Norwich City vs Everton

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Djibril Sidibe misses out again after picking up a knock to his foot in training

Hopefully buoyed in part by taking a point from the Merseyside derby, but also rankled by the sense of what might have been had they been able to nick all three points from Liverpool, Everton travel to Norwich for a Wednesday evening kick-off.

It's the Blues' second game since the 2019-20 season resumed and, with eight games left, they still sit in 12th spot, eight points off 5th and 6th places and with the prospect of European qualification still there as an ambition, albeit one that will diminish without their returning to winning ways.

Everton haven't won any of their last four matches, losing two and drawing two, after beating Crystal Palace 3-1 at Goodison Park in early February. The last time Carlo Ancelotti's side registered a victory away from home was the week before at Watford when Theo Walcott grabbed that sensational last-gasp winner.

The former Arsenal winger missed the derby and won't be involved at Carrow Road either after undergoing abdominal surgery earlier this month and he will be joined on the sidelines by Fabian Delph, Yerry Mina, Cenk Tosun and Jean-Philippe Gbamin, while Djibril Sidibé, who sat out Sunday's draw with Liverpool with a minor knock, is also ruled out again.

“We didn't suffer any new injuries against Liverpool so the same squad will be available for Norwich,” Ancelotti said in his pre-match press conference at USM Finch Farm.

“Yerry Mina and Fabian Delph are close to coming back but they are not available for the game on Wednesday. I hope for the next game they will be available.

“Djibril is not available to play either. He has a problem with inflammation on his foot but I hope he will be ready soon.”

Ancelotti may have the same pool of players from which to choose as he had at the weekend but his game plan will be different against the Premier League's bottom club than it was against the leaders. Norwich were beaten heavily at home by Southampton on Friday night and that will give encouragement to Everton who will hopefully approach this game with a more attacking outlook.

The manager is likely to make changes to his line-up given the rapid turnaround of games demanded by “Project Restart”, albeit mostly in midfield given that he has few senior options at centre-half and his strike pairing of Dominic Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison will remain the same.

The likes of Bernard and Gylfi Sigurdsson could be in contention for a starting berth and Moise Kean will hope for more than just the few seconds off the bench he got on Sunday.

Kick-off: 6pm, Wednesday 24 June 2020
Referee: Andy Madley
VAR: Jonathan Moss
Last Time: Norwich City 1 - 1 Everton (12 December 2014)

Predicted Line-up: Pickford, Coleman, Keane, Holgate, Digne, Gomes, Sigurdsson, Bernard, Gordon, Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin

Full coverage: Match Report page


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Minik Hansen
1 Posted 23/06/2020 at 19:16:40
Feels like a cup game. Looking forward to an Everton side with more ball possession than two days ago.
Tony Everan
2 Posted 23/06/2020 at 20:11:36
Watched a bit of the Norwich v Crystal Palace game, Carlo can learn something from that.

They will come at us gung ho for 20-30 mins then run out of steam, like a fatally wounded Impala lashing out despite it's inevitable demise. They make defensive mistakes and we can pick them off as a successful predator should. Our defenders and Pickford will have to be concentrating from the off to ride that initial period out.

It will be very interesting to see how Gomes and Davies play in central midfield. Equally Iwobi and Gordon, that's if the same midfield start. We must pass it better and have a bit more control. Also, there were too many mistakes and getting caught in possession for my liking against the RS. The whole midfield needs to be more switched on. For all of them, this is a fantastic opportunity to show they should be part of Carlo's long-term plans.

John Raftery
3 Posted 23/06/2020 at 21:44:57
The 2-0 defeat against Norwich in November marked the beginning of the end for Marco Silva. That was our last home defeat in the league. We now need to improve our away record. Anything less than a win tomorrow will confirm a mid-table finishing position is the best we can hope for.
Joe McMahon
4 Posted 23/06/2020 at 22:14:04
Agreed John, Norwich may still think they have a chance of staying up as Bournemouth, Villa and David Moyes Hammers army cant score a goal between them. To think some folk wanted Moyes back.
Tom Bowers
5 Posted 23/06/2020 at 22:42:07
We never know what to expect from Everton these days, as it has been for most of the season, so no real point in speculating.

Norwich are in a bad position but that means nothing on the day as one goal can win it no matter how the game goes and where you are in the league table.

