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18 Sep 2021 14:33:25
I can't believe today's team Salisu has probably been our best defender this season and Redmond playing again This is a game where we have to do a lot of defending and Tella pace could be a real threat.

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18 Sep 2021 12:18:10
Today's team .
McCarthy - not a great fan of his but he has played well of late

KWP Bednerek Salisu Perraud

Tino JWP Tella Mo

Broja Armstrong

No Redmond, Djenepo . definitely out
Romeu way too slow against a fast flowing Man City.

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19 Sep 2019 22:14:36
Think the ideal starting lineup for me is:






Bench of


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15 Aug 2019 14:54:46
My team for Liverpool:




We're going to get hammered but I like to fight fire with fire.

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26 Jan 2019 11:44:15
Assuming now no one coming in Jan window and assuming RH sticks with 3-4-3 which I happen to like and feel fits us well with a bit more bedding in.
Squad for next season:
Gk - McCarthy
Gk - Gunn
Gk - Lewis
LB - Targett
LB - McQueen
CB/ LB Bertrand
CB - Yoshida
CB - Vestergaard
CB - Bednarek
CB - Stephens
RB - New signing
RB - Valery
RB - Ramsey
CM - Hojberg
CM - Romeu
CM - Slattery
CM - Hesketh
F - Ings
F- Redmond
F - Armstrong
F - New signing
F- Obafemi
F - Long
F - Sims

Sold in this window or summer - Gabbi, Austin, Cédric, Davis, Hoedt, Carrillo, Boufal, Lemina, Elyounoussi, Forster, Reed, Gallagher.
Full season loan: Barnes and Johnson.

A big, but much needed clean out. Will free up a lot of funds even if we take big hits on the prices of some ie Carrillo, Boufal, Hoedt to spend big ( by saints standards) on a class striker ( Augustin? ) and RB.
If McQueen comes back from his bad injury below par, Bertie can revert to LB and spend on a CB. Some will possibly argue that we are lacking quality at CM, maybe someone brought in here but I like PEH and JWP as a future pairing with Slattery and Romeu covering.


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20 Sep 2018 10:09:15
Hi all,

I have been posting discussion topics and they have been receiving fairly good responses by our members here. Thanks for that.

Looking at our next 3 games against Chelsea, liverpool, and Everton, what is the realistic expectation for points gained, especially after our Brighton s*** performance (apologize for hinting at the dirty language but I feel we should have taken all 3 points. )?

I see us losing all 3 games. Liverpool and Chelsea I can see us losing by more than 2 goals and Everton might be a close-ish game but still don't see us winning. I now see us as relegation fighting as early as winter break. If so, we have to seriously think about coaching change right? Also player changes need to happen. I know some players give their all most of the time while others seem to just go out there to get their paycheck. Any thoughts on this by any of you?

Maybe I have been playing too much fifa and football manager but I think I could do a better job and get results with our squad. Our 4-4-2 system doesn't work. Need to focus on our strengths. We have a good midfield who need more guidance, wingers that can attack and support stickers, and good defence who also need guidance. I think a holding 4-3-3 might be best.

We could do something like this:
---McCarthy ---
---Bertie, hoedt, vestergaard, Cedric---
---lemina, Danish (cdm), romeo
---ely, ings, redderz---

We obviously need a better right winger and also another midfielder. Romeu and hoj can fight it out for cdm but we still need another strong attacking midfielder to partner them. Any ideas?

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13 Sep 2018 17:21:39
For Monday's match against Brighton I'd probably go with this line up (assuming they aren't injured or suspended)

Vestergaard Hoedt Bertrand
Cedric Romeu Lemina Targett
Redmond Mohammed
Subs on: Ward Prowse, Armstrong, Austin.

For this one I'd play Bertrand in the back 3, just so Matt Targett can get a start. We've got plenty of room for rotation and utility among our players. Romeu would be playing if this was a more physical game or one against the bigger boys.

Anyone fancy counter arguing the line up?

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10 Aug 2018 13:14:24
So now that the transfer window has closed, what is everyone's opinions on our signings? I think we've done brilliant, and bought in some solid players.

What's everyone's thoughts on our starting 11 for Sunday? I'd go with this.

GK: McCarthy
RWB: Cedric
RCB: Stephens
CB: Vestergaard
LCB: Yoshida
LWB: Bertrand
CDM: Romeu
CDM: Lemina
RW: Redmond
ST: Ings
ST: Gabbiadini
LW: Elyounoussi.

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04 Aug 2018 18:38:42
Todays Game

Its best not to attempt to read too much into the result. The whole thing raised more questions than gave answers.

So many players looked tired, it was 30 degrees and perhaps after an energy sapping Wednesday and two hot days Thur/ Fri they became sapped?

Bright Spots - Mo Elyounoussi and Maya Yoshida. Mo showed his class and Maya, looked sharp, just as he did in the World Cup.

Jack Stephens was the best of the Central Defenders and therefore, next Sunday, if we are playing 5 across the back, we should have Jack - Jannik - Maya with hopefully Soares, we missed his pace today and Ryan or Matt on the left.

Ryan looked out of position slightly and Matt too as Right Wing Back - Sparky shaped them over mid second half but it still wasn't quite right.

Stuart Armstrong was brilliant on Wednesday, was okay today but looked tired (or maybe got a slight knock)

JWP - too slow in his thinking, great from corners/ set pieces but in open play he gets caught napping.

Lamina looks completely out of sorts, he gave the ball away easily and made bad decisions.

Nathan Redmond added some pace, but we are short of firepower.

Shane and Charlie to me looked short on ideas on how to score, Shane will run forever but how long does he carry on being given field time?

Manola Gabbiadini is looking much more engaged and a threat, but he needs a partner that delivers him chances, I think he and mo might click.?

Goalkeepers - well Mr McCarthy didn't have the best of days, but let's hope he gets back in the grove once we start for real. Gunn didn't make the pitch today, but he is in the wings. thankfully!

This Week

Lets get a few out of the mix and clear the fog. Steven Davis - Shane Long and dare I say it, if West Ham want to pay £30 million for Lamina. toodles!

Lets keep Sam Gallagher and Josh Simms, especially if we don't bring in a striker.

Few youngsters need to go out on loan;
Harris Reed (Sell or Loan)
Alfie Jones
Jake Hesketh
Yan Valery
and a certain Fraser Forster

Work in Progress - Looking forward to next Sunday with my best mate Rob (and the obligatory wine gums)

Pete Wesley.

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27 Jul 2018 14:56:38
-- Bednarek - Vestergaard - Bertrand --
Cedric ------------ Romeu ----------- Targett
---------- Lemina --------- Armstrong --------
-------- Elyounessi --------- Austin ------------.

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