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Title: Most entertaining team?
Post by: summerof69 on Saturday 2 March 2019, 12:52:12 pm
So personally, I consider KK’s entertainers the most entertaining team of all time. Obviously there have been better teams, with better players, that have scored more goals. However I still hold a candle for kks side.

Anyway I was wondering if as a forum we can come to an agreement on the most watchable team of all time. With the thought being after a few pages of suggestions we get a poll going?
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Post by: Tribesman on Saturday 2 March 2019, 12:59:31 pm
I liked Arsenal under Wenger when they had Henry and Bergkamp up front.
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Infinitely Content on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:12:54 pm
Newcastled United - Sunday 25th March 2012  ;)
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:19:48 pm
Couldn't possibly guess for all time but I think when Klopp's Dortmund started winning titles and his manic counter pressing was still kind of new. I know it wasn't and was plenty of precedents but it was refreshing after everyone was just trying to calmly keep the ball like Guardiola's Barca did . Obviously now we're so used to everyone doing it it's kinda got a little dull (I also realise i mainly watched them in europe, not really full Bundesliga matches)
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Post by: thomas on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:27:15 pm
I liked Arsenal under Wenger when they had Henry and Bergkamp up front.
Not sure if nostalgia but I remember that era of Arsenal having the quickest counter attacking transition; it was like the whole team instantly uncompressed upfield at once.

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Post by: St1pe on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:28:02 pm
Might be a bit contentious but Man U had a couple of seasons where they were incredible to watch as well as being able to grind the wins out. It was somewhere around the Rooney, Ronaldo, Berbatov era.
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Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:30:25 pm
The most impressive counter attacking team i've ever seen was Mourinho's Real Madrid (at their best) Now obviously not entertaining so shouldn't be here but they were ridiculous making corners won against them into almost more dangerous for the opposition than for themselves
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Post by: Tribesman on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:32:50 pm
Might be a bit contentious but Man U had a couple of seasons where they were incredible to watch as well as being able to grind the wins out. It was somewhere around the Rooney, Ronaldo, Berbatov era.

It was around the same era, but I loved this goal from Man United against Arsenal in the Champions League semi finals a few years ago.

https://youtu.be/wVE0wFu6Ntg
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Post by: Ian W on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:37:08 pm
For me Pep’s Barcelona.
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:40:42 pm
Might be a bit contentious but Man U had a couple of seasons where they were incredible to watch as well as being able to grind the wins out. It was somewhere around the Rooney, Ronaldo, Berbatov era.

It was around the same era, but I loved this goal from Man United against Arsenal in the Champions League semi finals a few years ago.

https://youtu.be/wVE0wFu6Ntg

He started off the move brilliantly with a backheel too but it still irritates me Ronaldo running off to make it all about him, not you know thanking Rooney for the perfect assist that gave him an open goal (edit: on rewatching still had to beat teh keeper I suppose)
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Post by: Tiresias on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:44:20 pm
That era man u were very good to watch to be honest, never seemed to have to labour to score goals and seemed insulated from all tactical trends. I do wonder though if at that point half the teams in the league just rolled over for them cos the manager wanted a nice chat with fergie over some wine after
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Post by: triggs on Saturday 2 March 2019, 01:52:36 pm
There will be no agreement as its so subjective but remember just being amazed the first few times I watched Klopp’s Dortmund particularly that semi final against Real
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Post by: LionOfGosforth on Saturday 2 March 2019, 02:33:03 pm
In a totally different era, Liverpool had a fair few teams in the 80s that were unbelievable to watch and stand out to me as it was when I first started watching the game. Particularly in that era of muddy, heavy pitches and predominantly long-ball, they had some brilliant teams around 78-84. Best I saw though was probably 87/88, slightly biased as Beardsley was a big part of that team. Watched them first-hand beat the toon 4-1 at St James and 4-0 at Anfield. Think they only lost 2 games that season.
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Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Saturday 2 March 2019, 03:11:48 pm
2 of Arsenal’s sides stick out for me.  The one that won the double in ‘98 with Anelka, Petit and Overmars.  Then the one a few years later with Pires, Henry, Ljungberg etc.  Both class to watch and very physical sides aswell.  As much as i like tippy-tappy football i like see teams being able to fight aswell.
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Post by: Beren on Saturday 2 March 2019, 03:15:02 pm
Three Rs Brazil was great fun.
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Away Day Gadgie on Saturday 2 March 2019, 04:03:27 pm
Three Rs Brazil was great fun.

Good shout!  They also had a centre back that used to charge forward at every opportunity, Lucio?
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Post by: The College Dropout on Saturday 2 March 2019, 06:52:15 pm
Arsenal Gilberto and Vieira era. Pace, power and technique all over.

