toontownman Posted February 2, 2009 Share Posted February 2, 2009 Currently Available: GK: Harper, Krul, Foster RB: R. Taylor CB: S. Taylor, Edgar, Bassong, LB: Enrique RW: Geremi, Lua Lua CM: Nolan, Butt LW: Duff, Jonas CF: Lovenkrands, Ameobi Injuries (taken from Physio Room): A Carroll Ankle/Foot Injury no return date F Coloccini Ankle/Foot Injury no return date M Owen Ankle/Foot Injury 21st Mar 09 J Barton Metatarsal Fracture Apr 09 T Kadar Broken Leg Jun 09 D Guthrie Hamstring Injury 22nd Feb 09 - Reports were he was out for the season though Cacapa Knee Injury 22nd Feb 09 M Viduka Groin Strain 22nd Feb 09 H Beye Knee Injury no return date O Martins Gilmores Groin 7th Feb 09 I Gonzalez Achilles Tendinopathy 14th Mar 09 A Smith Acute Shitness 7th Feb 09 Whilst that looks bleak, the few positive are in the versatility we have in the squad which might at least have players playing in a vaugely familiar role. Smith and Martins should be back soon and hopefully Carrol and Colo will shake off the knocks. Goalkeepers: Harper Krul Foster Harper pbviously first choice, hopefully Krul or Foster can make the step up if the inevitable happens and Harper gets injured. Verdict: Potentially nervous situations ahead but should be covered. RB: R Taylor (S.Taylor, Edgar, Colo) Both Taylors could be important to us here with Beyes return too long away. Colo and Edgar could play there if we were desperate. Verdict: Should be covered here CB: S.Taylor, Bassong, (Colo), Edgar Looking a bit stretched if more than a couple of these pick up knocks or suspensions we are in trouble, A returning Cacapa does little to calm fears, Bassong and Colo will more than likely lead the way if Colo isnt laid out they need to build and solidify their partnership quicker though. Colo especially needs to start leading from the back and talking instead of trying to coast through games. Verdict: Pray for some luck and cohesion in this area. At best we will just make the odd mistake, at worst we are all over the shop LB: Enrique (Bassong, R.Taylor) Who would have thought a third window in a row when LB was one of our top priorities yet it isnt addressed. Enrique will be happy to have the chance to stick two fingers up at his doubters (mainly his boss) and solidify his role beyond this season. Verdict: Short on cover should Enrique get injured again, Bassong or Ryan Taylor could fit in to cover, the question would then be whether we can afford to lose them from elsewhere in the team. RW: Geremi, lua lua (Jonas, R.Taylor, Duff) Strangely the three players who would consider a different position as their best are our best bets for RW. Geremi is largely useless for us now, Lua Lua is untested. Ryan Taylor is very much at home there but might find himself at RB. Jonas and Duff are interchangable. Verdict: Should be covered, but dont be suprised to see alot more of Lua Lua. CM: Nolan, Butt (Geremi, Smith, Colo) Whilst you could argue there is little point thinking the guys in brackets could play there, we may not have a choice. Supsensions or injuries to Butt or Nolan and we are piss weak again. Verdict: Along with the defence our soft centre could well be the cause of our demise. We cannot afford to get Nolan injured and can only hope Guthrie and Barton race back to fitness quicker than expected. LW: Duff, Jonas (R. Taylor, Lovenkrands) Hopefully one of our strongest areas despite the lack of numbers. Verdict: Should be fine, of course now all four players will pick up knocks! CF: Lovenkrands, Ameobi (Martins, Carrol, Smith) The talent upfront is locked away in there apparently, whether we can see it or not who knows. Hopefully Martins gets fit and stays that way. Verdict: A blunt attack but we have bodies, whether that is enough to get us goals we shall see. Overall Verdict The odds are against us, that is a place JFK likes being, but we cant afford any more injuries or gutless performances, I do think with what we have we will see lots of fight but I dont know we will have the talent or end product in equal measure. Going to be a tough run to stay up and we need some big performances from everyone. Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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