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View georgey wood's Profile georgey wood Flag South London and Proud 04 Feb 24 7.29pm Send a Private Message to georgey wood Add georgey wood as a friend

I believe Royís time is up and clearly thereís some sort of issue in the boardroom regarding strategy and transfers. However nobody really knows whatís going on there who wants want and whoís paying for what etc. The thing we do know is the summer window was a mess and weíve signed young players with potential that clearly arenít fancied by the manager.

For what itís worth I was fine with Roy staying on another year as I believed (stupidly) he would be backed at least with a right back and a Zaha replacement. Nobody saw the bad luck with injuries but singing a kid from Brazil and an inferior keeper with our entire summer transfer kitty was insanity and thatís on the owners and freedman there is no way Roy wanted them signings.

However now itís so toxic and the fans arenít arenít aligned with the manager and owners it has to be time for a change of manager and set up with the squad we have available. We have to make some changes to that starting team and formation with or without Roy in situ.

This leads me onto my main point ( presuming Eze, Olise and Guehi are out for the next month and big fixtures v Everton, Burnley and Luton) what formation and players would you play? For me Johnstone back in goal a No brainer but looks like something is going on there behind the scenes as Johnstone is so superior in every area especially distribution and coming for or punching crosses.

For me the back 5 hasnít worked, it may work now with Munoz but I would go for a back 4 of Munoz, Anderson, Richardís and Mitchell ( heís only playing as nobody else at the club lol) for me heís now being targeted by the oppo like Wardy was especially in possession all teams start their press when he gets the ball.

The midfield I canít work out and for me is our biggest problem since Decoureís injury: Heís such a big loss to Royís system and letís be honest even Anderson and Guehi were only looking like world beaters as they had him sitting in front thatís so onvios now! Weíre not protecting the back four and thereís too big a gap from them to Mateta. Do we trust Wharton to play DM? Could Lerma play DM? For me Hughsey though a decent footballer and probably great 5 aside player hasnít got the legs to play in there at Prem level. So do you go Schlupp (canít pass and lost wide) but does have work rate and actually a threat at times driving forward from a central area. Do we try Ahmada or Ozoh in there?

The other option is obviously Franca or Ahmada wide right or Franca maybe Eddie in the 10 role to close gap to Mateta and replace Eze. Eddie canít play wide left for me as too lazy and especially with a bang average left back behind him. So that leaves Ayew wide left and Mateta up top who has improved over the last few months he is at least holding the ball up better. ( although choosing between him and Eddie is like choosing earache or toothache if Iím honest) one or both need upgrading in the summer.

This is the reality of our situation with Roy or a new manager. Whether you play the youngsters or the senior proís. I honestly donít know what I would do but setting up not to get beat and getting beat heavily canít continue so the shape, personal or both have to change. Any suggestions welcome! See you all at next Monday and Iíll be behind the team whoeverís in charge or whoeverís playing! COYP

 

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View VinceHilaire's Profile VinceHilaire Flag London 04 Feb 24 7.33pm Send a Private Message to VinceHilaire Add VinceHilaire as a friend

Originally posted by georgey wood

I believe Royís time is up and clearly thereís some sort of issue in the boardroom regarding strategy and transfers. However nobody really knows whatís going on there who wants want and whoís paying for what etc. The thing we do know is the summer window was a mess and weíve signed young players with potential that clearly arenít fancied by the manager.

For what itís worth I was fine with Roy staying on another year as I believed (stupidly) he would be backed at least with a right back and a Zaha replacement. Nobody saw the bad luck with injuries but singing a kid from Brazil and an inferior keeper with our entire summer transfer kitty was insanity and thatís on the owners and freedman there is no way Roy wanted them signings.

However now itís so toxic and the fans arenít arenít aligned with the manager and owners it has to be time for a change of manager and set up with the squad we have available. We have to make some changes to that starting team and formation with or without Roy in situ.

This leads me onto my main point ( presuming Eze, Olise and Guehi are out for the next month and big fixtures v Everton, Burnley and Luton) what formation and players would you play? For me Johnstone back in goal a No brainer but looks like something is going on there behind the scenes as Johnstone is so superior in every area especially distribution and coming for or punching crosses.

