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    Would it be too drastic to change to something like this? I want to go back to a back four, as right now it just seems to be three CBs all staring at each other.

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    Valery - Bednarek - Yoshi - Bertrand

    JWP - Romeu - Hojbjerg

    Adams - Ings - Redmond

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    4-1 away win. Mane and VvD on the scoresheet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Would it be too drastic to change to something like this? I want to go back to a back four, as right now it just seems to be three CBs all staring at each other.

    Gunn

    Valery - Bednarek - Yoshi - Bertrand

    JWP - Romeu - Hojbjerg

    Adams - Ings - Redmond
    That's what's I would do. Vestergard is too slow, Stephens utter sh1te, so don't play either. I'd rather sit 3 in front of a back 4 which has to include Yoshida.

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    P.S. Maybe leave a couple back if we get a corner.

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    I think we'll get something..

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    Valery, Bednarek, Danso, Vestergaard, Bertrand
    Hojbjerg, JWP
    Che, Ings, Adams

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    Could get messy.

    Would need to dramatically improve from today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    I think we'll get something..

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    Valery, Bednarek, Danso, Vestergaard, Bertrand
    Hojbjerg, JWP
    Che, Ings, Adams
    I'm not sure this is the game to be giving Danso his debut. Also a bit harsh dropping Adams after one game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I'm not sure this is the game to be giving Danso his debut. Also a bit harsh dropping Adams after one game.
    He's not suggesting we drop Adams...he's playing him twice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    I'm not sure this is the game to be giving Danso his debut. Also a bit harsh dropping Adams after one game.
    Hahha Che, Ings, Redmond*

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    0 points from 6 and a minus 6 or more... great way to start the new season.

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    6-1 Liverpool they will tear us a new arsehole.....

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    Go defensive with this one and protect that awful defence

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    I'd just throw Danso straight in, get Vestergard and Stephens out of that squad. Poor players, wouldn't be able to handle their pace.

    We're up against it even before the first whistle. We're limited and this is going to be a case of damage limitation, keep the score low and keep our GD respectable. No other outcome feasible really.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dazza82 View Post
    Go defensive with this one and protect that awful defence
    That's basically just sitting very deep and waiting for the inevitable howler from one of the back three to gift them a goal. They will just play it around for fun in front of our penalty box and wait for the gap. We need to win it in the middle and not give them time to pick a decent pass through, that's the best defence IMO.

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    1-4

    we will better, give them a few scares but a comfortable win for liverpool


    Gunn

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    Bert

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    Adams
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    Worryingly I’m taking an LFC season ticket holding mate as a guest. He’s promised to keep his celebrations low key but I’m now fearful he’s going to give his true allegiance away! I might superglue him to his seat.

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    I don't even want to think about it.

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    I'm looking forward to the eight or nine minutes where we look like we might get something before they score their first goal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I'm looking forward to the eight or nine minutes where we look like we might get something before they score their first goal.
    Good for you

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    Quote Originally Posted by CB Fry View Post
    I'm looking forward to the eight or nine minutes where we look like we might get something before they score their first goal.
    Can’t do any worse than Norwich. Maybe.

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    At least we can get this one out of the way early on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lighthouse View Post
    Would it be too drastic to change to something like this? I want to go back to a back four, as right now it just seems to be three CBs all staring at each other.

    Gunn

    Valery - Bednarek - Yoshi - Bertrand

    JWP - Romeu - Hojbjerg

    Adams - Ings - Redmond
    Drop ings to the bench, otherwise yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    I think we'll get something..
    We will, a footballing lesson.



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    Always a weird one with Saints, playing a 'top' side that is. Could be anything from an annoying 1-2 loss to a 0-4 drubbing.
    Then again a 1-1 or 1-0 not unfeasible. Any guess is as good as anyones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saint97 View Post
    I think we'll get something..
    Yeah, hepatitis C...

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    Long trip to Turkey midweek should mean they’ll be tired. So they will ease up on us on 60 mins with the game already won.

    Although contrary to any rational reasoning still live in hope that we may, just may, click and do them.

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    Gunn
    Cedric Danso Yoshida Bednarek Bertrand
    Romeu Hojbjerg
    JWP Redmond
    Adams

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    With all the problems we have at centre half can we also make sure JWP does not play in the 2 in midfield.
    We never look good with him in there which is why I wanted Lemina replaced. Yoshida has to start with the new guy for me in a four as we have nothing to lose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OttawaSaint View Post
    Yeah, hepatitis C...

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    I'd be surprised if LFC don't score at least 2, anything more than a defeat is a dream given what they achieved last season and the enormous gulf in class. The days when we could upset a big club at home (I mean the Dell) are a distant memory. The team clearly aren't up to speed yet to play a pressing game which may disrupt their flow, and with BHA and UTD to follow moral could fall off quite rapidly if we end up with nothing from 4 games.
    Our error prone defense needs addressing ASAP, else it's gonna be another long depressing season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shroppie View Post
    Gunn
    Cedric Danso Yoshida Bednarek Bertrand
    Romeu Hojbjerg
    JWP Redmond
    Adams
    Looks good to me but not sure about Cedric for Valery. Ings as super sub to get the winner against his old club? Dream on...
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    McCarthy
    Valery
    Bednarek
    Danso
    Bertrand
    Romeu
    Hojbjerg
    Redmond
    Boufal
    Djennepo
    Adams

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    I fully expect us to be on nil poi after two games.

