AFC Bournemouth: Macca predicts a tactical battle of wits

Bournemouth Echo: MIDFIELDER: Shaun MacDonald MIDFIELDER: Shaun MacDonald

SHAUN MacDonald is hoping current boss Eddie Howe can plot a giant-killing against Brendan Rodgers – the man who allowed him to sign for Cherries.

Liverpool manager Rodgers brings his Premier League big guns to Dean Court on Saturday for an eagerly-awaited FA Cup fourth round contest.

And MacDonald, who worked under Rodgers for one season before joining Cherries from Swansea in August 2011, is predicting a tactical battle of wits.

A lifelong Swans supporter, MacDonald joined his hometown club as a six-year-old and progressed through the ranks to earn his first professional contract in 2006.

The midfielder told the Daily Echo: “Brendan is a very confident man and knows what he wants from his team and players. I think that shows in their style and with the way they play.

“Swansea were always known for playing good football but he came in, put his own style on it and was successful, which got him the move to Liverpool.

“He is a strong believer in getting the ball down, passing it and letting his players express themselves. He was brought up working with Jose Mourinho so you are always going to learn good things from him.

“Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

“As players, we have respect for them but have got to go out believing we can beat them. We want to cause an upset.”

MacDonald was used sparingly as Swansea climbed from League One to the Premier League during his five seasons with the first-team squad and was sold by Rodgers months after the Welsh outfit had won promotion to the top flight.

He added: “The FA Cup is always a special occasion and it is always good to draw a big club. With Liverpool coming here, it is good not just for the team and staff but for the fans as well. This will be my first experience of a big game in the competition.

“We can approach the game with confidence because we are playing well. We know it is going to be difficult because they have got some world class players but we have got to believe in ourselves and go into the game positively.

“When I was younger, I always used to support the underdog if a Premier League team met a team from a lower division. I am sure we will have the neutrals rooting for us.”

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8:01am Tue 21 Jan 14

Fanfor45 says...

Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both. Fanfor45

8:10am Tue 21 Jan 14

smhinto says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.[/p][/quote]I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong. . Regards smhinto

8:20am Tue 21 Jan 14

Fanfor45 says...

smhinto wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong.
.
Regards
Good call. O.k Allsop for Camp. Let's have the benefit of your (positive) insight into the others then sir
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.[/p][/quote]I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong. . Regards[/p][/quote]Good call. O.k Allsop for Camp. Let's have the benefit of your (positive) insight into the others then sir Fanfor45

8:24am Tue 21 Jan 14

pokboy says...

I have a feeling that Camp will be available as the only reason he didn't play against Burton is because his registration wasn't completed in time for the original fixture.
I have a feeling that Camp will be available as the only reason he didn't play against Burton is because his registration wasn't completed in time for the original fixture. pokboy

8:31am Tue 21 Jan 14

kangman2012 says...

pokboy wrote:
I have a feeling that Camp will be available as the only reason he didn't play against Burton is because his registration wasn't completed in time for the original fixture.
I'm sure your right about that - UTC!
[quote][p][bold]pokboy[/bold] wrote: I have a feeling that Camp will be available as the only reason he didn't play against Burton is because his registration wasn't completed in time for the original fixture.[/p][/quote]I'm sure your right about that - UTC! kangman2012

8:32am Tue 21 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

Camp is available. He didn't sign in time for the first Burton match so couldn't play in rearranged. Cook for me every time. I'd play Pitman or even rantie behind grabs as surman can't use his right foot and that's the one it always seems to fall on.
Camp is available. He didn't sign in time for the first Burton match so couldn't play in rearranged. Cook for me every time. I'd play Pitman or even rantie behind grabs as surman can't use his right foot and that's the one it always seems to fall on. cherrychris75

8:50am Tue 21 Jan 14

eaststandman says...

As usual, the Lincolnshire scout knows nothing.

