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Bold Changes In Our Predicted Lineup For Manchester City

This is the team we are predicting Bruce will select for Saturday’s early match at home against the reigning champions Manchester City.

We think Bruce will make some bold selections after the disappointing display this past Monday at Villa Park. This team has four changes from the one that lost 2-0 earlier this week.

We think that Sean Longstaff will come straight back into the team after his 3 match ban. He will take Jonjo Shelvey’s place mainly due to his defensive capabilities. This is not a slight on how Jonjo has played recently, but we feel Longstaff is a better fit to combat this threatening Manchester City team.

We also see a complete revamp on the right side of the pitch. We have Christian Atsu coming in for Miguel Almiron, Emil Krafth in for DeAndre Yedlin, and Fabian Schar returning after missing the last four matches to his customary slot on the right side of the back three.

Emil Krafth is just a better defender than Yedlin, and Bruce will use that excuse to bring the Swede back into the team. Fabian Schar’s return allows Fernandez to lead the backline and also puts Clark back on the left where he has thrived since his inclusion in the team.

The big change is Christian Atsu for Miguel Almiron. We’ve been so impressed with Atsu this season. He’s not put a foot wrong this season, and even when he comes on as a substitute, he’s shown an ability to make wise decisions.

Miguel was dire against Aston Villa and with those types of performances, Bruce has to let the Paraguayan understand that his place is not a certainty.

We see the substitutes bench shaping up like this with no room for Dwight Gayle:

Darlow, Dummett, Lejeune, Yedlin, Shelvey, M.Longstaff, Carroll

With Shelvey’s absence, we think Ciaran Clark will captain this side. It’s going to be a very hard match to get anything out of and this team could limit any damage that Manchester City will be trying to inflict.

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61 comments so far

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #41

    it’ll will be on the drip not many teams pay the full amount up front …

  • jane

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #42

    each window buy one to build up the quality of the team.

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #43

    talking about on the drip how much do spurs still owe us for Sissoko anyone know …

  • jane

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #44

    “didn’t watch it …”

    you want to remain Nazis right wing Fascist?

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:27 PM

    Comment #45

    jane …

    eh ? …

  • jane

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:29 PM

    Comment #46

    oh you meant the Man Utd match hehe

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:31 PM

    Comment #47

    please no talk of nazi’s politic’s gardening music food drink fashion or football . this is on behalf of the TOOL22 Subliminal party …

  • Jib

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #48

    It’s never Ashley’s fault
    he he he

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:35 PM

    Comment #49

    jib …

    you that wrong it should of been ” its never jabba’s fault”

  • geordietom

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #50

    you got that wrong # 49

  • jane

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:36 PM

    Comment #51

    there are 3 teams in the Europa league with wolf in their names


  • Jib

    Nov 28, 2019 at 6:46 PM

    Comment #52

    toon22 is so obsessed with Ashley’s silhouette
    I have a feeling he’s a kid in a deprived area
    that weighs about 23 stone


  • GeordieTwo

    Nov 28, 2019 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #54

    Based on current output from wor Linty Joe I demand a re-do on the TGS predictions! Well….. errrm not demand but plead and beg really martoon. We thought we were getting a striker in, not another DM. Can we not just have another go at it? I would pick one of the obvious real contenders of course. That’s to say one of wor CB’s because everybody knows that’s where most teams’ goals come from…….

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 28, 2019 at 7:28 PM

    Comment #55

    Mr Tuff

    Comment 36, aah that would explain the sudden urges I get to shoot my right arm into the air and shout Seig Heil, does not half embarrass the missus and startle passers bye.

  • Essex Geordie Bill

    Nov 28, 2019 at 7:35 PM

    Comment #56


    Bloody ell, that guy looks like he’s straight out of a Mega City Block.

  • Bambams

    Nov 28, 2019 at 8:02 PM

    Comment #57


    Just watched Pardew documentary on Sky….On about when he replaced Hoots.

    “Joey Barton came in to see me and told me nobody wanted me here, the players all loved Chris and they wont play for me ”

    Typical Barton


  • Jail for Ashley

    Nov 28, 2019 at 8:21 PM

    Comment #58

    Jib, jane and Just a Fan walk in to a bar and the barman says hello Jeff.

  • sing in the corner

    Nov 28, 2019 at 8:23 PM

    Comment #59

    Aye I just caught the end of that show too. Pardew.. moaning about not being treated well by the locals / press, going to ‘mike’ whining that the fans would never accept him so it was time to go.
    Fans at fault again.

  • Jib

    Nov 28, 2019 at 9:00 PM

    Comment #60

    Jail walks into a bar and the barman says
    ” Hello David which club are you supporting this season ? “

  • Bambams

    Nov 29, 2019 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #61


    Sorry fella for not replying, I left the blog just after posting.

    He still has that huge ego does Pards


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