SPFL/Scottish Draft - Under 23 Formations and Votes

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  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    edited September 2017

    Stand out players...

    Joshua Kimmich - The successor to Philipp Lahm. He's extremely versatile, able to play at CDM or CB as well as his more natural RB position. Already a regular for Germany and a huge player for Bayern.

    Naby Keita - He's proving to be one of the finest midfielders in football. 8 league goals last season for Leipzig in their breakout season, and just scored a worldie at the weekend as well. Joining Liverpool next summer.

    Franck Kessie - Recently signed by AC Milan. He was one of the standout players in Serie A last season, taking Atalanta to a Europe League spot. Box to box powerhouse.

    Kylian Mbappe - The next Thierry Henry? Easy comparison made by just about everybody...but with good reason.
  • xGeorgeSmithx
    5631 posts Big Money Move
    edited September 2017
    Formation - (4 - 3 - 3)

    Starting XI:

    Team Sheet:
    GK - Andre Onana

    RB - Rick Karsdorp
    CB - Marquinhos
    CB - Victor Lindelof
    LB - Theo Hernandez

    CM - Corentin Tolisso
    CM - Piotr Zielinski
    CM - Saúl Ñíguez

    RW - Ousmane Dembele
    ST - Sebastian Driussi
    LW - Federico Bernardeschi

    Write Up:
    Goalkeeper -
    Andre Onana:
    Ajax #1, He played a vital role in Ajax reaching the Europa League final last season. He is a fantastic shot stopper and has made 35 appearances for Ajax at the age of 21.

    Defenders -
    Rick Karsdorp:
    Karsdorp was a main stay in the Feyenoord side that won the league for the first time in 18 years. He is everything you want in a modern day right back with his attacking and defending ability's. He has also recently joined Italian side Roma.

    Marquinhos is a fully established member of the PSG defence. He has won a number of Titles and Cups already in his short career.

    Victor Lindelof:
    Lindelof had a fantastic season with Benfica last season winning the league and been a stand out performer in their side. He also joined English giants Manchester United in the summer.

    Theo Hernandez:
    Hernandez was out on loan at Alaves in Spain from Atletico Madrid, he had a outstanding season playing 32 times. Hernandez join city rivals Real Madrid in the summer and made his debut at the weekend.

    Midfielders -
    Corentin Tolisso:
    Tolisso is arguably the best midfielder in the world at 23 years old and younger. Tolisso is a powerhouse of a midfielder who can pass, shoot and defend basically he can do it all. He join German side Bayern Munich in the summer.

    Piotr Zielinski:
    Zielinski has made 39 appearances for his club side Napoli since joining in 2016, he has also scored 7 times. He has also played for hos country 25 times scoring 3 times. He is a key part to the free flowing Napoli side.

    Saúl Ñíguez:
    Saul is a key part of Atletico Madrids midfield, he is a future captain of the club in the making.

    Forwards -
    Ousmane Dembele:
    Dembele, do i really have to say anything about this man? He has just signed for Barcelona as Neymars replacement.

    Sebastian Driussi:
    Driussi has recently signed for Russian side Zenit after a fantastic season back in his homeland with River Plate scoring 17 times in 29 games in the league.

    Federico Bernardeschi:
    Bernardeschi had an outstanding season with Fiorentina playing 32 games in the league and scoring 11 times. He also earned a move to Juventus in this summers transfer window.

    Total Transfer Fees: £293,460,000

    (This excludes Saúl as he came through the Atletico Madrid youth acadamy)
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  • Bhoy
    1838 posts Play-Off Hero
    edited September 2017

    Used generations because i'm an absolute madman.

    GK: Stefanos Kapino

    This guy is only 23, is the starting keeper for Olympiakos and has 9 caps for his country. For a goalkeeper that is very impressive at such a young age. He has also had spells in the Bundesliga with Mainz and back in Greece with Panathanaikos.

    RB: Calum Chambers

    Arsenal paid 16 million for him at the age of 19. That was pure mental money back in the good old days of 2014. Has 82 Premier League appearances to his name at 22 and 3 England caps. Not bad eh?

    CB: Niklas Süle

    The first proper big hitter of the team, Niklas sule is already a world class centre back at the age of 22.
    He got his move to Bayern Munich during the summer and is now their first choice centre half alongside Hummels. Has also broke through at international level and was part of the Germany team that won the 2017 confederations cup.

    CB: Daniele Rugani

    Part of the Juventus starting 11 these days after the move of Bonucci, Daniele Rugani is a future Italy captain in the making. He's already a double Serie A winner and Italy international at 23.

    LB: Terence Kongolo

    Another defender thats already been capped by one of the big nations in Europe. Kongolo was a starter for Feyenoord as early as 2013. He finally got his reward this year as he helped propel them towards an Eredivisie title and himself a move to Monaco.

