I think Britt will start tonight

Borobarmy

Well-known member
I've made mistakes spending my Company's and my own money before.
But can you imagine just how Steve Gibson felt when he finally realised Assombolonga was what he had seemed, he was never going to settle in and be what he was bought to be.
"**** me, £15.4m down the drain and I'm paying him £2m plus a year, so stuck with watching him for four seasons".
I'm sick to the sight of him, but if I was Gibson, I'd have a day counter until June 30th 2020 visible at all times.
Don't be tempted Steve, remember that date.
Agree he has been a mega square in a round hole . It’s Monk who is the culprit and the worse thing is is that Britt will move on and rattle them in for fun .
 

indeedido

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Oh God not the tennis player nonsense again, 🤦‍♂️

I can't see Fletch starting tonight, it's interesting who he will play. I think Johnson has been unlucky not to feature more. Not hugely bothered whether it's Britt or Chuba might be more excited if it was neither...
Tennis not my sport Muttley, but it is not nonsense to compare sports.
 

joeychicago

Active member
I think you might be very close there, I have a feeling he might give watmore a rest and bring Johnson in though.

He's managed Watmore very well, and is rightfully careful with him.
Aye yeah, I think it's definitely a toss up between Watmore and Johnson. I'd be happy with either (y)

Not much else needs changing really. 5 subs is a hell of a lot to use to maintain freshness for a few of the lads. Fingers crossed we're nice and comfortable as early as possible, and a few can get themselves off and wrapped up for Saturday!
 

Frozen Horse

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I think Britt has now become an argument against signing "proven championship goalscorers".

Before coming here he had 30 championship goals at a rate of one every 145 minutes. Signing them is no guarantee they bring their scoring record with them, but you will have to pay top whack for them. I'd put Rhodes in the same category to be honest; you can argue that he did enough because he got us over the line to promotion and that's fair enough, but he didn't produce the avalanche of goals we hoped for, and nothing like his Blackburn and Huddersfield form.
 

TeessideCleveland

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-------------------Bettinelli----------------
-------------Hall--McNair--Fry
Dijksteel----------------------------Bola
-------Kebano--Howson--Saville--------
-----------Akpom--Johnson---

I'd play Hall to guard that big lump Dhediou, rest Fisher who had a knock, probably fit to play, but hold him back.

Kebano, keep playing him, we will get more out of him later, he needs the time on the pitch with his team mates

Morsy, rest him, his energy will be vital for Cardiff match, so give Saville a run out

Ditto rest Fletcher and play Akpom and Johnson and rest Watmore...bring them on if needed for 30mins
Akpom wouldn't be in my starting 11. Surely Fletcher OR Watmore if rests are needed and bring the other one in as sub?
Few people mentioning Tav is he fit now?
 

Laughing

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I would like to see a tennis player play with a 6 and a half feet lump shoulder barging them. Football is far more physical than tennis. Even playing in a 5-a-side league used to knacker me when compared to a friendly 5-a-side game
 

coluka

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I don’t see why we can’t do a Man City and start with a false 9, it has not harmed them. Then it struck me, we have already tried that every time Assombalonga has played 😬

I would stick with the 3-5-2 system with the wing backs. I would rest Fletcher and Morsy for Cardiff and Assombalonga for good.

.....................................................Bettinelli...................................................

.........................Fry........................Hall.........................Djiksteel......................

Spence...................................................................................................Bola

........................McNair...................Howson.........................Saville................

.....................................Watmore........................Kebano..............................
 

coluka

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I have a sneaky feeling Mendez Laing will start, we can't afford too many changes as it will disrupt things.
I was thinking the same until I heard Warnock infer he was busting a gut at wanting to start v his old team Cardiff, so I then thought maybe he will just get another cameo tonight.
 

TeessideCleveland

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Assuming Fisher and Tavernier not ready to start - if 1 or both are fit enough for the bench switch them for the last 2 places below


Betinelli
Dijksteel Hall Fry McNair Bola
Howson(Captain) Morsy
Kebano Fletcher(A) Watmore

Archer Spence Johnson Mendez-Laing Saville Coulson Hackney Folarin Fletcher(I)
 

Colin Warnek

Well-known member
I've made mistakes spending my Company's and my own money before.
But can you imagine just how Steve Gibson felt when he finally realised Assombolonga was what he had seemed, he was never going to settle in and be what he was bought to be.
"**** me, £15.4m down the drain and I'm paying him £2m plus a year, so stuck with watching him for four seasons".
I'm sick to the sight of him, but if I was Gibson, I'd have a day counter until June 30th 2020 visible at all times.
Don't be tempted Steve, remember that date.
Rudy was 100x worse value.
 

BoroMart

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Akpom wouldn't be in my starting 11. Surely Fletcher OR Watmore if rests are needed and bring the other one in as sub?
Few people mentioning Tav is he fit now?
If you could guarentee Watmore or Fletcher won't get injured and will still be fresh for Cardiff then I would have them in the team in a heartbeat. I feel to beat Cardiff those players have to be fresh
 

Zoophonic

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I'm pretty confident Fletcher isn't starting. I have no problem with this for 5 months out. You have to trust the medical staffs advice. They know more than the average FMTTM poster😉

The gaffer said he's maybe more 'important' for the Cardiff game due to physicality. 5 starts on the bounce after 5 months out is pushing it. Then again he also said maybe give him an hour tonight.

I think Britt or Akpom is a toss of the coin. I tend to go for Akpom knowing he's here more longterm.

The funny thing is I've watched two or 3 games where Britt had lead the line brilliantly. Forest and Brum away spring to mind.....a right handful.

We probably have 1 or two than will need managing. It's not a case of them being 'dropped' despite playing well. Surely that's pretty obvious?
With Fketcher starting tonight think Britt will start against Cardiff now. We will need that performance level he showed at Birmingham and Forest against the League’s form team.
 
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