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This Could Be Rafa’s Team For Brentford

12:58 pm, Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 37 Comments

Two days to go before we get back to action again after another long and boring International break so we wonder what Rafa’s starting team will be for the game.

With International players coming back he may rest some of them for this game and bring them in at Barnsley on Tuesday night.

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Here’s our best guess at the team Rafa could start on Saturday:

Darlow
Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
Hayden Shelvey
Hayden Perez Gouffran
Gayle


We think Rafa will stick with his regular 4-2-3-1 formation and not move to a 4-4-2 system that some pundits are suggesting.

Yedlin could come in for Anita at right back – or even Jesus Gamez – who seems to be fit again.

Hayden and Colback these days seem to be interchangeable, so it’s anybody’s guess who will get the start tomorrow.

Mo Diame has been out of form recently and Perez hasn’t played for a while, so maybe the Spaniard will get the start tomorrow in the number 10 role.

Christian Atsu could also start on one of the wings – maybe for Gouffran – after his terrific performance at Rotherham last time out.

And Aleksandar Mitrovic could well be the lone striker up front in place of Gayle after he scored two good goals for Serbia in the International break.

So what team do you think Rafa will start on Saturday against The Bees?

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37 responses so far ↓

  • 1 cyprus // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:08 PM

    Hayden twice Ed

  • 2 cyprus // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    I think Mitro will be rewarded with 30′. Colback will play.

  • 3 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:10 PM

    The Hayen brothers should do ok 🙂

  • 4 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:13 PM

    Nikolai, you could also go to the Contact Us page on nufc.co.uk, there’s a non-uk phone number for the club I’m sure they’ll put you through to box office. You could also use the contact form and select “Ticketing & Membership” from the options. Boom.

  • 5 stuart no9 // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:19 PM

    Looks like hayden will be playing all over the park tomorrow. who would you bring on for hayden at half time when hes absolutely shagged ?? what about having hayden on the bench ?? just a thought

  • 6 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:24 PM

    Very helpful Candycain. I’ll be on the cb later if you wanna chat. #cbcabal

  • 7 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:26 PM

    I’d like too see 4-4-2 myself with Gayle and Mitrovic up top, but I think it’s unlikely

  • 8 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:32 PM

    Is this bingo thing still going or what? Jail has went awol it seems.

  • 9 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    I should maybe take over it actually – Belfast Bingo !

    Some rule changes and more prizes.

  • 10 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:34 PM

    Belfast – are you referring to me? 😐 whats a candycain?

  • 11 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:35 PM

    That statement should reel Jail back in.

  • 12 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:36 PM

    It’s your handle on the cb Tsunki – stop playing dumb. 🙂

  • 13 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:38 PM

    Candy Cain
    Real Name:
    Nikita Mikhailov
    Profile:
    Russian Tech House DJ and producer.

    I probably should have been more cautious jibbing a name like that ha ha but I don’t get it. Anyway do cb radios still exist? Sorry Belfast I’m not getting it. Was it funny once somewhere?

  • 14 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:40 PM

    I just noticed I typed “Hayen” up there. Fail.

  • 15 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:46 PM

    It’s actually Candycane. I’d spelt it wrong lol

    It’s a cb handle from a horror movie called joyride.

    Offkeys all time fav movie apparently.

  • 16 Belfast // Oct 13, 2016 at 1:51 PM

    I suppose you had to be there skunki! 🙂

    ShirebrookToon // Oct 10, 2016 at 9:28 PM

    Quiet on here tonight

    18Belfast // Oct 10, 2016 at 9:54 PM

    I think it’s a boycott Shirebrook.

    19Belfast // Oct 10, 2016 at 10:01 PM

    The blog elders want Bobbybee and wing commander Jib to resign from their positions.

    Was talking to Tsunki aka Candycain on the C.b.

    20Belfast // Oct 10, 2016 at 10:07 PM

    10-24 Candycain that’s a 10-24 over!