All the neutrals will be rooting for us....except Oxbig and all the others if we lose.......there'll only be 5 comments on here if we win.
As usual, the Lincolnshire scout knows nothing. All the neutrals will be rooting for us....except Oxbig and all the others if we lose.......there'll only be 5 comments on here if we win. eaststandman

8:53am Tue 21 Jan 14

Fanfor45 says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
Camp is available. He didn't sign in time for the first Burton match so couldn't play in rearranged. Cook for me every time. I'd play Pitman or even rantie behind grabs as surman can't use his right foot and that's the one it always seems to fall on.
Thanks cherrychris75. Researched it after my last comment. Note for Shminto. Stand corrected :-)
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: Camp is available. He didn't sign in time for the first Burton match so couldn't play in rearranged. Cook for me every time. I'd play Pitman or even rantie behind grabs as surman can't use his right foot and that's the one it always seems to fall on.[/p][/quote]Thanks cherrychris75. Researched it after my last comment. Note for Shminto. Stand corrected :-) Fanfor45

9:10am Tue 21 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

eaststandman wrote:
As usual, the Lincolnshire scout knows nothing. All the neutrals will be rooting for us....except Oxbig and all the others if we lose.......there'll only be 5 comments on here if we win.
I'm still hoping for a draw and winning replay at Anfield, it would be bad manners to ko Liverpool so far away from home!

Not to forget Yeovil, good luck against Southampton/Stains/S
cummers (please delete as appropriate)!
UTMC!!!
[quote][p][bold]eaststandman[/bold] wrote: As usual, the Lincolnshire scout knows nothing. All the neutrals will be rooting for us....except Oxbig and all the others if we lose.......there'll only be 5 comments on here if we win.[/p][/quote]I'm still hoping for a draw and winning replay at Anfield, it would be bad manners to ko Liverpool so far away from home! Not to forget Yeovil, good luck against Southampton/Stains/S cummers (please delete as appropriate)! UTMC!!! TedMacsCherryPants

9:48am Tue 21 Jan 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

I WAS there when we knocked out Man United. . . . BUT, I can not see us beating this Liverpool Outfit unless they put out their - - - - C TEAM
I WAS there when we knocked out Man United. . . . BUT, I can not see us beating this Liverpool Outfit unless they put out their - - - - C TEAM RED LETTER DAY

10:04am Tue 21 Jan 14

white 147 says...

I hope for a draw so we can have a day/night out in Liverpool
I hope for a draw so we can have a day/night out in Liverpool white 147

10:38am Tue 21 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

I imagine that it will more depend on the team Liverpool put out than tactics, given that the Cup is probably Liverpool's best chance of a trophy I am sure that they will put out a very strong side. Rumours in the media today of an offer for Cardiff's striker Mason - wonder wether he will sign in time for the game, if true! Mirror says £2m offer accepted, Sun £1.5m - take your pick! Have my doubts though.
I imagine that it will more depend on the team Liverpool put out than tactics, given that the Cup is probably Liverpool's best chance of a trophy I am sure that they will put out a very strong side. Rumours in the media today of an offer for Cardiff's striker Mason - wonder wether he will sign in time for the game, if true! Mirror says £2m offer accepted, Sun £1.5m - take your pick! Have my doubts though. Square Old Codger

11:37am Tue 21 Jan 14

dekayedcherry says...

