Noteable for: Being an indefatigable presence in the Italian defence for several hundred years


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    Alf Ramsey (England)
    World Cups: 1 (1950)
    Apps: 3
    Goals: 0
    Best: First Round in 1950
    Noteable for: Being part of the England team to lose 1-0 to the USA & being the man who managed England to the title in 1966.


    V



    Zinedine Zidane (France)
    World Cups: 3 (1998, 2002, 2006)
    Apps: 12
    Goals: 5
    Best: Winner in 1998
    Noteable for: Returning from suspension to inspire France to a maiden title and that head-butt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grecian View Post
    Cruyff

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    ditto

    bit harsh to put Hurst up against Cruyff mind - John Cruff as Jack Charlton used to call him

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