Everton haven't really impressed in any game this season to be honest and I think new blood needs to be introduced so that we can be optimistic about next season.

Paul Birmingham
6 Posted 23/06/2020 at 23:01:43
Hopefully tomorrow like on Sunday, the team will play with discipline and take Norwich on the break.

I expect a siege and for them this could be the end of any hopes of staying up if they lose.

No complacency and all effort and let’s hope we can convert any chances we create or are given.

Mike Gaynes
7 Posted 24/06/2020 at 01:56:31
Like Lyndon, I assume that Gylfi and Bernard will start, in place of Gomes and Iwobi respectively. I didn't think Iwobi was as awful as characterized here, but he was clearly gassed at the end, while Gomes was gassed at 70 minutes. Neither is fully game-fit.

And if Carlo wants even more energy in midfield, I would not be surprised to see Kean start up front and Richarlison pulled back to right mid.

Si Cooper
8 Posted 24/06/2020 at 02:03:05
Watching them against Southampton, they seemed to be too keen to play it out from the back on all occasions and Southampton were able to wreak havoc through a decent press a lot of the time.

Keep it up tempo and keep the pressure on is what I hope to see as the tactics. Whether our central midfield can do that for most of the match is the key.

Jay Harris
9 Posted 24/06/2020 at 04:00:48
I would start Kean up front with Calvert-Lewin and put Richy on the left wing.

4-3-3 with Gomes Davies and Iwobi in midfield and back 4 left alone.

Bring Gordon on for Iwobi second half and go for the jugular.

We've got nothing but pride left to play for so we may as well just go for it against the lesser sides.

Alan J Thompson
10 Posted 24/06/2020 at 05:28:54
At least half-a-dozen out injured and we didn't suffer any new injuries against the other lot. Just as well there hasn't been any time for training then.
Mike Kehoe
11 Posted 24/06/2020 at 07:14:13
Is this game on tv?
Michael Kenrick
12 Posted 24/06/2020 at 07:26:08
Yes, Mike, this is the one that starts on BBC Two, but then switches to BBC One at half-time – after the Evening News.
Frank Sheppard
13 Posted 24/06/2020 at 07:32:13
Need a bit of team rotation, be nice to see Bernard start. I live in Norwich, and they play very nice football, but they are so vulnerable at the back, reminds me of us under Silva. There for the taking..
Robert Tressell
14 Posted 24/06/2020 at 08:01:21
Sigurdsson plays in one position only. No point using him unless it's just behind a lone striker in a 4-2-3-1.

This might be a good option against Norwich – allowing Richarlison, Calvert-Lewin and Gordon to press and Gylfi to take pot shots from the edge of the box. He has an excellent track record in this role and the only blip is this weird season.

But, if it's 4-4-2, then better give some less experienced player a go than move him back to centre-mid or out wide.

John Hammond
15 Posted 24/06/2020 at 08:41:13
Don't expect any other formation other than 4-4-2.

Wouldn't be surprised to see Gylfi come into the middle to preserve one of Gomes and Davies and Bernard replace one of Iwobi and Gordon.

I think Kean will definitely get more time either starting or coming on with Richarlison going out wide.

Baines in for Digne perhaps?

Fran Mitchell
16 Posted 24/06/2020 at 08:48:31
I expect a completely different set-up. Carlo clearly had a plan for the derby, and it almost worked to perfection.

Gordon should get a licence to venture forward, but wonder whether he'll come from the bench. Maybe Sigurdsson in for Davies as we should expect more time on the ball, more room to venture forward.

Bernard too will be hoping to start.

Not quite sure, but expect the same 4-4-2 but with Sigurdsson for Davies (or Gomes depending on his fitness).

Paul Tran
17 Posted 24/06/2020 at 08:53:35
It'll be a slightly rotated 4-4-2. I'm looking forward to seeing how good we are at taking the game to a poor side, while still being able to defend.

I'm also looking forward to hearing the continued complaints from people about changing channel at half-time.

First World problems, eh?

Martin Mason
18 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:09:15
Away draw for me. We're not quite there yet but returns from injury and one or two good buys could make us much better. It isn't going to happen overnight though as big improvements rarely do.

I believe that Everton are going to get to be much better but next season at the earliest.

Joe McMahon
19 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:13:52
Martin,

"I believe that Everton are going to get to be much better but next season at the earliest."

I've heard that before.

