[OMT] Barcelona H [CL] Wed 3 Oct 2018 8PM BST

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  1. AlabamaSpur Well-Known Member

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    Nothing to do but go all out attack and rip this lot to shreds.

    ---------------------Lloris----------------------
    Trippier---Toby--------Sanchez-----Rose
    -----------Wanyama--Winks---------------
    Son--------------Lamela--------------Moura
    ---------------------Kane----------------------

    Would have been a great match to play Eriksen in CM. Alas, it 'twas not to be. If we have a 2nd half lead maybe bring Dier into a back 3 an actually try to stop them fro scoring an equaliser. COME ON YOU SPURS!
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    Lloris
    Trippier Dier Sanchez Toby Rose
    Wanyama Winks
    Lamela Moura
    Kane

    Park the bus and try to get them on the counter.
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    I really want Wanyama over Dier for this one - Dier gives away too many passes.
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    I believe the @bfwolf has this one right. We will see them both.
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    Ok. Time to think and out think myself.

    Foyth isn't registered due to Homegrown restrictions. Yet next year we won't have to register him since he'll be U21 and 2+ years at Tottenham. CL rules sure are wonky.
    GKN also isn't registered due to Homegrown restrictions. He wouldn't have played anyway, although he might have actually made the bench tomorrow. See below.

    Vorm out doesn't bother me (sorry Vorm). Lloris allegedly will make the game. I'd take a fit Lloris over Gazzaniga of course, but if Lloris can't start I'm surprisingly ok with the understudy. He's had a good run in and has improved with each game. So as odd as it may sound, I'd take him over an unfit Lloris who may aggravate his injury. Remember the lesson of Madrid. When we went into Madrid last year Navas was rushed back from injury to play us. He went the 90 and secured the draw, but re-aggravated his injury and had to miss more time after that. So if Lloris is less than 90% I'd actually rather sit him and get him back to 100%.

    With Jan out that eliminates the back 3 option to relieve our CM/AMs crisis. That means Toby/Sanchez as CB, which I'm ok with. Unless Dier starts at CB with the option to push up later. Dier is also the only spare CB we can field, which doesn't really matter if we go back 3 with him. If 1 goes down we revert to back 4.
    Aurier out doesn't really bother me. Trips will have to play 2 in a row but thems the breaks.
    Davies is due in the rotation. We'll see where Poch rates him vs Rose this season tomorrow. The other will obviously start vs Cardiff on Saturday.
    The Moose should've been saved for Barca. Now we have no true enforcer to kill, er stop, Messi. Our options are Wanyama, Winks, Dier. 2 of them are battling severe rust. Wanyama is the closest to an enforcer but will Poch choose an out of form Wanyama over an in form (?!?) Dier? Injuries will probably force him to start all 3.
    Eriksen and Dele out hurts. Fortunately all 3 wingers are good. But can we afford to play all 3 for 90?
    Kane will have to be axe murdered to miss this game and is approaching the old Kane. Yay. At least we don't have to worry about him.

    A back 4 means playing all 3 wingers 90 minutes, which seems like a really good idea for the first 60 minutes. The advantage is we have a spare CM or CB if we throw Dier in. The disadvantage is the only other winger we have as a sub is Sissoko, which seems like conceding the game to Barca at that point. Another option would be Rose in at LW/LM with Davies behind him. Worked in Madrid (at midfield). Failed against Liverpool? (In his defense he had like 3 minutes to make something happen)

    A back 3 with Dier means playing Wanyama and Winks at CM and benching a winger. The advantage to this is one can be sacrificed to bring on the third winger late. The disadvantage is that if we need to replace a CM our options are Sissoko, which seems like conceding the game to Barca at that point.

    We have basically 1 useful sub, + Sissoko. This could end up looking like the FA cup semi last year where we put in the mighty GKN to help us nick a goal back against Chelsea. We know how that turned out. Plus we have Cardiff 3 days later. I don't envy Poch his selection choices this week. Then again, Barcelona is his arch-nemesis. If there is 1 team he'll be motivated to defeat, it'll be them. Our best bet is probably to go with the counter like we did with Dortmund last year and treat it like a Cup Final. I'll drop the Cardiff game if we can get a result here.

    As an interesting exercise, who are the 7 that make the bench?

    Gazzanigga/Lloris, Rose/Davies, KWP, Sissoko, Llorente, and whichever of Dier/Winks/Wanyama/Lamela/Son/Lucas doesn't start. That's every member of our senior squad injured or accounted for and it still leaves us 1 player short so we'll have to put a development kid onto the bench, which as I understand it is Amos or Skipp or Giorgio. Is it bad that I'd put them in before Sissoko? Winks got thrown to the wolves and stepped up but I think he was older.

    Since most of our academy players likely to go on the bench are CM, I think bfwolf's back 3 plan is our best option.
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    ...Please Poch - no 4-3-3...

    Lloris
    Trippier Sanchez Toby Rose
    Dier Wanyama
    Moura Lamela Son
    Kane

    Bench: Gazz, Winks, Sissoko, Georgiou, Davies, KWP, Llorente...

    COYS
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    woke up thinking the game was today (2/10/18) until i checked for the squads at 2pm (est) and saw it was tomorrow. what a let down
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    ............................Gazza....................................
    Tripp’s....Toby...Vert...Sanchez...Davies....Rose
    Aurier..........Dier............Wanyama.............KWP


    .............................Kane......................................

    Break that down Barca....
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    Barca have had some really shit results in their last 3 games. Seems like their defense is a little weak, but given that its a CL game I'm sure they'll be up for it.

    A draw is a good result for us
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    Bit unfair with 12 v 11.
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    We’ll keep Kane on the Bench then and bring him on when their tired...;)
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    There's also the bit about Jan and Serge being hurt and not playing...
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    Starting to feel a bit nervy. I know it's Barca, but a loss and we're likely out of this competition before it starts. Draw is a minimum. Win should be attainable. We beat Real here last year. This Barca team isn't as good as that Real side so whey the hell not? Yeah yeah, injuries and stadiums and fire alarms. I say we stop them 3-1. Woot!
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    Our kids drew 1-1 against Barca's kids. Come on seniors!
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    Dier's not starting :D Oh wait Davies is :(



    Barcelona: Ter Stegen, Semedo, Pique, Rakitic, Sergio, Coutinho, Arthur, L Suarez, Messi, Lenglet, Jordi Alba. Substitutes: Cillessen, D Suarez, Dembele, Rafinha, El Haddadi, Vidal, Vermaelen.
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    ...wow - Dier demoted for...Winks?
    COYS
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    so Dier for Winks/Wanyama and Sissoko for whoever is RW and Rose for whoever is LW it is.
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    Winks had a decent game against RM last year, Dier has been poor and I would rather have a 1 legged hunting tortoise playing instead of Sissoko
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    Sissoko is on the bench but hes our only attacking option in MF to bring on due to all the injuries.
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    It's a strong squad considering the injuries we've had. I'm excited to see Lamela playing in the middle.
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    Hopefully we wont need ( if thats the right word ) him
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    What the hell was that. Hugo's been drinking...
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    Just embarrassing....
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    This is gonna be an ugly day.
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    Why is the pitch brown?
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    Perfect! Now Barca will be overconfident and we'll pick them apart. I'm also a great dancer.
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    I think there was a boxing match there last week. Thats where the ring was.
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    Ok, was wondering if all our players crapped the field already
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    That's the exact question UEFA demanded Tottenham explain.

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