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palacelad197o
10-09-2017, 08:18 PM
Team and formation for Southampton

-------------------Hennessey -----------

--Ward ---- Dann ----- Tfm --- Pva---


--Townsend---McArthur--Cabaye----Milivojevic---- Schlupp--

--------------------------- Tekers--------------------

Townsend should have the captains armband

SUBS
Speroni
Riedewald
Sakho
Parish
Kelly
Lumeka
Kaikai

Mad Raschic Ken
10-09-2017, 08:39 PM
Hennessey

Fosu-Mensah
Dann
Sakho
Schlupp

Milivojevic
Loftus-Cheek
Cabaye

Townsend
Benteke
Puncheon

Banger
10-09-2017, 08:40 PM
Hennnessey
TFM
Schlupp
Sakho
Dann
Luka
Mcarthur
Cabeye
Townsend
Benteke
Loftus Cheek

Isle of Wight
10-09-2017, 08:40 PM
Agree with that if Wilf and RLC aren't fit enough

alexcpfc
10-09-2017, 08:41 PM
Hennessy

TFM
Dann
Sakho
PVA

Cabaye
MacArthur
RLC

Townsend
Benteke
Schlupp

Mad Raschic Ken
10-09-2017, 08:42 PM
Hennnessey
TFM
Schlupp
Sakho
Dann
Luka
Mcarthur
Cabeye
Townsend
Benteke
Loftus Cheek

I reckon we'll need 11 players. Ha - you added one just in time to make me look very silly!

CPFC.1990
10-09-2017, 08:44 PM
Why are people putting Luka in the side? Have you not seen his last 3 games. He's behind Puncheon, Cabaye, RLC and McArthur in the pecking order now.

917L
10-09-2017, 08:45 PM
Hennessey

Fosu-Mensah
Dann
Sakho
Schlupp

Milivojevic
Loftus-Cheek
Cabaye

Townsend
Benteke
Puncheon

Puncheon???

FFS no

Mad Raschic Ken
10-09-2017, 08:46 PM
Puncheon???

FFS no

At least it gets him out of the midfield. Not sure we have many options in the wide position with Wilf out.

CPFC.1990
10-09-2017, 08:47 PM
Puncheon???

FFS no

Puncheon is the first name on the teamsheet, whether you agree or not.

Danny boy
10-09-2017, 08:47 PM
Tomkins and Loftus Cheek should be fit next week.

Drop Lee and Ward.

Gollum
10-09-2017, 08:48 PM
Team and formation for Southampton

-------------------Hennessey -----------

--Ward ---- Dann ----- Tfm --- Pva---


--Townsend---McArthur--Cabaye----Milivojevic---- Schlupp--

--------------------------- Tekers--------------------

Townsend should have the captains armband

SUBS
Speroni
Riedewald
Sakho
Parish
Kelly
Lumeka
Kaikai


Parish ? The 'new' striker revealed ?

TWELLSEagle
10-09-2017, 08:49 PM
Why are people putting Luka in the side? Have you not seen his last 3 games. He's behind Puncheon, Cabaye, RLC and McArthur in the pecking order now.

Because it's a suggested team, not predictive team?

palacelad197o
10-09-2017, 09:04 PM
Parish ? The 'new' striker revealed ?

:supergrin: glad someone noticed he slipped onto the bench

averity
10-09-2017, 09:12 PM
Same team as today only swap lee for anyone. And if sakho is fit, drop ward and play tfm at right back

averity
10-09-2017, 09:13 PM
I think playing the formation from today, with sakho wilf and rlc in will be a good team!

rhiannapaul
10-09-2017, 09:33 PM
Drop puncheon please..fed up of him checking going around in circles then passing back or sideways. Not scored for years now..

boxthorncutter
10-09-2017, 09:48 PM
Speroni (C)

Ward
TFM
Dann
Schlupp

Townsend
RLC
Luka
PVA

Cabaye

Benteke

bodger
10-09-2017, 09:53 PM
WH
Ward FM Dann Schlupp

Cabaye Luka McArthur
AT CB RLC

Die hard Hoj
10-09-2017, 10:29 PM
---------------------------Hennessy--------------------------
Ward---------------Sakho----------Dann------------Schlupp
-----------------------------Luka-----------------------------
-----------------McArthur----------Cabaye------------------
-----------Townsend--------------------L-Cheek-------------
---------------------------Benteke----------------------------

glaziers fan
10-09-2017, 11:42 PM
-----------------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM---------Dann------------------Sakho-------Schlupp
--------RLC------------Cabaye------------A.B.P*--------
-------Townsend------Benteke-----Sako-----------------


*ANYONE BUT PUNCHEON. In order of preference:

1) Riedewald - left footed, technical ability. Role would suit him I think
2) McArthur - energy, has pace to get there. Puts his foot in, wins headers
3) Milivojevic - out of form, but solid defensively. Decent passer
4) Joniesta - left field option, but a clever player and has the energy.
5) Anyone else. Literally anyone.

Hudds Eagle
10-09-2017, 11:57 PM
Hennessey

TFM
Dann
Riedewald (Sakho if fit)
Schlupp

Luka (RLC if fit)
McArthur
Cabaye

Townsend
Lumeka/KaiKai

Benteke

Put one of the young lads on the wing. They can't be any worse than what we've seen and they'll be absolutely desperate to make an impression. We need RLC and Sakho back ASAP.

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 12:14 AM
Anyone got Puncheon in the midfield? :p

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 12:15 AM
Hennessey

TFM
Dann
Riedewald (Sakho if fit)
Schlupp

Luka (RLC if fit)
McArthur
Cabaye

Townsend
Lumeka/KaiKai

Benteke

Put one of the young lads on the wing. They can't be any worse than what we've seen and they'll be absolutely desperate to make an impression. We need RLC and Sakho back ASAP.

I think the other Sako has a massive part to play with Wilf out. Think he could be a great player for us this season. Hope he will be fit for Southampton.

Martin H
11-09-2017, 12:19 AM
I think the other Sako has a massive part to play with Wilf out. Think he could be a great player for us this season. Hope he will be fit for Southampton.

Has he played any mins though since injury? The doc/medical team seems to insist they build this up before starting don't they? He could perhaps do 10-15 mins like Jairo but can't see him starting. Shame though.

Hudds Eagle
11-09-2017, 12:19 AM
I think the other Sako has a massive part to play with Wilf out. Think he could be a great player for us this season. Hope he will be fit for Southampton.

We can hope. I'm not 100% convinced

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 12:23 AM
Has he played any mins though since injury? The doc/medical team seems to insist they build this up before starting don't they? He could perhaps do 10-15 mins like Jairo but can't see him starting. Shame though.

