Folks, what do you reckon our starting XI should be:
Does this sound right?
Bresciano Holman Emerton
Carney Beauchamp Neill Wilkshire
Subs to come on (assuming no injuries/cards):
Culina has been utter gash this WC IMO, lost a lot of ball in midfield and lucky not to have been punished (ala Grella vs the US in preWC friendlies). Valeri has been fairly solid and should maintain his spot - he will have a big job on one of Serbia's prime movers (maybe Stankovic)
Beauchamp should replace Moore to combat Zigic's aerial threat. Don't forget it was Zigic's header that led to the Serbian winner against the Germans.
Holman more ideally suited playing the hole behind Kennedy but with Cahill coming back I can see him being pushed back a little and filling in the gaps when Cahill surges forward.
Bresciano looked a little sluggish and slow on the turn against Ghana but without a genuine left winger in sight aside from the suspended Kewell I think he should start there. We need him more for set pieces one feels. Great free-kick (height-wise) that led to our opener v Ghana.
Maybe if we are struggling for goals we can get rid of one of the mids and unleash Ruka to run at the Serbs. Chipperfield should also be used as a reserve striker if need be and not just a replacement for Carney as he was involved in the two biggest chances in the 2nd half versus Ghana.
Wouldn't mind Kennedy playing a more defensive role by taking Vidic, Ivanovic out of the play so the rest of our mids can run at the other Serbian defenders.
Will kick my plasma down if I see Garcia anywhere near the starting XI, isn't that guy meant to be in Oceans XI