Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

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Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Oct 2021 11:20

Spin off from Woodley's Barnsley match thread argument that we don't have many first team (xi) players injured.

Assuming everyone is fit, what's your starting XI and subs bench?

Southwood
Yiadom
Dann
McIntyre
Rahman
Drinkwater
Dele-Bashiru
Swift
Halilovic
Meite
Joao

Subs: Cabral, Holmes, Morrison, Rinomhota, Ejaria, Azeez, Hoilett

This is genuinely really hard. Absolute madness I have no place for Laurent, but he's been in poor form in midfield. Halfway house between Ejaria and Rino. Also lacking a bit on the bench up top, but Meite can easily switch in. Obviously no place for Moore.

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Brogue » 17 Oct 2021 11:27

Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Rahman
Tdb
Drinkwater
Ejaria
Swift
Meite
Joao

Subs
Rafael
McIntyre
Morrison
Rino
Laurent
Hoilett
Puscas
Halilovic

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Zip » 17 Oct 2021 11:29

No place for Moore, Puscas, Tetek, Laurent or Araruna in the squad. Blimey Ian.
I would go

Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Ejaria
Meite
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. Puscas, McIntyre, Halilovic, Rinomhota, Azeez

So no place for Araruna, Hoilett, Dele-Bashiru, Tetek or Morrison.

Tough tough calls.

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Zip » 17 Oct 2021 11:31

Brogue Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Rahman
Tdb
Drinkwater
Ejaria
Swift
Meite
Joao

Subs
Rafael
McIntyre
Morrison
Rino
Laurent
Hoilett
Puscas
Halilovic


You can only have 7 subs!

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Pepe the Horseman » 17 Oct 2021 11:32

Zip No place for Moore, Puscas, Tetek, Laurent or Araruna in the squad. Blimey Ian.
I would go

Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Ejaria
Meite
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. Puscas, McIntyre, Halilovic, Rinomhota, Azeez

So no place for Araruna, Hoilett, Dele-Bashiru, Tetek or Morrison.

Tough tough calls.

Appreciate this is a hypothetical, but I imagine there's an obligation for TDB to play, when fit.


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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Brogue » 17 Oct 2021 11:34

Zip
Brogue Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Rahman
Tdb
Drinkwater
Ejaria
Swift
Meite
Joao

Subs
Rafael
McIntyre
Morrison
Rino
Laurent
Hoilett
Puscas
Halilovic


You can only have 7 subs!


Oops rino out then

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Oct 2021 11:46

Zip No place for Moore, Puscas, Tetek, Laurent or Araruna in the squad. Blimey Ian.
I would go

Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Ejaria
Meite
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. Puscas, McIntyre, Halilovic, Rinomhota, Azeez

So no place for Araruna, Hoilett, Dele-Bashiru, Tetek or Morrison.

Tough tough calls.

Anyone who names Moore in the starting XI is dead to me zip.

Simply no room for Tetek with our plethora of midfield options. Laurent probably better than Rino, but not playing well (also why TDB in ahead of him) and not as defensive.

Could go Ejaria over Hal, but prefer his pace and drive. Puscas over Hoilett or Azeez, but you've got Meite for the target man. Araruna for Holmes. Morro vs McIntyre a tough choice.

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Hendo » 17 Oct 2021 11:48

Think I’d be going with:

Southwood

Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Baba

Drinkwater
Laurent

Meite
Swift
Ovie

Joao

Subs - Rafael, McIntyre, Holmes, Rino, TD-B, Halilovic, Puscas

Very tough leaving out Morro, think he’s suffering from a bit of what happened to McShane.

Didn’t want to leave out Azeez either, but realistically he’d make it as not everyone is going to be fit :wink:

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by skipper » 17 Oct 2021 11:49

Looking at our squad now, a fully fit squad is getting promoted, isn't it? We're already in contention at the right end of the table, but add that extra depth and we're right in the mix. AND playing decent enough football too.


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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Jagermesiter1871 » 17 Oct 2021 11:49

Wouldn't change a winning team. Yesterdays 11 with the same bench.

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Nameless » 17 Oct 2021 11:56

Centrebacks are a real problem area.
I can’t pick Dann on the basis of one game and questionable fitness.
Picking Moore out of position seems odd.
I’m tempted to be edgy and go for Holmes and McIntyre because you get a left and right, you get height, you get 2 proper footballers and you get youth and you get local lads)but I’m not sure it’s the right answer.

Southwood
Yiadom
?
?
Baba
Drinkwater
Laurent
Meite
Swift
Ejaria
Joao

Rafael
CB
CB
Halilovic
TDB
Puscas
Azeez

Could swap loads around, and all in good ways. We really aren’t carrying much deadwood (if any).

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Zip » 17 Oct 2021 12:12

Snowflake Royal
Zip No place for Moore, Puscas, Tetek, Laurent or Araruna in the squad. Blimey Ian.
I would go

Southwood
Yiadom
Moore
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Ejaria
Meite
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. Puscas, McIntyre, Halilovic, Rinomhota, Azeez

So no place for Araruna, Hoilett, Dele-Bashiru, Tetek or Morrison.

Tough tough calls.

Anyone who names Moore in the starting XI is dead to me zip.

