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21 minutes ago, Deeg67 said:

I really feel like Wolves are our best shot.  If they go up a couple early we can spend an hour in our game kicking the ball around midfield and watching the clock.

I feel like this too. Just can't see us winning today, kinda hoping Chelsea implode.

 

It's a bit of a Mexican standoff, for Chelsea. If they go for it and get caught out they could be the architect of their own downfall. 

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8 minutes ago, TK95 said:

No way Chelsea are overturning that deficit to Bayern. So should be safe in that respect

Oh yeah don’t get me wrong, it’s not happening. I was just pointing out it’s the only way it theoretically can. Overturning a 3-0 first leg defeat against Bayern is almost impossible coupled with then going on and winning the tournament as well as them losing to wolves and us and Man Utd drawing and wolves winning the Europa league. It’s not happening but I would be curious to know what odds a bookies would give on it.

 

Edit - Just tried a bet builder and it was even more unlikely than I imagined. 

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11 minutes ago, UniFox21 said:

Wouldn't object to that, only worry is us getting pinned back in with Hamza over Perez. 

If Hamza can do what he did against Spurs in the home game. Win the ball high up and get it to our forwards

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If we do get in, expect all the coverage to be about Man Utd/Chelsea shortcomings rather than ours/Wolves achievement. 

 

 

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28 minutes ago, Paddy. said:

"I can see why he gave it. Refs have got a hard job. There's not a lot of contact, if any...but Morgan's sliding motion must have been in Fernandes' peripheral vision and that's clearly caused him to think he was going to get fouled and he loses his balance in that moment and goes down. It's harsh but in that moment I think Fernandes is within his rights to go down because he's expecting that contact. If he'd not gone down then he would have scored so it's a definite pen, even if there was potentially no contact from a Leicester player. It's the modern game now, Jake."

 

 

That is exactly the script. Well rehearsed and ready to roll out. Only the players names may change. However, any incident at the other end barely warrants a replay. The Sky build up will be 90% ManU focused. Even 5-Live yesterday devoted a time slot to each clubs chances and when it got to ours they focused on Kasper's comments about De Gea and talked about the ManU goalies recent form. Similar thing happened in the previous match when Sky's few minutes to talk about us was taken up with how much we will miss Maguire. I cancelled my Sky contract and will only now buy NowTV codes for when we play. 

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I think United will go into this game waiting to see what we do, if we have an explosive first 15/20 mins like Rodgers Liverpool team used to have then match them until the last half hour and blitz them again then we might catch them out. 

 

I’m not sure I can see it happening, just feel as if our players minds have always been on this game and now it’s judgement day. 
 

Big Vardy vs Maguire moment to come I feel. Or Nacho skinning him with some quick feet and bending it top corner - something has to give! 
 

 

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Would like to see Barnes come on from the bench today. Save him for the last half hour when we can really utilise his pace against a tired back line

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I think it'll be a nervy game with so much on the line and despite Ole saying they will go for it, I can only see united defending the first 20 minutes and keeping us out from making a strong start. The key for us is we need to make a strong start. The longer its 0-0 the more desparate we'll become and the more likely they are to counter and score. 

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Just now, TK95 said:

Would like to see Barnes come on from the bench today. Save him for the last half hour when we can really utilise his pace against a tired back line

They won't have a tired back line. The new 5 subs rule brought in to assist those clubs with more top players to pick from will see to that. 

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1 minute ago, TK95 said:

Would like to see Barnes come on from the bench today. Save him for the last half hour when we can really utilise his pace against a tired back line

100%. I think he gets marked out of this game with AWB back pocketing him if he starts, need him up against tired legs to pin them in later on

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5 minutes ago, Stuntman_Mike said:

If we do get in, expect all the coverage to be about Man Utd/Chelsea shortcomings rather than ours/Wolves achievement. 

 

 

Not a problem, I'd rather be called lucky and get in than unlucky and miss out.

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25 minutes ago, theessexfox said:

That bloke on twitter seems to think it’ll be:

 

Kasper

 

Albrighton

JJ

Evans

Morgan

Thomas 

 

Ndidi

Hamza

Tielemans

 

Nacho

Vardy

Makes sense. I'd prefer Barnes in for Hamza as a more attacking option, or Perez for his work rate and link up, but if Rodgers is focusing on shutting down Fernandes then Hamza can do a Kamark-Juninho job.