Andrew Ellams
20 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:15:52
They are poor at both ends of the field. If we play the same way as the derby, we will keep them out and get more chances. I am confident we can nick this one.
Robert Tressell
21 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:54:12
I think we're already getting better. The Liverpool game was an example of us shutting down (and nearly winning) a game against superior opposition. If we can put a few past Norwich then that would show signs of dominating inferior opposition. Obviously remains to be seen on that score. Fingers crossed.

Sticking with Iwobi, Davies, Gordon for the rest of the season may pay dividends for next season. Hopefully some decent minutes for Kean too.

It is also a chance to rehabilitate Sigurdsson. He won't be first choice in a 4-4-2 but he does offer us a very productive option / change of formation. It may be better value to keep him for this purpose than to flog him for a low fee.

Laurie Hartley
22 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:56:39
Mike # 7 - I like the idea of Kean up front with Calvert-Lewin and Richarlison on the right.
Derek Knox
23 Posted 24/06/2020 at 09:59:43
Have watched Norwich a few times since they came up, and they are not unpleasant on the eye, as someone mentioned before they are at their most dangerous in the first third of the game. I think they have some decent players, and they have sold a few too.

I would also hope that we have too much for them, but as survival for them is at stake, I don't expect them to roll over and have their belly tickled either. We need the points from the next 3 games otherwise any Euro aspirations can be kissed goodbye.

I must also say that as soon as this game is over I will for 90 minutes become a Palace supporter, hoping Woy's boys can turn them over.

Graeme Beresford
24 Posted 24/06/2020 at 10:09:23
Let’s have this right, this is a must win game. Lose, and we lose to the bottom of the league team who already look relegated.

Win, and we move to 41 points, safety from the drop, which presently we are not, and into the top half of the league.

This is a game which we need to approach with caution. The longer Norwich settle, the more they will grow in confidence. We need to start this game as we mean to go out. Early Richy goal and then go from there.

This to me is a must win game.

Annika Herbert
25 Posted 24/06/2020 at 10:29:01
Please God not Sigurdsson! He has been awful all season long, yet some people still think he can do a job for us. Keep him out and get rid as soon as possible.

I would rather see someone from the Under-23s or even Under-18s given a chance before Siggi. Let's face it, he has been an expensive flop and he isn't going to turn into a world beater now!

Brian Harrison
26 Posted 24/06/2020 at 10:43:14
I think it will be interesting to see which team Carlo selects, maybe playing 2 games in 3 days after a 3 month lay off, might mean he changes some players for this game. I don't think there will be any changes in the back 4, but he might change the midfield. I think probably he will bring in Bernard for Iwobi and Sigurdsson for Gordon. This is a massive game for Norwich, they have to win to have even a glimmer of hope of staying up, a draw or a loss and they are virtually guaranteed to go down.

So I think we can expect them to throw everything they have got at us for the first 25/30 minutes. So we need to be as solid as we were on Sunday, and hopefully find a cutting edge up front. Should we manage a win tonight then I could see us going on to finish the season strongly. Lose and all Sunday's effort will have been for nothing. For me, a draw has to be the least we need from the game.

Dave Abrahams
27 Posted 24/06/2020 at 10:44:52
I will be happy with another point, safety first, but hope we do a bit more attacking than we did vs Liverpool, although I understood why we played like that. There will be changes obviously, I hope wide left is one of them.
Dan Nulty
28 Posted 24/06/2020 at 11:02:33
I imagine he will play the same team injury allowing. Consistency is key. Just hope we get more of the ball.
Craig Walker
29 Posted 24/06/2020 at 11:12:36
They inflicted one of our most embarrassing results this season under Silva when they came to Goodison. They can be good on their day and we shouldn't take them lightly.

We need 3 points. I'll be interested to see how Everton perform away from home in these remaining games. Surely we can get some decent results when there is no intimidating atmosphere at away grounds?

We've got Leicester, Southampton, Villa and Bournemouth to face at Goodison and I'd hope we could pick up points in those games. Wolves and Spurs away will be difficult and Sheffield United away is the other remaining game. I think Sheffield United won't be as good as they were before the enforced break.

Fran Mitchell
30 Posted 24/06/2020 at 11:20:46
Anikka, I don't think anyone believes Sigurdsson will become a world beater, but until we sign someone else, he's still very much a part of this team and Ancelotti will want to get a time out of him.

