Good point. But Moyes could still employ the sistem on the training ground and start preparing a 3rd formation (after de 4-4-2 and the 4-5-1). I'd start with a 5-4-1 or 4-1-4-1 (which I think we often use), to create less disruption in the team's routines and, progressively, change it to the 3-5-2.
Still, I think that we have the right players to do it. We'd have at least 3 players in the midfield and 3 steady defenders (Distin, Jagielka and Heitinga).
Upfront, Moyes could change between 2 strikers or only one with a player like cahill, who could act as the fourth man in the midfield, if needed.
No need to say that Coleman and Baines would be caught out of position fewer times and could go forward with less defensive preocupations.
Hi Sotnas, good to see you mate.
On paper it looks good, but I have a feeling our players would struggle to adapt to a formation that is foreign to them. How many teams actually pull off 3-5-2 nowadays? Portsmouth tried it a few years ago but Redknapp said there players where struggling to get it right. Positionally all over the place, and the only player who looked comfortable was Kranjcar, playing in the hole. They stopped using it after 2-3 games.
I think it's something that would have to be done in pre-season and brought into a new season. Preperation would be needed.
Hi there, mate.
I've been wondering for some time now, how do you think we could cope with a 3-5-2 formation?
We have 2 very attacking fullbacks, and no wingers at all.
We have plenty of center midfielders, also.
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