Saturday, 26 November 2011

Cole Starts, Taylor Saved For Middlesborough

Just as I predicted in midweek, Taylor is not being risked for today's game, with Allardyce anxious to have five fit, combative midfielders for the trip to Miserableborough on Tuesday. Cole, on the other hand, is given a start up top alongside Baldock.

The team also has a more positive look with Faubert starting on the right of midfield and O'Brien returning at right back. So no conventional holding midfielder. This is a team designed to attack in what looks like a fairly conventional 4-4-2 formation.

In full the team reads:


O'Brien, Tomkins, Faye, McCartney

Faubert, Noble, Nolan, Collison

Cole, Baldock

Options on the bench are: Stech, Demel, Taylor, Piquionne and Carew.

With Southampton losing at Bristol City, this is now a HUGE game!


Anonymous said...

hi mate, this game and our next will define our season, team selection for today is just right so failure will be down to these players ..... lose today shame on you, sack them all. baz

Anonymous said...

So Sam gets it right again.....
great goal from Nolan too....even Piquionne looked more interested today.

dazthehammer said...

got a call from a boro fan today so making last minute plans to head to the game tonight, boro will be lucky to sell 50% of the tickets even against west ham for a week game. i will be sure to let you know how we get on