Stu Posted March 24, 2009 Share Posted March 24, 2009 Having quickly become tired of reading the same posts Ashley/Kinnear/NUFC-bashing and discussing the inevitable Armageddon on May 24th, I'm wondering what you would do with our squad for next season. Currently: GK - Harper, Krul, Forster, (Soderberg) Def - Coloccini, Bassong, S.Taylor, Edgar, Cacapa, Beye, R. Taylor, Jose Enrique, (Kadar, Lough, Tozer, Morris) Mid - Nolan, Barton, Duff, Jonas, Guthrie, Geremi, Butt, Lua Lua, (Doninger, Marwood, Inman, Godsmark) Fwd - Martins, Owen, Smith, Xisco, Ameobi, Lovenkrands, Carroll, Viduka, (Wiafe Danquah, Ngo Baheng, Donaldson, Ranger) As we're unsure of our division status, feel free to post a premier league and a championship squad. Try not to go for specific names or we could be here all day... Stupeedo's NUFC Premier League Squad 2009/10 GK - Harper (Krul) Res: Forster, Soderberg RB: Beye (R.Taylor) LB: Jose Enrique (Kadar) CB: Colocinni (Taylor) CB: Bassong (*experienced back-up CB*) Res: Tozer, Lough, Morris, Tavernier Sell/Remove: Cacapa, Edgar RW: *new right winger* (Lua Lua) LW: Jonas (Duff) CM: Barton (Guthrie) CM: *new box-to-box CM* (Nolan) Res: Butt, Doninger, Ngo Baheng, Inman Sell/Remove: Geremi, Marwood, Godsmark CF: Martins (Lovenkrands) CF: Xisco (Carroll) Res: Ameobi, Ranger, Donaldson, Wiafe Danquah, Donaldson, Vukcic Sell/Remove: Owen, Smith, Viduka Not a massive overhaul of the squad, most of the departures are 'experienced' players who have had little game-time over the last few years and have mostly been a drain on resources. I'd try and bring in a few more promising players to go with the 'money' signings of a new CM and a new RW. In: Experienced CB for cover, Right Winger (must have pace), marquee box-to-box midfielder, various promising youngsters/lower league players. Out: Cacapa, Edgar, Geremi, Marwood, Godsmark, Owen, Smith, Viduka If we can get money for Ameobi then I'd be happy to sell, otherwise he's a decent enough squad player and can be used as an example for the younger kids (i.e. what not to do..!) Stupeedo's NUFC Championship Squad 2009/10 GK - Harper (Krul) Res: Forster, Soderberg RB: Beye (Tavernier) LB: Jose Enrique (Lough) CB: Taylor (Kadar) CB: *experienced CB* (Edgar) Res: Tozer, Morris, Sell/Remove: Coloccini, Bassong, Cacapa, RW: R. Taylor (Lua Lua) LW: Duff (Godsmark) CM: Guthrie (Butt) CM: Nolan (Inman) Res: Doninger, Marwood, Adeji, Ngo Baheng Sell/Remove: Jonas, Barton, Geremi, CF: Lovenkrands (*new pacy young-ish striker with some league experience*) CF: Carroll (Ranger/Ameobi) Res: Donaldson, Wiafe Danquah, Donaldson, Vukcic Sell/Remove: Owen, Smith, Viduka, Martins, Xisco Slight change of tack with this one as I can't see the international quality players realistically staying to ply their trade in the Championship; however, with every cloud there is something of a silver lining. In this case, our wage bill is massively reduced and allows the club to cotinue to rebuild it's financial foundations. Futhermore, the spine of the remaining squad is still quite strong and should be suited to Championship-level football [insert topical Ashley joke/jibe] In: Experienced CB to partner Taylor, Quick Striker with league experience, Winger to replace Jonas and add a bit of flair, various squad-fillers (Def, Mid) Out: Coloccini, Bassong, Cacapa, Jonas, Barton, Geremi, Owen, Smith, Viduka, Martins, Xisco =================== I've tried to be somewhat realistic about this, if we do get relegated we'll not be splashing the cash and I think if we stay up, we'll only make a couple of considered signings rather than the 6-7 changes that have traditionally happened. All of this relies upon having a half-decent manager...but thats for another thread Link to post Share on other sites More sharing options...
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