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Well done SB, sadly you were much closer than the rest of us with you last prediction.
I suspect this second leg will be a much tougher challenge for us, not least because Bale and Lennon are both out. Is Ade currently injured? I think he had a knee injury. I believe Dempsey is also unfit for this game, leaving our midfield/attacking options limited at best.
I'd go with:
Walker Caulker Vertonghen Naughton
Gylfie Dembele Holty
Gylfie, Dembele and Holtby would be fluid behind Defoe. Although I'm not convinced by Livermore yet, in the first leg they couldn't cope with Dembele or Parker in midfield, so Livermores physicality should/could be useful.
I suspect AVB will go with Friedel and BAE not Naughton and Lloris
joe=31- 2-1 Gylfie
We need to bounce back from the Liverpoo game, the San Siro is not the easiest of places to go and get a result, despite Inter's relatively poor form we will need to be on our game to get a win.
I think as we dont need to win this tie as it stands, I would go with the following line up
Naughton Dawson Vertongen Caulker BAE
Walker Dembele Parker Siggy
That would make us tight at the back and allow Vert to move into MF when we go forward and Walker to provide the pace on the right.
Remmah=31- 1-2 Caulker
joe=31- 2-1 Gylfie
What to make of that then eh?
Personally, I thought going for the away goal was the right thing, but I was a bit surprised to see that AVB had gone for both Daffy/Ade up front.
I missed the first half, but thought a few looked under par in the second.
I'm still not convinced by the new signings and although I thought that Holtby looked class in a few of the touches he had when he first joined, he looked out of it to me (lacking match fitness?) last night.
But again, we get a result that maybe went against the run of play and we're through to the next round.
Well, judging by the opinion of some European experts, the Magpies have taken one of the better teams in the competition out. So, it's down to us guys again to keep the path clear for you guys and take Benfica out of it.
H---from the obliging north.
Well, we were awful against Inter and still managed to get through. Let's hope this game will be a wake up call. I still think we've got a shot at winning the Europa League and finishing top 4 in the premier but they've gotta step it up. We weren't bad against Liverpool but 2 mistakes cost us the game. Let's hope we don't throw it all away again this season. COYS!!!