    In some ways its better to get the hard matches out of the way early. Think its probably better to keep Ings on the bench for this one and play our fastest possible front three.

    Not seen enough of Danso to work out if its worth starting him in this one. Might shatter his confidence if we get completely thumped on his debut and he might turn into another shell shocked defensive casualty. Might be better to keep him on the bench.

    I'd probably go:

    ----------------------Gunn---------------------
    -------Bednarek-----Yoshida--Vestergaard-------
    Valery--------Romeu------Hojbjerg------Bertrand
    ------Redmond--------------------Djenepo------
    ---------------------Adams---------------------

    Bench: McCarthy, Danso, Cedric, JWP, Boufal, Ings, Obafemi

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    Think I’d go...

    Gunn,
    Valery Bednarek Yoshida Vestergaard Bertrand
    JWP Romeu Hojbjerg
    Redmond
    Ings


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    When will Liverpool, take their foot off the gas! At 5-1, 6-1 or 7-1 and beyond... Anything near these scores, will probably shatter the teams already fragile confidence! Worried Bigly!!

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    Long always seems to do well against Liverpool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Useful Idiot View Post
    I fully expect us to be on nil poi after two games.

    In some ways its better to get the hard matches out of the way early. Think its probably better to keep Ings on the bench for this one and play our fastest possible front three.

    Not seen enough of Danso to work out if its worth starting him in this one. Might shatter his confidence if we get completely thumped on his debut and he might turn into another shell shocked defensive casualty. Might be better to keep him on the bench.

    I'd probably go:

    ----------------------Gunn---------------------
    -------Bednarek-----Yoshida--Vestergaard-------
    Valery--------Romeu------Hojbjerg------Bertrand
    ------Redmond--------------------Djenepo------
    ---------------------Adams---------------------

    Bench: McCarthy, Danso, Cedric, JWP, Boufal, Ings, Obafemi
    Yep, exactly this, though might chuck Long on the bench

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    The impending Liverpool game reminds me of the days leading up to taking my old sick dog to the vets to be put down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saint Billy View Post
    The impending Liverpool game reminds me of the days leading up to taking my old sick dog to the vets to be put down.
    Sorry, no such quick remedy, there's another 36 instalments of this to go after Saturday.

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    Obvious that this is a game in which we will be lucky to get a point.

    Still, I think we are in with a chance over the whole of the season to finish above the bottom three and might even finish 15th which would be a great achievement.

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    Not really looking forward to this one. It’ll be a case of how long can we keep them off the scoresheet (probably about 90 seconds)

    After that, how many goals will Liverpool get. I reckon they’ll try for as many as possible. (Thinking 7). Then it’ll be just watching to see if we can somehow score (don’t think we will).

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kraken View Post
    Can’t do any worse than Norwich. Maybe.
    Norwich actually gave them quite a bit of trouble, more than deserved their goal and should have scored more.

    But their defending was terrible, easy clearance under no pressure sliced into the goal, some midget marks Van Dijk at a corner, free header from a cross and probably only Salah's goal was not from bad defending.

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    ------------------------Gunn------------------------
    -------Bednarek-----Yoshida---Vestergaard------
    Valery--------Romeu------Hojbjerg------Bertrand
    --------------------Redmond-----------------------
    --------------Long------------Adams---------------

    McCarthy
    Stephens
    Cedric
    JWP
    Djenepo
    Boufal
    Obafemi

    Maybe stick Ings in there somewhere but I think Long would be a better bet at getting a goal on a counterattack (and when Long gets tired sub Obafemi on).
    Doubt Danso will be integrated enough for this game.

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    FWIW:
    ———————————Gunn————————————
    ——Valery——Bednarek——Yoshida——Bertrand——
    ——————Romeu—————Hojbjerg———————
    ————JWP—————Boufal———Redmond————
    ———————————Adams———————————

    Result: 1-2 heroic defeat (Shane Long last minute equaliser followed by Liverpool getting a lucky winner in injury time)

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    Just got to hope we don't get thrashed but it will doubtless be a fairly comfortable loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by saints-til-i-die View Post
    Long always seems to do well against Liverpool.
    He does, doesn't he. No idea why, but he always looks good against them.

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    Easy win for Liverpool sadly. No way our defence is keeping them out when they need to score. They will get two or three up and then manage the game. This ones a write off so might as well have a good look at Danso and Boufal from the start.

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    Why oh why would you want to start with Ings, I cannot think of a game where he has ‘wowed’ me. Let’s play three quickies up front, four at the back, and go for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kingsbridge Saint View Post
    Easy win for Liverpool sadly. No way our defence is keeping them out when they need to score. They will get two or three up and then manage the game. This ones a write off so might as well have a good look at Danso and Boufal from the start.
    I agree, not looking forward to it, losing to a club i hate, St Marys will have plenty of day trippers there to see the European champions, £50 behind the goal, £65 on the side , crazy prices , we'll probably score early and have it ruled out by VAR

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gingeletiss View Post
    Why oh why would you want to start with Ings, I cannot think of a game where he has ‘wowed’ me. Let’s play three quickies up front, four at the back, and go for it.
    Agree if we are o get anything we need to press their fullbacks back, not sit and let them shoot us in the barrel.

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