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Greatest Premier League Side?


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  1. 1. Greatest side of the Premier League era?

    • Manchester United Circa 1998/1999
    • Arsenal's Invincibles (2003/04)
    • Mourinho's Chelsea (2004/05)
    • Manchester United Circa 2007/08
    • Manchester City Circa 2011/12
    • Other

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I saw them doing this on RAWK and it seemed fun. Try to be objective, which Prem side was the greatest? I'm leaning on Arsenal's Invincibles and Mourinho's Chelsea. f**k sake Man City beating us to ruin our unbeaten run or we'd have easily taken it.

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It's a tough one. City have won nothing so they are out.

Certainly Arsenal's team of 2003-04 was brilliant but we were equally as clinical the next year. Well not quite equally, must be the only penalty Nico has ever actually scored in his career.

Winning a treble is a very tough thing to do as well, so you couldn't rule that United team, though we competed admirably in Europe in 2004-05 as well as losing only one match and winning a League Cup.

I don't think United of 2007-09 were anything special, they just happened to have Ronaldo, and we should have beaten them in the league bar Heskey scoring at Wigan and in the CL bar the unfortunateness with Terry's boots.

Having a look at the teams Arsenal: Lehmann, Lauren, Campbell, Toure, Cole, Gilberto, Viera, Ljungberg, Pires, Henry, Bergkamp

Chelsea: Cech, Paulo, Percy, JT, Gallas, Maka, Lampard, Tiago, Robben, Duff, Drogba/Eidur

United Schmeichel, Nevilles, Staam, Irwin, Keane, Scholes, Giggs, Beckham, Cole, Yorke

How the hell do you pick amongst that lot? (trying to be objective of course :wink: )

I think if our team played against either of those, they couldn't have beaten us. We were too solid and playing with an extra man in midfield to boot. Jose I think gives us the advantage. That team changed the way football was played in England forever. 4-4-2 was standard before then. It isn't anymore.

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None of those sides had a right back as good as Dan Petrescu.

Seriously though, I think the earlier sides would struggle due to recent tactical developments but it's hard to look past Man Utd's 4-6-0 Rooney, Ronaldo and Tevez-powered machine.

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City can't defend like we could but going forward I'd say they are probably better. And I still maintain to this day that Arsenal's double winning team of 01/02 was a better team than their Invincibles.

For me Mourinho's Chelsea win's hands down, this was a team that received a Guard of Honour at Old Trafford and knocked 5 goals past Barcelona over 2 legs (scoring 3 in 10 minutes) in the most epic of CL games. On paper the 05/06 team was probably better but that c**t Graham Poll robbed us of what would have been a certain win over West Ham in the FA Cup final IMO and after that game we went off the boil and lost to teams like Newcastle and Blackburn.

If City continue this form and go on to beat either Real or Barca along the way then for me they will be the best.

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