7 Challenges to Set Yourself for a New Football Manager Save With Leeds

It’s starting to get to that stage of quarantine where we’ve discovered that the Netflix catalogue is a bit thin and the daily government-mandated jog just isn’t hitting the spot like it used to. 

There’s got to be some kind of entertainment that can scratch that itch, something so immersive that you’ll forget other people exist, and ‘outside’ will become a distant memory, right?

Fortunately, that thing does exist, and it’s called Football Manager 2020 (still free to play!), and your first mission, should you choose to accept it, is to rouse one of English football’s sleepiest giants. Here’s seven challenges to take on with the famous Leeds United.


Get to the Premier League

Lee Bowyer, Rio Ferdinand

Is it even necessary to mention this?

It’s been Barclays or bust for the Whites for over a decade, and the fans can’t endure the ignominy of having to travel to ‘Brentford’ and ‘Barnsley’ for one second more.

Take the boys back to the promised land ASAP Rocky, and then the fun can really begin.


Win the European Cup

PSV v Leeds X

One nut that Leeds found notoriously difficult to crack, even during the glory days of Don Revie and co, was the European Cup, and Andrea Radrizzani has cleared a space for ‘Old Big Ears’ in the Elland Road trophy cabinet.

It’s your job to banish the unjust ghosts of Paris ’75 and bless us all with the confusing image of Kalvin Phillips holding the Champions League trophy aloft.


Get Sacked in 43 Days

Brian Clough,Bill Shankly

All records are there to be broken, even the bad ones, and it’s your job to find an even speedier exit out of West Yorkshire than Brian Clough notoriously did in 1974 (obviously you’re not allowed to resign).

Pick a fight with the board, publicly ostracise Pablo Hernández…it doesn’t matter how you do it, just knock Cloughie off his dubious perch.


All-Yorkshire XI

Kalvin Phillips

Given that the superior sporting achievements of ‘God’s own country’ are constantly rubbed in the nation’s face, it should be a dawdle winning the Championship with a squad of Yorkshiremen.

Without using any southern softies, can you give this county of Olympians ultimate bragging rights by dragging them to the Premier League?


Leeds Aren’t Falling Apart?

Patrick Bamford

Given the talent at your disposal, you might as well give yourself a bit of a challenge in your promotion campaign and handily get rid of that downright hurtful ‘bottlers’ reputation.

Hand your squad the ultimate mid-season crisis by going on holiday on New Year’s Day – as long as you’ve instilled a winning mentality throughout your squad your assistant should be able to do the rest, right?


The Marcelo Bielsa Workout

Marcelo Bielsa

You might have done a grand total of five sit-ups in quarantine so far, but now’s your chance to prove that you can (sort of) replicate the physically demanding schedule imposed by the real Leeds boss.

Stretch your squad as far as possible by selling everyone but your starting XI, and see if your mixture of kids and knackered adults can crawl across the line.


Dirty Leeds

Billy Bremner,Graham Paddon

You’re Leeds United, so naturally opposition fans, the referees, and your own mum all hate you, just because of your creative interpretation of the rules.

You may as well just go along with it, so the question is: can you exit the Championship with the suspensions racking up by unconditionally activating the ‘Get Stuck In’ command during every game, and any other aggression based settings turned up to the max?

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Arsenal vs Tottenham: 7 Classic Clashes Between the North London Rivals

Now we understand just how important the north London derby is, and how it came about, we can properly kickstart the 50 Greatest Derbies of All Time series by taking a trip down memory lane and take a look back on the most fantastic fixtures played between Arsenal and Tottenham. 

If ever there was a particular fixture that was renowned for its goals, late comebacks, drama and controversy, it is well and truly the North London derby. Look no further than this wonderful selection of seven classic contests that have taken place in recent times. 

One thing’s for sure – after reading this, the next NLD won’t come around soon enough. Anyway, let’s get on with it, and begin with…


2002/03 – Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham 

Thierry Henry of Arsenal

…Thierry Henry and his wonder goal against ​Tottenham at Highbury in 2002. Every Arsenal player must dream of scoring against Spurs. Well, imagine picking the ball up inside your own half, leaving several Spurs players in your wake as you glide past them, and sticking the ball into the back of the net.

