With the news that Everton have gone to Holland without regular first teamers Howard, Baines, Stubbs, Yobo, Osman, Arteta, Cahill and Yakubu, which of the younger lads are we likely to see coming as replacements?
We know all about Anichebe and Vaughan, but hopefully we'll get to see a couple of new prospects in first-team action tomorrow. We're particularly short at centre-half and it would be great to see Jack Rodwell on the bench as backup to Jagielka and Lescott. We're also lacking bodies in the middle of the park so maybe we'll get the chance to see a bit more of Vidarsson? Elsewhere experience in the form of Gravesen, McFadden, AJ, Hibbo etc will no doubt fill the gaps but I hope there will be a place on the bench for the likes of JP Kissock, Jutkiewicz and Boyle.
Mark Stone, Posted 19/12/2007 at 13:32:28
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1 Posted 19/12/2007 at 17:28:37
I hope that we can try out some of the midfield and defensive talent of the future.Up front,I would like to see AJ start with Vic...and Vaughny coming on as a sub...COYB
2 Posted 19/12/2007 at 17:47:11
Hibbert Jagielka Lescott Valente
Pienaar Gravesen Carsley McFadden
Vaughan, Ruddy, Boyle, Rodwell, Kissock, Irving, Viddarson
Vaughan will definitely see some action and then 2 of the youngsters will hopefully get a game, I am betting Viddarson and Kissock unless Valente gets injured then it will be Boyle.
I dont know much about Irving.
3 Posted 19/12/2007 at 17:51:46
4 Posted 19/12/2007 at 17:52:34
5 Posted 19/12/2007 at 18:04:44
6 Posted 19/12/2007 at 18:06:50
7 Posted 19/12/2007 at 18:11:46
8 Posted 19/12/2007 at 18:43:28
9 Posted 19/12/2007 at 18:43:02
10 Posted 19/12/2007 at 19:04:12
11 Posted 19/12/2007 at 19:07:47
I thought Da Silva’s latest loan period ran out last Saturday has it been extended as he could of been in the squad otherwise.
12 Posted 19/12/2007 at 19:05:18
They need the win to guarantee qualification.
13 Posted 19/12/2007 at 20:02:18
14 Posted 19/12/2007 at 22:01:01
It’s not 30 players, It’s 25 on the "A" list & unlimited on the "B" list.
To be on the "B" list you have to be young enough, but have been here 2 years. I don’t think Agard would qualify this season.
15 Posted 19/12/2007 at 22:26:02
16 Posted 19/12/2007 at 23:49:18
I?m sure someone?s said this at some point in the last 4,5,6,7,8,9, and maybe 10 games!
Despite what people may think the Dutch league is shite.
17 Posted 20/12/2007 at 02:40:08
18 Posted 20/12/2007 at 07:39:23
If professional footballers can’t play 2 games a week, then there is something goin’ on.
19 Posted 20/12/2007 at 09:08:50
Why disadvantage ourselves by flying out to Holland playing a game and then flying back to play at Old Trafford on Sunday - when Man Utd have had the week off.
If we can give a few players a break, then do it as they won’t get another one for a while due to the number of games to be played over Christmas and into January.
There is no need for Arteta, Cahill, Yobo etc to go to Holland as we don’t need to win it, rest them and have them in good shape to play on Saturday and give us the best chance of winning the game that matters rather than wasting efforts on meaningless matches.
20 Posted 20/12/2007 at 09:18:35
21 Posted 20/12/2007 at 09:47:28
22 Posted 20/12/2007 at 12:46:55
Hopefully our boys can take advantage of the disarray in the Utd camp on Sunday.
23 Posted 20/12/2007 at 12:34:06
i can feel it in my water haha
24 Posted 20/12/2007 at 12:59:41
25 Posted 20/12/2007 at 13:21:49
I actually thinks it shows a good side to Moyes, he is not arsed about this unbeaten run number, he is solely concerned about trying to get 3 points on Sunday, and for that I say thank fook.
I feel sorry for the fans who had already bought tickets before the St Petersberg game but why would any sane manager play a full side in an absolutely nothing game, we have won the group so what?s they point of giving the "bigger" players more chance to get injured or get worn out
26 Posted 20/12/2007 at 13:34:15
I very much doubt whether our kids are at Arsenal’s level but they still deserve the chance to show what they can do.
27 Posted 20/12/2007 at 19:10:45
28 Posted 21/12/2007 at 10:45:06