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Post by Paulpowersleftfoot on Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:27 pm

First trip there since 1997 (0-0 draw)


Wright
Vaughan
Wiekens
Whitley
Symons
Edghill
Brannan
Horlock
Van Blerk
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Dickov

Don’t expect to see too many names from the Cardiff game in the starting 11,maybe see Stones as DM?

Muric
Danillo Otamendi Kompany Zinchenko
Stones
Foden D Silva 
Diaz Jesus Sane 
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:22 am

Pretty much the same team for me too, maybe Mahrez for Sane. Bit twitchy about these sort of games now. No extra time just encourages smaller clubs to shut up shop and hope to hold out for penalties on 90 mins. Nice early goal should do the job.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by shakencity on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:41 am

I think Mahrez will start too.

Danilo, Stones, Vince, Zinchenko 
Bernado, Foden, Silva, Mahrez
........Jesus, Sane

Oh, keeper not needed.lol
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Moonchester on Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:19 am

Muric
Danilo       Komany    Ottomendi     Delph
                       Zinchenko
           Bernard               Foden
    Mahrez                                  Diaz
                          Jesus

Give that a whirl maybe?
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:49 pm

Muric
Danillo Otamendi Kompany Zinchenko
Stones
Foden D Silva 
Diaz Jesus Mahrez



I heard that Delph hasn't traveled & that makes sense considering Mendy is still injured & Delph is not fully fit himself. Yes I also think Stones might get a full 90 as a DMF, even if Pep decides he doesn't have the pace to move there on a more regular basis it would still be a great option to have when you want to close out a difficult game by bringing on another central defender & moving him to DMF together with Ferna.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Moonchester on Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:14 pm

It's a shame in one way, the problem we have -

David Silva, Gundongan, Foden all play best in the same position
KDB, Bernardo play best in the same position
Sane, Sterling, Mahrez, Diaz all play best in the same position, although Sane is used more from the left...


Yes, seems Delph, Fernandinho, Bernardo, Aguero haven't been seen travelling.

Bernarbe is with the squad also..
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:55 pm

TBH would rather go for the FA cup this time around, although silverware is silverware. What I love about the early cup games is seeing fringe players and a couple of kids getting a run-out, but also that fact that the manager gets to experiment during a competitive fixture. Always the potential for a few surprises along the way.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:36 pm

HT 1-0 up. Pretty dull stuff really. Mahrez looks a threat, Foden very quiet, Diaz tidy, a goal from Jesus but little else. Nice to see the purple and orange kit abomination get an airing.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:48 pm

Only have text coverage, how’s Stones doing at DMF?
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:58 pm

Not the best game to judge really, Oxford are pretty toothless - no shots on or off target yet. He has lost possession a couple of times so not sure I’d fancy him DM in a big game.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:21 pm

What. A. Goal! 2-0.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:27 pm

Now hearing that Jesus goal should have stood, what do you think was it offside?
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:28 pm

Talking about the 3rd one
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:30 pm

Looked level but can’t understand the Belgian commentary! I’ve got 3-0 in the Super6 too...
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:35 pm

Get in! Phil Foden!
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Blue Radley on Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:42 pm

Can’t ask for much more really. Mahrez the stand-out, Foden more involved the longer the game went on. Zinky looked good apart from one moment at the end of the first half. Shame that this is probably his level cos he’s a good lad. Pretty average opposition though, it must be said.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Moonchester on Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:25 pm

Foden moved round a few times, looked pretty good in all positions other than KDB's (first half).
Maybe we should try him in Fernandinho's spot, for his taking it in, vision and passing ability??

Danilo was a bit rusty, first game in months. to be expected..
Muric is very rough round the edges.. would have benefited from the season out on loan..
Stones isn't up for premier league pace in holding mid. decent as a stand in for subs etc, but not a starter there for me..
Diaz got plenty of the ball, did well, Sterling was even more dangerous though when he came on.
Zinky had a good game too I thought.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Moonchester on Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:33 pm

Was interesting seeing Mahrez get control of the set pieces too, some good balls in created a fair few chances, settling in more now..
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by leopold on Wed Sep 26, 2018 9:45 am

I listened to the match on the radio and it sounded like we were in total control for almost all of the game, but once more we were a bit lacking in the final third. Still, a healthy scoreline and a comfortable win, with a run-out for some fringe and youth players to give them some game time, and a well executed first goal for Foden to boot. It's all good.

Unlike that from those who prefer the team from the other side of the Irwell Laughing Laughing
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:03 am

For anyone like me who didn’t get to see it live, the highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=15dUKh_HPkI
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Strange Blue on Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:11 am

After reading both the MEN & Citywatch ratings their opinions on Stones in DMF & Zinchenko at left back are completely the opposite. CW thinks they both a good game. Still a bit confused & unfortunately it’s not the sort of thing that shows up in the highlights.
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Paulpowersleftfoot on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:05 am

Zinchenko was ok but has very little defensive awareness and gets out of position similar to Kolorov when he was playing as a wing back 
Stones passing at times was dreadful,never in front of the player he passed to who had to check and come back to collect and a move breaks down. 
Oxford were very limited but I’d be wary about playing either of them in those positions against better sides
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by Moonchester on Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:08 am

for me Zinchenko showed lots of nice touches, pretty much had the measure of their winger, and he moved inside, had once nice shot, moved play forward well.

Stones was just a 3rd central defender but sat in front of the other 2. he didn't turn round often enough, happy to play it back to the keeper or other 2, or wide etc. Didn't have the drive or forward momentum that Fernandinho brings to the hole.. against any serious opposition, Stones could look exposed there, and certainly isn't offensive enough in my opinion.

out of 10 I would have given Zinky 7.5/10, Stones 6/10
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Re: Oxford Away

Post by blueboy on Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:28 pm

For what it's worth - my post reaction.


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