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Assuming we stick to 4-3-3, how do we fit the players unavailable yesterday into the side?

 

Obviously Given picks himself, but as other midfielders become available is there a chance Geremi will be moved to right-back?

 

Will Taylor make way for Capaca?

 

Once Enrique is fit, where does Zoggy go?

 

Barton? Owen? Duff? Luque!??

 

If yesterdays performance is anything to go by, it would be harsh to drop any of the midfield or forward players. We'd lose something by shifting Geremi, Butt performs that un-glamorous role well, Milner and Smith worked their bollocks off, Martins scored two and Viduka is the 'point'.

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Ive no idea tbh.

 

but were sounding like that fast show (i think) sketch with the blokes in the pub trying to agree on englands all time best 11 and all they can agree on is banks in goal. ;)

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He says he wants to get a few more players in, so it’s hard to say at this moment in time.

 

Obviously Owen, Martins, Rozehnal, Geremi, Enrique, Given, Taylor, Cacapa, Barton & maybe Butt would be definite starters, which would just leave........one position. ;)

 

You've then got what could be squad players rather than starting every game when everyone’s fit with the likes of Smith, Viduka, Carroll, Ameobi, Luque, Milner, Zoggy, Duff, Emre, Solano?, Carr, Edgar, Huntington, Babayaro, Ramage, Harper & Forster.

 

If BS does get a few more in it could be likely a few might leave considering the size & quality of the squad. Dyer, Nobby, Luque, Carr? Emre? Ramage, Pattison & Babayaro being obvious choices to leave. It's still early days, but either way it's looking good!

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If everyone is fit and bang in form, providing the new guys are fitting in this is what I would play

 

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

 

Capaca----------Taylor--------Rozenhal--------------------Enrique

 

-------------Barton--------Geremi---------------Smith----------------

 

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

 

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

 

 

If we are at home or against a weaker side

 

Against the big boys I would replace Owen or Oba with Butt and play a 4-4-2 and put Duff/Zog and Milner/Nobby on the wings

 

Looking at our options makes me optimistic

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If everyone is fit and bang in form, providing the new guys are fitting in this is what I would play

 

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

 

Capaca----------Taylor--------Rozenhal--------------------Enrique

 

-------------Barton--------Geremi---------------Smith----------------

 

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

 

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

 

 

If we are at home or against a weaker side

 

Against the big boys I would replace Owen or Oba with Butt and play a 4-4-2 and put Duff/Zog and Milner/Nobby on the wings

 

Looking at our options makes me optimistic

 

That looks right to me. I think Taylor wont get as many games as he would like and Cacapa/Rozie will be the centre backs. With new players coming in, there'll possibly be a new right back too.

 

I stilll thinkZoggy/Solano/Milner/Shola will get a load of playing time though.

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Its great that nobody can really say what our XI would be for certain!

 

And knowing Big Sam it will change depending on home or away, depending on the opposition and will change within games if he's not happy or say wants to close a game out.

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Just take a look at how many players Man United have left out today. No Anderson, Tevez or Hargreaves. That's what we should be aspiring to. I think it's great that we're finally getting a strong squad together. Bring in another right back and we're laughing.

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

 

Capaca----------Taylor--------Rozenhal-----------Enrique

 

----------Geremi--------Barton----------Smith----------------

 

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

 

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

 

 

I'd probably play it like this. Barton in the middle as Geremi is probably better at swinging balls in from the right. Viduka holding it up and laying it off for Owen and Martins to use their pace, tbh were spoilt for choice......magic

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Given

Taylor

Cacapa

Rozenhal

Enrique

Geremi

Duff

Barton

Butt

Viduka

Owen

 

 

4-4-2.

 

Why do people think Owen will play right wing? Just because he has/had pace? Owen is a worldclass finisher, so needs to be in the middle, he would be useless on the wing.

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With who we have fit & available at this moment I would sugest;

 

......................................Harper

 

..Taylor............Cacapa..............Rozenthal............Enrique

 

..........Geremi...................Butt....................Nzogbia

 

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

 

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

Edited by Noelie

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Can Cacapa play right-back or are we all just surmising? Thought he was a no-nonsense centrehalf.

 

me too, I would be expecting him and rozehnal at CB with taylor RB

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Best XI *

4-3-3

								   36. Viduka /10.


16. Milner /11.													 9. Martins /23.  


			17. Smith /5.						 7. Barton 

							20. Geremi (c) /22.


3. Enrique /14.		   4. Rozehnal			 6. Caçapa		  27. Taylor /2.


							   1. Given /13.

Subs: 2. Carr, 13. Harper, 22. Butt, 14. N’Zogbia, 5. Emre, 11. Duff, 10. Owen, 23. Ameobi.

Cover: 26. Ramage, 30. Edgar, 32. Huntington, 35. Pattison, 37. Troisi, 39. Carroll, 34. Foster.

 

* Assuming Dyer, Solano and Luque leaves + Krul (Falkirk)

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Can Cacapa play right-back or are we all just surmising? Thought he was a no-nonsense centrehalf.

 

I think you're right Doctor, I think I mixed him up with Geremi who can play right back if called upon.

He is mostly known as a stopper so I have subsequently edited and changed my suggested line-up.

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Strongest lineups

 

4-4-2

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

zoggy barton geremi milner

 

viduka owen

 

4-3-3

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

emre barton geremi

 

martins viduka owen

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Strongest lineups

 

4-4-2

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

zoggy barton geremi milner

 

viduka owen

 

4-3-3

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

emre barton geremi

 

martins viduka owen

 

why enrique at RB twice? I thought he was a LB

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Strongest lineups

 

4-4-2

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

zoggy barton geremi milner

 

viduka owen

 

4-3-3

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

emre barton geremi

 

martins viduka owen

 

why enrique at RB twice? I thought he was a LB

 

Ive gone left to right (hence zoggy on the left of a four man midfield and emre of the left of a three) :lol:

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Strongest lineups

 

4-4-2

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

zoggy barton geremi milner

 

viduka owen

 

4-3-3

 

given

 

enrique taylor rozenhal new guy

 

emre barton geremi

 

martins viduka owen

 

why enrique at RB twice? I thought he was a LB

 

Ive gone left to right (hence zoggy on the left of a four man midfield and emre of the left of a three) :lol:

 

 

makes sense...wait...

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