They really don't have an excellent team, and bar a derby or two they've been pretty poor most of the season. We can beat them if we play well and go for it.
Thats what he thinks is his strongest team. I doubt he picks teams and thinks its not my strongest but hey its gonna fuck some people off - tidy
He always picks what he considers his strongest team. Not many can argue with.................... sitting waiting for arguments now
Go for it. That's the problem though mate. He's clearly put Osman on the right to counter Adam Johnson because he knows he'll work harder than Bilyaletdinov. He knows Cahill will put in more of a shift and get in the faces more than Rodwell. He's thinking of their team and is trying to counter it. He should play our strongest team, creatively (as we have to go for the win), and say to Mancini "deal with it". Our team has proven against United, Chelsea, Arsenal etc. that it's good enough to compete.
For me, Osman should be a squad player at best but if he does play, it has to be in the middle (where I admit, he's been good this season). On the right though, I could have a wank right now that'd probably create more than him. Boring, I can see us getting beat or scraping a draw and seeing on the OS tomorrow something like
NEV: SEASON NOT OVER
Blues Captain insists there's still plenty to play for.
We HAVE to win tonight, just like we HAVE to win at Villa. Simples.