Well that’s exactly what Henry did in the 13th minute of this particular north London derby. And, he followed it up with quite the celebration – running the length of the pitch, and celebrating in front of the visiting Spurs fans. 

What a man, what a goal, and one of the iconic north London derby moments.


2003/04 – Tottenham 2-2 Arsenal

Arsenal's L to R facing camera Jose Anto

​For ​Arsenal fans, it doesn’t get much better than this – travelling to White Hart Lane knowing that a point would be enough to secure the league title. On Tottenham’s home turf…let that sink in for a minute.

And Arsène Wenger’s side were 2-0 within 35 minutes after scoring two sensational team goals. Spurs may have came back to earn a point but it didn’t matter – they had allowed their great rivals to win the ​Premier League title on their own patch. 

The implications this particular fixture produced remain unparalleled, and that is why it is one of the classic north London derbies. 


2004/05 – Tottenham 4-5 Arsenal

Robert Pires

If any Spurs fans are reading – don’t worry! It’s going in chronological order, and there will be a couple of classic clashes that you can enjoy more than the ones selected thus far. 

But this nine-goal thriller really was something, and is perhaps deserving of the ‘most classic derby’ label. The Gunners ran out 5-4 winners, with every single goal being scored by a different player – it remains a Premier League record. 

Spurs took the lead initially, but with an hour gone the Gunners were 3-1 up, with Henry and Patrick Vieira among the scorers. It then went 2-3, 2-4, 3-4, 3-5, and 4-5 in that order. And breathe, goodness gracious me! That’s what can happen in a north London derby. 


2008/09 – Arsenal 4-4 Tottenham

Here you are Spurs fans! It might not be a win, but it may as well have been. And, in a similar trajectory to the 4-5 fixture from 2004, this one was a topsy-turvy affair. 

Ex-Arsenal boy David Bentley put Spurs ahead with a stunning 45-yard strike, but the Gunners were 3-1 up just after the hour mark after Emmanuel Adebayor scored in the 64th minute. How did it pan out from there?

Well, Darren Bent nabbed one back in the 67th minute, before Robin van Persie made it 4-2 a minute later. Could Arsenal hold on? Well no…and Spurs launched a sensational late comeback, scoring in the 89th minute, and then equalising in the final seconds of extra time. Excellent stuff from the Whites. 


2009/10 – Arsenal 3-0 Tottenham

Arsenal's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabreg

​One of the great days out for Arsenal fans at the Emirates Stadium. The north London derby hype lived up to the billing as the Gunners produced a scintillating performance to win 3-0.

But it was a particular two minute period late in the first half that elevates this particular game above others. Van Persie opened the scoring on 42 minutes, and no sooner had Spurs taken the resultant kick-off, Fabregas stole the ball, waltzed his way through the Spurs defence, and planted an excellent finish into the bottom corner. 

It just happened so quickly – within 11 seconds to be precise! Sky Sports hadn’t even finished showing the replay of the first goal before the cameras cut to Fabregas racing away celebrating Arsenal’s second. Poor Martin Tyler!


2010/11 – Arsenal 2-3 Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur's French defender Youn

​Spurs’ 3-2 victory at the Emirates during the 2010/11 campaign was their first victory on Arsenal’s home turf for 17 years. And what a spectacle it was.

As is a trend with plenty of classic derby games, a remarkable comeback was launched by the side who ended up victorious. This time, it was Spurs who painted north London lilywhite. Arsenal were 2-0 up after 30 minutes before Harry Redknapp’s side scored three times in the second half to complete a spectacular 3-2 turnaround. 


2011/12 – Arsenal 5-2 Tottenham

To finish, we have yet another classic comeback to enjoy. This time, it was Arsenal who ended up worthy winners. And yet again, the winning side went 2-0 down before going onto score five, yes five, to make it 5-2.

