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    Battle of the EPL Stars

    With the recent surge of Battle threads, I was having a look around and was rather surprised to see that there has never been a battle of Premier League stars (not including a short-lived "Battle of the Footballers" back in '06 that never made it past Battle 12). Seeing as the EPL is obviously the most followed of the top leagues on this forum, I figured it would be best if we based the battle on players who have played the a significant part of their career (or have made an undeniable impact) in the English Premier League.

    I was kinda hoping though that one of the more knowledgable Football posters would be willing to run it though? (Looking at you, Brumby ). My original thought was if we could get 96 players from either the last 10 seasons (97/98 - 07/08) of the history of the Premier League? I thought if we stuck to the 5 nominations, 10 seconds, and each player must be seconded twice?

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    Yeah, I'd be game if there's enough interest. If memory serves tho Sir Barnard of Rubble ran a battle of the footballers which kinda fizzled.
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    Yeah, that was the one I mentioned, was 2 years ago though, so I figured it was worth another try


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    Fair play. I'd vote to have it since the beginning of the Prem as it was only 92/93. Might also be worth having some sort of ban on nominating players who played for your team too, or else we could end up with a comp fulla ManUre players.

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    I'll set the ball rolling then.

    Nominate:

    Alan Shearer (Blackburn/Newcastle)
    Roy Keane (Nottingham Forest/Man Utd)
    Ryan Giggs (Man Utd)
    Eric Cantona (Leeds/Man Utd)

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    Nominate:
    Dennis Bergkamp (Arsenal)
    Jay Jay Okocha (Bolton Wanderers)

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    Mark Bosnich (Villa, ManU, Chelsea)
    Mark Schwarzer (Middlesborough, Fulham)
    Peter Schmeichel(?) (ManU, ?)
    Harry Kewell (Leeds, Liverpool) Galatasaray
    Wayne Ronney (Everton, ManU)

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    Cantona
    Giggs
    Shearer
    Parmi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    Nominate:

    Mark Bosnich (Villa, ManU, Chelsea)
    Mark Schwarzer (Middlesborough, Fulham)
    Peter Schmeichel(?) (ManU, ?)
    Harry Kewell (Leeds, Liverpool) Galatasaray
    Wayne Ronney (Everton, ManU)

    Second:
    Cantona
    Giggs
    Shearer
    Who'd you support in the Prem, ripper, just for the record?

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    nobody with any passion really,

    supported ManU as a teenager but meh, sorta Middlesborough cuz o Schwarzer, also bit of West Ham cuz of Neil.

    As you can see i take my EPL very seriously

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    Quote Originally Posted by ripper868 View Post
    nobody with any passion really,

    supported ManU as a teenager but meh, sorta Middlesborough cuz o Schwarzer, also bit of West Ham cuz of Neil.

    As you can see i take my EPL very seriously
    Ha, fair enough. "Australia" then, basically?

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    Nominate: Emile Heskey.

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    Nominate:

    Paolo Di Canio
    Matt Le Tessier
    Julius Agahowa
    Isaac Okoronkwo
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    Everyone obviously playing for 2nd behind Shearer.

    But Nominate
    Zola (Chelsea)
    Andy Cole (take a pick)
    Adams (Arsenal)

    Second
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