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Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Mala591 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:47 pm

Rest McNeil for one match?
JBG back in for more attacking threat?
Play Hendrick left midfield where he looked comfortable last season?
Give Brady one more chance to impress?

I would start with:

Pope
Bardsley Tarks Mee Taylor
JBG Westwood Cork Hendrick
Barnes Wood

The decision is yours.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 pm

McNeil wouldn't appreciate being rested against MU. He'll want to play and expect he will.

If we want to get anything from this game then Barnes/Wood have to start. Drop either of those and we're knackered.

So, I would put McNeil in and start JBG on the bench. Hendrick to help defensive duties and start RM.

Pope
Bardsley Tarks Mee Taylor
Hendrick Westwood Cork McNeil
Barnes Wood

I don't expect JBG to start a game yet.
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by burnley007 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:57 pm

Long has to start up front.
Surely?

:lol:
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Vino blanco » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:06 pm

I think you're right with your team selection, Frank, that's what it will be. To be honest, we don't have many other options.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by FCBurnley » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:07 pm

Pope
Bardsley Mee Tarks Taylor
JBG Hendrick Westwood McNeil
Wood Barnes

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by ClaretEngineer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:00 pm

Pope
Bardsley JT Mee Taylor
JBG Hendrick Westwood McNeil
Long Wood

Hoof for 80 mins and if that doesn’t work bring Barnes and Rodriguez on JBG and Hendrick for the last 10.

Revolutionary.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by FactualFrank » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:02 pm

ClaretEngineer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:00 pm
Pope
Bardsley JT Mee Taylor
JBG Hendrick Westwood McNeil
Long Wood

Hoof for 80 mins and if that doesn’t work bring Barnes and Rodriguez on JBG and Hendrick for the last 10.

Revolutionary.
John Terry is past it.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Longsidelenny » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:03 pm

Any 10 behind the ball long upfront on his own money Utd won’t know what’s it um utc

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Row Z » Fri Dec 27, 2019 2:26 pm

FCBurnley wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:07 pm
Pope
Bardsley Mee Tarks Taylor
JBG Hendrick Westwood McNeil
Wood Barnes
I'd go with this, cork lightweight against a United midfield likely to have Pogba starting. We need JBG with his occasional piece of quality, even if he is taken off after an hour to protect him.

Whatever the team, can see us sitting deep again as everyone knows United's strength is on the counter with their pace, something we lack and won't therefore leave ourselves exposed to.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by JohnMac » Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:59 pm

Pope
Bardsley
Tarkowski
Mee
Taylor
Hendrick
Westwood
Cork
McNeil
Barnes
Wood

It's the one we know works although it may not be a winning one.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:02 pm

Mala591 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:47 pm
Rest McNeil for one match?
JBG back in for more attacking threat?
Play Hendrick left midfield where he looked comfortable last season?
Give Brady one more chance to impress?

I would start with:

Pope
Bardsley Tarks Mee Taylor
JBG Westwood Cork Hendrick
Barnes Wood

The decision is yours.
I'll go with that,apart from giving Brady another chance,I never seen a footballer who shows less interest than this guy.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Bosscat » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:03 pm

JohnMac wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 3:59 pm
Pope
Bardsley
Tarkowski
Mee
Taylor
Hendrick
Westwood
Cork
McNeil
Barnes
Wood

It's the one we know works although it may not be a winning one.
Yup have agree with that selection ....

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Aclaret » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:34 pm

Robbie Brady is 27 and should be in the prime of his career, on yesterday's performance I'm not sure he wants to play for us anymore. Don't know what's gone wrong, are we blaming injuries ?

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Woodleyclaret » Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:38 pm

Pope
Bardsley Tarkowski Mee Taylor
JBG Westwood Rodriguez McNeil
Barnes Wood
Sub Pieters Long Cork Hendrick Peacock-Farrell and Brady

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Row Z » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:41 pm

Woodleyclaret wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:38 pm
Pope
Bardsley Tarkowski Mee Taylor
JBG Westwood Rodriguez McNeil
Barnes Wood
Sub Pieters Long Cork Hendrick Peacock-Farrell and Brady
Rodriguez in CM and only six substitutes?... Interesting choices.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Quickenthetempo » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:44 pm

433

Long Wood and Barnes up top. Long balls and feed off the scraps.
Central 3 to block the midfield and narrow back 4.

