FC Basel (a) pre-match thread

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  1. wattle

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    I don’t think he’d have come off yesterday if he was going to be rested. You can’t rest your best in form cb in a champs league match surely? Especially with the game cup at the weekend. Rest him then don’t you think?
     
  2. bluesingh

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    We should win this tie comfortably...so we'll obviously win it on penalties in the returning leg.

    Also, IIRC Basel sold their best player to Dortmund this Jan.
     
  3. wattle

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    Yep! Think that’s one problem area that we’ve nailed now :)))
     
  4. zabisgod

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    Loved manga but not for his skills on the pitch replacing him with quality is going to make all the difference for us. Happy days
     
  5. Easy

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    Yes but now that we have Laporte or Kompany even though he didn’t play well in his last game, “resting” Otamendi should not effect us as much. Stones and Kompany both need game time, if that wasn’t the case I would say start Otamendi, that’s the main reason I would leave him out.
     
  6. jimmygrimblesboots

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    Pep recognised the problems in the summer , goalkeeper , full backs , centre back cover and he sorted them out , hard to see players like Joe and Zabba leave the club , and maybe Vinny and Yaya will be gone from the playing squad very soon as well , Pep makes the tough decisions but the right ones , we have a managerial genius in our midst.
     
  7. inconnu

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    Playing CL gives players great exposure.
    It is greatest tournament in club football.
    Playing in it can be treated as reward for playing well and is reserved
    for most important players in the team.

    There is no way we will rest our best players in this game.
     
  8. uwe rosler 28

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    Ederson

    Walker
    Otamendi
    Laporte
    Danilo

    Diniho
    Kdb
    Silva

    Bernardo
    Aguero
    Sterling
     
  9. Rammy Blue

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    My random guess is that Pep will go 3-5-2 on Tuesday, just have a sneaky feeling he will think it’s a game worth keeping tight.

    Ederson

    Nico
    Stones
    Laporte

    Walker
    Dinho
    Kev
    Merlin
    Danilo

    Serg
    Raz
     
  10. Brendan110_0

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    I wouldn't do that, Zinchenko is so comfortable on the ball at the back compared to "jumpy" Danilo (yesterday proved it for me when he and Laporte we're playing hot potato)
     
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