Maybe both Sako and Sakho will play in the u23s later today? He needs minutes, but is the only guy in our squad who could even hope to cover for Wilf. If he stays fit and reaches top form I (like you) think he will surprise people

Martin H
11-09-2017, 12:45 AM
Maybe both Sako and Sakho will play in the u23s later today? He needs minutes, but is the only guy in our squad who could even hope to cover for Wilf. If he stays fit and reaches top form I (like you) think he will surprise people

It seems the staying fit has been beyond him unfortunately. He should thrive in a forward role with his shooting although his first touch and turn may need a bit of work :) it's odd how he and many others struggle with the first touch quite so much. It would be nice to see anyone rattle one in right now. Takes a mean FK too,

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 12:54 AM
It seems the staying fit has been beyond him unfortunately. He should thrive in a forward role with his shooting although his first touch and turn may need a bit of work :) it's odd how he and many others struggle with the first touch quite so much. It would be nice to see anyone rattle one in right now. Takes a mean FK too,

Oh, I quite like Puncheon on all the free-kicks ;)

bodger
11-09-2017, 09:21 AM
Maybe both Sako and Sakho will play in the u23s later today? He needs minutes, but is the only guy in our squad who could even hope to cover for Wilf. If he stays fit and reaches top form I (like you) think he will surprise people

He can only last for minutes the guy is unfit no pro should be in such poor condition. Maybe Sakho can inspire him to get into top shape until then use the young players who do look after themselves.

Adlerhorst
11-09-2017, 09:23 AM
I am entertained how someone put a player not currently at the club ahead of Puncheon.

I am not disagreeing, just found it entertaining

Thefunkymonk
11-09-2017, 09:29 AM
When is zaha back??

Thefunkymonk
11-09-2017, 09:34 AM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back

Nostrils
11-09-2017, 09:37 AM
----------Hennessey
Mensah-Dann-Tomkins-Schlupp
----------Riedewald
-----Cabaye----Cheek
Townsend-Benteke-Punch

Punch as captain is highly likely to play, so if he has to I think this would be his best position as he's left footed and not a cm. Would also be happy with any of the youths or Sako tbh.

SteveyHawking
11-09-2017, 09:49 AM
Hennessey
Fosu-Mensah Tomkins Sakho Schlupp
Loftus-Cheek Milivojevic Cabaye
Townsend Benteke Zaha

Speroni, Ward, Dann, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Puncheon, Sako

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 09:50 AM
I am entertained how someone put a player not currently at the club ahead of Puncheon.

I am not disagreeing, just found it entertaining

:p

SussexRed&Blue
11-09-2017, 09:59 AM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back


Yes agree that would be the line up i would play if everyone is fit.

glaziers fan
11-09-2017, 10:07 AM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back

We all know Puncheon will play. So more than likely:

------------Hennessey--------------------
TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
------RLC----Cabaye------Punch---------
Townsend----------------------Zaha/Sako
---------------Benteke--------------------

I'd give Sako a go if Zaha is not fit. Personally I'd like to see Riedewald play left side centre mid instead of Puncheon but I think we all know that is unlikely!

GB2506
11-09-2017, 10:39 AM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back

This with bells on!

Our best team by a country mile. How anyone can disagree is beyond me.

Yes Luka has struggled the first few games but that was in a terrible formation that clearly didn't work playing next to Puncheon who is ******* useless! Last season was he was class as that shield in front of the back 4.

CaterhamEagle
11-09-2017, 12:39 PM
When is zaha back??

Given he's still got the brace on, I think it's fair to assume it won't be in September.

CaterhamEagle
11-09-2017, 12:45 PM
Given the likely appointment I'm going to go for a formation more like the manager's style.

Have assumed Tomkins and RLC fit but not Wilf or Sakho (though poss from bench given U23 start).

----------Hennessey
-----TFM Dann Tomkins PVA
--------Luka--------RLC
Townsend--Cabaye----Schlupp
------------Benteke

meee
11-09-2017, 01:05 PM
Cabaye
Cabaye
Fosu Mensah
Sakho
Cabaye
Cabaye
Cabaye
Cabaye
Zaha
Cabaye
Benteke

Seanee Pawnee
11-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Speroni

TFM
Dann
Tompkins
PVA

Luka
Mcartz
Loftus Cheek
Townsend

Cabaye
Ben10

Wein
11-09-2017, 01:11 PM
Parish
Parish Parish Parish Parish
Parish Parish Parish
Parish Parish Parish

glaziers fan
12-09-2017, 12:34 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM-----Dann--------------Sakho-------Schlupp
---------Cabaye-----------Luka/Jairo-------------
Townsend-----Loftus-Cheek---------Zaha
-----------------Benteke-------------------------

tsunamiman
12-09-2017, 12:42 PM
Doesn't Roy love a diamond?

Hennessey
TFM - Dann - Sakho - Schlupp
Luka
RLC McArthur
Cabaye
Townsend - Benteke

cpfcfan1
12-09-2017, 12:48 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM-----Dann--------------Sakho-------Schlupp
---------Cabaye-----------Luka/Jairo-------------
Townsend-----Loftus-Cheek---------Zaha
-----------------Benteke-------------------------
Definetly our best lineup

Chris K
12-09-2017, 12:50 PM
Given the likely appointment I'm going to go for a formation more like the manager's style.

Have assumed Tomkins and RLC fit but not Wilf or Sakho (though poss from bench given U23 start).

----------Hennessey
-----TFM Dann Tomkins PVA
--------Luka--------RLC
Townsend--Cabaye----Schlupp
------------Benteke

No more questions your honour

Eagleinmk
12-09-2017, 12:58 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM-----Dann--------------Sakho-------Schlupp
---------Cabaye-----------Luka/Jairo-------------
Townsend-----Loftus-Cheek---------Zaha
-----------------Benteke-------------------------

Even with the negativity on this board currently, that is without a doubt our best team and the best team Palace have ever had since promotion.

I don't necessarily buy the 'this is the worst team in the league' comments which have been posted on here recently. Yes the depth in quality of the squad is lacking but that team once the players have been well drilled on their individual roles (hopefully remaining relatively injury free) should not be anywhere close to getting relegated.


----------Hennessey
Mensah-Dann-Tomkins-Schlupp
----------Riedewald
-----Cabaye----Cheek
Townsend-Benteke-Punch

Punch as captain is highly likely to play, so if he has to I think this would be his best position as he's left footed and not a cm. Would also be happy with any of the youths or Sako tbh.

I'd go with this as it is inevitable that Punch will start.

I'd consider swapping Riedewld for Luka, I do wonder if Luka's cataclysmic drop in form was De Boer related.

Nostrils
12-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Yeah, I was loath to drop him, but he's been poor so far. You're probably right about de Boer, but that doesn't reflect too well on Luka imo. He'll get his mojo back, but I'd also like to see what Riedewald can do.

kirtoneagle
12-09-2017, 01:10 PM
Hennnessey
TFM
Schlupp
Sakho
Dann
Luka
Mcarthur / Puncheon, if he has to be captain
Cabeye
Townsend
Benteke
Loftus Cheek

kirtoneagle
12-09-2017, 01:10 PM
although can see wilf making a quick recovery now

Cpfcbob
12-09-2017, 01:12 PM
I bet Parish will pick the team this week lol

Eagleinmk
12-09-2017, 01:27 PM
You're probably right about de Boer, but that doesn't reflect too well on Luka imo. .

Very true, unless Luke was genuinely confused with what he was meant to be doing....but as you say, more likely not a great refection of his character

Hector
12-09-2017, 01:42 PM
Sammy Lee will influence this team so it'll be a Big Sam type.