I think Eddie may play Cookie at the back as out of the centrebacks, he is the quickest to compete against Sturridge and Suarez (if playing). Judging by Liverpool against Aston Villa on Sunday, I would say that Skertel and Toure are suspect against sheer pace as Agbonlahor showed. Therefore if Eddie were to go with 442 with Grabban & Rantie up front with the ball played in the channels or in behind for them to run on to, I think that would cause them problems. Also Johnson their right fullback is dangerous coming forward but is vunerable at times in defense and someone like Fraser or indeed Rantie getting a run in space behind him again could cause them problems and drag their central defenders out of position.My team selection for what it is worth is: Camp Francis, Cook, Ward, Daniels. Ritchie, Arter,Okane, Pugh or Fraser (one as cover,one as pace ?) Grabban& Rantie( played in behind Grabban out wider on the left,pulling the central defenders apart.
However I think Eddie may start with a midfield five and Grabban up front initially with Pitman & Rantie on the bench to see how it goes.
Remember Eddie "He who dares wins" go for it !!! UTC.
I think Eddie may play Cookie at the back as out of the centrebacks, he is the quickest to compete against Sturridge and Suarez (if playing). Judging by Liverpool against Aston Villa on Sunday, I would say that Skertel and Toure are suspect against sheer pace as Agbonlahor showed. Therefore if Eddie were to go with 442 with Grabban & Rantie up front with the ball played in the channels or in behind for them to run on to, I think that would cause them problems. Also Johnson their right fullback is dangerous coming forward but is vunerable at times in defense and someone like Fraser or indeed Rantie getting a run in space behind him again could cause them problems and drag their central defenders out of position.My team selection for what it is worth is: Camp Francis, Cook, Ward, Daniels. Ritchie, Arter,Okane, Pugh or Fraser (one as cover,one as pace ?) Grabban& Rantie( played in behind Grabban out wider on the left,pulling the central defenders apart. However I think Eddie may start with a midfield five and Grabban up front initially with Pitman & Rantie on the bench to see how it goes. Remember Eddie "He who dares wins" go for it !!! UTC. dekayedcherry

12:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

mkexile says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
I would put Grabban on the bench and play one up front - Rantie. I can't say I am a great fan of Rantie but we have to be realistic. If we are to upset Liverpool we will need to hit them on the break and make the most of every set piece. Rantie with the ball played ahead of him on the ground is deadly. In the air he is useless and cant control a ball at his feet. Then we should flood midfield, Pugh (only because he defends well with Daniels not for his swan dives), O'Kane, Richie, Arter and MacDonald although I suspect Eddie will play Surman.
Can someone please tell me what is the point of Surman? He cant control a ball, he cant tackle, he rarely completes a pass and then only if it is square or backwards. He dwells on the ball and gets caught out far too often.
The only question is defence - should Cook play? He is not match ready BUT he has a long throw which may be he only way we will get a ball in the box against one of the best teams in the land!
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.[/p][/quote]I would put Grabban on the bench and play one up front - Rantie. I can't say I am a great fan of Rantie but we have to be realistic. If we are to upset Liverpool we will need to hit them on the break and make the most of every set piece. Rantie with the ball played ahead of him on the ground is deadly. In the air he is useless and cant control a ball at his feet. Then we should flood midfield, Pugh (only because he defends well with Daniels not for his swan dives), O'Kane, Richie, Arter and MacDonald although I suspect Eddie will play Surman. Can someone please tell me what is the point of Surman? He cant control a ball, he cant tackle, he rarely completes a pass and then only if it is square or backwards. He dwells on the ball and gets caught out far too often. The only question is defence - should Cook play? He is not match ready BUT he has a long throw which may be he only way we will get a ball in the box against one of the best teams in the land! mkexile

12:41pm Tue 21 Jan 14

atha says...

Shminto you have once again proved your ignorance.
How can Camp be cup tied?
West Brom enter the cup in the 3rd round the same as us.
Did he dash back there and play for them? Lol.
Shminto you have once again proved your ignorance. How can Camp be cup tied? West Brom enter the cup in the 3rd round the same as us. Did he dash back there and play for them? Lol. atha

12:49pm Tue 21 Jan 14

smhinto says...

atha wrote:
Shminto you have once again proved your ignorance. How can Camp be cup tied? West Brom enter the cup in the 3rd round the same as us. Did he dash back there and play for them? Lol.
There is no need to be caustic. I was under the impression he was cup-tied. Clearly, I was wrong as someone has very kindly pointed out.
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Maybe he will be dropped anyway as our place in the Championship is far more important. A few player may or may not be rested depending on Eddie sees it.
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For those of you that have tickets enjoy your day.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]atha[/bold] wrote: Shminto you have once again proved your ignorance. How can Camp be cup tied? West Brom enter the cup in the 3rd round the same as us. Did he dash back there and play for them? Lol.[/p][/quote]There is no need to be caustic. I was under the impression he was cup-tied. Clearly, I was wrong as someone has very kindly pointed out. . Maybe he will be dropped anyway as our place in the Championship is far more important. A few player may or may not be rested depending on Eddie sees it. . For those of you that have tickets enjoy your day. . Regards smhinto

1:27pm Tue 21 Jan 14

lionheart says...

