Fulham v. Aston Villa

Discussion in 'Fulham FC News and Notes' started by bearzfan4lfe, Jan 30, 2008.

  1. bearzfan4lfe

    bearzfan4lfe New Member

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    Alright, aside from us getting a result at Bolton on Tuesday there is not much else that can be said about the match. So let's look forward to Sunday and RH unveiling his top secret attack to the rest of the Prem.

    Those poor boys from Villa won't know what hit them...

    So what will it be??? 4-4-2, 4-6-0, or 10-0-0?

    Who will be in??? Johnson and Nevland, or Bocanegra and Christianval?

    What will the score be??? 0-0, 10-0, 0-10, or 10-10?

    Lets get it going, our push up the table continues Sunday!!!

    COYW!!!
     
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  2. Team_of_McBrides

    Team_of_McBrides New Member

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    This is the lineup that I hope to see thrown out against Villa.

    Niemi

    Volz--Hangeland--Hughes--Konchesky

    Davies--Bullard--Andreasen--Bouazza

    Johnson--Dempsey

    I can't make a reasonable prediction with there being so many changes to the side, but I am hoping for at least a point from the fixture.
     
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  3. bearzfan4lfe

    bearzfan4lfe New Member

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    Not bad although I hope hope hope that one of these days we can get Dempsey back into an outside mid role where he is best...although that prolly wont be until McBride comes back.

    But for now and this weekend I wouldn't mind seeing him paired up w/ Johnson...they've worked together before and hopefully have somewhate of an understanding of what the other wants to do...
     
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  4. jmh

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    I believe we'll see a 1-6-3-0 with Christanval playing sweeper behind a six-man back line.

    Niemi
    Christanval
    Baird - Hughes - Hangeland - Stefanovic - Bocanegra - Konchesky
    Volz - Smertin - Andreasen

    No freaking way we don't keep a clean sheet with that lineup.
     
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  5. americanmike

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    RE: Re: Fulham v. Aston Villa

    Depending on who we sign today and a few new players already with us, it makes a line-up almost impossible.

    I'd like to say again that Hangeland was superb at Bolton and should definitely start, as should Andreasen. Up front? Who knows, but I'm going for Johnson and Nevland? Clint just behind them.
     
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  6. richardhkirkando

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    RE: Re: Fulham v. Aston Villa

    Based on who we have now, I'd be inclined to start Nevland and Healy up front. Dempsey could probably use a rest and Johnson hasn't played in months. I think we'll see at least one more striker added before the end of the day, so that could change things.

    Hodgson seems to like giving players just returning from injury a short run out at the end, so I think we'll see McBride on the bench.
     
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  7. HatterDon

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    Based on what we saw in Bolton, I don't think Christanval is ready to start. I also don't believe that Andreasson is 90 minute match fit. I also think that Hughes has played himself out of the CB rotation. I think that we're kidding ourselves if we think that Roy will risk Macca on Sunday after only 90 minutes of scrimmage.

    Here's what I think is our strongest and most balanced lineup right now:

    -------------- Niemi -----------------

    Volzy ---- Hangeland ---- Stefanovich ---- PK

    Davies --- Bullard --- Dempsey --- Bouazza

    --------- Nevland ---- Healy -----------------

    Bench: KK, Boca, Hughes, Andreason, EJ

    I personally think that Roy's preferred CB pair is Christanval and Hangeland, and that once PC is match fit, that's what you'll see.

    Andreasson and EJ will feature at some point.

    As good a CB as he is -- and I think his pairing with Hughes was the best of the Sanchez period, I think that Boca's versatility has made him a natural for the bench -- probably for the rest of the season.

    If we add some forward play to the nice linking we've seen between defense and midfield in the last couple of matches, we could get a positive result on Sunday.

    I'm ditching church for this one, and I'll be in front of the telly with the laptop connected to the chatroom.

    Time for a win, dammit!
     
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  8. CarolinaTim

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    Re: RE: Re: Fulham v. Aston Villa

    Exactly right, Mikey. Clint will absolutely, without a doubt, be most effective using his touch, and feel for the game to feed threatening balls to a competant strike force. That said, Don, Bullard and CD in the center of the park won't work because of the defensive liabilities. Is Andreason the answer at defensive mid, I don't know, but with the talent in the Prem you CANNOT just rely on a back 4. Davies has got to play on the right where maybe just maybe, he'll remember what a cross is. Bouzza has some pace for the left ,yes, but no idea how to link up with anyone, combined with the touch of a brick mason. To end on a positive note, hopefully Roy comes up with a creative lineup for Villa. One that goes for it, and doesn't sit back and hope. Come on boys, defend and attack with all your might!
     