Hennessey

Ward Tomkins Sakho PVA

Cabaye Luka

Townsend RLC Puncheon

Benteke

I feeling upbeat about this.

sherstonpalace
12-09-2017, 01:43 PM
I'm just hoping their keeper is as generous to us on Saturday as he was in December.

glaziers fan
12-09-2017, 01:50 PM
Even with the negativity on this board currently, that is without a doubt our best team and the best team Palace have ever had since promotion.

I don't necessarily buy the 'this is the worst team in the league' comments which have been posted on here recently. Yes the depth in quality of the squad is lacking but that team once the players have been well drilled on their individual roles (hopefully remaining relatively injury free) should not be anywhere close to getting relegated.


.

I agree. Replacing the two weakest links from last season (Puncheon and Ward) with an excellent right back (TFM) and an excellent midfielder (RLC), and it's by far the best XI we've had in our history. That side, with luck and a bit of confidence, should be Top 8 let alone Top 10.

KevMason98
12-09-2017, 01:53 PM
Is Benteke taking corners?

Wein
12-09-2017, 01:53 PM
Hennessey
TFM
Dann
Sakho
Pape
Luka
Cabaye
RLC
Townsend
Zaha
Benteke

rambo1
12-09-2017, 02:10 PM
-------------Hennessey--------------
TFM------Dann----Sakho-----Schlupp

-----Luka----McArthur----Puncheon--

Townsend------Benteke---------Zaha


Subs-
Speroni,Ward,VanAanholt,RLC,Cabaye,KaiKai,Lokilo.

Langers
12-09-2017, 02:15 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM-----Dann--------------Sakho-------Schlupp
---------Cabaye-----------Luka/Jairo-------------
Townsend-----Loftus-Cheek---------Zaha
-----------------Benteke-------------------------

I thought Jairo looked a class act when he came on at the weekend

James SG
12-09-2017, 02:24 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
TFM-----Dann--------------Sakho-------Schlupp
---------Cabaye-----------Luka/Jairo-------------
Townsend-----Loftus-Cheek---------Zaha
-----------------Benteke-------------------------

GF has it right if they are all fit....

mylona
12-09-2017, 03:58 PM
I'm debating whether to take a ham sandwich or a cheese sandwich on Saturday, as it's a midday KO.

Jerry Murphy's Fringe
12-09-2017, 04:07 PM
GF has it right if they are all fit....

Yep. Close thread. Go back to moaning about Roy/FdB/the weather...

GreatGonzo
12-09-2017, 04:19 PM
Reopen thread

Sakho only played 45 minutes yesterday, would expect him to play Friday rather than start Saturday.

costello
12-09-2017, 04:34 PM
RLC for Lee the only change from Burnley.

That said, Southampton are a very different team from Burnley so the shape may need to change

Penstone Eagle
12-09-2017, 04:55 PM
And still Puncheon features in selections.

Nostrils
12-09-2017, 04:59 PM
And still Puncheon features in selections.

Based upon likelihood of him playing tbf. May change with a new manager, but I suspect it won't.

bigend1
12-09-2017, 06:20 PM
---------------------------Hennessy--------------------------
Ward---------------Dann----------Sakho----------------PVA
-----------------------------Luka-----------------------------
-----------------L-Cheek----------Cabaye-------------------
------Townsend----------------------------Schlupp ---------
---------------------------Benteke----------------------------


Fosu-Mensa in for Sakho if not fit

Jimmy in for loftus-cheek if not fit

If zaha was fit, schlupp to left back, Pva on the bench. Wilf on the right and andros on the left so they can get crosses into benteke without always cutting back (Townsend). Moot point I fear as wilf only started running today though

Also happy with fosu-Mensa in for ward at rb

Howdy Dudey
12-09-2017, 07:44 PM
It will be 4231 as it was with England and West Brom.
Hen
TFM Dann Sakho PVA
Luka Jairo
Townsend RLC Schlupp
Ben

Son of Ron
12-09-2017, 07:51 PM
GF has it right if they are all fit....

Agreed. But I don't think he will risk all 3 of Sakho, zaha and rlc at once

neidin
12-09-2017, 08:31 PM
---------------------------Hennessy--------------------------
Ward---------------Dann----------Sakho----------------PVA
-----------------------------Luka-----------------------------
-----------------L-Cheek----------Cabaye-------------------
------Townsend----------------------------Schlupp ---------
---------------------------Benteke----------------------------


Fosu-Mensa in for Sakho if not fit

Jimmy in for loftus-cheek if not fit

If zaha was fit, schlupp to left back, Pva on the bench. Wilf on the right and andros on the left so they can get crosses into benteke without always cutting back (Townsend). Moot point I fear as wilf only started running today though

Also happy with fosu-Mensa in for ward at rb

Fully agree with this formation...But please Roy when we get a corner on the right of goal ---- please please make Townsend take it and swing it into the goal..... when we get one from the left get Cabaye to do the same....there is a greater chance of the ball going in as if the kick is taken well it will be heading towards the net and any deflection apart from a clean header will do.

The Vicar
12-09-2017, 10:29 PM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back

Spot on, with possible exception of Tomkins for Dann if fit. Not a difficult to select first XI if our manager knows what he is doing!

The Vicar
12-09-2017, 10:41 PM
if every one is fit

Hennessey

TFM------Dann-----Sakho-------Schlupp
-----------------Luka----------------------
---------Cabaye------RLC----------------
Zaha--------------------------Townsend
---------------Benteke--------------------



If zaha isn't fit I would put schlupp on wing and pva left back

Spot on, with possible exception of Tomkins for Dann if fit. Not a difficult to select first XI if our manager knows what he is doing!

mcmean
12-09-2017, 10:47 PM
I very much doubt Sakho and Zaha will be fit. It looks as though RLC failed a fitness test Sunday so I'd expect him to start. 451

Hennessey

Ward
TFM
Dann
Schlupp

RLC
Cabaye
Luka
Punch
Townsend

Tekkers

GorBlimey
12-09-2017, 10:50 PM
.

AddoWolz
12-09-2017, 11:01 PM
.................Hennessey
Ward. ......TFM. ....Dann. .....PVA
................Luka. ....Cabaye
....Townsend. ...RLC. .......Schlupp
........................Benteke

RisZero
13-09-2017, 12:51 AM
I imagine this team has been posted alot but it seems the default lineup for our strengths

When fit:

Hennessey
TFM - Dann - Sakho - Schlupp
Luka - Cabaye
Zaha - RLC - Townsend
Benteke

Given likely fitness issues (Wilf, Sakho notably) Id go like this for Sat:

Hennessey
Ward - TFM - Dann - Schlupp
Luka - Cabaye
Townsend - RLC (or McArthur if no RLC) - PVA
Benteke

Put Schlupp at left back over PVA purely as I think he has the better chance of getting us a clean sheet. If PVA is turd on the wing then switch them I guess.

Sorry Punch :(

spt1978
13-09-2017, 06:54 AM
I am entertained how someone put a player not currently at the club ahead of Puncheon.

I am not disagreeing, just found it entertaining

To be fair, that poster is know to be slightly wacky.

