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What team would you play?

With the new season about to start I feel very optimistic with the players that we have signed and the players we already have.

I feel it would be interesting to see what line-up you would like to see next season. Since we now have so many options I feel that the time is right to see what you think the most suitible line-up will be.

My desired line-up is as followed:

(4-4-2)

Allsop GK
Grimmer RB
Jombati CB
Stewart or El-Abd CB
Jacobson LB
Smyth RM
Gape CM
Thompson CM
Freeman LM
Onyemadima ST
Kashket ST

Feel free to leave your opinions on what line-up you would have next season.

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Comments

  • 4-4-2

    Allsop

    Grimmer
    Stewart
    Jombati
    Jacobson (for now)

    Onyedinma
    Thompson
    Gape
    Kashket/Smyth

    Akinfenwa
    Smyth/Kashket

  • Ainsworth loves a 4-3-3 though.

    Allsop

    Grimmer
    Stewart / El Abd
    Jombati
    Jacobson

    Thompson
    Gape
    Pattinson

    Smyth
    Kashket
    Fred

  • It was 4-4-2 late last season and in the last friendly - not sure whether that was a hint of what to expect on Saturday - but Smyth-Kashket-Fred could do some serious damage.

  • Allsop

    Grimmer
    Stewart / El Abd
    Jombati
    Jacobson

    Thompson
    Gape
    Pattinson

    Smyth
    Bayo
    Fred

  • How long is Thompson out for?

  • With Thompson fit I would like to see us try the following 5-2-3 (3-2-2-3) set-up with three central defenders and forward-looking wing backs. Less convinced it is worth trying without Thompson, but could try it with Gardiner-Smith instead.

    Allsop GK

    Grimmer RB
    Stewart CB
    Phillips CB
    El Abd CB
    Mascoll LB

    Gape CM
    Thompson CM (Gardiner-Smith)

    Kashket FW
    Akinfenwa FW
    Smyth FW

  • Need to be pragmatic early season and play our way back into league 1. The spine has to remain as it has to allow new players to adapt to our style and hopefully 6-10 games in it will start to bear fruit.

    My 11 is:

    Allsop
    Grimmer
    Sido
    El Abd
    JJ

    Gape
    Thompson
    Pattison

    Smyth
    Bayo
    Fred

    Strong bench of:

    Yates
    Kashket
    Freeman
    Blooms
    Samuel
    CMS
    Mascoll
    JGS
    Phillips

  • edited July 2019

    @fame46 No place for Stewart? or are you anticipating him missing much of the season through injury again?

  • By the time Curtis Thompson comes back at least two of the young untried players will have featured. From what I’ve heard it is going to be late August at best.

  • @Uncle_T

    Anthony Stewart is class but plays 3/4 games and breaks down. I actually think based on last season Sido is our best defender. Also Giles Phillips looked more than useful against Brentford. One to watch there.

    With the new signings, I feel El Abd leadership is essential early doors. Once we are up and running if his form is inconsistent I’d be looking strongly at Stewart/Phillips as a replacement.

  • Squad looks decent doesn't it.

  • I am hoping the newfound confidence from a productive end to the transfer window reflects in an attacking starting XI:

    GK: Allsop

    RB: Grimmer
    CB: Jombati
    CB: El-Abd
    LB: Jacobson

    CDM: Gape
    CM: Pattison
    CM: Freeman

    Wide FW: Kashket
    FW: Akinfenwa
    Wide FW: Smyth

    I think Saturday comes too soon for Onyedima and Thompson. El-Abd gets the nod over Stewart for me primarily for his leadership qualities but also I feel El-Abd is better with the ball at feet than Stewart.

  • edited July 2019

    I think Saturday will be:

    Allsop
    Grimmer
    El-Abd
    Stewart
    JJ

    Kashket
    Gape
    Bloomfield
    Fred

    Smyth
    Bayo

    Yates
    Phillips
    Mascoll
    Freeman
    Pattison
    Samuel
    CMS

    I think when Thompson comes back GA will revert to 4-3-3 with Gape-Thompson-Bloomfield behind Fred-Bayo-Smyth.

  • I would imagine it will be Fred and Smyth either side of Bayo with Kashket on the bench and 3 in midfield - Gape, Bloomfield and Pattison I'd have thought

  • @drcongo

    Squad indeed does look good. It’s great to be a position to actually be able to change things tactically based on who we are playing.

    You know against a Wimbledon it will be dog eat dog and the need to roll out our robust physical players is essential. To then maybe play an Accrington where it will be a lot easier on the eye and less direct.

    It’s a world away from 3 seasons ago when we had 4 players on the bench and our starting 11 was predominantly playing out of position.

  • Saturday is definitely too soon for Sido and Curtis and possibly also for Adam. Fred’s position (probably sub) will depend on how fit he is but it appears that he had little pre-season match experience.

  • @eric_plant Wheeler for Pattison now.

  • How many new signing permitting re-drafts are we allowed?!

    I'd now go:

    Allsop

    Grimmer
    Sido
    El Abd
    JJ

    Gape
    Thompson

    Wheeler

    Smyth
    Bayo
    Fred

    All of a sudden our squad is looking stronger than that which we started last year with, even with the likes of Freeman, Samuel, Kashket, Bloomfield, CMS, JGS, Phillips, Stewart, Mascoll and more able deputies.

    I've a good feeling about this year, putting my hat on a solid, relatively untroubled mid-table finish.

  • @DJWYC14 said:
    @eric_plant Wheeler for Pattison now.

    yep

  • edited July 2019

    if its a team for Saturday I would expect it to be

    GK wait and see who comes in later
    RB Grimmer
    LB Jacobson
    CD El Abd
    CD Stewart

    MID Wheeler
    MID Gape
    MID Blooms

    FOR Kashket
    FOR Bayo
    FOR Smyth

  • As long as they win I don't care who plays. I assume any of the new players who do not impress immediately on Saturday join Rocky as possible season scapegoat?

    'Letting McCarthy go was a terrible mistake and will cost us...mark my words!!'

  • @rmjlondon said:

    GK wait and see who comes in later

    Is this the Wembley 2015 goalkeeper?

  • Delayed on the M25.

  • @Brownie said:

    @rmjlondon said:

    GK wait and see who comes in later

    Is this the Wembley 2015 goalkeeper?

    I was going to suggest it could be Ruth, but I'm rather liking this new, positive, happy Richie and don't want to send him back to his old ways.

  • If it was the Southend β€˜keeper well and good but he’s moved on to better things, hasn’t he?

  • We are gonna sign two more players with 2 going out

  • Is the writing on the wall for Freeman @rmjlondon ? I hope not but it wouldn’t surprise me.

  • @micra said:
    Is the writing on the wall for Freeman @rmjlondon ? I hope not but it wouldn’t surprise me.

    Also agreed here, would love to see Freeman stick around because I think he still offers something to us - but recent additions seem to see him falling even further down the pecking order. I think a League 2 or National League loan beckons.

  • @micra said:
    Is the writing on the wall for Freeman @rmjlondon ? I hope not but it wouldn’t surprise me.

    Are you really asking richie to elaborate @micra? You'll know when it's public knowledge and not before!

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