Starting 11 for next season
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GK Murphy

RB Edwards/Jonah

Lb Skarz/Leigh

CB Cameron/Thompson/Kay/ O'Connell

CM Dawson/Tutte/Styles/Reilly

LW mayor

Rw Ismail

Am O'Shea

Cf Vaughan/Beckford/Miller

On paper that looks pretty awesome and gives Clark plenty of options for formations and line up wouldn't like to be in his shoes to pick our 1st 11 in a good way though!

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My guess would be:

Murphy

Edwards Cameron Thompson Skarz

O'Shea Dawson Reilly Mayor

Vaughan Beckford

Subs: New GK, Leigh, O'Connell, Tutte, Ismail, Miller, Youth Player. 

 

Think Kay is off. Aldred may come in also, though it seems unlikely now that Clark has signed two CBs since offering him a contract.

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Training should be pretty intense to grap a spot . Just what we need.

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2 hours ago, Shaker Norra said:

My guess would be:

Murphy

Edwards Cameron Thompson Skarz

O'Shea Dawson Reilly Mayor

Vaughan Beckford

Subs: New GK, Leigh, O'Connell, Tutte, Ismail, Miller, Youth Player. 

 

Think Kay is off. Aldred may come in also, though it seems unlikely now that Clark has signed two CBs since offering him a contract.

Looks good to me - however, I did panic that we had re-signed that journeyman of a striker again - or was his name Ishmael?!!

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If I was to sum up our squad in three words I would say "Strong and stable" .....

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49 minutes ago, shakerste said:

If I was to sum up our squad in three words I would say "Strong and stable" .....

For the many it is phew!

I'm confident of a point off Dale this season and maybe a goal, although no doubt Hill is thinking up a cunning plan right now. 

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Posted (edited)

Seeing as how no one has mentioned it yet, I may as well be the one, but.....

With 9 new signings, (to date), will the squad take 10 or 12 games in order to Gel?

Edited by RNaj1

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6 hours ago, Shaker Norra said:

My guess would be:

Murphy

Edwards Cameron Thompson Skarz

O'Shea Dawson Reilly Mayor

Vaughan Beckford

Subs: New GK, Leigh, O'Connell, Tutte, Ismail, Miller, Youth Player. 

 

Think Kay is off. Aldred may come in also, though it seems unlikely now that Clark has signed two CBs since offering him a contract.

this but with Leigh instead of Skarz

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...........................................................Murphy............................................................

.........................O'Connell ...............Natcam..........Thompson..............................

Edwards/.......................................................................................................Skarz

Or Jonah.......................Dawson...................Reilly..............................Or Leigh

.......................O'Shea.....................................................Mayor...............................

......................................................Vaughan..............................................................

3-4-2-1 formation perhaps? 

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18 minutes ago, puddin said:

...........................................................Murphy............................................................

.........................O'Connell ...............Natcam..........Thompson..............................

Edwards/.......................................................................................................Skarz

Or Jonah.......................Dawson...................Reilly..............................Or Leigh

.......................O'Shea.....................................................Mayor...............................

......................................................Vaughan..............................................................

3-4-2-1 formation perhaps? 

not a chance Beckford will be left out

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5 hours ago, RNaj1 said:

Seeing as how no one has mentioned it yet, I may as well be the one, but.....

With 9 new signings, (to date), will the squad take 10 or 12 games in order to Gel?

Is it not 8? I think a lot of teams will be in the same boat and once the season starts, there will be a fair bit of rotation going on anyway. Vaughan (if we can keep him) and Beckford have played together before - granted, only for 12 games or so! Mayor will start and Murphy but you're right: the back 4 and midfield will take time to gel but that's what friendlies are for? I just think with the quality and experience we are signing so far, we will be too much for some teams at the start of the season. Fingers crossed!

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If Clark gets has too many options / Players at his disposal. Be worried.

In the opinion of myself and a lot of Town fans his demise at Town was what became known as 'bingo ball' Team selection. You had no idea who was going to play (and where) from one week to the next.

In the end, for League 1 he just had too many quality Players at his disposal (way too many). Our Chairman has since admitted he made a mistake in sanctioning the arrival of so many Players during Clark's tenure.

In the end, he didn't have a clue who his best 11 were or indeed the best formation to play.

I firmly believe that had he had a smaller, tight-knit squad to pick from. He would have got us promoted. In his first season with us, the brand of football was excellent, great to watch. Then every Player who played well against us seemed to arrive and with one of the highest budgets in the league at the time, the fun went and the draws started. 

You are assembling a good squad with Players who can get you promoted. I think Lee Clark also has the capability to achieve this.

But, keep the options more straight forward for Clark. Don't go mad bringing in too many Players or I suspect this post will be remembered!. 

 

Edited by HuddersfieldTownfan
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So with LC SAYING HE WANTS 22 outfield players he may of learnt his lesson 

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13 hours ago, RNaj1 said:

Seeing as how no one has mentioned it yet, I may as well be the one, but.....

With 9 new signings, (to date), will the squad take 10 or 12 games in order to Gel?

A definite concern, hopefully partially mitigated by the fact that we've done business early so they'll all be there for the start of pre season.