And despite everything, his coming on the pitch against Liverpool coincided with Everton getting a better grasp of the game and almost winning it. Not because he played particularly well, bit because our shape was better, the midfield 3 was stronger than when Gordon was on (as Gordon is a forward but was being asked to play in midfield).

Brian Murray
31 Posted 24/06/2020 at 11:25:21
Craig Walker post 29. I hope these intimidating atmospheres that have been holding us back are tongue in cheek. We normally collapse at any sign of a setback and I think the boss knows he has to change that mentality, as well as about half the first team in my opinion.

For the fist time since this horrible kopite obsessed circus of a Premier League, we have a big chance to at least challenge the usual suspects. COYB. Please no more glass ceilings, etc
Robert Tressell
32 Posted 24/06/2020 at 11:58:23
And having seen Schneiderlin go for £2m, it doesn't suggest we'd get much for Sigurdsson.

As a trio with Gueye and Gomes he scored 13 goals and assisted about 6 (from memory) 2018/19 season. He's been badly off the pace this year but has missed Gueye's presence and been shifted into deep and wide positions that he's no good at.

If we get (a year too late) our Gueye replacement then Sigurdsson might well become productive again - albeit as sub or tactical option for particular games.

I've estimated that even if we can resume our defensive meanness, we still need to add another circa 20 goals to break into the top 6. Sigurdsson in the right position can make a difference even as a bit part player.

Raymond Fox
33 Posted 24/06/2020 at 12:09:09
Why am I not confident? They have home advantage, will be trying their heart out and I suppose we are still seen as a scalp by such as Norwich.

We are the better team, just, but in these type of games, we invariably seem to struggle. A hopeful 2-1 to us.

Clive Rogers
34 Posted 24/06/2020 at 12:11:23
From what I have heard (not actually seen him), Adeniran deserves a chance. He is highly rated and can play several positions.
Nick Lacey
35 Posted 24/06/2020 at 12:29:39
I thought we started to play like an Italian team on Sunday. We were organised and well disciplined at the back for approximately 80 minutes and then went for the win in the last 10 minutes.
Annika Herbert
36 Posted 24/06/2020 at 12:42:22
Fran@ 30, I can see your point but I just don't think we are going to benefit by playing him. He lacks pace, isn't particularly creative and I would rather see what one of the younger players had to offer.

The so-called dead-ball expert has proved to be anything but and he isn't scoring. Having said that, if he is selected tonight, I will be right behind him.

I would like to see the back of him at the end of the season though.

Jay Wood
[BRZ]

37 Posted 24/06/2020 at 13:55:44
Nice interview with Richarlison and how he wants to realise his ambitions at Everton under Ancelotti on the club site.

Richarlison's Everton Aims

Not for the first time, an Everton player gives an insight how shrewd an operator Carlo is in his one-to-ones with players.

He told Richarlison he is in his top 10 forwards that he has managed. Given just who Carlo could place in that list, that's got to be a fillup to a player's confidence.

Dan Nulty
38 Posted 24/06/2020 at 14:24:56
If he ends up 50% as good as Ronaldo, I'll take that.

Carlo has always struck me as someone who knows how to get the best out of players. I do think that, whilst Koeman deserved respect at the time, I imagine he lauded it over the players a bit. Carlo, on the other hand, is probably the first coach we have had since Kendall (first time around) where, if he talks and says something, you listen.

Hopefully we can have a really positive next window and clear some shit off the books.

Jack Convery
39 Posted 24/06/2020 at 14:28:06
Bottom of the League. Following a draw with Gods Greatest XI nailed on 3 points – to Norwich. Very Everton that. Just for once blues prove me wrong PLEASE!!!
Jay Evans
40 Posted 24/06/2020 at 14:54:12
Full support 💙 blues.

With the exception of City, I haven’t seen any really decent football since the resumption of the beautiful game and unfortunately, I can’t see tonight’s match being much different.

I fancy a low scoring draw with Dominic on target for us. Also, please, please, no Iwobi. It is quite obvious he doesn’t want the ball and when he does receive a pass, you can see why.

Onward Evertonians.

John Pierce
41 Posted 24/06/2020 at 14:56:43
I'm expecting a lot of rotation. The midfield four were given a role which they individually don't suit. They are all unstructured players, so they did pretty well.