Might be able to nick a win.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by burnleymik » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:46 pm

Pope
Bardsley Tarkowski Mee Taylor
JBG Westwood Drinkwater Cork McNeil
Wood

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Vegas Claret » Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:54 pm

FactualFrank wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:50 pm
McNeil wouldn't appreciate being rested against MU. He'll want to play and expect he will.

If we want to get anything from this game then Barnes/Wood have to start. Drop either of those and we're knackered.

So, I would put McNeil in and start JBG on the bench. Hendrick to help defensive duties and start RM.

Pope
Bardsley Tarks Mee Taylor
Hendrick Westwood Cork McNeil
Barnes Wood

I don't expect JBG to start a game yet.
Utd couldn't cope with Deeney, I'd also pick this team and try and bully them. Sit deep and let Barnes win free kicks and we will do them on set pieces :)
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Blackrod » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:15 pm

Wood and Barnes need to start. Brady nowhere near the 11 please.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by SGr » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:04 pm

Pope
Bardsley
Tarkowski
Mee
Taylor
Hendrick
Westwood
Cork
McNeil
Barnes
Wood

Could swap out Hendrick for JBG and I’d be fairly indifferent. Obviously JBG is a better player but there may be need for a more defensive approach on our right hand side. And Hendrick won his last two games.
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by boatshed bill » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:05 pm

SGr wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Pope
Bardsley
Tarkowski
Mee
Hendrick
Westwood
Cork
McNeil
Barnes
Wood

Could swap out Hendrick for JBG and I’d be fairly indifferent. Obviously JBG is a better player but there may be need for a more defensive approach on our right hand side. And Hendrick won his last two games.
We're not that short of players!!

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by SGr » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:06 pm

boatshed bill wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:05 pm
We're not that short of players!!
Amended :lol:
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Lord_Bob » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:13 pm

Pope

Tarks Mee Gibson

JBG Westwood Drinkwater McNeil Taylor

Wood Barnes

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:33 pm

Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long

The best team all along !!!!!!

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:36 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long

The best team all along !!!!!!
Who is gonna fill the Bench? ;)
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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Funkydrummer » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:46 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:36 pm
Who is gonna fill the Bench? ;)

Guess !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by boatshed bill » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:54 pm

Lord_Bob wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Pope

Tarks Mee Gibson

JBG Westwood Drinkwater McNeil Taylor

Wood Barnes
Replace Drinkwater with Hendrick and you may have a team.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Nonayforever » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:56 pm

Pope Peacock- Farrell Hart
Lowton Bardsley Tarks Gibson Mee Pieters Taylor
Long

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Row Z » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:07 pm

Lord_Bob wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:13 pm
Pope

Tarks Mee Gibson

JBG Westwood Drinkwater McNeil Taylor

Wood Barnes
Wouldn't mind seeing this at some point.
Fits all 3 CBs in, allows Taylor some freedom on the left, keeps two up top so Wood isn't isolated, provides numbers in CM which we need...
Can't think of many negatives - potentially that it would drive us to sit deep with 5 at the back and the obvious move away from the tried and trusted 4-4-2.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Lord_Bob » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:22 pm

Boatshed
Replace Drinkwater with Hendrick and you may have a team.
Thought about Hendrick as the right side wingback as might be a better defensive option than JBG. We need to fill that right full back / winger / midfield this window. Left side is OK as I think Brady might work as well as Taylor as he has played left back occasionally.

I think it shows we have options other than rigid 4-4-2.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Bigvince » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:29 pm

I would like to see SD make a few changes

Pope

Lawton long mee Pieters
Lennon hendrick cork JBG(60mins)
Rodriguez Barnes

I know! It might be a controversial line up.
But we need to rest some of the lads!

We’ve got bigger fish to fry with the visit of Aston Villa

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by boatshed bill » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:39 pm

Lord_Bob wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:22 pm
Thought about Hendrick as the right side wingback as might be a better defensive option than JBG. We need to fill that right full back / winger / midfield this window. Left side is OK as I think Brady might work as well as Taylor as he has played left back occasionally.

I think it shows we have options other than rigid 4-4-2.
To be absolutely honest: there's no evidence that DD could do a job for us in any midfield formation.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Steve1956 » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:06 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:46 pm
Guess !!!! :lol: :lol: :lol:
Vydra,Drinkwater,Gibson,Fart & Long ???