Theo Walcott scored a lovely little brace, Van Persie scored a cracker, and Bacary Sagna and Tomas Rosicky chipped in with impressively worked goals too. A day to cherish for the Gunners as north London was red once again.


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Leeds Set to Pursue Middlesbrough Defender Daniel Ayala Regardless of Promotion

​Leeds are set to chase the signature of Middlesbrough defender Daniel Ayala irrespective of whether they gain promotion to the Premier League at the end of the season.

The coronavirus pandemic has cast doubt over their current table-topping Championship campaign, while the possibility remains that the season could yet be rendered a null and void.

Marcelo Bielsa

Other suggestions have included the current top two in the Championship – Leeds and West Brom – forming a 22-team Premier League next season, but it’s likely that the remaining nine league fixtures will be played at some point later this year.

Nevertheless, United are in a healthy position to secure promotion to the top-flight for the first time since 2004 under Marcelo Bielsa, and they’re seemingly already planning for the future.

According to the Daily Star, Leeds are ready to make a move for Boro defender Ayala – who’s out of contract at the Riverside at the end of the season and will leave the club regardless of whether they avoid relegation into League One.

With question marks over the future of loanee Ben White, centre back looks to be a position of need for Bielsa whenever the next opportunity arises.

Luke Ayling,Ben White,Alexandre Lacazette

And signing Ayala on a free transfer could represent an astute bit of business on the Argentine’s behalf.

The 29-year-old, who started his career at Liverpool, already has Premier League experience following Boro’s promotion to the top-flight in 2016, while the Spaniard also made seven appearances for Norwich during their impressive 2011/12 campaign.

He has continued to shine at the heart of the Boro backline since their return to the second tier in 2017, making 216 appearances at the Riverside and establishing himself as one of the Championships better centre halves.

Leeds, however, are unlikely to be the only side in for the 6ft 3in centre back, with the possibility of snatching Ayala up for nothing being an opportunity other Premier League and European clubs may want to explore.

Daniel Ayala,Juninho Bacuna,Frazier Campbell

It’s believed, though, that a move to Elland Road appeals to the Boro man due to the fact it wouldn’t necessitate a house move, while the possibility of working under Bielsa also intrigues Ayala.

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Crystal Palace Set to Reignite Their Interest in £25m River Plate Striker Rafael Santos Borre

​Crystal Palace are ready to resurrect their interest in River Plate striker Rafael Santos Borre this summer as the Eagles look to bolster their attacking options.

The River forward has scored 13 goals and registered two assists in just 21 games with the Argentinian outfit this season, and has thoroughly impressed in South America since his move from Atlético Madrid in 2017.

​Palace were reportedly interested in striking a deal last summer, but seemingly chose not to pursue the Colombian attacker, leaving them short up front yet again this season.

Rafael Santos Borre

According to Argentine publication ​El Intransigente, Roy Hodgson is ready to turn to Borre again, with reports of a £25m release clause in his contract not discouraging the Eagles. However, the 24-year-old is supposedly still part-owned by former club Atlético, which may make completing a deal for ​Palace even more complicated.

Despite having endured difficult and unsuccessful periods in Spain with ​Madrid and Villarreal, Borre has flourished since his move to River and even played a pivotal role in the club winning the Copa Libertadores in 2018.

Borre is a diminutive and powerful forward who has proved to be prolific in front of goal, hence why he is so highly sought after by a number of ​Premier League clubs – although Palace are the only named club pursuing a deal at present.

Christian Benteke

Hodgson’s side are in desperate need of attacking reinforcements to help propel them up the Premier League table next season, with the Eagles currently sat in 11th, relying heavily on the inconsistent contributions of Jordan Ayew up front.

Palace have scored the third-fewest goals of any Premier League team this season – only ahead of Newcastle and Norwich – and need greater strength in depth up top following the dwindling form of Christian Benteke and on-loan attacker Cenk Tosun.

However, with the current Premier League season at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ramifications on the summer transfer window are yet to be seen.

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90min’s Greatest Footballers of All Time Draft – As it Happened

​You’re bored. We’re bored. Everyone’s bored. 

