GK: David Seaman
LB: Ashley Cole (any Arse fan is fucking lying to themselves if they don't pick c$shley. One of the 5 best LB in the world for pretty much a decade)
CB: Tony Adams
CB: Sol Campbell
RB: Bacary Sagna (thought about Pat Rice but have not seen much tape of him)
LW: Marc Overmars (my 2nd favorite Gunner ever)
CM: Patrick Vieira
CM: Cesc Fabregas
RW: Freddie Ljungberg
2nd Striker: Dennis Bergkamp
Main Striker: Thierry Henry
"Thought about going with a kinkier formation (4-2-2-1-1, 4-3-2-1...) but did not want to get too screwy since we were not naming subs. And some folks will say the
lineup is too recent. Well, they are right. But the last 20 years for the Arse is easily the greatest in their history. No matter what, this lineup can put 2-3 past anyone. " "I am playing with true wingers I decided on attacking fullbacks as well. No point in worrying about conceding 3 when you plan on scoring 5.
Campbell v Keown was a tough one. Everyone else v Ca$hley was not. And as I picked Overmars with my heart, and I did not want to play an unbalanced Brazil 1970 formation, I needed
another winger. Also, with Bergkamp playing in the hole and true wingers, Fabregas sits REALLY deep and channels his inner Xavi."
McGrain McNeill Mjallby Gemmell
Johnstone McStay Murdoch Moravcik
Artur Boruc 20052010 (GK) - Celtic don't exactly have a litany of class goalkeepers in our history, so when a world class one comes along it's like Haley's Comet. Make no mistake, Artur Boruc was world class for a few years (for Poland, too). The guy's shot stopping ability was second to none, single-handedly winning us points many a time with ridiculous saves. He commanded his area well, and the guy was a leader in his own way (he's legit crazy). One of the biggest characters we've ever had.
Danny McGrain 19671987 (RB) - Danny McGrain would be worth kajillions if he were around today. Simply put he was the best right back in the world for a number of years. Like Dalglish, he was one of the Quality Street Gang. Strong runner, great crosser, never easily dispossessed.
Billy McNeill 19571975 (CB) - Captain of the Lisbon Lions and first British player to put his hands on the cup with big ears. 790 appearances...never substituted.
Johann Mjallby 19982004 (CB) - Surprising inclusion, but the big Swede was as reliable as they come during the O'Neill years. He was Ivan Drago come to life and Huns feared him. Did much more than clear his lines, though, as he could play a bit. Always a threat from corners. AIK legend and a great for us.
Tommy Gemmell 19611971 (LB) - 64 goals from the left back position. Scored in 2 separate European Cup finals. He was a terror down the left.
Jimmy Johnstone 19611975 (MF) - Jinky is regarded as the best winger to ever play the game. He was voted as the club's best ever player in 2002. From wiki..."In the immediate aftermath of the Lisbon victory Celtic formed the opposition in the testimonial game for the Real Madrid player Alfredo Di St้fano. Johnstone's performance was such that the Real supporters began to cry "Ol้!" every time he dribbled past one of their own team's players.Referring to his encounter with Johnstone in the 1970 European Cup semi-final, in what was billed at the time as the football "Battle of Britain", Terry Cooper of Leeds United described Johnstone as "my nightmare", such was the quality of his opponent's play.
Johnstone suffered from a phobia of flying. Stein used this to the advantage of the team in a European Cup match against Red Star Belgrade, when he promised the winger that if he helped Celtic secure a large enough lead in the home leg, he would be excused from flying to Yugoslavia for the second leg. On this promise, Johnstone put in an extraordinary performance, scoring twice and making three more goals and playing the red star defence almost on his own, thus fulfilling his side of the bargain. After the game however Stein and the belgrade manager declared that the people of Belgrade deserved to see his talents resulting in johnstone spending the next few days trying to avoid Stein at all costs much to his manager's amusement, true to Stein's word Johnstone didn't have to endure the flight to Yugoslavia."
Paul McStay 19811997 (CM) - Played his entire career for us, where he's our Le Tissier. Could have left for millions and played and starred for world class sides. Passing, drive, fierce shot, tackling, he had it all.
Bobby Murdoch 19591973 (CM) - Awesome center mid. He's the steel in my midfield that lets all the others get forward and attack. Not too bad at that himself, either. You know that famous picture of Alex Ferguson shitting his pants like Flair begging off? That's Murdoch in the photo.
Lubomir Moravcik (MF) - The stupid Scottish media laughed at us when Dr. Jo Venglos signed his fellow Slovakian. Lubo didn't even play for us when he was in his prime. He came to us in the twilight of his career and we wondered where this genius had been for the previous 10 years (playing in France). The most two-footed player I've ever seen. He had bags of skill, scored important goals, and a mean streak like Zidane...who once called Lubo the best player he had ever seen. Even better, him and Larsson were a deadly combination as these two geniuses were on the same wavelength. Youtube videos are sure to follow.
Kenny Dalglish 19691977 (ST) - He's as much a Celtic legend as a Liverpool one. Better scoring average (1 every 2 games) for us in his time here. If our silly board wasn't so parsimonious, we'd have 3 more European cups and Liverpool would have 3 less. Liverpool fans should wake up every morning and thank the Lord for the Kelly's being so fucking cheap. Make no mistake, he was awesome for us.
Henrik Larsson 19972004 (ST) - The King of Kings. The Magnificent 7. Ghod. You don't get nicknames like that at a club of our history if you aren't fucking magic. The best header of the ball I've ever seen and the most complete striker as well. He tracked back, scored all kinds of goals, led the line and supplied everyone else, too. Some goofs in the English media doubted him (because of Scotland) but he proved with Barca he was world class and they have a big eared trophy due to him. He's the first name on the team sheet for me.
Do you know how good that striking partnership is? The greatest scorer in British history (McGrory) did not make this team. No one will have better options on the flanks than this team. Gemmell / Lubo on the left and McGrain / Jinky on the right will terrorize teams.