Scrumpy
13-09-2017, 07:30 AM
Got a feeling Souaré may get a brief run out so his first game back can be at home and he can get the great reception he deserves.

kirtoneagle
13-09-2017, 07:47 AM
Hennessey

Ward
TFM(Sakho if fit)
Dann
Schlupp

RLC
Cabaye
Luka / Mcarthur
Punch(Zaha if Fit)
Townsend

Tekkers

TC EAGLE
13-09-2017, 07:50 AM
Hennessey

Ward
Fosu-Mensah
Dann
Schlupp

Milivojevic
McArthur
Cabaye

Townsend
Benteke
Loftus-Cheek

TheCharmer1
13-09-2017, 08:00 AM
wh

tfm tomkins Sackho Schlupp

luka cabaye RLC

townsend benteke zaha

Stavros 69
13-09-2017, 08:44 AM
He's not going to drop punch in his first game

kit82
13-09-2017, 08:46 AM
Hennessy

Tfm
Tomkins
Dann
Schlupp

Rlc
Luca
Cabaye

Townsend
Ben
Kai Kai

Jordan's Jacket
13-09-2017, 08:49 AM
He's not going to drop punch in his first game

He will if he has watched any of our recent games!!!

laboxers
13-09-2017, 08:50 AM
He will if he has watched any of our recent games!!!

So he wont be dropping Punch then

Kirby
13-09-2017, 08:53 AM
What I want to see:

Speroni
TFM Dann Sakho Schlupp
Milivojevic
Cabaye McArthur
Townsend Benteke RLC

What I think we'll see:

Hennessey
Ward TFM Dann PVA
Milivojevic
Cabaye RLC
Townsend Benteke Puncheon

Son of Ron
13-09-2017, 08:57 AM
If available our starting team has to be something like:

-------Hennessey
TFM, Dann, Sakho, PVA
----------Luka
Zaha, Cabaye, RLC, Townsend
--------Benteke

but I don't think he'll risk all 3 at the same time of Sakho, Wilf, RLC all coming back to fitness and so this weekend I fully expect Puncheon to remain in, swapped with Townsend in the above....

Palacebear
13-09-2017, 09:17 AM
What we all seem to want & what we will see will be different. I expect;

Wayne

Ward
TFM
Dann
PVA

Macca/Jairo/Luka
Cabaye

Townsend
Punch
Schlupp

Benteke

Nigelbrag
13-09-2017, 09:23 AM
Firstly we need to go back to basics so as to restore confidence and belief back into the players by playing a system they will be comfortable with, the next few days are going to be crucial especially as we prepare for the next Two games (Southampton and Huddersfield) winning those will be a wonderful fillip.
Should we win those will set us up well before the International break, when we can have all our players back to full fitness hopefully and allow Roy Hodgson to drill and prepare his players properly before the "killer" games that follow.
So for the next Two games i would not risk Zaha, Sakho and even RLC, maybe have them on the bench for next Tuesday (if fully fit) and used in the last Half hour, we can't afford to take any risks with this squad. But as these are home games we must also show ambition to win them by taking the shackles off and play with freedom to a degree, so this would be my line up ideally for BOTH games as we need continuity.

-------------------------------Hennessey---------------------------------------------------

------------Ward-------Fosu-Mensah-----------Dann-----------------Schlupp--------------

------------------------Luka--------Cabaye---------McArthur----------------------

-------------Townsend----------------------------------------Van Arnholt-----------------

--------------------------------Benteke----------------------------------------

TheCharmer1
13-09-2017, 10:47 AM
schlupp was one of our best players v Burnley, why would anyone pva over him?

Martin H
13-09-2017, 11:06 AM
I don't think I posted this before, I think it was in one I scrapped. But having joked elsewhere about the irony if Roy looked at the squad and settled on a back 3 it just occurred to me that he did use 3 at the back at Fulham for a while, with Hangeland in the CCB role. Did he not try it for England in one match or maybe it was during a match. Roy has mostly used a 4 though and so no need to panic. :)

Without stirring the s*** up, I really don't care what formation we play as long as it is working. Re comments above, I would be amazed if he drops Puncheon. I don't think the role he occupies now is well understood or valued by fans. Some of Cabaye's early time with us was ignored or pilloried due to this.

Picking the team feels a lottery due to injuries. I am going to assume still that :
Sakho is still not fit enough to start and would risk new problems.
Reuben missing last week probably mean he is on bench. NOT dropped.
Tomkins likely not fit.
Wickham is out and Souare is still recovering full match fitness but may be available for a cameo.

So I think that Roy will leverage last weeks strength and tweak that.

Hennessy
Ward -- Focus-Mensah -- Dann -- Schlupp
Luka -- Cabaye
Townsend -- McArthur -- Puncheon
Benteke


Ignoring last season, I really don't think Luka deserves his slot on this years form but think Roy will give him a chance to put that right. I really hope he takes it and FFS Luka, JUMP! I would like to see Jairo back there alongside Cabaye but leave it to Uncle Roy to sort that out.

Reuben should start if fully fit and probably instead of Macca.

On the bench

Speroni, Souare, Sakho, Sako, Jairo, Lee, PVA

ridiculously imbalanced with LBs. I actually think Roy will bring Damo back into the squad and maybe even into the team but just can't put him in the squad

teesdale99
13-09-2017, 11:22 AM
I don't think I posted this before, I think it was in one I scrapped. But having joked elsewhere about the irony if Roy looked at the squad and settled on a back 3 it just occurred to me that he did use 3 at the back at Fulham for a while, with Hangeland in the CCB role. Did he not try it for England in one match or maybe it was during a match. Roy has mostly used a 4 though and so no need to panic. :)

Without stirring the s*** up, I really don't care what formation we play as long as it is working. Re comments above, I would be amazed if he drops Puncheon. I don't think the role he occupies now is well understood or valued by fans. Some of Cabaye's early time with us was ignored or pilloried due to this.

Picking the team feels a lottery due to injuries. I am going to assume still that :
Sakho is still not fit enough to start and would risk new problems.
Reuben missing last week probably mean he is on bench. NOT dropped.
Tomkins likely not fit.
Wickham is out and Souare is still recovering full match fitness but may be available for a cameo.

So I think that Roy will leverage last weeks strength and tweak that.

Hennessy
Ward -- Focus-Mensah -- Dann -- Schlupp
Luka -- Cabaye
Townsend -- McArthur -- Puncheon
Benteke


Ignoring last season, I really don't think Luka deserves his slot on this years form but think Roy will give him a chance to put that right. I really hope he takes it and FFS Luka, JUMP! I would like to see Jairo back there alongside Cabaye but leave it to Uncle Roy to sort that out.

Reuben should start if fully fit and probably instead of Macca.

On the bench

Speroni, Souare, Sakho, Sako, Jairo, Lee, PVA

ridiculously imbalanced with LBs. I actually think Roy will bring Damo back into the squad and maybe even into the team but just can't put him in the squad
The irony of having too many left backs!

Martin H
13-09-2017, 11:28 AM
The irony of having too many left backs!

Oh yes..... it's big as if they didn't see it coming either. 4 LBS and 7CBs, 1 striker and just 2 keepers, gulp.

aashman12
13-09-2017, 12:13 PM
Why are people putting Luka in the side? Have you not seen his last 3 games. He's behind Puncheon, Cabaye, RLC and McArthur in the pecking order now.

