With Saha, Rodwell and Anichebe out for United, what team would you like to see?
I think we should play a 4-3-3 and take the game to them. Too often, Moyes sets his team up to react to the opposition's strengths and less about imposing our own attacking will and giving the opposition something to think about. I'd like to see:
Howard Coleman Jagielka Heitinga Baines Arteta(c) Fellaini Pienaar Gueye Cahill BilyaletdinovI fully expect to see Neville in the team instead of Seamus but I think this would be a cracking game for him to really show what he's capable of. I also think Gary Neville will shit himself if Coleman and Gueye are running at him with Arteta orchestrating things from that side of the pitch.
We have the partnership of Pienaar and Baines to operate down the other side with Bily ahead of them cutting inside and taking pops at goal.
At the back, we've got Heitinga to play the ball out of defence with Fellaini dropping deep when needed to help with the height.
Ben Howard, Posted 10/09/2010 at 16:40:17
Note: the following content is not moderated or vetted by the site owners at the time of submission. Comments are the responsibility of the poster. Disclaimer
1 Posted 10/09/2010 at 18:24:11
Can't wait to get into the Lower Gwladys... gonna be seething tommorrow!!
2 Posted 10/09/2010 at 18:28:21
But agreed with your comments about getting behind Gary Neville to create chances.
3 Posted 10/09/2010 at 18:56:06
Hibbert Jags Distin Baines
Bily Cahill Pienaar
Not what I want but what I expect.
I think we will play well mostly, that it will be a close game but that we will eventually be undone by moment of either madness (from us) or genius (from them). 1-2 maybe.
I really hope I'm wrong, just doesn't seem to be going our way at the moment.
4 Posted 10/09/2010 at 18:57:02
It will be a safety first formation, United will be treated with too much respect and David Moyes, in my view, would grab a draw now. United aren't a great side, we have decent players... Lets's go out and get fucking wired into them. Let our season start tomorrow.
5 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:18:57
6 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:07:56
But Moyes must surely have heard the whispers that he's too defensive and negative. He therefore has at somepoint in time got to think "screw this" and will pick a team that goes for the jugular in every game? With the time Moyes has been with the club, and taking into account, that which he has never won, I feel that the point at which Moyes has a "road to Damascus" moment is very close and getting nearer every game we draw or lose.
But for tomorrow, Coleman to start wide right. All Moyes has got to do is let him loose!!
7 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:18:04
Whilst I would agree that I don't think you will get the best out of Beckford as a lone striker, I certainly would not want to see him play behind the striker in any game. To get the best out of him you would need to play someone just off him. However, he is a natural goal poacher and would be 100% out of his depth at premiership level being asked to play behind the striker and attempt to link the play between the midfield and main striker etc.
8 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:32:13
2-1 Everton: scorers: Cahill and Bily
This has the proviso that Johnny Heitinga plays at the back with Jagielka, or in midfield if he puts Fellaini up-front.
9 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:32:39
10 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:28:02
Then I remembered what he did at Old Trafford last season. As the only fit forward, what else can we do?
I'd like to see 4-2-3-1 to nullify the threat of Scholes & Berbatov. But if we do that we'd need Coleman for width & surprise, so it looks like 4-4-1-1.
11 Posted 10/09/2010 at 19:38:51
Coleman right wing?
12 Posted 10/09/2010 at 20:03:39
13 Posted 10/09/2010 at 20:13:13
14 Posted 10/09/2010 at 20:26:08
15 Posted 10/09/2010 at 21:30:12
I would have a guess at 1-0, to who? I pray it will be us.
16 Posted 10/09/2010 at 22:04:00
Neville Jags Distin Baines
Pienaar Arteta Fellaini
17 Posted 10/09/2010 at 22:48:38
dont think you'e too far out there with the "safe" option but isnt there some doubt over Neville's fitness?
I really hope Coleman gets the chance to cut the mustard (couldnt resist that one) and Billy is held back till the last 15 minutes.
18 Posted 10/09/2010 at 23:49:47
I can see a one-nil to either side tomorrow and hope it goes OUR way... otherwise, I can see an early season struggle to get out of the bottom half of the Prem.
19 Posted 11/09/2010 at 02:55:32
20 Posted 11/09/2010 at 10:18:56
21 Posted 11/09/2010 at 11:47:34
Whether it's 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1, if the team havn't been using this formation in training, your only going to end up with 10 headless chickens who won't know where anyone is.
Add Your Comments
In order to post a comment to the MailBag, you need to be logged in as a registered user of the site.
Or Sign up as a ToffeeWeb Member — it's free, takes just a few minutes and will allow you to post your comments on articles and MailBag submissions across the site.