Starting 11's

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Just intrigued to see how everyone's teams are shaping up. Ours is awful due to the amount that have left an already poor team and no body in yet.

Garratt

Bailee Davis Ray Guthrie Turton


Atkinson Jones

Dalle Valle Haber Inman

Far from a finished side for us, we need a couple midfielders, a centre back, a back up keeper, a left back and if Colclough doesn't sign a forward.
 

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Our squad is very weak at the moment. We've signed one player, lost Luongo, Foderingham, Gladwin plus last season's loanees and could still see Kasim, Smith and Byrne depart. This is the squad as it stands:



Still at least two central defenders, two central midfielders and a goalkeeper away from being any where near ready for the new season, let alone having to potentially replace Kasim, Smith and Byrne too.
 
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No idea what Harris has in mind for next season but this is the side I'd pick with the players available:



Subs: Jordan Archer, Lee Martin, Fred Onyedinma, John Marquis, Jack Powell, Jamie Philpot, Thompson

Midfield and attack look pretty strong, but depth is almost non-existent if you discount the youth. Still worried about the back four. Think Harris has the youth in mind, though. Can see Fred replacing PCH, Powell for Williams and Philpot, Ben Thompson and Marquis used to freshen things up.
 

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Just intrigued to see how everyone's teams are shaping up. Ours is awful due to the amount that have left an already poor team and no body in yet.

Garratt

Bailee Davis Ray Guthrie Turton


Atkinson Jones

Dalle Valle Haber Inman

Far from a finished side for us, we need a couple midfielders, a centre back, a back up keeper, a left back and if Colclough doesn't sign a forward.
We need at minimum a LB and CM to have a functional side. I reckon if the season started now, Cooper would slot into the front 3 with Haber and LDV(ignoring Haber's absence of course). Without an experienced CB, I wouldn't be comfortable operating a 3/5 man defence.

For us to have any chance of having even a reasonable season, we need a LB, 2 CMs, a CB and either Colclough or an extra forward. If we get the targets we are linked to(without knowing much about Hanley), then I'd feel optimistic. As it is, that side will struggle to stay in the division. Midfield is so so crucial, Jones and Atkinson will get mauled by Occy, Grant and Brown on the opening day.
 

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GK: Glenn Morris
RWB: Ryan Jackson
CB: John Egan
CB: Callum Davies (but will almost certainly be A N Other)
CB: A N Other
LWB: Bradley Garmston
CM: Aaron Morris
CM: Doug Loft
CM: Bradley Dack
ST: Cody McDonald
ST: Ben Williamson
 

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GK: Chris Neal
RB: Ben Purkiss
CB: Remie Streete
CB: TBA (Ryan Inniss if all goes to plan)
LB: Carl Dickinson
RW: Byron Moore
CM: Anthony Grant
CM: Michael O'Connor
LW: Sam Foley/Sam Kelly
CF: TBA
CF: TBA

If Inniss signs as seems to be the expectation on a season long loan then midfield and defence look ok. Strike force needs building and interviews (didn't know clubs interview players) this week. Get the strikers right we should be decent enough not to get drawn into a relegation scrap at least.
 

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Alnwick
Smith, Zakuani, Baldwin, Ntlhe
Taylor, Bostwick, Collison, Maddison
Washington, Gormley
That's probably our "fully fit" best 11. No idea how Gormley will take to this level, and no idea if Collison's knee will hold out. If both go well, that's a playoff side, hopefully.
 

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We're yet to sign a player, so we're a lil' thread bare.

GK: ???

RB: Stephen Darby
CB: Rory McArdle
CB: Christophe Routis
LB: James Meredith

RM: Felipe Morais
CM: Gary Liddle
CM: Billy Knott
LM: ???

ST: Billy Clarke
ST: James Hanson

Not the best starting XI, but we're due at least 6/7 decent signings.

Also waiting on Andrew Davies and Jon Stead to sign new deals.
 

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Ben Williams

Stephen Darby
Rory McArdle
Chris Routis
Alan Sheehan

Fil Morais
Billy Knott
Gary Liddle
James Meredith

James Hanson
Billy Clarke

We're very weak at the moment, we've not even extended Andrew Davies' contract yet, let alone make any actual new signings.
 

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According the great game Football manager. Crewe currently have a squad that would finish 18th in league two.
 

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If I had to make an 11 with the players we have signed up then:

Morris
Jackson - Egan - Davies - Garmston
Morris - Loft
McGlashan - Dack - Dickenson
McDonald​

However it's more or less 100% that we'll play 3-5-2 with wing backs, but we're lacking the CBs at the moment. Once Max Ehmer is signed up and one other, we'll look like this:​

Morris
Egan - Ehmer - A.N.Other
Jackson ---------------------------------Garmston
Loft - Morris
Dack
McDonald - Norris​
 

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First xi as it stands:
Lillis
Cannon - Eastham - McNulty - Kennedy
Bennett
Allen - Lund
Alessandra - Henderson - Vincenti

2nd xi - all with first team appearences - because we're not tinpot :) :
Diba
Rafferty - Lancashire - Tanser - Rose
Barry-Murphy
Noble-Lazarus - Camps
Bunney - Bell - Andrew

Subs - Hasler-Cregg, Hooper, Kisimba (all been on bench for first team games)
 

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Doyle

RB CB CB Robertson

Rivers CM Potts LM

Cullen ST

Subs - Some random shite I can't be arsed to name, they are that poor.
 
