Discussion in 'Molineux Mix Archive' started by Taffywolf, Jan 1, 2009.
Edwards (if fit) Potter if not.
I really would play the 2nd team
Hill/Shackell/Collins/Craddock/Friend 4 of these 5
Mind you thats a half decent 2nd team!!!
I reckon I've got more of a chance of being in the team than Rosa!!
A mixture of both I would think:
Rosa should start. MM should have a look at him for this cruncher.
What is the point of paying his wages and don't include him.
A Borgarde case i assumed.
He may have missed out of the Carling cup but lets hope he gets the chance to play against Blooze.
I think all of our travelling fans would be annoyed to see that team out, and rightly so. Potter?!
I would still play a fairly strong team but with a few potential first teamers who aren't getting a game at the moment.
Subs - Hennessey, Stearman, Edwards, Iwelumo, Keogh
Does anyone know if Mancienne has been given the go-ahead to play?
Hennessey, Stearman, Craddock, Edwards, Jarvis, Iwelumo, SEB
*not sure Mancienne is allowed to play but if he is I'd start him and Collins together and have Shackell on the bench ahead of Craddock.
I asked that the other day and am still awaiting a Statto's confirmation.
I don't think I could care less about the FA Cup particuarly this season, especially as Mark Davies isn't around to state a direct claim - would be nice if Vokes bagged though. If I could just give Blouse a bye to the next round and give our lads a week to rest I would in a second. As I can't, I'd play...
Little (still on loan? site says no)---Collins-----Shackell-------------------Hill-----
I don't know as much as I'd like about our Academy players but if there's anyone with a sniff of making it, give them a go particuarly in centre mid or on the wings.
I don't think Jarvis or Kightly should play, no point in risking them due to injury. Basically I wouldn't play anyone I deem irreplacable for the league push.
Little injured I think.
It's a catch 22 isn't it? We play our 2nd team / a weakened team, loose and all the doom mongers are out slating the team and MM. We play a stronger team loose and the above happens, we play a stronger team win, get an injury or two and MM has made the wrong choice, even a win with a weakened team means more games later on and the further we go the stronger the team we would need to play. seems to me that we just let MM get on with approaching the match as he sees fit to do so - Mick I couldn't give a $$$$ what team you play - your call!
dont think mick needs any advice from us anyway, hes is own man.
Question to all those who have said they don't care about the FA Cup this season on this thread and various others, would you still not care if we had a 1/4 final to play?
I can honestly say I'd be happy with a plucky, narrow defeat by our reserves. I simply don't want to be in the competition this year as we need to focus on promotion. Although agree if we send out a team that was to get hammered it could have negative knock on effects.
Of course in the heat of the moment I'd always be cheering a win, but my brain tells me a dignified but as short as possible stay in the F.A cup is the best thing for our promotion chances
Yes! It's the ardour of getting to a quarter final and beyond that bothers me. Injuries or fatigue that effects our league form could be catastrophic.
As mentioned a few days ago, it didn't do West Brom any harm last year did it?
So you still wouldn't care if we made it to the final?
I don't fancy their 81 points much, do you?
It's impossible to say. Obviously I'd want us to win, I'll find it impossible to not want to want us to win on Saturday. What I'm saying is that based on the much more distinct probability that we won't reach the final and given that we're top of the league, I'm pretty much anti anything that could jeopardise our position.
I'm really not sure who is going to play, but I am expecting a fairly strong side with a few fringe players. I didnt care that much about the cup this season, but then we drew blues and I am going, so care I now do.
I would go for...
....which arguably only includes five first teamers anyway.
Although, it would not surprise me in the least to see Stearman, Jarvis and SEB in the team come Saturday.
Whilst I may wince whenever one of our players goes to ground, I really really really don't want to be walking out of St Andrews on the losing side.
I think it will be a strong side, with the only non-enforced changes being Vokes coming in for Iwelumo, and Ikeme for Hennessey.
Collins will come in for Mancienne if he can't get cup tied, and Jones will start in place of the injured Edwards.