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1 minute ago, Spudulike said:

They won't have a tired back line. The new 5 subs rule brought in to assist those clubs with more top players to pick from will see to that. 

Williams doesn’t look fit and Shaw needs a fitness test and with his history ... maguire turns like a glacier and big Vic has a mistake in him. Who do they have to bring on? Bailey, maybe Matic at a push ... that Argentinian lad who’s name I can’t remeber? Fosu mensah looked poor against wham. They are all there to be got at ... Vardy and Natcho have the tools. It’s all about a) our midfield allowing them to operate and b) not getting caught with a high line ... although it looks as though JJ will be operating at cb so that’s a little pace. I can see Jonny Evans wanting this and getting the lads firing. 

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6 minutes ago, foxfanazer said:

You watch Hamza get booked in the first 10 minutes

He’s probs only gonna start to injure someone. 
 

accidentally on purpose 

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Lots of suggestions lately that United are very vulnerable to crosses. Curious given Maguire is pretty dominant in the air.

 

If we can get Thomas and Albrighton making low crosses into the box I'm convinced Nacho will put one away.

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1 minute ago, Cameron Davidson said:

When is Bennett getting subbed on?

When he Returns to wolves. 

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5 minutes ago, casablancas said:

Williams doesn’t look fit and Shaw needs a fitness test and with his history ... maguire turns like a glacier and big Vic has a mistake in him. Who do they have to bring on? Bailey, maybe Matic at a push ... that Argentinian lad who’s name I can’t remeber? Fosu mensah looked poor against wham. They are all there to be got at ... Vardy and Natcho have the tools. It’s all about a) our midfield allowing them to operate and b) not getting caught with a high line ... although it looks as though JJ will be operating at cb so that’s a little pace. I can see Jonny Evans wanting this and getting the lads firing. 

JJ's pace will be critical, agreed.

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1 minute ago, Stuntman_Mike said:

If we do get in, expect all the coverage to be about Man Utd/Chelsea shortcomings rather than ours/Wolves achievement. 

 

 

I dread to think about it if man united got in..

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Perez has to start for me. I get that we don't want to concede early but we actually have to win this game in all likelihood. This is Man Utd, not Liverpool. They have vulnerabilities just like we have.

 

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I won't be watching any of the MUTV, sorry Sky, pre match build up with Evra, Keane, Neville, etc. Instead my plan is to load up the KP pre match montage at 3.55 and watch that, followed by the game. Always gets me going for the game whilst bringing a tear to the eye, especially that Ulloa celebration after scoring the pen v West Ham in 2016. COYB!

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As much as this is about us and our club, I can't help but feel this is a massive game for Brendan Rodgers. He's had criticism his whole career saying he's a good coach but not a top coach and that he doesn't deliver in the big games. One game doesn't change all of that but I do think this is massive opportunity for BR to at least start turning that tide and silence a few doubters.

 

Win today and get us in the CL and the horrible post xmas form is largely forgotten about.

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Anyone saying it’s all over and we can’t win, we have been involved in some of the craziest last game of the seasons imaginable in the last 30 odd years. Some of gone out way, many have not but no one could have predicted.

Tony James 1-0

Steve Walsh v Newcastle scoring at both ends.

Speedie dive

3-0

down v Swindon back to 3-3 dodgy penalty and crying all the way back home again.

Walshy at the double v derby 

Muzzy v Watford to get into the play offs

Claridge 120 shin

Batter Stoke in the most one sided 0-0 draw ever.

The stupid willy puller chipped it

Allez led Blues Allez Les blues knockaert at forest 

Deaney Day

Everton And the trophy!

 

Im sure I’ve missed others out here, supporting Leicester is a roller coaster and the only thing that’s certain is no one knows what the bloody hell is going to happen next.

So sit back and enjoy the ride.

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2 minutes ago, Paddy. said:

As much as this is about us and our club, I can't help but feel this is a massive game for Brendan Rodgers. He's had criticism his whole career saying he's a good coach but not a top coach and that he doesn't deliver in the big games. One game doesn't change all of that but I do think this is massive opportunity for BR to at least start turning that tide and silence a few doubters.

 

Win today and get us in the CL and the horrible post xmas form is largely forgotten about.

Fair point, If we lose he'll get slated for blowing it in the 2nd half of the season.

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