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The Croatian lad at Leicester was supposed to be better than Soyuncu when they signed him. Has a few injury issues by all accounts.

Danny Simpson (rightback) from their title winning team is looking for a new club... think he is unattached now as well.
 

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Don't get why bringing in keeper.

Smithies has been excellent, Day is cover, Ratcliffe is highly rated. An experienced right back is more important, a defensive midfielder would also balance the squad better. Same with Benkovic - which of Morrison and Nelson will be dropped? Will he piss Arteta off by dropping Tutu and putting Nelson at RB?
How about City playing a back 5? Harris has tried it, but the players weren't suitable. Benkovic could be the link we were missing, especially with Tutu at RB.
 

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How about City playing a back 5? Harris has tried it, but the players weren't suitable. Benkovic could be the link we were missing, especially with Tutu at RB.
I was thinking the same :thumbup:
 

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How about City playing a back 5? Harris has tried it, but the players weren't suitable. Benkovic could be the link we were missing, especially with Tutu at RB.
Tbh, I was discounting it based upon 3 central defenders never really working for us.

The problem for me with 3 at the back is getting a formation that fits Wilson, Ojo, Tomlin in. You'd expect wing backs to be Tutu and Bennett, those would be the players giving width. Wilson would play and I expect him to be off Moore as a no 10. The leaves 3 outfield players so flat 3 of Ralls, Bacuna, Pack/Vaulks in midfield? arris has made a big thing about wingers and I don't see how he could shoehorn that into playing 3 at the back.

3-4-3 would have the same issue - would wide players of the 4 mids be Tutu and Bennett or wingers? Two in the middle would get overrun.
 

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How about City playing a back 5? Harris has tried it, but the players weren't suitable. Benkovic could be the link we were missing, especially with Tutu at RB.
A back five with Tutu would be 4-Tutu :coat:
 

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Tbh, I was discounting it based upon 3 central defenders never really working for us.

The problem for me with 3 at the back is getting a formation that fits Wilson, Ojo, Tomlin in. You'd expect wing backs to be Tutu and Bennett, those would be the players giving width. Wilson would play and I expect him to be off Moore as a no 10. The leaves 3 outfield players so flat 3 of Ralls, Bacuna, Pack/Vaulks in midfield? arris has made a big thing about wingers and I don't see how he could shoehorn that into playing 3 at the back.

3-4-3 would have the same issue - would wide players of the 4 mids be Tutu and Bennett or wingers? Two in the middle would get overrun.
Smithies

Tutu Benkovic Morrison Nelson Bennett

Hoilett / Ojo Bacuna / Pack / Vaulks Ralls

Wilson / Tomlin

Moore​
 

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Smithies

Tutu Benkovic Morrison Nelson Bennett

Hoilett / Ojo Bacuna / Pack / Vaulks Ralls

Wilson / Tomlin

Moore​
Wilson off Tomlin is what I see happening regardless of number at the back.

I just don't see Hoilett or Ojo slotting into midfield like that. Both would want to go wide at every opportunity, neiher played a midfield role like that before to the bst of my knowledge - that's why I'd see Pack or Vauks play instead of them if that formation.
 

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I think this is how I’d like to see us start. Benkovic will have to wait.

..............Smithies
Tutu Morrison Nelson Bennett
............Vaulks Ralls
Wilson .........Tomlin.........Ojo
.............Moore
 

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I think this is how I’d like to see us start. Benkovic will have to wait.

..............Smithies
Tutu Morrison Nelson Bennett
............Vaulks Ralls
Wilson .........Tomlin.........Ojo
.............Moore
Only differences I'd have would be Bacuna for Vaulks and Hoilett for Tomlin with Wilson playing the Tomlin role.
 

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have we signed beckovic?
 

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Only differences I'd have would be Bacuna for Vaulks and Hoilett for Tomlin with Wilson playing the Tomlin role.
I think we’ll probably start like you say. Having Tomlin to come off the bench makes sense as he’s really the only player we have that can come off the bench and make a real difference.
 
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