I'm Alex Ferguson: The Lineup Prediction Thread - Matchday 3

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  1. Vermont Red

    Vermont Red Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Come one, come all, get into Fergie's head and predict the lineup. We are going to track this all season long and see just who has the most insight into the mind of the Premiership's greatest manager.

    Points are awarded as follows:

    One point for correctly identifying a starter
    One point for correctly identifying a bench player
    One half point for correctly identifying a player in the squad, just in the wrong location.

    No points awarded for choosing keepers.

    A bonus point for a tie-breaker will be awarded for correctly choosing the first substitute. Remember, the answer could be "No one". (And no, this is not the same as choosing Fletcher.)

    We are using the honor system in choosing lineups. The Executive Committee will review any suspicious behavior and will have complete leeway, after a quick hearing, to impose penalties.

    Why do it? First, because you're a competition junkie. Also, the winner will be able to be Fergie until the next game. No dissent to any of his (or her) statements will be allowed by competitors until the next game.

    The deadline for lineups is two hours before kick off. No exceptions.
     
  2. Vermont Red

    Vermont Red Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Wow! Great idea!

    Here's my entry:


    Brown Ferdinand Silvestre Evra
    Ronaldo O'Shea Carrick Giggs
    Rossi Saha

    Park
    Solskjaer
    Jones
    Fletcher

    First sub: Park
     
  3. CaptainFantastic

    CaptainFantastic New Member

    Nov 17, 2005
    Brooklyn
    I'll go with:

    VDS
    Brown Ferdinand Silvestre Evra
    Park O'Shea Carrick Ronaldo
    Giggs
    Saha

    Rossi
    Jones
    Fletcher
    Kuczajfoijekack
    OGS

    First Sub: Rossi
     
  4. Stud83

    Stud83 Member+

    Jun 1, 2005
    Brown Ferdinand Silvestre Evra
    Park O'Shea Carrick Ronaldo
    Ole Saha

    Subs:

    Rossi
    Giggs
    Fletcher
    Richardson

    First sub: Rossi
     
  5. Alan_V

    Alan_V Member

    Apr 22, 2003
    Anaheim, CA via NJ
    Club:
    Blackburn Rovers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    VDS
    Brown Ferdinand Silvestre Evra
    Park O'Shea Giggs Ronaldo
    Ole Saha

    Subs:

    Rossi
    Carrick
    Fletcher
    Richardson
    Kuzcak (sp)

    First sub: Carrick
     
  6. johno

    johno Member+

    Jul 15, 2003
    in the wind
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    --other--
    ----------Ole-------Saha
    Park----Fletcher----O'Shea------Ronaldo
    Evra----Silvestre----Ferdinand----Brown


    Carrick
    Rossi
    Giggs
    Richardson

    First Sub: Carrick
     
  7. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    ----------Saha-------Ole
    Ronaldo----Fletcher----O'Shea------Park
    Evra----Silvestre----Ferdinand----Brown


    Carrick
    Rossi
    Giggs
    Richardson

    First Sub: Carrick
     
  8. Vermont Red

    Vermont Red Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Can anyone spot the Fletcher fanboy?
     
  9. Uniteder

    Uniteder New Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    -----vds
    Brown---Rio---Slivstre---Evra
    Ronaldo--oshea---Carrick---Park
    -------Saha----------Rossi

    First Sub = Fletcher

    Kuzz(something)
    Giggs
    Ole
    Fletcher
    Richardson
     
  10. Invincible

    Invincible Member+

    Mar 28, 2004
    Sanctuary
    ------------------VDS-------------
    ---Brown-----Rio-------Silvestre-----Evra

    --Park----O'Shea----Fletcher-----Ronaldo

    -----------------------Giggs
    -------------Saha

    Subs
    Koozy
    Carrick
    Ole
    Rossi
    Pique

    First Sub: Carrick
     
  11. SirManchester

    SirManchester Member+

    Apr 14, 2004
    Nat'l Team:
    Germany
    You must have edited my post. I clearly put Park on the right flank.
     
  12. prymetyme

    prymetyme Member

    Aug 20, 2005
    Vallendar
    VDS
    Brown---Rio----Silvestre----Evra
    Park----O'Shea-Carrick------Ronaldo
    --------Ole------Saha

    First Sub- Giggs
    (thanks VR)

    Subs:
    Poland
    Fletcher
    Rossi
    Giggs
    Richardson
     
  13. Vermont Red

    Vermont Red Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Please note that not choosing a first sub is not the same as choosing "No one". If you do not make a choice then you forfeit the bonus point.
     
  14. Poborsky

    Poborsky Member

    I was going to leave out Carrick, but the next two games are Tottenham and Arsenal, and I think Ferguson will want to play Carrick as a starter before then.

    I would be shocked if he benched Fletcher, considering his second half against Charlton. It would be a bad message to send the young Scot.

    Giggs will need a rest before Spurs and Arsenal, so considering all that:

    -------------VDS--------------------
    Brown-------Rio-----Silvestre----Evra
    Fletcher----Carrick---O'shea-----Park
    Ronaldo
    Saha

    That said, I think this lineup would be a mistake, since there are only two genuine goal threats in the side (Silvestre is a threat for an own goal, but that hardly counts), and though Watford have looked okay so far, a 0-0 draw scares me more than the possibility of a loss. I'd drop O'Shea and play Richardson or Rossi, but I can't see SAF doing it.