We’ve all been indoors for what seems like an eternity. We’ve all watched every Simpsons episode from season 2-10 about a thousand times. We’ve walked the dog a billion times. One day we even did a spot of cleaning. 

And now, we’ve run out of things to do. The boredom has come, and bah gawd is it boring. 

So in the search for new ways to stave off the boredom, we at 90min stumbled on an idea: 

What if we did a greatest footballers of all time draft? 

‘What in the Jesus is that?’ 

I’m glad you asked. 

Seven members of 90min team banded together last week to pick our personal GOAT XIs from carefully collated lists of the top 25 players of all time in each position. 

We picked these teams using an American sports style snake draft format – one pick per person in each of the 11 rounds, with the order of the picks determined via a random draft order generator. Here’s the order that threw up: 

1. ​Chris Deeley

2. ​Scott Saunders

3. ​Jack Gallagher

4. ​Toby Cudworth

5.​ Hunter Godson

6. ​Ben Haines 

7. ​Jude Summerfield

And here is how the draft went down: 


Round 1

Diego Maradona

Pick 1 

Chris Deeley selects Diego Maradona

90min‘s number one greatest player of all time, so he had to go first, didn’t he?

Tooted and booted rating: 10/10


Pick 2

Scott Saunders selects Lionel Messi

Scott’s already won the Twitter poll…

Never scored a World Cup knockout round goal rating: 10/10


Pick 3

Jack Gallagher selects Franz Beckenbauer

A left-field pick from Jack, but because Beckenbauer can play literally anywhere it’s probably a good one. 

1974 afro rating: 8/10


Pick 4

Toby Cudworth selects Ronaldo

‘Which one?’ 

‘R9.’

‘Ohhhhh right answer – good pick.’ 

‘Real/fat’ rating: 7/10


Pick 5

FBL-ITA-SERIEA-VERONA-JUVENTUS

Hunter Godson selects Cristiano Ronaldo

It’s looking like a two-horse race between Scott and Hunt on Twitter.

Has a six-pack but can’t grow a beard rating: 10/10 


Pick 6

Ben Haines selects Paolo Maldini

Benjamin selects the most beautiful man on the draft board. 

Can also play tennis rating: 6/10


Pick 7

Jude Summerfield selects Pele

The second best player of all time dropped wayyyyyy down to the last pick in the first round. A steal of a pick for Jude. 

‘Hey ma look at me, I’m Pele’ rating: 9/10


Round 2

Zinedine Zidane

Pick 8

Jude Summerfield selects Zinedine Zidane

And another one! 

‘Siri play ​Coldplay – The Scientist’ rating: 10/10


Pick 9

Ben Haines selects Cafu

Picking his full-backs first is a rogue tactic, but it might pay off. 

Rhymes with Kung-fu rating: 4/10


Pick 10

Hunter Godson selects George Best

Hunter = closet Manchester United fan. 

Norn Iron rating: 10/10


Pick 11

Dutch midfielder Johann Cruyff dribbles

Toby Cudworth selects Johan Cruyff

MUNDIAL READERS WILL LOVE THIS PICK FROM TOBY BECAUSE IT’S CRUYFF AND IN CAPITAL LETTERS. 

Invented modern football rating: 10/10


Pick 12

Jack Gallagher selects Michel Platini

Morality aside, you have to say this pick is class. 

​’The guy I’m really looking for is Mr. Bribe’ rating: 10/10


Pick 13

Ronaldinho

Scott Saunders selects Ronaldinho

And Twitter cheers as Scott picks another of its favourites. 

Currently in prison playing football to win piglets rating: 10/10


Pick 14

Chris Deeley selects Franco Baresi

It’s hard to find fault in this pick to be honest. 

AC Milan fans like him more than Maldini rating: 8/10


Round 3

Pick 15

Chris Deeley selects Lothar Matthaus

Chris Deeley picks a man with an ego almost as inflated as his own.  