I am sure Eddie will have seen the Sky pre-match premier league round up analysis last night where Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher outlined how Aston Villa had been so successful against Liverpool in the first half of Saturday's game. If not Eddie get onto Sky for a re-run.

With the home derby match v Everton on the following Tuesday it will be interesting to see if the team put out by Brendan Rogers is similar to the one used at Oldham in the previous round. I hope Eddie plays is strongest side because I think we have a decent chance of springing an upset.
I am sure Eddie will have seen the Sky pre-match premier league round up analysis last night where Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher outlined how Aston Villa had been so successful against Liverpool in the first half of Saturday's game. If not Eddie get onto Sky for a re-run. With the home derby match v Everton on the following Tuesday it will be interesting to see if the team put out by Brendan Rogers is similar to the one used at Oldham in the previous round. I hope Eddie plays is strongest side because I think we have a decent chance of springing an upset. lionheart

2:28pm Tue 21 Jan 14

dustbindanny says...

I wonder what the odds are for Liverpool being awarded a penalty?
I wonder what the odds are for Liverpool being awarded a penalty? dustbindanny

3:09pm Tue 21 Jan 14

smhinto says...

dustbindanny wrote:
I wonder what the odds are for Liverpool being awarded a penalty?
Quite high I would say. I have always believed that the top clubs are, shall we say, being 'looked after'. If you get my drift.
[quote][p][bold]dustbindanny[/bold] wrote: I wonder what the odds are for Liverpool being awarded a penalty?[/p][/quote]Quite high I would say. I have always believed that the top clubs are, shall we say, being 'looked after'. If you get my drift. smhinto

3:19pm Tue 21 Jan 14

miltonarcher says...

Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.
Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game. Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it. miltonarcher

3:34pm Tue 21 Jan 14

cherrychris75 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.
It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game. Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.[/p][/quote]It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw. cherrychris75

3:56pm Tue 21 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

cherrychris75 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.
It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw.
She already has a good offer on the table, i offered her a tenner for it last week.Lallana got to be worth 20m surely, that's 4m for Eddie's transfer kitty if he is a victim of the firesale.
[quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game. Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.[/p][/quote]It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw.[/p][/quote]She already has a good offer on the table, i offered her a tenner for it last week.Lallana got to be worth 20m surely, that's 4m for Eddie's transfer kitty if he is a victim of the firesale. STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

4:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road says...

STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road wrote:
cherrychris75 wrote:
miltonarcher wrote:
Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.
It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw.
She already has a good offer on the table, i offered her a tenner for it last week.Lallana got to be worth 20m surely, that's 4m for Eddie's transfer kitty if he is a victim of the firesale.
Got my maths wrong there 5m coming our way if Lallana goes for 20m. Luverly jubberly.!!
[quote][p][bold]STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]cherrychris75[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game. Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.[/p][/quote]It returns. Obviously the flood has washed you out the sewer. How's your owner doing? Is she trying to get a good price for your club yet? Hope so, the more lallana goes for the more Eddie gets to spend. Anyway, back to our club. It will be a good tactical battle and I just hope our boys put on a show win, lose or draw.[/p][/quote]She already has a good offer on the table, i offered her a tenner for it last week.Lallana got to be worth 20m surely, that's 4m for Eddie's transfer kitty if he is a victim of the firesale.[/p][/quote]Got my maths wrong there 5m coming our way if Lallana goes for 20m. Luverly jubberly.!! STEADY EDDIE 1 for the road

7:12pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

smhinto wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong.
.
Regards
Wrong! If you really knew this club you wouldn't have got I wrong.
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.[/p][/quote]I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong. . Regards[/p][/quote]Wrong! If you really knew this club you wouldn't have got I wrong. bmthtillidie

7:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

I really hope we can upset the odds, see we are 8-1 to win and 4-1 for a draw.
would love to see TK score the winning goal after all his critics.
I will be at our local pub in kenya, telling the lads how good we are. they love their football here.
lets hope i dont look a mug after 94 mins.
I really hope we can upset the odds, see we are 8-1 to win and 4-1 for a draw. would love to see TK score the winning goal after all his critics. I will be at our local pub in kenya, telling the lads how good we are. they love their football here. lets hope i dont look a mug after 94 mins. golfer33

7:21pm Tue 21 Jan 14

bmthtillidie says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
I WAS there when we knocked out Man United. . . . BUT, I can not see us beating this Liverpool Outfit unless they put out their - - - - C TEAM
I was also there when we beat Man U and when we drew with Liverpool. In both games we were given no chance but in the cup ridiculous things occur. I have this theory that in games like this we need to be 0-0 at half time. If we go into half time winning Liverpool will get a kicking from the manager and they will come out after the interval all guns blazing. I remember the game at Blackburn when Efan Ekoku scored n the first half and Bburn came out a completely different team for the 2nd half after clearly having had a rollicking from Dalgliesh and won 3-1. We need a certain top scorer to be on the bench.....
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: I WAS there when we knocked out Man United. . . . BUT, I can not see us beating this Liverpool Outfit unless they put out their - - - - C TEAM[/p][/quote]I was also there when we beat Man U and when we drew with Liverpool. In both games we were given no chance but in the cup ridiculous things occur. I have this theory that in games like this we need to be 0-0 at half time. If we go into half time winning Liverpool will get a kicking from the manager and they will come out after the interval all guns blazing. I remember the game at Blackburn when Efan Ekoku scored n the first half and Bburn came out a completely different team for the 2nd half after clearly having had a rollicking from Dalgliesh and won 3-1. We need a certain top scorer to be on the bench..... bmthtillidie

8:00pm Tue 21 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

i see our Arry is the guest on ITV. for saturdays match
Should be interesting with Roy Keane spouting off
i see our Arry is the guest on ITV. for saturdays match Should be interesting with Roy Keane spouting off golfer33

9:03pm Tue 21 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

smhinto wrote:
Fanfor45 wrote:
Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.
I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong.
.
Regards
Why is he cup-tied? Who did he play for in the competition earlier in the season?
[quote][p][bold]smhinto[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: Difficult to pick the team for this one. Let’s see what you all think. Guaranteed places: Camp, Ward, Francis, Daniels, O’kane, Grabban. So only one defender to decide on. Would like to see 4-4-2 so Rantie with Grabban? As for the other three midfielders. I wouldn’t have a clue other than to say don’t be surprised if either Surman or Hughes play or even both.[/p][/quote]I believe you will find that Camp is unavailable (Cup-tied). Correct me if I am wrong. . Regards[/p][/quote]Why is he cup-tied? Who did he play for in the competition earlier in the season? rednblack37

