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Coppell To Ring Changes (again)

Coppell To Ring Changes (again)

Following the awful defeat at home to Fulham on Saturday, Steve Coppell has vowed to make changes as the Royals face fellow strugglers Arsenal.

A few weeks back, following a run of eight successive defeats, Coppell vowed to mix things up, and true to his word he did, making a whopping three changes.

This time around, the Royals boss has suggested he would be justified in making as many as ten changes to his side.

He said 'After that performance I think only Marcus came out with any credit.

'I could legitimately make 10 changes for the game with Arsenal.

'If I did then I don't think anyone could come to me and say 'why have you left me out?'

'I can do whatever I like after Saturday. There will be a few changes, definitely. I am not 100 per cent certain how many yet, but I have an idea of the shape and the team I will play against Arsenal.'

After a week to sleep on it, I firmly believe Steve Coppell will make as many as one change. Probably Kalifa Cisse coming in for Shane Long to form a five man midfield that will systematically be torn apart by Arsenal's slick passing. But then again I've been wrong before (see my prediction for Reading vs Fulham, whoops...).

Writer:Chris Kitley
Date:Wednesday April 16 2008
Time: 7:17PM

Comments

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I sense a certain amout of sarcasm in your thread! I hate to say it but it could quite poss be the blood bath to end our season outright! I see Convey coming into the team though!
MASTER-RFC
16/04/2008 19:24:00
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Yeah, hopefully Convey will come in. Hasn't really had a decent run out this season due to injury, and hunty has been poo since he signed his new contract.
uroyals
16/04/2008 21:11:00
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A Sense Of Desperation Now Guys...???
horseworrier
17/04/2008 20:49:00
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Ring the changes and maybe the luck may change...NOT
Nelly180
17/04/2008 21:29:00
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Cheers Nelly!!! Thanks for your kind words of support!
MASTER-RFC
18/04/2008 14:20:00
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