Simply no room for Tetek with our plethora of midfield options. Laurent probably better than Rino, but not playing well (also why TDB in ahead of him) and not as defensive.

Could go Ejaria over Hal, but prefer his pace and drive. Puscas over Hoilett or Azeez, but you've got Meite for the target man. Araruna for Holmes. Morro vs McIntyre a tough choice.


Then let me dead to you master Royal. Moore has played well in the past two games. Two clean sheets. I think he is currently worth his place in the side after a dreadful first 6 or 7 games.

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Tails » 17 Oct 2021 15:16

Southwood
Yiadom
McIntyre
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Halilovic
Ejaria
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. Puscas, Moore, Meite, Rinomhota, Azeez.

Morrison appears to bettered by Dann; Dann (alongside DD and Southwood) has brought an air of confidence to our defence.
Moore is just too expensive for our foreseeable financial situation, so getting used to life without him appears most prudent IMO…
I’d look to build the defence around McIntyre for the foreseeable.
Southwood has taken his opportunity.
Halilović has done enough to warrant a starting/match day squad position.
Meite to be an impact sub until such time he earns taking a starting 11 spot back.
Ejaria/Swift are match winners, even on off days.


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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by muirinho » 17 Oct 2021 15:57

This is tough, isn't it?

I think if we had all our players uninjured, we would probably still rotate, as I'm not sure Dann would be able to play every game. But McIntyre with one or other of Morro/Moore is too flaky in my book. So if Dann needs a rest, I'd play Morro/Moore there instead.

If Joao and Meite weren't injured, surely Puscas would have been sold? He works hard, but the way we play doesn't suit him. Think it's time we cut our losses.

Southwood
Yiadom
McIntyre
Dann
Baba
Laurent
Drinkwater
Swift
Meite
Ejaria
Joao

Bench

Rafael, Holmes. TDB, Moore, Halilovic, Rinomhota, Azeez.

Edit: I forgot completely about Hoilett! Better option than Azeez? Probably...

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by SCIAG » 17 Oct 2021 16:46

I wonder whether McIntyre is getting a little bit of the Popa Effect, but I do find it very hard to pick between our five centre halves. If Dann plays like that every week then he has to be first choice, but I can't really judge him as a long-term option. Moore and Morrison are fairly known quantities but haven't looked great lately. McIntyre obviously has the USP of being left footed and good on the ball, while Holmes has the most height and is also very good on the ball but is probably fifth choice. Will take Holmes on the bench as cover for Yiadom as well as just being a bit different.

Southwood

Yiadom
Dann
McIntyre
Rahman

Drinkwater
Laurent

Meite
Swift
Ejaria

Joao

Subs: Rafael, Moore/Morrison, Holmes, Rinomhota, Halilovic, Azeez, Puscas

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by TiagoIlori » 17 Oct 2021 17:02

Southwood, Yiadom, Dann, Moore, Baba, Drinkwater, Rino/TDB, Halilovic, Swift, Ejaria, Joao.

Playing Tmac or Morrison next to Dann is asking for trouble. I’m not totally convinced with Moore but he’s been better since we made that tactical switch to defend from deep.

Meite imo is better from the bench. His goal record covers up the fact he’s a very frustrating player to watch.
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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Snowflake Royal » 17 Oct 2021 17:25

TiagoIlori Southwood, Yiadom, Dann, Moore, Baba, Rino/TDB, Halilovic, Swift, Ejaria, Joao.

Playing Tmac or Morrison next to Dann is asking for trouble. I’m not totally convinced with Moore but he’s been better since we made that tactical switch to defend from deep.

Meite imo is better from the bench. His goal record covers up the fact he’s a very frustrating player to watch.

Blimey... first person to drop Drinkwater? :shock:

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by TiagoIlori » 17 Oct 2021 18:55

Snowflake Royal
TiagoIlori Southwood, Yiadom, Dann, Moore, Baba, Rino/TDB, Halilovic, Swift, Ejaria, Joao.

Playing Tmac or Morrison next to Dann is asking for trouble. I’m not totally convinced with Moore but he’s been better since we made that tactical switch to defend from deep.

Meite imo is better from the bench. His goal record covers up the fact he’s a very frustrating player to watch.

Blimey... first person to drop Drinkwater? :shock:

I meant to put in Drinkwater, let me correct I’m not that dense :lol:

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by NewCorkSeth » 17 Oct 2021 19:04

---------------Southwood
Yiadom--Moore--McIntyre--Rahman
-----------Laurent--Drinkwater
Meite-----------Swift----------Ejaria
--------------------Joao
Rafael
Holmes
McIntyre
TDB
Rinomhota
Halilovic
Azeez

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Re: Your Matchday Squad with everyone fit?

by Zip » 17 Oct 2021 19:30

TiagoIlori
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TiagoIlori Southwood, Yiadom, Dann, Moore, Baba, Rino/TDB, Halilovic, Swift, Ejaria, Joao.

Playing Tmac or Morrison next to Dann is asking for trouble. I’m not totally convinced with Moore but he’s been better since we made that tactical switch to defend from deep.

Meite imo is better from the bench. His goal record covers up the fact he’s a very frustrating player to watch.

Blimey... first person to drop Drinkwater? :shock:

I meant to put in Drinkwater, let me correct I’m not that dense :lol:



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