I wouldn't be surprised to see a front three with Kean, maybe a midfield of Siggy, Bernard and Davies. Even Baines for Digne.

Sadly I think the weak spot is centre back, Keane was excellent in a deep, low block without the ball, just like he was at Burnley luring us in to buy him. However, we will be much higher up the field and we will have the ball more, that spells disaster on the counter.

A high press is needed cos Norwich always play from the back and aren't very good at it, that's why three up top work for me.

I will of course be proven totally wrong as Carlo picks the same XI and tactics. 😎

Dave Abrahams
42 Posted 24/06/2020 at 15:02:19
Clive (34), it's always nice to see young players get a chance. I wouldn't play Adeniran just yet; once we are safe from going down, he could get a game.
George Cumiskey
43 Posted 24/06/2020 at 15:08:46
Annika spot on about Siggi in my humble opinion.
Jay Harris
44 Posted 24/06/2020 at 15:29:16
John,

I agree with the high press but Norwich seem to be vulnerable on the break so I think Carlo will want them to sit deep and break fast.

All will be revealed in a few hours including an indication of where we finish the season.

Lose and we will likely end up bottom half.

Win and we stand a chance of 8th.

Fine margins indeed.

Jamie Crowley
45 Posted 24/06/2020 at 15:35:58
Sir John @41 echoes my thoughts.

We're going to see a lot of rotation. The games are furiously frequent – it's like a World Cup schedule. We simply have to rotate.

I'd expect to see changes in the line-up having a game 3 days later, on the road no less.

An aside – I'd asked a question on another thread I can no longer find. Are contracts up June 30th? Are Sidibé, Martina, Garbutt, and Niasse no longer Everton players at the end of this month?

Jonathan Tasker
46 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:05:13
Anything less than a win here would be seriously disappointing against easily the weakest team in the Premier League.
Phil (Kelsall) Roberts
47 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:07:20
Jamie #45 - yup all gone in 6 days time unless we sign them to extensions to cover to the end of the season.

Tony McNulty
48 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:10:58
Sigurdsson has become, in the twilight of his career, a luxury player in a team which does not play to his strengths.

Not all his fault – he has even been played at left back in some games – but he isn't the future, and I can't see Carlo playing around with the formation of the team in order to accommodate him. Messi or Ronaldo he is not.

Sad but there we are. I suspect he will be shipped out at some point soon.

Jerome Shields
49 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:14:39
A lot will depend in this game, how Ancelotti manages the tactics.

I expect Everton will play similar to against the RS defensively, looking for a improvement in midfield in pass retention and positive possession. I also expect that Ancelotti will look to capitalise on this with more support to the attacking play. Finishing will have been a big part of training preparation for this match.

I don't expect any changes to the line out, but early substitutions to provide different threats. If there is going to be a change it will be either wing.

Ancelotti will also be aware that it's important that players turn up. He will put emphasis on this in his prematch talk, not wanting a repeat of his previous experience on the touchline before the break.

Jamie Crowley
50 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:17:04
Phil - TYVM Sir!

Bill Gall
51 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:19:41
I do not see there being a lot of changes unless there is a fitness problem. Ancelotti is slowly getting Everton playing as a team and will not want to make too many changes in formation unless someone is injured.
Brian Wilkinson
52 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:20:03
I think we might make a couple of changes, I can see Bernard starting and possibly Sigurdsson, with Gordon and possibly Iwobi dropped to the bench.
Dennis Stevens
53 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:23:18
I think Sigurdsson is becoming a handy player to have on the bench. He's able, experienced and hard working but never seems to get a grip of a game from the kick-off. However, introduced from the bench, I think he is the sort of player who can understand and implement the Manager's instructions and do the job required of him to support the team for that particular match. Not exactly what we hoped for when he arrived but still of some value until he departs.
Jamie Crowley
54 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:25:39
It's been so damn long this layoff, you have a tendency to not pay as close attention as you normally would.

I just had a look at our remaining fixtures, and just wow. We hold the fate of where we end up in the table largely in our own hands:

Leicester, Spurs, Wolves, and Sheffield Utd still left on the schedule. If we actually have any aspirations of finishing in a Euro place, it's entirely up to us at this point.