Is he bollocks behind punch. You seen his last 50 games?

Jim Cannon
13-09-2017, 12:19 PM
Why are people putting Luka in the side? Have you not seen his last 3 games. He's behind Puncheon, Cabaye, RLC and McArthur in the pecking order now.

Its amazing how players can improve when a new gaffer arrives. Yes he was poor but he got messed about in pre season playing out of position and then got dropped. Probably had the hump with FDB. We all know he is capable of much better and I would bring him back and hopefully he will soon recapture his form

Son of Ron
13-09-2017, 12:25 PM
OK so Luka's been poor for 3 games. Puncheon has been poor for a couple of seasons, and must be so easy to play against....

theCoach
13-09-2017, 01:01 PM
to martin h, nigelbrag and jim cannon et al........lets put aside wanting / not wanting roy and get behind the team as only we can !!....lets face it collectively between us all we have all picked pretty much what we all believe to be our first eleven when fully fit Unlike FDB......who's fit .that's the bit we don't know.
poster above mentions that he wont drop punch and I concur I suspect he wont but fully expect him to be no where near the first eleven when they are all fit.

what a mouth watering first eleven we have though when all fit and played in the right position.
4-1-4-1 until we get some points on the board then 4-3-3
keep the faith
cmon you palace

theCoach
13-09-2017, 01:05 PM
ps.....luka is a must for me as is loftus cheek, zaha, townsend, benteke and sakho (6 untouchables)

Reg_Maudling
13-09-2017, 01:08 PM
Luka has been de frank de boered

McpfcS
13-09-2017, 01:09 PM
ps.....luka is a must for me as is loftus cheek, zaha, townsend, benteke and sakho (6 untouchables)

Yep plus Cabeye

glaziers fan
13-09-2017, 01:35 PM
OK so Luka's been poor for 3 games. Puncheon has been poor for a couple of seasons, and must be so easy to play against....

One rule for one, one rule for the other.

jimmy the gent
13-09-2017, 01:40 PM
Luka has been de frank de boered

Haven't we all

bodger
13-09-2017, 05:49 PM
ps.....luka is a must for me as is loftus cheek, zaha, townsend, benteke and sakho (6 untouchables)

We have only a few variables our best eleven is only going to be two or three players apart. Luka in a defence minded team is a must but not so in an attack minded team. WH FM Dann Schlupp AT Wilf Cabaye RLC CB are going to be in most teams.

Palacebear
13-09-2017, 06:15 PM
We have only a few variables our best eleven is only going to be two or three players apart. Luka in a defence minded team is a must but not so in an attack minded team. WH FM Dann Schlupp AT Wilf Cabaye RLC CB are going to be in most teams.


I'm not convinced Benteke is a cert to start.....

......Dann must be pushing him hard for the CF position!

GreatGonzo
13-09-2017, 07:15 PM
Yep plus Cabeye

...and Hennessey

beef
13-09-2017, 07:22 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
Ward-----Dann----Luka------Kelly-------PvA
--------Townsend----McArthur-----Lee----------
-----------Mutch----------------------------------
-----------------Benturkey--------------------------

Green Bin
13-09-2017, 07:23 PM
Given that all of the backroom staff seem to have gone with FdB inc Sammy Lee, just who tells Woy and Way who's in form and who's a waste of time (other than Parish). I suspect Hodgson will just name the team who lost so well to Burnley, but drop Lee for RLC if he's fit

Stavros 69
13-09-2017, 07:25 PM
He will if he has watched any of our recent games!!!

Not one manager has dropped him.

Lombardo's hair
13-09-2017, 07:52 PM
Not one manager has dropped him.

Which means either we know f all about football or our managers knew f all about football. As I and many others who think punch should be dropped are still here and all the managers have gone. I think the managers knew f all about football. Unless SP insisted he play? Wouldn't surprise me as he let's his nostalgia for his heros blind him at times

CharlieCPFC
13-09-2017, 07:54 PM
Hennessey
TFM Dann Sakho Schlupp
Luka
Cabaye Loftus Cheek
Townsend Benteke Punch

Lombardo's hair
13-09-2017, 07:58 PM
Hennnessey
TFM
Schlupp
Sakho
Dann
Luka
Mcarthur
Cabeye
Townsend
Benteke
Loftus Cheek

This is the team for me no Ward no Puncheon. Only change wilf for MacArthur if wilf fit.

PALACEFAN
13-09-2017, 08:03 PM
OK so Luka's been poor for 3 games. Puncheon has been poor for a couple of seasons, and must be so easy to play against....

Puncheon has been better than Luka and MacArthur this season. They've just got bigger fan clubs on the BBS.

Plus he was excellent and vital during our good run last season.

Die hard Hoj
13-09-2017, 08:31 PM
----------------Hennessey------------------------
Ward-----Dann----Luka------Kelly-------PvA
--------Townsend----McArthur-----Lee----------
-----------Mutch----------------------------------
-----------------Benteke--------------------------

This is a wind up right......lol

Die hard Hoj
13-09-2017, 08:33 PM
In know I've just tuned in and fallen for it, tossers.

dufski13
14-09-2017, 07:34 AM
OK so Luka's been poor for 3 games. Puncheon has been poor for a couple of seasons, and must be so easy to play against....

This seems to be the common perception amongst fans on here. I don't go to every game anymore, work commitments prevent that. But when I do Puncheon is generally amongst our better players imo, & one of the few players who in the midst of our regular awful streaks does not seem to hide, always wanting the ball, even if the movement of his team mates around him is so poor that he often has few options.
But ok if I accept the prevailing view about him, why on earth do we all think it is that since signing all 6 of his managers ( I think that is right from memory including Mullen's caretaker spells) have seen fit to always pick him? Are we really saying that the fan base know better than 6 football professionals who are all aided & abetted by all the statistics in their possession & vast experience between them?

glaziers fan
14-09-2017, 10:12 AM
Hope Wilf will be on the bench, even if he's only fit to play 20 mins. Hopefully he can train once with the first team before the game. I think Hodgson will go for experience.

Here's what I expect:

------------------------Hennessey--------------------------------
Ward---------Dann-------------------Sakho-------------Schlupp
-------McArthur--------Cabaye-------------Puncheon
-------Townsend-------Benteke-----------RLC------------------

Subs:

Speroni
Riedewald
TFM
PVA
Milivojevic
Sako
Zaha

Here's what I'd go for:

------------------------Hennessey--------------------------------
TFM---------Dann-------------------Sakho-------------Schlupp
-------RLC--------------Cabaye-------------Riedewald----------
-------Townsend-------Benteke------------Sako-----------------

Subs

Speroni
Ward
PVA
Milivojevic
McArthur
Puncheon
Zaha

Bryan
14-09-2017, 12:40 PM
Hennessey
Ward TFM Dann PVA
Luka
Cabaye Loftus Cheek
Townsend Benteke Schlupp

(doubting Sakho is ready yet)

This when everyone is fit

Hennessey
TFM Tomkins/Dan Sakho Schlupp/Souare
Luka/Riedewald
Cabaye Loftus-Cheek
Zaha Benteke Townsend

Garfy
14-09-2017, 12:49 PM
Hennessey
Ward TFM Dann PVA
Luka
Cabaye Loftus Cheek
Townsend Benteke Schlupp

(doubting Sakho is ready yet)

This when everyone is fit

Hennessey
TFM Tomkins/Dan Sakho Schlupp/Souare
Luka/Riedewald
Cabaye Loftus-Cheek
Zaha Benteke Townsend

This when everyone's fit with TFM / Ward alternating as well.

mb23
14-09-2017, 12:50 PM
Hennessey
Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Dann - PVA
Luka
Cabaye - Puncheon (c)
Townsend - Benteke - Loftus-Cheek

Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Riedewald, McArthur, Schlupp, Lee, Ladapo

Obviously what I THINK it will, rather than what I WANT it to be.

