Thursday, September 2

Window of opportunity?

Well, today's Guardian reckons we missed out on Yakubu and Pompey's Marc Wilson as we're skint.

But we can't really complain too much. We've kept Parker and Cole, and spent £8 million, recruiting eight new players — Hitzlsperger, Barrera, Piquionne, Reid, Ben Haim, Obinna, Jacobsen and the memorably-named reserve keeper Ruud Boffin — while raising £2 million through the sales of Diamanti and Daprela. Which isn't too bad for a club that's £100 million in debt.

Maybe not ideal, as Barrera, Obinna and Reid are untried at Premier League level, but we might soon be fielding a side of:

GREEN; JACOBSEN, REID, UPSON, ILUNGA; BARRERA, HITZLSPERGER, PARKER; PIQUIONNE, COLE, OBINNA.

That would be six changes from the Old Trafford side and surely must be some kind of improvement. We hope.

4 comments:

Pete May said...

Big Joe comments:

No room for Behrami in this 1st X1 of yours - If he's on wages we may as well continue to play both him and Cole before they bugger off at Xmas!

undyingking said...

Not sure we'll be seeing that 4-3-3 any time very soon though!

Pete May said...

Well, the 4-3-3 was a way to fit in Piquionne, but in reality we'll play 4-4-2 with Behrami, Noble or Dyer in midfield — unless Trevor Brooking becomes caretaker manager of course, in which case we'll revert to 4-3-3 immediately!

matt said...

When we were relegated under Sir Trev he often played 2-3-5...