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October 26, 2017, 08:44:54 PM
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I would have Kenny at RB, and on the bench Holgate, Garbutt, Niasse, DCL, Lennon, Mirallas, and Robles.

Garbutt isnt included in the Premier League squad so can't be picked.

October 26, 2017, 08:50:26 PM
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I think he will keep a basis of the team and shape.

 I'd be surprised if he didn't keep Kenny he was much better second half presume he got instruction to get forward and support the attacks more. Maybe Keane for Williams?

I'd imagine he will go with a midfield 3 of Gueye, Davies and Schneiderlin if he is well enough. And front 3 of Rooney, Mirallas and possibly Gylfi. Which as long as he made sure Mirallas holds his width having one narrow wide player isn't the end of the world. The problem comes when the instructions arent there or players dont follow instructions and everyone comes central.

I'd still be tempted to have DCL on his own over Rooney. Hard one because Rooney looks much more of a goal threat and we dont have many of them but I do feel we lack a lot in mobility and having a target if he is on his own. You have to be very accurate with balls into him and everything is in to feet which is much easier for defenders to deal with.

October 26, 2017, 09:23:48 PM
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That period second half yesterday where Rooney was linking up with Mirallas and Baines was the best we've looked at creating chances all season. It lacked a bit of a focal point though. If we presume Leicester are going to have a variation of 4-4-2, maybe matching them with Calvert-Lewin up front would be the best option. (I'm loathe to suggest dropping Rooney into midfield for obvious reasons, but this might be the kind of match where it would work too.)

Agreed. I also thought we lost that momentum when Rooney went off and Niasse came on. For the remaining time after that we werent having any consistent attacks or patterns of play in the final third as DCL and Niasse were very high (same against Burnley werent varied enough in what they were doing as a pair) and we missed that extra link.

October 26, 2017, 09:24:52 PM
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Blimey! Does that apply for the whole season or until the next transfer window?

Can do it again in January if whoever the manager is wants to include him. You think he would be in the squad as no point not being if there is space, but same time he has played about 5 PL games and is 25 later in the season so not sure we should be expecting to be some kind of answer to replacing Baines at some point.

October 30, 2017, 04:01:54 PM
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Was Blackburn '99 the best prem side relegated? They were 6th the season prior?

I remember Forest finished 3rd in the mid 90s then went down but i think they went down 2 seasons after finished 3rd but think they were mid table or thereabouts the season in the middle. Still quite a bit fall 3rd to relegated in a couple of seasons but they had been relegated already a few seasons before it.