Post by Lakeland Potter on Dec 10, 2007 16:26:28 GMT
I rather hope we don't go for Quashie now that we have Diao. Quashie is more of a defensive midfielder than an attacking one and would not make a great pairing with Diao in my humble opinion. But then I doubt if TP sees it that way as he was targeting Quashie when he still had high hopes of signing Diao.
Perhaps our squad will be sooooooo good that he plans to rotate Diao and Quashie!
Post by SneydGreenStokie on Dec 10, 2007 16:36:53 GMT
I agree fornside. Id go for Whelan over quashie although both would be nice as our squad is paper thin at the moment. With another central midfielder, left winger and the signing of shawcross at least until the end of the season, we could push on big time this season. We have done brilliantly this season to get where we are. With increased strengthening, we can be a major force this year. If we could get Whelan and Routledge, our team could look like this
I think Quashie (sp!?) and Diao would make a decent pairing at this level forny. The standard of the league is quite low, so two rock solid central midfielders such as these two would be far better than anything we've had so far this season. Just as important though is a pacy winger. If Demar isn't going to be that player then we need someone else.
Post by Lakeland Potter on Dec 10, 2007 16:48:50 GMT
I agree that at this level Quashie would probably improve the squad played alongside Diao - perhaps, subconsciously, I am looking ahead and thinking the pairing wouldn't work in the Prem!
Agree about the need for a winger and I do like Routledge. Maybe my brain is going but I'm sure I have seen him play more on the right than the left? Anyone confirm this for me? Not that it matters because Lawrence can play either wing as well as centre midfield - not in the same game, obviously! ;D
Post by Lakeland Potter on Dec 10, 2007 17:28:37 GMT
I wasn't hinting we need a left sided player. I was responding to a post higher up the thread which had Routledge on the left wing. I'd put Routledge on the right and Lawrence on the left until/unless we had a left winger ready to do the business. I happen to think Lawrence and Diao would be a superb centre mid combination.
My ideal midfield would be - from the right -
Routledge, Lawrence, Diao, AN Other/Phillips (if he makes the grade)