Ego rating: 10/10


Pick 16

Andrea Pirlo

Scott Saunders selects Andrea Pirlo

Twitter: ‘Three cheers for Scott!’ 

Drinks red wine rating: 10/10


Pick 17

Jack Gallagher selects Gerd Muller

Platini and Muller in the same team makes Jack’s team a ​something something. 

​Eat my goal rating: 10/10


Pick 18

Toby Cudworth selects Ruud Gullit

Toby has selected Gullit and now we’re all scared because his team is becoming quite good. 

Hates Alan Shearer rating: 7/10


Pick 19

Hunter Godson selects Eusebio

Honestly, I didn’t think Eusebio would be picked at all – never mind 19th overall. 

The first ‘e’ is silent rating: 10/10


Pick 20

FC Barcelona's captain Carles Puyol reac

Ben Haines selects Carles Puyol

Sticking to his guns here, Benjamin is building from the back. 

It’s not Carlos rating: 8/10


Pick 21

Jude Summerfield selects Mane Garrincha

Jude has added some much needed flair to his team that contains Pele and Zinedine Zidane…

Bent legs rating: 8/10


Round 4

Pick 22

Jude Summerfield selects Rivelino

…More much needed flair being added to Jude’s team which contains Pele, Zinedine Zidane and Mane Garrincha. 

Moustache rating: 10/10


Pick 23

Ben Haines selects Fernando Hierro

Back four: complete. Ben’s mission: accomplished. 

Played for Bolton rating: 10/10


Pick 24

AC Milan's midfielder Kaka of Brazil cel

Hunter Godson selects Kaka

Good pick from Hunter to be fair.

Loves God rating: 8/10


Pick 25

Toby Cudworth selects Ruud Krol

Ohhhhh so that’s what Toby is doing: he’s picking a Dutch team. Clever…maybe…

Terrible manager rating: 5/10


Pick 26

Jack Gallagher selects Paul Brietner

Another German who can play anywhere for Jack. 

1974 afro rating: 10/10


Pick 27

Scott Saunders selects Steven Gerrard

Twitter: ‘We love you Scotty, we do!’

Phil Collins fandom rating: 9/10


Pick 28

SOCCER-WORLD CUP-1994-BRAZIL-ROMARIO-TROPHY

Chris Deeley selects Romario

Deeley loves those early 90s legends. 

‘I scored 1000 goals…swear’ rating: 10/10


Round 5

Pick 29

Chris Deeley selects Roberto Carlos

A Twitter favourite – smart pick up from Deeley. 

‘He must have a foot like a traction engine’ rating: 10/10


Pick 30

Scott Saunders selects Javier Zanetti

A non-Twitter pick from Scott! And bah gawd it’s a good one. 

Olay anti-aging night cream rating: 8/10


Pick 31

Alessandro Nesta of AC Milan

Jack Gallagher selects Alessandro Nesta

Franz Beckenbauer – Alessandro Nesta centre back partnership: delightful. 

Once took the ball off Messi rating: 9/10


Pick 32

Toby Cudworth selects Johan Neeskens

More Dutchmen for Toby. He loves it. 

Not Johan Cruyff rating: 5/10


Pick 33

Hunter Godson selects Andres Iniesta

Kaka and Iniesta together. Nice. 

Made Chelsea fans cry rating: 9/10


Pick 34

Ben Haines selects Gordon Banks

Ben is really sticking to his game plan, selecting a goalkeeper very, very, very early in the draft.

THAT save rating: 10/10


Pick 35

WORLD CUP-1986-FRA-BRA

Jude Summerfield selects Socrates

Jude picks a player he can get cigarettes off. Great shout. 

Weird Greek Philosopher rating: 7/10


Round 6

Pick 36

Jude Summerfield selects Luka Modric

And Jack punches the table in disgust as Jude selects the player he had pencilled in for his next pick.

Raging Jude picked him before I could rating: 9/10


Pick 37

Ben Haines selects Claude Makelele

Ok, no one is scoring against Ben’s team. 

