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Will DCL lead the line again in Lyon?
Everton travel to Lyon for their latest Europa League Group E fixture in what is effectively a win-or-bust scenario for the club.
Having lost two of their first three group games, the Blues' chances of progressing to the knockout rounds largely rest on their ability to come up with a victory in what is, on paper, their toughest assignment of the competition thus far.
For David Unsworth, it's a chance to demonstrate to the Everton board that he can do better in charge of the first team than was the case on Sunday at Leicester City where his side went down meekly to a 2-0 defeat. The 44-year-old former defender had only been in his caretaker role for six days at that point but now, with 11 days in the hot-seat, he will be hoping be in a better position to rally his troops into a better display.
As Unsworth is no doubt discovering, the Everton job comes with a number of challenges, not least the lack of a recognised, experienced striker to provide a focal point up front but also age and a lack of pace at the back. Phil Jagielka, Ashley Williams and Leighton Baines's combined age of 100 was exposed at the King Power Stadium at the weekend and 18-year-old Morgan Feeney's promotion to the first team training this week was an indication that the stand-in boss has recognised the need for more youthful legs in defence and to give the older heads a break.
Whether Feeney will follow fellow teenager Beni Baningime in going straight into the starting line-up remains to be seen but Jagielka and Baines haven't travelled to France. Mason Holgate, 20, is also a candidate at centre-half but he was overlooked in that role for the past few weeks by Ronald Koeman who preferred to use him as a right back.
Further forward, with Rooney also staying behind, some other frequent question marks remain: is Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Oumar Niasse or Sandro Ramirez a better option to lead the line; should Aaron Lennon's experience trump the energy and inventiveness of Nikola Vlasic or Ademola Lookman; and what of Kevin Mirallas, arguably the best attacking player in a grey shirt in the first half on Sunday but sacrificed at half-time for the manager's substitutions?
With a vital game against Watford looming this coming Sunday and Everton a long shot to qualify from their Europa League group, Unsworth may feel he is on a hiding to nothing in this fixture. That could influence his team selection and might see his line-up skew younger, allowing some of those greener players to press their claims for more regular action.
The scenario for the Blues is fairly simple: win, and they are right back in the qualification mix and with the additional factor of a morale-boosting win under the belts; lose or draw and it's more or less kiss goodbye to the Europa League and focus on the Premier League.
Kick-off: 6pm, Thursday 2nd November, 2017
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1 Posted 01/11/2017 at 00:02:53
Will he play Sigurdson and Vlasic, who with DCL and Williams are our only other scorers in any competition this season?
With DCL our only striking option, he has, I fear, hog-tied our attack before a ball has been kicked.
He said today he has two cup finals in which to prove his credentials for the full time job. Well, David, you of all people should know that you don't win cup finals by leaving out your top goalscorer and your most experienced defenders.
Whatever team you now decide to send out against Lyon is on a hiding to nothing. I was right behind you when Koeman left and you got the caretaker role, but I think you have missed the boat with this game and putting it bluntly, as far as the full time managers post that you obviously covet is concerned, I think you've blown it before a ball's been kicked.
I'm almost afraid to watch the match, but my Evertonian masochistic streak will probably compel me to suffer along with everyone else.
2 Posted 02/11/2017 at 00:29:51
3 Posted 02/11/2017 at 00:38:51
5 Posted 02/11/2017 at 00:52:46
The Europa League may be a second rate competition with a ridiculous number of fixtures but it is still a reward for winning a cup competition or attaining a relatively high league position in the previous season. Any club aspiring to be successful in the Premier League should regard qualifying for it to be a minimum attainment each season.
David Unsworth's decision to leave out three senior players suggests to me that the likelihood of yet another defeat and the humiliation of finishing 3rd or possibly bottom of the group doesn't concern him. I shall be going to the pub to watch it but I feel desperately sorry for the supporters making the trip to France, and it certainly concerns me that this utterly hapless season seems set to continue at least until Sunday.
6 Posted 02/11/2017 at 01:07:22
Hopefully they get a win and we can look forward to a competition for a few more weeks.
How about Mirallas as a striker? He's done it before and he certainly won't be upset about leaving behind defensive responsibilities.
