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Fulham (A) - what next for Moyes?

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With the weekend approaching, and our desire to get 3 points from the game against Fulham higher than ever ? Fulham themselves are without strikers AJ, Zamora and the impressive Dembele all out injured - the pressure is on Moyes... ok well, from us fans and himself should he believe his post match interview ?that he his has been worried for some time?...

What team should we deploy? I would play:

Hibbert ? Jags ? Heitinga ? Baines
Neville (C)- Fellaini
Bily ? Arteta ? Pienaar
The Yak
I think Bily needs a run of games to get things going. I know my team is without Coleman, but he was pretty exposed against Brentford as RB, so I?d have him on the bench and swap him for Bily should that not work out... Ossie, he needs a break.

I know Moyes will play:

Hibbert ? Jags ? Distin ? Baines
Osman ? Heitinga ? Arteta ? Pienaar
Cahill (C)(if fit otherwise- Fellaini)
The Yak

Thomas Christensen, Oxfordshire     Posted 24/09/2010 at 11:47:18

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Kevin Tully
1   Posted 24/09/2010 at 14:27:55

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Thomas, both Hibbo and Osman are out for the Fulham game.

They will probably be replaced with Neville and Billy.
Joe Carroll
2   Posted 24/09/2010 at 14:26:43

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OS says that Ossie may be out with a rib injury and that Hibbo probably wont play. Looks like we may see a bit of pace and/or endeavour on that right wing!

I agree with your starting line up Thomas. If Hibbo and Ossie aren't fit, Nev to play right back and sadly, Distin to play centre half meaning Heitinga painfully pushed up into midfield.

I'm certainly in favour of the two holding midfield players allowing the 3 midfielders further up supporting a striker.
Dave Lynch
3   Posted 24/09/2010 at 14:26:51

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It doesn't matter a fuck what any of us think.
It will be same old same old, so save your breath.
Can we please stop posting what we think will be our best line up. It's irritating and pointless, let's see what team he announces first.
Lee Smith
4   Posted 24/09/2010 at 14:30:38

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I'd like to see....

Jags - Heitinga - Distin
Coleman - Arteta - Bily - Baines
Yakubu - Beckford

I'd also like to see the back of Gemma Atkinson's head as she suffocates herself in my pillow. I very much doubt either are going to happen.
Anand Rabheru
5   Posted 24/09/2010 at 14:50:09

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I would have:

Howard, Neville, Jags, Johnny, Baines, Coleman, Arteta, Fellaini, Pienaar, Yak, Becks

4-4-2 Moyes with Coleman RM not RB!

It really is not that difficult!
Paul Oakes
6   Posted 24/09/2010 at 15:25:08

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4-5-1 and the exact same team as set out against the skunks and similar result.
Chris Keightley
7   Posted 24/09/2010 at 16:24:14

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Can't see beyond a 2-0 defeat. If he goes two up top and attacks from the off who knows ........ but he won't!

Fulham in my book are there for the taking without their two best strikers, Dembele and Zamora; if jags can put Gera in his pocket then we could nick it!

Dave Richman
8   Posted 24/09/2010 at 16:53:08

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Agree with Dave Lynch there..... nobody is capable of second guessing Davey Moyes anyway........ but, FWIW, whenever I get I try it I'm always way off.... so may as well get it wrong in style:

G: Fellaini (in goal coz he's tall)

D: Beckford, Ossie, Bily (left footed centre back), Yak

MF: Distin, Howard, Jags

S: Baines, Arteta , Hibbo

There we go.... each and every player miles out of position in a revolutionary 4-3-3

Fuckng bored zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Tony J Williams
9   Posted 24/09/2010 at 17:21:10

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How can it be the same old shit, if two of the "same" players are unavailable?

Need to either put Johhny in the back four or on the bench, he should be nowhere near midfield.

Possibly be Johhny at right back and Pip to actaully put some tackles in, in midfield
Brian Foley
10   Posted 24/09/2010 at 17:21:51

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Dave @ 7 you've got Baines & Hibbo on the wrong side, they'll only telegraph cutting inside to shoot, it's obvious, everything else is ok, nice one.
Tony Waring
11   Posted 24/09/2010 at 17:40:24

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Lee #4 - never heard of Gemma AStkinson. Who does (s)he play for and can she score ?
Peter Webster
12   Posted 24/09/2010 at 17:53:49

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She's a fake boobed actress. Bit like the Yak. No, that's unfair, The Yak's boobs are real.
Danny Burke
13   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:01:40

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Dave #3 if it bothers you mate there are plenty of other threads to contribute to.

as for me agree with the original post in the absence of Cahill.
Daniel Hutchinson
14   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:20:01

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I do not understand how Distin can feature in your teams?

He is contanstly making mistakes very much like that of Yobo.

The team needs to be providing Ossie and Hibbert are unavailable:

Neville Jags Heitinga Baines
Coleman Arteta Pienaar
The Yak

Attacking, without compromising defensively.

And Bily in a better positiong for him behind the striker, allowing the 3 creative midfield of Seamus Mikel and Steven.

