Word on the street has it that Little Sam will get the nod from Big Sam to start tonight's game against Ipswich. With fans growing restless about the lack of forward momentum and none of Carew, Cole nor Piquionne looking like goal machines, Allardyce is set to turn to the new Michael Owen to make the net bulge.
The big question is how he will be accommodated? Will he be played out wide like Sears and Hines? Let's hope not because the experience damaged those two. If it is 4-4-2, who plays alongside Baldock? If not Nolan, what happens to Captain Kev? Will it be a diamond, or will Doctor Evil demand that last year's true Player of the Year sheds some pounds over the course of 90 minutes by putting in a proper shift?
Will Bentley replace Faubert? Will Collison get a look in? Will Tomkins start? How about three centre backs with Taylor and O'Brien as wing backs? They are perfectly equipped for the role but can anybody see Allardyce being that inventive? I tell you what, that would be my way forward with a team reading:
Tomkins, Faye, Reid
Remember, this Ipswich team shipped seven at Peterborough. We should go out to murder them tonight.