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  • ANDRExu2 ANDRExu2 Feb 11, 2011 00:56 Flag

    Bristol City v Leeds United

    Will our international players have recovered in time for this game? Can we keep another clean sheet? How will Lichaj fit into the side in place of Connelly? What formation should we use – 4-5-1 (etc) or 4-4-2?
    Again, I think our formation should be 4-2-3-1 with the starting XI as:
    Lichaj, O'Brien, Bruce, McCartney;
    Kilkenny, Johnson;
    Snodgrass, Howson, Gradel;
    Subs: Gonzalez, Parker, Bromby, Nunez, Sam, Somma, McCormack.
    Somma is on fire but, as the only one of our internationals to have played a full 90 minutes, it is probably best to use him as an impact sub in a switch to 4-4-2, if needed.

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    • What a wazzock! Aggression without style just doesn't make it. Willie Bell, Norman Hunter, Billy Bremner, Vinnie Jones, Eric Cantona et al... would be ashamed to be caught out by such crude tackles ( - :

    • All good down here in Melbourne apart from losing the Ashes, Kevin Muscat finally retired so at least the local football teams don't have to be worry about having the shite kicked out of them regularly..




    • Hope you escaped all the natural disasters Peter. I was thinking of going to Queensland this winter so I was lucky I didn't have enough money otherwise I would have had a disaster of a time.
      The Norwich game is the biggest six pointer so far this year & I just hope we can make the home advantage count as with their record we will need to be 2 goals up with 5 mins to play otherwise we will get beat with all their late scoring.
      Barnsley gives us the opportunity for revenge, and I agree I wish we were back to Wednesdays - much better mid week!!

    • Must agree Andy, Tuesday does not seem to be a good day for us to play, what with Barnsley and goodness me PNE! So the time has come to put the bogey down once and for all! MOT

    • The news coming out of Aus reads like you guys have had an apocalyptic summer, with all the elements in play - flooding in Queensland (water), bush fires in Victoria (fire), Cyclone Yasi (air), and losing the Ashes (earth)... Sorry about the last one, but I bet a lot of Aussies saw that as a national disaster.
      Leeds seems to be coming into form. Our wide players are working magic. Apart from set pieces, our defence seems to be holding. Larry has a formation that works, with goals from all over the field. However, we have a surplus of quality strikers, and other other good players, that are not being used. When we get the DM we need (hopefully, M Johnson) I can see Larry unleashing the full potential of our strike force and really pushing on for a top place finish.
      In the meantime, we have a couple of tricky home games to deal with: Norwich on Saturday, then Barnsley next Tuesday - I hate Leeds playing on Tuesdays!
      No more disasters, please!

    • Now you have got me worried Alan? You going into the House Market?

    • These guys have been hit 9 times in the last 3 at home including 4 by the struggling Boro up here. Can't see a problem, I'd bet Andy's house on an away win.

    • This article from the Bristol Evening Post is interesting in terms of how our opponents might play
      “Bristol City boss Keith Millen is considering a switch to the bold approach that brought victory over Championship strugglers Preston North End last weekend. Millen made a tactical switch during half-time at Deepdale, abandoning the familiar 4-4-2 formation that has been the norm during a majority of games this season and instead adopting a more attack-minded 4-3-3 shape. Strikers Brett Pitman, Andy Keogh and David Clarkson formed a three-pronged forward line in the second half and all three got on the scoresheet as City romped to a 4-0 victory, their biggest win of the season. So well did the ploy work that Millen says he may adopt it for Saturday's home clash with play-off contenders Leeds United.”