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    Going back a few years Sid Hobbins deserves a nomination, he who was responsible for the "Compton knee"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marcuss View Post
    Nominate

    Luis Suarez
    Pepe
    Rene Higuita (kidnapping drug addict)
    Diego Maradona
    Joey Barton
    Rio Ferdinand
    John Terry
    Marlon King
    Luke McCormick
    Ron Atkinson
    Luis Aragones
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    Martin Taylor
    Lee Bowyer
    Ben Thatcher
    Dan Smith
    Lee Cattermole
    Paolo Di Canio
    "...and anyone else who has ever tackled an Arsenal player".

    If I have any left I'll second Atkinson.
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Higuita did not actually do any kidnapping himself did he?

    Don't think I have any seconds left but Marlon King and Danny Guthrie are certainly worthy.


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    Second Ben Thatcher
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    Confirmed:

    1. John Terry
    2. Dennis Wise
    3. Luis Suarez
    4. Vinnie Jones
    5. Ashley Cole
    6. El-Hadji Diouf
    7. Marco Materazzi
    8. Joey Barton
    9. Toni Schumacher
    10. Craig Bellamy
    11. Mark Bosnich
    12. Roy Keane
    13. Pablo Di Canio
    14. Bruce Grobbelaar
    15. Diego Maradona
    16. Lee Hughes
    17. Stan Collymore
    18. Sam Allardyce
    19. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    20. Robin Friday
    21. Paul Gascoigne
    22. Uli Hoeneß
    23. Eric Cantona
    24. George Best
    25. Cristiano Ronaldo
    26. William Gallas
    27. John Fashanu
    28. Stan Collymore
    29. Mark Wright
    30. Mario Balotelli
    31. John Barnes
    32. Kieron Dyer
    33. Robbie Savage
    34. Ryan Shawcross
    35. Andy Townsend
    36. Rivaldo
    37. Lee Bowyer
    38. Ron Atkinson
    39. Pepe
    40. Franck Ribery
    41. Ben Thatcher
    42. Marlon King
    43. Lee Cattermole
    44. Danny Guthrie
    45. Dan Smith
    46. Thierry Henry (by battle-runner fiat)
    47.
    48.


    Need secondings:

    Sid Hobbins
    Adrian Mutu
    Alan Hansen
    Luke McCormick
    Luis Aragones
    Danny Guthrie
    Martin Taylor
    Glen Hoddle
    Sinisa Mihajlovic
    Micky Gooding
    Paolo Montero
    Bruno Fernandez
    Pele
    Romario
    Lee Trundle
    Jason McAteer
    Alan Stubbs
    John McGinlay
    Sean Thornton
    Norman Hunter
    Gerd Muller
    Artur Boruc
    Graeme Souness
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    I'll quite happily second Sinisa Mihajlovic
    Will also second Higuita for getting Colombia thrown out of the 1990 World Cup by faking an injury to get a match abandoned.
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    Norman Hunter needs to be in this so I'll second him

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    I'll second Fatty "Alleged Rapist" Trundle

    & nominate:

    Claudio "Not So" Gentile
    Andoni "The Butcher of Bilbao" Goikoetxea


    For the sterling work they did in kicking Maradona from pillar to post. Gentile's marking/hatchet job on Diego in the 1982 world cup clash was a masterclass in his own dark art and Goikoetxea famously had the boot that snapped the ankle ligaments of god cast in gold and mounted in a glass case.

    Loath as I am to stand up for the fat little cheat, when people mention Messi or Ronaldo in the same breath as him it should always be noted that the football they play is pretty much a non-contact sport whereas the climate of the 80s afforded centre-halves far more latitude in the methods they used to negate skillful players.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoyBrumby View Post
    I'll second Fatty "Alleged Rapist" Trundle

    & nominate:

    Claudio "Not So" Gentile
    Andoni "The Butcher of Bilbao" Goikoetxea


    For the sterling work they did in kicking Maradona from pillar to post. Gentile's marking/hatchet job on Diego in the 1982 world cup clash was a masterclass in his own dark art and Goikoetxea famously had the boot that snapped the ankle ligaments of god cast in gold and mounted in a glass case.

