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  • not_blonde_really not_blonde_really Apr 16, 2009 17:57 Flag

    He's back...

    Thanks Rambr0, I had forgotten that!

    I think you're right about the 4-5-1, although you missed Lennon out of your midfield suggestions there... I'm going to guess Jenas, Palacios, Lennon, Modric, and one of Hudd or Zokora, although if Bentley's been playing well I wouldn't be surprised to see him get a run - he's always up for the big games, it just depends on his mindset and how he's playing.

    On Bentley, I know we've all been (quite rightly) slating him, but he's not a bad player overall. I wonder what these 'personal problems' that have affected his form are, and if Redknapp's brought any of it back yet. I don't imagine him leaving in the summer (perhaps Jan if he still can't get a game), it'd be interesting to see how he'd do (and if he'd fit in?) if he was back at his best.

    And Yid, I don't remember when we last beat them (I've just looked it up, it was 20 March 2004), but we've managed 0-0 draws after 90 mins this season, the FA Cup was a reduced strength team (perhaps not massively, but it was noticably reduced) and they only just beat us, and out of all the top 4 they're the ones I'd most want to face after this week. For the last 2 or 3 seasons we've been very very unlucky with our results against them, tending to lost when on balance of play you'd think we deserved a win, so I don't think it's unrealistic to go for at least a point out of it.

    However, we've got Newcastle to go first...

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