What's is the fundamental difference between a league and a cup match?
The answer is that you can't gain a solitary point for a draw in a cup match. So we can't line up hoping to snatch a point.
Tomorrow's game against Chelsea presents the perfect oppurtunity to put out an attacking team in a home game with that mideek night-time special Goodison atmosphere. What's to lo
Only thing to loose is we go out of a cup we have never won and probably won't in the near future.
So come on Moyesy... surprise us all. No lone striker... no Osman on the left... let's just go for it.
There can be nothing to fear from Chelsea because they showed us how to play decent football only 10 days ago... so let's show them we are better than that dismal performance.
There really is nothing to loose tomorrow evening. Come on Moyesy... leave the 4-5-1 till the weekend at least.
John Crook, Posted 25/10/2011 at 13:27:11
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1 Posted 25/10/2011 at 14:41:36
2 Posted 25/10/2011 at 14:51:27
Neville Heitinga Distin Baines
Drenthe Fellaini Rodwell Coleman
Vellios or Saha
3 Posted 25/10/2011 at 15:01:11
4 Posted 25/10/2011 at 15:54:47
Kidding asied, presume you meant Drenthe and Barkely on the wings?
Dont think we'll be seeing much of Barkely until he can sign a new contract in Dec (I think).
5 Posted 25/10/2011 at 16:15:41
Coleman Heitinga Distin Baines
Drenthe Felliani Rodwell Gueye
This gives Coleman a game in his real position. Heitinga is going to be pissed if he doesn't play this game (and Jags has hardly been on fire this season). We need to show Barkley he is in the plans so that he signs his contract when he turns 18 9i'd have him start anyway). Vellios gets another start, but we still have the nucleus of Moyes' squad. Saha and Cahil to come on as impact subs if needed.
6 Posted 25/10/2011 at 16:39:12
7 Posted 25/10/2011 at 16:46:02
Anyways.. Moyes, have no fear.. All out!
Chelsea are vulnerable and we're good against them these days, long as not def!!
----------------- HOWARD -----------------
Sub : Cahill, Fellaini, Bilyletdinov, Neville
Guaye, Jagielka, Mucha
8 Posted 25/10/2011 at 16:54:37
No the Royal family didn't care ;)
9 Posted 25/10/2011 at 17:07:58
10 Posted 25/10/2011 at 16:46:54
On the other hand, I hope he does play two up top but not Saha, as he will no doubt get injured, which he usually does after he scores
11 Posted 25/10/2011 at 17:20:33
Moyes will go with his usual keep it tight and see if we can nick something attitude.
Then when we go a goal down he doesn't have a clue what to do.
12 Posted 25/10/2011 at 17:43:14
13 Posted 25/10/2011 at 17:42:03
Coleman Heitinga Distin Garbutt
Drenthe Barkley Rodwell Bilyaletdinov
A bit radical to above line-ups from other contributors, but what have we got to lose & it's games like this we can experiment a little.
14 Posted 25/10/2011 at 17:49:53
15 Posted 25/10/2011 at 18:09:54
Which game would we rather win this week ? Chelsea or Man Utd?...
16 Posted 25/10/2011 at 18:29:05
17 Posted 25/10/2011 at 18:27:24
One thing has given me a shake-up since Drenthe came in, is how quick, powerful and just plain energetic he looks compared to Osman, Fellaini, Rodwell and a few others. A real breath of fresh air, more like him please!!
18 Posted 25/10/2011 at 18:52:08
I fear he will revert back to his old habits like when we played chelsea, I mean he will use the team that he used then again this time. Drenthe should start no doubt. Straq should also be given a chance alongside Saha. Barkley can come on later on. Lets give Billy some time in the cahill role too.
19 Posted 25/10/2011 at 21:01:47
? Mucha for Howard, I think playing him in the cup games is a way of keeping him sweet.
? Heitinga for Jags, ditto.
? Gueye for Ossie.
? Lastly, he may well play Stracq and Vellios together. Meaning IMO the line-up could be:
Baines, Distin, Heitinga, Hibbert,
Gueye, Rodwell, Fellaini, Drenthe,
If nothing else, we'd have options going forward!
20 Posted 25/10/2011 at 21:18:21
Shit. I wouldn't put it past Moyes to try and play them both.
I also can't see him playing two up front or leaving Cahill on the bench two games in a row.
The three players I would actually want to see get a start for a change are Heitinga (provided it's at centre half), Barkley (to give a bit of drive from midfield) and Gueye (because he's not Bily or Osman).
21 Posted 25/10/2011 at 21:49:07
22 Posted 25/10/2011 at 23:16:38
Youngsters and newbies will be selected. Even Howard will be rested again. A perfect opportunity for these guys to impress as Chelski have some impressive second stringers. Saturday's game will be much more important and they don't want any regulars getting injured for that one.
23 Posted 26/10/2011 at 03:31:39
24 Posted 26/10/2011 at 12:53:52
25 Posted 26/10/2011 at 15:02:31
Any of Bily, Barkley or Gueye there and suddenly it's a great team. This is despite the fact that Barkley won't be playing for a while according to Moyes and has also played in that position only once for the first team in what was a poor performance against West Brom.
I would be very surpirsed if Everton line up like that with Barkley there tonight. McFadden probably has more chance of being in there and that says everything,
26 Posted 26/10/2011 at 16:25:11
27 Posted 26/10/2011 at 18:27:54
28 Posted 27/10/2011 at 01:27:06
Mickey Mouse crap or not, it's still a domestic trophy and one we seem incapable of winning. I don't think I'll live to see the day we ever win this; only the FA Cup remains now and have to remain hopeful, even though morale is a bit low this night.
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