For me the back 5 hasnít worked, it may work now with Munoz but I would go for a back 4 of Munoz, Anderson, Richardís and Mitchell ( heís only playing as nobody else at the club lol) for me heís now being targeted by the oppo like Wardy was especially in possession all teams start their press when he gets the ball.

The midfield I canít work out and for me is our biggest problem since Decoureís injury: Heís such a big loss to Royís system and letís be honest even Anderson and Guehi were only looking like world beaters as they had him sitting in front thatís so onvios now! Weíre not protecting the back four and thereís too big a gap from them to Mateta. Do we trust Wharton to play DM? Could Lerma play DM? For me Hughsey though a decent footballer and probably great 5 aside player hasnít got the legs to play in there at Prem level. So do you go Schlupp (canít pass and lost wide) but does have work rate and actually a threat at times driving forward from a central area. Do we try Ahmada or Ozoh in there?

The other option is obviously Franca or Ahmada wide right or Franca maybe Eddie in the 10 role to close gap to Mateta and replace Eze. Eddie canít play wide left for me as too lazy and especially with a bang average left back behind him. So that leaves Ayew wide left and Mateta up top who has improved over the last few months he is at least holding the ball up better. ( although choosing between him and Eddie is like choosing earache or toothache if Iím honest) one or both need upgrading in the summer.

This is the reality of our situation with Roy or a new manager. Whether you play the youngsters or the senior proís. I honestly donít know what I would do but setting up not to get beat and getting beat heavily canít continue so the shape, personal or both have to change. Any suggestions welcome! See you all at next Monday and Iíll be behind the team whoeverís in charge or whoeverís playing! COYP

Good post! I would add - think Anderson has been poor for a while. He seems to have lost his Mojo - ever since the Newcastle move didnít materialise .

 

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View Rachid Rachid Rachid's Profile Rachid Rachid Rachid Flag 04 Feb 24 7.47pm Send a Private Message to Rachid Rachid Rachid Add Rachid Rachid Rachid as a friend

Originally posted by georgey wood

I believe Royís time is up and clearly thereís some sort of issue in the boardroom regarding strategy and transfers. However nobody really knows whatís going on there who wants want and whoís paying for what etc. The thing we do know is the summer window was a mess and weíve signed young players with potential that clearly arenít fancied by the manager.

For what itís worth I was fine with Roy staying on another year as I believed (stupidly) he would be backed at least with a right back and a Zaha replacement. Nobody saw the bad luck with injuries but singing a kid from Brazil and an inferior keeper with our entire summer transfer kitty was insanity and thatís on the owners and freedman there is no way Roy wanted them signings.

However now itís so toxic and the fans arenít arenít aligned with the manager and owners it has to be time for a change of manager and set up with the squad we have available. We have to make some changes to that starting team and formation with or without Roy in situ.

This leads me onto my main point ( presuming Eze, Olise and Guehi are out for the next month and big fixtures v Everton, Burnley and Luton) what formation and players would you play? For me Johnstone back in goal a No brainer but looks like something is going on there behind the scenes as Johnstone is so superior in every area especially distribution and coming for or punching crosses.

For me the back 5 hasnít worked, it may work now with Munoz but I would go for a back 4 of Munoz, Anderson, Richardís and Mitchell ( heís only playing as nobody else at the club lol) for me heís now being targeted by the oppo like Wardy was especially in possession all teams start their press when he gets the ball.

The midfield I canít work out and for me is our biggest problem since Decoureís injury: Heís such a big loss to Royís system and letís be honest even Anderson and Guehi were only looking like world beaters as they had him sitting in front thatís so onvios now! Weíre not protecting the back four and thereís too big a gap from them to Mateta. Do we trust Wharton to play DM? Could Lerma play DM? For me Hughsey though a decent footballer and probably great 5 aside player hasnít got the legs to play in there at Prem level. So do you go Schlupp (canít pass and lost wide) but does have work rate and actually a threat at times driving forward from a central area. Do we try Ahmada or Ozoh in there?

The other option is obviously Franca or Ahmada wide right or Franca maybe Eddie in the 10 role to close gap to Mateta and replace Eze. Eddie canít play wide left for me as too lazy and especially with a bang average left back behind him. So that leaves Ayew wide left and Mateta up top who has improved over the last few months he is at least holding the ball up better. ( although choosing between him and Eddie is like choosing earache or toothache if Iím honest) one or both need upgrading in the summer.

