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Discussion in 'Italy' started by Cassano, Apr 18, 2006.
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Nice pick with Collovati to conclude the 6th round. We're
more than half-way through and now we can spend some
time analyzing the teams thus far.
Cassano - you don't mention this in the profile, but Fulvio
missed a penalty kick that sent Italy out of Euro '80 IIRC.
Not that he's unique there, Italian players have no great
record in penalty shoot-outs.
Bergomi and Collovati is a decent pairing, but you may be
a little weak in terms of full-backs and in filling out your MF
with some steel.
He did miss, but he didn't take one by choice. The final score was 9-8 (long shootout), and Collovati was forced to take the 9th shot, as the shootout rules state that every player must take a kick before the cycle starts again.
You can see the whole shoot-out recap here:
As I recall, Zoff was next in line if Collovati had made his!
Yeah, he was second to last and the goalkeepers were next. And if Zoff and the Czech keeper had scored, they would've had to start all over again!
Collovati is a great pick and his hair really stood out. He is a very underrated defender and he was brilliant at CB in the 1982 World Cup. Fulvio was just as vital in defence as Scirea, Cabrini and Gentile. He should have played at more major tornaments. A class act.
I never knew that De Sisti played for that many seasons with Roma. I've usually associated him with Fiorentina even though he didn't play there for his whole career. An important player form the WC 1970 side and Fiorentina's 1969 scudetto win.
Filling the midfield with steel will be hard but there are some full-backs from the 30s who should get drafted. I'll be surprised if they don't get drafted.
im sorry but i dont get it. we are not drafting to talk about our picks? is anyone not capable of picking a player and discuss at the same time?
I'm not really sure what Sempre has in mind. He didn't elaborate.
well shouldnt he elaborate for him to stop everything?
Well, we weren't able to finish the 6th round last week as
Easter was approaching. So, what I suggested then (and I
recall that everyone agreed to this) was that we use this
week for the 6th round and to discuss our teams so far. I
felt we could then get back on track next week with the
original schedule of 2 picks per week, Monday-Thursday.
However, I'm not married to this idea and if people have
other suggestions please make them. Whatever we do, we
should try to get back to our original schedule next Monday.
OK. So - here's a thought: would everyone be able to make
their 7th picks by Friday? If so, we could get back on track
Monday of next week with the original schedule. If that's not
possible I suggest we wait till then .... as I say, we need to
return to the original schedule, meaning we can't begin the
week in mid-round. Thoughts?
well the way i see it, if people cant keep the schedule this early then they certainly wont be able to when we get down to the more difficult picks in the later rounds. i say we keep picking. whoever cant keep the schedule should have their pick relegated til the end of the draft. everyone knew what they signed up for. if you dont have time to pick two players in four days then you shouldnt have signed up. the only good reason ive heard for a delay so far was dantes unfortunate situation.
me and berga could make all our picks in two hours if needed
If this is OK with the majority we'll finish the 7th round
this week and do 8 and 9 next week on the regular sched.
Can I hear some more opinions here?
I say we keep chugging along. As long as we get picks in, I don't think it matters that we follow a set schedule. We know the draft order (except for me ), so we can just follow along. I don't think we need to use that first schedule we came up with.
The schedule helps. Let's see if we can do the 7th round by
Friday, okay? Start us up, Cassano.
Ok, I have started up the 7th round. I Divini are up.
That's three central defenders by my count. Hmm. Interested
to see what you guys are up to ....
Actually, Cervato is an attacking left-back that can play center-back.
I Divini is ready with our seventh pick. I just will take a few minutes to prepare the profile that this player deserves. This pick, like the last one, was unanimous, and we're all very pleased with our team so far.
BTW, we didn't get any feedback on our last pick. I think De Sisti, paired with Monti, gives us a very strong midfield.
We always get the least amount of feeback on our picks, we're the sleepers of the tournament.
Well, Bettega is a nice option as a quick forward. I can see
him forming a nice trio with Totti and Vieri.
Me too... Muahahaha
Didn't even notice anyone got Cervato. I salute you guys. He's one I really hoped would be around later. BTW: I have always thought of him as a LB.
Bettega is selected. Finally! He was our best player at Argentina 78 and probably would have starred at Espana 82, therefore leaving out Rossi. Bettega is another true Juve legend and if it weren't fo the defensive nature of the Italian game in the 1970s, he could have reached Boniperti's record before ADP.
Totti, Bettega and Vieri. What a tridente! Totti and Vieri better not let Bettega do all the hard work if you know what I'm saying.
Cervato is a fine pick. One of the best players in the Serie A in the 1950s. He was part of one the strongest defences ever in Italy. He will give the attack some extra depth when necessary.
Here's a link to a Gianluca Vialli goal:
In the 1991-92 season for Sampdoria against Bari, a long range shot bounces off both posts. As the ball bounced off the second post, Vialli slides down to the ground rapidly, his body is parallel to the ground and Vialli headers the ball in. It was a bold dive.