Best Combined XI

Monday, 05 March 2012

Squarefootball's Team of the Week and Weekend Wonders: Week 27

Well well well, its been another interesting weekend in the Barclays Premier League. Theres been excitement and controversy not just on the pitch, but also in the boardrooms and manager offices. And I am sure we will get to the big stories in the game later on. However, beyond the talking points, w...


Saturday, 21 January 2012

Premier League: Who would make up your ultimate 18-man squad?

We here at Squarefootball like to provoke debate and one question that has had us all thinking is one regarding an ultimate team. That is, who would make up the best possible 18-man squad? The rules are simple: our writers were tasked to create a squad of 18 players from the 20 sides in the Premier...


Tuesday, 06 December 2011

Squarefootball's team of the month: November

Arsenal, Spurs, Manchester City, Manchester United and Liverpool emerged from the month of November undefeated, but who has impressed Mitch Waddon enough to make it into his Team of the Month? Mitch reveals all. November has come and gone and with 2011 nearly past us the year has seen its fair shar...


Friday, 28 October 2011

Chelsea v Arsenal: Who would make an all-time combined starting XI?

Its the big one this weekend as Chelsea host Arsenal at the Bridge. So many great players have played in this fixture down the years that I thought I would ask writer Steve Coulter to try and pick his perfect starting XI of Chelsea and Arsenal of all time. With the likes of Peter Osgood, Ian Wright...


Saturday, 22 October 2011

Manchester United v City: Who would make the ultimate team?

Both sides of Manchester have recently united over their hate of Carlos Tevez and rejoiced in their joy at the return of the Stone Roses. Today though I’m going to see if they can sing from the same hymn sheet again as we try to assemble our ultimate starting XI from the two squads available. This ...


Friday, 30 September 2011

Spurs v Arsenal: Who would make it into the ultimate starting XI of today?

This Sunday afternoon north London will come to a standstill as Tottenham Hotspur lock horns with their fierce rivals Arsenal in a game that promises to produce 90 minutes of sheer entertainment. Both sides have top names in their ranks but who would feature in an ultimate Spurs-Arsenal starting XI...


Thursday, 29 September 2011

Spurs v Arsenal: Who would feature in an ultimate all-time north London starting XI?

This Sunday, north London rivals Spurs entertain Arsenal at White Hart Lane in which is sure to be the game of the weekend. The past few meetings between the two sides have been captivating affairs with plenty of goals, drama and excitement. With Arsenal suffering their worst start to a season in ye...


Sunday, 18 September 2011

How many Liverpool stars would get in Tottenham’s starting XI?

Spurs beat Liverpool to a Europa League place last season but this year the goal for both sides is to finish in the top four. They have both made indifferent starts to the campaign but this afternoon’s clash will go some way to determining their Champions League dreams. But, if you had the chance to...


Saturday, 17 September 2011

How many Chelsea players would get in the United starting XI?

It’s the biggest game of the weekend by far as the champions Manchester United host last season’s runners-up Chelsea in a match that will tell us so much about each side’s title ambitions. Sir Alex Ferguson has placed his faith in youth this season with Chris Smalling, Phil Jones and Tom Cleverley b...


Friday, 23 April 2010

Arsenal v Manchester City: Who’d make it in to the ultimate starting XI?

Arsene Wenger’s men blew their slim hopes of landing the Premier League title last Sunday with their awful late capitulation at Wigan Athletic but that doesn’t make this weekend’s clash with Manchester City any less significant – thanks in part to one man . . . Emmanuel Adebayor. It’s been seven l...


Tuesday, 13 April 2010

Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal: Who would feature in the ultimate team?

Clashes between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are always huge affairs but never has so much been riding on the outcome for both clubs than this Wednesday’s clash. Arsene Wenger is still in the hunt for his first Premier League title in six years while Spurs have a great chance of ending the season i...


Friday, 02 April 2010

Manchester United v Chelsea: Who would make it into the ultimate dream team?

The Premier League’s top two clubs will lock horns at Old Trafford on Saturday in arguably the biggest game of the season to date. In the red corner we have the hosts, leaders and current Premier Leaguechampions Manchester United. Sir Alex Ferguson’s men are currently in the driving seat at the top ...


Friday, 19 February 2010

Fulham v Birmingham City: Who’d make it into the ultimate starting XI?

Fulham and Birmingham City have been the surprise packages this season in the Premier League. Both sides were tipped to struggle to retain their Premier League status but here we are in the middle of February and both Roy Hodgson’s and Alex McLeish’s men are sitting pretty in the top half of the tab...


Sunday, 31 January 2010

Arsenal vs Manchester United: Today's ultimate team

Third plays second at the Emirates today and with Chelsea in good form will a loser here fall out of title contention? With so many injuries and suspensions to both Arsenal and Manchester United this could make this a game where a mistake gifts the game one way or the other. Still the best combine...


Friday, 08 January 2010

Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur: Who would make it into the ultimate starting XI?

Tottenham Hotspur stunned Liverpool on the opening day of the season by beating the title hopefuls at White Hart Lane. This weekend Rafa Benitez seeks revenge as the Reds aim to give their Champions League chances a massive shot in the arm. Harry Redknapp’s men are currently in the coveted Champion...


Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Aston Villa vs Liverpool: Today's Ultimate XI

The latest best combined team comes from the big match of the day between Aston Villa and Liverpool. But which players are the best in each position from the two sides? Goalkeeper With Brad Friedel looking more and more likely to be usurped by Brad Guzan soon, the goalkeeper slot is clearly going ...


Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Tottenham Hotspur v Manchester City: The ultimate starting XI

Both Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City have designs on breaking into the top four this season but results at the weekend didn’t exactly go for them. Spurs were surprise losers at home against lowly Wolverhampton Wanderers and City drew their eighth game of the season against relegation battlers ...


Saturday, 12 December 2009

Liverpool v Arsenal: The ultimate starting XI

When Liverpool met Arsenal in this fixture 20 years ago it was a title decider. This weekend some critics have labelled the game as meaningless. However, there has never been a meaningless game between these two sides and this is no different. Arsenal still have designs on a title challenge while Li...


Saturday, 05 December 2009

Manchester City vs Chelsea: The (almost) £250m combined XI

Manchester City and Chelsea are the two biggest spenders in the history of English football - when you compress the spending over the last few years; but what is the ultimate team that would have been most expensively assembled? I realise, before you ask, that Real Madrid are more expensively assem...


Friday, 27 November 2009

Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur –The ultimate starting XI

Fourth placed Tottenham Hotspur travel to fifth placed Aston Villa this weekend in one of the biggest games of the weekend. Spurs go into the game full of confidence following their sensational 9-1 win over Wigan Athletic while Villa will be looking to get their campaign back to winning ways after s...


Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Liverpool v Manchester City: Who’d make it in to the ultimate starting XI?

Manchester City travel to Anfield this Saturday in arguably the biggest game of the weekend by far. Both clubs have their hearts set on finishing in the top four but with Chelsea, Arsenal and Manchester United starting to create a gap at the top it looks like there will only be one spot up for grabs...


Friday, 30 October 2009

Arsenal: Could any Spurs player get a game for Arsenal?

Spurs striker Robbie Keane has thrown down the gauntlet to Arsenal ahead of this weekend’s crunch clash by stating that he believes his team-mates are as good, if not better, than their north London rivals. His sensational revelation, just days before the big game, could be a masterstroke in boostin...


Thursday, 22 October 2009

Hull City v Portsmouth: Who would make it into a combined starting XI?

Phil Brown’s Tigers entertain fellow strugglers Portsmouth this weekend in a game that some pundits are already describing as a six-pointer. Portsmouth have endured a nightmare start on and off the pitch while Hull City have suffered a terrible year full stop. Both teams sit in the bottom three an...


Tuesday, 13 October 2009

Blackburn Rovers v Burnley: Who’d make it into the ultimate starting 11?

This weekend sees the return of one of the most passionate derby games in the English game. Just 12 miles separate Burnley and Blackburn Rovers and to say there is a bit of needle between them is an understatement. This will be their first meeting in the top flight for 43 years and the atmosphere in...


Monday, 05 October 2009

Manchester City and Aston Villa - Who would get in a combined team tonight?

An excellent measure of the comparative strengths of two teams is who would be picked if the players from both teams were in one big squad. In my opinion Manchester City have the edge here with 7 players to Aston Villa's 4, made up from ... GOALKEEPER The choice of goalkeeper between Shay Given an...


Thursday, 01 October 2009

Chelsea v Liverpool: Who’d make it into the ultimate Blues and Reds side?

Chelsea v Liverpool is easily the biggest game of the weekend and both teams have something to prove. Chelsea were brought back down to earth with an almighty thud at the weekend following their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Wigan Athletic. Meanwhile, at the same time, Liverpool were giving Hull City a...


Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Manchester derby: Who’d make the ultimate United/City side?

Unbeaten Manchester City travel to Old Trafford this Sunday to take on the champions Manchester United in one of the season’s most eagerly anticipated games. Cityput four past Arsenal at the weekend and people are now sitting up and taking Mark Hughes’s men seriously, but Fergie will be keen to make...


Tuesday, 26 May 2009

A Combined Manchester United/Barcelona Eleven

Pick a team from the squads at Manchester United and Barcelona. Sounds like a reasonable exercise until you begin and then realise that you could pick two teams from these clubs and still have star-sudded line ups. Here is an eleven for what its worth but I dont expect anyone to agree with it (whic...


Saturday, 25 April 2009

Liverpool/Chelsea Combined Team- The Fans' View

Square Football ran an article last week about a combined Liverpool/Chelsea side as chosen by some of the writers on the site. It created more than a few responses from readers. On one level there seems to be a great deal of agreement about at least half of the spots in a combined side from these t...


Monday, 20 April 2009

Liverpool v Arsenal: Who’d make the ultimate starting XI?

Liverpool entertain Arsenal on Tuesday night in a match that will go a long way in determining the destination of this season’s Premier League title. Both teams are blessed with world class players, but just who would feature in your ultimate XI from the two clubs? Would you choose Adebayor or Van P...


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Who Gets Into A Combined Liverpool/Chelsea Team?

Liverpool and Chelsea have been drawn together in the Champions League for the past five seasons; combined with domestic meetings the pair must be sick of the sight of each other. It does provide more than useful information for the old game of trying to decide who would get into a combined team fr...


Friday, 13 March 2009

CIS Cup final special: Celtic V Rangers – Who'd make the ultimate Glasgow team?

Gordon Strachan’s Celtic take on Walter Smith’s Rangers on Sunday as the Glasgow giants fight it out for the first piece of silverware of the season. Rangers are the reigning CIS Cup holders and still have eyes on completing the treble, but standing in their way are the SPL leaders and city rivals C...



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