9:11pm Tue 21 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

dekayedcherry wrote:
I think Eddie may play Cookie at the back as out of the centrebacks, he is the quickest to compete against Sturridge and Suarez (if playing). Judging by Liverpool against Aston Villa on Sunday, I would say that Skertel and Toure are suspect against sheer pace as Agbonlahor showed. Therefore if Eddie were to go with 442 with Grabban & Rantie up front with the ball played in the channels or in behind for them to run on to, I think that would cause them problems. Also Johnson their right fullback is dangerous coming forward but is vunerable at times in defense and someone like Fraser or indeed Rantie getting a run in space behind him again could cause them problems and drag their central defenders out of position.My team selection for what it is worth is: Camp Francis, Cook, Ward, Daniels. Ritchie, Arter,Okane, Pugh or Fraser (one as cover,one as pace ?) Grabban& Rantie( played in behind Grabban out wider on the left,pulling the central defenders apart.
However I think Eddie may start with a midfield five and Grabban up front initially with Pitman & Rantie on the bench to see how it goes.
Remember Eddie "He who dares wins" go for it !!! UTC.
I wouldn't be surprised if Hughsie or Ian Harte, or even both start on Saturday, just for their pure experience against players playing at the top of their game, to hold the organisation together that will make us hard to break down, as that will give us a chance. If we don't concede early then we're in the game and can bring on fresh legs into the second half. But if we let in early on, then it would be very difficult to get back into it......but not impossible! Lets just give it a go and see what happens!
[quote][p][bold]dekayedcherry[/bold] wrote: I think Eddie may play Cookie at the back as out of the centrebacks, he is the quickest to compete against Sturridge and Suarez (if playing). Judging by Liverpool against Aston Villa on Sunday, I would say that Skertel and Toure are suspect against sheer pace as Agbonlahor showed. Therefore if Eddie were to go with 442 with Grabban & Rantie up front with the ball played in the channels or in behind for them to run on to, I think that would cause them problems. Also Johnson their right fullback is dangerous coming forward but is vunerable at times in defense and someone like Fraser or indeed Rantie getting a run in space behind him again could cause them problems and drag their central defenders out of position.My team selection for what it is worth is: Camp Francis, Cook, Ward, Daniels. Ritchie, Arter,Okane, Pugh or Fraser (one as cover,one as pace ?) Grabban& Rantie( played in behind Grabban out wider on the left,pulling the central defenders apart. However I think Eddie may start with a midfield five and Grabban up front initially with Pitman & Rantie on the bench to see how it goes. Remember Eddie "He who dares wins" go for it !!! UTC.[/p][/quote]I wouldn't be surprised if Hughsie or Ian Harte, or even both start on Saturday, just for their pure experience against players playing at the top of their game, to hold the organisation together that will make us hard to break down, as that will give us a chance. If we don't concede early then we're in the game and can bring on fresh legs into the second half. But if we let in early on, then it would be very difficult to get back into it......but not impossible! Lets just give it a go and see what happens! rednblack37

9:15pm Tue 21 Jan 14

rednblack37 says...

miltonarcher wrote:
Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game.

Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.
Cortese has left now, the one person in your shower who knew what he was doing........good luck, I think you are gonna need it. Great comments about our defending......a Sunderland comeback from 2 - 0 down anyone????? Talk about snatching a draw when you're 2 - 0 up! Pathetic.
[quote][p][bold]miltonarcher[/bold] wrote: Quote - “Brendan is a very tactical kind of manager and so is our gaffer. I am sure they both have huge respect for each other. The way we play and our style will suit them and vice-versa so I think it will be an exciting game. Agreed, the way afcb play will suit them, not least the way your defence concedes goals, 45 to date I believe!!!! Good luck, I think you are gonna need it.[/p][/quote]Cortese has left now, the one person in your shower who knew what he was doing........good luck, I think you are gonna need it. Great comments about our defending......a Sunderland comeback from 2 - 0 down anyone????? Talk about snatching a draw when you're 2 - 0 up! Pathetic. rednblack37

11:43pm Tue 21 Jan 14

AFCBmth says...

I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/
I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/ AFCBmth

4:01am Wed 22 Jan 14

Old Boscombe Lad says...

Since emigrating to Canada 47 years ago I've supported LFC. I wish the Cherries good luck but I've got to go with LFC. YNWA.
Since emigrating to Canada 47 years ago I've supported LFC. I wish the Cherries good luck but I've got to go with LFC. YNWA. Old Boscombe Lad

4:44am Wed 22 Jan 14

golfer33 says...

AFCBmth wrote:
I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/
you can watch the match on FILMON.COM they have all the british channels.
or WIZIWIG.TV
enjoy
[quote][p][bold]AFCBmth[/bold] wrote: I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/[/p][/quote]you can watch the match on FILMON.COM they have all the british channels. or WIZIWIG.TV enjoy golfer33

3:52pm Wed 22 Jan 14

AFCBmth says...

golfer33 wrote:
AFCBmth wrote:
I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/
you can watch the match on FILMON.COM they have all the british channels.
or WIZIWIG.TV
enjoy
Cheers Mate
[quote][p][bold]golfer33[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]AFCBmth[/bold] wrote: I'm going to Germany tomorrow and was wondering where could watch the game online? I know I can't watch ITV Ion my computer unless I'm in the UK/[/p][/quote]you can watch the match on FILMON.COM they have all the british channels. or WIZIWIG.TV enjoy[/p][/quote]Cheers Mate AFCBmth

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