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Our first game in this season's edition of the Copa takes us to Irún at the stadium Gal (capacity only 5,000) to take on one of the oldest teams of La Liga, Real Union. They are currently in Segunda B and not doing too well but are a historic club and we should not take them too lightly. Schuster is going to have Dudek and co a game since our regulars really need a breather.

We have not won this competition in ages and im really hoping we take it seriously this season.

Anyone want to speculate on what our team will look like?
 

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Dudek

torres/salgado Metzelder cannavaro Marcelo/torres
.........................JG........................................
..................GUTI......DLR.................................
DRENTHE.......................................Higuain
........................Saviola................................
 

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torres/salgado Metzelder cannavaro Marcelo/torres
.........................JG........................................
..................GUTI......DLR.................................
DRENTHE.......................................Higuain
........................Saviola................................
put royston on the left.
 

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I am a bit unsure as to how the team will set up, just because a few players have just come back, and others may be rested the whole week for the coming weekend (a la RVN).

I'd expect Dudek to start, but then the back line is a mystery. Possibly Ramos getting a game, Canna to keep him sharp, Metzelder and Marcelo. I would expect the midfield to be Diarra, DLR and Guti to give them a little match fitness and DLR a game after being rested at the weekend, then up top maybe Drenthe, Raul and Saviola. With Saviola and Drenthe providing a little more pace, Raul can occupy the central role and use that poachers instinct he has to better effect. After Higuain's killer game against Bilboa, he deserves a rest I think, and maybe Raul can get a couple and his confidence will get a boost.

To summarise I will take a wild guess at:

Dudek

Ramos - Canna - Metzelder - Marcelo

Diarra - DLR

Guti

Drenthe - Raul - Saviola​
 

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I'm I missing something with Drenthe being on the right side...

I no longer can watch the match's due to my satelite provider no longer carring Goltv
 

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I'm I missing something with Drenthe being on the right side...

I no longer can watch the match's due to my satelite provider no longer carring Goltv
Right, left, it doesn't matter. He can change throughout the game, and my formation on an internet forum isn't the 100% gospel truth as to how it should or will be :howler:.

It's simply there to show he will be part of the front three, that's all.
 

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Dudek
Ramos/Salgado Canna Metz Marcelo
Javi Garcia
DLR ---- Guti
----------------------------Drenthe
Saviola---
Higuain​

Raul will not play.. I am sure of it. We might actually see Ruud play instead of Higuain but Raul, Pepe, Heinze and Robben are the players I'm pretty sure will not be even on the roster.
 

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Sukery , I noticed that Villafane has been training with the first team last week maybe he will get a call , although Bernd had barely called a castilla player to any match even in CDR las season
 

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IMO villafane was called by schuster cos whole castilla was in merida at that time. :D

villafane played for castilla only once in this season . the first RB choice always is velayos,who already scored twice in 9 matches ( one of those is a great FK )
 

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Starting lineup:

---------Dudek-------

--Salgado--J. Garcia--Metzelder--Marcelo--

---------Diarra-----

---DLR----Guti-----Drenthe--

--Higuain/Bueno--Saviola--

So we have officially converted JG into a CB or what? I think he's a great midfielder and its really sad that we are doing this to him. You can visibly tell he doesn't like playing there.
 
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