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  1. My dad already has train tickets but been let down on away ticket. Anyone with a spare ticket? Will pay full face value.
  2. Michael Bates

    Team for Bournemouth

    Krul Arrons Godfrey Zimmermann Byram Tettey Vrancic Buendia Duda Cantwell Pukki Subs: Farhmann Hanley Lewis Amadou McLean Hernandez Idah
  3. Michael Bates

    Team for Newcastle (h)...

    . Krul Aarons Godfrey Klose Lewis Amadou Leitner Buendia Cantwell Hernandez Pukki
  4. Michael Bates

    Team for Brum


    Passlack Hanley Klose Lewis





    I''d rather rest Rhodes and ensure he is fit for the rest of the season. LEWIS however, is an athletic machine and I wouldn''t be surprised if he can slot in comfortably despite lack of pre season minutes.

    I''m not sure Leitner or Trybull have done enough to show he deserves to start in pre season. However Trybull will add more bite in an away game so he gets the nod.








    That also meets the home grown quota i think also? :)

  5. Michael Bates

    First seven games

    Grab 4 wins and we will be in the top 10. Maybe even top 6.
  6. Michael Bates

    What next for Matthews ?

    He will be our number 2 and tasked with pushing Tim Krul. Play most cups games too I''d expect.
  7. Michael Bates

    Predicted Lineup for Birmingham

    Absolutely spot on in my eyes. Only potential changes are Lewis not being fit. So id expect Stieperman, passlack or Husband. Unless Max Aarons has impressed?

    And Rhodes not being fit, so Pukki replaces and in the hole we play Leitner. Adding Thompson in DM pushing Trybull up a little.

    [quote user="lincsy88"]Doesn''t this just prove we have a better more balanced side than last season with the options we''ve got. I have two opinions on this 3-4-1-2 or 5-3-2 or a 4-3-3 as follows:










  8. Michael Bates

    U23s 4-0 up at HT

    Couldn''t agree any more. Give him the chances as he will play with no fear. The biggest plus is he is physically big for his age also which helps. The fact it was rumoured Mourinho was keeping tabs on him...
  9. Michael Bates

    Team for Brum

    Ok.. that didn''t work but a 4-1-4-1 with Pukki and Hernandez being the wide attackers/Wingers
  10. Michael Bates

    Team for Brum

    For me I want to see a solid back ''5'' with Godfrey or Trybull protecting the back 4 all game until Tettey is back in contention. And then a flowing forward thinking ''5'' that support Rhodes as much as possible.

    . Matthews/Loan Keeper

    Paaslack Hanley Klose Lewis

    . Godfrey/Trybull

    . McLean Leitner

    Hernandez Pukki

    . Rhodes

  11. Pm me as my team are looking for new players to improve the squad. Preferably players who can play most weekends.
  12. Michael Bates

    Goal keeper looking for a team

    If you''re after a good laugh on a Sunday then PM me. Standard isn''t great at all but a great bunch of lads and looking to get promoted next season from league 3.
  13. Michael Bates

    Ben Godfrey goal -

    Cracking goal there, just needs to avoid mistakes like the one that lead to Southend''s goal! His fault for not tracking his marker for the header.
  14. Michael Bates

    Striker options January

    I''d bring Chris Martin back. He is a natural finisher. With the creativity and style of play we play, he would be suited to the ball on the floor. Yet he can also mix it up by holding the ball up. The biggest question is how much he would cost and also whether his attitude is any better than when he was here previously...
  15. Michael Bates

    Maddison called up to U21's

    [quote user="Bradwell canary"]From a selflessness point of view, this will put his great talent even more in the shop window.

    Does anyone out there know if this game will be on TV, I just love watching him play.

    Amazing how the previous manager signed him and Prichard, both very talented, but in the main un used during his reign. What a waste![/quote]

    You can add the technically talented Canos to that list also... With the type of football we play now, i''d have loved to see Canos in this set-up.