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  • Hobsey Hobsey Oct 11, 2010 18:56 Flag

    Team to face Everton?

    Amidst all the takeover drama and our poor season so far, the bluenoses couldnt have picked a better time to host us at Goodison. Different results in this weeks court cases could either lift the players or cast a greyer cloud but this is the biggest derby for some time.

    --------------------------------Reina--------------------------------Johnson-----Carragher---------Kyriagkos-------Aurelio
    ---------------------Lucas------------Meireles-----------------
    Kuyt-------------------------Gerrard----------------------Cole
    -------------------------------Torres-------------------------------

    Subs: Agger, Skrtel, Johnson, Jones, Jovanovic, Ngog, Poulsen

    Some might find it odd to go with Soto and Lucas but I think they both have the character and grit for this kind of game.

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    • Are you allowed to play five people in goal?


      Robert

    • I'll post you the ACTUAL team sheet on Friday mate! as ive mentioned in another thread my mate gets it from someone who is close to the first team.


      YNWA

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      • Look forward to the actual team sheet. Always fun to piece together our own team before the match. If only Roy would read our posts!

        Anyone have news on the left backs? Hobs, is Aurelio fit or in training yet? Positives with him are his ability to play the ball out of the back, and great delivery. Negatives, not physical, fragile. Someone said Konchesky may be fit, he's a concern though having pulled up limp twice already, hate to waste an early sub.

        Like the idea of having the physical team with Kyrg out there, but if all cbs fit Carra/Agger first. Maybe Lucas should play since he's used to these games and I noticed he played left back for Brazil today in their 2-0 victory, very interesting. Also, Meireles played the cdm position for Portugal in their recent win over Denmark, and outclassed our incumbent Poulsen, though I'm almost positive he'll start. Question, obviously it's the derby @ Goodison so we know what to expect, but should we play with a defensive safe lineup, or try and take the game to them?

        How about a 4-3-1-2?
        Back 4-------------
        Meireles Lucas Gerrard
        Cole
        Kuyt Ngog

    • I wouldn't start the super fragile , delicate Aurellio unless we are playing some limp wristed pixies from Europe .

      For me our Carra clone young Kelly is not just knocking on the first team door he is almost pounding it off its hinges , he has the heart of a lion & his match play is that of a 26/27 yr old Carra , not to put pressure on him but he looks like a future England captain to me . If hes fit ? Gotta let him play , even at LB . Let Konchesky settle & pay his dues from our bench , he has enough experience to do a job from there when needs be & after no more than 6 months of that I expect his distribution & temperament to be a high enough standard to be our 1'st choice .

      RB ? Johnson , no question or doubt , he is on the brink of greatness , Big , strong , fast & reliable in defense & is excellent going forward .Like a prime Rob Jones or Steve Finnan but on steroids .

      I like Kyriagkos , he takes no prisoners & is a win at all costs type of player but as our 1'st choice ass kicker ? Carra is the man .

      Its all well & good being able to attack the ball fearlessly but you have got to be able to play it out of defense too at LFC & Kyriagkos is 4'th choice CB because of his distribution & reading of the game , not particularly bad I'd have him on a par with Vidic at UTD , he just isnt as good as the others we have .

      For me Skrtel is a hairs breath away from being the best CB in Europe , his all round game is excellent & when he isn't curtailing his aggression is one of the most domineering complete CB's in the game .

      Agger also is on the bring of being world class . On his best day he reminds me of Hansen but his best days aren't close enough together for him to be up there with Hansen & Sami just yet. Once Agger nails his split second decision making process & his lapses in concentration become a thing of the past ? He is going to be one hell of a player .

      For me Carra & Skrtel have to start .


      For our 2 deep CM's Lucas has to start . He is a bed rock of composure , consistency & discipline with two full seasons handling the pressure in there . He is only improving with age .

      To his left I'd love to see Agger beside him .

      I wanted Agger in there instead of Lucas when Alonso left , I think the position is tailor made for him at this stage in his career especially with the quality of players we have around him .

      Our attacking 3 Midfielders ?

      Kuyt , Big G , with Cole on the left .

      Cole shouldn't have to be relied upon at this stage in his LFC career but that lazy P*ick Babel hasn't made an effort since he got here therefore the position is up for grabs (BUY STEWART DOWNING ! ) Cole has enough character to come in & do a professional job even if he is finding his feet or playing through a bad patch .

      G has to start behind Torres , no question or doubt .

      Together they are a proven 1+ goals per game partnership & its plain self defeat to tamper with something so good . They compliment each other so well that both are the best players in the world in their positions when playing together , G in particular can work miracles from there especially when the chips are down , What a Player !