    Loath as I am to stand up for the fat little cheat, when people mention Messi or Ronaldo in the same breath as him it should always be noted that the football they play is pretty much a non-contact sport whereas the climate of the 80s afforded centre-halves far more latitude in the methods they used to negate skillful players.
    I wondered about Claudio ("no signor, it is not ballet school") Gentile earlier in the thread, but I actually have something of a soft spot for the Italians of that era.
    Goikoetxea is something else though. A class 'A' thug of the first order.

    From another era, Alan Hardacre might be worth a mention for his overt racism ("wops and dagos") and his blatant insularity that went a long way to holding back the English game for years.


    And if there's a team award, there's the Estudiantes side from the late 1960s who dragged the game somewhere below the gutter in their World Club Championship matches against Celtic and Man Utd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GingerFurball View Post
    Will also second Higuita for getting Colombia thrown out of the 1990 World Cup by faking an injury to get a match abandoned.
    That was Chile wasn't it?

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    The Final Cut:

    1. John Terry
    2. Dennis Wise
    3. Luis Suarez
    4. Vinnie Jones
    5. Ashley Cole
    6. El-Hadji Diouf
    7. Marco Materazzi
    8. Joey Barton
    9. Toni Schumacher
    10. Craig Bellamy
    11. Mark Bosnich
    12. Roy Keane
    13. Pablo Di Canio
    14. Bruce Grobbelaar
    15. Diego Maradona
    16. Lee Hughes
    17. Stan Collymore
    18. Sam Allardyce
    19. Zlatan Ibrahimovic
    20. Robin Friday
    21. Paul Gascoigne
    22. Uli Hoeneß
    23. Eric Cantona
    24. George Best
    25. Cristiano Ronaldo
    26. William Gallas
    27. John Fashanu
    28. Stan Collymore
    29. Mark Wright
    30. Mario Balotelli
    31. John Barnes
    32. Kieron Dyer
    33. Robbie Savage
    34. Ryan Shawcross
    35. Andy Townsend
    36. Rivaldo
    37. Lee Bowyer
    38. Ron Atkinson
    39. Pepe
    40. Franck Ribery
    41. Ben Thatcher
    42. Marlon King
    43. Lee Cattermole
    44. Danny Guthrie
    45. Dan Smith
    46. Thierry Henry (by battle-runner fiat)
    47. Rene Higuita
    48. Norman Hunter

    First battle coming at whatever time.

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    Best XI from that line up?

    Simple 4 - 4 - 2, Best and Ronaldo on the wings.

    1. Toni Schumacher
    2. ?
    3. Ashley Cole
    4. John Terry
    5. Norman Hunter
    6. Roy Keane
    7. Georgie Best
    8. Paul Gascoigne
    9. Eric Cantona
    10. Diego Maradona
    11. Cristiano Ronaldo

    Doesn't look like there's a right back in there, so maybe go for the 3 - 5 - 2, play Mark Wright instead of Ashley Cole and Rivaldo playing as third CM?
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    Round 1, Battle 1:


    Ashley Cole (Chelsea, England)



    Crimes:

    - Defender of John Terry over the racism brouhaha
    - Used the 'Princess Diana defence' after being caught doing 104mph in a 50 zone
    - Left 'trembling with anger' after Arsenal only offered him 55,000 quid per week
    - Shot a sports science student with an air rifle from point-blank range
    - Cheated on his wife, Cheryl, with three women
    - After she stuck by him, cheated on her with another four
    - Caught smoking after explicitly promising Jose Mourinho not to

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    Ryan Shawcross (Stoke City, Wales/England)



    Crimes:

    - This tackle on Aaron Ramsey:



    - Refusing to play for Wales in a bid to crack some legs with England, despite living there all his life
    - Throwing hands with Robbie Van Persie in the tunnel

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    Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris St-Germain, Sweden)



    Crimes:

    - Money-chasing turncoat
    - Broke own rib while practising taekwondo moves on an unimpressed teammate
    - Written up for head-stamping at least twice
    - Had his own name trademarked
    - Ruthlessly undermined, threatened and publicly dissed Pep Guardiola while at Barcelona

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