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First game starting 11 ?

Postby lancer » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:09 am

Who and what formation would play first game away v Newport, with the present squad?
I would go 3-5-2

..............................Logan........................
...............Sweeney...........Preston..........Pearce...........
White.............Mellis............Bishop........Donahue............CJ
..........................Cook..............Maynard..................
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby The One » Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:40 am

Too early to say. And no Benning ?
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby Spiritater » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:17 am

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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby julianshatnasty » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:22 am

If we still play three centre backs, CJ could find himself relegated to a bit part player. We had a big chance to cash in in January supposedly, I can't see him getting in ahead of Mal and White or Cook and Maynard so where does that leave him now?
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby yorkshire stag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:25 am

it’s always gonna be an issue, how do we shoehorn CJ in that starting 11, nice problem to have though !
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby lancer » Sat Jul 13, 2019 8:36 am

I would play CJ as much as I like Mal, hes better suited to a back 4, Donahue would drop back left when CJ is pushing forward
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby HitchcocksShins » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:05 am

Why is no one mentioning any of our youth players in the starting 11? Do you all hate our youth set up? You all disgust me
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby Martin Shaw » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:05 am

Will depend on preseason games. Cook is not ahead of Rose so far based on the games but several games to go yet. I'm not sure Donohue will have played enough in preseason to start at Newport.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby BH_Stag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:11 am

HitchcocksShins wrote:Why is no one mentioning any of our youth players in the starting 11? Do you all hate our youth set up? You all disgust me


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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby julianshatnasty » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:22 am

If Rose doesn't hit the ground running he could be gone by the end of the window. If CJ gets a half decent bid it may be time to ship him out and get two in for the season.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:49 am

Starting at 11 ?

Have the Notts plod had a word with their Gwent compatriots?
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby I am Spartacus » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:50 am

HitchcocksShins wrote:Why is no one mentioning any of our youth players in the starting 11? Do you all hate our youth set up? You all disgust me


The players emerging from the youth set up have to force themselves into first team reckoning and give JD some hard choices to make. These friendlies are the ideal opportunity. Also throughout the season in reserve games they have to be ‘knocking on the first team door’. Too early yet for me to select a first team XI. After the Forest game for me.

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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby Jimstag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:51 am

Great to see that there’s two or three players from the bench I’d be happy to see in the starting team, shows we’ve both got a bit of strength and depth and the ability to switch tactically.

I’ll look to predict a team when I’ve seen a bit more of preseason. I’d say we may need and extra centre back to play 3 at the back? Maybe a couple of the younger players can cover that off?

For me you’d start with the usual back 5 and build from there, if you can’t fit CJ into his preferred left position I’d be tempted to use him off the bench as an impact player even though that feels a waste of his talents
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby MTFCMusings » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:01 am

The youngsters that have impressed me so far are Noah Stokes, James Clarke and Tyrese Sinclair.

Hope we get to see Tyrese today.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby robeyre » Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:25 am

MTFCMusings wrote:The youngsters that have impressed me so far are Noah Stokes, James Clarke and Tyrese Sinclair.

Hope we get to see Tyrese today.

Agreed about these three but Noah Stokes looks like hes going to be out a while after Thursday. Don't think Sinclair is physically ready for 1st team yet, but definate prospect and would be good to see him play at least some of today. Clarke looks most likely to be the one to figure this season. Looks reasonable cover for White
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby ParisStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:22 am

I'd go for 442 with

Logan
White
Pearce
Sweeney
Benning
Bishop
Mellis
Khan
CJ
Maynard
Cook
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby SINA STAG » Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:34 am

CJ n White on the same wing unballanced side I would have CJ as Sub hurting a tired Newport in the last 20 minutes.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby No Breaks Allowed » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:10 pm

What ever Dempster does, he’s got to show some balls and drop CJ to bench, if he doesn’t fit into the formation. Not like Flitcroft where second half of last season, CJ was playing 3-4 different positions in a game. My own personal opinion, is CJ is better as a impact sub, with his pase and energy, he’ll cause more damage when opposition is tired.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:15 pm

BH_Stag wrote:
HitchcocksShins wrote:Why is no one mentioning any of our youth players in the starting 11? Do you all hate our youth set up? You all disgust me


Can’t figure out if this is a wind up :lol:


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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby cassellswasmagic » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:18 pm

The thing with the Cook signing for me is that Rose has some true competition which could spur him on hopefully. There’s a decent player in there. Also inversely Cook has to perform too. The only player imo without competition is Maynard and we needn’t worry about him. I’m happy with the squad so far.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby EdwinstoweStag » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:21 pm

cassellswasmagic wrote:The thing with the Cook signing for me is that Rose has some true competition which could spur him on hopefully. There’s a decent player in there. Also inversely Cook has to perform too. The only player imo without competition is Maynard and we needn’t worry about him. I’m happy with the squad so far.


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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby Vice President » Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:28 pm

ParisStag wrote:I'd go for 442 with

Logan
White
Pearce
Sweeney
Benning
Bishop
Mellis
Khan
CJ
Maynard
Cook


I agree. We should definitely play 4-4-2, and I would choose this line-up based on the current squad. I still think we need a 'midfield general' though (instead of Khan - who could be an effective sub if he doesn't start).
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby Sedgwick » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:03 pm

No Breaks Allowed wrote:What ever Dempster does, he’s got to show some balls and drop CJ to bench, if he doesn’t fit into the formation. Not like Flitcroft where second half of last season, CJ was playing 3-4 different positions in a game. My own personal opinion, is CJ is better as a impact sub, with his pase and energy, he’ll cause more damage when opposition is tired.


wow tts sam clucas all over again. You build a side around your best players, simple as that. CJ is an asset and one of the biggest attacking threats in the league and you want to bench him? Hes got to be starting on the wing... the formation comes after that.

Play your best players when they're performing in their best position ( what flit croft got so wrong)
Build a team from the back, we've got a cracking defence already.... these are the two things most managers get wrong.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby part time pete » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:20 pm

You have to decide which formation to play 3-5-2 or 4-4-2.

If it is 3-5-2 then there does not appear room for both Benning and Hamilton

If it is 4-4-2 then there does not appear room for all three of Preston, Pearce and Sweeney.

It would be easy if we could pick 12 players to start games.
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Re: First game starting 11 ?

Postby gazza1988 » Sat Jul 13, 2019 1:56 pm

Or we play rush keeper and have one of the CB as keeper. :lol:

It's ultimately up to JD. However, as the old football cliche goes, it's a nice problem to have.

Having said that just like at this point last season I am still having concerns about our squad depth at the back. However we are at a point where that can, and probably will, be rectified.

Good strong competition for places is a good thing to have.
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