AJ
14-09-2017, 01:02 PM
Puncheon has been better than Luka and MacArthur this season. They've just got bigger fan clubs on the BBS.

Plus he was excellent and vital during our good run last season.
McArthur is remembered more fondly than Puncheon from when the team was weaker. Being out most of last season has muddled most peoples minds, when the reality is that both McArthur and Punch are now playing in a better team and are now 2 of the weaker players.

glaziers fan
14-09-2017, 01:13 PM
McArthur is remembered more fondly than Puncheon from when the team was weaker. Being out most of last season has muddled most peoples minds, when the reality is that both McArthur and Punch are now playing in a better team and are now 2 of the weaker players.

Agreed. McArthur, like Puncheon, is a great squad player. But their time is over. We need new midfield recruits, and we need them quickly.

bodger
14-09-2017, 03:03 PM
Agreed. McArthur, like Puncheon, is a great squad player. But their time is over. We need new midfield recruits, and we need them quickly.

Sell them and then they become world beaters, just like every player Bournemouth sign is one we should have got. McArthur is a fine player as is Punch plenty good enough for our squad.

teesdale99
14-09-2017, 04:00 PM
Hennessey
Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Dann - PVA
Luka
Cabaye - Puncheon (c)
Townsend - Benteke - Loftus-Cheek

Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Riedewald, McArthur, Schlupp, Lee, Ladapo

Obviously what I THINK it will, rather than what I WANT it to be.
This will more than likely be the team except surely Schlupp will start instead of pva - he played well v Burnley other than that woeful shot whereas ova has looked pretty ropey this year.

Seems Zaha is still a few weeks away but it's possible we will see Sakho on the bench and then Pap in the next couple of weeks too. Sako seems to be in full training - surely he is worth a shot on the bench? He has shown the odd glimpse of premiership quality amongst mainly being unfit/injured/overweight/disinterested - he at least has power, can cross and has a hammer shot whereas I can't see any Prem future for Lee, Mutch, Kelly, Delaney. Not sure about Lapado but we do need 1 striker on the bench.

Stellavista
14-09-2017, 04:01 PM
We need new midfield recruits, and we need them quickly.

Well that's a bit of a shame, considering the window has just slammed shut.

jhc
14-09-2017, 04:16 PM
Agreed. McArthur, like Puncheon, is a great squad player. But their time is over. We need new midfield recruits, and we need them quickly.

Really GF?

JimmyMc is the one who gives us that bit of 'oomph' in midfield. I bet he covers more ground that anyone else when he's on the pitch. He's the one player you can guarantee to inject a bit of tempo into the team. He's a long way from being finished for me.

Martin H
14-09-2017, 05:04 PM
Really GF?

JimmyMc is the one who gives us that bit of 'oomph' in midfield. I bet he covers more ground that anyone else when he's on the pitch. He's the one player you can guarantee to inject a bit of tempo into the team. He's a long way from being finished for me.

He is the one that normally gets closest to Punch and its one or the other but mostly Punch I think. Seem to remember Luka beating everyone in one match last season but that was en exception I think. But I only find the nrs for some matches, not all.

alanlee11
14-09-2017, 05:32 PM
I still rate Jimmy Mac. Think he could be really crucial for us in midfield. Has energy and can score !

cpfcfan1
14-09-2017, 06:54 PM
Any injury update on rlc and sakho?

johnnybacaro
14-09-2017, 09:21 PM
what i'd do

Hennessey
Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Sakho- Schlupp
Luka McArthur
Townsend Cabaye RLC
Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Punch, , Schlupp, , Ladapo, Dann, PVA


obv if wilf is fit, it changes everything

Mr Bo Jangles
14-09-2017, 09:26 PM
Hennessey
Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Dann - PVa
Luka Cabaye
Townsend RLC Schlupp (we need width)
Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Punch, Ladapo, Tomkins (anyone else who's fit)

LDNEAGLE
14-09-2017, 09:31 PM
anybody but Hennessey

TFM Dann Sakho Souare
Townsend Luka Cabaye Schlupp
RLC
Benteke

glaziers fan
14-09-2017, 10:11 PM
Really GF?

JimmyMc is the one who gives us that bit of 'oomph' in midfield. I bet he covers more ground that anyone else when he's on the pitch. He's the one player you can guarantee to inject a bit of tempo into the team. He's a long way from being finished for me.

Guaranteed 100% effort from JM. I just think he lacks quality on the ball. Great squad player, but we have 3 centre mids who are ageing. We need some young legs in the midfield.

glaziers fan
14-09-2017, 10:12 PM
Any injury update on rlc and sakho?

We'll find out tomorrow. I expect them both to start.

bodger
15-09-2017, 08:48 AM
We'll find out tomorrow. I expect them both to start.

I doubt Sakho will we cant take chances with him RLC must have a good chance.

Dobbo
15-09-2017, 09:09 AM
what i'd do

Hennessey
Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Sakho- Schlupp
Luka McArthur
Townsend Cabaye RLC
Benteke

Subs: Speroni, Kelly, Punch, , Schlupp, , Ladapo, Dann, PVA


As much as I rate Schlupp, it's a bit too much to expect him to play left-back and sit on the bench.

Palacebear
15-09-2017, 09:14 AM
Hennessey

Ward - Fosu-Mensah - Dann - PVa

Luka Cabaye

Townsend RLC Schlupp (we need width)

Benteke



Subs: Speroni, Punch, Ladapo, Tomkins (anyone else who's fit)


That's the team I would go with tomorrow, but you just know he's not going to drop punch.

Assuming punch plays, I hope it's out wide and not at the expense of Townsend, Luka/JM, cabaye or RLC.

Thefunkymonk
15-09-2017, 09:21 AM
Think we could see sakho tomorrow.. even if on bench

aj4england
15-09-2017, 09:24 AM
---------------Speroni--------------
---TFM or Ward----Dann-Sakho---Schlupp---
----------------Luka---------------
-------Cabaye-------Jimmy--------
----Townsend---------------RLC-----
-------------Beneteke----------

Amazing to see people want PVA instead of Schlupp. Beyond mental. Arguably our best player last week.

Really looking forward to getting Souare back.

