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post #1 of 55 (permalink) Old September 23rd, 2014, 23:43 Thread Starter
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Anzhi v Zenit (Russian Cup 1/16 final)

Hopefully we redeem ourselves for last season's shameful performance in this competition.

This won't be that easy, Anzhi are one of the best teams in the FNL, might even be better than some of the RPL bottom feeders. And we likely won't be fielding a full strength lineup. Not to mention a hostile 20k+ crowd and what is supposedly a poor quality pitch.

Random guess at a lineup:

Malafeev
Anyukov
Neto
Khodzhaniyazov
Rodic
Zinkov
Ryazantsev
Mogilevets
Solovyov
Arshavin
Kerzhakov
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post #2 of 55 (permalink) Old September 24th, 2014, 05:25
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Squad has left -

Goalkeepers

Yuri Lodygin
Vyacheslav Malafeev
Maxim Rudakov


The Defenders

Aleksandr Anyukov
Ezequiel Garay
Luís Neto
Nicolas Lomberts
Domenico Criscito
Jamal Khojaniyazov
Milan Rodic


Midfielders

Xavi Garcia
Viktor Fayzulin
Paul Mogilevec
Aleksandr Ryazantsev
Oleg Shatov
Andrey Arshavin
Ivan Solovyov


The Attackers

Pavel Dolgov
Salomon Rondon
Hulk
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Danny, Smolynkov, Witsel, Tymoshuk and Kherzakov all absent.
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I'm going for this Zenit second choice 11 with 3 first teamers in - Garay, Garcia and Rondon. Fayzulin right now wouldn't be a starter when we are all fully fit and neither would Anyukov over Smolynkov.

Malafeev
Anyukov
Garay
Neto
Khojaniyazov
Fayzulin
Mogilvets
Garcia
Arshavin
Ryazantsev
Rondon

Bench -

Lodygin, Lombaerts, Hulk, Shatov and Criscito just to name a few.
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A win today will be our 13th successive in all competitions.

Of course I want us to win but if we were to lose, I wouldn't be overly concerned as this Cup will get in the way of our main aims - Qualification from the Group stage of the Champions League and into the latter stages of the CL and winning the RPL.

However, if we do lose, I am sure Kleber will literally be spunking all of this board, he is dying for us to lose since June and were now nearly 3 months later which included a hammering of his Portugese shower of shit Benfica on their own turf in front of Kleber Del Souza Pinto - Porto gave us a much harder test when we beat them in Portugal last season and even Pats Ferrari's did too!

By the way, we have won 3/3 on our last 3 visits to Portugal - Benfica 0 Zenit 2, Porto 0 Zenit 1, Pats Ferraris 1 Zenit 4.

Let's go Zenit!
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Danny, Smolynkov, Witsel, Tymoshuk and Kherzakov all absent.
so witsel and kerzhakov also injuried?

as for the line up let's see how much villas boas will rotate?

i think garay or lombaerts,criscito and hulk will be rested......

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Starting lineup:
Malafeev — Anyukov, Neto, Lombaerts, Rodic — Javi Garcia, Mogilevets, Fayzulin, Shatov, Arshavin — Rondon
Subs:
Lodygin, Garay, Criscito, Khodzhaniyazov, Ryazantsev, Solovyov, Hulk
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Tough game so far. Pitch is definitely affecting the quality of the game.
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Wow, great goal from Rondon!!!
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the defense reserves look very poor.

wth is rodic doing in the squad,malafeev to retire,neto third cb is a huge problem for zenit.

a tiny squad in the defense.

anyukov is the only bench player who can be in the 11.

good goals by shatov and rondon.

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Agreed for the problems in defence, but overall I liked the team...
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Agreed for the problems in defence, but overall I liked the team...
in january zenit needs to get 2 defenders.

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...and winning record keeps growing!
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in january zenit needs to get 2 defenders.
Not really. I also want to remind you that Jardel starts for your team.
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...maybe a young and promising Russian CB (don't know if there is anyone available though) would be a good acquisition...
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...maybe a young and promising Russian CB (don't know if there is anyone available though) would be a good acquisition...
We already have him (Khodzhaniyazov)
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13 wins on the spin yer baby 13 wins on the spin!

What a peach of a goal by Rondon!

Kleber now criticising our reserve side who won, I think he expects us to have Hummells and Tiago Silva as back up.

CB for Zenit - Garay, Lombaerts, Neto, Criscito (how many times have we told him this?) I also believe Javia Garcia can play CB too and only 2 years ago Tymoschuk played CB in the Champions League final for Bayern and he still want's us to have 2 more? Lol we will be a squad full of CB!
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...and winning record keeps growing!
This is really starting to piss Kleber off!

Last week he started having a pop at the manager despite us winning 5-0 away I mean WTF?

Today our reserve side won and he is still on the attack!

Mental!
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We already have him (Khodzhaniyazov)
...to be honest, I haven't seen him much, so I don't know exactly what we can expect from him...I trust you though!p

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This is really starting to piss Kleber off!

Last week he started having a pop at the manager despite us winning 5-0 away I mean WTF?

Today our reserve side won and he is still on the attack!

Mental!
lol...
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zenit played with 4-5 starters and two more come on the second half.

this was a mix of the A and B squads.

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