Test Event: Pick your Legends Team v Inter Forever


Jun 4, 2004

Paul Robinson - No better man to open up the New Park Lane than the keeper that had the greatest rapport with the old one.

Stephen Carr - The way he left meant a few were not happy with him but he made a return in Ledley's Testimonial and should do again.
Benoit Assou-Ekotto - Not sure I'd pick him to win a game but for a fun day out, you gotta have Benny.
Ledley King - No explanation needed. He could leave one knee at home and still boss the defence.
Campbell Fazio Jonathan Woodgate - One last time with Ledders. The defensive partnership that should have ruled the Premier League. But due to injuries won us the League Cup instead.

Chris Waddle - Twice the size he used to be, and half the speed. But my god does he still have it.
David Ginola - Lot's of health issues. But he never worked up a sweat on the pitch anyway.
Mousa Dembele - He's not playing in a proper league so make him available for this one. In fact, if it wasn't part of the deal to sell him Levy should be shot.
Ryan Mason - One of our own. Let him start the game, have a few passes with no-one near him, and sub him off quickly for Rafa Van Der Vaart.

Robbie Keane - Strikers are a tough choice so I'm going with the heart here.
Teddy Sheringham - Lads, it's Teddy.

Subs - Anyone else available. Hoddle for the same amount of time as Mason, maybe at the end of the game, with the same bubble wrap. He'd start if I didn't think it would be too much for him. Berbatov. Klinsmann. Anderton. Hazard just to watch him cry with the emotion of it all. Jenas (someone to blame). Tramazzani. if only to redeem himself. Fox and Saha for the way they played in Ledders Testimonial.

Manager - Big Martin Jol
He's got no hair, I still don't care. Turned up at the Finale and wouldn't go onto the pitch, just wanted to be there. And after gave me a Big Martin Jol Bearhug. We need to show him he's one of us, the man many people credit the start of the current upturn in our history too.

Referee - Mike Dean
Then bring on Lewis Holtby to take the bastard out.

I've missed loads. Fill in the gaps.


Well-Known Member
Dec 8, 2005
That would be a good team to see play at the new stadium but can i interest you in possibly including Foyth at central midfield?


Aegina Expat
Feb 1, 2005
Who was that player we had that was only slightly taller than Daniel Levy? I'm pretty sure he was a winger and not Lennon. Might have been mid to late 90's early 00's
May 12, 2010
I've applied for this game, fingers crossed I get to see it. The last one of these I saw was Ledley's testimonial. Amazingly someone I sat next to still found time in amongst the fun to have a moan about AVB and something about being set back 10 years.

Inter seems a random choice, but it would be something special to see the likes of Javier Zanetti. I was hoping for an occasion where we got to see Poch in the lilywhite, showing his tekkers.

As for my team of legends, I guess still being upright is a major requirement, so I guess we're looking at players from the last 20-30 years. Will need to think.


Former Beardy Hipster Nonce of the year
Mar 10, 2005
Erik the Viking and Robbo in goal for 45 mins each.

Definitely need King, Dawson, Keano, Teddy, VdV and Mason.

Would be great to see Anderton, Ginola and Klinsmann if they have the legs for it.


Jun 4, 2004
Erik the Viking and Robbo in goal for 45 mins each.

Definitely need King, Dawson, Keano, Teddy, VdV and Mason.

Would be great to see Anderton, Ginola and Klinsmann if they have the legs for it.
Dawson playing for Forest that day.


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Aug 20, 2013
Inter have confirmed Javier Zanetti, Dejan Stankovic, Mikael Silvestre (booooo!), Nicola Ventola and Laurent Blanc. They'll also be "led by the project’s Director Francesco Toldo" - he's previously captained the team, so not clear if they mean he's captain or manager. They also say they'll feature players from previous games against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Barcelona and Chelsea. Can't find the squad for Munich, but the other three feature the following who may be appearing again:

From games this season against Chelsea and Barcelona 5-a-side:

Julio Cesar
Paolo Orlandoni
Nicolas Burdisso
Marco Materazzi
Esteban Cambiasso
Luis Figo
David Suazo
Sebastien Frey
Guiseppe Bergomi
Guiseppe Baresi
Massimo Paganin
Walter Samuel
Christian Chivu
Francesco Colonnese

Only from the Real Madrid game in 2014, so perhaps less likely to still be involved:

Iván Córdoba
Fabio Galante
Benito Carbone
Roberto Baggio
Zé Maria
Ousmane Dabo
Sérgio Conceição
Gianluca Pagliuca
Youri Djorkaeff
Nicola Berti!
Iván Zamora
Evaristo Beccalossi
Olivier Dacourt
Salvatore Fresi
Antonio Manicone
Mauro Milanese
Arturo Di Napoli
Felice Centofanti
Alessandro Bianchi
Lampros Choutos

And from the Norwich game, also this season but not mentioned in their press release: (* means also from that older Real Madrid squad, and therefore perhaps more likely than others from that to be involved)

Nicola Berti*
Taxi for Maicon!

Giorgos Karagounis
Jurgen "The German" Klinsmann!
Alessandro Bianchi*
Houssine Kharja
Ousmane Dabo*

They've also previously been managed by Walter Zenga vs Real Madrid, and Riccardo Ferri vs Chelsea, so they could reprise that role if it isn't Toldo.


May 20, 2005
Would expect Davids to play some part.

Any other big names played for both teams?
May 12, 2010
Erik the Viking

Chrissy H -- Ledders -- Daws -- Lee Young Pyo (keep the s.korean contingent interested)
(Charlie -- Mabbs -- Poche --Edman)

Paul Allen -- Howells -- Gazza (divvint be daft man, just make it happen) -- Daveed
(Azza -- Scotty Parker -- Rafa -- Bale (fuck Real, they won't notice anyway))

Big Les -- Teddy
(Keano -- J. Dizzle)​