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Our chances? Slimmer than they were a week ago!
There seems to be a dramatic improvement in the quality of football in Easten Europe, we could well be in for a bit of a tough game, especially with Bale, Ade, BAE, Younes and Dembele all missing.
IMO our squad cannot continue to compete on all 4 front's, not unless Townsend, Livermore, Falque, Naughton et al can raise their game and sustain it.
Gylfi and Dempsey are in need of some goals, just to help their confidence, I see both as being vital to our cause this season and currently they have been a little flat, Gylfi especially has a lot of potential. Mind you Dempsey has just flown half way round the world to help secure a win over Antigua-Barbuda! He's probably knackered.
It will be interesting to see who starts on the left wing! IMO Dempsey is not a winger.
The team to me hasn't played badly, just not overly well - but that is totally understandable with the changes that have occurred. I don't think it will take much to see the best from them again. A good win (not just a good result like Utd), with a few goals and I think we'll press on. I'm not around to watch it live tonight, but I'll be watching a recording later - hopefully either this game or the match at St Mary's will see the team gel for 90 (or at least 75+ minutes).
Lemmon so far has seemed to me to be back to his best. He seems to want to take players on again. But from what I've seen, he's done this before - faded, come back and then faded again. Here's to this time it being a permanent change for the good.
Maybe AVB will use Townsend tonight - or even Falque. Odd that Falque didn't make it at Saints either. I wonder if it is an attitude rather than ability thing like Two Saints?