Date: 3rd February 2008 at 1:32am
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Papa Bouba Diop will take up the final berth in the middle of the park! Not my vote, yours – although these findings from stillthewhizz’s poll are thoughts that I would probably agree with now to be honest – if we keep the 5 man midfield… going on HR’s ‘power’ in midfield theory, and apparent liking.

Clearly it is not a ‘given’ that we will stick with the ‘tried and trusted’ 5 man midfield, even more so after the arrival of Jermain Defoe – who you cannot really see furrowing the forward line on his own? – but if we do then Lassana Diarra and Sulley Muntari are nailed on, with Bouba Diop likely to take the final place.

I would love to see Pedro Mendes as part of our midfield, and Sean Davis has been fantastic this season, but it would seem most likely that Bouba Diop would get the nod, although I am not convinced we will stay with the 5 man midfield to be honest…

What the poll asked – After the ACN who will get the final midfield slot in the 4-5-1?

How you voted – Papa Bouba Diop 53%, Sean Davis 24%, Pedro Mendes 13%, Richard Hughes 4%, Arnold Mvuemba 3%, Other 3%

Current Poll – We finally signed Jermain Defoe this week, but it came at a cost… or might have, with Benjani ‘ruthlessly sacrificed’.

This is all ‘hypothetical’, or at least could be, but would you send Defoe packing if it meant Benjani would return and his ‘proposed’ transfer was void, or would you rather we kept Defoe even if it meant losing Benji – this is what – well I think this is what – storagematt wants to know with this – ‘If you had to pick Defoe/Benjani?’ Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.


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