7 Posted 02/11/2017 at 01:24:20
This redundant idea that experience is needed to win games is a joke, the reason our defense has been nothing short of abysmal is down to having players that are far too old and far too slow, Baines and Jagielka both should have had replacements brought in years ago, but the clubs ridiculous sentimentality in keeping these players around because they've been here for a long time is detrimental to the club.
We signed Keane for roughly £30m , whose been unsettled and lost confidence because at right back its been the inexperienced Central defender Holgate or the inadequate Martina, and his central defensive partner has been the old, slow, mistake prone jagielka or the old, slow, mistake prone Williams.
Rooney is a whole other topic of conversation, one in which I am amazed few other evertonians see. He's stealing a spot in the starting 11 from someone who is better than him for no other reason than "Wayne's come home!" His passing has been inconsistent (some truly spectacular passes mixed with "he was probably united's best player when we lost 4-0") he's slow, his shooting isn't good enough for the chances he gets and he quickley loses his temper and starts acting like a child, but because he's scored 4 goals he needs to be playing!!!
In an age of football which is clearly showing that speed is the most powerful weapon teams have to attack with, wether through quick players a la Liverpool/Leicester or quick play a la Man City/Arsenal/Barca we're being left behind the top teams because of players that are just too slow and too old.
8 Posted 02/11/2017 at 01:25:11
9 Posted 02/11/2017 at 02:11:55
I have been disappointed with Davies so I would bench the guy and see how Schnids does in a more advanced position.
Defence wise Is our big worry, lets hope Unsworth gets it right.
10 Posted 02/11/2017 at 02:57:51
I would not be disappointed to see:
Martina Holgate Williams Lennon (as LB)
Beni Schneiderlin Besic
Vlasic DCL Mirallas
Subs: Pickford, Feeney, Klaassen, Kenny, Henen, Sandro
11 Posted 02/11/2017 at 03:10:54
12 Posted 02/11/2017 at 03:29:28
Anyway, we have enough good players to do something positive. Who knows. Unsworth is two wins away from turning it around. Ahem
13 Posted 02/11/2017 at 04:14:38
15 Posted 02/11/2017 at 04:40:58
Either way, although not technically, that's us out of this competition.
I wouldn't knock Unsy for leaving Baines and Jag's out, because they were very poor against Leicester, however Rooney, although too eager at times, at least is our most realistic chance of a goal.
In all fairness to Unsy, the damage was well done before he got involved in first team affairs. I just hope that whoever plays, does so with some purpose and style, and gives us something to cheer, albeit too late.
16 Posted 02/11/2017 at 04:43:27
17 Posted 02/11/2017 at 05:04:11
I have submitted posts, edited them, submitted them again, and the same auto-incorrect has re-appeared after re-submission.
Now that was almost a tongue twister.
18 Posted 02/11/2017 at 05:16:14
19 Posted 02/11/2017 at 05:50:47
20 Posted 02/11/2017 at 06:09:43
I don't understand having a pop at Rooney. He's our top goalscorer and the only one who has looked like scoring all season apart from Niasse off the bench. For me the only player who seems to want the ball and have time with it when he does...every other player treats it like a hot potato. Not sure what more he could be doing in a sh## side who are struggling.
21 Posted 02/11/2017 at 06:34:07
Let's see who impresses and stakes a claim for Watford on Sunday. Sorry to have to say this but we simply are not going to get out of the mess we are in if we are depending on Baines, Jags and Rooney.
22 Posted 02/11/2017 at 06:36:44
23 Posted 02/11/2017 at 06:41:43
24 Posted 02/11/2017 at 07:00:23
At least he'll be rested for Sunday. We may need him.
25 Posted 02/11/2017 at 07:15:37
In a practical sense, the older players were going to have to be phased out at some stage. If we are going nowhere with them playing then twice the reason to drop them and bring in players who might improve things on the pitch.
26 Posted 02/11/2017 at 07:26:11
This useless competition was over for us after the first game and the sooner we are put out of our misery the better.
We have enough problems at home and that is where we should be fully focused.
We can't expect players at the end of their careers who are having a hard time to play 2 games in 3-4 days, not these days.
