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Slav takes really powerful squad to Romania

HappybilicSlaven Bilic is set to name a very strong team as he bids to avoid any slip ups in Romania tomorrow night (Thurs).

The manager has already made it clear that he will be taking the Europa Cup very seriously and has backed that up by flying out for the first leg with a very powerful squad.

Only Dimi Payet and new signing Arthur Masuaku were left in London from the squad that took part in the match against Chelsea on Monday evening.

Slav is on a revenge mission over Astra Girgiu who knocked us out of the competition last season.

ClaretandHugh has been told within the last few minutes that the manager has taken as stromg a squad as he can raise as he bids for a morale boosting victory following defeat in our first Premier League game of the season.

However, with Masuaku unavailable the question again arises how he  will solve his back four issues and whether he will persist with his controversial decision to use Michael Antonio at right back and playing Sam Byram on the left side.

Effectively that means he has two players out of position!


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18 comments on “Slav takes really powerful squad to Romania

  1. Hi Hugh, Romania is spelled with an o not a u, I hope Slav uses Antonio as a winger he has enough options he could use Oggy or Reid as a left back or alternatively Burke as a right back. They are a solid team as we know from last year hopefully we can get a positive result and qualify for the group stages.

  2. Ayew out for 4 months….

    • Another sick note ! None of these pampered ****s look after themselves pre season ,
      They take the dosh and sit on there buts ! They should have it in the contract , all muscle pulls after pre season for a period of three months ,NO PAY UNTIL FIT .
      120 k your having a fekin laugh ?
      Mo don’t pull muscles ?? Dedicated !!!!!

    • Roomanieya you daft sod !!
      Don’t tell us , we went to borschool ? Lol.
      Three hail Marys and a annerak ! Lofl.

  3. Yeah yeah we know what it is.Its ROmania.Does it really detract from your ability to read the article.Hugh is older than many of you I suspect,i spent years spelling it Rumania as well because it was how it was spelt & how we got taught to spell it in school back in the day.Christ is it so important!!

  4. Burke RB next to Oxford Ogbonna Byram LB
    Norveld infront of the defence
    Antonio Tore
    Feggolui Calleri Samulsun
    Attacking skilful
    We rest AC for Sunday
    We give Noble,Kouyate,Reid time to reflect on there performance and come back better,
    Bench Collins,Fletcher,Poyet,Obiang,Quina,Adrien
    Sorry Randolf to start,
    It’s time for Slav to trust players of any age,to go back to taking the game to them,
    Even the team I put above is not week it has plenty of skill but plenty of experience and gives youth a chance

  5. Randolph , knoyle , henry , jenkinson , page, Nolan , Cullen , Lee , maiga , lanzini , payet ,
    I think that was the team that lost there ,???
    If not its close , ?

    We have a first team squad there this time , no excuses ,

  6. Payet not payet ?? Sort this auto thing out Hugh !
    Fekin Rumania Romania Romulan , Donneel entry , ?? Ellycushion lesser !, Ffs.

  7. The mans a fecking lunatic

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