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City v Spurs Starting XI

City v Spurs Starting XI

The fact that Spurs and City have the best squads, with the exception of Chelsea of course, in the Premiership got me thinking about who has the better squad between the two new rising powers of English football.

After expressive starts both sides have been forced into fielding more disciplined teams and slightly blunted attacks as the likes of Wolves, Stoke and Birmingham have not allowed them to play their preferred expansive football.

City fans would like nothing more than to see their best players Robinho, Tevez, Ireland, Adebayor and Wright-Phillips in the same team, but in the harsh battle grounds of the the Premier League it just isn't feasible.

Tonight however both managers could be forgiven for thinking that their opponents will play in their traditional open way.

With Shaun Wright Phillips and Nigel De Jong neither a hundred percent fit will Hughes go for it and play the aforementioned or will he as usual take the more cautious approach?

Which stars do you think would get into a starting XI made up from both clubs?

Goalkeeper

Given or Gomez

Rightback

Richards, Zabaleta or Corluka, Hutton

Left back

Bridge, Silvinho or Assou-Ekotto - Bale

Central defence

Toure, Lescott, Kompany, Onouha or King, Woodgate, Bassong, Dawson

Defensive midfield

De Jong, Barry, Kompany or Palacios, Jenas

Atacking midfield

Ireland, Modric, Johnson, Huddlestone

Wide left

Robinho, Bellemy, Petrov, Kranjcar, Bentley

Wide tight

Lennon, Wright-Phillips, Bentley, Bellemy, Tevez, Weiss

Upfront

Adebayor, Santa Cruz or Crouch, Pavlyuchenko, Tevez, Bellemy or Defoe, Keane

Manager

Hughes or Rednapp

In my humble opinion the best XI would be:

Given, Corluka, Toure, Woodgate(fit), Bridge, De Jong, Modric, Lennon, Robinho, Tevez, Adebayor

Bench

Gomez, Lescott, Richards, Barry, Defoe, Ireland

Thoughts?

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Writer:GloucBlade
Date:Wednesday December 16 2009
Time: 2:18PM

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Comments

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Spurs have the best squad in the premiership??? HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Ahem. Sorry, do carry on.
Rocky7
16/12/2009 15:23:00
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no defoe in the starting 11? i have to disagree on that. he is the best finisher in the league. other than that i think my team would be similar to yours with King replacing woodgate and ekotto replacing Bridge. I like bridge but i am big fan of ekkoto and i think he is a top top player. the bench also seems a bit biased. kranjcar would be there imo and the likes of palacios, keane(ok i admit, he is *****e) and crouch could be in there.
Yid_from_India
16/12/2009 15:39:00
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Given-Corluka-Toure-Woody-Bridge--Lennon-Palcacios-Modric-Robinho--Tevez/Adebayor-Defoe!
MullerTheYid
16/12/2009 16:24:00
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The only changes i would make would be Defoe and Richards in the starting XI
Thaibluefan
16/12/2009 16:54:00
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Would be a good line up, arguably our biggest competitors this season and they do have a strong squad. No bellers though Lando :o
Once a Blue
16/12/2009 18:21:00
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Biggest competitors for sure this season. I guess that's why Villa are in 3rd and have beaten every team in Sky's 4 so far.
los_angeles_villan
16/12/2009 19:34:00
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WOW you villains really are insecure aren't you?!
Phartman87
16/12/2009 19:55:00
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Haha...why is Villa fans here? A bit sad because noone takes them seriously? We will take you seriousley if you register more than 17 players at the start of each season.
NorwaySpurs
16/12/2009 21:19:00
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Just popped by to see how you enjoyed a royal Tottenham flogging.
TeddyLyon
16/12/2009 22:00:00
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We might not have the best squad in the premiership, but we kicked your arses well and truly tonight you Chelsea wannabes. Get rid of your ***** manager and bring in someone who's won something.
jinkin jimmy dimmock
16/12/2009 22:24:00
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