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Deutsch Wolf

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Could do with a win here after back to back draws. Selection seems fairly straightforward with only a couple of either/or shouts. Reading have signed Yakubu today - allegedly 32 years old.


------------------------------Ikeme-------------------------


Iorfa--------------Batth-------------Stearman---------Golbourne


------------------Price--------------McDonald--------------


------Henry------------------Edwards------------Sako---------


-------------------------------Dicko-------------------------------


Subs: Kuszczak, Hause, Ebanks-Landell, Evans, Jacobs, Van La Parra, Afobe.


2014/15: D 3-3 (A)
2008/9: L 0-3 (H), L 0-1 (A)
2005/6: L 0-2 (H), D 1-1 (A)
2004/5: W 4-1 (H), W 2-1 (A)
2002/3: L 0-1 (H), W 1-0 (A), W 2-1 (H, P/O), W 1-0 (A, P/O)
1997/8: W 3-1 (H), D 0-0 (A), L 2-4 (A, LC)
1996/7: L 0-1 (H), L 1-2 (A)
1995/6: D 1-1 (H), L 0-3 (A)
1994/5: W 1-0 (H), L 2-4 (A)
 
We've been lucky that even after those two draws we've somehow managed to reduce the gap between seventh and sixth from three points to two. Not sure that luck will continue, but if Watford slip up against Blackburn and we replace them it should be good for confidence.

I'd go with that team, DW, except maybe Evans for Price. He's a bit more dynamic in the middle, and that's something we've missed lately, going by reports from others.
 
I'd have Evans in for Edwards, myself.
 
Back 5 stays the same. Any of the front 6 could easily drop out and not have a complaint.

Ikeme

Iorfa Batth Stearman Golbourne

Evans McDonald Price

Henry Afobe Sako​
 
I would like to see Afobe up top with Dicko given a rest with a view to an impact sub
 
Not entirely sure that Dicko is fully over the injury so yes, Afobe up front with Nouha on the bench if needed
 
Really looking forward to seeing a front 4 of RVP,Afobe,Dicko,Sako

Let's take the game to Reading
 
------------------------------Ikeme-------------------------


Iorfa--------------Batth-------------Stearman---------Golbourne


-------------------Evans-------------------Price


------Henry------------------McDonald------------Sako---------


-------------------------------Dicko-------------------------------

That would be mine team, but I know Kenny Jackett wouldn't want to play as much football in the opponents half.
 
------------------------------Ikeme-------------------------


Iorfa--------------Batth-------------Stearman---------Golbourne


------------------Price--------------McDonald--------------


------Van La Parra,---------Henry--------------Sako---------


--------------------------Afobe-------------------------------


Subs: Kuszczak, Hause, Ebanks-Landell, Evans, Jacobs, Edwards, Dicko.
 
That would be mine team, but I know Kenny Jackett wouldn't want to play as much football in the opponents half.

Cheap shot, he pretty much indicated that this is what we need to do to improve as well as being solid defensively in an interview today...
 
I'm at this game this weekend so I want to see ATTACK ATTACK ATTACK!!!

Stick to our 4-2-3-1 though. Dicko to start, Afobe on the bench. Henry to replace VLP on the right.
 
Cheap shot, he pretty much indicated that this is what we need to do to improve as well as being solid defensively in an interview today...

Its not meant as a cheap shot at all, its just having a different philosophy. I'm sure Kenny Jackett is very aware of his options and would know if using Kevin McDonald in the ten position would bring the kind of dynamics he wishes to use. The fact he chooses Edwards is just his philosophy on what he looks for within his own game plan.
 
Not sure whether it's precautionary but Ikeme is in a boot today.
 
Has he been kidnapped?
 
Perhaps Dutton was telling Ikeme all about Crawley's tactics and he put his foot through a tactics board in disgust?
 
...............Ikeme/PIG

Iorfa......Batth....Stearman..Golbourne

.............Price....McDonald
.................Edwards

...Afobe........Dicko.............Sako

PIG/Flatt, Doherty, EEL, Hause, Evans, Henry, RVLP
 
...............Ikeme/PIG

Iorfa......Batth....Stearman..Golbourne

.............Price....McDonald
.................Edwards

...Afobe........Dicko.............Sako

PIG/Flatt, Doherty, EEL, Hause, Evans, Henry, RVLP

Wouldn't want to see Afobe pushed out to the right as think this will negate a lot of the attributes that we bought him for. If you are only going to play 1 up then either Dicko or Afobe with the other on the bench to come on if needed.

We have had too many examples of playing people out of position just to shoehorn what is seen as the best 11 & it doesn't often work.

Have no problem with your team apart from either using Henry or VLP on the right (though might be inclined to use Evans rather than Price as we are at home & think he gives a bit more forward momentum) & its one of Dicko/Afobe up front (inclined to go with Afobe as not entirely sure that Dicko is 100% fit yet after his injury time out)
 
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