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View sprites's Profile sprites Flag Auckland 01 Sep 21 11.32pm Send a Private Message to sprites Add sprites as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

I'd usually agree, and in fact I often make a similar point to those who suggest various youth players be selected for the first team, or making optimistic predictions about Fergusons ability.

In this instance I confess to picking my best XI based partly on what I hope Hughes, Olise and Edouard will do for us, but I've also considered what they did for their former teams, the hit and miss performances of the players they would replace (Ayew and benteke in particular), the better tactical fit my XI seems to have over the current XI, and finally, the younger average age (and therfore potential for growth and longevity) my XI offers.

Don't come on here with your reasonable, well-measured responses.

Fair play mate.

 

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View ChicagoPalace's Profile ChicagoPalace Flag 01 Sep 21 11.52pm Send a Private Message to ChicagoPalace Add ChicagoPalace as a friend

This is a great exchange. I'll take a crack at it with the proviso that I think/hope this will be our best starting XI on 1 March:

Edouard

Zaha Eze Olise

Hughes Gallagher

Mitchell Andersen Guehi Clyne(?)

Guaita

Originally posted by sprites

Don't come on here with your reasonable, well-measured responses.

Fair play mate.

 

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View Palace Passion's Profile Palace Passion Flag Bromley, South London 01 Sep 21 11.56pm Send a Private Message to Palace Passion Add Palace Passion as a friend

Guaita

Clyne---Andersen---Guehi---Mitchell


Gallagher---Hughes


Olise-----Eze-----Zaha


Edouard

 


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View TheBigToePunt's Profile TheBigToePunt Flag 02 Sep 21 12.18am Send a Private Message to TheBigToePunt Add TheBigToePunt as a friend

Originally posted by ChicagoPalace

This is a great exchange. I'll take a crack at it with the proviso that I think/hope this will be our best starting XI on 1 March:

Edouard

Zaha Eze Olise

Hughes Gallagher

Mitchell Andersen Guehi Clyne(?)

Guaita


I thought you'd put Edouard in goal and Eze at sweeper for a minute, then I saw that we'd just changed ends!

The key is, as you say, that the team we have for the final stage of the season may be noticeably better than the one that started it, principally due to Eze returning.

 

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View ChicagoPalace's Profile ChicagoPalace Flag 02 Sep 21 1.10am Send a Private Message to ChicagoPalace Add ChicagoPalace as a friend

Haha!

I truly believe that the squad we roll out beginning in 2022 will be appreciably better than the one we have now. As long as we have seven or eight points through our first ten matches, we will be perfectly fine.

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

I thought you'd put Edouard in goal and Eze at sweeper for a minute, then I saw that we'd just changed ends!

The key is, as you say, that the team we have for the final stage of the season may be noticeably better than the one that started it, principally due to Eze returning.

 

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View Qwijibo's Profile Qwijibo Flag Bournemouth 02 Sep 21 1.26am Send a Private Message to Qwijibo Add Qwijibo as a friend

Unfortunately I doubt Eze and Gallagher will play more than a few games together. 10 if we're lucky.

 

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View EagleinSF's Profile EagleinSF Flag San Fransisco 02 Sep 21 4.14am Send a Private Message to EagleinSF Add EagleinSF as a friend

Best starting 11 is...

The team that wins us the most points. Good luck PV, at least there's something to work with (so long as we don't keep getting bitten by the injury curse)

 

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View Lanzo-Ad's Profile Lanzo-Ad Flag Lanzarote 02 Sep 21 9.05am Send a Private Message to Lanzo-Ad Add Lanzo-Ad as a friend

Originally posted by TheBigToePunt

This is precisely my preferred XI and system too.

Although I am swayed a bit by sprites point about Hughes v McArthur, I disagree with him when he argues that Eze is wasted as one of the midfield three. The opposite is true in my opinion, he's wasted on the wing, and developed noticeably when playing in midfield at the end of last season.

Edited by TheBigToePunt (01 Sep 2021 10.11pm)

Yes, i agree McArthur and Hughes i suspect will play 50/50 if don't stay fit, definitely Eze in midfield not wide, the problem with McArthur is his age, which is obviously not his fault

 

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View MrRobbo's Profile MrRobbo Flag Purley 02 Sep 21 9.26am Send a Private Message to MrRobbo Add MrRobbo as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Passion

Guaita

Clyne---Andersen---Guehi---Mitchell


Gallagher---Hughes


Olise-----Eze-----Zaha


Edouard

Only time will tell if the new boys can replace the current starters, but this feels like it would be a very exciting team.

Against top 6 oppo, it would be intersting to see how PV mixes it up. Potentially Luka or Macca in for Eze (and CG plays further forward) and maybe Olise drops out?

Regardless its nice to have some options.

Hate the international break even more now!


 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 02 Sep 21 10.09am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by sprites

Totally agree. Whatever happened to having to earn your place. Madness to throw Hughes/Olise/Edouard into a ‘best 11’ without even seeing them.

Did his opening caveat not cover that? All fully match fit and hungry to start.

But your comment does ram home one remarkable point. For the first time since I have supported this team, we have gone all out to buy a player, but the squad is now so good they may not start, even if fit.

The best team will reflect the opponents. Yup, I'm copping out.

 

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View silvertop's Profile silvertop Flag bristol 02 Sep 21 10.12am Send a Private Message to silvertop Add silvertop as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Passion

Guaita

Clyne---Andersen---Guehi---Mitchell


Gallagher---Hughes


Olise-----Eze-----Zaha


Edouard

If they play to expected (hoped) form, not many teams in this league can beat that line up.

 

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View palace99's Profile palace99 Flag New Mills 02 Sep 21 11.12am Send a Private Message to palace99 Add palace99 as a friend

Originally posted by Palace Passion

Guaita

Clyne---Andersen---Guehi---Mitchell


Gallagher---Hughes


Olise-----Eze-----Zaha


Edouard

IMHO and with PV appearing to favour a 4-3-3 i would replace Macca for either Olise or Eze (or even Zaha if he continues with the sulking) . Without Macca i can see our midfield being overrun.

 

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