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Offline tomd2103

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #15 on: February 25, 2020, 12:51:51 AM »
If we are going to go with three at the back, then I would like to see us go 3-5-2, with a Jack in a central role behind the front two. 

Offline CT Villan

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #16 on: February 25, 2020, 01:28:26 AM »
Samatta is a bit small to be in goal. IMO. Don't like Jack as sweeper either but he's brilliant so he'll probably just turn into Beckenbauer.

lol TV, couldn't be any worse than the team that waved the white flag at St. Mary's :)

Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #17 on: February 25, 2020, 06:40:25 AM »
He has got to plug the central midfield.
Whatever Formation that takes.
I am not convinced he knows how to.

Offline Bobby Boy

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #18 on: February 25, 2020, 09:16:13 AM »
He has got to plug the central midfield.
Whatever Formation that takes.
I am not convinced he knows how to.

Or wants to judging by the way he's set up so far this season.


Offline ChicagoLion

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2020, 09:25:49 AM »
He has got to plug the central midfield.
Whatever Formation that takes.
I am not convinced he knows how to.

Or wants to judging by the way he's set up so far this season.
Which in some ways is even more worrying.

Offline PeterWithe

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2020, 10:26:51 AM »
With 3 at the back we are doing what I feared, 3 staying back marking a lone forward, usually badly, meaning that the opposition outnumber us in the middle and simply play through us. Obviously compounded by a lack of experience and some really daft individual mistakes.


Offline Clark W Griswold

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2020, 11:08:53 AM »
Don't agree that Hause and Konsa are not good enough for this level. They're both raw and Hause's distribution needs some serious work but they're terrific defenders with huge potential. We have bigger problems than them, as pointed out centre mid is defensively non existent and the attackers are too spread out. Don't want to go back to 4 at the back either. I agree that Elmo is a half decent right sided midfielder though. Taylor's level of performance hasn't been much if any worse than Trez and El Ghazi's.

Hourahane in behind Jack and Samatta would be good because Jack would be central and in range for long shots, slide rule passes to Samatta and winning pens or free kicks outside the box, Hourahane would be there to take them and if we need to go more defensive we can push him back into a proper three centre mids and push Jack deeper as well.

Offline rougegorge

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #22 on: February 25, 2020, 01:30:37 PM »
I am not convinced that the players we have, (aside from Grealish, McGinn, Mings, Heaton)  are currently up to Premier league standard, irrespective of formations.

In reference to setting up others and gaining set pieces, I agree, get Jack playing more centrally to cause problems.

However, I am not in favour of Grealish on corners. They are not a particular strong-point, and would he not be far more useful in or around the box as and when the ball breaks?

Offline Ads

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2020, 01:57:25 PM »
Targett is one of the best crossers of the ball in the league. I'd put him on corners.

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2020, 02:00:35 PM »
Targett is one of the best crossers of the ball in the league. I'd put him on corners.

Isnít he already?

Offline Ads

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #25 on: February 25, 2020, 02:01:32 PM »
Now you've got me thinking!

Offline AV82EC

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #26 on: February 25, 2020, 02:02:33 PM »
He was definitely plodding from side to side against Spuds.

Online john e

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #27 on: February 25, 2020, 02:21:25 PM »
I am not convinced that the players we have, (aside from Grealish, McGinn, Mings, Heaton)  are currently up to Premier league standard, irrespective of formations.

In reference to setting up others and gaining set pieces, I agree, get Jack playing more centrally to cause problems.

However, I am not in favour of Grealish on corners. They are not a particular strong-point, and would he not be far more useful in or around the box as and when the ball breaks?

Tend to agree with all that
I think thereís a few that can improve and others who will be better when they have fully adjusted to the premier league if we stay in it

but thereís a load who are what they are that  doesnít meet the required Standard Iím afraid

Offline danno

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #28 on: February 25, 2020, 02:24:35 PM »
I said it before, but I'd go:

Nyland
Gilbert Engels Mings Taylor
Elmo Luiz Jack Nakamba Targett
Samatta

Jack back in the middle.  We wouldn't lose anything with Elmo and Targett out wide, because at least they can both cross and Trez and El Ghazi are shite.  It's going Full Bruce of course, but we need some clean sheets.

Who are you? And what have you done with Risso?  The Risso whose posts I remember reading, had borderline homicidal feelings towards Neil Taylor!

Offline Risso

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Re: Current Formation
« Reply #29 on: February 25, 2020, 02:32:06 PM »
Desperate times call for desperate measures.  I don't like Taylor in the team, but he is more defensively minded than Targett, and sticking him at left back would let us move Targett further up to try to link with Jack.  The alternative would be to use Hause at left back.

 


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