John Keating
15   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:39:08

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Daniel # 13 agree with team apart from Bily. If Cahill fit would put him just behind or up with Yak
Anthony Millington
16   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:45:50

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If Cahill is not fit I think Moyes should have recalled Vaughan because he's more of a handful than Beckford and we need 2 strikers. I'd play Heitinga and Jags because they are our best centre halves as we never keep a clean sheet when Distin plays. I also think Gueye deserves another chance as he is a natural left footer with a good delivery and pace, something Osman and Bily don't have. I would play:

Neville Heitinga Jags Baines
Pienaar Arteta Fellaini Gueye
Yakubu Vaughan
Jamie Tulacz
17   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:38:01

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Daniel ? definitely with you on that one, though maybe Cahill for Bily if he's fit.
Steve Mink
18   Posted 24/09/2010 at 18:55:19

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Neville Jagielka Heitinga Baines
Fellaini Arteta
Coleman Pienaar Gueye
Rob Hollis
19   Posted 24/09/2010 at 19:54:04

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Tony @ 10

It appears she can score, just not with Lee.
Oiver Molloy
20   Posted 24/09/2010 at 20:25:07

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Fulham 1 Everton 2....should have sold haha for £8 to the turks when we had the chance
Sean Patton
21   Posted 24/09/2010 at 22:20:09

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As you point out everyone who is on this site knows at least 9 of the starting 11 that Moyes will pick, we all know what minute the subs will come on and who those players will be, and we all know Everton won't beat Fulham.

If Osman does not make it I hope Barkley gets a run from the bench as the only positive at the present time is seeing him in the squad.
Chris Sillett
22   Posted 24/09/2010 at 22:27:05

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My team, as we are away, would be:




But im fully expecting Neville in midfield and an unfit Osman to struggle through 90 mins.
Martin Faulkner
23   Posted 24/09/2010 at 22:33:39

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What Moyes will play...
Nev Jags Distin Baines
Johnny Arteta
Bily Felli Pienaar
(Coleman 82')
Yak (Becks 69')
Martin Faulkner
24   Posted 24/09/2010 at 22:49:59

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What He should Play

Neville Jags Heitinga Baines
Coleman Arteta Billy Pienaar
Tom Bowers
25   Posted 24/09/2010 at 23:57:06

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Lee Smith I like that line up unless Cahill is fit. However, Moyesy please forget the high ball into the box as giant Hangeland will eat up everything. Time we got our first win and where better place than the unhappy hunting ground at Craven Cottage. Let's play the ball on the ground more to Yaks and Becks if they start together. Fingers crossed.
David Price
26   Posted 25/09/2010 at 00:15:09

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Neville, Jagielka, Distin, Baines

Coleman, Fellaini, Arteta, Pienaar

Beckford, Yakubu.
Paul Oakes
27   Posted 25/09/2010 at 00:47:33

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Who remotely cares what our teams are anyway?
No one! And to make wild assed guesses on him playing 4-4-2 is asinine at best... never going to happen.

If we need Tiny Tim to be the lead striker, we are truly fucked and going down this year.

Fellaini needs to be just in front of the back four. Distin needs shooting to be put of his and our misery.

Tony J Williams - Neville midfield? I thought it was bad but fucking hell lad... no thanks.
Andrew Bankes
28   Posted 25/09/2010 at 09:55:02

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Has anybody heard anything about the rumours that Heitinga didn't show for training this week? Heard it on the Followtonians podcast... that would certainly be a worry if it proves to be true!
Matthew Lovekin
29   Posted 25/09/2010 at 12:16:42

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I think Moyes should be ultra defensive so we stop conceding goals. Recall Yobo to make a 8-2-0 formation with two defensive midfielders:

Coleman, Hibbert, Yobo, Jags, Heitinga, Duffy, Distin, Baines;
Neville, Fellaini

Then we prey that Fulham score an own-goal under no pressure so we win 1-0!!!
Richard Reeves
30   Posted 25/09/2010 at 13:27:28

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Hibbert, Heitinga, Jagielka, Baines,
Coleman, Arteta, Pienaar,
Yakubu, Beckford.
Ray Said
31   Posted 25/09/2010 at 14:12:35

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Wouldn't Moyes preferred lineup be

Neville Neville Neville Neville

Osman Osman Osman Osman
No one
Jon Cox
32   Posted 25/09/2010 at 14:50:08

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Anand, (5) super line up. If only.

I see the Echo has just worked out where Coleman should play. Albeit
a little behind the times, it looks like they've been tapping into TW

Karl Jones
33   Posted 25/09/2010 at 14:59:34

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Record here is a disgrace to the name of Everton FC...Lost 11 of last 12 games..Won once since 1966...God help the blues today.
Garry Martin
34   Posted 26/09/2010 at 18:16:18

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The game has come & gone now...............another good display upto the last quarter of the pitch, however, no end result !
John Andrews
35   Posted 26/09/2010 at 21:53:37

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Unforunately Osman did appear as a substitute for Cahill. I believe I mentioned this on another thread but, as long as Moyes keeps on picking the wrong team, we will remain at the bottom of the Premier League.

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