    CM: Riechedly Bazoer

    Only 20 and already been capped 6 times by Holland and starting for a good Bundesliga side. What's not to like?

    CM: Mahmoud Dahoud

    The only uncapped player in the team. However, what he lacks in caps he makes up for in talent. Liverpool were chasing this wee German genius for a long time but it was Dortmund who eventually signed him. He's destined for the very top and will get his Germany debut very soon.

    CAM: Denis Suarez

    A wee magician to start all my teams attacks. Denis Suarez has so much natural talent. A superstar at Villarreal and a future superstar at Barca. He's already played for Spain.

    LW: Kingsley Coman

    The first of the big three. Has already played for PSG, Juventus and Bayern at 21 and in both a European Championship final and Champions League final. Already a top class player he can only get better.

    Here's his honours

    Paris Saint-Germain

    Ligue 1: 2012–13, 2013–14
    Trophée des champions: 2013


    Serie A: 2014–15
    Coppa Italia: 2014–15
    Supercoppa Italiana: 2015
    UEFA Champions League: Runner-up 2014–15

    Bayern Munich

    Bundesliga: 2015–16, 2016–17
    DFB-Pokal: 2015–16
    DFL-Supercup: 2016, 2017


    UEFA European Championship: Runner-up 2016

    ST: Gabriel Jesus

    Some people say Mbappe is the best up and coming striker but this boy is just as good.10 goals in 14 Premier League games is already unbelievable and 5 in 9 for Brazil too. He's only just turned 20 by the way. Madness.

    RW: Raheem Sterling

    Everyone knows him. It mental he's still only 22. 150 premier league appearances and 34 international caps must make him one of the most experienced 22 year olds ever. He can play a bit too as we all found out when he set up Harry Kanes goal at Hampden to crush our whole nation into a depression. Sorry for bringing it up, I'm still sad too.
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  • jamle1874
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  • Hibee
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  • zl Gshock
    2434 posts Fans' Favourite
    Upfront we have Dybala running things in the dropped forward position, he'll spray passes out wide to Draxler and Bernardo Silva, two very technical wingers who'll get in behind to finish chances and occasionally bang long shots.

    Rolls-Royce of a midfield, good luck even getting through to penetrate the defence. Fabinho will smoke cigars whilst Ntcham is ploughing through opponents. Bentaleb's more defensive minded by trade so he'll be picking up the scraps and converting defence into attack, Ntcham will play in the slightly more advanced position of the two, helping to split defences open. The boy is probably our best midfielder by the way, great talent.

    Both full backs are equally adept at attacking as defending, luckily two excellent centre halves are there to cover when they are.

    In goals I have Strakosha, he's actually Lazio's number 1 ahead of Marchetti, played himself into the team whilst the latter was injured, George picked him for me so I didn't get a chance to sell him!
  • Derryboy1893
    3557 posts National Call-Up
    GK Alban Lafont


    Probably the second best keeper in this draft. Despite being just 18, Lafont is already a regular for Ligue 1 side. He became the youngest-ever goalkeeper in Ligue 1 before playing a crucial part in Toulouse's rise from being 10 points adrift of safety to secure their status on the final day of the season, keeping eight clean sheets in 24 games.

    He also shut out Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain and St-Etienne last season and you're likely to hear a lot more about him over the coming years.

    RB Tin Jedvaj


    With 9 full caps and 55 bundesliga appearances to add to his games in Croatia and Italy at only 21 years of age this versatile defender also offers up going forward.

    LB José Gaya


    Originally starting out as a ST he scored 60 goals in a year at youth level before being switched to LB. A well balanced player known very well in the FUT community.

    CB Mattia Caldara


    Atlantas second top scorer despite playing CB last year. His dominance in the air at both ends of the pitch earned him a TOTS card in the 16/17 season.

    CB Timo Baumgartl


    With 70 first team appearances under his belt already at the age of 21 it won't be long until he's knocking on the door for the German national team.

    CDM Leon Goretzka


    Goretzka is referred to as one of the brightest football talents in German football. He has a potent eye for scoring goals and is known to possess good ball control ability and also has the ability to pick out passes for his team-mates. Goretzka produces powerful shots from outside the penalty area, a trait similar to that of Paul Scholes. He is also well known for his excellent heading ability which sees him often score headed goals. At 6 feet 2 inches, Goretzka's high-jumping ability helps him to win aerial battles even against the strongest and tallest defenders.Goretzka can be deployed as a defensive midfielder, as well as a left or right winger and in the position of playmaker. 4 goals in 10 caps.

    CM Dani Ceballos


    With already having over 100 competitve appearances despite only turning 21 in the summer. Recently transferred to Real, barca must be kicking themselves for letting this one slip.