I hope he gives as many youngsters as he can a game.
Unsworth is on a hiding to nothing and I feel for the guy. He obviously wants to do well and get the managers job full time but look at what he was left with ! A team in freefall, devoid of confidence, players at the end of their careers. A terrible situation for Unsworth to be thrown in to.
It's just a great pity our fantastic supporters who have taken time off and paid good money to travel over there are not going to be able to get the result they deserve. I hope they all make the best of it.
27 Posted 02/11/2017 at 07:32:51
28 Posted 02/11/2017 at 07:43:31
29 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:10:17
He speaks so well about the club.
I cant see anyone having the immediate effect that a lot of posters on here want. Mourinho couldnt turn this round in a week!
Itll take players time to come to terms with playing at pace again after being so pedestrian and negative for 12 months.
Perhaps thats why our younger players are our better performers of late? Because they werent as exposed to koemans “tactics”.
Im probably biased as I didnt want Koeman in the first place. His history spoke for itself and most (who follow European football) were aware of it.
Im also not a believer in “a big name Manager will attract big name players” - what like Ashley Williams??
What we need is someone who is dedicated to the job. The job is his life. Someone who is as passionate as us fans. Unsworth is that man.
Koeman would rather go on holidays or golf.
30 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:14:52
31 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:38:48
Although looking back at my team, I realised that I had left out Siggy and Lookman entirely! So, if I am allowed 1 more shot at the team, I would go:
Martina Holgate Williams Besic (LB)
Lookman Siggy Mirallas
SUBS: Pickford, Feeney, Gueye, Klaassen, Lennon, Sandro, Vlasic
32 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:38:51
I don't agree with leaving Rooney out, but let the guy have his go before we sharpen the knives.
33 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:44:36
Pickford and Keane, Lookman and Sandro were Walsh picks.
That leaves Koeman with Schneidelin, Sigurdsson, Klaassen, Martina.
Asking Baines and Jags to play 3 games a week is unfair. Maybe BK will play left back tonight, not many options. How can Garbutt be worse than he was 3 years ago. Wtf Im going back to bed... getting up Sunday tea time. Wheres the left sided defender and striker Bill??
34 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:48:22
35 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:49:13
36 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:54:08
37 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:55:11
Our bad run of form has to break soon, and with the bookies offering 6/1 for an away win, it may pay for a good weekend, keep the faith !
38 Posted 02/11/2017 at 08:59:00
He is adopting the ancient Greek device of testing the quality of decision-making by taking decisions twice - once when drunk, and once when sober.
39 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:02:12
40 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:02:13
41 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:02:35
Kenny Holgate williams Martina
Lookman siggy Mirallas
42 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:05:01
I think one hell of a lot of ToffeeWeb posters need a bloody reality check.
I always thought the Rednecks had their heads so far up their own ar5es they were looking out of their own mouth but it seems to have spread across the Park.
NO TEAM has a divine right to do anything or be anywhere everything you get like in life has to be earned (unless you are a gobshite thief) .
43 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:18:22
Regarding the 3 senior players omitted, they may not be performing well, but from the evidence so far this season are Sigurdsson or Klaassen better than Rooney? Is Williams better than Jags? Is A N Other better than Baines?
David Unsworth has done a great job with the U23's but he simply lacks the experience required at senior level to be awarded the position of manager at present.
44 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:22:50
So any player U21 could in theory play for us but Niasse obviously doesn't fit into that category and would have to have been specifically registered.
45 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:26:56
The League is all now, we're in deep shit.
46 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:30:19
47 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:31:27
May as well play whoever he feels deserves a chance and will give their all. It won't make any difference to our exiting this competition. The season is a write-off bar securing safety. After that, a major rebuild is required.
48 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:45:15
for me the best option at number 9 for me is Mirallas. stick him up front with Lookman and Vlasic either side. then with two central defensive midfielders of Baningime and Schneiderling with Siggurdsson supporting the attack.
maybe give Martina a try at the center of defence with Williams the have Kenny and Feeny as the fullbacks.
so my team would be
49 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:47:48
As for tonight I think no matter what team and formation we send out we're going to need a ton of luck. Do we sit back and keep it tight and hit them on the counter? Is that even possible with this defence? Mirallas, Lookman and Vlasic as the front 3 to break at speed?