No I don't Deutsch.
My point is that a long cup run didn't have an adverse effect on a title winning campaign. Who knows, without the added confidence/momentum of a cup run, they may have come up short in the league?
Do a Wenger and let the reserves have a crack at the cup its a good way to give them a go together. There is no reason to get carried away with the cup and risk our best players. I dare say Blouse will do the same.
I've been kind of thinking the same as well Evo. Does anyone really think Blues will field their strongest team? For exactly the same reason.
I think the nearly 4000 going to Blues would be a bit disappointed with a reserve side, and I don't think for a minute there will be one.
The fixture congestion caused by the League Cup can cause problems, but seen as the FA Cup is largely played on league weekends anyway, a long FA Cup run may mean we have 2 or 3 extra midweek games max. I don't buy into the fact it would adversely affect our league form.
To be honest MobNet I'm personally not bothered which team Mick puts out. I'm going because I want to support my team (not that I think I'm any kind of superfan) and whoever pulls on the Gold & Black is of secondary importance. They'll all (with the possible exception of Mancienne) be Wolves players so I'll give them my support.
What else would I do on a Saturday?
I would play all the reserves as such, not worth risking anyone for a comp we cant win.
Over the years some of my favourite games have been cup games - most recently the defeat of Newcastle - so I really hope we take this match seriously. It gives us a great chance to reinforce the pecking order ie seven points clear of Birmingham and gives us a chance to measure the quality of the team against Prem opposition. Also keeps the door open on the time-honoured tradition of losing to Arsenal in the later stages ...
If anyone should be scared of over commitment in the cup it's Brum and Reading.
Also, is it really a good idea to drop Hennesey after that mistake? This is a good opportunity for him to rebuild his confidence if he's going to be No. 1 choice for the rest of the season.
Several reasons for this team.
Jarvis needs match fitness
Kightly needs a rest
We are short in central midfield, I would have loved Davies centre Mid, but he is cup tied.
No other Right back, Little is out for a while, as is Dan Jones
Potter may have to play against Preston if Edwards is injured, and Davies is not back from Leicester.
We will need Vokes and Keogh before the end of the season, Vokes deserves a start, and Keogh is off form at the moment, and needs to play.
Subs for me would be
There will 7 subs tomorrow
Hennessey, Collins, Ward, Friend, Gray, Keogh, Iwelumo
If Mancienne is allowed to play, give the Stearman the afternoon off
Even if he wasn't he couldn't play. His loan ends on Saturday and we couldn't recall him before then anyway.
Could someone explain why MM couldn't practice properly with tactics whilst training at the Dome? I haven't seen it but I gather it isn't a full size pitch? What other factors could others think of that could hamper the teams preparation by using this facility? Surely when built the club would have made it suitable for the 1st team given that in inclement weather conditions this would be the only facility available to the club.
Its a sell out now, come on you wolves
We could start Rosa and pay nafti a few grand to end his career, then we get an insurance payout to cover the cost and remove that cancer from our club. It's a shame martin grainger doesn't still play for them, we wouldn't have to even pay anyone then.
Aren't you being a tad harsh there Adrian? Rosa might be lingering a bit (which he's more than entitled to do) but wishing him injured is way too strong a thing to do.
He's right that Rosa is a cancer on our club, mind.
Only in the perverse minds of Wolves fans would the white Winston Bogarde get sympathy and good wishes. Forget the fact that he'll have "earned" the best part of Â£750k from Wolves over the course of his contract by the time it ends for playing less than 90 minutes of first team football.
Foley, Stearman, Collins, Hill
Jarvis, Henry, Jones, Gray
Subs: S E-B
I would rest Stearman at half time - maybe bring on S E-B and Ward depending on how we are doing.
We have seven subs in the FA Cup.
Totally agree Deutsch but wishing him injured is still harsh. Plus it's not "technically" my money he's earning so not my problem. I'm sure some of us would do the same in a similar circumstance.
Using cancer in this context doesn't sit too well with me either being that I've had 4 family members die of the condition in the past 6 years.
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