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Likely starting line-up ?

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RUDDY

MARTIN (if fit) DE LAIT BARNETT TIERNEY

FOX

BENNETT JOHNSON

HOOLAHAN

HOLT JACKSON

Subs Rudd, Whitbread, Naughton, Crofts, Smith or C Martin, Pilkington, Morison

Martin is a slight doubt, if he''s not fit Naughton will start. Likewise Crofts isn''t 100% so I''ve left him out. The only other possibility would be whether Whitbread plays instead of Barnett. However I''m only guessing and I could be totally wrong.

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I forgot to include Surman ! He could start in place of Bennett and move Bennett to the bench in place of K Smith/C Martin.

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[quote user="swjf50"]RUDDY

MARTIN (if fit) DE LAIT BARNETT TIERNEY

FOX

BENNETT JOHNSON

HOOLAHAN

HOLT JACKSON

Subs Rudd, Whitbread, Naughton, Crofts, Smith or C Martin, Pilkington, Morison

Martin is a slight doubt, if he''s not fit Naughton will start. Likewise Crofts isn''t 100% so I''ve left him out. The only other possibility would be whether Whitbread plays instead of Barnett. However I''m only guessing and I could be totally wrong.[/quote]                 RuddyMartin  De Lait  Whitbread Naughton                    FoxBennett                        Surman                 Hoolihan       Holt              Jackson

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I don''t think Surman will play on the right wing instead of Bennett, if he does play it will be on the left.

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[quote user="alysha"]I don''t think Surman will play on the right wing instead of Bennett, if he does play it will be on the left.[/quote]clearly douchebag!!because RMartin is a left back!! picky nob

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[quote user="NCFC4LIFE"][quote user="alysha"]I don''t think Surman will play on the right wing instead of Bennett, if he does play it will be on the left.[/quote]

clearly douchebag!!

because RMartin is a left back!!

picky nob
[/quote]

Calm down, I was responding the poster above who said he would play Surman in Bennett''s position!

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I reckon it''ll be:RUDDY

R. MARTIN - DE LAIT - DRURY - TIERNEY

FOX

CROFTS - JOHNSON

HOOLAHAN

HOLT - MORISONSUBS: RUDD, WHITBREAD, NAUGHTON, BENNETT, K.SMITH, PILKINGTON, JACKSONlooking at this team I think we have a chance against ANY Prem team this season!

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[quote user="Robert N. LiM"]no one going for the 4-5-1 that PL''s been trying in pre-season?[/quote]

4-5-1 certainly isn''t out of the question, if we were to play that formation I would expect to see this line up:

 

                                      Ruddy

            R.Martin       Barnett     De Laet      Tierney  

                               Fox         Johnson

                        Bennett                        Surman  

                                       Hoolahan

                                           Holt

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I like the look of that, but i''d rather a more positive start, we drew too many games last time we went up, would rather try and win against the wigans of this league, even if half the time we lose by gambling like this.

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From what I''ve seen of Johnson I can''t see him starting!

Ruddy

R. Martin

De Laet

Whitbread

Tierney

Fox

Bennett

Surman

Hoolahan

Holt

Jackson

Subs

Rudd

Naughton

Barnett

Johnson

Pilkington

C Martin

Morison

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                        ruddy

martin    barnett*  whitbread    tierney

                      fox

       crofts                 surman/bennett

                  hoolahan

       holt             jackson

 

subs include:   rudd  ward   de laet  naughton  pilkington  morrison  martin

*our best defender

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[quote user="alysha"]

[quote user="Robert N. LiM"]no one going for the 4-5-1 that PL''s been trying in pre-season?[/quote]

4-5-1 certainly isn''t out of the question, if we were to play that formation I would expect to see this line up:

 

                                      Ruddy

            R.Martin       Barnett     De Laet      Tierney  

                               Fox         Johnson

                        Bennett                        Surman  

                                       Hoolahan

                                           Holt

[/quote]

This is a good shout, the 4-5-1 sounds defensive but with Bennett, Surman, Wes and Holty it will be flexible enough for the swift counter attack .

To be honest it could be one of a number of different formations and personnel which is great testament to Lamberts signings this summer to go with our existing squad.

Roll on saturday, its going to be a great day and atmosphere !!

Otbc :)

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Ruddy

R.Martin Barnett De Laet Naughton

Fox

Pilkington/Bennet (One being subbed for the other in second half) Surman

Hooly

Holt and Jackson

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i think Tierney will start instead of Naughton but they''ll all get their chance

also think Surman''s goals v Parma will mean he gets the start on the left of midfield - not sure if he''ll go for the diamond or 4-5-1 tho, could go either way

they all can see how many options we have as clearly as we the fans can and that''s got to spur them on to have a great game every game (not that playing in the PL wouldn''t do that anyway)

can''t wait!

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Without Crofts and Johnson the midfield would look very lightweight to me. Fox is not a real defensive midfielder/tackler, but more of a Pirlo-style passer from deep and the 2 attacking wingers would leave us open at times. For me, Johnson or Crofts must play to make the middle more solid

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[quote user="alysha"]

[quote user="Robert N. LiM"]no one going for the 4-5-1 that PL''s been trying in pre-season?[/quote]

4-5-1 certainly isn''t out of the question, if we were to play that formation I would expect to see this line up:

 

                                      Ruddy

            R.Martin       Barnett     De Laet      Tierney  

                               Fox         Johnson

                        Bennett                        Surman  

                                       Hoolahan

                                           Holt

[/quote]Just had a call from someone "in the know" who tells me that this is the team for tomorrow, expect Naughton instead of Tierney.

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