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  1. If we go to 2 in midfield it could be the match of the season as both teams will attack. Kenedy would give us more pace though some have questioned his defensive nous, I haven't seen enough so I will leave it for others to comment further. Guess Kenedy would be up against Hector Bellerin so for pace alone Kenedy would be a good match.
  2. Eden Hazard

    I see that as a sign from Hazard he does not normally make statements suggest it might be wise to tread carefully......
  3. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    I thought so, though was being polite us some on here would be mortally offended!
  4. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Are you a United fan?
  5. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    I was there and disappointed as the Wimbledon fans were so quiet, of course winning 3-0 ensured we were happy. I think you are right though trying to get my grey cells working in that there were a of empty spaces in the Wimbledon crowd and fans that couldn't get tickets.
  6. I never like major changes and think three on pitch changes max, otherwise major surprises can occur.
  7. Actually that is what I meant though it came out wrong
  8. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Of course you're right the next round so one less thing for the Geordies to moan about and it is presumptuous looking ahead like that.
  9. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    Perhaps they should make the FA Cup the Friday match though that won't make the Geordies very happy!
  10. Seeing as we struggled to play out of defence re Brighton, I might be tempted to play Luiz in the centre and Christensen right of centre.
  11. Our playing identity

    I think we are just trying to ensure we make top 4 and regroup after with a different manager and adopt another approach with a back four. Re RA I think he is much more cagey about players and managers these days having made a few mistakes here and there.
  12. Following Our Nearest & Dearest Rivals, 2017/2018

    That also follows a ban for over-celebrating, we may just have parted ways at the right time.
  13. Antonio Conte - Now Officially Manager

    I still have doubts about playing three at the back as it takes away from midfield, I also think for it to be effective you need specialist athletes and these come at a high price. For some clubs money and location lends itself to get the best players, that is currently not SB so we make do with the Alonso's and Moses's. That is not knocking those players that are serving the club well yet, Moses is not a natural wide back and Alonso is not blessed with natural pace and some times they come up short of expectation. So we have a fudge and expect that will be tested or revealed at the end of this season with Conte's departure. After for me the question will be are we three at the back or a flat 4. We saw some exciting football yesterday with a change of system that worked all be it against a relegation candidate side. Will Conte stick with two in the MF or will he revert to three which so often becomes five at the back?
  14. Good point about the opposition and I suspect Conte was not looking to play Baka in a 2-man midfield yet necessity kind of forced the issue. I bet he has never played before in a 2-man midfield and it showed a bit with repetitive passes between him and the centre backs. This might mean we need Luiz in central defence to assist him in finding better passes to get the ball further up the pitch. If Baka is going to play that role more often he needs more coaching, remember no pre-season. He just might be a lot better than we see now. Also good to see Moses score again, and a good goal too.
  15. Michy Batshuayi to Chelsea

    Our last three strikers have been in the mode where they run into space to receive a pass and then bear onto goal to score. Bats seems different, he seems to expect the ball at his feet and then looks to offload it looking for the return. This seems to rule out long passes and suggest more close build up interplay for him to be effective. That means he cannot play effectively in a one striker role like Morata or Costa. If we do keep him we need to play another system not try and replicate the system used for Morata or Costa.