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The Team Of 1981 v The Team of 2008

The Team Of 1981 v The Team of 2008

Dannyvellow has rated the team of 81 against the team of 2008. See what you think, do you agree or not?!

81 v 08

Rimmer 9 v Brad 9
Swain 8 v Young 7
Gibson/Williams 7 v Shorey 6
Evans 9 v Laurson 9
McNaught 7 v Cuellar/Davies 7
Cowans 9 v Barry 9
Bremner 8 v Hocky Cokey 7
Mortimer 8 v Petrov 8
Morley 8 v Young 9
Shaw 9 v Gabby 8
Withe 9 v He is bigger than you and me 8

I appreciate that many of you are not old farts like me, but I would value views from those who remember and also the youngsters that study the history books! So not much between them in my book


Reply to dannyvellow

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Date:Friday October 31 2008
Time: 10:10AM


Like most of them, Mortimer for me a 9 and Petrov a 6 (and will be an 8 if he keeps his current form up) Morley and Young both 9's. Withe and his shin 8 JC 6 (and will be 8 when he gets 20 a season!)
The Fear
31/10/2008 10:13:00
Or maybe a 7 for JC?!?!
The Fear
31/10/2008 10:14:00
Not sure about that mate, but love the positivity towards to modern side.
31/10/2008 10:15:00
Gibson/Williams only better than Shorey by one????? nah mate 9 v 6 surely.
31/10/2008 10:27:00
Oh and Brad is too high compared with Rimmer, only just seen that one!
The Fear
31/10/2008 10:29:00
If we take into account the improvement in training techniques, fitness and nutrition, the 08 squad I'm afraid would be all over the 81 squad if they played each other today, BUT if you were to take the 08 squad back to 81, they would get lumps kicked out of them and be calling for their mommies by half time, a time when footballers stayed on their feet and kicked you off yours, happy days : )
31/10/2008 10:40:00
Stopped reading when I saw 7 fo Luke Young
31/10/2008 11:34:00
Ashley is good but Morley was world class. I wouldn't rate Petrov on a par with Mortimer. That said, given the advancements in training, fitness, analysis, diet, etc - the current team woul probably hammer the '81 team if you could some weird time warp to bring them to the present.
31/10/2008 12:28:00
Friedel is 6 and Luke Young is 6. Friedel has had an awful season but his fine standards and it should be time to give Guzan a chance on Monday and/or Thursday.
31/10/2008 12:35:00
I'm not old enough to know about the players of the glory days but surely Cuellar and Davies are a notch above Luke Young? Especially Cuellar anyway.
31/10/2008 12:52:00
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