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What happened at my aunt's church with Zoom early in a pandemic.
That's a disaster.
Well, guys, I mean, we we've got a lineup now.
And lineups, um, notes changed for I mean, we've seen now a few weeks in a row. No change.
And Mika, I mean, first things first.
Like, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.
Is that the or are we to broke that? We can't change it? No, no, I think that I think that we have to just stick with what we know.
You don't wanna We don't want a pep Guardiola this thing, you know, and overthink it in the crucial moment.
So I think it's fine.
Now we're going with the e.
Think it's ostensibly the diamond as usual, Um, options on the bench that we're looking pretty interesting as like are we burying the lead here? There's ah, big return.
Yeah, because who we got who we got back? Got Foxy back on the bench for the first time in nine weeks.
Eight weeks? Something like that. Yeah.
Yeah, I spotted him.
Phil, I did, uh, in the photos, I think I think they try to be slick about this stuff.
But I mean, I didn't think much of it on it, so I thought, Well, like he's there.
Like, I feel like I've seen pictures of him there since.
So I didn't I didn't think too much of it.
He was He was training in the build up, so I don't know.
I Yeah, I guess I guess he's back to fitness or at least fit enough to be on the bench.
Eso him and Nick Ross Being available is obviously a big boost to this to this team.
Andi, we've seen Nick in the latter stages of the last two playoff games.
Um, but yeah, Still not still not fit enough, obviously.
Borelli starting in that left back spot and has really impressed.
So the, uh, absence of Foxy would have been felt pretty sharply.
Um, if not for eight air coming in and and deputizing Yeah.
I mean, we I was talking about this with my brother today.
Um, he he asked if I thought that we were, like, if we over achieved this year, Um and I told them I didn't think so because what we've heard from like what they're like, philosophy that their goal was was to have this depth where, um we could basically plug anyone in off the bench and we wouldn't fall off.
So I think that this is exactly where we want it to be.
So I don't I don't personally think that we've over achieved this year, and he was saying specifically because of all the injuries, like, should we have made it this far? And I think that the front office did the work of bringing in all these guys for this exact Aries, and so I don't think I would qualify it as overachieving myself.
And that's, uh, this this, uh, this run, um, obviously brings us up against Phoenix.
Have you guys had a chance? Toe.
Pete Phoenix is lineup by chance.
I mean, I I did, but, I mean, I feel like they they have the guys that you know are going to be dangerous.
And then I don't really know anyone else personally.
Some people are starts.
Yeah, e think he's been starting since Fleming's has been out.
Right? And you said he had How was this already? He has five.
He has five and 777 starts.
I think he has 13 appearances, but seven starts, but only like 600 minutes.
That's crazy, actually.
Wow, I I think the one interesting thing for me, and obviously I haven't You know, I haven't watched a ton of Phoenix this year or anything like that.
But Bacarro being on the bench or an option off the bench is less than ideal for us.
I think, like the idea that he can come on.
Um, because he was he was a bit of a menace, especially last year.
Maybe he's dropped off a little bit for them this year.
Um, but yeah, all the all the usual suspects in there for for Phoenix with Asante Data.
Shaub and Santa Mo are that front three and then in midfield.
Keep on Lambert behind them And Lamberts, the one that I always look for to be the the Fernand Dino of Phoenix, if you will, uh, he's always got those, like, snide fouls that break up play.
He loves that, like, choppy kind of kind of play.
Um, but yeah, no real surprises from Phoenix.
And we have lubin this time, so maybe a little bit better chance than against us in Phoenix.
He, uh he ended well Mrs Locomotive career.
What is it? Concede.
But Lubin had a pretty high profile mistake in the last round, though, so he Tedder kinda have that in common as Faras.
I guess, Yeah, that's true.
And I mean both pretty pretty stalwart.