Carew, Cole and Piquionne all start as Sam brings out the battering ram and says fuck to subtlety. The midfield looks hopelessly light to me. Diop, Noble and Nolan are not going to offer a lot in terms of creativity are they?
Presumably Diop is going to anchor in front of Tomkins and Faye, and Faubert and McCartney are going to be encouraged to get up the flanks to bang in crosses for the Land of the Giants forward line?
It's a depressing looking team selection. Sears is on the bench. So is Lansbury. And so too is Montenegro. Anyone of those three in place of Piquionne or Carew would have offered more balance to the team.
Barnsley will fancy themselves to control midfield and hit us on the break. I suspect that to win, we will need to score three goals, and I fear that there is not enough invention in the team to score two.
Hope to God I am wrong!
Faubert, Tomkins, Faye, McCartney
Noble Nolan Piquionne
And Tweedledumdiop scored!