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Team for Saturday ?

Postby lancer » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:33 pm

Difficult one this....... but I would definitely try and get some width
.................................Logan.......................

White................Pearce.........Mirfin...........Benning

SJ............Mellis.............Butcher............Mcdonald

.....................Rose..........Angol........

Subs
Bobby
Bennett
Anderson
Hemmings
Hunt


Difficult one...........but I think we need to get some width for a change
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby MTFCMAD » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:39 pm

Logan
White Bennett Pearce Benning
Butcher Mellis Byrom
Hemmings Rose Angol

If Byrom s not fit I'd play macdonald
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby wayno cordiniho » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:44 pm

I'm not sold on Butcher not seen anything from him yet, same with Atkinson
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby my name is jonas » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:48 pm

Logan
White Pearce mirfin hunt
Anderson digby Melis potter
Rose Hemmings
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby BELSE » Wed Sep 27, 2017 6:51 pm

don,t see digby playing
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby bobbystagsfan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Digby should be dropped imo, was very poor against cambridge and sound like he didn't do too well.

whoever evo picks folk will complain 'he doesn't know his best side' even though he's merely dropping players who's performances weren't good enough or they were injured
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:34 pm

Digby is woeful but I bet he plays Saturday. I think he'll go for Dogs of War approach as at Lincoln and first half Cambridge so Butcher at the side of him.(both woeful so far)

No creativity but hope to be solid and nick a win
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby arsene wengers coat » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:03 pm

Id play the best team weve got.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Woodclanger 1 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:13 pm

arsene wengers coat wrote:Id play the best team weve got.


Which is in your opinion?
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby DoomMerchant » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:18 pm

......................Logan
White - Pearce - Mirfin - Benning
.....................Byrom
Atkinson....................MacDonald
..........Mellis............Anderson
......................Rose

Would be my best side, but Evo would never play it.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Jamie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:25 pm

.....................Logan
.......Bennett Pearce Mirfin
Anderson.......Byrom..........Benning
............Butcher......Mellis
..............Rose.......Hemmings

Bit crazy going 3 at the back but Mal could drop in and Anderson works hard so can get up and down the wing till his outta steam. This gives proper width with a spare defender and more bodies to get forward.

If Byrom is fit we need his set plays back in.

Somethings got to change, we've been poor and largely second best for a number of games now. We lack width and the so called diamond midfield just isn't working.

We also need to have the confidence and belief to play it round more and take more risks and time with the ball.

Some of them seem to be struggling with the lack of space and harder closing down we're getting. Our quality needs to come through, for that we need more space / width.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby bobbystagsfan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:38 pm

I don't get why we've not tried to play like we did against luton, the 85 minutes i saw was one of a promotion team and we played some nice stuff. Since then we've gone direct and the balls forward are just coming straight back at us.

The footballs not been great but we seem to be scoring more goals than last year. We would've lost 1-0 to cambridge last year i reckon.


Logan
White Pearce Mirfin Hunt
Anderson Mellis Butcher Macdonald
Rose Hemmings

not completely set on the midfield, we haven't figured that out yet and we don't look like we have a ball winning midfielder who gets stuck into tackles. I would play byrom over butcher but i think he's still injured
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby BH_Stag » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:44 pm

We need more bodies in midfield as we're getting bypassed. 1 up top Saturday and get a foot hold in the game. Not overly fussed who starts as the one up top out of Angol and Rose. I'd have Sterling in the side for some pace

....................Logan....................

..White Pearce Mirfin Benning.......

....Byrom(if fit)/Digby Atkinson.....

..Macdonald...Mellis....Sterling......

..............Rose/Angol..................
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby bobbystagsfan » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:46 pm

Would be nice to be able to have 12 players on the pitch!!
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby spanishstag » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:00 pm

Notts are gonna bang balls into the box logan is gonna be under more pressure than in any game this season gonna end in tears ,hope to god im wrong
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Stags 2002 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:04 pm

....................................Logan.............................
White Pearce Diamond(if fit) Pearce Benning
Anderson............... Mellis ..............Macdonald
...................Rose...................Hemmings...........

Current formation not working as we would like, go for wing backs with solid three in the back line. Although looks defensive suggest it could be very attacking with White and Benning going forward.

Edited:
As good as Pearce is there can only be one haha :lol:

Thanks for the spot below VP ;)
Last edited by Stags 2002 on Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:56 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Vice President » Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:22 pm

Stags 2002 wrote:....................................Logan.............................
White Pearce Diamond(if fit) Pearce Benning
Anderson............... Mellis ..............Macdonald
...................Rose...................Hemmings...........