    Bench:
    Kusczak
    Rossi
    Giggs
    Richardson
    Ole

    First sub: Giggs
     
  15. Howard Zinn

    Howard Zinn Member

    Aug 9, 2005
    Brookline, MA
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I'm in...

    ...Brown...Ferdinand...Silvestre...Evra...
    .....................................................
    ...Fletcher...Carrick...O'Shea...Ronaldo..
    ..........................Park.....................
    ......................Saha........................

    Bench:

    Kuszczak
    Giggs
    Richardson
    Ole
    Rossi

    First Sub: Rossi
     
  16. MUFC 4ever

    MUFC 4ever New Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    Scotland
    If both Ronaldo and Park start does it matter what side of the pitch we put them on in our predicted line-up as they switch all the time anyway ? Cheers anyway my prediction is:
    -------------------VDS-----------------------
    Brown--------Rio--------Silvaestre(still cnt spell it)---Evra
    --------------------------------------------------------
    Ronaldo--------OShea------Fletcher------------Park
    ---------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------Giggs------------------------------
    ------------------------------------------------------
    ---------------------Saha-----------------------------

    First sub: Carrick
     
  17. Ronaldo07

    Ronaldo07 New Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    my go:

    VDS

    Brown Rio Silvestre Evra

    Ronaldo Fletcher Carrick Park

    Giggs
    Saha

    subs:
    Tommy K
    O'shea
    Richardson
    Rossi
    Ole

    first sub: Richardson
     
  18. Bryanmufc

    Bryanmufc New Member

    Jan 22, 2006
    Currently?
    Great thread.
    Mine.
    ---------------Saha
    -------------------Giggs
    Ronaldo----Fletcher----Carrick------Park
    Evra----Silvestre----Ferdinand----Brown


    O'shea
    Rossi
    Ole
    Richardson

    First Sub: Richardson
     
  19. Vermont Red

    Vermont Red Member

    Jun 10, 2003
    Brooklyn
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    You don't have to post a formation. Most of us are in the habit of doing so, but it is not necessary for our purposes.
     
  20. United Forever

    Apr 16, 2004
    Barbados
    Club:
    Manchester United FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Barbados
    I am going with this


    ..........VDS............

    Brown.....Rio....Silvestre....Evra

    Park......Carrick......Fletcher.....Giggs

    ........Ronaldo..........Saha


    Subs: Rossi,Ole,Jones,O'Shea,Cock Shack

    First Sub: Ole
     
  21. barthez4

    barthez4 Member

    Apr 1, 2005
    -----------VDS-----------
    Brown--Rio-Silvestre--Evra
    Park-Carrick-O'Shea-Ronaldo
    --------Giggs-------------
    ------------Saha---------

    Subs:
    Kuszczak
    Fletcher
    Richardson (first sub)
    Ole
    Rossi
     
  22. listen_up_fergie

    listen_up_fergie New Member

    Mar 3, 2005
    Montreal
    --------------VDS---------------
    Brown---Rio----Silvestre---Evra
    Park---Fletcher---O'Shea--Ronaldo
    -----------Giggs---Saha----------
    Subs: Kuszczak, Carrick, Rossi, Ole, Richardson

    First sub: Carrick
     
  23. 50 Euro

    50 Euro Member

    Jul 29, 2003
    Washington, DC
    In true Fergie fashion, after many glasses of Scotch, I'm having a go at the lineup...

    --------------VDS---------------
    Brown---Rio----Silvestre---Evra
    Park---Fletcher---O'Shea--Ronaldo
    -----------Giggs---Saha----------
    Subs: Kuszczak, Carrick, Rossi, Ole, Richardson

    First sub: Carrick

    EDIT: Damn you LUF;) , beat me to it, oh well, change first sub to Ole then...:)
     
  24. 433tom

    433tom New Member

    Jun 16, 2006
    I'm really going to shake things up. Of course the Keeper does not count. But I should get bonus points if he actually starts. :)

    ................Kuszczak..........
    .Brown...Ferdinand...Silvestre... Evra....
    ................................... ..................
    .Park...Carrick...O'Shea...Ronaldo.....
    ..........................Rossi..... ................
    ......................Saha......... ................

    Bench:
    VDS
    Jones
    Richardson
    Ole
    Fletcher*

    *Park or Fletcher is a tough choice. From a tactical perspective you play Park against a long ball team like Watford due to his hustle.... But Fegie might feel he needs to start Fletcher to see if he can carry on from his good second half against Charlton.

    First Sub: Richardson will come in at the 60 minute mark for Ronaldo if we are up by 2. Other subs: Ole on for Saha, and Jones on for Carrick around the 70 to 75 minute mark
     
  25. Jay44

    Jay44 Member

    Mar 21, 2002
    Starkville, MS
    ...........VDS...............

    Brown.......Rio.....Tweety.......Evra

    Park.....O'shea.....Fletcher......Ronaldo

    ..........Rossi
    .............................Saha


    First Sub: Rossi


    Bench:
    Kucskack sp?
    Jones
    Ole
    Richardson
    Carrick
     

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