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FA Community Shield vs Man Utd (09 Aug 1500 KO)


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Just over two weeks to go before we kick off the new season so no time like the present to welcome back the official match threads.

I would expect to see Zhirkov and Sturridge get some playing time but don't expect either to start. I would expect to see a pretty familiar starting line up along the lines of

Cech

Bosingwa

JT

Alex

A Cole

Essien

Ballack

Lampard

Deco

Malouda

Drogba

with a bench of

Hilario

Zhirkov

Sturridge

Carvalho

Mikel

Belletti

Anelka

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3 central midfielders over 30, I'm afraid we won't win anything with that midfield. Hopefully we make younger, faster, more energetic signings.

I'll go for 2-2 with us losing on penalties. Drogs getting them both because he likes a "cup final".

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I wouldn't mind seeing this, using the 4-1-2-1-2 system

Bosingwa ----- Terry ----- Carvalho ----- A. Cole

-------------------- Deco/Essien ----------------------

Essien/J. Cole ------------------------------- Zhirkov

----------------------- Lampard -----------------------------

------------ Drogba ----------------- Anelka-------------------

Bench:

Turnbull

Alex

Malouda

Ballack

Deco/Mikel

Belletti/Ivanovic

Sturridge

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I will go with, for a 2 - 1 result with Drogba and Anelka scoring.

Cech

Bosingwa

JT

Carvalho

Cole

Mikel

Essien

Malouda

Lamps

Drogba

Anelka

Bench

Turnbull

Alex

Malouda

Ballack

Deco

Ivanovic

Sturridge

I would go with the same lineup although good as Malouda is I'd leave him off the bench if he's already in the starting lineup. That would then let Zhirkov come onto the bench. Joe Cole then can't make the bench and neither does Mancienne or Di Santo.

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I will go with, for a 2 - 1 result with Drogba and Anelka scoring.

Cech

Bosingwa

JT

Carvalho

Cole

Mikel

Essien

Malouda

Lamps

Drogba

Anelka

Bench

Turnbull

Alex

Malouda

Ballack

Deco

Ivanovic

Sturridge

I'd go with the same line-up. We may get a surprise and see Zhirkov start, but other than that, that's probably it.

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We should make the game a statement of intent more than anything.

Play some mind blowing football with Drogba and and Anelka having an unbeleavable partnership while both new signings Sturridge and Zhirkov score a cracking goal.

Then seat back while Pool and Man U start sh*tting themselves about the season ahead.

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hopefully we take this game seriously as it will set the tone for the season ahead. i would go with our strongest lineup

cech

bosingwa --- carvalho --- terry --- cole

essien/mikel

mikel/essien ---------- malouda/zhirkov

lampard

drogba ----- anelka

essien and mikel can swap occasionally and share the defensive duties cause i would like to see both further up the field

runouts for malouda/zhirkov (whichever doesn't get on), sturridge and 1 more chance for deco

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hopefully we take this game seriously as it will set the tone for the season ahead. i would go with our strongest lineup

cech

bosingwa --- carvalho --- terry --- cole

essien/mikel

mikel/essien ---------- malouda/zhirkov

lampard

drogba ----- anelka

essien and mikel can swap occasionally and share the defensive duties cause i would like to see both further up the field

runouts for malouda/zhirkov (whichever doesn't get on), sturridge and 1 more chance for deco

I think Carlo is going to upset you by starting Ballack

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This is the first of hopefully many battles between Carlo and SAF. I think SAF's been waiting for an able opponent since Jose's days as Tubby just dont cut it.

Both managers have a lot to prove. Carlo want's to show he can bring our glory days back not to mention first game against top 4 teams, SAF needs to show all the Manc supporters that there is life after Ronaldo...

I think we will land an experienced lineup with 4-4-2 diamond.

Boss--Carvalho--Terry--A.Cole

--------------Mikel

-----Essien----------Malouda

------------Lampard

------Anelka------Drogba

Zhirkov and maybe Sturridge will feature on the second half..

I expect us to win but it will be a tough battle. 1-0 with Carvo's header..

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I prefer Alex insted of Carvalho at this rate, he is a pure tank

Agree. Also Ashley might have his hands full with Valencia (the player). I've seen glimpses of the Man U vs Valencia CF friendly yesterday and Valencia (the player) had a blinder - he is extremely fast and made both goals for Man U.

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