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Longsidelenny » Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:38 am

This is getting silly herd long starting in nets today keep smiling and never forget up the clarets

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Dark Cloud » Sat Dec 28, 2019 2:03 pm

It may or may not have been a good idea to give McNeil a rest right now, as he's only young and he's getting through loads of work and is often our only means of taking the game to opposition, plus the games are coming thick and fast, BUT tbh I don't think SD can rest him just now as however you dress it up it will look like punishment for Boxing Day and that would be unfair.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by claretspice » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:54 pm

Presuming the sports scientists having nothing to say (particularly about a young kid like McNeil) I think it's an occasion for the tried and trusted.

Pope
Bardsley Tarks Mee Taylor
Hendrick Westy Cork McNeil
Barnes Wood

This set up has worked well against teams who can be bullied defensively and who perhaps parent the tightest defensively. United are better than most of those sides against which it's worked, but there's a suspicion theyre vulnerable to this sort of approach and its definitely the game plan that gives us the best chance.

Hendrick needed to help Bardsley with Rashford. Taylor has a huge task against James and I do worry in these games about McNeil defensively, but on balance that's a risk worth taking.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Leisure » Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:59 pm

Steve1956 wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 4:02 pm
I'll go with that,apart from giving Brady another chance,I never seen a footballer who shows less interest than this guy.
Personally I don't think it matters how many chances he has, as he's just not up to it. Never been the same since he got injured at Leicester.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by KlyBfc » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:20 pm

Pope
Lowton
Tarks
Mee
Pieters

Hendrick
Drinkwater
Westwood

JBG
Brady

Barnes

I know it is far from our best team and I wouldn’t pick some of those if this game was a few days later or if the villa game was so soon after it.

I worry about Taylor and wood playing again and then Wednesday due to recent injuries (Westwood too but he has to play as we have no energy otherwise), Bardsley due to age and Dwight due to how important he is and how tired he has looked.

I would prioritise the villa game and I would use this as last chance saloon for a few others. I know Man Utd might be there for the taking but the could equally steam roller our best side so I’d gamble and pray to every god available that some fo these raised their games ‘because it’s utd’.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by TheFamilyCat » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:34 pm

KlyBfc wrote:
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:20 pm
Pope
Lowton
Tarks
Mee
Pieters

Hendrick
Drinkwater
Westwood

JBG
Brady

Barnes

I know it is far from our best team and I wouldn’t pick some of those if this game was a few days later or if the villa game was so soon after it.

I worry about Taylor and wood playing again and then Wednesday due to recent injuries (Westwood too but he has to play as we have no energy otherwise), Bardsley due to age and Dwight due to how important he is and how tired he has looked.

I would prioritise the villa game and I would use this as last chance saloon for a few others. I know Man Utd might be there for the taking but the could equally steam roller our best side so I’d gamble and pray to every god available that some fo these raised their games ‘because it’s utd’.
**** that. United are bearable, why throw the towel in?

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by KlyBfc » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:40 pm

The omissions are Purely because I’d be gobsmacked if after recent injuries Taylor and wood could manage today and Wednesday without risking further injury which would ruin our season. I’d also be surprised if cork and Westwood could manage another two games chasing shadows in a 2 man midfield

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Tribesmen » Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:50 pm

Funkydrummer wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long Long Long
Long Long

The best team all along !!!!!!

We all dream of a team of Kevin Longs

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Firthy » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:01 pm

SGr wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:04 pm
Pope
Bardsley
Tarkowski
Mee
Taylor
Hendrick
Westwood
Cork
McNeil
Barnes
Wood
Pretty much written in stone.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Newcastleclaret93 » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:15 pm

Given the amount of games we have played in such a short period of time, I would be tempted to try some of the U23’s along side experiences pros.

Pope
Bards, Tark, Mee, Pieters
Hendrick, Goodridge, Westwood, Brady
Barnes, Wood

With Glennon, Richardson on the bench.

Villa on New Year’s Day is a crucial game that we have to win.

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Re: Your team vs Man Utd

Post by Danieljwaterhouse » Sat Dec 28, 2019 6:17 pm

Pope
Bardsley
Tarks
Mee
Taylor
McNeil
Hendrick
Westwood
Drink water
JRod
Wood

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