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i'm putting question marks next to each position where i think we still desperately need reinforcements

 

--------------------given

 

solano-----rozenhal-------?---------?

 

milner----geremi-----barton------duff

 

-----------viduka------owen

 

bench

 

harper

smith

martins

butt

taylor

 

if big sam does play a 4-3-3 i have no idea how we will line up but i'm guessing

 

--------------------given

 

solano-----rozenhal-------?---------?

 

--------geremi-----barton------duff

 

------- martins----viduka------owen

 

not sure that would work tbh, what is everyone else saying?

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With all players available I'd go:

 

Given

Solano - Taylor - Roze - (Geremi)

Milner - Barton - Butt - Zog

Owen - Viduka

 

bench: Harper, Martins, Duff, Edgar, Carroll, Smith, ...

 

With Martins and Viduka alternating depending on the opposition.

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Home against most

 

----------------Given

 

Geremi---Taylor---Roz----Zog

 

Solano---Barton----Butt---Milner

 

--Owen/Martins----Viduka/Ameobi

 

Away against the tough teams

 

--------------Given

 

Solano---Taylor---Roz---Zog

 

---------------Butt

 

-------Geremi------Barton

 

Martins/Milner-----------Duff/Luque

 

-----------Viduka/Ameobi

 

But we need another DM (Diop?) , a left back (Dragutinovic?), 2 centre backs (Cacapa & *?*) for a squad that would do OK up until january and then with a few more quality men in then we can push for europe and any domestic cup we are still in especially as we have no europe now.

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We also need a better right back than Solano.

 

Geremi, Taylor & Cacapa and Faye (if we get them) could do a job there in the meantime. Sam wants strong defensively minded fullbacks don't he?

Edited by bassplayerjj

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I think we'll definitely see some different formations and lineup, with different gameplans for different opposition and situations, which will be something entirely new at NUFC. But i'd have no idea what lne up he'll be looking at, and it'll be a few weeks before he probalby has most of them fit to pick from with all the bastard injuries we have!

 

One thing with signings like Barton and Smith we are moving away from being a team of shrinking violets/complete tarts who are too nice and jut roll over for teams, and looking to players who won't stand for that. Even someone like Viduka who isn't particularly a hardnut but he does have plenty of weight to chuck about!

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From what I`ve seen so far in pre-season and if our short term injuries clear up I would start with this lot

 

------------------------Given-------------------------------

 

Nobby -- Rozenhal-- Tayls -- Edgar

 

----------- - Geremi ----------------------------

 

------ Milner ------- ------------------ Luque

 

-------------- Zoggy------------------------------

 

-------------- Oba-----------------------------------

 

-------------- Vid or Owen (whichever is fit)-----

 

I would hope we had a new couple of defenders in by then. I would look at interchanging Zog and Luque throught the game too. I have also been well impressed with Carroll too and hope he doesnt go out on loan

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One thing with signings like Barton and Smith we are moving away from being a team of shrinking violets/complete tarts who are too nice and jut roll over for teams, and looking to players who won't stand for that. Even someone like Viduka who isn't particularly a hardnut but he does have plenty of weight to chuck about!

 

Not only the physical stuff, but also maybe a bit more passion.

 

I can't remember the number of times under Robson we went a goal down and came back to win or were having a rough time but kept going to get something, we always seemed to have that belief.

 

Last season (and the season before) a lot of times it just seemed like few could be bothered.

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I think as things stands (except for the presumtion the the smith and cacapa deals go through) we could see quite a lot of something like this.

 

Given

Taylor

Roz

Cacapa

Babayarou (of we'll never see a lot of him)

Zog

Geremi

Barton

Smith

Viduka

Martins

 

Although when fit you would have to expect Owen to be playing but I'm not sure where he would fit into a 4-3-3.

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------------------------Given------------------

-----------Taylor----Rozenhal----Cacapa---

------Geremi-------------------------N'zogbia

----------------------Smith--------------------

------------------Barton-----------------------

----------Martins---------------Owen---------

--------------------Viduka---------------------

 

Bench

Krul

Huntington

Milner

Luque

Solano

Edited by NobbySol

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------------------------Given------------------

-----------Taylor----Rozenhal----Cacapa---

------Geremi-------------------------N'zogbia

----------------------Smith--------------------

------------------Barton-----------------------

----------Martins---------------Owen---------

--------------------Viduka---------------------

 

Bench

Krul

Huntington

Milner

Luque

Solano

 

is that a 3-2-1-1-2-1?