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  9. roo1114

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    Happy to see no one has mentioned Murphy ... he is absolutely past his prime and should playing down in the Championship League. Dempsey is lost up front and needs to be in a position where he can take the ball at people. The announcer for the game against Bolton didn't seem to understand Clint really isn't a lone striker and he's just filling in for now since there is no one else. Here's how I hope to see it ...

    Niemi
    Volz--Hangeland--Hughes--Konchesky
    Dempsey--Bullard--Boca--Davies
    Johnson--Healy

    Boca can cover the middle of the field and allow Bullard to get forward more.

    Here's to 3 points!
     
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  10. jmh

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    Nobody liked my 1-6-3-0 idea? OK, then, here's what I'm REALLY thinking:

    Niemi
    Volz - Hangeland - Stefanovic - Konchesky
    Davies - Bullard - Andreasen - Bouazza (or Seol if Bouazza can't start)
    Nevland - Healy

    Keller, Bocanegra, Smertin (or Bouazza if he can't start), Dempsey, McBride

    I hate to bench Dempsey but he needs a rest.
     
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  11. bearzfan4lfe

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    I like your lineup a lot jmh but Dempsey will have all week to rest after this one. Put him in instead of Bouazza. Or if you have to rest Dempsey I'd rather have Seol in there. As Don (I believe) mentioned earlier, I like Boca's versatility and as such he is best suited coming off the bench now.

    I'd go with the same formation but a diamond in the middle...it serves bullard and Andreasen and our defense better I think...so here it is

    --------------------Keller----------------------


    Volzy--Hangeland--Stefanovich--Konchesy


    ------------------Andreasen-------------------

    ----Dempsey-----------------------Davies----

    ---------------------Bullard---------------------


    --------Nevland-------------Healy--------------


    Keller, Bocanegra, Murphy, Johnson, McBride


    I love the idea of Brian McBride being on the bench even if he has no chance of playing just for the moral boost...no not to the players, to me!

    Also I think that Johnson comes on at half if Healy shows nothing or Nevland can't last the full 90, which I doubt he can.

    Hoooopefully Davies can figure it out on the left because Dempsey will be so good coming from right mid.

    Bullard can dictate play through the midfield with Andreasen helping out in defense and breaking forward in attack as he did so well in spurts against Bolton. I think this line-up will do it for us.

    3-0 to the Cottagers!

    COYW!
     
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  12. andypalmer

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    Niemi
    Volz-Hangeland-Stef/Hughes-Konch
    Davies-Bullard-Andreasen-Dempsey
    Nevland-Johnson

    Keller, Boca, Smertin, Murphy, McBride

    Keller and Boca are injury back-ups. McBride goes in for Nevland at 60. If we're winning, Smertin replaces Andresen at 60; if we're losing Murphy replaces him.
     
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  13. Lyle

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    Hopefully we don't lose and at least get another point. Aston Villa are way better than us.
     
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  14. richardhkirkando

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    Nevland ought to be fine for 90 minutes. He was starting for Groningen as recently as last weekend, so fitness shouldn't be a problem. I would like to see Johnson for 30 minutes or so, depending on how things are going.
     
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  15. bostoncottage

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    [quote="bearzfan4lfe
    --------------------Keller----------------------


    Volzy--Hangeland--Stefanovich--Konchesy


    ------------------Andreasen-------------------

    ----Dempsey-----------------------Davies----

    ---------------------Bullard---------------------


    --------Nevland-------------Healy--------------


    [/quote]

    I like this too

    2-0 Good Guys
     
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  16. nevzter

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    "I'm ditching church for this one..."

    May there be no negative ramifications to FFC caused by HD's decision...

    haha!!!!
     
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  17. omsdogg

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    I'm actually going to church but will Tivo and watch the second I get home!
     
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  18. jlough

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    --------------------Niemi----------------------


    Volz--Boca--Hangeland--Konchesky


    ------------------Andreasen-------------------

    ----Davies-----------------------Dempsey----

    ---------------------Bullard---------------------


    --------Nevland-------------Johnson--------------


    Keller, Hughes, Murphy, Healy, McBride

    With the loans of Davis and Warner, it shows that Keller (Played in the reserve Friendly) is ready and the midfield is going to change for the better. Put Dempsey behind Johnson, since they know each other, and McBride had 90 minutes with the Reserve Squad in the Friendly so he could have limited time on the pitch. From looking at all the different lineups posted, there are defintely more options. I sure like Hangeland so far. It is the real big game on Sunday.
     
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  19. bearzfan4lfe

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    ....hmmm that lineup looks veeeeeery familiar to me,

    I think we should all manage Fulham as a group. Tom...write a press release! :banana:
     
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  20. jmh

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    I've revised my opinion. Sorry Volzy.

    Niemi
    Stalteri - Hangeland - Stefanovic - Konchesky
    Andreasen
    Davies - Bullard - Bouazza
    Nevland - Healy

    Keller, Bocanegra, Smertin, Dempsey, McBride
     
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