In between the lines
- Jul 10, 2007
Right, the international break is over. The reds travel to Newcastle to face a side who have started to turn things around. Thoughts?
I like to see Johnson come in and I think we should take all 3 here.Riddler said:I remember reading a couple weeks ago something from Rodgers that the international break was a good thing for us cos a few of our injured players would be back. But haven't heard anything since...
If Johnson is back then will Rodgers ditch the 3 at the back and go with the more familiar 4?
Dunno, would like to see Johnson in that right wing back position actually...going forward has always been his strength but whether the 3 across the back is a long term solution, I don't think so.
Probably not the right place but....if we're looking for another forward/wide player - then Townsend would be nice, wow, first time I've watched him live and what a player.
He's also done well in the lower leagues, for QPR and for Spurs. I don't see how you could possibly come to that conclusion since he's miles ahead of Sterling at the moment, technically and athletically.therealkeano1 said:I like to see Johnson come in and I think we should take all 3 here.
On the townsand comment 2 good games for England doesn't mean he going to be great. Sterling and ibe have a lot more potential imo.
I sure hope you're right mate about Sterling and Ibe. Was just saying that I think Townsend looks a fine player.therealkeano1 said:On the townsand comment 2 good games for England doesn't mean he going to be great. Sterling and ibe have a lot more potential imo.
I don't like him. He doesn't know when to pass... he beats a load of players but before he's passed the ball the space closes on his attacker then he has limited options and does something rubbish like pass backwards or smash a random cross or have his 20th long shot of the game. He can dribble and he works hard but he doesn't seem to have much game intelligence. Unconvinced by him.Riddler said:I sure hope you're right mate about Sterling and Ibe. Was just saying that I think Townsend looks a fine player.
According to the TIA main site, he is.Speckydodge said:Johnson , cissoko and Allen are definitely back in training not sure on Coutinho though
Agree with this. No need for a change at the moment. The most important thing is playing Suarez and Sturridge as a front two, and we have a formation that accommodates this, so why tinker (particularly after an international break).Ataturk said:With Johnson coming back at wing back and Coutinho to come back (eventually) to replace Moses in the central position, I don't see any reason to change the 3-5-2.
Have to disagree with this , we need to keep taking it one game at a time and the next game as our most important, not looking to future games. Play our strongest team possible. Anyway Suarez doesn't get tired he's appetite to play means you'd have a jet lagged him over anyone elseWellRedKev said:I would rest Suarez and play Moses up front with Sturridge. Suarez will be getting back very late for such an early kick off. We need to make sure we don't risk him when we need him for the bigger games in November / December. Off the bench if we're struggling.
Mignolet, Toure, Agger, Sahko, Enrique, Johnson, Lucas, Gerrard, Henderson, Moses, Sturridge.
Albeit he looked good running out for the under 21's & the cup game till injured, what has Cissokho done to make you think he should tip Jose out????steve10 said:Will be interesting to see who starts with everyone fit. Not sure about Coutinhno but Johnson & Cissokho should start. Suarez, Lucas, Toure & Moses will all had long trips with the internationals so they might be a bit tired.
I would stick to the 3-5-2 formation
Toure Agger Sakho
Johnson Hendo Coutinhno/Lucas Gerrard Cissokho