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So.

Do we start with our first choice 11 to help them gel?

Or mix it up and rest some key players for the weekend?

Do Davis, konsa, lansbury, nakamba, Hause etc deserve a run out?

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4 hours ago, MaVilla said:

So.

Do we start with our first choice 11 to help them gel?

Or mix it up and rest some key players for the weekend?

Do Davis, konsa, lansbury, nakamba, Hause etc deserve a run out?

Yes play them all

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Just now, TheMightyVillans said:

Rest them all.

                        Steer

Elmo       Konsa    Hause    Targett

                        Marvelous

             Lansbury         Hourihane

El ghazi                                      Kodjia

                            Davis

 

Solid back up team. Should get job done

Exactly the 11 I would start

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First time in years we actually have a complete and decent second string.

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7 hours ago, MaVilla said:

So.

Do we start with our first choice 11 to help them gel?

Or mix it up and rest some key players for the weekend?

Do Davis, konsa, lansbury, nakamba, Hause etc deserve a run out?

It’s a tough one, especially after coming off the back of our first win, you want to keep momentum high. But then you also want to keep the back up players happy. 

I think our second team in most positions look decent so I’d bring the subs in:

                    Steer

Elmo   Konsa Hause Targett

              Marvelous 

         Conor Lansbury 

     El Ghazi  Davis Kodjia (If fit)

Ramsey on the bench with a couple of other youth and the rest first teamers 

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Listening to Smith say the lads are back in training today in preparation for Crewe, looks like we will be taking this competition seriously this year.  Good route into Europe!

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1 minute ago, MaVilla said:

There is a carabao cup thread mate with Crewe a specific topic.

Oh sorry mate, do we win the cup then if we beat Crewe in the 2nd round??

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No, we should go for it. Too many times in the past we have put a second string out and bottled it in the early rounds.

Bring in a few players but keep the first 11 strong.

 

                         Steer

Guilbert    Engels   Konsa   Targett

                        Nakamba 

           Grealish             Hourihane

Jota                 Wesley         El Ghazi

 

Last season we played 42 games with midweek games. We should easily be able to handle a second game this week three weeks into the season.

Leave out Mings as he looked injured during the warm up. Rest McGinn and Trezegeut.

Look to bring Grealish and Wesley off when the game is tied up.

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Mings needs resting regardless, a bit concerning that he had a pain killing injection before the Everton match.

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6 hours ago, TheMightyVillans said:

Rest them all.

                        Steer

Elmo       Konsa    Hause    Targett

                        Marvelous

             Lansbury         Hourihane

El ghazi                                      Kodjia

                            Davis

 

Solid back up team. Should get job done

My first thought was to agree. But only if we don't care about losing. Because that is eleven decent footballers, rather than a team. Never played together, and we've seen it happen before that a well drilled lower league side can exploit that. FWIW, I think Deano will mix it up - mostly first-teamers, with just two or three changes (at a guess, Targett, Nakamba and Konsa, maybe Steer).

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This cup is there for the taking if a team takes it seriously 

Guess with big squads these days its an opportunity to use some of the fringe players, but if we get to the last 16 I would love us to try to win it, especially if it looks like we are safe

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We just came from a league that often plays three games in 7 days, I think we should keep the team together and go for it. 

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These games are a chance for some of the unplayed players to get some match time.

I’d like to see Konsa, Marvellous and Targett at the very least.  

 

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For me we need to play Targett and Nakamba and start bedding them in. Perfect game to do so. Outside of that it's protecting our players most likely to get injuries or most likely to cost us if they do. So Wesley & Mings shouldn't play.

Grealish and Anwar haven't had their best few games, running a lower league team ragged would be good for them for 60 minutes so I'd start them both. Also brings some consistency to the team. I also think Engels and Guilbert could do with more game time together so I'd start both of them too and go with:

                       Steer

Guilbert Engels Konsa Targett

                   Nakamba

          Hourihane.   Grealish

Kodjia.                               El Ghazi

                       Davis

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9 hours ago, TheMightyVillans said:

Rest them all.

                        Steer

Elmo       Konsa    Hause    Targett

                        Marvelous

             Lansbury         Hourihane

El ghazi                                      Kodjia

                            Davis

 

Solid back up team. Should get job done

This is exactly what I would do.

Premier league has to be our priority

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10 hours ago, TheMightyVillans said:

Rest them all.

                        Steer

Elmo       Konsa    Hause    Targett

                        Marvelous

             Lansbury         Hourihane

El ghazi                                      Kodjia

                            Davis

 

Solid back up team. Should get job done

Would put Trezeguet instead of Kodj. Just get him up to speed 

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1 hour ago, LakotaDakota said:

Is this on Crewes ifollow/avtv or anything?

DAZN is showing the match so I assume it's also on Sky.

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