    CAM Maximilian Meyer


    21 yo and already 163 competitive appearances for Shalke and a great working relationship with Goretzka in midfield. In the must win last group stage match of the 14/15 champions league he scored the only goal if the game, proving himself as a big game player, to take his team to that memorable last 16 clash vs Real Madrid where they came so close to turning around a 2-0 home loss at the Santiago Bernabeau. Also with 1 goal in his 4 full international appearances.

    LW Marcus Rashford


    Debut goals in 3 different competitions (Europa League, EPL and league cup) and the youngest ever debut goal scorer for England only 19 and amassed 11 full caps and over 70 games for Manchester United this is a name we're going to love to hate over the next decade.

    RW Gerard Deulofeu


    200 games and 43 goals between clubs in 3 of Europe's top leagues and keeping Dembele out the starting 11 at barca for the time being.

    ST Breel Émbolo


    20 and already with 15 caps for Switzerland, his season unfortunately cut short due to injury but hopefully this year he can link up more with Meyer and Goretzka to propel Schalke onto great things.
  • Selgarr
    902 posts Semi-Pro
    edited September 2017

    Goalkeeper and Defence

    Gianluigi Donnarumma is a 6ft5 goalkeeper with great reflexes. Umtiti and Bailly are strong and Guerreiro and Cancelo have great energy to go up and down the sides of the pitch.

    If you look at transfermarkt.co.uk their Market Value is:

    GK- Gianluigi Donnarumma - £22.50 million
    LB - Raphael Guerreiro - £18.00 million
    CB - Samuel Umtiti - £27.00 million
    CB - Eric Bailly - £27.00 million
    RB - Joao Cancelo - £18.00 million

    That's a Total Market Value = £112.50 million!

    The Average Rating from all of their best cards on FUT is 90+87+85+82+79 divided by 5 = 84.6


    My midfield trio of Llorente, Dendoncker and Milinkovic-Savic have great composure and good passing and they are all very comfortable on the ball. They are tactically aware and whilst Dendoncker is happy to stay in midfield and hold position, Llorente and Milinkovic-Savic like to push forward when the opportunity arises.


    Pjaca and Milik are good at keeping the opposition defenders on their toes and moving them around by finding the areas in attack where the space is.

    Suso is the star player as his movement and ability to take on a player and go by them is wonderful and great to watch.

  • Lisbon67
    1528 posts Play-Off Hero

    Sorry for the pish picture quality but what can ye do, dont really have time to do a write up as i'll be going to the game tonight but there's a few decent players in there I swear
  • Dairee
    573 posts An Exciting Prospect

    Malang Sarr hasn't got a FUT card so just stuck a random Sarr in
  • Claret_n_blue_blood
    13952 posts Has That Special Something
  • Mik
    540 posts An Exciting Prospect
  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    Best Defence

    In 3rd place, with 10 points.... @xGeorgeSmithx

    2nd place, with 18 points.... @zl Gshock

    And the player with the best defence, gaining 30 points...

  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    Best Midfield

    3rd place, on 11 points... @xGeorgeSmithx again!

    In 2nd place, with 17 points... @Dairee

    1st place, with 25 points...

    Our resident Englishman @Claret_n_blue_blood
  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    Best Attack

    3rd place, on 13 points... @Bhoy

    In 2nd place, with 19 points... @Lisbon67

    And in 1st place, getting 28 points...

    @zl Gshock with a very smooth front 3!
  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    Best Team

    We have a tie in one of the rankings...

    In 5th place, with 12 points... SC1967

    4th place, on 20 points... @Bhoy

    The Top 3

    In 3rd place, with 24 points... @xGeorgeSmithx

    2nd place, on 27 points... @Selgarr & @Lisbon67



    Therefore, with an incredible 45 points, the best team goes to....

    @zl Gshock
  • SC1967
    10639 posts Has That Special Something
    Congrats to @zl Gshock. Exceptional team!

    Well done to everyone involved.
  • Dairee
    573 posts An Exciting Prospect
    @zl Gshock team was ridiculous :D
  • Claret_n_blue_blood
    13952 posts Has That Special Something
    Well done ZL mate, well played all and cheers SC
  • xGeorgeSmithx
    5631 posts Big Money Move
    edited September 2017
    This voting is hilarious, some of the voting doesn't even make sense on how people have finished above others.

    @zl Gshock well done mate the only person I can take finishing above me for best team!
  • Well done @zl Gshock you had a great team.

    Thanks to everyone who voted for me.
  • zl Gshock
    2434 posts Fans' Favourite
    Christ, wasn't sure how I'd do as didn't use futhead. What a lovely bunch you are. Favourite draft yet I must admit.
  • Hibee
    11660 posts Has That Special Something
    Well done everyone who placed.
  • Derryboy1893
    3557 posts National Call-Up
  • Lisbon67
    1528 posts Play-Off Hero
    Thats attack was unreal, think a good few forgot about Draxler as he's one of the best around
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