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------------------------Given------------------

-----------Taylor----Rozenhal----Cacapa---

------Geremi-------------------------N'zogbia

----------------------Smith--------------------

------------------Barton-----------------------

----------Martins---------------Owen---------

--------------------Viduka---------------------

 

Bench

Krul

Huntington

Milner

Luque

Solano

 

is that a 3-2-1-1-2-1?

 

haha guess so its 5-2-3 lol with wing backs, 2cms with smith more defensive and martins and owen playin off viduka

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As much as nobody on here rates him, I think Carr is going to be our right back this season. He's started most of our pre-season games there and was pretty good against Celtic and Juve IMO.

 

He isn't the long term answer, but he's the only natural RB at the club and Solano and Geremi haven't been even tried there in our friendly games so far.

 

In regards formations, Owen is fairly undroppable, if fit, but I don't see how Fat Sam can fit him into a 4-3-3.

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--------------------given

 

Geremi-----rozenhal-----Cacapa-----Edgar

 

-------milner----Barton-----Luque

 

------Smith

 

-----------viduka------Martins

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.....................Given

 

.....?......Capaca...Rozehnal..Enrique

 

Solano............Geremi..............Zoggy

 

........................Smith

 

..............Viduka............Martins

 

subs

Harper

Edgar

Huntington

Milner

Carroll

 

Injured?

Shola

Owen

Emre

Barton

Duff

Luque

Butt

Taylor

Edited by Geordie Boyo

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.....................Given

 

.....Taylor......Capaca...Rozehnal..Enrique

 

Milner............Geremi..............Zoggy

 

........................Smith

 

..............Viduka............Martins

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.....................Given

 

.....Taylor......Capaca...Rozehnal..Enrique

 

Milner............Geremi..............Zoggy

 

........................Smith

 

..............Viduka............Martins

 

:lol:;)

 

:blush::icon_lol::crylaughin:

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.....................Given

 

.....Taylor......Capaca...Rozehnal..Enrique

 

Milner............Geremi..............Zoggy

 

........................Smith

 

..............Viduka............Martins

 

:lol:;)

 

:blush::icon_lol::crylaughin:

 

geremi will have to play word class in every game in that formation - i dont think he can expect to hold midfield on his own every week can he?

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.....................Given

 

.....Taylor......Capaca...Rozehnal..Enrique

 

Milner............Geremi..............Zoggy

 

........................Smith

 

..............Viduka............Martins

 

:lol:;)

 

:blush::icon_lol::crylaughin:

 

geremi will have to play world class in every game in that formation - i dont think he can expect to hold midfield on his own every week can he?

 

Don't know ask him lol, i think he means until barton returns

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-------------Give/Harper

 

Carr----Taylor-----Rozenhal-----N'Zogbia (although I wouldn't be surprised to see Ramage here for the extra height)

 

----------------Butt

 

--------Geremi------Smith

 

Martins-----------------------Milner

 

---------------Viduka

 

This team would beat Bolton and when everyone is fit I'd expect us to be fielding Enrique at LB, Taylor or Cacapa at right back with the other playing CB, and Barton in the middle with Geremi. We gonna be seeing a whole lot of rotation this season though which I think will be healthy for competition and for the players in terms of being able to rest up whilst adapting to Allardyce's rigorous training regimes and. We haven't had the luxury of being able to rest players these past few years! no wonder we had all those injuries.

Edited by bassplayerjj

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I guess when everyone's fit it might look something like this:

 

---------------Given

 

Solano--Capaca--Rozenhal----Enrique

 

 

Geremi----Barton---Butt--------Duff

 

 

------------Viduka---Owen

 

 

Bench:

 

Harper

Taylor

Martins

Smith

Milner

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Looking at that Dan, it'll be nice (as I think Gemmill may have pointed out) to have some quality options on the bench when everyone is fit. That's without the likes of Shola, Luque and N'Zogbia even making the bench on your reckoning.

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Looking at that Dan, it'll be nice (as I think Gemmill may have pointed out) to have some quality options on the bench when everyone is fit. That's without the likes of Shola, Luque and N'Zogbia even making the bench on your reckoning.

 

aye. it's funny what difference a week and 3 or 4 signings can do for your outlook. i'm actually not dreading the start of the season all of a sudden.

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