Looks like we are still down to the bare bones for tomorrows visit fo Chelsea. Osman and Arteta are not fit (according to BBC) but no mention of Piennar so I am assuming he will just about be fit enough to pull on the jersey. (hopefully he will be a permanent signing by then too).
I think Moyes has very little option and should go with the following:-
Howard; Neville - Jagielka - Yobo - Lescott; Pienaar - Carsley - Fernandes - Baines; Johnson - Yakubu
Bench: Anichebe Wessels Graveson Hibbert Valente
Not a great deal there to change the outcome of a match.
Matt Bone, Posted 16/04/2008 at 18:56:57
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1 Posted 16/04/2008 at 22:36:39
Wingers x2 - Peanut and Arteta
CM x2 - Manny and Ossie
ST x2 - AJ and Yak
not much different but I think the backline is better TBH.
2 Posted 16/04/2008 at 23:06:31
Howard. Nev(I know), Yobo, Lescott, Valente, S Pin (if fit)Manny (attacking), Carsley, Baines,Yak (if awake), AJ.
Subs:what ever is left!!!Gosling anyone?
3 Posted 17/04/2008 at 00:06:27
I’d like to think we could hold Chelski to a draw but bloody Wigan took a point off them which means that they are bound to beat us just to prolong (in their own minds) the title race a bit longer. One thing I don’t think we should do is have Grav on the bench since his only purpose seems to be as a penalty kick taker. He did his bit against Fiorentina but if we were to get a pen against Chelski and send him on to take it then we would be stuck with him for the remainder of the game.
You have to wonder just how crap our reserve and youth team players must be if we fill the bench with players we know we won’t use rather than give them a chance.
4 Posted 17/04/2008 at 01:59:53
Midfield will be Neville and Cars....with Pienaar and Manny...Gravesen will come on at 85 mins to limit the score line to less than 4-0 so that gola diff isnt the same as Villa after the game..but his legs will give way and will be subbed off in the 90th min for Yobo!
Unless we start with Grav in midfield or Arteta and Ossie are back...we dont stand a sniff of a chance..im not being defeatist,just realistic..COYB
5 Posted 17/04/2008 at 02:41:21
6 Posted 17/04/2008 at 03:12:04
Currently 5th in the league, a Premiership club, and we don’t have enough staff to serve our guests and paying customers. However you look at it - disgraceful.
7 Posted 17/04/2008 at 08:19:00
As for those suggesting we play Yobo or Jagz at right back give it a rest please, neither of them play very well there. They are centre backs. Neville and Hibbert both do better jobs at right back than they do.
8 Posted 17/04/2008 at 08:57:32
Howard. Hibbo, Jag, Yobo, Lescott, Pienaar, Fernandes, Carsley, Neville, Baines, Anichebe?!!!!
Have the Yak and AJ died overnight or something??? I rate Vic a lot but not to start in this match. It's probably just bollocks and both AJ and the Yak will start if we have any sense then bring Vic on later to finish them off!!! I hope Baines does play but Hibbert should be replaced by Neville, i like Nev at right back not in the middle!
9 Posted 17/04/2008 at 09:08:57
Personally I would go with a 4-4-2 and forget about Grav.
10 Posted 17/04/2008 at 09:16:24
11 Posted 17/04/2008 at 09:07:45
Of course I’m not blind and know we will miss Cahill and Arteta dearly, and Osman as well actually. But it’s not all doom and gloom. On the bench Anichebe, Valente and Hibbert I all consider decent squad players. We’re only short of options in midfield.
Let’s see if someone else as Arteta takes the set pieces better.
12 Posted 17/04/2008 at 10:07:32
13 Posted 17/04/2008 at 10:11:24
I know Mad Dog has many faults, all of which have been listed numerous times, BUT he can pick a pass every so often. Hence, I would say 20mins of a half fit Mad Dog would be worth as 90mins of Capt Phil in midfield.
14 Posted 17/04/2008 at 11:16:23
Really getting pissed off with this Sky 4 thing now!
15 Posted 17/04/2008 at 11:39:35
16 Posted 17/04/2008 at 12:43:02
17 Posted 17/04/2008 at 12:47:45
Harvey and Kendall are also itching for a game.
18 Posted 17/04/2008 at 12:49:07
19 Posted 17/04/2008 at 12:52:20
20 Posted 17/04/2008 at 12:59:10
If Ossie isn’t fit, I would put the Grav on for the first 60 minutes, then move Neville to midfield and replace the grav with Hibbert at righ back.
Come on the blues - this time!!!
21 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:08:20
22 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:12:20
23 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:13:55
24 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:39:51
"Dribble" - 1. allow saliva to flow from the mouth 2. move the ball forward in football with slight touches of the feet.
25 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:24:45
5. Jags (He can play in goal too)
With this line up we could possibly get a 0.0 draw. The other alternative is to play Neville and Carsley in midfield and get absolutely fooked.
26 Posted 17/04/2008 at 14:28:23
27 Posted 17/04/2008 at 14:58:24
28 Posted 17/04/2008 at 13:09:17
Its not all doom and gloom just for us..
My bet.. the team that started this thread.. but perhaps a change from the continous yellow carding Carsley..
Subs : Carsley, Anichebe, Valente, Hibbert, Wessels.
We can’t not win 4 games in a season against Chelski can we?
Yak and Fernandes to score.. 2-1 Victory.
29 Posted 17/04/2008 at 16:56:01
Actually, 2-0. Howard really wants Neville’s crown :)