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Best XI Outside The Top 6

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  1. Saintmagic

    Saintmagic Well-Known Member

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    Yes not exactly Saints related but I saw this on another forum and thought some of the answers were pretty interesting. So if you could pick a team from anyone outside the top 6 (Man City, Man Utd, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Arsenal) what would it be?

    As I have far too much time on my hands I have looked through the thread on the other forum and this is what the most popular XI is from there:

    GK: Butland
    RB : Cedric
    CB: Mee
    CB: VVD
    LB: Bertrand
    RM: Mahrez
    CM: Cork
    CM: Gueye
    LM Zaha
    AM: Richarlison
    ST: Vardy

    Not the most balanced of teams but I just went for the most popular answer in their respective postions, got me thinking, what would yours be? And even with a "best of the rest" team I don't think it would be able to compete with the top teams, I'd be very confident that all of the top 6 would beat that team more times than not.
     
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  2. SaintsForTheWin

    SaintsForTheWin Any holes a goal

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    I would have most CM over Cork. (Romeu, Lemina, Morgan, Fletcher, Hendricks, Cabaye, Allen) just to name a few.

    And Shaqiri would be challenging those 3 for an attacking role.
     
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  3. Saintmagic

    Saintmagic Well-Known Member

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    Out of the ones you listed only Lemina and Romeu got any votes. Shaqiri got a few but not enough compared to the others, personally I think that team is pretty spot on attacking wise.
     
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  4. hotbovril

    hotbovril Well-Known Member

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    People probably haven't seen enough of Lemina yet whereas Cork has been consistently very good for years now. I think Doucoré is worthy of a mention though. He's been quite superb this year. I wonder how this would have looked a couple of years ago. I bet the team strip would have been red and white stripes....

    Edit: although we were top six a couple of years ago of course!
     
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  5. OddRiverOakWizards

    OddRiverOakWizards Well-Known Member

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    I guess you get into the debate of best players based on form or potential e.g. look at Sigurdsson and Gueye.

    Pickford
    Soares van Dijk Ake Bertrand
    Lemina Gudmundsson
    Mahrez Sigurdsson Lanzini
    Vardy

    Subs: Heaton, Sahko, Gueye, Cleverley, Mooy, Richarlison and Zaha
     
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  6. Le Tissier's Laces

    Le Tissier's Laces Well-Known Member

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    I love the idea of this thread, but I hate the way looking at it makes me realise how much we’ve underperformed this season!
     
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  7. benditlikeabanana

    benditlikeabanana Well-Known Member

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    not really, our defence and midfield have been pretty good and we would have players in that team, our attack has been **** which has been our problem for a year now, so its a fair reflection
     
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  8. st_brendy

    st_brendy Well-Known Member
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    I'd suggest it's a mixture of under-performance, and a glorious opportunity horrendously missed by the board. The building blocks are in place, if only we had just made those two, are maybe three, key offensive additions.

    A Saints back half and a Leicester front half.
     
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  9. Paddy Podped

    Paddy Podped Well-Known Member

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    Interested if Rooney got many votes?
     
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  10. Saintmagic

    Saintmagic Well-Known Member

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    A couple, but was about 10th most popular
     
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  11. Clem Fandango

    Clem Fandango Well-Known Member

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    Compared to Leicester tho...
     
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