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Rumour team - summer 2018

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8 minutes ago, Btay said:

If we had this attacking team + Gareth Barry in his prime, we would be an absolute force. 

Or just Schneiderlein in his prime :P Don't know what's happened to the guy, but there's obviously a good player in there based on his time at Southhampton, United and his first 6 months with us.

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My completely unfounded rumor is that McCarthy has recovered and is able to play.

.....................Pickford.....................

Coleman(c)....Mina....Lascelles....Digne

........................McCarthy....................

...... Sigurdsson........Bernard...............

Lookman..........Tosun..........Richarlison

So long as McCarthy is unavailable, though, Besic will need to step in.

IMHO, neither Schneiderlin nor Gana should be anywhere near the team.

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7 hours ago, FairWooney said:

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.

Baines and Keane? Coleman is Irish and we have plenty of young talent in Davies, DCL, Lookman, Beni, Pickford, etc. Kind of a bullshit comment.

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37 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

Baines and Keane? Coleman is Irish and we have plenty of young talent in Davies, DCL, Lookman, Beni, Pickford, etc. Kind of a bullshit comment.

Walcott he's not Jamaican.

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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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8 hours ago, Palfy said:

Walcott he's not Jamaican.

Right. My comment wasn’t exhaustive. Pickford didn’t even spring to mind until right before I sent. All I’m saying is we’ve got far more British players than any of the top 6 barring maybe Tottenham.

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8 minutes ago, nyblue23 said:

Right. My comment wasn’t exhaustive. Pickford didn’t even spring to mind until right before I sent. All I’m saying is we’ve got far more British players than any of the top 6 barring maybe Tottenham.

Liverpool have got a lot too tbf

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2 hours ago, nyblue23 said:

Right. My comment wasn’t exhaustive. Pickford didn’t even spring to mind until right before I sent. All I’m saying is we’ve got far more British players than any of the top 6 barring maybe Tottenham.

Well a lot more than most and more than the 2 suggested 👍

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I wonder how much time will Walcott get with Bernard and Richarlison around. I can see him getting some time as a striker if required.

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31 minutes ago, Romey 1878 said:

 Oh my

Still with Walcott and Lookman as wing options.

Baines as an option at LB.

A fee other 'lesser' options but what a turnaround that is.

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7 minutes ago, Peter H said:

Is zouma confirmed? Its past 7pm?

No.

SSN reporting Everton sign 3 last gasp signings.

Not sure if it’s still going on?

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.....................Pickford.....................

Coleman....Mina....Zouma(?)....Digne

........................Gana....................

...... Sigurdsson........Bernard...............

Walcott..........Tosun..........Richarlison

 

So I think our first 11 is going to look like this dependent on Zouma (which sounds like its done).

World class goal keeper
Pace throughout that backline
Power and aerial ability at center back
A dead ball specialist
A lock picker, play maker
A defensive mid specialist
Tons of pace on the flanks
A great finisher in the middle

A very well rounded, balanced 11

McCarthy, Baines, Lookman, Schneiderlin, DCL, Niasse, Besic, Keane, Holgate, Bolaisie, Davies - represent a decent bench
 

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3 minutes ago, jofanon said:

.....................Pickford.....................

Coleman....Mina....Zouma(?)....Digne

........................Gana....................

...... Sigurdsson........Bernard...............

Walcott..........Tosun..........Richarlison

 

So I think our first 11 is going to look like this dependent on Zouma (which sounds like its done).

World class goal keeper
Pace throughout that backline
Power and aerial ability at center back
A dead ball specialist
A lock picker, play maker
A defensive mid specialist
Tons of pace on the flanks
A great finisher in the middle

A very well rounded, balanced 11

McCarthy, Baines, Lookman, Schneiderlin, DCL, Niasse, Besic, Keane, Holgate, Bolaisie, Davies - represent a decent bench
 

You forgot Gomes.

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3 minutes ago, jofanon said:

.....................Pickford.....................

Coleman....Mina....Zouma(?)....Digne

........................Gana....................

...... Sigurdsson........Bernard...............

Walcott..........Tosun..........Richarlison

 

So I think our first 11 is going to look like this dependent on Zouma (which sounds like its done).

World class goal keeper
Pace throughout that backline
Power and aerial ability at center back
A dead ball specialist
A lock picker, play maker
A defensive mid specialist
Tons of pace on the flanks
A great finisher in the middle

A very well rounded, balanced 11

McCarthy, Baines, Lookman, Schneiderlin, DCL, Niasse, Besic, Keane, Holgate, Bolaisie, Davies - represent a decent bench
 

Gomes?

