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Best 23-man Squad for EPL 2012/2013

Best 23-man Squad for EPL 2012/2013

But do you beg to differ?

With the 21st season of the Barclays Premier League gone, away with the wind, and after 380 league matches decided, champions crowned, European football contenders separated from the pretenders, we thought it wise to name those stand-out performers that would make that all elusive though theoretical 23-man exclusive club!

It's all fancy stuff hence you're obviously welcome to agree or disagree.


Simon Mignolet (Sunderland andBelgium)
Petr Cech (Chelsea and Czech Rep.),
David de Gea (Champions and Spain).


Nastisic, Zabaleta (City);
Ivanovic, Luiz, Cole (Chelsea);
Meterzaker (Arsenal);
Rafael (Champions);
Vertonghen (Tottenham);


Yaya Toure(City);
Mata, Hazard (Chelsea);
Fellaini (Everton);
Bale (Tottenham);
Cazorla (Arsenal);
Carrick (Champions).


RVP (Champions);
Suarez (Liverpool);
Lukaku (Chelsea);

Favoured formation:



Who else? - SAF CBE retired.

Backroom staff (lol):



Eva Caneiro! *winks *winks


Field Marshal Roman Abramovich GCBE

Honorable mentions:

Williams, Michu (Swansea),
Dembele (Tottenham),
Tevez, Nasri, Hart (City),
Rooney (Champions),
Sessegnon (Sunderland),
Koscielny, Gibbs, Szczesny (Arsenal),
Lampard, Ramires (Chelsea).

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:HGH Magic
Date:Tuesday May 21 2013
Time: 4:32PM


Lol....i like the humour. lol Luke Shaw and That Aston Villa young right back should get shouts as well. THey really came out last season.
21/05/2013 16:41:00
Oh Roberto Martinez for backroom staff please.
21/05/2013 16:42:00
LMAO at the backroom staff and owner!! Good one HGH. The squad I guess covers almost everything!! I think you should have added Torres to backroom staff as well. Striker coach!!! LMAOOO
21/05/2013 16:49:00
You should make it even and have 2 players for each position. I disagree with most of the defence. (also a bit too biased). I'd have GK: Cech,Mignolet,De Gea ------- RB: zabaleta, azipilicueta----- CB: Koscielny, vertonghen, bassong, Ferdinand ----- LB: Baines, evra ---- CM/CDM: Toure, carrick, fellaini, lampard. ------ CAM/LW/RW: Mata, hazard, cazorla, bale, walcott, michu ------ ST: RVP, Suarez (4231)
21/05/2013 17:54:00
There's one name on the backroom staff list I wouldn't have within a million miles of any 'best of' list! See if you can guess which one (he'd ruin the team photo!!!)?!
21/05/2013 17:59:00
LOL @backroom staff
The Persian
21/05/2013 20:29:00
LMAO really hate Tubby ! Imagine if you had him tied on a chair... what would you do to him ?
The Persian
21/05/2013 20:37:00
LOL @Humza_ it's Fergie's team mate, he plays with 4 strikers. Evra and no Cole, the best left-back in the country? Oh well...
HGH Magic
21/05/2013 23:15:00
Besides, if u checked very well u'd see it's basically 2 per positions, like for like, like Yaya±Fellaini, Benteke±Lukaku, Mata±Carzola and so on!
HGH Magic
21/05/2013 23:21:00
@HGH its team of the season. Not the best player for each position, just whose been better season. Also you said 4231. Having 4 ST for one position? Fergie does it because he plays 2 upfront.
21/05/2013 23:22:00
Who on earth is Landruap?
21/05/2013 23:54:00
Yes, like u know, these things ain't cast on stone and as such Fergie likes tweaking them as any particular match demands - forget what Rafa seems to make u believe! We've all seen him play Rooney, Welbeck, Chicharito and RVP all at once, no? So what do u call that formation? @Humza?
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:13:00
And please don't tell me Bassong and Koscielny were at anytime ahead of Luiz let alone Nastasic THROUGHOUT the course of the season just because u don't want to make the team "a bit too biased" 'cos I ain't buying any of that! Koscielny was a worthy mention and that IMHO should be about it. Nastasic alongside Zabaleta were City's best defenders, no? Also, don't tell me u've forgotten how the much-maligned "Zorres" made a mess of him on our first meeting this season...and the other howlers! That Arsenal weren't leaking goals silly this season was mainly due to two of their defenders, viz: Gibbs and Mertazacker, trust me mate!
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:33:00
Yet to see anyone complaining about having Eva in that backroom staff though...*winks LOL...VC brothers!
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:38:00
Actually your right. Nastasic has been solid this year its a shame he's so underrated. Bassong has been a rock for norwich. Luiz has been good from January onwards and so has koscielny. But I'd put koscielny because Luiz played half his games at CDM. Mertesackers been average, he's made as many mistakes as koscielny. Like when he tried to play the offside trap by himself against spurs(LOL). Gibbs makes at least 1 error a game.
22/05/2013 00:43:00
Lmao @SpanishBlue, it ain't all about looks mate. The guy's got it; he humiliated the head coach/manager, ORN throughout the season, and so deserves his place. U know he actually looks like a certain Pepe Reina or Tim Howard brother? LOL
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:46:00
Also the only time they played all four at once was when they were desperate for a goal. That formation is called 'throw the kitchen sink'. Fergie played 3 of them a few times this season. That was in a 41212 formation and rooney played as a CAM.
22/05/2013 00:48:00
Ya bro, Gibbs...but on that same token, so does everybody else, no? Heck, even Lionel Messi!
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:54:00
Gibbs is also inconsistent and his defensive side is pretty *****.
22/05/2013 00:57:00
About Luiz as CDM, well it's called versatility!!! And I'm sure u'd rather have such a 'problem' as a manager instead of having the need to try such a novelty as experimenting with someone like, say, a Pepe at CDM, no? Lol
HGH Magic
22/05/2013 00:59:00
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