This is the reality of our situation with Roy or a n ew manager. Whether you play the youngsters or the senior proís. I honestly donít know what I would do but setting up not to get beat and getting beat heavily canít continue so the shape, personal or both have to change. Any suggestions welcome! See you all at next Monday and Iíll be behind the team whoeverís in charge or whoeverís playing! COYP

I've thought this for a long time. We needed two new full backs in the summer not just the one.

 

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View palace chick's Profile palace chick Flag South Croydon 04 Feb 24 7.58pm Send a Private Message to palace chick Add palace chick as a friend

Originally posted by georgey wood

I believe Royís time is up and clearly thereís some sort of issue in the boardroom regarding strategy and transfers. However nobody really knows whatís going on there who wants want and whoís paying for what etc. The thing we do know is the summer window was a mess and weíve signed young players with potential that clearly arenít fancied by the manager.

For what itís worth I was fine with Roy staying on another year as I believed (stupidly) he would be backed at least with a right back and a Zaha replacement. Nobody saw the bad luck with injuries but singing a kid from Brazil and an inferior keeper with our entire summer transfer kitty was insanity and thatís on the owners and freedman there is no way Roy wanted them signings.

However now itís so toxic and the fans arenít arenít aligned with the manager and owners it has to be time for a change of manager and set up with the squad we have available. We have to make some changes to that starting team and formation with or without Roy in situ.

This leads me onto my main point ( presuming Eze, Olise and Guehi are out for the next month and big fixtures v Everton, Burnley and Luton) what formation and players would you play? For me Johnstone back in goal a No brainer but looks like something is going on there behind the scenes as Johnstone is so superior in every area especially distribution and coming for or punching crosses.

For me the back 5 hasnít worked, it may work now with Munoz but I would go for a back 4 of Munoz, Anderson, Richardís and Mitchell ( heís only playing as nobody else at the club lol) for me heís now being targeted by the oppo like Wardy was especially in possession all teams start their press when he gets the ball.

The midfield I canít work out and for me is our biggest problem since Decoureís injury: Heís such a big loss to Royís system and letís be honest even Anderson and Guehi were only looking like world beaters as they had him sitting in front thatís so onvios now! Weíre not protecting the back four and thereís too big a gap from them to Mateta. Do we trust Wharton to play DM? Could Lerma play DM? For me Hughsey though a decent footballer and probably great 5 aside player hasnít got the legs to play in there at Prem level. So do you go Schlupp (canít pass and lost wide) but does have work rate and actually a threat at times driving forward from a central area. Do we try Ahmada or Ozoh in there?

The other option is obviously Franca or Ahmada wide right or Franca maybe Eddie in the 10 role to close gap to Mateta and replace Eze. Eddie canít play wide left for me as too lazy and especially with a bang average left back behind him. So that leaves Ayew wide left and Mateta up top who has improved over the last few months he is at least holding the ball up better. ( although choosing between him and Eddie is like choosing earache or toothache if Iím honest) one or both need upgrading in the summer.

This is the reality of our situation with Roy or a new manager. Whether you play the youngsters or the senior proís. I honestly donít know what I would do but setting up not to get beat and getting beat heavily canít continue so the shape, personal or both have to change. Any suggestions welcome! See you all at next Monday and Iíll be behind the team whoeverís in charge or whoeverís playing! COYP

Totally agree with you about the midfield. We now have a 19 year old to get the midfield working again. That is a huge weight for him to carry. Personally I donít think we have a team good enough to keep us up without Olise, Eze, Dacoure and now Geuhi :-(

 

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View doombear's Profile doombear Flag Too far from Selhurst Park 04 Feb 24 8.10pm Send a Private Message to doombear Add doombear as a friend

The Rest of the Season...

...is looking bleak.

 

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View GlazierJohn's Profile GlazierJohn Flag Carshalton 04 Feb 24 9.24pm Send a Private Message to GlazierJohn Add GlazierJohn as a friend

We will never know how good the young players in the squad are unless we play them. Playing the same tired journeymen week in week out regardless of position offers no threat. Be more positive and results will improve. There is ability in the squad, just give the youngsters a chance.

 

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