50 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:48:44
I feel strangely positive about tonight. Unsworth can hopefully use the fact that we have been written by pretty much everyone to fire the team up.
51 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:52:25
52 Posted 02/11/2017 at 09:52:58
As for the team Id put Mirallas up top, because hes a proven goalscorer and he can also press from the front. I also like the idea of Davies at RB and Id bring in Lookman and Vlasic to complete the 3 up top.
Midfield Gana Siggy and Macca if fit or Beni if eligible. Defence, how about trying out schiederlain as he wouldnt be under the physical assault hed have to cope with. And we are short of bodies.
And as for Royals mousse, if it can get the 👍in France its good to go anywhere
53 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:01:26
Incorporating the young players he knows so well , with some experienced ones. I will be hoping that something clicks and we get a win.
I would like to see Lookman Vlasic and DCL all start. I think it will be the best chance of getting the 2 goals we will need if we have any chance of winning.
54 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:33:33
55 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:35:23
I think we have a big enough squad to play a second(ish) XI that's still high on quality...
Kenny Holgate Williams Martina
Lookman Siggurddsson Vlasic
You could play DCL up front if intending to start Niasse on Sunday but the youngster has had quite alot of game time and could maybe use a rest. Plus i'd quite like to see Mirallas given a shot as striker so long as they can play the ball to feet and get runners near him.
56 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:37:50
We don't have a main striker who can lead the line effectively, and his choices to fill the other forward roles are players who have poor goals per game ratio. Out of this group that consistently seem unable to score more than 1 goal a game, he has to fashion a result while having to rest some of his most experienced players.
So whoever he picks he will be critisized, and no doubt if we fail to win a lot will come on here tomorrow urging the board to appoint XY or Z. I feel extremely sorry for Unsworth he has been left with a squad that is devoid of strikers and a team massively low on confidence, as well as an ageing team as was exposed against Leicester. Yet despite all of this he is expected to produce 2 performances and results in the next 2 games to have a chance of an extension to his role as manager.
57 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:37:58
Let's just hope we get a morale boosting win tonight.
58 Posted 02/11/2017 at 10:39:19
I never bet on football, and certainly never bet on Everton to lose, but given the shitshow this season I might have a punt on Lyon by 2 goals tonight.
59 Posted 02/11/2017 at 11:24:35
60 Posted 02/11/2017 at 11:34:16
Another chance to play the ''unregulars'' and that's about all.
61 Posted 02/11/2017 at 11:37:56
There is no doubting the kid is talented; he has been playing for the U23s since about the tender age of 17 and I believe he is now captain of that side at 18. Plus, watching him play he is a 'no-nonsense' defender in the old mold.
But is it fair to the lad to throw him into this baptism of fire, away to Lyon of all people? In this Everton side? There is no doubting the potential of Davies, Kenny and Baningime but the former two have suffered from the shitty form of a side stock full of supposedly more experienced and professional players. Meh, on the other hand if anybody can coax a game out of these kids it is their proven manager Unsworth. I've no idea anymore.
62 Posted 02/11/2017 at 11:42:14
63 Posted 02/11/2017 at 11:48:26
Kenny Holgate Williams Martina
Beni Schneiderlin Siggy
Vlasic DCL Lennon
Bench: Robles Feeney
Besic Mirallas Davies Lookman Sandro
64 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:09:00
Until we get a top class coach, who can give this squad a big kick up the backside? Joe Royle, the manager who turned Horne and Parkinson into top battling midfielders. The man never lost a derby. Who was the last manager to win a trophy for Everton? Big Joe Royle. Takes over with no strings attached, as big Sam wants.
66 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:35:09
67 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:41:40
Of all the candidates under general discussion as manager I would like most to see him given a shot but only if there are those definite signs of improvement with Unsy - not just in the wish he can produce something.
These next two games are going to be decision makers for the board I figure and I really hope the lads play well for him.
68 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:43:02
Besic at LB!
Theres a scary thought.
