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Modfella

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Only question mark is again who starts wide right, the rest of team picks itself.
Stewart must have played himself in by now surely?
When is Jones going to be ready?
 
McGregor
Tav Goldson Helander Barisic
Jack Kamara
Arfield
Stewart Morelos Kent

Could see Davis being rested for this one ahead of Sunday.

Aribo had his chance yesterday and didn't take it. I'd give Stewart a go on the right side of a front three with the option of him rotating with arfield (starting in the no. 10)
 

TassieBill

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Probably won’t be a popular view but I’d rest Morelos and wrap him in cotton wool ahead of Sunday. Possibly starting with Stewart and Defoe up top.

The old adage is one game at a time but if Alfie picks up a knock up there and is sidelined for Sunday it would be a hammer blow. We’ve the team and squad to beat them without him in my view.
I'd go even further than this and say we rest Morelos AND Kent. I simply don't think we have a chance on Sunday if either (or both) of them are not fit and firing.

I appreciate it's a huge 3 points, however, there are still 69 points to play for this season after Aberdeen, including 9 points against them. We can still claw back a 2 or 3 point deficit even if we don't pick up maximum points on Wednesday night through leaving out our two most potent attacking options.

Sunday is more than a cup final - it's an opportunity to stop them winning their 10th consecutive trophy. Doing so would inflict a huge psychological blow, the effects of which we'd benefit from beyond Sunday. Obviously, it's also our chance to secure our first trophy under Gerrard. In my opinion, all these factors are more important than 3 points against the sheep.

We're always hearing about our squad size and strength in depth... It's time to use some of that depth to make sure we lift the cup on Sunday!!! :D My team for Wednesday would therefore be:

McGregor
Flanagan
Katic
Goldson
Tav
Aribo
Kamara
Jack
Stewart
Defoe
Barker/Ojo

If that 11 can't get a win against Aberdeen, then I don't know why we have these guys in the squad.

MON THE GERS!!!!!
 

baystatebear

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As some other posters have noted, I wish the club would issue an update on the status of the Jones injury situation. We have been without his services now for almost half the season.
 

Theknight

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OPs selection looks right to me.

A win and no injuries or red cards, I am more afraid of that than the result tbh, want a full squad for Sunday.
 

BrooklynBlue

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As some other posters have noted, I wish the club would issue an update on the status of the Jones injury situation. We have been without his services now for almost half the season.
Our social media announced his return to full training last week and the manager has spoken about him in recent press conferences. How much more are you after?
 

Scarlett

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As some other posters have noted, I wish the club would issue an update on the status of the Jones injury situation. We have been without his services now for almost half the season.
Gaffer said 10 days or so in the first interview back after the last break, which makes him available, hopefully, in the next week. Given the importance of the next three games I can't see him featuring much.

He's in the training pics and videos from last week :D
 

GF7

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For wednesday

McGregor
Tav
Goldson
Helander
Barasic

Jack
Davis
Arfield

Stewart
Morelos
Kent

Stewart has earned his chance and it has worked everytime so far with him playing with Arfield in midfield.
 

OZ1872

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Ojo and Aribo need to stay on the bench for this run of games especially against the pedos. Skillful players but not really mentally equipped for the battles that lie ahead in December.
 

CaptainCourageous

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McGregor
Tavernier Goldson Helander Barišić
Davis Jack Kamara
Arfield Kent
Morelos
Team pretty much picks itself. Possibly Stewart in for Arfield given Gerrard's words on Stewart after the match yesterday.


 

donka

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Rest Morelos and start with Defoe. Alf can come off the bench if needed but Sunday is more important for me.
 

donka

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I'm not quite sure if your serious.
100% serious. We need to win our first silverware for this current team and we know the sheep will target Morelos. He has matured a lot this season and I'm not overly concerned but there is still the risk of an injury as well. Why risk your best player in the game before a cup final when you have a squad strong enough to deal with Aberdeen? Start him on Sunday and next Thursday.
 

