4 responses

  1. wsq
    August 8, 2011

    in your opinion how wud newc play if erdinc signed for us/

    • Smith
      August 8, 2011

      If we do sign another striker I would still envisage we would still adopt a 4231 / 4411 system as we have done in the pre season games.

  2. Michael
    August 9, 2011

    Option one (with Pieters replacing Enrique and Ba for Best) is, on paper, a step up on what we had available last season. The problem, of course, is what happens once you take 2-3 players out of that team. Who replaces Tiote? Ben Arfa? What happens if Ba and Ameobi are both injured? You’re right to say there have been a number of positives to come out of pre-season but we’re worryingly short on numbers in the squad. Losing Nolan, and before that Carroll, has stripped 20+ goals out of last season’s team. Keep Ba and Ben Arfa fit and we’ll get those back. Don’t, and we could be struggling.

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