I hear Pat Van Den Hauwe is back working for EITC. Id prefer him.
69 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:47:56
70 Posted 02/11/2017 at 12:59:08
71 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:03:46
Unsworth has no choice but to experiment and tune the team he wants. Is it brave, is it foolhardy ? . only by trying will we find out. I think they are starting to play better, and given some consistency will improve. We have quality young players here, who need to be given a chance.
The foundations now will enable strong building in the future. I've said before we don't have the players for a European campaign, especially this one. The older players have been magnificent in there day, and have passion for the club. What we need now is fresh legs and hunger.
72 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:04:37
He had 6 games within the job and has improved us against Chelsea and Leicester (he was a little naive with his selection against Leicester), even though the results don't show this. We've had more shots, more possession and more aggression than at any point during the season.
Jagielka, Baines and Rooney (less so Rooney) have been very, very poor, along with other older seniors.
Unsworth takes the brave step of leaving them behind and will probably play youth, which have impressed, and people complain about it.
What do you suggest? Should we all moan and complain about how bad Jagielka and Baines have been and then moan some more because Unsworth has been brave enough to drop them. Maybe if some of these senior players were dropped earlier and they knew that they were not untouchable then maybe, just possibly, they would have uped their game and we wouldn't be in this situation that we are currently in.
73 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:14:41
74 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:15:53
75 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:18:36
76 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:21:33
77 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:43:25
78 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:48:36
Martina was shocking last time at LB - what other options do we have though? None! Garbutt was not even registered for this competition or the Premier League. The amateurish incompetence shown by our club is beyond comprehension.
I can't believe we went into this season without addressing our aging defence. We look completely vulnerable at the back and I find it hard believe that we will score more goals then we will concede in most games, regardless of Which players are selected. We simply don't have the personnel.
Unsworth has a thankless task on his hands with a piss-poor defence and no recognized striker. Niasse looks about our biggest threat in front of goal (as limited as he is) but wait... he also hasn't been registered for this competition!
Koeman, Walsh and the rest of the people running the club have left us in a right mess. It's a huge shit sandwich and we're all gonna have to take a bite.
79 Posted 02/11/2017 at 13:50:23
80 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:21:09
81 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:31:58
Allardyce being openly discussed as a survival strategy. One of the worst performances ever by an English team to date in European competition. Clueless performance after clueless performance. Tactically inept. Some quality players (and some of them are) looking totally lost.
And so to France tonight. Come on lads. Surprise me.
82 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:35:43
As many have said, tonight is a bit of a dead rubber so why not try our pacier forward options up top rather than wide left or right, we've nothing to lose and we may just discover a goalscorer?
83 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:41:50
Kenny Besic Williams Holgate
Schneiderlin Baningime Klaassen
Robles, Feeney, Cuco, Idrissa, Davies, Vlasic, Lookman
84 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:42:35
It could only happen to us, you couldn't even write a script, that drew a similar conclusion.
The only parallel I can think of, but not to the degree of us, was when Van Gaal went to United and bought a lot of expensive players who didn't seem to gel.
Oh wait a minute, I've just thought he was a Dutch Gobshite too!
85 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:44:50
...that being said, he was really highly rated, and being touted as one of the bargains of the summer because of his release clause. So I can't believe he's fundamentally a bad player, however underwhelming he's looked for us so far.
Europa League, with potentially a little less pressure, and less physicality, might be a good opportunity for him to get some minutes.
The season so far has really brought into sharp relief the huge gaps in our squad. Far worse than I think most had predicted, even though the worries were there.
I can't think of a Premier League squad with a less threatening attack. We have a promising, but no more, striker in DCL. A trier who, despite a couple of goals, doesn't look close to having the talent for this level in Niasse. A very lightweight player who hasn't come close to adjusting to English football yet in Sandro. And then Rooney, who really doesn't have the legs to play up front any more.
86 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:45:22
87 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:50:13
The fact that barely any of our fans can pick the same side/system shows that we have very few (none?) top quality players. The only player you can probably pick that we would all (or at least most) agree on for a starting role is Pickford (and Coleman when he's back).
Compare that to the mid 80's side where almost every position had a known starter because that player was invariably world class.
