The Beardsley Role?

There is no doubt now, that with regards to Demba Ba and Cisse, two into one won’t go.

It is becoming more obvious the longer the season goes on. The question is, how will our manager deal with it?

Playing them as a 2 does not work.

Playing a front 3 works as long as the players buy into it (how about it Demba?).

If not it means we use one or the other but in what system?

My take on it would be to play one up front (either one, I think they both can do this) then bring Ben Arfa into a central role high up the pitch, as in my opinion he is wasted out wide, especially in a 4-4-2 system. He is not a player who should be dropping off and doubling up on the opposition’s winger. Let him play the Beardsley role and as per the Keegan era, start dropping little bombs in dangerous places.

Then a midfield 3 of Anita on the right, Cabaye centre and Jonas on the left. I think this would make the best use of Anita as for me he is a little lightweight for Full Back or Centre Midfield. This would leave Cheick Tiote to be free to patrol just in front of the defence.  A job we know he is suited for and very good at.

With the back four I would play Santon at right back, Taylor and Coloccini in the centre, with an eye on strengthening here in the January window. I would also give Ferguson a run at Left Back, either until Perch is fit or we try and get Debuchy in, and move Santon across.

This is just my take on it and I do not think there is a snowball in hell’s chance of us lining up in this 4-1-3-1-1 formation but if the Euro lottery were to reach say £500 million and there was only one winner from Wallsend…!!!!

Well we can all dream.

So Alan if you do happen to read this, just pause for a moment and think about it….to everybody else, how would you set the team up?

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grantham mag
grantham mag 5pts

DO yourself a favour son take the girlfreind / wife christmas shopping at 4pm on Sunday  

Chemical Dave
Chemical Dave 5pts

How does the author know Cabaye refused to play ? Because Fraudew said so ? I wouldn't believe that bloke if he told me it was Monday. He may well have refused to play but only part of the story there I'd wager.

Jezza_NUFC 5pts

@Chemical Dave Agreed. Generally when a bid comes in for a player and that player subsequently disappears from the team sheet, there is only one reason for it. I still believe Cabaye was sent off by the club to discuss terms with Arsenal while Kinnear tried to hammer out a fee in the region of £20 million. The refusal to play story was just a smokescreen in my opinion.

Big Al 1967
Big Al 1967 5pts

@Jezza_NUFC @Chemical Dave  When Cabaye was questioned about the 'so called strike' his response was 'talk to Joe Kinnear' The club and JFK remained silent. So to all those Cabaye haters out there (for the record I would have had him back this summer in a heartbeat) ask yourselves this. Do you seriously believe anything that the current regime tells us bearing in mind it has already been proven in a court of law that they are economical with the truth?

ash1001 5pts

Jonathan your 20 I am 76 so that's at least another 56 years of suffering you have to catch up on, excluding the Fairs Cup and the Keegan years, following NUFC is one of life's experiencing not matched by anything else, and at the present time I cannot see things getting any better. We have an owner, who sad to say seems to get pleasure from seeing us suffer, aided and abetted  by what has to be simply the worst footballing management setup of any team in the Premier League.  Charnley promised to be more vocal a while ago when he had the meeting with the Chronicle during which he lifted the banning order, so now we have the Chronicle protecting there 'Tea and Buns regime', left right and centre.

As for the Footballing Board, well I am pleased to see Charnley been more vocal Oh for an Alan Sugar and a 'McLaren your fired' but very much doubt it will happen, my face to face meetings with Charnley would rank with the general assessment of Colo at the present time, Bob Moncur must have no pride what so ever to sit there and seemingly say nothing- principles out of the window I think Bob, what a shame. Then we have the magnificent Mr Carr, well somebody mst think he good, maybe his son. That leaves our 'theres no panic' manager, mmmmm bring them in on a Sunday looks like panic to me, or was it a case of notebooks down their backsides and a few sharp slaps with the ruler, for been naughty boys the previous day, Dummett was excused that punishment as he spent best part of the match the previous day either on his back side or allowing the ball to bounce off as he turned his back on it.

So Jonathan, enjoy supporting 'The TOON', start wring your autbiography now because you will have plenty to write about over years, 

Bearsize 5pts

Play mitro cisse together. Actually that sounds terrible. A year in the championship to really clear the decks is needed. Another 50mill loan off ashley to add to the debt. Rinse wash repeat

grantham mag
grantham mag 5pts

@Bearsize  1 / It will be a lot longer than a year in the championship, unless your right I can see us slipping straight down another division.

2 / There is no Debt, Ashley is a sole trader /owner of NUFC, you can not owe yourself money.