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Team selection for Betis (pre match guesses)

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Dunno about you, but I thought he was very good against La Coruna in Spain last season,

 

I'm not sure if Rafa will start with two upfront, so Garcia in the advanced role like DLC away, could be interesting to see.

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My memory of garcia in that game is him running clean through on goal, rounding the keeper only then to realise he'd forgotten to take the ball. i though kewell was up front with baros anyway not Garcia

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Rafa says in an interview on the official that he think that the Spanish defenders will have a lot of trouble with Crouch due to his size and the fact that most defenders in Spain are under 6 foot.

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but according to almost everyone on this site height matters not a jot in a cb so rafa is clearly wrong

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Maybe Zenden instead of Riise.

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I can't make up my mind between Zenden and riise. When i watch Zenden i think Riise should play and when i watch Riise i think zenden should play

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-------------Reina

Finnan - Carra - Hyypia - Warnock

---------Alonso Sissoko----------

---Garcia - Gerrard - Riise

----------Crouchy

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Whether its Riise or Zenden thats a quality side. Crouch can hold the ball up really well for the unrushing LG, SG & JAR/BZ, With Luis and John getting down both flanks to deliver ball into crouch. Defensively solid too.

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neithercan cross - so there's not much difference really is there....;)

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JAR has the bonus of being more likely to score. Therefore should get the nod. Not sure what Rafa panned when he bought Zenden, considering we had all those players for the centre, Gonzalez on his way, Riise here, and Kewell to return at some point

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JAR has the bonus of being more likely to score. Therefore should get the nod. Not sure what Rafa panned when he bought Zenden, considering we had all those players for the centre, Gonzalez on his way, Riise here, and Kewell to return at some point

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that's zenden a shoo-in for first scorer then.

 

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"Xabi Alonso is tipped to join Steven Gerrard and Momo Sissoko in a five man midfield behind Peter Crouch, who will want to impress the watching Sven Goran Eriksson.

 

Josemi could also be in line for a surprise recall, allowing Steve Finnan to push into midfield"

 

this was from chris basecombe in the echo ,weird very weird.

will garcia play ,will he play on the left ?will warnock play ? raffa always springs a surprise or two ,can never predict him thats for sure.

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Crouch must be pinching himself every bloody day he wakes up.

 

Signs for Liverpool

Liverpool sell Baros

Liverpool fail to sign Owen

Morienties gets injured

Crouch leads Liverpool out as the main striker in our defence of the champions league.

 

Even I'm pinching myself now... :D

Edited by Romario

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"Xabi Alonso is tipped to join Steven Gerrard and Momo Sissoko in a five man midfield behind Peter Crouch, who will want to impress the watching Sven Goran Eriksson.

 

Josemi could also be in line for a surprise recall, allowing Steve Finnan to push into midfield"

 

this was from chris basecombe in the echo ,weird very weird.

will garcia play ,will he play on the left ?will warnock play ? raffa always springs a surprise or two ,can never predict him thats for sure.

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That is terrible news, I always give a player the benefit of the doubt, ie. Djimi, Diouf etc but Josemi fills me with absolute dread when he plays full back, he's destroyed by any pace whatsoever. Seems to have potential as cover at CB, but I don't think I could handle 90 mins of him tonight.

 

Although on second thoughts he was a decent full back when he played in Spain, so maybe he has the experience Rafa wants. I'm confusing myself now, think I'l stick with option A, keep him away from the side.

 

:bleh:

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Crouch must be pinching himself every bloody day he wakes up.

 

Signs for Liverpool

Liverpool sell Baros

Liverpool fail to sign Owen

Morienties gets injured

Crouch leads Liverpool out as the main striker in our defence of the champions league.

 

Even I'm pinching myself now... :D

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you forgot the bit about crouch to score against real betis

crouch scores against manchester united

crouch scores against chelsea

crouch becomes liverpool legend.

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Team will be:

 

-------------Reina

Finnan - Carra - Hyypia - Warnock

---------Alonso Sissoko----------

---Garcia - Gerrard - Riise

----------Crouchy

That works for me.

 

The only debate in my mind is Sissoko vs Hamann. Didi was born to play in these kind of games, but then again Momo is in sparkling form....

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I can't make up my mind between Zenden and riise. When i watch Zenden i think Riise should play and when i watch Riise i think zenden should play

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Its Riise every time for me.

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------------------Reina

 

 

-----------Josemi-----Carragher---Hyypia

 

Finnan-------Alonso--------sissoko---------Riise/Zenden

 

-----------------------Gerrard

 

-----------------Crouch--Cisse

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------------------Reina

-----------Josemi-----Carragher---Hyypia

 

Finnan-------Alonso--------sissoko---------Riise/Zenden

 

-----------------------Gerrard

 

-----------------Crouch--Cisse

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3-5-2 away against betis? have a ly down there.

Edited by Ronnie Whelan

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i'd have hyypia in the middle of the back 3 but that looks pretty good actually :D

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That would make sense - Hyypia doesn't relish being dragged out of the centre, whilst Carra has played LB many times.

 

Truth be told if we were going 3 at the back I'd rather see Traore (gasp!) than Josemi as one of the centre-backs.

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Josemi could also be in line for a surprise recall, allowing Steve Finnan to push into midfield"

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as my little cousin would say "awwww man"

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------------------------Reina

---------Carragher---Hyypia----Troare

Finnan-------Alonso--------sissoko---------Riise

----------------------Gerrard

------------------Crouch--Cisse

Takes balls to play 3 at the back tonight but it worked against Milan in the second half so who knows.

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that 352 would probably revert to 532 ala juventus.

 

looks strong to me.

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