Venue: Vicarage Road
Early, I know. There was probably a better time for this thread but as we have people at the door we’ll open up.
My first match thread of the season. Usually a bad thing. Generally know the season has been abject when we get to November and I’ve found no motivation to start one. My track record says I’ll start one before September.
We’ve had a long list of attempts this season.
So, the pretty obvious question starts off proceedings. Think we all know what that is...
Exactly, why did Deeney do what he did. Beats me.
Anyway, onto the management. Looks likely Slav will be absent. Looks more likely Moyes won’t be.
Team news is likely to be as murky as ever. Expect an average of 4.73 injuries for this one.
Possible ‘Moyes XI’:
Zabaleta - Reid - Ogbonna - Cresswell
Noble - Obiang - Kouyate
Antonio - Carroll - Arnautovic
Expect an improvement in basic organisation. Zab won’t be caught for pace. Cress won’t be caught with pace. Arnautovic will find pace and Carroll...won’t.
Expect at least one mention of the phrase “a contrast of styles this afternoon” from whatever commentary team has been assigned this fixture.
Possibility of a brief honeymoon period for 90 mins.
The stats say a 0-1 win with Carroll prodding one in early from a corner. Not sure what stats these are though.
Plenty to discuss, and two weeks to do it. Just how many international breaks go into 3 weeks?
Lob in your thoughts. Imagine you’re Ginge, the ball is at your feet and this thread is Big Andy clambering over two defenders. It’s gonna be messy, but straight to the point.