Current formation not working as we would like, go for wing backs with solid three in the back line. Although looks defensive suggest it could be very attacking with White and Benning going forward.


Interesting formation. I quite like it.
Two Pearce's in defence! (i know - I guess you meant Mirfin to be one one of those) ;)
Hemmings instead of Angol?
Overall - an interesting choice.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby StagsFan83 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:24 pm

For me, on the basis Byrom is injured

Logan
White and Benning as wing backs
Pearce and Mirfin with Bennett just in front in a dm role.
Just in from Mellis in the centre, Anderson and McDonald on the wide advanced midfielders.
Rose and Angol

Subs
Olejnik
Hunt (relying on no more than one defender getting injured otherwise he is unused)
Butcher
Hamilton
Spencer
Sterling-James
Potter

On the bench we have impact players then to come on and good coverage to change formation if required.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby No Breaks Allowed » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:29 pm

...................Logan
......Diamond Pearce Murfin
.White............................Benning
.........MacDonald..Atkinson
....................Mellis
................Rose Angol

Subs
Hemmings
Spencer
Butcher
Anderson
Hunt

That would be my team if all fit. Id like to see us play with wing backs to create width and pack midfield more. Pearce and Murfin picking up county's front two, MacDonald marking Grant with Atkinson more of a free role in midfield and push Mellis up supporting Rose & Angol.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby stagmanrob » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:31 pm

The problem we have, is Digby deserves to be dropped, Byrom probably isn't fit, so without either we have no sitting midfielder unless we start to play Atkinson there in his supposed strongest position that we havn't seen him really used in yet.

No holding midfielder in there will be suicide given Jorge Grant's form.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Rob » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:43 pm

...................Logan
......Bennett Pearce Murfin
White............................Benning
.........Butcher Digby
....................Mellis
...........Rose Sterling-James

Angol and Hemmings are playing off reputation, neither have done enough, Sterling-James deserves a crack. Butcher and Digby will allow Mellis a free role and in White and Benning we have real pace out wide without either of them having to worry about tracking back. Notts are big and ugly, we need battlers in the middle, it is not a game for Anderson (who I rate) and Atkinson (jury out).
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Jamie » Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:48 pm

I like that Rob. OSJ does deserve a chance. Rose is the only one capable of winning a header.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Stags 2002 » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:12 pm

Vice President wrote:
Stags 2002 wrote:....................................Logan.............................
White Pearce Diamond(if fit) Mirfin Benning
Anderson............... Mellis ..............Macdonald
...................Rose...................Hemmings...........

Current formation not working as we would like, go for wing backs with solid three in the back line. Although looks defensive suggest it could be very attacking with White and Benning going forward.


Interesting formation. I quite like it.
Two Pearce's in defence! (i know - I guess you meant Mirfin to be one one of those) ;)
Hemmings instead of Angol?
Overall - an interesting choice.


Thanks for the spot VP i've edited Mirfin above.

Reason I went for Hemmings over Angol is we haven't seen the best of him yet as in fairness the service has been shocking with the lump it forward play. He has shown the odd touch of skill but needs a game where it isn't hoof style football.

I feel this formation would be very much play it on the floor which would in turn provide better service. Angol would come on at around the 60 minute mark to use his pace and attack a tiring defence for either of the forward two.

Unlikely to happen but it is how I'd play it. Play like we did against Luton for the 85 mins (the bench mark this team can play too) we'll win or play like we did at Cheltenham and it could be embarrassing to watch. We need to get some confidence into the squad.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Terry Eccles Was God » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:37 pm

Jamie wrote:I like that Rob. OSJ does deserve a chance. Rose is the only one capable of winning a header.

Same here, we look a better side when we allow the full backs to push on and I think OSJ deserves a chance after the lacklustre performances from the other front men. I'm not sure about Digby, someone said he has a touch of the Fraser McLachlans about him which I can certainly see myself, but anyway after the last couple of games I'd give Atkinson the nod.
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Re: Team for Saturday ?

Postby Im not the real OND » Thu Sep 28, 2017 6:10 am

Terry Eccles Was God wrote:
Jamie wrote:I like that Rob. OSJ does deserve a chance. Rose is the only one capable of winning a header.

Same here, we look a better side when we allow the full backs to push on and I think OSJ deserves a chance after the lacklustre performances from the other front men. I'm not sure about Digby, someone said he has a touch of the Fraser McLachlans about him which I can certainly see myself, but anyway after the last couple of games I'd give Atkinson the nod.


Yep, I would probably swap Atkinson over Digby but that's the only team so far with any balance.
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