Around the grounds

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Few more games from around the place, squads should be getting close now.

Watford 0 Tottenham 1

Spurs Starting 11: Friedel (Cudicini, 46); Naughton (Walker, 46), Kaboul, Gallas (Vertonghen, 46), Assou-Ekotto; Jenas (Sigurdsson, 46), Livermore (Bentley, 79); Carroll (Huddlestone, 66), Lennon, Bale (Townsend, 75); Defoe (Kane, 66).

Spurs again with a 4-2-3-1, whoever gets the gig upfront will be a great buy… VDV? Somebody new? Defoe? Adebeyor? Keep your eyes peeled. They have a sweet run of fixtures

Wigan 0 Real Mallorca 2

Wigan Starting 11: Al Habsi; Ramis (Lopez 45), Caldwell, Alcaraz; Boyce (Stam 45), McCarthy (Fyvie 86), Gomez, Beausejour; Maloney, Moses, Di Santo (Boselli 45)

Not much happening here of note

Limerick 0 Man City 4

Man City Starting XI: Pantilimon; Evans (Wabara 57), McGivern (Lopes 46), Lescott; Boyata, Milner, Nasri (Scapuzzi 32), Suarez, Clichy; Dzeko (Bunn 70), Santa Cruz,(Facey 73).

Dzeko scores 2 this time showing that whoever plays upfront will prosper! Can’t see him nudging Aguero though!

Valeranga 0 Man United 0

Man United Starting 11: Lindegaard; Valencia, Vidic (Anderson 61), Ferdinand, Keane; Nani, Carrick, Scholes (Powell 75), Young (Lingard 75); Rooney (Hernandez76), Welbeck (Kagawa 61).

Kawaga created good chances when he came on, Vidic played his first game this pre-season, Valencia full back.. ouch!

Blackpool 2 Everton 0

Everton Starting 11: Mucha, Neville, Heitinga, Duffy (Bidwell), Baines (Garbutt); Coleman, Fellaini (Vellios), Gibson (Barkley), Pienaar (Osman 46); Naismith (Rodwell 70); Jelavic (Anichebe 46).

Pienaar set up an offside goal and looked good.

Nice 0 Fulham 4

Fulham Starting XI: Schwarzer; Riether (Kelly 58), Hughes, Hangeland, Riise; Duff (Mesca 77), Diarra (Sidwell 71), Dembele (Baird 71), Kacaniklic (Frei 58); Ruiz (Davies 71), Petric.

Petric scored AGAIN… but Rodallega played his first game for the reserves.. is a worry.

Helsingborgs 2 Sunderland 0

Sunderland Starting XI: Westwood (Mignolet, 46), O’Shea (Laing, 69), Cuellar, Bramble, Richardson (Knott, 69); Larsson (Kilgallon, 46), Cattermole (Reed, 78), Colback (Wickham, 45), McClean (Lynch, 78); Gardner; Campbell (Noble, 69)

Scored just once in 4 games…. Scarey

Trabzonspor 1 QPR 1

QPR Starting XI: Green; Fabio (Harriman 46), Ferdinand, Onuoha(Connolly 46) Traore (Ehmer 46); Mackie (Doughty 62) , Park (Wright-Phillips 62), Derry (Ephraim 46), Dyer (Taarabt 46), Hoilett (Johnson 46); Zamora (Cisse 46).

Fabio and Traore back to full back, SWP has now scored 3 in 3

Ipswich 3 West Ham 1

West Ham Starting 11: Jaaskelainen (Hnederson 79); Demel, Reid, Collins, Potts; Vaz Te, O’Neil (Moncur 77), Noble, Taylor; Maiga (Maynard 61), Cole (Fanimo 74)

Hammers lose again, can’t keep a clean sheet, still want Jussi?

Sheffield Wednesday 1 West Brom 1

West Brom Starting XI: Foster; Jara (Jones 79), McAuley, Olsson, Ridgewell; Mulumbu, Morrison (Yacob 65), Dorrans (Cox 79); Odemwingie, Long (Fortune 79), Gera (Thomas 65).

Odem scores his first for the pre-season

Southampton 2 Wolves 0

Southampton Starting 11: Gazzaniga; Clyne (Richardson 60), Hooiveld (Seaborne 80), Stephens (Fonte 60), Fox; Guly (De Ridder 75), Chaplow (S. Davis 70), Hammond (Chambers 80), Lallana (Ward-Prowse 70), Puncheon (Rodriguez 75); Sharp.

Lallana pulling the strings and Clyne again with some damaging runs but no point results!

Bournemouth 2 Reading 2

Reading Starting XI: Federici; Cummings (Gorkss 60), Mariappa (Keown 85) Morrison (Pearce 60), Shorey (Harte 60); McCleary ( Robson-Kanu 60), Leigertwood (Guthrie 60), Tabb (Karacan 70) McAnuff (Obita 60); Church (Le Fondre 60), Hunt (Pogrebnyak 60)

Shorey and Harte continue to share time…. Avoid!

Den Haag 0 Newcastle 0

Newcastle Starting XI: Krul; R Taylor (Perch 71), S Taylor (Williamson 64), Coloccini, Santon (Simpson 82); Obertan (Shola Ameobi 71), Tiote (Bigirimana 71), Vuckic ( Gosling 64), Gutierrez; Cisse, Ba (Amalfitano 82)

The Toon again seem tight at the back, Just need to choose the right defender…. R Taylor for mine, just needs to cement that spot!

Nottingham Forest 3 Aston Villa 1

Villa Starting 11: Guzan; Lowton, Vlaar, Clark, Warnock; El Ahmadi, Bannan, Ireland, Holman, Delfouneso (Bent46), N’Zogbia.

Bannan scored and looks to be on set pieces, Clarke again scored but was called a foul.

Brighton 3 Chelsea 1

Chelsea Starting XI: Cech (Turnbull 64); Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, (Luiz 60), Cole; Meireles (Mikel 45), Essien, Lampard; Ramires, Torres (Lukaku 78), Hazard.

Chelsea not inspiring us to load up for the double week! Lampard the scorer.

Wolfsburg 0 Man City 2

Man City Starting 11: Hart; Zabaleta, Savic, K Toure; Johnson (Suarez 81), De Jong (Dzeko 75), Y Toure, Razak, Kolarov; Aguero (Santa Cruz 79), Tevez

Aguero scored again, as does Yaya Toure, Kolorov seems to be cementing a spot… interesting!

Well that was exhausting! more to come soon…..

3 comments on “Around the grounds

  1. tseagrim

    pre-season always is so bloody annoying. so many people don’t start/start and you have no idea who the manager is going to roll out come GW 1

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