Better than N’Golo Kante rating: 10/10


Pick 38

Patrick Vieira,Sol Campbell,Fredrik Ljungberg

Hunter Godson selects Patrick Vieira

It’s just a fantastic pick. It really is. 

Big guy rating: 9/10


Pick 39

Toby Cudworth selects Roy Keane

Every draftee grunts in disgust as Toby picks Roy Keane – the man who could beat up everyone else’s team single handedly. 

Would start a fight with a bouncer in a quiet pub in Donegal rating: 10/10


Pick 40

Jack Gallagher selects Xavi Hernandez

‘I’m taking Xavi…ah dammit, why did I pick him?’ 

​The Curb Your Enthusiasm th​eme plays. 

Team = BROKEN.

Curb Your Enthusiasm rating: 10/10


Pick 41

Paul Scholes

Scott Saunders selects Paul Scholes

Another fan favourite for Scott…so long as he doesn’t play him out left. 

Ginger rating: 10/10


Pick 42

Chris Deeley selects Lilian Thuram

Solid. Solid. Solid. 

Now looks like a theology professor rating: 7/10


Round 7

Juventus midfielder Czech Pavel Nedved r

Pick 43

Chris Deeley selects Pavel Nedved

‘He was born in Cheb’ says Deeley as he makes a pretty damn good selection. 

Born in the town of Cheb rating: 10/10


Pick 44

Scott Saunders selects Sergio Ramos

All that pandering to Twitter ruined with the pick up of the man who made Mohamed Salah cry. 

Shithouse rating: 10/10


Pick 45

Jack Gallagher selects Hristo Stoichkov

A random panic pick at best – obviously still reeling from the disastrous Xavi pick. 

‘How in sweet honourable Jesus do you say that first name?’ rating: 6/10


Pick 46

Toby Cudworth selects Manuel Neuer

‘Ohhhhh he has a mistake in him!’ 

Literally everyone’s response to Toby’s round 7 pick. 

Has a mistake in him rating: 7/10


Pick 47

Italian defender Fabio Cannavaro celebra

Hunter Godson selects Fabio Cannavaro

Hunter selects the smallest man in the world to lead his backline.

Lives in China rating: 7/10


Pick 48

Ben Haines selects Clarence Seedorf

Everybody loves Seedorf.

Likelihood of cameo appearance in HBO show Ballers rating: 8/10


Pick 49

Europa Cup 1 final - "FC Barcelona v Sampdoria"

Jude Summerfield selects Ronald Koeman

‘I need a centre back that can score goals’, says Jude as he picks a centre back who can score goals. 

‘I need a centre back that can score goals’ rating: 9/10


Round 8

Pick 50

Jude Summerfield selects Gianluigi Buffon

The best goalkeeper of all time. Nice pick. 

Mid-life crisis rating: 8/10


Pick 51

Paul Gascoigne of Tottenham Hotspur and Paul Birch of Aston Villa

Ben Haines selects Paul Gascoigne

Noted Spurs fan Ben picks noted Spurs legend Gazza. Makes sense.

Football Italia host rating: 1/10


Pick 52

Hunter Godson selects Rio Ferdinand

Noted closet Manchester United fan Hunter picks noted Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand. Makes sense. 

Injured himself lifting the TV remote rating: 10/10


Pick 53

Toby Cudworth selects Gaetano Scirea

After picking a million players who lost World Cup finals, Toby needed a player who actually won one so he selected Juventus legend Scirea. 

Catenaccio rating: 9/10


Pick 54

Jack Gallagher selects Arjen Robben

He’s given up. He’s broken his team. There’s no way back. 

Perfect head shape for a bald man rating: 10/10


Pick 55

Gabriel Batistuta of Fiorentina celebrates

Scott Saunders selects Gabriel Bastituta

Swooping in before Deeley, Scott gets his man: Batigol. 

​Release the Kracken!!!! rating: 10/10


Pick 56

Chris Deeley selects Daniel Passarella

Another clever selection from Deeley. 

Brian appreciation rating: 9/10


Round 9

Pick 57

Chris Deeley selects Jairzinho

Less clever, but fun. 