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That side needs vast improvement.
How many of the players do you actually know though? Not even being ignorant just I don't know the majority of the players listed in this topic and I'd say I'm a big football fan . Either you have an outstanding knowledge of the lower leagues or you're just guessing.
 

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That's actually a pretty decent 11. Have you got decent options from the bench though? Norris over Williamson? :animatedf:
I like Norris - he's got good touch and an excellent football brain. Give the guy a bit of confidence and he'll be sorted.

Our bench (based on the second team I listed) would be Nelson, Davies, McGlashan, Hessenthaler, Dickenson, Williamson and Donnelly. We're a little light defensively IMO, but we have a decent 18 there.
 

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How many of the players do you actually know though? Not even being ignorant just I don't know the majority of the players listed in this topic and I'd say I'm a big football fan . Either you have an outstanding knowledge of the lower leagues or you're just guessing.
I don't think your back 5 looks particularly watertight, and I've never really rated Tudgay up top. I don't know too much about Maddison, but unless he's a 20 goals a season forward then I think you may concede a fair few and struggle to score. I could be very wrong though.
 
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I don't think your back 5 looks particularly watertight, and I've never really rated Tudgay up top. I don't know too much about Maddison, but unless he's a 20 goals a season forward then I think you may concede a fair few and struggle to score. I could be very wrong though.
No Maddison is a young kid who's extremely talented and unless we go up this season he won't be with us next year. We have an experienced manager in Mowbray who will have good contacts to players and agents who are probably a level above this division but could be persuaded. I suspect there will be around 6-8 new signings/loans in during the summer.
 

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How many of the players do you actually know though? Not even being ignorant just I don't know the majority of the players listed in this topic and I'd say I'm a big football fan . Either you have an outstanding knowledge of the lower leagues or you're just guessing.
And you don't know the basics of what happened at my football club? Liar.
 
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I suspect we'll line up as followed:-
GK) Leutwiler

RB) Tootle
CB) Goldson
CB) Ellis
LB) Sadler

CM) Ogogo
CM) Lawrence
CM) Ryan Woods

CAM) Martin Woods

ST) Barnett
ST) Collins

Think we could be dark horses if we stay injury free with that team, add in the fact Wesolowski and Knight-Percival are still too to come back from injury and I'm quietly confident about our chances this season!
 

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Morris
Garmston
Egan
Emher(hopefully)
Jackson
New signing?
Loft
Dack
Hessenthaler/morris
Donnelly
McDonald

Subs
New keeper
Hessenthaler/morris
Mcglashan
Williamson
Norris
Dickinson
New signing
 

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Morris
Garmston
Egan
Emher(hopefully)
Jackson
New signing?
Loft
Dack
Hessenthaler/morris
Donnelly
McDonald

Subs
New keeper
Hessenthaler/morris
Mcglashan
Williamson
Norris
Dickinson
New signing
Must be Hard Times at Priestfield if you have a Dickensian substitute. Or do you have Great Expectations of his future? :devil:

BUGGER - you edited it before I got my reply in! :told: :gr:
 

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How many of the players do you actually know though? Not even being ignorant just I don't know the majority of the players listed in this topic and I'd say I'm a big football fan . Either you have an outstanding knowledge of the lower leagues or you're just guessing.
I know seven of that starting eleven. The back four is far too inexperienced and young. No older heads present. Huge gamble. Don't rate half of that midfield, especially Thomas, who from what I've gathered from opinions of Coventry fans, is awful. Tudgay isn't prolific and Maddison has undoubted potential, but it's not a certainty he will fulfil that. If he does, he'd probably be off in January if he has a blistering start. As you've stated since this post, you expect 6-8 signings. So the side does need vast improvement then, if you're expecting half the team to be replaced before the season starts?
 

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No because it never has been much interest to me what is wrong about that? Just like you wouldn't know everything about SISU...
I don't know everything as nor do you. But I gaurentee I have a baseline knowledge as to what is going on and why fans are unhappy.

You don't have a fucking clue. Yet it was sprawled all over the BBC contiuously for ages as to why.
 
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With players signed at present we'll line up something like this



We're still in the market for strikers though and Inniss is likely to sign on loan and replace Duffy.

That's also the formation I expect us to play this season.
 

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Pope (TBC)

Hussey Clarke Cameron Riley

Mayor Etuhu Mellis/Soares TBC

Clarke Rose

Subs:

Nardiello
Hope
Pope
O'Brein
Jones
Lainton
 

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