Thefunkymonk
15-09-2017, 09:25 AM
With wilf definetly out.. I would go

Hennessey

TFM----Dann------Sakho----Pva

---------Luka------Cabaye--------

Townsend------RLC-----------Schlupp

-------------Benteke--------------


If sakho isn't fit the. Either Tomkins or TFM in middle then ward RB

Bench of

Speroni
Ward
Tomkins
Punch
Lokilo
Lapado
Reidewald

aj4england
15-09-2017, 09:26 AM
A 75% Sakho must play. He can miss next week if needed.

bigend1
15-09-2017, 09:28 AM
With wilf definetly out.. I would go

Hennessey

TFM----Dann------Sakho----Pva

---------Luka------Cabaye--------

Townsend------RLC-----------Schlupp

-------------Benteke--------------


If sakho isn't fit the. Either Tomkins or TFM in middle then ward RB

Bench of

Speroni
Ward
Tomkins
Punch
Lokilo
Lapado
Reidewald


Yep. Great team on paper with wilf come back

Gollum
15-09-2017, 09:34 AM
Can't see Sakho being match fit after just 45 mins on Monday. Be nice if he was on the bench, if only for his presence. Hopefully RLC is ready now and Luca restored as defensive midfielder.

Nigelbrag
15-09-2017, 09:39 AM
To even consider recalling Sakho after what is it 30 minutes in an under 23 game after nearly SIX months out is a big big gamble to take, he is going to be so important in the weeks ahead so to risk him in this game is madness. He along with Loftus-Cheek need easing back, and the perfect game for that should be Huddersfield and be played for 45 minutes in the 2nd half, if Zaha is ready? then that also would be the game to ease him back for around 30 minutes.
To be rushed back early and break down would be disastrous for our long term prospects, Why Gamble when the defence we played against Burnley showed for Now they were adequate.

beef
15-09-2017, 11:31 AM
Wonder if it's worth playing PvA on the wing? I really don't rate him as a defender but he is fast and can chip in with goals

Jay_eagle
15-09-2017, 11:49 AM
I'd have PVA on the winger rather then Schulpp.

Chungy had his chance, he blew it.

Penstone Eagle
15-09-2017, 11:53 AM
I'd have PVA on the winger rather then Schulpp.

Chungy had his chance, he blew it.

Prefer Schlupp.

Lee has never take advantage of his chances when picked, probably because he is and always been, championship level and not up to it.

west eagle
15-09-2017, 11:54 AM
Hennessey

Fosu-Mensah
Dann
Sakho
Schlupp

Milivojevic
Loftus-Cheek
Cabaye

Townsend
Benteke
Puncheon

this for me

Penstone Eagle
15-09-2017, 11:55 AM
---------------Speroni--------------
---TFM or Ward----Dann-Sakho---Schlupp---
----------------Luka---------------
-------Cabaye-------Jimmy--------
----Townsend---------------RLC-----
-------------Beneteke----------

Amazing to see people want PVA instead of Schlupp. Beyond mental. Arguably our best player last week.

Really looking forward to getting Souare back.

Yep

beef
15-09-2017, 12:03 PM
---------------Hennessey------------------
----------TFM---Dann---Sakho------------
-Ward------------------------------PvA----
-------------RLC---Puncheon--------------
---Townsend-------------------Schlupp---
-----------------Benturkey------------------

On second thought I think PvA could work with Sakho covering him.

Green Bin
15-09-2017, 12:17 PM
Prefer Schlupp.

Lee has never take advantage of his chances when picked, probably because he is and always been, championship level and not up to it.

Other than scoring the winner against Stoke City (although Bolasie got injured celebrating and was never the same afterwards...I think we can blame Lee for that too)...He was our best player when we got beaten at home 0-3 by Chelsea a couple of years ago, everyone else was playing championship level I suppose.

alexcpfc
15-09-2017, 12:39 PM
So based on who's fit and who's not

Hennessy

TFM
Tomkins
Dann
Schlupp

Luka

Townsend
Cabaye
RLC
Puncheon

Benteke

SteveyHawking
15-09-2017, 12:41 PM
After the press conference I'd imagine it'll be:

Hennessey
Ward Tomkins Dann Schlupp
Cabaye Milivojevic Puncheon (c)
Loftus-Cheek Benteke Townsend

Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Riedewald, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Lee, Kai Kai

Wolfnipplechips
15-09-2017, 12:45 PM
So based on who's fit and who's not

Hennessy

TFM
Tomkins
Dann
Schlupp

Luka

Townsend
Cabaye
RLC
Puncheon

Benteke

Yup.

CaterhamEagle
15-09-2017, 12:46 PM
So based on who's fit and who's not

Hennessy

TFM
Tomkins
Dann
Schlupp

Luka

Townsend
Cabaye
RLC
Puncheon

Benteke

That's the 11 I expect, playing:

Hennessey
TFM Dann Tomkins Schlupp
Luka Punch
Townsend Cabaye RLC
Benteke

Bench:
Speroni, Ward, PVA, McArthur, Riedewald, Kaikai, Ladapo

Personally would have McArthur in for Punch but no way a manager drops the captain for his first game.

chelmsfordeagle
15-09-2017, 12:51 PM
i think he will start the same team that started last week.

srh
15-09-2017, 12:59 PM
i think he will start the same team that started last week.

Surely he'll play RLC and Luka

Laurie
15-09-2017, 01:08 PM
i think he will start the same team that started last week.

He won't start Lee. surely

TheCharmer1
15-09-2017, 01:09 PM
i think he will start the same team that started last week.

Sounded like that to me, with Tomkins and Loftus cheek on the bench

TAK
15-09-2017, 01:11 PM
After the press conference I'd imagine it'll be:

Hennessey
Ward Tomkins Dann Schlupp
Cabaye Milivojevic Puncheon (c)
Loftus-Cheek Benteke Townsend

Speroni, Fosu-Mensah, Riedewald, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Lee, Kai Kai

That's how I see it too.

GreatGonzo
15-09-2017, 01:12 PM
1st question is who has travelled to Leeds?

If no-one knows we will find out shortly after 6 i guess.

danibutcher
15-09-2017, 01:20 PM
Imagine after everything he decides to play 3-4-3 and wins

glaziers fan
15-09-2017, 01:38 PM
Think it will be:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-----------McArthur-----------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

OR:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
--------------------------Milivojevic--------------------------------
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-------------------------------------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

I favour the latter. TFM will miss out, because Roy will go with experience at the back. Wardy keeps lucking out. RLC would have been on the bench if Wilf was fit, so this is a big chance for RLC to stake a claim for a place. I just hope Roy goes with the latter, and Luka and RLC have stormers - that will put pressure on Puncheon when Wilf comes back.

aj4england
15-09-2017, 01:41 PM
Big chance for RLC to stake a claim for a place.

Unless I'm missing something, he's probably first name on the sheet atm when fit....

