Sunday, May 20, 2007


Squad Analysis

Who is going? What do we need? Where do we require cover?

It's hard to know what we need till we know who is going.

We definitely need a left back as at least cover for McCartney. Cover for Neill at RB. A top level centre mid fielder. Cover at least on both wings. At least one striker since we could see Tevez, Harewood & Teddy exiting. Don't need a keeper since Curbs obviously thinks Collins is cover for Green :)

£40 million has been promised by Eggie but is that to be supplemented by the proceeds of the rumoured mass clearout?

Post your thoughts...


Green (1st choice)

Left backs

McCartney (1st choice)
Konchesky (not rated by Curbs or me, likely to be leaving)

Right backs

Neill (1st choice)
Paintsil (not a sniff since Curbs, not much before even that..leaving?)
Mears (not even listed on official squad list?)

Centre backs

Collins (1st choice)
Ferdinand (1st choice but rumoured to be moved on)
Davenport (been warming bench, looked useful but some clangers effected confidence?)
Upson (injured but highly rated)
Gabbidon (injured)

Utility defenders

Spector (regular on bench)

Centre midfielders

Reo-coker (1st choice but big chance he'll go)
Noble (1st choice)
Mullins (been coming off of bench)
Quashie (not had a look in during 9 game run in)

Left Midfielders

Boamorte (been preferred to Matty recently, finally contributingsomething in last few games)
Etherington (likely to leave)

Right Midfielders

Yossi (1st choice, looked likely to be going but may have hada change of heart)
Newton (been a long time since he has featured)

Utility midfielders

Bowyer (was playing regularly but left out of last month run in)


Tevez (imho is likely to leave, but being diplomatic in press)
Zamora (1st choice)
Harewood (likely to leave)
Blanco (going, loan deal up, looking for other prem offers)
Cole (bench at best)
Ashton (injured, back next season. Clear first choice when fully fit)
Sheringham (likely to be leaving)

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