Man United. Tevez, Rooney and Ronaldo era.

Barcelona Ronaldinho, Deco, Eto'o era.

Barcelona Messi, Villa era.

Real Madrid that 1 season they didn't win anything but often played a midfield 3 of Kroos, Modric and James. BBC up top. Fun as owt.

Liverpool Suarez, Coutinho and Sturridge season. Those last 20 games they were absolutely tremendous.
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Post by: firetotheworks on Saturday 2 March 2019, 06:54:23 pm
Pep era Barcelona and it's not even close.
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Post by: Astroblack on Saturday 2 March 2019, 07:07:03 pm
Liked Chelsea under Ancelotti. That season they had Drogba, Malouda and Anelka up front was pretty fun to watch.
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Post by: triggs on Saturday 2 March 2019, 07:35:25 pm
Arsenal under Wenger were a great watch throughout really, whether they were doing well or not
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: loki679 on Sunday 3 March 2019, 03:10:19 am
1. Keegan's NUFC
2. Pep's Barca, the side that demolished Real 5-0 were simply amazing in that game.
3. 2017/18 Sunderland (Howay, they were good entertainment :lol: )
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Post by: TRC on Tuesday 5 March 2019, 01:40:40 pm
Ronaldinho's Barca were must watch TV at the time.
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Post by: Raconteur on Tuesday 5 March 2019, 01:45:34 pm
Ronaldinho's Barca were must watch TV at the time.

Was reading that Ronaldinho scored two in a 3-0 win at the Bernabeu on the same day Messi made his first league start. Amazing to think there was a time Messi wasn't the GOAT. But yeah, the Dinho
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Post by: Papavasiliou on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 10:29:01 am
The Proper Galácticos were up there for me.

Figo, Zidane and Ronaldo were 3 of the best and most entertaining players going, all on the same team.

Roberto Carlos was hammering every free kick into orbit 99 times out of 100 but then that 1 was always amazing.

That Spanish core of Raul, Casilas, Salgado, Hierro, Helguera, Morientes and even Guti were all solid.

Makalele in the middle breaking up everything.


I will never understand how Geremi got games for them though.
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Post by: Boo Boy on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 10:42:21 am
Brazil '70 were a team of total footballers. The best of all time.
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Post by: Stal on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 11:39:26 am
Not sure if it's my most entertaining, but Newcastle during Keegan aside I rather enjoyed Ossie's Spurs side. With his 2-1-7 formation he appeared to have this idea that it didn't matter if the opposition scored as long as you scored more. I know it didn't last long but it was curiously entertaining.
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Post by: Incognito on Wednesday 6 March 2019, 01:20:23 pm
Pleats Tottenham side 86-87
Liverpool side of 87-88.
Fulham side of 75-76 with George Best and Rodney Marsh.
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Astroblack on Thursday 7 March 2019, 04:41:06 am
Really liked the 09-10 Man Utd team. Rooney at the peak of his powers and Valencia supplying him some of the hardest struck crosses you’ll ever see. Absolutely loved when they smashed AC Milan 4-0 at Old Trafford. Park Ji Sung shackelling Pirlo who was p*ssed off with Ferguson for doing so. Park even scored in that game. Nani, Fletcher, Carrick were great that season.

Bielsa’s Athletico played some sintillating football. Absolutely wiped the floor with Man Utd. I always want the English sides to do well but I couldn’t help but applaude that side.

Martin O Neil’s Villa side with Young, Agbonlahor, Milner and Petrov were a great team who didn’t care who they were playing, they’d press from the start and never stop running. One of my favorite ever games was a 4-4 with Chelsea. Shaun Maloney was hella underrated in that side and should have stayed longer. Dude is so weird. Didn’t celebrate any goals. They were the team that forced Mourinho to quit at Chelsea. Their downfall was prioritising top four over the Europa League. Genuinly think they had a chance to win it.

Fulham’s 2010 Europa League team was entertaining as all hell. Zamora, Dempsey, Davies, freaking Zoltan Gera.

Wigan under Martinez were entertaining to watch, too. Swear Emerson Boyce was a really good ball playing defender. They could go toe to toe with anyone. They’d could get spanked but they could also pull off huge upsets.

The Chile national team of the last six years or so is one of the best national teams I’ve ever seen. Super collective. They really deserved to win the Confederations Cup. That would have been the icing on the cake.
Title: Re: Most entertaining team?
Post by: Shay's Given Tim Flowers on Thursday 7 March 2019, 09:52:12 am
2009 Shakhar UEFA Cup Winners were good. Brazillian front 5.