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    Alan Rogers?
    Ian Moore?
    Gareth Taylor?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC
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    '95 United - '06 United;

    GK - Schmeichel

    LB - Irwin
    RB - Neville
    CB - Bruce
    CB - Stam

    RM - Beckham
    LM - Giggs
    DMC - Keane
    AMC - Scholes

    FW - van Nistelrooy
    FW - Cantona

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    Parker
    Pallister
    Yorke
    Sharpe

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    Is that Phil Neville at LB?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh
    Is that Phil Neville at LB?
    Nah, got RB and LB wrong way round. Irwin = LB, Gary Neville = RB.

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    i'd be tempted to have Rooney in a United side already..

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero
    I'd have Bergkamp in a dream team of mine tbh, somewhat shocked he never even made the bench, but fair play to ya.

    Also disappointed you left out Bould and Winterburn, thought any Gunner would put the ol' back four in there!!
    Couldn't leave Smudger out tho. Absolute legend &, as I said, hero of mine when I was at an impressionable age. Incidentally, how insane is it that an English striker who was the top scorer in the top flight in 1989 didn't go to the 1990 World Cup?!? He repeated the trick in 1991 to highten the mistake.

    WRT Bould & Nutty Nige, I love them both, but Keown & Fat Ken were just the better players in my humble estimation. Big Sol unlucky to miss out too really, but always had something of the hired hand about him rather than being an Arsenal man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aussie
    i'd be tempted to have Rooney in a United side already..
    No.

    He may have talent, but he's far from even being a United legend as yet, as Cantona and to a lesser extent RvN were.

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    Keeper - Tough one, we've had some decent keepers without one really standing out. I suppose the choice comes from Andy Goram, Andy Rhodes, Paul Gerrard and John Hallworth. Hallworth is discounted as i never liked him. Goram was an outstanding sportman (played cricket for Scotland and even took a wicket against Yorkshi*e) but his best years were after he left Oldham. Rhodes was about during our early glory years and was solid without being spectacular. Gerrard is a story of unfulfilled promise, he was one of if not my favourite player for a time and seemed destined for big things. Sadly that hasn't happened but his years at Oldham were top notch so he gets the nod.

    Back 4 - Earl Barrett, Paul Warhurst, Ian Marshall and Dennis Irwin. The likes of Andy Holden, Chris Makin, Gunnar Halle, Richard Graham unlucky to miss out but i always hated Andy Barlow. All 4 of my defence would later continue their careers with some success, Irwin admittedly at a lower level, whilst Barrett was unlucky with injuries. Marshall and Warhurst also offer versatility if we are chasing the game.

    Centre midfield - Neil Redfern, Nicky Henry. Redders was again one of my favourite players, frequently scored cracking goals and put away the penalty in 91 that sealed the championship. Henry was a terrific player and i'll always remember the cracker he scored against the Arse in the cup - was his first goal aswell. Mike Milligan, John Sheridan, Paul Bernard unlucky.

    Wingers - Tommy Wright, Neil Adams. Honorable mentions to Rick Holden and David Eyres. We always used to use our wingers heavily, i was brought up on Holden, Adams and Wright torturing full backs and whipping it in for Rog, Frankie and Stitch to finish. Eyresey brought some of that back to us. Never really liked Holden that mutch so thats why he misses out.

    Forwards - Andy Ritchie, ooh Roger Palmer. A certain mr Bunn would probably be there if it wasn't for the injury that messed up his career. Palmer and Ritchie are a worthy pairing in any case,.

    Royle to manage of course

    Gerrard
    Barrett
    Irwin
    Warhurst
    Marshall
    Henry
    Redfearn
    Adams
    Wright
    Palmer
    Ritchie

    Can't think of any that i've missed but there's probably a few who deserved a mention. The fact that none of them are from recent times indicates both our poor recent history and the constant moving of players these days.

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    For Mansfield town:

    Goalkeeper: It's really only between Ian Bowling and Kevin Pilkington. Bowling a legend from 95-00 and Pilkington took over him. Going for Bowling because Pilkington went and signed for Notts County.

    Defence: Warren Hackett, Ian Baraclough, Stuart Watkiss. Hackett was our first signing after i started supporting them and was pretty solid, Baraclough scored from 45 yards (only equalled by Greenacre) and Watkiss was the backbone of our 90s defence.

    Midfield: Liam Lawrence, Craig Disley, Lee Williamson, Wayne Corden, Steve Parkin. 3 of them came up through the youth team and made up a strong midfield that got us promoted. Lawrence went on to play for Sunderland in the Premiership. Corden was my favourite player when at Mansfield and i still maintain he'd have solved the late 90s Left Midfield problem for England. Parkin was a solid CM that went on to manage us for a period.

    Forwards: Between Lee Peacock, Chris Greenacre, Richard Barker and Stewart Hadley. Definitely having Greenacre in there, and i think Barker has done more for us now than Peacock did.

    GK - Bowling
    DC - Hackett
    DC - Watkiss
    DC - Baraclough
    DMC - Parkin
    ML - Corden
    MR - Lawrence
    MC - Williamson
    AMC - Disley
    FC - Greenacre
    FC - Barker

    Subs: (everyone old who had Prem experience)
    Bobby Mimms
    Scott Sellars
    Keith Curle
    Carlton Palmer
    Des Walker (Was going to play for us, but then got injured at the start of the season)

    EDIT: Forgot Luke Dimech, our Maltese international. Pretty good centre back who for was amazing at making bursting runs up the pitch somehow.
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    ah Carlton Palmer, now a international property persona

    "Call Me, whatever you're looking for.. Any Price, Any Place, anywhere"

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    Quote Originally Posted by superkingdave
    ah Carlton Palmer, now a international property persona

    "Call Me, whatever you're looking for.. Any Price, Any Place, anywhere"
    Hahaha, nice. He managed us at the start of last season and realised he was rubbish so resigned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matteh View Post
    For Mansfield town:


    Forwards: Between Lee Peacock, Chris Greenacre, Richard Barker and Stewart Hadley. Definitely having Greenacre in there, and i think Barker has done more for us now than Peacock did.

    GK - Bowling
    DC - Hackett
    DC - Watkiss
    DC - Baraclough
    DMC - Parkin
    ML - Corden
    MR - Lawrence
    MC - Williamson
    AMC - Disley
    FC - Greenacre
    FC - Barker
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    Always liked you Matteh. Sir Chris makes into two CW XIs, therefore prving himself to be better than Pele

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Alan Rogers?
    Ian Moore?
    Gareth Taylor?
    Alan Rogers - Fat sluggish thing who only scored when he crosse dthe abll

    Ian Moore - Didnt see enough of Ian More to get a proper Judgement of him

    Gareth Taylor - As the Capital one corner sang on Saturday "Gareth Taylor, What a wan..." you know where Im going with this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tomm NCCC View Post
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