Frankfurt playing a full strength side today

bearmind

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I know GvB and the backroom team will have Frankfurt more or less sussed out by now but I still hope we have sent an observer there to watch the game in Mainz reporting back final details to GvB. Local derbies can be played like cup games.
 

Lovenkrands Dug

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I know GvB and the backroom team will have Frankfurt more or less sussed out by now but I still hope we have sent an observer there to watch the game in Mainz reporting back final details qto GvB. Local derbies can be played like cup games.
This hasn't been played anything like a cup game to be honest
 

dt17

A mate of mine.....
I think they’ll be a tougher opposition than both Dortmund and Leipzig.

Physical and aggressive. More organised at the back. Can be dangerous on the counter.

A couple of things. Can get caught on the counter attack and very narrow - we will get plenty opportunities down the sides.

Dortmund and Leipzig are clearly better teams however my worry is that this is a one legged affair and we don't have Ibrox to fall back on.

I actually think Red Star Belgrade gave us the toughest test in Europe this season.
 

Lovenkrands Dug

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Dortmund and Leipzig are clearly better teams however my worry is that this is a one legged affair and we don't have Ibrox to fall back on.

I actually think Red Star Belgrade gave us the toughest test in Europe this season.
And it's no coincidence that Red Star have experienced loud and hostile fixtures before so weren't that fazed by it.
 

Xtal

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Just Ndicka out injured apart from those we already know of then?

I say just, he is brilliant and their two best defenders will miss the final now by the looks of it.
 

Tagsbear

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It's hard to judge German sides as they don't seem to like defending these days, Frankfurt and Mainz looked good going forward, but it's hard to know if that's because they can't actually be arsed defending!

Said the same after watching Leipzig before we played them, they give teams a lot of chances.
 

venturablue

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If we come out the traps and hound them and press them high early we will blow them away early. If we can get an early early goal then a second they have to come out then leaves us to play out game.
 

Nightman

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Just Ndicka out injured apart from those we already know of then?

I say just, he is brilliant and their two best defenders will miss the final now by the looks of it.
I wouldn't be so sure he will miss out. He wasn't limping when coming off the pitch. Could just have been a precaution. Fingers crossed though. Will be interesting to hear what the manager says after the game.
 

Jingle64

The dafty who hung up on Mark Hateley
Just Ndicka out injured apart from those we already know of then?

I say just, he is brilliant and their two best defenders will miss the final now by the looks of it.
Dont think he was that badly injured judging by his reaction. Probably precaution coming off but hope hes struggling
 
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