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Stoke City 2:2 Manchester United

Stoke 2:2 Man Utd

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Sat, 09 September 2017
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  1. Aug 27, 2017
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    The No.10! Full Member

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    I will take an extremely dull 1-0 to us in this match.
    Better if Allen scores an OG in the 82nd minute.
  2. Aug 27, 2017
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    dannyrhinos89 OMG socks and sandals lol!

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    Yeah I'd take a 1-0 from this and run

    Stoke are hard to beat.
  3. Aug 27, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Look, with a three man midfield we play 4-3-3, not the usual 4-2-3-1. Pogba's not positioned as a #10, he's on the right of midfield in 4-2-3-1 and on the usually on the left of 4-3-3.
  4. Aug 27, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Why Darmian, because of Shaqiri?
  5. Aug 27, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Strange lineup from Stoke today, can't believe Martins Indi is going to play there. Only four centerbacks there, surely not enough.
  6. Aug 27, 2017
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    lysglimt Full Member

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    Important that we use the wide-players a lot - Stoke are really good centrally, much weaker on the flanks. 3-5-2 With Shawcross, Zouma, Cameron defensively with Fletcher and Allen in front of them is solid. But with Shaqiri probably out, I don't fear Stoke on counter-attacks. Correction...saw that Shaqiri is back! Oh well...

    So high pressure....preventing Stoke-corners...and we should have a more than decent chance
  7. Aug 27, 2017
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    He's playing today, so why wouldn't he play against us.
  8. Aug 27, 2017
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    Looks like Smalling and Victor might get some minutes to prepare them for Basel
  9. Aug 27, 2017
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    For this game i would love to see us start with martial on left, lukaku up front, Mikhitaryan on right. Play mata centrally. And rest the same. Hope we can have a clean sheet and 3 goals.
  10. Aug 27, 2017
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    Catt Ole's at the wheel!

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    Can I just say I hate playing Stoke. Can't stand them and don't like Mark Hughes.

    Any win will do.
  11. Aug 27, 2017
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    RedPed Full Member

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    Think this will be another 2-0 to United. Probably the trickiest game left before Liverpool.
  12. Aug 27, 2017
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    Oneunited26 New Member

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    Got to hope maybe Jose can get that 4th signing ready for stoke, unlikely but you never know. Its going to be another frustrating patient tough performance. Stoke won't be able to use strength or height for this game, since we have those tools to combat it and over power it. But a new signing would be a huge boost for this team to give us that edge we need
  13. Aug 27, 2017
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    Kill 'em all Pastor of Muppets

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    Jese and Shaqiri against our fullbacks will be very dangerous. We will do really well if we go away with a win.
  14. Aug 27, 2017
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    ayushreddevil9 Full Member

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    Trust Jose. He has the international break to analyse the opposition. We will deal with them.
  15. Aug 28, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    No not particularly, I just think we might go a bit more defensive away from home at a tough ground, be a little more cautious with our approach.
  16. Aug 28, 2017
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    Bestietom Full Member

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    This is a tough one and Stoke have a very tall team also....I do think there could be changes for this one with maybe Darmian and Herrera coming in for Blind, and Mata...

    I think Mourinho will revert to a 3 man midfield, but don't know if he will use Fellaini or Herrera..

    I am going for a 3-1 in this one, but I may change if we come back from Internationals with some injuries, but I certainly hope not...
  17. Aug 28, 2017
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    I think we'll see Fellaini or Herrera start this one instead of Mata, probably not much else unless there are injuries prior. It isn't purely reactive to Stoke either, Fellaini will have earned a start on merit from his contributions from the bench, while Herrera being one of our best players last season is always going to get plenty of game time at some stage. He's also going to be extremely fresh with only one substitute appearance and no international call up.
  18. Aug 28, 2017
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    DWelbz19 Correctly predicted Portugal to win Euro 2016

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    Ooh. Good point. Bailly misses two, Jones misses one, right?
  19. Aug 28, 2017
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    MyOnlySolskjaer Creator of Player Performance threads

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    Just one more for Bailly; he missed the Europa final, Super Cup and will miss the opening CL fixture.
  20. Aug 28, 2017
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    I think Mata will get dropped for Herrera/Fellaini
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    whatwha Sniffs Erricksson’s diarrhea

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    12 days to go before this match. :(

    Just hope everyone comes back still fit after the internationals.
  22. Aug 28, 2017
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    It's going to feel like ages until this match comes around. Damn international break.