BigBlueBaws

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100% serious. We need to win our first silverware for this current team and we know the sheep will target Morelos. He has matured a lot this season and I'm not overly concerned but there is still the risk of an injury as well. Why risk your best player in the game before a cup final when you have a squad strong enough to deal with Aberdeen? Start him on Sunday and next Thursday.
Understand your point, but away to aberdeen needs to be our best team regardless of cup final on sunday, also fredos never been injured, hes no startin this week wee mans a warrior
 

Ronniemca

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Think I'd give Davis a break on this one.He needs as much in his legs on Sunday as possible.when you listen to the Sheep they are going hell for leather as usual against us on Wednesday and there is going to be a lot going on in the dirty tricks department here.
 
Morelos’ movement in the last few Aberdeen games have been the difference in us securing dominant wins rather than banana skin results of last season. When he comes deep, their man marking system doesn’t know how to react and they are all over the place and in my opinion he is absolutely crucial on Wednesday night.
 

Gers

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Big big worry they try get Morelos sent off!

Wish we could leave him back home and go with Defoe but personally think we need the wee man to get us the win
 

Jase

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Reall really trusting that Alfie doesn’t get sucked in by their snyde tricks. I wasn’t impressed wi his wee nibbleat Hamilton. He’s generally been a different animal this season, he needs to keep that up.

Alf is as strong as .... well a buffalo. He ain’t injury prone so short of an all out assault I’m not over worried about that. If we can get a good lead SG is gonna have him in a hot bath as soon as.

I’d definitely be starting wi him tho. Talisman and monster goal threat. You don’t have players like that anywhere but on the pitch.
 

Albertz Loyal

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What say FF after today then?

For me, I think I’d go as follows;

McGregor
Tav Goldson Helander Barisic
Jack Davis Kamara
Stewart Kent
Morelos

Toyed with the idea of leaving Arfield in there but I think he was better today dropped into the CM position and I’d go with those 3 for Wednesday. There’s every chance I’d have Arfield back in there for next Sunday.
It's currently out best team
 

GovanFront4

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McGregor

Tav
Goldson
Helander
Barisic

Jack
Arfield
Davis

Kent
Morelos
Stewart

That's what I'd go with. Arfield offers more than Aribo for me, and his aggression and energy will be important in the midfield.

I'd rest Kamara as he's a cert to play against the Taigs and YB.

Stewart deserves a start in ahead of Ojo.

This is a very tough match. We know Aberdeen are a poor side just now, but historically going to Pittodrie is never easy. We need to be on top form to get a win.
 

GovanFront4

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Reall really trusting that Alfie doesn’t get sucked in by their snyde tricks. I wasn’t impressed wi his wee nibbleat Hamilton. He’s generally been a different animal this season, he needs to keep that up.

Alf is as strong as .... well a buffalo. He ain’t injury prone so short of an all out assault I’m not over worried about that. If we can get a good lead SG is gonna have him in a hot bath as soon as.

I’d definitely be starting wi him tho. Talisman and monster goal threat. You don’t have players like that anywhere but on the pitch.
See that incident at Hamilton though, it's been completely overegged. There was a couple of wee digs and kick outs by players on Sunday with no punishment whatsoever. Alfies "kick" wasn't even the worst off the ball incident of the game!
 

GovanFront4

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100% serious. We need to win our first silverware for this current team and we know the sheep will target Morelos. He has matured a lot this season and I'm not overly concerned but there is still the risk of an injury as well. Why risk your best player in the game before a cup final when you have a squad strong enough to deal with Aberdeen? Start him on Sunday and next Thursday.
There are more important games than LC final. It would be amazing to win it, obviously, but qualification for the group stage in Europe was a more important achievement.
 

Jase

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See that incident at Hamilton though, it's been completely overegged. There was a couple of wee digs and kick outs by players on Sunday with no punishment whatsoever. Alfies "kick" wasn't even the worst off the ball incident of the game!
I agree wi what you say but Alfie’s a special case, under constant scrutiny.

That chunt McKenna got him binned twice last year and the second time I didn’t think Alfie did much wrong.

‘Do we know who the ref is. One or two of them get sexual satisfaction from carding him.

Alfie can get his kicks from banging a couple in.
 

HenningBerg

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There are more important games than LC final. It would be amazing to win it, obviously, but qualification for the group stage in Europe was a more important achievement.
I disagree .

I’d take a win on Sunday over pumping young boys on Thursday , surely silverware is more important than one more extra round in Europe ?
 
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