Mr Palace
15-09-2017, 01:50 PM
It will probably be:

---------Hennessey---------

TFM---Tomkins-- Dann----Schlupp

--------------Luka---------------

-----Cabaye--------Puncheon

RLC------Benteke----Townsend

Subs:
Speroni, Ward, Riedewald, Van Aanholt, McArthur, Kai Kai, Sako


What I'd like to see:

---------Hennessey---------

TFM---Tomkins-- Dann----PvA

----------Luka------

---Cabaye-----RLC---

Townsend------Benteke----Schlupp

Subs:
Speroni, Ward, Riedewald, Puncheon, McArthur, Kai Kai, Sako

penguin7
15-09-2017, 01:51 PM
Think it will be:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-----------McArthur-----------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

OR:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
--------------------------Milivojevic--------------------------------
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-------------------------------------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

I favour the latter. TFM will miss out, because Roy will go with experience at the back. Wardy keeps lucking out. RLC would have been on the bench if Wilf was fit, so this is a big chance for RLC to stake a claim for a place. I just hope Roy goes with the latter, and Luka and RLC have stormers - that will put pressure on Puncheon when Wilf comes back.

Either formation is possible, but RLC is wasted on the left wing. He is best starting deeper, where he can get his head up, and either play an incisive pass or move forward with the ball

teesdale99
15-09-2017, 01:55 PM
Surprised if TFM doesn't start - he looked good v Burnley and has more pace than Dann/Tomkins. Tomkins on bench I reckon. He could also start at right back but I imagine he will prefer Ward.

RLC on left, perhaps rotating with Puncheon? I think we may see Sakho on bench.

We haven't even played under Roy yet but I'm already more optimistic than previous games and I think there will be a good atmosphere and improved performance. Please.

glaziers fan
15-09-2017, 03:32 PM
Unless I'm missing something, he's probably first name on the sheet atm when fit....

Roy will go for experience. Like the esteemed bbsers think, Puncheon is first on the team sheet. Let's not forget that. The youngsters will need to prove themselves again to the new manager. RLC man of the match in his first two games counts for nothing.

Thefunkymonk
15-09-2017, 03:43 PM
TFM has been our best defender.. why would he be dropped

Braders
15-09-2017, 03:47 PM
It will be very disappointing if RLC plays out wide

AddoWolz
15-09-2017, 04:26 PM
.....................Hennessey
TFM. .......Tomkins. ...Dann. .......PVA

......................Milivojevic

Townsend....McArthur. ..RLC. ...Schlupp

..........................Benteke
When you start putting your team down you realise we've got a decent team , for me just short upfront , and for a couple of people on here the GK I guess .

MAW
15-09-2017, 04:29 PM
On BBC Sport, www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41279830, Brede Hangeland, who played for Fulham under Hodgson, states:

'I am pretty sure Hodgson will play a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 system at Palace and he will do a lot of work with each player on where they play as part of the team shape.'

BUNGLE
15-09-2017, 04:34 PM
Hennessey
Mensah Dann Tomkins Schlupp
Luca Cabaye
Townsend RLC Puncheon
Benteke

HurstpierPalace
15-09-2017, 04:37 PM
.....................Hennessey
TFM. .......Tomkins. ...Dann. .......PVA

......................Milivojevic

Townsend....McArthur. ..RLC. ...Schlupp

..........................Benteke
When you start putting your team down you realise we've got a decent team , for me just short upfront , and for a couple of people on here the GK I guess .

Swap Mcarthur for Cabaye and we have a winner.

CaterhamEagle
15-09-2017, 04:45 PM
Unless I'm missing something, he's probably first name on the sheet atm when fit....

That'll be Benteke, given we only have one player for his position.

kettle
15-09-2017, 04:51 PM
WH
Ward - TFM - Dann - Schlupp
McArthur
Cabeye - RLC
Townsend - Bentekkers - PVA

Think Punch needs dropping for his own good. Don't see RLC as a wide midfielder.

TC EAGLE
15-09-2017, 05:02 PM
Same team me thinks as Burnley with RLC and Tomkins added to the bench, with RLC Tomkins, Sakho, Souare all starting v Huddersfield

Twiggy
15-09-2017, 05:05 PM
... I still think riedevald deserves a chance..he looked good playing on Saturday...... sorry in advance if I spelt name wrong.

hedge end eagle
15-09-2017, 06:48 PM
TFM has been our best defender.. why would he be dropped

Exactly what I was about to say! No way should ward start ahead of him

GB2506
15-09-2017, 06:54 PM
It will be very disappointing if RLC plays out wide

This! A complete and utter waste. All to keep Punch in the side.

mcmean
15-09-2017, 07:02 PM
Well, we know that Sakho is in the squad for tomorrow now!

Stockport_Eagle
15-09-2017, 07:06 PM
On BBC Sport, www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41279830, Brede Hangeland, who played for Fulham under Hodgson, states:

'I am pretty sure Hodgson will play a 4-4-2 or 4-4-1-1 system at Palace and he will do a lot of work with each player on where they play as part of the team shape.'
Pretty sure he wont play 442 Brede mate :rolleyes:

Mr Palace
15-09-2017, 08:30 PM
Same team me thinks as Burnley with RLC and Tomkins added to the bench, with RLC Tomkins, Sakho, Souare all starting v Huddersfield

You'd start Lee? I wouldn't even have him on the bench.

RLC has to start. So does Tomkins.

cpfcfan1
15-09-2017, 09:20 PM
Hen

Ward dann tomkins pva

Cabaye milo

Townsend rlc schlupp

Benteke

hedge end eagle
15-09-2017, 09:30 PM
Hen

Ward dann tomkins pva

Cabaye milo

Townsend rlc schlupp

Benteke

Fosu mensah for ward and then I think that will be the team :lux:

NorthPalace23
15-09-2017, 09:37 PM
TFM has been our best defender.. why would he be dropped

Fosu Mensah is massively overrated on here.

He hasn't done enough to walk into our team in my opinion.

Also not keen on x2 loanees in the starting 11.

NorthPalace23
15-09-2017, 09:40 PM
Hennessey

Ward
Dann
Tomkins
Schlupp

Townsend
Milivojevic
Cabaye
Loftus Cheek
Pva

Benteke

glaziers fan
16-09-2017, 10:39 AM
Think it will be:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-----------McArthur-----------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

OR:

--------------------------Hennessey-------------------------------
Ward----------Dann--------------------Tomkins----------Schlupp
--------------------------Milivojevic--------------------------------
---------------Cabaye------------------Puncheon------------------
-----Townsend-------------------------------------------RLC
----------------------------Benteke---------------------------------

I favour the latter. TFM will miss out, because Roy will go with experience at the back. Wardy keeps lucking out. RLC would have been on the bench if Wilf was fit, so this is a big chance for RLC to stake a claim for a place. I just hope Roy goes with the latter, and Luka and RLC have stormers - that will put pressure on Puncheon when Wilf comes back.

BINGO!

Roy Hodgson, without Sammy Lee, hasn't a clue about our team. He has to start again. If Frank had dropped Puncheon he would have kept it the same. If Frank had dropped Ward he would have kept it the same.

I guess we should be thankful that RLC is allowed in. As I said before, if Zaha had been fit he would have been on the bench.

COYP.

Mr Palace
16-09-2017, 11:05 AM
It's painful to see each new manager have to repeat the same selection mistakes but hopefully he will get very quickly that Luka is critical in central midfield, that Puncheon isn't deserving of a place in the starting 11, and that RLC is best deployed from deep in the centre. I have faith he will get it right.

glaziers fan
16-09-2017, 11:29 AM
It will take months.