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Brentford (a) Pre-Match (FA Cup)

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3 hours ago, st albans fox said:

I think we have to choose between the Europa league and the fa cup

 

priority is top four finish  - we can’t sustain that and trying to win both cups .....

I would prioritise a Europa League or FA Cup win way above a top 4 finish.You don't win anything for finishing top 4.

 

We possibly have our best ever squad and arguably manager at the moment and in 20 years time you want to be talking about what they won, not that they finished 2nd, 3rd or 4th like we do with quite a few of our great historic teams. 

 

 

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Personally would rest a few players that have played a lot this season. We have a huge game vs Everton Wednesday. Would like us to go for this competition, even though top 4 would allow us a better squad going forward to be able to manage 3 competitions more effectively. We can make 5 subs so we can have the likes of Justin, fofana, hamza if needed, I would go with:

 

Kasper 

Ricardo 

Evans

Soyuncu

Thomas

Mendy

Tielemans 

Under

Barnes 

Perez 

Nacho 

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6 hours ago, winteriscoming said:

                    Ward

Ricardo  Amartey  Soyuncu  Thomas 

       Mendy  Tielmans Albrighton

            Perez          Under
                    Nacho  

 

I'd be worried about that back 4, hardly played and not together at all.

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I think BR made a huge mistake playing such a strong team vs Stoke and injuring Praet in the process IF we then play a weak team and lose here.

We have to go for it now or it all seems pointless. We got through, and got a very decent draw, it’s absolutely asinine to throw this now.

To the people who will say ‘we can’t cope with the schedule in 3 comps’ I totally agree! However if this is the case , we should of ‘gambled’ vs Stoke and put a weak team out with the likes of Hamza, Mendy, Thomas, Fuchs etc then save our team if we are just going to throw it away now anyway. Brentford are a lot better and more attacking the Stoke, we will lose if we have a spine like that.

 

Edit: How I see it is, play a stronger team, if we get even 1-0 up , take off our spine and try and grind through.

Again a better option than starting weak, inevitably going 1-0 down, then bringing on the big boys anyway, risking them in the process. 

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The Everton game is huge. 

 

I would make a lot of changes for this one. We'd still have a good team out.

 

Kasper 

 

Ricardo

Soyuncu

Amartey 

Thomas 

 

Mendy

Tielemans

 

Under 

Maddison 

Barnes 

 

Perez 

 

 

 

 

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                           Ward

          Ricardo Amartey Soy Thomas

                   Mendy  Choudary

            Under                       Barnes

                       Perez

                             Nacho        

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Ward

 

Ricardo

Forfana

Soyuncu

Castagne

 

Mendy

Hamza

 

Ünder 

Perez

Barnes

 

Iheanacho

 

Evans, Justin, Ndidi, Tielemans, Maddison & Vardy to be kept fresh for Everton 

 

Go quite defensive, and release front four  via Ricardo and Timmy on the flanks 

 

Battle in midfield with a low block with Soyuncu Fofana Mendy and Hamza

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I'd like to see Wakeling on the bench, I'm not bothered about the FA cup this year as top 4 and Europa are priority. His finish against Man United the other night was brilliant, be nice to see if we can promote from within before going all out in the summer on a striker.

 

Although, I expect Nacho and Perez getting game time is a bigger priority.

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Wardy

Ricky Amartey Soy Thomas

Mendy Tielemans (hooked after 60 mins)

Ünder Perez Gray 

Nacho

 

Agree with others that Praet injury is tricky. Not sure who in the kids teams can make the step but would like to see 1-2 on the bench at least.

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23 minutes ago, Stevosevic said:

The Everton game is huge. 

 

I would make a lot of changes for this one. We'd still have a good team out.

 

Kasper 

 

Ricardo

Soyuncu

Amartey 

Thomas 

 

Mendy

Tielemans

 

Under 

Maddison 

Barnes 

 

Perez 

 

 

 

 

Isn't Tielemans 1 booking away from a suspension?

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34 minutes ago, mannyzlcfc said:

Isn't Tielemans 1 booking away from a suspension?

Not now, no. 

 

But to flesh this out slightly, if he got 6 yellows within the next 13 league games, then he'd get a 2 match suspension.

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Tricky match at Everton only a few days after, I think we have reached the stage of prioritising other competitions over this.

 

                               Ward

Ricardo Amartey Soyuncu Fuchs Thomas

                        Mendy    Hamza

         Under                               Perez

                             Iheanacho

 

Lets be honest, that should still have the quality to win, as much as I really like how Brentford play.

 

Castagne to come on for Ricardo after 45/60.

 

Vardy, Youri & Barnes on the bench alongside some other youngsters.

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          I'd go with that I'd change the whole 11 this is good enougth to win a game of football

1 minute ago, LVocey said:

Tricky match at Everton only a few days after, I think we have reached the stage of prioritising other competitions over this.

 

                               Ward

Ricardo Amartey Soyuncu Fuchs Thomas

                        Mendy    Hamza

         Under                               Perez

                             Iheanacho

 

Lets be honest, that should still have the quality to win, as much as I really like how Brentford play.

 

Castagne to come on for Ricardo after 45/60.

 

Vardy, Youri & Barnes on the bench alongside some other youngsters.

 

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14 hours ago, lnkstern said:

I think this will be an intriguing match.

 

Brentford is sixth in the Championship table.  They also went to the playoff final last season.

 

We may expect to rest some regulars, which will likely increase the competitiveness of the match.

They have a good squad, but losing Benrahma and Watkins makes them somewhat weaker than last season I feel.

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6 hours ago, Nick said:

3 days recovery and then straight into Everton on the Weds... It'll never happen but I'd be tempted to rest em all :ph34r:

 

Ward

 

Ricardo Amartey Soy Fuchs

 

Under Choudhury Mendy Thomas

 

Nacho 

 

Perez

 

 

 

 

Why not  

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9 minutes ago, Guppy Assist said:

Kasper

 

Ricky P

Evans

Soy 

Justin

 

Ndidi

Tielemans

 

Under

Maddison

Barnes

 

Perez

 

We didn't play a strong team last round to not do the same here I think.

 

 

Exactly this! It makes absolutely no sense 🤣. Think BR will go strong or it just doesn’t make logical sense.

I think as long as we rest Vardy and Evans , no one else really has a huge excuse of fitness. There mid 20s or lower so should be ok to do at least 60 mins!

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