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    How will DS play this?

    With all these new signings, itís going to be interesting to see which team DS puts out this season. I would expect the shoe ins will be Wesley, Jack, SJM and Tyrone. The rest is anyoneís guess. Iím thinking....

    Steer
    Guibert
    Mings
    One of the many other CBs
    Targett
    Hourihane
    El Ghazi
    Grealish
    McGinn
    Jota
    Wesley

    Of course that could change especially if and when we land Luiz in which case Conor might lose his shirt. Steer would drop down if we bought either Heaton or Butland which would be harsh given his performances in the play offs. One Iím really hoping is going to emerge this season is OíHare.

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    Tis a rare old conundrum that DS and his crew find in their laps mate.

    With 5 CBs + U21s he may well have overcooked this department, unless, he’s planning to start with 3 CBs and Gilbert & Targett as wing-backs.

    Possibly 4 in Midfield or a DCM and 3 others. These formations do go against what we’ve seen up to now, as we know he likes 2 wingers. But with wing-backs, does he need em?

    That would leave his apparent preference of 1 up on his own.

    So where does all this leave El Ghazi and Jota? If he plays 2 wingers, then why so many CBs? Unless DS doesn’t think that Chester and Mings can last a whole season.

    What we do know is that DS and the powers that be are methodical and have a plan, so we await with bated breath.

    Bloody fun tho, aint it?

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    Hause might be played at right Back? Chester might be sold?

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    The thing with Hause is that he is predominantly left-footed, as in no right foot. Can fill in at LB as he did last season. We may well sell Taylor and Hause could be back up LB. Not a RB.

    Chessie? Whether I think he should be sold or not, I think DS will keep him for his experience. The only one of the five CBs with decent prem/full international experience.

    Could one of the new CB fill in as a CDM?

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    Oh yeah sorry I get my left and right mixed up.

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    It'll be

    Butland

    Targett (lwb)
    Hause
    Mings
    Engels
    Gilbert (rwb)

    Luiz
    Mcginn
    Grealish

    Wesley
    Maupay

    👌

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    What a good side on paper Sam. I reckon it's good enough to stay up. Lots of balance and we still have some continuity with Mcginn Grealish Mings

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    And Hause

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    It does make you think we will probably have 7 new players starting against Tottenham. 7 quality ones though.
    I forgot about Ghazi as well.

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    Might be better to ease them in

    Butland
    Elmo Mings Hause Targett
    Luis
    Mcginn Grealish Ghazi
    Wesley Lukaku

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    Anyone know what formation we played yesterday?

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    Have a look mate. Definitely 4 across the back, no Engels. Gilbert and Jota looked promising.

    Be patient with the link as it takes a bit to fully load. Stick with it cos from the first few mins the view is from the corner, but once they kick off it’s normal camera angle. Tis the whole match so you can shoot through the sh1te bits. They managed to miss Jack’s goal (see youtube) whilst replaying a yank shot at goal. Commentators were bloody hopeless.

    Apart from the assist, Green was bloody awful, Bree must think he’s still at Ipswich and Steer still makes me nervous from open play.


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    I think we have to prepare for some more out goings: kalinic loan, elmo to Newcastle, chester to Leeds, Barny and Hogan sold. O'Hare will probably go out on loan as well.
    But i do think he may dabble with a back 3? Wing backs and 2 up front.
    So its A 3-5-2 and anybody from 25.

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    Looking that way Dave, but where do Jota and El Ghazi fit in? Also hearing a fee has been agreed for Trezeguet, another winger .

    This is mad stuff mate, but fun nonetheless.

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    I guess it gives us options to go 352 or 442 or 433

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    Yep, keep em guessing!!

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