Or even the Arteta/Cahill/Pienaar/Baines side...
88 Posted 02/11/2017 at 14:59:01
So many able to forget, far too quickly, that he HAD to quit the Eeengerland job.
I hate our press as much as anyone. Quite aside from the horrible infamous insult to our city (that still hasn't been properly apologised for by Rupe's bog roll), he was too easily set up and hung out to dry. He doesn't deserve anyone's sympathy. That and any rescue acts he may have performed have been done with an atrocious long-ball anti-football, which I don't ever want to see carried out in our royal blue. Nein danke, ta v much.
89 Posted 02/11/2017 at 15:09:36
I wonder why nobody wants world cup winner Lookman in their starting Xl?
90 Posted 02/11/2017 at 15:36:17
Your Van Gaal parallel is interesting.
I re-read Gerald Ratner's book recently (he of the "total crap sherry decanters"). He remarked that it was, "frightening how vulnerable big high street brands are."
Made me think: it is frightening the speed with which a team can drop like a stone, and how hard it seems to get that confidence back.
91 Posted 02/11/2017 at 15:42:52
92 Posted 02/11/2017 at 15:52:16
I feel Funes Mori coming back could be the turning point in our season.
Imagine when we have him back and Seamus Coleman as well...
93 Posted 02/11/2017 at 15:52:53
94 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:03:49
However the words 'clutching and 'straws' keep springing to mind.
95 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:05:21
My team would be
Kenny Holgate Williams Martina
Schneiderlin could do with looking at what young Beni has been doing the last couple of appearances in terms of defending. I still think there is a player in Klaassen, the team has just been playing too slow for his one touch game (and his confidence is shot). I agree some of his performances have been awful but we paid £20m+ for him for a reason.
That is a team that is full of legs and effort (maybe lookman withstanding) will get at the opposition has a proper defensive midfielder (Gana doesn't have the discipline to be the lone DM) and also has a decent mix of experience and youth.
We were the better team overall in the home tie against Lyon and were unlucky in the end. I fancy us for this tonight, I really do.
96 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:13:23
97 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:16:34
Enough will be enough though If we continue to act small time the next generation don't want or need it. Keep the faith. Not
98 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:19:56
This means we can use Baningime and Feeney without trouble, but Vlasic did need to be registered.
99 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:20:55
Agree with Steve above he's scheduled for a March return isn't he?
100 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:23:42
Nick@93, I fully agree that Funes Mori has been seriously missed. His many detractors seem to overlook the fact that he has was first choice for Argentina, the home of the rugged and dominant central defender, a quality totally lacking in our current squad.
101 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:33:15
103 Posted 02/11/2017 at 16:40:15
104 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:01:16
105 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:04:18
To me we have to select a team that allows the defence to sit deep as they have no pace and cant push up without getting caught out so I would play 4-1-2-2-1. A sitter in midfield with a bit of pace Benji , a narrow midfield with Gana and Davies/Besic as ball winners, Sigurdson and Lookman/Vlasic creating and drifting wide and I would give Mirallas a go up front with instructions to run in behind and create space.
106 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:05:03
107 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:05:30
108 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:06:34
109 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:06:43
110 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:07:36
111 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:07:39
112 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:08:28
113 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:08:56
114 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:10:51
Kenny Holgate Williams Martina
Gana Schneiderlin Beni
Lennon Siggy Lookman
Obviously no striker, but there again we don't really have one Niasse, ineligible.
I am surprised with that line-up to be honest but who knows, we have almost got nothing left to lose.
115 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:11:14
If you mention his time in Greece then he played on the left of a front three. He doesnt play central. He lacks height and he lacks killer pace. Hes at his best on the left coming in off the right and playing off a striker who can play him through.
116 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:11:48
117 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:11:52
118 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:12:45
119 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:13:35
Lennon come on guys give me strength..WTF is Unsworth thinking no striker? Well at least Rhino has sealed his fate with this line up.Worse than Sunday's fuck up.
120 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:13:44
Can't see a goal threat in that team.
121 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:18:15
122 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:18:55
123 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:21:39
124 Posted 02/11/2017 at 17:24:36
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