  • 17 JamesToon // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:02 PM

    Would love to see us really try and stretch them on saturday, i’d go with:

    Sels
    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Lazaar
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Mitrovic Atsu
    Gayle

  • 18 mickybraham // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    Rafa Bingo

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Gamez
    Colback Shelvey
    Perez Diame Gouffran
    Gayle

    Subs: Sels Dummett Mbemba Ritchie Hayden Mitro Atsu

  • 19 mickybraham // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:12 PM

    What I would like to see

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Gamez
    Atsu Hayden Shelvey Gouffran
    Gayle Mitro

    Subs: Sels Yedlin Mbemba Colback Perez Ritchie Murphy

  • 20 Tsunki // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:24 PM

    Belfast – I see. Had to be there as you say.

  • 21 lesh // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:42 PM

    Judging by Rafa’s interview yesterday, I get the impression he’ll start with Gamez.

  • 22 mickybraham // Oct 13, 2016 at 2:59 PM

    Last time Hayden was awayv with U21’s colback got the nod as well

  • 23 Jail for Ashley // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:08 PM

    My confirmed Rafa bingo line up
    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummet

    Atsu Hayden Shelvey The Gouff
    Perez Gayle

  • 24 lesh // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:18 PM

    Belfast

    You’re rambling again. Maybe it’s time for another dose of medication. Where’s Nurse Radchett when she’s needed!

  • 25 hibbit // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Jail for Ashley

    good to hear from you jail
    rumor has it you’d done a runner
    ………..belfast started the rumor LOL……….

  • 26 lesh // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:25 PM

    Jail’s Rafa Bingo session’s now officially open.

    Roll up, roll up you can join in and make friends in an informal atmosphere where pleasure is Jail’s only wish for all to enjoy.

    Security’ll be tighter than usual and anyone causing trouble’ll have their entry cancelled and may be subject to a suspension or for repeat offenders, be banned.

    Be warned as the weekend draws closer.

  • 27 WWSBRD // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:42 PM

    Rafa bingo punt

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Colback Shelvey
    Ritchie Diame Goofy
    Gayle

    Gamez on the bench

  • 28 Jib // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:45 PM

    More chance of getting a bj off of Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini than winning Rafa’s bingo methinks.

  • 29 dannitoon // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Thankfully Ed doesnt pick tbe team…

    I think rafa will go with both mitro n gayle…. rest Diame for barnsley away on Tuesday

  • 30 MadisonToon // Oct 13, 2016 at 3:56 PM

    Confirmed rafa bingo

    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Sels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    . Anita . Lascelles . Mbemba . Dummett .
    . . . . . . . . . Hayden . Shelvey . . . . . . . . . . . .
    . Ritchie . . . . . . Gayle . . . . . . . . Gouffran .
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mitrovic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

    This could also be a 442 with Gayle and Mitro up top but I think having Gayle play slightly further back for knockdowns might be the right way to go. He can certainly spring through for whatever balls Shelvey wants to play in behind but he might do well to be just behind Mitro. I’d like to see Darlow, Yedlin, Atsu and Lazaar in the squad as well but let’s not get ahead of ourselves 🙂

  • 31 Mister Tuff // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:03 PM

    Rafa Bingo

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles (c) Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Diame Ritchie Gouffran
    Gayle

    Had Colback in for Hayden but swapped it back again.

  • 32 Bambams // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:08 PM

    Rafa Bingo

    Darlow

    Yedlin Lascelles Clark Lazaar
    Hayden Shelvey
    Ritchie Mitrovic Atsu
    Gayle

  • 33 Budge123 // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:18 PM

    Rafa Bingo Bango

    Darlow
    Anita Lascelles Clark Dummett
    Hayden Shelvey
    Atsu diame Gouff
    Gayle

  • 34 WWSBRD // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:20 PM

    Madison
    Sels back in?

  • 35 Ibizatoon // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:23 PM

    After Jibs post, any appeal this game once held has vanished.

  • 36 WWSBRD // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:25 PM

    Ibiza
    Howay all the cool kids are doing it

  • 37 Ibizatoon // Oct 13, 2016 at 4:28 PM

    Yo…Cheryl must be extremely busy!

    Oh. You mean the Rafa Bingo?




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