    I'm fairly confident we'll win and I haven't felt like that in a while.
  23. Aug 28, 2017
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    Gerald G Full Member

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    Hopefully we don't get any injuries while they're away on international duty. I wouldn't be surprised to see us go with a 3 in midfield.
  24. Aug 28, 2017
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    AgentP Full Member

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    Maybe we will stick with these two in the CL and play Bailly and Jones in the PL. It all depends on their performance in the first CL game. If they perform badly, Bailly and Jones may start playing CL games too.
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    AgentP Full Member

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    If Blind can face Mahrez and come out relatively unscathed, he can definitely handle Shaqiri.
  26. Aug 28, 2017
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    Inigo Montoya Leave Wayne Rooney alone!!

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    This! I still think we need to be mobile in midfield.

    I can see Lingard against Basel but Mata against Stoke.

    Smalling in for Jones.
  27. Aug 28, 2017
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    Don't think we'll change the cb pairing though, especially away against one of the tallest side in the league

    I find this video from r/soccer quite interesting though as we've scored some goals from set piece this season, this is why I think Fellaini will play

  28. Aug 28, 2017
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    SirAF Ageist

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    I'd take that in every single match.
  29. Aug 28, 2017
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    Scorpy Absolutely crapping it and loving it!

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    Cameron was on the right, Martins Indi at the back.
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    So you don't buy the theory Mourinho isn't going to change the lineup until we lose?
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Yes, I've noticed it later on.
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    2 man midfield Incestuous Modern Woman (Dumper!)

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    Internationals are a pain in the ass. We were just building up a head of steam.
  33. Aug 28, 2017
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    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

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    I can understand dropping Mata for someone but not for Fellaini. We'd be playing to their strengths then. No need for that unless we're chasing a result and need an extra big body. As it is, we'd have plenty of size to compete with them. I'd rather we go for a fast counter attack setup, with Martial and Rashford both starting. That's how you give their defenders genuine problems, not by sticking on another big body they can match up with easily.
  34. Aug 28, 2017
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    Devil may care Full Member

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    No, he already changed Martial in for Rashford in the last game and I just think he'll go with that extra defensive stregth away at Stoke, not saying I favour it over Blind playing, just my guess.
  35. Aug 28, 2017
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    Android1974 Incredibly anal about player positions in lineups

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    Yeah, but Martial had minutes to show himself, not Darmian. I think he has changed the criteria, he will now stick to a player until we have problems collectively or due to his performance. Another thing, probably more important, that might come into play will be the amount of international games they'll have and the physical condition they'll arrive in.
  36. Aug 28, 2017
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    peridigm Full Member

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    It's stupid, two weeks into the season.
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    I'm on their forum sometimes since I inexplicably drafted 3 Stoke players in my massive fantasy league and they need a RWB literally more than any Prem team needs anything. Glen Johnson apparently was their worst player last year and the lovely Mame Brian Diouf openly hates playing there and is on the verge of constantly giving up penalties but is still considered their best option. I have no earthly clue as to why they haven't brought in a proper wingback
  38. Aug 28, 2017
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Surely the absolute perfect game to wheel him out for. They're not quite the oafs of Pulis' days, but they still have a lot of height and power to deal with.
    Fellaini, Matic, Pogba and the two centre backs, not to mention Lukaku is enough to deal with them.
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    shabadu84 Mint? Berry?

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    See I think that plays into their hands. They would be well set to deal with hoofs and high crosses. I don't think they're as well prepared for fast counters and attackers running right at them. I can see why you'd sit Mata but I think doing it for Fellaini doesn't do enough to attack their weaknesses.
  40. Aug 28, 2017
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    Feck me, already an international break? Fully expecting a few weird threads popping up because people are bored. :lol:
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