      Kuyt on the right , consistent as the day is long & is very hard to pick up when he comes inside when we are delivering from the left , hes a very clever player at punishing loose bits & pieces in their box , rebounds , sloppy clearances & the like .

      I'd also start with King Kenny in charge , he would scare the sh*t outa Fergie & the rest of the league . He wouldn't just get us top 4 this season he would probably win us the cup & have us making life difficult for anyone above us come May .

      If anyone can remember Barnes on the left , Houghton on the right with Beardsley feeding either Aldridge or Rush in the middle ?

      Just imagine how much Cole , Torres , "G" & Kuyt would love playing for him .

    • Legal wrangling behind us hopefully, so lets bump this one back up to the top.

      Any thoughts on how the injury front my impact the selection?

      Kuyt likely out, so problem at RW. Aurellio and Konch are back in trainng, but are either strong enough for what has always been a balls the wall fixture? Agger also hurt last night, so LB has serious doubts. Torres also back in training, and will be a late decision Saturday on if he can make the line up or not.

      Here's my best guess:

      Reina
      Johnson Cara Soto Aurelio
      Lucas Meireles
      Babel Gerrard Cole
      N'Gog

      I'm nervous with the center backs as neither has pace, but experience and physical presence maybe more important in this fixture

      Aurelio gets the nod because of experience, but worried he might be fragile

      Can't believe I'm giving Babel the nod, but I don't fancy Maxi right now, and only option is playing someone like Meireles or Stevie out of position. Let’s just hope he steps up.

      I went with N'Gog as I don't know if Torres will be fit. But I'm hoping Nando can at least make the bench to come on late if we need that extra bit of class.

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      • I wouldnt have any doubt about Koncheskys heart for a battle , if anything he's too game & in time I want to see his patience , distribution & discipline improve , apart from that ? He's more than good enough to come into the side & do a job .

        If needs be Babel may well be a better option than Maxi because even when he is being a lazy bum he is still big & strong & defenders bounce off him but to be fair on Cole who very well might just click into gear in a big game like this I'd start Babel on the left switching Cole over there later if as expected Babel leaves his heart & pride at home & needs substituting around the 60 min mark .

        But with Woy in charge I dont think it matters who we start with because its heart & pride we need & those two attributes have been in short supply even before Woy got the job .

        Rafa lost the dressing room & Woy never found it .

      • Aurelio won't be playing...Dr Brukner has said so on the lfc website.

      • Oh look - the WORM tries to wiggle away from the FACTS... read it and weep STEER you chickenshit COWARD!!!! Just like your old man always said you were eh eh eh!!!!!!!!!!!

        *Repost
        The ONLY stink i smell STEER is the BULLSH'IT eminating from YOUR pseudo-Yank mouth mate... After all YOU backed H&G just like you backed FATLAD (and still do) and all the SHYTE players that have got us into the RELEGATION BATLLE i have been forecasting for years...

        DISCUSS that you cowardly piece of Bristolian SLUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Oh look - the WORM tries to wiggle away from the FACTS... read it and weep STEER you chickenshit COWARD!!!! Just like your old man always said you were eh eh eh!!!!!!!!!!!

        *Repost
        The ONLY stink i smell STEER is the BULLSH'IT eminating from YOUR pseudo-Yank mouth mate... After all YOU backed H&G just like you backed FATLAD (and still do) and all the SHYTE players that have got us into the RELEGATION BATLLE i have been forecasting for years...

        DISCUSS that you cowardly piece of Bristolian SLUDGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Think odds are your right its the team we'll put out, but personally I'm not sure its the side we should. I'd rather have Lucas in there instead of Poulson. Technically maybe the same, but Lucas has a better grasp on the pace of English football, and I think offers more fight that is needed in a derby. He's also got a fair record against Everton.

      I'm also unsure about Maxi, as he's really not impressed so far this term. He should be doing better, but is not. Problem is I've got no good option to replace him.

    • At least some good news

    • About bloody time eh

    • i think i would go
      reina
      kelly carra skrtel konchesky
      johnson meireles gerrard jovanovic
      cole
      torres

    • I like your choice of personnel but with a slight twist to the formation

      -----------------------------Reina

      Kelly-----------Skertl------------Carra-----------Konch

      ----------------------------Meireles

      Johnson------Gerrard---------Cole-------------Jova

      -----------------------------Torres
      Actually if it were up to me I would push Jova up alongside Torres and use just the three across the middle but most people on these boards seem to think Torres can only perform if he is up front on his own. If I were Roy I would tell Torres to pull his finger out and start performing for the team as he is told but that is a whole different story.

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