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    Brighton and Hove Albion (Home) Saturday November 3rd

    Mina has been a bit unlucky since coming back from injury. He would have come on had we been winning against palace but we needed attackers to change things so he had to sit out. with Zouma out next week I guess we need to give Mina a chance alongside Keane so we know we’re not throwing him in with no premier league experience at Stamford Bridge. The dilemma for Silva after that could be who comes out as his first choice CB’s!
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    Fulham (Home) Saturday September 29th

    Don’t think we’ll see it but I wouldn’t mind Walcott given a game up top. if lookman was interested in playing then him on right, Walcott in middle and richarlison would look a killer paced attack. Davis and Bernard behind with gana behind that. Bernard has looked really committed trying to get stuck in and win the ball so the 3 miss provide good cover for digne and kenny while Davis and Bernard also offer a bit going forward and Bernard in particular can pick a pass. From a lot of our striker rumours in the summer I feel silva was after a pacy tricky forward like Walcott rather than tosun who is more a target man type.
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    Carabao Cup Draw

    With the competition for spaces we have i see plenty of changes for this but still a strong looking team. Might end up being the first outing for a couple of new signings as well as a chance for the likes of Lookman, Dowell, Kenny and calvert lewin to impress.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2018

    Great line up to watch attack but can't see us playing that! Gomes is in no way a ball winning, tackling centre mid, nor is sig. That midfield would be torn apart by half decent attackers. From what i see Gomes prefers to play on the left but can play central or on the right. I don't think we'll see all 3 of those new midfielders along with sig and walcott playing together too often. No problem with that though, good different options and chance to change things around for different games
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    Summer Transfer Window 2018

    I watched a vid of Gomes and liked how fast and direct he was, seems to create a lot with quick passing and pushes on to join in. What I like about all of our attacking signings is they are quick players that will look to push forwards. Hopefully we won't see dull, slow and sidesways passing football that we've seen too much in the last few years. I can see why they would have wanted Welbeck as he fits that same mould but I think Tosun should compliment them well, getting into good positions to finish what they create.
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    André Gomes

    Reading a few articles it seems his preferred position is left mid, though he can play centre or right. Seems we've brought in 3 players who would like to play left wing! We also (i think) kept lookman who also likes to play on the left! A bit koeman style isn'tt it? I hope Silva knows where he's putting them all!
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    Rumour team - summer 2018

    Pickford, Keane and Walcott once Digne takes Baines spot. Keane will lose his spot as well if we get 2 centre backs. I know we have some good young English players, just hoping they continue to get a chance
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    Yerry Mina

    seems like we're taking anyone from the Barca squad that they no longer want! Not a bad thing from the look of the 3 we could end up with! anyone else they want rid of?
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    Rumour team - summer 2018

    I think it could work, it is disappointing that we’re down to 2 English players in the side though from what was a team well influenced by English/British players. I know that’s the way things go, especially if you want good value transfers but even still it’s a shame. i love the look of that side from an attacking point of view. The question is whether Sig is capable and willing to drop further back to help gana out and pick the ball up from him. With 2 attacking wing backs there’s a lot riding on Gana plus the 2 cb’s when we lose the ball.
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    Man of the Match at Leicester

    I thought Mirrallas and Lennon were both decent in the first half and were getting in the right spaces to make things happen. lennon got behind Fuchs a couple of times, once should have had a pen, once could have scored if he'd taken the shot himself and was unlucky that CL didn't get on the end of his cut back. Mirrallas looked more dangerous as the half went on getting through the centre. Why they both got hooked i've no idea. Presumably it was to add an extra CM as we were getting over run on the counters all the time and to add Niasse up front. While we played better in the second half I still think we missed both of them and would have rather seen Calvert Lewin go off than Lennon. It seems Calvert Lewin is considered something of a golden boy getting to play most of each game and while I like the lad, he's worked hard and does a lot of things well, the one thing he doesn't do well is actually look very dangerous in the box. He has created things from outwide before but I'd rather see Lennon played for longer as he has the pace and directness to get behind and defender and into the box. If they'd played longer I'd have probably given one of those 2 man of the match, as it is I'll not bother.
  11. someone different will be in charge on Wednesday!
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    Chelsea (League Cup away) - Wednesday 25th October

    Looks like I might get what i asked for and Unsworth might well take charge!
  13. I'm pretty sure Chelsea could feel any 11 players for this tin pot game and could beat whatever team we put out. Koeman could always let Unsworth take charge and send his u23's out for a game. They'd probably preform better and show up Koeman anyway. A good rehersal for Rhino! Stek Kenny Holgate Jagielka Martina Besic Davis C/L Sig Mirallas Sandro/Niasse What's Garbutt like these days? I like him when he first broke into the side but he's not been near it since he went on loan and did his leg for most of the season. If he's playing well I'd give him a game at left back to rest Baines rather than Martina. I agree with their talk on match of the day that Calvert Lewin shouldn't be centre forward by himself, while he gets stuck in and tries to hold things up it's really not where he's suited and for me he's not ever looked particularly dangerous in front of goal. He's got decent pace though and often works hard down the wing able to get a good ball in. For now I think if he's playing he should be out wide. I'd like to see some crunching tackles from Besic, a good bit of agression that we lack. anything under 5 would be good.
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    New Ownership Incoming?

    how many number 10's could Koeman invest in with the money?
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    Should we sack our manager?

    He only started at Lille this season. With 4 defeats in his first 7 games there's always the chance he'll get sacked though I suppose! Must admit I didn't really know of him but his wiki sounds impressive. Hasn't won a whole lot mind with just 3 Argentine championships in the 90's and a gold medal in the Olympics with Argentina. Did good things with Athletico Bilbao though He seems a bit volatile though, did one season at Marseillie, had a few days at Lazio and is now having a hard time at Lille. A write up here bout his current season, the way he pulled apart the Lille team and eccentricity don't inspire me with confidence https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/sep/25/marcelo-bielsa-lille-monaco-ligue-1 Tuchel seems to be in talks with Bayern. Rhino, the job is yours!