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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium 17:24 - Sep 1 with 1089 viewsdurham_exile

The Super U’s have enjoyed an excellent week. Their first maximum of the season with a 5-1 drubbing of new kids on the block the FGR. Then an impressive 2-2 draw and 6-5 penalty success against the Reading U21 team. Incredibly they then signed five players on transfer deadline day; four on loan until Jan and a season long loan for the fifth.

We are of course limited to 5 loanees in the team at any one time.

No wonder more than 600 tickets have been sold for the local derby against Cambridge United on Saturday. The faithful are looking forward to the U’s improved form continuing at the Cambs glass stadium tomorrow.

Recent signings in a hectic transfer campaign:

Nicke Kabamba, a 24-year-old striker from Pompey
Ryan Inniss, a 22-year-old 6ft 5in defender from Palace
Sanmi Odelusi, a free agent from Wigan 24 years of age and a striker
Brandon Hanlan, a 20-year-old striker from Charlton
Brandon Comley, a 21-year-old midfielder from QPR

Apart from Odelusi who has been training with the U’s for the last two weeks, the other new arrivals have only had less than 48 hours with their teammates, it is doubtful therefore how many of them will play at Cambridge.

JM now has plenty of choice to be able to ring the changes whilst the four-long term injured continue their recovery process; Craig Slater, Kurtis Guthrie, Brennan Dickenson and Luke Prosser.

This means that a choice of 18 of the following squad members are available to JM for the short journey to Cambridge:

Walker, Gilmartin

Kent, Eastman, James, Inniss, Kinsella, Kpekawa

Vincent-Young, Murray, Lapslie, Reid, Comley, Jackson, O’Sullivan, Wright (Drey and Diaz) Edge

Szmodics, Senior, Issa, Kabamba, Odelusi, Hanlan, McKeown, Mandron

JM will be keen to play his strongest XI (as we are aware of at the moment until the new players have been given an opportunity to shine) which means a return to the goalkeeping spot for Sam Walker after Rene Gilmartin’s heroics against the Royals.

JM actually has a problem (but a nice one) with his selection, Reid surely must start, but can he leave Drey Wright out of the starting team.

Sam Walker is an easy decision to make and Kane Vincent-Young has forced himself into the starting XI, his goal against FGR was simply superb. Tom Eastman and Frankie Kent are the preferred twin defenders and Lewis Kinsella is the best left back.

Midfield needed strengthening and Brandon Comley appears to have been brought in to do just that to work alongside Sean Murray. Can he play Ryan Jackson or ignore him for Sammy Szmodics to play just behind the improving Mandron and Odelusi.

Therefore, he will need to decide on a formation and his starting XI which is likely to look something like this in a 4,3,1,2 formation:

Walker

Vincent-Young Eastman Kent Kinsella

Murray Comley Reid

Szmodics

Odelusi Mandron

Subs:
Gilmartin, Inniss, Jackson, O’Sullivan, Wright, Hanlan, Kabamba

Cambridge under Shaun Derry have started sluggishly and are vulnerable at home. Jabo Ibehre may only get 30 minutes, but is dangerous as his cameo for Carlisle against us last season proved.

As stated earlier the faithful will be present in good number and voice. The Super U’s have kickstarted their season and are looking to push on with another positive performance at Cambridge.

Travel safely, enjoy the game.

Up the U’s



Durham_exile

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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 16:54 - Sep 2 with 357 viewsdurham_exile

Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 16:47 - Sep 2 by durham_exile

6 mins plus injury time, come on the U's


Just 4 mins to salvage a point

Durham_exile

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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 17:00 - Sep 2 with 351 viewsdurham_exile

Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 16:54 - Sep 2 by durham_exile

Just 4 mins to salvage a point


Very, very disappointing defeat!!!

Must do much better.

Up the U's

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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 17:15 - Sep 2 with 337 viewsPinault_Noir

We must accept it Durham - long season ahead with novice management and lots of lads. We do not have the depth of experience within the club over the last five years to have a clue how to build on any result and away form remains an issue. A disappointing Saturday yet again. I convince myself that one day it'll turn. Maybe all these new ones will change things but it's bottom half of the table again. I dare not tell you Bonne got 3, the lad never had a fair go with us - good luck to him.
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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 08:05 - Sep 5 with 188 viewswessex_exile

This was a dreadful game by any measure. The saying goes "the best team won", but in this instance the very slightly less shite team won. The U's showed absolutely no ambition to win the game at virtually any point, and appeared content with holding on to 0-0 right from kick-off. Even when their big no. 9, easily the best player on the pitch, cut inside to drill home the winner, we still didn't raise our game one iota, until virtually the last few minutes. The crazy thing is, when we finally did, we started to run them ragged, but it was too little too late - Mandron's headed miss of a basically open goal right at the end summed up perfectly how awful we were. As has been mentioned elsewhere, Odelusi did not have a good debut when he came on. Maybe the army of loanees we recruited had an unsettling effect on the team, players too terrified of doing anything for fear of losing their place, but frankly I'd drop most of them after this performance. McGreal needs to take a long hard look at his tactics away from home after this one.

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Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 11:24 - Sep 5 with 167 viewsLeadbelly

Super CUFC to prevail against CUFC at the Cambs Glass Stadium on 08:05 - Sep 5 by wessex_exile

This was a dreadful game by any measure. The saying goes "the best team won", but in this instance the very slightly less shite team won. The U's showed absolutely no ambition to win the game at virtually any point, and appeared content with holding on to 0-0 right from kick-off. Even when their big no. 9, easily the best player on the pitch, cut inside to drill home the winner, we still didn't raise our game one iota, until virtually the last few minutes. The crazy thing is, when we finally did, we started to run them ragged, but it was too little too late - Mandron's headed miss of a basically open goal right at the end summed up perfectly how awful we were. As has been mentioned elsewhere, Odelusi did not have a good debut when he came on. Maybe the army of loanees we recruited had an unsettling effect on the team, players too terrified of doing anything for fear of losing their place, but frankly I'd drop most of them after this performance. McGreal needs to take a long hard look at his tactics away from home after this one.


Wessex,

You are one of our more considered regulars posters, certainly less reactionary than me, and your comments have been made with the benefit of a couple of days to mull over the performance. That's what makes your post one of the most worrying I've read in a long time.

WB

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