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7 hours ago, HuddersfieldTownfan said:

If Clark gets has too many options / Players at his disposal. Be worried.

In the opinion of myself and a lot of Town fans his demise at Town was what became known as 'bingo ball' Team selection. You had no idea who was going to play (and where) from one week to the next.

In the end, for League 1 he just had too many quality Players at his disposal (way too many). Our Chairman has since admitted he made a mistake in sanctioning the arrival of so many Players during Clark's tenure.

In the end, he didn't have a clue who his best 11 were or indeed the best formation to play.

I firmly believe that had he had a smaller, tight-knit squad to pick from. He would have got us promoted. In his first season with us, the brand of football was excellent, great to watch. Then every Player who played well against us seemed to arrive and with one of the highest budgets in the league at the time, the fun went and the draws started. 

You are assembling a good squad with Players who can get you promoted. I think Lee Clark also has the capability to achieve this.

But, keep the options more straight forward for Clark. Don't go mad bringing in too many Players or I suspect this post will be remembered!. 

 

Ranieri was known as the tinker man after his time at Chelsea where he chopped and changed too much. 

He then went to Leicester with a small squad and he won the league.

Then he made more signings, grew the squad (albeit losing Kante) and nearly got them relegated.

Too much choice can be a bad thing!

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1 minute ago, ronky said:

Ranieri was known as the tinker man after his time at Chelsea where he chopped and changed too much. 

He then went to Leicester with a small squad and he won the league.

Then he made more signings, grew the squad (albeit losing Kante) and nearly got them relegated.

Too much choice can be a bad thing!

True, but the new transfer window rules prevent too much tinkering anyway. If we have a squad of 24 approx. by the end of August then he has to work with what he has got until Jan at the earliest.

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Think even Chris Brown would have hobbled off the treatment table to play with this lot.

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Who remembers pre-season matches between the Probables v the Possibles?

 

Probables: Murphy, Edwards, O'Connell, Thompson, Skarz, O'Shea, Dawson, Reilly, Major, Vaughan, Beckford.

 
Possibles: Williams, Jones, Cameron, Kay, Leigh, Zeli, Tutte, Styles, Burgess, Miller, Lowe.
 
Not a bad 22 however you look at it!
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14 hours ago, RNaj1 said:

Seeing as how no one has mentioned it yet, I may as well be the one, but.....

With 9 new signings, (to date), will the squad take 10 or 12 games in order to Gel?

Yes they will gel just in time for our usual October slump !

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4 hours ago, Woodzo's Dad said:

Who remembers pre-season matches between the Probables v the Possibles?

 

Probables: Murphy, Edwards, O'Connell, Thompson, Skarz, O'Shea, Dawson, Reilly, Major, Vaughan, Beckford.

 
Possibles: Williams, Jones, Cameron, Kay, Leigh, Zeli, Tutte, Styles, Burgess, Miller, Lowe.
 
Not a bad 22 however you look at it!

Lowe will only be considered in an injury crisis. 

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12 hours ago, KLOOT said:

Is it not 8? 

I thought it was 9 including Murphy. I know he was here last season but will probably have a new defence in front of him next year.

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2 hours ago, Spee said:

Lowe will only be considered in an injury crisis. 

A probable then ! ;) 

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On 10 June 2017 at 16:59, Spee said:

Lowe will only be considered in an injury crisis. 

 

On 10 June 2017 at 12:49, Woodzo's Dad said:

Who remembers pre-season matches between the Probables v the Possibles?

 

Probables: Murphy, Edwards, O'Connell, Thompson, Skarz, O'Shea, Dawson, Reilly, Major, Vaughan, Beckford.

 
Possibles: Williams, Jones, Cameron, Kay, Leigh, Zeli, Tutte, Styles, Burgess, Miller, Lowe.
 
Not a bad 22 however you look at it!

Where does Aldred fit in?

As for Probables v Possibles, I think I just about remember those times, when Labour was a truly socialist party, never to happen again......

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On the current squad/signings:

                                 Murphy

Edwards      Cameron       Thompson       Leigh

O'Shea         Dawson         Tutte               Mayor

                    Beckford        Vaughan

 

If we sign another centre back as highly rumoured:

                               Murphy

               Camerson  Thompson  Aldred

Edwards                                                  Leigh

                      Dawson     Tutte

                             O'Shea

               Beckford           Vaughan

 

O'Shea and Mayor would be rotated, or a centre back would be removed for Mayor when losing with Mayor and O'shea playing wide behind the front 2.

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2 hours ago, Sittingonthefence said:

On the current squad/signings:

                                 Murphy

Edwards      Cameron       Thompson       Leigh

O'Shea         Dawson         Tutte               Mayor

                    Beckford        Vaughan

 

If we sign another centre back as highly rumoured:

                               Murphy

               Camerson  Thompson  Aldred

Edwards                                                  Leigh

                      Dawson     Tutte

                             O'Shea

               Beckford           Vaughan

 

O'Shea and Mayor would be rotated, or a centre back would be removed for Mayor when losing with Mayor and O'shea playing wide behind the front 2.

No place for O'Connell then? Or have you forgotten about him?

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