Brian Murray
55 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:34:29
A Norwich fan just tweeted (no pun intended) that they have to beat even big teams like Everton to have a chance of staying up. I assume the fella is 50 or over!!
Jay Wood
[BRZ]

56 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:41:11
I'll be amazed if Carlo puts out the same starting XI as Sunday.

As Jamie C rightly points out, games are coming thick and fast. In his presser yesterday Carlo mentioned how they have checked the data from the other leagues that re-started and noted a big drop off in energy levels between game 1 and 2.

Playing the same XI in back to back games within 3 days of each other after a 3 month lay-off would be asking for injuries.

And on a personal note Jamie, how's yer doin' down Florida way - both business-wise and in wider society? I see your Cocid-19 numbers rising steeply.

Hope you and your family are safe and well.

Mike Gaynes
57 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:47:12
Let's fire up the Forum. I need to warm up and stretch. Don't want to pull a hammy.

Dennis #53, agree on Siggy, but I'm assuming he will start today for the simple reason of squad rotation. Gomes and Iwobi looked absolutely gassed at the end of Sunday's game.

Jamie #45, expect Sidibe to be around for another month -- reportedly we've asked Monaco to extend his loan to the end of July.

Annika Herbert
58 Posted 24/06/2020 at 16:50:37
I would be happy to see Sigurdsson start on the bench, just not the Everton bench!
Rob Halligan
59 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:01:34
Carl #58, if Norwich come out flying at us, after ten minutes they will be on their knees. The heat is going to play a major factor in this game, and I think both teams will begin the game very slowly. This is the first real hot sunny day since the Premier League restarted, with the temperature down at Norwich around the 26°C mark.

Whoever gets on the ball early in the game, can wear the other team down by letting the ball do all the work. Hopefully that will be us and by letting the Norwich players chase the ball will wear them out, and we can pick off their defence at will.

3-0 to the blues. Richarlison 2 and DCL to score.

John Pierce
60 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:06:59
Thanks Carlo for making me look a right dick! 😂😂😂
John Kavanagh
62 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:14:44
I hope Gordon gets a second start as dropping him to the bench might damage his confidence. We need to give whatever promising youngsters we have a chance to shine in the remaining games. I'd give Baningime a chance ahead of Sigurdsson because we must look to the future and not the past by picking players who have repeatedly failed this season.

As for Norwich, this is their dream fixture to turn things round. Every struggling club, player on a bad run or non-scoring striker can't wait to get to play us because we are the biggest charity in football. If fuck-ups were an invention, then Everton would hold the patent.

Carlo must, therefore, demand that the players continue to apply the same effort and concentration given against the RS. Three nil please.

Darren Hind
63 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:15:31
I think we may meet with a fair degree of resistance tonight. Yeah they lost heavily to Saints, but I was very impressed at just how "ready" Southampton were.

I don't see how this lockdown can fail to affect some teams, it was not like planned pre-season. Some teams would have undoubtedly come out of it sharper than others and, for that reason, I will be nibbling at the 9/1 on offer for Palace at Mordor tonight.

Norwich are half-decent going forward and will cause us some problems, but their defensive frailties are well documented. A more positive approach should see us expose them and pick up all the points tonight.

Brent Stephens
64 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:21:48
Good to see Beni on the bench.
Robert Tressell
65 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:30:16
Same team and shape as for Liverpool game except Bernard for Gordon. Will probably need subs given the heat.

Interesting that Norwich are without Pukki, Buendia and Cantwell. So a 2nd string attacking force from them.

We really should win.

Jamie Crowley
66 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:34:28
Jay - Hello!

Yes, numbers on the rise here. To be expected re-opening, and there's a lot more testing being done now. I think the % from number of tests to positive cases is the same or down a bit. But it's a concern to be sure.

Business wise it's rough. I'm in a re-opened state, and that's saved my bacon. But I just looked and we're down about 40% in sales for the year. Rough sailing. It'll be fine, we'll survive. Fam well, TY for asking.

I've read cases are like wildfire in Brazil? If you get a chance tell us about your neck of the woods. I hope your brave wife is healthy and well.

Trevor Peers
67 Posted 24/06/2020 at 17:39:06
Glad to see the back of Schniederlin and now Sigurdsson, it will be interesting to see who the next scapegoats will be.

Pickford is the early favourite followed by Keane. We should win today but it won't be pretty.

David Connor
68 Posted 24/06/2020 at 20:23:03
New midfield needed. Simple as.

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