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View glaziermart's Profile glaziermart Flag 06 Sep 17 11.52am Send a Private Message to glaziermart Add glaziermart as a friend

To all the doom merchants out there, i was looking at our squad in general, and whilst the transfer window was generally chaotic and not planned it would seem, we still have a better squad than teams like Burnley, Huddersfield, Bournemouth, Newcastle etc, so although i accept we are light in both the goalkeeping and striker positions and we have included both Pape Soaure and Connor Wickham who are not fit yet to start games, we are still compared to the squad Holloway came up with in 2013, way ahead now in terms of quality. As I've listed out as follows, there is a lot of very good players (NOTE: players can play centre back or full back i.e Fosu-Mensah and Kelly, so i have put those players in both positions as options, same as with Punch and Chung-Lee as CAM position, plus Punch can also play right wing, and Wilf could play up front as an option and so on)

Goalkeepers

Wayne Hennessey

Julian Speroni

Right full back/wing back

Joel Ward

Martin Kelly

Timothy Fosu-Mensah


Left full back/wing back

Patrick Van Aanholt

Pape Soaure

Jeff Schlupp


Centre backs

James Tomkins

Scott Dann

Timothy Fosu-Mensah

Martin Kelly

Mamadou Sakho

Jairo Reidewald

Damian Delaney


Right Wingers/Right attacking midfield

Wilfried Zaha

Andros Townsend

Jason Lokilo

Jason Puncheon


Left Wingers/Left attacking midfield

Bakary Sako

Jeff Schlupp

Wilfried Zaha

Lee Chung-Yong

Sullay Kai Kai


Centre Midfielders

Luka Milivojevic (defensive midfield)

James McArthur (both defensive/attacking centre)

Reuben Loftus-Cheek (attacking centre)

Yohan Cabaye (both defensive/attacking centre)

Jason Puncheon (attacking centre)

Jordan Mutch (attacking centre)


No 10 role/CAM

Jason Puncheon

Yohan Cabaye

Reuben Loftus-Cheek

Lee Chung-Yong

Jordan Mutch


Forwards

Christian Benteke

Connor Wickham

Wilfried Zaha

Freddie Ladapo

Looking at the squad overall, it is more than good enough to be in and around mid-table, and then in January we can improve the goalkeeper and striking positions. We may well off-load the likes of Mutch and Chung-Lee to bring in better quality players in their positions.

 

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View Beastie's Profile Beastie Flag 06 Sep 17 12.03pm Send a Private Message to Beastie Add Beastie as a friend

Yep, even with the deficiencies that everyoneís so angry about, itís the best team/squad that Iíve ever known us to have. If itís well coached, it wonít go down.

 

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View Bangell's Profile Bangell Flag Oxford 06 Sep 17 12.07pm Send a Private Message to Bangell Add Bangell as a friend

True - you could even say we have too many defenders now. The problem is that if Wilf and Benteke are injured, you can't see us scoring.

 

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View Kermit8's Profile Kermit8 Flag Hevon 06 Sep 17 12.28pm Send a Private Message to Kermit8 Add Kermit8 as a friend

Got to disagree. Our first XI is good on paper but our second string is mid-Championship level at best and the ones left over League 1 can have.

 


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View bodge's Profile bodge Flag 06 Sep 17 12.28pm Send a Private Message to bodge Add bodge as a friend

Most of our squad are average. We are two players short of a very good starting eleven and have a few good young players who may step up.

 

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View Rudi Hedman's Profile Rudi Hedman Flag Caterham 06 Sep 17 12.35pm Send a Private Message to Rudi Hedman Add Rudi Hedman as a friend

Originally posted by bodge

Most of our squad are average. We are two players short of a very good starting eleven and have a few good young players who may step up.

When fully fit we're not. We have a good 11 and a few good back ups.

Less of the experimenting in this situation and irresponsible shyte with players out of position when others played there all pre season. It's a bit similar to Pardew. In a difficult spot, OK, make it worse.

 


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View Dan89's Profile Dan89 Flag Se25 06 Sep 17 12.50pm Send a Private Message to Dan89 Add Dan89 as a friend

If we set up 433, the squad not as bad as we make out. Yes 3 more additions would of been nice. We are , where we are.

Diabate in on a free transfer. We have 2 in every position until jan, when wickham back.

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View alaneagle1's Profile alaneagle1 Flag Dunstable,Bedfordshire.England 06 Sep 17 1.00pm Send a Private Message to alaneagle1 Add alaneagle1 as a friend

Lads who is now the 3rd Goalkeeper?

 


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View Kermit8's Profile Kermit8 Flag Hevon 06 Sep 17 1.01pm Send a Private Message to Kermit8 Add Kermit8 as a friend

You know we have a less than strong squad when players can be out of form for a year or more and still get a starting place. Looking at you Jason and Scott and one or two others. Not their fault they get picked but can't imagine at any other prem club they would have gotten away with it for so long.

 


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View eddiqc's Profile eddiqc Flag Tunbridge wells 06 Sep 17 1.02pm Send a Private Message to eddiqc Add eddiqc as a friend

I believe Townsend can play on both wings..

 

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View bodge's Profile bodge Flag 06 Sep 17 1.13pm Send a Private Message to bodge Add bodge as a friend

Originally posted by Rudi Hedman

When fully fit we're not. We have a good 11 and a few good back ups.

Less of the experimenting in this situation and irresponsible shyte with players out of position when others played there all pre season. It's a bit similar to Pardew. In a difficult spot, OK, make it worse.

Do you class WH as good. Ward has been good but not for a while and not as a wing back. We are not far short just three players. Not sure who the good back ups are no game changers for sure.

 

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View Dan89's Profile Dan89 Flag Se25 06 Sep 17 1.24pm Send a Private Message to Dan89 Add Dan89 as a friend

Originally posted by alaneagle1

Lads who is now the 3rd Goalkeeper?

Henry only 19 signed from pboro this summer

 


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