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It's a huge loss not having Modric for this game. And if Bale is indeed still not available, we're really going to be up against it.
Yet I feel that we still have players available that can get a decent result at AC. But we have to be alert and solid
for the ful 90+ mins.
I do agree that the defence is our biggest worry at the moment. Dawson will have to be super-sharp and quick to handle Ibrahimovic. And i'm hoping that Gallas has his boots super-glued on to his feet ;)
I'd probably go for a 4-5-1 for this fixture.
Corluka, Gallas, Dawson, BAE
Lennon, Jenas, vdV, Sandro, Krancjar
Although I can't help wondering if it's worth risking Woodgate for this one... If only :)
- 1 Reply to HighRoadJohn
I thought we had a chance before the game with at least six of your first team out, but quality counted with an excellent winner.We are starting to feel the loss of Turner, Cattermole and Welbeck really bad now as the season closes in,you will finish in champions league spot i predict.
sandro cant play wasnt registered so you'll be seeing a line up of..... gomes
at least as long as we dont concede in the first half and maybe later in the second half we will see maybe krank come on for lennon..iam praying for a 1-1 would be a dream result to get away from home.. first half is very important..no silly mistakes esp from palacios and gomes and we have a chance. COYS.
- 1 Reply to juan desilva
Are you sure about Sandro not being registered; wasn't there a second registration period last month (if there wasn't, what was all that talk about whether Harry leaves King off the roster and puts Woodgate on it (for the CL).
Anyway, other thing...HighRoad...your "they don't like pace comment ...AND your Maicon nightmare comment where, I'm guessing, both aimed out Inter (who you self-corrected now know we aren't playing).
As for the game...I thought of all the teams we cold get for this 1st round of the knock out stages, AC Milan would've been my pick (maybe its a "careful what you wish for" thing here). Anyway, I thought a lesser team wouoldn't bring out the "mean" in us, whereas Milan woul have us rise to the occasion...also the fact that they're not a team built on speed, like say, Marseilles. We don't do so well with speedy teams (Young Boys gave us a right scare; and Newcastle had our CB's reeling). I'm thinking Dawson on Ibra should be a doable project for our captain...he's a skilful player for sure, but not the fastest guy in the world.
So no Bale and no Modric (Iim actually more nervous about the no Modric half of that equation, because while Bale can be that wildcard that turns a game on end, he's not like clockwork with it; whereas Modric is our trigger man and without a trigger, the gun wont shoot! Saturday we managed against a capable team, one the beat us down in the same fixture last year, albeit with some different faces in the team...but Sunderland aren't AC Milan and we'll probably get buried if we play a half of football like we did in the first half against The Cats.
VDV will be back, but he alone will not be enough; whoever Harry puts on the teamsheet for Tuesday better have their gam face, game head and game heart on...and while I hate any loss, I can tolerate a 2-1 defeat (although I'd hate it if we were 0-1 up and threw it away in the last 15 minutes).
Roll on Tuesday!