Would a team of legendary players, now in their 40s, be able to stay up in the PL?

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For instance:

Kahn
Neville Cannavaro Thuram Carlos
Ballack Keane
Zidane
Giggs Bergkamp Figo

Obvious issue is lack of pace but the would their sheer ability get them to 40 points? Thinking of a Rocky 6 style situation here

I think they'd have a chance

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Doubt it. They'll be pretty easy to play against if the opposing manager knows what he's doing. A football pitch is just too big for sheer ability to get forty points over the season.
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Thuram?!? Where's Maldini bro?
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(Original post by The Shed End)
Thuram?!? Where's Maldini bro?
Move Thuram to right back instead of Neville, get Maldini in. Sorted. Oh, change Cannavaro for Nesta too.
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Nesta's 39 bro
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Definitely not imo.

Pace is such a big thing in the PL. And, if you aren't going to play with pace, you've got to be direct and strong. They wouldn't have enough to survive.
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No way
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Pace is so overrated. Look at Theo.
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Gotta have Scholes in there, only recently retired and doesn't rely on pace at all.
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No. Look at Cambiasso this season - clearly still a genius with the ball at his feet but he's clearly running on empty come 70 minutes, and he's still got a decade on some of those names. In terms of skill they'd still make it look easy, but there's no way they'd be able to cope with 90 minutes on such regularity. In a set of one off matches I'd reckon they'd do fine, but competing in the premiership requires good fitness, particularly to play 2 or 3 games in quick succession, and the golden oldies just wouldn't have it in them any more.
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they could 0-0 thereselves to 38 pts.
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It's not really just the lack of pace but the fact that they wouldn't have the stamina to last games or to press well.
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(Original post by Stiff Little Fingers)
No. Look at Cambiasso this season - clearly still a genius with the ball at his feet but he's clearly running on empty come 70 minutes, and he's still got a decade on some of those names. In terms of skill they'd still make it look easy, but there's no way they'd be able to cope with 90 minutes on such regularity. In a set of one off matches I'd reckon they'd do fine, but competing in the premiership requires good fitness, particularly to play 2 or 3 games in quick succession, and the golden oldies just wouldn't have it in them any more.
This. We're seeing exactly the same with Gerrard this season.
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If they played negative, defensive football, and relied on set pieces I think they could probably avoid relegation. But as others have pointed out, they just don't have the pace and fitness to match the other teams in the league. If they were allowed 11 subs, and could make as many substitutions as they wanted they'd have a much better chance.
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Not only the pace but the stamina. 90 minutes of non-stop running is exhausting and definitely no small feat for a person who's out of practice and into their forties. Still, I'm curious to know what'd happen if this team actually existed.
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No way; they'd barely manage a single win.

They MIGHT manage a flukey draw here or there. They wouldn't even avoid relegation from the Championship or League One.

Plus they'd concede double figures a few times at least!
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They would win some games, I reckon they'd beat Villa, Everton, Arsenal, would stick a few past Sunderland.
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They would really struggle to compete in a physical and athletic league. Also, do these legends work well as a team? Probably not. Fitness would be a major issue too.
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