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So, how's Rosler going to play this one?

Park the bus and try and keep it respectable?
Try and play our normal game and go toe-to-toe, accepting we may get a whipping?
Play cautiously and try and hit on the break, like an away performance?
Pass the ball straight out of play and get a ball-boy to sit on it for 90 minutes?

A hammering could damage confidence. But battling hard and chasing the ball all over the park could knacker out our first team.

I think they've got to go for it. Not often they get to play the European champions, and pack out GP.
 
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kick em 25ft up in the air to start with! they wont like that, then play the attractive passing game they will be shocked
 

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lets just give it a go. nothing to lose and we already have bragging rights over qprse and fulscum of staying in the cup longer than them.. no honour lost if we go out with our heads held high having given it a go against european champions and current fa cup holders
 

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kick em 25ft up in the air to start with! they wont like that, then play the attractive passing game they will be shocked

Shame that we've got a Premiership ref :(
 

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lets just give it a go. nothing to lose and we already have bragging rights over qprse and fulscum of staying in the cup longer than them.. no honour lost if we go out with our heads held high having given it a go against european champions and current fa cup holders

Agree. Trying to play any other way will not come naturally to the players. Then again if we can find a large ball boy...........
 

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Having listened to the QPR and watched the Fulham games, what a pathetic performance from both of those. Half arsed and didn't look interested, we've got to give it a go and show as much passion as possible.
 

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Brutality in the first half.
Grace and style of a stiletto in the second.
 

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Keep it tight. Kick it into touch at every opportunity, play 7 at the back. Get a draw at all costs. P.S. I'm away this weekend and couldn't go but I am available for a midweek trip to Stamford Bridge for the replay.
 

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So, how's Rosler going to play this one?

Park the bus and try and keep it respectable?
Try and play our normal game and go toe-to-toe, accepting we may get a whipping?
Play cautiously and try and hit on the break, like an away performance?
Pass the ball straight out of play and get a ball-boy to sit on it for 90 minutes?

A hammering could damage confidence. But battling hard and chasing the ball all over the park could knacker out our first team.

I think they've got to go for it. Not often they get to play the European champions, and pack out GP.

A mixture of your options B and C. I think Uwe has made it clear he does not intend to park the bus.
 

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Having listened to the QPR and watched the Fulham games, what a pathetic performance from both of those. Half arsed and didn't look interested, we've got to give it a go and show as much passion as possible.

Having just watching the Man U Fulham game, I feel gutted we were not chosen as the Saurday night evening game, Griffin Park would have really been buzzing for an evening game, where as Old Trafford was dead tonight. The people who select these games dont know anything about football. :mad1:
 

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Chelsea are in a bad way at the moment. All we need is the first goal and if we keep it for 10/15 mins to whole stadium will be against Benitez. Hopefully, he'll play his weakest side, we need a positive performance. I'm hoping that we won't get smacked like Leeds and Southampton.
 

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Sign Mr Impossible and get him to kick it so high into the air that it comes down with snow. 31 times.
 
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We need to seize the initiative for the first ten minutes and run at them.

I then see us playing a lot of 4141 and trying to soak up pressure and hit hem on the break.

We will need to keep pressing them high up the pitch and not allow their back 4 to play the ball around unopposed in their half.
 

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We need to seize the initiative for the first ten minutes and run at them.

I then see us playing a lot of 4141 and trying to soak up pressure and hit hem on the break.

We will need to keep pressing them high up the pitch and not allow their back 4 to play the ball around unopposed in their half.

Absolutely. What we mustn't do is get too deep and let them come onto us. They'll simply pick us off.
 

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Reckon we'll try and pass it about a lot to start with, work hard to keep possession, so that the players get some confidence and push on from there. Agree that we need to try and press them up the park and not show them too much respect. Will need 100% concentration from each and every player for every single second of the game. 4141 is probably the system we will adopt.
 
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I think the conditions may help us. They're away from home in less than plush surroundings and it's set to be pretty blustery. If we get in their faces and start fast, we may upset them a bit. Who knows. If we get ahead their fans may get on the manager's back.
 
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I think the conditions may help us. They're away from home in less than plush surroundings and it's set to be pretty blustery. If we get in their faces and start fast, we may upset them a bit. Who knows. If we get ahead their fans may get on the manager's back. I hope the players are well up for giving them a game, and not more concerned about who's getting whose shirt.
 

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So, how's Rosler going to play this one?

Park the bus and try and keep it respectable?
Try and play our normal game and go toe-to-toe, accepting we may get a whipping?
Play cautiously and try and hit on the break, like an away performance?
Pass the ball straight out of play and get a ball-boy to sit on it for 90 minutes? lol

A hammering could damage confidence. But battling hard and chasing the ball all over the park could knacker out our first team.

I think they've got to go for it. Not often they get to play the European champions, and pack out GP.
 

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..............fella with an ice cream cart on the touchline-----gets rid of Lampard........
..............Stephen Hunt returns and takes out Cech.........
.............John Terry on the touchline selling tickets to the touts...........
.............Cheryl Cole topless on touchline------gets rid of Cashley..........
.............Luiz distracted by mobile hairdresser.............
.............Bees romp to victory............
 

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..............fella with an ice cream cart on the touchline-----gets rid of Lampard........
..............Stephen Hunt returns and takes out Cech.........
.............John Terry on the touchline selling tickets to the touts...........
.............Cheryl Cole topless on touchline------gets rid of Cashley..........
.............Luiz distracted by mobile hairdresser.............
.............Bees romp to victory............

lol lol lol
 

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I think Clayton and Harry should run at them as much as possible early on. We will get nothing from a Premiership ref and I expect we will get kicked around but get precious few decisions. They have a few players unavailable now which is better for us. I would play Clayton on his own up front and hope to get Harry forward as much as possible.
 

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Hopefully Clayton is played up front and not out wide, JT hasn't played for some time and will be short of match fitness. Clayton needs to be at him from the start.
 

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If its Cahill and Terry then Clayton makes run inbetween the two.Neither blessed with pace and easily unsettles them.Harry and Adam must run at the full backs.They can cut inside and out and that will cause mistakes.Both brim with confidence when running at defenders.

Our centre midfield may have a torrid time though and must get the ball out wide..if they play 4-3-3 it gives us width which we can exploit.Chances though have to be taken as we all know they will not need many.

Harlee,Craig and Shay will have to be on their toes and no ball watching.Meet the ball early and clear your lines.A ball high up in E block is better than one in our net.We are good at options when on the ball and that is one of our strengths.

Show em no respect,show em who's boss and show em we mean business.
It's gonna be tough and hard work,but if we give 110% then who knows.
 

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Back from my week in a monastery. Can't help thinking Bidwell v Hazard will be crucial.
 

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Just give it a go lads...that's all we ask. Don't worry about what they can do to us etc, let them worry about what we can do to them. We are capable of hurting them with the likes of Harry and CD and should set up to maximise their opportunities to do so. It is the Bees day in the sun and we should give it a go rather that adopting a conservative approach.
 

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Just score at least one goal more than them...
 
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