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Mid-Season EPL First Choice DM
Yaya Toure, Manchester City
11%
 11%  [ 3 ]
Gareth Barry, Manchester City
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Scott Parker, Tottenham Hotspur
23%
 23%  [ 6 ]
Alex Song, Arsenal
7%
 7%  [ 2 ]
Phil Jones, Manchester United
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Lucas Leiva, Liverpool
46%
 46%  [ 12 ]
Oriol Romeu, Chelsea
3%
 3%  [ 1 ]
Jack Rodwell, Everton
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Other (Please specify)
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 26

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:44 pm    Post subject: EPL: Mid-season First XI (Defensive Midfield) Reply with quote

I need suggestions for how to do the rest of the team. Kempus suggested position by position, however due to the various formations played 4-4-2, 4-4-3, 4-2-3-1 etc. a lot of players qualify for multiple positions so it becomes a bit of a headache, not to mention in some formations wingers are considered midfielders... Any suggestions welcome or I will just select the other 2 spots based on a single position: Midfielder #2 & #3.

Team so far:

GK: Michael Vorm, Swansea City AFC

LB: Josť Enrique, Liverpool FC
CB: Ledley King, Tottenham Hotspur
CB: Vincent Kompay, Manchester City
RB: Micah Richards, Manchester City

DM:
MF:
MF:

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- This is based on THIS SEASON ONLY August through December English Premier League matches. Not Champions, Europa League, Carling Cup etc. So use your head.. don't just vote for the names you recognize (if that's the case just don't vote)

- Must have played in a minimum of 10 EPL games (That will be apparent in the selections) However, OTHER will be an option, so write the name in if you chose other.

-Current injured players are eligible as long as they've played in 10 games regardless of how long they're ruled out.


Yaya Toure*, Manchester City


Gareth Barry, Manchester City


Phil Jones*, Manchester United


Scot Parker, Tottenham Hotspur


Alex Song, Arsenal


Lucas Leiva, Liverpool



Oriol Romeu, Chelsea


Jack Rodwell, Everton


(* denotes player qualifies for multiple positions)
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This year Lucas has been absolutely phenomenal, and just remember he had to suffer playing alongside Charlie Adam making him effectively the only CM in our 4-4-2.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This one is tough one. Yaya does so much, but off this season alone Barry has been the better DM.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There's a lot of quality DM's in the league this season. I'll have to go with Lucas, he was absolutely outstanding.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scott Parker for me
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted for Lucas. If I can find the graphic I'll post it, but statistically, Song and Yaya have been the best in attack -- providing more goals, assists and successful through-balls, but they transition with other deep-lying mid's.

Defensively, Lucas and Parker have been the best, in terms of successful tackles, interceptions and clearances.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voted Lucas, Yaya Parker and Song deserve consideration as well. Next year, Romeu will be up there.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Parker. I assume Tiote will be in the midfielder vote then?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yankee0724 wrote:
Parker. I assume Tiote will be in the midfielder vote then?


He hasn't been that good this year.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yankee0724 wrote:
Parker. I assume Tiote will be in the midfielder vote then?


Forgot about him.. kinda rushed this as I was working on my playoff fantasy cheat sheet for an in-person draft tonight. If you want to write Tiote in, you can, but he'll also be on another poll, yes.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We saw how much Lucas means to the team the past few weeks.
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My vote would be for Parker whether Tiote was there or not. I just expected to see him here is all.

In terms of being a defensive mid, I'd easily take Parker over anybody this season. Lucas would definitely be in this team as a CM for me though.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why does Lucas have twice the number of votes that Parker does? Man, you guys make some ridiculously perplexing decisons in here.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kempus wrote:
Why does Lucas have twice the number of votes that Parker does? Man, you guys make some ridiculously perplexing decisons in here.


Because we aren't voting for Spurs players? If this was your team it'd just be all Spurs players.
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Parker should be the DM and Lucas should get one of the CM spots. Makes more sense.
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