Best Body on the Planet FIFA award: 10/10


Pick 58

Giorgio Chiellini

Scott Saunders selects Giorgio Chiellini

Ramos and Chiellini at the back = THE DREAM.

There Will Be Blood rating: 10/10


Pick 59

Jack Gallagher selects Dani Alves

Jack: ‘It’s between Dani Alves and Carlos Alberto…I’ll take Dani Alves.” 

Hunter: ‘Ah shite.’ 

Can open a beer bottle with an overhead kick rating: 10/10


Pick 60

Toby Cudworth selects Marcel Desailly

Like most of Toby’s team, Desailly can play pretty much anywhere so he fits the bill. 

Great smile rating: 10/10


Pick 61

Hunter Godson selects Carlos Alberto

Second prize. 

Scored a really good goal this one time rating: 9/10


Pick 62

Ben Haines selects Thierry Henry

The best Premier League player ever is selected late in the 9th. 

Renault Clio dealer rating: 8/10


Pick 63

(FILES) File picture of England's nation...

Jude Summerfield selects Bobby Moore

Jude shouts ‘Brexit!’ and selects England’s greatest ever defender. 

West Ham rating: 10/10


Round 10

Pick 64

Jude Summerfield selects Denis Irwin

He follows that up by singing Raglan Road and picking Ireland’s greatest ever full back. 

Looks like a History teacher rating: 9/10


Pick 65

Ben Haines selects Jimmy Greaves

Ben has finally picked a forward! Hooraaay! 

Pour Anglais rating: 8/10


Pick 66

Hunter Godson selects Marcelo

Second prize. 

Not as good as a Roberto Carlos rating: 10/10


Pick 67

Philipp Lahm,Thomas Mueller

Toby Cudworth selects Phillip Lahm

Not Dutch, but can play anywhere. Fits Toby’s bill. 

Pep Guardiola <3 rating: 9/10


Pick 68

Jack Gallagher selects Marco van Basten

Just when I thought I was out, they pulled me back in! A late steal in the draft. 

Sleepers (1996 – starring Brad Pitt and Kevin Bacon) pick rating: 10/10


Pick 69

Scott Saunders selects Patrice Evra

He couldn’t get Denis Irwin, so he’s got the next best thing. 

Eats raw chicken rating: 10/10


Pick 70

Lev Yashin,Jimmy Greaves

Chris Deeley selects Lev Yashin

The fourth goalkeeper selected, and the only one to win the Ballon d’Or. 

Flat cap rating: 10/10


Round 11

Pick 71

Chris Deeley selects Marco Tardelli

For the celebrations alone, this is a good pick. 

Celebration rating: 10/10


Pick 72

Scott Saunders selects Peter Schmeichel 

There’s goals throughout Scott’s team…

‘It’s i before e except after c’ rating: 10/10


Pick 73

Jack Gallagher selects Dino Zoff

Couldn’t get Buffon, but Zoff will more than do a job.

​Jurassic Park rating: 8/10


Pick 74

ITALY V SPAIN

Toby Cudworth selects Roberto Baggio

Toby selects Jack’s spirit animal…the spirit animal he completely forgot about. 

Ponytail rating: 10/10


Pick 75

Hunter Godson selects Edwin van der Sar

Solid but ​can’t dance. The 90min team in a nutshell. 

Played for Fulham rating: 8/10


Pick 76

SOCCER-CHAMPS LEAGUE-MADRID-ANDERLECHT

Ben Haines selects Luis Figo

Another steal late in the draft. Benjamin finishes his team off on a high. 

Shouldn’t have won the Ballon d’Or in 2000 rating: 8/10


Pick 77

Jude Summerfield selects Djalma Santos

And with the final pick of the draft Jude picks…Djalma Santos. Who was a Brazilian footballer…this one time… 

‘Who the f**k is that guy?’ rating: 7/10


Be sure to keep an eye on 90min.com and our social media pages in the coming days (Twitter & Instagram) for the finalised teams, and a chance to vote for whose team you think is the best!


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