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Saturday will see us make our first visit to Spartak's new 44,000 seater stadium. We have been allocated 3,100 tickets for this match and despite the long distance, we will easily sell our allocation, in fact I expect there to be a full house of 44,000.

With 5 matches left and 8 points clear, we will be a step nearer the Title with a win.

Expected team

Lodygin
Criscito
Lombaerts
Garay
Smolynkov
Garcia
Ryazanstev
Witsel
Danny
Shatov
Hulk

I expect Hulk to remain up top and Rondon be on the Bench, Criscito might not be fit in which case Anyukov will take his place.

Let's do this Zenit St Pete!
 

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second biggest game in russian football.
 

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I don't think at the moment any Spartak player would get into our first 11.

At the start of the season, I would have say Boccheti, Romolu and possibly Shirokov.

There best player now is Promes and right now Danny and Hulk are in great form and even Promes biggest fan would know he is not better than Danny or Hulk.

Should be a great game and a brilliant atmosphere.
 

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I'm pretty sure we will lose Witsel this summer.

We've got 3 seasons out of him, I'm sure we will get very close to our outlay.

If AVB's last 2 signings are anything to go by - Garay and Garcia for around 18 Million Euro, I've everything confidence he will buy equally well with the Witsel money. I think we will see Tymo, Arshavin and Kerz all definitely move on, possibly Neto/Lombaerts with a defender of the calibre of Garay coming in. This will free up some valuable wages with us trying to make FFP.

It's 6 years since we sold a major star (Arshavin to Arsenal in 2009) we have kept hold of all our players during this period.

I think Witsel can play most teams in Europe and he will sign for a really big club and play regularly.
 

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villas boas doesn't want to sale him....
 

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villas boas doesn't want to sale him....
Yep, I've read the same article.

We've done really well to keep hold of our stars but I think Witsel will go and he will go to a really really big team.
 

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If we don't get the offer we want then Witsel is sticking around for another season. Juventus won't pay what we want. An EPL team like Man United however certainly can.
 

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If we don't get the offer we want then Witsel is sticking around for another season. Juventus won't pay what we want. An EPL team like Man United however certainly can.
he has two more years contract,now the time to get money from him.

zenit will sale him for 30 millions.
 

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he has two more years contract,now the time to get money from him.

zenit will sale him for 30 millions.
I agree, I think we will sell for 30 Million.

AVB has proved to be very shrewd in the transfer market with the 2 players he has purchased so far - Garay and Garcia, they didn't cost much more than 15 Million Euro, with 30 million plus the Gazprom money we are going to give him, I'm sure he will do a great job.

I've got complete trust in him.

I think there will be 1 or 2 signings we make which people don't expect us to get this Summer.
 

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The following players have travelled to Moscow for tomorrow match v Spartak Moscow (Kick off 11:30 GMT).

Goalkeepers
Yuri Lodygin
Vyacheslav Malafeev
Egor Baburin

The defenders

Aleksandr Anyukov
Igor Smolnikov
Ezequiel Garay
Luís Neto
Nicolas Lomberts
Domenico Criscito
Milan Rodic


Midfielders

Xavi Garcia
Anatoliy Tymoshchuk
Axel Witsel
Aleksandr Ryazantsev
Alexey Evseev
Oleg Shatov
Daniel Yaschuk
Andrey Arshavin
Danny


The attackers

Hulk
Salomon Rondon
Ramil Šejdaev
Aleksandr Kerzhakov
 

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Shatov and Ryazantsev. :palm: Don't care what anyone says, Ryazantsev is not more useful than AA. As for Shatov, it's embarrassing watching him play with Hulk and Danny.
the coach looks worst than all them.

clearly kerzhakov should start,hulk to the wing.

zenit will be champion more to do with the pathetic level of the moscow clubs now.
 

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Yea they're just content with riding the season out right now.
krasnodar 5 points behind with 4 games to play?

who knows.....

great header by romulo,javi and lodygin should had done better.
 

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the director is so crap.....pathetic the amount of replays.

nothing new.
 

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yeah lodygin had to save that....mediocre goalie.
 

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danny out,kerzhakov in.....85 min.
 

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illegal goal....handball?
 
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