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What is our best eleven with the new recruits? I'm finding it hard to pick and also to work out our best formation. It is nice to have options though! Seems to be pretty good competition in each area. 

4-3-3?

---------Johnstone----------

Bree Terry Chester Taylor

-------Jedinak-- Whelan------

-----------Lansbury--------

Green -----------------Elmohamady

--------------Kodjia

 

3-5-2?

------------Johnstone---------

-----Chester---Terry---Samba-----

Bree----------------------------------Taylor

-------Hourihane---Lansbury-----

-----------McCormack---------

------Kodjia-------Hogan-------

 

4-4-2?

---------Johnstone----------

Bree Terry Chester Taylor

Green Jedinak Whelan Elmo

------Kodjia----Hogan---

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                              Johnstone

Bree/Elmo   Chester           Terry           Taylor

                                 Whelan

               Lansbury                 Hourihane

Adomah                                                   Green

                                  Kodjia

 

That would be it for me, just need to make sure Lansbury and Hourihane get forward enough to support Kodj

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Johnstone

Elmo   Chester           Terry           amvari

                                 Whelan

               Lansbury                 Hourihane

Grealish                                                    Green

                                  Hogan

That's out of whose fit and ready to play

Samba

Bree 

Gabby 

Morton harkett 

Mccormack 

 

As subs

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                              Johnstone

Bree          Chester           Terry           Taylor

                                 Whelan

               Lansbury                 Hourihane

Elmohamady                                                Green

                                  hogan 

 

would go with this v Hull as kodija likely to still be missing , hugely impressed by Elmo and hogan today .

strong bench too with many options .

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4231

                  Johnstone 

     Bree Chester Terry Taylor

               Lansbury Whelan

Elmohadamy Grealish Hourihane

                       Hogan

This depending on fitness at present. Lansbury can go forward more as Whelan is more mobile than Jedinak and will cover the space left behind. Grealish and Hourihane can swap positions to pull the defence out.

Its nice though that we actually have a good squad now and have options to change it up. Gabby is looking fresher than he has in years. Green is looking to make an impact. Hutton could come in at rb (if not sold). Kodjia to come back from injury. Bjarnasson will be looking to feature and can obviously cover numerous positions.

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Our best XI (which suggests to me when everyone in the squad is fully fit)

Johnstone

Hutton - Terry (c) - Chester - Taylor

Whelan - Hourihane 

Adomah - Grealish - Kodjia

Hogan

 

Although I think our squad is looking strong and there are a few players unlucky to miss out in this squad. I'd happily see Green, Elmohamady, Jedinak, Lansbury, Amavi, Samba, Baker and Steer playing too. 

Edited by skarroki

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4-3-3

 

JOHNSTONE(STEER)

 

HUTTON(BREE)

CHESTER(SAMBA)

TERRY(BAKER)

TAYLOR(AMAVI)

 

LANSBURY(THOR)

WHELAN(JEDINAK)

HOURIHANE(JACK)

 

ADOMAH(ELMO)

HOGAN(GABBY)

KODIJA(GREEN)

 

 

 

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I can't even begin to think about this. I have absolutely no idea how we should be set up or who we should play. 

However it pans out there will be players not in the starting 11 most weeks I really rate. 

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I don't think we have one.  Which on the one hand is good as we have a strong squad but in the other hand it's a nightmare for the manage when they are all fit.

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13 minutes ago, dpt666 said:

4-3-3

 

JOHNSTONE(STEER)

 

HUTTON(BREE)

CHESTER(SAMBA)

TERRY(BAKER)

TAYLOR(AMAVI)

 

LANSBURY(THOR)

WHELAN(JEDINAK)

HOURIHANE(JACK)

 

ADOMAH(ELMO)

HOGAN(GABBY)

KODIJA(GREEN)

 

 

 

That sums it up well.  We have a strong 11 and very good cover too.

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5 hours ago, Eastie said:

                              Johnstone

Bree          Chester           Terry           Taylor

                                 Whelan

               Lansbury                 Hourihane

Elmohamady                                                Green

                                  hogan 

 

would go with this v Hull as kodija likely to still be missing , hugely impressed by Elmo and hogan today .

strong bench too with many options .

If we don't get promoted with that kind of quality and line up we don't deserve to ever go up. 

Our squad right now is akin to playing FIFA on amateur difficulty we should be breezing past everyone. 

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Can't predict a starting XI but worth saying that this is perhaps the strongest our squad has been for a very long time.

46 games to play and we have two decent players in every position and a seemingly sizeable pot of up and coming youth players.

Good work

Edited by Tubby

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                     Johnstone

Hutton     Chester    Terry       Amavi

                        Jedinak

      Bacuna                       Hourihane

                         O'Hare

            Kodjia                  Agbonlahor

 

Bunn Baker McKirdy Hogan + 3 from all the rest.

 

Edited by Michael118

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11 minutes ago, Michael118 said:

                     Johnstone

Hutton     Chester    Terry       Amavi

                        Jedinak

      Bacuna                       Hourihane

                         O'Hare

            Kodjia                  Agbonlahor

 

Bunn Baker McKirdy Hogan Whelan Grealish Elmohamady/Adomah

 

Hutton bacuna jedinak ohare gabby amavi - no thanks! 

Far  better players left out - swap those 6 for bree, Taylor, whelan , lansbury, hogan and Elmo . 

O hare may well prove useful as the season runs as may gabby ,and Jedi  but I wouldn't want bacuna in  a villa shirt again . 

Edited by Eastie

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10 minutes ago, VILLAMARV said:

I've taken a while to think about this one and looked in all the player threads for some ideas. Think I've cracked it.

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Chester is an old racist??

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People putting Green in their first 11. If he is one of our best 11 players then expect a very hard season. He has potential to be decent, but then so have so many of our youth graduates: Delfouneso, Gardener, Bannan etc....

Weather Green goes the same way remains to be seen but he is nowhere near being good enough to consistently start for a team aiming to finish in the top 6.

 

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