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  1. Clarke also had the very clear advantage of being able to exploit his Chelsea links soon after leaving Chelsea.

    He got Lukaku in on a season''s loan, and that player was to a large extent responsible for Clarke''s fine first season.

    That''s not really something that Clarke could repeat.
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    It's time to ditch 4-4-2 (latest blog)

    Nicely written.

    You''re right about Wes needing to be played in "his" position, but I just can''t see Murphy starting yet. I don''t think his stamina is up to it yet.

    We''d best watch out for those venomous daddy longlegs when next in Brighton.

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    Team for Fulham

    CamdenC, that would be precisely my line-up as well.
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    Mark Robins

    David Smith is a celebrity chauffeur, apparently.

    Now, continuing the theme, anyone care to have stab at what Peter Mendham is doing these days?

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    Lafferty

    That would be my oppskrift too, Grefstad, but with Howson in for Johnson.
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    VOO

    Doggy?
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    -21

    1touch is the offspring of Jaemae and Waveney, with Wiz and Highland for godparents.

    Ignore her long enough and she''ll change her name (again).
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    Is anyone going to Fulham?

    Peckers up, Pantwetters. I never miss a good Cottaging.
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    Parma's Tactics Masterclass 1

    Thanks Waveney, sorry Itouch.
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    Parma's Tactics Masterclass 1

    Vielen dank fur ze ''post hoc'' explanation.

    Had zought it vas zomefing to do vith zending wein beck from ze Vaderland. Gut for a handy hock.
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    Watford

    Utterly bizarre.

    Seb must be devastated.
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    Ipswich

    "I''ve never been a member on another forum though."

    Strictly speaking, there should be a comma between "forum" and "though".
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    Man of the Match

    Howson for me, too.

    Linked the defence and attack well and was always moving into space to receive the ball.

    Cleared the ball off the line for an otherwise certain Rotherham goal and also wasn''t responsible for any of our 25 "attempts" on goal, which was probably a plus of sorts.
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    Hoolahan HAS to be taken out now

    Actually thought Hoolahan had a pretty good game yesterday. He''s never had much stamina, though, and at the nearly veteran stage is generally worth subbing on the hour.

    So on that I thought Adams got it right.

    Whereas Grabban has for me now had 4 pretty poor games in a row and would me my candidate for dropping. Works hard and is fast, but his touch recently has often been poor and his finishing woeful.

    Howson played very well, my man of the match, was always available for a pass and brought the ball out of defence much faster than Johnson and Tettey generally do.

    Unless and until Hooper is match fit I''d be looking to play Jerome on his own up front, with Wes in the hole, and Howson and Tettey as the defensive midfielders.

    Redmond has to start based on his performances. Constantly beats his man, though his final ball isn''t there yet.

    Murphy is a very handy winger to have coming off the bench, but don''t see him having the stamina or defensive capabilities to start.

    So the rest of the midfield would be Redmond with, in the absence of any alternative, Lafferty on the left. Lafferty is not ideal for that position, but I don''t who else you put in or take out to strengthen the side right now.

    Maybe all will become clear when Vadis is up and running.
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    Team v Charlton

    Same winning line-up from Saturday.

    But tell our least athletic player Hoolahan he''s likely to get subbed on 60 mins because we need to keep something in his tank for Saturday.

    Then bring on Howson, O''Neill or Murphy, depending on situation.
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