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1 hour ago, jofanon said:

McCarthy, Baines, Lookman, Schneiderlin, DCL, Niasse, Besic, Keane, Holgate, Bolaisie, Davies - represent a decent bench

Since when Schneiderlin, Bolasie and Keane to some extend become decent?

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Potential XI is all very well but it'd be a lot of strangers on the pitch if we played them all Saturday, Silva needs to introduce them when they're a more cohesive unit.

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6 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Potential XI is all very well but it'd be a lot of strangers on the pitch if we played them all Saturday, Silva needs to introduce them when they're a more cohesive unit.

Gomes and Zouma (if it gets completed) are injured. Bernard hasn’t had a pre-season. Mina has had only a bit of a pre-season. 

Only Richarlison and Digne are likely to be in the squad. 

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3 minutes ago, MikeO said:

Potential XI is all very well but it'd be a lot of strangers on the pitch if we played them all Saturday, Silva needs to introduce them when they're a more cohesive unit.

and we saw last season what can happen when we try to introduce too many players at once.  I think we need to give the squad time to gel.

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On 09/08/2018 at 22:21, MikeO said:

Potential XI is all very well but it'd be a lot of strangers on the pitch if we played them all Saturday, Silva needs to introduce them when they're a more cohesive unit.

Completely agree Mike, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Jags, Keane, Baines, Walcott, Schneiderlin, Gana and Davies. A lot of people seem to just forget they all exist. The big plus is if anyone wants to keep their place they need to really play well, if anyone wants to take their place they will have to show they are better. Healthy competition and hopefully a high standard. 

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48 minutes ago, StevO said:

Completely agree Mike, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of Jags, Keane, Baines, Walcott, Schneiderlin, Gana and Davies. A lot of people seem to just forget they all exist. The big plus is if anyone wants to keep their place they need to really play well, if anyone wants to take their place they will have to show they are better. Healthy competition and hopefully a high standard. 

I'll be very disappointed if Baines has kept his place automatically. And Davies' spot is a bench spot, so I'm not sure why he's on the list when he's fighting for a first 11 spot himself.

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Baines has been a consistent performer though, I can’t see the club just dropping him like that for an unknown. Though I would love to see Digne start and see what he’s got.

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Just now, patto said:

Until Digne proves otherwise Baines is still the best option to be fair we havnt even seen Digne play dare I say he might disappoint 

Thought Baines tired a lot by the end as he did preseason. Struggles after about 70 mins mark. His tired legs played Raul on for the equaliser. Still a player in there but don't think he should be starting every week. 

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Take out the red card situation and I imagine Digne would’ve subbed in for Baines around 70-80 mins. I imagine that’s probably what will happen in our next game as we ease him into the fold. 

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On 11/08/2018 at 13:56, Romey 1878 said:

I'll be very disappointed if Baines has kept his place automatically. And Davies' spot is a bench spot, so I'm not sure why he's on the list when he's fighting for a first 11 spot himself.

I don’t mean they will all play Mark, but I don’t see them all disappearing either. 

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1 hour ago, Vranny said:

Take out the red card situation and I imagine Digne would’ve subbed in for Baines around 70-80 mins. I imagine that’s probably what will happen in our next game as we ease him into the fold. 

No reason to ease anyone in, if you want to play win your place. Show on the training pitch every day you should have that spot, and when you get it play well enough to win it. 

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Fat Sam today saying he would have won against Croatia. This is why I'm kind of made up Silva's hands were tied with not being able to introduce all of his signings, because he has already proven that with near enough the same team we have a manager who can play more attractive, attacking and clinical football with fat Sam's team. Even though the one signing scored the two goals you could see a different attitude in all the old players. Get out of that one you fat arrogant cunt.

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Good post mate. We played great considering the red card. I thought if we’d have gone in eleven v eleven at half time 0-1 we would have scored two or three. For the first time in a while you can see us giving teams a 3 or 4 nil drubbing 

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What’s good about this squad is that we now have real options. 4-3-3, 4-2-31 or even a diamond would suit us with Walcott or richarlson up top. Bernard is a deffo starter for me. So a variation of the 4-2-3-1 would be ideal. Walcott on the right, Richie’s on the left with Bernard in behind cenk. Gilfi and Gomes or gana in the centre 

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